Wednesday, January 30, 2008
$1.88/lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
$2.99/lb Beef petite sirloin steak
$2.99/lb Pork loin baby back ribs
5/$12 Coca-cola 12 packs
4/$12 Pepsi 12 packs
2/$5 Frito Lay Tostitos chips, salsa or picante sauce (plus get $5 back instantly when you buy 4 Pepsi packs and 4 Frito products)
$3.99/lb Village Market cooked and peeled shrimp (with in ad coupon)
$2.99/lb Tyson hot wings (with in ad coupon)
10/$10 Daisy 16oz sour cream
$1.79/lb extra lean ground beef
$1.79/lb whole pork loin
4/$5 Campbell's soups or chili
5/$10 Post or Quaker cereals
If you have just 5 minutes this is a very tender and touching tribute to our dear Prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley. Just turn off my music box on the right side of my blog so you can listen to Glen's clip. Have a great day.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Q: How did X's and O's become hugs and kisses when writing notes? What stands for what?
A: Because X is... supposedly like the shape your mouth makes puckered up and kissing, and O is the shape of your arms around someone.
A: This tradition started with the Medieval practice of allowing those who could not write to sign documents with an "X". This was done before witnesses, and the signer placed a kiss upon the "X" to show sincerity. This is how the kiss came to be synonymous with the letter "X", and how the "X" came to be commonly used at the end of letters as kiss symbols.
A: The X represent two people kissing. Each side represents a person, like > and < Put them together and you get the symbol for kiss, X.
Now be honest with me please lol. Where any of you wrong on what the X and O stand for or am I the only one? Guess that's what happens when you get your education in Malad lol.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Our family was able to attend the open house on Wednesday, Jan. 23. What a wonderful experience for our children. Savannah was enraptured with the beautiful chandeliers and all the wonderful details. In the Celestial room she bent down and traced the pattern of the flowers that was embossed in the carpeting, she looked in the eternal mirrors, and stood in awe. My children loved seeing the baptismal font where their Grandparents will be working. Clayne's parents are in charge of the Baptistery when the temple opens. They have been so busy but are such wonderful examples to us all of serving the Lord. What a blessing. Everything about the temple was so breathtakingly beautiful and I look forward to attending a session now and then in this gorgeous temple.
- The Standard Works
- Ensign, Friend, and New Era magazines from 2004 to the present
- Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage
- General conference talks from 2003 to the present
- Songs from the Children's Songbook, Hymns, and other specialty music
- Select leadership broadcasts
- Select CES firesides
At byu boadcasting you can find:
- Classic devotional speeches given between 1949 and 1999
- Select Women's Conference broadcasts
- Select Education Week presentations from 1996 to the present
- David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies lectures
Anyway... I just thought it was interesting. Sometimes I actually will have a broadcast playing in a window while I surf the net in another. Makes me feel like I am not being overly idle while I surf lol.
A Recipe I want to try.
Bacon-wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- 1 pork tenderloin, cleaned and trimmed
- 3 slices of bacon
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- black pepper
- olive oil
Combine seasonings to make a rub for the meat. Rub seasoning on the meat. Wrap the tenderloin with bacon, using toothpicks to hold the bacon in place. Coat the meat well with olive oil. Place in a pan and bake uncovered in a 375-400 degree oven for 45-60 minute, or until pork reaches 155 degrees. Make sure the bacon is completely cooked. When the meat is done, remove from the dish and wrap in aluminum foil. Let stand for 10 minutes.
National Pancake Day
Yep there is such a thing lol. I think that there is a day for just about everything. Anyway it is on February 5. I think I will plan to serve breakfast for dinner that night in honor of the event. Another interesting tid-bit is that IHOP will be honoring it on the 12th of Feb. (they are doing it a week late because of Super Tuesday- which has to do with the presidential primaries) On that day you can go between 7-10 pm for a free stack of pancakes. They ask that you contribute the money you would have spent on the pancakes to a local children's hospital or another worthy cause.
Keeping Marriage Magical
There were tons of great ideas for dates because the focus was on Marriage with Valentine's Day around the corner. There were ideas for dates that cost nothing like...
- Walk through a crowded area and make up stories about other people's lives. Be creative! Be funny!
- Go to Costco and eat the free samples and then watch a DVD on your laptop in your car facing the sunset.
- Take your iPod or boom box to a remote parking lot and dance together in the beams of your car's headlights.
Some of these are a little corny but I do think we'd have a fun time doing them anyway lol. I want to try those listed above this summer.
Here are a few more ideas for creative dating...
- wishing date - Find a fountain that donates its proceeds to a good cause, and take a roll of pennies to throw into it. Take turns wishing with the pennies and talk abut what you wished for. If you want to, you can bring a picnic style dessert, or just pop into a nearby cafe.
