Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The good thing is, I have had time to, also, realize some things about the life of busy women which is what this blog is about.
I can't wait to share these things with you and hopefully give you some inspiration and encouragement as you juggle your "busy" life.
Being busy is not a bad thing unless you let it drive you into a frenzy, a panic, or a stressed state.
I will also be sharing some tips from women in my life that live lives that are on the go and yet stay balanced.
My prayer is that your life would be FULL! That you are BUSY, BALANCED and BLESSED!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
"In the noise and clatter of my kitchen.... I possess God in great tranquility as if I were upon my knees." Brother Lawrence
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1Corinthians 10:31
***Whatever your day consists of, whether it is monotonous, unfulfilling, boring, stressful, or difficult, it is not a waste if you do your best and do it for God. You may be where you are for a season to prepare you for something else. So, make Him proud this week, whatever you find your hands to do! Blessings.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Here are a few of my recommendations of positive things to listen to and things to watch. I call them my Happy Music and Shows!
Happy Music: Jim Brickman, Chris Rice, Classical (especially when it's raining), Disney soundtracks (Come on, you know you love them!), music of the '50s, Elvis, Christian music
Happy Television: Everybody Loves Raymond, According to Jim, King of Queens, I love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show
Happy Movies: Anything that ends in: "And they lived happily ever after". My fave is EverAfter, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Father of the Bride,
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Quote: "No one can be making much of his life who has not a very definite conception of what he is living for." Harry Drummond
DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN RECYCLE YOUR COFFEE? Yep. I never finish my whole pot. Add equal parts of water to it and you have a fertilizer you can use for indoor and outdoor plants.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
4th of July Chips and Salsa
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 small jar Catalina dressing
1/2 pound ground beef (optional)
Tostito tortilla chips
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Have you ever "felt" like a failure? The word failure defined is this "a failing to perform a duty or expected action", "a falling short". If you are a little bit of a perfectionist, you might feel this way more than most. I can say this of myself: "I fail to keep the house up, I fail to fulfill all my wife and motherly duties like I would like to, I fail at serving God like I want to, sometimes I even fail to feed and walk my dog." I AM NOT PERFECT! The Bible say, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 We will always fall short of perfection. I am accepted and loved by God, just as I am when I come to Him. He doesn't ask me to change or do anything to earn His love and acceptance. Now I ask you! Why should you? Here is something the Lord showed me one day while I was being critical of my son. I was walking up to the Garden Center of WalMart and was drawn to the bright, beutiful yellow marigolds. But the closer I got near them the more I saw all the imperfections it had, the bruises, the dried up blooms, the wilted leaves. And I heard God say. Step back and don't look too hard or closely at the imperfections. Yes, they are there but if you look at them you will miss the beauty that is there when you just step back. So don't get discouraged with others or yourself. We will all fall short in life. We strive for perfection but the only perfect one is the Lord Jesus. One day we will be perfect because we will be like Him. But today remember that you are human and accept yourself with all your failures......God does.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS PATRA BRINYARK!!!
PATRA JUST WON THE BEST CLEANING PRODUCTS I'VE EVER USED!!!!!!!!!
I wanted to share will all you moms a website out there called MOMSTER.COM. It's a site for moms with tweens and teens. You can ask for advice or give advice. They have different groups you can join, for example, Prayer Circles and Frugal Mamas. They even have giveaways. So, go check it out!
I recently read about J.C. Penney (yes, the founder of J.C. Penney stores). Raised as a son of a preacher, he was made to earn the money to buy his own shoes and clothes by age 8. His mother taught him to live by the Golden Rule and faith in God and led by example. J.C. Penney lived a life of integrity and loyalty. But it was later in life and through financial ruin and distress that he turned to God and experienced a true spiritual conversion. BE A MOTHER OF INFLUENCE!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
How to do a basic house-cleaning in 2 hours (3 bd, 2 ba):
1. Dust everything with a Swiffer duster (10 min)
2. Windex all mirrors and glass (except bath) (15 min)
3. Put toilet cleaner in toilets and spray all tubs/showers (5 min)
4. Starting in one bathroom, windex all mirrors/glass, wipe toilet, wipe out tubs/showers, repeat in all bathrooms (30 min)
5. Vaccuum carpets (15 min)
6. Sweep floors (15 min)
7. Mop tiles floors (15 min)
8. Cloth mop/spray wood floors (15 min)
*Now become a FOLLOWER so you can get the best cleaning products I have ever used (and trust me I have used them ALL)!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A WESTERN FRAME CRAFT
BUY AN INEXPENSIVE FLAT FACED FRAME ($1 dollar tree), 2 acrylic paints (dark and light brown), crackle medium, matte varnish, small nails, upholstery tacks (Total Cost $5)
*First paint frame with light color paint and let dry. Then do one coat of crackle medium and let dry 1 hour or dry. Then put one coat of dark paint and let dry. Hammer tacks and nails any way you like.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Here is a way to take up extra space on a wall. Use different plates and plate hangers and cluster them together. These are sentimental plates to me.
