12/27/14

2015 Clutter free - Starting small



Office/ Bill Pay Area - Before
Setup: One rack for files that holds 3 types of papers.
File 1 - call/ cancel/ ask
File 2- to pay
File 3- to file
A large calendar and a tool caddy for pens-stapler and stuff :). I file everything into my freedom filer. It is a new thing that I am giving a go in hopes of getting my paper clutter in order (because I have 12 years of it). Here is a link to check out the video that inspired me.


12/24/14

One more day


 
It is Christmas Eve and the kids are filled with excitement.
They will be at the window or chimney
waiting to see if jolly Saint Nick is on his way.
 
Put out those cookies you baked.
Have the kids pour some mile.
Sing a few carols and maybe watch a good movie.
Some of the best made will be on tonight.
 
Get the kids all snuggled in bed
and read them s story.
Our favorite is The Night Before Christmas.
 
Here is to a morning filled with fun! 

12/23/14

Oh the Clutter - Clutter Free by Kathi Lipp


buy here
I have been lucky enough to be apart of many books by Kathi Lipp. All fun and all exciting but this one I think I am the most excited about. We tend to put our best forward on our IG accounts. We always show the cleanest parts of our homes or the best decorated. Never do you find pictures of an unorganized house or clutter filled space.

So over the coming weeks I will be taking part in assignments from Kathi and her team. I will be de-cluttering not only my home but my heart and mind. I got my book yesterday with a cute purple highlighter. At first I was like ... Ahhhhh I don't want to write in my book, but hey maybe it will be fun. So start this journey with me and look forward to giveaways throughout this journey.

12/1/14

28 Tips to a Stress Free Christmas 2014 - Tip #8





Tip #8

Sportsmanship Through Friendships


Sportsmanship is the aspiration that athletes will play the "game" because of enjoyment, respect, consideration, and fairness. Ethics on the sidelines are sometimes depicted or drawn from frustration and lackluster of the outcomes. Most times it is the parents who need a lesson in sportsmanship.

During tournament season, which is year round it seems, we tend to lose sight of the life lesson we aim to teach our children. Parents and athletes alike become "sore losers" because losing is simply not an option. A sport is just something someone does and not who they are. The virtues of ones character should not change depending on the out come of a game. Persistence to win is encouraged; however, the way we each reach whatever goal we are aiming for is the important part behind it. We are leaders for our children, and our children depend on how we lead through example.

11/29/14

28 Tips to a Stress Free Christmas 2014 - Tip #6

Tip #6

*tip 15 also is this reminder because for some reason we forget this one 

11/22/14

Stress Free Christmas ~~ 28 Tips 2014

 
 
Hi all. Due to email request and friends asking for updates, I have
decided to repost tips and more tips to make
Christmas and the holiday season A stress free as
possible. Most of the tips I will leave the same from a few years ago
but will add some Vlogs and pictures from my own home.
Some of the things I do are because we have a big family.
Others because they are traditions and memories
we want for our kids through the years.
All the rest are to make my days simply easier.
 
I have all my supplies, started my shopping, and even got some kind of
menu ready to plan off of. New traditions and other things are
being added this year.
Join me on my stress free journey.
 
 

11/21/14

Guest Post ~ Teaching Your Kids To Give

dollysvintage.com
 


With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas shortly behind, reminding our children and ourselves the importance of giving is a top priority of mine. The Beans have been working on how they talk to each other, the choices they make that affect each other, and what they do for one another. So when this came in my email I was a little excited to see some new tips. Please read and enjoy. 

Xo ~ Claudia I am Wife/Mom/Student/Teacher/Girl Scout Leader/Soccer Mom/Gymnastic Mom/Person/Sinner/Believer ~ I may be one person but I wear many hats.

8/6/14

Love Dare - Dare 24 Love vs. Lust

Day 24 Love vs. LustThe world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. -1 John 2:17
 Today's Dare:
End it now. Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it. Single out every lie you've swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back bedroom. It must be killed and destroyed - today - and replaced with the sure promise of God and a heart filled with His perfect love.

8/5/14

Love Dare - Dare 23 Love always protects







 Day 23: Love Always Protects

[Love] always protects.
-1corinthians 13:7

Today's Dare:
Remove anything that is hindering your relationship, any addiction or influence that's stealing your affections and turning your heart away from your spouse. 

8/4/14

Love Dare - Dare 22 Love is Faithful

Day 22: Love is faithful
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord.
—Hosea 2:20

TODAY’S DARE:
Love is a choice, not a feeling. It is an initiated action, not a knee-jerk reaction. Choose today to be committed to love even if your spouse has lost most of their interest in receiving it. Say to them today in words similar to these, "I love you. Period. I choose to love you even if you don’t love me in return."


8/3/14

Love Dare - Dare 21 Love is Satisfied in God

Day 21: Love is satisfied in God
The Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire.
—Isaiah 58:11

TODAY’S DARE:
Be intentional today about making a time to pray and read your Bible. Try reading a chapter out of Proverbs each day (there are thirty-one—a full month’s supply), or reading a chapter in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). As you do, immerse yourself in the love and promises God has for you. This will add to your growth as you walk with Him.

My 365 ~ movie date(afternoon)

My 365 ~ Day 215

Sunday Scripture ~ needed dose of the word

 
 
Every time I go to church the sermon seems as though it is written for me.
I am sure that is how it works for everyone.
When you need to hear something it always seems
as though the message was made just for you.
 

School papers can be messy!


For The Love Of 4
 
 
Cleaning is never fun but always needed.
With four kids, cleaning seems to be all I do.
I wanted to share some of my tips that I use when 
I tackle some of the mess in my home in the school area.

8/2/14

Love Dare - Dare 20 Love is Jesus Christ

Day 20: Love is Jesus Christ
While we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
—Romans 5:6

TODAY’S DARE:

Dare to take God at His Word. Dare to trust Jesus Christ for salvation. Dare to pray, "Lord Jesus, I’m a sinner. But You have shown Your love for me by dying to forgive my sins, and You have proven Your power to save me from death by Your resurrection. Lord, change my heart, and save me by Your grace."

My 365 ~ Catching up


 
My 365 ~ Catching up Day 21 to now
 

8/1/14

Love Dare - Dare 19 Love is Impossible

Day 19: Love is impossible
Let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
—1 John 4:7

TODAY’S DARE:
Look back over the dares from previous days. Were there some that seemed impossible to you? Have you realized your need for God to change your heart and to give you the ability to love? Ask Him to show you where you stand with Him, and ask for the strength and grace to settle your eternal destination.

School shopping doesn't have to be hard

School supplies
(long post)

Could we make it a 25 hour day instead? ~ 5 on Friday


Trying something new. 5 on Friday. Time passing so fast, with so many things in life that doesn't allow for blogging. My 5 on Friday will be my chance to share 5 things or moments that has happened the current week. I look forward to sharing and maybe getting back on the blogging horse.

There are so many things in life that we want to share, that I want to share. It is just the means in which I make time to share them. I never know if things get read or the audience who might be reading, but I do know that it is some kind of online journal. A little outlet of sharing.

So here is to a new beginning, one of which I hope to be able to stick with.


7/4/14

Happy Fourth





Happy Fourth from us to you
 
 (after the Summerlin parade)