Beautify Your Fridge :)

I love these homemade magnets. They are so beautiful, simple to make and customizable (is that a word?). You will find all the directions and other cool crafts at Also check out her cups made of bacon!?!?!

Reuse, Remake, Renew

I am always on the lookout for cool crafting ideas. The possiblities for this are endless. You will always have supplies on hand. I haven't tried it yet but can't wait. I just haven't decided what to make yet. Watch the video to find out...


The Watchers Become the Watched

Kevin Connelly is another inspiring hero. Also born with no legs, he has turned what would drag others down into art. He takes photos of the people who stare at him and has created a gallery of photos that he calls "The Rolling Exhibition". Click Kevin's photo to read his amazing story on People of the Web.

No Arms, No Legs...No Limits!

Nick Vujicic is amazing! I saw him on 20/20 last night and was deeply inspired. I love to be reminded to shut up and stop whining about the little pressures of everyday life. People like Nick help me keep things in perspective. I would definitely consider him to be a hero. The following is a few paragraphs by Nick telling of his beginnings in this world.

"My name is Nick Vujicic and I give God the Glory for how He has used my testimony to touch thousands of hearts around the world! I was born without limbs and doctors have no medical explanation for this birth "defect". As you can imagine, I was faced with many challenges and obstacles. "Consider it pure joy, my Brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds." JAMES 1:2-4
.....To count our hurt, pain and struggle as nothing but pure joy? As my parents were Christians, and my Dad even a Pastor of our church, they knew that verse very well. However, on the morning of the 4th of December 1982 in Melbourne (Australia), the last two words on the minds of my parents was "Praise God!". Their firstborn son had been born without limbs! There were no warnings or time to prepare themselves for it. The doctors were shocked and had no answers at all! There is still no medical reason why this had happened and Nick now has a Brother and Sister who were born just like any other baby.
The whole church mourned over my birth and my parents were absolutely devastated. Everyone asked, "if God is a God of Love, then why would God let something this bad happen to not just anyone, but dedicated Christians?" My Dad thought I wouldn't survive for very long, but tests proved that I was a healthy baby boy just with a few limbs missing.
Understandably, my parents had strong concern and evident fears of what kind of life I'd be able to lead. God provided them strength, wisdom and courage through those early years and soon after that I was old enough to go to school.
The law in Australia didn't allow me to be integrated into a main-stream school because of my physical disability. God did miracles and gave my Mom the strength to fight for the law to be changed. I was one of the first disabled students to be integrated into a main-stream school."

Be sure to visit Nick's site and continue to be inspired.


Funny Video Friday

Another funny prank. I love the way people react :)

Funny Video Friday

don't take this serious :) he's only joking ;)


Win an iPod Nano!

Sign Up Here and complete 2 searches in 2 days. Get 10 friends who get 10 friends to do the same and you can win an iPod Nano. LuckySearch is a fun search engine where you can win prizes with your friends with every search! Keep searching, keep winning.

Living on Minimum Wage

One night watching the news I started is a person supposed to survive on minimum wage...seriously! So I googled how to feed your family on minimum wage and I actually found a menu to feed a family of 4 on $45 a Week! It has a menu for a week, a shopping list, daily prep instructions, recipes and nutritional information. It may not look like the most appetizing of menus to those accustomed to spending hundreds on food but I feel like its a valuable resource for families that are struggling.


Up The Travel River Without a Paddle?

Kayak.comRecently I bought a plane ticket and being as rich as I'm not ;) I had to search for the cheapest flight I could find. I spent hours and hours checking out every travel site I could find. Then after all these hours, and deciding on which flight to buy, I was reading on a travel forum and came across a post about This site is pretty amazing when it comes to searching for travel deals. All those hours I spent could have been condensed to a couple minutes with Kayak. Why is Kayak different?
1. Search 450+ travel sites at once and find the cheapest flights, hotels, cars & cruises
2. Compare results from all sites together - filter and sort instantly
3. Click to buy direct from airlines or agencies (Kayak is not a travel agent)
4. It's almost too good to be true, but Kayak is free!
Save yourself hours of time & go to Kayak. I always will from now on.

iFreebie Every iWeek :)

This isn't new, but many people still don't know about it. Each week iTunes offers a free song download. I always get it...cuz its free! Sometimes I like the song, sometimes I don't. Sometimes they go on to become huge hits, sometimes they don't. If I don't like it I just get rid of it. Its there, its free, might as well take advantage of it :)


Keeping Our Children Safe

On the top of the green sidebar to the right of Web Goodies 411 is a very important tool for helping to quickly find kidnapped or missing children. This ticker is provided by with continually updated info regarding kids in danger. I can imagine nothing worse than to not know where my child is and to imagine what kind of torture they might be enduring at the hands of an evil predator. Add this ticker to your site or blog today. You can also include it in your email signature. The more of us that know quickly after a child goes missing, the quicker they can hopefully be found safely.

