Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30

Vista Print: 6 FREE Items For You


Vistaprint is currently offering SIX different items free.    Love these sales!   The free items include: 250 FREE business cards FREE rubber stamps FREE personalized T-shirt FREE tote bags FREE sticky notes FREE photo flip book Shipping and handling fees do apply.  Last year my kids and I designed a T-shirt for Father’s Day…and …

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Apr 28

5 Things 4/29


Wow, I can’t believe how quickly the week has gone by!  The school year is quickly coming to a close, and that means a lot of testing…and that means it’s been crazy busy at work!!  The next few weeks will likely be filled with extra “hours” at work (in quotes cause it’ll be volunteer hours) …

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Apr 26

Thoughtful Thursday – God’s Positive Answers


From Bricks of Life: For all the negative things we have to say to ourselves, God has positive answers. You say: “It’s impossible.” God says: All things are possible. (Luke 18:27) You say: “I’m too tired.” God says: I will give you rest. (Matt 11:28-30) You say: “Nobody really loves me.” God says: I love …

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Apr 25

Make Your Own Beef Jerky – Self Reliance Journey


So, as part of my self-reliant journey, I’m making an effort to learn how to do new things.  Last month I learned to make my own chap stick, and it was a huge success!!   For April, I decided to try to make beef jerky with ground beef.  And all I got to say about …

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Apr 24

Baby Garden Plants


Man, I’m getting too excited for gardening!  Although I didn’t plant my peas as early as I would have liked, I’m still thrilled to see some of those babies popping up.   My spinach is coming in as well, and I have to admit, I didn’t realize what it was at first.  It’s hard to …

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Apr 22

5 Things 4/22

Yikes…it’s one of those days that I don’t want to post the 5 Things, because I didn’t get a thing on my list done.  I blame it on the rain…cause I’m Milli Vanilli like that:   Finish making menu plans for April. – NO Rearrange food storage room– NO, but I started Go over the …

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Apr 20

Delectable Dozen – Black Beans


So, y’all have heard me complain about mention the financial changes my family will be soon experiencing.  Part of the plan to adjust is to start eating more beans!!  Lucky for me, I really like beans.  My family doesn’t all agree, so I decided to go on a hunt for some new recipes for beans, …

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Apr 19

Thoughtful Thursday – More Service


Here are a few more quotes about service…although they’re a little more “lighthearted”:   “Service is like wetting your pants; everyone can see what you’ve done, but only you can feel the warmth.” (photo) Top Ten Failed Slogans for our Volunteer Program You said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Well, …

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Apr 15

5 Things 4/15

So, how did everyone’s week go?  Mine didn’t go as planned…maybe THAT’s why I had stopped doing 5 Things!  I still think I was a little more productive than I would have been had I not posted the list, however.  My daughter started the week with a weird virus and had to miss the first …

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Apr 13

Baby Carrot Plants


If you’ve started your carrots outdoors and are anxiously awaiting for their arrival, first of all, don’t panic.  I don’t know why, but carrot plants seem to take forever to start popping up!  (At least they do for me.)   Anyway, I wanted to post this cute picture I found of baby carrot plants for …

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