Motivation Monday – Getting my planner ready

This is the first try at over-head video – so, the images are reversed. That is part of tweaking my week as I go. Each day I learn something new.

Planning my week and my day is very important to me. Each item listed helps to keep me focused and on track.

I also use google calendar to keep an at-a-glance lists of appointments and recurring tasks.

Do you use a bullet journal or other forms of journals/planners?

Let me know in the comments.

Planners I use:

Dot grid – Michaels

Undated Passion Planner

***I have no connection with these companies so gain no $ by listing them here.

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A quick look

I love spring blooms. Do you have a favourite?

Have a great weekend friends.


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Think it thru Thursday: Now what?

What’s next? How do I move forward?

What happened today? Well, first up I woke up at 6 am. Most people know that I am not a morning person so this was unusual for me. I tried to go back to sleep but with no luck so up I arose.

  1. Time for coffee. We normally enjoy coffee through a melita filter but for times when I want or need something more I use espresso pods in the Kerig which is very hot and strong.
  2. I mixed sourdough yesterday which rested overnight in the fridge. Into the oven it went. Here’s the outcome:
  • The morning moved forward with my regular Start My Day Routine – journal, time blocking, brain storming etc

The rest of the day? Well time to think things through.

  1. prioritise tasks
  2. regular house hold up keep
  3. Sermon writing
  4. Emails
  5. Inbox clean up

These 5 items need to happen before I leave the house to pick up our weekly groceries.

Do you plan your day in the morning or the night before?

My morning routine is pretty solid so planning happens then. However, like today, the routines began a couple hours earlier.

Enjoy your days as best you can. Look for the blessings. You’ll find them. Sometimes they’re hidden but they are there.

Reach out with your comments and ideas as you think thru your day.

Till again,


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New video – catch up with me

Dreary morning but still able to find blessings. Enjoy
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Time to make some bread

I enjoy the routine of mixing daily bread. Since we live in a small apartment and cannot house small livestock, having something to do that is routine is very good for me.

I do miss the chickens and the rabbits but have managed the transition to small space living in a built up urban area.

Is there something you do every day to help keep you balanced?

Self-care/self-ministry is important to me. Mixing bread ticks off all the boxes for me.

Can you smell the bread baking?

Such a blessing.

Be blessed,


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Tweak your week Tuesday

One of the things that help me stay on track is to follow the same basic plan each week. Here’s one of my over-view calendars.

The outline can be quite fluid depending on when I rise each day. There’s lots of space to insert household chores and fibre/craft work.

Since this one is hand written changes are more difficult to make so, I have similar, with more details, all in my google calendar.

Do you plan out your week? Perhaps Sunday or Monday is your day to create a plan. My day is Monday but often by Tuesday there’s so tweaking going on.

Let me know your planning routines.

Til again,


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On the needles soon

I’m always looking for motivation and new ideas. This is a free pattern I found on Ravelry.

Have you made these?

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Sour dough bread process

Final product

I was recently asked about the amount of time it takes me to create a loaf of sour dough bread. I thought I’d document my process.


Total of these steps took about 15 minutes. Now I let the shaggy dough rest for an hour.

After the first stretch and fold. Resting now for 30 minutes.

After one more stretch and fold. Now I wait 4-6 hours for the bulk ferment to happen. I could do one more stretch and fold but there’s lots of strength in this dough already.

Bench rest after 4 hours of rise time. Now 20 minutes to final shape.

20 min. Bench rest then reshape. Cover in plastic and placed in the fridge for overnight ferment.

Fresh from the oven

Baked in a cold oven, cold Dutch oven. Temp: 450 for 1 hr 5 min. Next to impossible to slice when fresh but great for tearing and dipping in soup or stew.

Total hands on? 30 minutes. Lots of resting and patiently waiting time but so worth it.


  • Starter made with all purpose and rye flour
  • Dough Mixed with flour, water, and salt. Simple. Dairy/fat free.

We’ll friends, that’s the process. I find working with the dough to be restful and time well spent.

I offer loaves of sour dough bread to friends and family. With a small percentage of sales going to outreach needs.

When would you like yours?

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Doll’s Daily Bread Day 2

Sour dough cooling, waiting.
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