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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fun Giveaways. Check 'em out!

Lisnaweary Quilts  Creative Grids giveaway.  Ends 8/31
V and Co.  Canton Village Quilt Works giveaway. Ends 9/2
Sew 'n Wild Oats Quilting Blog  Signed copy of  'Pick Four' book giveaway. Ends 9/3
Sew Sweetness Giveaways Accuquilt Go! Baby giveaway. Ends 9/6



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Parental Rights...Do You Have Them?

Do you have parental rights? If so what are they? Do you know?  There is a group of people that would love to answer that question for you, but whether or not you like the answer is another story all together.  Check out the information available at parentalrights.org.  What do you think?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mermade Fin Fun Tails- Giveaway!

If this is not fun I don't know what is.  Just about every girl I know would love to have a fin.  I can remember my best friend and I pretending to mermaids when we were young.  It was our favorite game to play.  Now you can win a fin for your little mermaid.  Check out the giveaway at Home by Heidi.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'm a Winner!

Look what came in the mail today.


I won this fabric and pattern from a giveaway at Peas In A Pod.   The fabric and pattern come from The Quilted Fish.  I love the colors in the fabric.  Now I just have to decide what I am going to make with it.  I chose the Pigs in a Blanket slipper pattern.  I can't wait to make some for Christmas.  The only thing that I'm not crazy about with the pattern is that not all the sizes are included.  You have to scan in the pattern pieces and then either increase or decrease the image based on a scale for size in the instructions.  There are several cute patterns on her site with most of them being quilt patterns.  Go check it out, I'm sure you will find something you love.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Taking it One Day at a Time

Lately I have truly been living in the moment.  It is hard to think futuristically  when you don't have energy for the present.  Some days are good and others well not so good.  My brain is always tired.  I don't feel or want to have to make any decisions that have any weight to them at all.  I don't even want to go to the grocery store.  It is pretty bad when you avoid 1st grade math because you just don't want to use your brain.  I never had to use it before when it came to first grade math.  I guess it is true what they say you lose 1/2 your brain cells with each pregnancy and seeing as this is my third I am now in the deficit. 

I can't wait to get over this hump of the pregnancy.  At least I am hoping it won't be like this the entire time.  I can't wait to sit down to eat something and actually be able to finish.  I am not a wasteful person and I am a big budget, meal planner, so this is killing me.  We have really been bumming it in the meal category lately and I can't wait to get back to normal.  I was telling The Man last night if evolution was true we would have evolved this pregnancy thing a long time ago.

I have been thinking on how "His grace is sufficient for me" and it is true.  I am blessed with The Man, Princess and Roochie who all help out and look out for mommy.  My favorite time of day is prayer time, we pray several times throughout the day.  Each time we pray the kids always pray for "mommy and her baby to be healthy".  Each time I hear this it is like a hug, big warm arms wrapped around me, reminding me that everything is going to be okay.  This is His grace to me, only one of the many ways He shows it to me. So for now we will be taking it one day at a time and enjoying each day to the fullest.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Five Minute Friday - New!

Here we are again, it's Friday and time for another Five Minute Friday. To join in on the fun and for all the details click the link.  Today's topic New.





Go!

New...
What do you think about when you hear the word new? New shoes. New clothes. New experiences.
What is new? Something that is purchased with the tags still on. Something that has never been done before.  Something that is new to you.  An old piece of furniture, beautiful with age and we say look at my new_____. 
A few things that I think of when I hear the word new are.  A baby that will be here hopefully before I know it.  The sweet smells that only a newborn has.  Another person to experience life all anew.  A new big sister, a new big brother.  A new definition of our family, it will be larger with one more tiny person.  A new way of life that we will have to adjust to. And then I think "there is nothing new under the sun."  God knows, he has seen everything past through the future and he will be with me through it all.  What a comfort to know that there is nothing new to the Comforter.  He will never be caught off guard by surprise.  He knows.

Done.



Monday, August 15, 2011

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits and Gravy

Today I made The Man one of his favorite meals, homemade buttermilk biscuits and gravy.  He has been such a big help and blessing to me these past weeks.  I had some extra energy today and wanted to say "thank you" in one of my favorite ways, cooking and baking for my family.  Now biscuits are not my forte. I have tried so many times and more often than not ended up with hard flat discs.  Not this time.  I have found my new go-to biscuit recipe.  They came out just perfect.  I followed a suggestion on one of her other posts about baking the biscuits in an iron skillet.  Loved it!  I found my recipe at Mommy's Kitchen.
I don't follow a recipe for my gravy.  I just kind of eyeball it.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sweetopia KitchenAid Giveaway!

How could I not share this giveaway?
Sweetopia is giving away not one but two 10th Anniversary Cook for the Cure KitchenAid Raspberry Ice Mixers! If you enter and mention I sent you and your name is picked we BOTH win a mixer!
Go check it out!

http://sweetopia.net/2011/08/raspberry-ice-kitchenaid-mixer-giveaway/comment-page-334/#comment-127888Go check it out! 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Beauty!

Wow! It's time for another Five Minute Friday. Click the link for all the details. Today's topic beauty.





Go!

There are many forms of beauty, but none that I know of can be seen without first dealing with the mess and work.  Even a women/girl of natural beauty has to brush her hair.  In order for a house to be neat and tidy, you have to pick up the mess. For a garden to be beautiful you must clean up the garbage and trim the bushes so they don't overrun everything.  This same truth is true in our lives, the only difference is that we cannot clean up the mess ourselves. We must have the help of the Master.  He tweaks and pulls to help us to become beautiful jewels in His hands.  Its the hard times in life that bring out the beauty.  I would rather have the hard times and have to rely on Christ than to have it easy and not need him in my life. I am so thankful for the beauty He shows.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Because He Lives

One of my favorite Hymns.  To read the words of this hymn brings tears of gratefulness to my eyes.  The story it tells is so true and comforting.  This hymn gives hope and comfort for the future of my children, Because He Lives!

Verse 1:
God sent His Son, They called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

Verse 2: The third and forth lines mean so much to me as a mother!
How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He lives!

Verse 3:
And then one day I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to vict'ry,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!

Chorus:
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know he holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!