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I Just Do Not Even Know #FunnyFriday March 2016

Today’s post is March’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 five captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they have come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by the fabulousSpatulas on Parade

1. Listen, my first thought was horror movie. Like some monster digging out of the ground, and I got chills. Not funny, I know, but it was honestly my first thought! Eeek!

2. I have nothing. What is this?! What is this?! Please! Someone tell me what this is!! I have no idea, but it looks awesome, interesting, and slightly terrifying.

3. So, I showed the picture to Chad, he said what is that? Cookie dough?
Then Gigi looked. She said what is that? Like eight times, then asked if it was i…

To Be #UseYourWords March 2016

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked four to six 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 is the challenge, here is a fun twist; no one who is participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

My words are: fire ~ caught ~ bench ~ babe ~ portrait ~ jug They were submitted by:

I don't want to be some old, bitter lady sitting on a bench one day,
looking back on life with regrets.
I don't want to be some middle aged, wannabe, babe acting half my age.
I don't want to be some wistful dreamer, caught in an impossible dream. 
I don't want to waste the fire of potential raging inside of me. 
I don't want to be an artist, that just paints still portraits of an empty jug surrounded by fruit. 
I want to be a happ…

Lucky Duck #LuckPoetry March 2016

As you have probably noticed, my blogger friends and I, have made it a tradition to write poetry each month. This month, we chose luck as a theme. It seems appropriate with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner. I don't know about you, but I really enjoy our monthly poetry sessions!! I am blessed with some talented friends!! Here are my contributions to this month's collaboration.

Poem 1:

You always told me I am your lucky charm.
I am not really sure what good that did either of us.
I hope you know I never meant to do any harm.
I hate to cause such a fuss.
I really just wish we could move past this.
I wish we could just go back in time.
Back before my choices shattered our bliss.
I wish that choosing my own happiness weren't such a crime.
I wish I really were your lucky charm.
I wish we were still together.
I wish we had bought that 100 acre farm.
I wish we were still two birds of a feather.

Poem 2:

Love at first sight
Uncovering a huge chunk of gold
Cashing in stocks for ten times…

Happy Birthday, IKEA!! **Some Assembly Required

So, listen, let's get some things out of the way. I am not a chef. I am not a photographer. I am not a food blogger. Okay, now that we have that out of the way...

A few weeks ago, I was browsing Facebook, and saw a post wishing IKEA a happy birthday, and it was so hilarious to me. Once I was done laughing, I shared it with my great friend Tamara over at Confessions of a part-time working mom. Not long after that, she decided we should sort of recreate the funniness ourselves. As terrifying as the idea was, of course I was on board. After all, I was the one that brought the graphic to her attention. 

Here is the graphic. I have no idea who deserves the credit for it! Whoever you are, you are HILARIOUS!

So, of course, my magnificent friends all worked amazing magic. I will share links to their greatness below. Now, me. Well, I got there eventually. I probably have ulcers now. I am not sure why I was so terrified to do this post. I guess mostly because I am not a food blogger. I do not …

Islands In My Dreams #SecretSubjectSwap March 2016

Welcome to this month's Secret Subject Swap. This week fourteen brave bloggers submitted a secret subject for someone else and were randomly assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and publishing our posts.

My “Secret Subject” is: You inherit an island from a distant relative you didn't even know you have. This relative leaves instructions for you--invite anyone you want or need to join you on the island and make it work for 1 year and you will inherit his $700 million estate. The island is stocked with all the essentials, but you have to keep every single person you invite for the entire year and the community must thrive. Who would you invite and what rules would you make? It was submitted by:

Okay. Let's just get the absolute obvious out of the way. Gigi is going with me. End of story. If I were only allowed one person, she would be it. Of course, Chad gets to come. No…