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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Then Sings My Soul

This song really brings it home. A message that we should remember now and for all times.

For more Then Sings My Soul Saturday visit the blog Signs, Miracles and Wonders here

Saturday 9

1. There are several religious holidays going on this weekend. Any plans?
2. Do you look forward to holiday events or do they stress you out?
3. Do you have any traditional meals that you will eat?
4. We are changing seasons. What are you looking forward to?
5. Around here it is turning to spring. What signals spring to you?
6. What is your favorite season and why?
7. Do you have a favorite food when dining out?
8. What is your favorite beverage when out?
9. When is your next big night out?

  1. Yes we have lots of plan as we celebrate Easter. We will attend church, have a dinner as well as lots of fun for the little ones
  2. I look forward to them now. I love to celebrate I used to get stressed out but now I take life easier
  3. Yes our large Easter dinner with ham and all the fixings
  4. warmer weather
  5. God's wonderful coloring book changing colors
  6. fall I would say I love the colors, the smells, and after summer always ready for cooler weather
  7. depends on where we are eating
  8. diet cola
  9. not for sure but thinking it will be in May either mothers day or graduation we do not do alot of going out most celebrations at home

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday Fave 5

Fridays's Fave Five:
1. My daughter turned 17 this week oh what a big day that is. Soon she will be making more and more decisions for her self and growing up will see many changes. My other 2 girls are older than her so I have been here before. The thing is I do not know if that is a good thing or a bad one.
2. Company came over and all had a great time. At first we were not going to invite anyone because we did not know if anyone would be coming over. But we did and everyone that we invited showed up. What a suprise and a good one.
3. Sunday was awesome we had a great lesson in bible study on the subject on Palms Sunday and oh the greatness of the message was. I can not wait to hear this Sunday's message. But we had a great time then we came home and had a great meal
4. The charity auction went over well and I really did great. I even won a certificate that I paid $15 for and will save $90 in the long run. It was a certificate for $90 off of the storage units and I loved it saved money and did great
5. i have loved reading the many blogs on the subject of Easter and the days prior to it. What wonderful post there have been this week.
Do you want to list your fave 5? Well head over to the blog Living to Tell The Story here and join in.

A Beautiful Life

We recently had a get together for my daughters birthday party to celebrate her turning seventeen. Even though it was her birthday party there was one little girl who stole the show.

This little gal had so much fun and wanted a cupcake so badly that she nabbed her own. Before I knew it she was giving the table a bath with the icing. It must of felt good to her fingers.

Here she is with her mommy who took her to clean up. Oh my she loved the cupcake so good you knew she had to get it all over her.

This is her with her uncle, brothers and mommy all watching T.V

No don't get me wrong she did eat the cupcake she just loved to play in it more

This is my husband standing guard

For more its a beautiful Life check out the inspired room here

Stamping and Scrapbooking

One great thing that my daughter loves to do is to keep memories of her past, her daughters life, her wedding whatever happens in her life. She keeps these memories by scrapbooking another great thing that she loves to do is to stamp. She has created cards and other items by stamping. Currently there is a giveaway for a lovely stamping set from My Cute Stamps being held at Creating Cupcakes blog. You should visit the website and enter or visit the site My Cute Stamps and see what they have to offer.

friday 5

What’s something you know how to draw? swingset, people, puppy dogs, animals oh the easy things
Who’s someone you could get away with impersonating? not many

Where’s the stapler? in the drawer in the living room

Why will this be a great weekend? Easter weekend greatness will be everywhere

When are you going to make that phone call you’ve been putting off?
oh I don't know maybe tonight how did you know anyways LOL

For more friday 5 visit here

Friday Fragment

Daughter had a Birthday this week and I was very happy when everyone that visited to show up. Great family moral wish it was like that all the time
Kids have been out all week and week has passed by very quickly. It is not like in the old days when they were all younger and we would stay busy planning so many great activities. They have all grown.
My daughter and her family are coming down and she said she is bringing Peanut Butter Pie I know the kids love this pie and since she lives away from them they do not get it as much as they used to.
We had a radio auction that benefited the Lions in a near by town. I won a cook book, cannon flower bulbs, some fast food certificates and a baby quilt. I love these radio auctions you get great things at great prices
for more Friday fragments visit here at Half Past Kissin' Time

Grilling Goodness

1.What's one of the best things you've seen lately?

