Friday, January 28, 2011

Etsy Love

So, you all must now! I LOVE ETSY! Its life the best thing around! If I had the money, I would be spending it there!

So below are a few things ive been wanting from Etsy!

And speaking of Etsy, as you can see on my sidebar I have my own Etsy store! So I though I would start a blog with all my craft projects and such they I will have on etsy! Ill also do some other Craft type post to! If you feel like sharing the love you can go to that blog by going HERE!

Its a work still in progress!

I am going to have an amazing weekend! Headed to my friend Tiffanys tonight, then up to Bricktown OKC tomorrow to watch 127hours and get Starbucks with Anna! Ill have picture up after :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Makes Me SMILE!

{Feeling contemplative today, so here is my blog post! I hope its not to deep, or gloomy for anyone. Its juts me spilled out! Tell me what ya think!}

{Put a grain of boldness into everything you do. ~Baltasar Gracian}

{There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder. ~Charles Morgan}

{I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman}

{A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan}

{Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford}

{Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown}

{The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Over the Teacups," 1891}

{You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it. ~Author Unknown}
{Update: All Photos were used from HERE}

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bridal Show and some ramblings!

Well, I did not get pictures of the Bridal Show on Sunday becasue it was CRAZY there! We waited in line for 30min before we got in, and once we were in you had to push through the crouds of people to talk to the venders! I spent most my time snagging cards and pushing through crouds! was a good time! There was so much to see and the styles for this year are really awsome!

Bath and Body Works has a new Scent out...and I LOVE IT! I am going into town tomorrow to get these two:

How I wish more of you amazing Bloggy Friends of mine lived closer to me! Ive been going through this "all alone phase" and its not been fun. I love my family and all, and there great, but there is something about hanging out with a friend that just hits the spot. My one friend Anna who I did hang out with is in Japan till April, and all my other dear friends live far away from me. You ever feel that way?
I look at others blogs, and see them hanging out with people, and it makes me sad :(

Well...on a happy note im linking up with:

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So welcome to any new readers or if you just stopping by thanks for looking! I love new followers and always follow back! So feel free to stay! :)

Also..Please remember the fundraiser I am holding:

The date has been extended since we have not gotten allot of entrys and have had a few people do blog post to help over the weekend!

Thanks muchly :)


Saturday, January 22, 2011

You shall be missed dear friend.

Happy Saturday Y'all! I am so excited to see Saturday! Im going to finish organizing my room, then im off to finish some school work! The thing I am the most excited about is the Bridal Show in OKC that my mom and I are going to tomorrow! I got tickets from Groupon and I thought it would be good for my school ( as you now im doing school from home to be a wedding planner ) I will take pictures and do a post later :) Below is something I thought you all may like to read. My Uncles ministry that I work for ( ) works with horses, and one of are faithfull and loved horses had to be put down last Sunday, below is a memorial to him!

A Hero and a Servant

May 27, 1997 – January 17, 2011

Though he never competed in horse shows or won a trophy, he entered thousands of arenas and coliseums and captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people. Though this almost fourteen year old good looking palomino stallion was of great pedigree, it was his attitude and performance that attracted his followers. From his quiet sorting and stepping through debris of all kinds with instant obedience to stop on command, to his blind-folded and bridleless full gallop figure eights, to his trustworthy manner around other horses, looking and learning from him was easy. His most captivating liberty performances were those of ponying colts for their first ride , with a finale of working the colt entirely alone, following the trainers hand signals from a distance. His example and obedience were a compelling and inspiring compliment to the owner and trainer, Dr. Lew Sterrett’s, message. His playful spirit and unique performance left the audience with an unforgettable impression.
Bred by Warren and Mary Davis of the Crow Creek Division of the CS Ranch in Raton, New Mexico, he was given to Dr. Sterrett to be used in his Sermon On The Mount presentations. Though only a yearling at the time, it was soon apparent that he was needed to replace the former star of the show, Paul’s Red Berry. In the years that followed he would criss-cross the United States and Canada covering almost every state and province serving nearly fifty-thousand people a year. He has been featured in several television series, published in many DVDs’ and in the most recent book “Life Lessons From A Horse Whisperer”. His star performance in Sermon On The Mount focused on teaching lessons for life and leadership through the language of the horse. He performed in fairs, equestrian events, horse shows, rodeos, high schools, churches, and hotels. His backdrops ranged from backyards to major coliseums, and he logged hundreds of thousands of miles in his travels. However, he evidenced his greatest character as children rode him. Dr. Lew’s grandchildren believed him to be the only horse of any value and insisted on attending his sad farewell.
His message for mankind centered around having a healthy responsible relationship with our Creator, our conscience, and our community. He was loved and honored by children, youth groups, athletes and coaches, business leaders, and bureaucrats and was especially embraced as the hero at family conferences. Beyond his ability to introduce new riders to the art of riding, he was also a powerful tool in the development and presentation of the Leaders by H.E.A.R.T. (Human/Equine Analogies in Relational Training) program. This outreach program effectively illustrates how leaders can capture the hearts of their people and earn the right to coach them to excellence.
“Spark” was just being prepared to help introduce the new LIFE (Living In Faithful Example) conference in 2011, when he met with a tragic accident. With a leg broken completely through, it left no option but for this horse to be returned to his Creator. Even in his death he showed his loving servant’s heart as he quietly obeyed his master to his last breath. He shall be sorely missed by his fans, his pit crews, and his owners. The other members of his cast Romeo, Spotlight, and now Juliet will not only miss him but also have to fill in the gap in the upcoming presentations of Sermon On The Mount, Leaders By HEART, and LIFE conferences. It is safe to say, that in light of the message he was used to present and the faith he inspired, this horse has left a significant and eternal legacy.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

