A Grace-Filled Approach to Creating a Routine

grace filled approach to routines

By contributing writer Victoria I have a love/hate relationship with routines. On one hand, I love them. I love how having simple routines in place guides my day allowing for predictability. I use routines to outline how my mornings, afternoons and evenings look, and what tasks and daily chores need to be completed. On the other hand, I hate how with each changing season also brings about Continue Reading

A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Healthy Meals for Your Family

A Step By Step Guide To Creating Healthy Meals For Your Family (2) - Keeper of the Home

It's five o'clock. What's for dinner? For many years, if I didn't have a menu plan with printed off recipes, when five o'clock rolled around we'd resort to going out to eat or grab carry out. We had the delivery pizza guy on speed dial and knew which nights had happy hour for cheap appetizers. I didn't know how to create healthy meals for my family without a detailed recipe telling me exactly Continue Reading

My 3 Best Tips for When Life Gets Crazy

My Three Best Tips for When Life Gets Crazy

The last seven years of my life have been a perpetual whirlwind. I feel like I'm constantly in transition. Just when we get settled into our new normal, the Lord uproots us and moves us into another season of change. We're forever rolling with the punches, adjusting our plans, and (mostly) enjoying this life God has given us. A few weeks ago, we shared our entrepreneurial, God-given story on Continue Reading

5 Things to Do Daily to Keep Clutter At Bay

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By contributing writer, Victoria  I love the New Year... it's a fresh start, a time to start anew and a season to review your purpose and set some goals for the year ahead. One of the biggest goals that many people have this time of year is to de-clutter and finally get organized. You could spend a whole day (or in some cases, a whole week or more) purging, cleaning and organizing your home Continue Reading

Friday Night Meatballs: The Simplicity and Beauty of Sharing a Meal with Friends

The Simplicity and Beauty of Sharing a Meal With Friends {Friday Night Meatballs} - Intentional By Grace

It's Friday morning and I'm gathering ingredients to make spaghetti sauce. I chop onions, mince garlic, and add them to the large pot simmering on my stove. I saute and chop some more. The celery and parsley go in and the aroma fills the entire house. Soon the crock pot will be simmering with beautiful red sauce and the meat will be formed into perfectly, imperfect balls. I take my boys to the Continue Reading

How to Make Bible Story Stones

We love our bible story stones! Here's a simple tutorial to make your own.

We love our Bible Story Stones. They are such a great way to talk about the stories in the Bible, build vocabulary, and promote imaginative play. I use Bible Story Stones with both my toddler and preschooler! Bible Story Stones are simple to make. You just need some stones, a few craft supplies, and a little time. How to Make Bible Story Stones Supplies: Stones Acrylic Continue Reading

Intentional Living Monthly Checklist for December

Get organized and be intentional with this monthly checklist from IntentionalByGrace.com!

Each month I share a monthly intentional living checklist to help you stay on track with meeting your goals and being intentional. I find these monthly checklists helpful in making sure I take care of important tasks around my home. I'm really looking forward to tackling this month's list. I can't believe it's December and the last monthly checklist that we'll need! December Intentional Living Continue Reading

Get Organized for the New Year Before You Get Busy

Get organized for the new year before you get busy!

This post is sponsored by Homemaker's Friend Daily Planner. All opinions are 100% mine. It's time to start thinking about the new year! Can you believe it's November already? I can't. I really can't. This year has flown by! Every year around this time, I begin thinking about the upcoming year. The New Year comes and we're all ready for a fresh start. We reflect on the previous year, we Continue Reading

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs Every Time

How to make a perfect hard-boiled egg every time tutorial with pictures and video. | IntentionalByGrace.com

Eggs are some of the most nutritious foods available, and my family goes through dozens of eggs a week! When we did our Whole 30 Challenge, eggs became even more of a staple to us. Thankfully, we love eggs, and one of our favorite ways to enjoy eggs are hard-boiled. We'll dice them up over a salad, make them into an egg salad sandwich, or just eat them halved with a little salt. Even my Continue Reading

Simple Meal Planning Tips for the Holidays

Simple Meal Planning Tips for the Holidays | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Victoria The holiday season is officially upon us. Thanksgiving is coming up only to be followed by the busy Christmas season. While this time of year is definitely a wonderful season to enjoy celebrating all that God has blessed us with, including the birth of our Savior, it can also be a season where we are just plain busy. From school plays, concerts, church Continue Reading