Happy Homemaker Monday 12.12.16

Good Afternoon!!  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!  Our decorations are all up, and we had a wonderful winter storm this weekend, leaving everything covered in a blanket of white.  But with that we have some frigid weather coming our way.  But the snow was pretty coming down, and always gets me in the mood for the holidays.  Enjoy your week ahead!!

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








These are just adorable, and easy too!!




On Friday, we took a little trip to Lafayette, Indiana to Purdue University.  Every year they hold an online art contest for high school students nationwide.  Out of 800 submissions, one of Elijah’s photos was chosen for this exhibit.  So he was invited to the Open House and Award Ceremony that was held at the Patti & Rusty Rueff Galleries in the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts building on the campus of Purdue University.  Elijah did not receive an award, but just being chosen out of 800 submissions is a pretty big deal.  This is the third year that they held this contest.  The building and the gallery was very nice.  Being that it was an online competition, they had a section of the gallery cleared out and the submissions were projected onto the wall of the gallery as the exhibit.  They did have a half wall constructed with the event name, and all the artists listed on it, which was pretty cool.  You can see Elijah here:

I shared this pic on another post, but this is the photo that was entered:

Ben to the 7th Power

They had these really cool sculptures on the outside of the building, with this huge open area with concrete benches lined up along a brick-laid courtyard type-deal.

It took us about an hour and a half to get there, but the trip was nice.  I enjoyed driving around the college town, and seeing the beautiful architecture of some of the frat houses as well as the neighboring areas.  The houses were old and beautiful.

We have been doing school work on the weekends, which has been a bit of a bummer, and something the boys aren’t used to, but they have been knocking it out.  So we took our break and made the trek out to see the reindeer in town on Saturday.  It was fa-reezing!!  But they are adorable.

Sunday, we went to the Living Christmas Tree at the church we attend.  I will write about that in an upcoming post.



A friend of mine shared this on FB with this introduction. A beautiful introduction to a beautiful song, and one of my favorites too!!

May we all find some “light” this holiday season and feel its warmth deep in our souls. Deep enough to be the better version we all want to be, and that the people around us, family and strangers, so badly need us to be.

May it start with this version of one of my favorite songs, made into a Christmas song.

“He came to rescue me, Hallelujah!”


Love this!! Just watch.



Olivia found this idea on Pinterest, and recreated it in our kitchen.  It was done on a white fridge, but we live in the Midwest, our snow doesn’t stay white for long, lol.  Is it Frosty? Or De-Frosty?



4 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday 12.12.16

  1. Oh Carebear! Just loving your HHM today. Give me lots of the FEELS!!! 🙂

    You always find the best funnies and videos. I’ve got goosies from the Hallelujah and the English for beginners videos! Love!!

    Congrats to Elijah – that’s so awesome!! And it sounds like it was a fun and pretty road trip.

    So happy you’re getting some of the holiday weather that puts you in the mood. We’ve finally got some snow that seems to be sticking over here. So looks like it could be a white Christmas after all.

    FYI – I did a holiday home tour on my blog the other day if you want to come check it out. It’s the next best thing to getting to have you come over!! 😛

    Blessings to you my dear sweet Friend. HOpe all is well. xoxo

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