Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Daily Tune ~ "Show Jesus" by Jamie Grace

Here is another great song from my new Jamie Grace CD.


Teaser Tuesday ~ "For Pete's Sake" by Linda Windsor

For Pete's Sake (Piper Cove Chronicles, Bk 2)

Ellen cast a landscaper's eye from the water's view of the Victorian gingerbread trim adorning the Sinclair hom.  Nestled among verdant oak from which the lawn terraced down to the water, it was nothing short of elegant.

"For Pete's Sake"
by Linda Windsor
page 106

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Happy Teaser Tuesday!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Update on Blog and Meds

I thought I'd write a post updating everyone on what is going on in my life right now.

First, I'm doing well.  Just wanted to set everyone's mind at ease :)

I'm trying to figure out what direction I want to take my blog.  I've decided to keep my (semi) Daily Tune, because I enjoy sharing these with you.  I hope you also enjoy them.

I'll be keeping my Scripture Memory Verse on Sundays, hopefully Wordfilled Wednesday and {this moment}/Feel Good Friday.  Other than that I think I might let myself go freestyle.

I'll add recipes when I try a great one, I'll add book reviews when I actually get a book read, and new craft creations as I make them.

I'll see how this works for a while.

On another front, I am in the midst of a planned med change.  It is going fairly well due in part to the fact that I was in a good place to start, I believe anyway.

We had added Abilify to my Lexapro/Klonopin regiment to get me through the Christmas season but the Abilify is just way too expensive if another SSRI will do the trick.

I called my Dr. to get the process started when I was ready.  At first he suggested Zoloft which I declined.  It was the very first SSRI I had tried and I have lots of very bad memories of that time.  Bad connotations.

So, I have started weaning off the Lexapro and started taking Paxil.  I was a bit surprised that the Dr. wanted me to try Paxil.  I was expecting him to suggest one of the newer SSRI/SSNRI meds.  So far, so good, though!

I thought I'd have more withdrawal/starting up symptoms but it has been fairly smooth so far.  (I probably shouldn't write that!)  I've been getting a slight headache in the afternoon to which I'm attributing to the weaning of the Lexapro.  Thursday will be my first day completely of the Lex and at a 20mg dose of Paxil.  I wanted to experiment and do it sooner to see what would happen but sanity prevailed and I decided that it wouldn't be a good idea.

Well, that is all for this post.  Let me know what you think about my blog changes and med changes. 

Changes, changes, changes.  Let us pray they are all changes for the better!

Have a great Monday!  I'm going yarn shopping so I now I will!

Daily Tune ~ "God Girl" by Jamie Grace

I'm loving my new CD by Jamie Grace.  This is one of my favorite songs on the CD.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Daily Tune ~ "Healer" by Kari Jobe

I just heard about this song for the first time this morning when my alarm went off for me to get up.  Kari Jobe was a guest on KLOVE and was talking about all the feedback she has gotten from this song so I had to look it up. 

Great Song!


{this moment} & Feel Good Friday ~ 1/27/12

 {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo (or 2, or 3) - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


"Just make a list. List 5 things that made you really happy this week. No matter how bad or boring you think your week was, I bet you can find 5 things."

1.  The family cleaned the Family Room!

2.  Getting caught up on the laundry for a few hours!

3.  Laken's total cuteness in pigtails!

4.  Kaylee got straight A's again this nine weeks!

5.  Buying some cute little outfits for my cousin Steph's baby!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On the Hunt

I'm revamping my blogging schedule.  So please be patient.

Tuesday are the day that I would like to post a new recipe that I have tried the week before.

Right now I don't really have any that are calling to me to make.

So, today, I am on the hunt for delicious looking, sounding, tasting recipes.

I'm off to check out lots of blogs and blog hops.  I might be stopping by yours!

Have a great Tuesday!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

TSMSS ~ Lifesong by Casting Crowns

Have a blessed weekend!

