It’s been a busy few months. In fact, Jason and I just got through our busiest (and also most exciting) time of our entire year! You see – our annual online homemaking conference just ended. It was a wonderful time, but I’m desperate now to get back to some normal routines.
So today on the podcast, I’m going to share what routines I’m trying to jump back into and what I’m trying to work on. Are you feeling a little apprehensive as we head into this busy holiday season? Then follow along today for some inspirations and encouragement!
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During our annual homemaking conference last week, I got so many ideas from the speakers on things I want to implement in my home. Like, so many things!!
But there’s only so much time in the day. So I’m going to be smart and implement new things slowly, plus pick up a few habits that have been neglected lately. So here are some of the things I’ll be working on.
Recording Family Memories
My word for 2017 is Create. Because I had a baby in January (which I suppose is a very valuable expression of creating!) I haven’t done as many projects as I would have liked. But as of the last few weeks, I’ve finally been giving myself space to do a little more crafting, and it’s been so fun!
I’ve been working on some Project Life stuff and I got a start on Magnolia’s baby book as you can see on my Instagram. My plan is to get caught up on her baby book (she is almost 9 months old) and then work on my family photo album for 2017. The *goal* would be to get current and stay current…but we’ll see if that’s realistic!
CREATE ~ 2017! My word for this year and I’m finally working on Magnolia’s baby album!! Our conference ended yesterday and while I still have a mile-long to do list…I’m taking some fun time for me!! 😍 I can’t wait to work on the rest of this album but it’s a good start! See my insta story for a peek inside!! 😍💖💕😘
Meal Planning – Back at it AGAIN!
I think one of the biggest things to suffer in this current season of busy, is my kitchen! We’ve been doing a lot of quick meals, our grocery budget has been suffering, and Jason and I are starting to eat healthy again.
Jason and I are both starting on Trim Healthy Mama. We are 3 days in and feeling good so far! We just got the new THM cookbook and I’m in LOVE! It’s probably my favorite one so far.
I need to be taking our health more seriously. Yes, we are in a very busy season! But I need to be making some more time for healthy eating, and that involves being more intentional with our food. I’m happy to report that earlier this week I spent a day and a half doing a ton of freezer cooking and we’ve been eating well for several days now 😀
Jumping on my reading goals!
In January, Jason and I both set an insane reading goal. Our goal has been to read 104 books in 2017 (that’s TWO books a week, every single week of the year)! Needless to say: We are behind on our goal 😉
At the time I’m writing this, I’ve completed 62 books for the year so far. Jason and I are both hopeful we will hit close to 104 books as we’ve had more time to read now that our conference is over. I think my revised goal is 85 books. But I’m even just ecstatic with 62 books read!!
On my current to-read list:
What I’m going to read:
- Gospel-Centered Mom by Brook McCghoulin
- Expert Secrets by Russle Brunson
- The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
- A biography on Nate Saint
- A biography on Corrie Ten Boom
Taking Action in Your Home – FREE SERIES!
I’ve got a super fun new video series coming up next week – October 16-20th called Taking Action in Your Home and I would love for you to join us!
We are going to cover 5 video lessons (with printable worksheets)! It’s going to be a blast. You can join the videos live, or of course you can catch the replay later! I’ll have the official schedule coming soon, but for now, make sure to sign up for the email updates!
Meal Planning Help:
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