Monday, August 23, 2010
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Also, for a little while, I'll continue to post article titles and reminders so you can read my posts at MY NEW BLOG. Pretty soon, though, I'll just post a permanent "moved" sign.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Here's today's Heart of the Matter offering:
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The reason I decided to change my blog's url is because I've been reading a lot lately about branding. No, I'm not talking about cows in Texas. (I just know someone will leave me a note saying you don't brand cows or something, but you know what I mean!) "They" strongly suggest that if you're is going to cultivate a strong web presence, which is what I'm trying to do, you should choose a single name and/or image and stick with it. That way, everyone who knows you from one venue will be able to find you elsewhere or be recognize you when they stumble across other online activities in which you're involved. That makes sense to me, but it's harder to implement when I've had my finger in so many different pies and kind of piece-mealed my online activities.
Anyway, if you have more experience than I do in this whole viral campaigning thing, please let me know if I just committed a major gaffe! But it might be too late. Oops.
Monday, June 21, 2010
This is a repeat, I admit it, but it's that time of year again! School's out and you're wondering what to do with the plethora of papers under your dining room table. Or, you know you have to make a portfolio, but you have no idea how to go about it. In the coming weeks, I'll post more ind-depth directions and thoughts on portfolios, so keep reading!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Want to try it on your own blog? Go ahead; it's practically fail proof. Hey, if I can do it, anyone can do it!
No, it's not a custom-designed look, but I can't afford that right now. I was ready for a change, and I got it. So, tell me what you think.
Q4U: Will you try out a new design (or just tweaking what you have) on your own blog?
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Update on my new desk: I still love it! Unfortunately, the cats think it's a great spot to sit and look out the window, so I'm constantly cleaning it off.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wow. Powerful. Heartfelt. Gripping. Those are my reactions to Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Anderson, as told to Tricia Goyer. I know I’m supposed to write the synopsis first, but this was such an excellent book that I couldn’t resist giving my reactions first. If you have teenagers or work with teenagers or even just know teenagers, run, don’t walk, to the nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of this book.
Deep depression, despair, and a lack of hope are usually what drive teens to commit suicide. But, what happens when suicide is attempted but not achieved? Kristen writes candidly about her transformation from a rebellious girl who made a fatal choice to a joyful young woman. She offers extraordinary hope for those who feel they have nothing to live for. Kristen also offers sensitive advice to adults who are trying to help depressed teens.
Here’s a link to download chapter one. You’ll be so hooked that you’ll have to scurry on over to the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group to buy your own copy of the book to find out what happens! If you prefer, you can view the video trailer here.
This is the part of the review when I’m supposed to announce that I have a giveaway for y’all. Here’s a true confession (haven’t had one in a while, it’s about time): I did receive an extra copy to give away, but I’m going to give it to our youth pastor at church instead. That’s ok, right?
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This is the Vika Gruvan table top (white wood with a divider in the middle, closed on the ends, but open on the width) on top of the Vika Fagerlid table leg with storage (comes in white or birch). I chose it because of the extra storage underneath the glass top and the bookshelf-type legs.
I managed to wrangle the boxes onto the cart myself and put them in the car almost by myself, but my husband had to help me carry the top in. That box was heavy! I started to put the legs together by myself and I probably could have figured out the little picture thingies, but my hubby volunteered to help. I forgot to time us to see how long it took, but probably between 30-60 minutes from car to setup. Putting the legs together really was a one-person job, but setting the desktop and then the glass on top of that is definitely a two-person job.
So far, I love it! The surface area is easily twice as big as my old desk (you can see a picture of it here). Almost all of the books I had in the upper hutch fit onto the lower shelves of the new desk. The new containers house all of the things I had in the drawers previously. I love that I can actually see while I'm grading papers now. Previously, I felt like I was stuck in a cave. The only thing I don't like so far is that either the glass can stay clean or I can use my new desk. Oh well. I think I can live with just one more tiny thing to obsess over. In case anyone is wondering, yes, I will also obsess over keeping everything under the glass totally straight and organized. For real. Just ask my kids.
Q4U: What do you use for a desk for yourself?
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Friday, May 14, 2010
A Molly digest wouldn’t be complete without printable organization forms, a week’s worth of menus and a shopping list to go with it, a special section on fresh produce (it’s time for farmers’ markets again), resources and links, and creative ideas to feather your nest frugally.
The May Digest is available for download on the Member's site and is available in the store shortly. You'll especially enjoy this issue that focuses on gift-giving, celebrations and parties.
Look for some great freebies in the special Member's-Only Page as well. This month is all about frugal celebrations! Here is a small sneak peek at some of the free downloads you will receive along with your May Digest.
• Tons of freezer cooking goodies
• Wedding freebies (along with tips, ideas, and frugal gifts)
• Inexpensive Organization E-book (creative organization ideas)
• A Baby Shower for Jesus E-book (encouragement for Moms)
• Mother's and Father's Day ideas
• Ideas for hospitality and parties
• A Free Kids' Cookbook
• And more!
You get all of that for only $3.95! If you have not signed up to become a Molly Member, what are you waiting for? If you purchase the Digest alone, it is $4.95! Why not save a dollar and get all the above to boot? It is $1.00 cheaper than buying the Digest and they get SO much more. Here is the link to the sign-up sheet.
Here is the link to buy just Molly’s Centsible Celebrations May Digest from the TOS store.
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Disclosure: Tyndale provided me with a free copy of this book to review. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”