Happy Homemaker Monday 12.05.16

Good Evening.  Very late post, but it’s been a busy, busy weekend, and we had our first snowfall!!  Couple of inches too, it was absolutely beautiful!!  We are in the end of semester crunch right now, working diligently to get everything done for school.  In the midst of that, also putting up holiday decorations when we can.  I thoroughly enjoyed shampooing the carpets, they turned out very nice too.  Still need to do the stairs yet, and the couch.  Getting these projects checked off my list here and there, so that I make Santa’s nice list this year 😀

Hope everyone is doing well.  Have a wonderful week!!

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.






So I did try the Chicken Tamale Pie.  I didn’t make mine in a skillet, so it was more like a casserole.  My little food critic liked it, Liv and Elijah weren’t all that impressed with it, and I wasn’t either.  It isn’t horrible, and it is easy to make, so we’ll see if I make that one again.

What I’d like to try…Hot Chocolate Float…yes please!!



We went to the Illuminated Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday night.  Met my sister, her husband, my nephew and his fiancé, and my Aunt out there.  It was pretty cold. But it is unbelievable at the amount of people that come out for it.  The floats seem to be getting better.  There are a few traditional floats of local businesses, the school band but the majority of them are these illuminated structures (thus the name).

It ends with Mr. and Mrs. Claus pulled by real reindeer (who are adorable, the reindeer that is).  Mr. and Mrs. Claus then greet people after the parade at our City Hall.  This year there was a bit of a surprise.  Our entire City Hall was covered in lights, and when our Mayor hit the switch and it was amazing!!  Taking a picture doesn’t do it justice, and it’s hard to time it with the switching of colors, so I took video of it instead.  Me and the boys went out on Sunday while it was snowing to get some good pictures.

This is the tree in front of city hall.

My Uncle is the event planner for our town.  This corner of town was decorated by him.  Yep, that Santa is huge!!  He comes into down laying on a flat bed truck, lol.  They just built this little stage where they hold concerts in the summer.  I thought this would be a great place to take family Christmas pics, nudging my daughter to get out there with her brothers.


During the parade one of our local mascots was walking around, so Ben took a pic with him, he’s so cute.

These are the trees around a Veteran’s Memorial that is in front of the school.  They hold special services here for Memorial Day and Veterans Day with the local American Legion.

Our Mayor has done so much for this town, and he keeps going.  Growing up, we didn’t have half these things going on.  As teenagers my friends and I couldn’t wait to get out of this small town.  But I have to say, I’m really happy to be back.



Love this.  Just goes to show, behind every great man, there’s an awesome woman.



First snow fall brought out my adorable snowman, Frostbite.  My kids surprised me with him 6 years ago.  (Yes, I still need to get the patio furniture in the garage) 😦


More Lights




3 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday 12.05.16

  1. Hello Dearest! How did I miss your HHM? Well here I am now and loved every bit of it. Just filled with Christmas cheer!! 🙂

    I love your funny and it’s so true and I now know I must have OCD! Lol 😛

    I also was mesmerized by your city hall light display!! And all the beautiful decorations and parade. Doesn’t it just get wonderful when you can feel the Christmas spirit in the air. Love it!!

    That Mrs. Claus video was precious. So true – behind every great man is an even better woman. 😉

    And I love your snowman tea. Just lovely. Such a busy time of year and I can only imagine how busy you probably are lately. Busy here – lots of fun – but busy. Hope we can catch up soon! Miss you for blogmas (Sandra’s been back doing them this year).
    Blessings Hon. xoxo

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  2. Your town’s Christmas decorations are absolutely stunning! An illuminated Christmas parade sounds so fun. Aw, that Christmas commercial is so fun. We’re supposed to get a bit of snow here tomorrow although they’ve downgraded it to just a dusting which is okay by me with all the running we need to do this week. Hope you have a great week ahead!

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