Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Simple Woman's Daybook

 

For today...
Sunday, May 9, 2021

Looking out my window...

~Some much needed rain~

I am thinking...
How my throat has been a little sore the last few days.

I am thankful for...
My children.

One of my favorite things...
Flowers.

I am creating...

~I haven't made too much progress this past week~

I am wearing... 
Black sweats and a red sweatshirt.

I am hearing...
The fridge running, otherwise all is quiet.

I am reading... 
In the Shadow of the Denali by Tracie Peterson
and
Sacred Rest by Saundra Dalton-Smith

Around the house... 

~I finally transplanted this poor little guy who has been in water for far too long~

In my kitchen...

~BAT Sandwiches - Bacon, Avocado and Tomato~

In my garden...


Pondering these words... 
“We must not allow other people’s limited
Perceptions to define us.”
~Virginia Satir~

A few plans for the upcoming week...
~Working~
~Visit my parents~
~Gardening~
~Open up the trailer, weather permitting~

A moment from my day...
~Short nails. Hoping they will last through this latest lockdown.~

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

I am joining...

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Simple Woman’s Daybook


For today...
Sunday, April 25, 2021


Looking out my window...


I am thinking...
How back and forth our weather has been,
One day nice and the next day snow.

I am thankful for...
The moisture.

One of my favorite things...
A cozy blanket and a good movie.

I am creating...

~Last week~

~This week~

I am wearing... 
Olive green jeans and a pink, cream and green striped sweater

I am hearing...
The TV

I am reading... 
The Lords of the North by Bernard Cornell
and
Sacred Rest by Saundra Dalton-Smith

Around the house... 

~Touches of spring~

In my kitchen...

~A new microwave after our old one put on a small fireworks display~


In my garden...


Pondering these words... 
“We must not allow other people’s limited
Perceptions to define us.”
~Virginia Satir~

A few plans for the upcoming week...
~Working~
~Visit my parents~
~Hair appointment~

A moment from my day...

~Pretty pink for spring~

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

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

A Beautiful Saturday


It was a beautiful day with the high reaching 21C.


After spending the morning inside
Giving the house a good cleaning
From top to bottom,
I headed outside for the afternoon.







I did some clean up around the yard.
It is so nice to see things starting to grow.


Hubby spent the day replacing the brakes on my car.
I am glad to have that done.
It was such a beautiful day
It’s hard to believe snow is in the forecast tomorrow
But we do need the moisture.
It is extremely dry and fire bans are in place already.
Moisture, even in the form of snow will be appreciated.

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

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Kitchen Garden


I’ve always had this odd little area 
That I never really knew what to do with.
Awhile ago I was reading about
Square foot gardening and kitchen gardens
And thought that might be a perfect use for the space.

Today I got the soil prepped 
And the area staked.


Last year I had moved some chives into this area
But after staking out 1-foot sections
I realized I needed to move them over.


The soil was nice and soft so they were easy to move.
 Now I just have to make my planting plan,
 Buy some seeds,
And start planting.




Do you have a kitchen garden?

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


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Playing with Essential Oils


 My daughter loved essential oils
And always had some blend running in her diffuser.
When she moved away I missed
Coming home to the scents of the essential oils
So I bought a small diffuser and started dabbling.

At first I just used one oil at a time.
Then, I started using different blends
That I found on Pinterest,
But often I found they started strong
And then disappeared to nothing.


Now I am moving on and experimenting
With blends of my own.
I love this handy reference sheet of
Top notes, middle notes and base notes.

For my little diffuser
3 drops of a top note oil,
2 drops of a middle note,
And 5 drops of a base note
Give me beautiful scents that last all day.

Do you use essential oils?
What is your favourite blend?

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




Monday, April 19, 2021

On the Menu this Week

 Last weeks menu plan hit a bit of a bump mid-week.
I received my Covid shot Wednesday
And was super tired the rest of the week.
We ate some extra leftovers 
And ordered in one day.
I should be back on track this week.

So here is the menu plan for this week.

Monday
Oven fried chicken
Mashed potatoes with gravy
Steamed Brussels Sprouts
Tossed salad

Tuesday
Leftover cabbage rolls
Garlic Bread
 Coleslaw

Wednesday
Perogies
Garlic Green Beans
Tossed Salad
 

Thursday
Pork Lo Mein
Asian Salad

Friday
Pizza & movie night

Saturday
 Crockpot Pulled Chicken
Buns
Coleslaw

Sunday
Roast Chicken
Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
Gravy
Corn

What’s on your menu this week?

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