Friday, March 26, 2010

Sometimes it feels like you are moving in the right direction and everything you do comes with successes.  I have felt that way this week.  I had surgery a few weeks ago as was able to get some bracelet and earring sets completed for sale.  This is the first time that I have made anything to sell and I was quite nervous that people may not like my stuff but the response was fabulous.  It has put me on a high and feeling great.  I feel so blessed that I can make something that hopefully will brighten someones day and leave myself and them feeling good.

Due to the busy nature of beading I have been behind on a few reviews that I need to do, I need to crack the whip and get started I will be posting to reviews shortly for two childrens books, A Lawe of Attraction book for Children, Is there a Monster over There by Sally O. Lee.  As well as A Good Talk by Daniel Menaker and Jumping on Water by Ted Karam.

I also have a giveaway with very few entries so please enter you will have a very good chance.

I am going to do Friday Follow this week so hopefully I will get some more followers.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today I received this wonderful award from Janet Ruth at Along The Way

Thanks Janet Ruth!

Share 7 Things About Yourself:

1.  I grew up in Saskatchewan and that will always be my home, I bleed green for the Roughriders.
2.  I have three children.
3.  I loves clothes and fashion, but I am cheap about it I don't like to spend alot of money to look nice.
4.  I love jujubes, especially sour dinasours.
5.  I love to cook and try new recipes, I don't like bologna..
6.  I have always wanted to own my own business.
7.  We have a dog which I absolutely love but I would like to maybe have another dog and maybe a cat.

I'm passing this award on to:

Erin at
Stacie at
Freely Living Life at
Em at
Darcy at
FOXY by Pam Grier and Andrea Cagan

Beautiful, bold, and bad, Pam Grier burst onto the movie scene in the 1970s, setting the screen on fire and forever changing the country's view of African American actresses. With a killer attitude and body to match, Grier became the ultimate fantasy of men everywhere. But she quickly proved that she was more than just a desirable film goddess. She had the brains, courage, and tenacity to sustain a career that would span more than 30 years. In FOXY, she chronicles the good, bad, and steamy highlights in her life and career.

About the Author

Pam Grier started her career in the early 1970s, starring in a string of moderately successful women-in-prison films and blaxploitation films, and has generally remained in the public eye, starring in movies such as Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Jackie Brown.

My First Giveaway!!! Yay.


Thanks to Anna at Hachette Books, three readers of this blog will win copies of this book. Books will be shipped direct from the publisher. US and Canada only, no PO boxes please. Contest ends on Sunday, April 11, 2010.
Rules for entry of this giveaway are very simple:

1. Leave your email address in a comment. Please give me a way to contact you, in case you are a winner!

2. For an extra entry, be a follower of this blog. (Please leave a separate entry)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Beautiful Things Happen When A Woman Trusts God by Sheila Walsh (Review)

Do you ever question God's ability to catch you when you fall?

Do shame, fear, and brokenness keep you from fully trusting God?

Do you secretly believe your dreams are unreachable?

You are not alone

This is a book about trust.  How we fight it.  How we learn to do it.  How it transforms us.  Life is not safe.  That reality slips over us as we grow.  Our response to the Father in that reality allows us either to swing higher and higher with the trust of a child...or fearfully shrink back from the swing set altogether.  As we weigh that choice.  God whispers:  Trust me.

In a remarkably transparent account, author and speaker Sheila Walsh opens wide her lifelong battle with trust and the moment-by-moment choices she made to follow where God led.  Sheila has lived a life ruled by the "hidden places" of insecurity and brokenness and knows the overwhelming beauty of a life wholly handed over to Christ.

As you encounter her struggles and triumphs, you also meet ten of the bibles transformed - Tabitha, David, Paul, and others - who teach us that in spite of overwhelming circumstances, just one trusting encounter with Christ sets beautiful things in motion.  It can resurrect dreams, instill purpose, and ignite hope.


Sheila Walsh, a Women of Faith speaker, is author of The Heartache No One Sees, Get off Your Knees & Pray, Let Go, and the award-winning Gigi, God's Little Princess series.  Shelia lives in Frisco, Texas, with her husband, Barry and son, Christian.

Visit the author's website


This is the first time that I have read a book of this kind where there is alot of scripture and reference to the bible being made.  It was both enlightening and puzzling to me because I have never fully read the bible.  I fully believe that there is a God and he/she is here to love and support us and not judge us.  And I believe that Sheila was trying to convey that in her message with this book that if you trust in God he/she will be there to support you and lead you through your tough times.  One of the things that I was wanting for in this book is that I wanted to hear more about Sheila's life and not so much about others in the bible.  I wanted to know about her depression, her relationships with her son and husband. 

For someone who is unconventional in my spiritual beliefs this book left my wanting more about Sheila's story but I did find in very fascinating that things that happened in bibilical times are still taking place now and that the references she used in her book are just as useful today as they were then.

I would definately recommend reading this book because I believe that how do you know something until you have had the opportunity to read or explore it.  Being open to life and all things that happen in life is my philosophy.

Thanks to Thomas Nelson, Inc for this complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Genre:  Christian Woman - Religious Life
ISBN 978-1-4002-0243-0
Pages: 169
Publisher:  Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Friday, March 5, 2010

 This is what I have been doing in my spare time lately.  The green braceclet was a gift for a co-worker who has been a great help to me the last few weeks picking up my responsibilities and I was very grateful to her for helping me out that I wanted to give her a small token of my appreciation for all that she has done for me.  The silver set is one that I have designed for myself, I really like how it turned out.  I am hoping to get some more designs done this weekend and post as well as finish up my first review.  Hope everyone is having a great week and heading into a good weekend. I want to thank all of my new followers, I will be checking you all out soon and will be following you back.