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5 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Create a Home You Love

5 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Create a Home You Love

Updated on August 21, 2017

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate the benefits and joys of owning a home. This year, it has special significance for Mitch and me: It inspires us to ponder the impact homeownership has on our lives.

Six months ago, we made the leap from apartment dwellers to homeowners. We traded our little city apartment for a three-bedroom house in the country. After nine years of renting, we now own a home of our own (well, a mortgage anyway).

I love, love, LOVE our house – for what it is and what it can become. I live and work at home, and it’s one of my favorite places to be. But it didn’t feel that way at first.

Must You Dust? Something to Ponder at the End of the Week

Must You Dust? Something to Ponder at the End of the Week

Updated on August 25, 2017

Happy Friday! As we head into another weekend, tell me: Are you happy with your home? Is it clean, cozy, and inviting? Is it spotless?

I love a clean home, and I can spend hours cleaning mine – making things “perfect” in case someone visits. But you know what? People don’t care if my home shines or not, as long as they feel welcome.

A sweet poem is circulating online. An invitation to stop cleaning, at least for now, and do something else instead. Sound good? Then take a moment to read some poetry, and let it inspire your day.

Homemaker’s Friend: A Simple Way to Be a Better Time Manager

2017 Homemakers Friend: A Simple Way to Be a Better Time Manager

Updated: August 8, 2017

Would you like to get more done in a day? I sure would! Some people think I’m super organized, but I crave more order at home. A better to-do system. A time management revamp.

I bet you can relate. Whether you’re a full-time homemaker or working mom, your day is filled with commitments. If you struggle to meet all the day’s demands, you’ll love Homemaker’s Friend.