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  1. Pregnancy
    Just to let you know that our little bundle of joy arrived on the 4/4/2011 at 9pm :) Baby Finley Thomas White - 9lb 3oz :) was 8 days overdue but he made a speedy entrance to the world.
  2. Christmas
    What presents brought tears of joy to you or another? Share your moving stories
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    So here are the before and after pictures of the front and side garden. I have many, many more pictures than this, but this is the bulk of the good ones. I started the garden in the first weekend of May. This is now the third weekend of June and it's becoming more established every day. I'm so...
  4. General Chat
    I have a friend who always tweets about things that bring her joy each day, even if it's a little thing. And it made me wonder: what little things in the day bring you joy? a cup of coffee after a long night? a cat's purr? a good meal? a smile when you least expect it? My moment of joy today...
  5. General Chat
    I just opened my bedroom windows and am listening to the birds singing their morning song!! Wow, I didn't realize how much we really missed blue skies! I just realize that if we didn't experience gloomy times (both weather and in our personal lives) then we wouldn't recogonize or appreciate...
  6. Health and beauty
    Hey everyone- Just ran across this interesting piece of research about how the popular cookbook The Joy of Cooking has changed over the years- increased portions, fat, and calories. Not sure if this is the best place to share this, so feel free to move if needed...
  7. Pets
    We went today to the dog pound and found a puppy to adopt. He had an expiration date that was almost up. This will be our first adoption so I hope things go well. I will pick him up tomorrow and bring him home. We found him in Louisville's dog shelter. I saw him on www.Petfinders.com. Our...
  8. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I'm almost afraid to look at my tax bill come January. There's been talk of a 25% over three years raise across the board, which they were tweaking the last time I knew. Calgary's 2009 operating budget is sitting at 7.9 billion dollars at the moment for the next three years. Their capital budget...
  9. General Chat
    I worked all day in my shop ,cleaning and marking down Halloween merchandise. I made room to bring in all the Christmas stuff I have been making at home. I have been crafting till my fingers bleed. I had only one sale today :(. But on the up side a lady came in who bought something I had made...
  10. Simple Living
    ~I'm a person of simple needs and wants. I'm almost always satisfied and I find many reasons to be happy. But joy has always been elusive to me. Yesterday, as I reflected on the times in my life that I have felt joyful, I realized something. I feel joyful when I receive a gift of love. I've...
  11. Community sites
    http://www.villageblogger.com/clutterbugjen
  12. Success Stories
    I just wanted to take a few minutes to remind everyone to make a real effort in finding things to celebrate as you make your way toward your frugal goals. It doesn't have to be a major milestone to find cause celebrate. For instance if you pay off a small debt.....cook a nice dinner, mark it on...
  13. Pets
    Our little puppy, well, not so little puppy is doing great with the family. She is such a character. Bella is bright, playful and listens pretty good. She is so mild mannered. I can do pretty much anything with her. I've plucked her ears, trimmed and filed her nails, trimmed her beard, and...
  14. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Last weekend was my grand-daughter's 1st birthday. My daughter-in-law and other grand-daughter came up from NC to stay with us and go to the celebration. Well we came home from the party with the leftover cake, yum! We also brought home the leftover tortilla chips. My hubby and I just had some...
  15. Christmas
    For the past couple of years I have headed a "Adopt A Senior" for Christmas Program for the Nursing Home my Mom is a resident at. I have already started my contributions for this year. I am crocheting lapghans and slippers. I would also like to do some crochet-edged flannel throws if I have...
  16. General Chat
    My daughter is friends with the richest little girl in her class, so Eleni and her planned a play date, at their house today at 3:00! I have no idea what to talk to the parents about! HELP!!!! I'm a nervous wreck! We were going to meet at the park, but they said to come to their house. Any...
  17. Careers
    I know i am new and i dont really have a hang yet of wich forum to post thinsg so i just kinda post where i think it Migh*might just make sense . LOL I am super happy today my husband called and told me he ofically has his captain lisence !! Yeah !! (100 Ton Boat Captain) That will bring HIS...
  18. Support
    Have any of you read Ed Young's book "Outrageous contagious Joy"? I just finished it and it was inspirational. One mantra that is repeated throughout the book that I am finding to be so true when dealing w/ the priorities of life is Relationships-Worship-Work. In that order, everything in life...
  19. Kitchen Basics
    Almond Joy Cake 1 pkg. Devil's food cake mix 20 large marshmallows 11 oz. coconut 1-cup evaporated milk 1-cup sugar 1 cup chopped almonds 1 container chocolate frosting. Make chocolate cake according to package directions in 2 round pans. While cake is cooling, heat evaporated milk, sugar, and...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    | Mounds Cake | | 1 package dark chocolate cake mix | 1 cup sugar | 2 tablespoons butter or margarine | 3/4 cup evaporated milk, divided | 1 package miniature marshmallows | 14 ounces coconut flakes | 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa | 2 cups powdered sugar | 1 teaspoon vanilla | | Mix and bake...
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