Wow. Where do I begin?
To all of those who were there yesterday, I don't think I need to tell you what a good time it was. For those who didn't make - so sorry.
Of all the many times I have heard the words "pampered chef", I have to tell you I didn't know what I was missing out on. They really do offer some nice, quality cooking appliances. I mean seriously, they have thought of everything. And we really did have a great time playin' around with them.
Thank you- to those who sent orders, came to the party, placed purchases to help get me on my way... to Miss Becky and Miss Yvonne for all they did to get this show on the road, and another special thanks to Mrs. Lillycrop for the lovely job she did-- THANK YOU!!!
Now, if you're reading this and kicking yourself for not have had a chance to participate in the Pampered Chef experiance- it is certainly not too late to place an order to benefit the fundraiser! I have some order forms that we will be accepting until December 12th. Twenty percent of all purchases will go towards my missions trip to Romania this summer!
As the Romanian would say, "Multsumesc!"
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Wow. Where do I begin?
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
And with the fun of blogging comes many perks... this being one of them.
So, here's a little bit of foreshadowing on what's to come:
I will be adding a fun new feature to this good ol' blog of mine. A way for me to say "thank you!" for supporting me in my efforts to head over to Romania this coming summer. Sporadically I will be testing out some new products, and if I happen to like them, giving a few of them away to you! So stay tuned... giveaway posts to come. This oughta be great.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
This year's theme is "The Bovines in Blue"
If you're at all familar with these calenders,
every edition features those cows up to something.
This year it's "protecting cows and serving chicken".
And it's pretty stinkin' hilarious.
If you can get past the slightly bizarre nature, they really are nice calenders. Each month features one great-deal of a coupon (and December's has two!) They cost $6.00 a piece- but seriously they pay you right back with free sandwhiches, salads, drinks, shakes, and more. A friend of mine just keeps her's in the trunk of her car so she'll have them while they're out and about. Handy, ain't it?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Horaay! Finally, the first fundraiser has come upon us! It's an exciting one too. And pretty yummy at that.
Friday, the fourteenth of November, I will be holding a bake sale at the Chick-Fil-A in Westminster. This is the one on Englar Road in the Food Lion shopping center with the Joann Fabrics, not the one in the mall. It's from about 2:30-5 pm, roughly.
Now, you may be wondering what kind of yummy deserts there might be at this bake sale, or even where they might be coming from. That's where this thing turns into one big group effort. I need you!
If you have a knack for baking, or don't and need some practice, this is certainly your lucky day! If you would like to donate any baked goodies (brownies, cookies, breads, muffins, cakes, candy, pastries, etc.) I will take them off your hands with overwhelming gratitude. You can just drop them off at the church (or my house- whichever is easier) sometime early Friday. We'll probably run by the church around 1 or 1:30 to pick stuff up. Unless of course it's something than can be frozen and thawed, in which case you can drop it off whenever it's convenient.
Next on my list...
I will also be selling Chick-Fil-A 's 2009 calenders to accompany this fundraising effort. They sell for $6.00 a piece. The nice part is each month features coupons so that, in turn, they end up paying for themselves after the first month. Pretty sweet, huh? They will be available at the bake sale and beyond. Pictures to come...
So, with that said, if you feel that you could donate any baked treats, whether they be healthy or not so healthy, please leave me a comment with your name, what you plan on cookin', and about how much you'd like to give. Or in case the calenders strike your fancy, just comment me and let me know.
Thanks so much you all- this should be pretty cool!
From me, Marilyn on 11/06/2008 05:15:00 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Well, I do have about eight months till I get going, but there is a lot to pack into eight months, or so it feels at least.
The trip cost (my room and board) is 1000 dollars, and then there's those good ol' airline tickets. (help, Randi!! I need you!) And I'm pretty sure that once you add all those digits together you get something that looks an awful lot like a telephone number.
So, let the fundraising begin! That's when I think to myself "wait, where do I begin again?"
Last time it was car wash/yard sale (didn't work out the best...) and then the spaghetti dinner, and then those friendly little letters. The spaghetti dinner was great (maybe this spring?) and you gotta love the letters. But I need something else!! And ideas?? I was thinkin' a bake sale might be fun...
If you might so happen to conjure up any please please please comment me with 'em. I was thinking I might ask ZiPani if I could set aside a couple hours one Sunday after church, throughout which I might get a small percentage of the bills of customers who mention me. I know, I know, a lot to ask. Pizza Hut does it. I'm a pretty faithful ZiPani customer so maybe they'll pity me :)
Ok, so now it's your turn- let the comments begin!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
For a good portion of my life I've seen cousin after cousin embark on trips to places across the globe. And then I turned 13, and it hit me.
I too could pack up and try this "missions" thing out. So, I hit my knees, waiting for some sort of conformation from God that I ought to go. Once I made it that far, the question was where on earth, literally speaking, to go. Perhaps it was the pictures of deprived kids, the awful statistics, or the country's quaint European setting. Or maybe, just maybe, it was God that told me it was Romania.
Ok, never mind, I know it was. I had just turned 13, and had never been out of house by myself for more than 1 week prior to this, and I had absolutely no worries about it. That was proof enough.
So, when I got there, jet lag wasn't the only thing that hit me. Culture shock, boy is it a hard thing (and worse than loosing a couple hours of sleep I might add) From the paltry things like toilet paper that feels like recycled newspaper, and not being able to flush it, to the bigger, harder things. Hurting people. To those who witnessed the cruelty of communism, there seems to be no end to the nightmares. Kids are left to run around all day long. Parents sending out their little ones to follow big adults and beg for money. Kids left in hospitals with shattered windows with massive heaps of garbage just outside them. Or, the kids who were left by there parents and put into institutions where they are put into cages and strapped into beds. Part of me said, "Why, God, why? Innocent children- what did they do to deserve this? Don't you think you might ought to do something?" And another part said, "this is my mission field- how awe-inspiring is that?"
Last summer, I didn't make it out again, but this summer I feel like there's nothing stopping me if God says to go back.I think He has. And this time, I get to serve the ones I grieve for most- the little ones. Kids who God has rescued or is rescuing from darkness, and I actually get to help bring them into His marvelous light.
Lord willing, one day I will have the privilege of helping to rescue them.
From me, Marilyn on 10/22/2008 06:41:00 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
From me, Marilyn on 10/18/2008 04:14:00 PM