I'm So Excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a reader subscribed through RSS. WAIT! I just went to my blog & now I have 4!!! I'm so new to blogging that I don't really know what it all means yet but 4 is such a cooler number than 0! I'm just so excited because although I started trying to do this in September 07, I only really got going this month. THANKS whoever you 4 are! Also THANKS to the MyBlogLog friends that have joined my community. THANKS again to Supermomof7 for whose blog inspired me to keep at it. THANK YA! THANK YA! THANK YA!


Have a Wonderful Easter!


Being Invaded by Bunnies Bunnies Bunnies

Cute screensaver created by Useless Creations. I have it on my computer now. The bunny multiply like crazy (g-rated) and leave muddy footprints all over your screen. I especially like how the screen tilts and morphs.

3 Fs for a Great Life

What do family gatherings, Hindu squats and Fed rate cuts have in common? Go to and find out. Family. Fitness. Finances. These are the topics that John, a devoted father & husband and GM of a privately held tech company blogs about in his spare time on this terrific blog. is clean & crisp with brilliant graphics and wonderfully informative posts on these 3 subjects. Hop over and give it a look. Its a great mix of low fat recipes, health ideas, financial tips and devotion to family.


Funny Video Friday

I love prank shows & this one is hilarious!

Funny Video Friday

Evil prank...funny evil prank :)


Never Let Your Limitations Limit You

This kid is a great inspiration and lesson in perserverance.

Organizing Help From a Junkie

If Marla Cilley is the queen of conquering clutter, then Laura of I'm An Organizing Junkie is the princess :) Laura is a self-proclaimed "resident 'freak' with a crazy passion for organizing". Her site is a lot of fun and and packed fantastic organizing information. One of my favorite categories is "Menu Plan Monday". Each Monday Laura posts her menu for the week and then about 250 other bloggers link to this post with their menus for the week. This is a gold mine for me. I HATE TO COOK...its true :( I hate to think of what to make, I hate to buy it, I hate to prep it, I hate to cook it and I hate to clean it up - Okay may a little TMI :) Anyway this is a HUGE! source for menu ideas. She has many fun categories like Storage Star, Tacke It Tuesday, Works For Me Wednesday & Slow Cooking Thursday. She also has created a "Monthly Organizing Roundup" which leads her readers through a different part of the home each month in depth. This is definitely one of my favorite blogs!


I've Made a Fake $3000 on the Fake Stock Market

Practice Stock Trading at!Check it out! You can make lots of fake money too :) Actually this is a pretty awesome site. I've always wanted to understand the stock market and have looked for virtual systems before but they fell short of my expectations. This site was created in 2004 specifically to teach people about the stock market with easy to understand content. They have quotes and charts. They explain penny stocks, day trading and more. They even have dart throwing guy to help you pick stocks if you don't know what to buy. My kids like it to. One has make $400 fake money and the other has lost $600. Its free to sign up and use plus you get $10,000-$500,000 fake dollars to play with.

Beautiful Jewelry at a Beautiful Price

I love Limoges Jewelry. They have a great site that is easy to navigate. A great place to shop for any occasion. The offer the largest selection of quality personalized jewelry on the net. And the prices.... amazing! Most definitely a web goodie!


The Future Looks...Flexible & Self Cleaning?!?

Incredible! And a little scary. But I'd definitely buy one :) They don't come out for another 7-10 years though.

High End Makeup at Reality Prices

Wow! I'm always looking for a great deal. Just discovered this site... e.l.f. which stands for "eyes.lips.face". All individual makeup items are $1!!!! Kits of multiple items are $1 per item: 5 items in the kit = $5. Shipping is $6.95 so be sure to order enough to make it worth your while. With the price of gas today, that's not a bad shipping price. Very nice website, easy to surf through, pleasing to the eye.


The Morph You Do It, The Morph You'll Love It!

Morpheus Photo Morpher
I know, I know...corny dumb was just unavoidable :) How cool is this... you take 2 photos and morph them together... well actually the program does it for you! The possiblities are endless. You can morph you and your favorite celeb together or make a morph of your ex being the dog he is :) This is great for youtube and myspace.


