Monday, 21 February 2022

Homemaking Mondays: Renewed


It was time for some renewing in the house. 
Sometimes in the middle of the winter things just need 
a fresh touch.  
I changed up the top of my one kitchen hutch
and dusted off this little framed verse that was there. 
I must admit I am not great at dusting often.

This is one of my favourite verses and it is a good 
reminder as we can loose our focus on things. 
God's will is much different then the worlds.
It is good to have verses put up around our homes to bring 
our attention to the Lord and what His will is for us.

A short bit ago a friend of ours retired from his job so we made 
some fun carrot cake cupcakes for him and his wife to enjoy.
It's a diabetic carrot cake with lots of carrots and flaxseeds. 
So it's not only delicious but better for us. Not that cake can really 
be labeled healthy...but it sounds good. :) 
We have accumulated a few different fun cupcake papers. 
I did have them stuffed in a drawer but saw this
fun idea on Pinterest.  
Yes, sometimes creativity needs a boost at times. 
I had just finished using this one jar and thought it would 
make a great place to store them so that we could enjoy 
their cheerful colours and then be inspired to use them more. 
I found this beautiful large doily at the free store and it 
was perfect paired with a blue ribbon and bow.

I put a new plant on the top of my hutch as I sadly
ended up killing my ivy that was there.  
Not sure what I did, but it didn't make it through this winter.
I have started a new jar of clippings that will hopefully take root
and become a new plant in the spring. 
I still very much enjoy using the little candy jar with the bird on top. 
It was a gift from a friend and it makes me smile. 

It's been fairly warm and I was surprised to wake up to 
almost -30C this morning.  
The sky is mostly blue and the sun is shining on 
the icicles hanging from the eves.  
The sunshine brings a warmth to the inside of the house
as it shines in the windows. 

Thanks for dropping by! 
What do you like to do in your homes to 
renew them in the middle of winter? 

Love and Prayers,


Linda Shukri said...

I don't dust very often - hardly at all unless I really notice it and decide to clean up! :-) I don't have a system of renewing any time of the year but when I see things that need to be organized, I try to psyche myself up and get it done! I recently reorganized my kitchen counters when we purchased a new toaster oven - which was a rather large one. I decided to remove my cookbooks from the counter and put them on the bookcase in the living room. Plus, I got rid of dishware that I hadn't even touched since moving to our new house 3 years ago. Gave them to the GoodWill store. That gave me room to put a couple small appliances under the cabinets that were taking up space on the counters. Ones that I hardly ever use but don't want to get rid of. It gave my kitchen a fresh and cleaner look! I guess that was a winter renew since it just happened a few weeks ago. :-)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

It's bitterly cold here too Jennifer... the same cold air mass must be visiting all of us! It had been feeling rather spring-like! I like to change things up when I dust too... always feels good to rearrange and repurpose things. It's just little things that mean a whole lot to the soul :)