Friday, February 22, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008


Well, It seems amoung all of the other changes God has had instore forme theese few weeks, there is still another big one.
My bf and I have had some heated conflicts and debated as of late aboutliving godly lifstlyes and comprimise things of that nature. I havebeen praying and praying over the situation.I realised two things to lateI prayed that God would do his will, and i ask bf to make a dissission,but what i really wanted was god tochange him to fit my needs, and that was WRONG, I see that now, and Ireally wanted to see bf make an effor to boost my own feeling of selfTawny Finstead: worth not to improve things, that was wrong to... Youlive you learn rightso now I am on to a new step in life.Wow!I have been with bf for over 3 years, all of my dating life.

Making your home a Haven: 2/11

~~~ I am trying to get back in th groove of things after the loss of one of my sisters and a dear friend all in the same week, We will see how that goes~~~
Fasting: I am currently on a 10day Daniel Fast, I need God to speek to me on some issues I am facingm your prayers are geatly appreciated
1) Refresh your Spirit~ Prayer & Quiet time, Done
2)Morning Routine
Today I am trying to get back in the groove. I have suffered awful migraines thru this entire ordeal. My goal is to get caught up on as much house work today as the Good Lord allows.
3) Take time to Plan
tomorrow I will begin with a more regualr schedule
4) Whats for Dinner
For family: Chicken & rice
me: Stir fried potatos & veggies with fruit salad & juice
5) Do something:
Getting back into routine will be a chore in its self today

In The News: Premarital Sex & Divorce cakes

I saw some very upsetting stories on the news today. I am sure to allthe Non-Christian viewers they were cute little stories on enjoyinglife, but to me they were very upsetting. They show and promote themoral downfall of our Country and destroy family and marriage. I planto write ABC.

Divorce Cakes: It seems local Bakers are cashing in on broken homesand destroyed lives. Local bakeries are now offering "divorce cakes"tp "celebrate your freedom" the cakes look like wedding cakes with aplastic bride/groom sawed in half! This is so disturbing and sends anawful message to America's children and youth! I suggest allChristian families boycot bakeries who are promoting this awfulcelebration of the broken home.

Engagment Honeymoon: The hotel industry is cashing in on the sexualsins of Americans. Valentines day is the #1 day to "pop thequestion". Men can now hire a proposla planner. This is now a milliondallar industry. Hotels are getting in on the money byoffering "proposal suites" extremly simular to a honeymoon suite forthe newly engaged couple. This also sends America's youth the messagethat it is ok to have sex before marriage or that it it ok if you areplanning to get married! I also suggest all Christian Couples boycothotels offering this package that promotes premarital sex.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Making your home a haven: Today 1/19

~I am getting a cold! I am going to take lots of vitamins and rest a little longer than normal today. There is a cold going around the pre-school I work in so I am not to shocked.~
Daily Schedule:

1. Rise and Shine ( bible and Prayer time) * Done*
a. Make Bed as soon as you get out of it *Done*
b. Swish the toilet and leave the room never to return till later. *Done*
c. Reboot Laundry *Done*
2. Kitchen
a. Dishwasher (Forgot to start it last night! Stated will unload and reload later)
b. Feed cat*done*
c. Feed Family *Done ( Family invited us to breakfast out)*
a. Dinner *Done*(Invited to dinner party to celebrate new opening of Bowling alley!)
4.Quick Clean *Done*
5. Rest*Done*
*Computer time & Reading*
6. Cleaning and To Do List
(See bellow)
7. Dinner
* Will be out so also Before Bed rountine
8. Before Bed
a. quick clean up
b. unload/load dishes and laundry
c. Think about tomorrow (Church Yeah! Pastor out on mission trip, guest speaker)*Done*
1.God & Church
2. Family
d. Gather bags and things I don't want to forget and put by door
e. Set out clothes
9. Get read for bed
a. Bath
b. Vitamins
c. Quiet time & prayer
10. In bed on time!

Todays Chores:
Catch up on any cleaning & project
1.3rd Saturday:Clean under kitchen & bathroom sinks. *done*
2. To Do (Carrie sover from yesterday)
Deep Clean Bedroom *Done*
Deep Clean Laundry Room *Done*
Clutter Control*Done*
Inventory Groceries*Done*
Menu For Freezer Cooking
3.Weekly home check up*Done*

Amazing Cleaner~Cheap, homemade & Natural! Better than Bleach!

I know this is going to sound crazy,But it really does work! Try it!A family member works in the Oil Field and is always covered in gunk. Needless to say the show has a permenent discusting soap scub and gunk stain. I have tried every fancy product on the market to clean this and nothing works.I have been trying to be more "green" and use homemade more natural (and cheaper) cleaners. I use baking soda and Vinigar to clean my toilet bowl and it does wonders. So I had an idea.I wetted the shower and tub a it. I sprinkled baking soda all over it. I poured so vingidar on my sponge and put some in a spray bottle. I added the vinigar to the soda and WOW like magic it ate away all the scum nd gunk! I have never seen the tub so clean! Give it a Try!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Making Your Home a Haven Challenge

Good Evening Ladies! I just stumbled upon something I had not seen Crystal's Blog,Making your home a Haven, find it here. This is what being a good Christian Women is all about! I am writing out my Schedule TONIGHT in hopes to start following it tomorrow~
1) Refresh Your Spirit
Have a cup of tea ( I love tea) and do my devotional. In the morning I like to read: Daily Power Thoughts By Robert Schuller and I am now reading: Seeking Him by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I will write in my prayer journal and daily reading journal.
2) Tackle your Morning Routine
Morning Routine: (See Below)
1) Devotional/prayer time
2) Exercise
3) Get dressed
4) Make beds & Breakfast
5) Tidy up
6) Start Laundry
3) Take Time to Plan
I will post this tomorrow
4) What's For Dinner?
Chicken Alfredo
5) Do Something!
I will be doing my home blessing hour and others chores I didn't get to yesterday!

Daily Schedule:
Morning Routine
1. Rise and Shine ( bible and Prayer time)
a. Make Bed as soon as you get out of it
b. Go into the bathroom.
c. Shower and clean the bathroom while you are there.
d. Fix your hair and face.
e. Swish the toilet and leave the room never to return till later. It is clean and you can forget about for now.
f. Leave your bedroom with a load of laundry in hand and go straight to the washer.

2. Kitchen
. If you did your Before Bed Routine, the kitchen is clean and all you need to do is empty the dishwasher.
a. Make coffee and start breakfast. ( Usually made when I make my tea)
b. Feed the critters.
c. Feed the family (including yourself).

3. Think About Your Day
. Check your calendar.
a. Make your list of what you are going to do today (PODA or To Do List)
b. Thaw something for dinner.
c. Checkbook (bring down your balance).
d. Reboot the laundry (put in dryer).
e. Do quick check and tidy house.
~~~~~ Do Chores & Tuesday/Thursday Work in Christian Pre-School~~~~~~
After noon Routine
A. Get ready For Dinner
1. Clean table and Living room
2. Get dinner started
3. 3. Have lunches ready to go in boxes!
B. Clean House
1. Pick up
C. Get ready for DH to come home
1. Light Candles
2. Check House: Make sure inviting and clean
3. Freshen hair & Make-up
4. Make my self smell good
5. Get remotes and TV ready
7. Have dinner & tea waiting for him!
Before Bed Routine
1. Clean up the house before you go to bed. (20 minutes - tops)
a. Living room: Pick up and put away things, magazines, dishes, clothes, shoes.
b. Kitchen: Clean it up, shine sink, lay out clean dishcloths, and run the dishwasher.
c. Dining room/entrance: Clear the hot spots.
d. Review your check list to make sure you have not forgotten anything.

