Friday, December 21, 2007

Making A Living Without A Job

I am looking into different ideas for making money and I would like to start a scrapbooking business. I made a couple layouts and pre made pages and posted them on ebay and craigslist but I have not got any hits yet. I would like to know how to get this business up and running, because I love to scrapbook and want to do it full time from my home. I wish I had some money to buy some books I am looking into on a scrapbooking business.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Lies We've Been Fed

After reading Eat Fat, Lose Fat, by Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon, I feel like my eyes have been opened. We have all been fed (literally) lies about fat from sources that we are supposed to trust such as the government and doctors. The following are some of the lies we've been told, taken from the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat.

Myth #1: High-Fat Foods Cause Heart Disease

Myth #2: High Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease

Myth #3: High-Fat Foods Increase Blood Cholesterol

Myth #4: Cholesterol Causes Plaque Buildup In Arteries

To read more about these lies, and the truths that have been hidden from us, pick up a copy of Eat Fat, Lose Fat! You won't be sorry!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Book Lovers Can Save

If you are a book lover, like myself, then you have spent hundreds of dollars on books. A great way to save is signing up for Borders Rewards. Go to your local Borders book store and ask to become a Rewards member. It's FREE! They email you coupons weekly that are for at least 20% off of an item of your choice. You also get bigger discounts on best sellers in the store. Every time you buy a book, they will scan your Rewards card and a percentage of your total for that purchase will be put in you holiday money. You can use this money around Christmas time. Last year, I got a whole book for free with my holiday rewards money on my card. Lately my husband and I have been going almost weekly to buy a book or two so I am excited to see how much I have earned this year! Do you know of any other ways to save on books?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Things To Do When Your Husband Has Duty

1. Clean! Come on, you know your house needs it.
2. Exercise. Do a workout video without worrying about your husband walking in and questioning what you are doing.
3. Read. Pick up a good book from the library and start (and finish it!) today.
4. Go shopping. Now you can go to the stores YOU want to without him trying to drag you out of Victoria's Secret and into Game Stop so he can play the latest demo.
5. Sleep in. And take all the covers you want. The whole bed is yours!
6. Call your friends. You won't have to hear about how high the phone bill will be this month every five minutes during your hours of conversation.
7. Redecorate. Surprise your husband and remind him that you just painted and spent money on the paint so he is stuck with a pink bedroom for now.
8. Browse the internet. Look at whatever you want. Even things you can't afford.
9. Play video games. For once you can win them and try to beat his high score.
10. Do whatever your heart desires! The day is ALL YOURS!

Monday, November 12, 2007

My weekend was great!

I had a wonderful, long weekend! My husband and I enjoyed our weekend by going out to eat, going to the book store, playing video games, and just relaxing. Since it was veteran's day weekend, we both got Monday (today) off! Back to work tomorrow though. I am looking forward to work this week because I feel fully relaxed and ready to work hard. I also started a new blog: Healthy Nutrition. Check it out!

Day 3: Women of the Bible


Key scriptures: Genesis 16, 21:8-21, Galatians 4:22-31

Her name is Egyptian and means "fugitive" or "immigrant."

Hagar was a foreigner and a slave. She let her pride overtake her when she became a wife to Abraham. She suffered harsh punishment for her mistake. When she heard God's voice, she obeyed it. Because of her obedience, God promised her that her son would be the father of a great nation.

Hagar probably became a slave to Abraham and Sarah when they left Egypt. She proved herself trustworthy and became Sarah's maidservant. Later, Hagar became the surrogate mother for Sarah's son. This was common practice in the day for infertile women who wanted children.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Day 2: Women of the Bible

This study is based off of the book Women of the Bible by Jean E. Syswerda.

Sarah - Her name means "Chieftainness" or "Princess"

Key Scriptures - Genesis 12:1-20, 16:1-8, 17:1-22, 18:1-15, 21:1-13, and Galatians 4:22-31

Sarah was Abraham's wife. She was beautiful enough to attract rulers in the ancient world, but she could be strong headed and jealous. She was considered a loyal wife who always did what was right.

When Sarah was ninety years old, God told her that she and Abraham would finally have a child. Imagine how hard it would be to believe that you would give birth at age 90!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Day 1: Women of the Bible

This study is based off of the book Women of the Bible by Jean E. Syswerda.

