Sunday, January 31, 2010

Karyn Bosnak's little Yorkie, Beverly, gives PETelenovela raving reviews!

Karyn's cute little Yorkie, named Beverly, made the New York Post! Watch out, Karyn--next thing you know she'll be writing her own book! :)

Friday, January 29, 2010


This is a great link to The Old Geezer's Kitchen Wisdom. It's a summary of Martha Stewart vs Maxine. It's hilarious! Take a look. :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

I've discovered a Christian fiction author named Francine Rivers and I'm just itching to read some of her books!  Redeeming Love is based on the Biblical chapter of Hosea, in which God tells his prophet, Hosea, to marry the prostitute, Gomer, in order to illustrate God's faithfulness to Israel despite Israel's sin.

God's Amazing Grace in Haiti

I just heard in Haiti they found a 15 yr old girl, alive but very dehydrated, who'd been buried among the rubble for 15 days! Can you imagine? That is absolutely amazing!!! That shows her will to live and God's Amazing Grace! You know she had hope in her heart, and I can only imagine she was praying to God the whole time. How else could she have held out that long? You know God has good plans for that girl! :) Simply amazing!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Get a handle on it - Monthly Meal Plans!

I know I need to put together a monthly/weekly meal planner. I've tried it before and it DID seem to help not make as many trips to the grocery store. I dont like going to the store because it seems to cost me money every time--hmmm go figure! lol :)

Okay, so I got my Feb 17, 2010 issue of Woman's Day magazine and it always includes an article by Mary Hunt. Mary Hunt quoted a challenge by Erin Chase, author of "The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook" and founder of the popular blog The challenge was once or twice a month to use up what you have in your pantry and freezer and create a weeklong meal plan and challenge yourself to only spend $20 to $40 for the week at the grocery store. Hmmm, can that actually be done? I have a family of four (and 4 dogs).

Okay, so I need to get my pen and paper out and make four weekly meal plans, see what I got in my freezer and pantry, then make a grocery list and go shopping. Wish me luck! :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Make it meaningful enough!

Wow! Look at this jewel I found today!

If you're not overwhelmed with enthusiasm for the goal, make it bigger. Make it so big and so compelling that you cannot avoid thinking about it and working on it day after day.

If you find yourself complaining that it's too difficult, the real problem could be that it's not meaningful enough. You can change that.

Everything you do requires effort and some level of commitment. So make that effort and commitment count for something that's truly important to you.

Set your sights on an objective that will positively pull you toward it. Choose something that will keep you excited and enthusiastic and focused on achievement.

Give your life and your efforts a clear, solid, meaningful direction. Give yourself a compelling reason to persist through every challenge.

Envision a goal so valuable and desirable that you cannot help but work toward it every day. And be truly amazed at what you can achieve.

-- Ralph Marston

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

I got a FREE book in the mail today!

I'm so excited! I just got my first book in the mail to read and post a 200 word review to my blog. The book is "Where is God?" by Dr. John Townsend.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In the Same Boat by Mary Beth Weisenburger

I found Mary Beth's blog today via the website on their Money Matters January 2010 Newsletter. Mary has a home office where she writes a humor column for frazzled moms. On her wall she displays the motto: "Aspire to Inspire". She complied some of her readers' favorite columns into a book, In the Same Boat: 55 Laugh Breaks for Frazzled Moms. Mary's website blog can be found at So, keep blogging because you never know where that path might take you!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cup O' Joe with Bill: Honk if you love Jesus... text while driving if you'd like to meet him.

I found a blog that I like. It's Cup O' Joe with Bill by Bill Allison, and I like his cartoon post that says "Honk if you love Jesus...text while driving if you'd like to meet him."

Cup O' Joe with Bill: Honk if you love Jesus... text while driving if you'd like to meet him.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Beth Moore Bible Study of Daniel

Last night was the first session (1 of 11 video sessions) of a new bible study of Daniel with Beth Moore. I'm excited! I love the Beth Moore Bible Studies! :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happiness of the Ten Moons - Fifth Moon

Happiness of the Ten Moons - Fifth Moon

The Important Things Life Teaches You...Always remember those who serve.

I liked this and wanted to share.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a ten year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

"How much is an ice cream sundae?"

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

"How much is a dish of plain ice cream?" he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.

"Thirty-five cents," she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed. When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies - her tip.

I found this at

Have a great day! :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

This is my very first blog. I'm on Facebook ALL THE TIME! And when I'm not on Facebook, I get SMS text messages sent to my phone AND to my AOL account, so I know what's going on with all my Facebook Friends and I dont even have to be online! lol :) I'm sure I'm on Facebook too much as I think it interferes with me getting other things done that I'd like to do and need to do. It's just so addicting!

I like books, crochet, and programming so I might talk about that. I have a TON of books! I just finished reading Love Your Life by Victoria Osteen. Now I'm reading Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley (The Fly Lady).

I love learning new things and reading Rags to Riches stories, and I like reading about the Great Depression era and how people survived back then. It also amazes me that families were SO large back then! I love the simple life and I like old Victorian Houses too.

I like to crochet and I have LOTS of patterns, yarn, and hooks. The most recent things I've crocheted are House Socks from a simple pattern I found on the Internet.