Monday, August 3, 2015

I've bought myself WORK

I visited Lolly's Fabric Store in Shipshewana, IN while on vacation.  This is what I came out with.......

My mom said, "You do realize you're making work for yourself."  I never should have gone in there.  Oh, I have a hard time in any fabric place most places.  So I try to stay out.  Better get my nose to the grind.  I just started the work I bought myself on our 2014 summer vacation.

I know what I'm going to be doing this Friday Night.  .....


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Sisters' Day

Happy Sisters' Day to my beautiful Sisters.  Love ya Both

Had to cut brothers out that were photo bombing.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It WORKS beautifully!

 Got my dad's walker bag finished.  Works well.  He loves it.  I was afraid it wouldn't work because it was my own made-up-in-my-mind pattern.  My mom told me what they wanted and I went to work.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Pizza Ranch and Living Hope CD giveaway

 Adrie Groeneweg had a dream that started in Hull, IA, in 1981, when he was just 19 years old.  It was simple.  Why does everyone have to drive out of town to get a pizza?  With just six specialty and single topping pizza recipes developed by Adrie's mother, Lorraine, Pizza Ranch was born.  Pizza Ranch's vision and mission is to glorify God by positively impacting the world and to give every guest a legendary experience.  They have 190+ locations across 13 states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.

From Adrie Groeneweg, President & CEO of Pizza Ranch, Inc.:  "This album has a very special meaning for Pizza Ranch.  Although Pizza Ranch is not in the music business, many things have been happening, conversations have been taking place and doors have been opening for this album.  Through these events, I believe it was obvious that God has been behind this for His specific purpose and putting it on our hearts to collectively create this project.  As such, we call this our miracle album, Living Hope."

About The Living Hope CD project:

On June 2, 2015, Pizza Ranch released a CD called Living Hope containing twelve songs from many of their favorite Christian artists.  Most of the songs are brand-new and written exclusively for this CD around the theme of Hope.  Artists include Colton Dixon, Francesca Batistelli, Ellie Holcomb, Sidewalk Prophets, Kevin Max, Bart Millard, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill, Michael W. Smith, and Mark Schultz.  

The CD will be available to purchase for $5 plus tax exclusively in Pizza Ranch restaurants or for download at through August 31. 

This CD is an excellent mix of contemporary artists.  It has a variety of voices; a nice mix.  Most of the songs I have enjoyed on this CD. 

Here is a list of songs and artists on the CD: 

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Leave a comment telling me which artist and song you are looking forward to hearing on this CD.  Be sure to leave a way to contact you if you are the winner.  Giveaways are only valid in US & Canada.  I will draw a winner on Aug. 1st.  

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”


Twitter:  @PizzaRanch @PRServes

YouTube Channel (features images and videos of the artists talking about the story behind each song):

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

A copy of this cd was provided for my viewing in exchange for this post
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom (Book 1: Kingdom Fantasy Series) by Nirit Littaney

Candy's Chocolate KingdomTitle: Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom (Book 1: Kingdom Fantasy Series)
Author: Nirit Littaney
Publisher: Nirit Littaney
Pages: 26
Genre: Children
Format: Kindle
Meet Candy, the cute girl who loves chocolate so much she dreams about it at night. Grab some sweets and follow Candy though a Magical Chocolate Kingdom that fills her belly and teaches her an important lesson about limits, after something very unexpected happens in the delicious empire.
Though the vivid illustrations are sure to make your mouth water, Candy’s new understanding is the real treat even you can munch on!
Excellent for beginner’s readers and children ages 3-6. Book 1 in the Kingdom Fantasy series.

For More Information

  • Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.


Candy's magical chocolate kingdom is just my place to be if you love chocolate.  This book will be loved and enjoyed by chocolate lovers young and old alike.  This book is cute and full of chocolate color, well when Candy is dreaming that is.  Everything is chocolate in the kingdom.  Important lesson:  eat chocolate in moderation.  Candy found out the hard way. 

PUYB Meet the Author

Nirit LittaneyNirit Littaney is a fresh, imaginative author who weaves vivid images and important life lessons into endearing stories for children. After being confined to her bed for years by an incurable illness, Nirit experienced the same triumph of spirit that many of her characters undergo in their journeys through lands near and far.
Nirit’s commitment to personal and physical healing, along with her story-like travels around the world, have inspired her to pen inventive tales for families in search of humorous, insightful bedtime stories. She writes for children in hopes of making them giggle while they also learn a lesson or two.
Today, Nirit lives in Israel with her angel of a husband, who champions each of her new books as if he were the wide-eyed child she wrote them for. When Nirit isn’t dreaming up new characters, she works as a nutritionist, medical coach, and spiritual leader. She is eager to inspire and help others with the lessons her own challenges have taught her—and what better way is there than through books?
Her latest children’s book is Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom.
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Praise by PUYB Reviewers

“This book will be useful in teaching children about limits and why they are important. The illustrations are beautiful, the writing flows well, and the story will keep children engaged all the way through. I would highly recommend this for parents, grandparents, teachers, etc.”
– Book Babble
“This is a book I would read to my little brother and my own children. The illustrations and beautifully crafted and go with the story.”
– Kat’s Reading Corner
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Ben's School Daze by: Robyn Sims and Joanne Larcom

PUYB Inside the Book

Ben's School Daze 3 Title: Ben’s School Daze
Authors: Robyn Sims and Joanne Larcom
Publisher: Peence & Rogue Designs Pty Ltd
Pages: 28
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
This is a story about Ben, a lively and active boy, who finds the sensory experiences within his day to be overwhelming.
Loud noises vibrate through his body and “shoes and sock bother him.. they never feel just right”.
This can make it hard for Ben to be a good student.  But don’t worry, his teacher and mum know what to do to help him through his day.
As a special education paraeducator, I think this is an awesome book.  I can see many students I work with in this book.  This book would make an excellent resource tool in most teacher's libraries.  The tips and added notes in the book are wonderful. 

For More Information

  • Ben’s School Daze is available at the authors’ website.
  • Watch the book trailer at YouTube.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

PUYB Meet the Author

Joanne Larcon Robin SimRobyn Sims is a paediatric occupational therapist who works in private practice with many children with sensory processing challenges.  She is co-director of Magnetic Moves and co-presents workshops on SPD.
Joanne Larcom is a mother to four beautiful children, one of whom has sensory processing challenges.  She is co-director of Magnetic Moves and presents workshops on SPD with Robyn.
Their latest book is the children’s picture book, Ben’s School Daze.
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