It’s everywhere. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a part of my house that is free of glitter anymore. I’m often covered head to toe, and had glitter in my hair before it became the odd trend that it has. I don’t actually mean for it to, but it has a way of just sticking to everything. A year ago I began my journey with FamilyNFaith, as both a blog and a business. For the most part I’ve kept them separate, but I’m starting to think that I should offer a few of my items online as well.
Outside of the the obvious reason of extra income, I began my business because I want to be able to help others too. Thanks to the custom tumblers our family has been able to help several others over the months, and hope to double that in 2018. God has blessed our family with this wonderful opportunity and I know he will continue to guide us. Later this week I plan to launch our shop on this site, make sure you follow FamilyNFaith to stay up to date on new products. You can also see new products on instagram following ashley.k.herr or hashtag #familynfaith or join our facebook shop. We do custom orders but there is usually a month or more wait list due to high volume of orders.
If there are any designs you would like to see comment below and I will see what I can come up with! Thanks for your support and God Bless!
Woke up this morning to school being delayed and visibility being really low. I laid in bed for another hour waking up to everything being calm, barely any snow at all on the ground. I don’t do cold, I’m more of the hibernate during winter kind of person. Which also makes being motivated pretty much non existent. It takes me forever to actually begin working, I mean it’s not like I’m going to fire myself!
So I realized maybe I need to begin making an actual plan. I’m a planner or a list maker. I feel like it keeps me organized and on track, so why am I not implementing this in my business? So I grabbed my life line aka my planner and decided it’s time to start scheduling my days. I use my planner all day everyday, its what I use to keep my orders in. On the monthly calendar I write my appointments, the verse I’m supposed to scripture write for the day, my kids school things, and other important things I need to get done that month. Then I have weekly pages that have individual days schedules. This is where I write my orders, because I know how many orders I can complete in a weeks time. It also helps me know how far out my wait list currently is. I began writing in exercise (boy have a slacked here in the last few months), my daily studies, blog work, and my water intake. I seem to stick to things better when I can do them and cross them off a list, it somehow motivates me oddly enough. Maybe its the organization of it, makes you feel like you kind of have your stuff together.
I have without a doubt been more successful when I actually operate on a routine and stick to a schedule. I’m actually productive instead of just being busy. I also find that when I’m exercising in the morning some of my best ideas hit me. Maybe it’s because I’m at peace and not so stressed, or because that is often my alone time I spend really talking to God. It helps me to remember who is responsible for my success, without God I know I wouldn’t be where I am. I wouldn’t be doing what I love, and have the opportunity to share his glory with others. So as much as I really want to hibernate, instead I will stick to my schedule and continue to thank the good lord for providing this opportunity for me.
What motivates you everyday? Share below in the comments and don’t forget to click the follow button! You can also find us on instagram and see all of our beautiful designs, using #familynfaith
God Bless and stay warm!
There is just something about the words New Years Resolutions that rub me the wrong way. Maybe because they often seem to be half hearted promises, and by February most people completely forget them. I’m a list maker, setting goals I can check off my list. I also like to dig a little deeper than the obvious things I need to change. Do I need to eat better, of course I do. Do I need to exercise more? Of course, it has been replaced with work over the last few months.
This year I want to continue to grow closer as a family. We have movie and game nights, go for walks on nice nights already but I want to sit down with the kids and see if they think we can improve anywhere. Maybe they have a list of things they would like to do this year as a family. I also want to finish reading the Bible, I began but found it hard to get through the first few books of the bible, so I did some looking and found a guideline helping you figure out in what order you should read all of the books. It has helped a lot and I’ve already begun reading more. I also need to become more faithful in my scripture writing.
Helping others through my business, FamilyNFaith is definitely a bigger goal for the year. I’ve continually felt the need to go on a mission trip in the last few weeks. Research has begun and I’m trying to see when my husband and I can do this in 2018, I hope to make this a yearly thing. I’m hoping this is something the kids will be interested in doing as well. I want to sponsor another child this year as well and donate to different charities.
What are your goals for 2018? I’d love to hear them!
You can find me on:
Stay safe tonight, Happy New Year and God Bless!
Why is it that children have to test your every nerve? They want to toe that line with seeing how far they can push before mommy loses it completely and brings out the Batman voice? You know the voice, the one where it drops several octaves and your children finally pay attention. It’s also the voice you want to bring out when people tell you they always wanted twins, it must be so much fun. Coming from a mom of twin boys, as much as I love my children, I would describe it as being a walk in the park….Jurassic Park.
My daughter is now at the age where she is in between. Intellectually she is about two years above her fellow classmates, which leaves her relating to kids older than she is. She’s in that in between of no longer being a little girl but not quite at that pre-teen phase. Which also leads to her being frustrated and often throwing attitude around. We seem to butt heads more often than get along here lately, which leaves me dreading the teen years. I’m trying to not smother her and try to fix things because ultimately finding herself in this new phase of life is up to her and her alone. I will be here to guide her, and pray she continues to grow in her faith and stay the kind, responsible girl she has always been, but I also remember how cruel kids can be. Especially in the upper grade school/ middle school ages.
I often struggle with that balance of am I being too hard on them or am I not being hard enough. You want your child to grow up with manners, well behaved and responsible. We are no longer in the world that it’s safe to send your kids outside to play. Which also means while I’m attempting to clean I have fighting children running around me asking for a snack every few minutes. I have a stack of books on parenting as a Christian, and I’m slowly making my way through the stack. Maybe with my two week break from work over the holidays I’ll sit down and make a list of the books I want to get read and begin checking them off the list. Work hasn’t left much room for reading anything other than things for work or research so I think it’s time to start making time for pleasure reading again, maybe I wouldn’t be so stressed and become Batman so much then…..
Remember to come check out the store on Instagram, you can find me at #familynfaith