Homemaking

Day 11

~Day 11~ Limitations Boy did this chapter speak to me.  Sometimes I forget that I can’t do everything…that I DO have limitations.  I have had the thought before that if I could just function on an hour less of sleep each night then maybe I could get more done. Well, that is not healthy.  My […]

Day 10

~Day 10~ Feeling Overwhelmed Boy have I ever felt overwhelmed!  As I mentioned in my last post, when I keep putting things off and then try to do what should be done (and should have been done long before!) I am very overwhelmed by all that I need to do. I did learn from the […]

Day 9

~Day 9~Overcoming Laziness I used to be a lot more diligent about getting things done but for the past two years or so, I have been guilty of being lazy.  I find myself not wanting to do what needs to be done and thinking that I could just do it later but then would be […]

Day 8

Day 8 ~ Overcoming the Curse Yeah, sometimes it seems as though we can’t overcome the curse…but we can! We have to make sure it doesn’t control us.  If our homes and the mess in them become overwhelming and causes us stress, we have to turn it around and take control over the situation.  Yes, […]

Menu for week of 5/8/11

This week’s menu was planned by my 11 year old son.  He wanted to help me and pretty much ended up doing the whole thing. He didn’t add the veggies that need to go with some of these meals but I will make sure they are on the plates. To see what he has planned, […]

Day 7

Day 7 was about THE CURSE…no, not the womanly curse we deal with monthly, the other one where we clean one room and walk out only to come back and it looks like a tornado has hit.  Why is that?  Well, according to our author, it is because of The Curse.  In the Bible it […]

Day 4 – A Place to Put Your Feet Up

This chapter was about making your home a comfortable place for people.  A place that isn’t so “perfect” that people don’t feel welcome.  She says clean is not just about getting rid of clutter but also about making a place where people feel welcomed and loved…isn’t that what I said I wanted in my day […]

Day 3 – Ways to Give Life to Your Home

In this chapter, Sarah Mae’s sister in law, Renee, gave us a list of 10 things that bring life to your home. Things like the way we speak to each other, accept each other, love each other as well as how things are organized and decorated. We honestly show love to our families and ourselves […]

Day 2 – Created to Give Life

As a woman, I am created by God to give life. Not just to grow a baby from an egg in my womb but in other ways.  My words and actions in my home can be life giving…or just the opposite.  I pray that I can be a life giver more and can make my […]

Day 1 of 31 Days to Clean

Why Clean? That was the question Sarah Mae asked at the beginning of the chapter. Why do I want my home to be clean? Well, to me, it is more peaceful when things are clean and organized. When there is too much clutter, I feel stressed. Sarah Mae challenged me (and all of the other […]