"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer" - Albert Camus

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Simple Woman's Daybook

{:} where every day she begins a blank page {:}

Outside my window... Wet.. lol

I am thinking... about what Scholarships I should apply for.

I am thankful... for God, Family, & Friends.

In the kitchen... Will Be Chicken Sandwiches & Frys.

 I am wearing... My Usual. A.j. Allmendinger T-shirt, sweatpants, & my white pumas.

 I am creating... This post

I am going... read when I get home, after I eat.

I am wondering... Why people are so strange.

I am reading...
 The Prodigal by Brennan Manning
 I am hoping... I can get my FASFA postponed

I am looking forward to... My sister's birthday. & My Bday

I am learning... Sometimes you just have to let go and let God.

Around the house... I don't know I am not home.

I am pondering... Wether or not I can get my AAS in Business

A favorite quote for today... "Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today." - James Dean

One of my favorite things... Coffee with Sugar & Whipping Cream

A few plans for the rest of the week: Honestly, no idea.

A peek into my day...

True Big Bang Geeks

If you're anything like me, you are in love with The Big Bang Theory. If that the case, you need to take this quiz.

I got a 10/10. Let's see how well you do. Good luck.

Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay

Sam is very bookish. She has lived her life hidden in her literary characters. Sam's life, however, is about to change completely. Sam will be sent to the journalism program at Northwestern thanks to a mysterious benefactor, naming himself, Mr. Knightly. The only catch is that Sam must write letters to Mr. Knightly detailing her progress in school. Sam is weary at first, but as time goes on, she finds writing to Mr. Knightly become comforting. Like a friend who does nothing but listen. Then Sam meets famous author, Alex Powell. As Alex & Sam become close, Sam finds her letters to Mr. Knightly become more confessional. There, however, is a secret lurking in the shadows. A secret that could come between Alex & Sam. A secret that will teach her how quick trust can truly be broken.

I really liked this book. It was very hard for me to put down. I would recommend this book to any book lover.

*I received this book from Booksneeze for my honest opinions & review.*

Friday, November 22, 2013

Frame 232 by Wil Mara

Frame 232

November 22nd, 1963 Dallas, Texas 12:20p.m.
Margaret Baker was a normal, excited American. Today was the day the president was coming to Dallas. She was going to watch the presidential procession come through Dealy Plaza. Margaret felt ridiculous, though. She had to wear a disguise so her boss wouldn't see her. He despised President Kennedy. An overcoat and a headscarf. A disguise that would change her life forever. Margaret would forever be known as "The Babushka Lady", and the footage she shot that day would forever change history. Margaret was afraid of what would happen if she came out with the footage, so she kept it a secret. She didn't even tell her husband. She stored the footage in a safe deposit box in a bank, and tryed to go on with her life. A life she lived in fear.
Sheila Baker, Margaret's daughter, is now left her mother's secret. Margaret has passed and left the footage to her daughter. After watching the footage, Sheila isn't sure what to do. Should she destroy it or let it out? So she contacts billionaire truth-seeker Jason Hammond to help her. Suddenly both Sheila and Jason's lives are sent into a tailspin. Both running, for their lives. Can they let the truth out or will the wrong people get to them first?
I thought this book was amazing. The Kennedy assassination has always been a sad but intriguing topic to me. Although the author states he truly believes Oswald was the only shooter, the story is quite believable. I would recommend this book to anyone who finds this topic or history in itself interesting.
*I received this book free from Tyndale publishers in exchange for my honest opinions and review.*
Here is a link to the author Q & A.
 The book trailer:

Friday, November 15, 2013


A quiz all to do with Green.

