Friday, December 4, 2009

Stopping Shop

Most of you readers/followers of my blog know I run a gift shop where most the items I make have a friend or family member in mind so when the holidays come I can give it to them. It is that time of season and I've emptied and stopped my shop. I will probably start adding some stuff again late January after I've built some more inventory and have a little more money for supplies. I appreciate everyone that has stopped by my etsy shop and looked around and hearted me. I hope I will see you there again once I'm up and running. I don't blog post or read as often as it is, but my visits here will either be higher because I won't have my time taken up with so much creating and listing and blah blah blah- or will be lower because I'll be really busy with the Christmas spirit activities... :) I'll try to stop by your blogs as well and comment and read up.

Thank you again for your support!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday's Serious Note- Spend Time with your Children

I know I don't really need to send out a reminder to any parent that their child or children are growing up so fast. Maybe I'm making this post to remind myself. I can't believe that both my children are in school now. I enjoy the quiet time I have now at home to actually do my job- but I do miss them being around. I can't believe how much of an adult conversation I can have with both of them sometimes. I like that I can understand both of them better and we can talk about more- but I miss their simple little conversations that were always sweet and cute. Both of them are growing so tall too! It's nice to be able to do more active things with them since they are getting taller and motor skills are more developed- but I really miss just holding their little bodies in my arms and lifting them out of the car while they slept to find them still sleeping when I brought them in our home to lay them down.

I have to remember though- that although there is so much I miss about my children being little (my daughter is going to be 7 in a couple weeks and my son will be 6 in a few months) there are many things I can now experience with them as they are older.

This Christmas my children will be recieving books (educational and pleasurable) and some board games. I am looking forward to their break from school so I can spend some quality fun time with them- now that they're getting old enough to understand learning new things, how to enjoy a more complicated story, and how to follow game rules.

How are you spending time with your children this season? What do you miss about them being younger? What you do enjoy about them getting older?

Take every moment you can get.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday's Serious Note (on Sunday)- Holiday Family Connections

Just a quick note to everyone- please remember your family and friends that have been out of connection this holiday season. I usually don't like saying this just because it is around the holidays- I believe relationships need to be built, encouraged, and on a level ground all year long- but sometimes you just need that special mood to be able to kick things back into action. For example- say you're sorry to someone you fought with a while ago even if you're not wrong- just to settle things and get that friendship going again. Be persistent in trying to inspire that "scrooge" in your family to come join the others in the celebrations. Don't forget to tell your mom, grandpa, grandma, dad, children, sister, brother, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. that you love them, send them a card, share a memory- even if some of those family members are never around the rest of the year. You just never know when you'll lose them and they'll never be around again.

If you have a difficult relationship with a family member- or had in the past- and are or was able to settle it through some small kind action- please share your perceptive thoughts.

Happy Holidays and Love spread to all!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Black Friday Syndrome- List of Etsy Black Friday Sellers

Hi Everyone,
I composed a list of Black Friday Sellers with Sales on etsy so that when you're doing your crazy shopping next week online you can get the best deals. I am posting that list here for you to peruse because I understand some shops may be starting their sales early for you to grab the items and run before other online Black Friday shoppers.

Whilst you look at this list and pursue the event of shopping at them- please remember to pay attention to their shop announcements, shop policies, and item descriptions so you understand how their sale works.

My shop name is also on this list- and I will most likely start my sale on the Wednesday before thanksgiving so I have some time to promote before getting caught up in the family meal stuff.

