Staying positive in a negative world has been a topic for many books, podcasts, and seminars. Everyone has their own take on this topic!
Do you find it hard to do this? I know for me….I have to try very hard to keep my head above water and my emotional state of mind fixed on positive things. I have set up a routine for myself for daily prayer, devotions, and listening to uplifting music such as praise and worship. Now this is me and I know this is not for everyone, but what you need to do is find these styles of things to keep you focused on good things throughout your day.
I find that so many people want to talk about the negative things…. anything positive doesn’t seem to be the popular topic. Why is that? Why do we tend to gravitate toward the negatives of life?
I have created a video on my channel that gives you a little more insight into me and this topic, and hope and trust it will encourage you today.
Are you stuck in a rut with your budget? How many times at the end of each month do you feel you could do it just a bit better? Sometimes going back to the basics is the best way to do it and I have ten simple tips that I like to follow. Why not try something new and see if this would help.
TEN SIMPLE BUDGET TIPS
Pay your bills on the first of the month and get them out of the way.
Look for ways to make extra money and sell off some of the items that you have been decluttering to put money back into the budget.
Always do a pantry inventory before you decide to go food shopping.
Try and cook double and freeze a meal so those nights when you’re tired and hungry…and you have the urge to eat out, you have something already in the freezer to warm up.
Consider buying everything used.
When you need to buy something new, check into three places that sell that item…. and see who has the best price.
Make sure you were always checking your phone bill. Cell phone bill and cable bill before the contract will expire… so you can negotiate a new plan before the expiration date of the old contract.
When you’ve made a major mistake with your money, don’t sit in pity. Sit down and find a solution and a way to make things better.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help get some good mentoring or counseling if you need budget help.
Be realistic with your budget and don’t create a budget you wish you could have. Base your budget on your current income and strive to always leave a little wiggle room.
Do you feel overwhelmed sometimes with all that you need to get done? Somedays I feel like I will never see the end of cleaning my home. Just when I get one room done I turn around and see a thousand other projects. It is those little things that sometimes trip us up and those things also get forgotten too. Here is a simple little 30-day list of getting those little things done.
Take one day a month and clean that item listed and then at the end of the month you can look back and realize how much you did.
I hope this list gives you some fun new ideas of things that can make your day, week, and month a little lighter and cleaner for you.
In the world that we live in ….do you find your life feeling cluttered? We have so many things on your plate from social media, activities, children, family, friends, school, church, and then there is our house. Do you ever feel like your house is no longer a home? Do you feel like your house is being taken over by stuff and clutter?
I have decided to eat that elephant called my house and eat it one bite at a time. How am I going to do that you ask? Well….currently we are 20 weeks away from Christmas. So, over the next 20 weeks, I will aim to declutter only one area at a time or one bite at a time.
This will break things down so that it is not as overwhelming, and I can set each week aside for just one extra task. The great part about doing it this way…..is that after 20 weeks, I will have 20 areas of my life cleaned up. Also, I can also look at this that I can do this in the next 20 weeks and look forward to Christmas and know that my house is retaking shape as my HOME!
If you would like to join me, I will have a series on my YouTube channel called “House to Home…Declutter with Me”. Over the next 20 weeks, we will declutter an area together and you can follow along by printing a copy of the PDF of the 20-week journey. Also, there is a 52-week list if you want to be adventurous and have a full year’s worth of decluttering your house.
Ok, let’s do this together!
I will post the first video in the series to give you a taste of what we will be doing and then you can follow each week on YouTube for the next video in the series.
I hope you enjoy it!
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother (Blog) At Home with Lynn Wilson (YouTube)
We all want a quick, cheap, and easy meal to make any time for lunch or dinner. This meal I have made for all my married 35+ years life. It is such a favorite that we have this at least 2 twice a month and my kids still ask for it!
Most of the ingredients you can find right in your pantry, and you can have this on the table in 15 minutes or less.
I hope you enjoy this meal with your family. There is a video below and a printable version of the recipe too.
Many times, I talk about having a stockpile, overflow pantry, and a full
pantry on my YouTube channel. So many have asked for a copy of my master
shopping list that I have created for myself. Here is a copy of the document
form that I use on a regular basis…..so that you can print a copy.
Having a stockpile and an overage of food for those emergencies that come up and or when you can’t get to the grocery store is so important.
Master Shopping List
Have you ever been ready to make some pancakes in the morning or bake some
brownies for dessert after dinner to only find that you have no eggs?
What about when you go to the grocery store and you find that they are sold out of eggs or the price is just too high. Is there a way to bake without eggs? Yes, there is and you can do this usually with things you already have in your pantry.
Now like anything this is a substitute and not the same thing so you might find that things don’t rise the same and or might even have a slight change in taste.
Listed below are some ideas that you can use. Remember things like banana and pumpkin has its own flavor, so be careful what you use them in.
I find that yogurt or buttermilk works well and vinegar (I prefer apple cider) and baking soda we usually have in the pantry already, also work well.
I have tried the commercial egg substitutes and I have not found them to work as well.
There is nothing better than a scone in the morning with your coffee or tea as you watch the sunrise for a new day ahead of you. My grandmother was known as “Nana” made at least what she called, “Pan Scones”. Nana had all the yummy recipes from her Scottish heritage! Nana‘s “Pan” Scones was a favorite of our family every time she came for a visit. My dad took over after she stopped visiting and now I’m making the scones for us.
I now have the recipe and enjoy making them all the time for my family. They sort of look like an English muffin and yet they are really nothing like it! They are soft, a little denser and you would not toast them.
The recipe is oh so delicious and simple and easy to make. Here are the recipe notes at the bottom and also the video link to my YouTube where you can see how I make them. I hope you give this a try and enjoy it!
When you were a kid did you have a favorite holiday dessert that you can recall? We all have those special memories of a meal, a side dish or a dessert that just brings us back to our childhood. I remember this dessert so much and when I made it this time once again, it brought back all those wonderful memories.