Copyright Protected © 2008-2020

© 2008-2020. All content is copyrighted to Ladybug Chronicles and may not be reproduced or copied in any way without written permission from blog owner.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hello Fresh Meal Delivery

Hubby and I are basically empty nesters. Our youngest is almost 19 and will be moving out more than likely around the New Year. He doesn't eat meals with us so I have had to adapt from cooking for 5 to cooking for 2. It has been hard especially when you throw in hubby working night shifts it doesn't motivate me to cook.


I went to see my daughter over Labor Day weekend and discovered she used to get meal delivery from Hello Fresh and I looked over the recipes and they looked delicious. 


What got me very interested was the fact everything came with it minus basic staples such as butter, oil, salt, pepper. Everything else is included and portioned out. No extra ingredients and no waste.


I decided to try the three meals a week with a four portion dinner so I cook 3 days and we eat the meal two days. I am in love with this. All ingredients are fresh, natural and non processed. I am not spending evert night in the kitchen and we are eating healthy every single night. 


If you would like to give Hello Fresh a try comment below so I can share a discount code to you.. No obligation to purchase a subscription, no contracts.. I received a discount to try and it saved me $60.00. This will save you $70.00.. Great way to try it for yourself.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Nine by Rachelle Dekker Review


Nine
By Rachelle Dekker

Book Description

Zoe Johnson spent most of her life living in the shadows, never drawing attention to herself, never investing in people or places. But when a wide-eyed, bedraggled teenager with no memory walks into the diner where Zoe works, everything changes. Now, against her better judgment, Zoe, who has been trying to outrun her own painful memories of the past, finds herself attempting to help a girl who doesn't seem to have any past at all. The girl knows only one thing: she must reach a woman in Corpus Christi, Texas, hundreds of miles away, before the government agents who are searching for her catch up to them.

Award-winning author Rachelle Dekker throws you into the middle of the action and keeps the pressure on in this page-turning story that, asks Are we who the world says we are--or can we change our story and be something more?

 My Thoughts on the Book:

I was not disappointed in the least with this book. Rachelle has a way of grabbing her readers from the first paragraph and holding tight all the way until the end. Zoe with her own past hurts crosses paths with Lucy a teen girl on the run with no memory of why she is running, just that she needs to find someone in Texas. Zoe, who is afraid to get involved knowing she should just flee the drama finds herself head deep in her whirlwind life. FBI agents chasing, and memories to be had... all in this gripping story of learning who we are, who we truly want to be and who we love. Should Zoe get involved or walk away? Will her heart open up or will she be doomed to repeat her past. Don't miss out. You will not be disappointed..

About the Author


The oldest daughter of "New York Times" bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through storytelling. She graduated with a degree in communications and spent several years in marketing and corporate recruiting before making the transition to write full time. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair. Visit her online at www.rachelledekker.com.

I received this ebook free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Bible in 90 Days: Day One-Let's Get Started

 


Today is the day.... Day ONE of our 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge... I hope you are ready to join me on this journey for the next three months. I have had this on my heart for several months. I contacted my church to do this as a small group gathering starting in March but with Covid hitting the world, that wasn't going to happen. I postponed thinking we could pick it up in August but it still is a no as far as church groups. God has been tugging at my heart so today I have decided to take the step to read the Bible in 90 Days again. I hope you will join me. Day one is today for me but Day one can be any day for you. Just find the post each week that corresponds to the week you are on and read that week's info. 

This is my fourth time reading the Bible in 90 Days and I'm so excited to share my experiences on my blog as well as through my Facebook page.

I will be posting every Friday here on my blog with some friendly reminders of what to read in the coming week and also discuss the previous reading from the week before. I plan to post daily on my Facebook Page so come check it out and follow/like my page for updates.

I hope to add some questions for you to interact with me if you are willing by leaving comments below or by joining me on my Facebook page HERE

So let's get started.. Below is the reading list for the entire 90 Days. You can copy and print or you can look each week on my posts which I will include the reading for the coming week..

