Monday, August 3, 2015

{Home Bless-A-Thon} Week Thirty-One


Happy Saturday Monday!!

Am I the only one that feels like the summer is FLYING by??  I was hearing the cicadas in the trees this week and my husband said, "Six weeks until the first frost!"   Of course, that is just a saying, but there is probably some truth in it.  Summer is drawing to a close and school will be starting before we know it.  Are you ready??

Let's run through our WEEKLY REVIEW quickly since I didn't post on Saturday. 

Let's... 

1.  Read through the goals we've set for the month/quarter/year and then make some notes of things we would like to be reminded of this coming week. 

2. Transfer any appointments or special reminders on the monthly calendar to our weekly pages. 

3.  Bring forward any unfinished to do's to a new "To Do This Week" list.

4. Look through our menus for the upcoming week and jot down when to take out meat, make things ahead, etc.

5.  Remind ourselves of our saving and spending goals. 

5. Schedule time to work on this week's Monthly Home Blessings


MONTHLY HOME BLESSINGS
Week Thirty-One

This month we are going to tackle our office.... she says as she sits at a desk PILED with papers!  I'm looking forward to this month!

This week is easy...

* DECLUTTER

Throw away trash, shred old papers, file, give extra school supplies to your local school... Let's get our areas picked up!

Have a wonderful week!

Tricia

Saturday, July 25, 2015

{Home Bless-A-Thon} Week Thirty


Happy Saturday!

It's time for another WEEKLY REVIEW as we head into the final week of July.  It will be August at the end of the week!!   

Let's... 

1.  Read through the goals we've set for the month/quarter/year and then make some notes of things we would like to be reminded of this coming week. 

2. Transfer any appointments or special reminders on the monthly calendar to our weekly pages. 

3.  Bring forward any unfinished to do's to a new "To Do This Week" list.

4. Look through our menus for the upcoming week and jot down when to take out meat, make things ahead, etc.

5.  Remind ourselves of our saving and spending goals. 

5. Schedule time to work on this week's Monthly Home Blessings


MONTHLY HOME BLESSINGS
Week Thirty

Remember, we are in our craft area for the month of July, but if any of you don't have a craft that you enjoy, feel free to pick another room that could use a good decluttering!!

Time to finish up our cleaning!

* Vacuum
* Clean windows and wash curtains

And don't forget to Plan Forward if you haven't already!  August and the start of school are just around the corner!!

Have a wonderful week!

Tricia

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

{Planning Forward} August



Good morning, friends!  My husband and I were taking a walk last night and I noticed that the Monarch butterflies were flitting about.  That and the trill of the red-winged blackbirds always signal the end of summer and the start of school to me.  Are you gearing up for school this fall?  Don't forget our fun planner line for the young people in your life and our line of homeschooling and/or student planner pages!

Now, on to our monthly planning!

Ready to look at our calendars?  First, let's mark August's paydays, any scheduled appointments and any special days.  Are there any birthdays this month?  Do you need any cards or presents?  Have you scheduled a special date with your husband?  Mark that down as well!!

Now look ahead to September.  Are there any special days that you will need to buy or make cards and/or presents - especially early in the month?  Make a note of them on your Monthly Reminder sheet so you can pick them up when you are out and about this month.  You'll have everything all ready when Planning Day rolls around again!  Don't forget Labor Day weekend comes early in September.  Will you be having a cookout?  Pick up a few ingredients in each of your shopping trips this month so you'll be all ready.

Now let's check our spending and saving goals.   Have you set aside any money for Christmas presents so you don't have to put them on your credit card at the end of the year?  If you are planning on shopping the sales during Thanksgiving weekend, you might want to start planning for them now!  

Then there are our practical Purpose Statement goals...

1.  What is your quiet time plan this month?  What passages will you read?  When?  How often?  Will you memorize any Scripture?  Read a devotional book?

2.  Which aspect of your character will you work on this month? Gratefulness?  Trust?  Replacing anger or irritation with patience and love?  Are there verses that could help you?

3.  Which relationships will you focus in on this month?  Will you make time to have coffee with a friend?  Have a date with your husband or a special Mom and I time with a child?  How about making a meal for someone or writing a letter to a relative or missionary?

4.  How would you like to improve your home this month?  Do you need to wash the bathroom walls?  Or repaint them?  Maybe you need a new throw rug, or to clean out a closet.  Or even to remember to take out the recycling on the right day!

5.  What projects head your list for the next month?  Making a quilt?  Trying a new recipe? Researching honeybees?  What is the next step in each of those projects?

