Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Homemaker June 27th



The weather outside is::::
Warm already.... It's 61 degrees and warming to 99 degrees later today! I see early morning gardening, some park time and then pool time!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::

Kylie eating her creation!

This is her work.. she made it all by herself!

Kylie & I am making Aunt Sharon's Dutch Baby this am.
Think the girls will like it. 
Dutch Baby Recipe:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Beat 6 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
3.  Melt 5 tablespoons butter in bottom of a 9' x 13" pan in the oven.
4. Pour prepared batter into heated pan, all at once and place back in oven.
5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
6. Top with lemon and powdered sugar. Enjoy!

As I look outside my window:::
The neighbors have the same idea...
Add some water now because it's going to be a hot one. 

Right now I am::::
Paying for my CFWC state board meals,
Working on my DSRWC Newsletter, 
Making a birthday banner for Marie's 
& starting to pack for a full play date! 

As I look around the house::::
It's rather quiet... 
Got I late from Seattle last night, 
My oldest was just returning from the San Francisco Pride Parade, 
My middle child is attending a leadership program at American University
(In intelligence and National security... Future FBI recruit)
My husband has been called out...
Prayers for a safe return. 
The youngest is up and strumming his guitar and my fridge is full of fish from my dad! 
Life is back in full swing after my 4 day absence.

On today's to do list::::
Graduation Cards,
Wedding Gifts, 
A long walk, 
Some club work &
Party Planning for Maries house!

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
An episode of Bloodline & maybe a Disney Movie.
Learned that I need to check out Zombie Nation... My newest family member is a camera man for the show. Promised my cousin I would check it out and help save her new hubbies job!!
(A challenge accepted... I am curious)

On the menu this week::::
Monday - BBQ Salmon- thank you Dad!
Tuesday -  Taco Tuesday 
Wednesday - Panonis & fruit salad
Thursday - Birthday Meal for Marie
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday -  BBQ
Sunday - roast chicken & veggies
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards
Graduation Cards
Card Samples from the New Catty
And gifts

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sisters, Guitar Lessons
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters, Meeting
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Sister's, Gymnastics, Meetings
Thursday -  Marie's Birthday Party
Friday - Gabriella is home from American University
Saturday -Free Day (Crafting, playing and cuddling)
Sunday - Free Day (WHAT??? Sleeping in and hiking for sure)


 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Have I told you all how much I love my Stampin' Up! Handheld Stapler?

Handheld Stapler 139083
Price: $10.00
Add tiny staples to any project. Refill staples available.

* Stapler size: 6" (15.2 cm) long
* Includes 100 mini staples, 3/8" (1 cm) long
If I can brag... it holds my projects together, and its so easy to use!
I use it on my ribbon and sequin attachment, my masculine cards to add some hardware, and I it comes in handy in my volunteer tool kit because it is light, and can adjust to whatever direction I need. I even use more than one mini staple for looks!

CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:
Check out this Masculine CASE:

See the staples? Cool right?!?


Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me July 1st:

Red, White & Blue Themed

(Stamp, Paper, or background )

Must have two layers

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)

Include a post it note with the recipe!



Favorite photo's from the camera::::
So no trip home is un-welcome.
My mom makes the best pies!
She made this triple berry pie and it was so good!
Drooling on the memories!

I went home to hang with my mom while my dad, uncle and their friend went fishing!

My mom drove me up to see my Grandma B & Grandpa!
See how little they are?
So cute!
So in love!

These are my littlest brothers: Red & Bernie

My cousins Leslie & Nick Kelling... see that baby bump?
I have loved Leslie so much since she was a baby bump in her mommy's belly!

My Cousin Susie & and her adorable son Lucas AKA: Luke!
I have not seen her for 13 years...
I was pregnant with Matthew and we attended her amazing wedding on Orcas Island.
Well she gave birth to this bundle of joy 21 months ago and I was dying to meet him.
He has her sweet personality and is all boy!

This is my niece Emma & my Sister in law Jill.
What a sweet pair to round out my brother!
It is a joy to see my lil' bro as a Dad...
He is amazing with her and she has his wit!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 16:3

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Homemaker 6/20/16

Happy to be home after a wonderful week in Washington DC & Virginia!
We did as much as we could, ate well, and learned so much!
Glad to bring our Daddy home & super proud to have witnessed his graduation from the
FBI Law Enforcement Academy!

The weather outside is::::
A cool 60 degrees at 5:39am....it's going to warm up!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Pancakes & strawberries

As I look outside my window:::
The fog is rolling off, the birds are chirping and my plants are happy!

