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Throw the Balls to the Wall in Fall #UseYourWords

Welcome to August's Use Your Words writing challenge. This is how it works: Each participating blogger submits four to six words or short phrases, that another blogger must use to write a blog post. They are then assigned a set of words and short phrases of their own. Each word or phrase, must appear at least once in their post, and the post can consist of anything they choose. It is completely secret, and nobody knows who received their words, until we publish our posts.

My words are:
throw ~ replace ~ ring ~ wall ~ fall

They were submitted by:
Karen of Baking in a Tornado

I read this words, and felt inspired to throw caution to the wind, go complete balls to the wall, replace my worries with hope, and wait for everything to fall into place. That or maybe just let somebody ring my bell. Either way, it is all good, eh?

Okay, I used all the words. I am done here right?! Of course not. It is so unlike me to write such succinct posts. I am one of those verbose ramblers. You did not ho…

Easy Peasy Organization Tips #BlogWithFriends

Welcome to August's Blog with Friends round up. Each month, a group of bloggers get together, choose a topic, and create blog posts, based on that topic. This month, the selected topic was Simplify Your Life. The post content, is up to each blogger. They get to interpret the topic in anyway they want. Post can include any number of things, from poetry, short stories, recipes, lists, and any number of other things. 

Honestly, I had this amazing idea for a blog post. I actually got so excited, because I was like this is perfect, and it perfectly fits Simplify Your Life. Unfortunately, I forgot to write it down, and then when I went to make my graphics for the post, I could not remember what the topic I had thought of was. So, then I decided to go with the other thing that comes to mind.

Ways to keep your family running like a well oiled machine, or at least like a mostly well oiled machine. Now, I am no expert on anything. Particularly not parenting, running a household, organization,…

Don't Fear the Reaper #SecretSubjectSwap

Welcome to August's Secret Subject Swap. This week nine awesome bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

My “Secret Subject” is:
what if the grim reaper existed, but he took people to whichever afterlife corresponded with their beliefs? Tell us a story!
It was submitted by:
I must apologize to Jenniy first off, for the fact that I am not going to do this amazing subject justice. I just do not have the ability to think about this type of scenario and write a story. So, I can see that this is an awesome subject, but I just do not have the thought process necessary, to bring it to the glorious level it deserves.
Now, let's discuss this topic. The grim reaper actually existing, and everyone who dies, goes to the afterlife designated by their beliefs. That is some extraordinary reality. It would m…

No Pictures, Please #FunnyFriday

Welcome to July’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 is today’s picture. It was submitted by me, and Gigi was the photographer.

1. Me: It was this big, I swear.
Chad: Every time you say the spider is huge, it turns out to be tiny.
Me: They are all HUGE!
Gigi: Not really, Mama. Some spiders are tiny. So tiny they could crawl on you, and you would not even know it.
Me: Thanks, it isn't like I ever wanted to sleep again.
(This is a conversation that really happened, not at this exact moment in the photograph, but it did happen. Can't you tell Gigi loves me?!)

2. Me: STOP! Do not eat the last cookie, I was saving …

Next #UseYourWords

Welcome to July's Use Your Word 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: 
degree ~ inclusive ~ bottle flip ~ floss ~ unpredictable ~ volatile It was submitted by:
So, when I read these words, I just suddenly knew what I was going to write about. I will be honest, as I start this, I am unsure how I will use some of the words, but the word degree is telling me I need to write a post, that has been circling my mind for a few months now.


My life is starting a new chapter, and I am entering the what is next phase. What is next? Well, Gigi is starting Kindergarten. Ca…

Boredom, Boredom Go AWAY! #BlogWithFriends

Welcome to July's Blog with Friends Round-up!! Each month, a group of bloggers join Karen from Baking in a Tornado, and pick a theme for the month. Then each blogger creates a post, based on that theme. Posts can include anything the blogger wants. You may find poetry, recipes, short stories, DIY projects, crafts, informative posts, and anything else a blogger may choose. It is just a fun way, for us to all give our own take on a given theme.

This month's theme is Anti-Boredom Month. Did you know that July is National Anti-Boredom Month? I did not know this, until we were researching themes for our BWF posts. I think it is an excellent idea for Summer. I know when I was growing up, the most boredom I encountered, was usually in the Summer. The rest of the year, I would be so busy with school and activities, I did not have time to be bored. Then Summer would hit, and after the excitement wore off, the boredom would come visit regularly. 

I decided to compile a lists of activities…

Dream Job #SecretSubjectSwap

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

My “Secret Subject” is: You have your dream job, tell us about your first day, doing what you love
It was submitted by:

I had to honestly think about this subject, for quite a while, and I even discussed it with Chad. My dream job. What is my dream job? I am not sure if I really know the answer to this anymore. At one point, for a very long time, the answer would have been lawyer. For nearly just as long, teacher was also a very suitable answer. I think it is safe to say, that writer is also a very realistic answer. I could honestly see myself happy, with any of those jobs. Are they my dream job though? I honestly do not think so. 

I walked away from law, because I was bothered by several parts o…