Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Sunday Scripture

Luke 2:6-7(NAB)

(6)While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, (7)and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:21(NAB)

When eight days were completed for his circumcision, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Winter!

First Day of Winter!

With the Winter Solstice taking place today (here in the Northern Hemisphere), we will unfortunately deal with the shortest day (and longest night) of the year.  However, the good news is that starting tomorrow the days will begin to get longer and longer again until the first day of Summer next year.

We actually had some really nice weather here in Southeastern Wisconsin all the way up until about a week ago.  We had really been "spoiled".  However, the cold weather came with a vengeance this past week where we have had days with wind chills of  20 degrees BELOW ZERO!  Luckily it has warmed back up into the 30's. (Yes, that's warm in December to a Wisconsinite, lol!)

Hopefully you have been keeping warm in your neck of the woods.

Happy Winter!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 3:28 (NAB)

Say not to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give," when you can give at once.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Matthew 6:25-26 (NAB)

(25)Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? (26)Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are not you more important than they?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 22:4 (KJV)

By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 16:3 (NAB)

Entrust your works to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Scripture

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 (KJV)

Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Psalm 103:19 (KJV)

The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Proverbs 16:16 (NAB)

How much better to acquire wisdom than gold!  To acquire understanding is more desirable than silver.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)

(7)Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: (8)For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Mother's Day I Won't Forget!

We had a very special Mother's Day yesterday.

My family and I spent the day at a surprise birthday party for my Grandmother's 85th birthday (My Dad's Mom).  She was so surprised and actually had the nerve to get mad at everyone for keeping it a secret from her, LOL!  

It was really nice seeing everyone that I hadn't seen in years.  There was a lot of extended family there as well and the funny thing is that the people I didn't expect to remember actually remembered me, but the people I just KNEW would remember me couldn't remember my name... go figure!

My Grandmother really enjoyed herself and danced quite a few times... yes, apparently 85 year olds dance much more than us "youngsters"! lol 

Here's a picture with my sisters and I, our Dad, our Grandmother and my nephew.

My sisters and I also got a picture with our mom.

My mother was so happy to get this picture.  She says she loves when she has all three of us together.  

I just wish I had taken a better picture!  Tell me why I look so tired in these pictures?  Oh well, I had been up since early that morning so I'll just blame it on a long day, LOL!  That's the thing about pictures. you  never know how they will turn out until it's too late!

As soon as we got there, we started helping with the decorating and setting everything up.  Then we ended up going to the store to pick up the cake and when we came back we did even MORE setting up.  I completely forgot to bring my flats so I was doing all of that in heels.  Needless to say my feet were killing me by the time the night was over!

After I finally made it home, I was so exhausted that I fell asleep at least 2 hours earlier than I usually do.  I think everyone at the party slept good last night!

Yesterday was a Mother's Day I won't soon forget.

I hope all of you had a fabulous Mother's Day as well!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Matthew 7:1-5 (NAB)

(1) Stop judging, that you may not be judged. (2) For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.  (3) Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? (4) How can you say to your brother, "Let me remove that splinter from your eye", while the wooden beam is in your eye? (5) You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother's eye.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Romans 12:2(NAB)

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Scripture

Philippians 4:6-7(NAB)

(6) Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. (7) Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Daily Scripture

James 4:7(NAB)

So submit yourselves to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Daily Scripture

John 3:16(KJV)

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Daily Scripture

Isaiah 40:31(KJV)

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Daily Scripture

Proverbs 21:19 (NAB)

It is better to dwell in a wilderness than with a quarrelsome and vexatious wife.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Daily Scripture

Luke 6:38 (NAB)

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap.  For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Daily Scripture

Deuteronomy 28:7 (NAB)

The LORD will beat down before you the enemies that rise up against you; though they come out against you from but one direction, they will flee before you in seven.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Daily Scripture

Psalm 103:8 (NAB)

Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in kindness.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Daily Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NAB)

So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy 2016! (Updates)

Wow, it seems like 2015 just flew by... it's like I blinked and 2015 was over!  Now that I think about it, it feels like that every year.  It seems like the older one gets, the faster time flies!

I have been soooo behind on reading and commenting on my favorite blogs.  Not to mention posting on my own blog way less than I had planned.  There are just other things that have taken priority. There are also a few new projects I've been working on that I actually thought would be done last year but again, life happens.  Luckily everything is in the final stages so they should be done shortly.

The first project I am going to complete is sprucing up my blog. I've been doing bits and pieces here and there (you may have noticed) but there is still a lot more I plan to do.  I'm currently designing/creating my new banner and I'm revamping a few other things as well.  Everything will basically stay the same, I'll just be somewhat improving the overall look. 

I've also created a new website about 2 years ago that unfortunately, got put on the back burner as well.  The homepage has been up for most of that time but it's still currently under construction while I complete the rest of the site.  The plan is to have it done no later than the end of this summer. 

I absolutely LOVE designing/editing blogs and websites as well as producing/editing videos! I'm happiest when I get my creative juices flowing.  That's why I also love designing clothes, decorating, arts and crafts, etc.  Basically, anything where I can use my creativity.

Although I haven't been blogging as much as I would like, there are so many things I have been wanting to share and there are tons of topics I plan on covering.

Some of the topics I plan on covering this year include: 
DIY/homemade skincare and hair care products (including shampoo) 
Recipes (including meals and homemade condiments) 
Food ingredient substitutes 
Home remedies
Self sufficiency 
Healthy living/eating 
Chemical free, DIY household cleansers
Arts and crafts/knitting/sewing

I will also be sharing FREE ways to make money from home. These are literally things you can start doing immediately and get paid anywhere from a day to a couple of weeks later!   All you will need is the internet and a computer.  I have personally tried all of the opportunities I will share with you and have made money from each and every one.

I will also get back to doing my weekly segments such as Saturday Spotlight, Photo of the Week, etc.  I will have some new segments as well.  

Last but not least, I also plan to get back to making YouTube videos which will cover some of the same topics mentioned above. I can't believe I haven't made a new video in over 4 years!  The old videos are still on my channels but it's definitely time for some new ones!  I'm blessed to have continued to receive new subscribers over the years...I guess they knew deep down that I'd be back, lol.

Thanks so much to all of you who take the time out of your busy schedule to visit my blog.  It is truly appreciated.

Wishing everyone a very blessed and prosperous 2016! 

Daily Scripture

Psalm 84:11(KJV)

For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Daily Scripture

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
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