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Hi!  Welcome to my corner of cyberspace. I won't bore you with lots of details about myself, just the basics.  My name is Melanie, but my webpals know me as tregansmom or brwneyedcaprcrn.
I'm a single mom of three who likes to garden, write poetry, play with my kids and surf the net!  Any time I find a site I enjoy, I bookmark it. 

This page is mostly links to my favorite bookmarks.   I hope you enjoy some of the sites I've seen.  Come back again for new discoveries...
"Pink Rose" by Kim Anderson
My other pages!!   (Well?  What did you expect?  My sites ARE my favorite places on the web!)
I am a budding Creative Memories Consultant and am completely hooked on scrapbooking.  My photos are so scattered and out of control, this is something I really got in to.  They have wonderful products, awesome costumer service and they completely back up their merchandise.  I think CM is a great business...
Melanie Rogers |  http://www.mycmsite.com/melanierogers
Sites that are good for the soul.  Need some inspiration?  Come check out these pages...
A great inspirational site.  I've attended the Women of Faith conference three years in a row and every time has been a wonderful experience.  I think the gals are awesome...
For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him        Colossians 1:16
What is The Daily Motivator?
The Daily Motivator is a brief motivational message that is published each Monday through Saturday on the web and by e-mail. Each daily message is about 200 words long and can easily be read in a minute or two. The Daily Motivator provides a fast, regular and reliable positive boost each day.
Founded in 1983, Mercy Ministries of America is an international, nonprofit outreach that provides a loving environment where mercy triumphs over judgment,  and broken lives are lovingly put back together  and restored by the immeasurable power of our awesome Lord.
Girls Of Grace Purpose Statement:

"Our goal is to create a foundation experience, compelling each girl to build her life with purpose through a refreshed, hope filled heart, a renewed self-confidence and a deep desire for a relational, daily walk with Jesus Christ."

Girls of Grace was created and is hosted by Point of Grace.
I love artwork by Thomas Kincade, Kim Anderson, and Willem Haenraets and music by Enya and David Nevue (as well as many, many other artists)
Here are some links to their sites (or places where you can find their work)
My taste in music runs the gambit...everything from classical to heav metal.  But to relax and just be still, I love Enya.  

Read more about  Enya 
here OR here   OR here   OR here
Click to hear "Where I Am"
"With a piano style somewhere between Chopin and George Winston, David Nevue brings melody and heart back to instrumental music. Perhaps Heartsong Review said it best when they described his music as "hauntingly romantic." David's music introduces us to a wilderness of musical ideas which the listener becomes anxious to explore."   (from David Nevue's bio page)      Read more about David here
Click to hear "The Gift"
"Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist, and the adventure that he's taken to get there is a fascinating and compelling story.
While growing up in the small town of Placerville, California, the young Thomas Kinkade embraced a series of simple life-affirming ideals that later would shape his future and his art. As a devout Christian, Thom uses his artistic gift as a way to communicate and spread the life-affirming values he embraced during his formative years." 
(from the Thomas Kindcade webpage)

Read more about the artist and see his work
here...
"Cobblestone Lane" by Thomas Kinkade
"Willem Haenraets was born in Heerlen (the Netherlands) on October 9th., 1940. At the age of 16 he went to the Town Academy of Applied Arts in Maastricht. This was followed by a study at the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. Under the terms of the Belgian-Dutch Cultural Treaty he was awarded a grant. He was student in the Master-Classes of Prof. Sarina (Atelier-Opsomer) and Prof. Vaarten. After finishing his studies he started to create art with a capital A. Willem Haenraets exposed in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Tokyo. He is a timeless artist, whose romantic scenes in soft colours are famous all over the world." (from Haenraet's bio page)

