Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hormones, The Grinch and Stevie Wonder

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This is what I felt like (and probably looked like)
this morning. I'm blaming hormones on the really
poor mood I was in. Probably a pretty valid excuse
this particular time. One minute I was ready to
blubber into a pile of tears and sniffles. The next
minute I was ready to wage World War III with
my poor husband. I even found myself thinking
that running away sounded like a good option.
Dramatic, but we all have these days, right?

I just hate it's the week of Christmas
and I've got a case of the Grinches.

Flash forward to my lunch break.
I decided it was a good idea to grab lunch
and take a drive. Driving in my car alone
always helps me center a little. Weird?
I'm also a Car Singer. You know...those
crazy people you catch at red lights or
as you casually glance to the car beside you.
So I scanned the radio for a song that I
could really jam to....get some tension out.
A few scans in I landed on "Superstition"
by Stevie Wonder. PERFECT.
I'm sure I looked ridiculous.
Bopping my shoulders and groovin'.
I had it up so loud I'm pretty sure it could
have started one of those spontaneous
singing moments at the stop light
where everyone all of a sudden joins in with
no rehearsal like an episode of Glee.

There's something about that kind of music.
Do you know what I mean?
Playing a song like that with such big sound
and a beat that gets down into your bones.
I think jamming like that in my car is also
some sort of introvert therapy. Out in public
I would NEVER get down and groove like I do
in my car when that sort of music comes on.
It feels good to let it out.

Anyway. Thanks Stevie. You rock.

Need some get-away-Grinch therapy?
Here ya go.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas & Announcement

Hi everyone! I sure hope this Christmas
week is getting off to a great start for you.
We've got so much planned this week...
from finishing shopping, fun traditions,
a rare dinner out with just my sister,
Christmas Eve service at church, then of
course the festivities and memory making
of Christmas morning, day and night!
Our 2 year old is sure to make it extra special.

I want to wish each and every one of you
the Merriest Christmas full of blessings,
warm and long lasting memories, full hearts
and never ending smiles all day long.

I've felt very blessed to have had the chance to
share some fun stuff with you on this blog.
But I've had a real tugging on my heart lately
that something's gotta give. Time and time again,
I feel like God has been telling me to make room...
make time...for more transforming things.
I worry a little too much about posting, projects to share,
finding ideas/tips to pass along, making sure that photo
is edited/cropped just right. It's all a lot of fun and
has been a great hobby. But there's more for me
waiting among the time I've been devoting to this.
Time for making some needed changes in me.
Changes I need, my family needs, and God needs.

Pretty good reasons to obey and let God take the lead.

So, as of the end of the year I'll be signing off, so to speak.
I will still lovingly keep the Good Day Shop going.
Lots of new things coming, hopefully soon in the new year.
I'd love if you kept up with me on Facebook and Twitter.
And, if you feel so inclined, I LOVE getting emails,
so you can also write me at

See you around in blogland, too.
I love all your wonderful ideas
too much to stop being a reader!

God bless and take care.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

My MOPS group is meeting tomorrow night
to celebrate Christmas with a cookie swap.

I highjacked my husband's famous cake cookie
recipe and made some festive looking
Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches.

They turned out awesome and I
can't wait to share with my friends.
I hope you believe me because
my camera battery is dead as a door nail.

But to make up for it, here's a fun
printable recipe card. Just click on it
to enlarge, right click to save, then print.

I hope to make more for a party
I'm having later this week...
maybe my camera will be up for it then.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Giveaway Winner and Comments

Happy Friday to you!

For our TayloredArts giveaway
for a printable calendar, we had
one sweet entry, so the prize goes
to her: Lindsay of LeeLaLa!
Look for an email from me, Lindsay.

This makes me wonder.
Am I having issues with my comment moderator?
I was really expecting several more comments
for this wonderful giveaway. If you've submitted
comments that are not getting published here,
please let me know by clicking "Write Me"
in the left sidebar and send me an email.
Thanks! I want to make sure all the
Blogger gadgets and gizmos are working!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giveaway Reminder

I'm off on "vacation" today from work
playing Santa's elf and getting a lot of
Christmas shopping and prep work done.
So much fun!!

Don't forget to enter the TayloredArts
giveaway for a Printable Calendar!
The deadline to enter is tomorrow morning.
Winner will be announced early in the day.

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Keeping It Real

I wasn't going to blog tonight.
Because I'm not in the most...
let's say "sociable" mood.


No one real reason.

sour moods of co-workers.
oil light came on in car.
hubby's working tonight.
chores are piling up.
ran out of packaging envelopes.
bit the end of my tongue (twice).
got a paper cut.
woke up with crick in my neck.
got a hole in my sock.
it's supposed to be 17 degrees tonight.

So let's do some bah-humbug rehab:

impromptu hug from sweet co-worker.
car still runs & I can afford more oil.
hubby HAS work.
chores...not a Kingdom issue.
have enough orders to need more envelopes.
have food to munch on when I want.
have band-aids to help wounds heal.
have a warm bed to sleep in.
can afford new socks.
have a safe, warm house.

Give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Monday, December 6, 2010


Have you entered the giveaway for a
printable calendar from TayloredArts?
Click here to enter by Friday!
(Get lots of discount codes, too!)

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I'm excited to announce that there's a
BIG SALE going on over at the Good Day shop.

Some items are 50% OFF
and even more are ONLY $1.00!!

Includes styles of pre-made gift tags,
greeting cards and note card sets,
plus framed art and much more!

Grab some great stocking stuffers
and gift wrapping add-ons for Christmas.

to browse the Sale section now.