I'm always amazed at how much more I get done if I write it down.  Often I don't complete it all in one day, but if I look over the list regularly I really want to complete them so I can check off the little boxes!! :)

PART II of the post today is a preview of the Monthly Home Blessings for August.  Our focus for the month will be our Office Area.  Whether that is a portable office in a bag or a whole room, let's straighten and declutter it in August!

You'll need your regular cleaning supplies, of course, and you might want to consider some organizational tools as well!  

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll see you back here Saturday with another installment of our Home Bless-A-Thon!

Blessings!

Tricia

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

{Home Bless-A-Thon} Week Twenty-Nine


Happy Saturday oops!  TUESDAY!

My dear patient has started to go back to work for a few hours a day and I'm attempting to get back into my routine.  I'm so thankful for my Semi-Dated Beautiful Life Manager pages!  They are definitely helping me remember some of my "must-do" housekeeping items, and I might even get caught up with my blog again!  Yay! :)

I'm hoping that you've already done your Weekly Review, but if you haven't, and are feeling overwhelmed, let's take a few minutes and do it now!!  

Let's... 

1.  Read through the goals we've set for the month/quarter/year and then make some notes of things we would like to be reminded of this coming week. 

2. Transfer any appointments or special reminders on the monthly calendar to our weekly pages. 

3.  Bring forward any unfinished to do's to a new "To Do This Week" list.

4. Look through our menus for the upcoming week and jot down when to take out meat, make things ahead, etc.

5.  Remind ourselves of our saving and spending goals. 

5. Schedule time to work on this week's Monthly Home Blessings


MONTHLY HOME BLESSINGS
Week Twenty-Nine

Remember, we are in our craft area for the month of July, but if any of you don't have a craft that you enjoy, feel free to pick another room that could use a good decluttering!!

Let's do some cleaning this week.  Here are some ideas...

* Sweep down cowebs
* Change any burned out lightbulbs and wash fixtures
* Wash or spot clean the walls.

Next week we'll finish up in our craft area and head to the office!

Have a wonderful week!

Tricia

Saturday, July 11, 2015

{Home Bless-A-Thon} Week Twenty-Eight


Happy Saturday!

Are you ready for your WEEKLY REVIEW!!   

Let's... 

1.  Read through the goals we've set for the month/quarter/year and then make some notes of things we would like to be reminded of this coming week. 

2. Transfer any appointments or special reminders on the monthly calendar to our weekly pages. 

3.  Bring forward any unfinished to do's to a new "To Do This Week" list.

4. Look through our menus for the upcoming week and jot down when to take out meat, make things ahead, etc.

5.  Remind ourselves of our saving and spending goals. 

5. Schedule time to work on this week's Monthly Home Blessings


MONTHLY HOME BLESSINGS
Week Twenty-Seven

Remember, we are in our craft area for the month of July, but if any of you don't have a craft that you enjoy, feel free to pick another room that could use a good decluttering!!

We are going to continue to declutter and organize this week.  Here are some ideas...

* Organize paper and embellishments for stamping and scrapbooking
* Straighten drawers
* Clear off desktops & tables
* Plan Christmas projects
 * Cull, toss and donate !!

Can you find 20 more things to give away this week?  How else will you bless someone this month?

Have a wonderful week!

Tricia

Monday, July 6, 2015

{Home Bless-A-Thon} Week Twenty-Seven



Hello friends!

As you can tell, life is still busy here!  My husband is recovering nicely, so we are spending his enforced vacation by taking lots of walks and drives to while away the time.  I'm not getting much else done, but I am SO enjoying this gift of time with him!

But, just because I'm late reminding you, don't forget to do your WEEKLY REVIEW!!   

Let's... 

1.  Read through the goals we've set for the month/quarter/year and then make some notes of things we would like to be reminded of this coming week. 

2. Transfer any appointments or special reminders on the monthly calendar to our weekly pages. 

3.  Bring forward any unfinished to do's to a new "To Do This Week" list.

4. Look through our menus for the upcoming week and jot down when to take out meat, make things ahead, etc.

5.  Remind ourselves of our saving and spending goals. 

5. Schedule time to work on this week's Monthly Home Blessings


MONTHLY HOME BLESSINGS
Week Twenty-Seven

We are in our craft area for the month of July, but if any of you don't have a craft that you enjoy, feel free to pick another room that could use a good decluttering!!

Our task this week and next is easy...

* Declutter & Organize

 * Cull, toss and donate as necessary!!

Can you find 20 things to give away this week?  How else could you bless someone this month?

Have a wonderful week!

Tricia

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Monday!

Hi everyone!

I am at work catching up some of my loose ends today, so I'm just going to post a quick Happy Monday prompt and get back at it. :)  I pray you'll have a wonderful day blessing others!

Today's Happy Monday prompt...

This week I will show my love to _____________, by ___________________________.

Blessings!

Tricia