Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mom Blogger Buzz Has a New Home on WordPress

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We have moved! We have officially moved over to WordPress. You can find us at Mom Blogger Buzz (dot) com! So please excuse the mess until we are completely moved over!

Thank you for supporting us here on Blogger!  See you on the other side!
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

We Are Giving Away a Kindle Fire! April 9th-22nd

Kindle Fire Giveaway Event
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It will end at 11:59pm EST on April 22nd, 2012.

Easter Sunday in Pisa, Italy

Cathedral of Pisa (Duomo di Pisa), Pisa, Italy
Cathedral of Pisa (Duomo di Pisa), Pisa, Italy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have spoken about Easter week 2007 before.  It will always be in my memory as one of the best trips we have ever taken.

First of all the entire trip to Europe was a blessing. For years my dreams of visiting Italy and Sicily would seem to consume my thoughts!

I hadn't told my husband that I wanted to go to Europe, especially Italy and Sicily where my family is from. However, one day he announced that he had purchased the tickets and that we were leaving on my dream trip in two weeks!

After the cruise around the Mediterranean we arrived back in Italy on Easter Sunday. I was worried because I didn't want to miss Easter Mass. We docked in Savona, took a quick bus ride to our rental car and started our first leg of our journey back to Rome. He had booked a Bed and Breakfast in Pisa for the night.

We had never driven in Italy before so it was quite the adventure. Thankfully I have some map skills as a backseat driver! Which I guess helped making our way to Pisa somewhat easier!

My husband knew I was stressing and I think that made matters worse. I thought that we would be able to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa from the main road to get our bearings where we were. However the tall buildings that surrounded the town protected the view.

We finally found the Bed and Breakfast and made it up to our room. It was wonderful. We had a balcony overlooking the garden. We got changed and ran down to the front desk. The gentleman kindly told us that it was just a short walk to the Tower.

Hand in hand we started our short journey through the ancient streets of Pisa.

We crossed over the Arno River where Pisa seems to be cut right in half with wonderful old shops and buildings on either side.

I still couldn't see the Tower! We continued to walk a block or so and then there it was, as if by magic in all its glory.  Looking down as if saying, "oh ye of little faith!" It actually took my breath away. I had seen it so many times in photos that it was as if I was looking at a poster.

It was such a beautiful sunny day. We were able to spend some time just enjoying the view on the grass and then took some time learning a little bit of history.  

Then we noticed that the last Mass of the day was at 6 pm. We were still going to be able to have Easter Sunday Service at the Cathedral or Duomo di Pisa.

The service of course was in Italian and I felt so blessed and grateful to be there. That Easter Sunday will never be forgotten and is forever etched in my memory.

Thank you for taking this trip down Memory Lane with me! I am wishing for all of you a Blessed Easter and Passover week.
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Join in on the Big Mother's Day Bash!

Just in time for Mother's Day! All mothers deserve the very best. That's why this year, voiceBoks, Planet Weidknecht, Good Steward Savers, Terri's Little Haven, and About a Mom Blog are throwing a BIG Mother’s Day Bash Event! Enter for your chance to win!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Living Life from the Inside Out by Troy Myree Sr.

Living Life from the Inside Out by Troy Myree Sr., is the story of the author's journey when his life began to spiral out of control financially and personally to now living a life full of joy and peace. It is a story of perseverance and faith.

The situations that he found himself are not unlike what many are dealing with in our current economy today. However, sadly not everyone handles these trials the same.

During that trying time in his life he kept focusing on not what was currently happening but how he wanted his life to become.  When anxiety would try to knock on the door of his psyche, he would repeat over and over an affirmation by Charles Haanel, "I AM Whole, Perfect, Strong, Powerful, Loving, Harmonious and Happy."

He also took this quote by Robert Collier to heart, "The spiritual substance from which all wealth is obtained is never depleted but is with you always and responds to your faith in it and your demands on it."

As he did this his mind began to open to all kinds of opportunities. His vision for helping others experiencing difficulties in their lives became a reality and Serious An Inspirational Stop on the Information Highway™ was born!

You can also find on Facebook and Twitter!

The writer shows us that you have two choices when dealing with difficulties in life; You can either wallow in self pity, continuing down the same path or know that this too shall pass and you can make it to the other side and be a better person for it!

God is a loving God and the author's faith in Him never wavered. How have you handled a difficult time in your life? Did you learn anything about yourself in the process?

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed." Booker T. Washington

Sunday, April 1, 2012

California Fashion to Resort Wear-Fresh Produce

Recently I have been noticing many advertisements for the Fresh Produce clothing line.  Now that Spring is here the bright colors of their clothes is a breath of fresh air! 

When I was approached by the company to write a review I was really excited. There are so many beautiful pieces to choose from!

Since I live in the Pacific Northwest I decided that I should choose something with long sleeves.  I wanted to be able to start wearing it as soon as  possible! This was not an easy task, there were so many great choices!

I finally selected the Oxford Shirt and I love the color Sunrise. There are numerous colors to choose from. You will have your choice of what seems like all the colors of the rainbow, including white and black too!

Fresh Produce is primarily Made in the U.S.A. and now ships to over 200 countries, "so women outside of the U.S. can enjoy the colorful styles too!"

From California Fashion to Resort Wear you will find what you need for both women and children.

Fresh Produce can be found in Nordstrom and over 500 specialty boutiques and resort retailers around the globe.

The package arrived today and I was struck with the quality of the fabric, color and craftsmanship.  I am glad that I chose a size Medium because they do run large.

We have been waiting for the sun to shine to be able to take a picture of me wearing the blouse. Living in Seattle can be a challenge to find that perfect day! Despite the rain we finally made it out!

It is so comfortable and I can't wait until it gets warmer to be able to wear it with my white Capri pants!

Today April 1st Fresh Produce is having a 25% One Day Sale on their website. I will be shopping for more of these great clothes!

Don't forget to check out Find Fresh Produce Clothing on Facebook and on Twitter too!

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Disclaimer: I received the blouse from the company in order to write this review.  I did not receive any monetary compensation. The views and opinions about this product are purely my own. 
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