Monthly Archives: November 2010


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I was reading my friend’s blog when I came across a very heartfelt post all about Parenting with Purpose.  Boy, did it hit home!  Lately I’ve been feeling so….I don’t know, “disconnected” from everything.  I’m going through the motions, but there isn’t a lot of meaning behind it.  I’ve been pondering what the problem is and while I haven’t figured out the answer, I do know that I want my time with my kids to be more meaningful.  They’re growing […]

Activity Advent Calendar


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that after I post about my gratitude of electricity, I LOSE my electricity!  Ah well, it made for a good adventure with the kids, and it was only out for 4 hours, so not too bad.  We built a fire and lit candles and had a good wintry day together.  And now it’s not lame for me to say that I really am grateful for electricity.:-) (photo)

How Ironic…



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So I decided to do some snow shoveling this morning, to the tune of a couple of feet worth of snow.  I did my driveway and the sidewalks without my husband coming out to help, which made me quite proud of myself.  I then pulled my daughter to school on a sled (because there was THAT MUCH snow!), and thought I’d die, but once again, was proud of the effort I’d exerted.  At the school I noticed that they had […]

Monday’s Freebies


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Have you joined in on the 5 things challenge yet?   Here’s my list from last week: Decorate house for Christmas – YES Compile that Relief Society list I didn’t do last week. – YES Volunteer at Buddy Boy’s school. – YES Do one last batch of ebay, file a few non-paid reports too:-) – YES, but it won’t be the last batch…I found more stuff to list. Find 50 things to get rid of – NO.  I found 34 things […]

5 Things Challenge 11/28/10



I found a recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent from a magazine (I’m so sorry, I don’t remember which one…).  I haven’t yet tried it, but thought I would post it for you if you’re interested.  I’ll be trying it as soon as I get to the store to get the stuff, and I’ll share my thoughts. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent 1 cup borax 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup kosher salt Mix all together and use instead of your regular dishwasher […]

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent


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A Year With God By R.P. Nettelhorst Published by Thomas Nelson Book Description: A 365-day devotional featuring the actual spoken words of God as presented in the Bible. Too many times the impact and grandness of the actual words God spoke, as recorded in the Bible, are lost in the telling of the story. In A Year with God, the primary focus is to allow the scriptures that contain God’s dialogue and the revelations of himself to uniquely speak to […]

Book Review: A Year With God



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I hope everyone had a nice, safe, and happy holiday yesterday!  Enjoy your freebies for the day; this is the best kind of Black Friday shopping, in my opinion! Give your dog relief from joint pain with a free sample of K9 FullFlex. Go HERE for a free sample of Attends for a loved one. Sign up here to get a free sample of baby formula from Member’s Mark. “Like” Splurpee on Facebook and you can print a coupon for […]

Friday Freebies


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“Why should it surprise us, by the way, the life’s most demanding tests as well as most significant opportunities for growth in life usually occur within marriage and the family?  How can resolving poor relationships, by contrast, be as real a test of our capacity to love?  Is being courteous, one time, to the stranger on the bus as difficult as being courteous to a family member who is competing for the bathroom each morning?  Does fleeting disappointment with a […]

11/25 Thoughtful Thursday – Family