Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New jog bra from Jockey and Purex!!

Soo cool I got a sample jog bra to test out. Along with full sized sample of new Purex laundry detergent and the scent crystals!
Very excited to try them all and review!
Keep tuning in ;)

Monday, November 28, 2011

WOAH! Christmas Already??

Christmas season is upon us already. And of course I wait to the last minute to get the ball moving. Our house is decorated, tree is up, lights in windows, garland up and the nativity is set up on the mantle. The stockings are out but waiting to be hung, we don't want them to be burned by our raging fireplace. We like a hot fire :) so the stocking sit off to the side waiting patiently.
I on the other hand am not so patient. I acquired a lot of beautiful fabric and want to play play play!
So once I finish off a few household chores I will be planted in front of my One Stitch Wonder, the 50's era Kenmore sewing machine and headed to town!
Will post more as time goes on.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New inspiration!

Wow I just found this amazing book at our library today! It's called "Skinny Quilts and Table Runners 2"
Wow! Here are a few Picts I took of some of the content.
Cannot wait to delve!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sooo much happening!!

Wow the past few mints have flown by. We bought a house we moved. G started
School and it's time to start sewing again!
Time to make some items for the holiday auction. At the school!
Woo hoo!
Soo much to do and sooo little time!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Check this out!

YOU yes YOU! could win free books! Check out the link to the right yeah over there, sign up and be entered!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Busy Busy Busy!!

Sooo been cutting squares for a quilt I am working on for the Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry to raffle off later this summer... if I get it done lol
What are you all doin?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Galileo (Christian Encounters Series)

A copy of this book was generously provided by Booksneeze in exchange for a review. All opinions herein are strictly my own.

I enjoyed the book very much. Although some times the subject matter was a bit over my head.
I often found myself having to re-read the details of a paragraph.
Galileo was an amazing man, a true genius.  I learned so very much about him.
It's only too bad the Church hadn't left him alone so he could have done more.
But he must have had God-given insight into the things he believed, such as the sun being the center of the universe.  How else could he have come up with his ideas.
I loved the way his spyglass discoveries were described.
How could anyone calculate the dimensions of Dante's hell?
I do believe Galileo was somewhat "religious", definitely Catholic and not wanting to upset the pope or cardinals, so he was very selective in his texts.
He did believe "the the proper interpretation of Scripture cannot conflict with the proper interpretation of nature." This is true today. As the more scientific knowledge we discover, it conforms with the Bible's Scripture.
And he was very clever in writing his "Dialogue" in conversational form among three men.
And he was especially clever in using the name Simplicio, the ancient & esteemed commentator on Aristotle as one of the men.  The conversation takes place in 4 days, each day with a different topic, such as the moon's surface, phases of Venus, sunspots, satellites of Jupiter, rotating & revolving of the earth.  All most interesting.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Booksneeze review "Curiosites of the Civl War"

Booksneeze generously provided the book “Curiosities of the Civil War” in exchange for a book review :)

I usually don't like a book that doesn't tell a story but this odd collection of interesting facts held my interest so much that I couldn't put it down.

I learned so many amazing facts about the Civil War that I never learned in school or anywhere else.  Such as the role of wives who went into battle with their husbands.
Also those 5 women were banished from the Union lines within 48 hours for "having acted disrespectfully toward the President."
Or the important role horses filled in the war.
And how about the members of the Ohio regiments who "seized" the locomotive General in a 90-mile chase before being captured.
The New York "World" warned any man near St. Louis in a Federal uniform that he was in mortal danger. "Mrs. Willow & a free colored woman named Hanna Courtena were arrested for selling poisoned pies to the soldiers at Camp Benton."
As in any war there are stories of unbelievable bravery of the soldiers who lost hands, arms, legs and continued in their mission.
A British journalist described President Lincoln:  "that he is ugly is nothing; to add that his figure is grotesque is to convey no adequate impression."
Did President Lincoln have Marfan syndrome? A condition that causes elongated arms & legs.

It was an easy read and I recommend it to anyone who loves history and truth.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New stuff

Got lotsa new stuff on the horizon, book reviews, new sewing machine (new to me that is) a few other things I cant mention quite yet...but things are looking up and i am very excited :)
stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Power Based Life book review

I was generously provided with a copy of this book from in exchange for a blog review. The opinions expressed hereafter are expressly my own.
When I first cracked into this book I was hoping it wasn’t going to be one of those feel good about yourself pep talk books. The world if full of those already and I  have had quite enough of that. But I was pleasantly surprised, It is chalked with fantastic bible scripture as well as real life examples of people who have lived it, love it and made it work for them. One of my favorite examples is of Vince Lombardi who had football practice scheduled the same time as the first lunar moon walk. The front office suggested that he push practice back a bit so the players could watch it. He responded by saying “Won’t do it, It wont help those astronauts to have us sitting around watching them, and them walking around up on the moon won’t help make us better football players.”
Love this and use it a lot to remind me of my personal goals! I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to pass it along to my family and friends.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

OK soo the Owl is for Jill, if you dont like it tough. The blanket is for Teagan Kieth :) I delivered it this am before her mom and siblings went to NY. Hope they like it~

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book Reviews

So I am working on a few publishers to get advance reading copies of books and review them here on our blog and on FB.
Keep your eyes and ears open!