The True Love Waits ceremony where 20+ teens took the vow to not have sex til marriage was wonderful, The Dare to Share event was great as well where there was 8000+ in attendance

2. Has Spring brought you something you don't like?

allergies and spring colds

3. What kind of sandwiches do you like?

we eat all sorts of sandwiches here

4. Do you carry GermX with you at all times?

not me but daughter does

5. Does each person in your house have their own hamper or do you have a central hamper for everyone?

each bedroom and the bathroom has a hamper

6. How often do you balance your checkbook?

1 time a week, try to do it as I am writing checks

7. What's the hardest thing you've done lately?

had an argument with my brother and tried to continue to show my love for him

8. Are you a texter

sometimes, have family members who only text
For more grilling goodness head over to the blog Golden Goodness here

Focus Friday

Focus Friday is a weekly meme hosted by thrifty and chic mom where you list what you are to do this coming next week. It is a way to keep you honest and focused on what you are to do

Here is what I have for this week:

  • My brother will be needing help at the shop this week so I will either go or my sister will but it will be my responsibility to get extra help there
  • recover from Easter weekend there will be plenty of cleaning to do
  • we will have to plan on going prom shopping next week as there are several things that we still need

Those are the top 3 things that are on the list that I can think of at this time. Do you want to make a list to keep yourself focused or read what others are doing? Visit the blog Thrifty and Chic Mom here

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Giveaways More from other great blogs

I found more great giveaways

Thankful Thursday

This Thursday I have many many things to be thankful for but none greater than the fact that our saviour came and died on the cross for us. Thousands of years ago in a little town they were getting ready to crucify my Lord Jesus. Oh what a night it must of been. The final supper with his disciples, The Last Supper where they would all sit together and my Lord would wash their feet. It was this night all those years ago that Jesus knew he had been betrayed he knew that the plan had always been there and he knew that the cross laid before him. Oh my what a night it was. That is why I am thankful. I am thankful that he followed through with that grand plan that knowing what was to happen he prepared and was ready. I am thankful that he bore that cross for me and died on that cross so that I may be saved. I am also so glad that he arose from that grave and all were astonished. That is what I am thankful for. If you want to know what others are thankful for then visit the Woman Taking A Stand blog here.

Thursday 13

Since Easter is coming I thought I would share 13 things that would be on our table
  1. ham
  2. snowball rolls
  3. potatos and gravy
  4. chicken and dumpling
  5. pea salad
  6. peanut butter pie
  7. strawberry cream pie
  8. banana pudding pie
  9. corn
  10. peas
  11. fancy spring cupcakes
  12. rice krispy bird nest
  13. deviled eggs of course

You can visit here or here to join

Marla's Mandel Bread

Marla's Mandel Bread
Let me introduce you to a lovely product called Marla's Mandel Bread. I was very impressed by this product. The manner in which the little breads are packaged and the taste of this scrumptious bread works together impressively. Can you imagine serving them or giving them as a little gift to someone that you love.
Founded by a lovely mother and daughter team in 2008. This duo has created a lovely snack in a variety of flavors which are packaged nicely and sent to the recipient. Mandel bread, (I had never heard of before) is often referred to as Jewish Biscotti. The mother and daughter team wants to change the fact that is primarily considered a Jewish food and introduce it with a twist to all snack and bread lovers alike.
If you enjoy toast or tea cookies with your hot tea or coffee then you are sure to love Marla's Mandel bread. The bread offers the taste of Cinnamon sugar and goes great with your tea or coffee over your morning paper or while blogging on the Internet.
Marla's Mandel bread can be purchased in 10 piece boxes, a 20 piece box with a mixed variety of flavors or in 10 mini packages. In addition Marla's Mandel Bread can be customized for your fundraiser or company giveaway. You can find a great shop that sells the product here or you can order online here

Hip-T Review

Today's modern styles often leave us with effects that we do not desire. The hip-T will help you keep your modesty while wearing the stylish looks. You can keep your valuable assets covered where not all will be able to view the valuables. Modesty is the right of every woman and the hip-T will allow us to fight for this right.

