• Yesterday I started a topic about mixing homemaking with working and how we can align our dreams with our purpose. For myself, there was a transition that took place and it wasnt a very smooth ride. Eventually I decided that I needed to find some kind of balance, so that I was doing everything to the best of my ability.  Once I found some tools to help organize my life, I found that I was both a better business owner AND wife/mommy.

    Here are some things that really helped:

    (ONE): Meal planning.
    I looked on blogs and you can even sign up for meal planning to consistently receive recipes. I also took one whole day out and prepped freezer meals from my garden last summer and it lasted quite a while. I just tossed them in the crockpot and that was it. Saved SO much time. 
    (TWO): Keep a daily page.
    I just started filling out a daily page that takes me literately 5 minutes each morning. I downloaded a template from Etsy for $3. This has opened up so much more time, its incridible!
    (THREE): Set a SPECIFIC goal every morning.
    This coincides with (TWO) as you have goals to write down on your daily page each day. There is also a great read:

    Maximize your Mornings by Kat. This book touches on these main topics: 


    • Learn why getting up early is so important.
    • How to get out of bed – tips to make it easier to crawl out of your cozy bed.
    • How to develop a doable Prayer and Bible Study plan.
    • How to find an exercise plan that works for you.
    • How to plan your day so that you actually get things done.
    • Learn the key to developing a great morning routine.
    • Download forms and charts to help you plan and stay on track.


    I will end with this, the rest is what best fits YOU, and your lifestyle. And although it may be necessary for you to work outside the home, do not underestimate the importance of managing your home.  The below quote from C.S. Lewis helps to keep me motivated and inspired when I find myself tired, and discouraged. 


    Chat soon!

    xo Ashley