Happy Friday! Last week I expressed my new goal now that I am experiencing more energy. I have decided to tackle some kind of “homemaking” project each week to make our house feel more like a welcoming, cozy home. This week’s project was to organize our little calendar center/homeschool/miscellaneous area. It had become so cluttered over the past 6 months.
My boys love to lavish me with drawings and paintings and colorings and sometimes I run out of space to keep it all! We use that little table for craft time and other little school activities. The board is also our family calendar so I can keep everything straight. With all of the activities Scott has going on with the youth group, it’s nice to have all the information in one place. Sometimes I forget he is leaving on a trip until I see him packing his suitcase. Our little calendar just wasn’t helping to keep us (me) organized.
I simplified, reduced, decluttered, and narrowed down the purpose of this area. Since it’s the central place for our family information, I changed the calendar out for a big one, added my three-year-old’s Cubby Bible verses that we work on at breakfast each morning, added a printable on character qualities that we want to focus on teaching the boys, and added a print verse that reminds us of our calling to adopt. (Gah, sorry the photo is blurry!)
What did you do this week to make your house more of a home? Also don’t forget to check out all the great recipes linked up below!
Simple Meals Friday
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Featured Simple Meals
Words cannot describe how excited this recipe makes me. Pizza and Pasta, but only one dish!
1. One Skillet Pasta Pizza from Simple Life Mom
Another simple, frugal meal that is full of nutrients! Throw this in the “what should I do with my pound of ground beef” file.
2. Ground Beef and Cabbage from Axiom at Home
These little donut rolls are grain free and look so tasty.
3. Quick and Fun Donut Rolls from Creating Silver Linings
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