Right now I am::::
Paying bills, 
sending off our GFWC  Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club Weekly Newsletter, 
Completing one project for Christmas in July, 
And anticipating a fun day!

As I look around the house::::
I cannot believe I hosted 75 strangers on Saturday!
How cool was it to host the family & friends of Jim Dunn for his 50th birthday! 
  
On today's to do list::::
Graduation Cards,
Wedding Gifts, 
A long walk, 
Pool party for Juniorettes
And cuddling my hubby!

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
An episode of Bloodline & maybe a Disney Movie.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - BBQ Chicken, Salad & Fried Rice
Tuesday -  French Dip Sammie's 
Wednesday - Fettucine Alfredo
Thursday - Taco's
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday -  BBQ
Sunday - Fair Food for the hubby
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You gifts for a special few
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards
Graduation Cards
Card Samples from the New Catty
And gifts

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sister's, GFWC TVJ Meeting/ Pool Party
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters, Drop Car Off at Airport
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Sister's
Thursday -  Matthew & I travel to Seattle to visit my mom
Friday - Gabriella Packs for George Washington University
Saturday - Leslie Wedding Reception & Gabriella flies to college
Sunday - we fly home, Daddy works the fair

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:

Fine-Tip Glue Pen 138309
Price: $7.00
No more sticky messes! Reach for this when you need whisper-thin strands of glue. The slender precision tip lays down a fine line of glue—great for adhering delicately detailed paper die cuts, teensy embellishments, and bits of glitter.

* 1 oz. (30 ml)
* Acid free
Here is my current project.. gluing berries onto holly... just an idea.


CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:

I was inspired to CASE this card because of
Jessica's beautiful original at Stamp a Blessing!


Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me July 1st:

Red, White & Blue Themed

(Stamp, Paper, or background )

Must have two layers

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!


Favorite photo from the camera::::
Our family is proud to announce that Daddy Farruggia graduated
from the 264th class of the FBI National Academy!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, 10 do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”
Zechariah 7:9-10

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog

Monday, June 6, 2016

Happy Homemaker 6/6/16


The weather outside is::::
Already warm & begging us to go swimming!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
A granola bar... & Coffee


As I look outside my window:::
So much color outside the windows
but the weeds are blooming too!

Right now I am::::
Planning our trip to DC in 4 days.
Writing a list for our house sitter..
nice to know its a LEO!
  
As I look around the house::::
I have almost cleared the piles of scrap paper. 
It is hard to say goodbye,
unless its on a card to make another smile!
  
On today's to do list::::
Stamping ABC's,
Christmas in July Prep,
Dry cleaning.
Pet Store,
weeding!

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
Almost finished with Seduced...
  a very realistic book on how this issue needs to be addressed.

On the TV today::::
 PBS...

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chicken Tortilla Soup
Tuesday - Fettucine
Wednesday - Hamburger Gravy
Thursday - Airport food...
Friday - TBD
Saturday - TBD
Sunday -TBD
(daily photos will be shared on Instagram)
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thinking Of You
Get Well
Birthday
Christmas Cards

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Lily Bug
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters,
Wednesday - Sakamoto Sister's
Thursday - Fly to Virginia
Friday - Matt graduates from the NLEA
Saturday - DC Sightseeing
Sunday -More Sightseeing

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Re-inkers...
Ink pad refills.
(just a sample of colors)
Why do you need them?
Well you can refill a stamp pad faster than order a new one.
You can use drop by drop for water coloring, and other detailed projects.
I love to store mine by color family in these:
Full Wide Stamp Cases 127551
Price: $7.00
Buy additional cases for all of your existing wood-mount stamp sets. Cases stack perfectly with your clear-mount stamp cases. DVD-sized to fit in your existing shelves.

* 4 cases
* 7-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 1-1/4" (19 x 14 x 3.2 cm)


CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:
I picked a card from the NEW 2016-2017 Annual Catty,
The Love You Lots' Hostess Set on page 199


I Cased' the two ideas and made my own versions...
I love the inspiration you can find on the pages of the catty's
I have ten years worth...
I love them!

Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me July 1st:

Red, White & Blue Themed

(Stamp, Paper, or background )

Must have two layers

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!


Favorite photo from the camera::::
Love that the kids come over to play...
love even more that they do not care that Star is hanging out too!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
104:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent9 
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, 10 do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

Psalm 104:1-2

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog