Mar 102014

Here at Habits for a Happy Home we love Pinterest! It’s a tool that we use for building habits. Collecting ideas for making happy homes.
Building Happy Homes with Pinterest - Our Favorite Boards
For example, Kendra created a bedroom sanctuary with inspiration from Pinterest. You can read all about how she did it in her post, Surviving Life with Boys: Creating a Sanctuary.

Most of the authors here also shared our favorite Pinterest finds a couple of summers ago. So many great recipes and ideas!

So, today, we are highlighting our Pintastic Pinterest boards. We hope our collection of boards will inspire you in building happy homes…

1. Developing Habits – because we all know that happy habits don’t develop overnight.

Follow our Developing Habits board.

2. Heavenly Habits – the most important of all!

Follow our Heavenly Habits board.

3. Our Recipe Box – feeding the family doesn’t have to be hard! A board full of recipes!

Follow our Recipe Box.

4. Household Habits – for the nitty gritty of getting it done and blessing our family.

Follow our Household Habits.

5. Habits series – our authors have shared several series on many topics for building a happy home.

Follow our Habits series.

We invite you over to browse all our Habits for a Happy Home Pinterest boards. And, of course, we hope you will subscribe so you won’t miss a post! (simply enter your name and email address in the upper right hand corner to subscribe).

Today I’m also sharing my favorite Pinterest boards for Hodgepodge and The Curriculum Choice!

Be sure to visit all the Pintastic boards from the bloggers of iHomeschool Network!

Jun 182013

Around the Web

Raising Good Men | National Review Online

The Socially Acceptable Sin

When Harsh Words Are Kind – Desiring God

Jen Hatmaker – When Is It Time to Walk Away?

George W. Bush is smarter than you | Keith Hennessey

Why Have Babies? 

Why going to Church is an Act of War

How to Change a Society in Five Easy Steps

Decodable Books online

“Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right.” ~Spurgeon



May 012013

I’m not even sure I have the words to describe what a treasure family photos are to me. They are definitely one of my most important possessions.  My parents have never had a fancy camera, but they have always been faithful take a photographic journal of our lives.  I remember the excitement I would feel when we would pick up our envelopes of newly developed film and look through them.  I remember even more excitement filling the air when Mom would get all the photos labeled and put in a photo album.  I’m pretty sure I would spend hours pouring over those photos and reliving all the fun memories they captured.

Today, I capture photos of my own family in a couple different ways. I, of course, have my favorite DSLR, but I also have my iPhone for those moments that I don’t have my big girl camera with me.  I have managed to wrack up over 1,000 photos on my phone in just the first few months I’ve owned it!  Please tell me I’m not the only one.

Having a simple way to share digital photos with friends and family is so amazing (seriously, it takes only a few seconds to send a photo in a text or email), but what do you do with your photos after you take them?  Do they just sit in your phone ? Do you even think about printing them off? Yes, it is convenient to have your photos so compact and out of the way, but what about your kids and grandkids?  Will they have the fun experience of seeing printed photos, or will they only associate pictures with images on a screen?  There is just something about holding a tangible picture in my hand that takes my breath away.

This is where Groovebook comes in.  I discovered them a couple months ago, and I am so glad I did!  It is so simple to use, and you will have a little  printed book of 100 photos in your hand in no time!

You start by downloading their app to your mobile device, and follow their simple instructions to start uploading photos!  You sign up for a monthly subscription, where you get the book for free, and pay only $2.99 for shipping!  Seriously, it’s true!

I will tell you that these are not professional quality prints by any means, but phone photos aren’t usually professional quality, anyway!  I do love the fact that they print the date and time and sometimes the place that your photos were taken beside the photo.  No more hours of trying to figure out dates and write them on the back of your photos. . .  Also, if you decide you want to pass a few photos out, the pages are perforated for easy removal.

 To make this all even better, I have a coupon to share with you!  Use the coupon code below, and you will receive your first book for free. . .no shipping cost even!

Hop on over here to try it out, and let me know if you love it, too!

P.S.  I was not asked or paid by Groovebook to write this post; I just wanted to share a product that’s been helpful to me!

P. S. S.  I just asked my four year old if he likes having pictures in a book rather than on Mommy’s phone or computer, he replied, “Yes, that’s better.”  There you have it, you really should try it 🙂

Your book would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!

  ~ Written by Amy @ JerAmy 

Apr 182013
Around the Web


Stop Reacting to Robots: A Path to Mindful Work

David Shaw building Stanford into a perennial power with unconventional recruiting mandate – Yahoo! Sports

Underwear, Discernment, and Truly Bright Young Things 

Bill Gates’ $100 million database to track students

BBC News – Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says

Three views on elder’s “faithful” children | the Cripplegate

How NOT to argue like an idiot • |

Regent University – Writing Center – Resources

Which cable news network is the most partisan?

9 Things You Should Know About Duck Dynasty – The Gospel Coalition

Educational Apps

littlesanctuary~ Kim

Five Apps for Heavenly Habits

 Posted by on April 2, 2013  6 Responses »
Apr 022013

5 Heavenly Apps at Habits for a Happy HomeTechnology can definitely be used for heavenly habits. Amy recently showed us how she uses the voice memo iPhone app to help with scripture memorization. Little Sanctuary shares encouraging and challenging links from around the web. Kendra talked about being light on social media. Sherri challenged us with stepping away from the habit of the internet. And my husband has shared technology habits frequently.

Today I’m sharing five apps for heavenly habits:

  1. GloBible App – read Hodgepodgedad’s GloBible review at The Curriculum Choice. Available for Mac, PC, iPad and iPhone.
  2. Bible Gateway – available for iPhone, iPad, android, Kindle Fire.
  3. You Version – for use on many platforms.
  4. One Thousand Gifts – iPhone/iPad and android “How do you find everyday, amazing grace in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties?” Count gifts wherever you are.
  5. Instagram – well, this isn’t touted as a heavenly app but it can certainly be used for His glory! Capture all the blessings God has given you! A few of our authors are on instagram. Starting with the Jesus Team. We also have Hodgepodgemom, Amy Law, and Little Sanctuary.

**Bonus! 5 Totally Awesome Bible Apps for Kids

How do you use technology in a heavenly way? Or what is your favorite Bible app?

~ Written by Tricia