My word of 2018 is going to be INTENTION. I feel like last year flew by and I neglected so many important things regarding my life and my family. I got so caught up in starting this blog and keeping up on IG and Pinterest and FB that I actually stressed myself out so much that I passed out at work one day. They ran batteries of tests and the doctor was baffled as to what it was until I started telling him everything I was doing in my life. I was putting myself in danger of having a stroke or heart attack. I had to back off of the computer and spend several months just chilling out. I am back, and I am going to do things different this time. Instead of worrying that I don't have my house staged cute enough to photograph, or have all the latest RD bowls or mugs and don't have one of those big wooly throws and on and on and on, I am going to concentrate on what I do have, and enjoy how my house is decorated because, if truth be told, I like the way my house looks. I am going to live with more intention this year. I am going to spend more quality time with my 15- year-old son who is going through a rough patch as most teenagers do at this age. I will be intentional about what I say to him. I want him to understand that I love him even if I don't always like his actions. I will concentrate on the beautiful things he does instead of the things I don't like so much. I am going to intentionally be more creative and make all kinds of signs in my spare time. It is so much fun to create them and it is very therapeutic. I have to be intentional when it comes to date night with my darling husband. We always seem to have something to do with the kids. Driving someone here and someone there. We just need to carve out that time for us. I really believe that the closer the couple is, the better parents they are. Being on the same page regarding your children is so important as sometimes kids have a way of playing one parent off the other. My husband and I are pretty good at seeing it coming after the four girls we already raised but this second batch of kids is a whole new ball game. The world can be a scary place if you have kids these days. I am going to be more intentional about my religion and find my way closer to God. I think that that by far is the most important of all my intentions. For with God all of these intentions will fall into place. What is your word for 2018 be? It seems easier to choose a word instead of list of things. Find a word that moves you and apply it wherever you can in your life. It's easier to remember one word than a whole list of things. May this year be a blessed one for all of us. I hope you follow along as I eeek out my little existence and try to grow spiritually and personally.
Written by Wendi Bailey of Bailey Bee's and Beyond located in Milford, Utah.
Wendi shared this wonderful article about her honey bees. I think it's fascinating but I may be a little partial since she is my little sister. She sure knows her bees and her bee facts.
"We decided to get a few bee hives about 6 years ago when my husband developed some allergies. By eating a few tablespoons of raw local honey daily, you are consuming the same pollen of which is the culprit you are allergic to. This is like getting an allergy shot from your doctor. Obviously, the natural way seems much better for us.
We now have close to 100 hives. We think of our "girls" as little pets. When we return from the bee yards and discover we have brought a bee home, we turn around and take her back home so she won't die. We are a very protective of our "girls".
I Am Grateful That I Have A Home
Since my website is about Cottage Style Décor, I began thinking of all the subjects I could blog about regarding the décor of one’s home. But then I had a thought that hit me right straight in the head yesterday. I need to start this blogging journey with a message about being thankful for the fact that I actually have a home to decorate and write about.
You better do these 5 things or you’ll be raising inconsiderate, spoiled, privileged children who aren’t ready for the real world.
We tell our kids, “wait until you get out into the real world.” Well there are two sides to that coin. The real world can be tough on you if don’t have an education and can’t get a job. Yet at the same time, it can be a breeze if you can figure out how to “work the system.”
How do we raise our children to be competent, reliable, accountable adults when the odds are stacked against us and them?
Implement these 5 things and you are much more likely to end up with strong, responsible, and capable kids who grow into compassionate, dependable and ethical adults.
Quit Getting Offended Over Everything