Friday, September 12, 2014

One of my favorite things about being a mom and a wife is making our home...homey.  I want everyone who comes to our house to feel at home and welcome.  Especially my family.  There is nothing better than walking into someones house and feeling the love and warmth that is inside.  I'm going to share some of the ways I make my house cozy-

1. Candles
Don't you just love the smell of a lovely candle??  And the flickering flame in the evening!  I don't usually burn them because my hubby doesn't like the smell when they are extinguished, but I almost always have a candle in my warmer.  I love almost anything by Yankee Candle, but they are just too expensive.  I've found that Better Homes and Gardens candles smell just as nice and they are way cheaper.  The scent doesn't last as long as Yankee, but at $5 a pop, you can by 5 candles for the cost of 1 Yankee.

2. Music
I always used to leave the tv on all day for background noise.  Until I discovered music channels!!  Love them!  All day long I listen to country music.  It makes me happy and keeps me motivated to keep moving.  Sometimes I switch it up and listen to 70's, 80's and 90's, but mostly country.  When my hubby is home I will turn on our Pandora channel because it's a nice mix of both of our tastes in music. 

3. Attention
I think this is the most important thing you can do.  Give your family your attention.  Shut off the tv, put your phone down, get off the computer.  Look them in the eye when they're talking.  Play games, go outside...just enjoy your time together.  But let your family know they're important to you by giving them your time.

Later today I'm going to try a new recipe a friend of mine shared on facebook...Cinnamon Roll Bread.  YUM!  I'll post the recipe next time. :)


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