Thanks again Bree!!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Here is my layout called "I am.....more than just a mom!
Bree, I loved doing this challenge and am looking forward to jumping on board for more this fall!
PS - sorry it took me so long to get this here tonight...my computer would not cooperate so I had to shut down my entire system . anyway thanks again friend!
TGIF...love me some Fridays, now it is time for bed and for tomorrow.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
1. Go to Africa to see the country I was born in...
2. Go to Portugal where we spent 6 plus years growing up
3. Buy a new Yukon with 3 seats
4. Finish Demi's baby book and her last 8 years
5. Give my testimony at church
6. Sky dive
7. Family reunion in NOV in VA
8. Earn enough money to get Demi into private school
9. Paint my house - outside and inside
10.Clean house - would love that show to come to my house
11. Start a new business
12. Start a new blog for women....
13. Dance class with my dd
14. Get married
15. Go to Australia
16. Win the lottery - I think I have to play before I can win huh?
17. Published in a magazine
18. New furniture in my lv
19. Meet Becca in person
20. Take a photography class
21. Meet Lisa Bearnson
22. Go to an Oprah show
23. Go on a cruise - never have been!
24. Take Demi to Seaworld
25. Take Demi to Disney World
26. Debt Free Again
27. Live in a log cabin built by me
28. Reality show would be fun?
30. go on a mission trip with dd
31. Go on a mission trip with adults
34. Meet Jody F in person too - she is an amazing Godly woman
37.Live by example for my dd/children/friends we are surrounded by
39. Broadcast a NFL game with Howey, Terry, Jimmy and those great guys
41. Play in a band...I am working on our youth band but so far notta?
42 Stay cancer free
43. Adopt a child
44. Win another bowling tournament
45. Be a great neighbor
46. Show as many people as I can God's love -
This is harder than I thought. I used to keep a book of the things I loved and wanted to buy. I may have to start another one and or update my old one. (I used to have things in there like Oakleys, Demirini bat, a pic of the perfect log cabin, a wedding ring I just loved.... what else did I have in that book?) I know one thing, I would like to know the world is better because I was here. What about you??
TFJ in the fun today,
Diana aka Bit
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
My favorite colors are bold and bright with black! I used some papers from my www.scarletlime.com kit from April 2009. Christi has some of the best kits I have ever seen and used in the past year. Marit, thank you for altering my photo back during SISlive09. I really love this photo and editing you made for me!!
Thanks ladies for the challenge!
I wanna play and always love a great contest. I guess I haven't lost that competitive drive that keep, me playing ball, bowling and or playing fantasy football in a league of all women! I love to win but have found the game and journey bears so much more than just the WIN. Just playing and trying is a win for me. If anything else comes from the contest or challenges, then it is just a bonus or as some say the cherry on top!!!
Hope you had a great Wednsday (I keep thinking today is Friday so the week may be long..haha).
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Talk about awesome, I personally think that Bad Girls may have the best kits on the market if you are into buying kits with everything you need to make scrapbooking layouts and projects. I love the vintage items but I think my favorite part are the all the flowers they include each month.
Take a look at what is coming up in August - what isn't to love about this?
I hope someday I will be at a place where I can buy one of their kits so that I too can enjoy all the loveliness!!!
Make it a great day everyone and remember God loves you!
Hugs and blessings with love on top,
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We are off to another swim party for the all star room at CPC tonight....I decided a long time ago that Demi is like the energizer bunny - she will go until the batteries run low...seriously....until she is horizontal and in bed does she turn off or shut down...God help me in the years to come...what will I do? haha
Anyway I hope everyone is have a great week full of God's blessings and that today has been just as wonderful. For me, there is a light at the end of the tunnel...HOPE...not too mention LOVE. (Thanks Bernie and Dana for the Mrs Bairds treats yesterday - you would not believe how many great breads, cinnamon buns, rolls, tortillas, raisin breads - thank you from the bottom of my heart, I am forever grateful. And to Donna today for inviting me to dinner tonight - it does feel good to know you are loved and thought about daily! Also thanks to my mom who has been trying to help me, I feel bad for her since she is living off of unemployment after being laid off after 31 years at the hospital. That is another story but I truly believe that it has been a blessing in many ways especially with my niece Brylee being born in the spring but the bottom line is once a mom, always a mom! love you so much!!) Thanks to my friends and family (church) that have been praying for me, it really does define unconditional love and one of the best ways to show kindness to those you love - thank you!!)
Take care and remember God loves you!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
From what I can see it has some interesting articles and links to places where you might look for legimate work online so you can work from home. I need to do some more research but you can too.
