I am the worst wrapper in the history of present wrapping. I always start out with such good intentions. I'm going to cut my lines straight and even. I'm going to line the corners up and crease my folds. I'm going to use very little tape so that you can't even see it. I'm going to put ribbons and bows on every present. They are going to be beautiful.
These ideals last only until I lose the scissors the first time, which is to say, the first time I put them down. They're scissors.…
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 15, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments
I am so excited to be able to be part of the welcoming home of a soldier that has been on tour in afghanistan. I am so very excited to also anounce that he has agreed to an on camera interview about his experiance and his thoughts on getting to be home this year. for christmas.
I would also like to take a moment to thank all of our souliers be they fallen, serving now and or in the future. I love and appreciate every single thing you do and am honored to be part of this amazing…Continue
Added by Tammy Johnson on December 15, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Sometimes keeping secrets are a good thing. Like when your over-sensitive spouse buys you gifts of clothing you would never be caught dead in but you smile, thank him and bury said object in the back of your closet waiting until the appropriate amount of time has passed and said hideous article makes it way to the nearest clothing donation drop box. You trust someone somewhere has a rich appreciation for rhinestones. Or like when you decide on the arduous transformation of your…Continue
Added by Sandra Hamlett on December 15, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments
The hot breath of the New Year is upon me and I find myself in a pensive mood. I’m looking back over the year and shaking my head; I don’t like what I see. As usual there were plethora of great ideas. If even half, these ideas made it from my head into some form of reality I’d be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration but I definitely think I could have made someone’s Top Ten list.
I am battling inertia and the fighting has been brutal.…Continue
Added by Sandra Hamlett on December 15, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments
Added by Michelle on December 15, 2010 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Me, myself and I
Sometime sit and try, to figure us out
Our fears, insecurities and doubts
The the reason we struggle with bouts, of depression
But often wear a different expression, on our face
Like a beautiful place, setting for 3
Me, myself and I, meet regularly for tea
To discuss the three, of us
This time we're putting everything on the table,
because we've had enough!
So we pray for God to…
Have you ever searched for that perfect baby gift…the shower gift that is practical yet creative and fun? Recently I was on the hunt for the perfect shower gift and came across KalosCandy. The colorful confections made up of onsies, socks and washcloths, would most certainly be the hit of any shower.
Lori over at KalosCandy is giving three Love, Luci readers…
Added by Kari Lovequist on December 15, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments
This is the third annual Free Shipping Day. It’s an online event where a 1000+ merchants offer free shipping for a delivery by Christmas eve. It’s a “universal” one day agreement by some of the top (and some serious favorite) online merchants around. This year…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on December 15, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments
Well I borrowed P90X from a friend as it is pretty expensive and am wondering if my body can handle starting it this week. I want to try the first work out today and see if my sore surgery butt can handle it. I tried to get it from the library but could not get it at our local library and found a ton of people that I know have it…Continue
Have any of you heard of the "Right Brain Business Plan" by Jennifer Lee? It seems that she was the first thing that I came across when I put the energy out into the universe that I needed help and direction to stay on course with my current goal of opening a place in Grand Rapids. I love her message. It's almost as if it was designed for me.…Continue
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Added by Lynda Coker on December 15, 2010 at 9:55am — No Comments
I suck at losing weight! I really do! One of my goals for this year was to lose 30 pounds, which was a totally reasonable goal when I set it in January. As of right now, I'm
down about five pounds total. 5 lousy pounds in a year!! Since setting the goal, I have dieted and/or exercised. Or I've done nothing. This lack of doing anything toward the goal has to more with emotional issues than simply b
eing hungry. I've also tried a couple of quick-loss programs. Although…Continue
Added by Judy Newman on December 15, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments
As a parent, I have been judged so many times I have lost count. It starts in the grocery story line or in an airplane. As the kids kick the back of your seat or scream through the entire flight, your anger and frustration is not necessarily focused on the child, but at the parents.
As a parent of a child with reactive attachment disorder (RAD), the parental judgment reaches higher levels. Now the judgment doesn’t come from strangers, but from friends and family. “Why can’t…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on December 15, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments
On May 3rd 1992, my son Eric Miller was killed in a one car collision. He was home visiting with family in Louisiana. My family and I visited Louisiana very often. However, when my son began to insist that he spend some time in Louisiana with our family, I reluctantly agreed.
After I received the phone call telling me that my beloved, beautiful and kindhearted son was killed in a car accident; I slowly began to understand why going home was so important to him. It seemed as if I was…
I think of myself as a pretty creative person, decent at crafting and creating. Apparently my crafting niche does not extend to the making of gingerbread houses however. First, I made the icing way too thin, so it took me 3 days and lots of strategic propping to get the house to stand up. I decided not to even attempt to prop up the chimney, so the kids and I put it aside ate it. Then, I made the decorating icing too thin so most of our candy decorations were…Continue
Added by Alysa Bajenaru, RD, CPT on December 14, 2010 at 11:16pm — No Comments
Added by Heather Jones on December 14, 2010 at 11:01pm — No Comments
Christmas can be the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, but it can also be the Most Stressful Time of the Year. All that shopping, planning, decorating, baking and traveling can turn a lovely holiday season into an anxiety-filled nightmare.
I'm as guilty as the next perfectionist. I want everything to look, smell, and feel just as it did when I was growing up. And when it doesn't, it means I am a failure. I have failed to "do" Christmas well.
I can't tell you how many times I…
Added by Momniscient on December 14, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments
I should be finishing Christmas cards...the Channel 2 Newsman warned me if I don't get them out this week they won't arrive before Christmas! But what do they know?
I need a moment to relax, this month has been crazy visiting people and eating mass amounts of food. It's hard work shoving your face with every delightful goody put before you while carrying on intriguing conversations. Well ok, so not all of them are super intriguing, for which I have only myself to blame.
Added by Rachel Todd on December 14, 2010 at 10:13pm — No Comments
The diner was well lit and cheery. The orange tiles reminded me of my own childhood days and delighted the babies as they scampered about. The outside wall was lined with windows at baby height, so that as we struggled to get from the parking lot inside, the babies falsely thought we'd made it before we reached the door.
"Uh, oh!" they said, tapping on the windows. "Locked, locked. Key! Ope! Ope door!"
We hurried along to get out of the wind. Once inside, we had to wait for…
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 14, 2010 at 9:31pm — No Comments