Rachel’s Stitch Fix Review

My daughter, Rachel, was very excited to try this new service, it’s an online personal stylist, called ‘Stitch Fix.’  I told her to write about it and I would post it so that others could learn about it.  Read her Stitch Fix review to see if this is something you want to try. Thanks Rachel for the detailed description, looking forward to seeing the dress!


Take the Time to Write

I learned from my Mom that it was important to write notes, send cards, and acknowledge special occasions.  I try to always send a thank you note, sympathy card, birthday card in a timely manner, as I know it’s important to take the time to do that.  Recently, I went to a friend’s home and they showed me several cards that my Mom wrote to them over the years.  I never knew she wrote to them, but she knew these friends were important to me.  My Mom passed away in January 2015, so seeing her handwriting and reading the tender words were very touching.  It made me realize how important it is to take the time to write to others.  I thank my Mom for setting such a good example for always taking the time to make others feel special.  What a beautiful legacy.

James 1:22-25 basically says to act upon that sense of doing something or saying something encouraging to others, such as writing a note.  Thanks Mom, for being a ‘doer of the Word.’



Baby Shower at Church


As president of our local UMW (United Methodist Women), I am always looking for creative ways to educate the women of our church on local issues and needs.  I had heard of another church holding a baby shower for Mission Central,  a non-denominational organization that collects items for Layette Kits, which are sent to women all over the world.  The purpose of the shower was to collect the items and educate the attendees on who receives the Layette Kits.  Our church members embraced this idea and invited the women of the church to the shower. There were pink and blue decorations, party favors, yummy food, short program and of course, baby shower games!  The invitations included the specific items needed for the Layette Kits.  The attendees brought the unwrapped items and placed them on a table, which were then prayed over before delivering them to Mission Central.  What a great way to fellowship with a purpose!

Some of the games have included:  What is the Baby Animal Called; Name What a Group of the Animal is Called; Can You Guess the Real Children’s Book Name; Old Wives’ Tales Trivia, and Guess the amount of candy in the Baby Bottle.

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Tammy’s Totes

I have a sweet friend who is very thoughtful.  When she finds out that someone is sick or in the hospital, they receive a special gift of a Tammy Tote.  Tammy shops around for great bargains to find items for in the totes.  She always puts in a blanket (even if it’s summertime, a blanket feels good when you’re sick),  some type of word puzzle, such as word search or crossword puzzle,  candy, tissues,  pencils, etc.   Each tote is different and is specific to a male or female, adult or child.  The items are very nice, but what makes it special, is the love that she puts into it.  Even though you don’t really want to receive a tote, as it means you are sick or in the hospital, secretly, all her friends still want to get one 🙂  I wanted to pass on her thoughtfulness to others, as it’s a simple and inexpensive way to cheer someone up.

Tammy gave me a really cute idea one time when we traveled together.   She pulled out a plastic pencil box (she bought hers at Wal-Mart during back to school clearance time) for $.50 and when she opened it, saw that’s where she kept her jewelry.  Another pencil box had a nice amount of wrapped chocolate in it!  She mentioned that the boxes were cheap and kept her jewelry from tangling and also kept the chocolate from breaking in her suitcase, very cleaver!

Of course, when I went to get some, they only had index card boxes left, so I bought some of them.  I can certainly use them for candy!  Also, the pencil boxes are nice to put in the Tammy Totes (listed above), as they would be great for the pencils to work the word finds or for the wrapped candy.

p.s. – I have yet to receive a Tammy Tote, so I guess that’s good news 🙂