The hip-T is exactly what it sounds like it is a tee shirt material that will help you to keep your hips covered. It will not allow the view of anything that you wish not to show. It lays softly and gently on your skin under your favorite tee and keeps the gap between the tee and and jeans from elapsing. You can wear the hip-T with jeans, shorts or a skirt. One of the main reasons that I love the hip-T is because my daughter no longer needs to worry about what is showing behind her. After a hard delivery my daughter was left with scars which is quite a challenge and leaves her wearing her jeans a bit lower so as not to lay over the c section scar in the middle of her belly. The problem was those behind her would get an unintentional flash. With the hip-T this problem has been resolved and the modesty is restored.

If you want to feel this freedom as well then you can find a store that sells the hip-T here or order a great hip-T in your choice of 19 different styles from the hip-T website here

one thing that has always worried me is whether or not the little ones would stay covered up while sleeping. I would always wrap them up extra warm placing warm PJ's on them and then covering them up with lots of blankets because I knew during the night the covers would more than likely be shed. Perhaps that is the reason that I love the Baby In A Bag product. The Baby In A Bag is a sleeping bag created for the baby of the bunch.

Perhaps you are wondering why you should buy a sleep sack when you have blankets available? Well let me share a few reasons with you. First it will keep your baby covered and warm all night allowing you to rest easy knowing that they are covered up well ensuring a good night sleep for both the baby and the parents. Second, because of the scare of SIDS involving loose covers this fear will be cut down as well. The sleep sacks are also very soft being made of 100% cotton.

There are four great styles of Baby In a Bag Sleep Sacks available each with their own desires:

The great summer model sleep sack which is lightweight and allows your baby a snuggle without the sweat. It is specially designed for warmer seasonal weather or you may want to use it year round in the warmer nurseries or for babies who are naturally "warm". My granddaughter has the tendency to be over warmed easily and sweats quite a bit. This type of Baby In A Bag sleep sack would have been perfect for her. The great features of this baby in a bag sleep sack are the double lining with adjustable armholes for better fit and the 100% cotton shell with a soft jersey lining.

The Baby In a Bag winter style is an European style sleeping bag with plush filling. This style is great is created to add extra warmth for the colder winter months, for draftier nurseries or for those little ones who run a bit colder.

The pampered minky style sleep sack which is the one that we received and oh how we love it. Our little one has no objection to the softness that this great Baby sleeping bag offers. This is the style that celebrities and media refer to the most. The added feature of softness, warmth, and great pampered feeling gives the minky style a look that is desirable.

The Baby In a Bag Pampered Sack Royal Silk allows this Baby Sleeping Bag to drape your baby in luxurious silk This great style will open and lay flat allowing for ease in diaper changing. Great for the littlest ones among us.

