GIRLS...Can we talk??
Let's face it...it's no secret that the woman of the house is the one who sets the tone for the home. In other words, we as women are the "Heart of the Home". So, when you think of your home, what pops into your head first? Joy, peace, ease and comfort, OR chaos, clutter, irritation and frustration?? Is the heart of your home beating rhythemically, or is emergency CPR needed??
Honestly, more often than I'd like I find myself in the second category, although most who know me view me as someone who "has her act together". Believe me, there are still cracks in this pot...but God is good and cracked pots are His specialty!! :o)
I am diligently working on simplifying our home, and organizing everything! My Tuesday posts are going to be dedicated helping us make our homes the havens and sanctuaries they should be for our families.
I will be sharing tips, ideas, timesavers, photos, my befores and afters, dreams and schemes, and anything else I can get my hands on from where ever I can get it!! There are already some wonderful women out there with great ideas and I will be sharing them as I find them, too.
Here's an HGTV pic of my dream homeschool room!! We school at the breakfast nook table!
Isn't this a delightful space? Just looking at this craft storage area gets my creative juices flowing!! (HGTV pic, too)
Donna Smallin of the "One Minute Organizer" makes these suggestions for multi-tasking and time management:
While popcorn is popping-3 minutes (mmm!)
In the kitchen:
~Organize the day's mail — toss the outer envelopes and inserts in bill statements along with junk mail.
~Organize a drawer; if there's not a lid for a container, toss it.
~Be brave as you open the fridge to play "leftover roulette," popping open mystery containers to see what's still edible, suggests Donna. Also, check out the expiration dates on condiments and half-full jars of spaghetti sauce.
~Rifle through that overflowing coupon box and toss the expired ones. Then file new ones by category and date.
~Take out the trash, and make sure the recyclables are in order.
~Empty or load the dishwasher; wipe down a shelf while you're at it.
So, ladies, if the heart of your home is in need of CPR or just a little tweaking, come back next week for HOTHT~~~Heart of the Home Tuesday!
Have a sunny day!!