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Day 31 – WE ARE DONE! Plus, an Announcement!

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We are done, done, DONE with the 31 Days to Clean challenge! 🙂

Whew! My house is pretty clean, and it is certainly more organized!

Now that we are done, I have a little announcement…

Remember when I told you that 31 Days to Clean would also be available in a paperback, and then it wasn’t. And remember WAY back when I signed a contract with Tyndale to publish 31 Days to Clean and then it never happened? Some background: In 2012 I signed a contract with Tyndale to publish 31 Days to Clean. But as I was working on it, I just felt like it wasn’t something I was ready to publish. I think my exact words were something like, “It will kill my soul if I have to talk about write and talk cleaning, can I please write something different?” Drama much? Obviously. Anyway, my gracious editors at Tyndale agreed to let me write something different, which I did, and which you will see soon. Fast forward to December 2014 and OH MY GOODNESS my home was out-of-control. I felt overwhelmed by it and I couldn’t seem to keep up with the housework. I decided then to revive 31 Days to Clean because I NEEDED IT. Hence, the revised version.

As I worked through the challenge for a second time, I realized that not only is this book important because it is helping women practically, but the soul aspect of the book is important because it leads women towards freedom, identity, and peace. I have actually come to love the book. So instead of publishing it in paperback form, I went back to Tyndale and asked them if they would still be willing to publish it. THEY SAID YES.

So here’s what’s going to happen: I am going to pull it from Amazon tomorrow (April 1st – DONE). Then I am going to work more on the challenges, deepening the Mary challenges and making the Martha challenges more doable for the everyday woman. I am excited about this because I am not only revising it (again) for you, but for me; it has to make sense for the woman who doesn’t spend all day cleaning (and doesn’t want to).

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul is set to hit shelves March 2016.

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Want to Pre-Order it? Just click HERE!

I am so excited about this project and can’t wait to have it in your hands. FINALLY.

Thank you all who have been a part of the journey; it is you who have made this little book so successful.

Now…back to work! 😉

(And by back to work I mean back to bed because I am STILL sick and so is my sweet Caroline.)

Love, SM

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Day 30 – Project Day! #31DaysToClean

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I have not finished the laundry room. Or the kitchen cabinets, because SICKNESS. But I’m feeling a bit better and am going to give it a go since today is project day (or, you know, catch-up day)! I especially want to finish because I have some news for you all on Monday! 😉 Come back then…

After Pics!

The after pics of the laundry room are HERE! 🙂

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

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Day 29 – Organize in the Kitchen Part 2! #31DaysToClean

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Today we are cleaning out the cabinets!

Don’t fret, you are not pulling all the dishes out and dusting the cabinets. This is if you have a cabinet that you want organized, you know, like the cabinet that has all the random stuff in it? That one, clean that one.

Or if you’re feeling a little more ambitious, perhaps you’ll tackle TWO cabinets. I’m going to give it a go!

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After Pics!

Coming later!

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

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The Sisterhood Circle! Plus, Book Launch Goodness! (What???)

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So hey… I WROTE ANOTHER BOOK.

Finally.

And I will tell you all about it (and show you the cover) soon. It’s so beautiful!

But right now you need to know that I will be pulling my launch team for the book from the gals in my Sisterhood Circle group. The Sisterhood Circle is where I share all about books and projects I’m working on, or just fun things I want to tell you about (on a completely non-consistent basis). I also give my sisterhood circle gals sneak peaks, discounts, and a freebie here and there!

If you would like to be a part of the Sisterhood Circle (SURE YOU DO), head here! If you want to be considered for the launch of le new book (GIDDY), then go on and get yourself signed up for the Sisterhood Circle!

Here’s to surprises and FUN!

Love to you! Oh, and HAPPY SPRING!

SM

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Day 28 – Organize Something in the Kitchen! #31DaysToClean

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Today pick something in the kitchen to organize!

Do you have a drawer in your kitchen that is what some might call the “junk” drawer? Or a cabinet you’ve been wanting to organize? That is what we’re cleaning today.

The plan:

  • Pull everything thing out of the drawer (s) and/or cabinet you want to clean and organize. Go nuts!
  • If you find Christmas cards, throw them away unless they really mean something to you and you must keep them. If you keep them, designate a box for all Christmas for all time. Label the box, “Christmas cards.”
  • As you’re cleaning, have a bag or a bin for all paperwork you’re not sure what to do with it. You can go through that later. For now, the goal is to clean and organize what you do want/need in the kitchen.

After Pics!

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I kept special picture cards and put them in my memory box. All the pencils and pens and random other school-ish supplies I put with our school stuff. But mostly…

I purged!

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Oh yes I did. Ever since the great book purge of 2015 (and of ever) I am LOVING getting rid of things!

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

Click HERE to see all the posts in this series!

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