Spring/ Summer Reading List!

Spring and Summer time, were I am ready to dive in some good non-fiction books! I will have a lot of time to read since I will be nursing a little one and in hope I will put down my phone and spend some time in a book. Not all these books are towards motherhood but women in general with Self-help, budgeting, religious and parenting.

Spring_Summer Reading List

 

*I have read some of these books but since it has been a while when i did read them that I won’t be giving my own summery. I did use the description on the book to make sure I gave it justice. For the books that I have read and haven’t finished but will rereading I did write in bold what I thought of the book. 

Self-Help

Before I dive into these Self-Help Books, I didn’t notice that they were in this category when I picked them up. I heard so many good reviews on these books. I am semi picky on the books that I do buy. I am a christian women that does like seeing different points of view to think on them. The first two books are really popular and among a lot of christian women have been against this author, again I am not going to nitpick everything.

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

“Rachel Exposes the twenty-one lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore. With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all the convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident women you were meant to be.”

She isn’t the most accurate on certain points about faith and religion but other than that it is enjoyable to read for as far as I have gotten. 

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

“Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.” “She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of to other people-whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee- instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

 

Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson

“Are you tired of the struggle? Tired of fear, loneliness, anxiety, and not knowing who you are of what you’re meant to do? You don’t have to struggle anymore!

In Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose, bestselling author and star of Dancing with the Starts Sadie Robertson shares her story of overcoming anxiety and fear. Sadie battled insecurity, comparison, and isolation-just like so many of us do. And she went on a journey of transformation that has left her living a fearless life. As you read through these pages, you’ll discover how you can embrace a fearless life too.”

I started this about ½ year ago and life got in the way to finish. I was able to relate to this book so much. I am a country girl and loved Duck Dynasty and have seen her on the show. She is very real in this book and it brings God into everything and it does challenge your thinking!

Budgeting,Lifestyle

Living Well Spending Less; 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup

“Have you ever felt like you life-and budget- is spiraling out of Control? Do you sometimes wish you could pull yourself together but wonder exactly how to manage all the scattered pieces of a chaotic life? Is it even possible to find Balance? In a word, yes.”

“Ruth Soukup knows firsthand how stressful an unorganized life and budget can be. Through personal stories, biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire you to make real and lasting changes to your personal goals home, and finances in order to create the life you’ve always wanted-the Good Life. With brutal honesty and the wisdom of someone who has been there, Ruth will help you.”

I didn’t finish this book, but what I have read actually helped me put more focus on being on a budget. To learn how to spend less and feel in control of our money a little better. I love that she is honest about her spending habits and how I can relate a little with it. 

Parenting

Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman

“When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn’t aspire to become a “French Parent.” Then she noticed that French children sleep through the night at two or three months old. They eat braised leeks. Their parents sip coffee while the kids play by themselves. And French Kids are boisterous, curious and creative. Why? With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman realized that the French don’t just have a different parenting philosophy- they have a very different view of what a child actually is. In this deeply wise, charmingly told memoir, Druckerman recounts how she discovered that children-including her own- are capable of feast of understanding and autonomy she never imagined.”

I am not a huge fan of parenting books even Christian. This book caught my attention while I was on Pinterest one day and I checked it out at the Library. What I read was great, funny and eye opening. I like research of different countries and being open minded. It helped me see parenting differently. I will be rereading it since its been a while since I read this last. I hope that I learn a little bit more from her French experience.

Religious

I am Rahab by Autumn Miles

“To her surprise and joy, author Autumn Miles discovered most of the heroes of the Bible were plagues with the same problem. They were ordinary people who sinned, but God’s love, mercy and truth proved greater.

I am Rahab provides a better understanding of God, with a focus on the breadth of his reach to use and redeem all things for the good of his purposes, and for their benefit as his believed children.

You will find comfort in relating to Rahab and to Autumn’s own raw story of surviving domestic abuse and will be encouraged to know you are not alone in life disrupted by bad choices, nor are you meant to stay there. You can move forward from you past and have an abundant future.”

I have read reviews that this book doesn’t go deep into Rahab’s life but is mentioned. I can guess you can say this is another self-help stories but also a testimony. When I decided to get this book was because I do have a past that sometimes haunt me and hope that when I read books like these that it helps me move past the bad choices that I have made or things that have happened to me. I since then haven’t dwelled on it but will like to still read this book.

