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I am homeschooling mom of 7 wonderful blessings and wife to my best friend.Baby-Wearing, cloth diapering, pregnancy, natural health and healing and living frugally are some of my other interests. I love to read, write, listen to music, shop second hand, photography and enjoy family time especially out in nature. I enjoy cooking and making things as natural and homemade as possible. I also enjoy learning new things and about others along the way.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sunday Best




This is what I wore Sunday to church (Feb 26, 2012). Everything is thrifted (dress, sweater, belt, scarf, leggings, boots and necklace) and the earrings are a yard sale find. My husband wasn't sure about the scarf in the front but I liked it :) I put the close up to show that I do smile . My husband took the full length pictures and forgot to tell me to smile LOL
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Inspiring Friday: February 24, 2012

"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy, it is what you think about." – Dale Carnegie

"Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree." – Marian Wright Edelman

"We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin 'thinkin' which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes." – Zig Ziglar

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe." – Thomas Jefferson

"What will your children remember? Moments spent listening, talking, playing and sharing together may be the most important times of all." – Gloria Gaither

"Leadership is about people, management is about process." – Bob Kellsney

Friday, February 17, 2012

My son's surgery

My oldest son Kellan, is resting from his appendix surgery done on Febuary 14, 2012. A Valentine's day to remember :) It started the day before (Monday) at about 3 or 4 am. He decided to reenact some scenes from Heaven is For Real. He said his stomach was hurting. I gave him some liquid pain medicine that he did not keep down. At first I thought to myself is he getting the stomach flu again? It seems a bit strange when he just had it a few weeks ago. He stayed home from school to rest up. I made sure he had plenty of water and ginger ale which he managed to keep down and some saltine crackers. He didn't have much of an appetite but was thirsty.

The next day, instead of getting better he seemed to get worse. He was in so much pain. Kellan usually has a high tolerance of pain. I thought about the book and started to think something wasn't right. We went to urgent care and then were transferred to the emergency room. The doctors were leaning to a appendicitis. He was sent to have a CT Scan which confirmed that what was 98% the problem. A while later he had surgery done to remove the pesky appendix that had started to burst. Dr. Lindsey was able to use a scope to extract the appendix. Kellan has three cuts on his abdominal that are healing. I praise God for giving me the wisdom to take him in. I also praise him that I was able to finish the Heaven is For Real book in December. God saved Kellan's life and I am sharing to give all the glory to him. Kellan is resting and on the road to recovery.God is good all the time. I thank him for saving my son and for giving his son on the cross so that we could all live.

I would highly recommend the book Heaven is for Real.

Also here are some symptoms of a appendicitis from the Mayo Clinic:


Symptoms

By Mayo Clinic staff

Signs and symptoms of appendicitis may include:

  • Aching pain that begins around your navel and often shifts to your lower right abdomen
  • Pain that becomes sharper over several hours
  • Tenderness that occurs when you apply pressure to your lower right abdomen
  • Sharp pain in your lower right abdomen that occurs when the area is pressed on and then the pressure is quickly released (rebound tenderness)
  • Pain that worsens if you cough, walk or make other jarring movements
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Constipation
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal swelling

Inspiring Friday: February 17, 2012

"The First Amendment guarantees that the Government will stay out of the Church; not the other way around." – Rick Perry, Texas Governor

"You can't do it unless you can imagine it." – George Lucas

"Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories." – Polybius (205 BC–118 BC)

"Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm." – Malayan Proverb

"An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides." – John H. Patterson

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." – Chinese Proverb

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A little bit country




I wore this outfit last Friday. It was pretty nice weather, so I decided to break out my cowgirl boots. My oldest son took the pictures of me and I took the pictures of the closeup and earrings. Jeans-Goodwill As Is, Shirt-Goodwill As Is, Sweater-Goodwill As Is, Necklace-Thrifted, Earrings-Yard sale find and Boots LEI-bought from Walmart a few years ago for $25
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Inspiring Friday: February 11, 2012

"If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret of getting along—whether it be business, family relations, or life itself." – Bernard Meltzer

"It will not do, my friend, to grant an easy indulgence to natural appetite and desire, for they ever seek to be our masters." – T.S. Arthur

"With lies you may get ahead in the world—but you can never go back." – Russian proverb

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." – Cynthia Ozick

"We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate." – Unknown

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." – Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." – John Wooden

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

God's Word for Febuary 8, 2012

It is thought that the closer you get to God, the harder Satan works against you. He is a great deceiver that will stop at nothing to win your soul. Just remember that God is more powerful, true and good and Satan is not. God truly cares for and loves you. The Enemy will not prevail. Never give up the fight. Jesus will protect your heart even when your mind may seem to be straying. Pray and talk to God and he will put you back on his righteous path.

