Monday, December 17, 2012

Real Life Real Miracles by James L. Galrow and Keith Wall

Real Life Real Miracles

Real Life Real Miracles is a quick and easy read.  Each chapter tells the real life stories of miracles that have happened in peoples lives. The reason I chose this book to read was that a couple weeks before my youngest sister had an experience where she should have ended up being dead, but she came out without a scratch. So I believe God was watching out for her and saved her for reasons I won't go into.  I was interested in reading others stories of miracles happening to them. All the stories were very interesting to read, and at times I had goose bumps while reading some of them.  The miracles ranged from very simple things to very complex.  It is a very uplifting book to read when there are so many horrible things happening in our nation right now. 

I received this book free for an honest review from Bethany Publishing House! 

Photo-a-day 17: Handmade


A crochet owl I made!

Photo-a-day 16: Cozy


My daughter cozy in her blanket!

Photo-a-day 15: Santa



Photo-a-day 14: Sparkly


Angel Ribbon Ornament I made.

Photo-a-day 13: Front Door

Front Door

It was cold and yucky out so I didn't get the whole door!

Photo-a-day 12: weather


A dreary wet day!

Photo -a-day 11: Snowman


One of my cute snowmen!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Photo of the Day 6 - Ornament


 This is one of my favorite ornaments.  I received this ornament from a student when I was the assistant director at a daycare.

Photo of the Day 4 - Candle


This is one of my favorite candles for the holiday! I love the base the candle sits in with the winter scene of snow, snowman, and trees.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Picture of the Day 7 - Lights


The lights on my Christmas Tree tonight!

I know I am missing a few days of pictures. I am having trouble with those pictures loading, so as soon as I get them loaded they will be up.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Custom Order Stockings

I had to share with you all this custom order I did for a customer.  She had ordered monsters from me about a month ago for each of her boys for Christmas.  One day I asked on my Facebook page what would everyone like to see me crochet.  Her response was stockings, because she was having trouble finding stockings that were the same in all her boys favorite colors.  I took on the challenge and made the stockings with a free pattern I found from Red Heart and just tweaked it a bit. Then she asked if I could put their first initial on each of their stockings, and I said sure.  I made the patterns for each of these letters on my own, which I am very proud of.  The M and W took a little work but I figured it out.  The boys have seen a picture all ready of the stockings and they loved them.  Can't wait to see pictures of them with their stockings and monsters this Christmas!

December Photo Challenge - Day 1

Day 1 - Mail

Mail was really boring today unless you want to see the bill for our subdivision dues, so I decided to open yesterday's mail that I had not opened yet.  I received a package from A Simply Enchanted Life that I ordered of some of her soaps and other products she offers.

A Home in Drayton Valley by Kim Vogel Sawyer

A Home in Drayton Valley is not one of my favorite Kim Vogel Sawyer books.  I have read several of her books in the past that I loved, but I can't say the same for this one.  My one major issue was that the story seemed to move so slow.  I loved the actual story but felt that it could have been told a little faster. Tarsie encourages her friends Joss and Mary and their two kids to move to Drayton Valley for a better quality of life. The couple decide to go and they ask Tarsie to come with them. Tragedy strikes on the way to Drayton Valley, and Tarsie and Joss do things that make them question God and wonder about their futures. Another thing I did like was they dealt with a lot of issues from the period that the book was written like prohibition, racial issues, and hard times for families that didn't have much.

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for free for an honest review.