- stargazing date - Find a planetarium or observatory in your city and go watch the stars move through the universe. Afterwards, look at the sky outside and look for any of the constellations that you learned about.
- tourist date - Find a tourist map of your city and see the sights. Go through the map with your date and decide which things interest you most.
- book date - Go to a bookstore and look at books together. Talk about books that interest you, things you've read, and things you want to read. Find a book on questions for couples and ask each other questions while you have dessert at a cafe.
- dining date - Go downtown where there are lots of restaurants close together and have appetizers, dinner, and dessert at different places, walking from one restaurant to the next.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
$1.88/lb Extra lean ground beef
$1.88/lb Beef round rump roast
39 cents Yoplait yogurt
10/$10 Skippy peanut butter, Ragu spaghetti or alfredo sauce
$4 instant savings when you buy $20 of coca-cola products
Lots of coupons on the back page of the add that if you use one to purchase the indicated products, you will get free butter or eggs.
For 80 cents each with use of an in store coupon you can get three 3 packs of Orville R. micro popcorn and a 2 ltr. Pepsi
$1.89/lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
$2.99/lb petite sirloin steak
$1.49/lb assorted pork chops
$1.99/lb pork loin or rib chops
$1.29/lb pork butt roast
4/$5 Campbell's soup or chili
10/$10 dole garden salad bags
$4.99 large packs or northern tp or brawny paper towels
8/$10 General Mills cereal or betty crocker fruit snacks
$1.88 Doritos, fritos or lays potato chips
Friday, January 18, 2008
Digital Candy is sponsoring a very special contest in February! One winner will receive:
ONE MONTH OF FREE DOWNLOADS from Digital Candy(does not include commercial use products)
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I didn't think it would be so hard. Many of you know that I had spoke of the need to be done with the pet thing at our house for the past few years. Sometimes it just becomes hard to have a pet when the kids no longer take much interest in caring for them and when she would constantly get under my feet in the garage when I would have my arms full of groceries and she did trip me more than once. I would find myself thinking, "I'll be glad when she's gone." Now I feel so guilty for those thoughts. She was such a good little dog. She was always happy to see us and was a peaceful and quiet dog. Many people/neighbors commented at times that they didn't even know we had a dog. She just wasn't a barker. She kept quiet and didn't bother anyone.
I cried so much yesterday that I just couldn't blog about it. I thought I would be able to do this today without crying but I can barely see the screen as I am typing. I am sooo sad!! I can't believe the heartache this is. Over the past years I have thought that I had become less attached to her. I thought when the day came to say goodbye that I would be able to do it easily. I know that it was what we had to do but it didn't make it easy at all.
I found myself looking at her usual spot in the garage every time I went out there yesterday. I know that it will be several months before I get used to the fact that she won't be there.
We didn't tell the kids that we were putting her down before hand and I just hope that as time passes they won't regret the fact that we didn't let them say "goodbye." I just couldn't bear seeing them go through it. We waited until family prayer last night and told them so that we could get it out in just one time. Instead of having to tell them each individually. Clayne had to do all the talking as I just sat there and fell apart - again. The kids took it better than I expected, which I am so thankful for. I think that in the coming days as they have time to consider and ponder that she is gone there will be some sad times and questions but it will all be okay.
Sophie came into our lives at a time when we were experiencing infertility before we adopted Cheyenne. I had such a void in my life and wanted a baby so bad but no matter what I did, I could not change Heavenly Father's time table. No Sophie did not completely fill that void. That void was only completely filled when Cheyenne was placed in my arms. Having a pet to love however took the sting off the edges while I waited. I will always be grateful for the part she played in my life while I waited to become a mother and for the part of our lives she took in being a playmate for our children when she was younger and in her later years as she remained a cheerful companion. Now if you made it through this post, I want to say thanks for bearing with me. I had to write this more for myself than anything else.
Now I have to think of the good things. She is no longer in pain. We don't have to pay for those $40 groomings anymore. We don't have to find someone to look in on her when we are out of town and we don't have to scoop poop anymore. There that's looking on the bright side.
Goodbye my faithful friend. You will be missed.
10/$10 Nabisco snack saks or goldfish crackers, sour cream, pretzel flipz, oscar mayer luncheon ham, 1 lb. peeled mini carrots, Ragu pasta sauce
$1.89/lb Pork loin chops
$4.49/lb New york steak or holiday style roast
$1.59/lb John morrell spiral sliced half ham
$1.79/lb 7 bone chuck roast or steak
$1.49/lb beef round rump roast
$3.77/24 pack dasani water (with in ad coupon)
$1.79/lb village market boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders (with in ad coupon)
99cents/5 lb bag russet potatoes (with in ad coupon)
10/$15 when you buy 10 after a $5 instant rebate
Kellog's cereal, keebler right bites, special K snack bites or bliss bars, kellog's nutri-grain bars, kellog's pop tarts
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Digital Scrapbook Links
I want to draw your attention to the new listing I have added to the side column on my blog. It is all for digital scrapbooking links. I decided to give them their own place on my blog so that you can always find them for easy reference. Let me tell you a little about these links. I love collecting free digital downloads off the internet and here are some fun links for you to check out if you want to get some freebies too.