1. First name with letters mixed up. Hasyel
2. [] Lime [x] Lemon [] Lemon-Lime?
3. Ever had a treehouse? [] Yes [x] No
4. Do you wear Green? [] No [x] Yes
     Look Good in it? [] Yes [x] Dunno
5. Fav green veggie? __________ Broccoli
6. [x] Chartreuse [] Grass Green [] Forest Green
7. Talked with a parrot? [] No [x] Yes
     What did it say? ___________ Pretty Bird.
8. Ever Golfed? [x] No [] Just Goofy Golf [] Yes
9. Ever Found a Four-leaf Clover? [] Yes [x] No
10. Most green ($) you've ever had in your pocket? _____________________   $200.00
11. Would you try Green Eggs and Ham? [x] Sure [] No Way!
12. [x] Spearmint  [] Peppermint?
13. Believe in little green men? [x] Yes! [] No, aliens don't exist
14. Someone you know with green eyes. _____________ Ashley Winn
15. Have any Irish in you? [] No [] Don't know [x] Yes
16. Like the Movie with the Emerald City? [x] Yes [] No, witch is scary!
17. Something that made you green with envy? ______________ My brother meeting AJ Allmendinger
18. [x] Green [] Red Apples?
19. Write down the first green thing you see. __________________ My Bag
20. What 3 wishes would you ask of a leprechaun? ___________________  1 Meet Bruno Mars
                                                                                                                           2 Meet Tyson Ritter
                                                                                                                            3 Go to Ireland

Friday, November 1, 2013

What do you think of when you see or hear these words?

Answer with one word or a short sentence.
1. Noodles. ______________________ Cavitini.
2. Bumblebees. _____________________ Pillow pets
3. Haunted House _____________________ Eddie Murphy
4. Flip-Flops ________________ Summer
5. Paws ____________ Panda Bears
6. Fist Bump ______________ Cam Newton
7. Yellow _________________ Funshine Bear
8. Fairy ____________________ Tinkerbelle
9. Fortune Cookies ____________________ The Big Bang Theory
10. Rock Band ___________________ Video Games

The Two Quiz

Answer the Questions to this quiz with 2 answers. Have fun!

1. Names you Go By? Ash, Ashe
2. People who know you best? My mom & brother.
3. Sweets that go great together? Oreos & Vanilla Ice Cream
4. Things you avoid? Boys & Barry Manilow Music
5. Objects in your backpack or bag? My wallet & mp3 player.
6. Things you've climbed? A fire tower & a tree
7. Places you've jumped from? The side of a pool & monkey bars
8. People or things that make you LOL? Martin Short & Comedies.
9. Things you've lost? My Italian Charm Bracelet & my Carousel pin.
10. Things that give you the creeps? Snakes & Rats.
11. Reasons that make you run fast? Look above ^^^
12. Things you wish existed? Care Bears & the Mad Hatter.
13 Foods you like to eat every day? Potatoes & Cottage Cheese
14. Jobs you'd never do? Snake Wrangler & Pest Control.
15. Activities you do fast? Typing & Reading.
16. Activities that take you forever? Laundry & Yard work.
17. Reasons you stay awake at night? To read & watch T.V.
18. Sticky things you love? Popsicles & Pop
19. Things you don't like to do in public? Order food & Talk to big groups.
20. Things you don't like to do alone? Watch Scary movies & Shop.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

 Angel is a soiled dove in California in the year 1850. A time when men would sell their soul for gold, & women sold their bodies just to survive. Angel was sold into prostitution as a child. She expects nothing but the worst from men, after all her father didn't even want her. Along comes Michael, who just knows that Angel is the one he is supposed to marry.

Michael saves Angel from the ugliness of the brothel she was working in, but he can't save her from herself. Over and over again Angel leaves Micheal, but he goes right back and gets her. Until the finally time. Angel becomes a new person. Finally giving into God's love, and realizing that she doesn't have to resort to her old ways to survive. Will it work for Micheal and Angel? Read the book to find out...

I was amazed by this story. I couldn't put it down. I received it on a Wednesday, & finished it Saturday night! There is so much truth behind this story & the characters just draw you in... I would recommend this book to any book lover!

*I received this book for free from Waterbrook in return for my review.*

Friday, October 18, 2013

Robert Griffin III by Ted Kluck

Robert Griffin III exploded on the NFL scene with style & flair that was anything but typical. With a Heisman Trophy under his belt, Robert otherwise known as RG3, entered the NFL under a spotlight that would make others buckle under pressure. Then the questions began. Could he play as well professionally as he did in College? Could he take his team to the Superbowl?

