Monday, March 30, 2009

Apron Giveaway


Kris, over at Country Mom is having an apron giveaway! Go on over and enter!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Solution to All Problems : Praise God


Psalms Chapter 67

1

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

2

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

3

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

4

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

5

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

6

Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

7

God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

What A Wonderful Surprise

My Hubby Came home today and surprised me with this!


Its in Perfect Condition and was a Great Price!


I just need to clean it up a bit!


I played so long my hands and wrists started hurting.
Its probably been three years since I last played.

Bad News

This article was taken directly from www.keepingthehome.com, written by Candy, with her permission.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - BAD NEWS

Apparently, it's no longer enough for Uncle Sam to try to force us into taking care of our children Old Sam's way. Now the U.N. is stepping in, on an international scale, and what they are planning to force on families is insane, and MUST BE STOPPED.

If you have never been politically active, then YOU are part of the problem! Stand up, and look around you! We are no longer fighting for our rights, and they are being taken away. I am NOT exaggerating, and YES I'm mad. You should be too.

Take a look at this seemingly "innocent" commercial for children, about the The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child:


'All children will go to "nice" schools.' Do you know what the UN Convention defines a "nice school" as? It's not private schools, and it's not homeschool. It's public school, but with MORE secularism than ever. If Americans allow themselves to be enslaved under The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, then homeschool will be ILLEGAL in all 50 states, regardless of state laws - they will be overrode with federal and international laws. Christian private schools will no longer be allowed to teach Christianity, without equally teaching all other religions - this means there would be no more CHRISTIAN schools. Perhaps there will be in name, but not in content, subject matter or sanctification.

Did you do something to upset your child lately? Maybe when your child wanted to eat a box of chocolates right before bedtime, and you said "no." Look out! Under The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the child could decide to take you to court and claim that you are not feeding them enough. One child took his parents to court (and won!) because he thought it was cruel of his parents to take him to church three times a week - Sunday morning and evening, and Wednesday nights.
We need an amendment that stands up for PARENTAL RIGHTS. Take a look at this:


The above video states "if we all stand together and raise our voices, Congress will respond." That's right! Let's stand together for parental rights. The U.N. should not have a say in which school our children go to, or if we homeschool them. Nor is it any of the UN's business if our child does something wrong, and is therefore grounded for it.

If The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is ratified, then each child will have a list of rights, of which they will be taught to know by heart in the public schools that they will be attending by the choice of the UN and our government. Here are a few of those "rights:"

The right to privacy - Yep. If you suspect your teenager has pot stashed in his room, you would not be allowed to go in there and find out. Your child could end up dying from a drug problem, but you couldn't interfere, or it would have violated their "right to privacy."

Freedom of expression - If your toddler throws a temper tantrum, you are not allowed to do anything. If your teen starts yelling the 'f' word out the widow of the car while you are driving to the grocery store, you are not allowed to do anything. The parent would have no right to interfere with the child's "freedom of expression."

If your child decides to take home another child and go to their room and close the door and have sex, you cannot stop them, else you'd be violating their "freedom of expression" and "freedom of privacy." Do you think I'm exaggerating? I'm not...

Here are a few excerpts from HSLDA:

"Under Article 13, any attempts to prevent their children from interacting with material parents deem unacceptable is forbidden. Children are vested with a "freedom of expression" right, which is virtually absolute. No allowance is made for parental guidance. Section 1 declares a child's right to "seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child's choice."


In Article 14, children are guaranteed "freedom of thought, conscience and religion." Children have a legal right to object to all religious training. Alternatively, children may assert their right against parental objection to participate in the occult.


Article 15 declares "the right of the child to freedom of association." Parents could be prevented from forbidding their child to associate with people deemed to be objectionable companions. Under Article 15, children could claim a "fundamental" right to join gangs, cults, and racist organizations over parental objection.

Under Article 16, the "right to privacy" is granted to children. This UN sanctioned "privacy" would seemingly establish as the child's right to obtain an abortion without parental notice, the right to purchase and use contraceptives, and the right to pornography in the home.

