A Busy Mama’s Guide to Home Business

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I have been so excited with this project and can FINALLY announce the release of my new ebook!  A Busy Mama’s Guide To Home Business!

Some of you know Kelly from Generation Cedar and this is what she had to say about the book:

“I really appreciate “A Busy Mama’s Guide To Home Business” not only for its pure inspiration–a real story, from a real family–but also for its super practical direction as Jenny guides the reader through steps she can take to build her own home business. We need more Proverbs 31 women devoted to industry and I think this book will aid that mission.”

Katie from Katie’s Homeschool Cottage says:

“I enjoyed Jenny’s personal story and insight to her experiences as a work at home mom with her own business. I found her very practical tips clear and easy to follow and will be able to implement them in my own home and business as I face the struggle to balance it all and find the time to contribute to our income.”

Ashley from Nourishing Goodness says:

“There are so many things to consider when beginning a home-based business.  It is easy to become overwhelmed.  Jennifer’s e-book is full of practical tips, biblical wisdom, and encouragement to keep our hearts focused on what really matters as we seek to provide an additional income for our families.”

My dear friend Karla shares here:
This ebook is FREE and I am so excited to share it with you!

Go HERE to get your free copy now!

 

7 Design Tips to Make a Small Bedroom Look Spacious and Comfortable

When my husband and I were courting our family of 5 was living in a 31 ft travel trailer.  Fast forward several years and dear hubby and I lived in our 2 bedroom home with 6 children.  Now, we have a spacious, roomy house. But, the Lord has shared with us in the scripture that in all things we are to be content. That is why I love this guest post on how to make the most out of small living spaces:

“Having a small bedroom doesn’t mean you can’t make it look marvelous? With a few design ideas and tricks, you’ll make your modest bedroom look amazing while also making it comfortable as much as possible. Just follow the tips below!

  1. Use light colours for your walls

Paint your walls with light colours to reflect the light and make your small space become brighter and lively. Not only that, it will also create the illusion of a more spacious area. Refrain from using dark colours since this will definitely absorb the light and make your bed space smaller and constricting than it already is.

  1. Stick to a limited colour palette

If you don’t want to stick to a single colour palette, you can bring and combine in your different colours but do consider limitation. Feel free to mix and match your favourite colours but again, it’s advisable to have a majority of light colour hues to get the benefits mentioned in the previous tip. Using a monochromatic colour scheme that has light hues is also highly recommended.

  1. Maximize your storage space

Your small bedroom will challenge you to maximize your storage space in the area. However, you can utilize all the space in your walls by incorporating book shelves and cabinet organizers to store your personal stuff and other items. Saving space will not only make your bedroom look more organized but also prevent the problem of cluttered items.

  1. Make every little space functional

It’s very common that the space under your bed is usually discarded but you should make it functional. For example: you can use the space below your bed to keep items like luggage bags, shoes, etc. Just to think of it as an additional storing space aside from drawers.

  1. Choose furniture that has a lot of functions

When you choose furniture for your small bedroom, select those that can have two or more functions. It’s more practical for those who already have minuscule space. There are beds that have built-in drawers so you can purchase this instead of purchasing two separate furniture.

  1. Use white linens for your bed

Cover your small bedroom with white linen. A white colour palette enhances space so this best fits for your small space. This is a soft neutral colour so it adds the right amount of warmth for your room and reflects in the natural light. This colour appears to be tidy which gives your small bedroom a decluttered look.

  1. Let the natural light in

Do not use dark colours for your window curtains as these will restrict natural light from reaching your room. Instead, use white curtains to allow natural light to enter your room. You should also avoid using curtains that are too heavy and thick for your windows because the natural light will be obstructed. If you find plain white curtains to be boring then you can spruce it by adding some designs like simple stripes or floral etchings. Just be careful not to overdo it.”

This guest post is contributed by DRDRiP. Go to www.drdripplumbing.com.au to catch their latest home improvement and plumbing guides and tips!

So excited to announce…!

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As our home business has continued to thrive I have wanted a way to encourage and assist mamas (and dads too) in their income from home.  So I am thrilled to announce that I am opening up a second blog specifically geared towards such!  Jennyervin.com is going to be full of loads of free training, tips and encouragement for all of you who are involved in home business in any way.  Whether you are selling things on etsy, marketing for a direct selling company, blogging for an income or whatever your home business is there will be something for everyone.  So I hope you will head over and check it out!  

The Detour in the Journey

Our family is growing.

 

Our family is blessed to be on vacation for the week. School begins in a couple weeks and enjoying the beach with our family is a welcome break from the busyness of summer before our fall schedule launches. Being the crazy adventure loving family we are, we decided to get a jump start on our trip by getting up at 2 am and leaving around 3 with the hopes of getting to the beach earlier in the day.

All was going well but for some reason it was a LONG night and while some trips can seem to go quickly our trip down to Florida seemed to take DAYS.

I tend to be one of those that instead of savoring the moments of the trip, I just want to get there. So when GPS started leading us through the boonies on dirt roads. It started to become laughable. We twisted and turned and GPS had us trying to go through roads that were closed and at one point even wanting us to turn into a property with a barn. So here we are, 45 mins away from the white sand and blue water, on dirt roads out in the middle of nowhere. It is SURELY a memory we won’t forget. We laughed as we imagined an older country man in overalls fishing’ in his little pond and us asking him, have you seen the beach? You should have heard the delighted exclamations when we reached civilization again.

And it got me to thinking. When the Lord takes us on side roads that we are think hindering our destination. What is our response? Will we cry and whine, only seeing our delay and get frustrated? Or will we laugh and enjoy the journey, creating memories from our detour.

As we gear up for the school year many of you might homeschool and even those who do not—we have bright, shiny new schedules and are ready to implement them. How will we view interruptions, detours in the journey we think are on. Maybe the detour is really the right path? But, however the Lord takes us through our day. These detours, interruptions and difficulties throughout are part of His plan. The question is, will be become frustrated and impatient. Or will we laugh and make a memory out of it?

And for the record, when you do reach your destination it makes the joy that much sweeter. 😀


Pure Joy