November 30, 2010

The Silver Pencil- Monthy Book Review @ Hannah's Hangout

This is my first monthly book review and I just finished this book not more then 30 seconds ago! I am going to review the book: The Silver Pencil a Newberry Medal book by Alice Dalgliesh. Janet is given a silver pencil one Christmas from her father. Soon afterwords her father dies from a heart attack. After this Ms. Dalgliesh tells Janet's story a twist of ups and downs. I loved this book and rate it 4/5 stars. Overall this was a good story and I couldn't put it down. I recommend it for ages 10+. Happy Reading!

Objectionable Content Chart:

Language - Mild
Romance - Kissing and mild romance
Other - None

Monthly Book Reviews


Giveaway and reminder!

First off, On The Dot creations is giving away this adorable purse and wallet! See details here:

Secondly, tomorrow is the last day to enter my photo contest. Thanks to all the people who have entered so far.

November 29, 2010


I have decided to take off my background. It was taking too long for my blog to load. Sometimes it wouldn't load at all for me. I might be adding it back in the future but for now you will have to endure with a plain white background. Have a great day!

November 28, 2010

Playing with Tuck!

Most of the time all Tucker does is sleep. I took these pictures of him. I couldn't resist making them black and white.

Then he gets in a playful mood. :-)

November 27, 2010

Fun and some surprises!

Yesterday my mom and I went shoe shopping at Bass. I got two new pairs of winter boots! I am so excited! One pair is for the snow and the other are more dressy. They are both really comfy. Sometime soon we are going to spray the dressier pair with waterproofing spray so they will be good for the snow! I couldn't get very good photos of them but at least you can tell what they look like. :-)
Dressier Pair(My favorite)
Winter Boots

Also yesterday we set up our Christmas tree and train! It was really fun and I really like how it turned out!
Train Track

Christmas tree before we decorated it.
Lights on the Christmas tree

And now for the surprises! We saw a deer out our front window! It was really surprising cause we live in a city. I have no idea were she came from but it was pretty amazing! :-)
Sorry about the bad picture.
 And in closing check out my photography blog here:

November 25, 2010

Blog Candy!

Courtney from Courtney's Creations is having a Black Friday Sale and a giveaway! Her Black Friday Sale has some really good deals so be sure to check it out here:
Her giveaway has a ton of stuff in it! And it ends tomorrow! :-) See details here:!

The ABC's of Thanks!

Finding Joy | The ABC's of Thanks
Rachel from finding joy is having a blog event call the ABC's of Thanks! Here are my ABC's of Thanks:

C- Camera
E- Eating
F-That this is my FIFTIETH post!
I-Ice cream
X- X-rays

Five things I'm thankful for


My Family
God's creation.
My Camera

November 23, 2010


I entered Crissy’s Can’t Wait til Christmas Lenovo Laptop Giveaway and hope to win a $799.00 IdeaPad! What a great giveaway!

November 22, 2010

Fun tag!

If I were a gemstone, I'd be Ruby.

If I were a scent, I’d be the smell of chocolate chip cookies.

If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be a pair of sneakers.

If I were the weather, I would be a blizzard.

If I were a facial expression, I'd be a smile.

If I were a car, I'd be a a fast one.

If I were a time of day, I’d be the morning.

If were a month, I’d be May.

If I were a place, I'd be a amusement park.

If I were a liquid, I’d be grape juice.

If I were a taste, I’d be chocolate chip cookies.

If I were a sea animal, I’d be a shellfish.

If I were a food, I’d be a chocolate chip cookie.[Can you tell I LOVE chocolate chip cookies]

If I were a color, I'd be white.

If I were a musical instrument, I would be a flute.

If I were a flower, I’d be a daisy.

If I were a song, I’d be a happy, free, song!

If I were a planet, I'd be earth.

If I were an object, I'd be a cd player.

If I were a fruit, I'd be a grape.

If I were a sound, I’d be the crickets chirping at night.

If I were a day of the week, I’d be Saturday.
Now I tag:
All you have to do is copy the above writing and write in your own answers. Then post your answers on your blog and tag some more people! :) I can't wait to read your answers!

November 21, 2010

November 20, 2010

Yummy and Quick Recipe!

I love recipes that are really quick and easy. Don't you? This cheese potato soup is really good!
28 oz. chicken broth(64 oz water and 2 large cubes)
1 cup of instant mashed potato flakes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 baked potato, chopped

Heat broth in medium saucepan at med-high until boiling. Add instant potato flakes. Remove from heat.(Add more flakes for a thicker soup) Add potato and cheese. Stir until smooth. Garnish with chopped cooked bacon.

Really yummy and it only takes about 15 min! Serves 4-6.

Two More Giveaways!

I have found two giveaways! :-) And they are both Oh Sew Stylish products!
First off, Emily from Practically Pink is giving away these adorable potholders!

Secondly, Eldarwen from The Faithful Elven Princess is giving away this handbag which would make the perfect Christmas gift! :-)

Pot Holders-
Have fun,

November 19, 2010

New Blog Name and Blog Address!

I have changed my blog name to Livin 4 the Savior! :-) My new blog address is!
PS. It is still the same blog just a different name and url. :-)

Rebecca's Photography Contest!

