Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Ok, so I am so excited about a new shop I've found!!! It is called Diviine ModesTee and you will love it, too. In these days of immodest clothing (even on young girls and teenagers, I might add) this is a breath of fresh air! You can be stylish AND modest at the same time. The best part - THEY HAVE SWIMSUITS!!! And even better - you can win one here. Go now! Check them out!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

And I love...

.... getting mail. Real mail. Unexpected mail. Not-a-bill kind of mail. I don't know when I started loving mail, but it probably began in elementary school when I got my first pen pal. I think I was in 4th grade when we got assigned pen pals with military personnel. I had one pen pal named Rocky. She was a girl. I don't remember her real first name (maybe Michelle), but she was a kind lady. She was married and in the military. I don't remember a lot about her now except that at one point she lived in Kentucky. We lost touch after she had moved a couple of times. I also had another pen pal in the military named Steven. I don't remember a lot about him, either, and I think we exchanged letters only a few times and lost touch. Then, at some point (I can't remember the grade I was in) I had a pen pal named Sym Hyon-Jeong. She was from South Korea. My English class was assigned to her class (I think because they were learning to communicate in English) and we kept in touch for a long time. We exchanged pictures of each other and wrote about the things we were interested in, etc. She sent me some Hello Kitty stuff and a bulletin from her church. It was in Korean and, of course, I had no idea what it said or even what religion she was, but I mailed her a bulletin from my church and some gospel tracts for her and her friends in the picture. After that, I never heard from her again. I have wondered what happened to her and why she quit writing. Then, I had a pen pal from Nevada who lived on an Indian reservation. My grandmother had traveled out West with my grandaddy and came back with the name/address of my newest pen pal. I wrote her once or twice and couldn't believe I was conversing with a 'real' indian! It was cool! Oh, and then when I was in Jr. High, I had another pen pal of sorts. We met at the Winter Forward (a winter youth camp thing) and began writing letters back and forth for a few years. He lived in Ohio and we got to see each other at youth camp for a few years in a row, but that was it. We wrote letters faithfully and I loved checking the mail back in those days! ha After that, the letter writing kind of waned and I didn't really have a reason to check the mail again....until college. Oh, how I loved checking mailbox number 699 and getting letters from home and letters with 'cracker money' from my grandmother! Seems like I was always getting letters during college. What happened, people? Oh, I know what happened. Email happened.

These days I seldom receive real mail, but today.....oh yes, today....I did! I opened the box and saw the likes of this....
And when I saw my name on it I couldn't wait to open it! And when I did, it revealed this little piece of goodness....
But, of course, I read the note first (common mail-opening courtesy) and this is what it said...

I have the best sister in the world! She's creative - something I would like to be, but am not. She's fancy. I'm very plain. She's beautiful. I have an upturned nose and wild curly hair. She's witty. I try to be. She's neat and organized. I pretend to be neat and organized. (The neatness fairies are laughing their little wings off at that understatement!) She has a good blog and you should go read And she'll show you how to make yourself one of these cute flower pins for yourself.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I love...

... my DVR. Whatever that stands for. I just know that it records shows/movies for me that I don't have time to watch while they are on TV. And I love that. What a great invention...if you're into watching shows/movies. I can record every Dr. Oz show and then go through them later and decide which segments to watch or delete. (Can I get an Amen?) I don't know what I did before DVR came into my life. Oh wait - I do remember....we would race home from church on Sunday nights, get the kids in bed in record time and throw the pizza in the oven just in time to watch The Amazing Race. Yes, we did. And sometimes, if we were lucky, afternoon football would throw the entire CBS lineup off and the Race wouldn't start til our own little race (getting home, throwing kids in bed, pizza in oven....etc.) was over. Yes, I love my DVR. Only I have to admit that I am spoiled now. It is hard to watch anything without being able to fast forward through commercials. I think everyone should have a DVR. It has changed my TV viewing habits for the better.

What's on my DVR right now, you ask? Oh, you don't want to know. But I'll tell you anyway...

Dr. Oz (of course)

Pixar Short Films (I love Pixar films)

Chicken Little (We've only watched it a few hundred times)

Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure (Super Cute)


The Princess Bride

The Incredibles - (there seems to be a pattern here. Who is the DVR for anyway??)

Oh yes, and Little Women. There is always a chick flick DVR'd, especially for nights when Hubs has to work late or is at a meeting or those rare days that all three chickadees are napping and I actually have time to watch 'my' movies.

What's on your DVR?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Feet...

..... want these ....

Your feet could have these, too, if you go enter the giveaway here. I really wouldn't be telling you about this giveaway except that I'm getting an extra 5 entries by blogging about it. I realize that by doing this I am lessening my chances of winning if you do decide to enter. But, oh well. I'm throwing caution to the wind. Go enter! Maybe one of us will get lucky!!
And you thought I was going to show you a picture of my ugly feet. NEVER!