Do you long for a home that is warm and welcoming?
One that’s free from clutter, where everything has a home of its own?
Maybe you live alone and you’re trying to figure out how to create a little “me” time in your busy schedule.
And who doesn’t want to find a better way to stay on top of all those piles of paper and laundry?
If I hit a nerve with any of the things I just mentioned, then you’ve come to the right place. But if you’re looking for a blog where life appears to be perfect…then you may want to keep searching…you won’t find it here!
Listen, I get it — Life gets messy and the budget doesn’t always allow you decorate with the latest trends – but in the mist of it all…you can (and should) create a home that is “your little piece of heaven here on earth.”
You deserve it and so does your family… so grab a cup of joe or a tall glass of tea and let’s get acquainted.
My purpose in creating this blog is to create a community of likeminded women who acknowledge we can and do make a difference in the lives of those within our sphere of influence.
And the place to start is in our homes!
What we say and do – Matters!
In my mid 20’s I was searching for answers — as a young, wife and (step) Mom (but that’s our secret) …because my daughter is NOT a stepchild! She owns my heart and she knows it!!
This is just a (small) list of the things I was struggling with back then…
How to deal with my clutter – If you had come to my house you wouldn’t have known I was struggling because even though I knew how to keep the surfaces clean – I was drowning in ‘hidden’ clutter. If you had opened one of my drawers or my closet – you could have seriously gotten hurt!
I also wanted to learn how to be a better mom to Julie and wife to Hubby.
But most of all – I needed serious help dealing with a hormone imbalance (that had rocked my world) as a result of having to have a hysterectomy at the young age of 22.
Then it happened – In walks Emilie Barnes – well, not literally – I was invited to attend a Ladies Meeting hosted by a local church where Emilie was the guest speaker – that day my life was forever changed…this time LITERALLY!
She spoke of getting your home in order, masterfully loving your Hubby and kids in such a way that they ‘know’ they are loved. But most of all she talked about finding joy in the mundane tasks of life.
I came home and started cleaning out drawers – setting the table with special dishes even when it wasn’t a holiday and asking myself over and over “is there a better way to do this?”
I would like to say this immediately ‘fixed’ the hormone imbalance and my life returned to normal…it didn’t….however, I can tell you this:
As I begin to deal with my exterior clutter…my interior clutter began to dissipate…seriously, I was amazed!
Then one day while at browsing the shelves at our Christian bookstore I found her book – More Hours in My Day and I devoured that book – implementing as I read.
What I read made such a difference in my life, I couldn’t wait to share it with others, so I started volunteering to go organize their kitchen – or closet – or both. 😊
Eventually, turning this new-found skill into a business and as they say…the rest is history. I have now been in business over 20 years helping busy overwhelmed mom’s turn their homes into havens.
I love (ok- LOVE) working ‘hands-on’ to help women (just like you) …
Turn their dis-shoveled closets into organized spaces, or help them create a healthy meal plan so they can juggle work or a busy schedule and still provide their family with a healthy meal.
But I also realize there is only one of me and that limits how many people I can help on a one on one basis…so I started this blog to help as many women as possible, create the home they dream about in their heads without giving up the dreams they have in their hearts.
I have a few core beliefs that drive everything I do…here they are.
- I believe God loves us and He wants a personal relationship with us through His Son – Jesus.
- I believe we ALL matter and the choices we make every day – Count!
- I believe you can create a ‘home’ that’s a Haven – regardless of budget, talent or both.And last but not least –
- I believe in YOU. You can do this…not matter how many times you have tried and failed in the past.Life is short – so we must learn to:Celebrate the MAGIC of Ordinary Days – Stop Waiting for Someday and Start Living Life NOW.If anything I just said resonates with you then sign up for my e-mail list (I share things here – that I don’t share in my blog posts)