Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Things You Don't Know About Me

Lately I have been thinking about the things I wanted to do and what I wanted to become. As a child we dream of the things we wanted to be, not of the things we needed to be. To be able live the lives we were ment to live. For me I always wonder why things went the way they did and why I have suffered so.So when I looked back on my life. I started to see the things I did were done for a reason. And why I had to suffer, from illnesses and from being a victim. They were lessons that god felt I must learn.

 To understand the life I was ment to live. I was born with disabilities and was nearly blind. . Instead of giving up I had to fight back now I can run and see..I always wanted to be a writer. So I could write about the world and about the things that is going on within it. Instead I became a poet, an wrote about the abuse I have endure by my ex husband and how I struggled to find my source of strength to fight back. I wanted to be a dancer, So I could express my own pain, and my triumphs. Instead I became ill and struggled with arthritis and fibromyalgia . I wanted to be a chef and a baker. So that I could express my love of food in a elegant and tasteful way. Instead I became a mother of 6 who enjoys life to the fullest as possible,

Yes my life had started on a very complicated path. And it has taken me in many different directions. But I have always came fighting my way back. Why? I feel god gave me  choices what I wanted and needed was 2 different things, He taught me with every step I took there was a lesson I had to learn.. So when I wanted to be a writer he made me a poet so i could write about what I have learnt. about being a victim, and about the pain I struggled through of being a battered wife. But also for me to discover my hidden strengths as a woman. When I wanted to be a dancer I was strucked down with arthritis and fibromyalgia. I guess god wanted me to dance my own dance. And when I wanted to be a chef and baker. God thought a family would be perfect for me.

So you see when god puts out a plan for us. It is not to hurt us but to teach us how to live the life we we were ment to live. All those paths that we got lost one and all those branches we tripped on. Were put there to teach us the lessons that god had planned for us.. And for my strength I am better woman today because of what have gone through. And for what I have learnt from my struggles.. Never take the things you wanted in life for granted. because god did give those to you just in different ways..

Ty for reading my story and I hope it inspires you to take a second look at your life and realized your fullfilled your dreams.

Written By Anita Riddell Poet and inspirational writer.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ideas for recycling used material

Have you ever wonder what to do with old clothes, sheets etc? Here is list of few ideas that will help you  create a greener enivronment for you and your family.

Turn used clothing , sheets etc into wonderful decorative gift bags, and pillow cases.

used clothing , sheets etc can also be made into great dust rags. For furniture etc

used nylons make great soap on the rope gifts

make sock puppets out of old socks and mitts

used old sweaters etc for chair covers

Do you know of an idea for old clothes etc? Tell us about it and we will post it on our blog.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Recycling Stained Clothing

This tip was sent in to me from Dixie L Ingwerson  I give new life to clothes with stains on them by tie dyeing them.Had greatly increased the amount of clothing that my kids and grand kids have by doing this fun thing. Plus it keeps useful clothing out of the landfills by giving them a second life.

What an awesome idea not only does this help prevent stained clothing going to the landfill. It is also helping by keeping our communities green. Thank you Dixie for sending that  tip in.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Canadian Contests and Freebies

Here is a list of contests and freebies enjoy ,  and Good Luck.

Win an Enchanted Makeup Kit PLUS a “Snow White & the Huntsman” Prize Pack! 

Enter online for a chance to win 1 of 3 limited-edition “Enchanted Makeup Kits” from benefit cosmetics PLUS a “Snow White & the Huntsman” Prize Pack. Benefit supplied over 50 makeup artists for the film with enough cosmetics to makeover 300 cast members—now you can have your own makeover! Contest closes July 5.
Good luck!

Win Gloves Off eco-friendly green cleaning products (5 Winners)

They are safe and get the job done!
Ends June 22, 2012
Open to CAN & USA
5 winners!

Safeway Canada Coupons~5 Meat/Seafood Printable Coupons

Here are 5 printable coupons from Safeway Canada.
They include;
  • Save $1.00 off  Open Nature Pepperoni Sticks(250 g).
  • Save $1.00 off  Open Nature Bavarian Smokies(750 g)
  • Save $1.00 off  Open Nature Jumbo Wieners(375 g)
  • Save $1.00 off  Open Nature Double Smoked Sausage Ring
  • Save $2.00 off  O Organic Whole Chicken
Coupons expire on August 1st, 2012

Printable Coupons Canada Safeway~2 New Hair/Scalp Therapy Coupons

There are 2 new Safeway Canada printable coupons available right now.
The first one is $1.00 off Clear Men Scalp Therapy(381 ml):
Clear Men Scalp Therapy feeds scalp*with Ginseng, Tea Tree and Natural Mint. It also controls dandruff at the source. Clear Men Scalp Therapy is available in a Shampoo and a 2n1 Shampoo & Conditioner. *with moisture refers to stratum corneum
The second is to save $1.00 off your next purchase of Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy(375mL - 381mL):
Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy feeds scalp* and gives stronger more beautiful hair in 7 days† *with moisture †vs non-conditioning shampoo (stronger refers to less breakage when combing)
Print Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy. Expires on June 14th, 2012

Do you have an upcoming contest or a freebie you would like to share? Please send them to me and I will post them for all to see ty.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Little About Me

Wow I see I haven't been posting for awhile. I guess there has been alot going on. With business, crocheting,and being a full time mom. Life has me running around the clock at full speed.On Oct 7 2012 I became a grandma for the first time to a beautiful baby boy. On Oct 24 2012 I became a grandma for the second time to another beautiful baby boy. I feel like a new person and that the door of life has open up a new page for me.

Especially after having to deal with all the sarcasm, bs, lies and more from people who felt my business was a scam. I almost gave up my business and blog. That is why I hadn't posted for awhile. But then I realized this is what they wanted, so why I should I play into their hands. So I stood up and dusted myself off and pushed on . And we are more successful now than we were months ago. I also added a new line of products my crochet gifts.

I crochet hats, headbands, dish cloths, afghans and more. I love it and it takes me away from the everyday crap  That I feel I don't have to deal with. I am stronger person now and business is showing that. In the next few weeks I will be updating info and adding some giveaways. So please check back often for these goodies.

Got something you want to share here send it to me and I will post it for the world to see. Until next time happy Crocheting!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ever wonder what you could do with your trash? Here are some ideas that will get your family recycling in ways that you thought you could never do.

Here is a website that has tons of ideas for creating those priceless treasures:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Donate your unused up to date products today!

Have you gone shopping just to buy the wrong flavor of tea or the wrong bottle of shampoo? Have you ever thought now what am I going to do as i don't have time to take it back? So you go ahead put it in the cupboard and there it sits for who knows how long.

I have done this so many times, and I just end of throwing it out. Until one day I got a bright idea like many lol. I wanted to get into the gift basket industry, but the costs are just nuts. From baskets to supplies I was looking over $5,ooo to just start. I nearly had a heart attack about it. So I pondered about it for a bit, and came up with another way to create a greener world. Why not create second hand gift baskets, filled with products and items donated by people like you.

Not only are we working together to create a greener world, we are also saving local landfills. As well bring customers a new way to shop without breaking the pocketbook. Some people rolled their eyes up at me, but others thought it was a wonderful idea to buy a second hand gift basket filled with past treasures.

So help us fill our baskets by donating your unused products, or used clothing etc that are is good condition and help build a better world by going green.

Written by Anita Riddell