Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Love Comes Softly

Last night I started watching this series called Love Come Softly. It is actually a Christian Drama tv movie set in the 1800's, and it's based on a series of books written by Janette Oke. There are 8 books, 6 series already made, one set to air in 2009, and the other well I don't really know, but they better hurry up so I can watch it.
My mom's friend actually had them, then thought that they would be something that I would enjoy watching, she was right! I actually stayed up till 2 last night watching them, because I couldn't just stop after one. It is such a cute series.
I need to get number 6 though cause I only have up to five. I also thought I might end up getting the books too, cause the shows are different then the books and they might be interesting to read.

Until next time....

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Faith

I have been reading this book, which I think is super interesting. I just wanted to share something I read...

" If we live in an exclusively material world, human life-including mine and yours- is absolutely meaningless. No matter how intense our passions, how great our accomplishments, or what side of history we choose, all of this will turn to dust in a universe doomed to extinction. Nothing apart from God counts, as Solomon so eloquently wrote four thousand years ago in Ecclesiastes- words that ring true today.
But if there is a personal Creator, if God is, then His creation can reflect His character; it can reveal God's purposes for us. Our lives instantly gain meaning. The world becomes a means of knowing God as well as our dwelling place. We can truly be the reasoning, imaginative, creative persons we believe ourselves to be.
How we understand ourselves and the world around us determines the kind of life we make. The early Christians showed us this is they swabbed the foreheads of plague victims; so have the Amish. Whether we believe that God is affects not only our families and our culture, but world history."

Until next time....

Monday, December 22, 2008


I got really bored tonight..and decided to paint my toes. I always do light pink but James picked out the color tonight. It kind of reminds me of a mermaid...I guess it will have to get getting use to...It is a pretty color though <3

Oh yes and I made pumpkin bread sat. night. It turned out okay, not nearly as good as my mother in laws but pretty good. The kids and James loved it, so that is really all that matters...
I will have to try a different recipe next time just to see, if there is a big difference...

Until next time...

Friday, December 19, 2008

Just Wanted to Share

I have been helping people out a lot lately and I've actually been getting a little down from all the need and that I can only do so much. I also started feeling like my little part, my lack of sleep, my constant giving, ect was not really worth it, you know like it was not really making a difference. I was just losing hope I guess, or motivation I don't really know.
Anyways I was praying tonight and reading cause I can't sleep and God reminded me of Galatians 6:9. "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary"
I really needed this so much, it gave me my hope back, my motivation I guess.
Anyways I really just wanted to share that with you.

Good night!!

Until next time....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Beautiful Kids

My kids were playing in their room, and it got too quiet for my comfort so I went to check on them and this is what I saw...

This is After they noticed I saw them...

Also, another picture. I just left the dishwasher unlocked, went into another room for a second and came back to find this. What a crazy girl.....

This picture makes me laugh..."Uh oh...I got caught..."

Until Next Time...

Monday, December 15, 2008


I woke up this morning and I couldn't breath. I was like what is wrong with me. Then all day my eyes were watering and I was sneezing. I was like " What has changed?" Then I looked over and there was my Christmas tree, and Pine needles all over my floor.
I hope that they are just allergies and tomorrow I feel better. I don't want to be allergic to my tree. We had one last year, but I think it was a different kind of pine or something. I don't know if you can be allergic to one kind of tree and not another.

Oh well, I'll just have to suck it up until Christmas is over..

Until next time...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

How big God is

This reminds me how big and powerful God is and that compared to this giant, intricate, storm my life's problems are easy for him :) It is also very pretty <3

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

all natural

I have been wanting to make pretty much everything I use from home, so I know all the ingredients are natural and such. I was looking online for recipes for all natural products and I realized there are soooo many. I've decided to start with shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, deodorant, laundry soap, and dish washing soap.
I'm so excited. There are so many other things you can make from home too, even make up. It will save us money, give me something to do, and be better for us.
Here are some recipes I thought were pretty interesting:

All Natural Hairspray
Boil 2 cups water and 1 lemon chopped into 1/2 inch pieces until it is reduced by half. Cool and strain into a spray bottle. Add 1 tbsp rubbing alcohol. Stores for two weeks.

Melt 2 tbsp beeswax with 2 tbsp coconut oil. Stir until well blended. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp each of thyme, lavender, and rosemary essential oils. Pour into suitable mould ( empty deodorant stick container is ideal) leave until set.