Article 19 mandates the creation of an intensive bureaucracy for the purpose of "identification, reporting, referral, investigation, treatment, and follow-up" of parents who, in violation of the child's rights, treat their children negligently.

To insure State and U.N. control over their development, Article 7 requires all children must be immediately registered at birth."

The above excerpts are taken from the HSLDA.org website. Please read the article in its entirety - Oppose the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Next, please read this .pdf file called "THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD - The Most Dangerous Attack on Parental Rights in the History of the United States." The information contained in this .pdf document is something that everyone needs to know.

As Americans, we need to take steps to make sure America does NOT ratify this treaty. 192 nations have already ratified this treaty. The "Holy See" Roman Catholic Vatican was one of the first ones to ratify it. I make specific mention of this, because I know a lot of Catholics who will NOT support CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child). Therefore, devout Catholics must be made aware, that if they stand with Bible believing Christians in rising up against the CRC, then they are going against the Vatican's wishes. BENEDICT XVI supports the CRC. Roman Catholics, I pray you DO stand with us on this issue. America must not ratify the CRC! Regardless of what religion you are, please stand with me to preserve parental rights.

To date, the only nations who have not ratified CRC, are Somalia and the United States. U.S. citizens, we must NOT allow this treaty to be ratified!

Please take the time to read The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for yourself. You can read it here.

Here is a list of "Children's Rights," being taught from a UK website.

From what I've read, it looks like Canada and the UK have signed onto this treaty, but have not agreed to every stipulation yet. I know homeschool is still being allowed in Canada and the UK, but I don't know how regulated it is, etc. Obama is pushing for the full ratification of the entire Convention for the U.S, which could make homeschool in the U.S. instantly outlawed. "Primary Education" in article 28 could be defined as government (public) school education only.

Please listen to this video, in which the woman explains this stuff so much better than my feeble attempt:


Steps to Take Action - Time to make a stand!

STEP ONE: Sign the parental rights petition at the parentalrights.org website.

STEP TWO: Contact your state Representatives and Senators. If this is something you have little to no experience in, then consider joining the 10 in 2 program with ParentalRights.org . Here is a quote from their site, summing up the program:

"We need 10-and 2 volunteers who can enlist 10 people to do the following: sign the petition for the Amendment, sign 3 postcards to their Representative and Senators, and donate $1.
Then, we need those volunteers to recruit 2 more people to do the same thing."

I'm volunteering. Are you? Please join me; it'll only take a few minutes of your time, and it could make a BIG difference.

STEP THREE: If you have a website or blog, then please put up an article about the CRC and its atrocities hidden within. The media is not going to get the word out, so it's up to us. If you want to, you can just copy this article I've written and put it on your site - just get the word out! Email and call people as well. Let's do this.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Banana Cake

I finally got around to making my husband a Birthday Cake.


His Birthday was this past week.


I would have to say that this was the best cake I have ever made.


It was so moist.


The candles where from last year's Birthday.



Twenty Six!


All the candles wouldn't light.


The candles always leave wax behind.
I wonder if its bad for us?




I was trying to get a good picture of the speckles inside the cake.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Starting Seeds for Indoors

This is a project I've been wanting to do all month! But I've been busy with errands to run. We have too many errands during the months of February and March. To name a few there are Income Tax, deadlines for college paperwork, and Property Taxes to be paid, I feel like I just run, run, run these two months. I even ran a few errands today concerning paperwork for our Home Owners Insurance Claim, we still haven't got that completely taken care of yet. Its drug out for 10 months now! Hopefully it will all be taken care of soon. But I finally managed in some time for making me some homemade indoor plant starters, sort of like the Jiffy things, but the frugal way! lol


Seeds, Tray, Bucket, and Water.


Toilet Paper Rolls

Cut them in half.



I labeled all of them, so I wouldn't forget what I planted.


This was left over from my last project.


Pouring the soild into the water.



Stirring with a stick.


Now it gets messy!


All filled up!I poked holes in them all with my finger.


