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

Intentional Living Monthly Checklist for October

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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. October Intentional Living Monthly Checklist Review your mission statement I’m a big proponent of Continue Reading

How I Use My Daily Planner to Help Me Menu Plan

How to Make Menu Plan

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Homemaker’s Friend. All opinions are 100% mine. Every week (usually on Saturday or Sunday) I sit down and plan out my upcoming week. I've already shared with you how I do my weekly planning using my favorite daily planner, and today I want to expand a little on how I do my weekly menu planning. It's important to me that my family eat Continue Reading

I Always Go Back to My Favorite Daily Planner

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Homemaker's Friend. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm a planner by nature. Always have been. At the beginning of a new school year, I would sit down with my daily planner, class rubrics, and different colored pens. I'd start with English and work my way all the way through Science taking great care to write down all my deadlines, tests, and Continue Reading

3 Ways I Used the Duck® Brand Shelf Liner to Organize My Kitchen

3 Ways I Used the Duck® Brand Shelf Liner to Organize My Kitchen_edited-1

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My kitchen is a hub of memory making fiascoes along with the daily necessities of food preparation. Basically, it's the most used room in my home. We prepare, eat, and clean up meals together, share family devotions, extend hospitality, enjoy impromptu dance parties, and so much more Continue Reading

Peace in the Home: 7 Things to Do Right Now to Feel More Organized

7 things you can do right now to feel more organized

Do you ever feel completely unorganized? Like your life is spinning out of control and you need at least a week to get caught up? We've been talking about embracing self-care this month. Self-care doesn't just include our own personal health and wellness. Self-care spills over into other areas of our lives like our homes. Our homes are a place to lay our heads and lay our young. A place Continue Reading

Your January Intentional Living Checklist

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Last year, I let survival mode carry me through the year. This year I want to be more intentional with my days. One way I will do that is by using my intentional living monthly checklist. I hope you find this new feature helpful too! If you subscribe to my blog, then you've received my eBook, Live for Him (click here to learn more!). You'll find these intentional living monthly checklists go Continue Reading

Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look a Planning

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I am a busy wife, mother to two small boys, homemaker, mentor to several teenage girls, blogger, and youth leader with my husband at our local church. I wear a lot of hats. Just like you! I am often asked, “How do you get it all done?” There is one word - PLANNING! For some, it has never occurred to them to sit down and make a plan for their life, to create a plan to Live for Him. Too many let Continue Reading

Live Intentionally: Create a Simple To Do List and Calendar System

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I love my role as manager of my home. I'm always seeking to improve my time management skills in order to live intentionally and promote peace in our home. If our life is in constant chaos with no time to rest, then we grow weary and miss opportunities to serve the Lord. Going hand-in-hand with developing a mission statement for my life as well as developing a simple schedule and routine, Continue Reading

It’s not a schedule. It’s a routine!

Its not a schedule

"Nikki, It's not a schedule. It's a routine." These were the words of Leigh Ann when I told her that since my third child was born, I have not had any luck sticking to a schedule. It drives me crazy. I sat down on Sunday and wrote out (in one hour increments) what I was going to do for the (wait for it) whole  entire upcoming week. Wanna guess how that went? I didn't get anything done. Continue Reading