Sugar cookies are one of the simplest cookies out there, but just because they’re simple doesn’t mean they’re easy to get right! If you have had cookies fail on you before, becoming too doughy, too sweet, too dry, or too crumbly, you need this recipe for the perfect sugar cookies! We make these rolled sugar cookies any time of the… Read More
Making a Home is making a life
Homemaking sounds like an old-fashioned notion, doesn't it?
Maybe it's because of the way it was used to label a woman's profession, which then became seen as a term for a lack of profession. "No, she doesn't work, she's a homemaker." Of course, no one discredits the fact that homemaking is indeed work, but I think we all--both men and women--take for granted the importance of the task.
Homemaking, Making a Home, is indeed, the very essence of creating a life of comfort, productivity, and joy.
Everyone requires a home. The basic tasks of home--cleaning, organizing, decorating, finances, shopping, cooking, laundry--are handled is the core of the functionality and feel of a dwelling.
To put it bluntly:
Nothing works right when home doesn't work well.
If you want success in your career, your home-based business, your life, your family, you must make proactive, intentional choices about the way you manage these tasks.
My ultimate goal at Gathering Joy is to help homemakers achieve graceful goodness in the basic tasks so they can chase their dreams of growing a business or earning money from home and claim their joy of fellowship and fun with their family.
Let's get that laundry sorted, shall we?
I LOVE a good oven sandwich. These buttery, cheese, sliders are absolutely delicious and so simple to make for a crowd. They’re the perfect meal for snacking in front of the television for the big game or a good ol’ family movie night. When I was putting together the menu for the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Family Movie Night,… Read More
There are a million and 14 ideas for your Harry Potter Party on Pinterest…no, I didn’t count, I’m just guessing. But practically none of them are real foods that will satiate a Hagrid-sized appetite like this Harry Potter inspired recipe for Hogwarts House Cup Chicken! I mean, if you’re going to serve a feast, you need more than chocolate frogs… Read More
Are you ready to host a Harry Potter Party and not sure what to serve to bring the magic to the table? This post is full of ideas that will satisfy your sweet tooth and a Hagrid sized appetite. What to Serve at a Harry Potter Party When my little brother showed up at a Halloween costume wearing a graduation… Read More
I’m an Amazon Woman. Though I’m only 5’3″ tall, I harness incredible power and wield impressive strength. The world is mine for the claiming. Yes, that’s right. I have an Amazon Prime account. Allow me to wax nostalgic for a moment…. I remember when I first got an Amazon account. It was last century. Yeah, about the time I was… Read More
I love KonMari. Don’t get me wrong. I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and felt all the feels, and said all the YES! This was the “romance novel” that set my tidy heart on fire! I went on a decluttering crusade and converted countless friends and family members to my KonMari ways. But I’m sad to say, there… Read More