Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Simplify. Ten practices to unclutter your soul by Bill Hybels - A Review


Note: I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

Are you tired of living life exhausted, overwhelmed and over scheduled? If you are then this book is for you.

In this book Bill Hybels identifies 10  areas in our life that we need to work on in order for us to unclutter our soul. He takes each of these 10 things and has written a chapter on each one.

Here is what he covers:
  • From Exhausted to Energized
  • From Over scheduled to Organized
  • From Overwhelmed to In Control
  • From Restless to Fulfilled
  • From Wounded to Whole
  • From Anxious to Peaceful
  • From Isolated to Connected
  • From Drifting to Focused
  • From Stuck to Moving On
  • From Meaningless to Satisfied
At the end of each chapter he has action points for you to do so that you can make the changes in your life that needs to be changed.

Karen Says:

I really enjoyed this book. The title of this book is what made me pick this book to read.  I am tired of just going through life and trying to please people and not doing what I think I need to be doing. This book has really helped me see things from a different perspective and has helped me to change some things that need to be changed.

I love how Bill has the action steps at the end of each chapter. It helps you to see what you need to change and how to go about doing that.

I really think everyone should read this book. I know I already told a couple of people they need to read this book.

Traveling The Natchez Trace Parkway - Jeff Busby


At mile marker 193.1, you will find one of Mississippi's highest points at 603 feet. You can drive or hike up to the top of this site. We drove up because we really didn't want to take the time to walk up.

Once you are up to the top, you will find some incredible views.




This is one of those stops that you just don't want to miss.

Monday, July 28, 2014

How one of my children made me laugh hysterical

One of my kids decided to leave my husband and I a note in the bathroom above the toilet paper holder during the night one night. I think it was a hint to put more T.P in the bathroom. ( We keep some in the bathroom and we usually keep a few rolls in our bedroom so that when we run out in the bathroom, we are not completely out. We just get a roll from our room for the bathroom.)

It said:
How to get more T.P
Step #1: Flip mom and dad's light on.
Step #2: Bang pots and pans together.
Step #3: Flip mom and dad's bed over.
Step #4: Ask for more T.P.
Step#5: Say "good night Peter Panda"

As I read this I started to laugh hysterical because I could actually see this child doing this as a joke.

He left this note as a reminder to get a roll out of our bedroom for the bathroom.

I am so appreciative of the huge laugh I got out of this note on the wall. Yes, I am going to save this in my memory box.

Weekly Goals for the Week of July 28, 2014


This past week has been a wild ride. It seems like it just flew by and I am sitting here thinking to myself, "What did I accomplish this week?" Well here is what I was supposed to accomplish:
  1. Continue working on the house. Cleaning, dejunking and organizing. I am wanting to get rid of at least 50 items this week. ( I didn't get my 50 items)
  2. Work on my eBook.
  3. Write 1 posts for a website that I write for.
  4. Read 1 book this week.
  5. Do something fun as a family this week.
Well I guess I made progress from last week, I actually crossed something off my list from last week.

This nest week I am basically going to have 1 goal all week long and that is to go through stuff and get rid of stuff that we don't need. It is very important that I get stuff gone through so that we can have a huge yard sale this weekend or next weekend. So my only priority will be cleaning and dejunking the whole house and seeing what I can get rid of.

How about you, what is your goals for this week?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Traveling The Natchez Trace Parkway - Cole Creek



At mile marker 175.6, you will find Cole Creek. this is another must see spot along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Here you will find a short walking trail through a tupelo/bald cypress swamp.



cypress trees

walking path

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Traveling The Natchez Trace Parkway - Cypress Swamp



At mile marker 122.0, you will find the Cypress Swamp. This is definitely a must see stop.


Here at the Cypress Swamp you can walk on a half a mile trail through a water tupelo/cypress swamp.


As you start this trail, you go walking along a board walk over the swamp.


We all enjoyed looking at the cypress trees and marveling about them.


Be sure and stop here to get a close up view of the swamp.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekly Goals for the week of July 21, 2014


Last week I had big plans to get a lot done but I really have no clue what happened. As you can see from my list from last week, I really didn't get anything done from my list. I am hoping this week goes better than last week.

  1. Continue working on the house. Cleaning, dejunking and organizing. I am wanting to get rid of at least 50 items this week.
  2. Work on my eBook.
  3. Write 2 posts for 2 websites that I write for. - I only got one done this week.
  4. Read 1 book this week.
  5. Do something fun as a family this week.

Since last week was such a flop, I am going to keep my list the same and see if I can accomplish something this week to cross off the list.
  1. Continue working on the house. Cleaning, dejunking and organizing. I am wanting to get rid of at least 50 items this week.
  2. Work on my eBook.
  3. Write 1 posts for a website that I write for.
  4. Read 1 book this week.
  5. Do something fun as a family this week.
Here's to a new week. I hope it is better than last week.

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