2. Think about tomorrow before you go to bed.
. Check your calendar and/or planner for appointments.
a. Start a PODA (Parade of Daily Adventures) or "To Do" list for tomorrow.
b. Think about: What can I do tonight that will make tomorrow morning easier? (make lunches?)
c. Gather up items that you do not want to forget and place them in a spot by the door. Make sure you can see them before you walk out.
d. Start Breakfast: Set table and plan what you are cooking (just make a mental note).
e. If you plan to use the crock pot, then get some of those things ready so all you have to do is throw it together.
f. Lay out your clothes for tomorrow. It is a simple thing that saves lots of time by being decisive. If something needs to be ironed, or has a spot on it, you can deal with it in a calm manner or choose to wear something else. Take it to the cleaners on your errand day, launder it, or fix that missing button according to your schedule - no pressure. All the stress has been relieved.

3. Focus on God & family before going to bed.
. Get yourself ready for bed.
a. Brush your teeth, clean your face, comb your hair.
b. Take vitamins and other meds.
c. Bath time! Bubbles mmmmmm...
d. Night time bible study
e. Put on jammies!
f. You are now ready for bed.

Weekly Chores:
Sunday: Spend time with God
Monday: Kitchen
Tuesday: Work & Desk Day
Wednesday:Home Blessing Day ( Clean living room, dust, mop ect) & Zine Clean
Thursday: Work & Bathrooms & Grocery/Errand Day
Friday:Clean Rooms & Start Weekend Chorse & Paper Work Ect.
Saturday: Catch up and "once a month project"

Daily To Do List:
Morning exercise

Morning prayers & quite time

Make beds

Pick up & control clutter around home

Do Dishes

Sweep & Mop Kitchen

Clean outside of Cabinets & Counters

Wipe sink & counters in Bathroom

Spray tubs with daily cleaner

Sweep/vacuum high traffic areas

Start Load(s) of laundry

Feed & water pets

Take care of Garden & plants

Fill Birdfeeders & baths

Dry or hang laundry

Fold Laundry & put away

Plan & prepare meals

Clean up after meals

Set out family clothes for next day

Prepare for tomorrow

Spray home & air disinfectants

Spend quality time with family

Nightly bible & quite time

Once a Month Items:
1st weekend: Wash/ vacuum couches curtain & rugs
2nd weekend: Clean out Pantry and freezer – Complete
Monthly inventory sheets
3rd weekend: Clean under kitchen & bathroom sinks.

4th weekend: Clean out drawers
Monthly Budget & other worksheets
Monthly Home check up