Saturday, June 27, 2015

I Am Officially Back...By Multiple Requests!

I have had multiple, and I mean MULTIPLE, requests for reviews to perform and even people sending me emails telling me that they really enjoyed my marriage posts and hoped that I would start again.  A lot has happened since I last blogged, a lot of life-changing things, but I am still standing and I have learned a lot of things.

So, after some thought, I realized how much I missed blogging and the opportunities that were out there.  I am ALL IN and I am excited!  You need to be excited too because there are going to be LOTS of fun things, lots of great giveaways, and several surprises that are coming VERY SOON! 

Thanks for sticking around and be on the lookout for just plain awesomeness! 


Thursday, July 10, 2014

FREE TODAY - Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom From the Simple Life

Well done is better than well said.

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have been kind to you.

Some folks don't exaggerate, they just remember big.
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Through firsthand research and personal relationships, Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 400 proverbs that uncover the rich heritage, folklore, faith, values, history, and essence of the Plain People. These proverbs serve as teaching tools and maxims for practical living--but they're not just for the Amish. They're for anyone who seeks God's wisdom and truth for everyday circumstances.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Today's Freebies Around the Web

Who likes FREE things?  I know I sure do.  With this horrible economy, FREE is always very good for me!  lol

Here are some freebies that I have found around the web today.  Be sure to "like" my Facebook page so you can get these updates often!  Share with your friends!  We all love FREE! 

FREE APP from Amazon

Get Disney's Frozen Free Fall by clicking HERE today.  This is game like Bejeweled but it has the characters of Frozen!  We all love Frozen!

  • MORE icy levels! Now play through 270 levels with two NEW game modes:
  • "That's no blizzard that's my SISTER!" - Elsa has unleashed her powers in the game! Slide and     match to fend off the blizzard!
  • • Release the Frosts! - Help Anna & Olaf escape from the castle and break out from the windows!

    Eights! is a little puzzler based on numbers.
    Easy to learn, Hours of fun!.

    The game starts by showing you a random set
    of numbered tiles spread across its 4×4 board.

    Your task is to merge/join the numbers.

    5 can only match with a 3 to create an 8.

    5 + 3 = 8

    any number higher than 5 can match with itself

    8 + 8 = 16
    16 + 16 = 32

    Match higher numbers to get your high score.
    Click HERE to get the this FREE app today. 

    Here is a FREE book for the kids today! 

    The Wheels on the Bus by Baby Genius.  Click HERE to get it today!

    Again, like my Facebook page by clicking HERE to stay up-to-date with regular FREEBIES!


    Marriage Monday - Respect: Your Husband Needs It!

    Respect is a powerful thing!  And it is probably viewed differently by many.  One thing is for certain though....MEN NEED TO FEEL RESPECTED!

    What is the official definition for respect?  According to the dictionary:  a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

    What does this mean?  It means that if you are a wife and you are still reading, then you have what it takes to have a happy marriage because you are concerned about what your husband needs.

    Through the years of my marriage, I have learned that men need to feel appreciated even when they have made mistakes.  Men need their wives to believe in them even when the odds are stacked against them - with a supporting wife by their side, they can conquer anything!  And, most men probably feel like they should be respected without having to earn the way of, they need to be respected for who they are and not what they do.  Husbands NEED respect in order for the marriage to thrive.

    Now as a wife, I am very willing to show respect BUT the part I have struggled with for many years (until recently) is I have always felt that respect should be earned and this kind of thinking has created many arguments and disagreements that could have been avoided.  I have read many, many books, listened to various programs, etc. because I honestly felt that in order for me to give respect to my husband, he had to be respectable (makes sense, right?)...this is the complete opposite of what a man needs.  I have found if a wife can show respect to her husband, even when he doesn't deserve to be respected, he will feel safe and secure with the relationship and this will allow him to open up in a way that he never has before.  A man will never open up to you if you just keep tearing him down over and over again.  There will be no trust there.  There will be no safety.  And, eventually, the love will die.

    The book of Proverbs says, “The wise woman builds her house,” but “a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones”.  A wife is either building up or tearing down her husband.

    A man's home should be a place of peace, a place of rest, and a place where he feels like he is wonderful.  It should not be a place of criticism, a place of chaos (even though there will be random days of chaos), or a place of rejection.  Insulting a man will end up robbing you of his heart. 

    It may be hard at times (because every single one of us fail on a daily basis on being the "perfect" spouse) but if we learn to shower our men/husbands with unconditional respect, even long before they deserve it, they will gain a new respect for us and their hearts will truly begin to open and expand for us.  Not only that, but this will teach us about grace.  We, as wives, sure need grace every single day.  The goal is to work together, to look for the best in one another, and to help improve ourselves in order to improve our family. 

    What can you do to start showing your husband respect? 


    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Trials and Tribulations - Now is the Time for FAITH to Conquer All

    A lot of trials seem to appear in many of our lives and sometimes it seems like they last forever.  I know mine has had it's fair share over the past year or so, most recently with major health issues.  But what do we know about trials and tribulations? 

