Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beautiful New Lilla Rose Clips, Special Sale, & Buy Three Get One Free!

http://www.lillarose.biz/wisewomanbuilds


I was so excited when I got an email from Lilla Rose announcing several new flexiclips that I knew I needed to share the news with you! I almost *always* wear my flexicip throughout the day and can't imagine not having one near by. It is an essential for me and I actually get kind of panicky when I can't find it.


http://www.lillarose.biz/wisewomanbuilds


http://www.lillarose.biz/wisewomanbuilds
This time around they have 4 new styles (including a ballet slipper flexi) and returning a pretty one from the past. If you look at the image above you will see all the new goodness!


http://www.lillarose.biz/wisewomanbuilds





SPECIAL SALE


Lilla Rose is having a 10% off sale on all NEW styles

and

20% off discontinued styles.

Sale ends Sunday at 12am. 



WISE WOMAN HOT TIP


Lilla Rose is now accepting PayPal AND international orders!!!

http://www.lillarose.biz/wisewomanbuilds



BUY THREE GET ONE FREE


If you buy three you can get a fourth item for FREE if you are a new customer! Just make your purchase of three items (must be made through my Lilla Rose website--look for my name and picture and limit one per household) and email me at lrwisewomanbuilds@gmail.com and I will confirm your order and send out your coupon.. Easy as pie!

http://www.lillarose.biz/wisewomanbuilds




You can visit our Lilla Rose website HERE.









Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jill Duggar Dillard Expecting New Blessing!



We are so happy to hear that Jill (Duggar) Dillard of the hit reality TV show, 19 Kids and Counting, is pregnant with her first child and we wanted to warmly congratulate the new couple on their blessed new journey! Here is the exciting new baby announcement video:


(NOTE: Due to heavy traffic, video make take a few seconds to load
--thank you for your patience!)



If you are new to the blog, my daughter and Jill were penpals for quite some time when they were younger so I can't wait to share the news with her when she wakes up this morning! And just a heads up--- the show's new season will air on September 2nd so be ready!

 Here is a quick preview of it:








If you don't have cable you can find it on Amazon Instant Video once it comes out or past episodes here. Our prayers go out to the new couple!










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Wise Woman Linkup!

 

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

We also want to let all the homemakers and aspiring homemakers out there know that the Homemaking 101 DVD is on sale over at Family Vision Films through this Sunday for just $11.95 (regular price $15.95) if you use the discount code: 101sale


http://www.familyvisionfilms.com/Homemaking-101_p_37.html



 Here is a quick video of the trailer of for you in case you haven't seen it before:





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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tending to Your Husband's Unspoken Needs




Did you ever stop to think about all the pressures that your husband has to endure?

His pressures at work--his job, his boss, the daily demands, the bills, paying the mortgage, making sure the house is in good repair, being a good parent, being a good husband and provider, and on and on the list goes. If your husband is anything like mine, he does not share his load publicly, he usually just carries it silently and does what needs to be done.

And we as wives need to slow down and take notice of our husbands and their unspoken needs. Sometimes we are so consumed with our to-do lists, the busyness of life, and the children, that it is so easy to put them on the back burner if we are not careful - but we need to remember to put our husbands first before all those things.

"But my husband doesn't have to stay home and watch the kids all day, my day is way harder than his!"

We often get caught up with a me-centered mentality, thinking that because we have had a rough week that our husband's week couldn't compare. But this can become selfish thinking if we are not careful and we need to check those wrong thoughts at the door.

As wives we have the ability to be able to minister to our husbands in many ways that help to refresh and refuel them, in a way that only a wife can do.  Often times, special encouragement from us will help him to gather up the strength that he needs to face another grueling week at work. Don't ever under estimate what even small efforts can do. Sometimes it can make all the difference in the world to him!

Here are a few quick tips that will also help:

1. Pray for him. It is so easy to pray for Mrs. Smith at church or your best friend who's child is sick. But how often do we often seriously sit there and just pray on behalf of our husbands? A wise woman will pray over her husband often remember to cover him in all areas. We know that the Lord is in control over all things and He can do what we cannot.

2. Find out how his day went and really listen. Many times it is so easy when your husband comes home to unload all the things that had happened to him that day right when he walks in the door- but we need to be more sensitive to what he is experiencing at work and the heavy responsibilities that he carries. Try to ask daily how his day went and really listen to what he says. This is where you need to block out the children and concentrate on him and his needs. This helps to build trust in a relationship and he will feel confident in confiding his deeper feelings with you.