To order your choice of Baby In A Bag visit their website here

Love Bottle Giveaway

I would love to share a short story with all of you. My dad who was a wheeler and dealer and loved it that way earned the nickname "The Bottle Man". The reason for this is that through all of his trading and deals his love was for the old bottles. He could talk hours on hours about the great bottles that were available and made lots of money selling these old bottles that he would find in old pits, junkyards and along side the road. The Love Bottles although new and fresh resemble the old bottles of yesterday. Thus the freshness of these new bottles offer the old days vintage feeling.
The little Love Bottles are the reusable glass water bottles that you can write on. Have you ever drank cool water out of a glass cup? You know that the glass helps the water taste fresher and cooler than it normally would. In addition the chemicals and aluminum taste in many containers is not present in glass making it the perfect container. The great look of these Love Bottles with the ability to write an identity on the bottle makes the Love Bottle the perfect traveling bottles. Because the Love Bottle is reusable the amount of trash is cut down making it not only perfect for humans but also perfect for the earth.
The Love Bottle is made up partially of recycled glass. Once again showing a bit of love for the earth. Each bottle has the word love on it and is supercharged with the words. The Love Bottle Company was built primarily on love and the need to express it. The mission of the Love Bottle company was to spread love to others by helping to improve their health through a canvas for self expression that also helps the environment while getting refreshing water to those who need it. Statistics show that every person in the U.S. drinks at least one plastic water bottle a day. By using the Love Bottles instead of the plastic bottles 365 water bottles would be saved. What would that mean? First of all because you may use tap water to fill the Love Bottle you will save money in your pocket. Could you imagine saving $365 a year simply by replacing your plastic water bottles with the glass Love Bottle. As we passed the word of the Love Bottles to the ones we love we may find our selves cleaning the earth up one Love Bottle at a time.
For me the reason I love the Love Bottle is for sentimental reasons, personal reasons and financial reasons. I am sure that you would have your own reasons for trying the very cute preppy Love Bottles. If you want to show your love for someone then there is no better way than to show them you care through offering them a Love Bottle. The message sent would be one of (1) care for them, (2) care for earth and (3) care for financial well being. No better way to show love than through a Love Bottle.
Guess What!!!!!! One of Annies Home readers will be able to win a small Love Bottle and a bottle brush of their own. WOW!!!!! Here is how
You Must: visit the love bottle web site and let me know what small bottle you would want if you happened to win.
Extra Entries:
  • tell me another product that is available on the love bottle website (2 entries)
  • grab my button and let me know where you place in the comments (2 entries)
  • follow me on twitter or blogger or both (2 entries each)
  • subscribe to my blog (3 entries)
  • favor this post or blog on technorati (3 entries)
  • twitter about this giveaway (2 entries per twitter)
  • blog about this giveaway (4 entries)
  • email 3 people and let them know about this giveaway (3 entries)

Contest runs from today through April 26, 2009 Open to everyone. Email address must appear on comment or blog or will be tossed. Sorry.

Have fun and good luck

Stony Brook Cookie Company Giveaway

We were recently lucky enough to taste some of the best tasting good for you cookies. The Stony Brook Cookie Company is a company that places love into each batch of cookies they bake. The Stony Brook Cookie Company still bake their cookies in small batches and in order to give you the best taste ship the same day. Oh how wonderful there is still a bakery that cares about what they serve and uses the top ingredients to create their wonderful cookies. The Stony Brook Cookie Company does not use preservatives, trans fats, commercial oils, artificial flavors or colors. The Stony Brook Cookies are perfect to serve your little ones or yourself for both what they have as well as what they do not have. In addition to the great ingredients, no preservatives the cookies also contain less sugar than most other cookies made by leading companies. In search of the best ingredients led them right down the road to many local ingredients that produced organic ingredients. Besides all the care of making the cookies the cookies were also tested for eating and milk dunking and came out with greatness.

There are four great varieties of Stony brook cookies: these are double chocolate pecan, Stoney Brook jumble, super chocolate chunk and oatmeal cranberry and white chocolate. All of the great varieties have also been taste tested by me and I can tell you they are some of the best I have ever had. MMMM GOOODDD!!!!!!!!!!! The care that is given by the bakery that started in 2002 called Stoney Brook is top notched. The bakers truly care about the cookies that come out of their kitchens. Using only the top ingredients and paying the most attention to preparation the cookies are excellent in appearance and taste. These cookies may be ordered in smaller personal bundles or in large batches for the corporation or business.

The great duo of Greg Woodworth and Kelly Coughlin erected out of culinary school envisioning the goodness of baking. From the earliest of times reaching to get organic great tasting ingredients. Now the recipes have are set in stone yet changes to the company happen daily as they test and retest ideas of how to better the product. From the best organic ingredients to the 100% recyclable packaging the Stoney Brook Cookie Company strives for Excellency daily.

If your mouth is watering and you desire a taste of these great cookies then you can order some of the great Stoney Brook cookies from their website here

If you think this post looks familiar you are right. I ran it a little while back but now the Stoney Brook Cookie Company wants to offer you a very tasty treat. Stoney Brook would love to send one of Annie's Home lucky readers a gift box of cookies of their own. These were delicious and I am so happy that you all are getting a chance to win a taste of your own.

