Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Friday, June 11, 2010

Project Organized Home

First of all, please excuse the mess while I redesign my blog!

Well, today I have two things to share with you for my organized home post. The first one is a wonderful project that my mother did with me when I was a girl, and now I am doing it with my daughters! It is a fairly inexpensive craft project that anyone can do. It gives your kids something quiet, still and productive to do, which I LOVE! Some of you may already have them, or at least heard of them, but they are....

Perler Beads!

They were a little hard for my just turned 3 year old, but she enjoyed doing as much as she could, and it entertained her for quite some time! She also loves playing with the finished product! Anyone, really can do these...even folks with big hands and fingers. They make little tweezers that you can use instead of your fingers, and even my non-craft loving husband can use them. His daughter conned him into finishing hers! (shhh..don't tell anyone!)

Then, when the design is finished, you just put iron paper over it, and iron it to fuse the beads together. Then you take it off the pegboard and iron the other side. When it cools, you have wonderful creations to display or play with!...

And the pegboards are reusable, so you can use them over and over and over again! My boys watched the girls, and decided they wanted to do it as well, so I went back to the store and picked them up some "manly" boards, such as cars, planes, farm animals, and amphibians! Most craft stores carry them, as well as Walmart.


And my second thing to show you today, is what I was finally able to accomplish this week! The girl's room. We got all the toys sorted through, the furniture moved and the new curtains, wall stickers and bedding up! One side is Disney fairies, and the other side is My Little Pony! It looks so much more like a comfy, homey room now, instead of a cold disaster zone! Hooray for finally finishing the upstairs rooms! This is the only picture I can show you on this blog because their names are shown in the others, but those of you who can view our family blog, I'll have more pictures on there.

Oh, and FYI...my allergy ridden son, for whom we moved all these rooms around, is doing much better in his new room! The new flooring and all the other changes in there, have made him cough free overnight! Praise God. That gives me hope, that if we can one day take the carpet out of the whole house, and get a leather couch, he will be able to spend all of his days cough free!

Feel free to leave comments or tell us about what you've done to make your home more orgainzed, peaceful, or enjoyable!


  1. Their bedroom reminds me of my daughter's bedroom when she was little - it was all Little Mermaid and fishies. I love decorating little girls rooms so much! What an accomplishment, to be finished - especially when the objective is achieved, and your precious son is improving from his allergies. Praise the Lord! That's really the most important thing, for the little guy to feel better.

    I'm gonna look for those beads at Walmart. I've seen them but didn't know they could be fused together that way. Looks like a fun summer project! BTW - love the new springtime look on your blog - green is my favorite color!

  2. I used to LOVE doing those beads when I was a little girl. Your daughters' room looks lovely.

  3. What a cute little girl room!! I love it!

    My kids LOVE those beads, too. :) Fun!

    I really like the new look of your blog. I want to do something with mine, too.

  4. I think that's so cool that you have 2 totally different themes in one room - and it totally works! Why can't you have 2 themes?! Turns out you can :)

  5. Thank you so much guys...I mean gal's!!

  6. Kris, Thank You for all your prayers and the Anniversary wishes. You are such a blessing. I love the room, I'll go to the family blog and see more pics:) Much Love,