How to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing in Your Home

How to keep the focus on what really matters in your home.

This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing […]

I is for Icicles and Igloo’s

Icicles and Igloo's

Welcome to letter I in our ABC’s of Homeschooling Through the Holidays. I created 3 fun, quick, and inexpensive “I” crafts for you.   The first is ice on the trees.  We went out and grabbed a few branches from the woods.  Then you cover in mod podge & sprinkle them in “ice”. When dry […]

5 Simple Tips to Decorate for the Holidays

ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays 5 Simple Tips for Holiday Decorating

The honest to goodness hardest part of the holidays for me is decorating. I don’t know why. My mom was a virtual Martha Stewart when it came to decorating for the holidays. I’m just not. I do try, and I have the best of intentions, but I don’t. Then, I feel bad. Bringing the atmosphere […]

Acorn craft day


It’s turning chilly and the leaves are all sorts of beautiful colors here in Northeast Pennsylvania.  Another thing going on is the acorns are falling.  We created  two projects for our homeschool.  The downloadable is a cute quick project for smaller kids ages preschool to 3rd grade.  I had my older son do the painting […]

Wise Decor Wall Decals Giveaway


Do you want to spruce up a room in your home? Are you looking for a frugal way to make a room in your home reflect your personality? Consider a beautiful personalized wall decal from Wise Decor. Their beautiful wall decals give the look of a hand-painted design instantly. They come in dozens of colors […]

Living Intentionally: Day 3- Decluttering Your Calendar

Learning to Live Intentionally Challenge- Day 3 Decluttering Your Calendar

Day three and we are still going strong! I hope that you will continue to declutter your surroundings (see Day 2) by simplifying your home throughout the remainder of this challenge. One of the best ways to ensure you are not able to live intentionally is by spreading yourself too thin, so today we are […]

Living Intentionally: Day 2- Decluttering Your Surroundings

Learning to Live Intentionally Challenge Day 2 Decluttering Your Surroundings

I believe the key to living intentionally is to first simplify our lives. When chaos abounds, we can’t be intentional about anything, and this is true for many areas of our lives. Today we are going to focus on decluttering our surroundings. I don’t know about you, but more often than not a person can […]

Learning to Live Intentionally Challenge

Learning to Live Intentionally Challenge

  I originally shared this challenge one year ago. As the holiday season approaches, I feel like it is important to take the challenge again, so I am revamping the posts in the series and reigniting my passion to live intentionally. Will you join me? I’m wasting my days. These precious, numbered days are truly […]

Hearts for Home Blog Hop #39 { The Homemaker’s Mentor }

The Homemaker's Mentor review and giveaway

I received a free copy of The Homemaker’s Mentor in exchange for an honest review of their product. I was not required to write a positive review. The honest opinions expressed below are my own. A few weeks ago, I shared with you guys how God is developing my heart for my home, and isn’t […]

Sewing with Kids


Today’s post from Jennifer is wonderful for those of us wondering how we can begin sewing with our children. I used to sew before I got married and had a family. I find it strange now because having a family, it’s really necessary to know how to sew. Many years I’ve threw out my children’s clothing because […]