This blog has moved!

This blog has moved! Same author, same blog, new address, and a new look.

Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman now has a dot com address! To see the new look and learn about all the exciting changes, go here…

http://www.becomingaproverbs31woman.com

 

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ch-ch-ch-changes….

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. vs. 26

Change. That’s what’s happening around this blog. I exciting have good news…..

Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman is getting a domain! Yep, it is getting ready to be http://www.becomingaproverbs31woman.com.

Also, I will be getting a host, switching from wordpress.com to wordpress.org, and getting a whole new look! (This may seem like a foreign language to you. If so, don’t worry. I explain in laymen terms below).

By the way, ask we speak, I am listening to David Bowie’s song Changes. I find it suiting. It really has nothing to do with blogging; however, it’s getting me pumped. Wanna listen? Check it out.

Anyway, off of the side note now.

So what does this mean for you as a reader? Well, you will soon see a lot of changes. Obviously. You may check out the blog one day, and it look totally under construction. That means it is. However, once it’s finished, hopefully you will love it! There will be more features, and it will be more customized. It hopefully will be easier for you to navigate. Please keep checking back. Don’t stop checking. It will be done soon, I promise.

I am thankful for my readers, and I hope to be hearing from you all about the changes soon! Thanks for making this possible.

Feel free to ask questions/give me feedback about this ūüôā

 

 

What to do if you have 5 minutes?

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. vs. 27

What do you do if you have 5 minutes? Take a nap? (you wish!) Sit there and wait on the next scheduled event to begin? Waste time? Do nothing?

Well, in a 5 minute time period, you can actually get a lot done! ¬†Do you ever look at your to-do list and think, “Gosh, I have so many emails to respond to, phone calls to make, things that need to be¬†cleaned, clothes that need to be put away, meals to be planned, and I still have to go to work/school all day!”

Yep, that’s pretty much an every day thought for me.

Over the years I have developed a level of productivity that helps me “get stuff done” in just a little bit of time. If you respond to all of those emails and do all of those residual tasks at once, it could take up to an hour. And you may not have that kind of time in a day. And if you do, it’s whenever you come home after a long day and simply to kick your shoes off and prop your feet up. So the solution is this: Use 5 minutes to do one/two of those small tasks. Not all of these are “not fun” tasks either. Read on, and you shall see!

Side note: The way you can keep a straightened/clean home is through prevention. Whenever you see something that needs to be picked up, just do it. Most of the time it takes less than a minute.

Another side note: If you do these small tasks around the house and at your office during your 5 minute breaks, whenever you have a big project, paper, or etc.. you have to complete, you won’t feel the need to clean up before you can begin. Trust me, I know how that feels too…I often feel like I have to have a clean home before I can type a paper. Well, guess what? That means I am procrastinating from the task at hand. Yes, I am being generally productive but really avoiding the my goal that I set out to accomplish in the first place. While it may be helpful to get it clean so you can focus, I have learned that not every task will always get done. So if you use the 5 minutes you have here and there to get these small tasks done, it will hopefully eliminate some of those tendencies to want to clean while needing to do something else, since it’s already done!¬†

So here are some tasks that you can do if you have 5 minutes at any point in your day:

1. Unload the dishwasher

2. Grab the windex (or your homemade cleaning remedy…click here to learn more about home remedy products) and wipe down your bathroom sink. I’m sure it needs it.

3. Make a phone call. Not to your long distant Aunt of course…give her a little more time in your day.

4. Respond to a few emails.

5. Start the washer or dryer.

6. Sweep your floor. You’d be surprised what’s on it.

7. Straighten your office desk.

8. Wipe down the inside of your car. You know it’s been a while since that interior has been free of dust.

9. Read a blog post. Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman is good one to check out ūüėČ

10. Watch a funny youtube video. Preferably about cute kittens. Hey, not everything has to be productive, right? And everyone could use a little pick-me-up during the day.

11. Go through your mail. Sort it. Throw away your bills….just kidding.

12. Take out the trash.

13. Send an encouraging text to a friend! Taking time to build relationships with others is just as important as checking stuff off of your to-do list.

15. Throw dinner in the crock pot.

16. Make your bed.

17. Read the Bible. I like to get on Bible Gateway and look up the verse of the day and think on that for a bit.

18. Sit down. Yes, you are allowed to do that. While this post seems all about productivity, sometimes simplicity allows for more productivity. And sometimes rest is just way more important than completing your tasks.

What are some of the tasks you are able to accomplish if you have 5 minutes? 

* This is part of the Cozy Home Scenes link party.

And the $100 gift card goes to…

*drum roll*……

more “drum roll* please…..

Emily Ward!

Congratulations! 

You can get yourself a new straightener, hair products, extensions, or anything else on their site!

For those of you reading for the first time, a week ago I posted a giveaway for $100 gift card to this company called Nu.Me. They sell hair products and the like. This gift certificate was actually donated to this blog by my good friend, Dria.

I do giveaways quite often. So keep checking back! Also, if you have something from your company, a handmade item, or anything really that you would like to donate to the blog, let me know! I will link you and possibly even feature your blog (if you have one), if you donate something. If you would like to donate something, please contact me via email: sarah.beth89@hotmail.com.

The next giveaway is coming up soon! Be on the lookout.

Have a good day readers!

flavored water.

Honor her for all that her hands have done,  and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. vs. 31

Spring is right around the corner. Which means…summer is soon! Well, soon enough. By the way, I LOVE warm weather. This is one of the best times of the year. Recently, I have been wanting to drink summertime drinks. You know…. smoothies, flavored water, lemonades, etc…

I found something on Pinterest that inspired me. Nancy Creative posted about a dozen different recipes for flavored water. I decided to make the lemon, lime, and orange water.

I wanted a neat-looking pitcher to put it in…so I went to the Thift Shop and found one…

Doesn’t it look refreshing?!

Here are some other flavored water recipes you can try…

Frozen Fruit Water

apple chunks, grapes, berries

Citrus Cucumber Water

lemon, lime, orange, cucumber

Orange-Mint Water

oranges and mint leaves

What are some of your favorite summertime drinks?

* This is part of the Somewhat Simple link party.

kitchen staples @ a blossoming life.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. vs. 25

Today I am a guest blogger at ¬†Amy’s place…A Blossoming Life. She is not only my blogging partner but also friend and bridesmaid. She likes to create new things and make homemade masterpieces. So please, check out this post I wrote for her blog: Kitchen Staples.

Also, the giveaway is still happening until Sunday night. If you don’t know what I am referring to, check out my post $100 gift card giveaway!

A final note: My hometown, Harrisburg, Illinois, was hit really hard by a tornado. It is currently a disaster area. Please pray for me and all the families who a lost loved one and for anyone that was left without  a home due to the storm. God is still sovereign.