Friday, October 30, 2009

Aloha Friday - A Christmas Tree by Any Other Name...

An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!


How do you feel about Gov. Steve Beshear from FRANKFORT, Kentucky -- Saying that the Christmas tree on the Capitol lawn this winter won't be called a Christmas tree. Instead, the Beshear administration has dubbed it a "holiday tree."

Do you think this is right?


No.. I don't think this is right. Next thing we know.. Christmas will not even be a holiday on the Calendar. Christmas, whether you like it or not, is a day to celebrate the birth of Christ. Why does Merry Christmas offend people? Why does a "Christmas tree" offend people? Our country is headed down a path of no morals whatsoever.. It's seems that some people are trying to change everything that is right.. to wrong. We have people who want to remove God from everything in this country. But without God.. our country well .. without God.. I am scared for what will happen to this country. I'd rather have God on our side.. have God give us the strength and guidance.. Have "In God We Trust" still stamped upon the character and essence of America....then trying to do it all ourselves..and mess it all up! Did our Founding Father's fight for nothing? Have all of our wars been in vain?

The rate this nation is going.. we will soon have No Christmas, No Easter, and No Thanksgiving. It will be a "Gift Day" "Bunny Day" and "Turkey Day" No meaning whatsoever. We are on a roll at teaching our children to stand for something.. to value and treasure our heritage and our nation's history.. *shaking head*

As far as I am concerned. It is still "Merry Christmas" It is still a "Christmas Tree". And Christmas is still about the birth of Jesus Christ.

The sad thing is.. if the FCC gets their way.. and the Net Neutrality Bill finds its way to the President's desk.. we will soon find that expressing our opinions like I have done today will not be tolerated by a government run Internet.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cool Off

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Winner Announced for the Inspiring Pink Giveaway Pack!

Winner for the Inspiring Pink Giveaway Pack!

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Win 100 Customized Brochures ~ Giveaway ~ CLOSED

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Winner Announced for the 100 Custom Postcards

Winner Announced for the Uprinting 100 Custom Postcards!

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Winner Announced for the 250 Custom Stickers!

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Winner Announced for the Uprinting Vinyl Banner

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Bloggest Loser Sunday Update


Here we are again......... This last week went better. Picked up my exercise a bit. Went for 1 1/2 yesterday on the bike and treadmill.. It helps to watch a good movie while exercising lol Drinking lots of water.

Well, as boring as this post is.. lol There isn't much else to tell. So I am off to switch loads in the laundry and then to the exercise room.

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True and False

The other day I posted a segment of President Obama's thesis paper in college. Because it was just out..I assumed it to be true..and to be honest it isn't much different than what he has said already. Their are audio and video clips of him saying things of this nature.

However, If indeed the "segment" did not come from his thesis.. then I retract :) Many things fly around the Internet at warp speed.. some true, some not.

If the government takes over the internet like they are itching to do with Net Neutrality then we won't have to worry about any more true or false statements being made about the President.. because it will all be filtered by the White House. But then again, that is kind of a oxymoron.. hmm.. :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Growing A Baby is Hosting a GC Giveaway!

Growing A Baby... is hosting a $25 QFC Grocery Gift Card Giveaway!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Stock Up For Your Family

There has been a lot of talk of stocking up food and necessities for your family. I have started to stock up..but have a long way to go. I found a great quick list to start with. This should be enough for your family for a year.. or longer.

  1. 25 lbs flour
  2. 25 lbs cornmeal
  3. 25 lbs sugar
  4. 25 lbs rice
  5. 25 lbs dry beans
  6. 5 boxes dry milk
  7. 5 boxes tea, coffee, kool aid, etc.
  8. 5 boxes pasta
  9. Powdered eggs if no chickens
  10. Medications for everyone in the family. Prescriptions can now be bought in 3 month supplies at Walmart and Sears.

All of these items need to be placed in dry places. Containers with a seal is the best. If sealed properly they can last for years, I am told. Paint Buckets from Walmart or other Paint Stores a good. Apple Juice containers from the store are great containers for Water Storage. Most of these items can be purchased inexpensively from Warehouse stores!

Don't forget other items like Diapers, Shampoo, Soaps, Wipes. If you need help calculating what your needs will be for your family go to this Food Storage Calculator!

I found this list here! A great website put together to help in the endeavor of preparation.

Please let me know if you have any other ideas for proper preparation! :)

"Lights Out for Liberty!"

Join us this Veteran's Day,
November 11th,
at 11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
for 11 minutes of darkness all across America.

This year we turn out the lights,
Next year we vote out the 111th Congress.
'Stimulus,' 'Cap and Trade,' free market & health care takeovers-
3 strikes, they're out.

In order to create dramatic satellite images:

10:45 PM, EST: Light your home, inside and out.
11:00 PM, EST: Turn off all the lights.
11:11 PM, EST: Turn your lights back on again, for at least 15 minutes.

Each year, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we honor those who have fought to protect our country and preserve our Constitution.
Now, it's our turn. Stop the president from signing the Copenhagen Treaty. Stop the Congress from their radical expansion of the federal government.

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny;

When the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Thomas Jefferson

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Interesting on What the President Wrote About the Constitution

If this Doesn't bother you..

I missed this first time around. Brian Lancaster at Jumping in Pools reported on Obama’s college thesis, written when he was at Columbia. The paper was called “Aristocracy Reborn,” and in the first ten pages (which were all that reporter Joe Klein–who wrote about it for Time–was permitted to see), the young Obama wrote:

“… the Constitution allows for many things, but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy.”

You can read the article here!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Please Share your Prayer Requests..

If you have any prayer requests, please feel free to link them up below! I think it's so wonderful when we can pray for one another's burdens.

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Link Up Your Giveaways!

Please Feel Free to Link up your Giveaways below! Make sure to put your Ending Date with your Giveaway! :)

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Aloha Friday

An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question:

How do you feel about the Net Neutrality Issue? Do you think the Government should "own" the Internet and monitor everything we do and say?

My Answer:

The Net Neutrality Issue is a huge step in the wrong direction, and it encroaches, nearly topples our right to Free Speech. It hasn't passed yet.. however the vote has gone through the FCC and will make it's way to Congress. Let Washington know how you feel on this issue.. As Americans we cannot let this happen!

I wrote about this yesterday here

Please call/fax/e-mail the Whitehouse and the FCC there is also an FCC
website where you can leave a comment

A little about me...

It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: