Sunday, February 7, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday Linky Party


Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.

Note: We had 128 linkups last week!  I think it's a little low due to the holidays but I so appreciate those of you that linked up!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.

I can't believe it's February already.  It's FEBRUARY, y'all!

That means that spring is truly right around the corner. 

Whoa.

Sometimes when you're in the midst of winter and snow and ice and cold it doesn't feel like spring will ever come, does it?

But it does.  It always does.

I mean, it does unless you live in Antarctica or something and if you DO then you are on your own......

When we are going through a difficult winter in our lives, struggling with stress and pain and difficulty it feels like spring will never come.

Those are the times when we have to hang onto the promise of spring.

We have to hang onto the promise that the winter will thaw and the sun will come out and the flowers will bloom and new life will be everywhere.

We have to hang onto the hope that one day we will again walk in the sunshine and feel the warmth of it on our heads and feel the joy of it in our hearts, and know that spring has truly come.

Wouldn't it be silly of us to walk around in the warm springtime wearing parkas and winter boots, gloves and blankets and preparing as if we were facing a cold winter?

Spring is the time for shedding our winter.


Are you ready to shed YOUR winter?

Are you ready to let go of your pain, and hurts and frustrations and embrace the promise of spring?

Are you willing to embrace the newness of spring or do you still insist on holding onto the bitter cold of winter?

There's a lot of beauty out there in the world, even in winter.  There's a lot of beauty out there in the world, even in the midst of pain and difficulties.

You can embrace the cold, or you can embrace the warmth.  You can live in the promise of spring or the bitterness of winter.

I know that life isn't perfect.  MY life certainly isn't perfect.  But I have so many blessings and I miss seeing them when I'm only looking at the winter.

I also know that despite the things going on it my life, in YOUR life, we have an amazing God who loves us and truly has a plan that He is working in our lives.

Plans that we can trust, because He loves us.  He brings the promise of spring each and every day.

So if you're in the middle of a bitter winter right now, remember the promise of spring and look for the beauty all around you.  It's there.  

Sometimes you might have to look a little harder for it, but it's there, like the beauty of the crocus blooming in the snow.

Let go of your winter and embrace the beauty of spring and make your home sing this week!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today!



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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday Linky Party


Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.

Note: We had 137 linkups last week!  I think it's a little low due to the holidays but I so appreciate those of you that linked up!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.

I am fascinated with little houses.  I mean those tiny little houses that you see pictures of that are reeeealllllly tiny.

One of my brothers and his family lived in a little trailer while they were building their home.  

When I say trailer I mean the kind you hook up to the back of your truck and pull when you want to go camping.  I am not talking a fifth wheel here.

I don't remember how big it was but it wasn't much bigger than my laundry room I don't think.  ;)

Once they built their home on their property in the country, they showed my husband and I some neighboring property that was for sale.

Suddenly my husband I were discussing the possibility of selling our home, buying that property next door and living in our own trailer.  We already HAD our own trailer and so we wouldn't even have had to buy one.

My brother and his wife were excited at the thought of having us nearby and offered their bathroom up for use if we bought the property (lol!) and I tried to imagine homeschooling, cooking, and just LIVING in that little trailer.

Ultimately we decided not to move there because it would have been a long commute for hubby.

But I still get fascinated, as I said, with small space living.

Maybe it's because I always wanted a doll house as a child, I don't know.

I have to tell you that I love big houses.  The bigger the better.  

But I just love how compact and functional those tiny houses are.

They make me want to HUG them.

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today!



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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday Linky Party


Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.

Note: We had 135 linkups last week!  I think it's a little low due to the holidays but I so appreciate those of you that linked up!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.

I think January is a good time to start decluttering.

Well, ANY time is a good time to start decluttering, but January in particular seems like a good time to jump right in.

After all, it's the start of a new year, right?  So it's a good time to start some new habits.

