Saturday, March 7, 2009

Whew!

I haven't posted in forever! Ok, it's only been almost two weeks, but it feels like forever. I have just been busy and just haven't taken the time to post. I don't usually go this long between posts and I don't like it! This week has been especially busy. I had to get all of our used children's clothes together to sell at two different consignment sales this weekend. I did that, and am actually going to volunteer at one of the sales today. I have loved being able to get rid of our things like this. And I have actually found things for Mallory at the sale, so it's a good trade. But getting over 150 items hung, tagged and ready to sell is a chore.

One of the most fun things I did this week was have a chat with Christa Parrish, the author of the book we read at Book Club this past month. We read her book Home Another Way and just loved it. Since I lead our book club, Bethany Publishing sends me books for free to preview for our group. As soon as I read this one I knew we had to read it. I wasn't disappointed. The ladies just loved it too. One of the ladies said it was her favorite book we had read in the two and a half years we have been meeting. That's pretty amazing because we have read some good books by some pretty prolific authors. Anyway, Bethany also gave us the opportunity to have a teleconference with Christa. I jumped on that offer and we had such a good time talking with her about the book and her writing. This was her first novel, which just amazed me. She is young - as I had to ask her age, which was inspiring to me. So, go out and buy the book. You will not be sorry.

On the crafty front, I finished the last week of my scrapbooking class at Get It Scrapped. It has been so much fun and I have learned a lot and gotten more done than normal. I will post my layouts this weekend after I scrap some more. I am thinking of taking another class there from the same teacher, Doris Sander, because I have enjoyed her so much. I'm also thinking of applying to a design team for Vintage Plum. It's a brand new kit club made up of all American made scrapbooking products. I'll keep you posted. We also had MOPS yesterday and made some fun cookie sheet message boards and I made some Easter eggs with yarn that are fun. I'll post pics later this weekend. We had a great time. My friend Kim came and my other friend Laura gave a great devotional about our jobs as moms and doing everything for the Lord.

Have a great weekend! I will be back sooner rather than later this time!

6 comments :

Kelley said...

thanks for the book recommendation! I'm always looking for a good book. I just requested it from the library!

Jill said...

Good luck with the submission...they SHOULD pick YOU!

Kim said...

I'll have to check out that book, maybe I'll get around to it! LOL! And I really enjoyed MOPS, thanks for inviting me! I loved Laura's devotional too, it's really helping me and my outlook on housework, it's AMAZING!

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog! Hope you are having a great weekend! ♥ Hugs :

Scrapper Mom said...

Sounds like a lot of fun w/ the great book and getting to chat w/ the auther!

Good luck w/ the Vintage Plum DT! I checked them out and they look really neat!

PS--I'm glad you're on my team too!

Callista said...

Jumped over from the VP boards to say hi. Hope you are having a great day. I will have to check out the book, always looking for good reads!