Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's Such a Challenge ...Falling into Reading

And it is a huge challenge for me because I just found this and the deadline is December 20th.
I have a list of books I have been wanting to get to. And so I decided to join up. Even though I am late. Here's my list . . .
I jumped on this offer. Sometimes I find myself not knowing what to post about. And so I need these challenges and meme's. But this book promises to solve problems and generate ideas. We'll see.

I love action and suspence. This one looks like a page turner!

Hmmm we'll see . . .

Another suspense, thriller I can't wait to get started on it!

And last this one promises to be a fast paced mystery. . .
And I have a few I have finished reading and I have to get some reviews written. I even had a plan to do them last weekend but my plans went down the drain when the internet acted up most of Friday and then Saturday afternoon and evening I got to spend with our daughter and grandbaby.
So here's my list of reviews to write and post this weekend. I hope you'll come by and check them out.
Me Myself and Paris by Ruth Yunker
A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann
A Higher Court by John Betcher
and my second cookbook review!!!! I can't wait for more cookbooks.
Kosher by Design Teens and 20 Somethings
Just to give you a hint you might as well go check these out why wait for my reviews. Get a jump on Christmas shopping and pick them up at Amazon.
So there's my list I want to follow up on all the Tuesday posts and questions that I missed for this challenge when I am taking a break from reading.
See you soon.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Blue Qilts 4 Blue Monday

Welcome to Blue Monday . . . since it is getting a little colder outside and since some people are already posting snow photo's I thought I would share a few quilts to help you warm up today in Blue of course!

This was a personal favorite. It started with the light blue in the center section. You can't see it but it has tiny orange flowers. I found the brighter blue just about the time I found the orange and it all just started coming together. And the the stripe of course I think just topped it off! Loved this one!
Sometimes it is a litte of a challenge finding fabrics that go together but I think the little clouds worked perfectly with the Noah fabric. The tan matched the lions faces perfectly.

This one wasn't a favorite and it was a real challenge. I really don't like the dark navy but at the time I was under the gun and had to get some kits ready.
Kits? You ask... yes kits. Nope not for shop or a store class. But for a class of teen age girls from a Halfway House where we are volunteer chaplains.
And I bet your wondering why choosing fabrics was/is such a challenge? All the fabrics are donated! I never have to buy fabric. And it always seems that just the right donation comes along to pull some great looking quilts together!
And, even when they really aren't my favorite I know the babies and children that receive them are excited and really appreciate it! All of our quilts are donated to charities!
For more about the quilts and our ministry check out our ministry blog and the photo blog where more of th quilt photo's are archived.
And go over to Sally's to see more photo's in Blue.

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Beautiful fall with lots of leaves on the ground. After a brief 24 hour cold snap it was just gorgeous over the weekend!
Things that make me happy:
This one is silly but here goes I love writing with colored gel pens. I especially enjoy writing in my prayer Journal and using a different color pen each time I write. Told you it was silly!
Book I'm reading:
Murder by anothe r name By:Jo Stone
I'm enjoying on TV:
Last night it was Sarah Palin's Alaska and Kate Plus 8 . . . probably the last 'real' watching I'll do all week.
On the menu for dinner:
Cowboy works tonight probably something simple that I can serve at 9pm.
On my To Do List:
For the ministry planning a Food Distribution fair for February.
For the family getting the tree up today, finishing laundry,checking out a Christmas light display I heard about on t.v. last night, finishing up rearranging the sewing room because I bought a day bed last week at a garage sale for our halfway house. Getting it tomorrow I hope
New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
Ranchero Mexi-Chicken Crostada
In the craft basket:
Always a quilt in there. Want to work on some new aprons to maybe give a way in the New Year.
Looking forward to this week:
Starting Drama Team again and adding a choir to it. And posting more here.
Tips and Tricks:
Bible verse memory. I open a word document and type verse I am working on. Over and over. If it is a long verse I begin with just one section and type it 3-4 times until I remember it then add another section until I think I have the whole verse memorized.
Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my sheild.
My heart trusts in Him and I am helped.
My heart leaps for Joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.

My favorite blog post this week:
My Marathan Weekend of Book Reviews. The first review is here.
Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
I love Tamara’s profile info…I am a wife of 19 years and a Homeschooling Mom, training the hearts of 5 beautiful daughters.
No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):

Lesson learned the past few days:
I strive to be the ‘mature’(because of my age) Titus woman but I realize I learn more from you younger girls. Read my post tomorrow for links to amazing ‘younger’ Titus women!
On my mind:
My blogging friend who isn’t posting. My drama team begins again on Wednesday. The boys I already recruited and two boys that I am praying about because of their motives.

