Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday@ Aspire

I love butterflies it reminds me of what we are like (our life before Christ ), the caterpillar and then when we accept Christ, He make us into a new creature (the beautiful butterfly.)
So on our trip to see my family in New York last summer we were at a rest stop (of all places) and there was a section of beautiful wild flowers they had planted.  I took the kids over to take their photos in them and while I was doing that-this butterfly flew up and landed on a flower.  I was so close I got this photo.
I love it.  I printed up big and hung it in my office at home to remind me daily that I am a new creature in Christ-and I am beautiful in HIS eyes.
So once again, hop over to Hannah's blog Aspire @ and enter your Lovely Photo for Wordless or not so Wordless photo.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hannah's Black and White Photo Contest @ Aspire

Hannah over Aspire is having a black and white photo contest-you can grab the button over to the side of my blog to link up and see all the great photos there and also enter one of your own.  Lots of fun!
Go over there and link up-
This is our sweet Analeigh-the day we brought her home from the hospital-seems just like yesterday.
I can't believe we just celebrated her 2nd birthday.  My last baby is growing up right before my eyes too quickly.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Responses-Reviews and SOOOOO Creative!

First of all I want to thank so many of you for all the great ideas-I have gotten so many good ones that it will be hard to make a decision.  I agree with you all on a more general name so if I decided to try and sell more items than just my lotion bars at some point that it will cover it all.
That you also for all of your excitement and prayers for me on this-I don't know if this will go anywhere but I am hoping that it will-even if it is just enough to help bring a little extra income for my family.
For those of you who wanted to review my product-I would love to send you a sample of my lotion bars to try-review on your blog-spread the word-and in return in someone contacts me to buy them through one of you you both will get 15% off of any that you buy. Send me your address to my e-mail ( and I will get one out a.s.a.p.  I am doing a show on the Oct. 16th and would love to have some more testimonials to print out for the table-I currently have 4 from people who have bought it and love it-I would love to have more.
Thanks so such to each of you for your responses and great ideas.  It has been great fun to get on my blog every day and see if I have messages and what the ideas were.   I will make a decision soon-so stay tuned and I will post soon-a NEW name for my company.
Thank you my blogging friends, if this goes big I would hire any of you in a heart beat for my creative back up.
I really appreciate each of you and the time you took to help.
On this pathway-

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

HELP! I need a new name-a.s.a.p.

Ok, I have started this company making lotion bars and I am doing a show on the 16th of October and I need a new name for it-it was Lotion Bars by Jill-not very catchy or exciting.  This has started to take off and I am needing to set down and get more bars made and so I want these new bars that I am going to be showing and hopefully selling more of in the next few weeks to have a great, catchy, yet fun, and descriptive name. I am fresh out of ideas and if you heard what my family is coming up with you would know why I need help a.s.a.p.!
If I choose your name I will send you a supply of lotion bars for free-they are really good I promise.  100% natural-beeswax-shea butter-coconut oil and a little lavender for scent.
Try 'em you'll like 'em I promise.

Homeschooling cartoon-Too cute not to share.

I saw this on another blog that I follow and thought it was too cute not to share with you all just incase you don't happen to follow Shellie's blog too.  We are starting week 4 which has been much better than week 3-it was a little rough-wondered if anything I was teaching was sinking in and was it what was important and all those little things you second guess while homeschooling I guess (or at least I do.)
Hoping that all you other moms out there that are HS are having a great year so far and are being blessed as you are blessing to your kids.

PS.  Two week ago we added a new member to our family-Max!
He is our new baby kitten and he is just adorable.  He loves to help Alyssa with her school work too! lol     Just thought I'd share a few photos-he and our other kitty Angel (aka Kitty) are finally starting to not hiss and bite each other-just today we found them sleeping on Brandon's bed together.  It was pretty sweet-I have photos-I will post them later.

On this pathway-

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A-Z Scripture Memory Verses

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
     Romans 3:23
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
     Acts 16:31
Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right.      Ephesians 6:1 
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give the desires of your heart.
     Psalm 37:4
Even a child is known by his doings.
     Proverbs 20:11
Fear not for I am with you.
     Isaiah 43:5
God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.       John 3:16
Heaven and earth will pass away
 but My words will not pass away.        Matthew 24:35
 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.       Genesis 1:1 
Jesus said, "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life."        John 14:6 
Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
     Psalm 34:13
Love the LORD your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your strength.
     Deuteronomy 6:5
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  
     Psalm 121:2
Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.
     Hebrews 13:5
O give thanks to the Lord for He is good.
     1 Chronicles 16:34
Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him
     Psalm 147:1
 Quench not the Spirit.
     1 Thessalonians 5:19
 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.      Exodus 20:8 
Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.
     Isaiah 55:6 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
     Proverbs 3:5 

Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.
     Isaiah 9:6 
Verily,verily I say unto you, he that believes in Me has everlasting life.
     John 6:47 
While we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
     Romans 5:8 
Xceeding great and precious promises are given to us.
     2 Peter 1:4 
Your word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against you.
     Psalm 119:11 
Zion heard and was glad.
     Psalm 97:8