Happy Homemaker Monday 12.11.17

Good Morning!  I’ve been MIA the last couple of weeks.  Not much going on other then the bookkeeping projects I’m working on, but I’m enjoying the work.  We got our first snow this past week, maybe an inch, still some lingering on the grass.  Ben looked up the weather the other day on his tablet, and was so excited because he found that the south and the east coast have been hit by Winter Storm Benji, he was hoping it would come our way, but it didn’t.  Yep, that’s my son, loving that snow! Only two weeks until Christmas!! Hope everyone is getting into the holiday spirit.

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




This looks pretty yummy, not sure I’d do it for a party, but something I’d like to try as a side with lasagna or spaghetti for dinner.





This is a video that my oldest son co-produced with one of his friends.  He also did the lighting for it.  What’s fun for me to watch is seeing a couple of his friends as the actors, and some of the video was shot in town.  The guy who plays the “bully” is Josh’s friend he grew up with (he’s really a nice guy, lol), I have known him since he was 10, so I consider him as one of my kids.  I’m able to watch it and see the different details that went into it, knowing they did it on their own.  I’m just excited to see a group of young people working together on a fun project, not to mention the song is the type of music I would have listened to “back in the day,” who am I kidding, I’m still enjoying it today.



We were able to do our decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving.  We had a nice warm weekend, so I put the lights up outside.  We didn’t officially turn them on until December 1, when our town did their holiday parade and tree lighting.  It’s the same floats each year, but it’s a fun tradition.  I always meet up with my sister and her grown kids.  Our town hall is decked out all in lights again this year.  A lot of the shops in town have decorated their windows for a window contest; some very beautiful displays.  My friend Kathleen owns the t-shirt shop, so they did a clever social media display, where you can go and take an “elfie” with Santa.  So I did that after the parade.  If you then post it, she enters you into a drawing to win a gift card.  A couple of the shops stayed open late after the parade, so Liv and I did a little shopping.  Well she did, my shopping is done.  The other day it was like a conga line outside my house, with the UPS, FedX and USPS trucks lined up to deliver my packages. Okay, maybe not exactly like that, but close. #onlineshopper

Friday night the kids and I went to the “newlywed’s” house, my nephew and his wife, for a Christmas movie night.  We watched The Muppets Christmas Carol, had pizza and holiday snacks with hot cocoa.  Even though we have seen these movies before it’s a fun time enjoying it with family.



This is one of our newest decorations.  We have these built in little nooks in between the living room and dining room.  My mom loves the movie Polar Express.  Livi gave her the tickets for her birthday back in November, and the train was my dad’s.

Even though I have been working a lot.  My little corner in the kitchen is full of holiday cheer, so it’s not so bad working.  Plus this little guy keeps me company, sitting on my laptop.  Livi got that for me when we were out shopping the other night.  Polar Bears and Snowmen, my two favorites!






6 thoughts on “Happy Homemaker Monday 12.11.17

  1. Enjoyed reading your post and I love the snow effect falling across the screen. Thanks for sharing the pull-apart tree. I might try making that for an upcoming Christmas get-together. Have a blessed week ahead! ❤

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