Category Archives: The Living Room: Homemaking

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The Proverbs 31 woman. Just the mention of her name is likely to garner groans. (Can’t you just picture the hyenas on Lion King saying, “Mufasa!”)  Now, of course it’s quite probable that this wasn’t really an ACTUAL, live woman, … Continue reading

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Review: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget

**UPDATE: JEN has won the giveaway!!!**   Saving money. In these tough economic times, it’s something we all know we need to do. What’s more difficult to know is exactly how to go about it. Do we have to cut up … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Week After Christmas

  ‘TWAS THE WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house Piles of paper and toy hotspots called out for a douse! The bathrooms had not been rightly cleaned for four days And the kitchen was messy, … Continue reading

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An Extravagant Life

  This has been an interesting season. Thought I’d share some thoughts from a few years ago with you here today, since I need to be simple as I’m working from my phone!! Last week I was online, chatting with … Continue reading

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Titus 2 University … Coming Soon!

If you’re a Christian woman, you’ve heard about Titus 2. Probably more than once. While not quite as annoying as Proverbs 31 as far as the intimidation level goes, most of us know that Titus 2 contains a list of things … Continue reading

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Tired, Mom? An Inconvenient Truth about Christmas

The Sunday after Thanksgiving found my pastor reflecting on what a wonderful weekend his family had experienced. He talked about how relaxing it had been to stay home for several days, with no pressing commitments and no people clamoring for his attention. … Continue reading

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Christmas: A Time to Rest

**This article appeared Friday at HeartoftheMatterOnline. If you’d like, you can read it there! ** In our house, Thanksgiving dinner is a big deal. Like thousands of others, my table will groan under pounds of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, … Continue reading

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Not a DIYDiva: Not Just a Decorating Book!

There is a lot of stuff out there on the internet. Yes, I do realize that’s a ridiculous understatement. It’s akin to saying, “There’s a lot of salt out there in the ocean,” or perhaps, “There’s a lot of hydrogen … Continue reading

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How to Make Snow for Your Christmas Tree

This little extra for your Christmas tree is something I discovered years ago after reading about it in a Gooseberry Patch Christmas book. Apparently, it used to be very popular. Well, in my house, it is again. Here it is: Christmas tree snow! … Continue reading

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How To Trim a Beautiful Christmas Tree

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. Has been since I was a very young girl. I think much of the reason is that it was the one time of the year we went to church, and I … Continue reading

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