Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Cottage Home and Shabby Fabric giveaway!

If you haven't seen Shabby Fabric and browsed their shop, you don't know what you are missing.  I love this shop it is so, well shabby.  They have everything from fabric and notions to patterns and kits.  And today The Cottage Mama is having a giveaway for Shabby Fabric.  So hop on over and check out all the details.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

High Risk Blessings!

Yesterday we visited the high risk doctor.  For those who may not know I have type one diabetes and have had it for over 20 years.  I am the highest, high risk there is when it comes to diabetic high risk pregnancies.  I have people who care for me, love me and my little one to be enough to pray for us and God's help during this special time.  I couldn't be more grateful for these people in my life.  God is good and God is powerful.  The results of our appointment show that everything is right on schedule, baby is growing well and there are no noticeable signs of birth defects.  The praise and glory goes to God.  I know that there is no way I could do this without him.  Managing diabetes is hard, but add on the complexity of pregnancy and it just made hard/impossible even more so.  I thank God for keeping my little one safe and protecting it against my own bodies faults.  Lord willing sometime in late February, early March our little blessing will be born.

We were able to take Princess and Roochie with us for this appointment.  They got to see the ultra sound and the miracle of a tiny little person growing in mommy's tummy.  We had lots of good conversation during the ultra sound.  One of my favorite moments was when the technician told the kids the baby was waving at them, Roochie stood up on his chair and waved at the monitor.  The kids are so excited for their new baby to arrive.  I love seeing and hearing their excitement.  I am very glad we were able to spend this special time together as a family.

Abortion... A Horrible Reality

Have you ever stopped to soak in the reality of abortion and what it means?  When I was in high school I did a report on abortion.  The research I did has forever engrained images on my memory that I wish I could erase.  I do not understand how anyone who truly understands how abortion works could support it.  Did you know that the baby in the womb will move up higher and higher trying to get away from the suction? Did you know the suction literally rips their tiny bodies apart?  Did you know that the solution used burns their tiny bodies while they are still alive?  The innocent killed in such horrible wicked ways, while murderers are offered a nice little injection and a last meal.  Something isn't right.

The video at this link 180 movie shows how some have changed their position on the murdering of our babies/abortion. What is it that changed their minds?  Watch to find out.

Beware that the images at these links are graphic.

For more information check out the images and information at this link or this link.  There is much more information available.  Find the truth.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Remodelaholic HGTV area rug giveaway

Looking for a nice area rug?  Why not try and win one?  Check out the giveaway over at Remodelaholic.

Cancer Hoax. What would you do?

I don't have cancer, yet.  I hope neither I nor anyone in my family or close friends ever get this terrible disease, but I know that more than likely some will.  My grandfather died from lung cancer.  He had conventional cancer treatments and he had a long, slow, painful death as his family watched on helplessly.  I haven't researched cancer in depth, because I haven't had to yet and there are so many different types it would be near impossible to guess which type I would need to know about, but I do know that if/when the time comes I will find an alternative to conventional cancer treatments. For some insights on the war on cancer and its flaws check out the video at this link.  The video is long, but well worth the watch in my opinion.  Beware what you will hear, may be upsetting.  The link is available at the Mercola website.

Did you know that conventional treatments can leave the person with brain damage, blind, hearing loss and even in a vegetable state only to name a few?  Did you know you may not have the right to choose the treatment you or your child will receive?  Did you know if you don't follow conventional treatments, your child's doctor may turn you in for medical neglect? 

I believe it is the right of every person/parent to make a truly informed decision on what type of treatments they will receive.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Not Just a Housewife Pottery Barn Gift Card Giveaway!

Who would like to win $100 gift card to Pottery Barn?  Well hop on over to Not Just a Housewife to get all the details for her giveaway.

Jackie's Art Quilts: Fabric Giveaway!

For a fun fabric giveaway hop on over Jackie's Art Quilts for all the details.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Growing

It is time for another Five Minute Friday.  Hop on over to the Gypsy Mama for all the details and to join in.

This weeks prompt- Growing.


Growing, every growing never stopping.  Do you ever wish you could pause time?  Does it seem like it just flies by and you don't have enough time to soak in each stage of life?  It does for me.  It seems like yesterday I was getting married.  It seems like yesterday we brought home our first baby.  It seems like yesterday we brought home our second baby.  It seems like yesterday we found out we were expecting our third baby.  And today where are we today.  We have been married 7 1/2 years, our first is 6, our second is 5 and we are already into the second trimester with our third.  Where did the time go?  When did my babies grow up?  And I still can't believe I will have another baby, Lord willing sometime in Feb or March.  We are all growing, we cannot stop it or control it.  Only God the giver and taker of life can control our growing.  And yet while we are growing we are dying.  Are we prepared?  Do we even know what this means?  Are we sharing and helping other to be prepared for this reality?  Are we growing closer to God or are we dead spiritually?  These are some questions to think about.  It is good to examine our hearts and see where we are compared to where God would have us to be.  I hope I will continue to grow spiritually until the day that I die.  My hope and prayer is that I will be able to guide, teach and train my children as they will grow up in the Lord and so they can continue to grow closer to God throughout their lives.

Times up.  I am sure my thoughts could have kept on coming with this one.

Grosgrain: Little Mave Guest Giveaway

Grosgrain: Little Mave Guest Giveaway

Go check it out, so cute!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig Giveaway

The Cottage Mama is having a Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig Giveaway.  Hop on over to read her review and enter the giveaway.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Joy!

It's time for another Five Minute Friday.  I haven't done one in a few weeks so was excited to do this weeks.  For all the details and to join hop on over to The Gypsy Mama.
Today's prompt- Joy.


