Archive for January 2008

Know & Tell Friday   9 comments


Questions for this week:

1. Who do you wish you could meet?
Joseph from the Old Testament as well as Ruth!  Both have intrigued me and I would like to ask them a few questions!

2. Best food comes from which country? Russia of course!  (I’m Russian!)

3. If you are familiar with the movie/musical “Grease”, what girl character would you be (let’s apply this lightly…I know some of the behaviors of the girls was not too nice).  I think it would have been fun to play the “Beauty School Drop Out” or Principal McGee – Hmmm a real toss up!

4. Would you be more likely to toilet paper someone’s house, or would you be the one that has their house toilet papered? Being that I have been involved on both sides of these adventures, I would rather paper someone’s house!  The clean up is just not very fun!

5. Do you like small talk, or deep conversations? Both but mostly deep conversations.

Bonus Questions
6. Who do you most want to encourage this year? My nieces!  I want them to be able to look at my life and be able to say that I love Jesus and they want to love him just as much as I do.  I want them to learn from my mistakes and to enjoy a rich Christian heritage.

7. If those who know you best gave you one piece of advice, what would they say? Would they be right? What will you do about it?  They would say to hold your tongue!  Don’t be so quick to respond.  Wait and think of an appropriate response in a nice tone!  (I get a little snappy when someone irritates me – especially sales people on the phone!)

Yes they would be right!

I am trying really hard on this one!  I react and respond too often without stopping and thinking about the better or best response.

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Posted January 31, 2008 by Lana G! in Blog, Know & Tell Friday, Questions

Show & Tell – Valentine Table 2   31 comments

 For Show & Tell Friday this week, I would like to share my Valentine tea table with you!  I found these fun heart shaped tea cups at good will and could not resist. I love heart shaped anything!  The tea cups did not have saucers that went with them. These are candle plates that I picked up at Fred Meyer during Christmas and I think they match pretty well!


Next week I will share my Valentine Dinner Table with you!  Have a great weekend everyone!

For more Show & Tell – head on over to Kelli’s!

Wildflowers in Winter – Literary Flowers   7 comments


This week’s theme is: Week 3 – January 30 – February 5. Literary Wildflowers – Stories, quotations or poetry about wildflowers written by you or someone else. Or write a book review about a book that features wildflowers, such a guide book, picture book, travel guide or something about wildflower gardening, etc. Or Write about some special places/trails/areas to go searching for wildflowers that you are familiar with. Tell about the best time of year to go there, and what you might see. Share photographs if you have them.

Song to the Creator
By Lana G!

Walking up the path to the crest of the hill
I came upon a sacred breathtaking scene.
An Artist had left a masterpiece in living color –
A hillside bursting forth with joyful, vivid blooms.
Hundreds of wildflowers gracefully swaying in the breeze
Were reaching out to touch their Maker’s face.
Each one reflecting His beauty in radiant splendor
They were seeking only to glorify Him in shameless praise.
My heart could not keep silent.
I joined the earthly chorus
We were singing Hallelujah to our Creator
We were singing Holy, Holy is His name.


For more Literary Wildflower posts, head on over to Wildflower Morning.

Posted January 30, 2008 by Lana G! in Creation, Faith, God, Photography, Poetry, Wildflowers in Winter, Winter

WFW-Draw Near   3 comments



Traffic Stop   3 comments

What to do when you are stuck in traffic on a rainy day in L.A.:


Capture the moment, of course!

Posted January 29, 2008 by Lana G! in Photo, Rain, Travel, Weather

Fun Monday   21 comments

The hosts for this Fun Monday are the Lurchers.  Here is the challenge for today:

Continuing in the spirit of “being interested in people”, I would like to know, or see, what’s on, in or under your bedside table! So open those draws and bare your soul to us! Is there anything special there that has a story or a memory that you can tell us about? Books that you keep there to delve into from time to time? Trinkets that you don’t know where else to put? Let’s see!

Since I am down in California for this Fun Monday, I will show you my Huntington Beach nightstand:


I love to read so my nightstand is basically a place for books and my Bible!  Of course I also enjoy listening to classical music when I read or just to relax before I go to bed so I have my Ipod plugged in and ready to play. That’s the little remote to turn on the player. 

I also have hand lotion and foot lotion on the bottom shelf.  I get really dry skin especially in the winter. There’s some chapstick hanging around on one of the shelves as well.  Oh yeah and plenty of pens, pencils a nail file or two and highlighters. Lastly, the blasted alarm clock, which is on the bottom shelf so I really have to reach to turn it off – basically throwing me out of bed!

Head on over here for more bedside table views and have a fun Monday everyone!

Posted January 28, 2008 by Lana G! in Fun Monday

Bloggy Give Away – Janie & Jack


It is Bloggy Giveaway time!  For my Bloggy Giveaway this time around I will be giving away a $75 Janie & Jack Electronic Gift Card. Their clothes are absolutely adorable. 

 Botanical Beauty  Touring Around

Click the images above to see more of their cute stuff!

The gift card is only redeemable at their online shop,

All you need to do is leave a comment if you are interested. You will need to leave a valid e-mail address so that I can e-mail the winner the gift card.  Please just comment once.  Bloggers and Non Bloggers are all welcome.  Unfortunately this store is in the USA only.  I belive my Canadian friends will be able to use this online card as well. 

I will be closing comments at noon on Friday, February 1st. I will be choosing a winner by using the random number chooser thingy and posting the winner on Friday, February 1st by 5pm PST.   Enjoy and good luck to all. 

Head on over to the Bloggy Giveaway Headquarters for more great giveaways!

Posted January 28, 2008 by Lana G! in Blog, Gifts, Give Away