Happy shopping! - variety gift shop- sale: 20% off everything except clearance items and free shipping - $5 off purchases of $25, $10 off $50, $10 off $100 - yummy bath and body products - sale: 20% off entire store, does not include shipping, sale ends midnight EST 11/27/09 - Jewelry with a few quilting squares - Sale: items moved to Super Sale section and free gift with every purchase! Free Shipping on Black Friday! -- all natural, totally delicious, nuts, granola and more, made with Real Grade A maple syrup, has no added oil, butter or fat...and all products are completely vegan. We will be offering buy 2 get 1 free black friday thru cyber monday! check us out and enjoy! -- Handmade and digital papercrafts: cards, tags, embellishments and customizable photo cards  *25% off all Customizable Photo Cards (Holiday Cards and Birth Announcements) Black Friday through Cyber Monday* - - One-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry, handmade greeting cards, nature photography and other unique accessories *SALE* 20% off ALL orders of $25 or more (refund through PayPal); FREE holiday card with necklace purchase; Buy 1 photograph get 1 FREE (equal or lesser value) Nature Inspired, Shabby Chic, Romantic Floral Handmade Jewelry Nov. 27-30th 10% off entire shop (enter <> in notes to seller). Free Note Card/Gift Tag set with purchase over $5. Fresh coffee roasted daily! We'll be offering 15% off all coffee from Nov 26- Dec 1st. 6 days! Woo! Just listed coffee sample packs, too, which I'm really excited about. I have one of a kind jewelry, gift bag, tags, patterns and more. All jewelry comes with a gift bag and tag, all orders will come with a free gift. 20% off if you spend $10 or more. If you spend $30 or more I will offer free shipping Purses, Purse Organizers and Camera Straps! Very affordable and unique. Candles, Tarts, Sachets, Reed Oil Diffusers & Home Fragrances. Black Friday Sale available now! Buy One Get One, up to 50% off & free shipping available.
Nov 26-30. Distinctive jewelry of exceptional quality and value for men and women. FREE 1st Class Domestic Shipping. Double your order for FREE!!! Photos, postcards, notecards, pendants!!! 20% off all items, free gift with purcahse, and free shipping
I'm having free shipping worldwide from midnight e.s.t. 11-27-09 until midnight e.s.t. 11-30-09!
Until then, free shipping as usual to the lower 48 and Canada!
Buy 4 apples get 1 free!
Buy 6 apples get 2 free!
FREE Worldwide Shipping on the entire shop!
NOv 27 through Nov30
FREE SHIPPING in the US from Black Friday to Cyber Monday
I sell papercrafts: cards, scrapbooks, gift tags, bags, boxes, etc....
FREE SHIPPING on everything except clearance and destash items! black friday thru cyber monday!
One-of-a-kind vintage inspired jewelry, 20% off with free worldwide shipping, already on sale. Thanks!
Wallets, Jewelry & Home decor with a geeky, upcycled feel. Free X-Mas Goodies ornament w purchase (Black Friday-Cyber Monday). Please specify choice in Note to Seller :) WONDERS FOR ART AND CRAFT LOVERS!!! Original paintings, prints, jewels, journals and boxes... 20 % OFF on the HANDMIRRORS and a FREE art postcard FOR MY 20TH SALE! (enter "20 OFF" in NOTE to seller) christmas afghan, teacher gifts,tissue box cover,christmas cards $1 each and much more Black Friday Sale at LOC Design Studio
20% off entire purchase from Friday, November 27 until midnight December 1. I will change prices before the sale begins so that you can shop and pay without waiting for an adjusted total! Items with color/style options are relistable so don't let a sold sign stop you! I expect to be near my computer all day on Friday so if I haven't gotten it relisted yet, convo me and I'll get it taken care of PDQ! I'll be offering Free Worldwide Shipping on all orders! 11/27 -11/30.Please enter the code "EtsyFreeShipping" in the message to seller box during checkout, and your discount will be refunded via PayPal. - inspirational greeting and note cards including a Christmas collection - FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Hey Good Lookin' Whatcha Got Thinkin'?

So this post is a random thought tribute to all moms, wifes, and heads of households.

Random thoughts to be mentioned:

a. Counting Calories- Seriously?
b. Moms Who Think
c. Its a Crime to Waste Time
d. Here Turkey Turkey
e. and: Cupcakes!

a. When I start putting on those extra pounds I start counting calories and trying somewhat my best to do some physical exercise for about 20 minutes at the very least every other day. Counting calories is VERY difficult and sometimes hard to get motivated to do. I know I'm going to put a lot of the pounds back on this holiday season. But here's what bothers me the most: WHY can't calorie counts be REALISTIC and serving sizes? For example- why can't they make it easier for me by saying a cereal serving is 2 cups (because I can't just eat 1 cup and be satisfied)? And why do some items use "ounces" instead of teaspoons or tablespoons or the number of items I'm going to eat (crackers or nuts for example)? But- here's a good thing. I found a link to a site that helps you know what calories are in veggies and fruit. I can't believe it entirely but it is helpful. Take a look:

