I'm still waiting for fall to arrive here! At least we're in the high 80's today rather than the 90's. I understand next weekend is supposed to be in the 80's also. If you're having cool air in your area, please send it this way! :)
~ * ~Please excuse me while I vent a bit ~ pop-ups on blogs just drive me crazy! I realize that's not a popular statement to make but the blogs load very slowly, can't see a full photo without taking time to hide the pop-up and on and on. I know each blogger has their reasons but it causes some major frustrations for visitors. Well, at least for me ~ :/
Another annoyance is a "no reply blogger". I am so appreciative when someone takes the time to stop by and leave a comment!! I prefer communicating via email and not by leaving a response on the blog. I don't think anyone has time to go back to a blog and search for a response. Sometimes it's difficult to find an email addy 'cause clicking on the person's name leads to a Google + profile, not the blog. Then one has to search that profile for a blog link. I'm certainly not a techie person ~ I often wish for that talent and knowledge! ~ but I understand that many of these glitches are caused by Google + . I have no way of knowing if that's true, nor do I have any idea how to fix it! Oh well....
Just so you'll know, that's all my vetching for the day!! I hope you'll read on...
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I found this devotional journal this weekend that is on sale ~ $6.79 vs $10. Stormie Omartian is a wonderful Christian author ~ just in case you're not familiar with her. If you click on the book title below the photo it will take you to the website.
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If you're not familiar with Alexandra Stoddard, you're missing out! Take a look ~
Her notable career as an interior designer began in 1963, when Alexandra Stoddard joined the legendary firm McMillen, Inc., going on to design interiors all over the world. She is sought today as a lecturer, author, and philosopher on the art of living.
I discovered her years ago when I purchased this book:
She's written many more ~ just take your choice! :) She reminds me of Sarah ban Breathnach and her book, "Simple Abundance". If you haven't read it, it's a must too! I can't tell you how many times I've read it through the years. She used to be on Oprah quite often in the early 90's and always promoted Gratitude Journals. I agree! I honestly think that if you take a few minutes daily to write down what you're grateful for, it will change your life! She suggests starting with just 5 items and that's fine but I promise your list will grow! :) When I first started these journals, my mother was seriously ill, my job was extremely stressful and a few other things were going on. I remember the first night I wrote "I made it through the day!" That was HUGE too.
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~ * ~I received my catalogue from King Arthur Flour today and I'm starving! I'd also love to have so many of the items and go in the kitchen and bake until I couldn't!! :) Lots of unusual baking ingredients, pans, and more. You can almost smell the apples and cinnamon just by looking at the photos. :)
Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read and I hope, comment. I certainly won't be offended if you happen to disagree with my "annoyances". Have a wonder*filled week!