Padding: A Remedy for Disorganization

I was reading an article on the New England Patriot's "secret art of padding" (though I caren't one iota for the Patriots, or the NFL) today, and it suddenly occurred to me how little I know about what's going on in my home, when it needs to get done, and who needs to do it. … Continue reading Padding: A Remedy for Disorganization

A Productive Saturday

We began this morning with a hearty breakfast of bacon and fried eggs, milk for the kiddos and piping hot coffee for me. After breakfast, we took care of the outside animals, and then set to work in the kitchen. My oldest peeled pears, my 2nd oldest snapped green beans and cold-packed jars, and the … Continue reading A Productive Saturday

The Good, The True, The Beautiful

I'll be honest friends- I've had a really difficult spring/summer. To combat the awful, I've been throwing myself in to whole heartedly pursuing that which is good, true, and beautiful. Specifically, I've immersed myself in prayer and God's Word. I've listened to beautiful music, I've read wonderful books, and I've done a lot of crafting … Continue reading The Good, The True, The Beautiful

Creating a Family Schedule

Since we brought home our 4th child about 7 weeks ago, (and really even before that) our family life has been a hodgepodge of inconsistencies. We had bits and pieces of daily routines that shifted and changed based on our mood, so the kids frequently responded to the chaos and unpredictability with disobedience. My husband … Continue reading Creating a Family Schedule

Library Organization

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

A Head Start on Spring Cleaning!

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!

A Peek into my Planner

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

Decluttering Room by Room: Kitchen

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