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Showing posts from October, 2012

No more clipping Michaels Coupons!
The coupons are right in the app!  I stopped in on Saturday, downloaded the app in the store when I realized I did not have a coupon, then at check out the cashier scanned the coupon right from the coupon section of the app.  50% off without having to clip a coupon - AWESOME!
App Description: Creativity is only a click away! Make crafting even easier with mobile access to your favorite Michaels products, projects and events. Stop clipping coupons today. The exciting Michaels Mobile App makes it easier for you to save at your local Michaels store. You can get access to exclusive mobile coupons and find the Weekly Ad for your favorite Michaels location. You can sign up for alerts and emails to save more! Want to create a list of supplies to make your favorite new project? From Beading to Wedding, you can search and save any project and create lists that help you organize your next Michaels trip. If you find a produc…

How to Center A Blog Banner

Blogger has added an option to make centering blog banners much easier.

Go to Template
Choose Customize (under "Live On Blog")
Choose Advanced.

Scroll to the bottom, the last choice should be "Add Css"

Choose that.

Paste this:

#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important;} #header-inner {text-align:center !important;} Save.That's it!I found my banner at There are more at Choose copy, paste into your graphics program. Now copy the image in your graphics program, and choose "paste as transparent image". Now you can add your photos and text.

Menu Plan Monday - bacon wrapped meatloaf

I wrapped a meatloaf in bacon this week.  It was inspired by an episode of Kitchen Nightmares - the show that usually inspires me to never eat out again, unless I inspect the restaurant kitchen first.  :-)   Chef Ramsey made it as a special in one of the episodes, and I think it will be a hit with my guys.  I haven't cooked it yet..  I made it up and put it in the freezer for next week. When I came home from the grocery store, I had a little extra time this week, so I immediately started the Anniversary Chicken and baked potatoes for dinner. I trimmed the chicken breasts, and cut up some of the extra pieces (they were huge) and cooked them up for a casserole next week.  I divided the pack of hamburg in half, and made a meatloaf with one half, and meatballs with the other.  A few simple steps that will make cooking next week so much quicker.
ThursdayPasta Night
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Friday  Pizza This…

Dietrich Bonehoeffer's Morning Prayer

The entire InTouch magazine, AND additional resources, are now in a great app -

This morning I read a very short article on Dietrich Bonehoeffer's thoughts on prayer, from the October InTouch magazine (which I read through the app) and that lead me to look up this prayer:
MORNING PRAYER O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on you: I cannot do this alone. In me there is darkness, But with you there is light; I am lonely, but you do not leave me; I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help; I am restless, but with you there is peace. In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience; I do not understand your ways, But you know the way for me… Restore me to liberty, And enable me to live now That I may answer before you and before me. Lord, whatever this day may bring, Your name be praised.
- Dietr…