 

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both our Hearst and our Minds by Jen Wilkin

“We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep your focus and sustain our passion when reading the bible?

Offering a clear concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.”

This book is great on different ways you can study the bible and dig deeper in Knowing God. It is easy to understand and clear in the knowledge it is wanting to give. When I got this book, I believe that I misunderstood what this book was about, thinking it was actually about the Women in the Word. I am glad though I had misunderstood what it was about that I got a lot of what I have already read. I will be rereading this book and it has some great points to highlight.

 

Do you have a spring/summer reading list that you are wanting to tackle? If there is a book that you think that I would like to check out or if you have any of these books and would like to mention what you thought? Comment Below, I would love to hear what your thoughts are!

Young Country Mama

Weekend In Wisconsin!

I believe that there is a thing called Staycation which honestly I have never heard of until a year ago!! I must have never been on a real vacation my whole by the definition of Staycation. We live by La Crosse Wisconsin by the Mississippi River and we needed to take a trip to the other side of Wisconsin around Green Bay for my Great Grandpa’s 100th Birthday Party!

We decided that we would head to church for sabbath school so my son could run of some of his never ending energy. He fell asleep about an ½ hour into our drive while I was reading a book series, he woke up by Wild Rose Wisconsin were always stop at a cute little park, it has a small lake that you can walk around. There is my favorite red building that makes the place extra picturesque. We ate our packed lunch and my husband walked with our son to get some exercise.

We had an hour to go to get to my great grandpa’s house and we were running late, which happens when you have a toddler to take care of. We got to the party as some of the family members were leaving, We got some of our pictures taken and then I was able to visit with some many family members that I haven’t seen in a long time!

To get our second destination, we had to drive over an hour which we had drive through some beautiful Indian Reservations. Our little man did O.K. on this drive, he didn’t like the sun being so bright but he was refusing to use the baseball correctly, which in the end he was whiny.

We got to the town meeting up with our friends, we ate a really yummy Mexican restaurant, the whole time our son was hyper. We got to the hotel room which we changed and headed to the pool. The pool was cooler than I thought and so we all enjoyed having our feet in hot tub, our son was in and out of that water so he wouldn’t get over heated. He is still not a huge fan of the big pools which makes this mama not able to enjoy the water as much as she likes. Swim diapers are a joke no matter what brand, my husband was carrying him to the pool and ended up with a big wet spot on his shirt. 

I took our son up to our room and got him in the tub to wash off the chlorine and get him settled down for bedtime. He didn’t want to get out of the tub, I was able to visit with my friend a little while he was playing.

My Son is not but is ready to be potty trained. He also confuses poop and fart so when we check it seems that we 1 out of 5 it is actually poop. When he was in the tub he kept saying poop and I asked him if he needed to get out to go and he told me no, and i thought that he just farted. Ha I was wrong, floaters all over the tub which was the grossest thing for me to clean up and I don’t mind dirty diapers. I didn’t take a shower after that.

Our friends went back to there house and we tried to get our little hyper man to sleep because giving him a bath did not relax him. He was running around crazy, sorry to those below us! We got him into bed and I am glad that bed was big because that kid is the wiggliest child in his sleep which woke me up and kept me awake in the middle of the night for a couple hours. He did take a little bit before he crashed and he didn’t want to wake up in the morning (which isn’t normal). I love cuddling with my boy but I do not like co-sleeping!

We ate, packed our bags and then drove to Fleet Farm to see what they had, our friends met up with us so we got to see them one more time. I forget my phone in the cart when we left, when I noticed I was able to go back and find it right away.  It didn’t take long for our son to be asleep in the car and stay that way for a couple hours until we got to Tomah WI. He was ready to get out of the car so when it came to a McDonald’s he was happy to be out of the car. When we got home he was excited to be around things that he knew and people that are normal to him.

