Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sealy Posturepedic Innerspring Signature 11 Series *Giveaway*

Talk about "Relaxing......."! This sure would help!

I ran across this giveaway at "Mommy Mandy's" and wanted to share it with you. It's not every day that you get a chance to win a prize like this, that's for sure.

Friday, December 18, 2009

First Look at Baby Ellis!

That's our sweet little baby! Turns out that Mommie is only about 6 weeks along. She woke up to a little spotting yesterday and had to go to the doctor. They checked her over really good and said everything is fine. They did a vaginal ultrasound and got us this great picture of Baby Ellis and a more accurate idea of how far along she is. Our new due date is August 11th! What a difference that ultrasound made. I was thinking about how far away June is, now I have to wait even longer to meet my precious Baby Ellis.

Can't wait for you to get here, Baby Ellis!

Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm going to be a GRANDMA!

It's true! I am going to be a Grandma. I found out on December 2nd. My son, Cody, and his girlfriend, Heather, are an estimated 7 weeks pregnant. Her due date, right now, is June 22nd.

They are both really excited and so am I. I wasn't in a rush to be Grandma, but it's on it's way and I couldn't be more tickled.

Of course, I will keep you posted as we go along!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Another e-mail I received that I want to pass on to you.........



A Birth Certificate shows that we were born;
A Death Certificate shows that we died;
Pictures show that we lived!

Have a seat . Relax . . .
And read slowly.
I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends do change.


I Believe....

That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.


I Believe....

That true friendship continues to grow, even
over the longest distance. (Same goes for true love.)

I Believe...

That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.


I Believe.....

That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.


I Believe...

That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. I
t may be the last time you see them.


I Believe....

That you can keep going long after you think you can't.


I Believe....

That we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.


I Believe...

That either you control your attitude or it controls you.


I Believe....

That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.


I Believe.....

That money is a lousy way of keeping score..


I Believe....

That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and still have the best time


I Believe....

That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up


I Believe...

That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,  
But that never gives me the right to be cruel..


I Believe....

That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with  how many birthdays you've celebrated.


I Believe....

That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others. Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.


I Believe...

That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief. And, you have to go on.


I Believe....

That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.


I Believe...

That you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life Forever.


I Believe....

Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.


I Believe...

That your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you, or care about you.
Be vigilant, and take care that your standards are never compromised by someone else's lack of them.


I Believe...

That even when you think you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help them.
I Believe...
That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean that they don't love each other.

And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean that they do love each other.

I Believe...

That all those credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.You have to be one!


I Believe...

That the people you care about most in life are taken from you way too soon.


'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Bash and Gifts for All!

I want to invite you all to visit my Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! blog and Enter my Giveaways! I will have gifts and stocking stuffers for "kids" of all ages, 0 - 100, you will find something for everyone on your list.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy 25th Anniversary, Tom and Lisa!

This past weekend, my niece and nephews threw an Anniversary Party for their parents, my oldest brother, Tom, and his wife, Lisa. They celebrated their 25th Anniversary earlier this month and the kids surprised them with this party.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Share A Little

Just a quick shout out to you. I promise I have regular posts coming. Been crazy and busy for me lately. I want to let you know that I now have 4 blogs. (Hmm... why am I so busy? heehee) The newest one, "Girls With Goodies" is one I share with my niece, Tabitha. It is a work in progress but will have:

* Recipes of all kinds: ours and some borrowed
* Uniques recipes that will teach you how to make products at home: body scrubs, cleaners, garden    products... you name it
* Guest bloggers
* Seasonal recipes and ideas
* Reviews and Giveaways
... and much more.

Currently, we have a remarkable recipe for Blackberry Cobbler. It is a very unique recipe passed on from Grandma Bonnie. She was such a fabulous woman and an unbelievable cook.

We also have a Giveaway. Yes, already. This is a giveaway to accumulate some followers so entry is very simple.

We are giving away this cookbook:

Here is a list of all my other blogs and Tabitha's, if you'd like to follow them:

Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!

Visions of Life: A Journey Towards Health and Wealth

Girls With Goodies 

All Things Tabitha

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cabin in the Snow

I know, I know........ I have been neglectful. Sorry! I will try to do better.

I do want to share: I won 250 Custom Greeting Cards and I used it for Christmas cards. Tell me what you think of this design:

Friday, September 18, 2009

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

Yep, it's true! My friends are always a HUGE help to me. You pick me up when I'm down, you share your life with me, we laugh together, feel each others pain, anger, excitement, fear and a whole string of other emotions.

