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My life is truly a struggle but you’d never know it because I am rejoicing in The Lord always. I struggle with overwhelming sadness, defeat and insecurities. The devil is always on my back trying to get me to give up, but God… But GOD y’all!!! He is always in my face like a football coach pushing and pressing me to live a greater life than I deserve. He is constantly calling me to more than I am capable of without Him. And despite my shortcomings, He takes all of my weakness and uses it to make Himself look good.

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4 items to always buy from Goodwill

I’ve been to the Goodwill twice this week and got my hands on some really nice things which I shared some sneak peeks of on Instagram and then in detail on my other blog Aprons and Stilletos.  When shopping at the Goodwill I always go with an open mind because I never know what I’ll find. I also go with an idea of items I want and need for my home and get very excited when I spot something that will fit the bill. This week I was especially looking for items in four specific categories. With the change of season having just occurred, many people are, like myself,

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Strawberry Vanilla Protein Milk Shake

I gave up eating ice cream in 2012 because I had a strong feeling it and a few other unhealthy food choices were holding me back from getting rid of the fat around my stomach. I was sick of wearing girdles, holding my stomach in and muffin top around my waistline. I’ve worked out off and on my entire adult life but couldn’t ditch the mommy pouch and I knew it had to be connected to my gallon of ice-cream a month habit. Giving up ice-cream was one of the hardest choices I ever made but I’ve recently found something

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If you have never created your own freshly squeezed juice, you are missing out. I’ve been juicing for going on three years now and love coming up with different juicing recipes. I usually grab whatever I have on hand and today that happened to be Gala apples, celery and tomato. The reason I call this a pick-me-up is because of the apples. Apples naturally boost your immune system, aid in digestion and also have a similar wake up effect as coffee. Apples contain fructose, a simple sugar that is delivered slowly throughout your system. While it won’t give you the

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Is Your To-Do List Moving You Closer or Further Away from God?

Here’s some top secret 411. Each morning I start the day by asking God to order my steps. I’m the queen of to d0 list making and planning but over the years I’ve have learned how easy it is to get caught up doing busy work in lieu of HIS work. I don’t want to chase after goals and check off to do list unless they are absolutely in alignment with the plans God has for me. Because what’s the sense in having crossed everything off my to-do lists yet not be any closer to where God wants me to

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How I Organize My Weekly Cash Budget

If you’ve been following my blog A Proverbs Wife here or on social media for at least a year, you already know my family’s personal goal regarding debt. One of the ways we have managed to organize our finances and pay off all of our debt except the mortgage has been by using a cash based system. A cash based system simply means, we pay cash for everything we can. Most of our bills are paid via mail or online, but there are several spending categories which we can pay using cash. In today’s video, you’ll learn how I manage

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12 Frugal Ideas to Inspire You to Get Organized at Home

I spent the better part of last year organizing my home inside and out. I shared most of what I did here on the blog, however since some of you are new you might have missed it. To kick off this month I thought it would be great to provide you with 12 Frugal Ideas That Will Inspire You to Get Organized at Home. Here were some of my favorite and useful organization projects. 1. How to Organize Laundry Baskets with Labels 2. How to Organize Your Bills and Budget 3. Organizing a Small Bathroom 4. How to Organize Home

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Cheesy One Pot Chicken - AProverbsWife.com

This is one of my easy and stress free recipe ideas. I like it because I can basically pull most of it from the fridge and freezer. I also like it because my kids have bottomless stomachs and this main dish seems to make a lot and fill them up. For this meal I use: pre-shredded chicken from the freezer that’s been thawed. shredded cheddar cheese. pasta sauce. ricotta cheese or sour cream (depend on what I have in the fridge) pasta noodles (whatever kind I have in the cabinet) I make this just as I would make lasagna meaning

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Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Use a Duvet Cover

  If your like me you’ve probably heard of a duvet and thought….must be a fancy name for a comforter. In fact…if your really anything like me you were thinking it was French for “comforter”. Well I was halfway right. The word “duvet” is French but it means “down” as in down comforter. So what is a duvet cover? A duvet cover is like a giant pillowcase for your down comforter. Duvet covers  either have a button or zipper enclosure on the bottom or top of the cover to hold the comforter in place. This I did not know until

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Organizing Your Bills

I must say that my husband and I have a great system for organizing our bills. From the way we used to argue about how to manage the finances I could never have imagined we’d be on the same page using the same system. Early in our marriage I tried all kinds of elaborate systems especially those that included spreadsheets and programs but my husband hated them. He felt they were too time consuming and didn’t like having to boot up the computer every time we needed to manage our finances. As I learned more about his style I came

