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
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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! )







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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?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stop Trashing

Another election season has begun. And most of us know that politics is a subject that can get you into trouble during any conversation. I recently had the opportunity to hear a candidate speak, and I was impressed when she stated that she intended to listen to her colleagues. I thought this is different.

And then today I heard someone discussing an incident where they mentioned that we all need to be respectful of other individuals opinions. And someone replied that all of those individuals were stupid. He pointed out that that individual was actually calling individuals he cared about stupid. After all members of a family may have extremely diverse opinions when it comes to politics.

In essence we need to stop trashing other people’s points of view. There are three ways we can all solve the problem.

First stop calling individuals with different opinions stupid. We need to have open conversations with the people in our lives. I never want to discuss issues with individuals who make general statements about individuals who lean one way or another politically. Why risk the chance of being an attacked.

Second you can watch your social media. Rants are never appreciated by anyone. Getting things off your chest when you are angry isn’t wise on Twitter or Facebook.

And lastly stop supporting individuals who are making those generalizations. Hey politicians need money, just don’t support people who act that way. It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are.

So stop trashing the people in my life with your generalizations.

Monday, May 14, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

Today I worked in my yard. Yes, there’s progress being made in the garden. Flowers are beginning to bloom. And those seeds are taking hold and new plants are coming up. I always find that exciting. It’s new life and it’s seeing progress on your hard work. And the thing that made working out there today was the sunshine. It felt great to just be moving on a warm spring day.

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Welcome to week#3 of the May "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
Strawberry Ginger Parfait

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Please join us in welcoming our newest FAMILY cohost:  Michelle from "Moms Are Frugal"
Please feel free to visit her wonderful blog!!

WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
May "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
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#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the April "You're the STAR" blog hop)

I Unfollowed Everyone On Facebook For A Year by Mama Finds Her Way
Unfollow everyone on Facebook 

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Mother Is

A mother is the first person we know in life.  She comes in different shapes, colors and sizes. She shows us the world, and teaches how to act in our surroundings. The person who shows us what friendships are all about is a mother.

Mothers get us up and out of the house every day, which may be one the biggest challenges that each day presents. Our moms take time they don’t have to help us with our problems. Even though they may barely can deal with everything life has presented them.

So to all the moms out there Happy Mother’s Day!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

The Great Outfit Hunt Update

A few weeks ago, I started the great outfit hunt. The outfit includes a black and red striped shirt. I went to a places and found three shirts that might work. I think I like the shirt in the first picture best. But the neckline isn’t exactly like the outfit. I think the neckline in the second is more like the one in the outfit. Visit the initial post and let me know which one you think will work best.






Friday, May 11, 2018

Waiting

I don’t enjoy waiting. I don’t enjoy waiting on pretty much anything. But the past couple of I have found myself wanting to tell people to hurry up because I was tired of waiting on them.

I find myself waiting at the doctors office. I don't really want to be at the doctors office sometimes annual physicals seem so pointless. I wait to get in, then I have to wait once I get past the waiting room? I mess with my phone, and think to myself how did we spend time waiting before all of this technology? What would I be doing? I would be thinking where is that doctor? Oh, yeah, I'm thinking that anyway.

Then I have to go to the gas station, somehow I picked the busiest time of day to go get gas. I blame it all on having to wait on the doctor. I finally, get the gas I need.

Then today, I go to a sale, a huge sale. It's a plant sale. It's a fund raiser for the local botanical gardens. It is packed. I grab a bunch of plants. I get in the line. It's a long line. And the lady tells me I have to go get in another line to be tallied up. And then I have to go to the back of the line again. I groaned. But what do you do? The plants were really great, and the prices were pretty awesome too! I wait to be tallied, and as I turn to go back to the end of the line a lady grabs my arm and says get in line in front of us. I thought God has answered my prayer. I didn't have to spend all of my time waiting today.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Today I Am Thankful For

There are so many things in life to be thankful for. I think that we often think more about our problems than what is good in our lives. These are the things I am thankful for today.

The warm air you feel when you drive down the road with the windows open on the car. You know spring will definitely turn into summer days soon.