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up agings the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5

no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17

Satan may even work against you through your friends and family. It may get harder before it gets better. But again, never give up the good fight. God will only make you stronger in the end. The world is only getting crazier and becoming a cesspool of evil and disregard for human life. Remember what Christ has overcome for each one of us. God gave us his word to use as weapons that Satan is powerless against them.

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."John 16:33
Thank you Lord for your word. Thank you for your son whom gave his life for us. I will never give up and thank you for your special message that you sent me. I trust in you and will follow you all the days of my life. I am only good because of you and everything you do.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Inspiring Friday: February 3, 2012

"'I can't do it' never yet accomplished anything. 'I
will try' has performed wonders." -- Unknown

"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is
threefold: Its patriotism, its morality, and its
spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas,
it will collapse from within." -- Joseph Stalin

"With hurricanes, tornadoes, fires out of control, mud
slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the
country from one end to another, and with the threat
of swine flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this
is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of
Allegiance?" -- Jay Leno

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making
other plans." -- John Lennon

"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way
it is. The way we cope with it is what makes the
difference. " -- Unknown

"If prophets are silent, profits will speak!" --
Unknown

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Goodwill Shopping: Febuarary 2, 2012


Today, I found some New with Tag shoes from the As Is Side. They are Mossimo from Target but I got them for $1.29. They are really nice flats. Glad I found these beauties. In case you are wondering, I am a short girl with big feet ;) My feet have actually grown after having my kids. I used to be a size 8 but now I am a 9 or 10 depending on the brand and style.

God's word for Febuary 2, 2012

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

God's words are so beautiful and uplifting. I love this scripture, it really hits home how important each life is to God and how he has a specific plan for each and every one of us. I thank him for my wonderful children, who bring joy to my heart on a daily basis. Even when they have their moments of irritation, anger and how can I put this, disregard for authority LOL overall, they are great children who have a heart of gold and are a blessing to many. I could not imagine my life without them. They teach me something even when they are having difficult moments.


I know there is a plan for each and every one of my children. Which also makes me reflect on the days when I feel like I am not impacting the world enough or even my family enough. God has a plan and purpose for me as he does for everyone. I am learning to lean on him and trust him for guidance and strength. Which teaches my children something as well."Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6) Lord, I trust in you to guide me on the right path and to influence others, including my family in a positive manner. I know you have great plans for me and my family and I will follow you and talk to you everyday. You are a shine a light into the world:) Thank you again for all you have given us. In Jesus name, Amen.

The best of January





Some of my favorite recent pictures. The middle one is my two cousins (sisters) My cousin is holding her son, and my daughter is in front of me (January 20, 2012) The last is of my youngest boys, they are so cute together (January 20, 2012) and the top picture is of my three boys playing together. Sometimes they get along so well ;) (January 29, 2012)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A little mustard



I love that mustard is in right now. This is one of my colors for a autumn palette. Scarve-gift from sis. Old Navy sweater- Goodwill As Is. Tunic/shirt- thrifted. Leggings- Goodwill As Is (all adult clothes at As Is are $1.29), Belt- Goodwill As Is .69 cents. earrings- thrifted. Boots- Goodwill $6.99. I wore this last Friday.

I also love that fact that I can be a good steward of money by finding great deals on clothes. Now I have a new to me wardrobe at a fraction of the price. Which is great since I have lost 19 more baby pounds in about 6 months (baby is now 14 months). I thank God for that also, since he has been on my journey the whole time and given me the knowledge and strength to accomplish this goal. And I am still losing weight.I think dressing nice gives me the confidence to be the best wife and mother I can be. I thank the Lord for his blessings in my life.


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