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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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Thursday, January 31, 2013

26 weeks

It is hard to believe I am 26 weeks. Only 14 more weeks to go! We are very excited to be able to meet our little man in about 3 months or so. I am also enjoying pregnancy as much as I can :) I am feeling pretty good. Starting to get to the tired stage again but other than that everything is going well. I have had the muscle spasm in my calve once. I am thankful for that since it is my least favorite part of pregnancy. It is so painful when you stretch your leg out and your muscle moves when it is not supposed to causing major pain and discomfort when you just want to get some rest and go back to sleep. 

I am trying to push myself to walk at least 2 times a week and really want to make it to 3 times which helps baby and me. I am getting some indigestion and heartburn but less nauseous than I was :) I praise God for this wonderful baby that we are looking forward to meet. 

Boys are awesome! (so is my daughter ;) just a few great things about them (and having three with a fourth on the way) are;

I can pass down shoes, clothes and toys (if they are not too rough on them ;)
They can protect their sister.
They are so loving ( my daughter is too but a bit more independent)
They can be best friends.
 I can play with cars, Lego's and watch Star Wars LOL
I get a good variety of the male perspective.
They love me and I love them ( I love my daughter and she loves me too but I just had to add this)

I thank God for all my wonderful children and for taking great care of them.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Inspiring Friday: Jan 25, 2013

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right."
Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you
may have at your command, and better tools will be
found as you go along." -- Napoleon Hill, Writer

"Reputation is what you are in the light; character is
what you are in the dark." -- American Proverb

"A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner." --
English proverb

"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret.
Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing
to work." -- Oprah Winfrey

"As human beings you are endowed with the freedom of
choice ... and it is your responsibility to make that
choice." -- Unknown

"Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes." -- Henry

Monday, January 21, 2013

Progresso Blog Spark review

I will be honest, I typically make our own soups and rarely buy them unless I need them for a recipe or need some fast chicken noodle soup for illness. But, when blogspark contacted me to do a review of a Progresso soup gift pack and give one to a friend, I was excited to be able to try it and pass on another gift pack. I happily chose my best friend to send a duplicate gift pack to. She was excited also. Who doesn't love free gifts sent to them to try? :)

I received one can of Progresso Light Creamy Potato with bacon and cheese, one can of Progresso Light Chicken pot pie, a beautiful, nice sized cosmetic bag by Ame and Lulu and a portable brush with mirror. You can check out Progresso's website here or find their facebook page here to learn more about their products.

I was pleasantly surprised of how good the chicken pot pie was, the potato soup was decent but I preferred the chicken pot pie overall. They were both and filling and low in calories. They were not skimpy on ingredients and had the chicken pot pie had more of homemade flavor to it. One can is enough to feed two people. If you choose to eat the whole can, the total calories are only 200. I would recommend these soups for a low calorie lunch that will leave you satisfied. I would eat them again. Thanks to Progresso for letting me try their products and provide free gifts through blogspark.

"Disclosure: The information, products and ProgressOh! gift packs were provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark." I did not recieve any monetary gain for this review. I did receive the gifts free to review. The review is my honest opinion on the product.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Inspiring Friday: January 11, 2013

"No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." – Unknown

"A man's make [character] can be seen by the way that he treats those who are of absolutely no value to him." – Unknown

"Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." – David Lloyd George

"I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail." – Jim Elliot

"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." – Cyril Connolly

"Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell." – C.T. Studd

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Francesca Battistelli "Beautiful, Beautiful"

This song is so beautiful, beautiful :) Enjoy!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Inspiring Friday: Jan. 4, 2013

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and
take without forgetting." -- Elizabeth Bibesco

"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show
you a failure." -- Thomas A. Edison

"All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that
good men do nothing." -- Edmund Burke

"All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less
than a single lovely action." -- James R. Lowell

"We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what
God does, and that God will not do what we can do." --
Oswald Chambers

"God is dead." Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead." -- God

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

When your heart is broken

All of us have dealt with a broken or bruised heart in our lifetime and it is very likely that it has happened more than once. Whether it is a lost loved one, a broken relationship, hardships of life or just heartbreaking stories of others and our hearts ache for them. "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." Romans 12:15 Through all the trials and tribulations of life we have a great redeemer. "God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4

Whatever is broken God will fix. I received this message from God a few months ago on a walk with my youngest. My mom had given me her wedding dishes a few years ago. My parents have been divorced about eight years now. There is some sentimental value to these dishes. I have not found a hutch to display them and they have been in the basement. A few have been broken into pieces. On this walk I saw some boxes in front of my brother's buddy's house. Being thrifty, I took a look. What did I find? The exact same pattern of my parent's wedding dishes. The chances of finding these were slim to none. They are from the eighties and kind of a rare pattern. This touched my heart. God was not only telling me he cares but he can fix whatever is broken and make it new."This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 and "He heals the brokenhearted
 and binds up their wounds" Psalm 147:3. 

There isn't anything the Lord can't fix and even in times where it is hard to stand and we grow weary he will lift us up. "Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:30-31 The Lord will gives us strength and endurance. Lord, thank you for giving me a great story to uplift others and let them know of your love, mercy and grace. When I tell this story help me to remember what the story means and in your word it says that "All things work for the good of those who love God and are called according to your purpose" Romans 8:28. Let me be quick to listen and slow to speak. And when I do speak let the holy spirit speak through me. Thank you Lord for all your blessings and the opportunities to talk about how amazing you are. In Jesus name, Amen

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