Happy Homemaker Monday 11.20.17

Good Evening!!  It’s late, but it’s still Monday. 😀 I have two big bookkeeping projects I am working on, so that is what is occupying my time.  Along with planning for Thanksgiving, and figuring out when we’ll get the Christmas decorations up, once Thanksgiving is over.  Looks like Friday will be in the 50’s, so since I am in charge of exterior illumination, I need to take advantage of the nice weather.

Wishing everyone a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!!

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

RECIPE TO SHARE:

This is one of the side dishes I make for Thanksgiving day, that my kids absolutely love.

Homemade Mac-n-Cheese

3 T buter

¼ c flour

1 t. salt

½ t. dry mustard

¼ t. pepper

2 ½ c milk

2 c cheddar cheese

1 c mozzarella cheese

1 box elbow macaroni (16 oz.)

Cook macaroni per box instructions.

In large saucepan, melt butter over low hear.  Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper until smoth; take off heat.  Little by little, stir in milk until smooth.  Stir constantly for 10 minutes on heat until thick.  Lower heat stir in cheddar cheese, velveeta cheese, and mozzarella cheese until melted.  Mix in cooked macaroni.

Pour into greased casserole dish.  Sprinkle paprika over the top.  Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

 

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WHAT’S HAPPENING:

I have also been working on two of my stories.  There’s another Word Weaver Writing Contest for November.  Since I couldn’t decide on which one to choose from, I will be entering both.  There’s still time, the theme is “Relationships.”  Yep, right up my alley 😀  If you’re a writer, this is a fantastic opportunity, there are some really good prizes, and working with Dan is a lot of fun.  He has also added two more “celebrity” judges.  You can find all the information here.

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Happy Homemaker Monday 11.13.17

Good Afternoon!!  I missed last week, as I was recouping from a stomach virus.  Ugh!!  It hit the whole house, but it’s that time of year.  Hopefully we will be healthy for the holidays, as we have had the cold/flu here already too.  We did get our first sight of snow, but it barely left a trace, so I really don’t consider that the first snow, lol.  Looking forward to those first couple of inches with those big beautiful fluffy flakes.

Hope everyone has a great week.  Stay warm and stay healthy!!

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

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

Breakfast Sausage Sliders.  I have been doing breakfast for dinner lately making pancakes, eggs and sausage.  These look really good too, I don’t think I would use the Monterey Jack cheese though, that seems too cheesy for me.

 

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 WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Not much is going on.  I’ve spent the last week getting caught up on stuff.  With the holidays coming, our town will have it’s usual holiday parade, and all the decorations will be going up around town.  Recently a new coffee shop opened up, which we have needed in our town for some time.  It’s actually just a block away from me, so I can walk on over and enjoy the atmosphere, and a nice cup of joe.  My oldest son has been wanting to write screen plays, so he goes over there to do his writing, and I’ve been doing some writing there as well.  We both agree it has a bit of a “Friends” vibe to it.

 

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Happy Homemaker Monday 10.30.17

Good Afternoon!!  Happy Halloween!!  Looks like a sunny but very chilly day for tomorrow, but I am sure that won’t stop the Trick-or-treaters out here.  This will be our fifth Halloween here, and it still amazes me how many kids will come by.  Last year my mom had gotten about 450 pieces of candy, and we ran out around 6:30 pm.  That’s with giving each kid one piece.  It’s fun to see the costumes, and it’s nice to see that kids still have fun doing this. The boys had fun carving their pumpkins.  Check out FAVORITE PICS to see their master pieces.

Hope everyone has a great week!!  We gain an hour at the end of the week. Woo Hoo!!

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

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

 

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

This looks really good.  Low Carb Twice Baked Cauliflower.  I’m not a big vegetable person, but I do love cauliflower, and with bacon? Yes please!!  Found at Kalyns Kitchen.

https://www.facebook.com/LowCarbZen/videos/10155778399208908/

 

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FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET:

I find this so interesting, and would love to do this.  Elijah and I have been looking into our family tree, it’s his year long school project for History. The school has given us full access to ancestry.com so that we can research.  But I think these DNA results would be even more fascinating.

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Since Friday, I have been participating in a Halloween Hop on FB.  What is a Halloween Hop you say?  It is a group of authors/bloggers joining together and sharing their published works, and offering some giveaways from Friday until Tuesday.  It is called a Hop, because we end our posts with a link to the next author to “hop” on over to visit.  Follow all the links and it creates a complete circle, and you’ll end up back at my page.  Here is the link to my FB page, I am offering a chance to win a paperback copy of The Box Under the Bed.  Other authors are offering gift cards or some other gifts, to enter the giveaways, you just have to like and/or comment, it’s fun!!

https://www.facebook.com/CarrieAnnAlexis2017

It’s a good time for a creepy read!!  Once all the candy is passed out, the costumes are put away, and the kids have come down from their sugar high…curl up with some hot cocoa and a good book.

Order Here!!

 

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Once in a Lifetime

My guest blog post on Dan’s blog.  Read the full post here.

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

Guest blog post by a co-author of The Box Under The Bed, Carrie Ann Alexis.


carrieannalexis author Carrie Ann Alexis

When I was asked to submit a story for consideration for The Box Under The Bed, I thought:

“This is my once in a lifetime chance to be published!”

I don’t consider myself a scary story writer, but I did actually write one…once.  So, I brushed it off, submitted it, and it was accepted! 

 

And you may ask yourself, Well…How did I get here?

To start, I had volunteered to be a beta reader for Dan’s novel The Navigators.

That whole experience was so much fun, and I enjoyed the story and Dan’s writing so much that I also beta read his next two novels.

So, when he announced his first Word Weaver Writing Contest, I thought I’ll give it a try.

I was absolutely thrilled when I…

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Stephen King, eat your heart out!

Reblogging this from Joanne Larner.  Read full post here.

 

My Writing Blog

Great news! Our book, The Box Under the Bed, is ranking higher than Stephen King on Amazon!! Wow!

pic of ranking on Amazon

If you haven’t had a look at it here is the link – twenty authors, twenty styles, something for everyone (and I’m in it too!) 😉 – oh and if you read it, PLEASE post a short review!

Thank you x

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