Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Motivational House Cleaning Games & Chore Charts

Everyone knows that work can be more fun if it is turned into a game! How about housekeeping games? Children will be far more motivated to clean up their rooms and help with the chores if work becomes fun for them. Here are some helpful articles written by experienced mothers, who've had some fun motivating their children to clean! :)

Free downloadable pdf charts are available from Focus on the Family at the following two links:

Chore Chart for Youngsters

Chore Chart for Tweens

Age Appropriate Chores

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

Annie <><

Friday, February 03, 2012


I just found some great inspiration for some "finishing touches" after cleaning the bathrooms at:

"Toilet paper origami is the origami-style folding of toilet paper. Includes the folding while still on the toilet roll; the folding of individual sheets; and toilet paper wedding dresses." (quote from the

Here are some sample toilet tissue folds from the Origami Resource Center website:

The Triangle Fold

The Diamond Fold

The Pleated Fold

The Pleated Tuck

We think that you will LOVE these!!! (If you have the opportunity please thank them for sharing these amazing tissue folds on their website!) :)

We enjoyed watching this "Origami Heart" tutorial made with toilet tissue at:

It would be a GREAT idea for Valentine's Day!!!

Annie *** A brand new blog!!! :)

Monday, January 30, 2012


There are sermons you may hear that are "life changing" and "reform the soul". I felt led to focus a brand new blogspot on some of these sermons:

One of the "top downloaded" recent sermons I posted on "Advice from Annie" was one preached by Rev. Colin Mercer of Greenville, SC:

"The Ruin of a Family"

It was the #5 top downloaded sermon in 48 hours on Sept. 8th and the #20 top downloaded sermon the week of Sept. 13th. It has had close to 2,000 downloads via MP3 and cell downloads. It had over 200 video views via MP4.

Due to the popularity of the sermon downloads, I devoted a brand new blog specifically to sermons.