Well, I think I may have a problem... Other than my daughter having the flu, and being quarantined from church last night and this morning- I hung two 43-inch shelves and only freed up one shelf and emptied one box of books... I suppose that's a little progress, but I'm still overwhelmed by the quantity … Continue reading Library Organization
I've made it over the holiday hurdles and I'm almost finished putting away Christmas decorations... I don't know why it takes so long. Oh, wait, yes I do... I have 3 small kids who unpack behind me... It's a process. Anyway, I've been bitten by the spring cleaning bug early this year. I blame the … Continue reading A Head Start on Spring Cleaning!
If there's one thing that is inescapably true of life with small children, it's that there is always something that needs cleaning. Whether it's laundry, floors, or the children themselves- there's always something to be cleaned. Today, I happened to look up at our light in the dining room and noticed the abysmal state of … Continue reading Cleaning Day
I've been asked lately how I "do it all" with the kids and starting up our fledgling family business. Which brings up a couple things: 1) I rest heavily on my Heavenly Father. God orders my days and gives me the same number of hours in a day as everyone else- it's all about how … Continue reading A Peek into my Planner
I'm short on kitchen space. Until we get the whole durn kitchen gutted and redone, I have to find ways to make it functional. For now that means getting rid of the clutter and junk. My first priority was to maximize useable counter space. There isn't much to start with so it needs to be … Continue reading Decluttering Room by Room: Kitchen
I copied a page out of my old Employer's book and decided to label things. The idea behind the picture and word labels is that it enables children to associate words with images (think about how most people learn a foreign language.) And to then associate the picture on the container with the contents inside. … Continue reading Organization Progress
A few of the YouTubers I subscribe to have collaborated for a "Homestead Homemaking" series. The goal is getting focused on Christ, house cleaning, and making houses feel homey. Since I started watching their videos, I've been inspired by these women to take responsibility and joy in my own home and faith walk. The first … Continue reading Freshening Up
I like to consider myself educated with high minded ideals. One of those ideals is organization in my home. Unfortunately, at this point it's only an ideal and not my reality. I have bits of organizational success here and there, but as a general rule (in the last 3 months anyway) my life has been … Continue reading Organization, Shmorganization