The past six weeks has given me the opportunity to review the printable eBook version of the Motivated Moms planner, specifically from the Motivated Moms Ebooks. This has been a neat experience. Motivated Moms is a “unique and straightforward chore planning system is for moms who are trying to balance creative endeavors with their desire to have an orderly and organized environment in their homes.” – See more at: http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/motivated-moms-review/ While I didn’t know about the planner in time to get it into my personalized planner that I bound this year, in future years I definitely could as well as recommend it … Continue reading
So I’m in need of a little direction. I’m loving my new iPhone. I love how I can share a snapped picture at the drop of a hat, but I cannot seem to find the right app or way to blog from it. Anyone??
A seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. When Jordan Spencer, the editor of Texas Bride magazine visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is devastated to lose her job in his very influential presence. Convinced she’ll never get her dreams off the ground now, Gabi needs lots of encouragement–especially from her friend Bella Neeley–to take a chance and start her business. And as she gets to know Jordan, she discovers that she may have to take a chance on love as well. Could it be that she’ll have to design her own wedding dress soon?Continue reading
The idea of getting involved in “computer school” was a bit daunting for me. Most of what we do in school is from books and interaction. While I’m not opposed and definitely use videos and mp3s when appropriate as well as a plethora of sites for printables, the idea of sitting my girls down in front of a computer that they take charge of in a program is a good bit daunting. While I hear rave reviews of things such as Starfall and the like for preschoolers I’ve always hesitated. So when I had the opportunity to come up to … Continue reading
This start of the year has been filled with new experiences for my children in the way of school. Something they had never had before was what we now call computer-school. The first introduction in computer-school for us is a review of KinderBach, or specifically The KinderBach Online Piano Lesson Membership with Teacher Corner. We have been blessed with access for six months to the lessons. Overall the program is geared toward children in the range of ages 3-7, however I’m told that others find it does work well for children slightly above and below. Our goal was to use … Continue reading
So if I thought things were rough with my needing to go to the ER for fluids I was wrong. Came home and found myself very sick. I’ll spare you the details and just say I didn’t know if I needed to spit or sit. Soon after I found myself getting in bed (around 630) yet soon was up again to try to convince my girls that quiet and bedtime are important factors even on off days. The Enginerd was making a Gatorade and Epsom salts run. (Need that hydration!) At 8 pm AppleBlossom started vomiting. The first three times … Continue reading
Well I guess it depends on your definition of alive. I’m having a really hard time with dehydration and a severe stomach virus. But I ate something today after two bags of saline… so there’s hope! Oh and now this baby has a gender! And is healthy as can be. Posted from WordPress on Kindle Fire
Headed toward hospital for fluids and more. At least the girls sinus stuff is gone. Now for my turn with my tummy. Posted from WordPress on Kindle Fire … Continue reading
So after two years of one thing after another illness I was starting to think we could be normal and healthy again. But now we’re into the childhood fevers ranging from 103.7-105.1. Sigh. So far the highest I’ve gone is 101.4 and hopefully no more. I truly don’t want to deal with that in pregnancy. Missing swimming and co-op but hopefully we’ll get life back. Posted from WordPress on Kindle Fire … Continue reading
What will it take for a once-privileged young woman to make her way in the world?
It isn’t Cassie Haddon’s fault that she has reached the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the War Between the States, she always had servants. Since then, she and her mother have been forced to rely on family to care for them. But now the well of human kindness has run dry–and Cassie must find work to support them.
Unfortunately, leaving the past behind is easier said than done, and Cassie must summon all of her courage and wits to convince local restaurateur and grocer Jacob West that she’s exactly what his business needs.
With her signature sweet romance, Ann Shorey weaves a tale of two people from different backgrounds finding common ground and the hope of a bright future together.Continue reading
Can true love overcome a legacy of betrayal?
Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of their household. Leah wishes her father would find a good man who would love her alone. Unbeknownst to either of them, Jacob is making his way to their home, trying to escape a past laced with deceit and find the future God has promised him.
But the past comes back to haunt Jacob when he finds himself on the receiving end of treachery. The man who wanted only one woman ends up with sisters who have never gotten along and now must spend the rest of their lives sharing a husband. In the power struggles that follow, only one woman will triumph . . . or will she?
Combining meticulous research with her own imaginings, bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith not only tells one of the most famous love stories of all time but will manage to surprise even those who think they know the story inside and out.Continue reading
Interestingly, as I wrote that rambling title I realize these things seem to go together. Huh. I’m sitting on the couch staring at piles of folded laundry debating whether I need to get my exhausted pregnant self off the couch to put it away how or rest and do it later. (I was a nursery worker in a hectic nursery this am at church) Afterall I folded it all and sorted it. I was sick last week and cared for two sick kids under four. I am pregnant. That should all give me reason enough to sit here and stare … Continue reading
Ugh, that is how I feel. The girls have been sporting 103.7 (at the highest) fevers that do respond to Acetaminophen and then yesterday or so I started getting fevers but no more than 101.4 so far, but I’m preggo, so I don’t want a fever! Today it’s a full on cold for me and the girls seem dandy at their 99/100 degree temps. Sneezing, drainage, burning eyes, and all. Did you know that being pregnant lowers your immunity? I didn’t, but now that I do it makes sense (foreign body parasite child growth in progress and all). Anyone want … Continue reading
Sunday we lost power around dinnertime. We entertained ourselves imagining Superbowl fans reactions locally as the power cut out. Power came back after a long effort of getting the girls in their own beds. Yesterday afternoon we lost power at lunch. It was pouring rain all day and totally dark. Entertaining the girls was much more difficult. The Enginerd brought us Chick-fil-a for dinner and we all went to bed early for lack of a better thing to do in pitchblack darkness. I had to move the girls to a giant palet next to my bed as the nursery was … Continue reading
Wow, I remember when I first decided to do monthly wrap-ups… I never got very far did I? Alas, let’s try to start fresh with some this year. This year has so far been filled with some random blog posts, previews, reviews, and on tutorial! In case you missed anything, here’s what’s been going on: Who is ready for a new year? Looking Back at 2013 Winter Olympics Resources Seriously the Week is over, already? Making Babbies (tutorial) Children’s Book Reviews: My Lucky Little Dragon A Big Hug for Little Cub 99 Stories from the Bible Baby Bear Christian Historical … Continue reading
When a web of deceit among Cheyenne’s wealthiest residents threatens to catch Elizabeth and Jason in its snare, they must risk working together to save one of Elizabeth’s patients–even if it means falling in love.Continue reading
A few days ago, I started making some new babbies intended for the new summer baby we’re expecting. I was so excited about making this blog post and I’ve been taking pictures galore of the process and locating old babbie prominent photos on my computer. Then I started to type of this post, and was shocked when WordPress prompted me to make this …/making-babbies-2/. 2? What does it mean by two?! Well onto searching my archives and what do I find but a long forgotten post from 2011 (the arrival of my last baby and current toddler) all about making … Continue reading
When she isn’t writing, Vickie enjoys reading, shopping for antiques, watching movies, and traveling. The final book in her Pioneer Promises series, Song of the Prairie, releases the summer of 2014.Continue reading