Wednesday, July 04, 2018


  • NO monthly minimum sales!
  • NO minimum inventory!
  • Annual minimum only $29.95 (Can you say "Christmas"? Duhh)
  • Commissions from 30-45% (with no minimum sales to qualify)
  • $300 worth of Hair Pretties products for only $99!
  • PLUS catalogs, flyers, table top banner, and more!
  • AND free shipping!
  • Great company!
  • Did I mention a 30% discount on all you buy?

LillaRose.biz/BeSTclips/opportunity


A great place to learn more about Lilla Rose and this opportunity is https://www.facebook.com/groups/LRbizopp/?ref=br_rs

Or contact Me! 



Sunday, July 01, 2018

24 Hour Sale!


Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Skin Salve


I am working on a deal with an eFriend/distant relative for her to carry the skin salve I make.

I began making this salve shortly after starting to learn about herbs. It is based on salve offered by others, but my own recipe.

Have you ever heard Rhett and Link's "Rub Some Bacon On It"? A silly song extolling the virtues of bacon to cure whatever ails you.

I often feel like I am singing my own version of their song, "Rub Some Salve On It."

Rashes, cuts, scratches, burns, anything wrong with the skin, Rub Some Salve On It! It relieves pain and helps the skin heal faster. (This is done by providing the skin with the nutrients it needs to heal itself, instead of relying on the vitamin and mineral stores in the rest of the body.)

This last month we have found it works well on Chicken Pox, too.

Yes, Chicken Pox.

Personal Family information:


  • Hubby- had CP as a child, been blahhh for a month now.
  • Me- had CP while pregnant with child 2. Been blahh for a month now, especially bad today.
  • DC 1- had CP at age 2, suffering with shingles this last month.
  • DC 2- I was pregnant with him when I had it and he was vaxed at 1. Today he is in the worst day of CP, itchy, painful, but slathered in salve.
  • DC 3- Vaxed. Been blahh for 2 months now, though continuing to work full time.
  • DC 4- Vaxed. He had a couple of off days, but is fine. 
  • DC 5- Vaxed. She's ok
  • DC 6- Vaxed for CP. A few off days, but ok.
  • DC 7- Not vaxed for CP. Had a full blown case a couple of weeks ago.
  • DC 8- Not vaxed at all. Perfectly healthy. Not a pox in sight.
  • DC 9- Not vaxed at all. The first one to have polka dots. 
So, 3 with pox, 1 vaxed and 2 not. Very interesting. 

But the point is, my salve and oatmeal/chamomile/calandula baths are the only things bringing relief. 


The distant cousin (our grandpas were brothers) who is interested in my salve makes her living making soaps and lotions with goats milk (from her own goats). She sells at arts and craft shows, as well as online.

I traded her some soap for some slave a while back and she loves it! Now she wants to carry it for her customers too :-)

So, coming soon, Sugar Plum's Family Farm Skin Salve! (or whatever she decides to call it)
(created by Tracy Enterprises :-) )

Other $ News

I was able to get a booth space at Dayton's Oodles of Noodles event at the last minute. Like, the Friday before the Saturday event.

We had a great time and made a tiny profit. I really need to have about twice as much stock in order to make a real profit, but that can only come in time. I did meet some neat people:


One lady greeted me with "I want a Peacock!" (one of our most popular clips.) I got her her peacock!

RosieAnother who fell in love with Rosie, but needed one 2 sizes smaller than the one I had in stock. She bought it anyway and promised she would buy the right size later. She hasn't yet, but I saw her walk by several times with Rosie in her hair. 

A woman who fell in love with the ugliest clip I had (bought in a bundle of clips at Black Friday. I would never have picked this one out by itself). But in her hair it was stunning! Wow!

And many others :-)


Friday, May 25, 2018

1 You will make an altar to burn incense on of acacia  wood. 

2 It will be 18" x 18" and three feet tall with horns in the corners carved from the same piece of wood. 


3 And you will cover it with pure gold, top and sides all around, including the horns. Make a molding of gold around the top.


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Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 30- perfumes
Romans 7

Today's work in Romans 

From

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.


To

28 And we know that God works all things together for good for those who love Him, for those who are the called according to His purpose. 

29 Because God established boundaries for all He knew beforehand would choose Him to make them share the same [inner essence, identity, behavior, essential nature] as His Son, so that Christ would be the firstborn among many brothers. 

30 What's more, whoever He pre-decided to be made into Christ's [inner essence, identity, behavior, essential nature], He also invited to Him. And whoever He invited, He made right with Him. And whoever He made right with Him, He gave His glory to.

