Wednesday Snap Shot

Wednesday Snap Shot is a quick peek into my week.

If you'd like to join in on my Wednesday Snap Shot.. copy and paste my post, add your answers (you can also copy the pic..  BUT Please download the picture to your computer first..  do not just directly copy and paste..  otherwise you are using my bandwidth..  thank you! :).. link your post to my blog and then come back and let me know you shared your week. I'll come and visit you and read about your homemaking week!! :)

So Far This Week
Seems like it was a busy week. I had a lot of little things I was working on, nothing real big.

My daughter's apartment was not ready so we did not move her in on Saturday. This week, it should be ready. But we did spend more time getting her stuff together. Stepping out on your own is a big life change. Lots of little details to cover when preparing for a move. I focused on kitchen things. I purchased some empty spice containers and filled those with various spices that I know she uses. And helped her organize cleaning supplies as well.

I spent another afternoon out on our property with my hubby helping in the limb and tree clean up. More progress made, more burn piles started. Pretty sure we are at least at the point that hubby can mow the grassy areas without threat of running over trees and limbs.

I also wanted to share this sweet gift I received for my birthday. My daughter in law to be, Julie, gave it to me. It is a pineapple wind chime. She knows my love of tropical things.. like heat, sunshine, palm trees, and pineapples.. :) I love this so much. Wind chimes are happy things. They make sweet sounds as the wind gently blows. I have it hanging by my back door. It is near my kitchen window and not only can I see it while I work in the kitchen, but I can hear its happy sounds.

On My To-Do List
Well.. hubby and I wanted to get out again on the property to do clean up. But, it's nasty raining out there (again!! I'm going to go insane here soon if I don't have some dry days and little sunshine).. and will be raining all day apparently.. sooo.. plan B.. we are going to go to town and do some grocery shopping and run some errands.

When I get home...

~food preps
~clean the bathroom

Projects I'm Working On
I had a lot of fun with this project. It is silk dyeing Easter eggs. I still need to perfect a few things, but overall I was happy with the results. I decided it would be better to share how I did this in a separate blog post. I'll be posting that tomorrow. But for now this is what my eggs looked like..

Today's Weather
High of 56, Low of 40
Rain today, and tomorrow

The View from my Deck (or window)

What I'm Reading
I made more progress this week through The Innocence of Father Brown. I also was able to make some good progress through the Bible. I finished 2nd Chronicles, finished Ezra and am about half way through Nehemiah.

What I'm Listening To
A quiet Wednesday morning.  I am listening to my hubby in the kitchen getting some breakfast and coffee.  And I can hear the echoing sounds of a train moving through the Gorge.

Something Frugal I've Done This Week
I've posted this before, but wanted to share something new I found. I also found many people already do this! I'm slow to come around. Cleaning with vinegar. It is a great cleaner. This tip is one I plan on doing... put orange peels in a jar, cover with vinegar and let is set for a couple weeks. Strain out the peels and use the citrusy smelling vinegar for cleaning. I have added essential oils in the past, but I like this idea better. We eat a lot of oranges so this will be something I'll try soon.

Fitness and Health for the Week
Aside from working out on the property I also had one rain free day that I got out and walked. My daughter was off that day and we had a little bit of sunshine and took advantage of it. It felt good to get my 10,000 steps in that day!

I'm also continuing to work on my diet. I've been looking at more plant based foods to make up the majority of my diet and then adding in meat and a small amount of dairy. I'm not a big dairy person as it is. I have a little half n half in my coffee, an occasional glass of milk and cheese with my meals now and then. Overall I'm feeling great with this plan and still loosing a bit of weight. So, it is a win-win.

One thing I discovered this week (I'm slow to discover things at time.. ha, ha as this has been around for a while) was Buddha Bowls.. basically they are a lot like rice bowls. I'll be sharing more about this on Friday in the Kitchen.

That is all for this week!


  1. Hello again, friend! I just love your wind chime what a sweet gift, and your eggs look beautiful. I saw how to do that online but I don't really have any silk to try it. I am not sure if I will dye eggs or not. I don't have any small children left or grands yet. I do have a 14 year old that would probably appreciate something so I will have to think that one over. I am not making my traditional ham dinner after church this year as my dear mother wants me to just sit and spend time with her and my papa. So I will be making home made pizza and watching movies. LOL I think it will be fun. I also changed the format again of my Sunday Snapshot I was doing and you can check out the link to if you want. I just have a really hard time with scheduled posting on certain days. I seem to always get busy or something. I am not sure how you do it. I think it have something to do with getting up earlier in the least that is what I tell myself. I need to get out of my warm bed earlier! Have a great week!

  2. I am going to have to try the orange peels in vinegar! We eat lots of oranges and I love cleaning with vinegar. Perfect combination!


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