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5.3.10

Aloha Friday - Mood


It is Friday...
So, ALOHA everyone!

Just a question...
It is Aloha Friday, you know!

What mood are you in RIGHT THIS SECOND?
As for me?
I am TIRED! Broxton is working me like you have no idea with his fighting sleep!
Side note... If you have any pointers as to how to get him to GO to sleep and sleep THROUGH the night, I would love the tips...
But my Aloha question is just asking your mood...

Enjoy your weekend everyone..
Ps......... Check back this week... I have two REALLY great giveaways that I will be posting in the early part of the week!

4.3.10

Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer - Giveaway

I was recently sent the Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer for review.
(They are also letting one of you lucky readers win your own as well!)
I have to say, I was a bit shocked as to how wide it was.
I like how it comes in parts that interlock the way you want it.
I thought the way it was packaged together would be great for our drawer, but I was skeptical that it would fit. It seemed a bit too wide.

BEFORE:


But, it wasn't!
It fit perfect!
It comes in several different sized compartments and they interlock each other to fit accordingly.
I was able to make a compartment for each of the "necessities" of our junk drawer!
For some reason, we have about 8 million boxes of matches... Not sure why, but now, they are nice and organized! (Yes, I know I should have gotten rid of them, but as soon as I did, we would have needed them!)
We now have our pens and pencils nice and stored!
Then, the "junk!"
AFTER:



I highly recommend the junk drawer organizer! I think I am going to get one for my desk!
LOL, I do not even have a drawer on my desk, but this organizer would really help the clutter on the shelf! :)

Now, on to the giveaway.
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF IT IS NOT ON YOUR PROFILE. I must have a way to contact you if you are the winner!
Pretty easy to enter this..
Just tell me what drawer you would use it for....
Junk? Makeup? Crafts? Silverware? Something else? Just let me know..
How much easier can it get?!

Want more chances to win?
Visit Rubbermaid and tell me something else they offer you would like - 2 entries
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This contest will end at midnight on March 16Th.
I will draw a winner using Random.org
You will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be picked.

********** I was sent the Rubbermaid Drawer Organizer for review.
The opinions expressed are mine. **********

3.3.10

Blog Parade


Just came across this blog and wanted to join in on the fun!
Go and check out some really cute blogs!
Just visit
Rear Window and join in this fun time!

1. What's your favorite time of the day, and why?
I think I am going to have to say morning. It is so wonderful to wake up and see my sweet and smiling baby boy! Also, morning is when I get to talk to Marc, once I get to talk to him and know he is safe, I am a happy person!
2. If health wasn't an issue, what food could you live off of?
I love all veggies, lol, you can not tell that by looking at me, but I really do! Well, let me take that back... I love MOST veggies!
3. If you could have one wish granted (besides wishing for more wishes), what would it be?
To have Marc home and safe... and us both have good jobs that support us to be able to do whatever we want.
4. What's one thing that you get teased about a lot?
My southern accent! I do not think it is that bad, but when I moved to Atlanta, they all called me "Sweet Tea" because of how southern they thought I sounded!
5. If you could choose one movie, book, or TV show to spend your life in, which would you pick? What type of character would you be?
Oohh... that is a great question! I am going to have to think about that one for a bit!
6. If you could have one talent that you don't already have, what would it be?
I would love to be able to sing... ON KEY!
7.If money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
Well, first vacation, We would rent an RV and travel all over the US, then we would venture elsewhere!
8. If you were an awesome singer, which genre would you sing?
Let's go, Reba!
9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, what would it be?
LOL, this is funny! I would have to be logical... I would go to Target. I mean, 10,000 that can buy LOTS of diapers and other needs!
10. If you could live in any point in time, when would it be?
No time like the present! I love my life. I have a wonderful family... My friends are awesome... Life is good!
11. If every outfit in your wardrobe had to be one color, what would it be?
Blue... I love all the different shades of blue
12. If you were one of the seven dwarves, which one would you be?
(Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy, or Dopey)
Well, I am not Bashful... That can be eliminated right there! I would have to say Happy! Or Dopey, just depends on what day you catch me on!
13. What's the last album you listened to?
What is an album? LOL, just joking... I can not even tell you... I just listen to the radio, that is about it...
14. What's something we'd be surprised to know about you?
Although I consider myself very outgoing and social, I am terrified to walk into places alone... Shhhhh... Don't tell anyone that though!