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Today's Hymn

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? recorded steps yesterday. Didn't wear the phone/

It has been raining for an entire day. Very unusual for us! The water is much appreciated.

To Do:
  • grocery shopping
  • Pick up chicken feed (a much bigger deal now that the local feed store has closed. It means we have to go all the way into town)
  • all the normal chores
  • put price tags on all my inventory
  • switch my son's phone
  • finish prepping the beds for planting
  • list things with craigslist
  • catch up medical records to include chicken pox

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • listed my bedroom furniture with craigslist. No bites yet :-(
  • did a detailed inventory of my Lilla Rose stuff. (I have decided that I need to go back to a detailed inventory to better protect myself from accusations of credit card fraud)
  • Pulled music for worship service
  • watered my trees
  • made the puppy gates
  • Set up loyalty cards for BeST Clips 

Egalitarianism’s dirty secret: the sexual objectification of women

Poverty or simplicity?School shootings, teacher's strikes, anxious kids; solution? eliminate cumpulsory schooling




Flylady often blames our mothers for why we don't dust, but I disagree. My mother never made me dust, much less "dust the right way," (move everything off, wipe the shelf down, put everything back after cleaning it). I think "dusting the right way" is just unpleasant work (like cleaning a toilet). No one enjoys it by the nature of being human. I do agree using the feather duster is fun, though. It makes the job much better. Oh, it doesn't get all the dust and what it does get a good deal is just wiped off the shelf onto the floor. But, duuhhh, dust first, then vacuum up what you knocked off. So much nicer. Not perfect, but nicer.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Moving for 10 minutes a day

I try to walk around the block everyday we have school. That takes 25 minutes (half of it is up hill, so slow). I need to find a way to get my moving in on non-school days.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Bedroom
(You know, my "moods to clean" run about a week behind Flylady's schedule. I think the week of reading about doing a zone makes me want to tackle it. I may just set my zones to be a week behind hers and work with it instead of trying to focus on what she says.)
(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • hamburger helper? (homemade from scratch)

FlyLady Daily Mission:

  • Dust the master bedroom (which I did yesterday)

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • ditto
Ok, so, since my house is different from anyone elses (whose isn't?) I think I will begin making my own missions at the beginning of the week. I'll take Flylady and Tami's assignments and evaluate my house, picking what I need to do the most in each zone. 

My Daily Mission:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Full clean in preparation for a long weekend



"Do it Now."


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

42 This will be a continuous burnt offering for all your descendants, at the door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation before the I AM. This is where I will meet you, to speak to you. 

43 And this where I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be purified by My glory. 

44 And I will purify the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the altar. I will also purify both Aaron and his sons, to minister to Me in the priest's office. 

45 And I will live among the children of Israel, and will be their God. 

46 And they will know that I am the I AM their God, that brought them up out of the land of Egypt, that I may live among them. I am the I AM their God.


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Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 27- The Alter and the Court
Romans 7

Today's work in Romans 

From

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 


27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.


To

(revisited)
23 And not just the creation, but us too, who have God's Spirit as our first gift from Him, also groan in our hearts, waiting for the day we have full rights as His children, including the new bodies He has promised us. 

24 We were given this hope when we were saved, but if we already have something, we don't need to hope for it.


25 So if we are hoping for what we don't yet have, then we are patiently waiting for it.

26 In the same way, the spirit also helps our weaknesses because we don't know what we should pray for like we should, but our spirit pleads for us with groans that words can't express. 


27 And He who already knows what is in our hearts, knows what our spirit is saying, because it  pleads for us who are pure according to the will of God.

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Today's Hymn

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? recorded steps yesterday. Didn't wear the phone/

Chicken Polka Dots Update:

  • Joy (#1-26yo), who started it all with the shingles, is doing better, finally. 
  • Josh (#9-6yo) is bouncing off the walls and his spots are fading.
  • Jackie (#7-13yo) is in the most miserable stage; unbearable itching. 
  • Jim (#2-23yo) and Jess (#5) don't feel good. 
  • My arm still hurts, though not as badly.
  • Andy doesn't feel good either. 