I put about three seeds in each, only two in the ones with larger seeds.


Covered them over.


Here they are!
Now they are resting in my window seat in the kitchen.
I got this idea from Nancy Today! I love watching her videos!
You can learn so much from her!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I am a New Creature

Today I have seen God work through me. I have seen the Fruits of the Spirit. Sometimes I get discouraged, and wonder if I ever bare any fruit at all. Today I saw love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. God provided me all of these in place of the person I used to be. I am a New Creature in Him! In the past I would have lost all control in the situation in which I was placed today. But through Christ who strengthens me, I have overcome the flesh. If you are discouraged or having a hard time, just stay close to God and he will help you through.

I just wanted to share this in case any of you ever feel the same way. Your not ALONE! Keep seeking God's Will! And you shall bare the Fruits of the Spirit.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Evening Routine

  • Feed and Water all Animals
  • Dishes
  • Tidy Kitchen
  • Lay out Husband's Clothes
  • Pack Husband's Lunch and Store in the Fridge
  • Get together Husband's Laptop and all Work Materials, place them in his book bag and place close to the door.
  • On Mondays and Thursdays, Gather and Take Out Trash
Some people say I do too much for my Husband, that I spoil him, but I know these are things I'm commanded to do by God. My Husband goes out and works hard to support me, and I was created to be His Help Meet. So I don't think it would hurt me to get his things ready, so he can peacefully leave for work, without being rushed. What do you all do for your Husbands, to help them out?

Titus Chapter 2:4-5 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Things I'd Like to Accomplish This Year

  • Grow New Plants from Cuttings : Remember my post on my Roses and Take Root? My Roses are looking pretty droopy, but there are some little bright green buds popping out on the stems. I sure hope they take root and live. Have any of you ever used Take Root before?
  • Container Gardening
  • Square Foot Gardening
  • Commit to Exercising
  • Learn more and Practice Herbal Remedies : Right now if we get sick or something, we usually just try to ride it out until it passes. I do use Coconut Oil on cuts and scratches. I've took Cranberry extract and drunk plenty of water for Bladder infections. And I've tried equal parts of water, alcohol, and white vinegar dropped into the ear for earaches, but this one didn't work for me. If anyone would like to share any herbal remedies with me, they would gladly be accepted.
  • Learn Embroidery / Needlework
  • Sew some Outfits for Hubby and Myself
  • Knit several Afghans
  • Learn Candle and Soap Making

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bullet Blog

  • I feel like I got a lot accomplished today.
  • My Husband and I went and filled out college papers.
  • I finally think I have talked my Mom into going to college, she went and filled out papers also!
  • I went walking for two hours today, thanks to watching Nancy Today taking a walk. She really got me motivated.
  • I really need to exercise more.
  • I read about 6 or 7 chapters in my Bible today.
  • I worked in my Sunday School Book.
  • I cleaned off the back deck.
  • I cleaned Bunny's cage.
  • I got all the trash took out.
  • Walking today made me feel so good! It made me really happy, I've always heard it does something in your brain to lift your mood. I believe its true, I felt wonderful and all the other people walking and biking were so nice, smiling, and greeting me. I don't think I've ever seen so many nice and happy people before!
  • I'd like to make walking a daily habit.
  • Now, I think I'll go read some. I haven't done any reading today, other than my Bible.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Birthday Gifts from My Husband


This is what my Husband got me for my Birthday!


He was so sweet! He said, "I hate getting you flowers, because they always die."


The he pulled this out, "Now, they don't have to!"


Wasn't that sweet?


He also got me a nice card and wrote something sweet inside!


Aren't they beautiful?


Flowers are my favorite gift!



So, this is what I did today.




The instructions on the bag said to pat it down firm.








Should I have patted it down firm?
Maybe it was a little too firm!
The rose wouldn't go in.


So I poked a hole with my finger.



That worked.






There multiplying! lol




Giving them some water.


Had to add some more soil.


I made a mess!


My baby waited and watched out the door the whole time!




Have any of you ever used Take Root?
This was my first time using it.
I sure hope it works!