    1 Peter 1:7 - That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.

    Sometimes when we are in the midst of trials we start to wonder — Lord, will it ever end? In case you haven't noticed, it doesn't. But the good news is that with each faith-testing experience, our ability to deal with these trials and tribulations becomes better and our faith grows stronger!

    In this scripture, God compares our faith to a most precious and beautiful metal — gold. But when mined, this precious metal doesn't look very precious! It's dirty looking and black. How does gold become beautiful?  A refiner takes the gold and carefully melts it in a melting pot — slowly raising the temperature — but never to the point where it boils. As it melts, slowly the impurities rise to the surface and he will scoop away the dross leaving a beautiful pot of gold, ready to become your next ring or bracelet. Here's the amazing part. The refiner knows his job is done when he can look into the melting pot and see a reflection of himself.

    The only way gold will become more precious is when it's placed on the fire! In the same way, the impurities of our lives must be exposed to the fire so that the Lord can scoop up the filth that shows itself when we get hot!! Notice, though, that He'll never allow us to boil! And then, when it's all said and done, He can look upon us and see the beauty of His reflection!

    Let's not despise the trials we're facing today — on the contrary, let's embrace them! The Lord is using these things to prepare us to do great things for Him! Respond to the Lord today by saying what do you want me to learn from this today, Lord? And watch how the Lord blesses you through the fire!

    In case this isn't enough, study on this: 

    James 1:2-4 (KJV)

    My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
    Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
    But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

    So it is apparent that we are going to face many storms and trials of this life.  We must find ways to ENDURE those times.  I know for my own sake, my faith has pushed me through every single time.  Yes, I sometimes get weary and angry but then I just get myself together and know that better days are ahead and I just have to put my faith in God.  Don't get discouraged if you are going through something.  Build your faith and follow God's way and you will never be steered wrong.


    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    14-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge - Are You In?

    Beginning this Friday, I am starting a 14-day Spring Cleaning Challenge.  I will be giving tips, tricks and step-by-step guides daily to get our  homes in order.  I have been thinking on this and I know that I need to declutter and I will give you daily ideas of how, in just 14-days, you will be able to remove at least 70 items from your home, but I am sure most will be able to do much more, in as little as 10 minutes a day.  Now that is just items and that does not consist of papers, etc.  There will be much purging, sorting, cleaning, and organizing going on! 

    I will also be giving "recipes" for homemade cleaners and maybe even through in a few recipes as well. 

    So, who is up for this 14-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge?  Chime in daily on the blog and/or my Facebook page and let me know your progress. 

    **Disclosure - Even though I am looking outside my window right now and see a snow-covered ground, it IS officially Spring and I am excited for this challenge!**


    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Lots Going On......

    I haven't posted for a few weeks.  A lot of things have came up.  Tomorrow is going to be a day of medical tests all day long it appears - cardiac stress tests, cardiac ultrasounds, etc. 

    I have put off going to the doctor because I appear to be my own physician (yeah, that never works out well).  I attributed everything to STRESS, which I am sure stress does not help the situation - AT ALL. 

    My husband finally convinced me to go to the ER last night and we were there - all. night. long. and all morning as well.  So frustrating. 

    I went today to pick up my lab work to take to the specialist tomorrow and when the ER doctor told me that my labs "were a little off the charts" he was  making an understatement!  I was shocked at my blood work results.  Totally shocked.  Which put me into major stress mode again.  This is a vicious cycle!

    Anyway, a few points.  IF you are having any kind of health problems, do not wait around until something major happens - GO GET CHECKED OUT!  Google knows a lot but Google honestly cannot diagnose you with the truth!  I am a certified Google addict.  I even learned how to fix my bathroom drain by Google.  =)

    My other point is hopefully after tomorrow's run through the mill of the tests, I will be back to posting normal on a regular basis.  I have two DVD giveaways lined up (I am running behind on those) so make sure you follow me on Facebook and share this post with your friends so they will have a chance to win as well.) 

    I need followers on my actual blog page.  You can get there by clicking on this post.  Go to the right side of my page and click on FOLLOWERS.  It takes about 10 seconds.  I need this to be built up again so I can offer more reviews in the future.  Thank goodness I still have my Twitter page that kept all of my followers but I REALLY need to boost up my actual blog page followers - this is a lengthy process to gain followers that way for me...but it will get there like it was before I lost my old blog. 

    Anyway, to wrap up things, don't put your health off - go get checked out by a physician if you are having any problems.  This is one time that I am so thankful that we have our insurance.  No one can predict when medical problems will arise but being covered is sooo worth it.  I have to remember this the next time I get ready to complain that we pay close to $600 a month for medical insurance - yikes.  I guess I struggle with this because it used to be totally FREE from my husband's company.  But, nonetheless, I am so thankful to have it - especially during times like these.

    Be well everyone and go and follow me!  =)

    Also, if you have a moment, say a little prayer for me. 

    ~ Amy