Sunday, 12 January 2014

New Year tidy up

The start of a new year and the start of organising the house in the post Christmas tidy up.

Having decluttered throughout the house using my SHE cards housework system and cleaned the house thoroughly in my Christmas preparations, it is time to start all over again.  Throughout Christmas, items get "stored" in odd places to create room for the festivities and other cupboards become inaccessible while the house is decorated for Christmas.

SHE cards - helping to organise the housework
So starting this week I am following the New Year cleaning grand plan challenge.  This past week has been time to clear away Christmas and prepare for the challenge to begin.  This week we start by cleaning the Entryway and sorting out morning routines.

My craft this week has been to help complete a SHE card system for my best friend.  Sometimes it is good to share with someone how you are doing at starting a new routine, so hopefully she is reading this for encouragement and working on her homework ready to start decluttering.  We also crafted a Hot chocolate jar, using Jamie Oliver's Epic recipe,  very yummy.

Jamie Oliver's Epic Hot Chocolate
Andy has been out in the garden, digging over the green manure we grew over Christmas to get the vegetable plot ready to start planting some early potatoes.

I am also helping our youngest Son with his blog, which he has started to record his trip to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan in 2015.  You can follow him here, and see how is fundraising is going.

Today's Bible verse reminds we are all one in God's family, no-one higher or more important than the other:
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
for all of you who were baptized into Christ
have clothed yourselves with Christ.
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free,
nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:26-28   
Our prayer as a family this week is for all those we know who are facing uncertainties this week, that God will be with them and grant them HIS peace.
With God's blessings from my family to yours,
Jo x 

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