To Do:
  • all the normal chores
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • put price tags on all my inventory
  • switch my son's phone
  • finish prepping the beds for planting
  • list things with craigslist
  • catch up medical records to include chicken pox

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • did a detailed inventory of my Lilla Rose stuff. (I have decided that I need to go back to a detailed inventory to better protect myself from accusations of credit card fraud)
  • Pulled music for worship service
  • watered my trees
  • made the puppy gates
  • Set up loyalty cards for BeST Clips 

Egalitarianism’s dirty secret: the sexual objectification of women

Poverty or simplicity?School shootings, teacher's strikes, anxious kids; solution? eliminate cumpulsory schooling




Flylady often blames our mothers for why we don't dust, but I disagree. My mother never made me dust, much less "dust the right way," (move everything off, wipe the shelf down, put everything back after cleaning it). I think "dusting the right way" is just unpleasant work (like cleaning a toilet). No one enjoys it by the nature of being human. I do agree using the feather duster is fun, though. It makes the job much better. Oh, it doesn't get all the dust and what it does get a good deal is just wiped off the shelf onto the floor. But, duuhhh, dust first, then vacuum up what you knocked off. So much nicer. Not perfect, but nicer.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Moving for 10 minutes a day

I try to walk around the block everyday we have school. That takes 25 minutes (half of it is up hill, so slow). I need to find a way to get my moving in on non-school days.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Bedroom
(You know, my "moods to clean" run about a week behind Flylady's schedule. I think the week of reading about doing a zone makes me want to tackle it. I may just set my zones to be a week behind hers and work with it instead of trying to focus on what she says.)
(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • spaghetti

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean the dresser

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Declutter the closet
"Do it Now."


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

39 You will embroider the coat of fine linen, and the turban will be made of fine linen, and belt of needlework.

40 For Aaron's sons you will make coats and belts and caps for glory and for beauty. 

41 You will put them on your brother Aaron and his sons, and anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, so they can minister to Me in the priest's office.

42 And you will make them linen underwear to cover their skin from the waist to the thighs.

43 Aaron and his sons will wear them so when they come into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, or when they come near the Altar to minister in the holy place, so they carry no sin and die. This will be a law forever to him and his children after him.
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Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 27- The Alter and the Court
Romans 7

Today's work in Romans 

From

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 


27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

To


23 And not just the creation, but us too, who have God's Spirit as our first gift from Him, also groan in our hearts, waiting for the day we have full rights as His children, including the new bodies He has promised us. 
24 We were given this hope when we were saved, but if we already have something, we don't need to hope for it.

25 But if we are hoping for what we don't yet have, then we are patiently waiting for it.

26 In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses because we don't know what we should pray for like we should, but the Spirit Himself pleads for us with groans that words can't express. 


27 And He that already knows what is in our hearts, knows what the Spirit is saying, because he pleads for us saints according to the will of God.

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Today's Hymn

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? recorded steps yesterday. Didn't wear the phone/

Chicken Polka Dots Update:

  • Joy (#1-26yo), who started it all with the shingles, is doing better, finally. 
  • Josh (#9-6yo) is bouncing off the walls and his spots are fading.
  • Jackie (#7-13yo) is in the most miserable stage; unbearable itching. She took an oatmeal, chamomile, calandula bath at 6 this morning to try to get some relief.
  • Jim (#2-23yo) doesn't feel good. 
  • My arm hurts so bad I actually took painkiller last night and slept in the recliner (deep muscle pain is the first sign of shingles :-( I haven't injured the arm and can't think of any other reason it would be hurting like this)
  • Andy doesn't feel good either. 

To Do:
  • all the normal chores
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • put price tags on all my inventory
  • switch my son's phone
  • finish prepping the beds for planting
  • list things with craigslist

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • did a detailed inventory of my Lilla Rose stuff. (I have decided that I need to go back to a detailed inventory to better protect myself from accusations of credit card fraud)
  • Pulled music for worship service
  • watered my trees
  • made the puppy gates
  • Set up loyalty cards for BeST Clips 

Egalitarianism’s dirty secret: the sexual objectification of women

Poverty or simplicity?School shootings, teacher's strikes, anxious kids; solution? eliminate cumpulsory schooling




Flylady often blames our mothers for why we don't dust, but I disagree. My mother never made me dust, much less "dust the right way," (move everything off, wipe the shelf down, put everything back after cleaning it). I think "dusting the right way" is just unpleasant work (like cleaning a toilet). No one enjoys it by the nature of being human. I do agree using the feather duster is fun, though. It makes the job much better. Oh, it doesn't get all the dust and what it does get a good deal is just wiped off the shelf onto the floor. But, duuhhh, dust first, then vacuum up what you knocked off. So much nicer. Not perfect, but nicer.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Moving for 10 minutes a day

I try to walk around the block everyday we have school. That takes 25 minutes (half of it is up hill, so slow). I need to find a way to get my moving in on non-school days.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Bedroom
(You know, my "moods to clean" run about a week behind Flylady's schedule. I think the week of reading about doing a zone makes me want to tackle it. I may just set my zones to be a week behind hers and work with it instead of trying to focus on what she says.)
(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • SOS
  • quesadillas/burritoes

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean the nightstands

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Declutter the closet
"Do it Now."


