home · refreshment at home

The Blessing of Building a Home

Just stepping inside the doors brought a rush of calm and the understanding that “everything was going to be okay.”  Welcoming us was warm lighting over plump sofas, the aromas of homemade baked goods, and soft music playing somewhere in the kitchen.  Familial hugs greeted us and our tired bodies finally relaxed. We were home and safe.  

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Craft Room · Guest Room · Home decor · refreshment at home

Craft Room/Guest Room Makeover

I have a room that is a mixture of office, craft space and guest room. It’s been hard to organize it and also make it look pretty, but it’s been a work in progress. I recently added the final touch to the room that makes me just smile when I enter or even walk by. I’m excited to show you the before and after!

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home · Home making · refreshment at home · Women's roles

Refresh Your Family By Being the Homemaker

She riseth while it is yet night and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. Prov. 31:15

The memory is so clear in my mind, even though the event took place when I was only eight.  My mother had gone to the hospital for surgery, requiring her to be away from home for a week. She left plans for our meals, school outfits, and personal needs in the careful hands of our loving dad.  He did all she had instructed him, and we had no immediate wants unmet. However, her very bodily absence left such a void in my young heart that I felt desperate for her presence. Having no way to remedy the situation, I made my way to the front closet where all our coats were hung. Finding my mother’s coat sleeve with the fur cuff, I buried my face in its soft comfort and cried tears of longing for the one who made our house a home.

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Cleaning · Kitchen Tips · refreshment at home

One Of the Most Difficult Places To Keep Neat!

The spice cabinet is one of the areas in my home that I struggle to keep neat and organized. I think it’s because I use it while I’m busy cooking and don’t have time to carefully put the jar back in its rightful spot. Dinner is cooking, after all! So every now and then, I just have to make time to clean up this space in my kitchen cabinet.

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Food Prep · Fruit · refreshment at home

Keeping Berries Fresh Longer

There’s nothing more disheartening than to buy berries, stick them in the fridge, then a couple days later you find them moldy and mushy!

I have found a way to keep my berries lasting MUCH longer and it’s so simple! Wash and cut berries, removing hulls, etc., then place them into a glass canning jar and cover with a lid. They will stay fresh all week for me when I do this!

Not only do they not go bad as quickly, it’s also so much more convenient to have them all prepped and ready to use! I think your family will be more prone to use berries that are ready for their morning breakfast, than if they have to wash and cut the fruit first!

You’ll have strawberries ready to add to the Angel Food Cake I shared this week, or to top onto your Baked Oatmeal, or yogurt and granola!

Refresh your berries with this simple method!