3. Be understanding & compassionate.  With nine children it is easy for me to get distracted. Sometimes my husband might be talking to me and I am mentally not there or trying to deal with a child at the same time But what  I need to do is focus on giving my full attention to him. When I am fully present I can be more understanding and compassionate. Our husbands know when we are being sincere and really understanding what they going through.

4. Use words of encouragement. Don't just let it stop with listening but be sure to offer a word of encouragement. Did you know that most husbands barely get any fellowship or encouragement at church or during the week? I think about how hard my husband works and can't imagine what it would be like without it! And definitely don't forget to also share God's truth with him which is the best kind of sharing.

 5. Offer relief. Many of our husbands work very hard. I know that several of you have husbands who work not just one job but two or three. Help your husband by offering some relief. You can give him a back massage, take him to a movie or restaurant, make his favorite food, surprise him with a getaway to have some special alone time, mow the lawn for him, have the kids take over some of dad's jobs that he hasn't been able to get to, bring him a cold refreshing drink while he is working--whatever it takes to help him relax and unwind. Our husband's deserve it!


I hope this is a good starting point to help you be a better wife to your husband.  Know that your efforts are not in vain and may the Lord bless all your efforts to build a strong marriage!














Monday, August 18, 2014

Mother, Are You Fighting a Battle?



There are so many silent and not-so silent "battles" a mother can go through.

Tough days and challenges and so often many women will struggle alone. Pain and hurt can run deep and the loads of our daily burdens can be heavy. Yet so often we shoulder the things alone we should not be carrying just by ourselves. The Lord never meant it to be that way. We need to remember to bring those heavy, cumbersome loads to the Lord.

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30

I am the type who would rather not share the deep crevices of my heart. I have trust issues that the Lord is continually working in my life. I am learning to love and not be afraid.

When I had children I was afraid because I knew that meant I would love this new person with every part of my heart--through even the darkest times. What if God plagued this child with disease? What if they died before me? Could I handle the pain and torment? Could I take a chance loving? Could I handle the pain?

And yet, God is so kind to gently guide us through motherhood and through all the hardships that life can bring in general. I am so grateful to not be alone.

Mother, do you know that you are not alone?

Do you know that you have a heavenly father who loves you with an everlasting love?  He is always present and he will never leave you or forsake you.

You do not need to go about your battles alone. He will fight for you.


He is your refuge.


And He will comfort you.


 It is okay to cry.



Just remember  that when you do, to also cry out to Him who will wipe away every tear!



I found this encouraging poem that I thought I would share it to uplift your spirits:



MOTHERHOOD

One of the bravest battle that ever was fought!
Shall I tell you where and when?
On the maps of the world you will find it not;
'Twas fought by the mothers of men.



Nay not with the cannon of battle-shot,
With a sword or noble pen;
Nay, not with eloquent words or thought
From mouth of wonderful men!



But deep in a walled-up woman's heart --
Of a woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore her part --
Lo, there is the battlefield!



No marshaling troops, no bivouac song,
No banner to gleam and wave;
But oh! those battles, they last so long --
From babyhood to the grave.



Yet, faithful still as a bridge of stars,
She fights in her walled-up town --
Fights on and on in her endless wars,
Then silent, unseen, goes down.



Oh, ye with banners and battle-shot,
And soldiers to shout and praise!
I tell you the kingliest victories fought
Were fought in those silent ways.



O persevering woman in a world of shame,
With splendid and silent scorn,
Go back to God as sweet as you came --
 A mother warrior born!


-- Joaquin Miller (1839-1913)





Persevero, dear mothers, and take heart--

The Lord is on your side!












Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wise Woman Linkup!

 

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

More Homeschool Room & Learning Space Inspiration!


As many of you know we are moving soon so currently my mind is swimming with ideas of how we will fill the space in our new home that we will hopefully be closing on very soon. It has a fifth room in the basement which is finished that was used as a rumpus room/den by the previous owner which we are hoping to turn into a space that will hold our extra homeschool supplies, storage, and yet still be a functional space for playing, working, and so forth.

I love getting inspiration for homeschooling and one place that I like to get that is here at the Not Back-to-School Blog Hop:

http://www.ihomeschoolnetwork.com/6th-annual-not-back-to-school-blog-hop-school-room-week/

Yes, this blog hop has been around since I can remember and I always look forward to it every year. There are lots of great ideas to be had here that you definitely won't want to miss and it will fill up quite quickly toward the end of the week!

And if you noticed from the calendar above week is school room week--this is my favorite week of all!!! You can view it HERE. 



Enjoy perusing!