Monday, November 30, 2009

Amazon Kindle Commercial

Saw this cutie on Leigh-Ann's blog, Freckled Nest.  I love stop motion animation!  So cool.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Funniest Video EVER

My dad sent this to me and I can't stop watching it.  It's so incredibly cute and clever!  The Rapper's Delight song brings back memories, too!

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Lisa Leonard Holiday Giveaway at {SIMPLEmom}

I l.o.v.e. Lisa Leonard's jewelry, and her blog.  I have two of her necklaces and just entered to win a $50 gift certificate to her store through Simple Mom.  Check out the details of the contest here.  The contest closes tomorrow, November 21, at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Hurry on over and enter!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Hits Theaters This Friday, Nov. 20

New Moon hits theaters in 2 Days!!!!  I've been anticipating this movie for months now and will finally see it tomorrow night at midnight.  I can't wait.  I also can't image how packed it's going to be.

Learn more about The Twilight Saga here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

PostSecret Event Tour 2009- Free Your Secrets And Become Who You Are

Are you familiar with PostSecret?  I am!  Every Sunday, without fail, I visit the PostSecret blog to see which new secrets Frank Warren has posted for the week.  

Frank started a project in 2004 in which he passed out blank postcards addressed to himself to strangers, asking them if they'd reveal a secret that they had never shared with anyone on the card and mail it back to him.  He'd introduce himself by saying "I'm Frank, and I collect secrets."  

That project has evolved into what PostSecret is today.  Frank still collects secrets, only now people mail them to him from all over the world on their own postcards, many of which are mini works of art.  He has published 5 books containing some of the secrets, does an Event Tour in different cities nationwide, and has connected millions of people.

My friend, Kim, and I drove to University of Texas at Arlington last night to attend the PostSecret Event there.  What a fun experience!  The room was packed and there were people there from all around, even out of state attendees.  The two girls sitting next to us had driven in together from Tyler.

I stood in line afterwards and got to speak to Frank very briefly as he signed my copy of his latest book, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God.  I had my book opened to page 103 because I knew from an interview that Frank had done, that he had a secret of his own on that page, and I thought it would be fun to have him sign there.  He not only signed that page, but marked his 2 secrets.  I walked away so happy that I had come.

More of the PostSecret videos can be found here.  If you're interested in attending one of Franks events, check out the 2009 schedule here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Remembering Emily Sha Martin

Emily Sha Martin was the beautiful and healthy 4 month old baby girl of my friend, Jennifer.  Emily was taken from this earth a year ago today to SIDS.

With the help of Bill & Cheryl Darnell, founders of SIDS America, Jennifer and her husband, Steve, found comfort  and hope.  The Darnells knew exactly what Jennifer and Steve were experiencing as they had lost their own sweet baby boy, Billy, to SIDS earlier the same year.  The Martins have since become close friends with the Darnells and have been able to move forward and honor Emily's life.

The information below was taken directly from the SIDS America website.  If you feel led to do so, please make a donation today.  A mere $1 donation could help to raise $2,500 in the month of November.  Go here to learn more.

July 2, 2008 - November 2, 2008
Emily MartinAfter the death of their daughter, Emily, Steve and Jennifer Martin turned to the promises of the Bible to look for hope and healing, and what they found was a passion and desire to help other families who endure the death of child.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” (2 Corinthians 3:1-7)
Emily, Alex and AbbyEmily left behind big brother Alex and big sister Abby. Though they didn't get to know Emily for long, her brother and sister loved her very much. Emily was a valued addition to his dinosaur world, often serving as a landmark for a Tyrannosaurus Rex or Brontosaurus to explore. And for Abby, there was no better place for her Barbie to rest her weary head than on the head, arm, or leg of Baby "Em-Ma."
The Martins are expecting another little girl due January 1, 2010. While they wish this newest child would have been able to get to know her big sister, Emily, they give thanks for her birth and the life she will bring to the family and all she meets along life's way.
"Emily was the light of our lives," her parents say. "While we are so saddened by her passing, we are truly thankful to God for the blessing that she was to us in the few short months we had with her."