I love joy.  Joy is more than happiness and sometimes there is joy without happiness.  That seems hard to believe, but I know it to be true.  Only Christ can give us true joy. 

Things that bring joy into my life:
Being a wife to The Man
Being Mom to my kids
The expectation of another sweet little bundle that will grown into a wonderfully unique person all their own
A new day, a fresh start
A completed job
A place to call home
Being with family
Special friends that add to my life in so many ways
Seeing God work in the lives of our children
Salvation-knowing no matter how rough things get here, in the end it will be worth it all.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

And the Winner Is....

And the winner of the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbook Software is.... Kelly!
Congratulations Kelly!  I will be emailing you soon with details to claim your prize.

Don't feel left out.  Head over to My Memories and purchase using the coupon code STMMMS25117.  This coupon gives you $10 off the My Memories Suite Software and $10 for the My Memories store.  That is a $20 savings!  The best part is there is no expiration date for this code, so if you can't use it now you can use it later.  How cool is that?  I suggest copying the code to avoid any typing mistakes.  Feel free to share this code with friends and family. :-)

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mary Kay Giveaway!

Another giveaway from Patty Jo!  This time it's for Mary Kay.  The giveaway ends Thursday at 8pm.
I just won her Premier Jewelry giveaway the other day!  Aren't giveaways so much fun.  Head on over and see what its all about and be sure to let her know that I sent you.

If you haven't entered yet, don't forget about my giveaway for My Memories Suite.  My giveaway closes on Thursday as well.  Feel free to tell all your friends!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Performance Colors Giveaway at Helen's Corner Blog

Helen's Corner is having a giveaway for Performance Colors.  Performance Colors can be found on Etsy.  For more info and to enter the giveaway hop on over to Helen's Corner.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Premier Designs Jewelry giveaway!

I friend of mine is hosting a giveaway on her blog today - ends tomorrow morning at 8! Patty Jo has a cute and fun blog you are sure to enjoy, so go check out that giveaway and don't forget to mention I sent you. =0)

And don't forget my own giveaway- ends Sept. 15th.  Happy weekend!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Quiltin' Grandma's Blog is having a giveaway!

Quiltin' Grandma's Blog is giving away two Jennifer Chiaverini books "THE WEDDING QUILT" and "TRADITIONS FROM ELM CREEK QUILTS: 13 QUILT PROJECTS TO PIECE AND APPLIQUE". Just head on over to enter.

And don't forget to check out My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software giveaway- ends Sept. 15

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Who loves Coffee?

If you love coffee, then I have found the giveaway for you.  The Cottage Home has a review and giveaway for Green Mountain Coffee and a Keurig machine.  This is one giveaway I would love to win.  Check out The Cottage Home for all the details and to enter.

Don't forget to check out my giveaway for the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking software.

Happy Giveaways!

My Memories Suite Review and Giveaway!

Giveaway is now closed.

I have exciting news.  I am hosting my very first giveaway.  How cool is that!?

Let me back up the story a little. What is funny is that I was telling The Man that I wanted to look into a digital scrapbook software for the upcoming baby, the night before I received the email about hosting this giveaway.  I have made/am making 1st year scrapbooks for my kids.  They are kind of a calendar and scrapbook combined through their first birthdays.  I love the idea of doing this for my sweeties, the problem in that scrapbooking is not my passion and I don't want to spend oodles of money for supplies that will only be used for these projects and that is it, but  I do want them to look nice.  I think I may have found the solution.

I was so excited to try the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbook Software  and see just how user friendly it was.  I am not that great with computer stuff, so I was hoping this would be easy.  Believe it or not, it is not that difficult.  I did have a little trouble finding some of my new purchases, but that is just because they were under a different title than what I thought they should be under.  Everything is pretty straight forward.

Some of the things I love about the My Memories Suite is that you can add video, audio and interactive links to your digital scrapbook pages.  You also have the choice to print your own pages at home, have them printed else where or have your entire album printed and shipped to you.  There is so much you can do besides scrapbooking with this software.  Your imagination is your limit.

My Memories Suite comes with several templates, background pages, embelishments and more to get you started.  You don't need to by any additional packs if you do not want to.  They do have a large selection of items to add to the software.  You can choose from quickpages (pages that are set up entirely and you simply add your photos), templates, backgrounds and more.  I love the pack sets.  The prices are pretty reasonable too.  They have a nice selection of freebies you can add as well as a dollar store.

Below are a few samples of what I have done with the My Memories Suite software.  It is easy and quick to get started.  It didn't take me no time at all to throw these together.  Nothing like spending hours working on traditional scrapbook pages.

Check out this video link about My Memories Suite.  You can find all kinds of tutorials and tips on their blog and youtube channel.

Okay lets get to the good part, the giveaway!  My Memories Suite is giving away My Memories Suite Software version 2 (a $39.97 value) to one of my readers.  Giveaway will close on Sept. 15, 2011.

I want to keep it simple.  I would love for you to follow my blog, but only if you are truly interested, so being a follower is not a requirement to enter.

Simply visit My Memories Suite, come back and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite kit is.

Want it right now?  Well visit My Memories and purchase using coupon code STMMMS25117.  This coupon code gives you $10 off the My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software and $10 for the My Memories store.  That is a $20 savings!
*Coupon Code is not limited to the dates of the giveaway.  I suggest copying and pasting the coupon code to avoid any mistakes.

** I was given a free copy of My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software in exchange of for my honest review.  My review is my experience with My Memories Suite Software and has not been influenced in any other way.