Facebook Friends

I'm going to be moving my Daily Tune over to my facebook page.

I'll also be asking a Daily Question to get some discussion going.

Come on over and "friend" me on Facebook.

Click here:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=525013668

I think that will take you to my profile page.

Hope to see you over there!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daily Tune ~ "Cowboy, Take Me Away" by the Dixie Chicks

This was my very favorite song back in the day.  I played this CD over and over when Doug and I were dating.  Man, does it take me back...


Monday, January 16, 2012

Daily Tune ~ "I am Blessed"

This song is dedicated to my good friend and Titus 2 mentor.  :) 

You know who you are!  Love you!


Psalm Study 2012 ~ Chapter 3

Trusting God for a  Better Tomorrow
Week 3, Psalm 3
Psalm 3
A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

1 LORD, how many are my foes!

How many rise up against me!

2 Many are saying of me,

“God will not deliver him.”[b]

3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me,

my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

4 I call out to the LORD,

and he answers me from his holy mountain.

5 I lie down and sleep;

I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.

6 I will not fear though tens of thousands

assail me on every side.

7 Arise, LORD!

Deliver me, my God!

Strike all my enemies on the jaw;

break the teeth of the wicked.

8 From the LORD comes deliverance.

May your blessing be on your people.

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Have a great week!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Scripture Memory Verse ~ 1/15/12

Memory Verse ~ 1/15/12-1/21/12

"Be devoted to on another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 12:10

(First Place 4 Health, "Better Together", Week 10)

Hide these Words in your heart and they will be with you always.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Daily Tune ~ "Let Them Be Little" by Lonestar

I definitely need to remember this song after the night we had.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Valentine Creations

Valentine's Day is just about a months away.  I thought I'd show you some V-Day items I have in my shop.

This is a cute beanie/diaper set with white and red accents and heart ears.

0-3 Month Valentine Hat and Diaper Cover Set - Photo Prop Red and White

I also just have the hat:

3-6 Month Valentine Hat - Photo Prop Red and White

Another set I have is a pink, red and white set with "I {heart} U" appliqued on the hat.

6-12 Month Valentine Hat and Diaper Cover Set - Photo Prop - I Heart You

And again, you can also just get the hat:

6-12 Month Valentine Hat - Photo Prop - I Heart You

I also have a few MTO Aprons or Tote listings.  For these you have the choice of the fabric being made into either an apron (type of your choice) or a tote bag.

APRON or TOTE Bag - Your choice- Hearts, X's and O's- Made to Order

APRON or TOTE Bag - Your choice- Arrows and Hearts- Made to Order

And here is a ready-to-ship straight apron just waiting for a home:

Sara Apron - Lace Hearts on Red

Next week, I'll show you some new Valentine-y pods,cocoons and hats that I've made recently.


Daily Tune ~ "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley

The title says it all.  I love the old pictures in this video.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Daily Tune ~ "You are So Good to Me" by Third Day

This is the first song I heard this morning.  A great way to start the day!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Book Review: "A Case for Love" by Kaye Dacus

"Brides of Bonneterre" Book 3
A Case for Love (Brides of Bonneterre, Bk 3)

Book Description:

TV society reporter Alaine Delacroix feels like David facing Goliath when she takes on the biggest corporation in town to keep them from putting her parents’ garden center out of business.

Lawyer Forbes Guidry wants nothing more than to stand up for the endangered local-business owners -- but it will mean risking his job and crossing his powerful parents.

My Thoughts:

This is my first book review for the year 2012.

I actually haven't reviewed a book for quite some time because I just haven't been able to sink into a book enough to actually finish it.  I don't know why but I would start a book and just could not get into enough for it to hold my interest.

I really missed reading.

As soon as "A Case for Love" arrived in my mailbox, I knew my dry spell would be over.

I love Kaye Dacus' writing and had really enjoyed the first two books of the "Brides of Bonneterre" series.  I had been looking forward to learning more about Forbes since book one.

