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A quote that makes me squirm:)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Saw this on a little devotional flip-chart that was revealing and convicting: "You always have time for that which you place first."

We may say we don't have time to plan and prepare healthy meals, and yet we do have time to sit at the computer scanning through Facebook posts and responding to people we don't even know!

We say we are too busy to take 30 minutes to walk after supper, but we can find time to watch an hour or two of TV or cuddle up with a favorite book.

We say we can't fit food-journaling into our day, but we spend the same amount of time working the newspaper crossword puzzle.

Priorities: I was thinking of this subject this very week. It dawned on me that it's easy to see my priorities - they are what I spend the bulk of my time on. Whether they reflect what my
priorities SHOULD be or not, the way I do use the waking hours God has graciously given me shows what my priorities ACTUALLY are.

Thoughts?

  
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IKACEY 5/30/2013 3:53AM

    Wow that hit the nail on the head! It really gives on food to think on. Thanks for that wake up! emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Grandmothers Fitness Club

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STITCH4EVER 5/17/2013 4:04PM

    YOU KNOW, I HAD TO READ THAT A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE IT REALLY SANK IN. BUT IT'S SO RIGHT! IT'S LIKE BEING IN SCHOOL. YOU ALWAYS EXCEL IN THE CLASSES THAT YOU LOVE.
ERIN

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SUGARSMOM2 5/16/2013 9:44AM

  you are so right . yesterday I spent less time on spark people and more time on helping . got to go . love you all .

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MELAMA210 5/14/2013 10:27PM

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CHERIJ16 5/14/2013 10:16PM

    You are so right! Thanks for helping us put things in perspective. emoticon

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PATJ7084 5/14/2013 6:27PM

    so very true, you made me think emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 5/14/2013 3:34PM

    you are 110% correct. It is a matter of prioritizing what is important to you. I have lots of time to cook healthy meals, journal my food and exercise because I have made those things my top priority. Everything else can wait until I have those things accomplished.

The laundry in the dryer is still going to be there when I get back from the gym and they world is not going to come to an end if it has to wait an extra hour or three. However, not going to the gym could have a very negative effect on my health.

Happy Sparking Friend!



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LIZARDG7 5/14/2013 2:09PM

    Very well said!

Thank you! Lizzie

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MYUTMOST4HIM 5/14/2013 2:07PM

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Fresh is best! (with photo)

Thursday, May 02, 2013


Picked these babies from my son's garden today. Can't wait to cut them up with some zucchini, tomatoes and onion, and nuke them with a bit of salt, pepper, parmesan and light margarine for a healthy side dish! (Plus, it freezes well for re-runs later.)

What's your favorite fresh-from-the-garden dish?

  
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IKACEY 5/5/2013 5:21AM

    Sound delicious. And you are so lucky to have them garden fresh like that. There are some good healthy recipes to use them on SP too. Enjoy! emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Grandmothers Fitness Club

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KBEHNKE81 5/3/2013 8:19PM

    JEALOUS! I don't even have the dirt turned over in my garden yet. Not wise to plant until Memorial Day, but I usually sneak in a little spinach and sometimes peas. Oh, for fresh-picked veggies in May! Where is this heaven?

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GOLFGMA 5/3/2013 8:06AM

    I am looking forward to the ripe tomatoes fresh from the garden. We should have some about JULY!

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CORTNEY-LEE 5/3/2013 12:06AM

    My most favorite from the garden dish is to pick a nice, ripe tomato off of the plant, wash it with the garden hose, and bite into it like an apple!! Yummmm!!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 5/3/2013 12:04AM

    Mouth watering!

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EMPTYNESTER60 5/2/2013 7:34PM

    Looks good. Sure wish I liked veggies more. My sister has a small garden in Florida & is always talking about the great salads & things she makes. Good for you for eating healthy!

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SUGARSMOM2 5/2/2013 7:16PM

  I love salads fresh from the garden . but it is to soon for me to get anything fresh . enjoy the bounty

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CJJANISS 5/2/2013 5:15PM

    garden? we're still having snow in the Yoop...no garden or gardening

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CREEKLADY1 5/2/2013 3:56PM

  Eat some for me...love to eat them that way!

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A heart-healthy meal for Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I've eaten out a couple of times this week, and almost hurt myself the last time!
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So, we are NOT eating out tonight! I'm fixing spaghetti with homemade sauce (made with lean ground beef) and whole-wheat noodles, cole slaw with light dressing, steamed asparagus, applesauce muffin (this will double as dessert), fresh fruit, and sparkling ice water!
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None of these are finding their way onto my hips today:
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What healthy choices are you making?

  
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MCLARKBLAINE 2/16/2013 5:20AM

    For the first time I did not eat the entire boxes of chocolates given to me...I gave them away!! And I do not feel deprived at all! What a major breakthrough for me!

