Happy Homemaker Monday 07.17.17

Good Morning!! Summer is going by fast, hope everyone is enjoying it.  I finally decided to splurge and I bought myself a bike.  I am so not a shopper. If I can buy it online, I do, and that is what I did.  With 25% off, 10% cash back, AND free shipping, I’m like…click…add to cart please!!  #onlineshoppingbeastmode  It will arrive on Tuesday, but I will have to put it together, but I am up for that challenge!!

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

 

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

Hopefully I’ll try this one this week.  We had a little set back in our kitchen, our fridge is on its last leg, but it is 20 years old.  So we ordered a new one, it was great everyone was having sales, but not so great when we have to wait until Wednesday to get it!!

These look pretty yummy, my youngest loves bacon and mashed potatoes and gravy.

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

 

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:

This Wednesday will be the Hollywood Cruise Night that my uncle runs.  Lightning McQueen, and the DeLorean from Back to the Future will be out there, going to check that out.

At the end of the month we have our annual Pierogi Fest, a weekend full of fun and food.  Maybe I’ll venture out this year.  In August the P1 Aqua X Jet Ski races will be back, looking forward to that again.

 

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We are better together!!

 

 

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ON MY PLAYLIST:

Heard this one the other day…I toggle back and forth from new stuff to 80s.

Happy Homemaker Monday 07.10.17

Good Evening!! I missed last Monday’s post, as I was preparing for the Holiday.  It’s a big deal here with it also being my youngest son’s birthday.  My brother and his granddaughter were here on Sunday for a visit.  My other brother and his family were going to join us on the 4th, but my sister-in-law got sick so they had to cancel.  More on our holiday below.  Hope you have a wonderful week!!

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

 

RECIPE I DID TRY:

I saw a video, and thought that looks kinda yummy.  My son and I are big mayo fans, so I thought it would be worth a try.  My Uncle is the event planner for our little town, so he is always out and about, and Saturday we have a farmer’s market on the main street, and he is always there.  My son walked over there to give him something for my mom and he sent 12 ears of fresh sweet corn.  So I made it that evening, and also tried this.  I really enjoyed it, my son, who usually loves everything, just thought it was okay.  It’s a unique flavor.  This isn’t the actual video I saw, and the one that I did see, showed that you also use melted butter on the corn as well, and that is what I started with.  I didn’t use the Mexican cheese, but the video suggested you can use parmesan, so that is what I did.  I also didn’t’ use as much chili powder, so probably not as authentic as the Mexican version, but hey, what can I say, I’m just a Polish gal trying to spice things up a bit. 😉

The funny thing was when my mom told my son that he was going to get 12 ears of corn, my daughter thought she said 12 YEARS, and she was like, what are we going to do with all that corn?  So that was the joke of the day for us 😀

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:

We started the holiday actually on the 3rd.  We had gotten Ben a mountain bike for his birthday, and it was in the garage.  So my daughter and I came up with a little scavenger hunt kinda thing for him to get clues that led him to the garage.  He was really surprised and enjoyed the hunt too.  Later that night we saw the fireworks, which we watch from the next block over from us.

So the 4th is a pretty big thing around here.  I didn’t have to work at my job 4 days prior, so that was nice, but I was busy doing things around the house.  I like to grill all my food the day before, and then I put all the meat in a roaster and turn it on to warm up while we are at the parade.  I was in the middle of a project, but I stopped in the afternoon to go pick up a new propane tank for the grill.  On our way home, we are driving down the main street, and there are chairs already lined up for the parade!!  So I tell the kids, we have to go back out and put out our chairs!!  Normally my sister does this the night before, but she was going to be sitting in another spot this year, and the spots were being taken already, in the middle of the afternoon!!  So we packed up the chairs and went back out and secured our spot.  Even took some rope and tied them all together.  A little ways down from where we put our chairs I saw someone had actually used a bike lock to lock their chairs to the lamp post!!  Yeah…they must be new in town.

This year the parade started with a flyover of two jets, and then 4 planes kept circling and doing tricks for a good 20 minutes.  The parade is always a lot of fun.  We came home and ate, and then the kids went with their dad to see his family, and I was able to enjoy some quiet time and relax.  This year I didn’t take a lot of pictures, I just wanted to enjoy it instead of trying to get a good shot.

 

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Coincidentally, there was a drone flying through our fireworks, the boys and I were waiting for it to get hit by a firework, but it retreated before the grand finale.  I also saw a drone flying overhead at the parade…maybe it was following me 😀  But it’s an awesome view from a drone.

 

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Ben was 7 when he first found this hamburger cake, and he has gotten one every year since then. This year he almost didn’t get one. But there was one left and sat way off to the side at the store, he just knew it was for him.  Funny how the cake is actually getting smaller and not because he is getting bigger.

