Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Homemaking Cottage

Recently I was given the pleasure of a free week of the subscription Deluxe Edition of The Homemaking Cottage site to review. Shiloah Baker is the owner and editor of The Homemaking Cottage, but the articles are written by a group of freelance writers who are just normal homemakers! Shiloah is a homeschooling mother of 7 children and an experienced homemaker.

I was quite excited as this sounded like just my cup of tea! I'm an avid magazine reader and this site was like have all the back issues of a great homemaking magazine at my fingertips. More than a magazine subscription, it was a subscription to not only what is written this year, but to all that has ever been written! It was a pleasurable week pouring through the many articles, but there were so many more I never even got to read.

There is a lot to this website and a subscription is quite a bargain at $36, about what you would pay for a premium magazine. But remember...you get to read ALL the information written for the site. User receive 24 hour a day access to the over 891 original articles/recipes/crafts and 20% off anything in the website store. Here is a sample of the sections on the website:

Home & Garden
Homemaking
Gardening
Back to Basics
Cleaning
Home Office
Laundry
Organizing
Self Reliance
Thrifty Living
Thrifty Shopping
Time Management
Crafts
Kitchen & Cooking
Family Corner
Fair Lady
Entertaining
Holidays
Health
Inspiration
Decorating
I spent most of my time in the Self Reliance section. This is a current interest of mine as my husband has asked me to help him get our family more prepared for emergency situations. The articles I read were not only informative, but practical. Plenty of wisdom to help me get started.

Shiloah was so kind to offer to let me give away on FREE subsubscription to the Deluxe edition to one of my readers! To enter, please leave a comment between now and midnight on Sunday, April 26. I will put your names in a hat and draw a winner next Monday, April 27, and post the winner here and notify them by email. Don't forget to provide a way for me to be able to contact you, either through your blog or an email address so that I can notify you if you win.

Even if you don't win the deluxe membership, be sure to visit the website, and consider purchasing a membership for yourself. I think you will love it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Please Vote

I don't usually ask you to go vote for things, but one of my closest and most trusted friends has recommended this to me. And since it's coming from her I don't doubt that it is praiseworthy. So I ask you to please take a minute to read this and vote. Here is what my friend has to say about this:

"This is my precious friend... I met her soon after I moved 10 years ago and she quickly became a safe haven and treasured mentor/friend to me. Her husband was on staff in the missions office and now ...he works at ... the inner city arm of Kanakuk. They are an amazing couple with 3 amazing kids, 2 of which they adopted from Korea. I am asking you to vote for her to send her to the Honolulu Marathon in December. She is so deserving! Voting ends in 12 days and you can vote once a day. She also moves up in the points even more if you share her link by posting it to your facebook or twitter or blog. There is a button you can click on in the link to share/post it. Very easy!!!"


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Alleluia!


Peter and John Running to the Tomb - Eugene Burnand





Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Betrayal of Christ - Caravaggio