Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Finds

Okay girls!! Here's my Friday Find for the week.

I don't know about you, but January is all about renewal for me.

I set goals to excercise, (-hey I actually went to the YMCA twice this week something I haven't done since...hmmm...May?) -Setting goals to read the scriptures more, to learn a new skill, to spend more time with my family, to save more money, blah, blah, blah, on and on; and they are typically broken around February. Sound familiar?

Well the good news for me, is that I just sat down this Monday and planned out my 2010 goals so perhaps all of them won't be broken until March this year?! LOL.
One of my goals was to be more diligent with Family Home Evening. I don't know about you, but to be honest, I'm one for four this month. BOINK!
I think I was secretly waiting for Vanessa to send out the link for the FHE lessons for the entire year, like she did last year. But alas; nada. If you've had this, why haven't you shared with me!!!
So, with that said, here is my Friday Find:

2010 FHE Lessons for a year "I Know My Savior Lives."
Yep, I went looking for it myself, I loved having this for 2009, if made FHE so much easier, and if it's easy, there's a greater chance of me actually doing it!

Enjoy! -If like me you hadn't got this yet.
And shame on you if you already had it and didn't send it to me.

Here's another one I found, but this one seemed to be geared more to older kids, (and was a lot more pages to print) so pick which one is right for your fam.
2010 FHE Lessons -geared more for older kids

For next week's Friday Find, I tag CARMEN!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesday!!

Here's mine...

"The river tugged at Lirael's knees, willing her onwards. For a moment she resisted, reluctant to give up the feel of Life at her back." Abhorsen by Garth Nix page 96

And for next week, I tag Devyn.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Finds

Here's our newest fun blog game. I've called it Friday Finds. Every Friday we list something we've found that other book clubbers might like! It could be a new book, new magazine, a new craft, something new around Oceanside, whatever you can think of. I'd like to be able to tag each other to do this so we can all have a turn! I'll go first this week and name someone I've tagged at the bottom. If' you are up for being tagged, leave a comment so I'll know it and the other people will too!

So here is my first Friday Find:

The Book Wreath!

Yes, that's right. It's a wreath. Made. from. an. old. book!!! I'm dying. Why don't I already have one??! Click on the book wreath link above the picture to check out the tutorial. I think I could possibly be able to pull this on off!

This has to be one of the funnest craft projects I've seen in a long time! My friend Elaine (who is a librarian) tipped me off to it and I can't wait to make my own. I even want to try one with magazine pages or something colorful like a comic book for the girls playroom. What do ya think? Should we make some together?

Also, the blog I found it on, Living with Lindsay is TERRIFIC! It's a fantastic little crafty blog I know I'll be checking time and time again! I feel a house overhaul with my glue gun coming on...

Okay, for next week, I tag....SARA!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays

Okay, so today is our Teaser Tuesday.

Yes, I know it's Wednesday. I'm late. I have good reasons, but I wanted to get it done to show you how it will work. The idea came from this blog over at Should Be Reading. Here's how it works..

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Every week I hope we can post our own teaser and link it back. Plus we can have teasers for each other, just leave a comment with your two teaser sentences!

WHY are we doing this we ask???!!! Because I say so. And I have author access so you can't stop me. And it's awesome. And I'm feeling extra snarky today, so watch it!

No really, I thought this could be really fun considering how many of our original group has now moved and goshdarnit, I miss them!!! So I'm hoping they'll chime in too! (you know who you are!)

Without further ado, here's my first Teaser Tuesday:

"Lirael wondered how on earth they could work with the corrosive taint of Free Magic all around and looked at them more closely. Then she gasped and tried to move back, but the vision held her." From Lirael by Garth Nix. (second installation in the Abhorsen Trilogy)

Okay ladies, let's see it! What's your teaser?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Year, New Books

Hello Everyone! Welcome to 2010!!

The list of books for this year are over on the right. The alternate reading list was updated as well, if you have a book for that, just let me know or post a review here and I'll add it. We had a couple of changes to the list after further thought, but I don't think it effects anyone's choices that wasn't in on the discussion.

This month's book is Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. We will be meeting at Shauna's house.

Here's a few different things for this coming year..

  • We are going to be trying out a monthly book exchange. If you have a book you've finished and enjoyed and either want to pass it along for good or just loan it out, bring it along each month. We will have stickers to place in the back saying who to return it to if it's just a loaner. If you have books you no longer want, bring those too and if no one picks them up, I will gather them up and take them down to the library for donation.
  • Is everyone aware of Good Reads? is a fun and great (and free) way to review and keep track of your books and to keep track of what your friends are reading as well. We can even start our own group on there if we have enough people who want to do so! Make sure to check it out!
  • Don't forget, you can always post a review or book suggestion or anything else you come across here! If you don't have author access, let me (Vanessa) know and I will fix that quick!
  • After following a few other book clubby blogs (namely Exclusively Books and ShouldBeReading) I thought it might be fun to play along with some of their blog posts. In particulary Teaser Tuesdays (which I'll start this Tuesday) and maybe Friday Finds, which just means on Fridays, we post a book (or blog or magazine) we've heard about that we think others might enjoy.
  • Next meeting we'll talk about a few other group endeavors, like group movie tickets purchases and a group Barnes and Noble Membership.
Happy Reading Everyone!!!!!