Month: February 2012

Freschetta® Rally for Real Pizza

Freschetta® Rally for Real Pizza

Like most Americans–I *love* pizza! Delivery is super pricey though, and many frozen pizza are blah and bad for you! According to Freschetta: Frozen pizza shouldn’t simply taste better. It should be better. Freschetta®frozen pizzas are made with top-quality ingredients and taste-tested recipes, just to […]

Valentine’s Day all month long

Valentine’s Day all month long

So you probably remember my post about what my sweet hubby gave me for Valentine’s Day (with a little help). The day after he came home with a bunch of titillating horror stories about what the rest of guys at work shared about their Valentine’s […]

MedjetAssist a must while travelling- *Guest Post*

MedjetAssist a must while travelling- *Guest Post*

One of a world traveller’s biggest nightmares is getting sick or injured when travelling abroad. It actually happens more often than we realize.
 
 According to international travel statistics 1 in 15 travellers will be injured, hospitalized or face serious health challenges when traveling abroad. The cost of medical evacuation from a foreign country into the United States can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. No wonder this is the stuff of nightmares. While travel insurance and platinum credit card offer some protection they often have restrictions on medical evacuations-MedjetAssist bridges that gap. If a MedjetAssist member gets hospitalized 150 miles from their home, and meets the transport criteria, MedjetAssist will arrange a transport to a hospital of their choice at no additional cost. There is absolutely no limit as to the cost of the transfer-they understand that you want to get home fast. When possible the travel is done always first class with a medical professional at their side. In an established emergency MedjetAssist can establish communication between the family and a local medical provider as well as the patient’s own doctors. Since communication abroad can be difficult MedjetAssist offers foreign language assistance and can relay messages to family, friends and colleagues 24 hours a day-toll free. Additionally if a MedjetAssist Elite or Plus member is hospitalized locally and requires transport to a specialized hospital more than 150 miles away, MedjetAssist can offer that service.
 
Traveling a peace of mind is the most important thing to pack-get it with MedjetAssist.
 
Stumble Tumble Tuesday

Stumble Tumble Tuesday

Welcome to Stumble Tumble Tuesday hosted by Acting Balanced, Sunshine and Sippy Cups and Wyoming Girl Turned Coastie Wife! The goal of this hop is to use Stumble Upon to help you promote your blog posts and get more traffic. Even if you think you […]

Bright Future International

Bright Future International

In America in my comfy little apartment with my super packed schedule it’s so easy to just let the rest of the world fade in the back of my mind. It’s a great thing to get jolted back out of my own little reality often–and […]

Take a Break *Guest Blog*

Take a Break *Guest Blog*

Just had to share this because I so relate! I’m a “bathtub reader” as well–it’s my most relaxing part of the day!! We have a huge garden tub and I fill it up with *hot* water & bubbles, and sit back and read all my review books. I recently just dropped one of them into the tub too, ack! Need to be more careful from now on!

Take a Break
By Linda Gilden
 
I held the dripping book by one corner. Water poured from between its pages. How could that have happened? Until this moment I had never even gotten a cover wet.
 
For years the bathtub has provided my favorite literary getaway. Preparation for bath time means gathering the essentials: a glass of cold water, one towel for drying, a small one for drying hands occasionally, a flashlight, eyeglasses (a fairly recent addition to the list), and a good book.
 
You may not be a bathtub reader but finding a daily time for yourself is important and reading enhances that special, individual time. Making the effort to have personal time each day has great benefits.
  1. Keeps you grounded. The best way to start every day is with a personal time of devotion. Making a connection with God when you first get up gives you a solid foundation for the day. This time may include Bible reading, your favorite devotional book, and a time of meditation and prayer. 
  2. Recharges your “batteries.” We were not created to go and go and go. We need a break. Life is busy if not frantic for most of us and burnout lurks just around the corner. A few minutes away from the family, workplace, and the demands that go along with them gives you new strength, energy, and perspective to face your day.
  3.  Provides a time for enjoyment. Everyone needs to have a little fun every day. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. So relaxing with a good book, whether in the bathtub, under a tree, or wrapped in a blanket in the recliner gives me a few minutes of enjoyment and entertainment.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
 
Linda Gilden is an author, speaker, editor, and writing coach. She has written hundreds of articles as well as the Love Notes series, Mommy Pick-Me-Ups, and has ghostwritten or contributed to over three dozen books. Directing the CLASS Christian Writers Conference in Abiquiu, NM, she encourages others to clearly communicate God’s love to the world. Linda lives in SC with her family – a great source of speaking and writing material!
 
In March, the CLASS website will release news of the 2012 Christian Writers Conference: www.classeminars.org. Come meet Linda and the rest of the CLASS faculty there!
Stuffed Friends

Stuffed Friends

Amber has gotten to the point where she sleeps with a stuffed animal every night. Right now her choice is a sweet little giraffe that she has named “honey”. It brings me back to my dolls and animal friends over the years. For years and […]

Slim & Trim Thursday

Slim & Trim Thursday

Short video today since I still have a case of the blahs–trying to get back on track this week!!!

Everything you want to remember–all in one place!

Everything you want to remember–all in one place!

It used to be that whenever I wanted to remember something, whether it was a great recipe I came across, a fun hands on project for Amber, or a great blog post that I wanted to come back to, I had about two options. One I could bookmark it (which on a Mac looks awful and after you have more than 3 it’s hard to find anything) Or I could figure out a way to email the idea to myself. Once I did that it got stuck into one of my hundreds of folders in my inbox….likely never to be seen again!

Apparently I wasn’t the only one with these problems! I absolutely love that Social Media is transforming into a great tool to not only gather and keep track of things for myself, but also where I can find the best of the best from my friends and others!

 clipix is a new site that let’s you take all those things and organize them into a clean, visible, and usable space. Some of it’s best features are the fact that you can control who sees which boards–whether it be just you, your friends, or the world!

Here is a shot of one of my clipboards–it shows a few of the books on my “must read” list!

For a little more information on clipix you can check out this Youtube video. Be sure to sign up for an account and see how you like it for youself!

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The Magic Warble *Giveaway*

The Magic Warble *Giveaway*

You probably remember that I did The Magic Warble Review a few weeks ago. I’m super pleased to be able to offer you a chance to win a copy of your own! I also wanted to let all of you super savvy and techy e-readers […]