5 Things To Do When The Power Is Out



We’ve all been there at some point, the power has gone out and now what? With a winter storm foretasted for this evening here, I’ve given some thought to what I would do, if our electricity went out.  So this list has things I would do!

1. Light some candles and read a book.

2. Play cards with my husband.

3. Go for a walk, weather permitting.

4. Find my yarn, or paper crafting supplies an create something for Christmas.

5. Cuddle/snuggle with my little son.

Okay, so some of those I do already. But it wouldn’t hurt to do it more often and for a longer period of time!

So what do you do, when your power goes out??

In His Hands,



Linky Wednesday!


The Real Life Of A Red Head: Home-made laundry soap – This is so simple! I imagine you could add essential oils to it, or crushed lavender, etc for a slight smell. I can’t wait to make this up for myself!

Money Matters:

Christian Personal Finance – How to fight against your own worst enemy! You know we all have it, deal with it. What’s your plan? What’s your success?

Saving Without Couponing – It CAN be done people! If you’re like me, I can’t coupon to save my money. I’ve tried. But I forget them, or they expire, or it’s not food I normally eat. I’m trying to stay away from processed foods, and wouldn’t you know it? Most of the coupons out there are for processed foods! So happy to have found this site!


DeNami Products: Aren’t these flowers just beautiful?

Royal News Watch:

Pantyhose are BACK! – At least Catherine, the Duchess, is making them popular again.


NM town gets rocked by scandal – The Police Chief, Mayor, Village Trustee, and nine others are charged with conspiring to smuggle hundreds of guns to drug cartels over the border in March.

Baby Related:

Your Fluids Are Low? – Many women are induced for having their fluid levels low. Is that really true? Read on!



Hope you enjoyed the links this week! If you come across anything interesting, please share in the comments below! I’d love to see what you’ve been learning, enjoying, etc this week.

Preparing for Birthing

Preparing for birthing, known as labor, doesn’t begin with the first surges, otherwise known as contractions. It doesn’t even begin when you get the positive home pregnancy test.  It starts sometime before, and isn’t fully realized until pregnancy happens. As I continue preparing for birthing, (labor), I realize something about myself. I am strong enough to do what needs be, when needs be. By searching the internet, I’ve found several craft projects to help me focus on the tasks at hand.

The first being, a ‘Labor Book‘, but I’ll call it, my Focus Book. Full of verses & quotes, pictures of inspiration & helpful imagery, I pray it helps me to remain calm, and focused. I pray the verses help remind me of where my true strength comes from, from God Himself.  I want to make mine small, so it’s more portable, and I can carry it with me in the last few weeks or month.

My next crafty idea, is to create a necklace, full of beads from friends whom I wish were near during the birthing, or who give me love and support when I’ve needed it. This necklace will be unusual, mis-matched, probably wild and bit fun. But I think it describes them, and myself, perfectly. I can’t wait to see what they get me! 🙂

As I continue to make plans and figure things out, I enjoy each kick, movement and feeling I get from Baby J. Pregnancy is a road that I choose to enjoy, even in the uncomfortable, painful and unknown ways. God is in control of it, not me. I need to remind myself of that one, daily!


What did you do to prepare for pregnancy? I’d love to know!




What do sleepless, thunder filled nights and a sewing group trip have in common?

It all happened in one day!

Last night was a wild and crazy night! I do believe the whole valley was under lightning and thunder for most of it. Not just your regular lightning for us tho. About midnight, we had a big flash followed by a clash, about 1 second afterwards. Lots of strobe light action going on in the meantime! I almost felt like we could have installed a disco ball, and break out the hustle.

Then about 2:30 (ish) was THE biggest, baddest, loudest, made me jump out of my knickers, lightning and thunder combo. There was NO delay between light and sound.

None. Naaaada! Yup, you heard me. N O N E.

That was the closest to being ‘scared’ during a thunder-storm, since I can remember. And that’s pretty serious, because I happen to love, adore and follow said storms with a camera.

Needless to say, I didn’t get restful sleep last night. I want to watch thunder-storms too much.

After that excitement, it’s almost a bit anti-climatic that I went with an awesome bunch of ladies, including my Mom, to several sewing stores, on a Shop Hop.  What’s that you say?

Well, several shops agreed to a scavenger hunt, of sorts, for those trekk-y trekkers, like us, who are willing to brave the sun, heat, humidity, and storms, hungry, pain, fear…wait, wrong show!  You get the idea!

Those who wished to Shop Hop, went to the participating stores to gather pattern, fabric scraps, and stamps on a ‘passport’. There is a grand prize, although I’m sure I won’t win, as I don’t plan on going to any more stores before the deadline.

A few of us, including yours truly, filled out info for a sewing machine drawing. I hope I win! Or, at least, my Mom. Then I can use it still! 🙂

So between the sleepless night, loud storms, wet weather, laughter, good times and a few miles down the road, today was a good day! Here’s a few highlights from it. 🙂


Our morning sunrise, after that wild storm last night.



I love the way the fog lingered in the mountains this morning.


My view, from the back of the van.


It’s tradition for us ladies to take pictures en masse in front of the stores. These two firemen where our knights in shining armor. P.S. They didn’t know they were captured a la Peggy style, hip shot! 😉


Of course, I found the Christmas fabrics in all four stores today. I am drawn to them. Hi, Flame, I’m Moth.



Some of my Moms sweet loot!


So there was my day. I always enjoy going out with these ladies, seeing the conception of a project to it’s completion. I usually get inspired and create another project myself. But this particular project, I can’t say! It’s hush hush! 😉


Sending you sewing thoughts and thunder wishes,