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Tuesday

March 31st Is Red Envelope Day

Red Envelope Day Reminder:
March 31st is Red Envelope Day.

Got 42 cents, a sheet of red paper and a desire to see unborn children have a chance at life? you can join the Red Envelope campaign on March 31st.

This silent campaign aims to speak up for the millions of unborn children who have been killed by abortion in the United States.

How many individuals will send empty red envelopes to Barack Obama, President of the United States, on March 31st as a silent statement for life?

Click here for step-by-step pictorial instructions for making your own red envelopes from plain red paper. Use construction paper, cardstock or whatever red sheets you have on hand to make your red envelopes.



Don't forget to postmark those red envelopes on March 31st.


Mail your Red Envelopes to:

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20500

Sunday

Favorite Fragrances

Favorite Fragrances


Does Each Woman Have Her Own Signature Scent?


Celebrities, fashion designers and others develop and market perfumes, from affordable and trendy to posh and pricey. Experts claim each scent will respond uniquely on each individual, producing an individual fragrance.


My favorite scent is probably Tresor by Lancome. This scent can be tricky to find, but the sweet and subtle blending of roses and other florals is quite special.

For every day use, I also like Lady Stetson. As a horse enthusiast, why not?


What’s Your Favorite Perfume?


Please participate in our blog poll, indicating your favorite scent of all. Leave a comment, if you will, letting us know what your best fragrance is and why you love it. What do you think your choice of perfume says about you?


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Saturday

A to Z Quiz

A to Z Quiz


A friend tagged me on Facebook for this A to Z Quiz, so I am posting it here. Want to play? Be sure to come back with a link to your own post, so we can all visit and read your answers too. Click here for easy instructions on making active link blog comments.


Off the top of your head, what springs to mind for each category?

A
- Available: Absolutely not.
- Age: Are you kidding?
- Annoyance: Anyone who interrupts during conversations
- Animal/s: Five horses, two dogs and a cat (Do kids and husband count?)

B
- Beer: Bad aftertaste
- Birthday: Bring it on!
- Best Friend: Better not say – I might leave someone special out by mistake.
- Body Part on opposite sex: Pretty teeth
- Best feeling in the world: knowing God loves us without question
- Best weather: spring and fall (anticipation and memories)
- Been in love: Maybe
- Been on stage: Duh.
- Believe in Magic: Not magic – but miracles
- Believe in God: Oh, yeah.
- Believe in Santa: Isn’t that sort of like a twisted sense of self-confidence?

C
- Candy: caramels and gummy bears (but not together)
- Color: blue
- Chocolate/Vanilla: Can’t I have both?
- Chinese/Mexican: Mexican (Can’t do MSG)

- College major: English

- Computer game: Word Whomp or Bookworm

D
- Day or Night: Day
- Dance in the rain: Why not?

- Drink: Snapple tea with lemon

E
- Eggs: scrambled with cheese
- Eyes: green
- Everyone's got: something to hide
- Ever failed a class: Nope


F
- Food/s: Steak, burgers, pizza

- Fair ride or attraction: I love the baby animals.

- Favorite class in high school: dramatic arts

G
- Goals: Training kids and horses
- Gum: No thank you.
- Get along with your parents: Yes
- Good luck charm: Nope.

H
- Hair Color: Brown
- Height: 5'37"
- Holiday: Easter
- How do you want to die: Gently

I
- Ice Cream: Mocha Chip

- ID picture: My driver’s license photo is OK, but my medical ID is truly frightening.
- Instrument: Piano, guitar (not very good at either)

J
- Jewelry: Silver
- Job: Writer

- Junk Drawer: Which one?

K
- Kids: 2 kids, 3 steps
- Kickboxing or karate: Back off.
- Keep a journal: No

L
- Longest Car Ride: 25 hours
- Love: God.
- Letter: Sure beats a bill in the mailbox.

M
- Milk flavor: Don’t like milk.
- Movies: Anything with horses
- Motion sickness: Yes. Sometimes even standing still.
- McD’s or BK: Wendy’s

N
- Number of Siblings: 4 and 3 steps
- Number of Piercings: 4

- Number of Tattoos: None

P
- Perfect Pizza: Cheese with plenty of pizza sauce
- Pepsi or Coke: Sprite

- Pie: Pumpkin or apple

Q
- Quail: Is tasty, unless you bite a B.B., as I once did.

- Quit smoking: Never really started

R
- Reason to cry: Broken trust
- Reality TV: American Idol
- Radio Station: I’m a channel surfer, thanks to the handy button on my steering wheel.

S
- Song: How can I pick? Whatever I choose will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
- Shoe size: 6.5
- Salad Dressing: Caesar, Italian or Ranch
- Skipped School: Are my kids reading this?
- Slept outside: Yes
- Skinny dipped: Not lately
- Shower daily: At least once (more on barn days)
- Sing in the shower: Only if no one is around.
- Swear: I would surely love not to . . .
- Strawberries/Blueberries: Strawberries or Raspberries

T
- Time for bed: 10:00
- Thunderstorms: Cozy

- Total Relaxation: A sunny trail ride

U
- Unbelievable: Government bailouts and big bonuses for failing executives

- Unpredictable: Oh, yeah.