Turning $8 into Millions

Amazing!!! This girl is awesome! Look what she did with $8. At the age of 14 Ashley Qualls created a website called Whatever Life to provide cool myspace backgrounds free to other teens and now girlfriend is raking in $70K a month in advertising revenue! Watch this video about how she made her money!

Confessions of a Graphic Design Nerd

The truth...I lovvvvvve creative advertising. Love it I say! Today I found a sight that feeds my graphic design nerd heart...Ads of the World On the right sidebar of this blog... the one you are reading... there is a section called "Happening Elsewhere" This is a sampling of images being uploaded to other Blogger blogs. As I was admiring my blog (blush) I saw an image there that caught my eye. A click took me to Greed: The deadliest sin which has some amazing examples of creative ad concept and beautiful graphic design. Listed under the links section was "Ads of the World". I clicked and fell in love :) I have worked in small town newspaper graphic design for eons. Love the people but they always want to put enough text to fill a full sheet of printer paper into a spot the size of a business card...oh and can you make my logo bigger and add red burst with yellow text ewww :( How I long to be allowed to create the kind of beauty that comes with a single eye-catching photo or piece of graphic art coupled with relevant unobtrusive text and a logo kept in perspective... I'm so jealous :) I think this site is going to keep me occupied for awhile. Its like an art museum to me.


Funny Video Friday

I love these guys!! Their timing is awesome. This video has been viewed on YouTube almost 3 million times! I laugh every time I watch it.

Funny Video Friday


Think Your Child Has Amazing Talents? Check This Baby Out

A 17 month old baby who can read... I mean really read...even cursive.
This is amazing.

The Queen! of Conquering Clutter

Marla Cilley, better known to all who love her as FlyLady is the Queen! of conquering clutter and C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). Her first principle of shining your sink may sound odd... it did to me before I tried it. I've lived in clutter my whole life caused by the mental fog that comes with being overly perfectionistic "if I can't make it perfect, why bother trying". Followers of FlyLady know that once that sink is shiny, everything else falls into place. Its one of those unexplained mysteries of life. She also emphasizes overcoming past guilt and "starting where you are". Because she understands the confusion that, for many, comes with tackling the mountains of clutter in your life, she leads us through "baby steps" in different zones each week. You will find inspiration through her encouraging email reminders and stories of victory over clutter.


The Queen! of Online Bargains

Anjie Hresan is the Queen! She finds true serious bargains like no other. Her law of life is never pay full price for anything. She spends her days and probably her nights scouring the net to get the best bargains and freebies out there. As soon as she finds a great deal she shoots an email out to her subscribers. Anjie is the real deal and she finds the real deals. Many freebie sites just lure you in and then have nothing to show. With there are always smoking hot bargains. Not only does she have all the bargains and freebies, she also has links to making money online, the best sales, coupons, and she is huge on giving to others and a proponent of Random Acts of Kindness. If you're not a "Freelancer" become one today... you will not regret it!

Thank You Blogger Buster

I searched high and low, far and wide for the right template for my blog... finally...FINALLY!! Blogger Buster had what I was looking for: a 3 column template that...worked...wasn't ugly...and that I could make my own. I changed the colors and created my own header but it seriously took me 4 months to find something to even begin to build on. If you blog and you've never been to Blogger Buster you have to go NOW! Amanda has gorgeous templates and tutorials for customizing your blog so it feels like it really belongs to you. Most comforting to me was being able to understand the directions. Some blog helpers talk so hi-tech that unless you already know how to do it you're not going to understand how they are telling you to do it :) Blogger Buster was a life-saver, well Ok, maybe they didn't save my life, but dang! I'm just so happy with how my blog looks and functions now.


Inspiration to Blog

Supermomof7....Mom to 7 kids, keeper of 8 pets, owner of 15 blogs and 7 Squidoo lenses...never a dull moment! While researching the net on how to earn money I came across this powerhouse of blogging. I orginally came across her blog getting-out-of-debt which inspired me to start my own blog. It has been a long dreary road through a dark forest trying to learn how to do all this stuff but finally... I have a look I like, I have a 3 column template which took forever to find, and I have my niche. My niche is kind of like the premise for's about nothing! :) A blog about nothing...whatever I find on the net that makes me laugh, cry, be inspired or adds ease to my life I will post here. I get lost on the net, starting with a specific google request and then something catches my eye and so it goes until I end up far from where I started but have found all kinds of net treasures. So thanks Supermomof7 for daring to make a living from the net and inspiring me to venture out on my own quest for blogging joy.

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