Deuteronomy 6:5-9

"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

HT Savings

So here are my savings from Harris Teeter's triple coupon's!

Total spent-$18.35
Total savings-$67.83

So the BIG savings were:

Wrigley gum=FREE
Lipton tea bags=MONEY BACK
Huggies wipes=$1.00
Honey Comb Cereal (big box)=$.50
Ziploc Baggies=$.50

I can't remember all the individual savings, but those were some of the big ones. HT has some great sales, unfortunately I'm low on coupons

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Great Web site

Just to let all the "fellow couponers" know that Harris Teeter starts their triples tomorrow. (Wednesday)

One helpful website I use is:

Go under grocery deals and someone will post the 'deals'.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Leap Frog Giveaway on SIMPLE!!

Check out this contest to win a free Leapfrog. Go to the Leapfrog link and pledge to read also!



Saturday, March 7, 2009

Weekend fun

It has been a FUN weekend so far. Friday, Taylor and I spent the day together. We went shopping. No, this is not something I enjoy. But, Taylor loves to shop, and I LOVE Taylor! (plus she needed some new spring clothes) We left around lunch time. We went to Kohls and Sears.

So, I have spent countless hours on the internet searching for conservative clothes. One friend recommended "Lands End". (they have a store in Sears) I would like a 'store' where I don't have to fish through and pray I find something. I know I will have to do that anywhere, but are there any stores out there with pretty conservative clothes? I really liked Lands End clothes, but I would prefer a little less expensive.

Another problem we have is size. Taylor is only 11, but she is larger than most 11 year olds. So that throws a whole other twist into the equation. I definitely could use fashion help. So any suggestions would be appreciated.

After going to Subway for dinner, we headed to Colonial Baptist Church. She had "Superfest" for Awana's, and I went to the WholeHearted Child Conference. We left the church a little after 10:00 pm. So, a FULL day of activities. She was so tired, but what a blessed time we had together.

I went back to the conference this morning. Before leaving home, Martie gave me a handout that is titled, "Ten Questions to Ask to Benefit from a Conference or Special Event". So I am going to attempt to answer these questions below.

1. What's the single most important truth I have learned at this conference?
Well this is a truth that I already believe strongly in, so it's not new, but that is we teach to reach the heart. It is my prayer that I (through Christ) reach my Children's heart, and train them up to love and serve Him.

2. What's the most important thing in my life that will be different or I will attempt to change as a result of attending this conference?
I will attempt to read more literature to our children. (classics) We read (a lot), especially history, but I want to expose them to more of the classics.

3. What's the next step I should take to incorporate this change into my life?
Allow more time before bed. Our day is already full of reading and disciplined studies. I have decided to read the 'fun' books at night. (don't get me wrong the history reads are fun, too) :)

4. What's the single most important resource I should acquire at or after this conference?
Definitely the book list that Sarah (Mrs. Clarkson's oldest daughter) recommended.

5. When will I begin to read/listen to utilize this resource?
TONIGHT!!! Martie is in the boys room reading to them now, as I write this. :) I bought them Tiger and Tom and Other Stories for Boys. I bought Taylor The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls.
6. Who is one person at this conference with whom I should discuss this conference?
Probably Debbie or Susan. They are the only ladies I see on a regular basis.

7. Who is one person after this conference with whom I should discuss something from this conference?
Again, Debbie. Debbie is a great friend, and I value her opinion about many things.

8. Who is the one person at this conference I most need to encourage?
I would like to encourage Kami. I love her and her family. I'm so excited to see her venture out as they start to educate their precious children.

9. Who is someone who has helped to organize or serve at this conference who deserves a word of gratitude and would be encouraged to know of the impact of this conference in my life?
Mrs. Clarkson's two daughters. They do amazing work for their families ministry. I'll probably stop by one of their blogs and tell them thanks.

10. What's one thing I should pray about for myself and for others as a result of this conference?
Hahaha, first thing that comes to my mind is the "irps" in our lives. For myself and others to not let the worry of the world weigh us down. That we would encourage each other and not compare or tear down.

I must say the conference was very good. I was encouraged and challenged. I walked away feeling really good about what we were already doing. I LOVE our curriculum (classical conversations) and our philosophy in educating our children. We already do a lot of what Mrs. Clarkson spoke about. We already have dinner together every night. We are fortunate to have 3 meals together. Martie is excellent about leading our "family times" and engaging our children in conversations. Our children are not aloud to get up from the table until we are all finished, and this is a time we have great conversations.