Do you ever feel like all the different pieces of your life are a deck of cards and then someone plays 52 Card Pickup with your cards and they are scattered all over the room? But just when you get the motivation to start picking them up one by one a strong wind comes by and scatters them outside? And then they get run over by the lawnmower and are in tiny teeny pieces? And then it starts to rain on them?
Well, maybe you haven't felt that way. Maybe I am indeed a little dramatic about the whole thing, as some close to me might say. But to say that things in my life the past three months have been a little crazy would truly be an understatement. For some people the things that have happened probably wouldn't faze them. But for me~whew! Stress is not nice to my body or my mind.
Last year I had a couple of goals for my homemaking card. I wanted to learn more about and implement freezer cooking into my menu planning, I wanted to become more consistent with my laundry and ironing. And I wanted to learn how to embroider.
I wanted something to do at night that would start to add some beauty to my home. In just a little way. I am NOT a decorator by any means. But, I started noticing embroidery everywhere I went and it was beautiful to me so I wanted to learn. I took the plunge and just started on some simple hand towels for the kitchen.
I think beauty in the home is so important. I want my home to be homey and comfy and a place where my family can retreat to. Right now it doesn't feel that way. So I am slowly trying to find ways to work towards that. And plus, the handwork at night is relaxing and comforting to me.
I now have enough kitchen towels for a legion so I want to share one with you. I am having a little giveaway to encourage you in your homemaking today.
Nurtured by Nature. It is in the Mint Creme scent and it yummy. It's made from goat's milk, honey, and shea lotion. I love Kelly's products and I hope you will like it too. And then I have a cookbook from my daughter's American Heritage Girl troop. It is real recipes that you would actually cook for your family.
To enter just tell me hi! Or say Enter me! Or something of that sort :)
Giveaway ends Monday, January 14.
Today I am linking up at Raising Homemakers.
And The Simple Country Life.
And Raising Mighty Arrows.