V
- Vacation spot: Beach, woods or scenic spot

- Velvet or velour: Velvet

W
- Weakness: Salty-crunchy stuff.
- Which friend makes you laugh the most: Nearly all of them do.
- Worst Feeling: Being betrayed
- Wanted to be a model: Too funny.
- Where do we go when we die: Unless we reject Him, we can live with God forever.
- Worst Weather: Temperature extremes

X
- X-Rays: Quite a few. How about MRIs?

Y
- Year it is now: 2009
- Yellow: Super for art, but makes me look like I need an IV, if I wear it.

Z
- Zoo animal: Lions.


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Tuesday

Are You Ready for a NICE Challenge?

Are You Ready for a NICE Challenge?

Robyn, blogger at 3 Girls Mom 23, presents a wonderful idea this week.

Check this one out. Are you up for the challenge?


We seem to live in particularly trying times. What sort of difference might we make, by taking up the gauntlet on something like this?

How might we live more authentically, in our high-pressure world?

Hey, if you take up this challenge, please be sure to come back and let me know. Your comments will encourage me and others!

Wednesday

Three Terrific Things to Come

Three Terrific Things to Come


That’s My Answer, a daily meme, asks this question today:


What are three things that you are looking forward to?


Here are my answers:


1) Next week


My daughter has applied to college, and she hopes to receive an answer on admissions next week. The admissions committee at her first-choice college is scheduled to meet on Tuesday to review her application. I am looking forward to the answer, as is our whole family.


Who wants to agree with me in prayer for a good report? Thanks!


2) Spring break


Our school spring break begins with Good Friday and lasts a full week. (Actually, our spring break lasts nearly ten days, if you count the weekends that bookend the break.)


I am looking forward to a less hectic schedule, with the kids out of school for a week.


3) Easter


Easter is my all-time favorite day of the entire year. And why not? Easter is the day we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord. It’s the hallmark of our Christian faith. Without Easter, Christmas and every other day would mean nearly nothing. It’s all about the resurrection and the hope of eternal life.


Related Items of Interest:


Easter Bunny Beginnings - Where Did He Come From?


Hippity, hoppity! It's the Easter bunny again! How did a rabbit come to represent Easter, the resurrection day of the Savior? Actually, the entire Easter holiday has its roots in pre-Christian tradition. Here's the story.


7 Favorite Family Easter Traditions


Our family has many beloved traditions for Easter. Our Easter family traditions include Resurrection Eggs, Easter dresses, Easter egg decorating, Resurrection Day Cookies, an Easter egg hunt, Resurrection Sunday Church, and Easter family portraits.


Easter Traditions - How to Dye Your Own Easter Eggs


Eggs contain the promise of new life, just as Easter reminds us of prophecy fulfilled, the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Dyeing Easter eggs is a beloved tradition, creating colorful eggs to celebrate Resurrection Sunday. Here's how to do it.


A Dozen Days to Easter - An Easter Activity for Children


You can share the Easter story with your children, using this fun family idea! Make the kit together, or purchase it online. (See several sources listed at end of article.) This may become a family tradition for the 12 days leading up to Easter Sunday.


Easter Treats - Resurrection Day Cookies


Easter is the highest holy day in Christendom. Here's how you can celebrate the empty tomb as a family with a bake-it-yourself Bible lesson. Celebrate the miracle of Resurrection Sunday, right in your own kitchen.


3 Super and Simple Homemade Easter Cards


As the Easter Bunny delivers Easter baskets, why not make cheery greetings? Exercise your creativity and save money by making your own Easter cards. Try these creative card-making tips to put your own mark on your Easter greetings this year.


Festive Easter Greeting Card Messages of Faith


What festive Easter greeting card messages of faith can you share with those you love on Resurrection Sunday to celebrate the risen Christ? Try these festive Easter greeting card messages of faith in your holiday greetings this spring.


Fun Easter Greeting Card Messages


Try these fun and festive Easter messages in your holiday greetings this spring. Whether you make original Easter greeting cards or purchase them, you can spread joy with these happy lines. You may be inspired even to create your own Easter greetings.


Fun and Free Printable Easter Greeting Cards for 2009


Happy Easter! Why not save some green this spring by making your own Easter cards, using free printables? All you need is a computer, copy paper and an internet connection. Check out these seven super sites for free printable Easter greeting cards.


Christian Easter Coloring Pages and Printables


What Easter coloring pages are available to remind children about the Easter story? Where can Sunday schoolers, Bible teachers and parents find free printable pictures of Christ's death and resurrection that are suitable for even young children?


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Tuesday

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


Fortunate - a Limerick Display for St. Patrick's Day


For what did St. Patrick stand? As glasses are raised on St. Patrick's Day, do we know why this holiday exists? "The Irish are lifting a glass, To cheer every lad and each lass, As the leprechaun jigs, In-between wishful swigs, May your joy be beyond all trespass...."


Check out this St. Patrick’s Day poem for holiday fun today.


Great Green Gala


Where can you paint the town green on St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago, the Windy City? Here’s a survey of Irish fun in the city of the green.


Leprechaun Come-On


Leprechauns, be warned. On St. Patrick's Day, we may all pretend to be a wee bit Irish, whether our bloodlines contain Emerald Isle origins or not. St. Patrick's Day offers everyone an excuse to claim Irish roots, at least until the party ends.


St. Patrick’s Day in School


Need a teacher’s guide to St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun holiday ideas in the classroom, at home or at a St. Patrick’s Day party or gathering.Your little leprechauns will have a great green time.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Practically at Home.


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