{5 Steps} Quick Clean Up

From Chaos to Calm in Less that a Day {Quick Clean Up} | A Virtuous Woman

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...]

Stocking Up

8 Items to Stock Up {Preparing Your Home for Emergencies} @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Family Preparedness You can find the rest of the series here. I recently read a poll that suggested parents are doing very little to educate and prepare their families in the even of an emergency. And this info graphic shows what parents are or aren't doing to prepare. So, this week I'll be sharing ideas on how you can prepare your family for a crisis, national disaster, weather emergency, or economic collapse. Today, I'm sharing my Basic List of supplies to stock up on - because you just … [Read more...]

Square Foot Garden Planner

This free printable Square Foot Garden Planner will help you organize your garden this year! @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Are you planning your garden? This morning as I was thinking about planning the "grid" for my Square Foot Garden and decided to create some planner pages to help me in my nearly overwhelming task. You can download my planner below!  Square Foot Gardening Square Foot Gardening is the easiest way to get started with a garden in your back {or front yard}. You can buy the All New Square Foot Gardening book on Amazon.com - I own it and love the method! [Tweet "Download this #FreePrintable Square … [Read more...]

Family Meals Around the Table {Day 28}

Family Meals Around the Table {how to do it and why they're important} @ AVirtuousWoman.org #mealtime

Family Meals are Important In the picture above, my son had come home from college {he's the one with the beard} and I can't tell you how special it was to me to have all of my kids around the table at the same time! There's just something wonderful about sitting around the table, eating good food, and enjoying good conversation and laughter. It brings a family closer together. Mealtimes don't have to be elaborate to be special - although I love cooking big meals! Whatever you're eating, … [Read more...]

The Daily Checklist {Day 25}

The Daily Checklist: Tangible proof you got something done! @ AVirtuousWoman.org #busymoms #getorganized

31 Days of Calm in My Chaos Some days you just need a pep talk. Checking off items on your to do list gives you that little pat on the back that helps you feel like you really have accomplished something. I can't count the days when, in the evening, I wonder what it was I did all day. When you use a To Do List and a Daily and Weekly Checklist for your chores, you have tangible proof that while the house may not be perfect, the floors may be sticky and you didn't squeeze in a shower - you … [Read more...]