Friday, June 4, 2010
A FEW IDEAS TO ENJOY LIFE
1. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS EVERY MORNING AND THANK GOD FOR THEM ALL!
2. MAKE A CUP OF COFFEE AND SIT OUTSIDE IN THE MORNING WHILE THE SUN IS COMING UP AND THE BIRDS ARE SINGING.
3. FIND YOUR CALLING (i know that's not easy but look at your gifts, talents and abilities and start there)
4. FIND SOMETHING YOU ENJOY DOING AND DO IT!!!!!
5. GIVE LOTS OF HUGS SO YOU CAN GET SOME BACK!
6. FIND A DAY AND DECIDE TO ENJOY ALL THE SIMPLY THINGS IN LIFE!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Taco Salad Recipe:
1/2 head of lettuce, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 # ground beef, browned w/ a half pack taco season, cool
1/2 c. crushed Doritos
1/4 c. Catalina French Dressing
Mix all together and refrigerate.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Easy and Healthy:
Take any boxed rice or pasta meal and add vegies. You can add flavor and nutritional value this way. Example: To chicken rice-a-roni you can add broccoli or sweet peas. To red beand and rice you can add onions and peppers. To Hamburger helper you can add corn, carrots and peas.
Friday, April 16, 2010
*Some ways to save time cooking in the kitchen:
-Buy frozen meals a couple nights a week
-Make enough one night for leftovers the next and do this all week. You'll find you save money
this way too
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
MOTHER IS the hardest job there is! But it has the most rewards! So take care of yourself too. Eat right, find time to get some exercise, spend time in the Word of God to find strength. You will need it! Enjoy the journey of motherhood..............................................................................
*Don't think you have time to read the Bible? Set out an open bible on your kitchen counter and evertime you pass it read a verse. It's like snacking all day!
Friday, April 2, 2010
"FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES ON HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD; BUT THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED." JOHN 3:16
PERSPECTIVE: Don't judge but love. If we are Christ's ambassador's, we must love people like Jesus did. When Jesus talked to the Samaritan woman at the well he did not condemn her. He just made her aware that she was a sinner. He helped her see. Then He told her about living water.
I will not be blogging or on facebook until Monday. I am taking these next few days to remember who I was, what He did, who I am, and where He wants me to be. Have a blessed Easter and tell someone the Good News this Easter Weekend.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
*Get a puzzle and pick a day and time to put it together as a family. We did this at Christmas time. Good times together.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
PAMPER THYSELF!!!(you deserve it):)
1. Buy yourself a bouquet of flowers for the table
2. Get an inexpensive manicure or pedicure. They do exist.
3. Bubble bath by candlelight
4. Lock yourself away in your room and makeover yourself
5. Treat yourself to lunch
6. Go to a bookstore, find a corner and a cup of coffee
7. Enjoy a sunny day. Grab a lounge chair and look at the sky.
I do one of these once a week. I can't take care of anyone else if I don't take care of myself!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
*You can use clothespins to to seal bags of chips
*Make a list of priorities
1. Spending time with God
2. Spending time and doing things for my husband and children
3. Taking care of me. (Excercise, "me" time)
4. Church Ministry
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Here is a great book to help you (and me) plant some of God's beautiful creation but without too much work. It's called "The Ever-Blooming flower garden" by Lee Schneller
Tip: Keep phyllo dough in the freezer and canned pie filling for a quick dessert.
Tip: Get cheap clay pots and paint them yourself. Use stencils
Thursday, March 18, 2010
*Tip: You can mop all your floors at one time with Murphy's Oil Soap
*Keep a pretty basket in your kitchen for mail and papers. Go through weekly.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
1. Hot dogs, hot dogs, hot dogs
2. Most love pasta dishes
3. Homemade (or pillsbury) cookie dough
4. Boxed cakes and mixes
5. Being creative. Things they probably don't get at home very much. Mine went crazy over country fried steak, mashed taters, and green beans. (although it did take some time to make)
Monday, March 15, 2010
WHEN CHANGE COMES:
1. Take a deep breath.
2. Say a little prayer
3. Go, rest, help, do, it all with God's presence
Tip: When you run out of laundry detergent you can use 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid for a large
Saturday, March 13, 2010
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