As I grow and evolve I am learning more about myself and what I want my life to be. I am so much more than just a cook, I am a bargain hunter, a scraper, a crafter and a reader as well as a decorator, a lover of colors, the "hostest with the mostest", I am also a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a friend, and you can't forget a mommy to an 85 pound lab mix who is my best bud.
As I was going through some blogs to find new recipes today I stumbled across a wonderful site that is all about living the simple life, which is something I strive for. I am going to start participating in "The Simple Woman's Daybook" and will have new posts every Monday.
(and I promise to get back in cooking, I made an enchilada casserole last night that my hubby just loved!)
FOR TODAY July 28, 2009...
Outside my window...it is a rainy, rainy day.
I am thinking...how can it by July and be COLD in the house, temps in the 70's what is going on!
I am thankful for...a wonderful husband who makes me smile everyday! oh and makes my life a lot easier.
From the kitchen...I made some easy chocolate chip muffins this morning to have with my morning coffee, it was lovely. For dinner it's breakfast for dinner as I am not going to the store until tomorrow.
I am wearing...cotton shorts and a tee shirt as I had to finish some touch up painting and clean the wood floors.
I am creating...a beautiful home. Our front room is almost done, we have a few finishing touches and it will be ready for the big reveal.
I am going...to lunch with an old friend tomorrow that I have not seen in like 8 years and I'm really excited about it!
I am reading..."A Three Dog Life" by Abigail Thomas. So far it's great my BFF let me borrow it thinking it would be a book I would like!
I am hoping...everyone can make it to our BBQ as it has been such a hard long year and it will be nice to be surrounded by our loved ones.
I am hearing...my dogs paws on the hardwood floors, and her lapping up her water.
Around the house...I am feeling accomplished, I have used Murphys on our woodwork/floors, painted, cleaned the kitchen, and worked on the scrapbook room.
One of my favorite things...is shopping! I am so looking forward to my sister being home and getting to introduce her to the awesomeness that is Good JuJu in Kansas City!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Lunch, grocery shopping, finishing up the house, cooking/baking and getting ready for family being in town the next 2 weeks.
Here is picture that I am sharing...Picture of me and Kevin from our summer vacation to Branson!
This was found on "The Simple Womans Day Book" to see others day books click the link!
If you want to do your own click this link.
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