CHRISTIAN WORK AT HOME ARTICLES
Choosing a Work at Home Business
Popular Work at Home Opportunities
Starting Your Own Business
Create Your Own Christian Based Home Business
Is Working at Home Right For You
Choosing a Direct Sales Company You Are Happy to Represent
Excellent Christian Business Opportunities and Ideas
Choosing a Business
Can You Afford to Stay Home
Do What You Do Best
I Know You Want to Work at Home
Tips for Christians Who Work at Home
Five Top Tips for Work-At Home Homeschooling Moms
Here are the best deals at Walgreens this week, with thanks to Mercedes for her hard work in compiling these for us. Stop by her blog here to get the full scoop on all the coupons which will be in Sunday's newspaper insert.BACK-TO-SCHOOL DEALS
$0.09 Items (Limit 12)
--Penway 2-pocket folders--Penway highlighters--#2 pencils--White poster board
$0.19 Items (Limit 6)
--Paper Mate 1.2 Prism pens (10-pack)--Paper Mate mechanical pens (5-pack)--Penway rulers--100 paper clips--2-pocket folders (with prongs)
--Penway pencils (yellow 10-pack) and erasers
--Penway glue or folders--Scotch tape (Buy 3 and use $1/3 coupon from the 7/12 RedPlum insert to get these for less than $0.06 each!)
--Bic Brightliner highlighters (5-pack)--Penway crayons (8 or 24-pack)
--Envelopes or pencil sharpener
--Crayola colored pencils (12-pack)--3-subject notebook
OTHER WEEKLY DEALS
If you are a musician or a music teacher or know someone who is, you'll definitely want to check out all the pieces available for free here.
I will be back with more shortly.
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Less is best, I so need to remember this today in the sense of material things and things that clutter our lives such as tv. I need to stay focused and stick to my list of priorities for today. My list of things to do today are a must and then when the day is over I can start working on my new blog which I hope I will start by the end of the month.
So make it a great day everyone and remember that God loves you despite your struggles. Personally speaking I know how difficult the times can be even being a Christian and loving God with the economy paying bills, feeding your family, pleasing your kids over summer and just having money for the everyday things that you need and usually have in your home. Stay positive and remember it is okay to be human and have feelings and for your families to know that too.
Love and blessings being sent your way today -
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Sorry to unload my problems...I always feel like I am having a pity party when I talk about what is going on if it is not upbeat and positive..I do try to live my life like this daily but when you don't feel good sometimes it is just hard.
Anyway, tomorrow is a new day..hopefully with some new business....and hope that life will get better financially soon.
Hope you had a great weekend - (I write like there are several reading my blog when there is probably NO ONE even coming here..funny the things we do?)
Have a blessed and joy filled week,
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Let's do our 10 things we love today:
1. Dr. Pepper
3. My laptop
4. My Blistex Lip Medic
5. Work....can't wait to get busier (so excited about my new job order I got this week - woohoo! 6. Facebook and finding 2 more lost friends yesterday
7. Lucy and my RAK for winning her challenge - just love her!
8. Project 365 - so loving this and taking pictures everyday
9. Clean smelling and feeling sheets on my bed today
10. My family...can't wait to see my niece this afternoon - sure have missed her a bunch!I could go on and on but will stick to the first 10 that came to mind today.
Make it a great "Thurs" Day!!!!!!
We ended our great day with a swim night with our Sunday church school group of 3rd-5th graders. Thanks Sharon and Mitch for hosting this for the kids and for cooking and thanks Ms Kriss for a great job planning and bringing all the food!! We love you!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sonic - Sign up HERE and Sonic will email you a coupon to get a Sonic Chiller for only 99¢. (They are regularly priced at $2.49)
Smokey Bones Bar & Grill - Print a $10/$20 coupon HERE. You can check to see if there is one near you HERE. (Thanks, Coupon Cravings!) exp 7/21
All Detergent - Print a $1/1 coupon HERE (Print two to use on a B1G1 sale)
Venom Energy Drink - Get a coupon in the mail for a FREE Venom Energy Drink when you sign up HERE.
Jack In The Box - Get a coupon HERE for a FREE dessert at Jack In The Box on your birthday. No additional purchase necessary. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)
Tyson Skillet Creations - Send in for the full rebate HERE, and use the $1/1 printable coupon or $1/1 coupon from the 6/7 SS to make it a $1 money-maker after rebate!
Mambo Sprouts - Sign up HERE to get their September 2009 coupon book in your mailbox.Don't forget to check out Coupons.com and Redplum to see if there are any coupons that you could use there. They update both sites regularly.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Through July 17, 2009, if you are between the ages of 13 and 25 and have done something to volunteer this Summer, you can print this coupon here and take it to a local Baskin Robbins store for a free regular-sized soft serve cone. Limit one coupon per customer.
It's too bad I'm not two years younger, but I'm pretty sure many of you have teens in your home who would qualify for this. Or maybe you're still young enough yourself!
Through July 17, 2009, you can print a coupon here for a free Iced Beverage with the purchase of any Iced Beverage from Peet's Coffee & Tea.
I am thanful for/that...
1. Today and the gift of life
2. My faith, family and friends
3. Our health
4. Demi was asked to go to NRH2O today - ths is the one place she has wanted to go and we would have never been able to afford it this summer
5. A day to work and hopefully figure out how to do it all from my laptop without all my necessary items
7. Carbonated drinks
8. Patience today while dealing with companies I owe money too - seriously why do they think they need to call 100 times a week only for you to tell them when you get some money or make some money you or in this case ME, I will pay you like I have done for the last 20 years? ugh
9. Love and compassion - there are good people in this world!
10. Shannon and her friend were not hurt badly yesterday when her car was totalled...thank you Lord!
11. Church camps for Demi this summer -
12.Adults who volunteer their time for and with kids
13. God's Plan - Plan to WIN, Expect to WIN - 2must reads especially for boys and men and anyone really wanting to get motivated with a christian heart
14.Jesus being the leader of my life (when I let him, occassionally I forget this with my TypeA personality and I can do it - it has been nice to have friends and family help without me having to ask.)
