Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Family Time

 Making your home a Haven challenge with Women Living Well.

So we are lighting our candle and listening to music throughout the day and last week added in clean the clutter.

I am happy to report that the landing at the bottom of my stairs remained picked up all week. Not to say that every time I found something down stairs that belonged up stairs I was immediately taking it up there. But I would grab whatever was at the bottom each time I was heading up that way. It is so much more pleasant to look at the stairs and not see a pile of stuff that needs to go up stairs.

I was going to share a separate post about our disaster computer room. But instead I will post the before and after here. I will tell you first that the picture before was after I started going through things. So although the room was a huge wreck it looks worse in the picture because I had everything scattered around. The room is now clean and stayed clean all week. Each time I brought things into that room I would put them away instead of just piling them on a desk (what a concept ;)) . I want to get rid of a lot more stuff in the room. But the giant desk will have to be moved out at another time. Side note...see the snake cage? It has a red tail boa living in it. We would love to sell it. If you are interested let me know.  It has been so nice to work on the computer and not be surrounded by piles of junk and scattered mess.

So all in all the clear the clutter challenge was great for making our home more of a haven. Things have been staying cleaned up and it feels much more peaceful being in our home. Being able to see the flicker of our candle(need to get a new one only a few more days left in mine), hear the soft music in the background, and then this week not seeing piles of clutter around the home has made this hectic birthday month feel like a haven.

So now on to another weeks challenge.
Keep the candle going, the music playing, and add some tender moments with your family. Have a pillow party in the family room and get out every blanket and pillow in the house and be cozy with the kids or your hubby! Even if you live alone you can do this. Enjoy a cozy evening of hot cider and caramel corn. Give a 5 minute back rub to every single person in your house...and for a double challenge- try to give one every day to each family member! During your tender moment with the family, ask them how they feel about this challenge. Are they enjoying it? Is it helpful? Is there anything they would change. Give your family listening ears. I think you will be blessed by the positive feedback you will receive!

I am so excited to find ways to have tender moments with my family. Bed time with Jake is a favorite tender moment with him. But I am hoping to add more things in throughout the week and day not just at bed time. 

Did you take the clear the clutter challenge? Do you feel lighter? They really do say people with more clutter weigh more.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome changes in your computer room! Great job. I have really enjoyed Courtney's challenge. Looks like you are, too!