Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Simple Woman's Daybook



For today...  Sunday, August 13, 2017

Looking out my window... Clear & sunny skies.

 I am thinking...  Of how I love calm summer evenings.

I am thankful... That we had a chance to get away to the mountains.

One of my favorite things... Listening to running water.

I am wearing... Coral sleeveless dress with some dark brown wedge sandals.

I am creating... A fall wreath.

I am reading... Barbara & Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest by Barbara Rainey & Susan Yates

I am hoping... That the wind stays away so that we can go for a picnic.

I am learning... To use my time wisely.

In my kitchen...  BBQ Hamburgers, fresh corn on the cob & fresh garden veggies.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Work, getting my hair done, going through Practicum information with my daughter, cleaning the trailer & prepping it for our next getaway & a bank appointment.

Shared quote... "Solitude is the only place where we can gain freedom from the forces of society that will otherwise relentlessly mold us." ~John Ortberg

A moment from my day...


Fresh from the vine to the table.


Closing Notes...




A chipmunk that joined us while we were relaxing
after kayaking.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~

I am joining...
Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook

Monday, April 17, 2017

Menu Planning Monday




It has been awhile since I posted a weekly menu plan.
I have been trying some new recipes from my Pinterest board.
This week I am trying the
Crockpot Bourbon Chicken
(you can check it out here)
and the
Bailey's Chocolate Mousse.
(you can check it out here)

Monday
Oven Baked Zucchini
Salad


Tuesday
Crockpot Bourbon Chicken
Buns
Asparagus with Cheese Sauce
Tossed Salad
Lemon Tarts

Wednesday
Rice
Steamed Broccoli
Corn
Chocolate Pie


Thursday
Seasoned Chicken
Garlic Bread
Cesar Salad


Friday
Pizza & Movie Night

Saturday
Roast Chicken
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
Corn
Bailey's Chocolate Mousse

Sunday
Sweet Plum Pork Stir-Fry
Rice
Orange Spinach Salad
Dessert Smorg


Have you tried any new recipes this past week?

 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, August 1, 2016

Menu Planning Monday


It's such a beautiful morning!
The sun is shining, the birds are singing
and I'm enjoying some time on the back deck
as I plan my menu for this week.

Monday
Lemon Garlic Herb Baked Salmon
Caulitatoes
Garlic Green Beans
Coleslaw
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday
Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken
Wild Rice
Parslied Carrots
Tossed Salad
Almond Joy Bars

Wednesday
Slow Cooker Beef & Butternut Squash
Wild Rice
Crockpot Roasted Veggies
Coleslaw
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thursday
Fast Fish
Quinoa Fried Rice
Broccoli
Asian Cucumber Salad
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Friday
Chicken Stir Fry
Wild Rice
Oven Baked Zucchini
Asian Cucumber Salad
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Saturday
Crockpot Pulled Pork
No Yeast Dinner Rolls
Crockpot Carrots & Onions
Tossed Salad
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Sunday
BBQ Salmon
Rice Pilaf
Broccoli
Carrots & Turnip
Tossed Salad
Chocolate Cherry Donuts


What's on your menu this week?


 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Simple Woman's Daybook



For today...  Sunday, July 31, 2016

Looking out my window... Clear & sunny skies.

 I am thinking...  Of how nice my feet feel after giving them a pedicure.

I am thankful... That hubby's health is improving.

One of my favorite things... Quiet mornings at home.

I am wearing... Black maxi skirt with a cream & red floral top.

I am creating... Nothing on the go at the moment - the yard work takes all my spare time.

I am reading... The Life Giving Home by Sally Clarkson

I am hoping... We have good weather for when we go camping.

I am learning... To accept things with grace that are beyond my control.

In my kitchen...  Coconut Chicken w/Spinach, Coconut Flour Biscuits, Oven Baked  Zucchini, Rainbow Chakra Salad, Almond Joy Bars

In my garden...




A few plans for the rest of the week... Just the usual around the home and work.

Shared quote... You are only as beautiful as your last action. ~Stephen Richards~

A moment from my day...

Closing Notes...

Father/Daughter time as they track down some pokemon..
I get to tag along with the camera & dog :)



Thanks so much for stopping by!
 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~

I am joining...
Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook

Friday, July 29, 2016

Daring to go Pillow-less


Pillow look so pretty in pictures.


But honestly, my pillow reality is a little less than pretty.


The minute someone goes to sit in the room,
the pillows get piled onto a chair
or put beside the chair
and then the electronics get stuffed
in between or on top of the pillows.


So, in order to keep my life a lot simpler,
I have decided to go pillow-less -
at least for now.


I added the red couch slipcover
to give the room a pop of color
and added a tan throw blanket,
and the rest of the room has
a simple and clean look -
perfect for summer.


Do pillows work for you?

 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cleaning the Fridge & Making It Pretty


Today was the perfect day to get the fridge cleaned out.
I try to give it a quick wipe out every week
but it has been neglected this past month
so it needed a good cleaning and going through.


I even took the time and cleaned
and reorganized the door
(which I tend to skip if I'm in a hurry)


What I love best about cleaning the fridge
is the amount of space that suddenly appears!


Which will get quickly filled up when I go shopping tomorrow!


I keep a basket of assorted teas on top of the fridge
and decided to make a new little vignette.


I decided to go with a tea theme
to go with the basket of teas.


Plus, tea is definitely appropriate
since our weather has been so cool and rainy this past week.


We have had severe storm warnings
and tornado watches every day this week.


And tonight was quite the storm.


Thankfully, there wasn't much damage.


As the storm passed we could still see it out our back window.


But it looked like a beautiful evening out our front window.
Hopefully we are done with storms for now!


 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Menu Planning Monday


Monday mornings are the best time for me to sit down
and plan my meals for the upcoming week.
I also make my grocery list at the same time
as I usually do my shopping Tuesday mornings.
So, this is my plan for the week.

Monday
Crockpot Roast with Chimchurri Sauce
No Yeast Dinner Rolls
Crockpot Cauliflower
Tossed Salad
Coconut Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday
Travel Day - Eating Out

Wednesday
Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet
Caulitatoes
Oven Baked Zucchini
Tossed Salad
Vanilla Pound Cake w/Strawberries

Thursday
Crockpot Beef & Bell Peppers
Wild Rice
Crockpot Carrots & Turnip
Asian Cucumber Salad
Coconut Flour Brownies

Friday
Almond Crusted Baked Cod
Wild Rice
Crockpot Roasted Veggies
Tossed Salad
Coconut Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies

Saturday
Apple Cider Pork Chops
Quinoa & Rutabaga Patties
Steamed Broccoli
Rainbow Chakra Salad
Coconut Flour Brownies

Sunday
Coconut Chicken w/Spinach
Coconut Flour Biscuits
Oven Baked Zucchini
Rainbow Chakra Salad
Almond Joy Bars


What's on your menu this week?


 ~Finding the amazing in the simple~
Thanks so much for stopping by!