b. I want to send a thank you to all the mom's who choose to think about what's best for their family even if it means making extra sacrifices. I pray for those who don't seem to care about much except getting their next drink of alcohol or getting their next drug fix. Thank you to the moms and wives who care so much about their husband and children that they never want to put their lives in danger, that never want to "not be there" for them, and that does her best to make sure they all know she's there at all times. Sometimes a mom/wife can show how much she loves her family by making sure there's always a good meal on the table at dinnertime. That doesn't always have to be a sacrificing moment though- in fact, sometimes its a lot more interesting if you don't have to sacrifice so much time to a dinner or to thinking up a special dinner- but rather spend that time with the ones you love. I'd like to promote the link because it has helped with some great dinner ideas! Take a look! :)

c. I work from home making phone calls to try and sell insurance- but sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my time. I can't sit still and watch TV with my husband in the evening, I can't take a relaxing bath every time when I know there's stuff to be done, and it's hard for me to sit on my butt and make some phone calls without accomplishing some other goal. So- my solution- I make or start my christmas gift projects that involve crocheting, cutting, or writing while I'm making those phone calls, sitting and watching TV, and even taking a bath. :) I just can't waste the time when there's so much to be done! It's almost here!

d. Here's some cute Turkey facts for Thanks giving that were cut out of a local ad this month: -Turkeys can see in color -In 2008 there was an estimated 271 million turkeys raised - Turkey is low in fat and high in protein. Great source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, and B vitamiins. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Turkey!

e. I won a giveaway! It was the cutest little cupcake pouch by Come look at her shop! Very full of variety and great stuff!

Well- Happy weekend to you all! Thanks for reading and please share your thoughts!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday's Serious Note- That Burning Voice of Guilt in the Holiday Season

I just want to send a quick shout out to everyone- asking that you get into the holiday spirit a little early. Of course, like many of us, I grew up knowing I need to count my blessings. I also believe that I should share my blessings. Sometimes I forget, and justify myself by stating I'm taking care of my children and husband, and I make and buy great gifts for my family around the holiday season, birthdays, or when its a special event... But sometimes that burning voice inside me says- you didn't really need to buy that unfinished wood whatever muh bob to paint... you didn't need to buy that bag of "only for mommy at that time of the month" mint chocolates... That money, or even those items, could have gone to someone else to make their day...

I know we're not supposed to blow our own horn on what we donate- its supposed to be a quiet thing to do because we're not doing it to get glory for ourselves- but I'd like to hear of something you've done for someone else recently...

Whether you donated time, money, clothing, toys, anything with your heart and thought into it for anyone! It counts when you give those clothes that your kids don't fit in anymore to someone's kid you know who needs them... instead of selling them on craigslist or at a yardsale. It counts when you brought that jar of homemade jelly to a neighbor that you know who just had a hard time with some incident in their life. It counts when you take the time out of your day to say a prayer for someone you don't even know- or ask others to pray for them as well.

Get rid of that burning voice of guilt- and do good for someone in any way you can- and start now- don't wait for the "Christmas Spirit" to take you over. You just might take someone by surprise and make a huge difference in their life.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Boggle Blogging 2

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS: From last month's boggle game we have first place going to: Krazy Kate Designs! YAY! 2nd place going to Cheeky Lemur! Yay! and 3rd place goes to EtsyGems! Yay!

So Everyone- Let's Play a Blogger style Boggle AGAIN!!! Please be honest with yourself and with other posters when timing yourself in finding words...

Here's how to play:

Using the image above of a Boggle cube time yourself for 3 minutes and find as many 3 letter or more words as possible. "Letters must join in the propper sequence to spell a word. They may join horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, to the left, right, or up-and-down. No letter, cube, however, may be used mroe than once within a single word."

"Any word (noun, adjective, adverb, etc. ) is acceptable as long as it can be found in a standard English dictionary. Plural nouns are allowed, as are all verb tenses. Words within words are also permissible; e.g.,spare: spa, par, are, spar, pare."

Comment on this post with your list of words. Again BE HONEST! and Time Yourself! First write your words down using the image- and timing yourself. Then post what you've written down. Please do not look at other posts until you are finished as we don't want anyone cheating and finding words within someone else's words...

