Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Benefits Of Starting Christmas Shopping Early

Benefits Of Starting Christmas Shopping Early

<h2>Benefits Of Starting Christmas Shopping Early</h2>

By starting out now, approximately 150 days and counting down before Christmas, the shopping season does not have to be so much of a rush and you can enjoy the festivities coming up.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

It's been a while since I have updated the Double Wedding Ring Quilt site but that is finally done now and I will be adding more interesting information and articles to the site.

I sure hope Google and it's updates are done with me and my site.  

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It's been a labor of love and I am thrilled that so many people have been able to make a Double Wedding Ring Quilt using my pattern. 

I do wish I had more pictures of customer quilts to add to the site but the 2 pictures I do have to show are just beautiful.  

Get your copy of my book either from my site Double Wedding Ring or on  The same book is published in paperback form and also in Kindle version - Double Wedding Ring Quilt on Amazon along with a couple of my other books.

Monna Ellithorpe

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Creative Writing For Stress Relief

Creative Writing For Stress Relief

There are many, many different ways that people find to relieve stress in their lives.  I happen to like and find that Creative Writing For Stress Relief works wonders for me.

I use what is called "brain dumping" and that is to sit and write consistently for 10 or 15 minutes about whatever comes to your mind, with no correction of misspelled words, changing words around or even correcting wrong words. 

What you do with your writings afterwards is up to you; tear it up, burn it, save it and see what kind of changes you go through in time or maybe you have a book just waiting to be put together with all of your random thoughts. 

Give it a try and let me know how it works for you. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

How To Make a Mini Scrapbook Album

How To Make a Mini Scrapbook Album

The whole idea of scrapbooking is to create your own embellishments, along with using some that are pre-made.  

Making a Mini Scrapbook Album from a gift bag is easy with the step-by-step instructions I give you.  Not only are the directions precise, the photos are also easy to follow along with. 

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chef Knife Sets

Chef Knife Sets

If you are studying to become a chef or already a chef, then you know how important it is to have a quality "Chef Knife" set.  

There are many to choose from and a major part of your choice, especially in the beginning will be cost.  I have reviewed a very expensive but "cool-looking" knife set, along with some less expensive alternatives that won't hurt the pocketbook too much. 
Saber F-11 Working Chef Knives with Chefs Knife Bag

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Crochet Rose Patterns

Crochet Rose Patterns

Crocheting is a long time tradition which is believed to have started around the early 1800s.  There does not appear to be any evidence of crocheting done before that time.

With the beauty of crocheting and intricate designs, it seems only right that roses and flowers would be one of the most popular design and pattern for a crocheted piece.  There is a great deal of information in the internet for beginning patterns to more difficult patterns for those who are more familiar with crochet.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Why Men Love Bitches-From Doormat to Dreamgirl

Why Men Love Bitches-From Doormat to Dreamgirl

How many times in your past relationships did you think you were doing everything right, only to be treated like crap or left all together?  It happens too often. For some reason many women think they HAVE to be a doormat to get a guy to like them or fall in love with them. 

Not so, honey... Read on!
There is no reason why any woman has to become a slave to a man to gain their love and attention.  In short, if you have to resort to this, then they are to be "Nexted" (meaning move on to the next man).  

There are too man good men out there who know how to treat a woman and when it's right, you don't have to play games.  

This book does not teach you how to manipulate the situation, it teaches you how to stand up for yourself, strengthens your self respect and increases your self esteem.  

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Double Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern

Double Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern

If you are a quilter, then you know that the Double Wedding Ring quilt is one of the most beloved patterns created but you also know it can be one of the most frustrating and time consuming of quilt patterns to attempt, especially if you are using the traditional method. 

Through lots of trials and errors, I've created a much easier way to make the Double Wedding Ring Quilt.  No curved piecing and you put it together, block-by-block.  It can even be a portable project to take with you and work on it while waiting for an appointment, waiting or the kids or whenever you have a few spare minutes. 

Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB Purple

Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB Purple

Just because of the Ipod Shuffle's small size, don't let it fool you.  It produces great sounds and you can put all of your favorites on to listen too.  No more of having to put a song on there that you really don't like. 

The IPod Shuffle is small, compact and easily clipped securely to your clothes while exercising, jogging or just walking or even running the kids around to their activities. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

America, Patriotism and In God We Trust

America, Patriotism and In God We Trust

I was raised in the United States of America and taught to respect God, the flag and our country.  As years go by we have slowly let these original values fall by the wayside and then wonder what is wrong with our country and our children.

Many ask, "Why is there so much violence, crime and meanness in the world and why does God let these things happen?"

People, wake up!  We have allowed the values that this country was founded on to be changed or voted out by a self-serving government and our Constitution is being slaughtered, law-by-law, day-by-day. 

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. ~Ronald Reagan

Bose Wave Music System III with Multi-CD Changer

Bose Wave Music System III with Multi-CD Changer

As a great music lover, you want to have the best sound possible from your music at home, whether you are listening to the classics, great rock-n-roll, the blues or great foot-stomping country music. 

Bose Wave Music System III with Multi-CD Changer
The Bose Wave Music System is the best home system that I can recommend to you; whether it's the double unit above with the extra CD changer or the single unit with the 1 CD changer.  Either way you cannot go wrong with this system. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

GOgroove Panda Pal High-Powered Portable Mini Speaker System for Smartphones-Tablets-MP3

GOgroove Panda Pal High-Powered Portable 

Mini Speaker System for Smartphones-Tablets-MP3

Sometimes you just need a little extra boost in sound for your Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 or Laptop Computer but you don't want to have to lug around a couple of speaks the size of a toaster and have wires all over the place.  

This cute little panda mini speaker system is the answer.  It's small, plugs into your computer and doesn't have a lot of wires to deal with.  It has a 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty and has a great sound. 


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

amPen - Ultra-sensitive Capacitive Stylus for Apple iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPhone

amPen - Ultra-sensitive Capacitive Stylus for 

Apple iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPhone

My daughter finally talked me into getting an iPhone as an upgrade from my puny little Nokia plain phone that really didn't do much.  I didn't really think I needed to upgrade but now that I have, I'm absolutely loving it. 

amPen (TM) Ultra-sensitive Capacitive Stylus
The only problem I have had is learning to hit the correct little letters and numbers when texting, so to solve my problem I purchased a stylus to help me with what I call "Fat Finger Syndrome."  

I think that one day I may be able to text without a stylus but I don't see that day coming very soon.  I would recommend this stylus to anyone having the same problem with your spelling while you are texting. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Purses, Handbags and Pocketbooks

Purses, Handbags and Pocketbooks

Christmas is now over but for some of us that does not mean the end of "Shopping for a new Handbag."  It's sometimes like an obsession or a challenge to see how many you can get, what color, brand name and size, no matter how big or small; ya just gotta have one more...

Miche Bags

There are still some good bargains out there on purses and handbags after Christmas or really, any time of the year if you just watch out for the sales.