#AskAwayFriday with Katie of Sluiter Nation

    Welcome to #AskAwayFriday, a weekly link up hosted by Penny of The Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber of Bold Fab Mama.  A meme where bloggers swap questions.   This week I have Kate of Sluiter Nation in the Corner and wow there just aren’t enough adjectives (or even nouns or verbs)…

My “Quote-Able” 44th Birthday Celebration

There are very few things that mean more to me than words. I often wonder where I’d be without them. Since I was little girl I’ve loved quotes. I think I’ve always dreamed of being famous enough to have something I said or wrote spoken and shared over and over again, used as a beacon…

Make You Happy (Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday)

   Twisted Mix Tape This week’s prompt: “Pretend you have a friend who needs cheering up. Make them a mix tape!” But… What if the person you need to cheer up is yourself? After writing this yesterday I realized the I needed a Mix tape, so I listened to my iPod and my phone and…

Life Support (Just Write)

“The Ben you know is gone. The laugh, the man, the likes and dislikes are gone. The body in there is Benjamin but if that body comes back to you, the Ben you know will not be inside or he might come back at only 30%…” The doctor’s voice hung in the air, soft, kind…

Dance Me Away: Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday

      I came to Twisted Mix Tape Tuesdays a bit hesitant. I am the queen of VANILLA MUSIC for sure, but the one thing besides words that has always helped me through the darkest times of my life has been music. But I found yet another tribe  with the people of the TMT…

#AskAwayFriday with Alison Lee of Writing, Wishing

Welcome to #AskAwayFriday, a weekly link up hosted by Penny of The Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber of Bold Fab Mama.   This is a meme where two bloggers ask each other 10 questions and they answer them on their own blogs. You link up with Penny and Amber and we all get…

Where Have You Been? {Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday}

      Back for Twisted Mix-Tape Tuesday with the musical and ah-mazing Jen Kehl. This week’s mixes should be all about songs that were “new to you” last year. I relate to this concept very much. Scene: My husband and I will be in the car, listening to music: Me:  “Wow this is a…

Treasures: The Old School Blogging Recap of 2013

 Elaine is back with Old School Blogging & this month her partner in crime is one of my favorite people: Jennie, from A Lady in France.  January is a good time to Recap, so the questions (although some of them were hard for me to answer) were all about what we took from 2013 and hope…

Big Six

  Gio and Jacob, sometimes it’s hard to believe that you were this tiny. Especially when you barely fit on my lap anymore. Today, you turn 6. Big 6. I can’t stop my eyes from tearing or my heart from bursting with love for both of you. My boys. Each of you like a side…

Twisted Mix-Tape: When Will I Ever Learn?

  Twisted Mix Tape with the awesome Jen is back. This week’s theme: Past Mistakes OUCH. When it comes to love or life I have always been a : “GO BIG OR GO HOME!” kind of gal. However, that makes it easy for people to hurt you, take your self esteem away and make you…

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