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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Max on Life...Book Review

I recently have read this wonderful book by Max Lucado titled, Max on Life. The subtitle is Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions. Max has been honored to be place as one of the New York Times Best-Selling List authors. He has been blessed to sell over 100 million products in the printed form. That is an amazing results to his career as a writer and encourager. I was thrilled to receive his latest book through Booksneeze.com. I could not wait to find time to spend with Max and glean from his insightful wisdom. I was thoroughly thrilled with what I found within the pages of his newest creation. There I found questions to some of my own wonderments. Max approaches subject like adultery, addictions, abuse, anxiety, and that is just in the (A) category. With today pressures and intense calamities this book offers welcome respite for the soul. Max handles each issue with Grace and yet fullness of Truth. I especially enjoy how he connects scriptural truths with each question. Max does not shy away from tackling "the deep" questions either. He full admits he does not know everything; but know the one who does and directs the reader to search the scripture to find the resolve needed. You will find all these questions in the book have came to Max by personal encounters through out his years of writing. He compiled the collection to offer the reader insights to the longing, burning questions of Life. You will not be disappointed in this book. It is a treasured gem waiting to be unearthed. I hope you find time to sit with Max and enjoy the down-to-earth approach he takes on addressing some of the hard issues of life. You will find grace and peace woven all throughout this book. Awwww what a refreshing blessing!

This book was kindly offered for review by Thomas Nelson Publishing Company. Thank you!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Welcome Spring 2010 !!


Tomorrow is SPRING!! We have waited and the calendar declares it's arrival as tomorrow!! Yeah!!


I was out for a short walk and looked in my flower bed....to my surprise was a pure white crocus, it was in all it's glorious beauty!! Happy Day!!


Enjoy all the blessings around you, they are everywhere! ;0)

Friday, August 21, 2009

It is that time again!! Back to School!!


I was out shopping the other day and noticed all the school supplies. I caught a glance of the classic box of crayon crayola placed in a large bin. Children were gathered around the bin filled with the primary yellow box, out line in the typical green style. That was one of my greatest joys as a child getting a fresh new box of crayons!! Just to crack open a box and take a big whiff....awwwww touch of heaven!! To me there was nothing like new crayons with that sharp new untouched tip, perfect for outlining those favored coloring books! I can still remember searching for the famous yellow #2 pencils and their special little top hat erasers to match!! Searching up and down the Dimestore aisles was pure delight. I just never knew what might call my name. Oh yes, there it is, the glue.... the perfect little bottle of yellow goo with the rubber slanted tip. I always wanted that, but it was never on the teachers list. Hmmm I wonder why??? Goo heaven, perhaps?! We were always assigned to get the white paste. What a bore compared to the yellow goo liquid, with that mysterious rubber tip.
I can remember kids having a fetish with their glue, turning around to see Timmy eating it, YUCK!! Well it did smell kinda good but eating it, was pure crazy to me!!! Who could ever forget those special blunt scissors we were all assigned to get in elementary school. To this day I can hear, "be careful you could cut yourself" and......"I said, don't cut your sisters hair," it still echos through the memories of my mind. Do you remember the Big Red Cheif tablets? Today, someone might think you were talking about the latest street drug. Move over Big Cheif, there is a new kid on the block. This kid arrived a good 10 years ago, now. That notebook and I don't mean the 3 ring binder required in High School. Nope, it is a new day!! These notebooks have batteries with rams. (which are not animals on the front) Gone is Big Cheif, gone is the glue bottle with the slanted rubber stoppers and Timmy is gone too.


One thing remains...the same...the smell of crayola crayons with the perfect sharpend tips!! Mmmmmm, yes indeed, still a bit of heaven to me.

Have a great year at school everyone. Remember, it is those little things, that are the BIG things!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Free....Crochet Along


Hi Crochet Fans!


This is a delightful opportunity to join in a free crochet along. Those who participate will be making this lovely "vintage inspired sweater". What a treasure for those cool spring mornings and evenings coming! Just imagine all those pretty floral colors you can make this. I think it would make a sweet suit jacket. With a little creativity and some vintage floral fabric made into a sweet tulip skirt add a tank, tada a nice vintage touch!


www.lionbrand.com

Monday, February 23, 2009

History of the Apron:




The apron came about because of practical necessity. In years gone by, people didn't have the luxury of owning a large wardrobe. Washing and drying clothing was not done on a frequent basis. So aprons served a practical purpose of covering up the dress underneath to project it from soiling. This made washing much easier. The apron would be washed every couple of days but the dress or clothing underneath did not have to be washed as much, perhaps maybe once a week. Later they began serving as decorative purpose also. Not just housewives wore aprons; school teachers, children, shop-keepers, and secretaries wore different styles of aprons over their clothing every day.
In the 1920's and '30's aprons followed the silhouette of the dress - long, with no waist line. By the 1940's, aprons gained a cinched waistline, and were often gaily trimmed with rick-rack, buttons, and pockets of contrasting color. Many aprons were made from feed cloth. Feed cloth was a heavier fabric and was used as a sack to put seed or four in that farmers used. There was no wasting back then, when the sacks were empty,. the feedsack fabric was used for quilts and aprons. In fact, when the apron had "seen its day" and was ready to be tossed, the best parts were cut out and used for quilts.
The 1950's brought out the half-aprons of highly starched cotton, feedsack, and sheer ( a see- through fabric) trimmed with lace for special occasions. Also two- piece aprons and short smocks of bright cotton prints for every day use were popular.
At one point, Aprons were a serious fashion element, not just an afterthought cover-up! Today the more rugged utilitarian aprons are still in use. The old-fashioned pretty cotton ones are hard to find. The modern aprons are available in both printed and hand stitched designs in a bouquet of appealing color.




Visit her site and check out her handmade aprons!


The cutest APRON PATTERN...free!


This is such a cute pattern and it is free. What a neat pattern to add to your stash! These would make darling gifts. Feb. is a good time of the year to get your sewing done. Then come gift giving time....tada, you have personalized gift. I would suggest tucking in a few favorite recipes in the pocket and maybe your favorite spice mix. Go visit this Etsy site and leave a thank you! ;0)

http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-to-stitch-an-apron-3128/