Sunday, February 27, 2011

Unwasted Linky Party # 9




Unwasted Homemaking Linkup #9 is here. Thanks for stopping by to see some great homemaking ideas from fellow bloggers! The first picture/link shared is from last week the second picture/link is from party #7, I'm refeaturing it because the link was wrong last week. Also, a not so easy thing to say... if you are linking up you MUST USE MY LINK BACK TO ME. I really dread saying it but, I'm working super hard to grow this linky party so my readers can have tons of homemaking tips so I really need you to use my button! Thanks!

Bourbon Chicken

Recipe Organization

Get ready to party {Homemaker's style}. If your a blogger...


Please copy the code under the 'Unwasted Homemaking Linkup Party' to the right of this post and place it somewhere on your blog. {I want to make sure we continue to grow this party :)} IF NOT I will have to deleted your link! I hate to do this but, I put alot of effort into making this party grow and if anyone links they need to use my button.


Keep it related to Homemaking... which only excludes a few things. Any recipe, family tradition, devotional on homemaking/mothering, cleaning tip, craft etc.



Link to your specific post and not your website domain.


Linkup as many posts as you want! No Limit!


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Friday, February 25, 2011

Funny Fridays

This video is hilarious because of all the Twitter/Facebook status obsession. Seriously, you know people that have to post everything, don't you? LOL


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Funny Fridays

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thoughts on Food: Food Diary






I have battled hypoglycemia for 8 years. For 6 of those years I could never get a grip on my sugar levels, due to the plain simple fact... I didn't know how to eat correctly. I would eat whatever I wanted and when my sugar levels dropped I would eat something sweet {candy bar, juice etc} to bring it up.

Two years ago I was completely fed up and was able to meet with someone who used to have hypoglycemia. She poured wisdom into me that helped me gain an understanding of why it’s important to eat a certain way to maintain those sugar levels! Eating this particular way had caused her hypoglycemia to stop, so I began this journey of eating very strict with the same goal in mind… NO MORE HYPOGLYCEMIA!

However, after two years I have found that I have not been 'cured' of such but, am able to completely control it as long as I eat 'healthy'. Since eating this way I have had SO much more energy. I used to get tired so easily and felt exhausted all day.

The way I began eating two years ago is simple, it's not hard, it's something probably everyone is doing but really it's just choosing foods that will help instead of hurt. I love this quote by Benjamin Franklin, "One should eat to live, not live to eat.”

At the end of the day whether we have a Big Mac and Fries or a Chicken Salad the same result is that we were fed. With one choice I have given my body food that will give me energy and will give me nutrients, the other not so much.

This doesn't mean that I don't eat sweets, I eat low-sugar sweets and I occasionally have a Diet Soda.

So, just in case you’re interested, here's what I eat:

Breakfast:
2 Scrambled eggs or 2 Turkey Patties
1 piece Toasted Whole Grain Bread

Snacks {every 2 hours}
Fruit/Veggies & Cheese
Fruits- Grapes, Oranges, Strawberries, 1/2 Banana, Apples
Veggies & Cheese
Veggies- Cucumbers, Carrots, Celery, Broccoli

Lunch
Sandwich and Side
Sandwich- Tuna Salad on Wheat Bread, Turkey/Cheese/lettuce in Wheat Pita, Turkey sandwich, Chicken Salad

Dinner
Just about anything as long as the sides have carbs which are whole grains. All noodles whole grain, whole grain rolls etc.

Dessert
Sugar-free Brownies, Sugar-free ice-cream

What are some ways that you choose to live healthy? Have you noticed a difference in the way you used to feel and the way you physically feel now, {if you’ve changed your eating habits}?
If your a blogger and your have a post on this topic please send it to me via e-mail!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jesus wants the Rose

Are we not all sinners in complete dependence of grace and mercy of our Father? If we think we are not then we have deceived our selves into thinking we have merited our salvation/right standing with God. We have not.
We are completely dependant on His undeserved goodness towards us {through Jesus}. This video from Matt Chandler has challenged me so much in understanding our sinfulness and the Gospel.
What are your reactions to the video?


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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Unwasted Homemaking Party #8



Welcome to Unwasted Homemaking Linkup #8! Great ideas have been coming each week and I'm excited to see more! The following are two of the links I wanted to share from last week.

Recipe Organization


Get ready to party {Homemaker's style}. If your a blogger...
Please copy the code under the 'Unwasted Homemaking Linkup Party' to the right of this post and place it somewhere on your blog. {I want to make sure we continue to grow this party :)}
Keep it related to Homemaking... which only excludes a few things. Any recipe, family tradition, devotional on homemaking/mothering, cleaning tip, craft etc.

Link to your specific post and not your website domain.
Linkup as many posts as you want! No Limit!


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Funny on Fridays

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Is Jesus Unique?




Is Jesus Unique? Why does Christianity claim that their is only one Savoir? Dr. Bruce Ware has written an excellent short article on explaining Jesus' uniqueness, he states, "Of all the people who have lived or will ever live, Jesus alone qualifies, in his person and work, as the only one capable of accomplishing atonement for the sin of the world."

