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At Home Iced Coffee with Whipped Cream !

I was getting a little droopy around 2pm so I decided to treat myself to an iced coffee with whipped cream! Yummy

Big Lots Finds ~ July 2012

I went to Big Lots today, on a mission to finally buy blackout curtains! ($15 per panel) Yes, after 5 summers, a hot and uncomfortable bedroom and high electric bills, I decided to change out our curtains. The room temp drop 7 degrees within 1 hour! Marcus also found himself a new mesh computer desk chair for $45. He tested it out in the store to make sure it was going to be comfortable for his 6ft 5inch body.

5 Minutes for Mom Pin It Friday~ Portland, Maine

I lived in Portland, Maine for more than 20 years. It's where our son Marcus was born. It's also where I met my husband, while waiting tables at Friendly's Ice Cream, in South Portland, 24 yrs ago! Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Pin It Fridays. Source: portlandlenscape.sqsp.com via Rona on Pinterest Harbor Fish House in Portland, Maine Source: Uploaded by user via Rona on Pinterest Portland, Maine docks Source: portlandmaine.com via Rona on Pinterest downtown Portland Source: google.com via Rona on Pinterest Old Port, Portland, Maine

Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday

Thanks Miss Mustard Seed for hosting Furniture Feature Fridays. Source: pinner.in via Alvera on Pinterest Touring Pinterest today's when I came across this amazing DIY project. Check out the upcycle of an ugly rocking chair into beautiful stylish chair! I just want to cuddle up with a good book, in the 'after' chair. She did a terrific job, don't you think? It gives me hope that with talented minds, tools and supplies one can turn an ugly duckling into a gorgeous swan!

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Foyer! July 2012

In our apartment, there's no formal entryway. I wanted to share some beautiful foyers and entryways that I have posted on my Dream House Pinterest Board. Stop by Kelly's Korner to tour some gorgeous foyers! Source: atlantahomesmag.com via Rona on Pinterest I love the colors and different textures here. Source: restyledhome.blogspot.com via Rona on Pinterest a place for everything the family needs Source: capecodcollegiate.tumblr.com via Rona on Pinterest this one reminds me of the gorgeous homes in Portland, Maine

I Finished My Grocery Shopping! And They Deliver!

As a neck pain and myofascial syndrome sufferer I can't tell you how much I dread the simple task of pushing a shopping cart. It can leave me with additional muscle swelling and pain for days. Since moving to Las Vegas, 5 years ago, I use Vons grocery delivery service, once a month. Source: vons.com via Della on Pinterest I usually start on Wednesday when the Buy One, Get One Free and Club Card specials are updated. Our menus are based around what meats, chicken and fish that are on sale. I'll also stock up on the Buy One, Get One Free of our favorite items. I look over the list a few times between Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday, I select next day delivery and time. The 4-hour delivery window is my favorite because I can save $6 on the delivery charge. The final total is charged to our card after the order has been completed and bagged at the distribution location. I usually come under budget by $10 to $30 after all the savings are added up. Source: grand…

1 Peter 2: Defeating The Stumbling Blocks In Marriage 07/17 by The Imperfect Wives | Blog Talk Radio

1 Peter 2: Defeating The Stumbling Blocks In Marriage 07/17 by The Imperfect Wives | Blog Talk Radio  

God is so good!  I've been struggling these last couple of days with some negative feelings when I took a look at my email inbox and saw a link to Imperfect Wives radio show.  I immediately click on the link and listened to the show twice!

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My favorite message was to not be hard on yourself for struggling.  Something I definitely need to work on.

5 Minutes for Mom Wordless Wednesday ~ July 18, 2012

Thanks to 5 Minutes for Mom for hosting Wordless Wednesdays! Lisbon Lemon plant ~ window shopping at Home Depot with the hubby

Menu Plan Monday ~ July 16, 2012

Temps have finally cooled down so that I don't mind turning on our oven! I also think the family is in the mood for something other than sandwiches. Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays. Source: berrymorinbits.blogspot.com via Rona on Pinterest Joe's Red Deviled Chicken and Potatoes ~ a family favorite Source: thecrockstar.blogspot.com via Rona on Pinterest Crockpot Beef Stroganoff Source: tasteofhome.com via Rona on Pinterest Ham & Cheese Potato Casserole ~ I'm using cheddar instead of Velvetta Source: millerfamilyorganizer.blogspot.com via Rona on Pinterest Slow Cooked Sticky Chicken with Brown Rice Source: americastestkitchenfeed.com via Rona on Pinterest Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce Source: pauladeen.com via Rona on Pinterest Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes Source: joyful-mommas-kitchen.blogspot.com via Rona on Pinterest Chicken Enchiladas from Joyful Momma's Kitchen

Inspector Lewis: Generation of Vipers on PBS, Sunday, July 15

Watch Inspector Lewis: Generation of Vipers Preview on PBS. See more from Masterpiece. In "Inspector Lewis: Generation of Vipers," Lewis investigates the death of a lonely college professor who had become an object of ridicule after the video she made for an Internet dating site was posted on a subversive media blog. On tonight, at 9pm PST on PBS.

Miss Mustard Seed: Furniture Feature Friday

Source: dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com via Laura on Pinterest Check out this beautiful decoupaged dresser shown at Dishfunctional Designs. I really love the color and print. This project also reminds me that this is a project that the hubby and I can do together! Thank you to Miss Mustard Seed for hosting Furniture Feature Fridays!

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life ~ Mantles

This week's Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life is Mantles! Now, I don't have a mantle in our apartment but I certainly appreciate a beautifully decorated one. And these days a mantle can be located over a bed or in a entryway. Source: completely-coastal.com via Linda on Pinterest Source: Uploaded by user via amy on Pinterest Source: ichijosan.wheels.at via Takeisha on Pinterest my dream bedroom!

Severe Chronic Pain Sufferer: My Experience Making the Decision to Quit Opioids

After 11 years, I made the decision to stop taking pain medications, as part of my pain management plan, almost a year ago. Source: 25.media.tumblr.com via O on Pinterest I hadn't really made a commitment to quit till one day I heard the voice of The Heavenly Father telling me to and reassuring me that I could do it! There were other deciding moments: I had grown sick and tired licking the inside of my pill bottle because I ran out and had to wait a week or more for a refill! (yes, I've done this so many times before) I actually grew to hate the person I had become. And because I didn't want a second visit to the mental institution I knew I had to follow through. Source: ysvoice.tumblr.com via Rach on Pinterest When I informed my son he was also extremely supportive. He shared with me that I was an addict and was embarrassed, for years. My husband wasn't so sure but said it was my decision and he would support me. I really needed everyone on board because I kn…

Jumping Tandem Sundays ~ Patience

“Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It’s the same in the Spirit. People who don’t understand God’s timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don’t get His rhythm – and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams.” ~ T. D. Jakes Thank you to Jumping Tandem for hosting Sundays!