Hope.

As an activity at our youth group, we make these little “verse cards’. The kids learn the verses each week and say it to us each youth class. And they get points. When they reach a certain amount we are going to take them to Pattersons donut corner. And for anyone who has had something from there, you’ll know how good it is! They are delicious.

Anyway. That is a long way of saying my newest homemaking thing.. Making verse cards! Its super fun, a good way to learn verses and SO comforting.. Because sometimes you’ll be down, or annoyed, or happy or dealing with life, and a verse you have been reading will come into your head and just remind you of the bigger picture! So awesome.

So I thought I would start putting up the verses here. I made them into sheets, and a print them off and laminate them and stick them up around the house, in my handbag, anywhere really! So nice to meditate on during the day! Use them however you would like too! And let me know if you come up with any cool uses or ideas!

The first sheet of verses are ones about hope. There are SO many awesome verses about it {Im making another page actually!} But I felt like Hope was such a good place to start, because without it, what do we have? And how awesome i it to think about the amazing things God had in store for us!!? Gosh. I just CANT wait!

So, I hope you find them helpful! Look out for the rest! Ill keep putting them up here!

Love,

New Little *Hopeful* Wife

ScripturesForHope

Budget Plan

I tried, honest, to find a budget sheet which I understood. Most ones I looked at were so confusing, and not even close to relevant to me. And there were ones were all you did was write down an amount and thats its. What? I wasn’t even sure how that worked..

I was so confused and a little annoyed. So. I made my own. And here it is. Its super simple. And kinda bare. But it works. And I love it. More to the point it takes me like five minutes to fill out for the fortnight  (we do it every two weeks). There is no spreadsheets and codes to use and you can print them out and use. I like having paper copies to look at (and keep me on track 😉 Plus I keep them in a folder so I can see what I have been spending and were everything is going. Which is awesome!

So. I thought yo might like to see it. Im working on upgrading it. And making it a little prettier. Cause, that super important too;)

BudgetPlanPDF

Its pretty easy to use, and super self explanatory. I only added the bills we pay each month. But I write down extra things under neath the main ones.

Anyway. Do what you want with it. And I’m open to suggestions to make it better! Hope you guys like it!

Love,

New Little *Budgeting* Wife

BudgetPlanPDF

Growth.

Growing is important. In all areas of life. Although, some of us didn’t make it super far in the physical height department.

But it’s hard to make sure you keep growing, and even harder to stay on track. So I made a Growth Sheet. Each week I decide on what I want to work on and write down all my desired things, and then try and do them. The latter really is the hardest part! Although, when I look back and see what I have done and how far I have come it really is an awesome feeling, and it makes me happy and encouraged.

So, I thought you might like to take a peek at it. Its not very exciting, or even pretty. Its just simple, cause I’m a simple kinda girl. But it works. And I like it.

You can add or change anything, make it work for you. But try it. Try working on growing. Its fun.

GrowGoals copy

Most of the categories are self explanatory. The Personal is for anything you want to work on, could be your house, the laundry, or becoming more gentle. The spiritual might be doing all bible reading every day and learning a psalms 1 by heart. Relationship for things like date nights or reading time together, but dose not need to be just your significant other, could be spending time with a friend, or visiting someone in hospital. And physical for working out, or eating healthy or taking time for “down” time. I do wish you could write down height.. and then make it happen. One day… 🙂

Anyway. Take a look. Tell me what you think!

Love,

New Little *Growing* Wife

GrowGoals