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Umm... Huh? #FunnyFriday July 20016

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 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’ve 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 Spatulas on Parade (http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/)





1. What in the sweet world is it? Anyone?

2. When none of the nearby animals wanted her lunch leftovers, she realized she should probably consider a new hobby. Cooking was not working out as well as she had hoped it would.

3. Owner to dog: We really need to discuss what is acceptable to bring to me.
Dog: Ahhhh c'mon. You know you love it.

4. She suddenly realized, she probably should have asked what her date meant by "fresh crab dinner".

5. Crab i…

Obsession #BookReview

If you follow my Facebook page, you probably saw me talk about Shantel Tessier's new release "Obsession". Well, in case you missed it, I read and LOVED the book. So, I decided to write a quick post, letting you all know, that you should read it!! 

It is the second book in a series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. That being said, I loved it so much, I immediately read the first book "Addiction". So, if you wanted to, you could easily read them both in order. I highly recommend them both. 




So, how it all began... I noticed a post on Facebook about the impending release, and it caught my eye. So, of course I investigated. I added it to my to read list, and moved on. As luck would have it, I got the opportunity to sign up to request an ARC, and was chosen. I was a smidgen nervous, because I am an honest person. So, I said a prayer that I'd like the book, and dove in. 
I not only liked it, but I loved it. The characters totally won me over, not just…

My 80s Favorites #TopTenThursday

Welcome to this week's #TopTenThursday. This is a fun writing challenge, that is hosted by Tamara of Confessions of a part-time working mom. Her, myself, and other bloggers, come together and post Top Ten lists, which we create based on a chosen topic. I hope you enjoy reading my list, as much as I loved creating it.



Last week, we made a list of our Top Ten Happy Places. This week, we are revealing our Top Ten 80's Songs. I don't know how you guys feel, but I definitely love music from the 80's. I am a total 80's baby! Music is a huge part of my life, and many of my favorite songs are from the 80's and earlier. 
Without further ado, in random order, I present my top ten 80's tunes. Be sure to check out the other Blogger's favorite tunes, using the links at the bottom. 
1. (This is technically a cheat. It was released in 1977, but it was HUGE in the 1980's, and I was told it was acceptable) 'One Love' by Bob Marley. This song is probably my them…

Happiness in Place #TopTenThursday

Welcome to this week's #TopTenThursday. This is a fun writing challenge, that is hosted by Tamara of Confessions of a part-time working mom. Her, myself, and other bloggers, come together and post Top Ten lists, which we create based on a chosen topic. I hope you enjoy reading my list, as much as I loved creating it.



Last week, we made a list of the top ten things we love/hate about blogging challenges. This week, we are revealing our top ten happy places. I don't know how you guys feel, but I definitely have places that make me happy. Other places, like my oncologist's office and being stuck in traffic, will never make this list. 
Without further ado, in random order, I present my top ten happy places. Be sure to check out the other Blogger's happy places, using the links at the bottom. 

1. Starbucks. Truthfully, any place with coffee, is a happy place for me. I have other coffees I like just as much, and possibly even more than Starbucks, but my favorite coffee place, i…

Stable Layne #UseYourWords July 2016

Welcome to this month's Use Your Words post! 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: horse ~ umbrella ~ accident ~ silver ~ red They were submitted by: http://batteredhope.blogspot.com (Thank you for such awesome words!)

Layne stood outside holding her redumbrella, watching the rain pour down from the gray sky, and couldn't help but wish it were sunny. She was having a horrible day, and a long ride on her beloved horse Stable, would go a long way toward cheering her up. It had been three days since her cast had been removed, and it had rained every single day. The last time she had ridden Stable, was the day…

The Love Hates of Blogging #TopTenThursday

Hello! Welcome to Top Ten Thursday! When Tamara of Confessions of a Part-Time Working Mom told me about this Top Ten Thursday blogging challenge, I knew I just had to participate, at least once. A group of bloggers get together and create a top ten list, based on a topic chosen beforehand. It just so happens that this week's topic is "Top Ten Things I Love/Hate About Blog Challenges".  Very appropriate eh? Make sure you check out the other top ten lists at the end!!




I participate in several blogging challenges each month. An amazing blogger friend (Karen of Baking in a Tornado) of mine organizes them. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, I am sure you have read at least one of my challenge posts. I participate in the Secret Subject Swap and Funny Friday and Use Your Words and Poetry challenges. So, you can imagine I definitely love blogging challenges. Here is my top ten list about what I love/hate about blogging challenges.

1 (love). The bloggers that I ha…

Snap, Crackle, Sizzle July 2016 #PoetryCollaboration

Welcome to this month's poetry collaboration! For this month, we chose the theme Sizzle. Hopefully you enjoy my contribution! Don't forget to check out all the other contributions!! 





When I first heard sizzle, I thought of a grill, and then fireworks. It is such a good word. I especially love it that it contains two Zs. Z is my favorite letter. I hope you enjoy...
Poem 1 (BBQ): 
Steaks, burgers, and chicken breasts. Iced tea and lemonade.  Zesty marinades, onions, and peppers. Zealous laughter.  Lazing around on lawn chairs.  Eating, laughing, talking, making memories. 



Poem 2:
I miss the nights we spent together. 
I miss our talks and debates. 
I miss the kisses and caresses. 
I miss the steamy intimacy. 
I miss the feel of your body against mine. 
I thought you were so hot. 
I thought you were so intelligent and thoughtful. 
I thought I'd explode from the ecstasy you evoked within me. 
I thought nothing could match the intense passion between us. 
I thought our nights together would never …