Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shaklee Giveaway!

Congrats Cami!!  You won!  Leave a comment with your email address and I'll get your info.  The comments are hidden! 


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

What better way to kick off the FIRST DAY OF SPRING than to have a giveaway?! 

Ohhh, I love all things spring.  It may have to do with the fact that I was born in April, but anyway I see it..spring it amazing.

With that said, who wants to celebrate with a Shaklee sample?  Don't know what Shaklee is?  How about a non-toxic, organic cleaning product that is safe for the environment AND your kiddos!

A few months ago, I won a sample and have loved it .  This itty, bitty little sample can make one whole bottle of all-purpose cleaner and another entire bottle of glass cleaner.  Each are 16 oz!  

In order to win:

1.) Share this on Facebook (and come back and post the link)
2.) Write your name and address in the comments section.

Giveaway endes next Tuesday, March 27th at midnight PST.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Creative Juices and Hidden Treasures

You know when you have a TON of things to post and don't quite know how to get them down on paper? neither. I feel like I am tapped out. Nothing exciting to post. Nothing exciting to just bear with me as I write the following:

still  used to love shows like Cash in the Attic and Antique Roadshow.  Seeing people find 'true' treasures in their own homes was pretty interesting.  MY favorite part?  Seeing how much that piece of pottery or painting was worth. 

This past summer a few families got together and had a Garage Sale.  Besides having a lot of fun, we each made some money. 

Laura had a sewing machine that she was selling that was worth a lot more than the $20 she was asking.  She didn't know how much it was worth, until someone came along and mentioned that she might want to raise the price! (to between $100-300)  :)

The next day, we had a few more people come through that wanted something NOT for sale in my garage.  A lantern. Similar to this one:
The first man to ask was nice when I turned him down.  I could see that he wanted to push the issue, but when I firmly said no, he left.

The next one to ask was an older woman.  She wasn't so kind.  When she asked if she could buy it and I replied no, she got a little heated about it and started to argue.  I calmly insisted it was still a no and then my brain started moving.  Two people in 2 days asked about the same lantern that was partially hidden in my garage.

I decided that my neighbor would know a bit more about it and she did.  She said that it was an old railroad lantern.  She gave a little background and said that it was probably worth some money.  No, I am not going to be a millionaire, but I did investigate a bit more and found that there was a bit of interest from consumers.
Who would have thought that in my immaculate garage, someone would find something that I had no use for, other than the eye appeal. (Like I mentioned above, I am a bit of a sucker for antiques and other fun things). 

How often do we go through life, pushing things to the back, without realizing the worth of them?  My advice?  Clean out your garage!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Doesn't take much...

Tonight I walked into my daughter's room, to tell her to turn off the light, and found her kneeling next to her bed, praying.
It doesn't take much to make me feel proud to be her mom. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Talk: True Love

*written on Monday:

I am not sure that this post will be written as well as I want it to be or even as I experienced it.  I don't want this post to be too sappy (because I have a hard time with anything too sappy), but I knew that if I didn't write about it, it would slip through my fingers and I would soon forget.

Yesterday was a great Sabbath day.  I started a bit frustrated with the kids, was refreshed after Sacrament meeting and then in Relief Society.   After church we ate our traditional Chicken Salad sandwiches and then I went to lay down in the sun. 

You see, our front window is amazing.  We have a HUGE window that lets the sun filter in..we love to lay down and get a good dose of Vitamin D.  Yesterday was brilliant.  It was actually sunny.  And to be in Cleveland, with the sun, is nothing short of a miracle.

After a few moments my hubby came over and snuggled in next to me.  Do you know how glorious it is to see the love of your life in the sunlight?  I mean, I literally couldn't believe how amazing his eyes looked.  (And I often think how good looking he is.  He was blessed with GREAT genetics :)

BUT, to have him in the sunlight and sitting next to me, was a different story.  At times he looked ethreal, as in heavenly.  I may have caught a glimpse of how Bella felt when she saw Edward glitter in the sun.

Like I said, I don't want to be too sappy, but to honestly just sit there (and ignore the kids) and just gaze into each other's eyes?  It gave me an even greater sense of what our Heavenly Father sees in us. 

Have you heard the song, "What Heaven Sees in You"?   I know it is geared toward girls, but the chorus is perfect for how I felt:

And the Father looked down
And the angels surrounded that place
They knew the truth, all that you could do
And you will, too, if you have eyes to see
What heaven sees in you..

I love this man to eternity and back.