Wednesday, June 30, 2010

wordless Wednesday

this Beautiful Butterfly landed on my deck yesterday when I was grilling.

Join the fun over at Wordless Wednesday

Becoming a Woman of Love by Cynthia Heald

Review of this Bible Study is here

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday Tag Along

Tuesday Tag-Along

Tuesday Tag along is a new blog hop that I thought I would try this week.   This Hop is sponsored by Twee Poppets .

Welcome to all you hoppers!!

Missing Max by Karen Young

Missing Max by Karen Young
Review on book blog A Room without Books is Empty

First Chapter Peak and Review of The Mailbox by Mary Whalen

A First Chapter Peak and Review is over on my Book Blog A Room without Books is Empty
while your are there check out my Giveaways

Monday, June 28, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Attention Bloggers

The Department of Transportation has asked American bloggers to spotlight the critical importance of staying sober behind the wheel this Independence Day. As a new blogger I take such pledge very seriously, having lost my uncle to a head on collision with a drunken driver as well as having two high school friends killed when the warning they did not heed.
Together We Can Spread the Message

Stay Sober Stay Alive
July 4, 2010

1. Simply pledge your driving sobriety this Independence Day by noting your blog URL and blog name.

2. At the bottom of this “Blog Hop” you will see text in which you can grab the code for this McLinky. Simply click the link and copy and paste the code into your very own blog post’s HTML section. Then click “compose” and copy and paste this pledge, adding your own message to the top as I did above. Copy the pledge from “together we can stay alive” above.

3. Follow the host Hollywood Chic [-first on the linky-] of this Independence Day Pledge for more information on the Department of Transportation, Buzz Driving, and Stats.

Also an optional badge was created to spread greater awareness and linked to this pledge, please wear it proudly until July 5, 2010 when this pledge will close. (found on Hollywood Chic)

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Friend Friday

New Friend Fridays

Head over to The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse to join in on this meme to find wonderful new blogs to follow.

First Chapter Peak At Victory Song by Jeri Doner

The first chapter peak of this book is over on my book blog

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Guest Post on Boook Blog

I am Happy to be hosting Carla McDougal on my book blog.

Carla is the author of Reflecting Him  bible Study

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Take Four by Karen Kingsbury Giveaway!!

I have reached 100 followers on my book blog A Room without Books is Empty and I am having a giveaway of the book
Take Four by Karen Kingsbury

You can enter if you visit my other blog but the giveaway is only open to followers of that blog. 

Wordless Wednesday!!

My daughter took this pic of herself. 

Claim by Lisa Bergren

Head over to my book blog and get a sneak peak of the first chapter of this book!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Lucy Show - Lucy And Viv Put In A Shower 4/5 (1963)

This happened to me on Saturday (minus the shower fillingup)

Summer Fun!!!

Looking for something Fun for the kids to do this summer when it's hot outside.  Have them make their own Trivia Game.

Eclectic Homeschool has instructions on how to do just that with printable templates. 

You can also go here for other game boards.

Want to get crafty when you are gift giving. has a list of 100 gifts that you can make here

June 27th is America's Kids Day so head over to for printables, craft ideas and even lesson plans.   

Friday, June 18, 2010

New Friend Friday

The Girl Creative

New Friend Friday is being sponsored by Dilly Dally and Flitter

They have also teamed up with The Trendy Tree House


Welcome everyone that is stopping by!!

I have a question for everyone.  I would like to start doing some product reviews, so what is the best way to get started?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

wordless Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday

My Daughter Hannah Took these pictures of the chipmunk eating the birdfood.  He comes everyday to cleanup after the messy birds.  

Go here to see everyone else's Wordless Wednesdays here for Outdoor Wednesday

Monday, June 14, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Friend Friday

The Girl Creative

New Friend Friday is over at Dilly Dally and Flitter This week .  So head over there and join the fun.

And don't forget


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tomorrow June 11th is National Corn On The Cob Day

Did you Know that there is a a website about how to cook corn on the cob?  Well there is How to cook corn on the

Here is the wikipedia on corn on the cob here.

