Dec 31, 2011

Proverbs 31 Days of Discipline



(scheduled post)
For the new year, I drew up a plan following verses 10-31 of Proverbs 31 that goes 31 days. Each day, I will try to learn and be more like the Proverbs 31 woman, praying to the LORD, spending more time helping around the house, having a better attitude in general, and learning alot about being selfless. (Not selfish, selfless. They look alot alike and I know I would read it wrong, so I don't want anyone to read that wrong and be like... "she's learning about how to be selfish?")
Hopefully I can post up the whole plan and publish a free download at my store!
As part of this 31 Day plan, I am going to try to not post for the entire time. I'm starting on Jan. 1st, so this might be the last post for a while- and maybe 
via swagbucks search                                                 the last post of the year!

Dec 30, 2011

Is it SERIOUSLY almost 2012?




This is how I feel about resolutions... :)

I just realized that I didn't get on Blogger on Christmas!! I am very proud of myself, because I usually do get on the computer and I wanted a pretty much computer-free day, and I did it!

I can't believe that the new year is almost here.
We only have a few more hours to live in 2011.
Do we want to look back on this year and question "Just what exactly did I do that year?"
Every year around this time, I start feeling like I need to DO something.
I need to accomplish something with my time.
Nobody will ever again be able to do anything in 2011 again.

So, what am I going to do with this priceless time?


Mary

Dec 28, 2011

What's Up: 12.28.12 The Smelly Raccoon Caper



Well....
here is a schedule of my night.
2:00 Wake up.
2:30 Go back to sleep
4:00 Hear wierd screeching sounds.
4:15 Get out of bed.
4:20 Sit on couch. Suddenly overwhelming smell of skunk or dead animal overtakes you... and your house.
4:25 Go around your house opening windows
4:30 Turn on computer and watch Princess Protection Program
6:00 Go to bed again.
9:47 Wake up.
9:50 Post on Blogger.

Nice, huh? Now I'm thinking we won't end up driving to a friend's house at 10:00.
I'm really glad we got those four hours of sleep, though!


Well, it's almost breakfastime now, and
I want:
Hot Chocolate

and
Cheeseburgers

and
Garlic Pizza

and normal pizza:

YUM!!!!!!

And let's talk about this:
'Nuff said. :)

Mary






Dec 23, 2011

A-hem...

AAAAHHH!!!!!
I just realized

(I warned you)

I forgot

COMPLETELY FORGOT

that I was doing FBIET

because I am SO unreliable when it comes to these things

soo......

Finding Beauty In Everyday Things

is not really...

here anymore.

Hehe....
I'll give the rest to you through my archive:

Day 4: Shadows

Day 5: Words

Day 6: Reflection


Day 7: Christmas
I know this is blurry, but I was trying to capture the reflection of the lights on the glass, and the verse.
Soooooo.... it's blurry, but I like it! :)

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve and I cannot BELIEVE I forgot about this!!!!!
Hehe.
Mary

P.S.
Anytime I say "I'm going to do something everyday for a week"
Don't believe it. :)


Dec 22, 2011

Have you ever had one of those moments

when you laugh so hard
for 2 minutes straight
and when you stop
you look at your sister
and start laughing again?
all because of a picture
that totally made you laugh
that was about cats

Seriously,

JesusChick rocks.

BEST.
PICTURE.
EVER.

The roly-poly cat wearing the sweater?
The wanting a box and not a scratching post?
Sleeping on sweaters?

After all this,
I HAVE A QUESTION.

A very serious question.

Do you have a cat?

I especially want to know if JesusChick has a cat...

because she's awesome

and has funny cat pictures.

:)

Mary



Dec 20, 2011

Finding Beauty In Everyday Things Day 2&3

I warned you I was not very reliable!

I took this picture yesterday (or the day before... I forget) but technically it is truly yesterday's!

Day 2: Animals
This isn't exactly beautiful.... so I guess you could say this is my oxymoron. :)

Day 3: Light

This is a picture from the past, but there isn't really any light around here (hence December) and so I thought I'd give you something worth looking at. :) Lol.
So, thanks for coming to Day 2 and 3 of FBIET!

(Now it's time for my usual see-you-later-in-some-other-language-via-google-translate)
Se vidimo kasneje!
(Slovenian)
Mary

Dec 18, 2011

Finding Beauty In Everyday Things Day 1

Welcome to the first day of Finding Beauty In Everyday Things!

Day 1: Water
I know this picture is very lame- it's 9:30 PM and I have no good excuse for not posting earlier today, except that I forgot. :)

Since that picture is not exactly up to the criteria I wished it to be, here is picture from my past files.

