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Joyful Noise #TopTenThursday

Welcome to a Top Ten Thursday Round-Up!! I know I have not participated in these in a while, and that makes me more sad, than it makes you. There have been some awesome topics, and lists I really wanted to make. Unfortunately, life has a way of getting in my way. So, I have not been able to pull it off.

You may remember, that for Top Ten Thursday, a group of us get together and create top ten lists, based on a chosen topic. It is organized by the fabulous Tamara of Part-Time Working Hockey Mom!

This week, we are discussing our Top Ten Happy Songs! If you remember my Top Ten Favorite 80's Songs list, you probably remember that I struggle picking Top Tens of music. Music is too BIG to be limited to lists, and yet we do it often. I am firmly convinced that every music list ever made, probably has a ten mile long list, of invisible honorable mention songs, the list's creator considered and wished they could include.

It is just the way music is. Now, things that make us happy, well…

Phoebe Belle Jingles #FunnyFriday

Today’s post is this January’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 Me and taken by Gigi.

(This would be Gigi's Elf on the Shelf... Phoebe Belle Jingles. She is sitting on our coffee table, hugging a bottle of water. You can see our medicines in the background, from the terrible colds we had. One of my Christmas Bear figurines can be seen on the left.)

1. PBJ: I'm telling you, Bear, I have seen this before. Bear: *blank stare* PBJ: You are sick. You need to take that medicine in the brown bottle, and then rub the stuff in the blue bottle on your feet, and then drink lots …

Test #OnTheBlog

Hello! I'm sorry you're reading this. I'm trying to set up some things for my blog, and I need to do a test post. So, that's what this is. I feel bad you were lured into reading this, and it's really nothing. So, I'll tell you a few random things, and probably share a recent picture or two.

What to tell....

I'm writing this on my phone, and I find it nearly impossible to blog from my phone.

Gigi is 4, but wears clothes made for 5 and 6 year old. I purged most of the clothes she's outgrown, and it made me so sad to see her 3t and 4t clothes go. My baby is getting so big. Before I know it, she will be in college.

For a long time, I didn't think I'd live to see Gigi start kindergarten. So, me feeling hopeful I'll see her go to college, is a great feeling.

I would not wish chronic illness on my worst enemy. It wears me down, but I keep pushing.

I was actually productive this weekend. It felt good. It's been a while. I think I can officially …

Stable Layne Pt 6 #UseYourWords

Welcome to January's Use Your Words writing challenge. Our first one of 2018!! This is how it works: participating bloggers submitted 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.

Your words are: poet ~ snow ~ car ~ hibernate ~ stick
It was submitted by: Karen of http://Bakinginatornado.comThank you for such great words!! :)
Do you remember the Stable Layne story I had been writing for y'all using my words?! No?! Yes?! Either way, take a few moments to refresh your memory, or to catch up.... Stable Layne Part 1Stable Layne Part 2Stable Layne Part 3Stable Layne Part 4Stable Layne Part 5Caught up?! Good. So I have decided to use this month's words, to pick up where I left off. …

Rebirth of Jules #PoetryCollaboration

Hello! Welcome to January's Poetry Collaboration!! Every month, a group of bloggers turn into poets (or in some cases let their poetic sides shine), and write poems based on a chosen theme. This month's theme is Rebirth. It seems like such a fitting theme, for the beginning of a new year.

I hope you enjoy what I have prepared for you, and don't forget to check out the rest of this month's poetry. The links to those poems will be at the bottom of my post.

Poem 1 (Rebirth):

Rosy skies at dawn, singling a new day beginning.
Endless possibilities.
Bringing the present into the future.
Initiating changes and advancements.
Rising to your potential.
Taking advantage of presented opportunities.
Hoping for a better tomorrow, with the changes made today.

Poem 2 (Your Story):

A new year lends to new opportunities and endless possibilities.
It is what you make of it.
Sometimes fate takes over, and guides your path.
Yet, so much is left up to you to shape, with your choices.
Sometimes those choic…

Winter's Kiss by J.P. Uvalle #BookReview

I am here to share with you my review of J.P. Uvalle's newest release Winter's Kiss. It is short and captivating. It will definitely leave you wanting more. I did not want it to be over. It was this huge story, in a little package, and you quickly became invested in the characters.
It is this love at first sight meets Romeo and Juliet (forbidden type of love) meets whirlwind romance. It was well written. I loved the premise behind it. I loved the characters. I think you may, at first, think... Oh they are silly! Risking so much for some fling. Before long, you will be cheering them on, and just hoping that they get a happy ending.
I will be the first to tell you, I had not read any of J.P. Uvalle's work before this, but based on this one book, I have sought out her other work, and plan on reading them!! She writes wonderfully, and has a way with words!! Winter's Kiss was a quick but satisfying read, and I definitely think you should read it!! I definitely think Winter an…