Random: Chris Daughtry, kitchen gadgets and a GIVEAWAY

This post is all about random things that have no business anywhere….except for a blog about random things…

1.  I love gas station coffee mixed with gas station cappuccino.  Three fourths regular with one fourth French Vanilla.  Mmm.  I’d choose it over Starbucks any day.

2.  I am a hydrangea addict.

3.  Note to self: one might need a pedicure if your husband filches when rubbing your feet against his leg.  Hypothetically speaking, of course.

4.  Speaking of husbands, mine bought me this print for Mother’s Day.  I was beyond giddy.

5.  While the camera was out, Ethan insisted on taking a picture of this stuffed animal.  Talk about random…You know those 50 cent “claw” machines with all of the stuffed animals?  Yes, the machine that always takes your money!  Not for Ethan.  He always wins something…like this retro/neon lamb.

6.  This verse spoke to me this morning during my quiet time….

Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion, put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city…shake yourself from the dust and arise; be seated, O Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.  Isaiah 52:1-2

Such encouragement lies here.  I hear the Lord say, “Put on your strength.  I am  your beautiful garment.  The robes of righteousness!  Clothe yourself in Christ. Shake yourself from the dust and arise!” Mmm. Powerful.

7.  Speaking of Mother’s day…I miss my mom.

8.  I heart kitchen gadgets.  My favorite is the new micro cooker from Pampered Chef.  I use it almost everyday.

9.  I need quiet.  No sound.  Just stillness and silence.

10.  Speaking of quiet, I have a quiet, yet big dream in my heart.  God only knows what it is.  Truly. 

11.  I really, really, really want Joshua Ledet to win American Idol.  Love. Him.  My mom would have loved him, too.

12.  Speaking of Idol, if Chris Daughtry sang Christian music, it would sound like this band….Mosteller.

My sweet friend in Ohio {HI AMY!!} sent me this CD.  She told me I would love it.  She was right.  It truly should come with a warning label — WARNING:  Do not listen to CD while driving or operating heavy machinery.  You may close your eyes and raise your hands in worship, hence running off the road.”  Just sayin’.

Lucky for you, Amy sent me two.  One for me…and one for you.

Want one!?  Let’s have a giveaway, shall we?!

In the comments below, tell me some random things about you.  Your comment is your entry into the giveaway.  Easy Peasy.

Also… share this giveaway on Facebook!  I want to know random things about your friends, too!

The giveaway will close Tuesday night at 9pm!!  How fun!

O.K.  Go!

25 thoughts on “Random: Chris Daughtry, kitchen gadgets and a GIVEAWAY

  1. What fun! πŸ™‚ Your random things made me smile!Here are some of mine…1. I love daisies. Any kind. Give me a bunch of daisies and I am a lady in heaven. 2. I love the beach/ocean. My personal heaven. The smell of salt water calms me. Love it!3. My current favorite song to listen to over and over again is Casting Crowns' The Well. I need to find a well to photograph… seriously.4. The Book of James is my Life Book. I could read James over and over again and find something new that speaks to my heart time and again.5. I'm dreaming of my 3rd tattoo which will honor my sweet little boy. I cannot wait to get it. πŸ™‚ 6. I have a photo being displayed at the Burlington/East Knox Public Library along with other local photographers & I am so proud of how far I have come since 2008. God keeps blessing me in small wonderful ways!7. My favorite movie is Pretty Woman, because despite everything, I still want that happy ending…Counting it all joy,Angela

  2. Oooh listened to the band – love it! Love Chris Daughtry's voice, LOVE Joshua Ledet, and my hubby taught me the gas station coffee trick you mentioned, so I LOVED your post!1. I have a hard time thinking of anything interesting to say :)2. Just started drinking coffee in the last few years in my 40's. Made it through college drinking Tab. (How many of you are old enough to remember Tab???)3. Friends with my hubby in HS but didn't start dating until 3 weeks before we went to separate colleges.4. Love taking sports pics – just wish I were better at it.5. I never get enough sleep so I am going to get off the computer and go to bed :)Tricia (seem to be signed in under my son's acct since I am not really a soccerboy haha.

  3. Hi Becky,I love random! πŸ™‚ A few of mine:* I love to sing and can often sign an entire song and not be able to tell you who sings it or what the name of the song is.* I've watched every season of American Idol. It's my one TV addiction πŸ™‚ I was sad to see Colton go and haven't been quite as addicted since.* I take 24 hour retreats sometimes, just me and the Lord… and breakfast in bed. LOVE those times!*The first time I ever flew in an airplane, I jumped out of it – went skydiving!

  4. Hope you had a happy mother's day, Becky!*I love gospel music, but only listen to it when alone. It's not a side of me I like to share with others*I miss my daughter. Yesterday was my first mother's day without her and my super-dense husband didn't think to do anything for me. (Yes, I'm a bit angry over this, in case you didn't catch that!)*I just found a really nice church and can't wait to dig in!*I eat waaaaay too much bacon!*I've been thinking about starting my own blog, but I haven't told anyone -well, no one except y'all!