Have Fun! I'll only be posting a first place winner next month (on the 12th of December)- let's try to get more than 6 players this time! :)

Quoted Rules from

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pet Antics 1- Fat Cat

This is the first post in my 4 post series of my 4 animals. The first one is on our entertaining male cat, Fat Cat. Sad but true we named him fat cat. You'll see why in some of the photos below.

Fat Cat is a very loving brother to his sister cat: Girly.

He loves to lay with her and because she's such a clean freak he offers to help clean her off too.

He's fat but he still likes to fit himself into tight spaces.

Of course he's fat because he loves food so much. Salmon is his favorite- though he's not allowed to be eating that well!

He's so fat, he has to lay down while he's eating.

And playing...

And sometimes he likes to think he's got some good meat on him. Cat for dinner anyone?

We love our Fatty! :) He's so cute and such a character! I hope you enjoyed looking!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday's Serious Note- Keeping the Faith

There was a time in the past couple months that I questioned whether I should be so open about my faith with my etsy shop and blog. I was worried it might revolt some people from reading what I write, looking at my items, or even "stepping in" to my shop after seeing my avatar...

But I stopped myself from worrying. God helped me decide not to worry so much about what other people think while going through my crafty ventures. I can proclaim my faith in Him because He is the one who has blessed me with the abilities to create what I can, who has blessed me with family and friends to think of and create for, and blessed me with easy access to proclaim Him. I realize that "preaching" to people can sometimes set them off- but the nice thing about what I can do in my blog and shop is that it isn't overly infiltrated with my demanding on what you should believe- just proclaiming what I believe. You can choose to read it, and you can choose not to- It won't effect me either way.

My main point is- regardless of how many readers, followers, or shoppers I have- I will keep my faith as an open book. This does not mean I have a lack of respect for those who do not share my faith- and it doesn't mean I will let my faith cause me to judge others when I am reading, shopping, or commenting in their "spaces".

Now- my challenge question to others- regardless of what faith you carry or if you don't carry any at all- when you see a shop or a blog that is infiltrated with God or the lack of God- does it influence what you want to read, comment on, or heart in the shop? How and why?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gifts for The Home and Other Great Gift Shops!

So, I wanted to share my section in my shop with gifts for the home because I know how sometimes we forget to get those little cute home things we like for ourselves- and I've always enjoyed how around the holidays my family remembers those kinds of things for me. Who will you think of and what do you think they need?

Come look at many new items in my shop by clicking on the link above- it takes you directly to the "gifts for the home" section.

I've also been searching around for other variety gift shops as I am one as well. I have included a list below so you can do some browsing for your Christmas shopping! Cards, jewelry, supplies Cute clocks, journals, lamps Jewelry, crochet hats, painted kitchen items clothing, scarves, vintage collectibles Pens, keychains, bottle stoppers cards, ornaments, jewelry jewelry, hats, scarves cards, notebooks, binder clips pin cushions, hair clips, bookmarks signs, wine charms, fabric crafts vintage variety: decor, gifts, housewares stickers, magnets, jewelry clothing, cute crafts, costumes

And those are what we have! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday's Serious Note (On Sunday)- Touchy Subject Politics

Yesterday, Halloween, was busy- so no real time to get on the computer and post my usual Saturday Serious Note. So here it is on Sunday.

First let me note- I realize politics are a touchy subject and I might not have a great "approval rating" for my blog by putting my views up- but I'd like to make stuff more interesting.

I'm going to put the question out there...

Do you think we have enough checks and balances in our governmental system today to keep it limited and focused on the needs, rights, and foundations of what the American people represent?

I am usually not involved in keeping up with politcal media as much as I probably should- no more than watching the daily news, listening to my husband's commentaries, and the occasional talk show when I'm not busy doing something else.

But a show my husband and I watched together last week by Glen Beck was very interesting to me... To be honest- when Beck is on and my husband is watching- I usually don't watch because sometimes he seems off the wall, disorganized, and I can't understand what he's talking about. However- this one particular show about our Founding Fathers vs. Today's Progressives scared me and got me fired up...

Why don't you take a look at the topic here:,2933,570762,00.html

We are going so far from what we orignally had our country founded on. We don't need the government involved in everything we are made of- for it's own selfish growth and power! The government is made of people too- they are no angels or saints- their system is just as flawed as an individual is!

