Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch
I love this band. I listen to them daily. Even though we are looking at another camera, we all look like we're alert for it being a fan signing and it's 11:30 p.m. on a Friday.

21 July 2013

The Great Mogul Diamond

The third book in the Doppleganger Chronicles is probably the best. This time the twins are traveling to France and have officially moved in with Muzz Elliot, a bestselling writer. Erik is learning to be a detective, thanks to American Dorcas Potts. He still lives at the orphanage, though.

The setting is Britain.

There's a murder on the train the twins are traveling on, and there's a mysterious man following the twins and Muzz, who goes to France on what the twins suspect is blackmail.

And the Great Mogul Diamond disappears. 

Who is the mysterious man?

Who is blackmailing Muzz?

Who is the thief who is trying to frame Muzz Elliot?

And what Christian principles will the twins learn?

And of course they want to find their mother.

This series is mysterious and interesting, following abandoned twins who get adopted (but who always long for their mother) and then have adventures relating to their adopted parents. Although this takes place in modern times, the feel of the book makes it seem in the past. And the fact it's a graphic novel series (and did not originate as a longer series) makes it even more original and creative.

I really enjoyed reading this book.

It deserves a 10.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


09 July 2013

Join the Tyndale Reading program

Join the Tyndale reading program and get 25 points for signing up by clicking on this link: I love being involved in this program and I have already gotten numerous free gifts, including Bibles and books.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


04 July 2013

Remove the sticky label from anything

I hate sticky labels on plates, bowls, cups, etc. Well, here's a process to help make that easier!

Thank God for days off! Home readies do work! I wanted to get some sticky labels off my eating ware.

Well! My kitchen looks like a mini workstation! Mayo on one counter, alcohol and rag nearby, cup in the sink, and a vinegar/water mix on the back counter! But it works!

Here's the process:

1) Lather a generous amount mayo on the label's area. I made sure I couldn't see the label anymore, I put so much mayo on it. Wait 5-15 minutes (the longer, the easier it is to pick off).

2) Clean off the mayo and take off as much of the label as possible.

3) Put the piece in the vinegar/water (more vinegar than water) with the label down in the mixture. This is about 5-15 minutes too.

4) Take the piece out of the mixture. Wash off the cup in soap and water, picking pieces of the label off in the process.

5) Lather alcohol generously onto a dish rag (in my experience, it HAS to be a dish rag, I used one from the dollar store, but it must be a dish rag). Scrub the label until all the stickies are off. (The stickies may look weird and may try to come off when you touch it. Just pick it off your fingers and keep going until it's all gone. The residue will be left on your dish rag, but just throw it in the washer and it will be fine.)

6) Wash the dish with soap and water and dry it.

7) Check and make sure all the stickies are off.

8) If not, use the rag and alcohol again and repeat steps 5-7.

And there you go! A label-less dish!

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,