A simplistic wardrobe

Some things in life are as easy as black and white.  Simplicity is my new go-to for most things in life.  To me, my life in so many areas is crazy and busy, and it can be overwhelming. 

My daily life includes work, family, a social calendar, and a side business from home.  Trying to keep all the plates spinning and keeping myself looking good has been a challenge each morning for me.’

I decided to try a new idea to me and that would include keeping my wardrobe super simple and on budget.  A basic pair of blank pants and a basic white shirt and you have your foundation for a great new wardrobe.

Black pants and white shirts can be purchased cheaply from garage sales, thrift stores, online, or in the store.  Add any color jacket or overshirt with a scarf or beads and you are all set.

Check out my video on how I mix and match a simple few jackets with my black and white foundation.

Let us not forget to have a pair of basic black or just a pair of comfortable basic black shoes. We all need a good pair of shoes that at the end of the day our feet are not hurting.

FitVillei is a great shoe company that reached out to me with a 30% discount.  Their shoes have become my favorite comfortable shoe.  Check out the link in the description for a discount code if you wanted to take a look at their website.

Thanks for stopping by and I trust this quick video will give you some great tips to refresh and or start a new basic and simple wardrobe.

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother


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Three Ingredients Scone Recipe – THE BEST EVER!!!

Do you need a quick and simple go-to biscuit or scone recipe?  I know there are many times when I have run out of bread or feel like something different for breakfast.  A scone is a great go-to for breakfast or anytime side items.  It makes a great snack with butter, jam, and cream.

Here is a list of what you will need and feel free to watch the video to see how easy this is to make.

2 cups of self rising flour

1 butter knife

3/4 cups of half and half or cream

3/4 cups of sparkling water

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother


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House to HOME…Declutter with me

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!

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Unique Service

I worked in the Travel and Tourism field for many years, for the airlines and hotels, before working in Ministry.  Both good customer service and unique service was always something that would be a big draw for customers.  Who doesn’t like to be treated special, in a unique way…. to feel like you have been hand-picked to have this service done just for you?  If you walked into a hotel and they greeted you and knew your name as you walked in and then led you to the desk, carried your bags, checked you in, offered you some special accommodations, and maybe even a unique special gift for just coming…how would that make you feel?  At first, I think I would assume they have the wrong person and start looking around for the right person….after which when they tell me it was really for me….I would feel that I was unique and special even for that moment in time.

I remember when we walked into our church a few years ago and we were greeted in a manner that made us feel like they had been waiting for us to arrive.  They had never met us….and we had never been to this church.  Week after week, we were greeted with a heartfelt hug, welcome, smile and a feeling of we belong.  How special that after two years of being there….there is never a time when we arrive that we are not treated with this same feeling.

Is this unique?  YES, it is….where can you go and get this greeting these days?

I am reminded of a verse when I enter this church found in Matthew 20:28

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

If the Lord came to serve, who are we to do any less? If you are not sure who to serve, when to serve or where to serve……then ask for WISDOM (see James 1:5).  His words are perfect and truth.  He will direct your path and steps and lead you into serving at the perfect moment.

I have been reminded a few times in the past few months about how to serve in a humble way….I am proud to say that I work with many wonderful people herein ministry that walk with the Lord daily and serve with a humble spirit. Let me share a few examples with you…

We had a rather larger person who could not tie his shoe….I watched him pace the floor and then finally asked one of our staff men to help him tie his shoe.  Our staff member knelt down and tied his shoe and as he did he started talking about a sports game….in a way that turned that embarrassing moment for a guest into a “by-the-way type conversation” and removed the awkwardness.

I also watched as a staff member, on his way to a coffee shop… spotted a homeless man and purchased a coffee and sandwich for him.  When the staff member gave it to the man….he asked for his name and then told him how Jesus loved him.  He didn’t just hand it to him but made him feel special by asking for his name.

I also watched a guest check-in with her luggage which happened to be a cardboard box.  She was on a limited income and had a family to take care of ….so her personal needs were put on the back burner.  Another staff member saw this and got together with me to put together a set of luggage for her.  We gave this to her anonymously so that she would not feel awkward.

Again….He did not come to be served but to serve.  The Lord served in a loving and humble way.  As I write this devotion…my eyes are filled with tears remembering these stories and my heart is challenged by these servants to get out there and serve someone today…how about you?

