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The Entertainer Blog Award

Entertainer

Sharon from Curious Queendom nominated me for The Entertainer Blogger Award. Thank you so much. I love her blog, she post many interesting posts and often. So please give her blog a look!

Without further ado…

Da Rules:

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer the 5 questions.

When I think about entertainment, it encompasses a range of implications…

…. Did I laugh?

…. Did I cry?

…. Did I learn?

The following people have made me do one of those three things. I’m sure they’d do the same for you as well.

  1. Check out One Canvas At A Time! Lots of inspiration for art! Lover her creative posts.
  2. Check out Blonde Write More! Many posts on writers’ emotions and inspirations.
  3. Check out Raves & Reviews! If you love to read, check out Kev’s reviews on books!
  4. Check out Simpleigh Organized! Excellent ideas for cleaning up the clutter in your life and other interesting posts on life.
  5. Check out A Note From Abroad! They travel the world. Very neat to see the pictures and hear about the different places.
  6. Check out Juni Desiree! Lots of art pieces and writing tips.
  7. Check out karenfordart! Terrific artist!
  8. Check out Muse Writer! Very intriguing poems.
  9. Check out Amanda’s Camelot! Follow her adventures and see her terrific photos!
  10. Check out Susanne Leist! An author with coolest posts. A cool picture with a short poem.
  11. Check out Friendly Fairy Tales! Poems with awesome photos.
  12. Check out Cave Of Fame! Variety of posts that are interesting.

 Why did you start a blog in the first place?

I began my blog in order to get back into writing. Plus, it is fun to talk to oneself. 🙂

What is your favorite book?

Oh, boy. I have way too many. I can not choose just one. 🙂

What do you dislike the most?

Politics!!!!

What is your favorite food item from the mall?

Pretzels!

What is your favorite pastime activity?

Reading and anything art.

Posted in Art Projects

Hugs And Kisses

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My new canvas art that is now hanging in our newly painted bedroom. I like it. It is teal and yellow paint. The circle and x is made out of a cool copper paper that I found at Hobby Lobby. I love feeling the crinkly paper! The & sign is a thick paper product found at Hobby Lobby. Painted it yellow and then decided to add some bling! I had the color glass for some time and decided to use it finally. I got to play with the glue gun and even burned my finger a few times. 🙂 Still fun.

The only ones to like it on Facebook was my dear sweet daughter and my friend Beth. They are nice people so not surprised they liked it. It was disappointing more didn’t. I guess what matters is I like it and hubby likes it. Or at least that is what he tells me. LOL

Sometimes I let things get to me or read too much into it. I guess when you see all your friends liking other people’s canvas art at those art parties and then they don’t yours it makes me wonder.

I think that is why I struggle with completing my book. I feel once I do and submit publish, no one is going to like it. I then bounce back to who cares? As long as I enjoyed writing it and a few people like it.

A daily struggle.

When will I ever quit caring? Do you struggle with people liking your creations whether it is writing or art? Or am I weird and lacking confidence? 🙂

Posted in Oh This or That

A Day To Shop!

I had the urge to change my purse and billfold today so off shopping I went. The hubby tagged along. He is actually a good shopper. First stop was Hobby Lobby!

Dang, if I had all the extra money to spend without feeling guilty I would so spend half there and other half on books!

Love creating things. I bought some craft stuff and I will show later what I did with it. I did find a coin purse. I have looked on and off for one and never could find one.

20160319_182537 Cheap and fun. Love it.

Hubby even enjoyed looking around Hobby Lobby. He says once he finishes his man cave, we might both be in trouble with shopping in there. They have some models he likes to put together.

Next stop was the office supply store, Staples, right next door! I love this shop too.

I found a planner for my purse. It is part of the Arc label. When you put the refills in they are cut to grab around the binder rings instead of pulling them open. It is pretty cool. The guy showed me you can also mix and match planners by putting the front from one to the other. I will remember that for next year or when I decide I need another. LOL

The inside has a spot for bank cards and ID’s so no need for a wallet now. I didn’t buy the calendar insert but instead I bought a marked down pocket calendar and placed it in the clear pocket holder you see there. It has the diamonds on it. 🙂

The planner came with note paper and I bought the extra tab dividers to go in it. I love tab dividers! Now, if an idea hits me somewhere, I can write it down! Never fails I will be somewhere and get an idea and then forget it later.

I walked around and looked at all the neat stationary and pens.

I scored these! Only $4.00! Half off! Love sales!

20160319_182445 I think it will last me awhile. Maybe. 🙂

It has been a productive weekend thus far. I am waiting on my canvas art project to dry, but when it is done, I shall post a blog on that! 🙂

Have a great evening! 🙂

Posted in Ramblings, Things I like

Dance, Music, Fun

In the beginning of my relationship with my hubby, we loved to go to dances that were held at the local Legion. It was a lot of fun. Yes, some drunk nights when we were younger. 🙂 I really loved dancing to the music. I have always loved to dance.

