June 26, 2013

I'm all About Organization ~ I Love these Cubes!!!!!

Would you just look at those awesome storage containers!   If you know me at all, you know I am all about being organized!  I was so excited when I received these cubes from Shoplet to try out and let them know what I thought about them.

At first glance I thought all four of them were the same. I quickly discover that even though they were all made of durable, translucent plastic each cube had different features.  Some had drawers, dividers and one was just a cube with lots of space!  Clips were included which were used to join the cubes together.  Although no directions were given, it was quite easy to put together.  Each container has an indentation that makes it easier to slide the clips onto for joining cubes together. It's up to you how you want them arranged!   All of them can be clipped together to make one storage unit or they could be left as an individual cube.  If you find you need more cubes, they can be added easily. 

This is the Deflect-o Two Drawer Cube Organizer (DEF350101) .  It has two clear drawers that slide out easily.  Since the drawers are clear, it is easy to locate the items you are looking for without opening the drawers.   

Next is the  Deflect-o Desk Cube (DEF350301).  It is quite similar to the Two Drawer Cube Organizer. This cube however has four drawers instead of two.  They are large enough to store items like rubber bands, paperclips, erasers, etc. 

I love the Deflect-o Desk Cube with X Dividers (DEF350201).   It is also made of translucent plastic with X dividers.  These dividers can be removed easily if you decide that you don't want to use them.  However I found that it makes a great holder for my pens, markers, scissors, and highlighters. 

The last cube is the Deflect-o Desk Cube (DEF350401) .  Once again, the cube is translucent just like the other three.    This one does not have any drawers or dividers.  It is a completely open cube.  This is the one I found most challenging to fill.  I personally would have preferred the option of adding dividers.   So far, no matter what I have tried to store in this cube has not worked for me.  I'm still trying to figure out the perfect use for it.

Don't you just love it!   If you are looking for  office supplies  or  promotional products you definitely want to check them out! 

Disclosure:  Shoplet provided me with these complimentary Desk Cubes.  All opinion expressed are my own.  

June 17, 2013

Angels By My Side by Betty Malz

I have so many books to read...and so little time this summer to read them.  I finally finished this book today.

The author, Betty Malz, starts the book with this quote, “This book is dedicated to bringing hope to the helpless and offering help to the fearful.”  I knew from that quote that this book was going to have my full attention.  I was definitely not disappointed!

I have always been fascinated with the topic of angels, but I had never taken the time to research them.  I was excited to see that Betty Malz did that research for me in this book!  

She wrote about different occasion in the Bible where angels appeared. You will be amazed about how many times that God has sent His angels.   Protecting angels, rescuing angels and messenger angels all played any important part of the scriptures.  Until I read this book, I hadn't given much thought to the different roles and purposes that angels have. 

Throughout the book, the author writes about the real life experiences of many different people who have been visited by angels.  I must admit there were a few that I had a hard time believing.  However, when I considered the power of God, I realized that I have no reason to doubt the power of the Almighty.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that is interested in learning more about angels.

Disclosure:   Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.  All opinions expressed are my own.

June 11, 2013

Currently Breaking My Sabbatical

Several years ago I had to quit Facebook for awhile.  I think I was addicted to it.  Well... I don't know if it was an addiction, but it took up way to much of my time.  I deactivated my account. Wow!  I had so much time on my hands, but I missed knowing what was happening with my family and friends...so after about 6 long months, I joined the world of Facebook again.  However, I found that I rarely spend time on it...and I'm totally okay with that.

That is kinda where I am with my blog.  I have learned so much from so many bloggers but it has been totally overwhelming. After a couple of years of saving great ideas, I have a mess on my computer.  I need some organization and that is where I am right now.  There has to be a way to have it all organized...but I haven't figure it out yet.  So, until I can figure out what I am going to do...I've kinda taken a blog sabbatical as far as downloading anymore stuff.  lol.     

I know I'm late for the party, but I need to take a break from cleaning my house (and my computer), so I decided to visit Farley for her monthly currently.  


Listening.  I swear there are about 10 dogs out there howling.  Different octaves too!  They always make me smile when I hear dogs howl.

Loving.    I'm keeping my fingers cross that my dryer holds out through the summer.  I don't think she has too many spins left.  :-(

Thinking.  Tomorrow little Samson will no longer be able to become a daddy.  I've never had to do this to a little boy puppy before.  Somehow...it  just different with our girl puppies.

Wanting.  A new mattress is probably more of a need than a want!  I'm pretty sure springs sticking through are not a good thing.

Needing.  I usually always have a book with me no matter when I am at. You never know when you might have time to read.  :-)

Essentials.  I can't imagine going anywhere without my hubby and we definitely need some bucks to go anywhere!  Books...well they are a must for me no matter where I go!

That's it!  I'm exhausted from all this typing.  Don't forget to link up!