This weekend we are going technology free!!
Have you ever tried it?
This is a first for us, and I am anxious to see how it goes. Technology free means no phones, computers, or iPads. No Facebook, Twitter, or blogging.
If we like it, we might do it more often.
Have a great weekend, and I'll see you Monday!
From Rick Woodford, the "Dog Food Dude" himself, comes Feed Your Best Friend Better, with easy recipes that will make even humans drool a little bit. Natural food can enable dogs to live longer, healthier lives, just as it can for humans, and with these meals, treats, and cookies, dogs will never miss commercial kibble.
Rick has researched nutrition for dogs and has used the same manuals veterinarians use to develop his recipes. Feed Your Best Friend Better makes the transition to homemade dog food simple, so you can make natural food for your dog every day. From nutritional value to portion sizes, these recipes will help owners know what their dog is eating. The meals are healthy, and dogs love them.
Rick Woodford wants dogs in every family to be healthy and happy. His recipes use a variety of herbs and spices for their antioxidant properties but they smell so good everybody in the house will be drooling. Recipes include:
In addition to 85 recipes other helpful chapters include:
How to Pick out a Commercial Food; making the ingredient label easy to understand with a breakdown of ingredients that are good for the bowl and those that are best left on the shelf.
Determining Portion Size; information on body type and size help readers understand how much food their dogs need to be in the best shape
Problem Mealtime Behaviors; how to deal with the early morning wake up call, reluctant eaters, counter surfing and more.
I absolutely loved being able to review this book.
Rick Woodford pretty much sums up what you should and should not feed your dogs. Our dogs are considered part of the family, and are pretty much our four-legged kids. We want the best for them, and learning all of these great things makes me feel better about what we feed them, how much, and much, much more.
There are lots of recipes, and I have to be completely honest with you, I haven't made a single one. I plan to, and when I do I will add to this review. One thing that I have noticed that the ingredients are a little pricey, so I won't be making many of them.
You may or may not be interested in making any of the recipes, but this book is invaluable. It is a wealth of information that I've not found before all in one book.
When Mary Lou Quinlan’s beloved mother, Mary Finlayson, dies, her family is bereft—until Mary Lou finds her mother’s “God Box,” or rather, boxes. These simple containers are stuffed with tiny notes written by Mary, praying for everything from the right flooring for her daughter’s new home to a cure for her own blood cancer.
Mary’s petitions for friends, family, and even strangers are presented with love and without expectation—the ultimate expressions of letting go.
Note by note, Mary Lou unearths insights into her mother’s compassion, faith, and perseverance. And through the journey, she discovers her own more empathetic, more engaged self—the woman her mother had believed in all along.
I love this book.
I love this idea.
And I love, love, love it!
In fact, this is a great reason for me to buy those boxes that I adore from a far.
One of the things that made me feel better about my personal prayer life is that nothing was to small for Mary to jot down and place in her prayer box. Her notes weren't on special designer prayer paper. They were on whatever piece of paper she had around.
It is just a nice reminder that we can take everything to God in prayer, and that you don't have to be fancy about it. It is also a wonderful way to give it all to God. We aren't supposed to worry, and one way to give it all to God is to write it down and put it away in the God Box.
I am looking forward to having my own God Box. I might even make gifts with the book and a nice box.
Wouldn't you want one?
Be sure to read this book. It is such an inspiring read.
Over the past 21 years, McD & I have been taking Nature's Sunshine herbs and vitamins. It all started when I worked in my grandparents' Nutrition Shop.
Recently, I went to Hawaii with my Granny to attend a Nature's Sunshine convention and it was truly an eye opener.
I decided that I would start peddling the herbs, vitamins, etc online. I set up Another Chance Nutrition because I wanted a place to tell everyone about the different products. I haven't posted much over there yet, but I will be adding more and more.
I will be sharing more and more about my venture, but I wanted to let you know what that button was over to the right.
Feel free to click on it, check it out. Click on the shop tab, there is an interesting Health Analyzer there.
Feel free to ask questions, and or leave comments. Do you use natural herbs and vitamins? Feel free to share your story.
My mom's birthday was in February, and I am just now posting about her birthday party. I am really behind, I know.
It was one of the big ones, so we put together a very impromtu surprise birthday party.
I think she was surprised!
Honestly, we just knew she would come in and tell us that she figured something was up. She is just so hard to surprise!
Here we are all singing Happy Birthday, and there are two things I want you to notice in this photo. I thought I would do a "what is wrong with this photo" kind of thing, but I will just tell ya.
#1 - The dude is beating on the sombrero like a drum. Really? I am not too fond of that, but it is really so much better than what they used to do. They used to put a plate of whipped cream in your face. Serioulsy! I don't think people liked that, so they quit doing it.
#2 - My nephew, in the green shirt, is texting. He is at work, his grandma's birthday party, and he's texting. What is wrong with this world? I know it isn't just him that does this.
Then it was time for the birthday cake & pie.
My sister made a coconut cream pie.
And one of her friends made her a cake, it just happens to be a gluten free cake because my dad doesn't do gluten. :)
It was my mom's birthday, but this guy was the life of the party!
My family is pretty much regulars at this restaurant, and everyone there loves this guy so he got a sombrero too.
And this just happens to be one of my favorite photos. You can just see the happiness in my mom's eyes.
It was a successful surprise party! It was well worth the 6 hour (round trip) drive.
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. 8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)
10Then the disciples went back to their homes, 11but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.”14At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
15“Woman,” he said, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).
17Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
18Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.