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Bump in the Night

My brother gave my boys the book M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman many years ago. I scared the poop out of them by reading the short story ” The Price” one night before bed. This animatic version is narrated by the author himself! Talk about some light sleepers after that! Any little noise… Continue reading Bump in the Night

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FORE!

Heads up!  The school year has begun and HOCO 2018 is right around the corner! Whether it’s your first homecoming or your last, the dance is definitely one of the highlights of going back to school.  “Putt” a smile on your favorite golfer’s face and give them this cute gift box as part of your… Continue reading FORE!

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Talk Birdie to Me

Golf is not my bag. I can curse loudly (and proficiently) and throw a golf club (kinda far I might add!), but I don’t enjoy playing golf. The sad part is that I’m not a bad golfer. I played a half-assed game at Bringhurst with my kids on Mother’s Day a few years ago. I… Continue reading Talk Birdie to Me

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Let’s Flamingle!

This phrase makes me laugh! Don’t cha think this would make the perfect girls’ night out invite?! I created today’s card using the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.   I stamped the JFF Rubber Stamps BCH-Flamingos  image in Club Scrap sandstone ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I trimmed the images for placement and adhered with foam… Continue reading Let’s Flamingle!

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Meow at the Moon!

I asked Chris for suggestions for my post title. He liked Howl at the Moon, but cats don’t howl.  Or do they? We’ve never had a cat, so I don’t know. My neighbor’s cat sounds like it is howling at 3 am…right under my bedroom window. I wonder sometimes if my dog is deaf, but he… Continue reading Meow at the Moon!

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Ride and Shine!

The freedom of the open road. When it’s quiet, it’s a form of meditation for me. I leave my problems at the start of my ride and can choose to pick them up again at the end of it. I find that a lot of those problems disappear while I’m riding. They didn’t need to… Continue reading Ride and Shine!

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Ukulele Lady

I taught myself to play the ukulele a few years ago. Nothing fancy. I play songs that my family sang when I was growing up because those things need to be passed on, ya know?! A lot of my favorites are songs that my Grandma would sing…I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, My Blue Heaven,… Continue reading Ukulele Lady

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Dresses, Bathing Suits and Blue Panties

I rode my bike to my hair appointment at Ron’s Salon Saturday…in a dress! My windblown “do”! It was dry by the time I rode home. I was feeling so good, I went shopping at Dillard’s for makeup and came out with a new bathing suit, cover up, makeup, and shampoo (because I passed by… Continue reading Dresses, Bathing Suits and Blue Panties

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I Want S’more Watermelon Teeth!

My dad is a master at carving watermelon rind teeth.  When I was a kid, we’d line up after eating our watermelon slices to have dad carve us a set! We all got something different and would walk around with those in our mouths until they fell apart. Dad was accepted to dental school in 1974 when I was… Continue reading I Want S’more Watermelon Teeth!

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The Voice of the Sea

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening. What a beautiful quote from a book that I absolutely could not stand to read! I choose to apply this quote to my own memories of… Continue reading The Voice of the Sea