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How to Organize Laundry Baskets with Labels

Okay, here’s the deal. I bought this label maker a few months back and after that I that I was hot stuff. I love having things organized and I love making it easy for my family to help me keep the house organized. So back to this label maker…right. With it, I was labeling cabinet shelves, refrigerator shelves and everything. In some cases it was helping like here, here, here and here but then in other cases…not so much. But then…I decided to step it up a notch because stick on labels just wasn’t gonna cut it on everything. I wanted

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How to Organize your Bills and Budget

I was going through my budget binder this morning and thought about you all. I can remember clearly our decision to become a one income family and all the effort that went into making it a reality. One of the things that really helped us make the transition was getting a clear picture of our finances. One of the first things I had to do as a stay at home wife was learn how to budget one income. We were a two income family now living on one income so some changes had to made. The first thing I addressed

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10 Reasons Why I Make My Bed Everyday

My home is not super organized but there is one room that I try to keep organized, clutter free and tidy. My bedroom is my sanctuary, a place of peace and space for rejuvenation. One of the things that makes this room being so special is my bed. I’ve taken my focus off projects around the house and made our master bedroom a priority starting with our bed. This year we made an upholstered headboard and I invested in some nice bedding. The next thing I want to do is add risers to make the bed higher off the floor

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Buffalo & BBQ Chicken Tenders

This is one of Germaine favorite recipes for the weekend. We eat fairly healthy but do set aside one day per week for fast food inspired meals. This is a great way to control the amount of not so healthy ingredients your fast food meal has in it and also saves money on dining out. Buffalo and BBQ Chicken Tenders Ingredients 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 1/2 c. Flour (I use whole wheat) 2 tablespoons of your favorite seasoning (I use Lawry’s seasoning salt) 1 teaspoon of garlic powder 1 teaspoon of onion powder Cooking oil 1/2 Barbecue sauce (I

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10 Tips on How to Have a Clean Kitchen and Dining Room

We try not to leave dirty dishes in the sinks over night because I don’t want to create an environment for creepy crawly critters. Our goal is to have everything in the kitchen and dining room cleaned up and clutter free before we go to bed. Ending the night with a clean kitchen and dining room makes mornings run much easier in our home. No one likes waking up to prepare their breakfast only to have to wash the dishes need to prepare it before they can get started. Here are 10 tips on how we maintain a clean kitchen

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Student School Year Binder

I have yet to meet a women who does not know how to create a to-do list. Many times I find that women are very fluent in the art of creating to-do list…so much so that they even create them for their husbands and children. While we may all know how to jot down a bunch of things on a sheet of paper what I want to know is, “How effective is your to-do list?“ Do you have a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day or at the end of the list? Do you even make it

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Organizing a Small Bathroom

While we did gain twice as much bedroom space by moving our master bedroom downstairs we did not gain anymore bathroom space. In fact the size is about the same with way less storage. This bathroom has no cabinets and had only one built in shelf. When we bought the house we hung a 2 tier metal shelf and called it a day. That worked great when this was a guest bathroom, however once we moved down here we had to figure out how we would store our hygiene related stuff. Here are some ideas on how we keep our

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Today I’m sharing the final video in the series, ”How Do I Organize My Home Office Files?” If you’re just stumbling upon this series, you’ll want to go back and watch part one  and two first. Getting my desk as well as many area of my home organized is an on going project that I am constantly tweaking as time goes on and our family changes. Right now my office has one central location that allows me to manage my sites and my family and my home. I often use magazine folders to keep the things organized. Today I’ll show you

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Now that I am getting older I am getting smarter about what I eat and what I feed my family. They don’t always like everything I cook but my goal is to feed them healthy and nutritious meals. Healthy and nutritious will mean different things to different families but for us healthy includes eating more fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts in our diet. This recipe is an easy way to get meat three of the four requirements. Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup To make this recipe I use: 4-5  Sweet Potato cut into 1-inch pieces 1 lb. of carrots

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We like weekends to be a fun time for our children. It’s the two days they get to spend the most time with us and we make that time count by intentionally planning activities where we are spending time together. I’m not one to break the bank when planning fun activities for the family. In fact, I try to make it as frugal as possible. Planning a movie night with your family is really fun and it’s really inexpensive it can be as inexpensive as a dollar or as expensive as you decide to make it just depending on what

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