Mama’s Sanity {Unicorn Roller}

Emotions. Feelings. We, as women, can have a lot of them all at once. The two best things that help me during crazy times? More Jesus time and lots of oils. ❀

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I always start with a drop or two of Stress Away on my wrist and Caleb’s little wrists. He loves getting oils put on him! He smells it and says, “Mmmm!”. If Caleb will play nicely (inside or out), I’ll settle down with my Bible and pray some and seek the Lord.

My other secret weapon? The unicorn roller blend! Oh…my….y’all. It’s amazing!! I mixed mine up in an old oil bottle and put a roller top on it, then decorated it with washi tape. Caleb also likes this blend, but I try to keep it to myself! πŸ˜‰

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You haveΒ gotΒ to give it a try….and let me know if you do! ❀

Interested in oils, but don’t know how to begin? Start here. If you don’t have Young Living’s Seed to Seal guaranteed oils (perfect for little bodies), but want some, click this link to get started! You’ll get a fun welcome package in the mail from me!

Oh, and did I mention now through January 31, you’ll also get the coveted Peace & Calming?!? #youneedsome #naptime #nuffsaid

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Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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DIY Christmas Curtains

Almost 3 years ago I made all the curtains in our home. I had so much to do, so little time and lots of curtains to make, I definitely made a few mistakes. But I loved my curtains and so I’ve kept them up every.single.season in these 3 years {see them here, here and here}. I’m not replacing them anytime soon, but I just could not let them be up for Christmas again. I mean, seriously! Floral in December? No thank you.

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I also didn’t like the price of already-made curtains. Ouch. So I decided I’d go get some fabric at Hobby Lobby and whip up some curtains for Christmas. Well, long story short, I was only half done with my errands when Little Man decided he wanted his nap early. I spotted the perfect design I wanted- as a tablecloth in Target. My mom once made me & her matching skirts and a dress for my sister out of sheets, I could make curtains out of a tablecloth, right? And the price….$15.99? I couldn’t have gotten 2 nice yards of fabric for that. And the best part? The width was the exact width I needed! It was meant to be. Now, I just had half a table cloth to use up.

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So, after Little Man was down for his nap, I got to cutting. After starting to hem up and make the curtains, I realized I hadn’t sewn since I made curtains 3 years earlier! I couldn’t believe it. Now, I’m not going to tell you exactly how to make curtains- make them fit your windows! Since I used a tablecloth, I was able to only sew half of the seams since they were already half done.

So what did I decide to do with the other half of the cloth? I made up a valence for my kitchen window- and now they matched! I still had some more fabric, so I’m planning on making a big throw pillow to go with the curtains; but that’s a project for another day!

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Do you put up Christmas curtains or leave your old ones up?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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2015 Goals! {and word}

Hey, hey! So….I finally made the first “draft” of my 2015 goals! I make my goals, then evaluate them half way through the year. To get myself back on track, add things, see where I’ve improved, ect.

I don’t know about you, but I love a fresh start. And I love that about the first of the year. A fresh start. A clean slate. And I want to make the best of it!

2015 is going to come with surprises, challenges, trials and joy. How do I know that? Because every year has those things, and I just look forward to see what God does in our lives this year!

Now…on to my goals. I try to divide my goals up into different sections.

Goals 2015

HEALTH

-Eat clean 80% of the time {2 cheat things a week}
-Oil pull 3-4 times a week
-Detox soak 5-6 times a week
-Workout 5-6 days a week
-Run twice a week

BLOGGING

-Have 800 followers on Facebook
-Have 500 followers on Instagram
-double my readers
– post 3-5 days a week
-have guest bloggers each month
-guest blog 2 times a month
-stay organized!
-have more giveaways!

PERSONALΒ 

-purge a different room in the house once a month
-read more
-write in a journal at least once a week
-write in “thankful journal” every night
-meal plan and grocery shop twice a month (instead of 4 times)
-make freezer meals
-mail at least two encouraging notes to friends/family a week
-give to friends & family

FAITH

-read Bible & write notes in a journal daily
-write out the Psalms, Proverbs and James this year
-memorize 25 Bible verses
-cultivate thankfulness
-grow closer to the Lord

AMEERA
(my horse I’m training)

-work with her 4-5 days a week
-ride 2-3 days a week
-field riding by summer
-perfect our at-liberty work

My Word for 2015

Now, I’ve done this for a few years now but I have a word for 2015. My word isΒ intentional. I love this word. It kept coming back to me for the past couple days and I’ve decided to use it. I want to be intentional in everything I do this year. The word reminds me I have a choice in how I handle everything. And to live in each moment.

What is your word for 2015? What are some of your goals?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane

Getting Organized: DIY Home Binder

Hey, hey, everyone! Who had a wonderful Christmas week? {raises both hands} We had a total blast with lots of family time, time for just us, and then a quick 2 day trip to Memphis with my family. Tons of fun! Now it’s time to get back into the swing of things.

With 2015 quickly approaching us- I’ve been working on my goals, my word of the year, and getting better organized! I already am a very organized person…but one thing I want to have this year is a Home Management Binder. When we first got married, I didn’t let anything home related slip through the cracks- but adding different kind of work at different places, I am gone a whole lot more now. I want to keep organized!! So I did some research on Home Management Binders and I am so exited to jump into making one! Now I just have to go get a binder….

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Ahem. Anyway- here are 5 of my favorite resources for making your own home management binder!

This is a wonderful post by The Handmade Home with printables!

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Here are some awesome Meal Planning Printables.

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Mom Advice shows how she makes her own Home Management Binder.

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I love the tips and tricks from Happily Ever After, Ect!

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One of my favorite posts about making a Home Management Binder is from Thirty Handmade Days. You have to check it out!

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How are you hoping to get more organized in 2015? Have you ever made a Home Management Binder? Are you going to make one for this year?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane