Unplug for One Week Challenge-Digital Detox

2018-09-21c Unplugged

Post and video by Rain San Martin

I unplugged for one week! The benefits of taking a break from music, media, video and the internet are tremendous. You will feel your mind heal, thinking more clearly as a result. You may be flooded with new ideas and see your world in a new way. It’s a wonderful way reconnect with your family. There will be more time for projects around the house. You may also connect again with nature. Now I welcome you to join in this digital detox challenge.

What to avoid when you unplug:
*Anything using electronics
*Social Media
*Turn off smart phone notifications and abstain from apps. Only use for emergency phone calls.

What to do when you unplug:
*Read physical books. Visit the library.
*Write in a physical journal. Here is a nice Vintage Style Moleskin Journal (affiliate link) https://amzn.to/2xvByyc
*Deep clean the house.
*Spend time with your family.
*Reinvent yourself!
*Think deeply.
*Explore your town or city.
*Make a recipe using a cookbook.
*Paint, sketch or sew.
*Create a DIY project. Without online tutorials.
*Create a weekly day to unplug. For me, it was Sundays. I’ve now increased it to Saturdays and Sundays!

What to do once you’ve completed the challenge:
*Please post that you participated in the challenge in the comments!
*Once you return to media, consider reducing the amount you use on a daily basis. Track and limit consumption.

Be sure to view my video: Unplug for One Week Challenge-Digital Detox.

Have a productive, creative and fun week!


Halloween Haul 2018-Gothic Vintage Style

2018-09-15 Halloween Haul

Join me for this fun Halloween Haul on YouTube. I held on to my Michaels gift card to pick out a couple of classy year-round Gothic Halloween decorations. A sculpture of a raven on a branch, and a couple of bouquets of wine and black roses. Before shopping husband Sage and I first stopped at Barnes and Nobles for Maple Pecan and Pumpkin Spice Lattes to get us into the “Autumn Vibes.”

Here’s is the complete list from this years Halloween Haul:

*Vintage Style Halloween Apron – from Etsy
*Wine and pumpkin colored pillows – (JCPenney)
*Raven sculpture and silk wine and black roses. (Michaels)
*Spooky vintage Victorian frames. (Amazon) Here’s an affiliate link to a nearly identical item by the same manufacturer. https://amzn.to/2xdmi8P
*Vintage Style Pumpkin bag clips. (Target)

Here are a few photo’s from the trip to Michaels:

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2018-09-08 Michaels Rain 3

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Have a whimsical week!


What is a Homemaker?

2018-09-07 Homemaker

Post, photo and video-audio podcast by Rain San Martin

A homemaker is a productive “Keeper of the Home”. She creates a more beautiful life for the family. Handling the domestic tasks such as paperwork, meal planning, grocery shopping, cleaning, decluttering, house management, lawn care, home décor, possibly child care and so much more. This frees the husband to fully relax when he is done with his work for the day, it also enables him to be a more effective provider. It is “unpaid” work, yet makes for a peaceful household for all, as long as the woman is self motivated, frugal, wise, and works hard.

“Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.” (Titus 2, 3-5- New American Standard Bible)

You may read my full article “What is a Homemaker?” here: https://hubpages.com/family/What-Does…

This is an affiliate link to the tea cup used in my YouTube photo thumb nail. They are a beautiful vintage style porcelain tea set.

Have a productive, creative and fun week!