Happy Homemaker Monday 01.09.17

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Good Morning!! We are back at school today.  The break was nice. As the break was winding down, I was having a kinda gloomy day.  But that was the day I received an awesome surprise in the mail.  I had been talking with my BFF over the holidays, catching up and then reminiscing in light of the news of George Michael’s passing.  Her sister took her and I to see Wham! in concert.  We grew up together, at first living right across the street from each other.  She did mention to me to watch the mail, I had no idea what she was going to send me.  But when it came, I could not believe it!!  Totally made my day!!  See the pic below in FAVORITE PIC FROM THE CAMERA

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

 

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RECIPE I WANT TO TRY/HAVE TRIED:

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Bread Boat from cookingpanda.com

This looks quick, easy AND delicious!! Definitely want to try this!!

Find the recipe and video here

 

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN: 

I was able to attend the Adult Coloring Café, and it was really nice.  There was a Keurig coffee maker setup with assorted cups for us to make something warm to drink.  We are also able to bring our own snacks if we want.  Music was playing quietly, and I tell you what, it could have been my Pandora station playing, a lot of my favorite songs came on.  There were single pictures to color that were printed on nice heavier stock paper.  The tables had colored pencils and markers to work with.  I chose a Mandela design, and was able to complete it.

I started another one that I will take back with me next month to finish.  I sat with two ladies who came together, and we chatted some, colored, and enjoyed the music; a very relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

 

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I’ve seen this several times, makes me smile every time 😀  That bear is just adorable!!

 

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Happy Homemaker Monday 01.02.17

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Happy New Year!! This is late, but it’s still Monday 😀  I spent the day putting away the decorations and cleaning the house.  Everything looks so bare once the decorations are gone.  My break that I anticipated is quickly coming to a close. Looking forward to joining the Adult Coloring Club at the library on Thursday, and hopefully getting a day all to myself where I do absolutely nothing.  Hope everyone had the happiest of holidays, here’s to a new year!!

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

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

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RECIPE I WANT TO TRY/HAVE TRIED:

This is something I would like to try, it’s looks really good.  Frosting can be so sweet sometimes, but this looks light and fluffy.

http://www.iwashyoudry.com/2013/07/22/fluffy-brown-sugar-icing/

 

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Can’t believe that last week I did a tribute for George Michael, and a week later we were witnessing the death of Carrie Fisher and her mom, Debbie Reynolds (who my sister was actually named after).  When talking to my kids about it, I had to tell them that Princess Leia died, since that is the only way they know her.  Being the Star Wars fans that they are, they were pretty sad about it.  The twins had actually seen the new movie the night before and were talking about how good it was.  I guess it’s a sign of getting older, as our favorite actors and/or musicians from our youth start passing away.

iHeart Radio’s dedicating one last dance to those we lost in 2016.

 

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This is from last year. I just love seeing these birds.

© 2015 Liv’s Photography

 

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Happy Homemaker Monday 12.26.16

Good Afternoon!!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Mine was pretty quiet.  We stayed here, and I made brunch instead of a big dinner and it was really nice.  Ben still was very excited about Christmas, and was up really early, I know that won’t last forever, and as he said at the end of the day, “this was the best Christmas ever” it makes it all worthwhile.  At the end of the day, as I was relaxing I heard the news of the passing of George Michael.  Another musical icon from my high school days!!  See my tribute below.  Enjoy the rest of your week as 2016 winds down.  Can’t believe another year is coming to close.

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

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:

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RECIPE I WANT TO TRY/HAVE TRIED:

I haven’t tried anything new in the past week.  I was glad that I did take the time to bake for the holidays.  Usually we bake early in the month, but I didn’t get the chance to do that.  I would have truly missed all these little bits of heavenly goodness had I not baked.   As every year since I started making Roshky myself, the nut ones just do not cooperate with me (they are the unsightly globs covered in powdered sugar at the bottom right). When I bake them, they don’t stay closed, and just do not look appetizing, yet the taste is still there.  I am determined to get those right one of these times, after all I am Polish!!

 

FAVORITE VIDEO(S) FROM THE WEB:

As I am writing up this post, I am listening to music by George Michael and Wham! and it’s really taking me back.  I was able to see Wham! in concert probably my junior year.  It was at Popular Creek, which was an outdoor theater where they had assigned seats, and a grassy area where you could bring blankets to sit on to watch the concert.  Yeah…we had the grass seats, lol.  My best friend’s sister took her and I to the concert, and it’s one of those events I have not forgotten over the years.

I think I grew up in one of the best eras for music.  With the launch of MTV and music videos it really changed the way we listened to music.  Not to mention, MTV just played music videos, all. day. long.  They had special premiers of videos as new artists came on the scene or they released new albums.  I love my 80s music!! I remember this one like it was yesterday.

And Yes. Yes I did have a Choose Life T-shirt.  I personally was crushing on Andrew Ridgely.  George Michael was just far too beautiful for me 😀

What I loved about the videos in the 80s is that they were like little movies.  I have so many favorites.  Here is another one, so much fun!!

I continued to follow his career as he went solo.  This is one of those songs that no one knows what it really means, and everyone has their own interpretations.  Whatever your take is on it, it’s just a good song, lyrically and musically, and the provocative video just spices it up.

This last song I recently came across as I started using Pandora. George Michael AND Elton John together. Enough said.

The choir in heaven has received yet another beautiful voice. RIP George Michael thanks for the memories and being an integral part to the soundtrack of my life.

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