Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blog Hop #7-All Things Love



Happy Valentine's Day! (a few hours early!)

Welcome to the All Things Love Blog Hop!

Please share your posts (family friendly) on love-this subject affects all of us in one way or another, and in many forms! 

I am actually going to share my very first blog post!  A post on the love for my cat, Jazz.  When our home burned down in 2009, Jazz was let out about 10 minutes before the fire, but we lived in the country, and after months and months of going back to call for her, to drive the back roads to look for her, and knocking doors and hanging and posting ads all over for her, we never found her (the house was gone-we moved to a new location 9 miles away).  It's my hope that she trusted someone enough to let them feed her, and it is my hope that someone decided to take her in, and she let them.

I hope you'll join up this week!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blog Hop #6 All Things Love



Welcome to the All Things Love Blog Hop!

Please share your posts (family friendly) on love-this subject affects all of us in one way or another, and in many forms!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I've Been Awarded!

Surprise of surprises, I've been given a blog award!

Thank you, Nani, at http://chroniclesofnani.blogspot.com/ !


And now I see I have so much to live up to!  =)

As part of accepting the award, you are supposed to answer these following questions, so my answers are below:

1. If you could change one thing, what would you change?
I would change me.  I would change my sensitivity to noise, and my low energy level.  I would love to be one of those folks that bounce off the walls-even for just a week!  =)


2. If you could repeat an age, what would it be?
I think going back to 18 would be a good age to repeat, although I don't desire to be that young again permanently!  I think the age I am now is a great time in life!  

I would just like to go back and do some things differently, resulting in some easier paths in the future.  

For instance, I don't know that I would graduate high school (I'm NOT promoting quitting!), but I think I'd have gotten my GED when I was young.  I never did get it, and really don't care to now, but quitting high school haunted my dreams for YEARS!  I dreamed up until about the time I was 27 or so that I was back in high school, and I'd quit again.  The thing was, in my dreams, I was the age I was in real life, and it was haunting!  I think the dreams finally stopped before I turned 30.   

I'd also be better with money.  I remember saving a nice amount of money way back then, but I didn't know Dave back then (any Dave Ramsey fans out there???), and ended up spending it on nothing in particular.  I had a great start, but no goal in mind.  

3. What is one thing that really scares you?
 The condition of this world.  I'm grateful that this world is not my permanent home!  

4. What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you'll be able to complete it?
 Now don't laugh, but I'd like to publish a Kindle book or two.  Once you get familiar with the blog world, you see that there are many, many aspiring authors out there, and many of them write so much better than me!  But I think completing it is a possibility-especially if I ever find the cure to my answer in question #1!

5. If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?
That's a hard question to answer!  I think I would choose someone who has and does all the things I desire in life-the perfect homemaker who is financially responsible, ultra crafty and organized, with tons of energy and optimism, who takes charge of every single day.

Once I had a taste of it for one day, it would show me that it is attainable, and I'd strive for the goal a little harder!  =)

Thanks again to Nani, for the award, and I hope my answers have somewhat amused you all.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Blog Hop Topic For February: Love!

It's worse than I thought!

I started a blog hop last month, and thought it would be good to share posts on motivation.

Other than myself, I had one contributor-thanks, Nani!  Wow!  People don't even make it through the entire month of January before giving up on being motivated! lol

So anyway, for the month of February, the blog hop topic will be love.  Please share your posts on this wonderful topic that spreads far and wide, and affects every person on this planet!

Whether your post is about the love of your children, your husband, your parents, your pets, our great Savior, a friend, or something else about love, please join in!

All Things Love will begin on Thursday, February 7th, so please get your post ready!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blog Hop #5-All Things Motivational




Welcome to my fifth blog hop, sharing on All Things Motivational!  

All things motivation includes your posts on:

How you stay motivated

What made you decide to make a life changing goal, and why you are sticking with it

Why making goals is important to you

or any other post that will be encouraging to others who would appreciate the extra boost!


Next month, be ready to share your posts on All Things Love!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

If You Always Do What You've Always Done...

Probably most of us have heard this quote:

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

This quote comes to mind when thinking of goals, and that's good if you are only spinning your wheels and not gaining ground.  I remind myself of the areas I'm working on for reaching my goals, and how some of my actions need to change.  After a few years of uprooting and getting off of a normal schedule, it's a "painful" process to change around!  Basically, it's a headache to fix!  =)

But isn't it amazing that this same quote is true for nearly every area of our lives?

It's easy to feel like, "This is how it's always going to be." in many, many areas.  But it doesn't have to be.

Marriage  Sometimes bad habits become the norm after being married for so many years.  We get too relaxed in marriage, and our relationship isn't nearly as attractive.  Reinstate the pleasant words of "please" and "thank you".  Say "I'm sorry" when you are wrong.  Do something special and out of the ordinary for your spouse.  You may be surprised how a small action can bring great results.


Money  Never have enough?  Life is definitely expensive, but most of us can work on this one too. Give up the morning stop for coffee (make it at home), read the news online, stop your magazine subscriptions.  This list could go on and on!  


Child rearing  Certain methods of discipline not working?  Find out ways that others have found  effective and give them a try.  With so much teaching and training that a child needs, be sure to tell them what they are doing right as well.  You might make a difference in that child's self esteem.



Work  Go the extra mile, be the happiest and most helpful employee.



Our limitations  Whatever our obstacles, there are areas we can push a little further, try a little harder, do something a little different.

Sure, there are areas that may never change, but I don't believe it applies to every single area of our lives, and more specifically, the areas that we want to change.

What areas do you want to change?  What can you do today?


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blog Hop #4-All Things Motivational



Welcome to my fourth blog hop, sharing on All Things Motivational!  

All things motivation includes your posts on:

How you stay motivated

What made you decide to make a life changing goal, and why you are sticking with it

Why making goals is important to you

or any other post that will be encouraging to others who would appreciate the extra boost!


Next month, be ready to share your posts on All Things Love!