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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Aunt Mary's 95th Birthday Card

Sorry the pic came out turned on it's side, just lean your head a little bit to get the right view, okie dokie?

It's time to vote for me (St. Clement Religious Formation)!

My entry picture is:

I'm excited to let you know it's time to vote in the Fueling Good 100 Days of Get & Give Sweepstakes!

Visit now to see the do-gooders and organizations that are Fueling Good in neighborhoods across the country.

Vote for the one you think best personifies the Fueling Good philosophy and should win part of $10,000 in gas and lubricants for their worthy cause.

You could win up to $2,500 in CITGO gas and lubricants as a sweepstakes prize winner. You'll even get to play our instant win game and could walk away with a $25 CITGO gas card!

Please Vote now for me (St. Clement Religious Formation) to join the fun!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thankful Mail Day

Check out this one & only Thanksgiving Card I was fortunate to receive from my good blogging friend Curt.

Thanks Buddy!

You'll be amazed when you visit his blog at

Simply Amazing!

Starting Nov 15- Nov 30th You can purchase the Starter kit for 50% off . This Amazing opportunity is for 2 weeks ONLY . That's Over a $310.00 value for ONLY $87.50

Are you interested in Joining the SU! Family and becoming a Demonstrator ? Then this is Just for YOU !

You can purchase the Standard starter kit or the Digital starter kit both kits will be 50% off starting Nov 15th - Nov 30th

Monday, November 22, 2010

SU Online Spectacular

Today starts SU! Online Spectacular . With discounts up to 50% off . This special starts today Nov 22, 2010 - Nov 30th, 2010

Door buster sales include

My Digital studio 50% off
Designer Fabric 50% off
FREE shipping on orders that reach $150.00 (before S&H and tax ) FREE shipping is for online orders ONLY . NO matter if you order from the Online Spectaular list or not .
PLUS when your order reaches $150.00 or more remember you get the Hostess ONLY items as well as FREE money to spend . 
For discounted bundles please use the item number listed with bundle on flyer .

No Minimum purchase required .

Pilgrim Hats

Alayna's birthday school treat this year

Sunday, November 21, 2010

When you want life to the full...

When you want life to the full...
For years I lived full.
Full schedule.
Full plate.
Full speed ahead.

I found myself weary, wondering,
"Is this really how it's supposed to be?"

And then it seemed God asked me to learn to live differently.
To focus on love.
To make time to listen to His voice.
To embrace what He's called me to do and let all else drop away.

"Isn't that what I've already been doing?" I asked."Don't you want me to be busy, to push myself to the limit?"It seemed the heart of heaven smiled and these grace-words drifted into my day. "Daughter, I did not come to give you a full life. I came to give you life to the full."

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10

Saturday, November 20, 2010

When you feel overwhelmed...

When you feel overwhelmed...
Demands knock on my door.
Burdens beckon me to answer.
The to-do list stretches for miles.

I whisper, "I feel overwhelmed."
And in the stillness it seems I hear...

"Child, open your heart to Me
instead of the demands of the day.
Lay those burdens at My feet, not on your shoulders.
Let go of your list and dare to embrace My grace.
I do not require you to be overwhelmed.
I enable you to overcome.
And with Me, you always will."

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

--by Holley Gerth

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Life Changing 100/0 Principle

How The 100/0 Principle Works

What is the most effective way to create and sustain great relationships with others? It's The 100/0 Principle: You take full responsibility (the 100) for the relationship, expecting nothing (the 0) in return. Implementing The 100/0 Principle is not natural for most of us. It takes real commitment to the relationship and a good dose of self-discipline to think, act and give 100 percent. The 100/0 Principle applies to those people in your life where the relationships are too important to react automatically or judgmentally. Each of us must determine the relationships to which this principle should apply. For most of us, it applies to work associates, customers, suppliers, family and friends.

STEP 1 - Determine what you can do to make the relationship work...then do it. Demonstrate respect and kindness to the other person, whether he/she deserves it or not.
STEP 2 - Do not expect anything in return. Zero, zip, nada.
STEP 3 - Do not allow anything the other person says or does (no matter how annoying!) to affect you. In other words, don't take the bait.
STEP 4 - Be persistent with your graciousness and kindness. Often we give up too soon, especially when others don't respond in kind. Remember to expect nothing in return.

Principle Paradox
This may strike you as strange, but here's the paradox: When you take authentic responsibility for a relationship, more often than not the other person quickly chooses to take responsibility as well. Consequently, the 100/0 relationship quickly transforms into something approaching 100/100. When that occurs, true breakthroughs happen for the individuals involved, their teams, their organizations and their families.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Useful Dog Tricks performed by Jesse

Learning to Dance in the Rain

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"

I thought...that's it! We all face adversity in our life. However, it's not the adversity, but how we react to it that will determine the joy and happiness in our life. During tough times, do we spend too much time feeling sorry for ourselves, or, can we, with gratitude...learn how to dance in the rain?

It almost sounds too simple to feel important, but one word...gratitude, can change your attitude, thus, your life, forever. Sarah Breathnach said it best...

"When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present....we experience heaven on earth."

Grandma G's remedy (plus a hot-tottie)


During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the
foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and
within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it.

