Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Favorites


It's Friday Favorites and I've got some good ones for you today.  Some I bet you are going to want to become your favorite as well. ~big smile~

I am a big fan of Shutterfly!  I have probably done at least 20 photo books through them and have never been disappointed.  I am currently working on one that covers the construction of our new house beginning with the day we signed the papers on the lot.  Every Saturday I enter pictures from the work that has been done that particular week.  Well, as I was doing that last week I went to add pages and I had come to the end of the book (110 pages) and could not add any more pages.  I almost had a stroke!  I guess I have never realized that you cannot make a book with as many pages as you want it to have.  Well, I immediately called their Customer Service Number and got the nicest, English speaking, guy.  I told him of my predicament and he affirmed that I could not add any more pages to that book because they can only bind so many pages. ~not what I wanted to hear~  But, he said he could split the book wherever I would like and he would copy the pages I wanted in the 2nd book over for me so I wouldn't have to redo all the pages and start another book.  Well, that sounded like a good plan to me.  So,that is what he did and I now have Book 1 and Book 2 and they are both going to have about 75 pages each.  He then told me that since I was such a good customer that he was going to give me 25 pages free.  Well, yea, that's about the BEST customer service I've ever received and saved me from a stroke. ~giggle~
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Most of you are likely familiar with Avery products, labels of every description and a bunch of other neat computer items.~and I'm a label freak~  Well, are you familiar with www.avery.com?  If not, then you should be.  I stumbled across it a couple of years ago and now I wonder how I made it without it. You just enter the number of the Avery item you want to use and it will take you to so many wonderful graphics and templates that you will be amazed.  And, it's all online and you can save all your projects under your account and they will be there forever.  
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 Oh, my goodness, this is my latest sweet and salty temptation.  I was roaming through Sam's Club this week and ran across this.  I love sweet and salty and decided to give it a try.  Well, thankfully I exercise portion control very well or I could have easily eaten the whole bag.  I'm not a huge chocolate lover but mix it with something salty and I'm all in!  You may want to try and get your hands on some of this good stuff. As my Grandmother use to say, "it will make you slap your pappy."
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It has been a few years since I've read any of Francine Rivers books but she has always been such a favorite of mine.  And, this book is no exception!  She has such a way of grabbing your attention from the very first pages and it's hard to put the book down.  If you are looking for a great read then you need to get this book.  I promise you will not be disappointed!
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And, I saved my BEST favorite for last...........my #1 daughter! ~and my only daughter~  Today is her 36th birthday and what a joy and delight she has been to us.  She amazes me almost daily in her zest for life, her walk with the Lord, her ability to adjust to whatever comes her way, and how she almost always sees the glass as half full instead of half empty.  She is the BEST and I cannot imagine our lives without her.

Okie Dokie, that's my "favs" for today and just a note, I will be taking a blogging break next week. ~big sigh~  Clancy will be here with us and Bridget will join him on Wed. and I want to savor these precious hours with them before they head off to make their new home in Oklahoma City.  So, I'll be back with lots of blog fodder on the 13th.  See you then my sweet friends!  
 
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

8 comments:

  1. Hi, Lea! I'm going to miss your posts next week! I loved that book by Francine Rivers! I gave it five starts on Goodreads and I don't give many books that high of accolades. I'm assuming you've read, Redeeming Love? Another 5 star and I hear they are making a movie of the book, so I'm really excited about that! Have a wonderful July 4th holiday with you family!

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  2. I am working on a book for our 50th anniversary thru Shutterfly. It has been a pleasant experience so far. And Avery, Yes! When I worked I kept the templates I used on a regular basis handy on my desktop. great product. I must look for that snack. Sounds delicious. Happy Birthday to sweet Bridget. Happy 4th!

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  3. I gotta bookmark that book recommendation! I love Francine, too!! PRETZEL bark????? Sounds amazing!

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  4. What a great post! Lovely news about your Shutterfly deal, thanks for the Avery.com recommendation, yummy snack, I love Francine Rivers, and Happy Birthday #1 Daughter. We'll miss you next week but have a great time with Clancy and Bridget! Happy 4th of July!

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  5. Happy belated birthday to your daughter! Did I miss something somewhere ... I didn't realize that they were moving again. How far away will that be from you all?

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  6. Love shutterfly, and good to know how many pages a book will hold! Been on long break myself, sometimes we just have to! Look forward to posts on your time with Clancy, he's a cutie.
    Happy Fourth!

    Hugs

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  7. Your daughter made a beautiful bride! So much like her mother.

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  8. Thank you for blogging! These last two posts have been so interesting! I consider it a privilege to step into your world for a few moments of time. A world so different than mine and yet so fascinating! Your new home is progressing so nicely. The fireplace is a masterpiece. Your daughter certainly is a beautiful 36 year old!

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