Friday, March 30, 2012

Springtime

"And God let the earth spring forth vegetation..." Genesis 1:11
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Genesis 8:22
"The hay appeareth, and the tender grass showeth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered." Proverbs 27:25
"For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land." Song of Solomon 2:11-12
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. Isaiah 61:11
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man, that he bring forth food out of the earth. Psalms 104:14
"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom like the rose. Isaiah 35:1
"And it came to pass that, that on the next day Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. Numbers 17:8
"And why are ye anxious for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matthew 6:28-29
"Thou hast set all the borders of the earth; thou hast made summer and winter." Psalm 74:17
"The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sununto the going down thereof. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tag! You're It Tuesday!

I was reading about Barb being tagged over at Turtles and Tails and I thought what a great idea! I think I will copy her idea! I would love to know more about my blog friends! Read through to the bottom to see if you've been tagged, and check out some of the links within!

1. What is in your p
urse right now?

Well...my wallet, date book and to-do list, 3 lipsticks(gotta have lips), a bottle of water, my favorite lotion from here, sunglasses in a glasses case, a notepad that looks like a purse, a sucker stick(gotta love kids), cell phone, and change.

2. What is the one room you dread to clean in your home?
My daughter's room, it seems I can never get it done before she arrives from school!

3. Where do you draw your inspiration from in your home decor?
I love shabby chic, although I have never (yet) incorporated it into our home, I also find lots of lovelies on blogs.

4.What is your favorite holiday and why?
Halloween, I love decorating and trick or treating, costumes and pumpkins and the beauty of fall and the crispness in the air!

5. What are your go-to beauty products that you swear by?
I love Carmex hand cream, it feels wonderful and the light scent is perfect! I love my flat iron as well as my hair gel for curly hair days! Oh, and lipstick! Right now I have 3 shades in my purse!

6. What would you consider your dream job?
Stay at home mom...I have been for some time, but went back to work recently and I miss my girl!

7. What blog do you read regularly and why?
First is Posie Gets Cozy, my fave and the very FIRST blog I ever read. Alicia is so talented and sweet. I also read Echoes of Laughter, and I love all the organizational projects that Angie shares. Chris at Frog on the Pumpkin is another absolute favorite blogger! There are sooo many others, I can't choose!

8. What are some things you do to treat yourself?
Nails...and a spa pedicure monthly.

9. Who is your celebrity crush?
Charlie Hunnam-Jax Teller on Sons of Anarchy...yummy...


and my old stand by-Matthew McConaughey

10. What is one store that you go to and almost never come out empty handed?
The dollar store...so many craft supplies and other goodies!

11. What is your favorite blog post and why?
The post is "Bravery and My Grandma" a touching description of the woman who was important in my life as a child.

There it is! Me, exposed...kind of!

I've tagged the following blogs to answer the above questions!


If you'd like to participate, post your answers, then tag some favorite blogger friends, and add new questions or use those above!

Alicia at Posie Gets Cozy

Enjoy tagging your friends!



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Schedule

One of my goals from yesterday was to spend time following my schedule each day until it becomes second nature. I have a schedule, or "Daily Routine" that I am trying to follow. I do very well until about 2:00 pm, then its all over(grin). So I revamped it a little so I could keep my attention span more focused! Here it is as it stands today!

4:30 or 5:30-Get DH ready and off to work, depending on whether he has to go in at 6 or 7.
If he goes in at 6, I go back to sleep for a bit until 6:30.

6:30-7:45- Kids up and working on their Good Morning Lists, walk the dogs
  • GOOD MORNING LIST
  1. Make up your bed and pick up your room
  2. **D: Shower, get dressed(clean clothes), brush teeth, put on deodorant, clean your ears! ** R: Get dressed, hair fixed, brush teeth
  3. Good Morning Job: R-put away silverware/D-Feed and water dogs
  4. Personal Bible reading time
  5. Free time until the bus comes!
7:45-BUS!!!

7:45-9:45- Mom's Morning Routine!

  1. Make beds
  2. Shower and get dressed
  3. Swish and swipe bathrooms
  4. Change out laundry
  5. Unload dishwasher
  6. Eat, drink water, meds
  7. Check to do list and calendar
  8. Hot spots
  9. What's for dinner?
9:45-10:45- Blog Work(winter)/Garden (spring-fall)

10:45-12:00-Zone for the week/Focus of the day

ZONES and FOCUSES
  • Zone 1-Entrance(inside & out), Porches and Dining Room
  • Zone 2-Kitchen
  • Zone 3-Main Bath + one extra room (laundry room, office, kid's room)
  • Zone 4-Master bedroom and bath
  • Zone 5-Living Room/Family Room/Den

  • Monday Focus: House Quick Over
  • Tuesday Focus: Planning/Office Day
  • Wednesday Focus: Menu Planning and Grocery Shopping preparation
  • Thursday Focus: Errand Day
  • Friday Focus: Clean car, purse and DATE NIGHT
  • Saturday Focus: Family Day
  • Sunday Focus:Soul Day
12-12:30- Lunch, drink water

12:30-2:00-Baking/Crafting/Candles

2:00-3:45- Blog work(spring-fall)/ Garden(winter)

3:45-5- Mom's Afternoon routine-Kids homework and Afternoon List

Afternoon Routine
  • Check book bags
  • Fill sink with hot, soapy water
  • Start dinner
  • Set table
  • Declutter for 15 minutes
Afternoon List:

D:
  • Walk Dogs
  • Take out trash
  • Get ready if its an auction night
R:
  • Fold washcloths, dishtowels and dishrags
  • Get everything ready for tomorrow morning: backpack, pick out clothes, shoes, coat
5-6- Family Dinner/Bible Time

6-8- Daddy time/Family reading/Games/Free Time

8-8:30- R-Bath and to bed/D-reading time

8:30-10- Free Time

10-D to bed

10-bedtime-time with Hubby

Yes, it seems like a lot. Yes every single minute is scheduled, it keeps me focused on what is next. What do you think? What is your schedule or routine? Is it working?

See y'all tomorrow!




Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Beginning Today

Beginning today I will
  • spend time each day with my husband 























  • spend time each day with my children



























  • spend time each day for myself


















  • spend time each day with other family members
























  • spend time each day with friends




























  • spend time each day on Blackberry Winter Candle Company













  • spend time each day building up this blog









  • spend time each day following my schedule until it becomes second nature

  • spend time each day working in my garden



















but first, I will
SPEND TIME EACH DAY WITH GOD.


I'm beginning today with a simple plan and a verse to encourage me! "This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24


The plan:

  • Morning Routine
  • Shop & deliver for Michelle
  • Call Daniel, Nick, Susan, & Tracy
  • Call April and Bel
  • Take Rebekah to the dock for walking and pictures
  • Toenails
  • Start on project for school
Hey! A decent start! See y'all soon!