Tuesday, April 24, 2018

How Do You Use That Time?

Have you ever had times when you are forced into doing nothing? Times when you are forced to wait on something? Off the top of my head I can think of two places when this happens to me. One of them is at the laundromat. Part of the time you are busy, but most of the time you are just waiting. You are kind of forced into a period of motionlessnes. You have time to think. There’s nothing to do, but let your mind wander while you wait for the washer or dryer to finish. And then you are forced into action when the timers go off. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

You’re The Star Blog Hop

Have you ever had a time when you imagine the worst? I mean like your imagination goes wild. And pretty soon you have imagined the world's worst scenario? And then you feel stupid when everything works out just fine. That happened to me the other day. I knew deep down that everything was going to be okay, but I was just growing impatient. I wanted something right now! And I wasn't getting it! Or is it a lack of trust in individuals? Maybe a combo of both, but the point is I caused myself a lot of anxiety over nothing. And thank goodness it all worked out well. Hope everything is going well for all of you.

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WELCOME to the April "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
Dandelion Lemonade

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the April "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the March "You're the Star" blog hop)

Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake by Marilyns Treats
Baileys Irish Cream is now a cheesecake!

Why the Cat is not in the Chinese Zodiac Calendar by Of Mice and Ramen

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mistress Shakespeare

It’s not a new topic, but it is always an interesting one. Who was Shakespeare’s muse? This is the topic of Karen Harper’s historical novel, Mistress Shakespeare.

The Story

A young Will Shakespeare falls in love with Anne Whateley. The couple are betrothed,and a few days later he is forced to marry the pregnant Anne Hathaway. Of course his true love is heart broken, but she decides to build a life without Will. But she just can’t forget him. And when he moves to London their relationship is renewed. It shows the good and bad of their relationship that lasts a lifetime.

What I Think

I enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed that was told from Anne’s perspective. I liked that there is a historical background for the story. There really are records that indicate that Will and Anne were betrothed. I liked how it points out the politics behind being an artist in that era. And it made me wonder if things are like that for some artists now. This book will be great for individuals who are fans of Shakespeare. And of course for those who are looking for a well written historical romance.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Captain’s Dream

Guest Blogger Captain the Cat

Over the course of my lifetime I have had several dreams. But at this point in time I have a new dream. I have heard humans refer to something called a bucket list, and this new dream is on my feline bucket list.

Over the years I have watched my pet human opening a large metal box in the kitchen. From this box humans pull many savory items. I have seen chicken and tuna emerge from what my pet refers to as a refrigerator.

I have decided that it is time for me to be able to obtain items from this magical metal container without the assistance of a human. I decided this the other day when I moved to look in this box when the door opened. My human tells me to move. I only wanted to see what was in there.

So I need to know how does a feline open this door. I need assistance from any felines who have accomplished this goal of digging through the refrigerator. Please help me with my dream.

Friday, April 20, 2018

That Purse

Have you ever had a striking reminder that one section of the population doesn’t know how the rest of the world lives. I had the opportunity to go to a vintage designer purse sale. It happens once a year at one of the local stores. I also want you all to keep in mind that I have been thinking of buying a newer vehicle. We’ll get back to that a little later.

I got to the store as I was instructed in the invite. I was second in line. I wanted the freebie that was promised for attending this sale. Other people were in line were as excited as I was. It was an adventure waiting to happen. 

The doors opened and we entered the store. The purses were displayed. There were Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Dior. All of the purses that have been on the pages of Vogue. All of them were sitting in front of us. We could touch these babies. We could see them in person without the aid of a photograph. They were beautiful. They were jumping off the display cases into the arms of individuals. The cashiers were busy scanning those credit cards. I was eating the free breakfast that was provided. And I saw the purse in the picture. It was calling my name. I picked it up. It was pricey. At the moment I saw the price I thought of the truck I mentioned earlier. I thought I could buy this little truck for less than the purse. I put the purse down, and I thought to myself do any of the individuals purchasing these purses must not have to make the decisions I do. I left the store and I thought to myself I really want the truck more than the purse. But today I am not getting either.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What Would The World Be Like?

Have you ever imagined what the world would be like if just one thing were different? I do it all the time. And last week I was wondering just what the world be like if the unicorns were running all the meetings in the world? Imagine how fun that could be huh?
I think this guy is planning his take over of the world!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Perfect Cut Flowers

Soon there will be loads of flowers in all of our gardens. And if you are like me,you will want to bring some of them into the house to brighten up a room. Here’s a few simple things you can do to create the perfect cut flowers.

Cut your flowers in the morning. It’s cooler and the flowers will be at their freshest.

Use a clean vase, and fill it with fresh cool water. If you want your arrangement to last longer change the water and snip the stems daily.

Before you arrange your flowers, recut the stems under water at an angle. If the stems are woody, make an additional vertical cut into the stems.

Remove the leaves from the stems. Make sure it’s only stems under water.

Keep the arrangement away from direct sunlight.

Enjoy those fresh cut flowers!