Saturday, March 27, 2010


I am so pleased to introduce JoAnn’s Creations. I owe the inspiration to my daughters and my parents who encourage me so much. Spending so much time schooling my children cumulatively over the last 12+ years showed me that I would love nothing more than to stick around home and work together with them to make JoAnn’s Creations happen. This venture will enable me to stay at home with them while earning an income at the same time. I am really looking forward to getting this off the ground.

On our website, I will be offering handmade all natural soaps, baking mixes, e-books, and whatever else I decide to throw into the mix. The first products available for order are my handmade Tangerine Oatmeal Soap Bars, and Spelt Chocolate Chip Scones mix.

Visit my new website and place your order today.

Thanks, JoAnn : )

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A First Time for Everything

The last three weeks have been filled with firsts for one of my daughters. I took her to the dentist where they discovered she had 3 cavities. Cavities?! I have never had one in my life nor has my almost 19 year old, so this is a first for me. She and I have visited the dentist once a week for the last 3 weeks to get each one filled. Then today, on the last visit, the dentist found another smaller cavity in another molar. Ugh! So the dentist went ahead and filled the fourth one right there on the spot. Danielle was a trooper and did an amazing job, even though she was in tears at the beginning when they gave her a shot. Phew! Am I glad that's done.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday!

Don't like the crowds on Black Friday, but want the deals? Click below...

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Selling my desk

I am selling my nice size cubical style computer desk. It has a keyboard drawer, a place for a moniter and a roll around cart for a computer tower. There is a built-in bulletin board for posting notes and pics and there is plenty of CD/DVD storage and places for files on either side of the monitor and a nice hutch with doors to store books and paper.
The price is: $200 or OBO. (bought it new for $400) Please email me at for more information. (Items pictured on and around desk are not included or for sale)
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow! It's been a while since I have posted. I was so crazy busy over the holidays and now getting school back up and running I haven't been able to blog. How is everyone doing? (If you even read my blog anymore)

Anyway, I have started a new weight loss program (okay, I have owned the program for two years and am just now getting back to it again). Better late than never, right? It's the 6 week body makeover, and so far so good. I have lost 5 pounds in 3 days. The online support with this program is amazing. The people are great! When I start to feel hungry, emotional, or anything that comes with cleansing all the junk, I can just jump online and post how I am feeling, and total strangers jump in with awesome advice. By following their advice I made it th
rough my first couple of days, and today I feel much better. The food is delicious and healthy.

There was a time that I would not have put those two words in one sentence. My mom raised me on healthy foods from the time I was very little (most of what came from the health food store tasted like cardboard). I was always a picky eater so most of the food she made was a turnoff to me. I would always eat her alternative sweet items made mostly of almond butter and honey, and avoid the veggies (most important part). But on this program, I am really enjoying the veggies and finding creative ways with my awesome support to jazz them up.

My lunch today, consisted of turkey ham (should have been chicken, but had n
ot gotten to the store yet), romaine lettuce, carrots, onions and green chili sauteed in water and a little cooking wine and some seasonings, topped with some brown rice and green onions. Here's a picture of it. Isn't it lovely?

With the sauteed onions and green chilies there was no need for a dressing.

Well, I am off to the grocery store to make sure I have plenty of good food to keep me on track.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lovely Lady Award!

I am so honored to receive this award from Jan! Thank you Jan.

I'd like to award this honor to my dear friend Kayla and my beautiful daughter Ariana.

Love you both.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

God Shares the Sweetness of Heaven

Today, while teaching my 3 younger daughters from the Biblical Holidays about Yom Kippur, we discussed how Christ, the Messiah did more than atone for our sins. When Christ shed His blood on the cross for our sins, He paid the price for us to enter heav
en. In other words, Christ washed our sins "white as snow".

What does that mean for us entering heaven? Well, just like I sho
wed my girls today, using the chocolate zucchini cake I had made, I will share with you. I showed them the cake and told them that I had made the cake all by myself (which I really did). I said, "What if I said to you that since I made this cake all by myself, I don't have to share this cake? I can just eat it all myself. Wouldn't that be selfish?" I continued, "God created this earth and heaven all by Himself. What if he said that to us regarding heaven? What if He said that since He made it Himself without any help, that He wouldn't share heaven with us?" Instead, God tells us that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will have everlasting life.

Then I served up pieces of the cake to my girls to which I asked, "Did you do anything to earn this cake?" They answered, "No". "Well", I continued, "Neither did we do anything to earn the gift of heaven. All we have to do is ask Jesus Christ into our hearts and to be our savior/Lord over our lives". That's all it takes to enter the kingdom of heaven. We don't do anything to earn it. So, God is willing to share all of heaven with us even though we didn't help create it, just like this cake".

It was such an impromptu event that took place this afternoon with my children, and made for a wonderful visual for them to understand.

So, with Christ, no more "atonement", because we have been redeemed by the ultimate sacrifice - the blood of the "Lamb" - of Christ.

Many Blessings on Yom Kippur and remember who carries our sins today.