{More About Me}

I have several reasons for writing this post, and allot of them are, for people, and my blog friends can really get to know me.
My thinking is, if you really want to know me, you can read this post, and if you dont, than you can skip over this one :) So..for all who dont now me..Ill start with the basics :)

Im Joanna Noel

I am 22 and live in Oklahoma, Im in the Oklahoma City Area!

I live and work with my family and my Uncles ministry called Sermon On The Mount ( He shares the gospel from horseback! I have really enjoyed serving in there receptionist position!

I love spending time with my family and my friends!
(im also not afraid to be out there and wacky!)

I LOVE to bake and I can mix up a batch of mean cookies :) The kitchen is one of my favorit places to be!
I have a heart for underprivileged youth! They have such hurting hearts and need Jesus so bad! I hate to see them hurting and enjoy working with my youth group at church every chance I get!

I love a good movie and staying inside but also enjoy walks so much! I live with 11 horses, a cat, and a dog so im BIG into animals!

Yes, I may be single to, but you know, I belive that there is one amazing guy out there for me, and the Lord will bring him when its time! For now, I am serving Him with all my heart!

Hope y'all have had a chance to get to know me a little more :) The girl behind the blog!

I am always up for meeting new people and making friends! So feel free to contact me :)

{Its FINALLY snowing in Oklahoma!}

Yes, This morning I woke up to snow. Dont get me wrong, its not allot, just a dusting, but its sticking, and thats allot for Oklahoma! The kids are very excited because they do not have school, sadly, my work is right here on are property and all I have to do is walk to it, so I have work. The lucky duck siblings are snuggled back in there warm beds sleeping, and im up. This is not right!
What I really want to be doing is sitting around drinking coffee!

And as im sitting here typing this, I can hear the wind howling outside and I am already cold! A nice fire, books, warm boots and a cup of tea would work to!

The crazy thing is, its already really cold out,and it suppost to drop even more as the day goes on! I am wearing my warm sweater, gloves, scarf, and hat today! I HATE the cold!

I think I need to go make a warm pot of coffee! I need something to get me going this morning! Hehe!
Anyone else having a snow day? Or maybe you have to go out in this nasty weather! What are you doing today to keep warm?

Also, please remember about Secrets Gift Fundraiser going on! I have gotten a few entrys and thats great, but would love more! Its just $10 to enter! Click the button below!

Well....I am going to shiver my way to my room and get ready for the day..even though I really really really dont want to!

Happy Snow Day Y'all!

All Photos were found HERE!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

{Shutter Love Tuesday!}


Its that time of the week! And I actually remembered it this time! And I have the perfect photo for it too!
This weeks theme is:

My entered photo is below!

This photo was taken at the OKC Zoo! They have an awsome fish building! This little fishy was very photogenic!

Would you be a dear and click the button for Shutter Love on top of this post and vote for my photo please!
Thank you Thank You THANK YOU! :)

Also..Dont forget about Secrets Gift Fundraiser going on!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Secrets Gift Fundraiser!

Welcome to Secrets Gift Fundraiser!
This was going to be a Christmas Fundraiser but I had some sickness in my family and was not able to get it up early enough, but here it is now!

A friend of mine Dayna from Washington State rescued Secret back in November of 2010, This is her below:
When she went to pick her up she was in a small pen maybe 30 by 50 with another pony mix. They where standing in 3 plus feet of mud and manure. The fencing was the wire square stuff they could have very easily gotten hung up in. There was old pieces of metal and trees in the pen. She was wearing a rain sheet that was dripping wet, was very lame on front right leg and had some proud flesh (bad infection in the flesh itself) going on on the back right aswell. Dayna took her to the the barn she boards her other horses at and it took 3 and a half house to wash all the matted mud and manure from her legs and under side.
She had her almost 4 weeks and in that time her front right leg had gotten worse. The vet came out and he took X-rays and she had a tendon infection. Here are a few pictures of how she looked when Dayne first got her home and a picture of her right leg infection:
Secret was starting to fill out and really seemed to bet getting better! Dayna had put allot of money into vet bills and I was wanting to do this fundraiser to help cover those cost! Here are a few pictures of Secret finally healthy enough to get out in the field some:
When I see this picture it just brakes my heart that anyone could treat a living animal like this!
Sadly, on November 11, 2010 Dayna emailed me and told me that night Secret had taken a turn for the worst. The infection in her leg had been there so long with no treatment that it just set in too deep. She had to put Secret down that night. She had almost 4 weeks of love, and Dayna is just happy she was able to give her that! Below is the picture Dayna took of her a few days before she passed away.
I have decided to give a donation in memorie of Secret....and this donation is going to
Apache Junction Horse Rescue Corporation (AJHR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes every horse should be treated the way we would want a higher being to treat us. AJHR is responsible for rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of unwanted, abused, or neglected horses. AJHR also upholds an on going commitment to educate the public on proper equine care and horsemanship skills.
Over time AJHR has found many horses that were no longer wanted.

Below are several package Items you can choose from:
This Package was generiously donated by:

Laura has some amazing stuff on her Etsy store as well as being an amazing blogger! I cant thank her enough for giving towards Secrets Cause!

This package was genourusly donated by:
BonBon Rose Girls
Megan and Kristen are 2 very amazing ladies and there blog is just as amazing! They have so much up todate info on the fads and fashion! I love reading there blog! A big THANK YOU to them for donating these amazing earings to Secreat Cause!

This package is from me! A set of 12 Blank Photo Cards and Envelops!

And last but not least

This one if from my dear friend Meghan! There are a set of these gift tags, and a few homeaid candle holders!

Here is how it will work:
$10 per entry
Please leave a comment on how many entry's you have done and what package you want them to go to.
If you want to split your entry's up thats fine just be sure to say were they go!
If you are not interested in winning anything but would like to donate please just let me know!
Just click the Donate button on the left side bar below the Fundraiser Button!

If you would like to help promote this fundraiser use the blog button on the side bar! You can also copy and paste this post!
We also have a facebook page HERE....please go and "like" it and share with your friends!
Thank You so much!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

{New Years Update!}

I am home from Texas! Yes, Its nice to be home..yet im sad. I enjoyed my time so much, and I really miss the friends I have there!

To start my post with I would like to tell Y'all I have started a Tumblr account! I though it would be fun to have something small on the side. And I decided
that I am doing the 365 Project this year and that were I will be posting that! If you would like to follow me here is the link: is an update from my amazing weekend!

This family always has an awsome party! We started by having a Dress Wacky night! Best wacky won! Here area few of us!

Me and Carrie! Sorry for the lighting!

Myself, Cameron, and Clarin! Love these girls! Cameron has been married 7months now :)

We made snowless snowmen! This is are team with are Minni Mouse snowman..sadly..we did not win :(

New Years Day was Spa Day for the girls!
Here we are getting Pedicures! Im the second one in from the left!

Me and Clarin!

My amazing Pedicure!

We had so much fun..i sorta did not want to come home! :)

Im also linking up to Mingle Monday..Im a day late..but oh well :)

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If your over from Mingle Monday..WELCOME! I love to meet new bloggy friends! If you follow me ill follow you! Just be sure to leave your blog address in your comment!

Well..Im off Bloggy Friends! Untill tomorrow!

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