I don’t know about you, but I can usually use with some encouragement, kick in the pants or just a good reminder of what I am doing by about Wednesday. This quote I found earlier this week really encouraged me and I wanted to pass it on! Be encouraged and keep on keeping on!



Happy 4th of July!


Links I have loved


Here are some blog posts I have enjoyed, several are a couple weeks, a month old, so perhaps even if you read them awhile ago you need to hear it again today?

When you Feel like Your Life is a Mess from Ann Voskamp at MomHeart Online

A Letter from Your Father from A Better Mom

Magnesium: the Calming Mineral from Gwen’s Nest

Dirty Nails and Goat Slobber from Raising Homemakers

Mother Like a Farmer from Inspired to Action

A Lifestyle of Learning from Generation Cedar

Better with you here from Five in Tow

a mother’s mission

a mother's mission

This week’s goals




Ok….. this week

  • office – work on office, organize/purge
  • can chicken stock
  • finish last box of clothes and put all away
  • organize boys closet
  • clean dining room and wipe down walls, baseboard and chairs  (don’t laugh at me Amanda since you know I have already done this one! It counts for this week ;-))
  • make dentist appointments for kids
  • wipe down family room walls
  • blog on family website
  • do a Fit2Be workout 5 times (didn’t mark it off last week, but did a couple days in…..really want to blog about this soon ;-))



Have you noticed there are 11 different pictures that rotate through my header photo? Have you seen them all? Which one is your favorite?cropped-may-12-51.jpg

Goals…. this week

So, last week’s goals? How did I do?

– get my to-do list completed  – about half done, will leave and hopefully complete this week!

– purge/straighten/organize/semi-pack what I can in

  • entry closet (can probably put snow boots and mittens away now…..)
  • kitchen
  • china cabinet
  • upstairs hall closet
  • office

– get rid of “donate” pile in my garage

finishing making bone broth and can all jars

– work on putting together the Child Training Bible

blog 3 times (and yes, this one counts!) – I also have another nice e-book bundle sale going on this week I want to share with you!

Do Fit 2 Be workout 5 times

Not too bad, especially considering this week’s events. And the “donate pile” I kinda held onto seeing if I could donate somewhere fire-related rather than just call someone to pick up. Am going to get rid of it this week!


And of course, keeping up with, feeding, etc these little ones, plus the baby that can’t feed the ducks yet!


What are your goals this week? Think about it and write a couple down and share with me if you like!

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