The first woman we will be discussing is Eve. Eve is the first woman. They key scriptures to read about Eve are Genesis 1:26-31 and Genesis 2-4.

Eve came into the world at peace with God and her husband. She lived in Paradise and didn't know the meaning of guilt or embarrassment until she listened to the enemy and started to doubt God.

Since Eve was the first woman, she was also the first woman to conceive a child and give birth. Eve went through labor with only her husband, Adam, to help her. She recognized that life was in God's control: "With the help of the Lord, I have brought forth a man" (Genesis 4:1).

Our common bond as women is our pain in childbirth. The experience is both earthly and unearthly. To go through so much pain, yet give life to such a small baby is quite humbling.

Eve gave birth to two sons, Cain and Abel.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Up and Coming

Well, my work day wasn't quite as long as I thought it would be. Because of that, I was able to do some dishes and finish my laundry that I started last night. I am also caught up with all my online school work for the week. But I still have some school work to finish for my Friday night/Saturday day class.

Tomorrow I have work, exercise, and I hope to finish cleaning the kitchen and the dishes. I hope to get myself motivated to do some of the school work tomorrow and maybe some decluttering and cleaning up of the living room.

I have some ideas in forming around for some posts. I have two bible study books that I would like to share and base some posts off of. One of them is a bible study of 52 women of the bible. The other is a fun little study on 1 Peter that I picked up from Ollie's Discount Store awhile back. (I am addicted to books and that store always has some great finds!)

I am working on making a schedule that I can work with. Once I have that figured out and settled I will post it on here. I can't wait to really get this blog off the ground!

Great Cookies!

I went to a Pampered Chef party this last weekend and we had a cookie exchange. Everyone brought cookies in little bags with the recipes attached. This was one of the party guests favourites: Oreo Balls. My husband is making a batch as I write this. Here is the recipe:

1 package Oreo cookies, crushed
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 package white semi sweet bakers chocolate
1 package chocolate semi swet bakers chocolate

Using a blender or food processor, mix Oreos and cream cheese together. Roll into walnut size balls. Chill for an hour. Melt approximately 3/4 package of white chocolate. Stick a toothpick in an Oreo ball and dip it in the melted white chocolate. Allow to harden on wax paper. Takes about 15 min. While waiting, melt about 1/4 package of the bakers chocolate . When Oreo balls are no longer sticky to the touch, decorate with drizzles of chocolate and white bakers chocolate.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Perfect Your Palace This Week

I have a busy week planned. Tomorrow is a longer day at work and Tuesday we are going to the aquarium.

I am currently working on cleaning up my home. I got a little busy here with school and my new job and now my house is cluttered and messy again. Today my husband and I cleaned up the bathroom and the bedroom. Now they look so pretty and calming. I also cleaned up the laundry area. It needed it badly.

Since tomorrow is a longer day at work I might not work on my house much. It depends on how much energy I have after work. But I need to do some dishes and finish the laundry that I was working on today. I would also like to check out my online assignments for the week for school and see if I can knock some of those out.

I am sort of joining Candy over at Keeping the Home with her Perfect Palace Project. That is where my decluttering and cleaning up that I was discussing comes into the picture.

My goals for this week are:
Reschedule my appointment
Finish school work online
Finish school work for class on friday and saturday
Clean up the kitchen
Clean up the living room
Mop the bathroom
Vacuum the bedroom and hallway

Hopefully I can keep focused. I bought a new video game so I might take some time out here and there to enjoy that.

I am also looking for ideas to conquer making a schedule and sticking to it. I have a rough time doing that. I have made many schedules in the past but they have not worked for me and I have not been able to stick with it. I am considering using the Sidetracked Home Executives index card method but am unsure if it will be to complicated. Any advice?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Check out all my articles on!! Look for me under my user name: Proud Navy Wife.

I mostly have book reviews up right now, but I will be working on more articles soon! My goal is to start my own blog and sell eBooks that I write and some that I just love. Leave me some comments on my articles on here and on HubPages and let me know how I am doing!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Book Review for Military Spouses

Help! I'm A Military Spouse. I get a Life too! How to craft a life for you as you move with the miltary.

