Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Very Easy Way to Make Money

Ok. I am not talking big bucks, but I have used the money I make on You Data to buy gift certificates. (I made $2.61 in the last 2 days, which will buy me one gift certificate at the 80% off price.)

YouData is about reading ads. I filled out a profile on that tells them what kinds of things I am interested in. You Data is now loaded on my computer, and I just log everyday or once a week for a minute or less to see if new ads are available for viewing. So easy... You don't have to download anything on your computer though if you don't want to; just log into YouData to read the ads. They post ads for your viewing and with a click you are sent to websites. Since it's based on your interests, you might actually end up enjoying the websites. I know I have.

A few clicks a day (or week if you prefer), and you earn money. Each Friday they deposit the money into your PayPal account. One week I made over $5. Not bad for a few clicks.

To learn more, go here.

2nd chance

If you didn't watch Come What May, it turns out that you still have a chance to watch it. Go here, and enjoy! This is a great movie, and even better, it's in segments. It's not often that clean movies come out, so I am always excited when I find one.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

80% off at through 11/20

And now for my 3rd and last post of the day-

Today through Thursday, November 20th, get 80% off your order with discount code SURPRISE.

If you've never used this website before, try it out. Make sure you read the restrictions though. Most every restaurant requires a $35 order before you can subtract the gift certificate. That would make it $10 plus tip if you buy the $25 gift certificate. It's a deal for good food!

Chili and cornbread for chilly days

This is my 2nd post of the day.

I just love good chili and cornbread when it's cold like it is today. I thought I would share my recipes with you.

First of all, the chili is so easy. I found a recipe on the back of a Bush's bean can one day when I was in Wal-mart, but I adapted it to make it easier for me. You could add onion and pepper if you like. I just prefer not to hassle with it.


Brown 1 lb. ground beef and drain. Pour it into a large pot and add the following ingredients: 1 chili seasoning mix package (I use mild), 1 can corn (drained), 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste, 1 can dark red kidney beans (I only use one can, but you could use two), and 1 cup of water. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!!!


The cornbread is a recipe I got from All Recipes. It's called Homesteader Cornbread. Not only is it easy, but it is delicious! Make sure that you buy corn meal. It's easy to get confused and buy corn meal mix. Just wanted to warn you... It says that it takes 15 minutes to prepare, but I can do it in less than 10 minutes. So simple... It makes me want to make some.

A Great Daily Devotional Via E-mail

Through MOPS, I heard that Proverbs 31 Ministries offers a great daily devotional that you can receive for free via e-mail. It has been such an encouragement to me, so I'm recommending it to you. If you're interested, you can go here to subscribe. You won't be disappointed!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Great Christmas Gift

Samuel loves to read, and Jeremy's mom gave him a set of Weekly Reader books two years ago for Christmas. He loves them!!! Well, I just read about a new set of Weekly Readers that I would love to get Samuel for Christmas. For $24.95, you get 12 hardcover books with audio CDs for each one. What a deal!!! Go here to order or learn more. Use code 134424 for the book deal and code 134009 for FREE shipping. Happy reading!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Revelation by Third Day

Take a few minutes and listen to this song. You won't regret it. Every Christian goes through ups and downs and times where their faith isn't what it needs to be. This song really encourages me. Jeremy and I are at a crossroads and need the Lord's guidance. We are praying about a unique opportunity we recently heard about. (I'm not sharing that part now though.) We aren't sure where the Lord will lead, but we have faith in the One who leads us. Our pastor said something one Wednesday night that meant so much that I wrote it down. It's from 2 Chron. 20:12. "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you!" Each day I pray for the Lord to make His will clear to us. I also pray for my dependence to be solely on Him. (That isn't so easy...) As the song says, "I've got nothing without you." I hope this song will encourage you too!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thank the Lord!

I am happy to report that Samuel hasn't vomited since yesterday afternoon at 5:00. I am thinking it might have been the warm Coke that he got into yesterday morning. He doesn't drink Coke, and it was 2 days old. Combine that with his morning yogurt, and maybe you get an upset stomach. I seem to think that's it since he didn't act sick. He didn't have a fever, aches, or any other symptoms. In February when he had a stomach bug, he definitely had other symptoms and acted sick.

I guess we'll never know what caused the vomiting, but the good thing is that he's been fine since yesterday afternoon even after having Gatorade, toast, applesauce, bananas, and saltines. I might give him "normal" food for dinner. We shall see...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's our turn...

I guess it's our turn.... Samuel vomited when we got home from church today. He seemed fine afterward, napped well, but then he vomited again after his nap. We were getting ready to leave for small group, but now we're be staying home to take care of Samuel and pray really hard that Vance doesn't get this. I can handle getting it myself, but it scares me to think about a 5 month old with it. If you think of it, please pray for Samuel and Vance (or all of us for that matter). Thanks!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cute Craft Idea for Thanksgiving

I love to read No time for flashcards. She has some wonderful ideas! I'm not a crafty person, so I was thrilled when I saw this Thanksgiving activity . I think I can handle this... :) Maybe I will head to Michael's tomorrow morning to pick up some foam and eyes. Fun!!! Samuel is going to love this!

Free 8X10

Here's a post I read about a free 8X10 print from Walgreens. I'm looking for a good picture right now...

Help for Vance

We are so thankful that we got some help for our little baby boy. The 4 of us went to the pediatric gastroenterologist this morning to see what he could do for Vance. The reflux has gotten worse. (Vance isn't sleeping well, is vomiting ounces at the time, refuses bottles, and seems to be in pain during and after bottles.) Thankfully Dr. Marcus was able to assess the situation this morning, and he almost doubled Vance's dose of Prevacid. He said that he wasn't getting enough of a dose for his weight, so thank the Lord for specialists. (I'm not knocking the pediatrician because I love him.) We will see how this works.

Oh, we start physical therapy on Tuesday. Our home exercises are going well, but I think it will be good to have a therapist help him too. He has a long way to go from what I see. Poor little guy just spent so much time with his head to the right, that it's going to take awhile to correct that...

Praying for improvement,

On the way to the pediatric gastroenterologist

Today is a good day for us. We're taking Vance to the pediatric gastroenterologist for the first time. I will post again once we get home.