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Home Office Planning

Decluttering Step by step Progress report
This entry is part 1 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers

Oh, the project for decluttering and setting up my husband’s office seems like it will never end.  It seems like when I make progress, we suddenly have something else pop up in the way of more progress.  This past week my husband (rightly) decided that it was way too hot in his office and he wants to install a mini A/C in the wall.  He’s a builder and so he knows people who can do this in their sleep, but I kind of wonder how many days (and nights) it will take to actually get it done.

In the mean time, I have been in planning mode.  Because when progress on a project is just not happening, I like to keep in mind the end goal and make sure it is something we really LOVE.  Planning is my happy place!

I thought I would share with you a portion of my vision for this room. Continue Reading

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Hope for Homemakers: Hope for Clutter

get hope for your clutter mess with hope for homemakers and Sarah Mueller's book Step by Step Decluttering
This entry is part 2 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers

We are living in a comparison-conscious society.  With all the social media channels out there, showing one another a peek into our lives has somehow morphed into a competition.  And keeping up can be OVERwhelming!  We “follow” one another and look into each others kitchens (recipes and pictures of  wonderful food), each other’s bedrooms (decorations, DIY projects, and organization), each other’s playrooms and homeschool rooms (the activities and the accomplishments).  And we can be tempted to look at these things and say, “I want that!  I should do that in my home!”  Which is good.

…Until its not.

Because the feeling that comes crashing in right after the “oh, isn’t that neat” thoughts, can be inferiority extraordinaire.  The less-than feelings that we just need to say NO(!) to immediately but somehow have a way of sticking with us.

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Hope for Homemakers: Step by Step

hope for homemakers
This entry is part 3 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers

I has been what feels like ages since I have posted on the topic of Hope for Homemakers!  And a lot has happened in the interim.  We have a whole other human living in our house!  And we have done lots of remodeling projects (ongoing, of course) in our home. And the housework and homemaking can still seem overwhelming some days.  And I think it will always be so. But I am always looking for ways to brighten my day, to get things accomplished that make me feel like this homemaking thing is worth it.

So, I am ready to jump back in to our Hope for Homemakers community and I have a NEW book for us to work through together! Continue Reading

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Homemaking Encouragement

This entry is part 4 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers

For those of you who are avid readers of this blog, you know I have been hinting at a big announcement for quite some time and today I am finally ready to unveil it!  Ta-dah!

I am so excited to announce a new series for homemakers called Hope for Homemakers.  I have been letting this idea simmer for quite some time and can’t wait to get started on it with you.
Hope for Homemakers is an attempt to fill a void I was seeing in my real life and in my online communities.  I have noticed throughout my life as a homemaker (and even before) that there is a lot of pressure placed on women who choose to stay at home.  We go to women’s Bible studies and are told our example is the Proverbs 31 woman.  We must strive to fit that mold and we do Bible studies to discover how to become like this exemplary woman. Continue Reading

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Homemaking – Where to Start

This entry is part 5 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers
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Yea! I am so excited to be starting this series.  We have some people who have already joined the facebook group and some people who have subscribed to the newsletter emails.  If you haven’t done one of these things (or both), please consider it.  We are here for encouragement.  And encouragement is best spoken one to another.

Let me get the ball rolling by stating for the record that I DO NOT have it all figured out (not by a long stretch)!  So I am simply going to be the moderator and coordinator of this group of homemakers.  This group will thrive or fail on the interaction of one another.  The topics for each month are simply to facilitate encouraging conversations about working on making our houses into homes. Continue Reading

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Dishwashing, A New Habit

This entry is part 6 of 41 in the series Hope for Homemakers

Welcome to the first day of Hope for Homemakers (I feel like it is the first day of school. I love school!)!  I am so excited and a bit overwhelmed by what we are about to embark upon, but I am so happy you are going to be right here for encouragement.

Have you gotten the book for this month yet?  If you haven’t be sure to pick it up.  These posts will be longer than her entries, most days; so if you want the less wordy version, read hers!  Here it is again: Continue Reading

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