Our son didn’t eat much when we stopped at places, he did have a lot of peanut butter cookies or his other favorite snacks that were in the car. He did play a little bit with his toys but was happy to be cuddling with his favorite blankets. I did pack extra things for him so we did have an accident that we wouldn’t be at a loss, gladly we didn’t have to use them. I did pack extra for my husband as well but I manage to skip on that for myself and lacked a couple things. I think our trip went really well, Sadly I didn’t take pictures because I was being the navigator for my husband on the way home and a book reader on the way there. I thought that we could travel light but we were able save some money on this trip, by planning out a little bit.

Young Country Mama

Bible Challenge Into Daily Habit

I did a 20 Day Bible Reading Challenge! To see if I could start a good Habit that would help my relationship with God. Lets see how it has changed me!

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December 9th, 2018- Was the day that I started my 20 Day Bible Reading Challenge, I found the plan online and wrote it down in a notebook to check off and in my planner. I started having my Devotional time during the morning whenever my son was on my lap watching TV, I was able to concentrate on the reading even with the distractions. It wasn’t as hard as I thinking it would be with a toddler.

I kept going after the challenge ended, which has helped me created a good habit. The beginning of each month I have written down my reading plan that I would find on Pinterest on a sheet of paper and in my planner (just in case I lose the paper). Since I started the challenge to this day, I have only missed two days which is new for me, I will catch up on the days that I miss along with the day I am on.

I started the reading challenge for a couple reasons. When I did this challenge I was on the last month of being a sabbath school teacher to the early teens in my church. I noticed that even though I could come up with a semi decent lesson, I was not living what I taught in my class. I also noticed that I was becoming less sympathetic to people or situations. I noticed that I was no longer relying on God and his plan, and also having a bad attitude. With being a parent I need guidance in the tough times like a toddler in the middle of the Terrible Two’s which I wasn’t really looking for, but instead I was losing my temper more than I should and not handling situations that were best for me and my child.

I believe that I wanted to do this for myself and not others was the reason I have been able to keep going. I also realized that when I missed a day or had my devotional time in the afternoon that it help me have a good start to the day. The time I started to now I have noticed that I have been able to turn around my attitude, how I handle situations with my son or others. I have noticed that I have become more patient and sympathetic to what is happening around me and in the world. Even though I am no longer a teacher for my church, I feel that I am doing what I have taught which makes me feel better.

When I go over subjects for post that contain the Bible I am going there with a more open mind and feeling like God is guiding me in the right direction, compared to before. If I do decide to start up a bible study group in the near feature I think I am going to be more prepared when it comes to topics that are in the Bible and in life.

I will like to mention that I am no longer doing my devotional in the chair but at the table away from the TV, I have been able to be more consistent on when I am doing my reading. I have noticed that my day does goes better when I do have a good start with the Yeshua.

I believe that Daily Devotional time with God is important even when you are a busy mother. If you are having a hard time finding time to have your time with Yeshua, don’t rule out the most distracting time of the day. Yeshua still hears us and knows that we are spending time with him in the midst of the noise.

Young Country Mama

Story Time! Embarrassing Moments

Everyone has embarrassing, awkward, and “what was I thinking” moments and when we look back on them sometimes we just want to hide ourselves in a hole like an Ostrich. Throughout my childhood I was that awkward child that would say or do anything without being very bashful. I would try so desperately to be “normal” and to be able to fit in or be popular, which I never ended up being and was alright for me.

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~For Cute good Laugh~

When I was either 5 or 6 years old, my Uncle on my mom side got married. I was excited since I was able to wear this cute pink fancy dress and white shoes. When the wedding reception was over and we were leaving it was pretty late, and like any kid after a long day, I feel asleep in the back seat. I wasn’t alone in the backseat, I shared it with the wedding cake. That poor cake got my foot smacked right in it, and I had no clue until I woke up the next morning finding my shoe on the counter. The fact that the cake was ruined and that I didn’t wake up wondering what was all squishy between my feet.

~Elementary School~

In 4th grade, I watched Princess Diaries after it came out and was playing on Disney Channel. I am that Daydreamer or I live in my head. If you have seen Princess Diaries, you would remember the leg pop that was emphasized in the movie. I was at the water fountain on a step stool when I started daydreaming while forgetting that there was a line behind me. In the process of daydreaming that wonderful leg pop, I leg popped the boy behind me in precious zone. I didn’t realize that this all happened until he yelled at me. I looked back at him confused an embarrassed that I did such a thing and that it was all because I was daydreaming. I never did that leg pop again!

