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August 20, 2019
the week ahead August from Not Afraid of Color



Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post. The week ahead in late summer in Colorado.

sunset light with barely noticeable mountains receiving rain in the distance
Weather in Aurora Colorado 
It's been hot, in the high 90's sunny and harsh making me think I need to buy a parasol! But...
Saturday night, it cooled off in the evening and Sunday morning we woke to 56F, very pleasant!
By afternoon it was oppressively hot again at the craft show, and all into the evening hot hot hot. 
The wind blows all day and night here. There are mosquitoes ...

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August 14, 2019
The Week Ahead... mid august 2019 from Not Afraid of Color

our garden harvest

Welcome to this week's happy homemaker post!
we set the fountain back up
 The Weather in Aurora
It's summer... in the 90's, chance of rain (pretty much daily) with some part of the day blue skies, some part densely cloudy, some part dry, some part rain. I've been told, it's usually slightly cooler in August, by a few degrees. This bush flowered last week, attracting hundreds of bees and insects, as well as humming birds!
is it Russian Sage?
To Do
the harvest is rolling in here with ripe bell peppers, eggplants ...

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July 31, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color


butterfly habitat at lavender festival
welcome to Happy Homemaker's post
from the old ranch tour at Chatfield

It's going to be another hot week here in our 'hood.

The weather in Aurora CO
The weather people say it's been in the 90's but in the sun, it feels like 110 to me. Of course once you start to melt, it just is hot.
And humid for some reason, people use the word muggy. Whatever, it's uncomfortable. And there are always some fluffy things blowing around, and the hoa spread pesticides on all common areas so ...

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July 8, 2019
The week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post, looking at the week ahead.

The weather in Aurora CO
hot and raining. It has rained every day here for months, in dry Colorado. The bugs are everywhere, the humidity is high enough to make sweat roll down my back under my shirt, and there is the ever present thread of damaging hail
we had three sessions of hail on July 4th, luckily none here larger than marbles but north of us got big ice. Ours piled up but melted when it turned back to just rain
there is always a silver ...

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July 3, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

little wooden adironack chairs from Michaels on the mantel
Another week... another Monday... and this week's happy homemaker monday post
even the trees are stressed from the heat
The weather in Aurora CO
HOT. It went from cold to hot, hot hot. Nearing 100, blistering in the sun, daily rainstorms in late afternoons, much more humid than usual and lots of bugs. Everyone likes to say any negative weather isn't "normal" but we've noticed it's daily.
Some of my flowers wilted despite being watered daily.

Wearing
I admit, even with my flappy upper arms, I've ...

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June 24, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color


One of my stamping experiments on fabric (4" square)
It's Monday again... life moves forward to another week.

Weather in Aurora CO
We seem to be in a rainy pattern. It rains daily here, sometimes all day off and on, or sunny turning to violent wind, rain and hail. As in life, I guess you make the most of sunshine moments, then cope with the rainy ones. The temps have been merciful at least in the last few days... between 60-80 mostly.

To Do
number one is put one foot in front of the other and face down my ...

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June 19, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

sunny with clouds, turning to rain and hail, then sunny but colder
Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post! Looking out on another day...
The weather in Aurora
Somehow mother nature has been kinder, gentler than usual... I'm sure the heat is coming this way but for the middle of June this year, we had temperate 70's and 80's during the day, and 50's and 60's at night. Nice. My garden thanks you. Oh, and rain, we do get rain here on what's called the steppes of the front range.In fact today ...

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June 11, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

Another colorful week ahead! Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post!

Weather in Aurora CO this week
It rained and hailed Saturday, which brought it cooler weather (70s during the days, 40's at night)
We've noticed it rains daily here.

beans and eggplant, holding on for life
 My vegetables have not been happy with the sudden cooler nights but I like to sleep cool so I'm happy about it.

To Do
always laundry
always mopping and dishes and straightening up
I really must put down the paints and go back to sewing this week.

Reading
Cake ...

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June 3, 2019
the week ahead gardens, coffee, dentists oh my! from Not Afraid of Color


The weather in Aurora, CO this week
the forecast is 80's during the day, 50's or so at night. Time will tell if the forecasters got it right.
It was hot, then rainy each day, then cool last week and weekend.

Gardening
DH and I wrestled the new wicking raised boxes into a vegetable garden of sorts. YEA!
We had the heavy snow, then frost each night, but it seems to be summer now, so I planted a few seedlings. Lima and bush beans to help the white eggplant and japanese eggplant. Another box holds the tomato bush ...

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May 20, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

Looking out at the morning rays...
welcome to this week's happy homemaker  post.

The image above is from a recent trip to the Denver Botanical Gardens. I'll do a post later this week with some really fun pictures taken there.

