Small Successes :: September 17, 2009

by | Sep 17, 2009 | i♥Mac, Small Successes | 9 comments

“It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.”
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I finally hooked up the printer to this new iMac Computer.  I had been stalling (for nearly two months) since I thought I would need to try and find the installation disk that came with the printer.  In the meantime, every time I needed to print something I would put the file on a flash drive and open it on the old PC.  (Very time consuming…)  Well, it turns out that all I had to do was unplug the USB cord from the back of the PC and plug it into the Mac.  I opened a document to see and hit the print button, just to see if it might by chance work, and it printed… Just. Like. That!  lol!

Also, speaking about this wonderful Mac,  I installed MacGourmet Deluxe and I am LOVING it!!  I am still learning how to use all the features, but so far I have learned how to clip recipes from online to add to my library, create meal plans and shopping lists, sync it with iCal, and even build a cookbook!!!  This is going to be so much fun!

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I was able to go out with four of my friends on Tuesday night to see Julie & Julia.   Afterwards, since Starbucks had just closed we went to Applebees and visited for another couple hours.   It was a very much needed break and I had a great time!   Now I really want to try and make Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon.

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I think I may have mentioned that I’d been saving for a new white wooden crib for this baby?  Well, yesterday morning, after searching and searching online and not finding exactly what I was wanting (at an affordable price), I decided to take my friends advice and check out Craigslist.   Can you believe that a beautiful white “Serenity” crib made by Baby’s Dream had JUST been posted and that it was only FIVE minutes from my house?!  (Especially, considering that I drive 20-30 minutes to get anywhere!)  She had purchased it 2 years ago from a specialty boutique about 45 minutes away for $500.  It does have a few minor scratches, but I still LOVE it and it is going to look so cute with the crib bedding I picked out for this baby. 

I do have it set up already, but I’ll wait to take a picture till I have all the bedding… In the meantime, here is a picture from Baby’s Dream.  Just try and picture it painted white with pastel sage and rosy pink bedding.  

What are your Small Successes this week?

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  1. Anonymous

    You've had *loads* of success – well done you 🙂

  2. regan

    hooray for your successes!
    this is a wonderful "exercise".
    and i really enjoyed that movie too.
    my mouth has been watering for beef "stew" and homemade bread and well, just any kind of good food for that matter! and it has finally cooled off enough to accommodate cooking such a thing.
    as for dreamy baby girl cribs, well, that's something i'd rather not think about…

  3. Amy Caroline

    Awesome! I am so glad the crib worked out! I am trying out Julia's recipe tonight, I think, maybe tomorrow, since Hubby has a softball game tonight. All this baby stuff of yours is getting me all excited to meet the latest in your clan!

  4. Robina

    for white baby furniture and scratches I use white out and it works wonderfully. spot test on the back to make sure. I love craigslist. i'm going to do a post soon about furnishing my formal rooms with craigslist and the total cost. i'm so proud of myself.

  5. Rosario

    Hi Jessica, I love to read your posts and get very ispired by them and learn new things to teach my children. I wanted to ask you if you can read my last post, tell me what you think about it and join me in prayer for marriages that are facing problems. Thank you.

  6. Erin

    Fantastic successes, each one:)

  7. Julie

    Don't you just love it when things work out so beautifully?

  8. gretchen

    I love your new baby crib. It will look so lovely! Thank you for all the inspiring ideas for the alphabet.
    God bless!

  9. Unknown

    Oh that story of your children praying the rosary makes my heart leap with joy. How precious. How blessed!


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