Have you considered this topic at all lately?

Here's what I think... with some inspirational ideas bounced off my husband...

When our Founding Fathers made this country the way it is, and set up the system for it- there was one president for only a few states. Now that we have so many more states and individuals and new points of view- shouldn't our country have more presidents? Possibly one for each region? That way everyone is really more equally represented and there is a better checks and balances system with each president in each region having to be accountable to the other and to the people for national decisions?

Hmmmm... keep considering... talk it out with someone... do some research... put in your perceptive thought.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oven Keeps the House Warm

So, in my family's new little home- the heaters are something we don't want to start running until we absolutely have to. To keep warm- I bake! I've been making more oven baked pasta dinners, been baking cookies, muffins, cakes, etc for snacks for the kids, and of course baking those weekend pizzas. I can't believe how much it warms the house up and KEEPS it warm when only on for 40 minutes or so!

Anyway- I just listed a couple of things on my etsy shop that will promote having the oven on this cold holiday season!

A Happy Thanksgiving Wood Tray to hold those yummy pumpkin pie desserts!

A Christmas cookie jar to hold all those decorated cookies!

A recipe book of cookies to fill that cookie jar!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday's Serious Note- Biblical Motivation to Recycle

I am setting a challenge for everyone to recycle at least 3 items this week- in any way you can. I'm sure a lot of us do a lot more than that- but with this week I want you to think about your faith as well (for those that believe in the Bible).

I want you to think about how recycling isn't just a responsiblity to take care of the Earth so we can all live better- I want you to think about it in a way that you understand it is your RESPONSIBILITY given by GOD to be a steward of the Earth- because it is a GIFT from HIM.

Take a few moments to study these verses with me- and tell me if you agree that they are in relation to the Lord giving us the Earth to use it for our benefit and to take care of it as a gift from our loving Father.

Genesis 1:25-30 and after fall of man Genesis 9:1-3.

Can you show me any other verses from the Bible you think might support taking care of the Earth and those of other kinds that live on this planet? I'd like to do more reading on it as well- and use it as my motivation and faith conviction for taking care of where I live and sharing the Earth with the animals as well and taking care of it for them.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Harvest Memories- Having them and Making them

Every season is one to be enjoyed with family memories- whether you're sharing the ones you've had before or making new ones. These October weekends have been wonderful. Now that both my children are in school they and I appreciate the weekends together so much more- and we've had so much fun with the fall season activities just being together.

I've been sharing stories with my kids about how I used to spend my halloweens before my family stopped celebrating holidays. I told them about how I used to dress up for school, how we'd go trick or treating late at night, how we loved to watch scary movies, and how there was always that one house that was really scary but always had the sweetest old lady with the best treats.
And, over the years I've worked those same traditions into halloween with my children. The past years have been of course dressing up and trick or treating, carving pumpkins and roasting seeds, and reading simple board book halloween stories. This year is so much better though. My family moved into our first house after being in an apartment for so many years and the experience is amazing- and it's a plus that the children are older and can understand and do more things independently as well.

So, I'm making more memories with my children that instill what I used to do, and new ones that I never got to do. For example- the second week of october we colored halloween pictures that I printed offline and fall pictures while we watched Mickey Mouse's House of Villians and hung them up everywhere in the house. The third week (last weekend) we decorated the outside of the house with witches, spider webs, skulls, my pumpkin boxes, etc. It was so adorable! And this weekend we'll carve pumpkins, drink apple cider, make and eat candy apples, and watch halloween movies. Of course next weekend is Halloween (I'm so glad it's on a Saturday this year). We'll dress up as a bunny (me), transformer (my son), and a ladybug (my daughter), I'll make pumpkin bread for the first time for breakfast, we'll play games, watch movies, read halloween stories, and TRICK OR TREAT with me right by their side (no candy for me of course)!

So- Have a safe and fun halloween! Share some memories you're making or that you've had... I'd love to hear them as well as get new ideas for future years!
PS: Take a look at my etsy shop because all of my halloween items are on clearance now!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday's Serious Note- Missing Children

My husband and I watch "Nancy Grace" a lot, and the stories and cases of missing children always break my heart- especially when parents or those who are close to the children are involved. I just have no fathom of understanding how or why ANYONE would hurt, endanger, or do anything to a child- especially their own. My babies are the most important thing in my life- along with my husband- and I can't imagine anything happening to them. I would like to believe it is every mother's nightmare to have anything happen to her children- but through some personal experience with a couple people I've met and watching these horrible stories unfold I know that isn't always the case.

