April 10, 2020

NIV, Artisan Collection Bible Review

April 10, 2020

First thing first the NIV, Artisan Collection Bible, Cloth over Board, Pink, Art Gilded Edges, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print, is absolutely stunning. If you've been following my blog for a while then you know my preferred reading translation is the English standard version.

But this beauty truly made me think twice since when I originally saw it I had not written in my Jesus Bible yet. You can read that review here.

I couldn't do it though y'all. The Jesus bible just has too much supplemental information that I don't want to miss out on.

But I truly thought about it when I saw this cover. I'm not a NIV reader but that cover will make you think twice.

This bible is a beautiful option if you are in the market for a new bible. Especially since it includes margins so you can write notes or art bible journaling.

I think this will be a major game changer. Especially for those of you who want a stunning bible but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars buying a custom bible on Etsy.

Here are a few other features of the bible:

Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
Stunning marbled look cover design on soft, durable cloth
Page edges with sparkling foil art gilding
Lined, wide margins for journaling, notes, and art
Words of Jesus in red
Two satin ribbon markers
Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print typeface
9.5-point print size

March 23, 2020

How to Organize under the Kitchen Sink

March 23, 2020

Have you ever looked under your kitchen sink for a bottle of dish detergent? You know you bought it but because you didn't immediately see it upon opening your kitchen cabinet you just add it to the grocery list and keep going.

Please tell me you've done this before...

When it comes to the space under the kitchen sink it's like if it doesn't slap you in the face then its not under there. And for some reason the space under the kitchen sink is always deep. Unless your a plumber who really wants to crawl in the area under the kitchen sink.

Who know's what maybe crawling around under there. Well if you are scared to reach under your kitchen sink or tired of buying 2 of everything. Be sure to keep reading because in this post, I will explain how to organize under the kitchen sink and an essentials organization list.

How to Organize under the Kitchen Sink

Like I have mentioned in previous post sometimes you will find yourself reorganizing certain spaces in your home multiple times. Under the kitchen and bathroom sink are both areas that I find myself revisiting. Likely because they are just like junk drawers.

How under the Kitchen Sink became a Junk Drawer

You think of them as spaces no one will look at. So even once you have cleaned under the kitchen sink you often find yourself throwing random stuff under there out of habit.

You have been warned, so be mindful of this in the future. This organization project can go one of two ways, you can reorganizing this space multiple times or commit to keep it tidy along the way. Either way it's totally up to you.

If we're being honest no one purposely keep things a mess. The mess usually just creeps up on you before you know it.

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You are not alone in this home organization struggle. I get it. As I write this I'm thinking about how I need to get off my butt to reorganize under the kitchen sink area.

It has been about a year since I last organized under my kitchen sink. I went reorganizing crazy when I was nesting during my pregnancy with Rose.

But now that she's here and life is happening. My home is once again back to looking like a hot mess.

Needless to say its time for me to tackle under the kitchen sink again in our home. So here are a few essentials that will help you to organize under the kitchen sink.

Under the Kitchen Sink Organization Essentials

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1. Plastic Caddy - I think I recommend some form of baskets on every home organization project. I guess I just can't get enough of them. They just come in handy with cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. With these plastic caddy I like to create a cleaning caddy that I can take out to conveniently clean different areas of the house. We have two and they are great for storing cleaning rags and sprays.

2. Command Hooks- Using hooks on the inside of your cabinet is a perfect solution for hanging your rubber gloves.

3. Spray bottles- I love these spray bottles and I use them to dilute my household cleaners. I own every one of the spray bottles that the Dollar Tree sells. Although these are on smaller size they will fit perfectly in your cleaning caddy. Plus they have lasted the longest all the other one have broken on me except this one. 

4. Wire shelf- This one depend on what kind of products you store under your kitchen sink. I tend to buy bulk size products, so this wouldn't work for me. But this wire shelf maybe helpful for stacking different products.

5. Over the door storage for plastic bags these are perfect for organizing all those empty grocery bags in one place.

6. Shelving unit - These two tier drawer organizers are great for storing scrubbing pads, dish detergent tabs, and other small items. 

7. Plastic Storage Bins are great to store and stack different items like rags, cleaning supplies, and so on.

    In case you are looking at this post wondering where are your before and after photos for your under the kitchen sink organization project. While our family is currently in transition.

    With the possibility of downsizing in loom I decided not to take on any home organization project since I maybe packing up our home soon. With a little one the prospect of moving is a big task.

    So we are slowly but surely packing items we don't use and storing them with family. If we do move we most definitely won't have as much space as we do currently. Which should inspire some interesting solutions that I will share with you.

    In the meantime, I will do my best to share inspiration photos and affordable supplies in hopes that this inspires you to get started with organizing your home.

    Hopefully today's tips made you want to organize under your kitchen sink. One thing for sure you will be able to easily find your cleaning supplies.

    Don't forget to bookmark this post so you can us it for inspiration when you tackle under your kitchen sink. Be sure to use this under the kitchen sink essential list to get your home organization project started on the right foot.

    As always, decide on a date, stick to it, and get started. I cant wait to see the results of your hard work.

    I know that organizing your home alone may not always be easy or fun. So let's encourage one another and get stuff done together. Share your awesome results with your friends on your favorite social media platforms.

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    March 12, 2020

    10 ways to be a better Mom

    March 12, 2020
    Being a better mom | Discover 10 ways you can be a better Mom to your little one. These tips are perfect for moms struggling to enjoy motherhood.  Mom life | stay at home mom | How to be a happy mom | New mom tips | #motherhood #momlife

    If motherhood came with an instruction manual, I would have read it from front to back by now. I kid you not.

    When you're a perfectionist - like I am - you hold yourself to unrealistic standards. You try to quickly study and acquire as much knowledge as possible. Because knowledge is power, right?

    Well that's not quite the case with motherhood. It's impossible to know what you don't know until you don't know it.

    The morning I woke up and looked at my Rose at 2 months old whose eye was closed shut. No amount of knowledge could have prepared me for it. Who would have thought a 2 month old could get pink eye.

    My point is there is just too many things that can happen during the parenting journey. You can never be 100% prepared for all the curve balls no matter how much reading you do.

    If you enjoy this post, you may find these Motherhood blog post helpful when it comes to enjoying your journey as a new mom.

    There is no one size fit all guide when it comes to raising children. Let alone how to stay sane through it all.

    Moms need help too

    Sometimes being a mom can feel like being on an island. It feels like no one really understands what you're going through.

    Which is why having Mom friends is so important. Having a friend you can call when your having a rough Mom day is so important. Because Momma you are not alone.

    If you don't have someone in your life who is a mom and don't live near a mommy and me group. Then another great option is joining an online communities for moms. Here are some things you can do on your own to maintain your sanity as a Mom.

    10 ways to be a better Mom

    1. Practice patient.
    2. Pray and mediate on the word.
    3. Stay calm.
    4. Learn to thrive in the mess. Your home doesn't constantly need to be spotless.
    5. Be open to change.
    6. Be firm, but most of all be consistent.
    7. Be honest. Our kids want to know who we really are.
    8. Get some alone time. 
    9. Accept that you may not always get it right.
    10. Call a friend.

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