Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gotta Keep Busy

I hope you all enjoyed the giveaway, even if you didnt win. :) There will be more in the future. 

      We are nearly there... Baby girl Avalynn will be joining us as soon as she is ready. In the mean time I have been trying to keep myself busy, but I must say I am running out of things to do. Everything is prepped for the birth and the house is as clean as this mama is going to get it. I have run out of all laundry to wash... just have a little bit left to put away, if I can get it upstairs ;). There has been no real signs of her unless you count moodiness as a sign. My last two pregnancies went to 42 and 41 weeks, so there is a chance I could be holding onto her for another couple weeks... YIKES... I do not want to do that at all.

        So, if that is the case I will be doing whatever I can to stay busy. My projects this week will include turning a couple cans into something to hold the products I will need in the bathroom. Second, if I get to it, is to redo our book case. Right now it is just an ugly brown hand-me-down book case... I plan on adding molding to the top and bottom, then painting it as well as distressing it. I kinda hope I can do it soon, but the canisters are a little more important as I have no place to store products in my bathroom discreetly. I also have some baseboards that I could paint... could is the magic word there...Tomorrow I may take the kids to the park with a bunch of our homeschooling friends. Well, the dryer just rang its last for the day. Can I have lots and lots of labor prayers???

Friday, January 4, 2013

Mini Blog Relaunch, Book review, and giveaway!

     It is the start of a new year and a perfect time to organize your life and time( including myself ;) )

     I have been VERY absent from blogging and for that I am sorry. I had a solution in the form of a Tablet, but I broke it 4 days after Christmas. :( I am in the process of getting it fixed, but that will take time... In the mean time I am getting ready for baby and taking a lot of down time which should be perfect to recommit myself to blogging.

     As we get ready for baby girl, Avalynn, I find myself trying to figure out so many ways to get the house organized so daddy and the older children can function well while mommy recovers. I cannot help but reference my all time favorite book: Large Family Logistics, by Kim Brenneman( minus the Bible of course)...


     This book has given me a foundation to build on and inspiration to act on the growing art of homemaking. Do not let the title deceive you.... This book should be renamed to Family Logistics... It applies to all from no children( but in the future) to as many as you can think of! It is endorsed by Michelle Duggar and Beall Phillips and would make a great wedding gift for a newlywed to devour before she even has children! The topics in which it includes are building a sturdy foundation on God's word, self-discipline, managing each day( laundry day, kitchen day, etc.), homeschooling, family time, and sooo much more. There are 47 chapters plus two appendix on survival and recovering from said survival, which I use often as it has been a rather tough year!

     Because it is the start of a new year everyone is looking to make resolutions and start fresh and because of that I am giving away a paperback copy of Large Family Logistics!!!! Enter below!!!

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