Thursday, July 31, 2008

One More Day for the 2nd Giveaway!

Today is the last day to leave me a comment for the book giveaway. Please leave me a comment at the bottom of this page on the giveaway post and I will add your name in the hat for the drawing which will be first thing in the morning. Thanks and God Bless!
Just wanted to let you know about a few more giveaways you might want to check out. has a wonderful giveaway going on, also has her first giveaway going on. okay one more great giveaway you'll want to check out! you can win some awesome soap. Please go by and check out these lovely blogs. Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I have been reading a christian book on ways to simplify your life so you can make more time for things that are important. Its amazing to look at all the things we let take over our lives. Work , school, running kids here and there. There's so many things that replace the things that we should have at the top of our priority list. Like getting in Gods word EVERY day. Praying, spending time with family and I don't mean in front of the tv. I know I get busy doing one thing or another and put off spending time with God. I'll do it when I get done with this or that. Then when this or that is done I still find something else to do and I wind up either not reading my bible or only having a few minutes before bed. So I want to challenge you ,as I'm challenging myself . Make time for God everyday. Set aside time for prayer and getting in God's word. Be still and listen to God.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I've been Awarded!

A great big thanks goes to Blondie over at for giving me the award! She is such a blessing to me and many others! If you haven't visited her , please go by and visit her blog I'm sure you will love it just as I do. She is not only a blog sister but also a special sister in Christ! Thank you so much Blondie for the award!

Now I am going to pass this award right on along to several other people who I love to visit their blogs everyday.

To one of by best friends here at home and blog friends Donna over at

Next is another special blog friend, who has been a great inspiration to me is Bekah over at

And last but not least my new blog friend,and homeschool mom Katy over at

If you've never been to these wonderful blogs please go over for a visit, I'm sure you will enjoy them just as much as I do. Oh and please don't forget to sign up for my book giveaway just leave me a comment under the giveaway post and I will put your name in the drawing. Thanks and God Bless!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy 18th Birthday Meagan!!!!

This is my daughter(not really my son's girlfriend,) today is her 18th birthday! Please help me wish her a happy birthday. This pic is from this past Christmas but I will get a b-day pic this afternoon . We plan to have some cake and goodies for her after church!

Meg, Happy 18th Birthday! Ilove you dearly,momma

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

Just something cute to try !

Please dont forget to leave me a comment under my book givaway post so that you will be entered in the drawing. Thanks!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Another Giveaway but not from Me!

Just wanted to let you know Summer over at Artfulife is having a great giveaway! Isnt this just the cutest pic! Go over to her blog to get more details on how to win this print.

Here's her link

Have a wonderful weekend and good luck! Karen

Book Giveaway Week 2

Okay this is the second book I will be giving away. If you wish to win this book, leave me a comment under this post and I will put your name in the hat for the drawing. The drawing will be first thing Friday morning of Aug.1st. The book is about transforming household junk into garden features. Its a great book for those who are first time garden owners or flat dweller with a balcony or patio, or any who just wants style on a shoestring budget. It is written by LeeAnn MacKenzie. Good Luck Everyone!

And the Winner is.......

Melanie! Congrats ! I will ship it out asap! Please send me your mailing address! Blessings to each and everyone ,Thanks for each of you signing up. Hope everyone will have a great weekend. I will post the new book this afternoon! So ya'll come back and sign up for the new book! Remember we have 4 more books to giveaway! So you still have 4 more chances to win! Love ya, Karen

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Go by for a visit

Hello all, I have a dear friend who has just gotten into the blog world yall go by and take a visit. Heres the link:
Thank you to all for the encouraging words and prayers on our behalf, I am so thankful God has put each of you in my life. You are each such a blessing to me. Be blessed, Karen

P.S Dont forget to sign up for the giveaway under the giveaway post!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Prayers Needed

Good Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I just wanted to ask for some prayers this week. We are having a very rough time right now. Don't really want to go in details here, but the stress is getting to me and dh. With only one more week in the month I could really use those extra prayers. God knows the needs if you would be so kind to just lift us up in prayer. I guess I must have been kin to Thomas as all those doubts come flowing in. As I lay in bed last nite with tears rolling down each side of my face all I could think about was the song I Need the Every Hour. I know God will see us thru if I just Trust and Obey,which seems harder at times than others. So my verse for the week is Mark 9:24 " I do have faith; help me to have more!"
Thank you in advance for you fervent prayers, Blessings to each of you, Karen

P.S. Dont forget to leave a comment under the book giveaway so your name will be entered in the drawing!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Book Giveaway

I've decided to do my first giveway with a book. I will give 5 books counting this one away for the next 5 weeks. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment each week under the book giveaway and your name will go in a hat and one of my boys will draw the winner on each Friday.

This book has ideas for you to decorate your home on a budget, whatever your budget may be.

It is written by Mary Emmerling,with lots of great pics.

Good Luck!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Look at this face!