To Win: visit the Stoney Brook Cookies website and tell me what flavor of cookie you would love to try. (must be done first or entries will be thrown out)

Extra Entries: (after answering above question)

  • Follow my blog (2 entries)
  • Grab my button and place on your blog in comments let me know where you place it (3 entries) (if you have trouble doing this please let me know)
  • let me know of a great place to list giveaways (2 entries)
  • Tell me a great story that involves cookies (2 entries)
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway leave link in comments (2 entries)
  • you may twitter daily leave link in comments (1 entry for each extra twitter)
  • Blog about the giveaway and leave link to post in comments (4 entries)

You must include your email or have it accessible on your blog. If this step is not followed then the entry will be tossed out. Sorry. Open to everyone. Contest will run from now through April 24, 2009

Have fun and good luck

Little Miss Matched Giveaway

A while back I was lucky enough to win a pair of little miss matched great socks in a blog giveaway. YEAH!!!!!! I had never heard about the Little Miss Match brand and was very surprise when the socks came in there were only 3 socks. I double checked that one and then read the label. I thought what a great idea this was with 6 children we have miss matched socks all the time. This was great and what was even better was the buzz at the word at the nursery when my granddaughter showed up wearing the little miss matched socks. Wow, styling and profiling.

Miss Matched Inc. was created by a set of great friends. It just so happened that these three friends were a marketing and innovations expert, a literary agent and published writer and an apparel insider. Now what else could you ask for? If you are going to create your own sock line? Each of the friends had their own talent and each of them were tired of looking for that lost sock and wanted to be able to use all of their miss matched socks. So they created a company that invited others to do just that. After creating the great company the love of this idea was so grand that the company grew.

The Little Miss Matched Company now sells items for women, men, children as well as furniture and bedding. Right now there is a large sale going on for Little Miss Matched outlet products. So you should hurry over and check out the Little Miss Matched website for your self.
Great news: Little Miss Match would love to offer Annie's Home Readers a chance to win a weeks worth of socks (3 sets). There will be one winner. Yeah!!!!!!!
TO WIN: You must first go to the Little Miss Matched website and tell me something that you would love to have for your self there are so many great products there it will be hard to choose.
Extra Entries:
  1. Go here and sign up for the little miss matched email list (2 entries)
  2. Grab my button and let me know where you placed it in the comments (2 entries)
  3. Tell me what sock styles you would choose if you was the lucky winner (2 entries)
  4. subscribe to my blog (3 entries)
  5. follow my blog (2 entries)
  6. follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway leave the link in the comments (3 entries)
  7. blog about this great giveaway and leave link in comments (5 entries)

Contest will run from now through April 25th 2009. Open to everyone. Good Luck and you must leave your email in the comment or have accessible on your blog. If I can not get a hold of you I will automatically draw a new winner

Take Me Back Thursday

This little gal is among my granddaughters first pictures. She was a bit bigger than the little babies in the nursery weighing 9 lbs + oh my how this day was so crazy but wonderful. We were told that she would never be here but guess what they were wrong. She was born and yes she is perfect

For more Take Me back Thursday and to participate in this new meme visit Learning Together Hand in Hand blog here

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wordful Wednesday

These are my girls. I miss them very much this week. These girls have been my best friends even though they are my daughters. Oh the fun we have shared and stories we could tell you. Both my girls are very precious to me. The one in the gray is graduating from high school this year and will begin a life toward a goal of her own. The other is all ready a mommy and wife. She fills both jobs very well. I will move up close to my oldest daughter and baby sit my granddaughter next year after my son graduates from high school .She can then go back to school and I will have 5 in college at that time. Oh how motherhood hits me funny, proud and at the same time changes my pace daily

for more wordful Wednesday visit SevEn cLoWn CirCuS here

Word Filled Wednesday

I love this verse when all the world seems to fail you can cry for help and he can say be still I am here. Oh how we can trust in the Lord for everything. The old saying why worry when we can pray rings true so very often in our lives.

