Kids and sanctuaries. Stress and sanctuaries. Work/homeschool and sanctuaries.
This week will rock you. We were formally Taylor Swift and Marilyn Manson but we have finally found common ground when it comes to our homes!
I feel overwhelmed by housework. My brain can’t seem to process monotonous tasks like de-cluttering. There is a HUGE difference between how I want my house to look and how it looks right now.
Dana K. White is an author, podcaster, speaker, and (much to her own surprise) a Decluttering Expert. In a desperate attempt to get her own home under control, Dana started blogging as "Nony" (short for anonymous) at A Slob Comes Clean in 2009. Today, Dana shares realistic home management strategies and a message of hope for the hopelessly messy in her books: Decluttering at the Speed of Life and How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind. Dana lives with her husband and three kids just outside of Dallas, Texas. Oh, and she's funny.
our fascinating backstory
how Dana’s life changed when she came clean about her biggest shame
what has changed in Dana’s life and in her spirit since decluttering
the difference between a person with clutter and a hoarder
a practical solution to your Tupperware lid dilemma
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I don’t even have a place to BE in this house! What am I even going for design-wise?
These are valid and we are here to help! Struggling Sisters are at it again talking about how to make your house into a sanctuary with our organization tips plus ideas on how to make your very own most-favorite spot. Em shares how hard it is to wake up in the mornings and how she likes to live by lamp light most hours of the day. Katie makes fun of Emily accordingly and all is right in the land of the Struggling Sisters. Enjoy!
clarification about the future of the podcast and an update on Emily’s job search
Katie’s plan to become both a Starbucks Grand Master Coffee Ninja AND a college graduate
cheap ways to improve your home
our favorite spots in our homes
the non-negotiables of house cleaning
our design styles according to HGTV
tips to keep clutter from piling up
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Sarah Bragg is a popular host and communicator. You can find her on iTunes hosting the podcasts Are My Kids On Track and Surviving Sarah. Her book titled Body. Beauty. Boys. The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselves helps young women find their value in the One who made them. Sarah has a long career of working in ministry and has helped launch several ministry curriculums for Orange during that time. And while she seems to be a master at brewing coffee, cheering for others and surviving life, she has an actual masters degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Sarah and her husband, Scott, and their daughters, Sinclair and Rory, reside in Marietta, Georgia.
Kevin Madsen and his wife Trisha are the team behind HeyDad, a new subscription box for Dads and kids. Kevin attended UCLA and has spent most of his career in the tech world. He is married to his best friend Trisha, and they have three wonderful psychotic children, Gideon (6), Julien (4), and Josie (almost 2). Kevin also hosts a podcast about Dad life (The HeyDad Podcast) with his two brothers and their best friend.
For the last decade, Jen Schmidt has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her popular lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, a few too many animals, and an available sofa for anyone who needs it.
Elise Hurd is a faith coach, wife to her best friend, Jason, and mom of 5 wildly exuberant kids. Her passion is to help believers remember, record, and relay their personal experiences of Jesus. Her goal is to equip Jesus-followers to "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have."
KariAnne writes the decorating and lifestyle blog, Thistlewood Farms from the back porch of her vintage farmhouse in the rolling hills of Kentucky. She followed God's call for her heart and jumped with her family from the busy Dallas metroplex to the middle of the country where she lives with her husband and four children.