The weather in Aurora Colorado this week
 cold. wet.
It's been extreme for a couple weeks now. It ramped up last week to nearly 90 F for days, and we had to put on the AC. Then in one afternoon, the temps fell to the high 30's and the rains started. It's not that dry ...

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May 6, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

One of my recent paintings
welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post. May 6-12th, 2019.

The weather in Aurora CO
it alternates between hot (high 70's hotter in the sun) and cold (40's at night) or perfect. I've always heard the phrase, "if you don't like the weather wait 10 minutes" and I've never liked that phrase but it's true here.
And it's windy
It's been really hot but we're expecting colder weather this week, including snow. Yep. 

Looking around me
I like this house. The more I see other ...

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April 29, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color


in the hood
And,
it's Monday.... time for Happy Homemaker posts!

Weather in Aurora CO
It's been warmer, trees are blooming, pollen is high. Now it's time for more snow and it's 30 F.
We decided the temperature can be 60 and if the sun is out, if feels like 85. If the wind is blowing and it's sunny it may feel like 70. If it's cloudy and windy it feels like 40.
I think it's spring near the Rockies.

To Do
The heating element went out on the dryer. Call home warranty ...

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April 22, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

that's me....saw this at pier one
Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post. Don't the weekends fly past? It was so good to have a relaxed weekend, we're both wound tight, and both still coughing.

The weather in Aurora CO
It is schizophrenic. Hot (80's) then cold, but mostly rain not snow at the moment. I saw daffodils and tulips in someone's yard. Some trees are flowering. I looked at vege at home depot but we're not to trust weather til mid May.
Oh and we went for a walk, I was ...

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April 15, 2019
The Week Ahead from Not Afraid of Color

from a magazine ad
Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post! It's Monday...
The week opens in front of us, bright new and shiny as a penny, and what will we do with it?

The weather in Aurora CO
it was one of those good days yesterday... cool temps and hot sunshine. Some people had on shorts and capris, some like me had on chords and sweaters, which only means one thning, it's Spring!
Today the temps are warm, but temps are only one part of weather here, the big indicator is sun. Thin atmosphere and sun ...

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April 9, 2019
The week ahead... from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post...come on in to our world...
I've got sticks to chew up this week
The Weather in Aurora this week
We seem to be in Spring... at least rain is expected Wednesday instead of snow. I saw some daffodil greens coming up in someone's garden. Sunday it was lovely with warm sunshine all day. Temps are more moderate, even hot causing us to wonder if we'll have to go from heat to AC in a week.

Wearing
I'm used to changing the closet from season to season, and ...

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April 3, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post.

Looking out on another day...
The weather in Aurora CO
It's spring-like ... but temps don't tell the whole story here.
It is all about the sun and the wind.
It could be 40F but if there is sun and no wind it feels like 65. Or like yesterday 50 with wind so biting it felt like 30.
We got another 3-4" of snow on Friday night into Sat. The good news is it was wet snow so it melted fairly quickly this time, not clogging sidewalks and streets. Therefore snow ...

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March 25, 2019
the week ahead... now that it's spring... from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker post. It's looking like Spring around here, the Kalanchoe plant I got last year at IKEA is blooming again. Oh not all over but enough to look alive!
I'll take it! And put it in a bunny pail because I like cute.

First thing in the morning
I woke at 7, note to self, go to bed earlier. I am not sleeping well, but can't sleep after the sun intrudes into the bedroom so I need to just adjust my night owl tendencies.
 Milo slept in with me this morning ...

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March 22, 2019
the week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

thank goodness for houseplants
Welcome to this week's Happy Homemaker day! Well it's Monday... and last week was the longest month of my life.We survived the blizzard of '19. It was very scary and left lots of snow and more ice.

no it's not melted, it won't melt. My husband laughed yesterday saying he's going to write a book titled:, "The snow melts in a day, and other lies told about Colorado"
 snow on the "covered porch" came to about 7" Milo is on the pre cleared path outside the porch
The Weather in ...

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March 11, 2019
The Week Ahead from Not Afraid of Color




 I took a week off from Happy Homemaker posts... I realized I wasn't happy. I couldn't scrape together the energy to appear happy in the post so I just didn't do one.

Know what I mean?

I'm back.
Woody Woodpecker!
The Weather in Aurora CO
We are teetering on the edge of Spring. We have snow returning Wed to the tune of 8-12" yipee.

"Hey snow! I'm breaking up with you! It's you, not me, you're no longer fun. You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. We ...

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February 27, 2019
The week ahead from Not Afraid of Color

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Welcome to my Happy Homemaker post!
It's February 25,2019. Sounds like the future doesn't it? The future is just a string of todays tho...

When I was a young girl I went to Disney World a lot, and loved the carousel of Progress, with it's peek into the future. As time went by it looked like a crazy look because we passed their vision. I fondly remember going to the NY World's Fair when I was about 8 too... that carousel was there and there were so many magical things to ...

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