Saturday, March 26, 2011
If you are seeking ways to protect your flowers, take a look at this link for tips. I'll be sure to report back in in a few weeks to let you know how the plants are doing.
Stay warm yall & as always continued blessings,
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
I recently upgraded two of my skillets and now the whole family is reaping the benefits. The pans are so sleek and beautiful, I make an extra effort to cook healthier meals each time I use them. Even the kids are excited. They love being able to help stir food in those shiny new things. (They also tend to eat a lot more when they help cook!) In addition to the scrumptious food, it takes less time to clean up after dinner because the new pans don't normally have to soak overnight. Now that's a product worth it's salt! And here's a tip-- preserve those non stick surfaces by using wooden or plastic spoons and stirrers. Umm, I can taste the yummy stir-fry already!
If you're ready to cook it up in style then describe a mouth watering dish of your own and you could win a $25 gift code redeemable at any CSN online store! Post your dish here as a comment to this blog or on our Polly&Meek Facebook page. All entries must be posted by 6pm on Sunday, March 20, 2011. The most delectable dish wins. No desserts please. We'll read the entries and announce the winner on our blog on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Please note that CSN only ships to the US and Canada, and that there may be international shipping taxes to Canada that the gift code cannot cover.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I had attempted to 'give up' something in years past...maybe in my mid twenties, but always seemed to fail at the task. Most times it was chocolate or something along those lines and every time I failed. Back then, it was me giving up something just to give it up and had nothing to do with the true reason for Lent. I did not fast and pray or ask God to guide me. Now that I am in my mid thirties, I am happy to say that something has happened in my life, sort of like a switch going off or a turning point. Whatever happened I am a much more spiritual person, one who knows without a doubt where my help and strength come from and one striving everyday to be more and more like Christ. This is the reason that I am committed to observing Lent and committed to staying the course. Jesus made the supreme sacrifice for me by dying on the cross and before that he wandered in the wilderness for 40 days without food. He was tempted by Satan at every turn, but he held fast and relied on the Scripture to keep him near to God. This is what I do when temptations arise. I hold fast to God and instead of reaching for a steak or chicken breast (smile), I reach for the word. It fills me up and keeps me whole. It motivates me to trust in God and continue to watch and pray. It gives me great peace.
My husband joined to support me this year, as I joined last year to support my sister. I pray that each one of us observing the season can motivate others to do the same. This is what God loves and we will be blessed beyond reason during this season and always.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Tag comes in two versions Tag Jr. for children ages 2 to 4 and Tag for ages 4 to 8. This product is great because children can do self guided learning as well as work with a parent's help. However to reap the benefits of this niffy gadget, a PC and internet connection are required. That's because the audio file for the each Tag storybook must be downloaded before the child can enjoy it. Access to a home computer makes this quick and easy to do.
The Tag's premise is an electronic pen which serves as the reader and a book that responds to a touch of the pen. So when the child touches the pen to the book pages, it will read the story aloud, read one word at a time, test reading comprehension, play fun story-based games and more. To find out exactly what your child is learning you must plug the item into your computer and log on the Leapfrog site. There you can see your child's personal learning path, collect rewards and check out even more awesome learning toys and accessories. I give the Tag reader 5 out of 5.
Questions or comments on my children's experience with this product are welcome.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
- Lent season begins on Ash Wednesday March 9th.
- Daylight Savings time begins on March 13th. We spring forward and lose an hour of sleep, but gain an hour of daylight!!!
- First day of Spring is March 20th and this coincides with Purim.