Monday, March 31, 2014

Good Bye Blog

I have enjoyed this blog for many years. I've written my little heart out, been silly, been honest, been cranky even...sometimes.

But I think I'm done. Life is too busy and in trying to simplify, I must release. And I'm releasing this.

Thank you for reading. Thank you Sherry and Barb for actually commenting. Thanks interwebs for adding to my perpetuity somewhere.

God bless you all.


Monday, February 24, 2014

50th Birthday Giveaway

Yesterday was probably the best birthday I have ever celebrated! I started by asking my friends for stuff to give away. They responded in a HUGE way! I got to give away 50 presents full of goodies and we even had leftovers to leave behind to bless others.

We shared cupcakes, life stories, lots of laughs and lots of love. Thank you to everyone who gave, everyone who came and to the Lord above for letting us live this life together.


Monday, January 20, 2014

I'm turning 50 in February

I knew the time would come when I would get to be 50. I'm ok with facing this milestone birthday, but it did make me stop and think about what I wanted the celebration to look like. I don't want to be the center of attention, I don't really want presents and I love helping others.

After some consideration and brain-storming, this is what I want to do...I want to give my birthday away!

I've talked in the past about Joe's Addiction and my friend, Jamie Zumwalt. Channel 4 picked them as a Pay it Forward recipient and that was fun! But $400 goes quickly and that was a while ago. And I love giving presents!

Here's where I need your help. I want to put together 50 presents to give away. I want them to be a blessing to those who receive them so I enlisted Jamie's help in making this list. 

I'll buy the boxes and do the wrapping, you can help me with filling them!

Wanting 50 of each: So far I have
hats -  41 
gloves - 46 pairs
socks - 30 pairs
handwarmers - 46 
scarves - 31 
blankets - 26 
chapstick - 57 
earbuds - 16 

The first 7 are necessities for those without homes, the earbuds are just for fun and providing a little fun for these precious folks makes me happy.

So will you help? Leave a comment on this blog, I'll get in touch. If you know me in real life, call me or stop by my house. Catch me on Twitter @glynis_crawford. I'll need everything by February 1st.

We can do this and it will be the best 50 year celebration I can imagine. I will have cake at Joe's on Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm and you can come share in the joy.  Joe's is located at 1806 SE 59th, just east of I-35. 

AND Thank you.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Carmex Cuties!

I'm back with some new Carmex news. This time, it's pretty fun. So get ready!

Start HERE. It's just 7 questions and it's fun. You like fun, right?

Now that you've finished that, my answer was Chic. I know, I'm laughing too! But I guess unstyled hippie wasn't an option. Gotta love it!

I've talked about the Moisture Plus options before and they are my go to lip goodie now. And now the folks at Carmex are making them cute. I'm thinking stocking stuffers.

Hope you enjoyed this little fashion beats going to the mall! BUT WAIT-THERE:S MORE!

Leave a comment telling me which style you are from the quiz above and you could get this cute little set, too! My generous friends at Carmex love spreading the love. I'll do a random drawing the 20th.

peace and Merry Christmas!

Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer

So the people at CleanSmart contacted me about trying their new alcohol free hand sanitizer. So I said yes, sure, and they sent me a free sample.

I'm not an authority on hand sanitizers but I have enjoyed their product. I will assume it's killing germs, I can't see them. But what I can tell is my hands aren't dry after use, there are no strong smells and I don't feel any residue after using.

Right now, it's only available online, HERE.

I like the idea of less chemicals, no odor, alcohol free and gentle. With cold and flu season upon us, try it out and see what you think.

If you'd like to try it, know me in real life and we'll see each other soon, I've got a sample for you, too. Hit me up.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

As life moves by at an ever-increasing pace, pause...look thankful.
I'll join you. 


Monday, November 18, 2013

I love to live life with you.

This morning I was catching up on some reading and came across these two articles I'd saved for later. Although they aren't really related, today they were for me. I'm in a gr8fulg state of mind. 

These are dedicated to my husband of 30 years, the most wonderfully boring man ever (read the articles) and to my daughters. I've just loved watching you love, live, dance, play, achieve, fail, BE.  

I'm praying each one of you reading this will be reminded of someone in your life in each of these articles and you'll shed a tear, too. 


Redefining Boring

6 Words You Should Say

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Don'ts

Have you ever heard this quote?

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”  
Shel Silverstein

I think I've listened to the don'ts most of my life. Seemed to me the church especially was very, very good at giving a list of don'ts to live by. And I listened, boy, did I listen. Looking back I see so many things I could've done I didn't, could've tried but didn't, wanted to do but didn't. I had the don'ts down cold.

Then I turned 30 and I really met Jesus. 

And then I moved from being a church person to a Jesus follower. 

Now my list of tries, dones, and wanted to's has grown significantly, but in a way I'd never imagined. I've traveled more, tried more, explored more and let more people in. Anything can happen, child. Anything can be...

This week, I was hit with the reality that some don'ts aren't bad. They are don'ts for a reason. 

Don't let your eyes rest on the problem, look up.
Don't let yourself become defeated, reach up.
Don't let your tongue be out of control, shut up.

And there are so many others, but you get the idea. And then I reread the quote above...

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”  
Shel Silverstein

He only says to listen to them, not to make them the rule. I like that. I don't regret the don'ts, I'm sure they have kept me from things I didn't need to be in anyway. That's ok. But moving forward, I think I'll just listen because Anything can happen, child. Anything can be... 

Sounds a lot like  Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”