Saturday, January 28, 2023

A Bit of a Change


Beauty.  : )

Hello!  I just wanted to drop in to say that I've been thinking of something different for my blogposts in the weeks and months ahead.  I am still a homemaker, but I feel like I don't have a lot to offer in that area only because we are all homemakers and all homemakers do things differently in their homes.  We all clean the same rooms of a house but we may all go about it differently.  We have all felt the need this month to roll our sleeves up and go through our stuff and organize and pare down a bit and even in that I think we tend to go at it in our different ways.  So, other than the occasional tip now and then (which I think you've probably heard about already so it's not a huge revelation), I think I've gone as far as I can go in that.

So, this is what I've been thinking about.  I've titled my blog Homemaker's Thoughts and the bit of a change I'm thinking of will still fit in with that.  There are a lot of things that I think about whilst going about my day.  I have interests that I want to share a bit more thoroughly rather than randomly.  I don't exactly want a rigid format to follow because that takes the fun out of it, but I do think I've narrowed it down to these topics:

1.  Book reviews.  I try very hard to always have a book to read.  My need to read is strong and I don't belong to a book club (although I would love to start one) so I would like to let you know what I'm reading and give my thoughts on it.  Letting you know if I thought it was worth the read and maybe give you the motivation to check it out (or not) as well.

2.  Recipes.  And this one surprises me because I'm not a fantastic cook and I admit that I don't really enjoy cooking but I do like to try recipes and if they are good I get kind of excited about it and want to share them.  I always appreciate menu ideas from others so maybe I can share those as well.

3.  Bible verses/helps.  There is no more important book than the Bible.  It is God's word to us.  And if I can give you some verses that have been of help to me, I want to let you know too.  

4.  Craft information.  As you know, I love my crafting time.  I'm interested in a lot of different things and want to share this with you as well.  I know that I'm motivated when others share what they are working on but I also appreciate it when they tell you more about it - the type of fabric, the colors they are using, where they got the pattern, etc.  So, I want to do that for you too.

At this point, these four topics are what I'm going to focus on and see how well it goes.  I'm not a very fast reader, so depending on the size of the book I may not be as regular with that.  As far as recipes, since I feel like this is kind of a "starting new" don't be surprised if I've posted some of those recipes before but hopefully will give you new ones.  And, of course, I need to cook our family's old standbys so I can't try new recipes all the time!  I know you get what I'm saying.  With this new idea it will be kind of an experiment for a while until I can get into a rhythm and see what works and what doesn't so I hope you will stick with me until I figure it out!  

That's it for today - just wanted to let you know what's coming.  Hope this is finding you well.  See you soon!!!

God bless.


  1. Sounds good! Looking forward to anything you have to share. You inspire me!

  2. Hello Mary, It’s good to be back and have a wee visit with you ☺️ I happen to think your posts over the years have been, as Janine pointed out, inspiring for new and old homemakers alike, but sometimes we need to shake things up a wee bit too.
    I like your format change idea, but it won’t matter a jot as long as you keep writing because the lovely person you are always shines through.
    Looking forward to seeing your next post soon,
    Hugs from your far-away friend,

    1. Hi Christine! Thanks so much for your comment. : ) You know I've been back and forth with my posts, so we'll see how it goes! A hug to you too. : )

  3. The rose is beautiful! I like your plan for what you will be posting. God bless you!