Thursday, February 21, 2019

5 Steps for Being More Productive in Your Day



Are you struggling to get things done?

Yes, I know, it is February and it is all gloomy outside and you are feeling like you have cabin fever and the last thing you want to do is tackle those projects that have been hanging over your head that you just haven't gotten to.

But you know you need to get to them, some way some how. And you just keep reminding yourself how amazing you feel once you actually get them done! February is actually a great time to get things done since we tend to be a bit more homebound because of the weather.

Recently I had a project hanging over my head I had been meaning to get to all week. I was really dreading it and kind of making excuses to myself of why I couldn't get to it. But one day I just woke up and did it. And I couldn't believe how quickly I got it done and just how great everything looked afterwards! Not only that but I got it done in just under 10 minutes. I couldn't believe how fast it all went and why I didn't get to it sooner.

Some of your homes might even look like this (especially if you have children):


(photo added for attention--this is not my home)


If that is the case--take a deep breath and keep reading!

I just really wanted to encourage you all out there to have a  just "get-her done" mentality and use the time the Lord has given you to be as productive as you can each day. After all--time is a gift and we need to be good stewards of it and with all that He has given us.

Here is a quick list to help you in all areas whether it be your home, work-related, your homeschool or just even setting goals:


1. Take Time - sometimes we want to get a lot of things done but we don't allow time in our day to do them. We make plans all week long but might neglect to also remember that we need time to do the real things that need to get done. Be sure that you are allowing enough time each day for the important things and little things that need attention.

2. Look Closely at Your Schedule - Is there anything that is not important that you can drop? Can you say "no" to a few things to get to the more important things? Scrutinize how you use your time to make sure you are not squandering it. Ask yourself how you can better use your time to accomplish your goals.

3. Plan & Pray - get what you need to do on a list or planner somewhere --even if it is on your phone! If you have trouble doing big projects at one time, try do things in 15 minute increments and over time you will get more done (that is a little FlyLady trick I learned as a young momma). It is amazing what you can do in such a short time. Give it a try and see! Not only will you start seeing results but you will also be inspired to do more. Pray and ask God for wisdom and help as plan and go about your day.

4. Don't Give Up...or Procrastinate. Try having a positive attitude when you plan to get things done. For example it is better to think, "Today I am tackling this mountain of laundry and getting it all put away." instead of going into it like, "I am never going to get this laundry done, I am so overwhelmed."

And if you tend to procrastinate, you need to just bite the bullet and tackle that project head on! Remind yourself that YOU are in control and set a timer and get to work! Get all distractions out of your way, turn off your phone, and get determined to do that one thing that you've been needing to do (and is probably driving you crazy) this past month.

5. Get some outside help - There is nothing wrong with getting some help from the outside whether from a family member, friend, or books and planners.  I love when I get my hands on a good book that helps me manage my day better and inspires me!

And speaking of awesome resources you will definitely want to check out the new Ultimate Productivity Bundle of 2019 that just came out yesterday:





It has a ton of resources that are super helpful and will be a blessing to help you organize your home, life, and help you to be more productive in general.  Sometimes we all need a little help and I am sure that many of you mama's out there would more than welcome that help no matter what form it comes in. It has something for everyone--homemakers, time management, chronically ill, homeschoolers, goal setting, work at home moms, couples, entrepreneurs, students, working online and more.

Here is a quick peek of a few of them:










These are just a few categories, you can view everything that is included HERE. 

Or just grab it below -it is 46 resources for worth $1506.90 for just $37! It is only available for a few days so I hope you don't miss it!









I hope this post has been a blessing to you!





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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wise Woman Titus 2 Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How Motherhood Humbles Us

Today we have a sweet post by Jennifer Estes:





Recently I started pondering the things that God has taught me over the years and is still teaching me on the journey of motherhood!

I searched the Scriptures and came away with four important points. So I'll begin with point number one:

Motherhood Is a GIFT 

Psalm 127 says: "Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.... Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth." The word heritage means an inheritance "something to pass down something to cherish and treasure; a legacy. "


Friday, February 15, 2019

Christian Mystery Books for Kids




Are you looking to help your children get some more reading in this winter?

You might want to pull them away from from the TV and video games and give them a good book to cozy up with instead.

I remember growing up and how I just loved reading a good mystery book!  Back then I had read all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy books I could find--and when I read the entire collection, I would start all over again. Such great memories of my childhood. You better believe that when my children learned to read those were some of the first mystery books I introduced them to!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wise Woman Titus 2 Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Monday, February 11, 2019

26 Inexpensive Date Night Ideas



Are you looking for something to do for Valentine's Day coming up or just need some simple quick ideas for an inexpensive date night?

It is always important to invest in your spouse and your marriage--it takes time to nurture it and grow it. A wise woman is always looking for ways to love her husband and make sure he knows that he is loved.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WOW--BEAUTIFUL Apron Sale Just $5!!!





We love bringing great deals to you when we find them to help you stretch your dollars for your home and family!
Today we are sharing aprons that are on sale right now from Flirty Home that are just $5!

How to Encourage Your Husband as the Spiritual Leader of the Home



Do you need help encouraging your husband as the spiritual leader of the home?

Many women do. I know that when I was a young wife I had not had it modeled to me of how to encourage my husband until much later. I remember devouring books on how to be a better wife for years.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Special Valentine's Day Gift Ideas



Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and some of you are looking for some gifts!

I am probably going to spend a little time decorating today--the kids really enjoy it when I do. They like making all the hearts (and heart animals) to decorate the windows.

Wise Woman Titus 2 Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Special Lilla Rose Valentine's Day Giveaway!





Sweet ladies, I wanted to do something for you all since it is the end of January and since most of us are enduring some harsh weather!

You all know that Lilla Rose is one of my favorite places to get beautiful hair accessories--especially the flexiclip which is use practically every. single. day.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11


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