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Friday, September 13, 2019

Use Your Words: September 2019: Two Closets are better than one.

Today’s post is a writing challenge created by Karen @ Baking in A Tornado 6 participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words for someone else to use in a post. All words must be used at least once. All posts will be different as each writer has received their own original set of words. No blogger knows who received their words or in what direction the writer will take them. Until today.   

My words are from our lovely host, Karen@ 
 evidence ~ eggs ~ energy ~ enjoy ~ economy
 Thank you, Karen!

Pattern Story #9

Narrator: This winter on Lifetime:
 In a world...
Where 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce.
Where style and fashion are all around us and fabric choices are wide and abundant...
Where makeover shows are literally creating whole networks...

We follow six couples in crisis. Husbands that have lost their energy.  Wives who are on the edge of calling their relationships quits.

Can two people who used to enjoy the company of each other find connection again?
In this economy, can these marriages be saved?

Find out this and much more with both our marriage/therapy/style experts and the easter eggs we leave along all season.

Lifetime TV and you can help also solve these problems:

Can these couples rediscover love?

Will each spouse find evidence of their individuality again?

Is there enough style sense and ego in the world to know?

Tune in this winter to find out what these duos might discover ...

From the creators of "What Not to Wear Now" and "Project Runaway From my Closet!" and from the producers of "Our Multiple Marriages,"

Lifetime brings you:

*"Get Your Own Darn Wardrobe!!": the Marriage edition.
"Can our marriage be the same without us looking the same?"

Only this winter
and only on Lifetime.
1991 Butterick Company 

McCall Pattern Company NY 1985

Simplicity Pattern Company 1969

*Do you and your spouse literally share a closet? Write to us online and let us know if we can help you "Get Your Own Darn Wardrobe!". Name, participants and topics are subject to change.

Be you and have a wonderful. weekend, friends!

Check the other participants out and see what words they got and how they used them.  

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
                       Baking In A Tornado
              Wandering Web Designer
                     Spatulas on Parade
                             On the Border   

Friday, August 30, 2019

Funny Friday: August 2019

Hey-O friends. 

Thanks for stopping by for today's post. On a personal note, I'd like to thank those of you who (on the blog and in private) sent their condolences after my Grandfather's passing. Your simple words of kindness meant and continue to mean so much. 

Funny Friday, August 2019

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Karen of Baking In A Tornado.

1. Old MacDonald found a beach, E. I. E. I. O.

2. "We do not think this means what you think it means." -every fish farmer, probably

3.  "Hey Jim! I'd love to meet up Saturday morning. How about on the beach at 8? Oh, and don't forget to bring that cute John, dear! Love, Barbara"
After re-reading Barbara's note, Farmer Jim realized two mistakes. One, he needed to pay better attention to grammar. Two, Jim needed to have a serious talk with his twin brother, John.
4. This is what happens when you find your dream "surfer dude" on FARMERSONLY.COM

5. "Hello, Animal Control? There is a loose "Deere" on the beach."

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

          Baking In A Tornado
          Spatulas on Parade  

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Fly on the Wall June 2019

Welcome to the June Fly on the Wall Group Challenge. This month, 5  bloggers and I are describing what it would be like if you were to take a peek inside our homes...

Have a "look" around mine, and then go visit the other blogger's pages. There's always something fun, sentimental, or better yet, embarrassing going on. It's like your house, only we're admitting to the craziness. You have our permission. Buzz on over!

A cast of characters:
The Man
Alexandra (daughter)
Christian (oldest son)
J. (the teenager)

At an appointment:
Doc: "I'm going to start you on this new medicine. Warning: It's not cheap."
Me: (looking at the name) "Hey, this is good. My husband makes this! Thankfully, it will be free."
Doc: (worriedly) "Um, what do you mean, 'He makes this?'"
Me: "He works for the company that makes that drug. A perk is that we get those prescriptions free. Why?"
Doc: "Whew. I thought by the way you said that he was making drugs in the basement. I was panicking there for a moment."
Me: "Nah. We only make crack in the basement." (joking, people.)

At the eyeglass store:
Kid at the counter: "Do you know Alexandra?"
Me: "Yes, she's my daughter."
Kid at the counter: "It's uncanny. you two look a lot alike."
Me: "We get that a lot"
Kid: (staring closely now) "It's look just like her except MUCH older."
Me: Thanks. A bunch.
We had the grandkids stay overnight:

See that adorable photo of the three of them? See how they look like they're almost asleep? Hahahahahahahaha. No chance.
Me: "Mark! We're so old. I don't remember the kids staying up this late. Are you tired?"
The Man: "I'm exhausted. Doesn't it feel like the longest day? The grands have so much energy."
J. : (rolling his eyes). Guys. It's only 8 o'clock.
Roaring Bubbles?
We've been wanting a hot tub for a LONG time. Usually, this is where I'd say. "By we, I mean ME!", but The Man is right there with me on this one. My doctor said we can write off the taxes we pay on it due to my "condition".  Let me tell you this is a first for a positive spin on that excuse! Anywhoo, we had to wait for the right time with money and added electricity, (also, money) but finally the day came and it's here. No joke this time. We can't wait to use it. After another trip to Michigan...
Water (and soul) therapy
Going back to the mitten:
I went back home in April to say goodbye to some special people thinking it would be a minute before I'd be back. However, my sweet grandpa Bonney passed on Tuesday morning. It always hurts when family passes, but I count myself as extremely blessed. I'm almost fifty and I had a grandpa this long. I cherish sweet memories of him. He was a hard-working father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and great-great-grandpa. His biggest wish was to join my grandma (his lovely wife) in heaven. I only cry for selfish reasons of not having him here. I know that he is dancing with grandma in heaven; likely with his own mama and papa watching over him.

Wrap your arms around your loved ones, friends.
See you next month.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado        
Never Ever Give Up Hope   
Menopausal Mother           
Spatulas on Parade           
Bookworm in the Kitchen  
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