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  • Wordless Wednesday: Spent

    Posted on March 4, 2015 @ 5:50 pm

    My entry for Wordless Wednesday.

    spent

    61 total views, 61 views today

    Hubs’ Shaving Brush Stand

    Posted on @ 5:46 pm

    Don’t you just hate it when your husband keeps forgetting to keep his shaving brush in its proper place? Hubs’ brush used to be everywhere and I used to nag him for it until I discovered a shaving brush stand online. I had doubts at first, but he instantly loved it when I gave it to him. It also fits his wood brush perfectly. The brush is always perched nicely on the stand I have solved the I-can-find-it-everywhere-in-the-bathroom issue.

    16 total views, 16 views today

    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 131

    Posted on February 27, 2015 @ 12:05 am

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 131 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

    silicone baking cups 2

    My new baking cups.

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Biti‘s Happy Lunar Year post. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

    pret a vivre

    This is the front window of Minamoto Kitchoan in San Francisco with an array of Japanese sweets РWagashi Рwrapped in seasonal packaging celebrating the Year of the Sheep. I love the dragon head box and of course the cute drawing of the sheep and the Noh mask.  If you happen to be in San Francisco, stop by the shop on Market Street and explore the beautiful and tasty world of Wagashi.

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.


    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1,200 total views, 60 views today

    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 130

    Posted on February 20, 2015 @ 12:05 am

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 130 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

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     fried rice

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Margy’s Mac n’ Cheese for Two. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

    mac n cheese

    I love simple recipes, and what would be simpler than macaroni and cheese. The problem is that recipes are written for family size meals. We love leftovers, but first overs are our favourite.

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.


    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1,352 total views, 65 views today

    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 129

    Posted on February 14, 2015 @ 3:46 pm

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 129 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

    IMG_4622

    clean up, clean up

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Zauberpalme‘s image. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

    tulip

    Tulip

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.


    Have a wonderful weekend!

    199 total views, 5 views today

    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 128

    Posted on February 6, 2015 @ 12:05 am

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 128 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

    chilis

    hot peppers

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Mascha‘s Orange photo. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

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    When I came from the hospital, me often was cold and I’ve created in the library room a warm corner.
    It often takes just a few things to give a room more warmth or coolness, as just needed.


    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.


    Have a wonderful weekend!

    174 total views, 5 views today

    Motivate Your Child Book Review

    Posted on February 3, 2015 @ 6:11 pm

    I am already in my late forties and a grandma of twin girls aged 3 1/2. I have two grown kids: my first born (daughter) is the mom of the twins and my son is in college. My daughter and the twin girls are living with us and I’m taking care of the tots since their mom is working. Of the few hours that the girls are with their mom, I often hear her nag. She’s probably too tired from work and the girls are very demanding, especially at their age were you have to have a lot of patience. It’s exhausting and there are times that I hear the girls talk to each other in a high pitched voice, but she can’t seem to avoid nagging her kids. Some things need to change if we do not want the girls to grow up having a little patience and nagging at each other. Just as my daughter and were talking about this, an opportunity to review a parenting book knocked on my door. The book, Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told, was launched last January 27 by the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Getting your kids to do the things they need to do without actually telling them could be a lot of work, but yes, it is doable.

    Book-Motivate-Your-Child

    Book Description

    Authors: Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson
    Release Date: January 27, 2015
    Learn What Internal Motivation is and How to Develop it in Your Child

    My Thoughts

    I still have not received my hard copy, but I already started reading the pdf file. As I was browsing through the first pages of the book I already found myself guilty. Not really for nagging, but for sometimes talking to the girls in a high toned voice when they don’t want to follow. So you see, it’s not just my daughter who needs to change and I’m sure The book will help us find answers to overcoming parental nagging.

    Sure, you’ll find many parenting books out there teaching you what you should and should not do to help you produce better behaving and highly motivated kids, but this book’s approach is to target where the problem began and instead of providing a step by step solution to it, the authors will help you focus at heart parenting. Okay, now I think I got your interest. Heart parenting? You’re probably thinking of showering them with love and rewarding them to do the things they need to do. Of course, every parent loves to shower their children with all the love they can give and then some, but rewarding them isn’t such a good idea. It’s like bribing them to do their responsibilities and I have to admit that I am guilty of this. Just so we can avoid discussion, I sometimes reward the girls after they’ve packed away their toys.