http://digifree.blogspot.com/ This is the main one that I use but it has a lot and so if it is too overwhelming just look at the next one
http://www.ikeagoddess.blogspot.com/ This one has a smaller listing but usually they are all ones that interest me, she is big on using templates and I like them too. http://ameliescrap.com/blog/index.php/ Not as user friendly but often has a few that the others miss.
http://digiscrapdepot.com/ This is one that I found most recently and love the idea that I can find things there according to category at any time.
My Layout Gallery
There is also a link for my scrapbook layouts in the gallery at Digital Candy. You can click there to see many of my layouts and that way I won't feel the "need" to post them all on my blog - although I will still share some of them here too because I just can't help myself lol. You can click on each layout at the gallery to see credits (where I got the stuff to make the layout) and other information about the layout. Hope you'll enjoy looking.
I have been anxious to share this news for a while but needed to wait until the Creative Team was announced officially. I was asked by Angela Niehaus to be on her team.
I just can't seem to stay away from working in the scrapbook field lol. I have only been at it for about a week but I am really enjoying it so far. Here are two layouts I have completed so far using her kit Smitten.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
It's the big Quaker sale - plus
Buy 10 for $20 and get an instant rebate of $5 - makes it 10/$15
Aunt Jemima syrup and pancake mixes
Quaker oatmeal breakfast or muffin bars
Quaker oatmeal to go
Quaker granola bites
Quaker granola bars
Quaker sweet & salty bars
Quaker life cereal
Quaker breakfast cookies
Quaker Cap'n crunch cereal
Quaker simple harvest hot cereal
Several cuts of meat, roasts, steaks, chicken breasts, etc. are buy one get one free.
$1.39/lb. Bone in country style pork ribs or pork roast
$1.89/lb. chuck roast or steak
99cents/lb. Cooks ham
10/$10 Progresso soup
$1.88 Dorito chips
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Now here is a layout that is probably my favorite one I've made so far. This is one wasn't made to day. It was a day where the ideas just flowed and it came together beautifully. You might recognize the photo from a layout I made when I was first trying out the digi scrapping. This time I tweaked it to make it sepia tone and think that it is SOOO pretty. Yep, I'm praising my own work lol. You can too if you want. Have a great day.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
$1.69/lb Extra lean ground beef
99cents/lb Assorted pork loin chops
$3.77 Albertsons soft choice tp 24 single rolls or 12 double rolls
99cents/doz large eggs
8/$10 General mills cereals or Betty Crocker fruit snacks when you buy 8
50% off Jennie-O Turkey Store products or Tyson fresh chicken packages
$1.88 Doritos, Fritos or Cheetos
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Do you all like the holiday of New Years? I love the party and the hope of a new year, but sometimes I don't really like the goal setting or resolution part of it. I was talking to Clayne about it last night and told him that it is just sometimes downright depressing. I think this comes from my over-achiever personality. I want to do more than is reasonable and then wonder why I can't do it. Oh well! With that said:
I would like to be able to tell you that in the past year I...
- Got back down to my dream weight
- Ran in a marathon
- Got my house organized
- Went on a dream vacation
- Kept up with my Sunday School scripture reading
- Kept a journal faithfully
Instead, I have to tell you that in the past year I...
- Wear the same jeans I did last year (but hey at least they still fit lol)
- Only ran a 5K and then my planter fasceitis (sp?) said, "no more!"
- Only cleaned when and what I had to to keep up the appearance of clean
- Our vacations this year consisted of Midway UT, Bear Lake UT, and a camp out in St. Anthony ID
- Ok... well I didn't read more than about 2 weeks worth of the assignments
- I started yet another paper & pen journal but only wrote a few meager pages
However, in the past year I also...
- Attended the gym faithfully for 6 a.m. classes
- Gave my feet a rest and am grateful to be able to walk pain free and gain a greater appreciation for my health
- Spent more of my time with family and developing talents instead of cleaning
- Enjoyed the small vacations because they were with people I love
- Read the scriptures nightly with my children 90% of the year
- Started keeping a blog which has been a joyful journey for me as well as learning to scrapbook digitally
In the next year, I am hoping to...
- Become more in control of my words and their impact
- Seek the spirit's guidance to be aware of how to serve others
- Strive to be worthy of the trust that Heavenly Father has placed in me
- Put my trust my Heavenly Father in both trials and blessings
- Keep up my exercise regime but add healthier eating too
- Learn from my mistakes and accept myself