Thursday, March 31, 2011

A New Opportunity and an old one...

So, I am trying out another word of mouth marketing opportunity...I do not know very much about this yet, but I have had so much fun with another company that I thought I would look into this one. Let me know what you looks interesting.

Also, this is the LAST day to enter to win a camera from my friend, Grace who is trying to raise funds to bring home her sweet little Noah...This is a REALLY NICE camera...I wish we all could win...but it is also helping to provide much needed funds to get this boy to his forever home. They are pretty close too...I think they only need $7,500 more...which sounds like a LOT, but is really on the downhill slide. Please consider being as generous as you can...every little bit helps! Here is the link


Saturday, March 26, 2011


A friend shared this on her blog...and it just really hit me where I is lovely and sad, happy and lonely...and yet comforting and peaceful. A very strange mix of feelings...but filled with truth...and helps me remember...THIS is not my home....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Latest Project

Showing my latest project, because I know a couple are interested...
I think this is my favorite layout in the entire album...the picture was too sweet for words to begin with, but I love the overall can't see the piece of white swiss dot fabric that is under the photo...made it look soft and sweet! Oops...noticed...see that little card with the HOLLY on it? That was holding the place of a tag I made to have birth info journaled on...I forgot all about it when I was taking the pictures, but rest assured...she does not have that card in the album...auuugggghhhhh...

These would be my next favorites...
Just wondering if you can tell what my favorite embellishments are???
Did you by any chance guess FLOWERS AND BLING??? Well you might not have guessed bling unless you saw it up close...hard to see here, but TRUST is EVERYWHERE!!!!
There are about 28 or so more pages...didn't want to over-do it...but lots more flowers...lots more bling!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Maybelline's Super Stay 24 2 Step Color and giveaway

As a Bzz Agent, you get the opportunity to try some fun new products...this product is no exception...forget what you know about Long Lasting Lip Color...this product has all the ones I've tried before beat hands down...

I was actually a little afraid to try this product. I have used Lip Colors like this in the past and they BURNED like blue blazes...not sure what that means, but boy howdy...they stung something terrible. If you could use the product long enough to get used to the stinging feeling, when the lip color dried, you could feel your lips shrivel up like really OLD raisins...not the plumper moist ones but really OLD ones!
So, with great trepidation, I tried this product as soon as I ripped open the envelope. I was VERY SURPRISED...first of all, the product smells pleasant...not something I usually notice with lip color, but it has a very nice fruity smell. The color goes on with a wand applicator, like you use for lip gloss and is easy to apply. At this point, you need to wait a couple of minutes for it to dries sort of tacky...funny feeling to have on your lips...then you apply the conditioning balm...and I really love this step. After the balm is on, your lips feel smooth and like you have a normal lip color on, rather than overly glossed and slick...Reapply the balm often. The lip color is long lasting, but I have yet to determine HOW long it does last (I may have just found a tip about this...the balm is part of what makes this product long it needs to be reapplied often). The color palette has 30 long lasting shades to choose from...with something to please most everyone. Maybelline's Super Stay 24 lip color retails for about $9.99

Another Surprise in this campaign was getting 4 FULL SIZED products to, to share the love, I would love to pass one on to one lucky person...since I hate those giveaways where you have to jump through all these hoops to enter, just comment leaving your favorite lip color or why you would like to try this one and you will be entered. You have until 3/25 to enter...the winner will receive Everlasting Wine to try for themselves.
As a Bzz Agent, I have received these products for free and a link for $2 off coupons. If you would like information on how to become a Bzz Agent, please visit to learn more.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Stuff and Such

I think it is one of those days where it is a bit of this and a bit of that....listening to Micheal W. Smith's STAND album and is a very worshipful mood...LOVE this cd...fits in with my walk with the Lord right now...learning through trials to trust Him more and to be confident in His purposes for my life.
So, I am putting the finishing touches on a scrapbook project I have been working on, which really translates into working like a frantic wreck tonight to finish it before tomorrow am...I have some pictures taken and need to finish getting all the pictures I need...I will have to post those through my hubby's computer though...
BSF was so good today...I am weekly in AWE of HOW RELEVANT God's word is in every IS living and active...the very words of our GREAT and MARVELOUS GOD...we have about 7 weeks left of lessons and then I will need to figure out what to study over the summer. Any suggestions? Maybe I will work on memorizing Philippians...yes, the WHOLE BOOK...I LOVE the book of Philippians...
Are any of you having a hard time since SPRINGING forward....doesn't that sound so energetic...well I have been EXHAUSTED ever since...having a hard time waking up each morning...I will be glad when my body gets adjusted to the very sleepy...then I try to take a nap and can I maybe I will try a cup of coffee...
Had a VERY FULL DAY yesterday...first helping a friend with setting up for a garage sale...then to another friend's house for a game day...then back to the first friend's house...more setting up...then home to meet with a friend for about an meet another friend to give her something...whew...FULL day, but feeling a little energized (except for the WHOLE spring forward exhaustion) by having seen so many people I love to share time with.
Projects: After the album is done, I have two skirts to finish...been working on them FOREVER...or maybe I should say, I have been stalling at this one point FOREVER...just nervous about the hem...and you would think I was hand sewing something fancy, but just need to sew on a ribbon...the things I trip over...after that, I want to make a quiet book for DD...hopefully he will be able to play with it before he is 30...the rate I am going, does not look good. Maybe I should have a sewing know how misery loves, I mean, many hands make light work...anyone want to come over for a day?
Well, I need to go and finish up things laundry, those things ever end...well, at least with the last one, I hope not!
Blessings to you and yours!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I have been wanting to post something ALL WEEK...but have struggled with what to post...when I feel like things are going fine again, something difficult plunges us back into the place where I feel like I have nothing to wisdom...nothing clever or creative...just words even in prayer...then it dawned on me...the words aren't coming because I need to be listening...listening to what God is telling me through His word...listening to the Spirit guide me...listening to the wisdom of others who know and have walked this before me...So, since I have nothing to share, I want to share a couple of posts written by a dear friend...these posts have been a great blessing to me...I hope they are to you as well...
You're going to need this
Then help me to learn

Come near to me and hear this:
I have not spoken in secret from the beginning;
For the time that it was, I was there.
And now the Lord God and His Spirit
Have sent Me.
Isaiah 48:16