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Rachel Anne
Making life better, one Small Thing at a time.
Interests: writing, painting, avoiding housework
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This year, Fridays are normally dedicated to the idea of "beauty," but since the U.S. is inaugurating a new President today, I thought I'd share a beautiful prayer from 1947, when Dr. Peter Marshall, the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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No matter what season of life you're in, having a Daily Routine can save your ever-lovin' sanity. I say this as one who has moved from the seasons of babies & toddlers of my own – to GRAND babies and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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But first, an embarrassing story. When Toy Story 3 came out in 2010, we were super excited to see it. We had loved Toy Story 1 and 2 – they'd been family favorites and the source of perfect quotes ("That's... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Home Sanctuary
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On Fridays this year, we are going to talk about how to bring beauty into your home sanctuary - by making it look pretty, sound peaceful, feel soothing, smell wonderful, and be filled with good tasting food. That should give... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
Awesome! thank you!
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What an awesome, thoughtful gift! I was just talking to my daughter Meghan about how we don't like to spend money on cleaners and things that can help keep us organized, like bins and containers. And yet we will buy coffee for 4 dollars....ugh. My under-sink situation needs attention, and I'm so happy to be re-stocking!!
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I must try this Norwex of which you speak!
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Tam, I know you know how much I love my timer!! I'm always surprised how quickly "that job I thought would take forever" goes. It's especially humbling when I've put it off for a long time.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2017 on Let's get organized... at Home Sanctuary
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Great tips!! Thank you for the idea of going to Facebook groups - sounds like a perfect resource. Also...thank you for the Bar Keepers Friend!
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I also recycle old towels and washcloths for cleaning. Sponges are only for specific jobs - tubs and sinks, but you've made me re-think that. I'm a paper-towel and disposable wipes gal for the other things. Great tip on disinfecting the sponges...or doing away with them!
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YES!!! Me too!!
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I'm still lugging my vacuum up and down the steps, but ONE DAY I'll have two vacuums! It will be so much easier. As soon as my son moves all his stuff out of his closet...then I'll have more storage.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2017 on Let's get organized... at Home Sanctuary
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I can't believe I've never tried Mrs. Meyers. Looks like I need to head to Target. :)
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Sanctuary is all about peace, order and beauty. Today, we're going to jump right in to Order. Because it's best to not think about it too long. Just jump in. Come on! Confession: I can't say the word "organized" without... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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Thank you, Tam! I am LOVING the grandbabies...I wish I could squeeze them every single day. Im happy to be back to blogging as well! Rachel Anne Ridge artist, writer, stray donkey owner Home Sanctuary - blog FlashTheDonkey - book
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on Let's start this with a prayer. at Home Sanctuary
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Wendy, I am praying for you. May you have peace in your heart for whatever comes next. May your husband find healing through God's power and through medical treatment, if need be. May all your needs be provided for. Sending a warm hug through the screen....bless you, sister. Rachel
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Good morning! All weekend long I thought about this post. I wanted to find a really special prayer or scripture or quote to share that would inspire us to start our year off "just right", so I looked all over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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I'm inviting you to join me this year! I've never been one for New Year's resolutions. Y'all know I like to wing it far too much for that. But I do love the idea of "themes," or One Word that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Home Sanctuary
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Find Rachel's books here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Home Sanctuary
I've got a gift for you, and a sweet way to finish up your Christmas shopping! Read on! Most of you know about my new children's book, Flash the Donkey Makes New Friends, which came out recently. I'm so excited... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Home Sanctuary
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via AnnVoskamp.com It is a delight to be a guest on the incomparable Ann Voskamp's blog today. My heart has been hurting for our children who may feel unsettled and afraid in this big old world. With everything going on,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Home Sanctuary
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cul·ti·vate to prepare and work on (land) in order to raise crops; till. to promote or improve the growth of (a plant, crop, etc.) by labor and attention. to develop or improve by education or training; train; refine: to cultivate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Home Sanctuary
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My mom has always told me, "you never stop praying for your kids." Now that I've made it through the teen years and am well into the young adult phase of parenting, I know this to be true. Our mama-hearts... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Home Sanctuary
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This post first appeared in 2008, when doomsday talk dominated that election cycle. It's just as relevant today, if not more so: "The end of the world as we know it...if the other party wins." ~ every other Facebook status... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Home Sanctuary
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Hey everyone! In case you missed my Facebook Live video, here it is (click the link below the pic): Personal Invite! I know those of you on the east coast may be dealing with Hurricane Matthew and will not be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Home Sanctuary