Sunday, March 1, 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 98 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.


It is March already.   MARCH!!!!!!

How is that possible?

While many places are suffering from record lows and record snows, we've actually had a pretty mild winter where I live.  

In fact, this last week we've had some nice, sunny days.  Well, nice for us.  California or Florida we are not.  But this has been a pretty calm February.

Yesterday was sunny but I still felt like I wanted to wear a coat.  Summer has not yet arrived so I am gonna keep my coat nearby.

But spring is on its way.

I love snow, but it seems like some of you are having WAY too much of it.  Even though our winter has been mild I am ready for spring.

Are you?

What do you love about spring?

I love when the cherry trees begin to bloom, and the birds come back and you can hear them chattering away, and flowers start blooming again, and things "green up" and the weather starts to warm up a bit.

I just love how "alive" everything seems.  Back in my gardening days I eagerly awaited spring as I couldn't wait to get my hands in the dirt and do some planting and pruning.

I am over that now.   ;)

But I still love spring.  This week I will be changing some of my home accessories to bring a little spring into my home and lighten things up a bit and spread a little fun around the place.

What are YOU going to be doing to bring a little fun into YOUR home 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, February 22, 2015

Being Sick Is Not As Much Fun As You Would Think & MYHSM 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 115 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.


Last Saturday morning I woke up with a sore throat and my nose felt "funny."  That is all the symptoms that I had,but I suggested that my husband not kiss me, just in case.

He said "I'm tempted to just pop a cold-eeze and just kiss you anyway."  I ducked under his arms and strongly suggested that he take cover and stay far away from me, and suggested that he may want to consider moving to another country for a week or two.  Maybe more.

Oh, sweet marital bliss and practicality.

Sunday I woke up and got up to get ready for church.  As I walked around sneezing, hacking, blowing my nose (did I mention SNEEZING?) and making other attractive noises, I decided to stay home from church that day.

Hubby is the pastor and I sit in the front row because everyone knows that that is the BEST seat in the house, right?

I had visions of clearing my throat a million times, sneezing, blowing my nose to the point where all it did was let out a loud HONK!!!!!  and generally making a spectacle of myself until someone (probably my husband) would yell "Oh enough already.  Would someone please get this woman a cough drop???"

I am quite sure everyone would secretly thank me for not spreading germs nor would they probably appreciate that form of entertainment there.  Some people just don't like geese, I guess.  (If you don't get that, please read the previous paragraph.  If you STILL don't get it....well.....sorry.  My bad.)

Of course, I could have sat in the back row and thrown spit wads at my husband, the worship leader, the piano player (who also happens to be my son) and quite possibly thrown them at someone who decided to visit that day.

I am sure that would make them want to come back, don't you?  I know it would make ME want to come back.  Just for revenge, of course.

Then a few days after Sunday my nose decided that it was going to stop working.  I mean, NOTHING was coming out or going in.  Kind of like my bank account, only not really.

My coughing was pretty spectacular.  I may or may not have coughed up a lung and maybe even a kidney.  The really nice thing was that I did NOT have a fever.  Otherwise I may have been tempted to set a world record.

Then my asthma decided to join the party.  Always a GREAT time.  You should always invite asthma to a party.  Except not really.

I quite possibly might have had some deadly, foreign disease or maybe some horrible fever that came from some animal who brought it back from space and who now hates me.

I guess I'll have to wait and check with Dr. Google to be sure.

But for now, I am feeling much better.  My nose is working again and let's just say that I may have caused a kleenex shortage at the local store.  My throat is no longer sore.  I am still coughing and my asthma refuses to go home but I will take it as I'm feeling better than I was a few days ago!

However, you may want to bleach or otherwise sterilize your keyboard before you leave here. I'll start the party while you're gone!


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, February 15, 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 118 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 great weekend!   We've had a few nice days around here.   It's just so nice to be able to go outside in February without needing a coat.

Makes me look forward to spring!  Not to rush things or anything, but can you believe that March is next month?  Seriously.  March?

Wow.  I'm pretty sure I say this a lot but time just seems to fly by.  The days themselves can seem long sometime if I have something stressful happening, but otherwise time is marching forward and I'm just struggling to keep up!

Speaking of time marching on, let's not wait any longer to get this party started!

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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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Day In The Life (Of A Pastor's Wife) #13: My Son Reads Better Than I Do




My son walked by me recently wearing this shirt:


I looked at it and I wondered what it meant.

I knew that NRA stood for the National Rifle Association, so I wondered what the initials "N.I.A." could possibly refer to.

It looked like it was political or a call to action, since they were asking people to take a stand by encouraging them to make a call.

So I said to my son "Call for N.I.A., what does that mean?" 

My son looked at me rather blankly and replied

"California.  Mom.  It says California."


