Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thoughts for Tuesday

So we all survived another Monday. J had Upwards Soccer practice. He seems to like this much better than the more competitive soccer group he has been in in the past. He is still very competitive, but now it isn't just the coach's child playing all of the time. His first game is April 11th. Baby A now has her two bottom teeth. She is furniture walking, into everything, and has prompted her first (and hopefully her last) poison control phone call.


Seems she decided that my rubber plant looked really yummy and decided to give it a try. She must have liked it as she ate an entire huge leaf! I immediately begin a search online to see if it is poisonous. Some sites say yes, others say no so I give poison control a call. Apparently the plant is NOT poisonous, it is just a skin irritant for some people. Meaning that it could irritate her mouth and hands. Not this child! She went on about her business as usual. Needless to say this plant is now blocked off from the crawling eating machine!


Beginning this month I am going to try and memorize a scripture verse a week. I went to Wal-mart and bought some clear acrylic picture frames that fit a wallet size picture for 50 cents each. Every week I will choose a verse, print out a pic with the verse on it to put in the frames and place them around the house. I am going to share them with you every Tuesday as well.


This week it is Psalm 9:9 "the Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble" I chose it this week because of my sister. She is going through some difficult times right now and I was looking for something to encourage her. It is also an ecouragement for me as well. It is a reminder that He is there for us even when we feel oppressed, overwhelmed, abandoned by the world and those in it. He will continue to stand beside us, loving us, wanting the best for us, waiting for us to confide in Him, waiting for us to give our problems to Him so He can work. Feel free to click on the picture to view it and sace it to your computer. Have a blessed day!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Freebie Friday

Well, since I now stay at home ALL of the time again, and I haven't had time to do any designing since we have decided to do a handmade Christmas, and I have charity commitments, and I have to make 16 angels for a swap, and Ayden is teething, and .. and ... and ... excuse ... excuse ... excuse ... I am going to start a Freebie Friday post. I don't want to neglect my blog, and I already take a few moments to look for freebies that I might want. Why not share them with you? After all, I am sure that your time is valuable and free is ALWAYS good for just about anyone.

Before I begin let me give you a few of my freebie findings. First, create a new email address to use with all you freebie sign ups. Trust me on this. If you don't you will end up with TONS of junk email clogging up your email inbox. I created one at yahoo, but you can use any free email account. Second, I NEVER give out my phone number on any of the freebie stuff. I don't want to be on any calling lists. To avoid this on the freebies that require a phone number, I give an old number or I make one up. Unethical? Perhaps, but I don't ask for phone calls just because I want something for free. Finally, I never ever do trial offers. I learned long ago that they are set up for people like me. People that sign up with every intention of canceling but we forget and the next thing we know we have been billed the $9.95 monthly fee. Ooops!

So, that being said, here are this weeks freebies:

Set of 3 bracelets to spread the word about teen dating abuse
http://www.dosomething.org/node/add/1in3-abuse

This organization is all about free! Find your local group and you can give away stuff you no longer want and get stuff you need for free!
http://www.freecycle.org/

Fit for Kids DVD from the Dept of Health
http://gold.ahrq.gov/eorders/order_page4907.cfm

Join the Juicy Juice community and get a free sippy cup
http://www.juicyjuice.com/Login/Register.aspx

For scrapbookers and quilters...free stencil plastic
http://www.stencilease.com/free-sample.asp


That's it for today! Enjoy!
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