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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

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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

12 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Simplify Your Life

The Spring cleaning bug is in the air. Has it bit you yet? It has sure bit Leigh Ann and I. Our houses have never been cleaner. Are we done yet? No. Spring cleaning isn't just a one-time thing. Well, for most of us, it is. But it really shouldn't be. Yes, there are certain things we only need to clean once a year, but keeping a clean, organized, simplified life? That should be a year-round-thing. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle Sale

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle

Please note this sale has ended, but we are leaving this page up in order for you to be able to access incredible resources for your homemaking needs! The books cannot be purchased in a bundle, but they can still be purchased individually. You're a homemaker if you do any of the following: Work with willing hands Provide food for your family Open your hand to the poor Reach out to the Continue Reading

Developing a Simple Schedule and Routine

developing a simple schedule & routine

I thrive on routines and schedules. Without them, I wonder around aimlessly and motivation flies right out the window. Like a toddler, I like to know what's coming next and I like the peace of mind of knowing what I'm doing in this moment is the best thing for me (aka, does homemaking matter?). Developing a simple schedule and routine helps me to be more intentional and more at peace Continue Reading