Melissa at The Inspired Room is a Saint... a dear friend of mine (and many other women) and a mentor. She issues a challenge every Friday to link up with posts that define how we are living a Beautiful Life. This week I thought I'd share with you how I came to have a Pretty Organized Palace... and why I'm an expert in this area... well, almost an expert... okay, I'm more of an enthusiast.
Some days my house looks like this... Life is lived in this Palace to the fullest and with life comes messes... daily... hourly... The trick is to learn how to manage life, and to be an efficient homemaker- Not OCD (though I do love ocd homemakers... they have a gift!)... because with 6 kids trying to enjoy life... I would be miserable... and I REFUSE TO BE MISERABLE!!
At 25 I had 3 children under the age of 4. I was not efficient. I was stretched thin and in many ways felt I was failing. I looked for books on how to organize, how to clean, how to manage, how to be a mother... I thirsted for knowledge. I found this book (really I should be getting royalties on this book because I've sold plenty over the years!)
This is a homemakers guide book. It doesn't talk about how to fluff your pillows, or change bed sheets, or how to organize socks. It's the guide book on how to be a homemaker. How to make time for the things that are important to you in life. Reading this book was the defining moment of my homemaking life... MY LIFE.