Showing posts from January, 2015

50 Questions that Will Free Your Mind (part nine)

More of the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. I'd love to hear some of your answers to these questions - if any of them strike a cord with you or if you have a reaction to something I've said, please do share!
part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight
41. If you knew everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
Well naturally I really hate this question. I would definitely spend the day with my husband and kids at Disney World. (Hopefully I could talk my sisters and their families into going as well as our parents.) Is it better or worse that we don't know when the people we love (or ourselves) will be leaving for good? I really can't decide.

42. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
Hell to the no.

43.  What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
Have you seen the movie Click? It's a really good one (in my o…

Pre-Oscars 2015.

The Oscars are coming up - less than a month away!  That means we'll be trying to see as many movies from the list of nominees as possible.  Here is the list we're working with right now...

Boyhood  (According to IMDB, it has a 100/100 metascore!)Maleficent-- Really excellent movie and not at all what I expected of the story.  I absolutely understand why this one is up for costume design.
Guardians of the Galaxy-- Love love LOVED this movie even more than I thought I would. Chris Pratt is fantastic. I can't wait for them to make another one of these!How to Train Your Dragon 2 (And I guess see the first one)Begin Again-- Definitely a lackluster opinion on this one from both of us when it comes to the movie as a whole.  I personally hated the ending!  BUT, I think all of the actors did a fantastic job and it was a pretty cool story. This movie has a song up for an Oscar (Lost Stars) - which is why we watched it - and I do love the song. And I LOVED Adam Levine in it!  Captain…

Praise & Thanks.

Today's Point of Praise: "We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you." (Colossians 1:3) Day #7

The theme for today is thanksgiving.  When I originally read this entry in October, I responded by writing down some of the things that I am grateful for - some of the things are simple... superficial even.  Other things are deeper.  All are meaningful to me.  Some are things I often take for granted.  A few things can almost be read as mantras... things I repeat to myself in order to let the reality of them sink in.

I reread the entry again today and it struck me as funny how the things I'm thankful for are more often than not the topic of my conversation - and not always in the most positive light.

I have great people in my support system. vs. "Why does everybody have to live so far away?"
My husband & kids are alive & healthy. vs. "I never have time for myself."
I have a beautiful house. vs. "This hous…

Why I love Ebates.

Any of you out there do online shopping?  How many of you online shoppers like to save money by using coupon codes or waiting to purchase something until it goes on sale?  I know I can't be the only one who gets excited when I see "free shipping" when shopping online.

Did you just nod your head?  If yes... you are my kinda person.

In addition to doing those things, when it comes to online shopping, I use Ebates.  Any of you familiar with their website?


And a completely effortless way to save a couple $$ here and there!

So let me tell you about it and I promise to keep it brief... pays you cash back every time you shop online (up to 26% back).  They work with 1,800 stores including Sephora, JCPenney, Kohl's, Home Depot,, Groupon, and Walmart.

In addition to cash back, Ebates has great coupons, free shipping, and special offers from its stores, so not only does it literally pay to use Ebates, you can find additional good …

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind (part eight)

It's kinda crazy to think that it's been nearly a year since I last participated in answering the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. Very hard to believe that life can just pass by without realizing... anyways, enjoy part eight and to recap, here are links to the previous answers.
(part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven)
36. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
It's funny this question pops up at this time in my life - I'm currently reading the Beautiful Creatures books which is all about the light and dark of things.  Sometimes I feel unsure about questions like this... I do think there are grey areas of being good and bad... but when it comes to talking about evil - I feel like there are distinct lines that we're all (mostly) aware of.  I really tend towards believing that the majority of people are inherently good.  There are good people who continue to do good in the world and then there …

Happy HALF BIRTHDAY, Molly-girl!

Wow wow wow. We've got six months until her first birthday! Holy moly. (That means in six months it will be summertime!) Time sure is flying along.
She is rolling all over the place now - she can roll from her belly to her back and from her back to her belly! Belly to back is a little less smooth, though.Tried mashed bananas for her first food and she either didn't know what to do or she just didn't want them because the majority of it ended up on her bib. We'll try again later with solids! Tonight is her FIRST NIGHT in her big girl bed and in her own room. She's been sleeping in the bassinet of her pack and play (in our room) for the last six months and is now in her crib (in her own room). I am trying to be brave and strong about this one despite the reality that this is one of those earliest of moments where I have to silently let her go little by little and surrender to her independence. Don't get me wrong... I am pretty excited to not have to tip-toe around…