ABC’s of Summer Fun {P is for Picnic}

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P is for Picnic You can read the rest of this series here. Summer just wouldn't be summer unless we experienced lots of picnics. Our family loves eating outdoors in the sunshine under a shade tree. There's something so peaceful about enjoying an afternoon or evening outside, munching on something yummy and sipping something cold - and watching the kids run around. That's what summer's about in my book! So, my ABC's of Summer Fun series wouldn't be complete without a picnic post. Picnic … [Read more...]

Home Sweet Home

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Home Sweet Home I'm on a mission to create a home for my family that welcomes the weary soul and captures a spirit of peace and love. I want my family to long for home no matter where they may travel or find themselves on any given day. I want our home to be a place that draws people in and envelops them in comfort. I want our home to a place where laughter abounds and joy permeates the walls. Here's a free printable for you to enjoy!  How to Download Follow me on Twitter and/or … [Read more...]

Loving the Home You Have {Contentment}

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Home You may remember that my One Word for the year was/ is HOME. I began this year with the determination that I would get a lot of long overdo projects done around my house and that my focus would be on homemaking and love my home. Well, the year is half over and I'm happy to say that I have accomplished a couple of big projects - not as many as I'd have liked, but I'm well on my way. First, I made over my dining room. This is something I've wanted to do for a really, really long time. It … [Read more...]

{5 Steps} Quick Clean Up

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Today I'm sharing this post from a few years ago. Well, today is Sunday. Which for me, generally means, getting the house back in shape if I am behind - which, today I am very behind. We spent nearly everyday last week working in the garden/ yard. I'll share pictures of that later! I don't think I have ever worked so hard in my life! Well, physically, anyway. Thankfully I have no pulled muscles and seem to be no worse for the wear. I like being at home. Today it is raining - a true … [Read more...]

How to Stay Motivated at Home

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How to Stay Motivated at Home If you and I are called to the ministry of homemaking and homemaking requires us to stay focused 365 days of the year {minus sick days and vacations}, how can we stay motivated without feeling discouraged or burn-out? It's easier to be a good homemaker if you feel happy. At least, I've found that when I'm feeling discouraged or depressed or tired, it's just harder to get going in the morning and it's harder to face the mundane chores day after day. [Tweet … [Read more...]