Monday, February 23, 2015

To Everything a Season by Lauraine Snelling - Review and GIVEAWAY

Trygve Knutson is devoted to his family and his community. With his job on the construction crew, he is helping to build a future for the North Dakota town of Blessing. Though he loves his home, he sometimes dreams of other horizons--especially since meeting Miriam Hastings.
Miriam is in Blessing to get practical training to become an accredited nurse. She's been promised a position in the Chicago women's hospital that will enable her to support her siblings and her ailing mother. Although eager to return to her family, Miriam is surprised to find how much she enjoys the small town of Blessing. And her growing attachment to Trygve soon has her questioning a future she always considered set in stone.
When a family emergency calls Miriam home sooner than planned, will she find a way to return? If not, will it mean losing Trygve--and her chance at love--for good?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

OPEN My Eyes Lord

 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Psalm 119:18

This is my first time joining the Five-Minute-Friday community,
and it's actually Saturday, 
and maybe I won't schedule this til tomorrow - Sunday.
But I have been wanting to do this for a long time, so I'm gonna give it a shot

When I saw today's word - OPEN - the first thing that popped into my head was "open my eyes that I might see". So I looked it up to see if that was a verse or just my imagination that it was. Actually, I think it was more the words of a song, (lyrics below) but the above verse was also one I was thinking of.
Open mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Oh how I want that!! As I get up in the morning to read my Bible, how I want God to open my eyes to see what HE has for me. And then... not just open my eyes, but my ears, and my heart as well. I also want to practice what I read, and apply it to my life.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Team Spirit Quilt

Last year, my daughter and I, made a team rag quilt for her boyfriend for his birthday. 
He's a die hard Georgia Bulldog fan. She selected two team prints and a coordinating color to go with it. She also set up a grid of how we could put it together. 
This picture doesn't really do it justice, but there was really no good place in my home to lay a quilt out for a picture. She was so excited to have it done, she gave it to him before I got to take a good picture. Later, she took this one with her phone. 
We backed it with black flannel so it would be warm and cozy.

A rag quilt is pretty simple to make since you just sew the front, batting, and back all together in a block. After making all your blocks, you then sew them together and snip the seams. After washing several times, the edges fray and make the quilt look awesome!

I am linking up over at Hobbies on a Budget to the Annual Online Quilt Show. If you haven't had a chance you will want to hop on over there and check out the very cool quilts displayed. Also if you happen to have a quilt you have made or someone has made for you - you can always share your quilt story and link up with us. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Drain Wig - Review and Giveaway

Do you have trouble with clogged drains? Anyone in your family with long hair?

I have two daughters, both with pretty long hair and it seems like there is always hair in the tub drain. Recently I was invited to received a free DrainWig in exchange for my review on the product. I was thinking, heck yeah, if anything can help keep all that hair from going down the drain, send me one! So this is what I received and in a minute I will let you know what I thought.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Around here
Snow is a BIG deal!!
It doesn't matter if its an inch or a foot
or maybe just a dusting
 We don't get it often...
But when we do
Life seems to stand still for a while
 The kids get out of school
The world slows
Except the grocery stores of course
They get bombarded!
So if you're wondering where I am this week
I am out playing in the snow with my kids...
Enjoying some time with my grand-kids who are out of school...
Making snow cream and drinking hot cocoa.
And spending some time at my sewing machine finishing a quilt that is much over due. 
But I will be back... soon
Because, I also read a very intriguing book this week and I cant wait to share it!

Sunday, February 15, 2015


delight to do thy will, O my God: 
yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psalm 40:8

Do you delight to do His will?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey - Review

If you are a fan of Dani Pettrey as I and so many other readers out there are - then you have been waiting breathlessly for this latest release!!
Get your copy of SABOTAGED by Author Dani Pettrey!

Growing up, goody-two-shoes Kirra Jacobs and troublemaker Reef McKenna were always at odds. Now paired together on Yancey’s search-and-rescue canine unit, they begin to put aside old arguments as they come to see each other in a different light.

Silenced by Author Dani PettreyThen a call comes in from the Iditarod that will push them to their limits. Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, has disappeared. Kirra and Reef quickly track the man, but what they discover is harrowing. Frank’s daughter has been kidnapped. In order to save her, the man must use his knowledge as a mechanical engineer to do the kidnapper’s bidding or she will die.
Kirra and Reef, along with the entire McKenna family, are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life, but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes

Enter the HEART OF ADVENTURE Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey

In SABOTAGED, the fifth and final book of author Dani Pettrey’s award-winning Alaskan Courage series, Kirra Jacobs and Reef McKenna experience the high stakes of Iditarod search-and-rescue when Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, goes missing.

Kirra and Reef put aside their differences to search for him, but what they