 

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Happy Homemaker Monday 06.26.17

Good Evening!! Another late post, but it’s still Monday 😀  We’ve had some nice weather and more fun stuff going on in town.  Let’s get to it.

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

 

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

This cake looks very rich, I’d like to try it at least once 😀

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:

In town this weekend we had an 80s Live Music Night, a Sand Sculpting Contest and the opening of the Whoa Zone.

Lora & Kathleen

Friday night my friend Kathleen  who owns the Junkyard T-Shirt Shop hosted a 80s Live Music Night.  Back in the day, her and I went to several concerts together, and we still love our 80s music.  Our town has a small band shelter off the main street, the band performing was called the Breakfast Club.  They mainly played 80s music, but being that it was a diverse crowd, they also threw in some other stuff too.  It was packed, the weather was beautiful and I ran into a couple of old friends, so it was a good night over all.

 

Kathleen had a couple of costume changes, I thought the Risky Business outfit was clever, (she had shorts on underneath) and she was also dressed like Prince by the end of the night.  They had a costume contest, where this guy, dressed up like Boy George was among the contestants, and the Doc from Back to the Future.  Had I not had to work, I was going to let my big hair down and join in the fun, but that would have taken some time, lol.  I did wear my Choose Life shirt though 😉

This is the second year that we had the Sand Sculpting Contest, but it just hasn’t taken off yet, not a lot of participation.  There was a professional sculptor out there, they dumped 10 tons of new sand, and this is the sculpture he created.

Also on Saturday, the Whoa Zone opened on the lake.  It was a pretty cool day, so there weren’t a lot of people on the lake, the water is still pretty cold, but I know this will probably attract a lot of people on those really hot days.

 

FAVORITE VIDEO FROM THE INTERNET:

This is from America’s Got Talent.  Amazing!!

 

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I have way too many favorite 80s songs, but here are two of my favorites!!

 

 

Happy Homemaker Monday 06.19.17

Good Evening!! Late post, but we’re getting it in!!  Had a nice weekend, it was Super Hero Saturday, and we had a beautiful day weather wise.  The sun was shining, but we did have a nice breeze off the lake, so that saved us from roasting.  Mother Nature has been drenching us with rain the last few days, my new grass is going to be two feet high pretty soon, but that will be a good thing.  Enjoy your week ahead!!

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

 

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

Fried Apple Caramel Rings.  These look so delicious!!

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

 

 

 HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:

Our day started at our local game store called Mind Benders for the boys to sign up for the Fidget Spinner Contest.  This store is filled with all kinds of board games, and wooden puzzles, it’s a lot of fun. Then we headed to the front of the Middle School where our Mayor had a swearing in ceremony for all the Super Heroes to become Honorary Super Heroes for the city.  They had to say an oath and they each received a certificate with the official city seal.  So, I told the boys that it is now their duty to protect the city, and protect the Mayor at all cost. 😀

There were bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, and a Super Hero training center for the little kids all located on our main street.  So many people commented on Ben’s costume (it must be the muscles) and the little kids were drawn to him too, giving him high fives and this mini bat man wanting to take a picture with him.  There were several people dressed like Spiderman, I wanted to gather them all up for a pic, but that wasn’t possible.

 

The Fidget Spinner Contest was small, only about 6 kids participated, this was something new so not a lot of participation.  The boys went up against a lot of smaller kids.  But it was still fun, even though they didn’t win.

All and all it was a good day, with a lot of people, and there was peace in the galaxy as Super Heroes and Star Wars Heroes (and villain) came together for the day.

 

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Happy Homemaker Monday 06.12.17

Good Morning!! Summer is in full swing with our hot and humid weather.  With not having any rain for awhile our lawn and flowers are struggling, the daily sprinkling helps, but there’s nothing like one of Mother Nature’s showers to liven them up.  My second area of grass is already growing.  We had just enough soil laced with Miracle Grow to cover the area before I laid the grass seed.  That stuff is a Miracle, within days it was growing!! The boys and I are looking forward to Super Hero Saturday coming up.  I will be escorted by Spider Man and Captain America.  Enjoy your week ahead!!

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

 

RECIPE I’D LIKE TO TRY:

Love Nutter Butters!!

 

LOL CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES:

  

FAVORITE VIDEO(s):

World of Dance just keeps me smiling!! The first episodes are the Qualifier rounds, so we’re on round 2.  These are the ones that amazed me this week.

 

The flexibility is insane!!

 

For one I like this song, and two, I’m just partial to the Latin dances.

 

FROM THE CAMERA:

The new addition to our yard ornaments I mentioned in an earlier post that my mom bought at one of our local shops.

 

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