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield
My heart trusts in Him and I am helped.
My heart leaps for Joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Don't forget to stop over at Sandra's and join up for Happy Homemaker Monday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Should I wear . . . Blue Denim?

Welcome to Blue Denim day . . .
I was thinking of wearing jeans and so I thought I would google Denim.
Here's a little of what I found.
Too cute. I googled baby in denim overalls. Loved this one.
Looks like these need a little attention!

Fun Eaude Toulette!

Wonder if this one has any money in it!

Did I really wear denim today? Nope but I thought it would be fun to pretend so I would have something to share with Sally over at Blue Monday!

And I thought I would put a few together and share over at Mosaic Monday too.

Photo credit: All images were found on google images

Monday, November 15, 2010

I was feeling a little Blue

I was feeling a little Blue and then I read this book. (Click here for my review.)

And I realized Dorothy loves blue dresses.
And Toto has a cute Blue blanket in his basket.

And the sky is so Blue.

Are you feeling Blue today too? Maybe it is because it is Blue Monday. Maybe this will cheer you.
If your thinking of the holidays and stressing out over all the cleaning and planning go over and check out this blog. There are some great suggestions.
Or go over and see Sally she will make you smile.

Happy on Monday

Hosted by Sandra at Family Corner

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Lovely fall weather. A bit nippy in the morning but lovely afternoons. Lot's of leaves on the ground.

Things that make me happy:
Nothing. Actually having nothing on my list and nothing to do but nothing!

Book I'm reading:
For review: Amy Inspired by Bethany Pierce

What's on my TV today:
Cowboy works tonight so I'll have the remote. Last night we watched Sarah Palin's Alaska on TLC

On the menu for dinner:
Gumbo in the crock pot. Perfect for late dinners. Leaves me time to play while I am alone in the house.

On my To Do List:
Finishing the book I am reading so I can get a review posted this week over at
My Journey Back.

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
Southwest Rotisserie Wraps from Kosher by Design Teens and 20-somethings
Here's a link for a review with the recipe. (I'll have a copy to give away come back for my review)

In the craft basket:
A quilt made from the grandbabies onesies

Looking forward to this week:

I am a week ahead but I am looking forward to cooking next Wednesday at my daughters.

Tips and Tricks:
Save your babies onesies and bibs from his/her first year and make a quilt.

My favorite blog post this week:
Loved the burlap tree tutorial over at Shabby 2 Chic

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers):
I am lovin' Shabby 2 Chic
No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share:

Lesson learned the past few days:
Sometimes no matter how hard you try you just can't please some people. And, everyone has crazy families. I am tryin' to ignore the craziness this holiday season and just focus on the good.
On my mind:
A blogging friend who is ill and been off-line for a few days.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verse:
"My child, don't make light of the Lord's discipline, and don't give up when he corrects you. For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child." Hebrews 12:5-6.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Homemaker Monday Night

Happy Homemaker Monday is hosted by Sandra at Family Corner
The weather in my neck of the woods:We are being blessed with wonderful fall weather. Kind of hot but beautiful.Things that make me happy: Listening to water fountains
Book I'm reading:Romance Novels reviews beginning tomorrow.
What's on my TV today: Football (writing this on Sunday) On the menu for dinner:
Stuffed pork chops, augratin potatoes and green beans
On my To Do List:Slowing down and Finishing laundry
New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:from new 20 something cookbook
In the craft basket:
When I get my sewing room back in order. Aprons and quilts
Looking forward to this week:hmmm….Always look forward to Wednesdays and Sundays
Tips and Tricks:I need some from ya’ll how do you organize photo’s for your blog.
My favorite blog post this week: my post here . . . a book review and give a way
Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers): 100 days to Christmas
No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):
Lesson learned the past few days: There's really only one person you can truly count on no matter what. Well actually three.
On my mind:
A friend who is over her head in her job.
Travis and James (youth we work with)
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well . . . 1 Thessalonians 2:8
For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Mosaic Monday

Sharing today a collage I made last year. You can go here to read the post. Just a few photo's I found that spoke fall to me and shared some of my favorite things.
Thanks for visiting and go over and visit Mary at Dear Little Red House for more mosaics.