I really hope the deodorant works. If not I guess I will just have to try another recipe.
Fact for you: Did you know that store bought deodorant has aluminum in it, which is not good for you and some people think that over time it gets into your pores and can cause alzeimers.

I don't really know how true this is, but just in case I'll try my homemade kind.

Until next time....

Let me just tell you about today...

I haven't been sleeping good lately..insomnia or something i guess, anyways, I drink coffee EVERY 3 cups to be exact. This morning I get out of bed and go to make coffee, and we are out of it. OH NOOOO...out of coffee what am I supposed to do. So i search my house for any source of caffeine. I open a drawer and find a buzz bite ( something James brought home from somewhere), anyways it says it is equivalent to one cup of coffee and it's supposed to be like a chocolate chew thing. So I open it, and start to chew...hhmmm not to bad tastes like chocolate ( for the first 2 sec.) Then it starts to taste like nasty old stuff. Worst thing...didn't even work.

Anyways, I don't really know why I wrote that, I just wanted you to all feel my pain :)

This is what made me smile today...(Even though I wish I had a better camera. It takes me FOREVER to focus on something)
I love hearts...they have sooo much meaning..well at least in my opinion!!

Until next time...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Just for Now!!

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as Children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." - Marianne Williamson

Until next time.......

This time of year

As I go about my day, complaining that I have a house to clean, no time to do things i would like to do, no way to leave my nice, cozy, warm apartment, God speaks to me and says, "You have so much more than most. Be Grateful you have a house to clean, Be Grateful you have wonderful kids that keep you soooo busy, be grateful you have a nice warm place to be"

This time of year it's supposed to be about giving, giving to those who don't have. I believe we are supposed to give grace, God's grace to people that don't know anything about him.
I cry a lot this time of year, for the people that don't have. I feel like there is so much I want to do, and there is not enough man power behind just me to do it. Then God speaks again, "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you." If I have God behind me I can make a difference, he can make a difference. If every person, even did one tiny small wonderful thing for someone else, We could all make a huge difference.

I don't really know where I was going with this,
I think I was just rambling.

Until next time....

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Orange Juice, Laundry, and Christmas Shopping

I made fresh orange juice this morning. I don't have a juicer so I had to squeeze the oranges by hand. I prob. wasted a lot more than I would have if I had a juicer, but oh well. It tasted so good, I don't think I have ever really had fresh OJ

Then I had sooo much laundry to do I decided it would be smarter just to go to a laundromat do get it done. It was kind of fun, I actually met some pretty interesting people.

After I was done doing laundry I walked outside and was putting the clothes in the car, and I was like ohh antonio's that sounds so good. So as I was walking in to get something to eat with my $3.00 left over from laundry, I saw a poor homeless person. So right there I decided I would give them my food, cause I did have some in my warm house and they had nothing. It was a nice feeling and they were so grateful!

After that I came home got the kids and husband to go shopping at walmart. It's been a busy day, pretty productive though....

Until next time.....

Friday, December 5, 2008


So pretty much, I go to winco today to get something for dinner. The place is packed right, it's like crazy packed. I mean like you have to touch people to move packed.
Anyways, I'm walking along minding my own business and wahlah, someone steps on my pants and I pretty much go forward without my right foot. That normally equals someone falling on their face. Thankfully though there were tons of people so I caught myself on someone's cart.
No one even asks me if I'm okay, and the person who made this whole shebang happen didn't even say sorry. And to make matters worse, the person who's cart I grabbed just gave me a dirty look, like I was trying to steal her cart, and walked away.

Now I officially hate winco...

Until next time....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So, I have no idea how to blog, but we shall type and see where it gets us.
I am so happy that it is almost Christmas, a time of laughter, pretty lights, hot chocolate, rainy nights, and a wonderful time to celebrate my savior Jesus Christ, who has brought me to where I am today.
Sometimes, Christmas gets so overloaded with people running around trying to find super expensive gifts for people, it turns into a very stressful time. I like to go to the mall around this time of year and just sit and watch people go about their day. I sometimes want to stand up and scream, though, and tell them that Christmas is about Jesus and not about money. Anyways I just wanted to see if this would work, so I'm done for now...

Until Next time.....