Past posts for Christmas ideas when I participated in the Online Christmas Party.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I really enjoyed A Place to Belong: Out of Our Comfort Zone and Into God's Adventure, by Lisa Troyer. As a woman who has few friends this book felt like a friend to me. As I was reading it I did feel accepted, affirmed, called to accountability and action. I’ve said for years that true fellowship can only happen where there is true transparency. I feel this is were the church is lacking today. I feel people want to be accepted so much that they fear the judgment of others so they live a pretend life to have the illusion of acceptance. Once we as a church STOP comparing ones walk with another, and actually offer encouragement and support, instead of gossip and withdrawal, we will see true fellowship and church growth.
Wallowing in the past doesn’t help anyone, it certainly doesn’t make one more “holy”. God is gracious to forgive, heal and forget, and we need to do the same. Once you have the Lord’s forgiveness, thank Him for it and move on. Stop dragging the dead with you.
I received this book from B&B MEdia group in exchange for my honest review.
Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart looked promising. I thought the concept had the makings of a good story. I was left disappointed. The jumping from character to character made a hard read. Just when I really got into the story line of a character and thought I was getting somewhere, the author would switch characters. I really didn’t enjoy the backstory of South Carolina, seemed sort of irrelevant to the story for me. This book doesn’t make me want to search out more from this author.
I received this book from B&B MEdia group in exchange for my honest review.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
2. I color code each mini unit.
3. Each daughter goes through one mini unit at a time marking what projects she wants to do with initial.
5. Then I make a list of each project in each mini unit for each daughter. Then I make the decision how many days each project will take, and which week it will be done, whether week 1 or week 2.
7. Each daughter has her own mini index card binder, at the end of each day they turn in the day’s card which is then filed.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Grandma’s Attic Books 3-4
I was so glad to discover that the Grandma Attic series continues with 2 more books.
These books are fun to read either aloud to your children as short bedtime stories or read alones. Since these books are actually a collection of short stories, they are perfect for narration. Arleta Richardson has a warm story telling style that is as cozy as grandma's lap.
These books follow some more fun adventures of Mabel as a little girl, her adventures become lessons in honesty, patience and manners.
A favorite story is about the “slop-tot” Mabel. This story teaches the need to be aware of what one is doing while eating in order to avoid embarrassment.
I really love these books, great books to share with your children and pass down to grandchildren.
Thank you B & B Media for the review copies in exchange for my honest reveiw.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
It seems like with the age of keyboards handwriting doesn't seem necessary. But like scissor cutting, it helps coordinate/organize the brain, and helps with overall small muscle development. Because it is a much more physical way to get information on paper, that information is more readily/easily stored and recalled.
Also not always, but I have found messy handwriting can be a discipline issue in other areas as well. Sloppy work, messy rooms, not focusing on task at hand, rushing to get done, chores not done completely or properly, you get the picture.
Another note of interest a couple years ago a friend stated about need to be able to read/write cursive so one would have the ability to read historical original documents for self rather than have to take the word of some "educated" persons for what is says. I had never thought of that before.
Do I have children with great penmanship? No, not at all. I wish I had spent more time with the skill/discipline of handwriting.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I bought 4 whole chickens on sale. I cooked and deboned 2 of them, divided all the meat into 4 ziplock bags for later use. I also divided and froze the chicken broth. I roasted one chicken and froze the other for roasting later.
So dealing with leftovers....
I had 2 different containers of leftover mac and cheese. I made a chicken sauce, with 2 cups broth, thickened with 4 TB flour. I added the leftover mac and cheese and a package of the deboned chicken, & frozen peas. Topped with buttered cornflakes. Baked at 350 for 20 minutes.
Other add ins could be chopped pimentos, mushrooms, mixed vegs, extra cheese.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
All 10 movies can be purchased in advance for $5.00, or can be purchased separately at the box office for $1.00 per show. $5 Series punch cards are limited and are now available only at the theatre box office while supplies last. Admission with a series punch card is limited to one person per card per movie, and valid only at the theatre where purchased.
All films that have been selected are rated either G or PG.