Follow Ted Kluck as he shows RG3's determination & skill. How his father helped shape who he is & how he has faith through it all.

I like RG3 but I just could not get into this book. To me it was more stats than about his life & it was too many numbers for me... I just can't take that much information in. This book would be good for someone like my brother who thrives on stats. I also think it would be great for any football fan.

*I receive this book for free through the Booksneeze blog program.*

Friday, October 4, 2013

Simple Woman's Daybook

                                                                  ~For Today                                                                 ~

Outside my window: It's been a rainy day.

I am thinking: How I really want to see Bruno Mars in concert.
I am thankful : For God & Friends & Family!

From the learning rooms: Nothing, It's Free Friday!
In the kitchen: I will be making Goolaush later.

I am wearing: My A.J. Allmendinger shirt & white capris

I am creating: this blog.

I am going: go home & make dinner & then I have no idea yet..

I am wondering:   What the weather will be like on Halloween.

I am reading:

Sisterchicks: On the Loose by Robin Jones Gunn


I am hoping: for good health for all my family & friends.

I am looking: forward to getting a new book, it's going to go to my sissy (after I read it, lol)
I am hearing: Robin Thicke

Around the house:  No idea, I'm not home.

I am pondering: umm.. nothingI guess

One of my favorite things: is Music

A few plans for the rest of the week: Cleaning tomorrow & the Notre Dame game, Work Sunday & the Sprint cup race...

Here is picture for thought I am sharing ...


Tyndale Rewards Program

Join Here to get free books, bibles, & more!

A Letter to Miley Cyrus

It's about time someone tells Miley Cyrus what she needs to hear. All this stuff that she is doing will hurt her in the long-run..

This is an amazing Article & Way to Go Sinead for putting it out there.

Sisterchicks:On the Loose by Robin Jones Gunn

Meet the Sisterchicks: Quiet mother, Sharon & Former Wild child mother, Penny. These moms have been friends for 20 years & their friendship is about to take an interesting leap. Penny makes a plan for the moms to take a "post-children" trip, to Finland. But when it comes down to actually taking the trip Sharon is nervous, Finally she gains up the courage & off the Sisterchicks go on a crazy adventure. Here they meet interesting people & learn more about each other that they never knew.

I really like this book, I find it hard to put down. I really like the fact that Penny's name is Penny Lane, so wherever she goes people are making Beatles jokes.  I would recommend this book to any woman, any age, who has a zest for life!

*I received this book free from Multnomah Publishing in exchange for my review.*

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta.

17 year-old Julia Elliston is orphaned and unmarried in the year 1838. A year where women are the properties of their husbands, fathers, or guardians.  Julia finds herself at the mercy of a unknown guardian, who plans to send her to Scotland.  With two months to find a way out of it, Julia wants to marry her childhood sweetheart, but those plans are crushed. A titled dowager gives her another option. An option where she becomes part of Victorian Society. She's becomes tangled with a mysterious past of her mother's. Julia finds herself to be a pawn in a game between two very powerful men. Can she put a stop to it before its too late? Can she find the truth?

I didn't really care for this book very much. It was hard for me to get into. But I would recommend this book to anyone who loves historical books.

*I got this book for free from Tyndale in exchange for my review of the product.*

Being Stalked by Obama??

After the crazy car chase in D.C. yesterday, the details of the Lady are coming out. She was said to have had a history of mental illness.. This tells it here...

This Article doesn't give very much of her background but I thought it was interesting to say the least.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis

Adam Colby was doing his job, going through the rest of the Alexanders' possessions, when he stumbles across 60 years worth of post cards. Each with a love poem. Each sent on every Friday for 60 years. Each to Gabe Alexander's wife, Huck.

