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Friday, February 14, 2014

Use Your Words- February '14

Hello, friends!



Today’s post is a writing challenge created by Karen @ Baking in A TornadoThis is how it works: 16 participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, but there's a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who received their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featured in this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they were given and how they used them. 


My words are: 


Family Guy ~ Modern Family ~ Revenge ~ Breaking Bad

They were submitted by: FBX Adventures (In Parenting)

I watch more TV than I should; let's just get that out there, now. I use the television for my news updates (updates of Salem, USA via Days of Our lives), as background noise and as a means to fall asleep every night. That said, I only watch one of the above shows on a regular basis. 

Because I get to use the words any way I'd like, I'm going to go with two of my other favorite pas-times; reading magazines and looking at my family. Yep, you read that right. Looking at my crew. We've recently begun to PRINT photos again. I've relied so much on my digital albums and Instagram, I've not needed any tangible "pics". When grandparents began asking for them though, the man and I rediscovered "prints" and "frames." I have to tell you, looking at iPhoto and holding actual photographs are two completely different experiences. 

The latest prints were going to go into Christmas cards. Some made it out of the house; some actually into the aforementioned frames as gifts. Most though, are in a pile waiting to be dealt with. 

As usual, I'm two months down the road and the children already look completely different. Time just can't stand still.

So bear with me as I mesh my given "Use Your Words" with photos of my fam. It's like watching someone else's' vacation photos (ack), but with the usual side of crazy only my family can bring. Can you find my words?







Check out the other participants in today's Use Your Words Challenge!

Baking in a Tornado        
Just a Little Nutty      
Battered Hope        
Black Sheep Mom       
Confessions of a Part-time Working Mom                      
Evil Joy Speaks          
Spatulas on Parade          
Searching for Sanity         
The Bergham's Life Chronicles              
FBX Adventures (In Parenting)             
Healing Tomato                        
Dates 2 Diapers 2                 
Follow me home                   
Outmanned              



35 comments:

  1. Hysterical, such a creative way to use your words. I love when these posts go in an unexpected direction. I will never understand how your brain works, but my appreciation for it is never ending.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. You know I love to surpass you. LOL. I love these swaps :)

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  2. No No don't stop I want more! Wow great job...

    Brenda :)

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    1. Love you, Brenda. I received your e-mail and will write back very soon. Thanks for reading the blog <3

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  3. THAT was great! I love how you used the photos and words. Like magazine covers. Awesome job!
    I have 1000's if not 10's of 1000's of photos on my computer, instagram, FB, phone, flash drive and keep saying I'm going to FINISH my scrapbooks. LOL I'm only about 10 years behind *blush(
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Dawn, I get it. I have boxes of photos and computers full of digital pics. I'll never get to them. Scrapbooks? You've already started? Hahhaa I'm blushing right with you. xx

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  4. You are brilliant!!!!!! Love this SOOOOOOO much!!!!!!

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    1. I'm so glad, Stacy. Your post today was wonderful :)

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  5. So very hysterical! You are so darn creative and I just adore your models. Lets face it, Mark has discovered his true calling.

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    1. Mark will LOVE that you said that! I thought you'd get a kick out of that last picture. That is our family in a nut shell. THe "models" are getting too big too fast. <3 you!

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  6. I LOVE the way you used your words!
    Your family is so darn cute!
    Beautiful beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thanks, Meg! I enjoyed your daughter's poetry. Very talented :)

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  7. Very clever!!!! And you know I love it when you include the photos! XO

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    1. Thanks, Marcia. Those are definitely some photos. I'll be lucky if the kids don't yell at me for giving away our family's secret poses!

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  8. What a fabulous thing to do with your words! Love it :-)
    I need to take this candy smuggling quiz!
    PS: what IS your husband's team?

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    1. Thank you, Tamara. My family is famous for "smuggling" candy to events and our bedrooms. LOL Yes, I'm the person at the concert hall who dropped peanut M&Ms. They rolled on a slope for what felt like an hour and a half.
      My husband and I are obsessed with our home team, The Detroit Lions. They haven't won anything big, but we're not giving up hope just yet :)

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    2. I didn't know there were lions in Detroit, too. We met red wings and a tiger? http://www.gerber-stutz.ch/Colin/Images/2012/2012-10/DSC_0745.JPG
      M&Ms with no end? Where was I when this happened? I once had a hard time opening a bag of candy at the movies. When I finally succeeded, the bag kind of exploded. Let's just say, the folks in the vicinity of the next 5 rows really enjoyed my sweets!

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    3. Lions, Tigers and…Pistons too! (Football, Baseball, Basketball). We're fans of them all. The Red Wings! We miss hockey (NHL) in Utah.
      See, dropping candies in the movie theater is exactly the same. I hope your movie was loud :)

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  9. Great idea for using your words although I'm not thrilled there is a picture of me (at least you edited out the paint spot on my pants). Prints and frames are nice, but there is something to be said for having your photos in digital format. I think it is easier to forget about them when they are digital but whenever I need to find a picture on my computer, I always end up spending a bunch more time looking at all the great pictures we've taken. I was sure your post would have a picture of you on the beach this week but I guess I was wrong. Happy Valentine's Day! Love -M

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    1. Ha-ha. I would expect you to stick up for the digital world. That's fine. Let's just hope everything we have doesn't crash. Me on the beach? Some of our readers may not have had lunch yet. :)

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  10. Great idea for your post! I am so impressed. I love it! :-)

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  11. I loved how you used with your pictures. You had great models for you pictures. Great post!!

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    1. I love my models, Dawn! I was at a loss at first for the post; the kids made it much easier :)

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  12. Definitely the most innovative way to use the words that you were assigned. The pictures work so well with the words. You created a wonderful story from the words you were given.

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    1. Thanks! I was a bit nervous about it, but I'm glad you liked it :) The swaps are always so fun. It's very nice to meet new writers through them. You had my words! Great job with the ravioli and memories of V. Day. I very much enjoyed your words!

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  13. Absolutely fabulous!! Such a creative use of your words! Love this! You've got a beautiful family! Thank you so much for being so creative, and sharing this!!

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    1. Thank you, Jules. It was fun to write the "Headlines" of the Magazines. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  14. Great job!! I was hoping that the person who got these words wouldn't hate me. :) I figured you could use them different ways. Love how you did it!

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    1. I couldn't hate you! I had a lot of fun using your words. I always panic at first wondering if I can do them justice. Glad you liked it! Whew!

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  15. I LOVE THIS! How fantastically creative and original :) My favorite part? Mr. Family Guy's Detroit Lions hat; Go Megatron! :)

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    1. Yeah, baby! Megatron is the best thing that has happened to us since Barry Sanders. I'm hoping at least for a play off year :)

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    2. Oh it's coming! Barry Sanders was amazeballs, and Mr. Johnson aint too shabby ;)

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  16. Amazing, as usual! I want to come and live at your house (well...when the snow melts). It sounds like so much more fun than mine. Your models are just adorable, but someone is missing, Miss-Always-Behind-the-Camera! I wouldn't have known how to use those words, either, because I don't watch most of those. What a great job!

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    1. Thanks. Hilarie! Dare I say that we've actually had a mild winter? Yesterday was 58. I'm not complaining. The skiers probably are, though. Miss behind the camera is there for a reason! I was nervous with the words because I only watch Modern family on DVR. I always feel like we're missing out. However, if I knew the shows, maybe I wouldn't have had to put my kids and my reluctant husband on magazine covers :)

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