In 4th grade I won a best performance award for a little skit that I did for class. This skit contained just two people and I played a guy. For playing this guy I put lipstick everywhere on my face that would make it look like I was a guy. Before heading to art class I tried taking off the lipstick which after being told that I shouldn’t go to wild putting on that I couldn’t take it off. That lipstick was so smeared all over my face for the rest of the afternoon. I wish lipstick was that tough today, something about that formula worked well.

In 5th grade, I was in the talent show singing Amazing Grace which did pretty well. The one thing I wish that I didn’t do was wear a green long sleeve shirt and a skirt that was three different greens.

6th grade I did a talent show doing a Korean Dance taught by a Korean assistant teacher. I auditioned to do this dance and got in, then I practiced for a couple weeks. I was happy to do this dance, I wore the black shirt and pants that was asked of us and the red lipstick that was also asked. Then we were asked to take off the red lipstick (I believe we were asked) and dang what good formula that was because I had red lipstick smeared all over my face. I am so glad to have found makeup remover, but wish that I could find those lipsticks that pretty much are smudge proof.

I bet there was a time in you life, at least on a worksheet that you have cheated, OK just me then. I was getting to the point of not doing my homework for classes. It was Friday and we were always allowed to go to the high-school to eat, to have a little taste of the school. I cheated on my worksheet to go and be with my friends, I finished this worksheet in class right before leaving. I thought I got away with it since I thought the teacher was so focused on teaching in class, I was dead wrong. After getting my lunch box and was standing in line the teacher came up to me and said that I cheated on my paper. I didn’t last a second I was crying in front of everyone and I had to eat with a small group of kids from my grade.

I wore a lot of pink in 6th grade that I was called the “Pink Devil” and a pair of pants that was bell bottoms that had huge white splotches that I looked like I stepped out of the 70’s.

I called a boy that was in high school Tinkerbell and even color a picture for him that was Tinkerbell. I had a big crush on him but was a total jerk.

I decided this one wasn’t to be left out. Have you ever had a moment of victory especially if it was with a game and then you realized that you actually helped in losing the game. I was never on a sports team as a kid but badly wanted to be. I decided that I was going to be play during recess because honestly standing around isn’t fun enough, so I was allowed to play soccer on one side of the team and was practically standing around because there is a lot of people on the field. Well the ball was actually at my feet and I kicked into the goal and was EXTREMELY HAPPY! Well that happiness turned into total embarrassment since I kicked it into the wrong goal, I think everyone was laughing at my “victory”. Never played any games during recess at that school again.

 

~Teen Years~

I just turned 13 years old and I was visiting my mother and one of the things that she was doing for my birthday was letting me go horseback riding with church members which was also good friends. I have gone horseback riding multiple times before hand and this was the biggest this group that I have been apart of, and I was extremely excited. We got all the horses ready and we set on the trail, and It was a peaceful ride. There was this “wild” horse that only a few people can ride which wasn’t me, I had a tame mother. We got to an open field and that wild horse started acting up and I (not thinking) decided to head back and see if I could help. I didn’t make a scene if I remember trying to be a “hero” but still I made a stupid mistake. I ended up get my knee smashed in between our saddles. I ended up going to the ER after dropping off my “new” boyfriend, in the long run I didn’t date that guy for long and I ended up with an injured knee. If I DID think that I would have prevent that incident to happen.

When you don’t know how to dress or wear makeup and your hair is a total mess. In hindsight I wish that I just gave up completely on all that. I should have stuck with wearing just jeans and t-shirt, no makeup and keeping my hair in a ponytail. When I was in my early teens, there was only couple social media platforms and no Pinterest compared to what he have now. It near the end of the age of the Emo and Myspace. I was that girl who wanted to be liked and have the latest fashion and trends, which wasn’t worth the effort. Funny thing is none of that was part of the conservative private school I started going to in 7th grade. I just want to say  Thank You raccoon eyes, funny outfits, Myspace and random dating for teens sites. I looked TERRIBLE.

I went to a boarding school for Junior and Senior Year which was a whole new ball game for me, but it was still another conservative school. So lets go through the Embarrassing moments.

