March 10th, 2008
This has been a wonderful outlet for me to share with friends and family. This website has been difficult to manage and leaves little room for creativity. Though there are still some kinks to work out, all my new posting will be done at my new blog
Thanks for stopping by!
March 8th, 2008
Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.
March 7th, 2008
I can’t remember how many years ago, my oldest was about 9 years old, so that would be 13 years ago, . . . a long time ago, while reading God’s World magazine, there was an article about making your own Resurrection Eggs. We did it and shared it with our children’s Sunday School class – it was a hit. They loved the surprise of each egg – and listened closely to the story behind each item. Fast forward a few years and I found this set at the Family Bible Bookstore 1/2 price after Easter. We go through it every year and it is starting to show its age. I am a visual person – so stuff like this clicks with me!
March 7th, 2008
This was a combination of a Hands of a Child’s lapbook and an Enchanted Learning book. We always learn so much doing a lapbook and it is a fun review every year.
March 6th, 2008
Thank God for dirty dishes,
They have a tale to tell.
While other folks go hungry,
We’re eating very well.
With home and health and happiness,
We surely shouldn’t fuss.
For by this stack of evidence,
God’s been good to us.
March 4th, 2008
This bonus looks like it is limited to the Dillards in GA, FL & AL. Dates are confusing too, but most list it March 4-24.
The gift will include:
*Dramatically Different Lotion (yellow moisturizer)
*Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser
*6 week supply of Lash Doubling mascara
*FULL SIZE lipstick in All Heart (pinkish red, perfect for Spring/Summer)
*Repair wear eye cream
*FULL SIZE eyeshadow duo (light pink and brown)
PLUS you will get a cute, fully lined makeup bag
AND.. a 20% off coupon for any Giani Bini handbag
(with pre-order only)
I use the moisturizer and always need another bottle . . . it is best to wait for the bonus to do any purchasing!
update 3/6 got mine today – coupon was in it and the sale does run through the 24th. Lipstick color is fun!
March 3rd, 2008
Thrift store shopping is one of my favorite things to do. Occasionally, the trip pays off in a big way. My dh suffered with a horrible case of Meningitis over the Christmas holidays this past year and when he was showing some improvement my older dd and I went out for a quick shopping trip to the thrift store and found an American Girl doll, Josefina for $5. She was in very good condition except for her hair. It is difficult to maintain because it is textured, so the previous owner decided to cut it off, and not a very good job of it either. After much Internet studying on the subject, we removed the AG wig, purchased a new one and put it on! Shoo. There were some anxious moments – but my 10 year old dd is very very happy with her new “Josie”. So is mom. The wig cost 7.50 plus shipping – hard to beat that price for a whole new look! She is one of a kind!
February 29th, 2008
My dad and my brother are becoming world class photographers (j/k) but they are good and do lots of weddings and they get to taste lots of fun foods at the wedding receptions. A couple of weeks ago they did a wedding in Flat Rock, NC and found a cheese ball they both loved . . . and believe it or not got the recipe!! It is lots of fun to go home and visit with my parents – my mom has the most beautiful antiques in the world. (She really does and such good taste too!) So, she puts out the ingredients and makes this tasty dip . . . thought you might enjoy the recipe and the results too. (And seeing a few of my mom’s treasures.)
Cheese Ball (by Janet Haynes)
1 lb. cream cheese
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained well
1/4 c. bell pepper, finely chopped
2 T. minced onion
1 tsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt
1 c. pecans, finely chopped
Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate. Can roll in extra pecans, if desired. Serve with butter crackers.
February 27th, 2008
But aren’t they sweet? I found this deal – you can get a 40% off coupon from the website, and get all four sets for the price of 2! That is exciting!
February 27th, 2008
It’s time to share another deal!!! For all you creative types – 12 pack retractable Sharpies with lots of cool colors for only $2!! See the coupon and go to Office Max before they run out! Expires March 1