Spring cleaning tips for busy families

Reading Time: 4 minutes Spring has arrived and for many of us that brings to mind the idea of doing a nice Spring cleaning of our homes. But what if you and your family are very busy? Don’t be discouraged! You can still take advantage of the nicer spring weather to clean your home. Here are seven spring cleaning tips for busy families.

4 ways to always be ready for unexpected guests

4 ways to be ready for unexpected guests

Reading Time: 7 minutes Unexpected guests — as nice as it might be to see that particular person — can be quite anxiety-inducing. How would you like to shed that anxiety? Do you long for a sense of calm when the doorbell rings? Here are 4 ways to always be ready for unexpected, “drop-in”, surprise guests.

Hospitality: Healing, changing, and setting boundaries

Hospitality: Healing, changing, and setting boundaries

Reading Time: 6 minutes Today we are jumping right into the practice of hospitality in our everyday real lives. In my experience, the reason many are nervous or anxious about the idea of hospitality usually originates from one of the following: the memory of a negative past experience, perfectionist ideas and unrealistic expectations, and not knowing when or how to set boundaries.

Hospitality: Adjusting our attitude

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today we are going to delve a little deeper into the concept of hospitality and, specifically, adjusting our attitude. Even if you are not an outgoing person, the mere idea of hosting makes you nervous, or you are fairly certain that hospitality is not one of your spiritual gifts, you can still nurture the spirit of hospitality in your heart and home.

The secret to great hospitality

The Secret to Great Hospitality

Reading Time: 4 minutes What do you think of when you hear the word hospitality? Perhaps you recall a pleasant memory of a particularly fond visit with a family member or friend who seemed to have a special gift for making guests feel welcome and comfortable. On the other hand, maybe you want to invite family and friends over, but your life is so hectic and your house a total disaster and you’d feel ashamed if anyone saw it. But what if I told you that the secret to hospitality has nothing to do with your ability to keep a spotless magazine-cover home, buy fancy decor, or cook gourmet meals? Come learn the secret to great hospitality.

10 Favorite Baby and Toddler Products from Amazon

Reading Time: 7 minutes Over the last two years, we have made quite a few purchases specifically for our children that we absolutely love. If you have little ones of your own or looking for gift ideas, I want to share with you ten of our favorite baby and toddler products that we either purchased from or are now available on Amazon.

Rug pads make a difference

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have moved eleven times so far in my entire life (not counting the two summers I studied abroad), and most of the houses I have lived in had fully carpeted rooms with hard surfaces in designated areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Perhaps that is why I have not given much thought to rug/carpet pads… until recently.

The idea of a heavenly home

Reading Time: 3 minutes The title of this blog is A Heavenly Home, and I chose this name because of the hope and inspiration that it gives. If we are all honest with ourselves, I am certain that each one of us desires to have a warm, loving home that resembles a small piece of heaven on earth. In our

Budget Guide series - tips for saving

Budget Guide: 3 tips for big ticket items

Reading Time: 3 minutes In this follow up to my Budget Guide series, I will be sharing with you how we were able to furnish our home and prepare for the arrival of our first child while staying within our budget. Both my husband and I work full time and what limited free time we have after work is