15. Being human, showing emotions and JUST BEING REAL
16. A great day today - determined to get some great things done today and that it is going to be a FANTABULOUS Day!!!
I hope everyone has a wonderful day, I will be back with some fun deals for today and this week as well.
Monday, July 13, 2009
As I was sitting here I was thinking that I feel like Daniel in the lion's den and or Diana versus Goliath - do you ever feel like that? God is and was so much bigger and stronger then both of these...amazing huh? So I will carry on and continue to be faithful and hopefully remain peaceful and to remember I am not ALONE in this thing called LIFE.
And then I received this in an email from an angel tonight:
Malachi 3:3 says: 'He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.'
This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God..
One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.
That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.
As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.
The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: 'He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.'
She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time.
The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.
The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, 'How do you know when the silver is fully refined?'
He smiled at her and answered, 'Oh, that's easy -- when I see my image in it.'
If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.
I hope that if you too are experiencing some life trials that you will remember you are not alone and that God is there to carry you through. Remember He loves you and wants the best for you. Rest in peace tonight and let him work in your life as he has planned. Hugs!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Picture People: Free Portrait Package
What a great deal! Go here to print a coupon for a free portrait package at Picture People. The portrait package consists of one 8x10, two 5x7's, and eight wallet-sized portraits of the same image. Coupon expires July 25, 2009.
The best part of today was the return of Demi today from church camp. She had a great time and as always returned with a smile and many fun stories to tell not to mention her "green" posse song. All of it just brings a smile to my face because we are so thankful to CPC and Ms Kriss for making it possible for her to attend this camp this year. Now time for more rest for her!
Here are some specials for the week, I will be back with more as I find them. Enjoy them if you get an opportunity to take advantage of the deals and freebies.
Staples: Free and inexpensive school supplies beginning July 12, 2009
Can Back-to-School sales be upon us already? I thought Summer just started! At any rate, since we're officially homeschooling now, I am certainly going to be taking more advantage of these sales as I've been amazed at how quickly we're going through supplies.Staples is the place to be this next week if you're looking for school supplies. You can see a preview of the ad for July 12-18, 2009 here. Here are some of the highlights:::Use the $5/$20 coupon on the front of the ad to further sweeten your deals or turn them into money-makers!::Bic Fashion Pens are $1. Use the $1/1 coupon here to get them free.::8-packs of pencils are $0.01--no coupon needed. (Valid July 12-15, 2009 only. Limit 2)::Bic White Out is $1. Use the $0.50/1 coupon here to get it for $0.50.::Staples Photo Plus 4 x 6 paper is on sale for $9.99 and you'll get a rebate printed with your receipt which you can mail in for an $8.99 rebate making this $1 after the rebate (Limit 2).::8 1/2 x 11 Copy Paper is on sale for $3.69 and you'll get a rebate printed with your receipt which you can mail in for an $3.998 rebate making this $0.01 after the rebate (Limit 2)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I would love to encourage you to find a way to perform a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS TOMORROW....it really does feel wonderful to do something for someone else and to show God's love! It seems every time I do this it comes right back to me...thanks to all who have the heart to help others and without expectations. God is so good!
I am looking foward to church tomorrow and a new lesson and message from Adam as well as sitting in big church, singing some awesome praise songs. Love my church and am thankful for finding this church 10 years ago.
Night and see you tomorrow -
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Today I am thankful for/that...
1. God's blessings and His protection
2. His timing
3. Metro Camp at Riverbend last week and our invite to joinin the fun while learning more about God and His love for us. One God, One body, One Way, One Life!! So grateful for all the Pastors, children's ministers, leaders from each church, riverbend staff, counselors, rec team, praise team, Shari Williams Morris and Fred for organizing this past week who all take their time and vacations to make this possible for all our children.
4. The CWF - the christian wrestlers federation that participated - the boys loved it!
5. My family, friends and faith - God is so awesome.
6. Demi accepted Jesus as her personal Savior this past Friday
7. Today and the gift of life - so precious!
Hugs your kids one more time today and make sure you let those in your life know you love them and what they mean to you NOW!!
Monday, July 6, 2009
http://www.acuvue.com/free-trial.htm?flowId=1&rc=V24&skinId=S101&promoID=CPA ( I dont wear contacts but if you do this is awesome!)
So here is another great offer that I found today, enjoy!
100 FREE 4 x 6 Prints http://www.seehere.com/startup.do
SeeHere Photo Sharing
Here are two current codes which are good for a free one-night movie rental at any Redbox location:
4J7LF6--Good through July 6, 2009
7HE79B--Good through July 7, 2009
FREE furniture clothe wipes!