This week's reading:

DAY 1- Friday August 14: Genesis 1:1- Genesis 16:16
DAY 2- Saturday August 15: Genesis 17:1- Genesis 28:19
DAY 3- Sunday August 16: Genesis 28:20- Genesis 40:11
DAY 4- Monday August 17: Genesis 40:12- Genesis 50:26
DAY 5- Tuesday August 18: Exodus 1:1- Exodus 15:18
DAY 6- Wednesday August 19: Exodus 15:19- Exodus 28:43
DAY 7- Thursday August 20: Exodus 29:1- Exodus 40:38

Some questions to think about and if you are willing can answer by commenting or joining on my Facebook page HERE

  1. Have you tried to read the entire Bible before? Why or why not?
  2. If you have tried to read the Bible in its entirety, what challenges did you face in fulfilling your desire? Where did you start? How far did you get?
  3. What have you found to be difficult and what have you found to be rewarding in your attempts to read the Bible regularly?
  4. What most excites you about the prospect of reading the entire Bible in 90 Days?
  5. What do you expect to discover in terms of practical living, spiritual growth or other areas?

Looking forward to reading alongside you and interacting with your through this journey.. Thanks for stopping by and I will post again next Friday.. See you then....

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Reflections of the Past Year


As the new year has arrived, it's time to reflect on the past year. I have been participating in the One Word challenge since 2011 and absolutely love how it helps me each year. In 2019 my word was INVEST.

After leaving my full time job and coming home it was time for me to INVEST in my own personal goals. I thought this post would be great to reflect on what my goals were when I chose this word and the outcome now that the year has come to a close.. (The highlighted/underlined sentences were my goals and my responses below each one)

To complete my second half marathon in mid June with a PR around 2:50:00. 

I decided to not run this after I started training, knowing my body was no longer desiring a long run.

Earn at least 2 race medals a week for the year through virtual running

I earned a total of 24 through US Road Running virtual races along with a few more from other virtual race companies. 

Run consistently a 10 min mile

I actually ended up slowing down due to lack of consistently running

Build muscle

I sadly am the same as I was when posting that I wanted to build muscle.. Due to not being consistent with working out..

Eat clean, get back to unprocessed

I haven't made this a full time habit yet, but made a lot of progress in letting go of certain things, including caffeine. I was getting heart palpitations from drinking 2-3  cups of coffee a day and decided to go cold turkey about 4 months ago and I am happy I did. More natural energy and not sluggish half way through the day.

Run 1,000 miles by end of year

I didn't hit the 1,000 miles but did complete 602.6 miles

Blog more weekly

As you can see this was ONE BIG FAIL.. Going to work on this in 2020.

Learn my camera and get out there to photograph more

I am so happy that I took this to the next level and finally started my own photography business. You can check it out at my other blog at www.pittstopphotography.blogspot.comwww.pittstopphotography.blogspot.com or my website at www.pittstopphotography.com

Paint my home, start a garden and look into getting chickens for our home

We put the chickens idea on hold trying to figure out if we want to do more traveling as well as a garden because we live in the country and our  acreage is not fenced so we have deer wandering daily through our house. Have to figure out how to get a garden set up and safe from our little furry passerby's. Plus we are on a cistern, so have to factor in how we will water the garden. Maybe 2020 is the year..?

I did get the shed painted. Just need to finish up the trim and work on the garage this Summer. The home itself just needs trim to paint since I painted the bulk back in Summer 2017.

Learn brush lettering and loom knitting
Complete my temperature crocheted blanket and t-shirt quilt (both have been started)

Sadly no projects were made at all this year. They got pushed aside so I could focus on launching my business..

Never forget to laugh, and enjoy the company of friends

I did intentionally enjoy the company of friends this year. Bonding with one and forming a best friend, friendship. I am blessed.

Go on one intentional date each month with my love of 21 years

We didn't go on 'dates' each month as far as scheduled events but we did make a point to spend as much time as possible together, from hunting, drives, working out, and going away for our anniversary, I am one blessed wife to have this amazing husband by my side!

Here is to another great year, and another list of achievable goals. Check out my recent post that highlights my 2020 goals and my ONE WORD @ A Vision Reborn Post.

Anyone have one goal that you completed and are proud of? I would love to hear from you!