Author: Sherri Patterson



Don’t you just love fall! We do at motherhenfive. Living in Pennsylvania we have the pleasure of having the effects of all four seasons. Pretty much equal amounts of each. We look forward to the beginning and ending of each season. What do you think […]

CAMPING – Prince Galliztin State Park

CAMPING – Prince Galliztin State Park

Our first adventure in the camping was this month. We went up to our favorite get-a-way, Prince Galliztin State Park. We love just the quietness of it. It is the off-season though. Take a look at our video of our day away. We make pizza […]

Beautiful Bedroom Redo

Beautiful Bedroom Redo

Finished! I love the sound of that word. I can’t wait to show you all the beautiful thing I put in our master bedroom. We have been enjoying our bedroom.

Before the painting and decorating

What a fun project. Here are some tips when you are decorating a master bedroom.

  1. Lighting – Have different light sources in your room. I have 4 lamps, 2 ceiling lights, and a string of lights on the curtains. Oh, and a few candles!

2. Texture – I incorporated burlap, ruffles, wood, black iron – it all works and makes the room interesting!

3. Pillows – Pillows add depth to a flat surface. They also say, “comfort”. Add pillows to benches, beds, chairs, or floor. Wherever you need a little something. They also draw attention to that area.

4. Personal Touches – Add pictures of the family, something you made, or just something that is special to you.

Ken made these shelves with some boards we already had and we stained them. I added pictures and décor.

5. Greenery and Flowers – Bringing the outdoors in, will perk up a room real quick. Don’t forget them. If you can’t quite figure out what is not right in a room, check to see if you have greens and a pop of flowers here and there.

Your bedroom should be a place you enjoy – love it!

Check out the makeover!

Have a great day!!


“Squeeze” the Day

“Squeeze” the Day

Life . . . what comes to your mind when you hear that word? a lot to do Regrets Joy Blessed We focus so much on that 10% of negativity! Here are a few suggestions I gave at Natalie’s Mother/Daughter Banquet when I was speaking […]

Easter Sunday Side Dishes

Easter Sunday Side Dishes

We love getting together as a family on holidays. Most of the time, family members will bring the same dish year after year. It’s the dish you look forward to – tradition. Once in a while, we will bring a new dish to the table, […]

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

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We love the prospect of a new beginning! With the start of spring starting today make plans to get the most out of spring. It is hard to believe that 3 months have already past in 2019. It feels like the new year just started yesterday.

I’ve made a bucket list for spring that you can download and make some memories. Take some picture and actually put them in a photo album! We are great at taking pictures, but what do we do with them? Usually, they are still on our phone or we delete them because we need space on our phone.

Download your Printable HERE!

Have a great spring, which includes, Easter, Tax Day, Mother’s Day, & Memorial Day!

Check out other related spring post:

A Spring Baby Shower Idea! – Check out AnnaLynn’s Shower!

Happy spring from MH5!

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Money Saving Challenge

Money Saving Challenge

Saving $1,000 This Year! We all like the thought of saving money.  Doing it is another thing.  It’s hard work.  It means giving up things that we want in the NOW.  It is time to look at the bigger picture.  Start looking and planning ahead.  […]

How to Simplify Your Master Bedroom

How to Simplify Your Master Bedroom

A New Year – New Beginnings Starting with our homes. Are you on a quest to declutter and organize your home? Me too! I’m going to take it a step further – I’m going to finish projects that were started but never completed. January is […]

Where Are Your STEPS Taking You?

Where Are Your STEPS Taking You?

Where are your STEPS taking you?

Steps are a natural process of life.  We all get excited when a baby takes their first step. We document it in baby books.  It won’t be long before our granddaughter, AnnaLynn, will take her first step.  As time progresses and we get older, our steps get a little more calculated and slower, sometimes, painful.  We learn to value our steps a little more.

Experts tell us that taking 10,000 steps a day will help in our overall health.  We have Fitbits, apps, and pedometers to keep track of those steps.  We go to great lengths to get our physical steps in a day.  These devices even tell us to get moving when we have been stationary too long.

How are we doing in the area of STEPS in our Christian walk?

  1.  How do we know where our steps of “life” should take us? The answer is in the Bible.

That is why we say, “How is your walk with God?”

Psalm 119:133

“Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.”

Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.”

Our ways are not good enough.  Doing our own thing will certainly lead down the wrong path.

Bible Story: 

Genesis 24 tells us of the story of Abraham, who sent out a servant to find a bride for Isaac, his son.  Just a little bit of pressure there!  The servant knew it was a big task to accomplish.  He prayed and asked God for his help in this situation.  (Pray and ask God to help you in whatever situation you have going on in your life.  Ask Him to order YOUR steps.)  The servant told God that if he really found favor in his eyes, when a damsel comes, I’m going to ask for a drink of water and if she offers to water my camels also, I’ll know she is the one.   Well, that’s exactly how it happened. 

In Genesis 24:27, “And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren.”

The servant knew he was where God wanted him to be and because he was, God blessed him.

Go read the account of this Bible story in Genesis 24!

2. Don’t go backward in your Christian Walk

Psalm 44:18

“Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way;”

Stepping is a forward motion.  Walking backward is awkward.

When you are trying to carry a piece of furniture, and you’re the person that has to walk backward – it’s hard, it’s not natural.

When we are declining as a Christian, we call that backsliding.

2 Corinthians 12:18

“I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?”

Psalm 57:6

“They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.”

Don’t let people sidetrack you in your walk with the Lord.

Psalm 73:2

“But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.”

Are you a lady getting up in years?  Don’t quit!  Keep moving for the Lord.

1 Peter 2:21

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:”

Follow good, godly examples in your life.  We follow people in other areas in our lives.

 3. Good Examples to Follow:

  1. Jesus
  2. Godly women
    1. Pastor’s Wives
    2. Mothers
    3. Missionaries
    4. Grandmothers

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4. Set a godly example for someone in your life.

  1. Read your Bible daily
  2. Pray without ceasing
  3. Attend Church when the doors swing open
  4. Have a good spirit

5.  When you stumble – Get Back Up!

The Bible says in Proverbs a just man falleth seven times but riseth up again.  The Bible didn’t say, wicked, godless sinners.  It says a “just man”.  We all have times in our lives we make mistakes.  We don’t make the right decision and we stumble and fall.  Get back up!  There is more to do in our own personal lives as well as in the work God has ordained us to do.

Make your STEPS count in 2019!

5 Ingredient Crispy Oven Chicken

5 Ingredient Crispy Oven Chicken

My mom has been making this chicken all our lives. We love it and my brothers hated mayo! Mom never told them it was on there! I hope you enjoy this easy crispy oven chicken! Winner, winner – Chicken dinner!

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