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In high school I was on the dance team and choreographed several of the routines throughout the four years I was on it. In fact, the crowds loved my routines and one they asked us to repeat so we did. Made me feel good. 🙂 Enough memory lane. lol

Back to the dances, the DJ they hired most of the time had a system that was a computer, monitor and of course the large speakers. It sounded great but can you imagine the time it took to set up. What happens if the computer decides to be weird? There goes your songs. There goes your money source for awhile.

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Think back even further when the DJ had to haul around cassette tapes, records, and then CDs. Plus, the player that played them was usually bulky.

Now, there is a nifty little device called a cdj!  (Click the link to see this neat device)

The DJ can leave the computer and CDs at home! How cool! 🙂

If I DJ’ed, probably glad I don’t I would play 80s and 70s music over and over, I would invest in this nifty electronic!

 

Posted in Art Projects

Organization is Key!

I have been seeing several posts on various internet sites for updating your filing cabinets. I finally got around to doing one of mine. I used the good ole duck tape squares again along with the thin duck tape. I like it a lot. 🙂

I am not sure about the sides yet or the other cabinet. I love the way the sun hits the prism and brings out the colors!

I was also glad to find my exacto knife which made cutting the center handle easy. No measuring required! Lol.

Inside one cabinet is normal paperwork. I tend to be a paper hoarder. I’m afraid if I throw an important paper away I might need it. My paperwork goes back years! I stress years! But I am slowly throwing some away just not those bills. 🙂

I have decided to use the other file cabinet to organize my paper stock. I did have them on a blue shelf divider thing but I found I didn’t use the paper much because it was difficult to see what I had. I figured lets file them away!

Now, I open the cabinet and I can see what I have. I am going to do other craft supplies the same way. The best part is the paper will not get dusty. I dislike dusty paper.

My first month of the year has been organizing. I think I have accomplished quite a bit.

I have done some book editing. Funny thing there, I discovered I had edited way more last year in a beta part of the software and had forgotten about it.  When I took a break over the summer time I had forgot which software site I had used. The software I use had started a beta one for updating and moved it to a different internet address. I forgot about that. I had not saved it to my favorites. Ooops.

So when I picked back up editing in the Fall I opened the old software site because I was use to it. The new one I had used for just a month. I kept thinking, dang I know I had edited more, but I could not remember sites had changed. Crazy!

I love the site but one definite negative part was they didn’t automatically move over my work. Instead, one is suppose to import/export and redo where the chapters go. I’m sure I thought heck with that I will retype, catch more errors, and do my chapters again since I was not far into the editing. Normally, after editing I print out the chapter so I know where I was at. I had not done that. I am definitely doing it now. 🙂

My reading goal this year is 33 books! Yes, I went up even though I did not make my goal last year which was 25 I think. I like 3’s. Maybe it will help me to achieve it. LOL. I did read 2 books and almost have the 3rd done this January. I hope to keep with 3 a month for the low goal. Then that will leave December with no reading if I want. Seems December is tough for me to read during. I get into all the Christmas movies is my downfall. 🙂 I am missing those.

January has been good. I hope everyone else has had a good month! 🙂

Happy writing and happy reading! 🙂

Posted in Oh This or That, Ramblings

Calendar Journal

I like to jot things down through the year on a calendar. Last year, I bought a quarterly calendar and it had a lot of room to write things where the date was. Then in April of last year I decided to go with the binder and filler pages. I enjoyed it and it had a lot of room to add pages if need be.

This year, I bought the binder again. I was surprised the store no longer carried the calendar refill. I pondered for the last week of what I wanted to do. I know I could have gone to an office supply store or order it online but my mind was thinking go more creative. What do I do but head to Pinterest for ideas. 🙂

Lots of neat free printables to choose from. 🙂

The one’s I chose.

I am pretty happy with them so far. Eventually, I want to make my own. I like doing that kind of stuff. 🙂

I put them in three sections.

I used my teddy bear stationery cut down to size. I have tons of stationery because we once had a small office and computer store. I am eager to get it used up so I can justify buying new stuff. LOL (I keep telling myself it needs all used up first but now I do have room for more so just maybe I can buy a couple new ones. 🙂 )

This is the front cover. 🙂

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I figure the calendar is the perfect way to know what year the journal is. 🙂

The reason I use the smaller binder is when I carry my big purse I can place it in it. Plus, the smaller size uses less ink to print. 🙂 lol

How do you organize your year?

