Hi, friends! Can you believe it is already November? As I’ve been brainstorming my PowerSheets Tending List Goals over this past week, I’ve decided to cultivate hospitality and hygge this month. As we say goodbye to all things Halloween, and begin to embrace Thanksgiving & Christmas, I want to focus on a life-giving, organized home as well as simplicity and purposeful rest.
There is nothing quite like this season. I love the transition of fall into the twinkling magic of Christmas-time.
How are you planning to make the most of the rest of 2017? What do you hope to focus on in the month of November? Here is a peek at my PowerSheets Tending List for this month for some ideas and inspiration….
Binge watching ‘Fixer Upper’ on Saturday mornings has become a new favorite in our home. Even my husband watches the show with me!! He and I both get a kick out of Chip’s shenanigans, and I’m practically drooling by the end of each show looking at Jo’s beautiful designs.
Chip and Jo Jo are definitely #marriagegoals, aren’t they? I love how they can be goofy with each other, yet parent their children gracefully and run an enormous business together flawlessly.
I think Joanna and I would be quick friends, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve day dreamed of sitting on their farmhouse porch, sipping sweat tea with her, devouring some cupcakes, and talking about everything home and family. And, in this elaborate day-dream, I see Chip and Adam wrangling the cattle out in the pasture…Adam getting his inner cowboy on. Those 2 goofballs would be knee-deep in mud, while Joanna and I shared stories around her kitchen island with subway tile and greenery in the background.
I guess I’ve thought about this more than I realized! Ha!
This adorable family has graced our television so often, that they feel like close friends. So, it’s no surprise that when I heard this week that this upcoming season of Fixer Upper will be their last, I was sad. Actually, ‘sad’ is an understatement.
But, if there’s anything that we have learned from Chip & Jo, it would be that family comes first. Not even a popular HGTV show will cause them to compromise their family values. And, I don’t know about you, but for me it just causes me to love them more.
So, today I’d love to share with you 5 Things I Learned About Marriage from this amazing, God-fearing couple. What a powerful testimony our marriage can be…
My family and friends know that I love, love, LOVE my Erin Condren Life Planner. I use mine almost like a scrapbook. I decorate it with stickers, lots of color, pictures, ticket stubs, and more. Using Erin Condren’s Life Planner has helped me organize my entire life and be way more productive.
Today I’d love to share with you 25 of my favorite accessories for the Life Planner that I use every single day. These accessories are definitely worth the money. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
I have been reading a lot lately about the Danish tradition of Hygge, and I’ve completely fallen in love with the concept. Just in case you’ve never heard of Hygge before, Hygge is best defined as,
“the art of building sanctuary and community, of inviting closeness and paying attention to what makes us feel open-hearted and alive; to create well-being, connection, and warmth; a feeling of belonging to the moment and to each other; celebrating every day.”
Doesn’t that describe what we all want in our life, and isn’t it really your main goal as a mom? To create meaningful memories and traditions; build a cozy, creative home for your family; & be able to cherish moments with your family each and every day?
Well, today I’m going to give you 5 Action Steps you can take today to be on your Hygge-living way!
Can you believe how fast the summer is flying by? I can hardly believe that September is around the corner. This has been a different summer for us. Adam’s uncle passed away in June, and it kind of rocked the whole family. This summer we’ve tried to continue doing activities that we know and love, because we know Uncle Doug would want us too. Even though most days I’m sure we’d rather just lay around the house and be sad.
Here’s some of our happenings over the last few weeks. I hope you all are enjoying your summer as much as possible too!
My family & I love doing The Color Run every summer. It’s become one of my favorite yearly traditions, and this years Dream Tour was nothing short of amazing. The weather was perfect. The sherbet colors of yellow, purple, blue, and coral pink were new and different. And, the party at the finish line was extra fun.
The Color Run is the best family 5K in my opinion. Here’s why we love it so much, and why I’m sure you will too!
I love going to the Dog Bowl and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn every Memorial Day weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Frankenmuth is like Michigan’s own “little bravaria”. When you drive into town it feels as though you’ve just driven into the German hillside. There are cheese shops, famous fried chicken, the Bavarian Belle, shops, & lots of fun activities throughout the year.
Memorial Day Weekend up in Frankenmuth is like a big giant kick-off to summer for us, & I’d love to share it with you.
Cultivating means “to prepare, break up, raise or grow, acquire or develop…to pay attention”. Typically, cultivating refers to growing crops, tilling the soil, and watching good things grow. In Lara Casey’s newest book, she encourages us to Cultivate anIntentional Life with grace and a whole lot of faith. She discusses how tending to our heart, mind, and soul are similar to tilling soil, and that in the dark and messy places of our journey is often where beautiful things grow.
Wow! That title, “20 Blog Posts That Will Change Your Life”, is a pretty hefty statement. But, all I can say is, these next 20 blog posts I’m going to share with you have completely changed mine, because today I’m celebrating my 1 year Bog Birthday! Can you believe it? Exactly one year ago today I pushed “publish” on my very first blog post, and held my breath. Every day since has been filled with creativity and inspiration all thanks to you, my readers! Can I call you that?
Well, anyways, I’d like to share with you today the 20 posts you all loved over this past year. Can you guess which ones they are? Will your favorite be on this list? Let’s check it out and see?