Friday, April 29, 2011

In my Mailbox

Just thought I'd post some things that I've won on some blogs over the past few weeks.

I'm sorry I don't remember for sure which site I won these two DVDs from 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

She must really be sick.

A few weeks back I won this video and my almost 20 year-old daughter is sick today and she wanted to watch a movie so she chose of all things......Veggi Tales. She wanted something that didn't take a lot of brain power.  She must really be SICK.  just had to post this.  Even adult kids love Veggie Tales.  SSSSSOOOOO funny!  Where did I win this from......  ummmmmmmmmm  I think it was Here and There site in my side bar, BUT I'm not certain.

3 Winners

Winners of My Easter Eggstravaganza Book giveaway

Who is My Shelter by Neta Jackson

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Who is My Shelter
Thomas Nelson (March 1, 2011)
Neta Jackson


Neta Jackson is the author of the popular novel series, *The Yada Yada Prayer Group*, and a spin-off series called *The Yada Yada House of Hope.* These novels were inspired by a real women's Bible study and prayer group that, as Neta says, "God has used to turn my life upside down and rightside up." Neta and her husband, Dave, are also an award-winning writing team, best known for the Trailblazer books--a forty-book series of historical fiction for young people about great Christian heroes (see The Jacksons are members of a multi-cultural church in the Chicago area, and the parents of three grown children, including a Cambodian foster daughter, all with families of their own.


In Jackson's fourth Yada Yada House of Hope Christian evangelical novel, Gabby Fairbanks is now settled in her new apartment at the House of Hope. But she is being pulled in several directions at once and has some hard decisions to make.

Philip, her estranged husband, is in a lot of trouble with a rogue cop from whom he borrowed money and also with his partner at the commercial development firm after he takes company money to cover his gambling losses. Lee Boyer, the Legal Aid lawyer who has become a friend to Gabby, now wants to be more. Gabby must decide whether to give Philip another chance, as their sons, Paul and PJ, hope, and she turns to the folks at Manna House, where she works, and the Yada Yada Prayer Group to help her discern God's plan for her.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Who is My Shelter, go HERE

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New ways to Fix Chicken....

Looking for new ways to fix Chicken. Look no further. Gooseberry Patch will do it for you. Add your recipe to the linky. Find a new recipe through the links. Pretty simple. Get details here.

Wordless Wednesday ~ Trying to stay Alive!

Leave a comment and I'll visit your Wordless Wednesday

Red Letter Rising

WWW ~ Apr. 27, 2011

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

Recently Finished:
Read my review here

What next?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Sunday was Pigs-in-a-Blanket day so in honor of that I just thought I'd post the recipe.  This is a fun kid approved recipe, nothing new, but kids love them.


  • 8 frankfurters (can use sausages also, mini links are cute)
  • 8 slices American processed cheese
  • 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated biscuit dough (may use crescent rolls in place of biscuits)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Wrap cheese around each frankfurter then the biscuit around that. Put on cookie sheet with the overlap of biscuit faced down, so you don't have to use tooth picks.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until biscuits are brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. 
  4. Serve with ketchup and mustard on the side to dip in. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Abigail's New Hope by Mary Ellis

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Abigail's New Hope
Harvest House Publishers (April 1, 2011)
Mary Ellis


A word from the author:I grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish community of Geauga County, where my parents often took me to farmers’ markets and woodworking fairs. My husband and I now live within the largest population of Amish in the country–a four-county area in central Ohio. We love to take weekend getaways to purchase farm produce and other goodies, stay with Amish families in bed and breakfasts, attend country auctions and enjoy the simpler way of life.

This is my first series of novels set in the Amish community.

I would love to hear from readers of Christian novels. Please leave me a post at my blogsite.


As an Amish midwife, Abigail Graber loves bringing babies into the world. But when a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, Abigail is faced with some hard choices. Despite her best efforts, the young mother dies—but the baby is saved.

When a heartless judge confines Abigail to the county jail for her mistakes, her sister Catherine comes to care for her children while Daniel works his fields. Catherine meets Daniel’s reclusive cousin, Isaiah, who’s deaf and thought to be simple minded by his community. She endeavors to teach him to communicate and discovers he possesses unexpected gifts and talents.

While Abigail searches for forgiveness, Catherine changes lives and, in return, finds love, something long elusive in her life. And Isaiah discovers God, who cares nothing about our handicaps or limitations in His sustaining love.

An inspirational tale of overcoming grief, maintaining faith, and finding hope in an ever-changing world.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Abigail's New Hope, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day today

Reduce, reuse, recycle.  42 ways to reuse materials to create unique and amazing crafts you never would have thought of.  Get a free pdf download here.