Remembering…

Archive for September 2009

Remembering…

Today would have been my mother-in-law’s 77th birthday. Our kids called her “Grandma Margaret” and she left us in December of 2006. She was someone who devoted her life to her kids and grandkids. She raised 4 children with her husband Bill who died 10 years ago and raised them well. I am grateful to…

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Softlips Winners!

Softlips recently sent me more of their awesome products and I decided to share it with you. So, 3 winners have been chosen today rather than just one. The winners will receive an email from me today! Be sure to look for the Softlips brand of products in your local drugstore. Thanks so much for…

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Mondays Matter: Week 37

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza MENTOR A CHILD -3 million youth are currently involved in a mentoring program. -15 million youth are in need of mentoring. If they don’t get it they’re more likely to not reach adulthoood successfully. These youth…

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Review: Ecostore Products and Giveaway!

I was recently given the opportunity to review products from ecostore USA. After looking over their website: http://www.ecostoreusa.com/, I chose the liquid laundry detergent and their citrus spray cleaner as my test products. ecostore USA uses “No Nasty Chemicals” as their foundation for the entire product line. And they mean it! Every product they offer…

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Recipe: Quick-Fix Beef Burrito Skillet

I tried a new recipe tonight and it was quite good, so thought I would share it with you. I got the recipe from http://www.kraftfoods.com/. Their website is full of recipes. I like them because most of the ingredients are in my fridge and pantry anyway and they are usually quick and easy to make.…

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The Old Hymns

Before I became a mom over 9 years ago, I worked as a social worker for Hospice. I absolutely loved my job, but knew that once I became a mom, that job was more important and I left Hospice behind. I did volunteer for them for awhile, but found my home life made it difficult…

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Labor Day Weekend

As many other families, we closed out our summer (even though the kids have been in school since August 20th) with a great weekend. God certainly blessed us with perfect weather this weekend and allowed us to recharge our batteries and get ready for a busy schedule ahead. This was our last free weekend for…

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Mondays Matter: Week 36

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza BE NEIGHBORLY -The average dual-career couple works away from their home a combined 18.2 hours/day. -People spend less than 15 minutes/day doing outside chores and gardening compared to over 3 hours watching TV or movies and…

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God’s Light

Tonight I have the devotions for my church’s Circle meeting. I thought I would share it to remind you that God is always with you. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever. Psalm 121:8 NLT A mother and her four-year-old daughter were preparing for bed one night.…

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Another Political Win!

Nearly a year ago at this time, our family entered the “political arena” with our son Patrick winning the title of Room Representative for the student council. Well, today, after much stress and work on speeches, our son Bennett won his election for Room Representative! A tradition in our home is using the “Star Plate”.…

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