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The Simple Woman’s Daybook is back at it’s original home, The Simple Woman’s blog. REMEMBER if you are linking up you will need to change your link from the old one to the new one. Thank you! (If you are new to the daybook you can go to this link to read over the guidelines.)

There will be now be one monthly link-up posted on the first Monday of each month. You are free to post a new daybook link here for each daybook you write at your blog, whether that is once a month or if you daybook daily…it does not matter. It is what works best for you. Just please keep the link back to The Simple Woman’s Daybook in tact and in view in the body of your post so other’s can find us. Thank you for continuing to do this very important step!

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For Today… August 31st, 2015

Outside my window… Its very overcast looking outside. When my husband left for work this morning, it was very foggy out.

I am thinking… that I need to get up and get moving, as I have lots of cleaning to do today, with the continuing kitchen redo project, things are scattered all over the house, and it is stressing me out big time!

I am thankful… for my relationship with My Lord and Savior; no matter how bad I mess up, He is still there to put His arms around me and let me know that He still loves me.

I am wearing… I am still in my pj’s, but as soon as I shower I will be wearing some black yoga pants and a tank top of some sorts.

I am creating… still many items for the craft show, the piles are getting bigger! I have lots of buttons to sew on items as well… one the the least favorite things I like doing.

I am going… to the store in a little while, as I need to get dog food (didn’t realize how low we were….oops) and a few other items, and possible a stop at the Dollar Tree (which will be my last as I am going on a Fast from there for the next month! LOL I spend way to much there!)

I am wondering… if this 14 day cleanse is really working. I have been told that the first few days you don’t want to be very far from a restroom, but so far nothing…. I mean NOTHING is happening. I am fearing that if it does start to work , it will happen when I am at work, and that won’t be very fun….

I am reading… nothing at the moment

I am learning… that it doesn’t really pay to get all worked up over a situation, as it always seems to backfire. And in that backfire, you always seem to be the one that gets all of the fallout….if that makes any sense.

In my garden… or non existing garden, I have lots of weeding to do. The front landscaping is a hot mess.

In my kitchen… Menu for the week:
Monday ~ sketti and garlic bread
Tuesday ~ mac n cheese and kielbasa
Wednesday ~ eggs, sausage and toast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ leftovers
Saturday ~ pork chops, rice and corn

A favorite quote for today…
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A peek into one of my days…
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One of my favorite things… trying something new, and learning that you really like it! I went kayaking for the first time last week, and loved every minute of it!

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Monday ~ laundry, housework (lots of housework), run to the store, altering curtains, crocheting
Tuesday ~ working on crochet project, hanging up shelves in the craft room
Wednesday ~ work
Thursday ~ work
Friday ~ going to Michigan Adventure with my friend and her boys
Saturday ~ working on the kithen
Sunday ~ church, working on the kitchen

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Brrrr…it feels more like Fall weather, rather than the end of Summer! So it got me in the mood to do some baking. Its been a long while since I have been in the mood to bake. While getting groceries on Friday, one of of the end caps they had a display of all Fall like baking goodies.. .pumpkin, some carmel apple cookie mix (I resisted the urge to buy these, next week maybe).

The house smells so yummy! I am off to go enjoy one while they are still warm!!
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I did a video tutorial for you as well!

Pumpkin Bread (muffins) (I halved the recipes for just muffins)

Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cloves
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups solid pack pumpkin puree
2/3 cup water

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease two loaf pans

2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and cloves.

3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, blend the sugar, oil and eggs. Stir in the pumpkin. Slowly blend in the flour mixture, alternating with the water. Pour into the prepared pans.

4. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 90 minutes. Let cool for 10 mins. before removing from the pan.

Mini muffins – bake for 10-15 minutes
Mini loaves – bake for 35-45 minutes
Muffins – bake 20-25 minutes

Enjoy!!
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook is back at it’s original home, The Simple Woman’s blog. REMEMBER if you are linking up you will need to change your link from the old one to the new one. Thank you!
(If you are new to the daybook you can go to this link to read over the guidelines.)
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For Today… August 24th, 2015

Outside my window… Blue skies, with big puffy clouds
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I am thinking… that I need to get my butt up and moving, as none of the housework is going to get done sitting here.

I am thankful… for fellowship time with the ladies from my church. We had an awesome time last night.

I am wearing… black capri yoga pants, a black tshirt, a coral tank top and this pretty infinity scarf
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I am creating… still working on the craft show stock pile – rice heating bags, cup/mug cozies, towels/dishcloths and doll clothes.

I am going… to Dollar General, Family Dollar and the Dollar Tree to search for some more Fall decor!

I am reading… nothing at the moment

I am hoping… to have the kitchen project done this week!

I am learning… that I just need to go with the flow, with how my hubby does things. Even if it sets my cleaning/clutter free style into a tizzy!

In my garden… I have lots of weeding to do. I haven’t done a thing outside all summer and it is really showing. Ugh!

In my kitchen… Menu for the week:
Monday ~ baked ziti, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ ham/egg bake
Wednesday ~ leftovers
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ nacho deluxe
Saturday ~ burgers, fries and fruit

A favorite quote for today…
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One of my favorite things… Finding new things for my Fall decor (on the cheap ~ this is all from the Dollar Tree! I have more, just not pictured)
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A few plans for the rest of the week:
Monday ~ laundry, sweeping/mopping, vacuuming, prepping the kitchen walls
Tuesday ~ hopefully painting the kitchen walls!
Wednesday ~ work
Thursday ~ work
Friday ~ groceries, going to the beach with friends, then home to work on the kitchen
Saturday ~ the hubby is going to a gun show with our oldest and his dad, me not sure yet
Sunday ~ church and maybe out for a drive…. if the weather is nice

From the board room… From my Fall ~ My favorite season board.

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Weekend rewind. If you want to play along, grab the above button and tell me all about your weekend!

Friday ~ Grocery shopping in the morning, did some cleaning and organizing around the house. Hung out at home with the hubby.

Saturday ~ Slept in (I think I have finally caught up on sleep and don’t feel so jet lagged!), then headed out to Home Depot to pick out paint for the kitchen. Once home, found out that we weren’t just going to paint over the wallpaper, John wanted to take it all down… ugh… so hoping this was a wise choice, as the wallpaper was put up as it hid all of the imperfections in the walls. So that is what I did for the better half of the day, while John painted We took our break from that to shower then head out for a date night…. we went to Outback for dinner (thanks to the hubby’s wonderful boss with the generous gift card!), then a stop at Home Depot again for a few other items.
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Sunday ~ church in the morning, a nice Sunday afternoon nap before dinner… of grilled steak, baked potato, corn on the cob and a salad. I went to our Ladies meeting for church, then home to continue on the kitchen project.

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My first stitch fix box arrived yesterday. I was excited to rip it open to see what my stylist picked out for me. Excited, but a little nervous at the same time. I did the unboxing of this in a video, and have my opinion on each article of clothing in there.

I like the concept of this whole way of shopping, but with it being way over price for my taste, I am going to stick to going to the stores. I love searching through the clearance and sale racks to find that perfect article of clothing at a really awesome deal!

So for my first and last stitch fix, it was fun, but just not for me.

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