Category Archives: Challenges

Learning to homestead with a small property

20 years of researching has led me to the conclusion that you can homestead on truly any size property. You just have to have GREAT organizational skills on smaller properties to streamline what you want to accomplish. Here is a link to homesteading.com and 15 homesteading ideas for your property. https://homesteading.com/homestead-farm-design-ideas/

Summertime Activity – Repurpose old furniture

Poor Shelby… Her room in our home doesn’t have a closet. I am assuming that it was meant to be an office, but, she decided when we moved into this house 3 years ago that she wanted that room. 

We found the next best thing… a “yard-sale” dresser can EASILY be converted into a wardrobe! And we even painted it to match!

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To conquer the kid piles – organizing the items that get thrown in mom's room.

I don’t know about the rest of you but mom’s office and mom and dad’s bedroom seem to be the place that most items are thrown when a kid is “cleaning” up. I have been getting really tired of picking up scout clothes and the kids not being able to find their dance shoes when they need to… or even my photo props not being in the right place when I need them.  Having 7 little “helpers” (and I do use that lightly) sometimes makes for 7 little tornadoes in my house.

blog-organizingkidclutterI found some locking 15liter containers on sale and began filling them for the top of my closet.I used my cricut machine and cut permanent vinyl for the sides. Now, the labels are sure NOT to come off either. Vinyl is a wonderful and magical thing. I picked up some permanent outdoor vinyl (and some wall vinyl on a different day) from Pick You Plum. LOVE THAT DAILY DEAL SITE.

In my goal to conquer the kid clutter, I have in fact, found a solution in my house to make getting ready for activities faster because I am not wasting time to find that neckerchief for one of the many scouts that I do have! And as you can see, bathing suits got a box as well… SO MUCH EASIER to get the 4 littles into their suits and everyone can find them, because mom stashed them!!

 

 

My Lifetime Story 2010 Challenge

As the year is coming to an end we are busy planning for next year.  In 2010 we are going back to the basics of leaving a legacy of faith.  This years challenges are all focused on YOU and your lifetime story.  When you join us in this challenge you will be creating a mini-autobiography.  We are counting down the days till January 6th because we are so stinkin’ excited about the My Lifetime Story challenges!!!

Wouldn’t you love to know what your grandma’s favorite toy was as a child, how she felt when she met your grandpa, her favorite scripture and the song that expressed her heart? Your children and grandchildren will have that treasure when you join us in this challenge!

We will start out with your family roots in January and move into your childhood in February.  We will continue throughout the year with your teen and adult years as well.  The last challenge of the year will be a letter to your future generations or anyone who reads your book.

Each of our stories is important.  This is a book that everyone should create about themselves.  It will be the most treasured album of your family.  As you create this album about your lifetime story you will be leaving YOUR LEGACY OF FAITH.  This is an album that can make an impact in your life as you create it, but it will also create a major impact in the lives of your family both now and in future generations.  As your children read your story in this scrapbook that YOU created, they will take your stories to heart.  Your stories may have more impact on them than even Bible stories, because they are personal and from someone they know and love .  When friends and neighbors pick up your storybook and look through it you will be witnessing without even saying a word.  They will read your lifetime history and discover your love of Jesus, and His forgiveness and faithfulness in your life!

The My Lifetime story challenges will begin the first Wednesday in January.  A new challenge will be posted each Wednesday all throughout 2010.  The last challenge will be posted the last Wednesday of December.  Just because the challenge series ends at the end of 2010 doesn’t mean your lifetime story album is finished.  We will continue to offer periodic challenges to continue your autobiography and keep it current.

You can get more information here

Please join us in this year long challenge!  Some of these challenges may be layouts you have already completed.  That is ok!  We need to get these all compiled in your lifetime storybook.  Everyone deserves to be the star of their own book, including and most importantly YOU!  If you don’t put some time aside to create your My Lifetime Story album now, you may never find the time.  If something were to happen to you, would your legacy of faith be lost forever?  Take action now, join us as we create our lifetime storybooks for the next generation to see the glorious work the Lord can do in the life of a woman that loves God!