Please excuse the under renovations !

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sitting at the Coffee Shop

Growing up I would have laughed at you if you'd told me that one day I would look forward to hot cup of Joe.  I'm having a nice gentle white chocolate mocha while my dear husband is sipping a kicky chocolate peppermint latte.  'Tis very refreshing indeed.  Our local coffee shop The Daily Grind measures right up there with Starbucks.  I'd say that their Macchiatos are much better than Starbucks.

Anywho, this entry isn't a coffee review.  I guess I was just being reflective today about some lifestyle things.  I sat for about an hour cleaning some gooey glue off of some glass containers I'm repurposing.  Yesterday someone asked me to sell them some of my MSG free ranch dressing mixture.  Thankfully I have a few containers laying waiting for such the task.  I do really enjoy repurposing.  It's great for the wallet and the planet.  Lately I've been searching the 'net for some repurposing inspiration.  I do a lot already, but I like the challenge of looking for even more ways.   I'm thinking about doing some posts on my 'green' ways.  Would you be interested in reading that?

As I was writing this entry, I wasn't sure which blog to place this one in.  I'm a bit torn at times between combining my two blogs anyway.  Oh well, I can't decide for now.  So you get this entry in both blogs.  ;-)


P.S. You can check out my bloggin pic in my Twitter feed.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Things Are Changing Around Here

As you can see there's been a few changes around the blog.  I was thinking about trying to keep both of my blogs pretty similar, but now I'm not so sure.  I'm going to keep the blog like this for a while and see if it grows on me.  If not, I'll be changing it up again.

Be sure to scroll down on the right hand side for my bloglists.  You can click on each set and you will be taken to the list.  I'll be updating more lists in the next few days.

Hopefully all the changes will be finished soon.  I'm eager to get back to writing again.

Something I'd Love to Win

How Much Fabric? Card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

I'd love to win one of these neat fabric card cheat sheets. It would be very helpful when I go to the fabric store. I'm one of those that buys way too much fabric for my project. LOL, which is just a great excuse to make something else. ;-) Anyway check out the link for your chance to win as well.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Remembering Our Babies : Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month

I'd be honored if you'd join with me in honoring the lost babies around the world.  Many times people have asked me what they could do to help or ease my pain from our many losses.  I'd never really known how to respond till about a year ago.  The best way to help someone through this kind of pain is to honor the child that was lost.  Validate the sense of overwhelming loss and grief that the mother and father are bearing.  Last Mother's Day was particularly hard for me because we'd lost a baby a few months before.  In fact, our baby was due to be born on Mother's Day.  I shared my heartache in a few Facebook status updates.  People showered their love and support on me.  It was one of those most healing things I'd ever experienced. 

In 2008, I received an unexpected text message from a college friend on Mother's Day.  It was a Mother's Day blessing.  I cried as I read it, but it made me feel so much better because someone had remembered me.  I believe you are a mother from the time that a child is formed in your womb.  I know this isn't common place, but I know that there has been life inside me before.  The life God formed inside me was for a purpose; even if that purpose didn't directly relate to parenting a child.  I am the mother of 10 children; children who are waiting for me in the very presence of God.

Before I become an emotional mess, I'll end this post with one last request.  If you know someone that needs your support, please don't hesitate to offer your love.  We don't need a day picked out to honor and cherish those children and their parents.  We need people who care for others on a daily basis.  I do hope you'll join me on this special day though.  May it's purpose be inspiring to your life.


ETA:  These graphics are a bit on the cheesy side of life, but overlook them.  It's the meaning behind all that cheese that matters.

Monday, October 5, 2009

I Started a Trend !

A friend of mine, Nicole, was inspired by my current giveaway so much that she decided to do her own !  She's a gifted writer with a refreshing viewpoint.  You should definitely take a look at her blog and then enter her giveaway.

Tonight I plan to add my favorite blog lists back to the blog.  I've added a few new ones and categorized them as well.  I hope you'll take the chance to read these inspiring people too.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Bit of Advertising

As most of you know, I have a little business called Creative Radiance.  Well I've just unveiled my newest blog makeover there complete with a giveaway.  So if you are interested in earning your chance to win a little something from me, just hop on over for all the details.

Creative Radiance

Or if you are interesting in shopping you can head to my Etsy shop.  I'll be stocking it in the next few days with some holiday items so be sure to check back soon.


P.S.  The blog changes are still coming to this blog as well.  I hope to have them completed in a few weeks.

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