  5. Random facts about me:1. I don't like apple juice but I love apple sauce.2. I can't stand the texture of gum. 3. I've been known to hold my arms out like a t-rex when walking around (it's a weird family trait). 4. One of my eyelids is slightly droopier than the other (another weird family trait).5. My hair was straight before kids – now it's curly.

  6. This is fun!1. I am newly addicted to Ben & Jerry's Cinnamon Buns ice cream. Seriously, I dare not share how much I have eaten this weekend alone!2. Last night we set up bunk beds and my kiddos are now sharing a room.3. I love the original movie Pride & Prejudice and my husband got it for me for Mother's Day4. I wish my family lived close to us.5. I grind my own wheat and make my own bread…yea, I'm one of those! ;)6. I love to paint furniture…when I have time.7. When I was in 7th grade I wanted to be an astronaut or the president and yes, I seriously thought I could do either. 8. I want to start running again.9. I love to grocery shop….until it is time to check out.

  7. 1- I appreciate pjs2- I really enjoy the smell of freshly cut grass3 – I choose naps over most any other hobby, pretty much every time. If I had a quarter for every nap I've ever taken…4- i love the way my little girls' eyes winkle up when she smiles, and then genuineness of that age. no pretense. what you see is what you get (and sometimes what you have to correct, but still).5 – my favorite part of small groups – when the light bulb goes off for someone (or myself) about a spiritual truth. Nothing like a little bit more of our mind and heart awakening to the awesomeness of God.6- i have 2 shelves in my bookcase full of previous journals. Someday i hope it takes over the entire thing.7 – nothing scares me more or brings me more joy than being a mom.8 – i love the little speckled chocolate eggs at Easter time. although I can't claim they're my favorite because i don't even know the name of them.9 – i am scared to death of heights. i can't even watch movies involving heights without feeling anxious.Thanks! I always enjoy reading your blog and look forward to the mornings I have a new post in my inbox. πŸ™‚ Great way to start off my work day!

  8. 1) I love praying on my knees, but hate that my feet fall asleep2) Leviticus might be one of my favorite OT books3) I share an office space with 4 other people (one really long desk all the way around the room4) I think everyone should buy a manual transmission car & self-driving cars scare me5) My co-worker keeps rolling his chair over to ask me how to read email addresses from a sign up sheet6) I wish I could get paid for reading books…7) I really want to make this a random list of 10, but am hungry and so I'm going to find something to eat for lunch.Thanks for random day!

  9. Becky….My name is Michael Loy and I am the drummer for Mosteller. Just wanted to say Thank You for your kind words and putting us outh there for other people to see. It is greatly appreciated. Oh regarding something random…. my tooth just fell out. Thankfully it was fake already. Also, I would like to withdrawl my name from the drawing for winning the cd. πŸ™‚ Michael

  10. First time reading your blog…I like, I likeRecently heard Mosteller music on-line for the first time after I heard they were going to be at TCTC next year, which I'll be chaperoning a group to. Really liked their music and looking forward to hearing them live.One of our sons says I'm weird 'cause I like all kinds of music…pretty much across the board, even stuff I'm probably "too old for". But my favorite song EVER is "It Is Well". I love every version of that I've ever heard (and I've heard a lot!)I've been an avid book reader since I was very young (a bug caught from my Dad) and I totally agree with a comment above about wishing you could get paid for that…I think I'd be a multi-millionaire (speed reading helps with just a bit)My favorite Bible verses are "be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances""I Am Not a Fan" (how's that for random? Wonder if anyone will get that?)

  11. Giveaways are super fun! I just gave a CD away on my blog! πŸ™‚ Oh, I love randomness!…1. I secretly hoped my kiddos would "fight" over who I tucked in on the night of Mother's Day, & I was glad when they actually did! :)2. I requested Malt-O-Meal for dinner on Mother's Day.3. I steal pens, but I only do it when there are LOADS of them. And I usually ask, so I guess that isn't really stealing…4. I always have about a million reusable water bottles in my van. OK, maybe 5 or 6. I can't seem to bring them inside until I have none left in the fridge. It's a sickness.5. I always say that I'm going to bed early, but it never happens. This, too, is a sickness.6. Sometimes I think of random facts about myself & say to myself, "I should write that down for when I need a random fact." But I never write it down, & then I'm stuck at times like this!

  12. -I eat my oatmeal with bacon and butter-I could watch HOUSE for days -I want to have curly red hair-I drink a Diet Coke with Lime everyday at school and my kiddos have noticed when I don't have one (o:

  13. Love random stuff, maybe because that's how I think…never in a straight line.- I love a full tank of gas and the smell of a fresh jar of noxema.- I love just about anything mint.- If I had time, I could easily be addicted to exercise. Instead, I'm addicted to sugar.- Favorite book of all time – Where the Red Fern Grows- I love yellow roses and daisies.- Wish I could pick my mom's brain to find out how she raised 3 kids and kept her calm.- I drink 2 cups of coffee almost every morning and have done so ever since I started driving 2 hours round trip to work (which thankfully I don't do anymore).- I am a Georgia peach by birth and love peaches (and wet peanuts).- I'm packing to go to China (surprise! We leave May 30. Oh boy oh boy oh boy! No wait – oh girl!)

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