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother


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Instant Pot Quick Cheeseburger Macaroni

A fast and quick dinner to make any night of the week when you just don’t feel it!

I came home tonight after a long week of working and I just didn’t feel like cooking.  We also have already overspent out eating out funds….so what is a girl to do.  Get out the Instant Pot and start cooking.

This recipe is fast, fun and oh so yummy.  Here is my version along with the original recipe I found on Jamerrill Stewart website.  I hope you enjoy…leave me a comment below if you make it and how you like it!

Lynn’s Recipe:

  • 1 lb. of ground beef
  • 1 box of elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp. spoons of Worchester sauce
  • 1 tbsp. spoon of brown mustard
  • 1/2 cups of sour cream
  • 1 tsp of garlic
  • 1 tsp of garlic butter
  • 1 tbsp. spoon of dried onions
  • 6 cups of beef broth
  • 1/4 cup of tomato paste
  1. brown ground beef on sauté mode on your instant pot with the garlic butter and dried onions
  2. in a separate bowl mix the beef broth, tomato paste, garlic, and Worchester sauce together
  3. when beef is done cooking turn instant pot off
  4. now add the box of macaroni over the meet ( do not stir)
  5. now poor mixture over the macaroni ( do not stir)
  6. place lid on instant pot ( venting not sealing) and then put on manual for 5 minutes
  7. after 5 minutes do a quick release and take the lid off
  8. add your sour cream and cheese and mix well

You then can enjoy!!!


 Original Recipe I found:

Large Family Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese


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The Freezer and Fridge is full and yet you have nothing to eat? Let’s roll up our sleeves and clean out the freezer, pantry and fridge and see what we can come up for with meals for 2 weeks only using our bits and pieces. Money is tight, some foods are hard to find and we want to be as frugal and budget friendly as we can to help us stay on track. Also….did you know that you can get some foods sent to you via UPS with free shipping from Walmart. I have a small Walmart Haul with a few fillers.

A small Walmart Hall via Walmart.com

So what can we find in the freezer to make a meal with?

So what can we find in the refrigerator to make a meal with?


Budget Cooking, Depression Cooking and HOT MILK CAKE!

Right now we are in weird times and everyone is scrambling to find budget friendly meals, and resources for these meals as well. Many people have not had to cook so many meals at home until this virus hit us. On top of having to cook the meals we are now finding that our resources are limited for meats, rice etc. Here are two books I can recommend not only give you a budget friendly recipes but also for alternatives for when you can’t find what you need.

I’ve included a great recipe for a yummy cake. This recipe is basic ingredients that you have normally at home and all you do is change up the extract to create a different flavor every time you make it. I hope you enjoy the show me a cake as much as I do. It’s moist and delicious and great deserve as a snack or dessert at any time. Be creative with the icings and toppings that you use for a different dessert every time you serve it.

Buffalo Chicken Soup… Only using leftovers.

Well I think I made the absolute best soup that I have ever made in my life. If you like buffalo chicken then you will love this soup. To be honest with you, there’s not really a recipe other than using leftover buffalo chicken. I went tomy pantry and my refrigerator and gathered up what I could find to add to make a soup. I found things like diced tomatoes, black beans, some baked beans, garlic and spices, cream corn, some fresh celery and carrots. Mix this altogether along with your chicken and you have one awesome pot of soup.

Buffalo Chicken Soup in the Instant Pot

Buffalo Chicken Soup! Only using leftovers https://youtu.be/8MlM6WpAQOA

Fresh Perspective #Finding Normalcy in the Abnormal

Have you ever buttoned up your shirt, and the buttons didn’t line up right, and then you could not figure out why the shirt did not feel right?  To me that is how life feels right now…. like a weird-buttoned shirt that I can’t quite get to fit right.

How are you doing in all of this craziness?  COVID19, “the virus”, Coronavirus…. it has taken on many names and we cringe at the sounds of these words.  This virus has us feeling out of sorts and not even knowing what day of the week it is.  I have friends who have told me that they have not showered for a few days, changed their clothes, and have almost become numb in their lives.  This virus cannot take over our lives…. yes, we must live through this time and what is happening around us.  Stores are on limited hours and supplies, schools are teaching differently, we cannot visit with friends for a while, but we can still LIVE!

Come and see how some simple routine things can change your numb life to a normal life.  It might be a “new” normal….but it will help you reestablish a normal.

Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother