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Thursday, 4 June 2009

I'm Back With 'Thank Yous' and Winnings!

Good Morning Friends ~ Thank you everyone for your prayers and condolences. Hubby's niece is holding up well and looking forward to her little one on the way. We just found out that she is expecting their first baby and she's a couple months along. I'm glad she will have a part of her hubby to live on in this baby! It gives her something to live for.
A few weeks ago, I won two Giveaways!
My friend Clif at Musings of A Minister was having a book giveaway and I am the happy recipient of one of them! "The Gold Standard" by Mike Krzyewski is a book written especially for men involved in leadership; whether it be sports or ministry. I found out the day before Hubby's birthday that I had won, so it was a birthday present to him!
Clif's sweet wife Charlotte at Charlotte's Weblog also had a book giveaway, and I won one of her books! I guess I was on a winning streak that week!
Hubby and I are loving a good read, and I am so pleased to have won both these books.
Hubby hasn't started reading his yet but he will be getting to it soon.
I, on the other hand, am loving this book by Charla Krupp, "How Not To Look Old." Her book is full of all kinds of wonderful advice on how to look younger. I am devouring her helpful tips and already I have started putting some of them into practice. For instance, she advices you not to wear sneakers with your jeans! It is much more youthful looking to wear heels or boots. She covers everything from nails and hair styles to the clothes in your closet. She says to get rid of the dark red lipstick and get yourself a lovely shade of pink. It is softer and prettier and gives you a more youthful appearance. I don't wear red lipstick anyway but I see lots of ladies who do! It's a fun book, and I almost feel like a teenager again with my Glamour magazine!

So, a BIG Thank You is going out to Clif and Charlotte today for these great books! Why not go check out these two lovely people and say "Hello?" I know they would love to have you stop by!
Hope you're all having a wonderful week. Take care everyone and the Lord bless you!


  1. I'm glad you're enjoying the book. I thought it was really good. I'm sorry about the death in your family. That was really horrible.
    Hugs & Blessings,

  2. Hi Sandi,

    Congratulations on winning the two books.
    Don't you just love this beautiful weather with everything so lush and green?
    Take care,

  3. So glad you are doing ok. Happy news about the baby!
    Congrats on your wins!
    Hugs, Lisa

  4. Hi Sandi.
    Congrats on your winnings, they look like very good books to read. Thanks for dropping by and I just want you to know I treasure your sisterness!!!

    Hugz Lorie

  5. Congrats on your two great wins !
    I will continue to pray for you family during this sad time.
    Blessings to you dear friend.

  6. Hi Sandi...I just wanted to tell you that my beautiful package arrived. Thank you so much! I love to look at it, I have it displayed in my dining room for the moment. There is a lot of things for me to deal with at the moment but I will do a post as soon as I am able. Marilyn xoxo


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