See his page
HERE...
"Day of Sunshine" by Willem Haenraets
"During the last decade, Anderson (whose given name is Bertram Bahner) has touched the hearts of millions of fans with his series of simple, heartfelt photographs of children. His signature style is the hand colored detail Anderson adds to his photos, such as a single red rose, a bouquet of bright yellow flowers or the soft brown fur of a well loved teddy bear. The children in Andersonís extensive photo gallery are frequently captured in oversized floppy hats, knee length suit jackets and bulky sweaters with rolled up sleeves."  (From Kim Anderson's bio page)

His actual "bio" is
HERE...
"Young Adonis" by Kim Anderson
These are some of my favorite fiction authors...
Deborah Smith
Janet Evnaovich Sandra Brown Jennifer Crusie
Judith McNaught
Carla Neggers
Dean Koontz Ann McCaffrey Ann Bishop Robert Crais
Jayne Ann Krentz
James Patterson Elizabeth Lowell
David Eddings John Saul
These are some of my favorite movies of all time...

What LoTR Character Are You?

The Original Movie...the rest were ok but this is nostalgia for me!!!
"Goonies Never Say Die!" Every girl's Nightmare-turned-Fairy Tale story...
"They're Heeeeere!!"
"Is this a church meeting or is this a bar??  Make some noise!!" "The sands will rise, the heavens will part, the power will be unleashed..."
Hooker-turned-Cinderella!
"As You Wish.........!"
Never has a movie had more play-on-words!  Mel Brooks is a punny genius!
Sandra and Nicole make a great pair of witches...
Ok so I love chick flicks...I'm a chick! Sue me!
Too funny!
The 80s Movies Rewind @ www.fast-rewind.com
For all the really awesome 80's movies, please visit fast.rewind...be prepared for flashbacks and fond memories!!  This site has all the movies that made the 80's so cool...and not just the spiel on the back of the video jacket!
I will stay up late to watch these shows.  I have lots of favorites, but these are the tops:
Ordinary people discovering extraordinary abilities.
Grey's Anatomy
LOST
Extreme Makeover :
Home Edition
Ugly Betty
Miami Ink on TLC...something about this show just really has me hooked...
She sees what others can't...
CSI Las Vegas, Baby...
We watch Animal Planet a LOT.  Planet's Funniest Videos is our favorite show though.
Law & Order, all the way.
Crossing Jordan
The best in REAL tv.  Hidden cameras, home videos, the best of the worst stupid things people do....you name it, they've got it and have aired it.  The name doesn't lie.
From Bob to Tom, we have watched AFV through the years...it's still one of the funniest shows on Television!
Without A Trace
Miscellaneous sites.  They all explain themselves, so explore and check 'em out.
Did you know ...Joey has uses for everyday home products that only a genius (or crazy person!) could think of!
My favorite magazine, Family Fun is full of great ideas for you and your family.  Where to go, tips on traveling, crafts, recipes...all things I collect and enjoy doing...
Have a web page you need to add some pizazz to?  Bravenet has incredible stuff FOR FREE!  Brad and Dave are awesome, their services are fantastic.  Definitely worth a peek...
I love to collect recipes (even if I don't always try them out!)  My favorites are recipes with pictures, as I am a very visual person and need to see what the dish is supposed to look like! Anyways, here are some of my favorite recipe sites...
Reynold's is not just tinfoil.  Their Oven Bags, or Hot Bags Foil Bags are great tools and make wonderful meals!
You know the ones...on the back of the Bisquick box, the Campbell Soup can, the Cool Whip Lid...love those recipes!
With an interactive kitchen, Kraft has a great site full of nifty ideas.
And for the one who can't find what they are looking for, check out All Recipes.  Wow!  You can't ask for more!
Who doesn't know Betty Crocker?  Betty's Kitchen has a "What's On Hand" section where you tell Betty what you've got in your kitchen and she'll give you some great ideas for meals.  Awesome!
Chocolate....mmmm!  No explanation needed for this site...
Just for something different.  Smoothies are fun and generally nutritious (shhh!) Lots of great recipes here.
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