Thrift stores because they are always an adventure. You always seem to find things you didn’t know you were looking for.

The Moth Radio Hour always has stories that hold my attention. Some of them make me laugh, and others bring tears to my eyes. If you haven’t listened to it you should.

Spring is wonderful because it brings us every color in the rainbow. All you have to do is walk into your backyard and see the flowers.

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May Goals 2018

It’s the eighth of May and I realized that I have not set any goals for the month. I usually review the goals I set for the past month but I have a time limit today.So here’s the goals.

Finish that DIY dress. I have a simple diy project for a dress. It’s a summer outfit and it’s super kawaii. Aren’t pastels the best?

Get together items for a sale. I have loads of stuff I want to get rid of. I need to sort through it so I can turn it into cash.

Cemetery crawl faithful readers know that I have a love of cemeteries. It’s been a while since I have gone on a crawll. Want to make it happen this month.

Read I love reading but some times I get so busy that I don’t take the time to do it. This month I want to set aside at least fifteen minutes each day reading. Don’t know how this will work, but I want to make it happen.

Monday, May 7, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

It's another Monday. This past week has been just what I needed. Yep, I had a vacation day at work. It's funny how just one day can make a huge difference doesn't it? I found that I didn't have a craving to go home early like I usually do. I mean I want to go home from work, but it wasn't that get me out of here feeling I have sometimes. Hopefully, all of you had a great Cinco de Mayo. And does anybody have a great recipe for Margarita cookies out there? I was really disappointed when I went to buy some at a place I have purchased them before, and they didn't have them any longer. How could that be?
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Welcome to the second week of the May blog hop called "You're the Star"!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:


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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the May "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 
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This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Darlene @ Let It Shine

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#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, yarn work, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, painting, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
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(These features were chosen from the March "You're the Star" blog hop)

1920's Violets Ribbon Flower Tutorial by Sew Historically
1920s Violets - Ribbon Flower Tutorial



Make a Cool Graduation Champagne Glass Party Favor by Our Crafty Mom
Make A Cool Graduation Champagne Glass Party Favor Our Crafty Mom #graduationfavor #graduation #cricutmade
Grandma's Utensil Solar Windchime by Chas' Crazy Creations

Grandma’s Utensil Solar Windchime 

Royal Pacific Upcycled Note Cards by Coastal Bohemian



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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
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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! )



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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Gardening Trips

Fellow gardeners do you find yourself making special trips to purchase plants this time of year? That’s what happened to me earlier this week. You see there was an open house at one of the local nurseries. There were great sales. I promised myself I would only spend twenty dollars. That wasn’t that much money. And I could pick up some nice plants for the garden. I went into the shop. 

It was a flower lovers heaven. Plants began jumping onto my cart and sixty dollars later I was on my way home. Has anyone else had incidents like this recently?



Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Little Things

I went to visit my mother this week. She’s 90,and she lives six hours away. So it takes a little planning to visit. She decided she wanted to live in Illinois instead of near me or my siblings. So I don’t feel real guilty that I can’t visit more often. It was her choice.

But when you visit a 90 year old who lives in assisted living. There are things they want when you come visit. There is a list. They are usually simple tasks. But they are things it can be difficult to do. This time I got to mess with some wires on her computer so that it would work. I am glad she enjoys her computer, but there is always something wrong with it.

And then there was that liner she wanted put under the sink. Combined it probably took me a half hour. But it is those little things that make people happy.

And I was reminded that I should never take my health for granted because there may come a day when I can’t do for myself. I need to appreciate everything I have. Even if there are tasks that I don’t want to do.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

How To Destroy A Friendship

There are loads of ways to destroy a friendship. I’ve often found that close friendships often run their course. Something smaller is said or done. The incident is blown out of proportion. And a friendship is over. There are those who claim that you were never really friends to begin with. But I don’t believe it is true. The friendship may not be what you need in life anymore. Your friend may be in a different place in life than you are. And it comes to an end. There are times when you miss parts of that friendship, but you don’t want to put the effort into beginning all over. After all things can never be the same.

But there is one time when all bets are off and you know that the friendship was never meant to be. The cause of that is finding out your new friend doesn't really like Star Wars.