Homemaking Planner Potpourri ThisBeautifulLife

Just one added thing each day

his morning as I sat at my dining room table, I thought, what if I did one new thing each day for the rest of this year, how many things would I be able to do?  How many additional things would be accomplished?  Two Hundred Sixty Six.  Imagine: 266 additional things.  Instantly, I’m reminded of […]...
Homemaking Preparedness Stuff Slices of Life

Tip Time

♥ It’s Tip Time! ♥ These tips fall under the categories:  I’m so glad I saved _____ ;  and the category:  Ooooo… saved myself a whole bunch of time and energy by planning for future needs! Yay! Continually in the mindset of thinking efficiently,  make a conscious effort to consider the needs of others–your husband, […]...
Homemaking Homeschooling Letters to my Sisters Letters to Sarah Motherhood

Motherhood: A Call to Carry On

Carry on.  When you’re drop dead tired and there’re still several hours and as many chores left to do at the end of the day: Carry on.  When you have so much to do you don’t know how you’ll do it all: Carry on.  When you have so many needs to fill and seemingly not […]...
Family Homemaking Planner Potpourri

Chore sticks…

A clean home is a happy home.  I know, I know, if ever there was a guilt inducing statement, that is it!  But, seriously, think with me for a moment… consider some of the very best homemaker feelings/accomplishments.  Doesn’t a ship-shape-top-to-bottom tidy give you a great feeling?  How about a thoroughly cleaned out garage, a […]...
Devotionals Faith Family Gardening Homemaking Potpourri

Whose Plans?

It’s sure a beautiful Springtime day here in the Snohomish Valley — it’s the kind of day that puts thoughts of rains and flooding to a very distant memory — though such a great possibility  only a few short months ago.  It’s funny how quickly a current reality can totally erase or totally eclipse another, […]...
Homemaking Letters to my Sisters Motherhood Titus2

What’s Pulling On Your Apron Strings?

What’s Pulling on Your Apron Strings? That might sound like a strange title to the message I want to share with you today, but perhaps by the time you finish reading this letter, you’ll have an idea and perhaps realize some things you’ve been wanting to take care of for some time. So, what’s pulling […]...
Gardening Home Sweet Home Homemaking

Springtime is coming…

I’ve been browsing the seed catalogs, the websites and books for “what to do this month” in (or about) the garden.  I must admit: I’m anxious.  Very anxious for Spring to come.  But then, you probably already knew that.   You know, though, I’m sure not as weary for Springtime as I have been in other […]...
Home Sweet Home Homemaking Motherhood Slices of Life

Love what you do.

You’ve likely heard the phrase: “Do what you love, love what you do.”  Well… I got to thinking about that phrase sometime back and thought: one can’t always do that.  And then I thought, maybe I feel like I can’t always do what I love [to do], but I can learn to love what I […]...
Family Homemaking Homeschooling Motherhood Potpourri

Empty Spaces

I don’t know what it is about “empty spaces” and my (and maybe your) insatiable need to fill them, but both are there: the empty spaces and the insatiable need to fill them.  I guess I attempt to fill full spaces, too… but that’s another story for another day. I was tempted to take the […]...
Christmas Good Things & Gifts Home Sweet Home Homemaking

Gifts from your ♥ home

Each year, about this time, I refer to a “Christmas” page I created on our website and though it’s probably been up (and rarely updated) for the last ten or twelve years, it remains a great resource for me — and I hope it will be for you, too.  Regardless how you spend the holidays […]...