For more wordfilled wednesday visit the blog Heart Of Wisdom here

Wordless Wednesday visit with Grandpa

Recently Grandpa was treated to a lovely time with his grandbaby. They both had a great time

For more Wordless Wednesday visit Go Graham Go here or The Coupon Coup here or Green Mamas Pad here or My Charmed Life here or Ordinary and Awesome blog here or here
For more Thousand Word Thursday visit the Cheaper than Therapy blog here

More Great Giveaways

I have found some more:
  • My dear friend over at the Soothie Ranch is hosting a giveaway for Birthday in a Box where all the great supplies are themed and shipped to the host of the party.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Totally Talented Tuesday

This is my daughter who turned 17 this week. I have seen her mature so much I love to watch her as she grows into a lovely young lady.

For more totally talented tuesday visit the blog Two of a Kind Working on a Full House here

Tightwad Tuesday

I am not sure if there are charity auctions every where but here where I live there are several a year. I love them because you can save money and gets lots of great items. Well once again we are had a radio auction to support the Lions of a nearby team. We bought a handmade Noah's ark baby quilt for $17, (great buy) and a movie card. Yeah that was great and tonight we will listen again to see what if anything we can get. If there is one near you check it out because they are cool

for more tightwad Tuesday tips visit Raising 4 Godly Men blog here
For more frugal friday ideas visit the blog live as mom here

Kitchen Tips

I thought that I would share a few kitchen tips today

  1. when hard boiling eggs add a bit of oil to water to make peeling easier

  2. if your eggs are getting older hard boil them to make then last another week or 2

for more kitchen tips check out Tammy's recipes here

for more talk about it teusday visit the lazy organizer here

for works for me wednesday visit the blog we are that family here


We recently received a great chance to visit with my granddaughter how lovely it was. My daughter had an illness and the medication that was given to her did not help. She had a terrible side effect and called us up one morning at 2:30 a.m. Oh my what a terrible shocker. She was crying and in a terrible fret. She was yelling at her daddy to come and get her. Even though we know that her and her husband have a loving relationship the first thought to my husband was that something had happened and her and Matt were fighting. As I woke up I realized Matt was on midnight shift and that could not have been the problem. As the conversation went on I realized that something was really wrong my daughter could not remember that she had a daughter or a husband. She could not understand where I was. In the end I needed to call the police and they knew her and knew that something was really wrong. In the end the problem was that she had a side effect to the theraflu medication. What a scary night but the entire time she had stayed in the bed and had somehow been able to call my new number. Oh my you know that Angels were there and surrounding her taking care of her and at the same time protecting our little one. I Praise God for this. No one could help her since I was 3 hours away from her and could not help her. When the police arrived they were not even aware a baby was in the house and her husband was at work. It was all in God's hands. She is O.K. now since finding out what happened and knowing what that medicine does to her. But this verse came to mind and I wanted to share it.

But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." (Luke 18:27)

For more Gratituesdayvisit the Heavenly Homemaker site here

Monday, April 6, 2009

Scensibles giveaway

Winner has been selected and emailed

A short while back I reviewed the Scensibles bags that are very sensible to use. I love these little bags because they are so great to use when traveling or even when you simply want to be discrete. If you would like to read the great review please visit my blog here.

Let me remind you why I like Scensibles little bags so much
  • these little bags are small enough to carry in your pocket
  • these little bags are great to use while camping
  • these little bags allow you to keep your privacy discrete

You may want to try these for yourself. If so you are in luck the makers of Scensibles are happily offering 2 of Annies Home readers a chance to win a box of scensibles of their own.

To Win: You must go to the website and tell me something that I did not mention about this product

Extra Entries:

  • Follow my blog
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  • let me know of a contest, linky or spot to list giveaways
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  • tweet about the giveaway (2 entries)
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Contest will run from now to April 13, 2009. Must include email or have available on blog. Open to everyone.

giveaways found on this not so spring weekend

I found these giveaways today and wonder where the warm weather has gone

OZone Socks review

Do you love to wear great looking socks? Well what about great looking and stylish? Well let me tell you about some great socks that are stylish, great looking and sure to fit your personality. The Ozone Socks have many styles available and let me tell you that these great socks feel as great on your feet as they look.

