Monday, February 1, 2010

It costs nothing to dream, and everything not to.

I have hopes and dreams, goals and vision for the future, for my children, for my family, etc. It makes me sad when friends don't have dreams.

Do you have dreams? goals? vision? hope?

Please share! I would love to know what they are.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Quote for the day

I can't believe how long it has been since I have written a blog post. I have had many post ideas in my mind but haven't been at the computer when I have been thinkingof them. Anyway, I came across this quote today and thought I would share.

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
-Winston Churchill

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Office supplies

Since my foot surgery, I have tried to create a "home office" around the couch that I have been lying on with my foot propped up. This has led me to think about what items are REALLY necessary to have close at hand. I have come up with a few that seem to be indispensable to me:

1. Post-it notes
2. Telephone - of course!
3. Paper clips - always handy to have around
4. My 3-hole punch

The 3-hole punch seems to be the thing I am using the most. Who knew? Well, besides the telephone but then you probably could have guessed that!

What do you find indispensable?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Gluten free pasta giveaway

There is a new brand of gluten free pasta and you can sign up for the giveaway here:

Check it out!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pence or pound, anyone?

A couple of weeks ago, the treasurer of our church went up to one of my boys and had a British coin in his hand and asked my son if it belonged to us. Apparently, this same son had put a British coin in the offering plate the previous week and the treasurer (VVZ) figured it must be ours. Too funny!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I am in love

I found this fantastic website this morning that offers all sorts of creative possibilities for travel, camping, gifts, hospitality, etc.

This would be quite helpful for my gluten free son for Boy Scout camp outs and for traveling. We could just purchase small packets of various food items for him to take on camp outs, on the plane (which we certainly could have used when Continental goofed and didn't have his gluten-free meal on a 10 hour flight!) or just even to go to any sort of outing! Lovely!

In the beverage section, there are individual tea packets, coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider,cappuccino, Gatorade, lemonade and more.

The condiments section is fantastic. We like condiments! Hubby would be happy on camp outs to have some 1/2 and 1/2. They have gourmet items as well as basics. It is lots of fun: honey sticks, small jars of jam and marmalade,(including my favorite brand Hero), all kinds of salad dressing packets, packets of peanut butter, tuna, and even smoked salmon. The list goes on and on. They even have small packets of spices. Yes, I could get a Ziploc bag, pour my spices into it and save some money but my time is valuable too! And how about oil flavored with black truffles in a 1.7 oz travel size. Woo hoo! Or Himalayan pink salt? And if you want your own Tabasco sauce, not to worry, they have 1/8 oz. bottles, both red and green! We can't forget crushed red pepper packets either!

Oh and did I mention they have gluten free crackers?

They, of course, have travel sizes of necessary toiletries but also some you hadn't thought might be necessary but sure would be fantastic to have, like Evian Facial Spray.

When we travel, we usually rent vacation apartments (the only way to go, in my opinion but that is a topic for another post!) and it would be lovely to have some of the items on this site to bring along. Then we wouldn't have to go to a store and buy a big box of laundry detergent, but could have small packets that we use up as we go along and not have to worry about throwing out, leaving behind or dragging along things.

They have "kits" as well for college students, military, hospitality, etc. I especially like the Out of Towner Welcome Snacks. They have a regular version and a Deluxe version. Fun!

Also, there are travel sized games. Fun way to keep the kids busy!

And you never know when you might need duct tape. Well, you can purchase 2 mini-rolls of duct tape.

There have been several times when we have been traveling that I have gone out to buy packing or duct tape and spent lots of time looking for a store that carried it. I should have had this! Not to worry, on my next trip, I will be prepared!

Oh and free ground shipping for orders over $20!

Like I said, I am definitely in love!

Friday, July 24, 2009

125 years

Yes, it is time to celebrate the 125th year of the Swiss Army Knife, which is one of my must have travel items.