Apr. 25, 2009

Miracles!!





Well, its almost hard to believe!! But I have almost all the books I need to begin!!!! WOWZERS!!

Starla purchased

for me!! Huge Blessing!!

Mark ordered:

for me...LOVE HIM!!!!

And today I went searching for this book:

And found it for $26.99....I went to the checkout and the lady says,
'Do you want to use your $10.00 credit?'
I was like, 'HECK YA!!'

I feel beyond blessed!!
Add the few that I found on my own bookshelf (who knew) and I'm almost all set!!

Sorry for another boring book post...I'm just getting really excited!!

Apr. 23, 2009

Just a quick note....

...to tell you that I am now a sales rep for

and
I am anticipating the arrival of my first catalogues.
I LOVE Avon & Mark makeup and now they have cool bags and accessories!



Also, I am done nannying for good at the end of August &
will be focusing on my doula course full time!

Apr. 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!


'The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.'
Psalm 24:1

Today, be a good steward of God's creation!

1. Plant a tree in your yard or start a garden

2.
Buy organic & support a local, organic farmer

3. Switch to cloth re-usable shopping bags

4. Buy energy-saving, compact-fluorescent light bulbs and other energy efficient products.

5. Recycle

Apr. 21, 2009

Calling all Book Owners!

I am on the lookout for books on my whopping big reading list!
If any of the books below grace your shelves and you are wiant to get rid of them, let me know!
I would rather own the books than rent them from the library...for some reason, they don't appreciate highlighting and notes in the books;). I have had a few of the books covered already, thank to some terrific friends, but still have lots to get!
So, if you can help me out, let me know!

*Note: Thanks to all you ladies who have helped me out in the book dept. already! I am very grateful!*

The List:
1) Simkin, The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions, 3rd edition, 2008


2) Gaskin, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, 2004

3) Newman & Pitman, Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding, 2000 (Available in Canada)
4) Placksin, Mothering the New Mother

5)
Klaus and Klaus, Your Amazing Newborn
6) Kennell and Klaus, Bonding

There is a list quite a bit longer that I might post later...they give you a choice of 3-5 titles that you can choose for each section. Eventually I would like to own all of them, but for now, I will settle for what is necessary.
Thank you!!! :)



Apr. 20, 2009

This is one of my attempts at being disciplined. I'm going to follow it until I get a habit/routine out of it.


*Also*
Blog Ladies, its 'Confession Time':
I do not know how to meal plan /shop for groceries frugally!!!!
I am desperate to save money in this area! So I am employing your help/suggestions/links/tools/tips/counsel!!! PLEASE! I am desperate!
I need to meal plan (because I need to be accountable for everything I am eating calorically), but since I started meal planning, the cost of our groceries has sky-rocketed!!!
HELP!