I plan on getting some for our dinner tomorrow.

National Ball Point Pen Day

Today is National Ball Point Pen day.

You can find the history of the Ball Point Pen here

New Craft e-books and other ideas for what to do now that the kids are out of school have some free craft e-books on their  site.

Here is the link for one with cheap  and easy crafts.

Here is the link for homes decor.

Here is one with ideas for Dad

Here is one for Sewing.

I Know that our local schools got out today for summer so we all will be looking for things for the kids to do.

James Patterson has a site with ideas on how to get kids to read .  Readkiddoread

Sins of the Mother by Victoria Christopher Murray

See my review of this book here

June is Audio Book Month

Check out my post on my book blog about my love of audio books.  A Room without books is Empty

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hurricanes in Paradise by Denise Hildreth

See my review here.

I really loved this book. 

Sounds of Murder by Patricia Rockwell

From Good reads: When Psychology Professor Pamela Barnes discovers her department's star researcher strangled to death in the computer lab, she's determined to find out who did it. Will an accidental recording of the murder allow Pamela to use her expertise in acoustics to identify the killer? A unique cozy mystery--set in the world of academia and high-stakes research--full of excitement, humor, and romance.

My Take: What a great mystery. This book kept me guessing all the way to the end. I really liked the mian character Pamela Barnes. She was likable character and I really iked the relationship she had with her husband and daughter. In this day and age when it seems as if there are problems in all the relationships in books it was refreshing to find a husband and sife who had a good marrigage and actually liked eadh other. Yes they had their disagreements but there where legimate reasons. I liked the setting of the book on a college campus and the means by which Pamela goes about finding the killer is unique. Pamel's relationship with her co-workers was good but I didn't relly seem to connect with any of them. I would give this book a four out of five it was very enjoyable and will keep you wondering who dun it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

National Ice Tea Month

June is National Ice Tea Month. 

For more information you can find out how to celebrate this special month here.

We here in PA have Turkey Hill Tea which my family really enjoys.  My daughter likes it so much that the last time she went to Indian to visit my parents she brought some with her for alas they don't have it in Indiana. 

I have recently tried Cherry Pomegranate Black Tea and have decided that I think it is my new favorite.  

How about You?    

Free Journey to the Stars dvd from NASA

I just got this in my email today.  I filled out the form and am hoping for the dvd for next year.

You can find the form here

Friday, June 4, 2010

New Friend Friday

Head over to The Girl Creative and join in on this meme. 

The Girl Creative

Also head over to Trendy Treehouse for Friday Follow


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Fun

The Homeschool Mom  has a list of Summer Movie Programs here

 Ice Cream In a Baggie

(recipe reprinted from Kaboose)

Milk can become homemade ice cream in five minutes by using a bag! This homemade, creamy treat is a summertime delight for kids and adults alike.

What you'll need:

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup milk or half & half

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

6 tablespoons rock salt

1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)

1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag

Ice cubes

How to make it:

Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.

Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.

Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.

Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.

Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!


A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that--a large amount might be too big for kids to pick up because the ice itself is heavy.

More Summer Reading has a list of Summer Reading Programs here

Difficult night

I am finding it very difficult doing what the name of my blog says  Always Look Up.  Last night I was accused of some things by the other lady who works my shift with me that were just an out and out lie.  She was told by someone else that works at my job these things and instead of coming to me quietly decided to confront me in front of my boss and in the process humiliating me and then there were also two other staff there as well.  I told her that I didn't do what I was accused of and after working with me all this time she should know that.  She also accused me of spying on her at night which I know I didn't do. She did eventually apologize and I accepted her apology but the dynamic at work is forever changed.  Whereas I use to enjoy going to work and sharing with her both my trials but also hers (she is going through a divorce. has had a form of cancer and just got back a troubling Mammogram.)  I will not have that any more.  I refuse to hide as I did nothing wrong but I have decided that my interaction with all of my fellow staffers at work will be strictly on the job level.  Sorry if this a bummer of a post but I started this blog to write what was on my mind both good and bad.     

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Look at everyone else's Wordless Wednesday  here 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010