Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 21

Dave’s Fireside Chats: Women Pleasin’ is the Key to Survivin’ the Season

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The scene:  The King’s School, Grantham, England; December 1658 Young Isaac Newton looks forlornly out of his dorm window at his classmates in the courtyard below.  They wouldn’t let him play any reindeer games because Isaac was, in the vernacular of the day, a DWEEB.  But young Isaac would get the last laugh, creating an invention …

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Nov 21

Thanksgiving Decor – Kid’s Style

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      After the Food craft we completed earlier today, I decided to get the kids involved in the table decor. We started this yesterday using the ideas and patterns we found at spoonful.com. I printed out the patterns and then carefully cut them out and retaped the cutouts to use as a stencil. I then gave …

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Nov 21

Thanksgiving Fun

Today I had loads to do to get ready for our big family Thanksgiving celebration. This is the first year that I am hosting the meal at my house. To keep the kiddos busy, I had them help with the snacks and table decorations. Here is a look at what we made. We had a …

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Nov 21

Our 100th Facebook Like Giveaway

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Congratulations to Mark & Jenny Mitchell, winners of our facebook contest. Pictured above is Jenny Mitchell, the winner,  and Jennifer Allen of Conversaving. Her prize pack consisted of coffee, a rice heating pad, a candle, and chocolates. Keep watching for our next giveaway.

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Nov 21

Punctuality Challenge – Day 5

I have made it through five days of this challenge and I am realizing I have a long way to go. I am reading through 28 Days to Timeliness. Today’s topic was setting up a routine. I setup some routines in January and succeeded in following them for several months. As the summer arrived and the …

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Nov 13

How to Lighten the Load in the Kitchen – Part 2

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Why do we need a menu plan? Isn’t it too much trouble? I survived a few years scratching out grocery lists on the backs of napkins, walking the aisles looking for cooking inspiration and pulling supper out of the pantry on the fly. It was not exactly easy. I found myself eating out more, spending …

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Nov 13

Punctuality Challenge – Day 4

The focus of today was examining the good qualities of late people. Good qualities, you might ask? Yes,  the author of 28 Days to Timeliness  has identified five good qualities in late people. Here is the rundown: -Generous, giving of time and talents to bless other people -Compassionate, will stop to listen to a friend or …

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Nov 09

Punctuality Challenge – Day 3

Why are people late? Have you thought about it lately. There are many excuses that we discussed yesterday. But beyond the excuses, are there other reasons? What about personality types, time management skills, and heart issues? Today my excerpt from 28 Days to Timeliness encouraged me to examine my heart and determine my resistance to being on …

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Nov 08

Punctuality Challenge – Day 2

Excuses, excuses, excuses. We all have them. Numerous ideas in our head that seem to be the root of our lateness. Today, Day 3 of the book 28 Days to Timeliness had me analyzing my excuses and realizing the silliness of many of them. I have used the one that goes like this, “I got behind every …

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Nov 06

Punctuality Challenge – Day 1

Why is being on time important? Everyone probably has different answers to this question. I had personally never really given this question much thought. After looking at this more closely, I came to the awareness that it has great importance for my life. I become frustrated, volatile, and generally impatient when I am running late …

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