I never claimed to be the sharpest pencil in the box.

So I took it to my facebook account and posted the picture and my question and my son's response.

One gal told me that she had to read his shirt three times because she'd had the same response as me.

Another gal said that she read it as "Call for Nia," and she was wondering who Nia was as she'd never heard of her.

Ordinarily I'd say that I fear for this country, but the Californians on my fb account got it right away.

So California has saved the world yet again.  (The first time they saved it was with Disneyland)

Click here for more A Day In The Life (of a pastor's wife). 



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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Don't Be Afraid To Change Things Up & MYHSM 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 122 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.




Valentine's Day has been on my mind for several weeks.  I think it's because when I took down my Christmas decorations, I put out some decorations for Valentine's Day.

I mostly just decorated the living room and added some touches of red and a heart or two to the sunroom and also the entry hall.

I have a friend who leaves the same decor accents up year around, year after year (except at Christmas time) and she absolutely LOVES it that way.

I like to change things up a bit.  So January-February is Valentine's motiff.  March-May is bright spring colors (yellows, greens and blues), flowers and garden decor, bunnies and fun.  

June-August is summer in teal and white paisley prints, starfish, shells and/or whatever else strikes my fancy.




Then of course, fall is pumpkins, baskets, wood, sunflowers, candles, soft blankets and warm colors. This is the crib springs from my babies' crib.  I love using it in this way and, for the record,  I saw it on pinterest!

A little trivia just for fun: if you look on the crib springs (you can click the picture to make it bigger) you will see a tiny baby shoe.  That shoe was my mom's baby shoe!



 Christmas is: well, Christmas decorations!  



If you love Valentine's Day, it's not too late to decorate!  It can be something as simple as adding a red candle or a polka dotted basket that you got from the $1 bins at Target.



Or maybe the word "LOVE" just jumps out at you and makes your heart smile.

Whatever it is that puts a smile on your face and will make you think of love, family, laughter, and fat, round puppy bellies just don't be afraid to change things up a bit around the house, 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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I am linking up to these linky parties:

 PhotobucketStrangers and Pilgrims on Earth 
The Life Of Faith

Living Proverbs 31

marriage mondaysWhat Joy Is MineTeaching What Is Good Messy MarriageWise-Woman-Builds 125 Titus 2 Tuesday Button Photobucket

Friday, February 6, 2015

Why I Do Not Iron My Husband's Underwear



I have a confession to make: I do not iron my husband's underwear.

I did not even know that there WERE people doing that, until I was having lunch with a group of women once and someone mentioned it.

Apparently, I was away in the corner eating chocolate and I missed that particular duty when it was discussed in either home-ec class or handed down from generation to generation of women.

What I love about this, though, is that this gal does it out of LOVE, and if love is someone's motivation then far be it from me to discourage it.

However, far be it from me to actually DO it, either.

While I do love my husband, there's no way I can bring myself to iron something that:

 1) no one in the general public will ever see on a day to day basis

2) please see #1.

So, just because I was curious, I googled about ironing men's undies.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Bad idea.

After that, I decided that I really did NOT want to know about why people do that and so I just closed the tab. So, since I didn't click on anything I still have no idea why anyone would iron their underwear.

And frankly, I am o.k. with that.

Then we women got into a whole discussion on whether or not it was a waste of time to FOLD underwear.

There was a whole consensus that it was a waste of time.  Except for me, the one lone holdout.  I just GOTTA.

And now I have either reached a new low on my blog or a new high, depending on whether or not you are in the habit of discussing your underwear with a total stranger.

But now that I brought up the whole underwear thing, that kind of makes us besties, right?


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Sunday, February 1, 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 120 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 was going to have a post this week, but my week got away from me.  This is what I get for leaving things to the last minute, lol!

I started my post earlier in the week, then had a busy week (translation: I ALWAYS have a busy week) just like y'all do so I left the post for Saturday.

Then Saturday came and I was busy running around doing stuff and running errands for my mom and visiting with one of my brothers (who dropped by).  I don't get to see this brother as often as I'd like because he lives a couple of hours away.

My brother is currently fighting cancer for the FOURTH time and he fights it with strength and humor and courage.  He is my hero!  

Whenever he comes into town for a treatment (or to visit his kids) he will usually stay with one of their children so then I get to see him.  Pray for him if you think about it, please! Thank you!

Anyway, after my brother left, my hubby and I went over to a friend's house for dinner and the evening.  We hadn't seen them in awhile so it was fun catching up.

So we had dinner with our friends and came home and I remembered: it's Saturday!

Saturday ALWAYS follows Friday and so you wouldn't think that it would continue to surprise me every week when it pops up.....but it does.

Surprises me nearly ever week, lol!  So let's just get the party going, shall we?

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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