Help! I'm A Military Spouse. I get a Life too! How to craft a life for you as you move with the military.

By Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer

Help! I'm a Miltary Wife is a great book for any military wife, whether you are a new military wife or a seasoned wife. Kathie and Holly are military spouses who have been through a lot of different experiences during their years as military wives. They give great advice on planning your own life, while the military is planning your husband's.

The table of contents is very detailed so you can skip to any chapter or sub-section that might intrest you.

The books starts with a charming prologue that talks about the authors and their "qualifications" for writing a book about military spouses and their lives. Then, in the first chapter, they discuss the myth of the "Perfect Military Spouse."

Most of the rest of the book is based off of the "keys of happiness" that are discussed in the second chapter of the book. The "keys of happiness" are as follows: seek out friends and support, cultivate faith, discover simple joys, know what you want and take action to achieve it, and work from your strengths to serve the greater good.

The following chapters have great tips and advice relating to each of the "keys of happiness," including a chapter on strenghtening your relationship with your spouse which is wittingly titled "If the military wanted you to have a spouse, they would have issued you one."

When discussing the fifth key to happiness--"work from your strengths to serve the greater good"--the authors break down the subject into three chapters. They talk about having a career while you are "married to the military," starting your own business, and volunteering. To put these ideas into effect, they also talk about setting and achieving your goals. I found these chapters to be very helpful and inspiring.

Throughout the book, the authors add their own stories and experiences while also managing to touch on other "everyday" military wives ideas and stories.

If you are looking to get some guidance and inspiration on creating your ideal life while still being a military wife, check out this wonderful book!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Becoming a Better Me

Today I bought 3 new casual dresses. I can wear what I want during the day, but when my husband comes home, I want to be prettied up in a dress for him. He really likes that, and I think i'm taking a step toward being a better wife and child of god this way. i like pleaseing my husband. i am begining to enjoy serving him and cooking adn cleaning for him, because in serving him, i know i am serving God. Anyway, that is all my thoughts for now.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

a tangled ball of string

My life currently:
trying to get involved with more women groups so i can meet more friends. (mil spouse support groups, groups, etc)
exercising daily with the Slim In 6 series
keeping in contact with friends and hanging out with them
getting my house together so it looks pretty and clean for when my husband gets home
spending too much time on the internet
trying to find a different job (i dont think im cut out for balloon animals)
getting ready to start school for summer

Friday, March 30, 2007

i couldn't sleep very well last night because my back was hurting so bad. after i finally got a few hours of sleep, i went to go take a shower and.... NO HOT WATER!! i am sick of this. they came to fix my water heater agian for the 3rd time in the past 2 weeks. i can't believe this! hopefully it stays this time. i went to hang out with kimme today and i had dinner with her family. i also got to go to her daughter's soccer practice and then to starbucks for her mom's group meetup. i stayed for about an hour and then came home. jen and her family came over and looked at our coffee table. they liked it so i sold it to them for 10 dollars. i went back with them to their house and hung out there for awhile. now i am home watching tv. in a minute i will go to take a shower. and eventually to bed. i have an early doctor's appt in the morning so i will probably not get much sleep. oh well. and tomorrow night i am going to cocomoe's (a club/bar) in virginia beach with kimme and her mom's group. that should be fun!! hehe.. i miss my husband but i am learning to become more independent. i am trying to get a life. that way, when he is gone, i am not so sad. i hope he knows that that doesnt mean i dont need him, it just means i can survive while he is gone. i can't wait until he gets home in two months! i just want to hold him and snuggle with him for hours. hehe... that's all for tonight!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Navy Wife Prayer

Lord, grant me the greatness of heart to see,

The difference in duty and his love for me.

Give me the understanding to know,

That when duty calls he must go.

Give me a task to do each day,

To fill the time when he is away,

And Lord, when duty is in the field,

Please protect him and be his shield

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I love my sailor

I am a proud navy wife! I have been married to my sailor for a year and I love him more today than I did yesterday. He is my everything! I have created this blog in order to (1) record my days and what I have accomplished, (2) keep others informed about how I am and what I am doing, and (3) encourage others who can relate to me. I hope to make this at least a daily journal, if not more. Please feel free to leave me comments!

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