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Words To Update September 2016 #UseYourWords

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:
Sad ~ Flag ~ Orange ~ Invitation ~ Log ~ Table
They were submitted by: Minette of Southern Belle Charm

I hope none of you are sad to learn that this month, my Use Your Words post will not be a continuation of my previous two; Stable Layne and Stable Layne Pt 2. I promise I will give you guys a part three, in the very near future. I had a yucky visit to the hospital today. I had to wear a horrible orange and blue hospital gown, and drink gross barium. So, I am not at my best.

I tend to have a lot on my table (plate), and so many of my posts get written within forty-eight hours of posting, though some do get written in advance. This one, I have been pondering over for over a week. Trying to figure out how to make these words fit the Stable Layne story, and I struggled with three of the words, so I decided to throw the yellow flag on the play. So, I will give you guys another installment, but just not now.

I have been like a bump on a log lately. I have been feeling sick for the last few weeks, so I have been hanging close to home. I decided to make the most of Chad's two vacation days, so I extended an invitation to a friend and her sons, and thankfully they accepted. So, we are going to a pottery place, to paint some pottery. I think Gigi is going to make Chad a coffee mug. Last year, she made me a pumpkin candle holder. I am not sure what I will have her make me this year. 

Have you ever gone to a pottery painting place? Gigi had so much last year. I am thinking about joining in on the fun this year. I was thinking we could use some decor in our house. I used to own a lot of decor, but gave it all away, once I learned I was pregnant. Looking back, that was so silly. I just got scared I would not baby proof it properly, and my baby would get hurt. Now, looking back, I definitely should have kept it all. The one good thing about not having any decor items, it is easier to clean. Plus, our house now is so small, I think much decor stuff would make it feel even more crowded. So, for now, our house style is "toy box". It is one big, play space for Gigi. Eventually, her toys will be confined to her room only, and I will get some decor. 

I also wanted to let y'all know, I am trying to make some changes to the blog. I am trying to write more, and I am going to try to change the overall look and feel of the blog as well. This is more of a "hobby" status blog, but I love it very much, and I love each of you that take the time to read the words I write. So, I want to make the blog itself better, and I want to share more of my writing/thoughts/words/ideas with y'all. I am even considering getting my own paid domain. I hope you all enjoy the changes that get made. If at anytime you want to offer feedback, please do! Have you connected with  me on my Facebook page yet? I am always available to chat there! 

Now, I wanted to give you guys a bit of information on Stable Layne. In the beginning, I was not sure I would add much to it, but the feedback I received was positive, so I decided I would definitely add on. I want to let you all know, I already know the entire plot. How it plays out and how it ends. I even have a second story in my mind, it is the story of Layne's brother and Gwyn. I have recently started to form a third one, it follows Layne's sister. So, we will see where it all goes. I hope you enjoy it, as much I as I have enjoyed formulating it in my mind. That being said, the third installment will be coming soon. The fourth installment, will most likely be connected to next month's Use Your Words post, so definitely make sure you check back!!

That being said, I will definitely share pictures of tomorrow's trip to the pottery studio!! I am so excited!! I am hoping to fit in a beach trip this weekend as well! Plus, we have the local Fall festival coming up, and we want to take a trip to Apple Hill. Of course I will be sharing Halloween pictures as well. I just LOVE this time of year!! How about you?! Do you love Fall?! What is your favorite part?! I love that I can wear orange, and not look a bit out of place!! 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!! I am sorry this was not an exciting post, but I had wanted to give you guys a heads up about the changes being made, as well as letting you know what is coming up!! 

Now do yourself a huge favor and visit these links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:


  1. I love those pottery places. My boys made holiday gifts for their grandparents and parents (you know I had to keep one) one year.
    And I'm so excited to hear about the future of Stable Layne and the spin offs.

  2. It was nice to hear about what you are doing. And looking forward to the continuing saga of Stable Layne.

  3. I just got back from a beach trip last night. I had to come back early because I think I have food poisoning. Not fun at all! I hope you start feeling better. Pottery used to be huge when I was a teenager and I loved it. I hadn't thought about it in years. Sounds so fun!


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