Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sunday Pics





"Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day." 1 Chronicles 16:23


"For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise." Psalm 47:7

"Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord." Psalm 68:32


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Heart Breaks for What Breaks His...







Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act... Proverbs 24:12



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Butterfly




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Friday Hops :)


Check out my latest giveaways while you are here:
Softlips ends 06/07
PetCakes ends 06/08



Smart and Trendy Moms

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Baby Legs Memorial Day Sale

BabyLegs. is having a Memorial Day sale.  So, stop by and check it out.  They have the cutest leg warmers for your little ones.







These Dream Pie Leg Warmers were $12 now $8.  Too stinkin' cute.


PetCakes Review and Giveaway

We love PetCakes.  We have Series 1 and just loved the adorable little characters that we had to have Series 2.  PetCakes are the cutest little critters with a frosting hat that come in their own little individual "wrapper" with a cute little name to boot.
This is Honey Cakes.

This is Nutty Nicky.


Series 2 Collection- The Forest Animals

This is Roco Coco.

The generous people over at PetCakes are giving (1) piece of their Petcakes Collectibles – Series 2 to one lucky follower.  What a fun gift for anyone!


This giveaway will be open until 11:59 PM EST on June 8, 2011. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents only


Mandatory Entry: Include your email address, so I can contact you when you win!! (This entry must be done for the optional entries to count).
Go to PetCakes and take a look around. Let me know what your favorite product is and comment about it. (1 entry)


Optional Entries:

~You must submit a comment for each additional entry. You must include your email address in this form when commenting for each entry posted. (ex. shelley(dot)haskell(at)yahoo(dot)com). *If you do not have an email address with each entry, that entry will be void.*

*Follow Finding My Life in Faith via Google Friend Connect. You can find the follow button on the upper left side of my blog. (1 entry)

*Follow PetCakes on Facebook and tell them Finding My Life in Faith sent you.(1 entry)

*Like Finding My Life in Faith on Facebook. (1 entry)

*Follow me on Twitter. (1 entry)

*Follow PetCakes on Twitter. (1 entry)

*How did you here about this giveaway? (2 entries).

*Grab my button and put it on your blog. My button is on the left side above My Profile.
(1 entry)

*Follow Finding My Life in Faith via Facebook Networked Blogs. (1 entry)

*Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my blog and provide me with the link to your post. (1 entry)

That is a total of 11 entries. 11 chances to win. Good Luck!!


Disclosure: The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.





Softlips Review and Giveaway


I recently received a few samples from Softlips to try their new "Softlips. So You." campaign for the summer time.  I love, love, love these flavors for summertime.  They have also added SPF 20 for the utmost protection for your sensitive lips. 

The packaging is so sleek and so small, they fit into any purse, bag or pocket. So you can take them to the beach or out on the town, it is that convenient.  The flavors are so yummy: cherry, strawberry, mint, vanilla, and wildberry just to name a few.






The generous people over at Softlips are giving 1 lucky follower their own set of Softlips to try. What a great way to protect your lips and look great.


This giveaway will be open until 11:59 PM EST on June 7, 2011. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents only


Mandatory Entry: Include your email address, so I can contact you when you win!! (This entry must be done for the optional entries to count).

Go to Softlips and take a look around. Let me know what your favorite product is and comment about it. (1 entry)


Optional Entries:

~You must submit a comment for each additional entry. You must include your email address in this form when commenting for each entry posted. (ex. shelley(dot)haskell(at)yahoo(dot)com). *If you do not have an email address with each entry, that entry will be void.*

*Follow Finding My Life in Faith via Google Friend Connect. You can find the follow button on the upper left side of my blog. (1 entry)

*Follow Softlips on Facebook and tell them Finding My Life in Faith sent you.(1 entry)

*Like Finding My Life in Faith on Facebook. (1 entry)

*Follow me on Twitter. (1 entry)

*Follow Softlips on Twitter. (1 entry)

*How did you here about this giveaway? (2 entries).

*Grab my button and put it on your blog. My button is on the left side above My Profile.
(1 entry)

*Follow Finding My Life in Faith via Facebook Networked Blogs. (1 entry)

*Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my blog and provide me with the link to your post. (1 entry)

That is a total of 11 entries. 11 chances to win. Good Luck!!


Disclosure: The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.



Monday, May 16, 2011

Photo Challenge

This week's photo challenge is Circles at the Trendy Treehouse.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ShutterLoveTuesdays



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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover...

This is my beautiful daughter Brady.  She is 3.  And is mischievous as they come!!  Most days I need an industrial size bottle of Xanax to deal with her debacle's.  Cute as a button, smart as a whip, and  plotting every second.

Love, love, love her spirit.  Heck, that is what her name means.  Spirited ONe.  And boy is she.  I am just asking for a little dosing down on the amount and quantity of spirit. Hehe.

