Sunday, November 27, 2016

Weekend Wrap Up & Happy Homemaker Monday

Another Thanksgiving is in the books and we're wrapping up a relaxing, family-filled weekend. I've learned a lot about waiting on God and trusting him the last few months and I'm looking forward to this holiday season in a new state of mind.

Here's some thoughts as I prepare to start another week.

The weather.....

Our weather is consistently cold now with temps below 60ยบ. Finally!! I'm a cold weather girl so this Arkansas humidity has been a big adjustment for me. Our trees have just about dropped all their leaves and the smell of chimney smoke is heavy in the air.

Right now I am....

Our oldest, Lynzie, is playing piano and singing O Holy Night for special music at church tonight so I'm preparing to go watch her. It's been a long day for our littles so I'm not sure if we'll stay for the whole service---though a friend has promised to sit on a few while I sit on a few. Ha!


I've got the outline of my next devotional book swirling through my head so I'm thinking I'll need to carve out some time to get it all planned out here pretty soon. I don't want to be a one hit wonder!

On my reading pile....

I'm reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. It's set in 17th century Amsterdam and tells the fictionalized story of Petronella Brandt, wife of the famed merchant trader, Johannes Brandt. Jamie bought it for my birthday. I love the cover!

On my TV.....

We finished all the available seasons of Murdoch Mysteries and started watching Cadfael last night. I don't think Jamie is liking it but I'm getting into it. I love having our Acorn TV subscription.

Something fun to share....

My book, Now: Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life, is finally available on Amazon! Check it out in paperback or on Kindle!

On the menu for this week....

I think the family is about sick of Thanksgiving leftovers so I'll be finding creative ways to implement our leftover turkey and ham. Scalloped potatoes with ham is sounding good...

On my to do list....

This week I need to sew a sheep costume for Liam for the homeschool Christmas play and make ornaments for the kids' yearly tradition of receiving one the night we decorate the tree. Michael's birthday is next weekend and we plan on putting up the tree shortly after.

What's on your list for this week? Be sure to check out Diary of a Stay at Home Mom to see what other homemakers are up to this week. Hope it's a lovely one for you!


  1. Your week was very eventful. Congratulations on your new book. I hope you sell many copies!

  2. Congrats on your book! I enjoyed visiting and seeing a bit about your week :)

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  3. Congrats on your book! Sounds like the holiday season is already in full swing over there. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, Jean! I'm gonna get those Christmas decorations out today!

  4. Good evening, dear Sarah! What a delight to see your family...it looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It's hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog...your comment was a joy to read. Hugs!


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