I had a good hair day today so I am going to post my selfie for the month. LOL

20160112_144024 I chopped my hair about a month ago. She actually cut more than I wanted to but I like it ok. It will grow. I am thinking I want some color to it. I might even go brave with a hint of teal. ???? It will be a few months pondering time. 🙂

Posted in Oh This or That

Crying

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I bought these cute tiny bottles for an art project. I returned home, sat down at my computer, it wouldn’t work. I think now I should have bought the big bottles and lots of them. Crying!!!!

I do so much on it. Really can’t afford a new one. I have an old laptop but prefer my desktop. Which do you like laptop or desktop?

Hoping my genius hubby will be able to fix it this weekend. I’m crying though. I knew it was getting close to breaking but hoped it would last. Don’t we all.

I’m typing this on my phone which I prefer not to but now must. I had to vent. Whoa is me. Looks a date with my cute bottles tonight.

Posted in JC Home

Creative Cave Accomplished!

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My view from the Creative Cave and the computer desk area. Rather cloudy and gloomy day but I like watching the clouds. The sun tries to peek out once in a while. It will be fun to watch it rain. 🙂 Earlier today I watched seven military helicopters go by and then four more flew by. 😉

Yesterday, I saw the prettiest blue bird on the tree that is to the left but behind the trampoline. I did not make it in time to get a picture. Darn it.

Eventually, the trampoline will be moved once we have it tied down to stakes in the ground. The wind gets pretty vicious around here. I see a lot of trampolines destroyed in the neighborhood so we are going to tie ours down good! 🙂

In the future, we will put up a fence then I can plant some pretty things to look at through the window. But for now, I will settle for the sky. 🙂

I want to try my skills at making a fairy garden that will be outside the window. building-garden-3

I foresee something like this in front of my window! 😉

I think it might spark some creative writing.

Hubby wants to put mostly decking out back so this would work pretty good. Step off the deck to the fairy garden! 🙂

Happy dreaming everyone! I need to get back to organizing my Creative Cave!

Hubby says, no excuse to write now!

True! 🙂

Posted in Oh This or That

I Like Purses Like Some Like Shoes

15 - 1 My latest purse! 🙂

I tend to change my purse with the seasons. Someday, I hope to change more often. 😉

I decided to buy this one because it holds ALOT! I figured with beach and pool season coming up it won’t hurt to be on the ground since it was cheap. I bought it at the Big W on clearance for $9.00! 😉

I have a similar one that is white and black but it ended up finding all the dirt and showing it. I thought I better get one that will hide it better. I think I could probably wash it. There are only two separate pockets and then a big deep pocket where everything will make it’s home.

I have a book, wallet, and several journals. One is a sketchbook, writing notebook, and my calendar book. There is still room for my Nook! Heck I might even be able to fit some clothes! LOL

The straps are adjustable so I can lengthen them to wear like a messenger bag. I really like that. I liked the messenger bag I bought last year but it was limited for things. I really liked having it cross my body so it was not always falling off my shoulder. I hate when that happens.

The next on the list to purchase is a new wallet. I love the one I have but it is zebra white and black and is really getting dirty. Sigh. My son Jessup picked it out for me. 😉

I know I could eliminate the need for a big purse by going all electronic with the calendar, etc but I really like paper still. I like drawing and putting colors to it. I don’t think that will ever change. 🙂

I can’t forget the love of pens and markers! I can never have too many of those either. 🙂

What’s your style of purse?

Posted in JC Home

When Inspiration Strikes

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I was planted on the sofa when a bright light bulb went off.

I can use the leftover green from the entryway to put some color above the fireplace. 🙂

Yes! It will be like a frame for decorating for holidays. Someday I would like to change the tile on the fireplace to something more decorative but for now I like it.

I think it will look good. I have to do some touch up painting and then I will take a finished picture with decorations.

There is an outlet for a TV but I like using the mantel for decorating, mostly because the cats have not found a way to get up there, yet. 🙂

I am slowly repainting the rooms. We bought the house last Fall and as we look closer at the walls we see the previous people did not match the tan color just right so there are spots everywhere. Eventually, all the walls will need painted. Weird thing is, there are no holes that they patched, so our guess is there were marks and they couldn’t get them clean or didn’t try. Funny.

Well, it worked other than when you are sitting and staring at the wall the spots begin to show. 🙂 I do that a lot trying to decide how to decorate. I still do not have all our photos up. I’m a procrastinator. Big time. 🙂

My inspiration for the green came from painting the entryway.

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I will do a finished picture when I finish the artwork for this area. 🙂 I have not decided on the color for the other parts of the walls. It will be a neutral color like the tan or I am thinking a classy grey.

I will plant my butt back on the couch and decide. 🙂

Till later, have a great day! 🙂

Thanks for dropping by!