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

I highly recommend Flylady.com

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Polka Dots for everyone

9 Thou will make a court for the tabernacle. For the south side the wall will be curtains of fine twined linen of an hundred and fifty feet long for one side.

10 And the twenty support pillars and their twenty bases will be of brass. The hooks of the pillars and their pegs will be of silver.

The "fence posts" are to be held together with brass and silver.
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Today's Bible Study-
Exodus 27- The Alter and the Court
Romans 7

Today's work in Romans 

From

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 

To


18 For I know that the things we suffer right now are not comparable to the glory which He will reveal to us later.

19 All of creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the children of God. 

20 For the creation was put under the curse, lost its purpose, not because it wanted to, but because of Him who has also given hope, 

21 Because the creation itself also will be delivered from the slavery of decay to the same glorious liberty of the children of God. 
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Today's Hymn

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? recorded steps yesterday. Didn't wear the phone/

Well, a lot has happened for not actually doing anything.

We were supposed to leave for our camping trip Friday night, but Friday morning Joshua (who had been running a fever for the last couple days) woke up with polka dots. Chicken Pox.

So much for camping.

A little research says there is a chance Hubby and I are carriers (since we have had CP before and it's latent in our systems, just waiting to be activated), and there is no way in the world we want to spread this to the church, so we stayed home yesterday. 5 of our kids who are in no way showing symptoms went. My oldest who is just now feeling back on her feet from Shingles and my 7th child (Jackie-13yo) stayed home. Jackie had a headache and just didn't feel good.

The the car the kids took only had 5 seats anyway. (#2, Jim 23yo, was off training to fight wild fires)

Well, last night Jackie came to me with a large, painful lump behind her ear. By the time I was done researching that, she had about three pox started (painful lumps behind the ear signify swollen lymph nodes, meaning she "has a cold.") So, 2 down with Polka Dots, and Hubby was running a fever yesterday. Looks like it's going to be an "interesting week."

And what about the CP vaccination?

When I first became a parent I was very much for vaxing for anything possible. I also realized that as a stay at home mom I was the true "first responder" for any and all accidents or illnesses. So I set about educating myself on how to take care of any minor illnesses or injuries.

The more research I did, the more I ran across anti-vax information.

And the more anti-vax info I read, the more convinced I became that vaccines weren't all they were said to be. The science just isn't actually there, like we are told it is.

What with all the allergies we have to deal with (already messed up immune systems), and all the possible negative side affects of the vaxes, I decided to quit vaccinating my kids. By that time the oldest 5 were fully vaxed, the next 2 were partially vaxed, and the youngest two have had none.

(Most of these diseases there are vaxes for are actually very mild illnesses in the grand scheme of things, especially in healthy, well nourished, children. They really are just "the polka dotted flu." Oh, the child is miserable, of course. But I would much rather my child be miserable for a couple of weeks than have type 1 diabetes, more severe allergies than they already do, asthma, or any of the other "modern" diseases that have been on the upswing only since vaxes were introduced; MS, Lupus, Fibro myalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer [we now know for a fact the original Polio vaccine was contaminated with a virus that caused cancer. Polio is, in healthy children who are not given aspirin, a month long bad cough. It was the bad interaction between aspirin and Polio that caused the need for the iron lungs, not Polio alone. My mother and her brother who dies of cancer 20 months of so before she did, both received this vaccine], Autism [a major scientist from the 2004 "vaxes don't cause Autism" study was recorded on hidden video admitting that they lied. The study actually showed a 300% increase in Autism in association with the MMR vaccine.], or many others [did you know there is some evidence that obesity and heart disease are both caused by viruses? Meaning the immune system is malfunctioning not kicking these bugs out.]. All of these diseases are in some way malfunctions of the immune system.)

