Something good is starting to happen. I’m having more and more “good energy” days between my “bad energy” days. It’s amazing what a little bit of energy will do for a girl. Ya know? For instance, yesterday I woke up, looked around the house, and realized a couple of things: 1) Little boys are messy. Like Legos in the pantry and Sharpie on the wall messy. 2) My house doesn’t feel “homey” to me. It’s amazing how having energy can spur you to do things. On the days I can barely roll out of bed, the messy and homely looking house are the least of my worries. But on days where I have energy – it bothers me and spurs me to action.
One of the things I’ve been feeling convicted about recently is how I have not been a very good “keeper of the home” (Titus 2:5). I leave dishes in the sink, laundry in the dryer, and just about everything in my house could use a good scrubbin’. I think about my husband and boys. I want them to view “home” as a place of refuge – a place of love and laughter. I want “home” to evoke feelings of joy in my family members. I want them to want to be home. So I have decided that since I am having more good days, I am going to start working on making my house more of a home. Every Friday when I post the Simple Meals Friday post, I will also update with my project for that week. It’s going to be baby steps – like an organized spice rack, or some seasonal decorations. But those little steps will add up over the course of a year.
So don’t laugh, but this weeks project was really simple. I found some beautiful little roses at Trader Joes for $1.99 (see picture above) and placed them by the window in our kitchen. It’s amazing what that little pop of red and green does for my spirit when I walk into the kitchen. Every time I see them I’m reminded of my new desire to turn my home into something warm and beautiful. So there you have it, friends. Anyone want to join me in this little homemaking challenge? Surely I’m not the only one who needs to work on this!
And now onto Simple Meals Friday.
Welcome to Simple Meals Friday!
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- Keep the foods “nourishing”, such as homemade chicken stocks, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (lard, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, tallow), unrefined sugars, flours and salts and meats.
- Please don’t include recipes using processed oils such as soy and canola oil, msg laden bouillon and other highly processed foods. If I notice a recipe using these ingredients it will be deleted. Try to incorporate traditional methods of preparing foods like, sprouting, soaking, sourdough and lacto-fermentation.
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Featured Simple Meals
1. Leftover Turkey and Rice Soup from Axiom at Home
You will want to save this one for those Thanksgiving leftovers!
2. One Pot Spicy Chicken Sausage Rice from Avocado Pesto
One pot people. Need I say more?
3. Gluten and Dairy Free Ranch Tenders from Worth Cooking
Simple. Tasty. Delicious.
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