  • I bleached my hair the first couple months, then dyed it brown because my parents thought I looked Like a pin up girl. I dyed it brown twice, the second time I thought it was a red color but it wasn’t. I ended up with green and gray hair, my brother said I looked like a old women from the back.
  • I had baggy clothes the first semester, and I mean my pants looked like it could fit two of me, and my shirts were the same way. I also had braces with brown/green/gray hair, that I looked awful. I finally got my hair back to normal the second semester and some better fitting pants and the braces were gone.
  • I was working at a bread factory in the afternoons, and when I came back to the school for choir practice that I looked like I walked through mountain of flour and the flour reeked.

I started dating a guy that I had a major obsessing crush on, and he only started dating me because his friends dared him. Yeah we dated on and off for a while and honestly it was OK for a while. He wasn’t bashful if I would like to point out. It was one of those days that I really wish that I didn’t make a total fool of myself but I did. Now in my defense, I had no clue of what the plan was and I hate being late or not knowing important details. As I recall I fell on the ice and hurting my wrist while running down a road to find my ride to relieve a worker that had the morning shift at the bread factory. This worker was to be on the bus that was parked in the parking lot, so after I fell and then found my ride. The driver which is a good friend felt bad about it all and was alright until I found out that bus was already full of gymnastics members who watched me. Finding out that my then boyfriend was the one that laughed the hardest and loudest when I fell. I don’t think I was the only one who wanted to punch him!

Holy Hair! I needed a trim badly, and I was broke. Now my parents didn’t like giving me money for anything and it was like pulling teeth to get a couple dollars for gas. I didn’t have a job because I was in boarding school and the jobs on campus went right to our tuition. As I said my hair needed a major trim so one of the students said that she can do any hair trims and honestly everyone that she did looked great but they had thin and straight hair. I have thick wavy/ curly hair and needs a delicate touch. I let her “trim” my hair because it needed it badly and my parents decided they didn’t want me to get my hair cut and telling me that it wasn’t needed. I ended up with hair cut at so many different lengths and walked around with this for 4 months to “learn” my lesson. My Aunt took me to cost cutters to fix it, and  seriously haircuts are only $15, they really had to do a good number to help it out.

~Adult Hood~

I don’t have a lot of embarrassing stories after high school, so I don’t have a lot of stories to tell. I do have some basic mom fails. We all had those moments were we thought that we might not be prepared for, either an epic blowout or huge tantrum that everyone is looking at you like you need to take care of your child. I have gotten embarrassed a lot being that a lot of people love to give you a look that you are doing something absolutely wrong.I also learned to get used to those looks and not get embarrassed as much. I will as my son gets older and starts talking about random things in church.

  • The first couple months when you think that they have such a small body that you think that they wouldn’t produce such epic blowouts. My son sure would have one of those and I forgot to pack extra(2 or more pairs) clothes. I ended up carrying a naked baby during church and potluck, and the only blanket I did have was also a car seat cover that my mom crocheted which the holes were huge.
  • My son no matter what age is loud and doesn’t seem to have a volume button, especially in church he is the one who will yell the loudest, make dinosaur noise. or anything that gets him attention. I have had a lot of people look back at us, knowing that they are alright with it all, it sucks to have all eyes on you.
  • My son likes babies and just wants to hold them like a rag doll. I stop going to a lot of story times because he wanted to always grab the baby by the head and kinda yank. I have stopped him before he did any damage, but I always feel embarrassed by the wildness of my little man.

I hope that you got a little laugh of my embarrassing/ awkward/ what was I thinking moments. When I started writing these down I was really embarrassed by some of the moments I had through my life and would wake up thinking in the middle of the night from the memory and cringe from the memories. As I finish up this paragraph, I just laugh at my memories and think that was life and I am not so Embarrassed by some of the memories. More Story time to come!

P.S. I didn’t edit this post as much, I didn’t want to ruin it by making it perfect!

Young Country Mama

Spring Cleaning Week 2!

The second week of Spring Cleaning in my home in preparations of Passover and the Baby! This week was a little tougher for me. This week everything that I did the week before has been cluttered up by a 2 year old, life as a mom! I lost a lot of my energy this week being 33 weeks along in pregnancy so I didn’t do a lot this week compare to the first week but I still managed to hit almost everything on my list! 2

Day 6- Upstairs

  • I painted the landing upstairs, ended up being the same color as my son’s room for both the ceiling and walls, I think I was blinded by the light because I couldn’t tell that it wasn’t a 100% the white and honestly it blends so well that I can’t tell the difference.

