Sunday, January 25, 2009

This Post Brought To You By The Letter....

As many of you have probably noticed, I have been in desperate need of some blogging inspiration recently. I have seen this fun little letter tag on a few of my favorite blogs and I decided to participate.

My daughter, Faith, gave me the letter "B", so are just a few things that I love that begin with the letter "B":

1. Bible

I love God's Word. I love writing notes in my Bible and marking in my Bible with highlighters, but more importantly, I love how my Bible has "marked" me. I am far from being the person that I need to be, but Praise the Lord, as a result of Him applying His Word to my heart, I am not the person that I used to be!

This is the actual Bible that I have and I have used this particular one for many years. Over the years I have participated in several Kay Arthur Precept Bible studies with this Bible, but I have never had the privilege of hearing Kay speak in person.  I am so excited that in June of this year I am going to have an opportunity to see and hear her in person at the Deeper Still Conference!

2. Boots

I LOVE cowboy boots!  They are without a doubt the most comfortable "shoes" that I own. I can stand in them all day and my feet will never hurt.  I wish I could wear them to work everyday! And besides that...they're just plain cute, don't you think??

3. Big Sexy Hairspray
Any of you that have been reading my blog for awhile already know about the great "love affair" that I have with this hairspray!  I don't even bother trying others, cause this is the only one for me.  I am so excited because I found out yesterday that a local store has it on sale for $5.99 a can!  Yippee!!

4. Banana Pepper Rings

I heart Banana Pepper Rings!  I think I originally got my start with loving these at Jenna's favorite eating establishment and it has just deepened over the years.  If I have banana pepper rings on my salad, I don't even have to have salad dressing on it!  YUM!

5. Beth Moore Bible Studies

No one can lead a Ladies Bible Study like Beth Moore!  I am in my third week of her new "Esther: It's Tough Being A Woman" Bible Study and let me tell you--it DOES NOT disappoint!  The insight that she brings to the scriptures is just amazing!  I love her and I am so excited that I have an opportunity to see her tonight in Atlanta and then again in June at the Deeper Still Conference!

6. Bears

I have a huge collection of "Cherished Teddies" that I collected for many years. I even had the privilege of meeting the artist, Priscilla Hillman, many years ago and having her "sign" a few of my special pieces. Some of them are very sentimental because of where I found them or because of their names.  I have ones named with each of my kid's names -- Faith, Joshua and Grace!

7. Baths

There is NOTHING like a good hot bath at the end of the day. I love taking an Epsom Salt Bath. The Epsom Salts are good for relaxing muscles and drawing toxins out. When absorbed through your skin the salts are supposed to sedate the nervous system, relax muscles and reduce swelling.  The salts are also a natural emollient and exfoliator. My husband and I both agree that we always sleep better after taking a bath in Epsom Salt. This usually leads me directly to number 8.....

8. Bed

I  LOVE my Tempur-P@dic mattress!  There is nothing like climbing in my bed, with soft organic cotton sheets, after a long hard day. It sometimes makes it very difficult to stay up to see THIS guy...

9. Bauer!

I am a SERIOUS Jack Bauer fan! I have loved "24" since the beginning so you can imagine my excitement a few weeks ago to learn that JACK IS BACK!  Most people would need months to recover from 20 months of Chinese interrogation, but Jack Bauer only needs a shower, a shave and a change of clothes!


Champ  is seriously the sweetest boy ever! Before I ever got a Boxer, people used to tell me that once you own one you would never want any other kind of dog. Now I know what they meant!  Not only is he man (and woman's) best friend, but he is Ragdoll cat's best friend, too!

This post would not be complete without one final "B" that I love and that would be all of my Blogging Friends! When I started blogging, (about 8 months ago this week) I had no idea what a wonderful network of friends that I would be joining. I have met so many wonderful ladies through this blogging world  and I look forward to meeting many more of you.  

Eight months ago I would never have dreamed that I would be on the way to Atlanta today to meet someone that I had met on the internet. A fellow blogger who I have already grown to love, even though we have never met in person!  I'll be sharing some pictures of this fun trip after my return!

Have a Blessed Sunday!


Jacquie said...

I LOVED your "B" post!!! And #9 got me all worked up!!!

We bought a new King sized bed a year or so ago and I'm still having trouble sleeping soundly. Makes me want to try a Tempur-pedic!

How great about your trip!! I can't wait to see and hear.

JenB said...

I'm with you on Jack Bauer (well, and the Bible of course!) But I seriously never knew about the cowboy boots or the bears!
Have fun tonight!!!

Betsy said...

This was a great list!! I had the letter B, too, but your list had lots of things I didn't think of that I LOVE! Like...banana peppers (mmmmmm!!!). I can't believe you have that many Cherished Teddies!! Wow!

This was fun, wasn't it?

Abbi said...

that's such a great idea!!
i love the boats!! i only have like 2 or 3 pair but i love them!!!
again awesome idea!!

Alex and Jill said...

Love this post!

I totally agree with the your comment on baths! I take a bubble bath every single night. I'm going to have to try the epsom salts though!

So happy that I found Faith's blog and in turn found yours! :)


Rebecca Jo said...

How fun!!! I love all your "B" things as well... some of yours, I didnt even think of & I agree - a bed... YES!!! Beth Moore... Yep!

Megan said...

Loved this!! Thats a LOT of bears! What fun collection! Love all the cowboy boots!

Hollie said...

i loved this post! I also love banana pepper rings and put them on everything!!

great boot collection! i'm impressed!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Great post!! Loved those boots too!

Hope you had an awesome trip!!


valerie said...

I love your "B" post. What a great letter!

How neat that you get to meet a blogging friend.
I've met a few and hope to meet more in the future.
I agree with you....when I started this about a year ago I never would have dreamed I would have "met" so many amazing women all over the U.S. and beyond.

Have fun!

petrii said...

I love this post. I'm telling ya we are sista's -- we so are!!! I love my Bible, boots (of the casual variety), oh yeah and my bed!! AHH I think I need to go to bed early and listen to it ice.

Love you friend,

Faith said...

You did good with the letter B! Such a fun post. So glad you played along!