Archive for January, 2012

True Confessions

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

I haven’t posted one of these in ages.   1. I hate cupcake wrappers because they waste quite a bit of cupcake and frosting (sometimes!) When I was a kid, I used to chew the wrapper to get it all off–eww! 2. I’m more of a frosting girl. I could skip the cake and eat […]

Tellin’ The Truth Tuesday

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

  Back to work time! I did eat treats over Christmas but I was not out of control or mindless eating. I just ate too much! Also my body did not care for the carbs–so I have a bit of “undoing” to work on now! I’m hoping to reach my goal this year–we shall see!! […]

It Doesn’t Go Away

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Prison. Thankfully, our lives are really really different than they were even 1 year ago. Things are improving–definitely. But it’s always there and we get reminders. I paid off the attorney last week–FINALLY! He didn’t like the payment plan, but we couldn’t help it. Having an attorney bill to pay is a reminder. I looked […]

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget~Book Review & Giveaway~Closed

Friday, January 6th, 2012

I was privileged to be able to review an advanced copy of Crystal’s new book! How exciting!!! I’ve been one of Crystal’s readers since before she was Money Saving Mom. I know she won’t want me gushing about her here–but it’s my blog so I will! A very long time ago, when she and Jesse […]

From Outside The Frame

Friday, January 6th, 2012

  Cute idea for a Valentine photo A really nice tutorial for learning how to cast on for knitting–lots of photos Lots of Valentine ideas–I haven’t looked through them all yet. Now that Lee has a real job that seems to be actually paying him! We’re working HARD on the budgeting. We’ve read Dave Ramsey […]

Compassion Water Of Life~Results

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

THANK YOU so much to each person who donated to James’ Compassion Water Project. The final total was $169.50. He received some of that through donations, and some by working hard baking cookies! So, we just sent the donation and he was able to buy 3 filters and a couple bucks extra! Also, one of […]

Eating Crow

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

So, awhile ago, I posted about how well I was doing on my diet. About how sugar and junk didn’t bother me. Well, at Christmas, I gave myself permission to eat treats. I didn’t crave them. I was not out of control. I did eat too much. Let’s just say I learned a VERY valuable […]


Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

I read lots of 2011 wrap up posts this past week. *Favorite posts of the year *Favorite crafts of the year *Favorite book of the year *Favorite photos of the year *Favorite memories of the year I really enjoyed those and while I feel I should write something like that I just don’t have the […]

The Love & Respect Experience~Booksneeze Review

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

I received a copy of this devotional from BookSneeze. I haven’t read any of Dr. Eggerichs other Love and Respect books although I’ve heard really good things about them. As you may know, Lee and I have been through the wringer in our marriage. This past year since he’s been able to live at home […]

Works of God~Share A Blessing

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Any blessings out there to share? I’m thankful (again) for Lee’s job. It seems to be going well! I’m thankful for time with family. I’m thankful for this Christmas season–I’m just not quite ready for it to be over! I’m thankful for our time off of school too. I’m NOT thinking about getting back to […]