So how the population in the house stands is:


  • Hubby, #1, and I have all had CP (me when I was pregnant with #2. Talk about about miserable!)
  • #1 has now had Shingles (official medical sites say you only get this once, but eyewitnesses say otherwise :-(    )
  • #2-5 vaxed against CP, but #3 was very sick with a fever about 5 weeks ago. CP without the spots? Do the vaccines really just keep the primary symptom from displaying? How do you tell the difference between spotless CP and the flu? (I have read eye witnesses who have had times of unvaxed family members getting a "childhood" disease and the vaxed members having the exact same symptoms but without the signature symptom, i.e. spots)
  • #6-7 partially vaxed, #7 polka dotted.
  • #8 mildly sick about 4 weeks ago, including a fever, but going strong right now. Spotless CP or just the flue?
  • #9 acting like his fever is gone this morning (and it was last night, so it evidently hasn't come back). The spots are going away. 
So, how many will get polka dotted? How many will get the "flu"? How many will not get sick at all? 

And what about #2? I was 5 weeks pregnant with him when I had them, so did he get CP before he was born? Plus, he was vaxed for them. So where does he stand? 

We shall see!

Meanwhile, today is #6 (Jennifer-15yo) birthday! Yeah! We always take a day off school for a birthday. So maybe I can catch up on some stuff.





To Do:
  • Take Jennifer out for her birthday
  • all the normal chores
  • finish setting up the newsletters for the blogs I am doing
  • do a detailed inventory of my Lilla Rose stuff. (I have decided that I need to go back to a detailed inventory to better protect myself from accusations of credit card fraud)
  • switch my son's phone
  • finish prepping the beds for planting
  • list things with craigslist

Tuh Done (what I've finished for the week):

  • Pull music for worship service
  • water my trees
  • make the puppy gates
  • Set up loyalty cards for BeST Clips 

5 Habits That Changed My Life In 2018

NO MORE FRIENDS, NO MORE WALKS, NO MORE HAPPINESS
The Bible says to abstain from the very appearance of evil. This is not a "What will the neighbors think?" kind of command, but, abstaining fro the appearance of evil usually keeps you out of the temptation to fall into evil. Don't know why this author didn't use this scripture, but otherwise, good article. 


Flylady often blames our mothers for why we don't dust, but I disagree. My mother never made me dust, much less "dust the right way," (move everything off, wipe the shelf down, put everything back after cleaning it). I think "dusting the right way" is just unpleasant work (like cleaning a toilet). No one enjoys it by the nature of being human. I do agree using the feather duster is fun, though. It makes the job much better. Oh, it doesn't get all the dust and what it does get a good deal is just wiped off the shelf onto the floor. But, duuhhh, dust first, then vacuum up what you knocked off. So much nicer. Not perfect, but nicer.

For my Daily routines, see the sidebar.

Monthly Habit we are building:

Moving for 10 minutes a day

I try to walk around the block everyday we have school. That takes 25 minutes (half of it is up hill, so slow). I need to find a way to get my moving in on non-school days.

Weekly zone focus:  

Master Bedroom
(You know, my "moods to clean" run about a week behind Flylady's schedule. I think the week of reading about doing a zone makes me want to tackle it. I may just set my zones to be a week behind hers and work with it instead of trying to focus on what she says.)
(This is the zone we are tackling all our monthly and less often chores in this week)

Today's Meals:

  • SOS
  • Jenn and I are going out to lunch
  • Roast

FlyLady Daily Mission

  • Clean under the Master Bed (I have drawers under mine and I happen to know none of them need cleaning. We have only had this bed a couple months, so nothing has been in there very long. I will open each one to refresh my memory on what's in there, but I doubt I need to actually do anything.)

Tami's assignments (Tami is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is a partner of FlyLady):

  • Monday - Declutter Bathroom Counters and Wipe Down
    27 Fling Boogie anywhere in the house (I'm hoping to get to the storage)

    Tuesday - Shine the Tub or Shower
    Hot Spot Fire Drill - Declutter those Flat Surfaces

    Wednesday - Declutter Items from the Medicine Cabinet
    Declutter 1 other area

    Thursday - Check Bathroom Supplies
    Declutter 1 other area

    Friday - Mop the Bathroom
    Declutter 1 other area

    Set your timers and then take a break when it goes off!
     My version that fits my house

"Do it Now."


"To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase: just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This applies to a clean house, too.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing Imperfectly" - Flylady

"Baby Steps."

"You can do anything for 15 minutes." 

"You are not behind. Just jump in where you are."

"Your house didn't get this way overnight. It won't get under control in a day. It takes time."


How about you? What's on your list today?

Do you use a feather duster? Do you like it? 


Have a great day!

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