Faucets

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2009

I’m not real picky when it comes to faucets and things of that nature. As long as they work I really don’t care if they are sleek and stylish. *LOL*. I’m not much of a girly girl, I don’t really think about if the furniture all matches, or if the room colors flow from room to room, if the dishes match the table cloth…*LOL* I don’t even use a table cloth!! Servicability is more important to me than looks.


Cruise

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2009

Never really given a cruise more than a passing thought. Sure it’d be kinda cool to go on one, but I can think of a whole lot of other things to spend money on. A cruise to England has particular appeal at the moment, but that’s just because I have other reasons for wanting to go to England, and could probably find a cheaper way of going than a cruise. *LOL*


Rubber Stamp

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2009

Sometimes I think there are a whole group of people in the world that hold different rubber stamps and slap them down on you when you least expect it. Saying things like “judged”, “unfit”, and many many more nasty, mean, or hurtful things to say about others. I’ve been judged by many people over the course of my life, and probably will for the rest of my life, I just wished people would realize that it’s not our place to judge.


Micro SD Card

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2009

Can’t say I know a lot about micro sd cards. I know they have become increasingly popular in cell phones, digital cameras, even printers, and other electronics. They are a handy piece of technology, though I’m always afraid I’m going to lose the extra one I have for my camera. It’s handy to be able to take it out of my camera, pop in a new one, and not have to worry about running out of space if I want to take loads and loads of pictures.


Barcode Scanner

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2009

The use of barcode scanners has become the norm for most places, from high end retail to gas stations. But there are also other barcode scanners, that you use in your own home. There are companies that give you a scanner to use, on all of your purchases, and then you transmit that information to the company so they can track the most popular product purchases, brands, prices and other information like that.


Best Weight Loss Pills

Posted by Vicki on May 29, 2009

I don’t know what the best weight loss pills are. I’ve never felt I needed to use them, though at some points I’ve considered it. I am happy to say that in the last couple of months I’ve lost 10 pounds. Another 30 pounds and I’ll be right where I want to be, though I’ll be quite happy if I can just drop another 10 or 15. Weight to me has always been a matter of whether you are happy with yourself or not. I am comfortable where I am now, but a few more pounds and I’ll be happy with the way I look.


Rose House

Posted by Vicki on May 27, 2009

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Rose House

WaterBrook Press (May 5, 2009)

by

Tina Ann Forkner

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tina Ann Forkner writes contemporary fiction that challenges and inspires. She grew up in Oklahoma and graduated with honors from CSU Sacramento before settling in Wyoming. She lives with her husband, their three bright children and their dog and stays busy serving on the Laramie County Library Foundation Board of Directors. She is the author of Ruby Among Us, her debut novel, and Rose House, which recently released from Waterbrook Press/Random House.

ABOUT THE BOOK

A vivid story of a private grief, a secret painting, and one woman’s search for hope

Still mourning the loss of her family in a tragic accident, Lillian Diamon finds herself drawn back to the Rose House, a quiet cottage where four years earlier she had poured out her anguish among its fragrant blossoms.

She returns to the rolling hills and lush vineyards of the Sonoma Valley in search of something she can’t quite name. But then Lillian stumbles onto an unexpected discovery: displayed in the La Rosaleda Gallery is a painting that captures every detail of her most private moment of misery, from the sorrow etched across her face to the sandals on her feet.

What kind of artist would dare to intrude on such a personal scene, and how did he happen to witness Lillian’s pain? As the mystery surrounding the portrait becomes entangled with the accident that claimed the lives of her husband and children, Lillian is forced to rethink her assumptions about what really happened that day.

A captivating novel rich with detail, Rose House explores how the brushstrokes of pain can illuminate the true beauty of life.

If you would like to read an excerpt from Rose House, go HERE


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Jillian Dare

Posted by Vicki on May 27, 2009

I loved this book, a must read for sure!

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Jillian Dare: A Novel

Revell (May 1, 2009)

by

Melanie M. Jeschke

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Melanie Morey Jeschke (pronounced jes-key), a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from University of Virginia as a Phi Beta Kappa with an Honors degree in English Literature and a minor in European and English History.

A free-lance travel writer, Melanie contributed the Oxford chapter to the Rick Steves’ England 2006 guidebook. She is a member of the Capital Christian Writers and Christian Fiction Writers as well as three book clubs, and taught high-school English before home-schooling most of her nine children. Melanie lectures on Lewis and Tolkien, Oxford, and writing, and gives inspirational talks to all manner of groups, including university classes, women’s clubs, young professionals, teens, and school children.

A fourth generation pastor’s wife (her father Dr. Earl Morey is a retired Presbyterian minister), Melanie resides in the Greater Washington, D.C. area with her children and husband Bill Jeschke, a soccer coach and the Senior Pastor of The King’s Chapel, an non-denominational Christian church in Fairfax, Virginia.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Jillian Dare leaves her Shenandoah Valley foster home behind and strikes out on her own as a nanny at a large country estate in northern Virginia. She is delighted with the beauty of her new home, the affection of her young charge Cadence Remington, and the opportunity for frequent travel to the Remington castle in England.

She is less certain about her feelings for her handsome but moody employer, Ethan. In spite of herself, Jillian realizes she is falling for her boss. But how can a humble girl ever hope to win a wealthy man of the world? And what dark secrets from the past is he hiding? This contemporary story, inspired by the well-loved classic Jane Eyre, will capture readers’ hearts.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Jillian Dare: A Novel, go HERE


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Mesothelioma Cancer

Posted by Vicki on May 21, 2009

The diagnosis of any cancer was always difficult, but it always ripped at her heart when it was a particularly difficult type, like Mesothelioma cancer. She had become a doctor, specializing in Cancer because at the age of 9 she had watched her mother fight the battle of cancer, and eventually losing that battle 10 years later. It had been a tough way to grow up, but she was never sorry for the time that the Doctors and treatments had given her with her mother.


Equestrian Apparel

Posted by Vicki on May 20, 2009

My equestrian apparel is pretty simple…jeans and a tshirt. *LOL*..If I’m lucky I’ll have a pair of cowboy boots too, but those aren’t necesary for the casual rider. I’ve thought a lot about horses and riding lately. I really miss it!! There is nothing that equals the feel of riding a horse, at least not to me. I won’t say it’s the best feeling in the world, because when the girls were born, those were my best moments, but horseback riding is a feeling all it’s own. I truly hope that one day I will have the chance to own and ride horses again!!!