Adam, who has gone through a divorce & had lost his faith in love, has become entranced by the story of the Alexander's love.
Travel back in time & relive the story of their love with Adam, as the postcards & their adopted Granddaughter help tell Adam the amazing story of their love.

This book is AMAZING! I couldn't put it down. I love the way it is written. It reads close to a Nicolas Sparks book, who happens to be one of my favorite authors...I would recommend this book to anyone who has high faith & hope in Love.

*I received this book free from Waterbrook Press in return for my review of this product.

NIV Pink Bible

I got the NIV Pink Bible An Invitation to Hope from Booksneeze recently to review & I LOVE IT!!
The Bible is pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness...

It's a beautiful bible. The verses are easy to read & I love the pink ribbon placer. There are some great prayers in the Bible for those women battling breast cancer.

There is a wonderful presentation page in the front to give as a gift.

It has 10 beautiful pages of prayers & wisdom.
Its the Complete NIV.

Even though I don't have Breast Cancer, my Great-Grandmother did and survived. So anything I can get to show my support, I will. I love this Bible! I'm so glad I got it.

*I got this product free from Booksneeze in return for my review.*

Saturday, August 31, 2013


Notre Dame wins against Temple in the season opener 28-6!


Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

Harriet Beamer is always up for an adventure, her and her hound Humphrey, but since she has moved in wither her son & daughter in law her adventures seem dim. She doesn't even have room for her beloved salt and pepper shaker collection. She's lonely and misses home. Her friend Martha, however, is coming to visit so maybe things will get better. While Harriet is waiting on Martha's visit, she meets Lily, a dark teenager who tells her a story of how her mom died & her dad is depressed because he has no work. He wants to lease a Gold Mine but doesn't have the money. That strikes Harriet's attention, her mind has been on Gold lately. It's an offer she can't refuse. But is this a scheme or for real...?

You'll just have to read the book to find out!

This book is an awesome read. Harriet is a witty, funny Grandma who has a hound who loves doughnuts & she wears converse sneakers. She's hilarious. I'm so glad I got this book. I would recommend it to anyone!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Burning Sky

Willa Obenchain was taken by the Mohawk indians when she was a child. She lived with them for over a decade but after losing her children & husband decided to return to the land her birth parents owned.  On her way there she finds Neil Macgregor, who is badly injured, and takes him with her to the cabin on here parents land.  She returns to find her parents are gone and the land is up for auction.  Through Willa's journey she fights strong feelings for Neil and fights to have the land her parents owned back..

This book is amazing. It's hard to put down. I would recommend it to anyone who loves book about the Indians..

*I recieved this book free from Waterbrook for my review.*

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


I recently read the book: Wrestling the Devil by Lex Luger, & thanks to Tyndale Publishers I can giveaway a free copy! YAY! So here are the details: if you can answer my question correctly I will give you the certificate to get the free copy!

Here's the question: In what year was Lex Luger born?

If you have the answer email me : dingofan2@gmail.com

& if you have the answer correct I will email you back with further details.

The first one with the correct answer gets the book. Giveaway ends October 15th.

Good Luck!!

Wrestling the Devil By Lex Luger

The cover of the Book.

After years of hard work, Lex Luger had it all. Fans screaming for him & money rolling in. He was the "All-American". Outside the ring, Lex's life was falling apart bit by bit. He was having a secret affair & a serious drug addiction. His world fell apart when fellow wrestling star who was also his mistress died from a drug overdoes in Lex's apartment. But then the best thing that could have happened to Lex did. He met a pastor who would not give up on him. Slowly but surely Lex found his way to God and was saved. After being saved Lex was in a tragic accident. His newly found faith helped him to power through & be a inspiration to others. His honest memoir, retells his struggles & demons, and how through new found faith he is stronger than ever!

This story touched me as I was just saved 5 months ago. Lex fought some incredible demons & still found his way to God. It makes me even more glad that I found my way to God as well.

See the trailer for the book HERE:

Lex Luger today.