When I was a kid I had a pair of striped socks that I referred to as my Zebra socks. Ozone Socks are created with fun in mind. Stripes just seem to make me smile and keep me happy.

What about these great looking fun loving Ozone Socks? I love the fact that they look as if the shoe is all ready on. LOL. Too cute
OZone Socks are available for the men as well. These boot knife socks (printed) would be great fun for the guys as well.

Lauri Mallet created Ozone Socks because she felt that socks were being left out of the fashion world. Lauri grew up in Paris France and of course gained several bits of fashion history.

From the Ozone Socks Website:

Laurie founded ozone design in 2000. She strongly believed that socks were one of the only items untouched by fashion.“Ozone Design is devoted entirely to putting fashion and fun into socks and tights. Amazingly, they were still looked upon as undergarments.” Laurie’s goal was to bring spirit and passion to one of the most intimate and neglected parts of our wardrobe. “For too long the sock has been ignored by the world of fashion and we’re going to change that.”During the past seven years Ozone has set the benchmarks for what’s cool and hip in footwear. “There have been more innovative and new design concepts that have come out of Ozone than any other sock company in history.” The list is impressive: shoe socks, safe sox, hemp socks, radionic socks, tattoo socks, motorcycle socks, the replacement sock, etc. Laurie still has her heart embedded in the art world. Ozone makes socks for many of the world’s famous museums. Laurie worked closely with Christo during The Gates project and developed the highly successful “Gates sock” sold during the event. Ozone socks are sold around the world and through a network of two thousand stores in America.A recent men’s vogue article sums it up:“When Mallet talks about her dreams for socks, people often ask her what all the fuss is about. Most of the time no one can see your socks anyway. 'Fashion is something you do for yourself,' says Mallet. 'Of course, when other people get a glimpse, that is exciting. But I prefer the idea that socks are your secret weapon.'

So the next time you are looking for great socks that are fashionable, cute and fun think of Ozone Socks

BUY:You can buy Ozone Socks from their website here.

simple woman's gazette

Outside my window: the air is a bit cool but the God's coloring book has many great spring hues
I am thinking: about my daughters who are away from me today but will be here this weekend
I am thankful for: my children and their love for each other, the world and the Lord
From the kitchen: I made a special treat for my little ones today, fruit pizza
I am wearing: lounging clothes
I am reading: Joyce Myers book
I am hoping that the weather for Easter is nice and warm
I am creating plans for Easter weekend
I am hearing morning news
Around the house: laundry, straigtning up, deep clean daughter room while she is not here
One of my favorite things: is attending Sunday morning bible study with lots of great women
A few plans for the rest of the week: weekend will be the busiest but the kids will be busy with things they are doing with the church youth group
to join in head here

Happy Homemaker Monday

On my bedside table:
Notes from my Sunday school lesson that will stretch over the coming week until Sunday Easter. It is about the week before the Crucifixion what happened and when biblical.

On my TV:
Rachael Ray my every Monday morning show

On the menu for tonight:
polish sausage casserole,

On my To Do List:
clean bathroom
help boys with their room
deep clean daughters room
straighten home

New Recipe I tried last week:
fruit pizza had never made and it is becoming a family favorite

Looking forward to:
several weekend events

Homemaking Tip for this week
when hard boiling eggs place 1 t oil in it will help shells come off easier

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
At The Well Posting with the subject being the older woman at this link

Favorite photo from last week: This was my picture for wordless Wednesday and I love it we were attending a youth convention and at the other end was a scary character festival

Lesson learned the past few days:
I learned that no matter how old your child gets they will always need you. When my daughter came down sick she did not remember her husband or baby but her parents. It was due to a severe reaction to a medication that had been prescribed to her. I found out about the side effect while looking at the medication on line. She called the doctor and was told to stop taking it
On my Prayer List:
those traveling
several friends with cancer
my daughter
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
The lovely lady who leads our Sunday morning bible study has allowed us to have a week of looking toward the cross devotion. I will be posting them here daily
If you want to join in on the fun of Happy Home Maker Monday visit the Diary of a Stay at Home Mom here