Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


This fall, our girls ran on the SMICA XC Team, otherwise known as the Cross-Country team of our homeschool association, Shades Mountain Independendent Church Academy. XC was a great experience for our whole family. Last night, we went to the end-of-the-season dinner and enjoyed some great fellowship, good food, and fun pictures and videos. Every student athlete received a special award, and it was a very encouraging evening.

We're thankful for Coach Ande and Mrs. Paula Underwood for their work with the team this year and for the very special evening they planned for everyone last night. Coach Ande prepared a video capturing some of the highlights of the season. Thanks again, Ande and Paula!

Note:  Other video selections will pop up at the end of this one.  We have no control over which video selections are included by youtube.
Please be aware that these are not Smith Family Resources' recommendations.  Thank you!

To see more pics and race results from the season, click on the links below:

Monday, December 5, 2011

Skin Care Gift Sets

Large Gift Set - $22.00
Small Gift Set - $10.00

I'm excited to be able to tell you about more new products that I've discovered!
These beautiful gift sets are available from Generation Cedar.

The Large Gift Set (left) includes Lotion (8 oz.), Shea Body Butter (4 oz.), Brown Sugar Scrub (4 oz.), and a Soap and Loofah Sponge in a sinamay drawstring bag.

The Small Gift Set (right) includes Lotion Spray (5 oz.), Lip Balm and Soap in a small sinamay drawstring bag.

Both gift sets are available in several fragrances: plumeria, citrus splash, brown sugar and fig, pomegranate, mint creme, and white chocolate raspberry. Don't those sound delicious?!

To order yours, click on either picture above (or the Homemade Skin Care button on my right sidebar). This will take you to the Generation Cedar home page. Click on "Our Products" at the top of the page and then scroll down to see all their wonderful skin care products.

2014 Update:  These products are no longer available from Generation Cedar.
However, a gift set of Pure Olive Oil Soap (4 oz.) and Paraben-Free Moisturizer (3 oz.)
is available from Smith Family Resources.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Nurtured by Nature

I recently discovered a wonderful soap!

It's not made by Beeyoutiful, and it's not available from Smith Family Resources, but it IS wonderful!

It's called Nurtured by Nature Pure & Gentle Handmade Soap. The Olive Oil bar smells good and leaves skin clean and moisturized without oily residue. It's also available in Honey and Oatmeal.

Click on the picture above or the Homemade Skin Care button on my sidebar.  That will take you to the home page of Generation Cedar.  At the top of the page, click on "Our Products" and scroll down to "Homemade Skin Products." I hope you'll enjoy all the great handmade skin care products you'll find there!

Generation Cedar's skin product business closed in February,
but the same soap-maker is now providing this great soap
for Smith Family Resources!