Wednesday, February 14, 2018

πŸ’–Valentines DayπŸ’–

I hope we have all had a wonderful Valentines Day; my Love and I had a lovely night eating special Chocolate Ice-cream, snuggling and watching Vera together! 
I am so blessed to be married to the Love of my Heart!πŸ’–
Thank You Lord for my gift!

What did you do to celebrate this day?

Friday, February 9, 2018

πŸ’My PantryπŸ’

The pantry so far! I am happy with it and how it is shaping up!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’Getting All The House Work & Reno's/Decorating DoneπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

This has been my life for a long time; battling the Reno's and Decorating while also keeping up with all the normal House Work that I do - there is a lot of that!!
I have felt ashamed of myself and my life for quite a while. However, tonight (well, this morning as it is 4:22 AM here) I have decided to swap the shame for gratitude that I have a home to clean, decorate, renovate... I have decided to go ahead and enjoy the journey!
For many years I have been so scared and anxious about anyone coming to our little home - even my Mama and Daddy who I am very close to. When there was a knock on our door, I would burst into tears and beg my precious Love to go to the door and deal with who ever was there. It is NOT a good way to live!
So, from today on I am going to share my journey in the hope that I can help someone who is going through the same troubles!
Loneliness is so hard to have to live with. Hiding is so soul destroying - you feel isolated and so sad! 
I am no longer hiding; I am going to share my journey, pray, and delight myself in hard work, one room at a time, starting with sewing my curtains and frills for the Lounge - Dining Room.
God's precious Word tell us not to be afraid of what people think and say, so from now on I am going to share The Good, The Bad and The Outright Ugly! Please don't judge me as I have been doing enough of that for all the people in the world!
Life is so wonderful! It is also a wonderful gift from God, and I don't intend to share mine any longer with fear, anxiety, depression, and hatred for myself over how bad all of this looks. I have found that it fixes nothing; in fact, it only adds to the heartbreak and hatred for myself!

Just a little background on how our home got this bad: I live with my precious Hubby (the love of my heart) and our very lovable son (Joshua). Both of my men are Autistic and suffer with both anxiety and bad depression. Joshua also has epilepsy and brain damage just to mention a few of his other problems. (The Autism and brain damage have caused him to have great difficulty understanding this life.)
Because of their disabilities, most if not all of the Reno's, Decorating and house work falls to me. Don't get me wrong - I love it all very much. However, I also get very tired, and then have to slacken off till I feel better in order to continue, and bit by bit it is all getting done!
I have been blessed with a wonderful gardener who is working wonders in the garden, and I just appreciate this lovely man heaps! It is like having my Daddy around to help! We no longer have a garden that has grass up to my waist (and higher). Now I have a garden that is pure joy to walk around in! Ross even built me a long wanted veggie garden today; thank you Ross!!
So each day I am going to come here and share how much further I have come with this amazing journey from chaos to a home in which I am going to love living and entertaining my delightful family!
Stay tuned.
I also want to start a Bible study on the Proverbs 31 woman! 
Love and Blessings.

The photos above were taken a while back! It isn't nearly that messy now. We have taken several trailer loads of stuff to the tip, and there is more to go!

Monday, January 1, 2018


This was me at HJ's with my Joshua on the last day of 2017 I am planning to drop 50 kilos this year so I can't wait to see what I look like at the end of 2018!
Please keep me in your prayers for a successful year in weight loss.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

🌻🌻🌻Back to BabySteps Today🌻🌻🌻

Beginner BabySteps: Day 10

I love, love, love FlyLady she has helped me so much and with NO condemnation - to me that is pure gold! 

Thank you FlyLady!!!

BabyStep: Day 10
Morning Routine
  • Get up and get dressed to lace-up shoes; fixing your hair and face
  • Look at your posted reminders in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Read your FlyLady emails
  • Recognize the negative voices and change them.
  • Put out your Hot Spots for two minutes
  • Five-minute Room Rescue (pick any room in the house). Set your timer and go!
Before-Bed Routine
  • Keep your sink shining
  • Lay out your clothes for tomorrow
  • Put out your Hot Spot. It will make you happy in the morning!
We have already been using our timers for two minutes and now five minutes. Today we are going to learn the power of just 15 minutes. You can do anything for 15 minutes. This is all about getting started and giving ourselves permission to stop when the timer goes off. You cannot restart the timer. This is not a race to finish in 15 minutes, either! The timer helps to keep us focused on what we are doing.
Now, set your timer for 15 minutes and go gather up all the trash you can find to throw away and put it in the garbage can outside. Then set your timer for another 15 minutes and sit down and put your feet up and read a favorite magazine until the timer goes off.

Your timer is a powerful tool to get your started, keep you focused, and help you to not crash and burn. After you use your timer for 15 minutes and then sit down and rest for 15 minutes; send an email to: with 15 MINUTES IS POWERFUL in the subject line.  

FlyLady Tip: You can do anything for 15 Minutes. I don’t want you to crash and burn; pace yourself. Your home did not get dirty in a day and it will not get clean overnight. BabySteps will get you there.

I keep I timer beside me all day long. It helps me to drink my water, stay focused on work, and not to sit too long at a time.