    While we love blessing our kids with rewards, that is not the right way to get them to act. The book teaches you to work on your children’s conscience, so, they learn to do what is right. The authors of the book provided so many stories of different families who went under different trials. Different solutions were also shown for each scenario. I was amazed at how easier their solutions are than nagging your child just to get them to act.

    I have not finished the book yet, but I know that my daughter and I will learn a lot more and I promise to share them to you in this blog in my next articles. If you are looking for a parenting book to help you raise a better child, I highly recommend this.

    Where to buy?

    You can purchase Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told through the Biblical Parenting website or anywhere else. When you purchase the book, you also get a lot of other resources, both for the parents and the kids.

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    MYC2

    Here’s what you do: Purchase the book. Send an email with MYC150 Promo in the subject line with a receipt of purchase to gift@biblicalparenting.org. Biblical Parenting will send you the link and a special code to access these downloadable video, audio and written products.

    Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by anyone.

    148 total views, 5 views today

    Product Review: Zubel 100% cotton knit hats Review + Giveaway

    Posted on February 2, 2015 @ 1:23 am

    I love sewing and I’m into arts and crafts. I can do embroidery, cross stitching and crochet, but it’s a shame that I never learned how to knit. And to think that I love everything knitted. The girls were excited when I told them I was going to review a really cute knit hat.

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    Product Description

    - Zubels are 100% cotton (some organic) hand knit toys, hats and sweaters which are sure
    to be cherished and loved by children of all ages.
    – Zubels were born of a creative group working together to bring smiles to children (and to us). There was a need for an eco-friendly yet purposeful toy whose only requirement was a little love and imagination.

    zubels 1

    zubels 2

    My Thoughts

    As you can see in the photos, the hat is really pretty. The fabric is very soft and it’s not irritating. Some knitted materials make you feel itchy and uncomfortable. This one doesn’t. It fits the girls head nicely and they love it. The hat is made so well and it was knitted closely, so you won’t see any loose threads.

    If you are looking for a cute hat to keep your little one’s head warm, the hats from Zubels are worth giving a try. 100% organic cotton was used to make them, so they are soft and comfortable.

    Where to buy?

    You can purchase the cute knitted hat through the Zubels website. It’s fairly priced at $00.00.

    I am also giving away one Zubels knitted hat to one lucky reader. The winner will be chosen randomly via Giveaway Tools and will be announced on the Giveaway Tool Widget.

    Prize: 1 Zubel Knitted Hat
    Date: 1 February – 15 February 2015
    Open to US only, 18+
    One entrant per household, please.
    Good luck!

    Disclosure: I received a sample of this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own and was in no way influenced by anyone or the brand.

    310 total views, 8 views today

    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 127

    Posted on January 30, 2015 @ 12:05 am

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 127 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

    IMG_4619

    back to walking

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Al Colorado‘s Morning Garden. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

    al colorado

    Occasionally on the way to work I stop by Garden of the Gods to catch the early morning light. It’s worth the short detour.

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.


    Have a wonderful weekend!3

    196 total views, 5 views today

    Orange you glad it’s Friday Week 126

    Posted on January 23, 2015 @ 2:08 am

    orange you glad 2

    Welcome to week 126 of Orange You Glad It’s Friday!

    The link opens Friday morning – 12:05 a.m. Manila/Singapore time or Thursday 12.00 p.m. EST and the old link will close Wednesday (12 noon) of the following week.

    sonya's garden

    food, food, food

    This meme does not have too many rules and it’s open to everyone. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish. Please note these links are STRICTLY for Orange You Glad It’s Friday participants only. All others will be deleted.

    To add the badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Thank you and I hope you would still continue to support this fun meme in its new home.

    Do you see a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here!

    Each week, I will also feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participant’s blog. For last week’s favorite photo, I have chosen Samselim‘s Sunset. Hope you’d drop by the blog.

    sunset

    Sunset during a hike at the Peak District National Park, England.

    DON’T FORGET — Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It’s Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from the left sidebar! Links of those who didn’t link back to this meme or blog will be deleted. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.


    Have a wonderful weekend!

    212 total views, 5 views today

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