Sorry for posting so late, and thanks for joining the first day of FBIET!


Fheiceann tú níos déanaí ("see you later" in Irish-via google translate!)
Mary

Dec 17, 2011

"Finding Beauty" Blog Event is almost here!

Finding Beauty In Everyday Things:
It starts December 18th, and ends Christmas Eve, December 24th.

Click here to see the rules and more information and stuff (or just go back a few posts.)

Wir sehen uns später! (see you later in German- you can say anything in any language with google translate! Lol.)

Dec 16, 2011

Holiday Sale at Writing Is a Lifestyle Bookstore! + New book available!

Writing is a Lifestyle
is offering several holiday deals!


Winifred's Hopes, sequel to Winifred's Dream, is now available!
Winifred's Hopes
(Due to computer problems,
the correct cover for this book was not available.
Sorry about that!)

This is an unedited story available at www.lulu.com.

It is $10.99, but it is on a Holiday Sale 30% off!

The softcover and hardcover versions of Winifred's Dream are on sale as well.
Due to the cost of making the book, though, the hardcover version can only be 5% off.

Also,
The Intellectually Challenged Series
is 20% off all three books!




Pick up your copies in time for Christmas! All books ship in 3-5 business days.


Insider's Secret:
There is a third Winifred book in the making!!!!
celebrations,decorations,helium balloons,iStockphoto,parties,presents,special occasions
SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE DESIRED COVER

Dec 14, 2011

Finding Beauty In Everyday Things Blog Event

Wooohhooo!!! It's a new blog event!

For a week (well... you know how unreliable I am when it comes to these things, but anyway) I will post every day no matter what try to post every day, with pictures about
Finding Beauty In Everyday Things!
Here's the plan:
Day 1: Water
Day 2: Animals
Day 3: Light
Day 4: Shadows
Day 5: Words
Day 6: Reflection
Day 7: Christmas

This week will start December 19th and end Christmas Eve, December 24th.
I'm really excited about this, because it will give me an excuse to use macro on the camera... hehe!

If you want to join in and link up, feel free to:
But remember, there's no linky tool, so if you want to share, comment with a link to the post.
And, there is one rule:
Try to glorify God in all our pictures.
He put the beauty in all our everyday things!!

A plutar (see you later),
Mary


Dec 12, 2011

Christmas Checklist: The Ornaments

1. Lights
2. Candy Canes
3. Christmas Tree
4. Ornaments

I had such a hard time getting a picture of this because it's clear. I'll try to get more pics of it up later!


Everyone's Cameras

This is really super random,
but I noticed that 2 people:
and
both got new amazing cameras (Hooray!!!) and they named them.

Well, that just struck me funny because I don't name my cameras.... no offense, I mean I think it's really cute that they named theirs, I had just never thought about it before!
So

Alfonzo

and
Nikki

are these particular cameras.

My camera's name is....

(get ready for something really so exciting you will be blown away by it's superness)

Fujifilm Finepix s1800.
http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-FinePix-S1800-Digital-Stabilized/dp/B0035JD0DW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1323706096&sr=1-1
Haha.

No, I never named my camera...but I got it like 2 years ago (or maybe just one), but anyway, I think the warranty has expired, and it still works!
Sometimes I think, "Hey, I want a camera like this:"

Fujifilm Finepix S9000 9MP Digital Camera with 10.7x Wide Optical Zoom
or this:
Leica V-Lux2 Super Zoom Digital Camera with 14.1 Megapixels CMOS Sensor, 24x Optical Zoom, 1080i AVCHD Full HD Video Recording (18393)
But I don't even really use the fancy one I have right now - I barely know how to work it's custom setting. So I would more likely use something like this:
to capture those everyday moments.
And to drop in my purse and take wherever and not care that
if I dropped it I might be losing a billion dollars!

But I would still like to someday use one where the zoom button is a twisty thing located on the lens...

COMPLETELY AWESOME!!!!


Like this....
WOW!!!!!

Dreaming of $100,000,000,000,000,000 worth of camera.....
Mary

Dec 8, 2011

Something Crazy

I won...

.
.
.
.
.
.

a $300 gift certificate to Vision Forum!!!!!

I think I am still in shock!!!!

A big thanks to Vision Forum who sponsored this giveaway
and Life in a Shoe who hosted this giveaway!

So now that I am bouncing off the walls in unbelief, I am going to take a look at Vision Forum!


Dec 4, 2011

Christmas Checklist: The Tree

Christmas Checklist 2011:
1. Lights
2. Candy Canes
3. Christmas Tree

Nov 26, 2011

swagbucks


it's like earning free money... for doing nothing.

