I love front doors that say "Welcome", don't you? On our walk yesterday, we passed a door that had beautiful flowers in cute pots on the steps. The window was open and you could see a pretty curtain with a lamp in the window. It was so homey and welcoming. Those little touches always say to me: "Someone lives here who cares about her place and her people".
Ah, to have a knack for such things! Making my home beautiful is not one of my strong points, in my opinion. Not that I can't do it...it just doesn't come naturally to me.
So I've been inspired with the beautiful spring weather. If I only did ONE thing every week to make my home more beautiful - one, intentional project - what lovely things I could accomplish!
Most of the time, I simply don't think about it. What's on my mind from day-to-day is getting the meals ready, doing laundry, reading books, nursing, changing diapers, letting the dog out...you know, things that are pressing and immediate.
I'd love to say that I'll try to blog about it every week, but that might set me up for a big fat failure ;) So I'm going to declare that it is my intention to work on this area. My general goal is to plan one project each week - some of them may overlap or take more than one week, but that's the idea. Here are my criteria:
Simple - bite-sized. If it's too involved, it just doesn't happen.
Inexpensive - we're on a tight budget, but that shouldn't mean I don't do anything in this area!
Creative - giving me a place to develop my artistic talents
Ministering - if it's not going to minister to our family, it won't fit (for example, a collection of roosters at this stage in life probably isn't the best course of action)
There you have it, ladies! If you have any suggestions, stories, or empathy to share, I'd love to hear.
Many people have said to me “What a pity you had such a big family to raise. Think of the novels and the short stories and the poems you never had time to write because of that.” And I looked at my children and I said, “These are my poems. These are my short stories.” –Olga Masters
Hi, I'm Amanda. Blessed to be wife to Mark. Amazed to be Momma to 2 blue-eyed boys. Living abundantly because I'm a child of God.