Making Our Home a Haven – Day 6


Greatly enjoying participating in the Making Our Home a Haven Challenge. We had a full weekend, while celebrating my husband’s birthday. I had my student Christmas recital at my home (I teach piano part-time from my home), followed by my hubby’s family coming over for homemade pizza. It was a little crazy, but he was blessed, so I am happy! I am glad the focus today is upon the kitchen, because my is overflowing with dishes gallore from the weekend (as seen above).

Here is my list:

I completed by 8 steps to begin my day, which include:

1. Devotions
2. Make myself presentable (for my hubby’s sake primarily!)
3. Breakfast
4. Dinner preparation (going to my brother’s for dinner, so I will be assembling a salad later on)
5. House pick-up (I started at the door and went straight through, especially those stairs!)
6. Put a load of laundry in
7. 5 minute planning time for the day
8. Fill up my water bottle (opps…I actually haven’t done this yet…be right back!)

TO -DO’s for the day:

1. Kitchen
-do dishes and put them all away – DONE!
- wipe down counters thoroughly – DONE!
- clean the stove top – DONE!
- sweep and mop the floor – DONE!
2. Bathrooms – since I wasn’t able to participate last week when this was the focus, I am hoping to attack them today (well, I probably won’t be that rough!) – UPDATE: Well, I cleaned two of the three bathrooms in my house today, the other will have to wait till tomorrow. Tell me who needs 3 bathrooms in a two bedroom condo? I don’t understand…just more bathrooms to clean.
3. Errands (I try to limit my errands to twice a week, Monday and Fridays, so I have to go to the bank, return a movie, buy a few clothing items for the babe) – DONE!
4. Take out all the trash and recycling (these seem to accumulate in our garage) – DONE!

My sweet baby plays while mommy cleans the kitchen


About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

11 Responses to Making Our Home a Haven – Day 6

  1. Donna December 16, 2007 at 8:39 pm #

    Your kitchen is very nice, I love your cabinet color!

  2. Mrs. T December 10, 2007 at 10:35 pm #

    My best friend’s baby is Charis, which is a different spelling of Karis. :) Beautiful!

    Anyways, wow! Your kitchen looks amazing, and you were hugely productive. I’m impressed! :) Good job!

  3. JoyFULWifeMom December 10, 2007 at 10:00 pm #

    You have such a cute kitchen. I love it! Great work girl!

  4. Sheila December 10, 2007 at 9:15 pm #

    Looks great. What a precious baby too. I found you from Biblical Womanhood. Looks like you’ve got a great blog here. I’ll look forward to reading more when I can.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Kathleen December 10, 2007 at 7:15 pm #

    Hi Lindsay,

    I found your blog via Biblical Womanhood. You have posted all sorts of encouraging and useful things. I’m looking forward to reading them–I think I’ll be a regular! ;)

    In Christ,

  6. Lindsay Edmonds December 10, 2007 at 4:01 pm #

    Lylah, red happens to be my favorite color! ;) I love accenting my kitchen in that way.
    Mrs. Jo – yes, I love how Karis means grace, or literally “a gift”. Glad you like the name so much!

    Thanks for your sweet comments.

  7. Lylah December 10, 2007 at 3:57 pm #

    hey beautiful :-)

    love the green and the red accents! blessings…’me’

  8. Tiany December 10, 2007 at 2:43 pm #

    Great post!!! I enjoyed your pics too, your little one is precious! Hope you had a very blessed, productive, Joy-filled day!


  9. Mrs. Jo December 10, 2007 at 2:38 pm #

    I forgot to say that I love your baby girl’s name! That is my #1 choice for another girl if we have one. I think it would be so cool to have Truth and Grace (our current daughter’s name is Truth-Alathia). My husband vetoes the idea; we have the worst time naming kids, but just wanted to let you know that in my “dream world” I’d have a Karis too!

  10. Mrs. Jo December 10, 2007 at 2:34 pm #

    Beautiful! I like the decoration behind the sink.

  11. Mrs. G December 10, 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    I love the color of your kitchen walls! It looks so fresh and spring-y! :)