I Will be giving away a copy of this book. Come back to my blog for more details

*I recieved a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review for Tyndale Publishers*

Friday, August 9, 2013

Man Posts Pictures of His Dead Wife on Facebook

Derek Medina & his wife had gotten into an argument Thursday morning, which escalated into a tragic scene. Derek shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, & then decided to take pictures of his dead wife & post them on Facebook & saying goodbye to his Facebook friends...

"Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys, miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news,”   This was posted under the picture of his wife, Laying on the floor dead...

Here are some news articles with videos...

LA Times

May Mr. Medina have fun explaining this to his 10 year old daughter, who was home at the time of the murder...

Two Headed Blue Shark Found...

I thought this article was fascinating.. I had never seen a picture of an actual two headed shark until now...
To read the article go Here

The Simple Woman's Daybook


~For Today ~

Outside my window: Bright & Shiny!

I am thinking: How tomorrow friends are coming over..

I am thankful : For God & Friends & Family!

From the learning rooms: It's Free Friday..

In the kitchen:Chicken Sandwiches and Frys for dinner...

I am wearing:a blue shirt, white shorts, & flip flops

I am creating: this blog.

I am going:  go home, eat dinner, & maybe get through the episode of Two and a Half Men I keep falling asleep on...

I am wondering:   What the weather will be like tomorrow...

I am reading:

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

I am hoping: for good health for all my family & friends.

I am looking: forward to tomorrow & sunday.

I am hearing: The music on the Candy Crush Saga game

Around the house:  Don't know.. not home..

I am pondering: umm.. nothing I guess

One of my favorite things: is SpongeBob Squarepants

A few plans for the rest of the week: Friends visiting tomorrow, Church on Sunday, Meeting next Wednesday...

Here is picture for thought I am sharing ...
It's a rare Albino Orca.

Share Your Fav Pic

Heres My pic for today:

Fraggle Rock
I mean come on, who doesn't love Fraggle Rock?

The World According to Mister Rogers

"Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's work, but it's worth the effort"
                                                                                     - Fred Rogers

"Some days, doing "the best we can" may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect - on any front - and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else."
                                                                - Fred Rogers

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Share your Fav Pic

Here's my Fav Pic for Today:
Jellyfishing. It's about to get serious.
Even Spongebob has the Awesome nerdy Glasses.

Simple Woman's Daybook


~For Today ~

Outside my window: Bright & Shiny!

I am thinking: how busy tuesday is going to be.

I am thankful : For God & Friends & Family!

From the learning rooms: Nothing, It's Sunday.
In the kitchen: I will be making Goolaush later.

I am wearing: A pink tank top & white shorts

I am creating: this blog.

I am going: to read later & maybe watch My Two and a Half Men DVD Collection...

I am wondering:   when my friend Jesse is visting...

I am reading:

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

I am hoping: for good health for all my family & friends.

I am looking: forward to Tuesday.

I am hearing: The Sprint Cup race on T.V.

Around the house: Everyone's doing their own thing

I am pondering: umm.. nothingI guess

One of my favorite things: is Christian Music

A few plans for the rest of the week: VBS Tuesday, maybe friends visting Wednesday, Library Friday & Church again Sunday.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing ...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Simple Woman's Daybook

~For Today ~

Outside my window: Slightly overcast outside

I am thinking: how I want to watch the Jesus movie, I don't know why I just do...

I am thankful : For God & Friends & Family!

From the learning rooms: Nothing, It's Saturday!
In the kitchen: I don't have any idea...

I am wearing: A purdue Shirt & yoga pants...

I am creating: this blog.

I am going: to read my lessong for Sunday School later.

I am wondering:   why it seems we had such a short summer.

I am reading:

Burning Sky by Lori Benton



I am hoping: for good health for all my family & friends.

I am looking: forward to tomorrow.

I am hearing: The Truck race on T.V.

Around the house:  Everyone's doing their own thing

I am pondering: God's purpose for me

One of my favorite things: is Christian Music

A few plans for the rest of the week: Church tomorrow, VBS Tuesday (it's the last one) :(

Here is picture for thought I am sharing ...