Category: Life’s Ups and Downs

Look World, We Are TRYING to Save Money Here- Part 1

Look World, We Are TRYING to Save Here

Look World, We Are Trying to Save Money Here

Part 1

Yep, we are trying to save money.

Who isn’t right?

Well, we are trying so save a large amount in a small amount of time while paying medical bills and regular “life” bills.

Why another post about trying to save?

Because only 22 days into 2016 and our goal to save $10,000 by the end of the year when BAM!!!


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Our Return and A Bit About Why We Were Gone

We’re Back!

I apologize for the lack of posts and technical complications the last few months.  It has been more than a bit hectic around here with health and computer issues (I broke my tablet completely during a set of tornado sirens).   I’m not going to go into details about the health issues but a glimpse of one day can be found HERE on my chronic illness blog.

The health issues aren’t going to go away but I believe I found a way to keep the blog up AND take care of our crazy life.

My husband has solved the technical issues and I am working on adjusting to a different tablet screen.

I have a plan for the next 4 months and have been working diligently on it.

I will be sharing a rough draft of it in the next post.

Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience and hope to share some inspiration beginning August 1st.

Stay tuned for more.

Sharing Sunday #2


Hello again!!!

From Central Illinois on a frozen, icy January night.

I can’t believe the temperature went up, but the weather went nuts.

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After the Fire-Find the Positive

After the Fire

Three of Five Fire Trucks at the Scene

Three of Five Fire Trucks at the Scene

This week has reminded us of so many things to be thankful for.

First and foremost, we are thankful that our renters were not at home during the blaze.

  Thankful that no one was injured: firefighters, tenants or neighbors.

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I am Thankful for Creation


In the beginning God CREATED the heavens and the Earth

Genesis 1:1 KJV

I am thankful that He created and He gave us, as humans, the ability to dream and create as well.

I am Thankful for Creation

He didn’t create us as earthworms, to spend all day in the dirt-taking shelter where we can, getting stepped on by things MUCH larger than us, being eaten by birds, shriveling in the sun or drowning in the rain.

He didn’t create us as vultures, flying around scavenging on dead bodies.  He created us as people.  People whom he enabled to make choices, creations and decisions.  Even better, he created an entire world to stimulate those creative urges and the five senses to enjoy them.

He could have created us to be more like the animals   Birds-creating their nests, butterflies with their cocoons or beavers with their dams.   Each possess the innate ability to build their own shelter but don’t purposely create something unique each time.  Don’t get me wrong, each of these is wonderful in its own unique way, but I have yet to see a “bedazzled” cocoon.

People on the other hand cannot ONLY build our own shelter but can create with variety.  We can make it short or tall, plain or stylish, semi-permanent or portable.  We were not created to be identical,  moving along by rote, doing the exact same thing as the body next to us.  We have been each been given unique talents.  Where would we be if they hadn’t discovered and shared electricity, cars, boats, glass, metal?

We have been given the ability to create and in that development we have been given so many new mediums FAR past dirt, rocks, flowers and trees (not that I don’t enjoy using these mediums).   We even have a faster way to share them called technology.

That is what we hope to do at Treasured Tidbits.  Share the creativity that God has blessed us and others with-whether through encouragement, sharing thrifty or creative ideas or solving everyday household problems.

  God has given everyone a special talent, not to keep to ourselves but to share with others and today I want to thank Him for it.


For more in our Thankful Thursday series click the links below.

After The Fire

Take Time toWatch the Turkeys

Surviving Life’s Ups and Downs

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