Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gargoyle Guard

I went for a walk in the county extension garden the other day. And this is what I saw. I saw a gargoyle watching over the garden. I thought it would look really cool in black and white. Let me know what you think of the picture.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

5 Winners! $20 Amazon Gift Card & Pamela Newton's Book "A Candle For My Mother" Giveaway!

It's giveaway day! And this is a great one. Who couldn't use a gift card to amazon? Well here is your chance to win one. Make sure you enter the contest. It's always fun to be a winner isn't it?

Sponsored By: Pamela Newton

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

*~* 5 Winner Giveaway! *~* 

Grand Prize Winner will receive a:  $20 Gift Card To Amazon & a Copy of the Book "A Candle for My Mother"

4 Runners-up will receive a:  copy of the book "A Candle for My Mother"

Author: Pamela Newton
About the Book:
A Candle for My Mother is an inspirational story of a young woman from the Midwest, Lorraine Newton, who longed to travel the world despite being the mother of four young children. “I’m going to see places, come hell or high water!” Lorraine remarked, and she made it happen. Lorraine’s stories in the book are told in her own words from tape recordings she made before she died, and letters saved by a friend, detailing Lorraine’s family’s amazing experiences in Iraq and travels in Europe. Into the bubbling political cauldron of the Middle East in the 1950s ventured an American family. Iraq was not necessarily what Lorraine had in mind, but the country fit exotic to a tee. It conjured up “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” markets filled with silks and gold, and travel in Europe on vacations. Lorraine was about to embark on a grand adventure. Pamela Newton never felt closer to her mom than when she was traveling, sometimes logging over 100,000 miles a year: “Mom’s adventurous spirit was with me on every trip, in every country, encouraging me to make the most of each moment.” The things that Pamela experienced on her business trips often triggered a remembrance of her mother and her childhood. Those memories became the reflections and gratitude's that Pamela expresses at the end of each chapter when visiting churches across the globe to light candles for her mother, a tradition she began in Westminster Abbey. For readers who may be reminded of exciting memories from their childhood, A Candle for My Mother has been designed with pages interspersed throughout for writing personal reflections. Here a son or daughter can add their favorite pictures, recount “Best Day Ever” times, write a thank you to their mom, or include poems, musings, or thoughts. It is designed to be a gift to oneself or one’s mom. Read it, write in it and then give it to your mother…with gratitude.
Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 5/22 9:00 AM EST through 6/19 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy is not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Monday, May 21, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

Today is a rushed day. You see I woke up late. And of course that has crunched my time for accomplishing everything I need to. I am not a person who enjoys being rushed. In fact it can make me just a tad bit grumpy at times. But I wanted to make sure that I got everything posted on my blog. Because I love the blog hop, it's fun to see everyone's posts, and to share mine with you. So don't rush through this hop, enjoy everything that is posted.

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WELCOME to the May "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
Grilled Beef Salad With Kiwi and Pomegranate  __________________________________________________________________________

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the May "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the April "You're the Star" blog hop)

Spring Mantel Done In Blue & Yellow by Vintage + Paint & More
Vintage Paint and more - Spring mantel done with a yellow fabric rag wreath,  blue painted bottles with forsythia stems and a cute chalk board

Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Crescent Ring by Marilyn's Treats

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, May 20, 2018

To Delete Or Not Delete

Facebook is a great thing. It can connect us to the world. It connects us to family members we want to stay in contact with, but we have difficulty finding time to do it. It tells us about what is going on in our town. There are bands playing and festivals to attend. We learn about many of those things through our social media. And then there are those addictive games. You just can’t wait to play again.

But then something happens. You find yourself spending way too much time on Facebook. You are arguing with individuals on your account. There is a time when you have to decide to delete or not to delete.

That happened to me a few years ago. Things were less than perfect in my life. The games were taking over my life. And I was making foolish posting decisions. Nothing awful, but they just weren’t me. So I decided to get all of that under control. I deleted the account. I don’t regret it. I shed some followers that weren’t where I was going in life. I remembered the ways I needed to deal with situations in my life. And then one day I decided I wanted to be on Facebook again. I found I didn’t need to share as much on social media. It was what it was intended for staying in touch with people, but not sharing everything.

So if you feel like social media is taking over your life take a break from it you won’t regret it.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday’s Freaky Facts

My friends and I love to play trivia games. It’s best when you win the prizes. But it’s always a great way to show off all that useless knowledge we all possess.  Here’s a few freaky facts to get you prepared for those trivia games in your life.

The Greek national anthem has 158 verses. Imagine singing that before a ball game.

Butterflies used to be called flitterbys. It seems a little more fitting than butterfly to me.

Anyone could walk up to the White House before World War II. During the war guards were posted due to the need for increased security. You can’t even go to the mall without seeing security guards now.

One of Mozart’s many masterpieces includes Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I never would have guessed that before today.

One day on the planet Mercury is equal to six months on earth. Imagine how work days drag on Mercury.

So now you are prepared for that next trivia game you play.

Friday, May 18, 2018

In My Listening Playlist

It's been awhile since I shared some of the music I have been listening to recently. So here's some of what is in my listening playlist right now.

Bryan Adams You Belong To Me

Johnny Cash Hurt

LCD Soundsystem Other Voices

Paul McCartney In The Blink Of An Eye

AWOLNation Handyman

Let me know what's in your playlist recently!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Work With What You Got

There are times when you want to do something to make your yard a little different from everyone else’s, but that can cost a little bit of money. You realize that you have to work with what you’ve got. That’s what I thought when I saw this fire hydrant. I mean it looks like a yard decoration than your regular fire hydrant doesn’t it?