Friday, March 25, 2011

Some other things I've been reading.....

I told you earlier this year that I had read The Apothecary's Daughter, by Julie was wonderful.
Well, just recently, I read another of Julie's books called The Silent was just as wonderful and delightful!  I loved it!  Especially if you like Jane Austen, I would think you would enjoy these books by Julie Klassen!  Do check them out!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Things I've been reading...

Some things/blogs/books I've been reading to prepare for my trip:
David Lebowitz has a blog and even lives in Paris, so he should know stuff, right?  Well when I read this today, I decided, I'd really rather have a different kind of jam, but he does offer lots of GREAT information and yummy recipes on his blog....the post I'm referring to is HERE!!!

He has lots of good recommendations for living the life in Paris! Go check it out!
Then of course, there is Rick Steves blog and website, that basically can tell you AnYtHing about traveling, especially traveling in Europe.  Gee, what a hard job, right?  Traveling the world so you can offer the best of what to do and not to do!  Great travel tips HERE.
Then there's always GOOGLE!! It offers loads of info, maps, images, etc of what to expect on your travels.
The list of accommodation possibilities is endless.  We happen to be renting an appt., hoping to have a little more room (European hotels are not known for their large size!), a washer and dryer, as well as a small kitchen.  There are numerous companies from which to rent an apt.  I'll let you know how it turns out, but from the looks of it, it will be enjoyable.  Ten years ago, when we went to London, we rented a flat, and it worked out perfectly!  I will let you know how this one works out!
So, my friends, for today, Au Revoir!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In a few days, I'll be looking at this!!!!

And I cannot wait!!!  My trip is finally coming up and I'll be glad to tell y'all all about it when I return!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Her Eyes!!!

I may not be every mother's dream for her little girl
And my face may not grace the mind of everyone in the world
But that's all right as long as I can have one wish I pray
When people look inside my life, I want to hear them say

She's got her Father's eyes, her Father's eyes
Eyes that find the good in things
When good is not around
Eyes that find the source of help
When help just can't be found
Eyes full of compassion, seeing every pain
Knowin' what you're going through, and feeling it the same
Just like my Father's eyes
My Father's eyes
My Father's eyes
Just like my Father's eyes

And on that day when we will pay for all the deeds we have done
Good and bad they'll all be had to see by everyone
And when you're called to stand and tell just what you saw in me
More than anything I know, I want your words to be

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Can I get a reference????

Where do you turn when you need a service done and don't know who to contact?  How do you know who you can trust???  Haven't we all felt from time to time like someone was taking advantage of us with a service just because they felt they could?? 
I just read about a good idea.  You do have to join to get the recommendations, but these are tried and true service providers!  I think this is a brilliant idea....and wish I had thought of it myself!!!  I would love to know who, in my local area, that I can get a good value for my hard earned dollars.  So if you are in the need for some service providers, check out!!!

* I just found out about this by reading my latest Real Simple magazine.  It is always chock full of great ideas!  I love to read it, but I am not being compensated by Real Simple or by AngiesList.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Fives......

Friday Fives are back!
We are going to focus on your house jump in and  share with today's Friday Fives!!

1. Do you have a space you call "your own"?  Is it simply a chair and a lamp or is it a full room???

2. Do you like where your house is right now, or is there a project you'd like to tackle and redo something in your house?

3. Do you enjoy having the windows thrown open when the weather is good?

4.  What are your favorite colors you use in your house?

5. Do you treat yourself regularly to fresh flowers to have in your home? Do you have live plants in your home?

Enjoy your Friday and the upcoming weekend!!! TGIF!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Prayer for Japan

John Piper shares a wonderful prayer for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami......

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Fives!!!

1. Are you taking a Spring Break this week???

2. Are you feeling spring coming on where you are???

3. If you could plan a trip for the next week, all expenses paid, where would it be?

4. What's your favorite Spring flower or sign of spring?

5. Have you already made Easter plans????

Happy Friday, Y'all!!!