You long to come home to a haven.
But so much seems to get in your way.
It’s hard enough to fit homemaking in when your busy days speed by in a blur.
And it’s even harder to stop and figure out how to create a haven.
Quite frankly, it can feel impossible to care for your home and attempt to feather your nest while you’re living life.
But that’s exactly why Home to a Haven was created … to encourage and equip you to transform your home into a haven. Even in the busiest seasons of your life.
What others are saying …
“I just wanted to take the time to tell you how much your blog means to me. I relate to every post and find conviction in many things you write. My home is becoming more of a haven for my family because of your practical advice and suggestions. You are constantly looking at the Word and listening to the Holy Spirit, and through your obedience, many are blessed. All I can say is thank you!” – Stacey
“I have to say, I cruise home decor and home improvement blogs always looking for ideas, and yours really caught my eye and my heart. I thought, “I am staying with THIS lady!!” I even told my husband all about it. It is so nice to read about homemaking from a Christian point of view! Your blog is SO needed and is the best attitude corrector I have seen! Thank you for making a blog for real people with real homes, real income issues.” – Kerry
Imagine feeling satisfied as you walk in your front door.
You’ve spent your busy day out and about, but you can hardly wait to get home because you know an oasis awaits you. And not just any oasis … but one you absolutely adore, because it’s filled with your favorite things.
Your home is exactly where you want to be.
When you become a member of the Home to a Haven community, you’ll be encouraged and equipped to transform your home into a haven.
A little about my own haven …
Years before I had a family of my own, I wanted to spend time with friends and family in my home and bless them with whatever modest space I was living in.
So I studied how to create a welcoming home and tried plenty of ideas along the way. Not everything worked … there were plenty of mishaps in the kitchen as I taught myself to cook! You’d better believe the learning curve was steep as I figured out the best ways to clean my home.
Yet my desire to create a haven when I was single paled in comparison to when I finally became a wife and a mom. Creating a haven that would nurture my husband and children became a huge priority.
The good news was it didn’t matter where my family lived or how much (or how little) we had. A bunch of material possessions didn’t create a peaceful home. Like it or not, my attitude did.
With a home full of people, I quickly discovered that I set the tone for the home. (Sound familiar in your own home?)
If I lost my temper easily or chose to be critical, my bad attitude rubbed off on my husband and kids. If I was discontent with our home – and let everyone know it – our home was not the welcoming haven of my dreams.
But if and when I walked closely with the Lord, it showed in the way I treated my family. If and when I invested in our relationships, our bonds grew closer and sweeter. And if and when I chose to be content with wherever we lived and worked with what we owned to make it a comfortable home, it became a refreshing place to live.
Today, my home has become a haven that’s peaceful and restful for both me and my family.
If you know you could use some encouragement as you start your quest to create a haven – and if you’d like someone to help equip you – you’re in the right place.
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“My husband and I, along with our two children, travel full time in an RV. Until recently I struggled keeping it clean, and I’ve always struggled making it feel homey. I had a mindset that it wasn’t a house, so why try? Then in one of your emails, you asked what was keeping me from making my home into a haven. I realized that just because my home wasn’t a house, it should still be a home! It totally changed my perspective! I’ve made some major changes in the last two months, and the difference is amazing! My RV finally feels like a home!! Thank you so much for what you’ve invested into me! My family has truly benefited from it!” – Allison
“So glad to find you. I’m 68 and wish there would have been help like this when I was first married and with small children. I pray you have much success in helping ladies with the most important job in the world.” – Martha
About Hilary Bernstein
I’ve always loved creating a cozy place to live … but I’ve also always loved writing.
After graduating, cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Otterbein University, I used my professional skills as a magazine and newspaper editor and columnist for more than a decade. Later, I started blogging at Accidentally Green and HilaryBernstein.com. Today, I write devotional books for Barbour Publishing.
While I loved my writing and editing jobs during the day, at night I was busy transforming my modest homes into havens.
It didn’t matter if I lived in a half-story, one-bedroom apartment or dated three-bedroom house, I studied how to make houses feel more like homes. Over the past two decades I’ve turned my homes into havens … for the husband, son and daughter who eventually became part of my family, to the friends and neighbors we’ve welcomed to our family’s table.
As an ISFJ, I’m a born “nurturer.” My experience in writing and my passion for haven creation have come together in Home to a Haven. It’s here that I will help you transform your own corner of the world as you transform your home into a haven!
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