Verses of the Week

  • Psalm 145:18 "The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth."
  • Psalm 146:2 "While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being."
  • John 14:21 "He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be love by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Share your Gift.

Have you ever been to a party or shower for someone and you can't wait for them to open your gift... not because you want to show-off, but because you think they will love it. You took great time and pride in picking it out, wrapping it up, writing a special card to go with it and you just can't wait to see how happy you make them.
Now, have you ever been sitting there and the person opens it and just barely says anything and puts it back in the box? You don't know whether they liked it or not? It makes you a little sad that they are not sharing it, because that means they probably don't really like it or appreciate it.
Now, if you are a Christian, did you ever think God might feel that way? He has given us the most special gift in the world. His Son, Jesus.... If we hide our gift away and never share it, I can't imagine how He must feel. We should be so excited about our Savior that we can't contain it.
Others need to have a chance for this gift... so, again... if you're a Christian I encourage you and myself... Share the Gift! Acts 8:35 "Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus."

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tornado Damage

Please keep the people affected by the tornadoes in your prayers. It turns out that my dad had to hold his door shut all night. My cousin who attends Union University, had glass cut into his back and leg and had to get stitches. That is a blessing! To view Union's site click here: Union

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


For those of you who love to get things on sale, I'm having one! I'm selling all of my Mary Kay products at 30% off! Place orders through the end of the month and get it all for 30% off!
When you visit my MaryKay website you will see the regular price. At check out it will say, the estimated price, but it will always allow me to overwrite the price after I get the e-mail that you have placed an order. Your card is not actually charged until after I get an e-mail, I check the order, I put in the adjusted 30% off amount and then confirm. I will then contact you and set up when and where to deliver. Don't worry, I mail products no shipping charges!
You can also shop online, and email me a list of the products you want if you don't want to purchase on the website.
Is there a product you used to love, but it's discontinued??? E-mail me as I have many products instock.
Now go have fun shopping!

De-Clutter Challenge

Oh what fun! Seriously. I LOVE cleaning out something when I can see the end clearly. I am good with zones, one at a time. I have to be focused on one or I'll get overwhelmed and resort to drinking a cup of coffee and eating... or blogging.
So. I was excited when a friend, Holly, challenged me to tackle something and take control of it.
Here is one drawer in my kitchen I had already tackled the day before, so I didn't get a 'before' pic. But just imagine cups, mugs every which way but upright.
And now This- a happy home for Nemo and his friends!

The next place I'm tackling is my pantry! Since we moved in the house it has taken over me and now I plan to take it back! Here's the before:

Keep watching for the after! I'm not sure how long that will be, but once I do start, I will have to finish it that day.

Monday, February 4, 2008


I have made a new blog site for my photos. The link for it is on the sidebar at the top, robynsfotos. Hop on over and check it out for updated photos. Thanks to my friend, Holly, for the idea! She's definitely my new blogger guru icon!

Does Soap Get Dirty???

Yes, the burning question of the day... can soap get dirty?
I was refilling my soap dispenser with blue soap. It had a little of the green soap left over and I really liked the blue color I just bought. So I decided to empty out the green first. I couldn't just dump the green down the drain so I put it in a little bowl. Later I dipped my fingers in the green bowl and then was going to wash my hands. Then it got me thinking... is that sanitary? My fingers were dirty before putting them in the bowl of soap. So- did I contaminate that bowl? That's why I have never liked bar soap, by the way. A pump or some sort of dispenser is always my friend. This time I was just trying to not be wasteful... so what do you think???

Sunday, February 3, 2008

37 and trying to spoil a SURPRISE!

Pat just turned 37. We had a birthday party planned for just a few family members over for some hotdogs and cake! Kamri of course helped me with EVERYTHING! The cards, the cake, some more cards.... I had to come up with thing to keep her busy, because once you tell her a birthday is coming, she thinks it's supposed to be 'right now'.
She was really excited when I busted out the icing! Her finger somehow kept swiping it and ending up in her mouth. I know, unsanitary. But I tried to watch it and scraped her part off with a knife. She got smart... instead of sticking around... she swiped some and ran off... I literally could not find her for about 5 minutes! But eventually... there I saw her little feetsies sticking out from under her umbrella chair in her room. I hurried up and quietly came back with the camera! Gotcha! Ha,ha!
So on to the present...
1st. A little background info. My husband has got to be the hardest person to buy for in the world! He doesn't claim to want much, but at the same time, he is not easily pleased with gifts. Just because I like it doesn't mean he will. I can't even pick out clothes for him half the time. So this year I asked him while back what one thing he wanted that he didn't have since we moved in our house. Well, he mentioned the glider/recliner casually. But in my mind it was like a fire engine siren. I planned to get it. Well, one word- PROCRASTINATION. ok. so I didn't get it in time. 2 days before the party I was searching the internet, found it, but also couldn't get it till 3 or 4 days after going to the store 45 minutes away to purchase it. So I decided to put a picture of it in an envelope to have him open... then we'd get it next week.
Now. David and Lyndsey have a truck which most likely we would borrow to pick it up.
Now. Yesterday before the party. Pat says casually, "I saw David and Lyndsey earlier on the road." To which I reply,"ok... and...did you wave?" Pat-"yeah...(pause).... they had some big box in the back of their truck."
So there you have it! My husband tried to pry a look out of me to see if I would blush or something if he had guessed the present. Well, I got him back because, they didn't have the chair. remember, I had only a picture of it! ha. You should have seen his face when they pulled in for the party... with nothing in the back of their truck. Pat was the one blushing then!
But he was wished happy birthday later with the picture and we'll get his chair this week!
Happy 37th honey! Can't surprise you can we!

Any of you have someone like this... difficult (in the nicest sense of the word)? What do you do? Any ideas? I am a prankster by nature and after almost 8 years of marriage I have lost some of it due to th fact that I can't trump him! So any thoughts that would help me to "get" him. You know... Valentine's Day is coming up! HELP! (and this time it has to be cheap!)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Soup Swap

Last week we did a Soup Swap! It was so much fun and so easy. Making one big batch of the same thing is much nicer than having to cook several different meals with different ingredients. Then you leave with 1 of every one else's soup. I recommend it to anyone! Besides the good food you get to have later, the fun with girlfriends can't be beat!
We all introduced our soup, where it came from and it's ingredients and that was a special part too.
So I look in my freezer about every other day and say mmmm.... can't wait to use (the next soup)... but I save them for days when I am rushed for time and just thaw & heat! Ahh... how nice!
Thanks, friends!