Sunday, July 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.


Thanks for joining the party!  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.

Summer just keeps moving along!  Why does summer always seem to go so fast?

I keep waiting for the "lazy days of summer," but  I just keep having commitments and things that keep me busy lately.


Even so, I keep thinking I need to find the time to do something as simple as sit on my back porch (it's not much of a porch but I still call it one, lol!) with a good book, a diet pop, and my little poodle.  And probably some chocolate......

So I hope you make the time to just enjoy the simple pleasures of summer 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, July 17, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday


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 94 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.

Just in case you remember my post from last week, I thought I would tell you that I did indeed get my bedroom and my house cleaned up, lol!

The funny thing is that I got everything all cleaned up but right now, as I write this post, my dining room is a little messy.  ;)

However, it would only take about five minutes to clean it up so I'm not worried.  

I have a bag of stuff that's waiting to go to the thrift store, two bags of items that need to be returned to another store, a laundry basket, a small pile of papers, and another bag of something (I have no idea what's in that one, lol).

So right after I wrote this last sentence I walked over to my dining room to see what was in that last bag that I wrote about.

There was nothing in there.   NOTHING.

It was EMPTY.

I (assuming it was me, anyway) left an empty plastic bag in the dining room.  I mean seriously, how hard would it have been to put the bag away after I removed whatever was inside of it?   I know....life changing......right?

Just in case you were wondering, I have since put it in the recycling, lol!

One thing I've realized is that when I only have a "little" mess it is tempting for me to leave it and tell myself I will get to it later.

The problem with doing that is that it will often turn into a BIGGER mess later if I put it off for too long.

If I leave ONE dish in the sink - it multiplies.

If I leave out ONE piece of paper - it multiplies.

If I leave out one item of clothing - it multiplies.

That's because if I do it once.......I will do it again.

I know myself.  And THAT'S why I've got to stay on top of things.

Clutter multiplies, and when clutter multiplies that means that my WORKLOAD multiplies because it now takes longer to clean it.

Five minutes now or 50 minutes later!   I'll take the five minutes!

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, July 10, 2016

Making Your Home Sing Monday


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.


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.

My bedroom is a mess. I HATE that!  Well, MY side is a mess anyway.

Somebody gave me a bag of stuff and I took everything out to sort through it and then I just never finished the job.  Also, I decided to sort through some paperwork and never finished THAT easier, so papers everywhere.

I've been busier than usual lately.  My friend went on vacation to Hawaii so I watched her daughter full-time for a few weeks and the church has some big events coming up and we've been busy planning/helping with that, plus all the "normal" stuff that I usually do around here anyway.

I thought summer was going to be lazy.   L - A - Z- Y.

Did YOU?

And do you know what's paying the price as I get busier and busier?

My house!

Here I thought summer was going to be lazy but it's ME who's being lazy!

So tonight I decided I would stop making excuses and start making a dent in my mess.  I did NOT get everything done but I made a start.  

You probably couldn't tell that I did ANYTHING, but *I* know I did.  It's a smaller pile than it was yesterday at this time!

So my goal this week is to get my house back in shape!  It may be the "lazy" days of summer but that doesn't mean that my house has to fall apart, lol!  

What fun things do you have planned this summer?


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, July 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 86 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 am ready to get this party started!  Thanks for joining me!  


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Sunday, June 26, 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!  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.

You guys, I apologize and I have no idea what happened to the linky party last week.  I checked it right after I posted and it was there, so I just assumed everything was o.k.

I had a super busy week and did not check my email, and did not make it back to my blog even once (well, that much is obvious or I would have tried to fix it, lol!).     

So I do apologize and hopefully this week the linky will be o.k!   If not, I will do what I can to get it fixed.    :)


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Sunday, June 19, 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!  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.

Are you ready to party?  Let's do this!  :)



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Sunday, June 12, 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 103 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.

Do you ever go into your week with big plans of all the things that you want to accomplish that week, and then at the end of the week you feel like you didn't accomplish anything?

Yeah.....me neither.......

Seriously though, one thing that really helps keep me on track is my to-do list.  It not only helps me remember things but it is tangible PROOF that I have actually accomplished something.

I love that thing.  Sometimes I even write stuff on there that I have already done JUST so I can cross them off.  It's a sickness, really.

There can be TWO problems with my to-do list though.

The first problem is that sometimes I don't make one.

The second problem is that sometimes I forget to check it when I DO make it.

Not making a list leaves me at the mercy of my already-fading memory.  Forgetting to check it when I DO make it is, again, leaving me helplessly depending on my already over-taxed brain which is struggling to remember everything I'm supposed to be doing and everywhere I'm supposed to be.

I can be VERY organized when it comes to certain areas of my life, and very unorganized when it comes to other areas.  

But aren't we all?  At least, I  kind of hope we're all that way!   I don't want to be the only one!  ;)

This is why, for the most part, I DEPEND on my planner and to-do list in which I write everything down that I don't want to forget, and put little stars next to the most important ones.  

Somedays it seems like EVERYTHING on my list is the most important.  Sigh.

Do YOU use a to-do list? 
  
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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