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Thursday, September 27, 2012

With Every Letter



They know everything about each other--except their real names.
Lt. Mellie Blake is looking forward to beginning her training as a flight nurse. She is not looking forward to writing a letter to a man she's never met--even if it is anonymous and part of a morale-building program. Lt. Tom MacGilliver, an officer stationed in North Africa, welcomes the idea of an anonymous correspondence--he's been trying to escape his infamous name for years.
As their letters crisscross the Atlantic, Tom and Mellie develop a unique friendship despite not knowing the other's true identity. When both are transferred to Algeria, the two are poised to meet face-to-face for the first time. Will they overcome their fears and reveal who they are, or will their future be held hostage by their pasts?
Combining a flair for romance with excellent research and attention to detail, Sarah Sundin vividly brings to life the perilous challenges of WWII aviation, nursing--and true love.

This is another great novel by Sarah Sundin! 

Mellie is an only child, who has never really had any friends... so making friends is a hard for her. She does not know how to act, what to say... until her pen pal... helps... 

Just another great novel!

 Sarah is hosting a giveaway in conjunction with this book... but you have to hurry IT ENDS TODAY!  

Enter Today - 9/10-9/27! Sarah Sundin With Every Letter Kindle Nook Giveaway

Go here to ENTER!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Reunion


Everything lost can be found.
Aaron Miller knows a thing or two about loss. He's lost love. Dignity. Second, and even third, chances. Once honored for his heroism, he now lives in near obscurity, working as a handyman in a humble trailer park.
But God is a master at finding and redeeming the lost things of life. Unbeknownst to Aaron, someone is searching for him.


Dan Walsh is one of the best story tellers I have read in a long time.

His books will keep you engaged from the first to the last word.

I have to warn you... if you read this book.. 
you will need a box of tissues!

I have to say that I have enjoyed every book I have read 
by Dan Walsh. 

He has a way of bringing the past and the present together in 
his stories, that make them outstanding!


To read an excerpt of The Reunion... 



Monday, September 10, 2012

Easy Sewing Projects For "Project" Days...

The web is full of quick easy tutorials.  You can find just about anything you need by just a few clicks.  

Last year, I started having "project" days.  
They were days set aside just to do fun
sewing, cooking, or any type of craft project they wanted.




Let me not forget to mention.. I counted as "class" for
Life Skill Building... i.e... Home Ec.

It was such a success that my girls have asked for it again this year.
(Who am I to let them down... Smiley ) 

This is a small list of things I have found on the web.. for 
some sewing projects...

(By the way.... having a fun "project" day is a great was to make gifts for the up coming holiday season!)

Ok.. now on to the list of FREE... tutorials, patterns.. etc... 

Peasant Dress Pattern  
(for dolls)

Neck Pillow

Baby Doll Diapers 
 (great for the young sewers!)

Purse pattern  
easy pattern for tweens and teens

Lunch Sack 
(make these up and give stuff with homemade cookies or goodies at Christmas time)

Glass Cases

Aprons

Pillowcases
always fun for a beginner!

Binder Covers

Barbie Clothes

Headbands




Hope you have fun "Project" Days in the near future!



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Love's Reckoning... book review



Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz

This is the first of Laura's book series called

The Ballantyne Legacy

Silas Ballantyne is a blacksmith apprentice.  He finds himself finishing his apprenticeship with Liege Lee, a man that could not keep any apprentices for long.

All Silas wants is to finish his time and move west to begin the life he has always dreamed of.

Liege Lee, has other ideas for his apprentice. He has two daughter's.. which he wants to marry one off to Silas.. keeping with the tradition of  apprentice marrying the Master's daughter.

Eden Lee is a sweet, gentle young lady. She is nothing like her oldest sister Elspeth.  Elspeth is ready to "conquer" Silas and make him hers... Eden on the other hand already has plans for her future .. and marriage is not in those plans.

This book takes many turns, unraveling the secrets that have entwined all the lives of the Lee family and their neighbors.

Love's Reckoning is a great story... 
It starts with a bang!

I can't wait for book two... 





Tuesday, September 4, 2012

One down... thirty five to go!

Yay!

One down and only thirty five more to go!

Yes, I am already counting down.

The first week is always the toughest for me.

It does not matter how much I plan and think I am prepared
something always needs tweaking.

One good thing, our work load is not as
bad (so far) as I thought it would be.
(by this I mean.. there has not been to much complaining... 
a good sign right Smiley ) 

Monday morning I forced asked the girls for 
some "first day of school" pictures..



Then we got to work!  


Janelle is being a good sport with all the pictures I kept taking!



Kalyn's  working hard


So how did your first week go?
  I would love to hear what you did to make your first week fun and special.

Happy Homeschooling!
Shelby


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Scripture of the Month

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

He is faithful to do all He has promised in his Word. I'm so glad that he is faithful to meet our needs and to give us our wants. There is no one Greater than OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!