Day 7-Living Room/Entry Way (same room)

My house is a open floor plan, which means that my living room and entry way is all in one room with no dividers. I have re-ranged that room so many times to find a great way to make it still look big but workable. We have big furniture in this room. The china hutch is also our tv stand and stores the DVD’s, craft and office supplies for this house. The way we had stored our son’s toys was by the door and my son loved to dump them in front of the door. It will be become mud season for us and my husband will be tracking a lot into the house, so I had to do some thinking.

  • I was using 7 peach crates as shoe storage which wasn’t working so I moved them upstairs and they are now bookshelves. Taking books upstairs from the overcrowded china hutch shelves and books from our room.
  • Scrubbed the floor and vacuumed the rug.
  • Moved the couch to become a divider between the entry way and living room, makes the living room small
  • I wiped down the china hutch the best I can without the chalk paint coming off, this summer I will have to repaint it and put varnish on it so I can clean it.

Day 8 -Laundry Room

  • The laundry room didn’t need to much TLC, just a little tidying up, the window tracks scrubbed clean and the floor scrubbed. I did have to dust down everything being that is also a utility room. I also worked on organizing under the kitchen sink taking cleaners that were not needed for the bathroom and placing them under the sink. Both look great and organized! I started working on the organization of the changing table, sadly I haven’t gotten the changing table finished.

Day 9-

  • The middle of the week and it seems there was no energy left in my body. I have a list of things that need to moved out of the upstairs room to the shed; a wooden table, a broken TV and a wooden lamp/magazine rack side table. Than I need a metal gun safe to go upstairs, we don’t need 2 gun safes down stairs.

*I know it is weird to have 2 gun safes but my husband used to collect guns before he got married to me and his money started going other place.

  • I took the changing table out to the shop to paint the rest of the way and to varnish. Chalk Spray paint doesn’t seem to do the best job and smelled horrible. I am ready to have that finished to organize it.

 

 

Day 10- Random Things Around the House

Our Master bedroom is on the bottom floor and sadly it is the dump zone for everything in the house. It doesn’t feel like a haven of any sorts. It is also a small rectangle room, which our big wooden DIY bed takes up most of the room. We have two dressers, one is a giant which all my husband clothes fills up and I have a small dresser on my side of the bed for my clothes(which might head upstairs for our son’s clothes). We don’t have a built in closet so ours is out in the open. The summer I will be building a solution that will be replacing both the dressers which takes up a lot of space in our home.

  • I am doing random things that are needed to be done to finish up other rooms. I have managed to get the wooden gun safe out of our bedroom, and got our bed centered in the middle of the room so I can have enough space for the baby bassinet and changing table.
  • I also moved the stove out of it’s spot and cleaned where it was, there was a lot of crumbs.
  • I dusted off the fans and cleaned all the windows in the living room and bedroom. I wiped down all the doors and door windows. I don’t have to see disgusting marks that my son left on the window!

Day 10- Last Day Of Spring Cleaning

Everything that I have cleaned the past two weeks have been well cluttered up, that is life with a 2 year old. So today is just normal cleaning before Sabbath. I left two rooms in the house though some things have been done with them, I have two major projects that have to get done before they are full cleaned and ready for spring and the baby. For the master bedroom I will be putting the nursery and will be sharing a room transformation and the upstairs bedroom isn’t finished and when I do finish it I will be doing a room tour of that as well being that it is a multi- functioning room for me.

  • I did manage to clean under the stairs which wasn’t bad, quick and easy.
  • I was actually able to get my car cleaned out and YIKES it sure needs a deep vacuum and shampoo done in my car.

I hope that you are able to get some motivation for some spring cleaning. I ran out of energy this week being 33 weeks pregnant but was able to muster up some each day to do small things around the house. Next week I am going to be doing some spring decorating and being that it is going to be a tad warmer around where I live I might be able to have some windows open in the house. Our home is small and seems that what I do for decorating sometimes makes the house seem cluttered so I will have to find a way to decorate without that clutter feel.