Friday, April 30, 2010

Oh My!!

Boy was I embarrassed today!!.  The propane man came by to fill our tanks since we had run completely out and he asked if i needed anything relit.  Not knowing that both my stove and my heater were eletric starts I said i would like him to check them out.  Huge mess underneath door that opened into heater.  I never even have thought about cleaning it!!.  Well now I know. 

Our house has the lived in look normally but this was REALLY bad even for me. 

Hope everyone enjoys this beautiful weekend.

Friday Follow

Friday Follow

Friday Follow is a fun Meme that you can find at one2try.  So head over there and discover some really neat fellow bloggers.   

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

wordless Wednesday

wordless Wednesday is a weekly meme where you post a picture to share with others.  You can go here to participate ore just to see everyones wonderful pics!!

Bird Watching!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley

Check out my review of this great book on my other blog.  A Room without books is Empty.

This book is part of a blog tour so check out the other tour stops while you are there. 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Free Disney Music Downloads

Saw this on another blog Kelly's Lucky You

This may be just what I need to get my Disney Fix since our trip to disney has been cancelled.

Friday Fillins we go!

1. Where are my ___keys__________?

2. If wishes were horses __they'd run in wide open spaces _______.

3. I'd like to see _The Grand Canyon_________.

4. When I was a teen, I thought __I knew exactly how my life would tunr out  Ha  ___________.

5. One of my mother's favorite sayings was _Oh Mindy_____________.

6. I'd have a hard time doing without my __computer, books______.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going shopping with my daughter_____, tomorrow my plans include absolutely nothing_____ and Sunday, I want to _do the same things as tomorrow____

Friday Follow

Friday Follow

Friday follow is Hosted by One 2 Try,Hearts Make Families, and Midday Escapades.  Head over to one of them if you want to join in the fun. 

Welcome anyone who came here through the follow.  Browse around a bit,  Hope you have a great day!!1

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I decided to clean out some of my folders i have in my email.  One of these holds recipes that I have gotten from various places but lately i have just been dumping the recipes in the folder and forgetting about them.  I opened the folder to find that I had over 2000 emails in that folder.  WOW was I  blown away.  I had emails from 2006 in that folder.  So I set about printing and deleting.  I found alot of new recipes that I am going to try  and I deleted alot.  I will tackle my homeschooling folder next.  Even with all those emails I have only used 3% of my storage space. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Beauty is every this spring even in a weed (the dandlelion)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Check out My Review

Check out my review of the Book over at my other blog A Room Without Books is Empty.  It is part of a blog tour so check out the other links also to see what others are saying about it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wonderful Freebie

Head over to Homeschool Freebie of the Day and pick up your copy of a great resource on teaching States and their postal codes.  I remember when I was in school I had to learn all the States, their capitals and where they were located.  I had to do this with all the countries also in a later class.

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Friday, April 16, 2010


I love freebies if you can't tell and I got some great links in my email to day that I had to share.

Old Schoolhouse magazine has freebies every week.  You can find this weeks at the link.  I signed up for the free dvd for America, the Story of US.  I will be using it this fall.  She has some other interesting ones also.

 Homeschool Freebie of the day has a great freebie of a Banned golden book.  It was banned because it was considered to dangerous for the target group.  Definately need adult supervision with this one.  Sign up for your one weekly newletter that tells all the great offers this wonderful site offers everyday.   

Friday Follow

Welcome to the April 16 Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

Here's how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Grab the Friday Follow button and include on your Friday Follow blog post.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

--Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wow What a Difference a New Background Makes

I had been thinking about changing my background for some time now.  So I headded over to to check out what they had.  I looked over a couple but this one really hit me.  I really ike the way it looks and seems to be a cleaniner look.  If you are in mood for a change check them out.

Thankful Thursday

I am especially Thankful today for my wonderful Husband who is out on the road (he is an over the road trucker driver) working hard so that I can be home most of the time and homeschool Hannah. 
I am thankful for beautiful weather that we are having today.  It is sunshiney and suppose to get up to 70 today.
I am even thankful for the training I have to go to for work today because I know that it will make me better able to work with my ladies. 
Hope everyone else has a great day.      

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wyatt's Revenge by H.Terrel Griffin

I received this book through and am not required to write a positive review.

Wyatt's Revenge by H. Terrell Griffin is a rollercoaster ride of a book. When someone ordered a hit on Laurence Wyatt they didn't realize that his friend Matt Royal , a retired lawyer living on a small island in the Florida Keys) would take it upon himself to revenge his death. But just why was Wyatt killed in the first place? As Matt follows one clue after another and works his way up the chain of people involved in the hit he gets closer and closer to the answer.

This is usually not my kind of book. I like mysteries but more of the cozy type than the harboiled type. I did find myself entertained though and I would recommend this to anyone that likes this type of book. Very well done.

There is violence and some language.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday can be found here.  Visit to post your own post or just to look at what everyone else posted. 

My Hubby the "Gunfighter"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I was looking through some websites that I have saved to my favorite and came up this one that explaines how to make your own Mancala game. 

