Friday, October 12, 2012

7 quick takes


1 -  Ummmm I love this song.  Lovely.  Perfect.  No disrespect to The Magnetic Fields but this version is the best.  The. Best.  You're welcome, friends.

2 - So the lovely Maria won the Washboard Basics All Natural Laundry Soap give-away (yay, Maria!) but YOU still have the opportunity for a sweet deal.  The fantastic ladies at Washboard Basics (yes, I am partial) have offered a 20% discount to all my blog readers.  So head over to their Etsy store, pick out your product, and then type in "KNOTTED20" to get 20% off your purchase.  The coupon is good today (Friday, October 12, 2012) through next Friday (the 19th).  Megan and Laura believe that no one should have to pay a fortune to be able to clean their home safely and naturally - it's core to their business mission and this sweet deal just goes to show they mean it.  Plus, the packaging is cute.  So do it!  I'm going to.

3 - If you haven't hear about Taryn Watkins, please allow me to introduce you to this fantastic young woman.  Actually, I'll let Taryn do the talking:
Hello,
My name is Taryn Watkins 
For the last several years I have been discerning my call to religious life and I hope to join the Discalced Carmelites.  I am currently working to pay off my student loans because in order for me to enter, I need to be debt free. This is why I am in need of your help. Will you prayerfully consider buying one of my paintings online or offering a donation to help me fulfill my vocation? I have created a blog,ProDominoDeo.blogspot.com, that I would love for you to take a look at and share it with anyone and everyone you know because I very much desire to enact God's call quickly! I am an artist myself and I have made some prints of a painting of Our Lady because I place my vocation and the way in which that will be realized in her hands. Please consider purchasing one of my prints for yourself or a friend, they would make a great Christmas present this season!
Oremus pro invicem,
Taryn Watkins


3 - To add a couple of things to Taryn's letter:  I have no idea what the Latin says.  Also, I think "discalced" means "shoeless".  Lastly, the prints are beautiful, check them out:
In summary, "Help a (future) sister out" and pray for her and offer some financial support if possible!

4 - We are trying to sell our home.  Our beautiful, lovely, family-friendly home.  We need to move closer to Travis' work and my family but otherwise we love this house.  If you know anyone who wants to live in a small town, have great neighbors, low taxes, a great parish, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, close to hospitals, schools, world headquarters for CAT and State Farm...  please have them contact us!  Let me entice you with some pictures:
It's so cute!  And everything in it is new!

Large living room with lots of windows!

Check out all that counter space!  

Large, beautiful dining room!
5 - So friends keep asking me for tips on how to live on a tight budget.  I'm wondering if I should write a blog post about it (I did write one for Cynthia's Mother-to-Mother "Living on a Budget" series) since Travis and I have recently learned a few new tricks.  So what I'm wondering is, should I write such a post?  I'm no kind of financial expert but if anyone's interested I would gladly type it up.  I just hate sounding like a know-it-all.

6 - I think I'm really going to like the show Nashville.  Anyone else?  You can watch it on Hulu if you missed the pilot.  

7 - Okay, and I just spent 10 minutes trying to find something funny to post here.  But I found nothing that fit.  And now I'm out of time and must go man my garage sale.  I'm de-cluttering, yo!  It feels good!

14 comments:

  1. Hi Bonnie, your house is very cute! I would love to read your budgeting tips, I really found your earlier post on that topic very helpful

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  2. Prayers that you sell your house fast bc keeping a house clean for showing with little kids is no joke!

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  3. Your house is SO adorable! You should be proud of what you've done to it!! I hope it sells soon!

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  4. I think I'm going to like Nashville, too... But that's just what I need, huh - one more show to watch.

    The house looks beautiful and I'd love a budget post. But I like all things budget, anyway.

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  5. If we could, we would buy your house in a second!! (Timing stinks!) Second....I'm always up for posts on budgeting. I think you should definitely share your tips and tricks : )

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  6. I would love to read budget tips! My husband and I are still working out our finances now that I quit teaching to be home with our daughter and am only working part-time, so any advice you want to pass along would be very helpful.

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  7. Yes-always open to budget tips! Praying you sell the house quickly-it really is cute.

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  8. I would love to read a post on budgeting tips!! Go for it!

    Also, your house is beautiful! Good luck with selling!!

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  9. Ok, a few things: 1. Your house is so adorable. You and Travis should be SO proud! 2. Yes yes yes to the budget post! and 3. I have been debating on watching Nashville. I DVR'd all episodes of Smash last season with the intent of watching it in the off season and then never did and deleted them all. I always tell myself I don't neeeeeeed one more show to watch but gosh darnit anything with music just draws me in - dang!

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  10. Ooooh, love that island in the kitchen. If our family were ready to up and move...I'd put a bid on it ;)

    Oh, and yes, do another budget post. Or series. Whatever. We can never get enough of that topic.

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  11. Yes to the budget post(s).

    I'll pray that your house sells quickly, but it also makes me a little sad because I really like your house!

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  12. Dude... I want your house. SO SPACIOUS!

    I would definitely be interested in the post!

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  13. Your house is soo pretty! Hope you find someone for it soon! :) Good luck with the garage sale!

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  14. Discalced = barefoot. My family makes a number of jokes about the fact that I'm discalced quite a bit of the time.

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