I would just like everyone who reads this to take a moment for the parents who care so much about their children and take every precautionary measure to take care of them- to help their children stay safe and always feel loved. To take a moment for the parents who are without their children today and that they'll be reunited soon, or have some closure and healing. And to take a moment for all those children who are without their mommies and daddies and wish they could be, or those that need to be found and placed in the hands of new loving mommies and daddies.

I can't write anymore. I am starting to cry. Please- if you're a believer- let that moment you take involve some prayers. Thank you.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Boggle Blogging

So Everyone- Let's Play a Blogger style Boggle! Please be honest with yourself and with other posters when timing yourself in finding words...

Here's how to play:

Using the image above of a Boggle cube time yourself for 3 minutes and find as many 3 letter or more words as possible. "Letters must join in the propper sequence to spell a word. They may join horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, to the left, right, or up-and-down. No letter, cube, however, may be used mroe than once within a single word."

"Any word (noun, adjective, adverb, etc. ) is acceptable as long as it can be found in a standard English dictionary. Plural nouns are allowed, as are all verb tenses. Words within words are also permissible; e.g.,spare: spa, par, are, spar, pare."

Comment on this post with your list of words. Again BE HONEST! and Time Yourself! First write your words down using the image- and timing yourself. Then post what you've written down. Please do not look at other posts until you are finished as we don't want anyone cheating and finding words within someone else's words...

Have Fun! I'll post the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners (if I get that many people to post) one month from now- On November 12th!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

So Many Ideas, So Little Time

Wow- the ideas keep flowing. Anyone else an insomniac when it comes to creativity?

Some nights if I get an idea on something I'd like to make for someone or for my gift shop- I can't sleep unless I write it down. And while I am waiting to write it down, more ideas stem off of that one. AGH! Sometimes they won't stop coming!

I have to organize a timeline for when I want to complete certain projects and tell myself that I can't add any more to certain dates. It's kind of like a scheduler now when I'm trying to come up with ideas to make things.

When my mind is coming up with an idea... it's like saying to it: Hmmm... OKay- let me look at my schedule and see when I can fit you in... :)

I guess I just have to learn to write something down when I get the idea, but if there's no time to do it- it's okay to just say no... :)

I've started to keep an "Idea Journal" for things I'd like to make someday when I have more time... since my little date book is full now. for the rest of the year and starting into next year.

Any other advice? Any common stories?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Family Creativity

Does creativity run in genes?

I have never been sure on this one... Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Or perhaps just the element of being inspirable is what runs in the genes...

I have a grandfather who used to do extensive beadwork and make dream catchers. Seeing his work amazed me- that so much time and effort could really make something so beautiful.

I used to watch my mother also branch out on her ideas as a teacher with creativity in her lesson plans. She also used her hands so well in gardening, painting decoration for our home, pottery, stained glass, sewing, etc.

My sister went off to college and became a graphics design artist- but she also does so much with other media (painting, drawing, beadwork).

I love homemaking craft- cooking, gardening, decoration- but I also enjoy being creative with various media to create gifts...

Hmmm... Gene's or not- I'm glad to know that I have been blessed with people around me who enjoy the creative elements of life and that I have the time and space to enjoy my own ideas as well...

Conviction and Testimony

I wanted to write a quick note about a very important part of me. I am a believer in Christ. I believe that He died for me to save me from my sins so that I may join Him in Heaven with God our Father. I believe that prayers are very powerful, and that faith is the reason I am alive today. I live for Him primarily, and I live to take care of the gifts He has given me (my husband, my children, my life, and my family).

There have been rough times- but He's always stuck through it with me- even if I've strayed. He has always provided- and I beleive that He has given me the ability to think and do for myself. When I do the work and ask Him to help me then my life is abundent with what is needed- and sometimes even a little more to just enjoy.

Any prayer requests? Please comment and I'll be happy to send one up for you.

Myself, my husband, and my children could also use some prayers for our health, faith, financial, and academic well being. Thank you!