As most of you know I have 3 boys. Well anytime I can love on a girl I take advantage of it. This Is Kyrsten ,my ex-s little girl , her mom Shannon is one of my best friends. So when Shannon has to work I keep Kyrsten! Everytime I see her I could just eat her up, shes so sweet, never cries just a good baby in general. Anyways I just wanted to share a pic of another one of my precious babies with you all. Blessings Karen (date of photo 7/18/08)

Fresh Georgia peaches

My wonderful hubby brought me home a box of fresh Ga. peaches the other day so let me tell you what all Ive done with them. I have made pickled peaches, peach cobbler, peach butter and even put some in the freezer. This is the first year that I have really tried to can anything , but it has all turned out pretty good. (ignore date on pics I think that camera has a mind of its own)
I do have to admit that I have gotten a little overwhelmed by all the foods to get canned or frozen. I have felt like I just cant get everything done that needs to be done. I have all these plans each morning but at the end of the day I just havent gotten it all done.
I made a post over at MJ's forum this am about not enough time to do things and the farmgirls have once again made me feel better about those feelings. So I am not going to worry about what doesnt get done because of course theres always tommorow.
If you havent had a chance to check out Mary Janes site heres the forward:
come on over and check it out my screen name is Ga. Girl so if you see me tell me hello!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend Fun!

What a great weekend, some of my family got together for my granny's 89th b-day which is this Tues. I took a few pics before my stinkin batteries died. I also had a visit from my new niece ans her big sister. Went to church Sun. am, and came home and had more company who are some dear friends we hardly ever get to see, but guess what once again God sent them here! God is soooooo good. I sit here with tears in my eyes, he knows our every need and he knows who can help and when. They brought me a whole trunk load of food!!!! Meats, flour, sugar, milk, cereal, and I could go on and on. Aint God good! They said they just came to bless us! I of course could not thank them enough. To bad hubby has missed most of the goin-ons this weekend he did get to the b-day party. He works so much. Hope each of you had a great weekend. Oh one more thing when I got up this morning my angel trumpet had bloomed and I had to share that as well. So heres the pics from the weekend. The top one in center is McKenna and her big sis Breanna, the next one to the right is(from l to r) my uncle Wayne, my oldest son Michael, and my mom Jean. The pic on the left down is my youngest son Dylan and my Granny! I will eventually get pics of hubby and middle son if my batteries stay charged long enough!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Giveaway over at Kate's kountry kottage!

Kate is having a give away over on her blog , little miss sunshine is her gift, so be sure to check her blog out!
Little miss sunshine is sure to warm the heart of little girls of all ages. Just post a comment on her blog . The more comments the better chance to win.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Storing up the goods

God is so good he always knows our needs. He has made sure we have food even when I was wondering what we would have next. We have gotten a little out of our garden but thanks to friends and family I have been able to put food in the freezer. I have put up squash, collards,zucchini,tomatoes, and cabbage. I have made plum sauce, blueberry jam. I have even made zucchini bread and put some of that in the freezer. I have kale in the fridge now waiting to be washed and put in the freezer. I hope to go get more blueberries to freeze for cobblers. Yum!
I also wanted to give you a little glimpse into some of the things that we see around here on this farm from time to time. I just happened to see these little mice as I walked by a tree. The dogs had given them a scare and they were trying to find protection.

Lulu is suppose to be my youngest sons dog but shes a mommy's girl. Here she had been rolling in a big pile of dirt. She is really darker that the pic because of her playing in the dirt you cant tell her true colors. She is such a sweet pup!
Well that's all for now but I'm going to my granny's b-day (89th) tomorrow. So there will be more news then. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Blessings.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I'm an aunt again!

Let me introduce you to my new neice McKenna LaRue Fincher she was born this morning at 6:37 am she weighed 5lbs 5oz and is 19in long. I've already gotten to hold her! She is so pretty! So I will definitely be posting more pics of the new baby in the next few weeks. Congrats Austin and Rachel on your beautiful new bundle of joy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy July 4th!

Hope everyone will have a great July 4th as we all celabrate our freedom. Take time to spend in prayer and pray for our soldiers who are out fighting for us to be here with our familes freely. Also pray for our nation as we choose a new president this year, and for all of our other lawmakers, pray for God's guidance in these areas. A poem for the 4th.

THE BRAVE WARRIORS They all fought for the Red, White and Blue.The white men, the black men, the Indians too.They were all heroes, or so it is said,When the blood flowed, it was all crimson red.They all fought for freedom, side by side,Some of them lived, and too many died. They were all valiant soldiers, every man,They gave what they had, to the last stand.We shouldn’t forget them, not one single soul,And we should make sure their story is told.They fought for the freedom of every man,Their bravery is known, across our great land.For those up in heaven, or hell here on Earth,We all thank our fathers, for our life since birth.They all are our heroes, a much treasured lot,And we should thank them for all we have got.So raise up your hands, give thanks to a-highFor all the brave soldiers who lived and died.As our lives go on, and in freedom we live,We thank every soldier, for what he could give. OldWolf

A Happy 49th Anniversary goes out to Aunt Pearl and Uncle Dick on their special day. Blessings to you!

Everyone have a great day and be safe! Love you Karen



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Meansville, Ga, United States
I am a housewife, love the Lord with all my heart . I have three wonderful boys, and have one of the greatest hubby in the world!


Dylan and Mom

Blogs I enjoy :

  • Behind My Red Door
  • Gingham World
  • Birch Bark Soap
  • And Baby Makes Five
  • Piney Woods Primitives
  • Simplicity
  • Raggedy Old Annies
  • The Country Blossom
  • Artfulife
  • Morning Glories and Moonflowers
  • Picket's Place
  • Deb's Country Kisses
  • Nancy Jo
  • hobby girl 1991
  • Miss Wilma
  • napa farmhouse 1885
  • Vintage Primitives
  • Farmhouse Blessings
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Sugarplum Cottage
  • naomisnotions
  • Karen & Prayin'