KonMari Method: Tidying Clothes By Zen And Spice

KonMari Method: Tidying Clothes February 28, 2017 By Emily Weeks, RDN, LD Zen And Spice KonMari Method: Tidying Clothes Last week, I posted about my adventures in re-reading The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. If you missed last week’s post, I read the book a year ago, put it back on the shelf (after feeling overwhelmed),…


12 SIMPLE HABITS OF PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN HOME Organize My House By Chrissy Halton 12 SIMPLE HABITS OF PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN HOME Do you have a clean home? – I mean clean – enough – for you? A home that you can let unexpected guests in without notice, without feeling…

Weekend Links {January 14, 2017}

What’s On My Nightstand:

Still working through Hillbilly Elegy – it’s really good.

I’m going through The Blessing of Humility with my daughter and a friend. We’re working through the discussion by email working on a chapter at a time (we’ll meet in person when we can to chat about it too). There’s some good discussion questions to get you thinking deeper about each chapter.

Resources For Your Household Notebook: Free Printables & Checklists!

How To Get Organized: Printables & Checklists To Help You Get Started I’ve created quite a few free printables to help you with your organizing and decluttering tasks around your home. You don’t have to print these all out now, if you don’t want, because I’ll introduce them slowly, over the course of the year,…

Getting back into routines in the New Year – Young Wife’s Guide

Getting back into routines in the New Year
on January 14, 2016 by Jami Balmet

I am focusing on cultivating more joy in my life this year. Slowing down long enough to be thankful for all that God gives. Choosing gratitude and intentionally being content, truly content, throughout my days. My goals and focus this year all have to do with choosing JOY!

But the thing is, it’s really hard to focus on Joy, when you’re living in chaos! And our days have been chaos for the last 6-12 months. Having a set of twins, 2 sibling’s weddings, Thanksgiving, my husband’s birthday, Christmas, my older twins 3rd birthday, and my birthday all within six months is the perfect recipe for a chaotic Fall.

Introducing the Homemaking 101 Series By Thankful Homemaker

“In contrast to the wise woman, the foolish woman is not content to be a keeper at home. She is not satisfied with where God has put her. One of the things the feminist movement has done so successfully is to stir up discontent in women with being homemakers and to convince them that other…

Nantucket Cranberry Pie And Christmas Guests

I feel bad that after 13 years of marriage, I’m still discovering things I didn’t know about my husband. I know that his favorite colors are blue and black, and that his two favorite meals are beef stroganoff and chicken divon, and that writing is one of his (many) passions that he hopes to one day…

How to Pull Your Home Together for Christmas – (in)courage

Creating a peaceful home for Christmas starts in our hearts.
A warm and festive house has less to do with the holiday decorations we put out and more to do with the love we pour out.
Pulling together a fabulous party shouldn’t steal our joy or prevent us from gathering our people together.
The gift of simply being present is more important than the presents.

Finding Joy in the Ordinary Days of Homemaking – Young Wife’s Guide

Keeping a Joyful Heart in the Mundane Tasks of Home Keeping
Let’s be honest for a minute shall we?

Cleaning is no fun. It just isn’t, especially when you live in an active house with growing children, the house doesn’t stay clean for long. Just because it isn’t fun doesn’t mean we don’t have to do it. We do!

Part of our role as the keeper of our home involves tasks that are often mundane. While they aren’t necessarily the most fun things to do, I’ve found a few simple disciplines that have helped me to enjoy doing them and also look forward to them.

Pray Over Your Home
When was the last time you prayed over your home? I mean pray over the specific rooms and the people who live there?

Why not take the time while you are cleaning to offer up prayers?

Hospitality Hints | Take Them Soup! – LifeWay Women All Access

Hospitality Hints is a monthly feature on our blog with some helpful hints for being hospitable in everyday life. Our hints may involve inviting people over, but not always! Most of the time, they will be about having a posture of hospitality—welcoming others into our lives.

Whether someone you know just had a baby, moved to a new home, had surgery, or is grieving the loss of a loved one, there are many times in life when meal preparation is hard. During these times, hospitality may not look like we traditionally think of it. Rather than inviting people to your home, sometimes the way you can love and serve someone best is by taking them a meal.

But then the questions roll in.

What do I make? How do I get it there without it all ending up on the floor of my car? What if they’re allergic to everything I’m good at making?!

Well rest easy, sweet friend. We’ve got some hospitality hints that will make your meal-taking experience easy, efficient, and stress-free.

May we suggest soup? We love making soup for so many reasons.

It’s easy and inexpensive to make in mass quantities.

Hospitality Hints | Being Present – LifeWay Women All Access

In our modern, bustling world, nearly everyone would agree they want to be more present in their own lives. We want to catch coffee with friends and sink deep in meaningful conversation without digital distractions. We want to savor well-cooked meals without racing through it to get to the next thing on their to-do lists.

But then there’s the reality of day-to-day life. We yearn to show up and dig into the moments we have in front of us, but there’s always something demanding our attention. So when the pull of texting, social media, or email is just too magnetic, practice these tips to ground yourself back in the moment at hand. Be present, showing hospitality to those you’re with.