Rebecca from is having a photography contest! The winner gets a custom background made by her! Here are the details: The theme is anything. Have fun!
PS. If you haven't voted in my poll yet please do. Thanks to everyone that has voted so far!

November 18, 2010


The Design Girl Blog not only has one but 8 giveaways going on! :o Be sure to enter, most of the are ending tomorrow! Have fun!

November 17, 2010

Pumpkin Box!

I absolutely loved making my Thanksgiving box. So I made another one! This time with pumpkin paper instead of turkey paper.
I am entering it in's Challenge #16. (I can enter as many times as I like)
PS. If you could vote in my poll(on my sidebar) that would be great! 

New background!

I decided I was ready for a change "in scenery". I really like how my background turned out! I love fall colors and I really like the paper pack I used to design it.

November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Box

Today I have been in a crafty mood. :-) I made another box:
This time I made it for Children's Challenge Corner: Challenge #16


Tonight my friend Becca from Becca's Life( and I are having a sleepover in my bedroom! I can't wait!

Baby gift box!

This is the box I made to put a baby gift in! I was really pleased with how it came out! I am entering it in these challenges:
Anything Goes-
Glittery, Blingy, Anything Goes-

November 12, 2010

Picture 'em Photography contest!

Emily over at Picture 'em Photography is having a photo contest! Details are here:! These are my entries:
I'm thankful for Tucker.
I'm thankful for Rebecca.(I brightened this photo)
I'm thankful for our country.
And lastly I'm thankful for water.


I can't believe it! I am done with my novel! *Faints* I will not be posting my book on here. But here is a little information about it:

Halfway Across the Country
By Emilie Hockman

Sara thinks her life is great: a dog of her own, a great school, her mom being the owner of Newport Animal Rescue, the prefect house, and list goes on and on. But then one day her mom announces that their Dad's job is moving them from South Dakota to Florida! They are going to sell the rescue center. Things will never get better. Or will they?

November 11, 2010

Back to writing!

I'm done with my break and back to writing! I have a pretty good idea of what I am going to write next..... and you are just going to have to wait and see. :-) I had better get writing because my cousins are coming to our house for the first time and we've lived here for 9 years! *Gasp* Yay! I can't wait!!!
Lost in the land of writing,

November 10, 2010

A break and some funny sayings.

Here are some funny sayings I found a while ago:
1. Only in can get a pizza to your house faster than an ambulance.

2. Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

3. Only in drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

4. Only in people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a DIET coke.

5. Only in banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

7. Only in we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

8.Only in we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.

9. Only in we use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.

10. Only in they have drive-up ATM's with Braille lettering.

11. did not notice that #6 was missing?

In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods:

On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. ( that's the only time I have to work on my hair).

On a bag of Fritos:! ..You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (the shoplifter special)?

On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap." (and that would be how???....)

On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost." (but, it's "just" a suggestion).

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside down." (well...duh, a bit late, huh)!

On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating." (...and you thought????...)

On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body." (but wouldn't this save me more time?)

On Boot's Children Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication." (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)

On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness." (and.. .I'm taking this because???....)

On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only." (as opposed to...what?)

On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use." (now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)

On Sunsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts." (talk about a newsflash)

On Japanese knife: "Keep out of children." (Wow, that never occured to me.)

On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts." (Step 3: maybe, Delta?)

On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." (I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.)

On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands." (..was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)


My NaNoWriMo novel is coming along great! Since I have written 2855/5000 words and I am 57.10% done I have decided to take the day off writing. Well I need to practice paino,

November 9, 2010

NaNoWriMo 2010!

This year I have decided to participate in the NaNoWrMo Young Writers program! I am really excited! But this also means I will be posting a little less then normal. I have set my goal for 5,000 words so hopefully it won't take me very long since I started late. Well anyway I have made good progress and am really excited!

November 8, 2010

Time flies by....

 I can't believe Tucker is 6 months old already! He has grown allot and knows sit, stay, down, and we're working on come. He is mostly housetrained, we have the occasional relapse.  Here are some pictures of him "growing up":
My first ever picture of him at 9 weeks!
Playing with a large green ball we gave him. Lol, he popped it.

I need to attack!!!!
Playing with his monkey. 
I'm tired.
I got my first haircut!
Tucker now!
These pictures were taken by me. Please do not copy them or claim them as your own. 

November 7, 2010

Amazing Giveaways!

This is a really cool giveaway! I mean who wouldn't want a computer?  I am really excited! Just head on over to to enter!

Plus why not enter to win $100 and some M&M's at! Have fun!

November 6, 2010

Fun at Rebecca's house!

Today Rebecca and I from posed/played on her blue horse.
Lol. Actually I have no idea where she got it. I have been over to her house tons and I have never seen it. Yet she has a picture of her on it when she was about two. I have no idea why she had it out but anyway when I walked in the door it was out. That is when the fun started!
We turned on the webcam photo taking program and started playing while taking a ton of pictures! It was really fun trying to think up different "poses". :-) 
We had a couple of "accidents" where we rocked the horse so hard we fell over. Lol. 

November 4, 2010

My Sister's New Blog!

Update: Sorry about the link not working. I fixed it and it should work now.


My younger sister Megann has made a blog! Please visit her blog at! Thanks!