1. "Christ alone was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin."
Isa 7:14; Matt 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38

2. "Christ alone is God incarnate."
John 1:1-18; Hebrews 1:1-3; 2:14-18; Phil 2:5-11; 1 Tim 2:5-6

3. "Christ alone lived a sinless life."
(2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15; 7:23-28; 9:13-14; 1 Pet 2:21-24


This is only part of Dr. Ware's article please read the rest of his wisdom.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Unwasted Homemaking Linky #7


Unwasted Homemaking Linkup #7 is here, LaTe, but here! I've been having some issues with linky tools {but it was all my fault} but it's working now. I loved all the Valentine's ideas... now wondering if you gals have anything for St. Patrick's Day? I'm wanting to use this day to teach my kids about St. Patrick {story of his life and how God used him to spread the Gospel}. The following are two of the links I wanted to share from last week.
Crayon Monogrammed Teacher Gift

Boy's Room and Party


Get ready to party {Homemaker's style}. If your a blogger...

Please copy the code under the 'Unwasted Homemaking Linkup Party' to the right of this post and place it somewhere on your blog. {I want to make sure we continue to grow this party :)}

Keep it related to Homemaking... which only excludes a few things. Any recipe, family tradition, devotional on homemaking/mothering, cleaning tip, craft etc.

Link to your specific post and not your website domain.

Linkup as many posts as you want! No Limit!



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Friday, February 11, 2011

Love Playlist

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Here's my Playlist for Valentine's Day!

Brooke Fraser- The Thief

Andrew Peterson- Dancing in the Minefields

Steven Curtis Chapman- We will Dance {Song my hubs sang to me to our Wedding}

Steven Curtis Chapman- I'll Take Care of You

Steven Curtis Chapman- I'm Gonn Be {500 miles}

Michael Buble- Home

Michael Buble- Try a Little Tenderness

Michael Buble- How Sweet It is

Michael Buble- You and I

Presley- Love Me Tender

Marty Robbins- Beautiful Dreamer

Perry Como- Because

The Platters- Twilight Time

Jason Harms- Traversin' The Ecuador Set

Sho Braka- We Can Be More

Frank Sinatra- Fly Me to the Moon

Frank Sinatra- The Way you Look Tonight

What's on your Playlist?

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

V-Day Memory Lane

Do you like to take a trip down memory lane in regard to you and your husband? This is something I did a few Valentine's Day ago. I gathered pictures of my husband and I dating and through our marriage, old cards and love letters we sent to each other. I also included old movie ticket stubs the sunglasses I wore when we met and I wore on our Wedding Day. I love memory lane! By the way, this is just a few of the things I have a box that we went through as well!
Do you have anything special you do on Valentine's Day or do you have a box of old love letters?
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Unwasted Homemaking Linky Party #6


Unwasted Homemaking Linkup #6 is here! I've really love how we have been having more projects every week! I enjoy getting new ideas for the homemaking area and meeting new bloggers! The following are two of the links I wanted to share from last week.
A Glimpse Inside




Get ready to party {Homemaker's style}. If your a blogger...

Please copy the code under the 'Unwasted Homemaking Linkup Party' to the right of this post and place it somewhere on your blog. {I want to make sure we continue to grow this party :)}

Keep it related to Homemaking... which only excludes a few things. Any recipe, family tradition, devotional on homemaking/mothering, cleaning tip, craft etc.

Link to your specific post and not your website domain.

Linkup as many posts as you want! No Limit!


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Friday, February 4, 2011

6 Valentine Subway Art Printables


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Thursday, February 3, 2011

8 Banner/Garland Tutorials for V-Day

Here are some amazing Banner and Garland tutorials! Check them out and let me know your favorite!









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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Make War



This video sends such a shockwave through my soul.
I am overly guilty of complaining and harboring self-pity because of my sin. I waller in my lack of self-control and undisciplined lifestyle, I do not however fix my eyes on Christ, nor do I fight back against my sins. I am a captive to whatever I want to do and trust me I never want to do what's pleasing to the Lord and make much of Christ. I'm selfish and lack affections for Christ.

Instead of giving into my emotional wave of self-pity I know that fighting against my sin is God honoring and sin defeating. I want to live knowing I’m in war {against my flesh}. I love the illustration John Piper uses about a soldier in war. Even if the soldier has been days without sleep or without food he is still alert and ready to pull the trigger at any intruder. May we be this way in our lives, may we be alert and on guard so that when our self/flesh tells us that this isn’t that bad and that it won’t hurt anything we can be ready that fight back with the Word of God.

There is so much more that I would like to say about this but, I really want you to be able to watch the video and examine yourselves to see if you can resonate with the words of the video. If anyone ever wants to ask me a one on one question please feel free to e-mail me and we can discuss anything that comes up.

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Marriage Challenge #3


We're up to Week 3 on the Marriage Challenge {Praising our Men}. If you’re wondering what is up with this challenge you can read last weeks challenge and intro.

This week the challenge is to "pursue intimacy and place the intimate needs of your spouse above your own. Seek to kiss him like you mean it every single day this week!" Paula Rinehart explains how many men see sex like a silent cheer. This means that our men feel more respected, more capable and stronger when we respond to their advances with a smile. We are also supposed to give a foot massage, back rub, and shower together etc. anything creative!

Okay, all of the above were Courtney's words {who is heading up this challenge}, my words are... I'm going to do what she says! I totally agree with her in the secret area of intimacy. My husband just started back classes today and it was a long day for him so when he came home I had him take off his socks and I rubbed his feet. Past that I do not feel I need to share on the internet {lol}. Ladies, we all know this area is important for the durability of our marriage, it unites us and bonds us in a way that nothing else can. Your husbands is the only person on the planet you can be this intimate with, you share something that will bond you for life.




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