Some of us have used Vicks Vapo Rub for years for everything
from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've
never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time,
although the scientists who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop night
time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put
Vicks Vapo Rub generously on the soles of your feet, cover with socks,
and the heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay
stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100% of the time and is
more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough
medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they
will sleep soundly

Just happened to tune in A.M.. Radio and picked up this guy
talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good,
due to the chemicals in them This method of using Vicks VapoRub on the
soles of the feet was found to be more effective than prescribed
medicines for children at bed time. In addition it seems to have a
soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep

My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep
constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She
said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing
stopped in a few minutes.So she went from; every few seconds
uncontrollable coughing, she slept cough-free for hours every night she
used it.

If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end up sick,
try it yourself and you will be amazed at how it works.


Have a Blessed Day

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Devotional from Jen Young, Mahalo Sistah!

"Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me." - Psalm 27:10 NIV. .... Yes, earthly relationships often fall apart, families separate, parents abandon their children, friends come and go, but we can take comfort in knowing that the Lord will always listen, support and care!! Lean on Him, and you'll never be lonely.... Have a blessed week, sisters!!

Happy Beloved 64th Birthday DAD

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kid Rock - Born Free [Official Music Video]

Story 4 - Pet Food with Natural Ingredients: Purina ONE® beyOnd™

Daily Inspiration Quote

Living inspired is a state of mind that you choose. When you find your zone of creativity and create a vision, each day takes on new meaning.
~Lisa Schilling

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A last thought to share

Jesus died under God's judgment against
our sins, so that He could rescue us from
constant falling into sin and make us His
very own people, with cleansed hearts and
real enthusiasm for doing kind things for others.
Titus 2:14

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Carrie Underwood - How Great Thou Art

Guess What?

I just printed a hard copy of the 2011 Sale-a-Bration & Occassions Mini!

Yahoo, it's good to be a SU Demo!

So you know what that means...............Coming soon will be the 411 on my 2nd annual SAB Club!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fuel Good Sweepstakes acceptance

Hi Gina,

We're excited to let you know that your entry has been accepted in the Fueling Good Get & Give Sweepstakes.

Go to to check it out in the Gallery.

Good luck!
Your friends at CITGO

When the voting begins, I sure could use your support! Thanks!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jen's 300K Blog Candy

Ok, this has been in a making for a couple of weeks now. I've promised to post this blog candy up, and finally, I am able to post a bunch of goodies to give away. This goodie bag is gonna go to a lucky winner, randomly picked by To have a chance at winning this yummy package of goodies, all you need to do is look at the picture of goodies I am giving away, and comment on this post letting me know which item you could really really use, and why you really really want to win it. LOL... Good Luck and Thank YOU ALL, for your continued visits to my blog. You make my day, you make me happy and you make me smile, especially those of you that leave me comments and *talk stories* with me via email. Love and Blessings to you all.....


I donated my regular 8 week pint of O+ blood (3 1/2 gallons to date) on Saturday, but an hour later when I was shopping at Kroger, I fainted outside and cracked open my head when I hit the cement. Now, I'm stuck with this staple in the back of my head for 10 days and had to argue with the nurse to get an appointment for the dr to take it out, ugh :(

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Come To Me

When you are hurting, come to Me and
I will bind your wounds.

When you need to be assured, come to Me and
I will give you my embrace.

When you can no longer go on, come to Me and
I will carry you.

When you need comfort, come to me and
I will wipe your tears.

When you are uncertain of My love, come to Me and
I will speak My heart to you.
-Roy Lessin

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Jesus Calling

Come to Me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. I know the depth and breadth of your neediness. Your life-path has been difficult, draining you of strength. Come to Me for nurture. Let me fill you with My Presence: I in you, and you in Me.

My Power flows most freely into weak ones aware of their need for Me. Faltering steps of dependence are not lack of faith; they are links to My Presence.

John 17:20-23; Isaiah 40:29-31

Excerpt from the devotional book, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Please watch & pass along

Hi Everyone,

Former cheerleaders for the Philadelphia Eagles…

About 136 former cheerleaders got together to do a dance routine to benefit “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” (Breast Cancer).

Each time someone views the video, United Healthcare will make a donation to the Komen organization. Their goal is to get a million hits, which will lead to $100K raised.

Please can you take a moment to watch the video – and, just as important, pass this link onto your network of friends, family and colleagues?

I It benefits a very important cause!
Take care.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Help my neice achieve her Girl Scout Goal

Dear Blog Friends & Family,

My niece & godchild is participating in our Girl Scout Council's Fall Product Program. This program helps girls earn money to support our Girl Scout Leadership Experience, including fun educational and service activities that contribute to making the world a better place. This year for the first time we are piloting online sales. I am learning to manage my business online, as well as setting goals, making decisions, managing money, working with people and practicing business ethics. This is a great opportunity to help your favorite Girl Scout, as well as to purchase a great product.

Just click on the link below to view the many different varieties of nuts, candies, and gift items that we've put together just for you. You can purchase using a credit card and have them shipped to you or shipped to a friend as a gift.

This is a private link and will expire on 12/01/2010...

Your order and information will be treated confidentially, and not shared for other reasons, other than to help Girl Scouts.

Thanks so much,

Autumn Wrona
Troop 30751
Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan