I’m sharing with you something of interest to students, literature enthusiasts and coupon-clippers. This unusual combination can be found at Read Print, a site offering free on-line access to the classics, where you’ll find thousands of books, short stories and poems by many of the must-read authors. At Read Print, you’ll also find a biography and illustration of each author. There is a section for articles on literature and writing, as well as that unexpected and unrelated section for coupons for all sorts of companies such as Payless Shoes and Office Depot which must keep Read Print financially alive. The site which has been online since 2006 provides clean, clear, easy-on-the-eyes and well organized pages. There’s also a search feature to help you find exactly what your looking for.
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Posted by infinitygoods on December 19, 2007
Welcome back to Thursday Thirteen! You might also be interested in yesterday’s post for Works For Me Wednesday which is also a list of thirteen Christmas ideas. Happy Thursday Thirteen!! And wishing you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
- ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore
- Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
- The Nutcracker by E. T. A. Hoffman
- Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck
- Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Jan Brett’s Christmas Treasury
- Christmas Tapestry by Patricia Polacco
- Christmas in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- Rudolph: The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert Lewis May
- Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus by Francis Pharcellus Church
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Posted by infinitygoods on December 1, 2007
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Posted by infinitygoods on November 30, 2007
As my regular readers know, healthy and quality foods are important to our family. One of my readers has asked if I know of quality food sources online, and yes, I do know a few, but I wonder if the rest of my readers know of any others.
So please help us out by commenting. Here is Leo’s complete question posted in response to yesterday’s Wow! Every Cookie Imaginable!:
wow…thats all I can say…wow! I love this blog!!!!
Do you by chance, know of any quality online food services? I am starting to order all my food online because of various reasons. (Health being one of them) So far I have found 2 services, Fresh Dining (an LA company) and Celebrity Foods, but you have to call them so they can talk to you about your need. I would really like any suggestions that you may have, so I can widen my list of quality places online where I can order healthy food from.
Thank you and have a great night or day…depending on when you read this. LOL!!!!
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Leo, here’s the sources I can personally vouch for. (Click on the links.)
1. Whole Foods Market — They are headquartered in Texas and have regular stores throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. While they do deliver, their delivery policy however varies by store so you need to check with your local stores. Whole Foods carries a wide variety of foods, cleaners and body products.
2. Country Sun Natural Foods is a small, very friendly store in Palo Alto, Calif. Their online store carries groceries, organic wine, vitamins, herbs and body care products. They have monthly sales and they provide senior discounts. If you don’t see what you want, but they carry that item in the brick and mortar store, they will usually add it online just for you. If they don’t carry it, they will often special order it or at least point you in the right direction. Yes, they really are that friendly. You can see what I said about them in the post Flavor and Flowers at Farmer’s Market. Your previous shopping carts will be remembered for 60 days for faster reordering too. They also publish Taste For Life Magazine which is available instore and shipped with every order.
3. Infinity Goods — Yes, that’s us! We are an online Amazon Affiliate store. Amazon now has a grocery store. We have requested more health foods and quality foods for our affiliate store at infinitygoods.com. For now we carry products in our gourmet foods section like Alaska wild salmon, Omaha Steaks (and other Omaha foods), maple syrup, stevia and even whole black winter truffles direct from France, and much more. We will start carrying more foods as Amazon makes it available. If you want a specific food which Amazon carries, but we do not have listed, we will add it to our products for you, just let us know. When you shop at Infinity Goods, you use the same Amazon shopping cart, products come to you directly from Amazon and we have the same Amazon return policy. So be sure to shop with us whenever a product attracts your eye. You’ll be helping me and my small family.
4. Fabrique Delices — It is a French charcuterie or delicatessen. It’s not a one-stop shopping since they only provide deli products, but they are excellent. They serve the Pope and the White House, but remain a good value for the quality. I also mentioned them in my Farmer’s Market post, along with a couple of small family businesses with online stores, Prevedelli Farms and Bolani and Sauce.
Dear Readers, if you can, please don’t forget to post your own suggestions for Leo and all of us. It will be greatly useful to all who visit here. In advance, I thank all of you.
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Posted by infinitygoods on November 28, 2007
Welcome back to Thursday Thirteen where I share with you bits and pieces about my life and interests. Today in the spirit of Christmas, I share 13 favorite Christmas movies I watch each year — and even several times each year. These classics help put me in the holiday mood where the world is a little better, a little friendlier and a little happier.
Let me know which ones we share in common and which ones you would add (there are many more I would add, but I only have room for 13 — shhh… I sneaked in a 14th one with #11). Any favorite foreign (non-Hollywood) Christmas movies anyone? If you are a fellow Thursday Thirteen participant, do make sure you leave a comment so people can follow to your post too!!
Happy Thursday everyone!! Happy Holiday Season!!
- Jingle All The Way
- Frosty The Snowman
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Miracle On 34th Street (B & W 1947)
- Miracle On 34th Street (Color 1995)
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- A Christmas Carol
- Home Alone
- The Santa Clause 1 and 2
- White Christmas
- Christmas in Connecticut (original)
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Posted by infinitygoods on November 26, 2007
Advent starts this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007. A tradition we celebrate in our home is the Advent wreath. It’s time to gather our candles and our wreath. We light our candles daily rather than just on Sundays, so I have found that small pillars work better than tapers as we go through too many tapers too quickly otherwise. I’ve also found that picking varying heights for the candles makes for a pretty centerpiece while serving the need since one purple candle will be used for four weeks and the last purple candle for only one week.
Advent comes from the Latin words, AD (to) VENIRE (come). During the Advent season we prepare ourselves spiritually for the coming of the Christ Child. The candles symbolize the light that The Christ Child will bring to the world. The circular, unending shape of the wreath symbolizes eternity and the everlasting nature of God. Decorations of the wreath are to symbolize that Christ brings each of us hope, beauty and life.
Here’s how to celebrate this tradition. It’s very simple, so don’t be intimidated if you’ve never followed this tradition.
First Week (Sun. Dec. 2): FAITH — Light one purple candle at dinner time (or each meal) and say a prayer. There are no official prayers, so you can use a favorite prayer, say grace, use one from the many Advent pamphlets published or even make up your own focusing on the week’s theme.
Second Week (Sun. Dec. 9): HOPE — Light two purple candles and say a prayer.
Third Week (Sun. Dec. 16): JOY — Light two purple candles and one pink candle; and say a prayer.
Fourth Week (Sun. Dec. 23): PEACE — Light three purple candles and one pink candle; and say a prayer.
Christmas Day (Tues. Dec. 25): LOVE — On Christmas morning, either light 4 white candles (my preference to symbolize Christ, the joy and celebration of Christmas) or some people light 3 purple candles, a pink candle and a white candle in the center. Say a prayer. These candles are lighted for the 12 days of Christmas until Epiphany (traditionally on January 6).
That is all there is to it. We keep our wreath lighted throughout our meals. If you are used to this tradition or not afraid of a little more devotion after your family’s meal, you could gather around the wreath to read the Bible, read Advent devotions, read the writings of influential spiritual writers, or read some Christmas stories and poems such as O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” and T.S. Eliot’s The Journey of the Magi.” You could even sing some of the songs you heard in church.
How do you celebrate the coming of the Christ Child who is our light? What are your Advent Season traditions or memories? Or if you are Jewish or celebrate Jewish traditions in addition to Christian ones, what are your traditions to prepare for Hanukkah?
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Posted by infinitygoods on November 25, 2007
Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans was applauded as he knelt before the Pope to receive his gold ring of office making him history’s first Cardinal in Iraq. Delly an Iraqi-born will continue his service as Prince of the Church in Baghdad.
Pope Benedict XVI named 22 other cardinals from the United States, Italy, France, Ireland, Germany, Spain, India, Argentina, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Senegal and Brazil.
The Pope urged the cardinals to pray for world peace, particularly in Iraq and the Holy Land. The Pope stated Delly’s elevation to cardinal was an expression of solidarity and sympathy with Iraq’s Christians.
Benedict XVI also named Monsignor Sean Brady, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, now giving Ireland a total of 3 cardinals.
Pope Benedict XVI stated he hoped this week’s Annapolis Middle East Summit would relaunch negotiations “to find a just and definitive solution to the conflict which for 60 years has bloodied the Holy Land and provoked so many tears and suffering among two peoples.”
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Posted by infinitygoods on November 24, 2007
I want to thank all of you who regularly come by my website and all the new people who shopped my Black Friday sales. You truly are a blessing to this small family especially at a time when our strapped-for-money-church decided to get rid of such a large percentage of its employees, yours truly included.
God has once again turned a negative into a positive. I now have time to be home and take care of my family. I have the time to blog for all of you readers from all over the world, and that is really exciting to see all the different countries who read me and people who comment and e-mail me too. And very importantly I still get to directly work for God in a small way because my Infinity Goods store mostly specializes in products for God-loving families or as our slogan says, A Marketplace for God’s People.
You, my dear readers have rewarded me with a fast-growing blog, repeatedly one of the fastest growing on WordPress and with an Amazon Affiliate website which can help make a difference for a family who is used to directly serving God and serving the families in our parish. As I liked to say when people would ask me why I would be willing to work for a church, it’s because I am addicted to working directly for God. There aren’t too many opportunities to work DIRECTLY for God, especially for a wife and mother.
So I am finding myself thanking you once again. It is thanks to your support in reading my blog and purchasing from my website, that I am able to continue this addiction I have to spreading the word about God, spreading His love, and helping His people.
PRAISE BE TO GOD FOR BLESSING ME WITH ALL OF YOU!
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Posted by infinitygoods on November 23, 2007
Does that headline sound like the biggest oxymoron of the millennium?
It won’t once you experience on-line shopping with all the sales, deals and savings offered at my Amazon Affiliate Black Friday page at Infinity Goods.
Today, Friday, November 23, 2007 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, you will be able to stay home in your PJs and take advantage of special affiliate sales. No crowds, no bumper to bumper lines in the parking lot, you won’t even have to get showered and dressed before the sun is up, yet you can still shop to your little heart’s content and enjoy all the Black Friday sales, deals and savings. At infinitygoods.com we normally carry selected items of interest to families, but on Black Friday we’re linking to the entire Amazon Web site so that you’ll be able to save on all the sales, deals and savings available to Amazon Affiliates. So be sure to go to our store today. It will definitely be worth your while because there will be hourly deals from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST along with thousands of products on sale for a limited time. There will even be gift wrapping for only $.99 per item to make the busy holiday season that much easier for you.
Happy shopping without the crowds!
Infinity Goods wishes you a great Thanksgiving Weekend
and a happy holiday season.
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!!!
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