Click HERE for details.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
I practice stockpile moderation. For *me* the desire to have more, more, more, becomes overwhelming at times. Envy and even jealousy can rear their ugly heads. For me it has become a spiritual discipline to not spend/get something just because I *can* if I already have plenty. Do I really need another body wash when I have 15 already? Do I know someone who needs it? Will I even actually give it away, or will it just be stockpiled with good intentions? These are questions I have to ask myself. Sometimes I do get anxious about skipping good deals, "what if I can't get it again? what if I will have to actually go without for while?" But *I* have to remind myself that the Lord has always provided for my family in the past, we have never gone hungry, had dirty clothes, or had body odor. :) He is/and does continue to provide for us, I don't need to get worried, if I miss the good deal or choose to skip a good deal. Yes, using coupons is being wise, stockpiling is also being wise, but *I* have to remind myself that it is always the Lord who is ultimately providing.
Image from lanitaslegacy.blogspot.com/2010/09/jehovah-jireh.html
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This is an excellent way to stretch ground meat for tacos, burritos, nachos or taco salad.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
February- canned food, hot foods such as waffles and oatmeal, dog food, chocolate, Chinese food
March-frozen food: dinners, waffles, ice cream, veggies, etc. Easter items go on sale too depending on when the holiday falls such as eggs ham, etc.
April- other years you’ll get your Easter items here: eggs, ham, candy, sugar, cookies, Jewish foods, also Earth Day promotions for organic foods.
May- Summer kickoff begins: BBQ items, hot dogs, hamburger, condiments, produce, grilling items such as charcoal, outdoor items such as sunscreen & allergy meds.
June- National Dairy Month: milk eggs, cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, etc. Father’s Day promotions including BBQ items, grilling meats
July- even better BBQ sales: grilling meats condiments, chips, bread products, produce, ice cream, baked beans etc.
August- Back to School: breakfast bars, cereals, Kellogg’s promotions, Lunchables, juice boxes, snack items, peanut butter, jelly, and school supplies, many years ago (like 24) I worked at Walmart and feminine hygiene products seemed to be a back to school item, double packs. Along with make-up & deodorant, and shampoo
September- back to school continues: pasta, pasta sauce, tomatoes, and baby items such as diapers, creams, feeding products, etc.
October- Candy chocolate, pumpkins, and fall baking items.
November- Thanksgiving items: turkeys, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pies, and marshmallows, canned vegs, hot cocoa, oatmeal, soups, baking
December- Holiday baking and dinner items; frozen rolls, green beans, potatoes, cream soups, ham, butter, flour, bread, pie crusts, turkeys
information gathered from The Power of Coupons by Sarah Roe.
Excellent book, highly recommend it.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The Grandma's Attic Series, by Arleta Richardson is a wonderful set of short stories as told by Grandma Mabel to her granddaughter, Arleta. These funny and heartwarming stories are about Mabel's adventures growing up on a farm in Michigan. These stories also present Biblical truths is a very engaging way making it easy for children to grasp and making them excellent stories to practice "narration."
Monday, April 25, 2011
It's going to be one of those busy weeks, with something everyday which will make me feel as if I've done nothing.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
In my quest to help my husband, I am doing all I can to get quality and quanity of good food for our pantry and freezer. I've been doing pretty good, not to the extreme as those on Extreme Couponing but I'm staying under our monthly grocery budget, which for us includes HBA, paper products, and dog food.
Super 1- 2 3# bag chicken breasts, 3 boxes poptarts-spent 10.98/saved $14.90
Albertsons- 4 pastas, Mircle whip, eggs, Dryers Ice cream, 4 Red Baron Pizzas, 2 kraft cheese, 3 limes, 2 cantaloupes, 2# green beans, 2# apples-spent $24.48/saved $29.72
WAGS-BOGO large bottle multip vits, One a Day multip vit, BOGO vit C-spent $24.97/saved $28.98 got a raincheck for Purex
current spending $67.74/saved $78.60
still have WM and Brookshires
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Delmonte Canned Vegs
Barilla pasta if they carry it.