It's also cold outside (for many of us) and so we're forced to spend a little more time indoors. All that forced hibernation is made more bearable (do you see what I did there?) by having a neat and orderly home to "hibernate" in.

It's also a time of year (again, for some of us) that not much is happening.  There are no summer activities to pull us away, no huge holidays to prepare for, and not much bbq happening to pull us outside and away.

So it seems as good a time as any to get organized.

Don'tcha think?

If you've been looking or waiting for an opportunity, wait no longer.  Just jump right in where you are and get moving!

Are you overwhelmed by a room, a cabinet, a drawer or a closet?

Are you waiting for big blocks of time so that you can get it decluttered?

Wait no longer.  Those big blocks of time don't always come our way.

Use the little minutes in your possession and declutter a little here and a little there.  Even five minutes of decluttering will make a dent if you do it every day.

So that's what I've been doing lately, as I said last week.  I'm using the little minutes.

Not much else happening around here. 

Let's see what YOU'VE all been up to!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today!



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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday Linky Party


Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.

Note: We had 138 linkups last week!  I think it's a little low due to the holidays but I so appreciate those of you that linked up!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.

I've been rather distracted this week.  I've been decluttering various closets and cupboards and drawers.

I tackled one shelf that I literally hadn't touched in years.  Years, people.  It was sort of the shelf of doom.

It was the highest shelf in my laundry room cupboard and I didn't even remember what was up there let alone use it, which means I probably didn't need any of it if I wasn't using it.

So out it went....the clutter, not the shelf.

Feels good!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today!



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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party


Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.


Note: We had 104 linkups last week!  I think it's a little low due to the holidays but I so appreciate those of you that linked up!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.


Oh my goodness, I totally forgot to get this linky party up this morning.  I'm so sorry.  We hosted an after-Christmas party for the Awana ministry at our home last night, and I just spaced.

Let's do this!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today!



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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday Linky Party


Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.


Note: We had 57 linkups last week!  I think it's a little low due to the holidays but I so appreciate those of you that linked up!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.


Can you believe it's now 2016?   Wow, a new year already!

I got all my Christmas decorations down last week but left the tree up because my youngest son asked me too.  That will come down in the next day or two.

I now have a few Valentine's Day decorations spread around a little bit, and pulled out anything red from my stash that I thought might look fun and add to the decor.

But it's mostly only in my living room and sunroom.  Everything else is just normal decor.

I don't know where you are but it's been COLD where I live.  Really cold.  There's been snow in some areas but our house hasn't had any.  Yet.

I love snow and hope we get some but I really hate driving in it.  So it better only come when it's convenient for ME.

Snow does that.

Right?

Right?

O.k. I will continue to delude myself but will get the party started so y'all don't have to listen to me anymore!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today!



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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Making Your Home Sing Monday Linky Party



Making your home sing Mondays


Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday linky party!  Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). 

My point with each Monday post is, what are YOU doing or going to do today to make your home sing?  It can be an attitude or an action. So have fun, do some blog hopping, and link up!  Thanks!


Topics can include marriage, parenting, encouraging women, organization, cleaning, saving money, our behavior and attitudes, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes.....the opportunities are endless.


Note: We had 77 linkups last week!  You guys are awesomely amazing and amazingly awesome!  Don't forget to visit one another and try to leave a comment on at least one blog to encourage someone today!  :)  

On the left sidebar (down towards the bottom) is the "Making Your Home Sing! Monday" button which I'd love for you to grab and paste into your post!  It is a "no-follow" button.


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas!  It was our first Christmas without my mom so it was bittersweet.  We sat around talking and laughing and eating (well, I was careful about what I ate because my mouth is still healing) and shared old memories and made new ones.

The day after Christmas was a pajama day.  

There were pajamas.

There was my dog.

There was me.

And there was Tom Cruise.

No, really.  There was Tom Cruise. 

Seriously.

See?




Told ya.

Hope you have/had a lovely weekend and let's party!

What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today!



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