Wednesday, August 27, 2008

my flickr album

I thought it might be fun to put up some of my favorite photos from my flickr album. I have most of these posted on other blogs. So for a nice diversion, here are a few of my favorite photos:

1. wedding July 17, 1987

2. 100_1373 Venus Flytrap

3. out my back door out my back door

4. school pictures 07 035 Egypt cookie map

5. tree tour canopy tour

6. nature walk nature walk

7. ginger lily x3 ginger lily

8. homemade veggie pizza homemade pizza

9. Remember the Alamo! Remember the Alamo!

10. bluebonnets close up bluebonnets

gadget inspecting

I have some family members who love to order gadgets from TV infomercials. I have to admit, I have been known to see something advertised on TV and been inclined to learn more about it myself. Now there is a site where I can do just that! Here are a few of my favorite things about this site:

1. get the latest gadget reviews

2. check out today's hot stuff

3. get breaking news

4. get the Top 10s in every category

5. watch "stuff on tv"

6. listen to gadget podcasts

7. read gadget news blogs

8. join the forum

9. vote in Gadget Awards and WIN!

10. get great gadget info before I buy

Monday, August 25, 2008

first day of school

Today is the first day back to school for kiddos around here. It's not always my favorite day, but here are some of my favorite things about it:

1. back into a routine

2. new clothes

3. new school supplies

4. excited kids

5. excited teachers

6. fresh, new outlooks

7. learning new stuff every day

8. new opportunities

9. reminiscing

10. looking ahead

web hosting rating

As my sister and I have been doing a little more talking about owning our own websites (I already do, she is thinking about it), we have many questions. And yes, even though I already own a couple of websites, I am so new at it that I am still learning and need all the web hosting tutorials I can get! So I am happy to find websites that share info and knowledge about web host providers. Here are a few of my favorite things about one I recently found:

1. learn about Top Ten Providers

2. get the scoop on the Top Providers for 2008

3. get tips for choosing a domain name

4. find some truth about cheap web hosting

5. read articles related to topics I need to know about

6. learn about payment options for an e-commerce site

7. find the rating for my provider

8. advantages and disadvantages of shared hosting

9. discover options for multiple domain hosting

10. the info is free and available anytime!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

cooking frenzy

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen yesterday. On Saturdays, we have our favorite dinner and dessert which takes some time to make. And we have lunch at church today and company coming on Tuesday. So I spent time preparing as much as I could for those upcoming events. Here are a few of my favorite things I cooked:

1. homemade pizza

2. oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

3. snickerdoodles (ok, my family's favorite)

4. chocolate peanut butter cookies

5. deviled eggs

6. chicken for chicken spaghetti

7. whipped cream

8. easy berry cobbler

9. leftover hamburger

10. my daughter's frozen burrito!

Monday, August 18, 2008


I have been watching the Olympics as have many of you. After a week of staying up bleary eyed and missing some of the things I wanted to see, here are a few of my favorites (even if I had to see them on tape the next day!):

1. opening ceremonies

2. team gymnastics

3. Phelps' first gold

4. all around gymnastics

5. Phelps' 1/100 of a second win for gold

6. Dara Torres and team bid for silver

7. Phelps and relay team for gold

8. 100 meter dash

9. indoor volleyball

10. trampoline

Contemporary Bedroom Furniture

I am not quite ready for new furniture yet, but as I was browsing the internet a few days ago, I came across a place that has some really cool looking Bedroom Furniture . I looked around at some of the things they have to offer. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Tokyo 656 Modern Platform Bed

2. Selex Blok Red Walk-on Modern Platform Bed

3. Wynd Modern Platform Bed

4. Selex Brisa Red Modern Platform Bed

5. Fly Modern Bedroom Set

6. Enter Bedroom Set in Ferrari Red

7. Austin Bunk Bed

8. The Modern Library kid's Modern Bedroom Furniture

9. PJ Modern Stool

10. Klick Desk & Chair Set children's Contemporary Bedroom Furniture


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Putt Putt

The kids actually agreed on an outing today. We couldn't decide what we wanted to do, so we went to play Putt Putt golf. Yes it was HOT but we had a good time. Here are a few of my favorite things:

1. only played one course

2. not crowded

3. I made two holes-in-one!

4. I won!

5. going in to cool off

6. ordering a large cheese pizza

7. the .99 cent salad that came w/ the pizza

8. medium drinks for the small price

9. visiting, reminiscing, talking with my kids

10. coming home with $3 left!

Gourmet Gift Baskets

I just found a website with some really great gift basket ideas. If you are like me, sometimes finding the right gift can be a challenge. But this site offers many great choices, from flower baskets, fruit baskets, wine baskets, balloon baskets and gourmet gift baskets . Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Urban grill set with recipes and music

2. The New Yorker gourmet gift baskets

3. A World of Thanks

4. The Mediterranean

5. The Chocolate and Fruit Orchard

6. Gourmet Extravaganza

7. Back to Nature

8. The Epic gourmet gift baskets

9. Seeds of Life

10. Little Froggy

Monday, August 11, 2008

new bike

I got a new bike this weekend! It's really great and I think I am going to really enjoy it. Here are a few of my favorite things about it:

1. RED!!

2. perfect fit

3. in between a mountain bike and a road bike

4. half the price of a road bike

5. more gear options

6. allows me to go faster

7. lighter

8. smaller tires

9. the gears work properly

10. my husband said I'd earned it!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

new phone

Well, I just got a new cell phone. It's a long (unexciting, non-blog-worthy) story, but needless to say, it's done...I don't really like the color that much but there are some things I do like. Here are a few favorite things:

1. new!

2. upgraded

3. built in camera

4. bluetooth compatible

5. holds music

6. free to other AT&T customers

7. unlimited texting

8. see the address book more easily

9. more stuff on here than I know what to do with

10. the kids know how to use it all!

Web Hosting Geeks

I recently started two blogs on my own domain. I am not sure yet if it was the "right thing" to do, but I think it will be good. My sister is toying with some ideas of her own and considering getting a blog or two under her own domain name as well. She asked me about the web host that I used. I know so little about it all that I was thrilled when I came upon this web hosting site. Here are a few of my favorite things on

1. find web hosting reviews on the top ten sites

2. my web hosting site made the top ten list!

3. get independent reviews of the best web hosting

4. find out the cheapest web hosts

5. learn about free domains for life

6. read customer reviews

7. add your own review

8. learn about multiple domain hosting

9. learn about business website hosting

10. free

Saturday, August 2, 2008

a busy Saturday

Wow! We have really got a lot done today. Everyone really pitched in so that has helped. Even though cleaning is not a lot of fun, I do enjoy having a clean house. And my husband went to work out with me today. So, now that I have time to recount the day, here are a few of my favorite things:

1. my husband and I got to work out together

2. swimming

3. cycling

4. spin class

5. jogging

6. I learned to change my own bike tire

7. everyone helped clean house today

8. even the ceiling fans got cleaned!

9. clean window sills too!

10. time to blog