Earth Day Quotes

Tomorrow is Earth Day. There will be events all over the U.S. and the world to honor this day when we stop and learn more about our planet, our habits, and what we can do to leave less of a footprint on the world we leave to our children. Here are a few quotes about Earth Day that may make you stop for a minute and think about things in a different way: “Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, but loaned to you by your children.” Native American proverb “When one tugs at … Continue reading

Friday Funny: Boy Were They Wrong!

In 1949, Popular Mechanics predicted that in the future “Computers may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” Well, we all know how off that one was. Check out some of these very funny quotes and predictions made by famous people and publications about computers and technology. “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” Ken Olsen, the president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (1977) “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” Pablo Picasso. “The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with … Continue reading

More Fantastic Font Finds For Your Scrapbooking

Journaling is something that is often put off until the layout is finished in every other way. If you do this too, you are certainly not alone. In a recent poll, 78% of scrapbookers voted that they wait until the end to do their journaling. I find it difficult to do it at the beginning, though there have been times that I have. Since I happen to put off journaling until the end, I have a lot of layouts that are sitting in limbo waiting for that final journaling block. I decided recently to play ‘catch up’ and get that … Continue reading

Becoming a Better Friend

‘Isn’t that what everyone wants- to be known, to be heard, to be loved as they are?’ This quote comes from another movie starring Melissa Gilbert. It is from ‘Her Own Rules’ the adaptation of a Barbara Taylor Bradford book. The quote stopped me in its tracks. Isn’t that what I want? Isn’t that what you want? Someone who will accept you as you are and love you anyway? As I look at my calendar for yesterday it tells me in this quote from Lois Picillo. ‘Jesus cannot forget us; we have been graven on the palms of His hands.’ … Continue reading

Insurance Company Refused to Cover than Reconsidered Too Late

Welcome to 2008, hopefully your family had a better end to the year 2007 than the family of Natiline Sarkisyan. Their year ended with a funeral for their teen-aged daughter who died after her health and medical insurance company refused to pay for a liver transplant and then reconsidered. The Philadelphia-based Cigna HealthCare insurer has a history of approving coverage for over 90% of all transplants claims requested by their insured members, with over 90% of the liver transplant request being approved according to Cigna company President David Cordani in a memo addressed to employees and distributed to the media. … Continue reading

Best Friends Day: The Furrier the Merrier

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” ~-Henry Ford-~ Some people have human best friends, and I’m lucky to have a couple of those as well, but I also have Murphy, Kitty, and Tabby. Many times people don’t get how Murph, Mr. Meow, and Tab are not just pets to me, they’re like my children. Those same people also think I’m nuts that I consider Murph, Tab, and Mr. Meow my best friends too. But that’s what they are. Just as I cherish certain qualities in my human best friends, so do I cherish … Continue reading

Back to School Poems for Your Scrapbook Layouts

Back to school brings loads of layouts, and dozens of opportunities to capture those memories. Need some fun poems that are perfect for back to school pages? Look no further. Often I write my own poems for school pages. Sometimes they rhyme and sometimes they don’t. Here is a collection of poems I have in my back to school file collected from various sources. The First Day by Nicole Humphrey Climbing up the steps so huge, she holds onto the rail, I send her out in the great big world and pray she doesn’t fail. Down the street, the big … Continue reading

A Little Inspiration from Walt Disney

Walt Disney was a fantastic man and a pioneer in his field. He believed in his work, he believed in magic and he believed in so much more. His belief has given generations of Americans magical characters and places to love and to cherish. So this morning, I thought I’d start our week off right with a little inspiration from the creator of Mickey Mouse and much, much more. Enjoy! Walt Disney A man should never neglect his family for business. Adults are interested if you don’t play down to the little 2 or 3 year olds or talk down. … Continue reading

Creating the Quote Request Letter: Cover Page

Welcome, to my personal insurance Review and Update! So far I have worked out the details of our Personal Assets and gathered all the relevant paperwork, and have all the current insurance policies, details, appraisals and other documentation. I won’t actually need most of this paperwork to start the Quoting process, but want to have the chance to review everything and have the papers all in one spot if we do decide to change our insurance carrier. It’s not uncommon especially for Auto Insurance to be asked to provide proof of prior coverage. I also have my household inventory completed … Continue reading

Insurance Review and Update: The Important Paperwork

In this series of Blogs I am sharing my own Personal Insurance Update and Review. So far I am still in the gathering stage. I am working on determining our actual Assets since this is one of the most important things for our family to protect. Now I need to find all the important papers. Lucky for me my husband files everything and never tosses out any important documents. Of course, the 15 boxes of papers we keep stored is a different issue–but, sometimes I don’t mind! When reviewing our insurance I am actually very happy to have all the … Continue reading