In January I started watching Marie Kondos' show "Tidy Up". It was mainly just something to watch and had no real intentions of applying anything. A few episodes in, I decided to try decluttering my clothes. I of course had a huge amount of clothes but everyday while getting dressed I would fight the battle … Continue reading Decluttering and Simplifying
My house is a lot messier these days, and it's ok. Not that it's been easy to let the mess go but the reality of it being, I can't keep up with it anyways. The trials my family went through these past few months have really taught me about letting go of control. Control of … Continue reading My House is Messy, and it’s OK!
I had lots of hope that I would keep up with this blog but once again.. life happens! This year has already been one of the toughest years I have had to go through (and we just got into April). We started the year off with a house full of sickness and that lasted about … Continue reading Well Hello 2019
A quick follow up to us eating more at home. It is still going amazing! We ate out a total of 5 times and spent less than $100 total in September. Which is pretty good considering we are feeding two adults and four children. We spent a little more on groceries than I had originally … Continue reading Follow Up (Eating at Home)
"I want you to relax and enjoy this day. It's easy for you to get so focused on your goals that you push yourself too hard--and neglect your need for rest". I read this, this morning in my "Jesus Always" devotional and it smacked me right in the face. I tried to joke and turn … Continue reading Productivity in Rest
At the end of August, I totaled up how much we spent on food (including groceries and going out) and it was outrageous! So September we decided to challenge ourselves and really get our food budget under control. Honestly it was a little embarrassing because I don't remember eating any meals that were amazingly delicious … Continue reading Eating more at Home
In January 2017, we found out we were expecting. I was angry with God that he would allow me to be pregnant. It wasn't my plan. To be honest I didn't know what the next few days held for my marriage. The first couple trimesters were really hard. One evening in the middle of a … Continue reading He is Good even when I don’t see it..
I'm working on changing the way I look at things. So often I look at my to-do list and dread what the day might hold and the repetitive things I need to do. It's easy to get lost in the diaper changes, nursing sessions, sibling fights, laundry and everything else that just seem to be … Continue reading Thankfulness in the Repeat
I finally set some goals. I haven’t bothered setting any because.. well life. And honestly it had been just really hard to put any energy to myself and I could see that it was really affecting me. So much of my time and energy was going toward preparing for homeschool and just everyday life. Now … Continue reading Setting Goals for Myself
I so badly miss my old hobbies. I miss working out and enjoying it. I miss bible journaling and enjoying the process. I miss finding a simple sewing pattern on Pinterest and just giving it a go. I miss baking randomly and eating way too many cookies. I miss nap time when all the kids … Continue reading Things Change, and It’s OK!