country living

 

Are you a fan of Country Living magazine?

Right now they are offering a subscription for one year for just $10!

That is less than a dollar per month!

They cover a wide variety of topics from decorating, organizing, recipes, homemaking, and more.

Don’t miss it before it is gone!

You can find it right now for a limited time HERE. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Today we have a post from our sweet contributor Ana from The Lost Apron:

Home Organization: Color Coordinate Cords. When you have multiple family members with multiple devices, sometimes cords can get mixed up. You can label the cords with different washi tapes for each family member. - The Lost Apron

Home Organization:  Color Coordinate Cords.  When you have multiple family members with multiple devices, sometimes cords can get mixed up.  You can label the cords with different washi tapes for each family member.

Home Organization: Color Coordinate Cords. When you have multiple family members with multiple devices, sometimes cords can get mixed up. You can label the cords with different washi tapes for each family member. - The Lost Apron

Find a washi tape that fits each style of each family member.  If they like the tape they are more apt to use it.

Home Organization: Color Coordinate Cords. When you have multiple family members with multiple devices, sometimes cords can get mixed up. You can label the cords with different washi tapes for each family member. - The Lost Apron

Tape the washi tape around every removable piece of each power cord of for every laptop, iPad, e-reader, etc.   Also put tape around the base of the earbuds and headphones.  When teens start leaving (or borrowing) power cords all over the house, it is easy to tell which cords or earbuds belong to who.

Home Organization: Color Coordinate Cords. When you have multiple family members with multiple devices, sometimes cords can get mixed up. You can label the cords with different washi tapes for each family member. - The Lost Apron
For more fun ideas, see my Tutorials Page.

 

 

ana

My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.

I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have prefered being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at Pinterest and Facebook. 

 

 

 

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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boxcar children

 

Are you a fan of The Boxcar Children?

It sure brings back the memories of yesteryear when you get a chance to read them and it great for listening together as a family or just for your children!

We noticed that the audio collection was FREE today with (with free audible trial for 30 days) and wanted to share it with you.

It contains:

The Boxcar Children
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, four orphaned siblings, suddenly appear in a small town. The children make a home for themselves in an abandoned red boxcar they discover in the woods. Ambitious and resourceful, the plucky children make a happy life for themselves – until Violet gets too sick for her brothers and sister to care for her.

Surprise Island
Adventure abounds as Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny spend a summer living on their grandfather’s island. The kids confidently face everyday challenges armed with only their imaginations and the support of each other. Listeners are in for a suspenseful ride as the Aldens work together to discover the true identity of Joe the handyman before their holiday ends.

The Yellow House Mystery
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather and are determined to solve the mystery that surrounds an old yellow house on his property when they find a letter written by the brother of a man who vanished! And that’s only the first startling discovery they make!

Remember it is for a limited time only so get it while you can–you can find it HERE.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Thank you to all who participated in our Motivated Moms Planner Giveaway!  We are so thankful to have your readership, and we hope you’ve enjoyed having the chance to win one of these super helpful planners.  Remember, if you did not win, you can go over to Motivated Moms and purchase a planner for yourself to start using right away.  They’re really affordable, and from reading all of your comments, owning one of these planners would be such a great tool for you.  I love mine, and you can get started using yours today!

Now on to our winners!

We have two winners for this awesome giveaway, and they are:

Christina K

and

Katrina!

Winners will be notified by email.  Thank you again for participation, and may the Lord bless your new year as you follow Him.

 

Emily

Emily is raising several future homemakers and one little man. Emily enjoys homemaking, homeschooling, arts & crafts, cross-stitching, reading, sewing, and playing piano, just to name a few. She is interested in healing the body through the food God has given us, along with other God-given means such as herbs and essential oils. You can find her blogging about all things homemaking at Blessed Homemaking. Emily also has a God-given gift for art and sometimes posts her creations at Emily's Fine Art.

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Cone of coconut and strawberry ice-cream on wooden background

Have you resolved this year to spend more purposeful time with your daughter? I have three (two older and one teen) and I want to make sure I am still pouring into their lives. Time goes so fast and before you know it they are adults!

When the girls were younger I would take them out a lot and spend one on one time with them. Sometimes I would even go through a book with them which was fun too, this was good to do when they were older.

A few places we would go to would be:

 

  • Ice Cream Shop
  • Tea Parlor
  • Coffee House

 

Or out to eat at a place that they’d like to visit!

Remember that our daughters need us. They need our time and our love. They need to know that we care enough to spend time with them. They need to know that we are available and here for them.

Daisy in the hands of a child

 

If you need  some helpful ideas of what to do when you are out on a date with her, here are a few tips:

 

Encourage her with your example – she needs you as a godly example so remember to be encouraging, kind, and supportive.  Your attitude is so important.

 

Encourage her with your words – Be helpful and guide her to be wise. Find out how she is doing mentally, physically, spiritually, etc.

 

Encourage her with God’s Word – lovingly share the word of God with her and His promises. Remember that the Word of God does not return void.

 

Pray for her – Take the time to pray for her openly and/or privately. How I wish I had a mother that prayed for me–what a comfort a praying mom is!

 

If you would like to read more on this topic we recommend:

 

greatdates

 

With all the pressures and influences of today’s world, Christian moms worry about their little girls and how they will grow up. Quality time between a mom and a daughter can be the greatest protection against the world’s pressures to make a girl mature too quickly.

8 Great Dates includes fun mother-daughter get-togethers, perfect one-on-one or for a small group of moms and their energetic 8-12 year-old daughters. Each date focuses on one topic surrounding beauty and modesty and is full of fun while at the same time imparting a life and faith-enhancing message.

YOU CAN FIND THIS BOOK HERE. 

 

 

 

 

Do you go on dates with your daughter?

What tips would you add?

 

 

For pinning:

Cone of coconut and strawberry ice-cream on wooden background

 

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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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janeaustenbooks

 

Are you a huge fan of Jane Austen literature?

Or have you just been wanting to get a chance to read them in the first place?

Now is your chance! Right now the complete collection of Jane Austen’s writings are available for FREE for Kindle!

It contains the following:

– Sense and Sensibility (1811)
– Pride and Prejudice (1813)
– Mansfield Park (1814)
– Emma (1815)
– Northanger Abbey (1817)
– Persuasion (1818)

 

You can find it HERE for a limited time!

 

Enjoy!

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June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mother to eight beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June strongly believes that weak homes equate a weak nation and therefore blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Raising Homemakers, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home. She is the founder of Wise Woman Consulting, her service to teach women how to successfully make money blogging at home and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook and Twitter at @wisewomanbuilds.

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Homemaking Linkup!

by June Fuentes January 11, 2017

There are so many beautiful things about homemaking . . . and right here is the perfect place for us to encourage one another in this beautiful calling! We’d love for you to share a post or article from your blog about homemaking, whether it be about cleaning, character, cooking, etc. Now to share a […]

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BIG SALE: Dayspring Planners, Wall Calendars, & Pocket Calendars Sale–$1, $5, & $10

by June Fuentes January 10, 2017

    If you need to get organized this year and need to still get some planners or calendars, you need to check out the Dayspring Sale! Right now they have: Planners at $10 Calendars at $5 Pocket Planners for just $1   You can find a wide variety of designs that are very pretty, […]

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