I did this when my two older kids were probably 7 and 8.  It is a great game and they were occupied with it for hours at a time and actually didn't really get tired of the game like kids usually do.  '

The website explaines how to plain the game if you don't already know.  Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Great Weekend

I had a great weekend How about you?  I spent Saturday participating in the Dewey Read-a-thon.  although I didn't do the entire 24 hours I did do 16 hours.  Check out my other blog to see hour by hour updates.  I had a blast.

I got something in my email that I thought others of you may be interested in especially if you want to spice up your history lessons a bit.  Head over ot Learning Through History and sign up for their free newsletter.  They will send you a FREE mini unit every month and it is always interesting.  This month's is on aviation expecially Charles Lindberg and Amerlia Earhart.  They have archives you can check out too.

Hope everyone has a great day!!

The General and Monaville, Texas by Joe G. Bax

I received this book from and did not receive any money for this review nor am I required to write a positive review.

The General and Monaville, Texas is about a young boy named John Ross Wilhite growing up in Texas post Civil War. His grandfather was a General in the war fighting for the south but has since put that behind him. He has set his slaves free and given most of them land as sharecroppers. He takes a genuine interest in them expecially Blue for who the General sets up a blacksmith shop in the town.

John Ross is growing up and is starting to get interested in girls expecially his friend Afton. Coming from a small town they all start asking him about his "friend Afton".

Not everyone is willing to let the loss of the Civil War go to the wayside and with the help of the District Attorney and the drunken Sheriff a group forms the local Klan. They don't take kindly to the former slaves being treated as equals and start to cause some trouble in the area having deadly consequences.

And if the Klan isn't enough to handle a former slave show up to take revenge out on the General.

This book isn't very long , only 168 pages, but it sure packs a punch, I found myself not being able to put the book down. The book does end with somewhat of a mystery though and i would love to read more about John Ross and the town of Monaville, Texas.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful today for the internet.  Without the internet, we would have not been able to homeschool our children.  I am thankful for all the free resources that have been made avavilable through the internet that have enabled us to school our children and not gone completely broke.

One such resource that I just came across in my email today from's newsletter (which is a great resource in itself) was  The Literate Mother. This site gives ratings on books that your children may want to read.  They rate on sex, violence, language and adult themes. 

For alot of homeschool  freebies check out The Old Schoolhouse Magazines Freebie Directory.  There is something for everyone. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Burned : A Tragic Mystery by J. A. Nevling

Jim and Sharon seemed to have the whole America dream going for them. They had a nice home and had a wonderful baby girl. But their dream turns into a nightmare in one instance as a horrible accident turns everything to ash.

Most of this book is told in the present with flash backs to the reason that Sharon and Jim are separated and living 100's of mile apart. Sharon has taken a job as an accountant at Prescott Inc. and is on the verge of starting an affair with her boss. He assigns her the task of checking the accounts when an audit is announced. While in the office here the files are kept she discovers a secret door and can swear that someone is spying on her. She discovers a secret that she feels could be the reason someone is trying to kill her.

I found this a very interesting mystery and I really had no Idea who was the culprit till the very end. I did find Sharon's character unlikable even though I really wanted to like her. That didn't take away from my enjoyment of the book though.

Wordless Wednesday

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Everything is bigger in Texas.  My hubby took this when he was in Texas a few months ago.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Three new book giveaway's

I just posted Three book giveaway's onmy book Blog A Room Without Books is Empty.  They may not be everyone's cup of tea but check them out to see. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Pennywise by Jill Brock

This is a funny mystery written by Jill Brock.

Odessa Wilkes's life has spiraled out of control when she loses her job and is dumped by her boyfriend all in one day. She is stuck baking for her ovebearing sister at the family restaurant for a living.

Odessa's life is further thrown for a loop when her best friend Maggie comes into the restaurant

,with her son Rocket in tow, crying that her husband , Roger, has disappeared. After much drama and pleading on Maggie's part Odessa agrees to help find the missing Roger.

The plot thickens after Maggie finds some insurance files that Roger has signed which is unusual since he wasn't involved in that aspect of the job anymore. She also found a mysterious list of numbers.

So Odessa and Maggie start their search for Roger armed with their copy of 'Private Invesigating for Dummies' and helped or hendered by a wide assortment of characters from Odessa's Aunt Renne to the sinister Hamm.

I really enjoyed this book and will be seeking out other books by this author. I recieved this book through for free and I am not required to write a favorable review.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Blog Hop

MckLinky Blog Hop

Friday fill In

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it! we go!

1. All you need is ___love__________.

2. My cat_ fills me with laughter.

3. Each generation, as it grows up, __learns new things________.

4. _Prejudice__ is something I have a hard time dealing with.

5. A trip to __Disney World____ is what I need.

6. __Care about others_ and you get back.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _my hubby coming home____, tomorrow my plans include _chores around the house____ and Sunday, I want to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus_____

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I wanted to join this meme because I have been tending not to be thankful for much lately.

1.  I am thankful for a husband that is willing to do whatever he needs to to provide for my daughter and myself  even if it means being away for Easter.
2. I am thankful for a Savior that loves me no matter what.

If you want to join in this meme go to Spiritually Unequal Marriage who is hosting this month.