Making Your Home a Haven 2013: Weeks 2 & 3

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My goodness.  I don’t know where the time goes.  I wrote my post for week 2 of the Making Your Home a Haven Challenge and discovered I never hit the publish button.  My sincere apologies for that oversight.  Last week was a crazy one for me.  Hopefully, you visited Courtney’s blog to check on week 2, but if not, no big deal–I’m combining Weeks 2 and 3 here for you today.  And because this is a challenge I’d love to keep going until the new year, it’s all good.

For Week 2’s challenge :

  • Plan a Family Fun Night.   Have a pillow party in the family room and get out every blanket and pillow in the house and be cozy with the kids and your hubby! Even if you live alone you can do this. Enjoy a cozy evening of hot cider and caramel corn.  Bust out some old-fashioned games and take the time to savor these moments with your loved ones.  Work on gentleness this week.

madeline game cropped

I love this challenge!  A great way to enjoy the company of your family or, if you live alone or will be on your own this week, relax with a favorite book, movie, or craft.  I’m planning on our Family Fun Night for tomorrow.  We’ll get a fire going (it’s foggy and cold in the evening this week!), play a few games, and enjoy hot cider, fruit and treats.  Hopefully, I’ll get in 2 Family Fun Nights this week.

And since we’re doubling up on challenges this week, here’s Week 3’s challenge:

  • Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home.  Cook things with pleasant aromas  like homemade bread, pies, and cookies.  Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family.  Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen – test tasting, being creative, laughing and loving. Remember the importance of dinner time around the table as a family. Work on showing love to your family this week.  

Munchie cooking

I’ll be using up some bananas for banana bread this week as well as baking for a friend who just moved back to town.  In addition, I plan to bake a few loaves of bread with Munchie.  I’m looking forward to getting back to “homemaking” and being in the kitchen after a crazy couple of weeks.

Remember, as Courtney states, it’s not the things you do or don’t have that make your home a haven–YOU are the key to making your home a haven.  🙂

***What’s your family’s favorite board game?  And what’s YOUR favorite thing to bake for your family and guests?***

♥ Danielle

Other posts in this series:

♥ Making Your Home a Haven 2013: Week 1

6 thoughts on “Making Your Home a Haven 2013: Weeks 2 & 3

  1. LOVE this post 🙂 We do a movie/family fun game/baking day every Valentine’s day with our girls…we get all the pillows and blankets out and stay in our jammies all day.

    What a sweetie pie little daughter you have. I love that you bake with her. I love baking with my girlies too.


    1. What a precious Valentine’s Day tradition! I love Valentine’s celebrations that include the little ones. 🙂 I may have to take that and run with it…so sweet. I just saw the post you shared with Gracie baking with you and loved it. Being in the kitchen with Munchie is one of my favorite things to do and I like picturing you doing it with your girlie, too! xxxxxx

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