Saturday, March 13, 2010

Where to find some Freebies!

I love getting the mail, I love getting the mail even more when there are freebies in my mail box!
I sign up for freebies whenever, and wherever I can, so I thought I would share some of the places I find my freebies with all of you..... Enjoy!

Walmart Stores send out Freebies!

 Also check out this site, it is called HouseParty. com you can sign up here to host a party at your house, and review different products. I recently did one for Arnold / Oroweat Sandwich Thins They sent me 4.00 coupons to buy their yummy product for my party, they also sent me canvas reusable bags to give to my guests, as well as coupons, notepads, and nutrition information.
 You have to apply for each party you are interested in, and you will be chosen. It is a really fun way to try new things and get the word out about new products too!

Uniquely gorgeous nature themed Jewelry giveaway!

 I dont always wear a lot of jewelry but I found a designer that has designs that completely suit me!
I love nature, I love everything about it, this designers takes Gods creations, and uses them to create art that can wear, this stuff is gorgeous! Check it out, and enter for your chance to win!

Delicate, feminine, elegant..... Well-made jewelry has the gift of making a woman feel special.

For jewelry to really stand out in my mind, however, it has to make me feel a certain way or tell a certain story. That's where Beads Story Etsy shop comes in. As a behavioral therapist working with kids all day long, I find joy in a well told story and am always looking for ways to bring some sophisticated whimsy into my life.

Beads Story's collection of handcrafted beaded jewelry does just this...

With a mixture of elegance and enchantment, Beads Story jewelry draws positive attention towards the wearer. More importantly, however, it allows for her to make her own story about how the piece of jewelry fits into her life, what it symbolizes to her and who she is.

I especially like Beads Story emphasis on nature!

You can find more great stuff at BeadsStory etsy shop! I discovered this great stuff  at

Amish Peace Book Giveaway compliments of JOT giveaways, come check it out!

 Everyone who knows me and knows me well, can tell you how much I enjoy reading and learning about the Amish people and their lifestyle. I came across this blog through my friend  Danielles Awesome Blog , and I knew instantly that this was a giveaway that I was interested in! If you are interested in finding out more about where I found this unique giveaway then stop by, you can read a summary of
Amish Peace by Suzanne Woods Fisher and enter to win a copy of the book from the author!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Paid in Full ♥

After living what I felt was a 'decent' life, my time on earth came to the

The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what
I thought to be a court house.

The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the
defense table.

As I looked around I saw the 'prosecutor.'

He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me..  He
definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.

I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney, kind and gentle
looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to me, I felt I knew Him.

The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full flowing

He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room I couldn't take
my eyes off of Him.

As He took His seat behind the bench, He said, 'Let us begin.'

The prosecutor rose and said, 'My name is Satan and I am here to show you
why this man belongs in hell.'

He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and In the
past when I cheated others.  Satan told of other horrible perversions that
were once in my life and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I

I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own Attorney,
as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about.

As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was
equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not offering any form of
defense at all..

I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some good in my
life - couldn't that at least equal out part of the harm I'd done?

Satan finished with a fury and said, 'This man belongs in hell, he is guilty
of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can prove

When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the
bench. The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and
beckoned Him to come forward.

As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in His full splendor
and majesty. 

I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my
Lord and my Savior.

He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, 'HI, DAD,' and then He
turned to address the court.

'Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny any of
these allegations.  And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man
deserves to be punished.'

Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and
proclaimed, 'However, I died on the cross so that this person might have
eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Savior, so he is Mine.'

My Lord continued with, 'His name is written in the Book of Life,  and no
one can snatch him from Me.

'Satan still does not understand yet.  This man is not to be given justice,
but rather mercy.'

As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, 'There
is nothing else that needs to be done.  I've done it all..'

The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down.  The following
words bellowed from His lips...

'This man is free.  The penalty for him has already been paid in full.  Case

As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, 'I won't give
up, I will win the next one.'

I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next, 'Have you ever
lost a case?'

Christ lovingly smiled and said, 'Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me
to represent them has received the same verdict as you, ~Paid In Full.'

'Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead, tell the storm how big your God is!'

Friday, March 5, 2010


 Im a solar powered girl, and I have been in a little bit of a funk having some cabin fever, feeling cold and stuck in Michigan. Im so glad the sun will be shining all weekend, and that the beautiful sunshine is melting the snow...... So here is my little Ode to Sunshine!

S - Spring & Summer
U- Ultra Violet Rays
N - Natural light
S - Shining Sky
H - Happy
I - Intense
N- Not a cloud in the sky
E- Energy
☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼ ☼
My Sunshine Song List

Leslie Gore - Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows

Sunshine on My Shoulders - John Denver

Sunshine Reggae - Bob Marley

Pocket Full of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield

Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles

I can see clearly now - Jimmy Cliffs

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Controversial Issues

I hate them! lol
Today in our post ward, (which is like a meeting we have with our instructor after we get off the floor at the hospital, and we just discuss our patients. their diagnosis, our day what we learned that kind of stuff) one of my classmates (who is pretty entertaining I must say) told us two of his brilliant ideas for someday winning a nobel peace prize. He is a nice guy and I can tell he put some thought into some of the things he was saying, but as we started discussing his particular topic, it started leading to other controversial topics, like euthanasia, abortion, and I think there were a couple more. Well as we were just having an open discussion i realized how much I hated the discussion. I respect the fact that everyone has their own opinions, and I am glad we live in a country were we can openly discuss our opinions. I just dislike the topics and having the discussions altogether.
So here is what I learned about myself today
1.) I believe you have to stand for what you believe in.
2.) I believe everyone has a right to their own opinion
3.) Even though I may not like someone else's opinion, who am I to judge them.
4.) I think my opinion is always the just kidding
5.) I think my opinion on a lot of things is swayed by my Faith as a Christian, and that seems to cause even more debate.
6.) Sometimes I think Americans are so spoiled, it is kind of sickening, everyone is into instance gratification, and many times I think our freedoms are abused....but that's just my opinion.

This is a little vague, but Im tired, and just wanted to do a quick more later?
Night everyone

Monday, March 1, 2010

Doing well on my tests!

I am so excited right now, that I could just burst! I am back in nursing school, re-doing the class (Med- Surg) that I wasnt successful in last time. Now if you know me well after I didnt pass my Med-Surg) class in my 2nd semester of nursing school the first time around, I was like once bitten twice shy....or scared out of my mind to try again, because I was so afraid to fail. Now I dont want to get to far ahead of myself, but I am doing so much better this time around, that I am remembering why I wanted to be a nurse, and cant wait until I graduate. When I wasnt successful before, I started thinking maybe I dont want to be a nurse....(which is silly because I have wanted to be one for as long as I can remember). So far we have taken 5 tests, this is what I got on each of the tests so far:
Respiratory Seminar 15/15
O.R. Seminar 15/15
Upper Resp 23/30
Lower Resp 36/40
Oncology 24/25

This brings me to the grand total of 118 points out of a possible 130, which isnt bad, Im sitting at a 90.7% so I am doing pretty good, way better then the last time I took this class.  It just feels so good to "get it"!
Now having said all that I still have many more tests to go, and 3 more semesters ahead of me, but I just feel like I am were I am supposed to be. I am enjoying nursing school (some of my fellow students would probably be giving me a weird look right now, like what are you on?? LOL) Seriously though, I am enjoying it, even the tedious 13 page assessments, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to go back to school and choose a career. Anywho if your reading this say a little prayer for me, and be nice to me....I may be YOUR nurse someday ;o) ♥