I connected well with Alaine's character as well as Forbes' character.  Even though I knew how it would most likely end-up (it is a romance), the twists and turns and excitement kept me turning the pages and waking up in the morning eager to open the book up and read more.

If you haven't read any of this series, I do recommend starting with Book 1 "Stand-In Groom" and Book 2 "Menu for Romance".  Even if you don't, I know you will enjoy this book as a stand-alone.

I'm become a huge Kaye Dacus fan and can't wait for her next release!

Daily Tune ~ "American Honey" by Lady Antebellum

Nothin' sweet than summertime and American honey :) 

(As I sit looking at a snow covered yard)


Monday, January 9, 2012

Psalm Study 2012 ~ Chapter 2

Trusting God for a  Better Tomorrow
Week 2, Psalm 2
Psalm 2

1 Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?

2 The kings of the earth take their stand

and the rulers gather together

against the LORD

and against his Anointed One.

3 “Let us break their chains,” they say,

“and throw off their fetters.”

4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs;

the Lord scoffs at them.

5 Then he rebukes them in his anger

and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,

6 “I have installed my King

on Zion, my holy hill.”

7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD:
He said to me, “You are my Son;

today I have become your Father.

8 Ask of me,

and I will make the nations your inheritance,

the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will rule them with an iron scepter[f];

you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

10 Therefore, you kings, be wise;

be warned, you rulers of the earth.

11 Serve the LORD with fear

and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry

and you be destroyed in your way,

for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Here is the teaching video that goes with the lesson for this week:
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Have a great week!

Daily Tune ~ "Who Am I" by Casting Crowns

A group of us at Church are going to attempt to do this blacklight show at our Hymn Sing in March.

Last night was our first practice.  I think it went well.  We already learned a few of the "moves".  We'll still be needing lots of practice though!  :)


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Tune~ "How Great Thou Art" by Carrie Underwood

I grew up listening to my mom and her three sisters singing this song in four part harmony.  It always takes me back to that time when I hear it.

How great He is!

Happy Lord's Day!

Scripture Memory Verse ~ 1/8/12

Memory Verse ~ 1/8/12-1/14/12

"Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Colossians 3:13

(First Place 4 Health, "Better Together", Week 9)

Hide these Words in your heart and they will be with you always.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

"All of Me" by Matt Hammitt


I heard this song on the way home last night and the beauty of it caused me to really think about giving God all of me.  Not just a part.  But all.

Do you give God all of you?

Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Feel Good Friday & {this moment} ~ 1/6/11

 {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo (or 2, or 3) - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


"Just make a list. List 5 things that made you really happy this week. No matter how bad or boring you think your week was, I bet you can find 5 things."

1.  Game night with the church family on New Year's Eve!
2.  Yummy dinner at Aunt Donna's on New Year's Day!
3.  Waking up from a much needed nap to find the Family Room cleaned!
4.  Going shopping yesterday with my cousin, Steph!
5.  Getting back into baking for others!

Daily Tune ~ "God's Not Dead" by Newsboys

This song catches ahold of me.  How true!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Promo ~ Football Post-Season/Play-Off Sale

To celebrate the post-season football excitement and that the Steelers have made it into the play-offs, I'll be having a etsy sale on all my Football Hat/Beanie and Sets.

If you've never seen them, here are a few pictures.

The sets come in sizes 0-3 month, 3-6 month, and 6-12 mo.

The hat comes in sizes 0-3 month, 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 1-3 years and 4-12 years.  I could even make an adult size if you would like.

The colors can be customized to your favorite team (see Steeler hat above) or whatever color you desire (see pink hat above).

They come with earflaps and braids but both are optional.  You could purchase just a regular football beanie if that is what you would like.

The sale will run for 1 week and will be ending next Thursday, January 12, 2012.

Click HERE to go to my shop :)