Wednesday, February 27, 2008
WFMW: NaughtyCodes

I love using NaughtyCodes. I most often use it while shopping online. Just yesterday I was ordering invites through and was able to find a naughty code for my order. This is how it works with online ordering: There is usually a box for one to input a coupon code. I simply pull up, click the pull down box and look for the company name from whom I am ordering. If there is a code available, it will show. Sometimes (like yesterday) there is a discount available, but no code is needed. When I clicked VistaPrint, there was an offer available for 50% off for previous customers. Just like that, I saw my totals change! I saved $7.30 off my total order. NaughtyCodes works for me!
To get other great tips, visit Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer. Happy Wednesday y'all!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
a thank you to some bloggers....
As many of you know I am not very 'puter savvy. (Dawn and Barb have helped me so much.) I just want to thank the ones of you on my bloglines list that use the Google/Blogger thingy for sign-in for comments. You see, I can remember my email address :-) and my password, but when you ask for my blog web address... Hello! LOL Yes, I may be 'puter lazy but I have to pull up my blog every time, copy/paste the web address, etc. Sigh. Maybe someone will give me a pointer on the URL thing.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

A year ago, I wrote this post. Throughout the year, I thought about it, though admittedly I worked on those goals less as the year went by. God blessed our family tremendously during 2007. Too often I forgot to thank Him. I praise Him for all He's done for me and for so many new revelations.
As I look forward to the rest of this year, (Can you believe January is over??) I think these same goals I had last year are wonderful ones for which I need to continue to strive. I list them again for my constant remembrance:
Learning more about my God
De-cluttering my life
Being a better steward of God's blessings
I'm adding a statement from Bev, that I love. " when you can, where you can, how you can, but help!" I hope to keep this close at heart.
Happy, blessed 2008 to you all!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008
WFMW: Cleaning fireplace doors

Over the years I have tried m.a.n.y. ways to clean the soot off our glass fireplace doors. We have a wood burning insert so the doors are always closed when we have a fire. (I HATE having an insert. I had rather see, hear, feel and smell the fire than to have the abundant heat an insert supplies.)

When I last purchased a product to clean my glass top stove, I bought Weiman Cook Top for the first time. It worked well for my stove, as has every product I have tried on my stove top. I was reading the directions for use, I happened to notice these words: "Also excellent for cleaning glass fireplace doors". Oh my! It cleaned the soot off quickly, with very little effort.

Currently I have a fireplace candelabra instead of logs in the fireplace. (Did I mention I hate that insert?) It looks pretty with the doors shut or when lit with open doors.

I am so glad I read that one phrase on the back of the bottle of Weiman Cook Top! Head on over to see Shannon for more great Works For Me Wednesday tips!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Finally! A diet that works

Tuesday, December 25, 2007
A most relaxing Christmas
Boy, did I need this!

I awoke at 8:oo, not sure what time the Disney parade was set to air. I started the coffee pot and lit all the candles downstairs. It was definitely too early for a parade, especially in California, so I watched a Christmas episode of All in the Family. I am thankful for TV Land! Afterward I watched Live's last years version of Friday's show, which was wonderful. At 10, hubby came downstairs and we watched the parade. Such a peaceful, fun morning but so unlike our usual Christmas mornings.

Finally, around noon our two kids (young adults) awoke and we began our family Christmas. I popped the breakfast casserole I had put together yesterday morning into the oven to bake as we had our gift exchange. As always, we opened our gifts one at a time, exclaiming over the wonderful gifts and laughing at the lighter ones. After all gifts, stockings, and pets stockings were opened, we sat down to our Christmas BREAKFAST around 1:30.

Afterward, I began reading a new book Swan House, I received from one of my sisters. Hubby and I took a short nap. Austin has been watching new videos he received, Courtney has gone to a movie with a friend, Gary has gone to pick up his dad for a visit. I am sipping a Mimosa while listening to Christmas music and catching up with some of you.

Yes, I needed this calm. I hope all of you are having a fun, blessed Christmas.

Saturday, December 22, 2007
Someone, ANYONE, tell me this is not December 22.