Here is a sampling of a Day in the Life of Brady.

Any suggestions of dealing with poop smearing issues, would be greatly appreciated.
Brady and I at the beach taking pictures.  She didn't want her picture taken, so mom got a mouth full of sand and rock.  Yumm.


Brady's first haircut by Brady.  Need I say more.  Love the scratches by the eye.  The cat loves her too.  The cat hides until she knows it is safe to come out (aka bedtime).
The pile of hair she so lovingly spread throughout the house.

Hitting her brother, while she wasn't supposed to be on the computer.


The only picture of this swimming lesson,(which wasn't even the lesson) before she was kicked out of class 10 minutes later.  She kept taking off on the instructor and swimming away.


Love this one.  The look after she de-stuffed her teddy bear.  Styrofoam and cotton stuff was everywhere.  She would do that with every stuffed animal within her vicinity.

This is what you get when her breakfast order is not right.  All gussied up in her princess attire 24/7.

Love this girl, but man they say Terrible Two's... I say Horrific Three's!!  I don't have pictures of the latest and greatest Brady scandal.  She was pretty much potty trained.  Then she started pooping in her undies, on the floor, in the bed.. wherever she wanted.  Uh uh, momma not taking that!!  Then you are going to wear a diaper at night and back on with the backwards PJ's ( we had to do this when she was a baby for the same reason).  Now, she gets the PJ's off and takes off the poopy diaper and either tries to wipe with baby wipes or scoots her butt on the carpet, bed or whatever is convenient.  It is not pretty or fun lately. 

Needless to say, I pile on the enthusiasm and praise when she does make in the toilet and offer all kinds of rewards.  This works for awhile, but then the @#!% hits the fan (sometimes almost!!). 

Just a day in the life,  ugghhh.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My e-mail was hacked

Sorry if you got an email saying I was in the UK, I m not!! Someone hacked me! Don't open it! Sorry :(


Monday, May 9, 2011

Saying Goodbye..

Today we said goodbye to our doggie of nearly 14 years...Jasper.  Jasper was hit by a car last night.  We thought he was ok.  He got up and walked and drank water.  My husband found him under the deck this morning, one of his favorite places to be.  It is hard saying goodbye to our dog.  This is the first dog John and I got together.  He was such a lover.  A Black Lab/Burmese Mountain dog mix that weighed close to 130 lbs but wanted so much to be a lap dog.  He was a protector.  He loved our children and was very patient and gentle with all of them.  He was our "water" dog.  We would take him to the ocean in California and he would just swim and swim. 


Summertime photo of Jasper shedding his winter coat.
 With tears in our eyes we say goodbye.  Shane says through a tearful mutter, "He was such a good dog".  Just breaks your heart.





Friday, May 6, 2011

I am posting this from a bloggy friend, Kristin at Couponing to Disney.  She lives in Moody, Alabama which was hit hard by the devastating tornadoes. 

Update: We have received approximately 40 boxes so far. I am so thankful to you all! Please continue to inform all your friends and family about this way to donate to the tornado victims!

Online: You can ship items directly to the church via Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. A few people have ordered cases of diapers, wipes and even food. Anything that you want to send would be appreciated!

Share it: Please feel free to share this information via your blog, email, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. The more people that know of this option, the better!

Used items: We will gladly accept used clothing, shoes, and household items. Please use your own judgment on if they are in good shape or not.

Wednesday my town was hit by a tornado. We suffered loss of homes, businesses, vehicles, etc. Praise the Lord we did not suffer many losses of life. Unfortunately, it wasn’t over. Later in the day, more tornadoes touched the ground in Alabama killing at least 250 people. They are reporting that the tornadoes were EF3, EF4 and EF5s (which is the worst kind).

Southerners are in dire need of some of the most basic necessities and I am working with my local church to start an online donation drive to help the victims of these storms. If you have any items that you would love to mail to us, we will gladly take them. Here are a few things that we are in need of:

Updated list:

Baby supplies (including diapers, wipes, A&D Ointment, baby food and juices)
Blankets
Bungee Cords
Can openers
Charcoal grills (small)
Construction materials
Convenience food (snack type)
Deodorant
Diabetic Monitors with Strips
First aid kits
Gloves
Hand tools
Non-perishable food items (including
Over the counter medications
Pet supplies
Ropes
Soap Powders and Cleaning Supplies
Socks and underwear *NEW*
Sunscreen and Bug Spray
Tarps
Trash bags
Water
Yard tools (rake/shovel)

We will gladly take anything that you are willing to send.

You can mail your donations to my church. We will ensure they get into the right hands. You have my personal guarantee that all donations will be distributed:

Disaster Relief
c/o First Baptist Church of Moody
902 Church Street
Moody, AL 35004

If you would like to send a monetary donation, please memo your check as Disaster Relief.




Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring Photo

Brady on her scooter for the first time this year.

The Paper Mama