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GOLFGMA 2/15/2013 7:19AM

    WE had a fairly simple meal at a small cafe here in our town. We had not planned to go out , but, saw the death notification in the paper of someone we wanted to honor, so, we did, for times sake, eat out Hope everyone had a love-filled day!

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JUSTLLAMA 2/15/2013 2:24AM

    Sounds like a great plan!

My healthy choices? We celebrated Valentine's Day last night (I had to work tonight) by going out to eat, then to a comedy show. I FILLED my plate with fruits and veggies and had a huge salad. My main course was broiled fish. I was incredibly proud of myself!

I think you should be too! :)

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/14/2013 9:32PM

    You did great, I'm afraid I can't say the same! We did go out for dinner and it wasn't too bad, (a stir fry place). I was able to have lots of veggies and lean meat but hubby and I halfed a dessert!!!!

Glad you had a great Valentine's Day!

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Greeting cards (with photo)

Saturday, January 19, 2013


I've had fun recently crafting some greeting cards. With loads of pretty papers, cutters, rubber stamps, tools and a creative bent, this is something I just love doing, and recipients get a blessing when they receive one, which adds to my pleasure!
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While working on this set, I decided to have a couple of workshops for fellow church members, friends and family. We'll make valentines as well as other kinds, and I hope to get some extras done to send or bring to those who might need a smile to brighten their day!
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You can steal my idea...I won't mind a bit!
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KATHYKIM 1/21/2013 8:34AM

    Beautiful cards! Unfortunately, I don't have a creative bone in my body. emoticon I am always impressed by those who do.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/20/2013 4:11PM

    Sounds like fun!

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JUSTLLAMA 1/20/2013 1:55PM

    Those are beautiful! You have an amazing talent!

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IZZYBEBOP 1/20/2013 10:48AM

    Gorgeous cards! What a great thing you're doing helping your fellow church members learn how to make cards.

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SPEEDY143 1/19/2013 11:32PM

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GEMMAROSE145 1/19/2013 10:10PM

    Love your cards! How creative and what a great way to make them more personal for the recipient.

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BARBIE176 1/19/2013 9:38PM

    You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing. I love making cards to. I hope to be able to get some Valentine cards made tomorrow.

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BEFIT014 1/19/2013 9:30PM

    My dad's wife does that and calligraphy. I love her cards and yours, too. Sooo creative!

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BMELT2013 1/19/2013 9:28PM

    They're beautiful. I like making cards too. It's so much more personal.

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JO88BAKO 1/19/2013 9:12PM

    Pretty cards! I do Stampin Up, love to make cards also. Keep up the good work! They do make people happy

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My You-Create-'Em card (with photo)

Monday, December 17, 2012


I wanted to find ways to save money to add to our church's Christmas mission offering, so I decided to recycle fronts of cards from last year, place these on cardstock, and add greetings inside. I ran out, and since I had found some cards that were made to add text to (for oh-so cheap at our local thrift store), I decided to try my hand at that. It took a bit of time to create my thoughts and stretch the text just so, but I'm pleased with the results.
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Do you have any special crafts you do this time of year? It's great to keep our hands busy, right?
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(In case you can't make out the lower message, here it is: "Hope you experience many Christmas blessings, and that you will join us in taking time to quietly reflect on the meaning of Christmas: God took on flesh to show a weary, needy world His love, forgiveness and power. He's still doing the same today in hearts that will allow it!)

  
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ARTFIT1 12/18/2012 7:05AM

  Lovely. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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GRAYGRANNY 12/18/2012 6:10AM

    Very clever!! I give my cards to my sister to give to her church group that sends them to St Jude's Hospital for the children to do pretty much what you have done and then they sell them to help with the hospital's needs, and , or the treatment for the children

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SPEEDY143 12/18/2012 2:55AM

    Clever

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BARBIE176 12/17/2012 11:41PM

    Very beautiful card and I love what you have as the message! I have been making my Christmas cards for several years since I am a scrapbooker/card maker. I am afraid they don't always end up saving me money, but I love doing them. I usually make anywhere between 25 and 50. Other crafts I do are making scrapbook pages for my daughter and daughter-in-law. I have also made scrapbooks for each of my grandsons. emoticon emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 12/17/2012 8:06PM

    What a wonderful idea, very creative. I have been trying to get knitting and crocheting done for my DD and family in Colorado. I love the idea of recycling the cards but not sure what to do. Looks like you did a great job!

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FP4HLOSER 12/17/2012 7:11PM

    I recycle cards also! A friend of mine has a sticker on the back of the ones she does that says "Here We Greet Again". I also make up new ones with my paper stash!
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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 12/17/2012 6:52PM

    Beautiful. The cards, and the message! No wonder it took you a little extra time to get them completed. Such a special gift, and blessing! Amazing job!

I'm not crafty, but I wish I was.

I wish you exactly the same as you've wished for others. Many blessing to you always!

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MALA77 12/17/2012 6:45PM

    That's awesome!!! It came out quite nice!! ;o)

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