2.3.10

W/W - First Birthday

Okay, so we knew I would be posting these...
We had a good time with Broxton eating the cake.
He played for a minute... then ate some...
then went back to playing and mixing the colors of the frosting!!!
Too cute!
Talk about a messy baby!!!

Head on over to sevenclowncircus and 5minutesformom





Screen Play - Book Review


Just finished a great book and I wanted to go ahead and let you know about it.
Screen Play, by Chris Coppernoll

I really enjoyed reading this book!
Do you remember when you were in school and you had to write a paper? The teacher ALWAYS told you to make sure that the first sentence was one that would grab your reader and keep their attention...
Well, the opening of this book:
" I absolutely had to be in New York by 1:30 p.m. Did my life depend upon it? Yes, as a matter of fact, it did."
Okay, you have my attention! What is going on that you have to be there by 1:30? and WHO are you? I started reading and I kept going and going...
I really enjoyed how this book told you that God was there to help you through things. I did think it was cute that the author has his character mention the others reading his wife's book! LOL, I felt as though Harper was rushing through life and I was hoping that there was something that I could do to help her! I mean, she HAD to be there by 1:30, for some reason... It was important to her, so come on... just let her get there!
You feel sorry for Harper, everything that was going so right is now oh so wrong. But when the doors finally open and shine a bright light her way, you wonder as she does if it is finally going to go her way, or is it too good to be true?
We meet Ben and Avril later in the book and then we learn of Harpers desire to find love.... Through an online dating service! It cracks me up that the people she matched with are NO WHERE near her... I mean, hello, she is IN NEW YORK!
The best part of the book to me is her love for God. Nothing and No one will stand in the way of her faith. She even pushes some away, but at some point in our life, haven't we all faced obstacles that we had to decide the order of importance?
I really enjoyed this book and I do not want to give away the story..
Check it out and realize that God has a plan, for all of us!
Oh yeah, did I mention that he even mentions a church in MY HOMETOWN that has been making Christian movies? Yep! He does! The author mentions Sherwood Baptist Church as being behind the movies "Facing the Giants" as well as "Fireproof"

Here is the synopsis from the Publisher:

Sometimes the person farthest away from you

is the one who’s closest to your heart.

Author Chris Coppernoll explores Broadway, Hollywood, love and online dating in his latest novel, ScreenPlay

483 Screen Play bk coverScreen Play (David C. Cook 2010), the third novel from author Chris Coppernoll is an inspiring story of friendship and faith set amidst the complexities of Hollywood and cleverly combined with an uplifting love story reminiscent of Sleepless in Seattle.

At thirty, Harper fears her chances for a thriving acting career and finding true love are both fading fast. After a devastating year of unemployment and isolation in Chicago, Harper is offered an unexpected role in a Broadway play—as understudy to New York’s biggest diva––and everything in Harper's world changes.

Harper also hopes to find love in NYC, but when it doesn't happen, she reluctantly signs up to an online matchmaking site. Frustration mounts when the only match Harper is even remotely interested in lives in a remote territory on the opposite coast, thousands of miles away. A faith conversation during her year in Chicago shapes how Harper sees everything. She wants to see God at work in her life, but His ways are mysterious, and she's faced with challenges in the secular world of Broadway. Harper feels like an actress who doesn’t act and a woman in love with someone she's never even seen, but God's about to change all that.

Linked through the contemporary, text message world of internet dating, Harper learns it's possible to care for someone outside her own universe, even when that someone can't be touched, and ultimately how to love. She reaches out through the impersonal world of cyberspace and becomes more aware than ever of God reaching out to her. Sometimes the person farthest away from you, she discovers, is the one who's closest to your heart.

Screen Play is a story about believing that God can do great things, even when we’re at our weakest,” say Coppernoll. “I hope readers will be swept up in Harper’s story instantly and that their excitement won’t let up until the very last page.”

Romantic Times Online Magazine has given Screen Play 4 ½ stars and selected the novel as a “Top Pick”.

Author Bio

Chris Coppernoll is the author of six books including Screen Play, A Beautiful Fall and Providence. A national speaker to singles, Chris is also the founder of Soul2Soul, a syndicated radio program airing on 800 outlets in 20 countries. Chris holds a Masters degree from Rockbridge Seminary and is deeply in love with his wife, novelist Christa Parrish.

Screen Play by Chris Coppernoll

David C Cook/January 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4347-6482-9/342 pages/softcover/$14.99

www.davidccook.com


***** I received a copy of Screen Play for review purposes. The opinions of this book are my own.*****


 
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