Well,

now that I said that I feel bad for "earning money without doing anything."

LAZY:LAZY:LAZY:LAZY!!

:):):)

Well, you've gotta check out swagbucks. It's SO neat!
Here are some of my favorite things you can buy with your swagbucks:

450 Swagbucks = $5 Amazon gift card

17,999 Swagbucks = Flip UltraHD Video Camera (eepers!)
Flip UltraHD Video Camera - Black, 8 GB, 2 Hours


Here's a crazy one....


22,999 Swagbucks = iPod touch.

iPod Touch (8GB)
WOW!!! You can also get a $100 e-gift card to Starbucks for like 64,000 or something. Woww.....

Do any of you have swagbucks?

Nov 25, 2011

JesusChick's Favorite Black Friday Commercial...

in a word?

HILARIOUS!!!!!!!

in 10 words?

REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY HILARIOUS!!!!!!!

OK. Now that I said it would be a real laugh... it probably won't.
Lol.

Note to Kathleen and Rebecca (faithful friends!!!): Concerning our inside joke, you definitely need to watch this!!! And laugh!!
(Yes... we have an inside joke. It's not even funny... unless you are wierd like us! Lol!)

LOL!!!! See this post at Jesus Chick's blog to see some more laughs!!!!

Nov 23, 2011

Christmas Checklist: The Candy Canes

Christmas Checklist 2011:
1. Lights
2. Candy Canes


Happy Thanksgiving!

(This is a scheduled post)



Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Nov 22, 2011

Twosday Favs 29

What?!?!? I... remembered to do Twosday Favs???

Well.... don't get too excited- :). I made a new button for this weekly and that's how I remembered!

So here we go, Twosday Favs 29- the not-so-weekly- weekly.

The new button!!!


Favorite 1:

This Princess sailor pea coat- swoon!

Favorite 2:

Nancy Drew's hair. Which one do you like best? I like the one on the bottom right. :)

Mary


Nov 21, 2011

Vintage Christmas Dress

It's time for some Vintage Clothing!!! (Two posts in one day? Haven't done that for a while!) Look and enjoy.... and comment- what's your favorite Christmas outfit?



Rhema Marvanne, 7-year-old singer- she is a Christian little girl and loves to sing worship songs. Her mother died of cancer when she was young, and now she uses the gift of singing that God gave her to spread the gospel through worship. I love this song- it's so catchy!

4 weeks and 6 days until Christmas,
Mary

Vision Forum Giveaway = SCREAMS OF HAPPINESS!!!

Yes, that's right-
Vision Forum is giving away three gift certificates to the tune of $600 smackeroos!


Vision Forum sells many things- Christian books, toys, DVDS, cds, and so much more. Just a few days ago we watched their movie- Created Cosmos. It was so amazing!! It left us all in awe.

Go to Raising Olives or one of the other blogs and enter!!! It is an unbelievable giveaway- for a $300 certificate, $200, and $100 dollar gift certificates- I am SO excited about this!!!
Mary

18th Thing to Do

18. Get a record player


Finally!!!!

I am so happy! All day yesterday I was listening to Glenn Miller, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Singin' in the Rain, and Christmas music....
Well, it's only 8:00 in the morning as of now, and I have yet to turn it on.
So if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go turn on Star Dust....
Oh, and here's a picture of one of my records- it still works, but we can only listen to half the song!
(This record is a host to Little Brown Jug and Moonlight Serenade... half of them, at least!)

Nov 17, 2011

Something to Brighten your Day

It's 5 weeks and 3 days until Christmas.

(I can't upload any pictures right now because Google is the only place working on our computer....hmm...)

Mary

Nov 13, 2011

Rachel's Caption Contest!

1.
Girl: (yank yank) This is fun!
Cat: Ouch! Stop yanking my whiskers!

2.

Man 1: The moon has always looked terribly uncomfortable.
Man 2: I'm sure glad we brought this couch!

3.

Mother: Goodbye, Father!
Daughter: Goodbye, Father!
Father: (to daughter) The winds got yer skirt! Keep your clothes down, Jenny!


It won't let me load the last one, so I'll just caption it without the picture and you can check out the post here.
4. Guy on ladder: Trimming these hedges will be a breeze with this ladder. (sees pretty girl in pink) Ooh lala!
Lady in pink: Hello, up there... Hey! You're ruining my hedges! And you're getting hedge pieces all over my new car- which happens to be a Mercades- and very expensive.
Guy: It also happens to be the thing which my ladder is propped up against. Hey! Don't drive away! Ahh!! (crash)