Posted in Cooking, Food, Household, Recipes, Shopping, tagged cheap, cook, cooking, cooks, deals, Discount, discounted, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Rachel Ray, Recipes on August 21, 2010|
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One Year of Everyday with Rachel Ray for $4
Since I know so many of you enjoy cooking, I thought I’d pass this along to you!!
Right now you can get a 1 year subscription to Everyday with Rachael Ray for $4
The price is listed at $23.99 but use promo code FOOD and the price will drop to $4
I selected the 2 year option and it gave me the discounted price as well!
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Posted in blogging, Books, Hobbies, Reading, Recipes, tagged blogging, book, Books, cook, cookbooks, cooking, eat, good reads, Goodreads, home away from home, job search, library, local, management, new releases, online, published, publishing, read, reading, reserve, reserved, search, skills, skimming, so many books so little time, stacks, the stacks, time, trivia on July 3, 2010|
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Do you utilize your local library?
My title of this actually implies that I spend quite a bit of time in mine, but lately it’s been quite the opposite.
I tend to go online and search out books I’d like and I request them. When I get to the library, they scan my card and go to the reserved shelf and give me my stack. It’s great! I don’t need to search or go into “the stacks” at all.
Occasionally I do still take a wander up the aisles and scan through the new book shelf to see if anything catches my eye, but I usually have enough reserved that I can barely lift my back after I check them out….
Lately I’ve been reading (well it’s more like detailed skimming) books about blogging, job searching, management skills (just to keep me on my toes), cookbooks, and trivia type books.
Do you use your library?
Have you read anything good lately?
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If you’d like to see what I’ve read lately you can check out my GoodReads Account.
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Posted in blogging, Cooking, Food, Friendship, Human Behavior, Nostalgic, Purpose For Your Life, Quotes, Religion, tagged 101 Ways to find God's Purpose for your life, artists, aunt, band geeks, blog, blog series, blogging, bullies, bully, cheerleaders, choices, cooking, crisis, daughter, faith, friend, girlfriend, God's plan, goth, help people, helping hand, home-cooked, hope, jocks, joy, joys, lend a helping hand, life, listen, look atyourself, Love, love those around you, meals, mean, morror, move, moving, nerds, niece, nutrition, nutritious, purpose, purpose for your life, resume, school bus, series, should, shoulder to cry on, sister, talent, talents, tease, the joy of you, the joys of you, tragedy, uncover the joy of you, value, Writing on June 16, 2010|
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To read about how this series started please read the 1st blog in this series.
#2 – Uncover The Joy of You
“You are the only one who can do exactly what God has planned for you.”
“Value what God has given you. Creating home-cooked meals that are nutritious is a gift. Balancing roles of teacher, worker, parent, grandparent, spouse, and friend is a gift. Loving those around you is the ultimate gift. You have talents and abilities that are uniquely yours.”
“Look at yourself in the mirror today without finding faults and flaws. Recognize your uniqueness, and notice the difference when you smile.”
I hate when people tell me how I “should” act. I hate the words “you should.” Not to say the words have never passed my lips, but I’m now more aware when it happens. I try my best to instead say things such as “Have you tried” or What about this idea” or “Have you thought of this?” Nobody can live your life for you. We all have choices in life and the outcome of our life can vary greatly based on the choices we make.
I try to help people with the talents I have. I’m hoping they find the joy of my talents helpful. I have lots of friends who can’t cook (or can’t be bothered because they live alone and let’s face it, it’s not fun to cook for just one) so I try to cook for them. Nothing says “I care” like a home-cooked meal. I used to do this much more often when I had extra money around for food, lately though the disposable income is scarce….
I’m also an okay writer – so when a friend needed help writing their resume from scratch – I was able to help.
I try to be the best daughter, niece, sister, aunt, girlfriend, and friend that I can be. I try to help people when I can because I’m a big believer in what goes around comes around.
A close friend who’s had a few major crisis’ in her life and I had a discussion about how you find out who your true friends that you can count on during major tragedies in your life. She’s right! Sometimes it’s as simple as being a friend to listen, other times it’s muscle needed to help with a big move…. I remember when I lived out-of-state who would take the time to meet me out for dinner when I was in town to visit and who couldn’t be bothered to drive across town to see me after I’d driven hours to get there.
I remember growing up that I was taught not to be mean and tease people. If I didn’t like someone I tended to just keep to myself. I didn’t want to play into the meanness, because gosh knows there was enough of that though-out the school years! Kids can be cruel and I saw my fair share of it around me through the years. I tried my best to be friends with the band geeks, nerds, artists, goth girls, jocks, cheerleaders, etc. It really didn’t matter to me. (Now I guess I’m getting back to what I talked about in the 1st blog in the series huh?)
What are the joys of you?
Do you use them to help people?
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