Today, I need your help. I am trying to "collect" comments for a chance to Win a Samsung Washer and Dryer over at my Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! blog. If you have a minute, could you go THERE and leave me a comment.

While you're THERE, take a look at the information on how YOU can post and win a washer and dryer, too. If you decide to enter, let me know and I will comment for you, too.

Thanks my Virtual Friends Forever.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Beautiful Landscape

A few months ago, when Ollie and I were returning from visiting his Grandchildren and his eldest daughter, we drove past a beautiful home with this gorgeous landscaping.

We both loved it!

We've been planning on doing some landscaping at his home. We have to battle lots of rocks and clay every time we work in the yard and it gets to be a pain.

Erosion is a really big problem for us, too. Ollie's house is in the middle of a big hill.

My idea is to do something similar to the photo, but a larger scale. At the top would be a "natural looking" waterfall, leading into the "fake" creek bed. At the base, would be a small "pool" with a seating area.

I hope you like it!

Durham County

ION television has launched Durham County,” the new original scripted prime time series premiering this fall. What you don’t know about your neighbors could kill you. That’s just everyday reality in “ Durham County,” an eerie combination of suspense and family drama.

“Durham County” follows the troubled world of Homicide Detective Mike Sweeney who moves his family to quiet suburbia for a fresh start after his partner is killed and his wife Audrey is diagnosed with breast cancer. While Durham County seems like the perfect place to begin again, Sweeney soon discovers that his neighbor Ray Prager may be a serial killer.

"Durham County" will premiere on ION Television Monday, September 7 at 10:00p.m.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Dance in the Rain

by Angela Dockter-Harris

I think that most people, at some point in their life, have suffered a huge loss of someone they love so dearly. I know I have. I still mourn for my Grandma Bonnie. She died in 2002 after a long battle with cancer. She was such a wonderful, kind giving person. She touched the lives of so many. My entire family mourns her and cannot speak of her without tears.

When I came across a request for reviewers of Dance in the Rain by Angela Dockter-Harris, on The Product Review Place, and I read the description about her book, I contacted her immediately.

It is the most beneficial "tool" for dealing with grief that I have ever come across.

Dance in the Rain is a combination between a journal and a bible study.

The journal section can be personalized for anyone and any situation. I was really surprised at how in-depth the journal is. It covers:

"Remembering the Person I Love" - For the loss of a child, spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend. It includes special topics for the loss of an unborn child, infant, toddler, or young child. It also has a special tribute to the person who has passed away.

"This Gift I Leave You" - For the individual who is either facing death or who may be preparing for the future. In this section, they can dedicate the journal to a loved one(s). It could be very beneficial in helping talk about what is happening with your loved ones, your thoughts and feelings and help prepare them for what is to come. You can also share memories of days past, happy times, your wishes for their future, as well as, your final wishes.

"The Loss" - For the healing process, once your loved one is gone.

The Bible Study User's Guide is in two sections. The sections teach you to deal with loss through scripture. It leads you through the stages of death: grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Each is from a biblical perspective.

"The bible study looks in-depth at sorrow and suffering, anger, acceptance, making amends, letting go, finding purpose, discovering a personal story from the pain and moving forward. Discusses how to find God in the midst of such pain.

The bible study also addresses concerns for people who believe in heaven and the concern of dealing with uncertainity of a loved ones eternal decision.

This book focuses on making amends, so it can be used in the loss of strained or broken relationships, not just death."

I think Dance in the Rain would be ideal for grief counseling. It touched my heart. Upon my completion of the book, I donated it to a family that just lost their child and I hope it brings them comfort.

Don't suffer alone or go through this time with fear and a heavy heart. Dance in the Rain can help you and your loved ones with this process. GOD is with you and HE does not want you to suffer nor does HE want you to be alone through tough times.

Dance in the Rain is available for purchase at:
Tate Publishing
Barnes and Noble

If you would like to see/hear more about Angela Dockter-Harris, you can find her:

Twitter: @ADockterHarris
Wordpress: Angela A Dockter-Harris
Facebook: Dance in the Rain: His Joy Comes in the Mourning

***A special thanks to The Product Review Place for allowing me the opportunity to work with Angela and Dance in the Rain.***