Monthly Archives: August 2010


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So….I really can’t believe summer is over.  Usually I’m SO ready, but this year I’m not so sure.  I am excited to get Buddy Boy back in school, though.  I can see the difference it makes!!  Anyway, here’s a little of what my summer looked like: (sold a lot of Mary Kay, went out of business, sleepover with cousins, hanging at the zoo…) Discovered a couple of birds nests in the yard… Planted a good-sized garden…         […]

My Summer…Summarized


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We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Thoughtful Thursday



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No More Christian Nice Girl When Just Being Nice – Instead of Good – Hurts You, Your Family, and Your Friends by Paul Coughlin, Jennifer D. Degler ISBN: 978-0-7642-0769-3 Price: $14.99 Format: Paperback Publication date: May. 10 | Division: Bethany House I recently read the book, No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin and Jennifer D. Degler, PhD. This is a hard one for me to review.  I rarely find books that I don’t like, but well, I found […]

Book Review: No More Christian Nice Girl


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Oh my, as I look at last weeks’ list, I wonder where I’ve been all week….I was quite productive last week, but I certainly didn’t stick to THIS list: Make a menu plan for August using the food I already have in my pantry as much as possible. – NOPE, not even started. Gather Mary Kay that has not sold and prepare it to donate to a women’s shelter. – YES Do the back to school clothes shopping for both […]

5 Things 8/8-8/15



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I wish I had written a fantastic post about getting organized on a budget.  Unfortunately, I didn’t.  Just call me slacker! I do answer to it. Anyway, check out THIS article written by Cynthia Ewer.  She shares all sorts of wonderful advice for organizing your home, and doing it on a budget.  The title is Frugal Order:  A Tightwad’s Guide to Getting Organized. 

Frugal Friday: Getting Organized


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I don’t need to eat from my pantry when I can eat from….. MY GARDEN!!! Wouldn’t it be sweet if we could really, truly eat 95% of our food from our garden?  I’d probably need a bigger yard for that. BUT!  I have been enjoying eating out of my garden for the last 2-3 weeks. Here’s what I picked today.  You can’t see it, but I also picked one whole blackberry…yeehaw! I see that, and my mind and stomach scream […]

Eating from the pantry? Pshaw!



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Who here loves their local library?  Anybody?  Anybody?  So as you probably know, I use my local library.  A LOT.  As in, my family has a scheduled day of the week that we go.  (It used to be a scheduled time, but I decided I didn’t need to be so, what’s the word….Psycho? about it.) Anywho, every week we check out new books, movies, and CDs for our entertaining pleasure.  With a 7-year old daughter who LOVES having her own […]

Organizing my Library Stuff….


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“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.”(photo courtesy) 

Thoughtful Thursday