Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome

This summer I picked up a book called The Lemon Jello-O Syndrome. It wasn't a book that was recommended to me. I hadn't read anything by the author, Man Martin, before this book. It simply caught my eye, and I thought try it out.

The Story

Bone King has a slight disability. He is unable to walk through doors. And it becomes a serious problem in his life. He receives treatment from a strange doctor, who doesn't recommend medicine. He recommends square dancing. But the treatment doesn't always work. And Bone finds that he has to decide who he can trust in life, and what he is willing to do to get well.

What I Think 

I liked this book. Bone is an odd character. He is writing a book on grammar, and he is working on his doctorate. But he is one of those individuals who doesn't have a lot of common sense. In some ways he is likeable, but in others he isn't. He just seems to get a little lost in life. And I actually like the character of Dr. Lemongello. I found that his unusual bedside manner was a breath of fresh air. And then there is that twist in the book, that makes you think about how do we trust the experts?

So, if you are looking for a book, with an unusual character, this book may be for you.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thrifty Finds Week 24

Summer is just a great time for thrifting isn't it? I mean there are sales everywhere. You don't have to depend on the tried and true thrift stores. You can just go down the street, and you will find something for sale somewhere. So since there is an abundance of items this time of year. I decided to present some of my finds in a collage as a change of pace. Let me know what you think of the layout.
I was so glad to find a My Little Pony book. Those ponies are just adorable aren't they?


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Today I Am Grateful For

Earlier this week, I posted a picture of some of a flower I saw on a walk I took at a preserve. It made me think about gratitude. And what am I grateful for in life? I was reading a list of some items someone else was grateful for, and the list included a color.

And I thought to myself, what color am I truly grateful for?

Anyone who has been around me for any length of time knows that my favorite color is blue. Shades of blue are pretty prevalent in my life. I have a blue room in my house. I gravitate toward blue jewelry and clothing. It just relaxes me to see the color blue. But I'm not sure if this is the color I am most grateful for.

I thought that I really like bright pinks. You know the Hello Kitty Pink. It's bright. It's cheery, and it's cute. But that's not the color I am most grateful for.

I green sometimes. It depends on the shade. And maybe on my mood. But that's not the color I appreciate most.

The color I appreciate most is the one in this picture. The yellow orange in the flower. It makes me feel warm when I feel that shade of yellow. I think of the carefree days of summer. And I think of walks in nature.
So now you knw the color I appreciate most, what color are you truly grateful for?


Monday, July 17, 2017

You Are A Star Blog Hop

I once heard someone say that when things are the most difficult you are closest to getting a reward. I reminded myself of this the other day. Things aren't real difficult for me right now. but there are moments when I just get tired of doing the right thing. But thankfully this saying came to mind the other day when I just about had enough of what has been happening recently. I remembered that doing things the right way does pay off in the end. It's just when does the end of a cycle come?
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Welcome to week#3 of the July "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
July "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom
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#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the June "You're the STAR" blog hop)
 Homemade patriotic Popsicles by A Fireman's Wife





Realities About Cellphone Radiation by Simple Indian Mom



10 Mom Night Out Ideas by Wife Mommy Me

How To Create a Strawberry & Lemon Mojito by Claire Justine





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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Ice Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream

Ronald Reagan did something very important during his presidency. Really, he did! He declared July 17th as National Ice Cream Day! It's hard to believe that we had to wait until 1984 to have this declared, but there are things that have to be recognized at some point in time.

So I hear that there are a few ice cream giveaways around the country this year. The first one is at McDonald's. Check to see if your local McDonald's is participating in the promo. If it is, all you have to do is download their app, and you could get a free vanilla ice cream cone that day.

Next, Baskin Robbins is giving away a free slice of their Polar Pizza between noon and five on July 14th.

So there you have it two freebies to celebrate our love of ice cream.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sunshine Flower

Sometimes you see a flower, and it reminds you of everything summer is about. It has the color. It has the attitude, and most importantly, it's just there. When I saw how bright and carefree this flower looked the other day, I just had to get a picture of it. And I thought I would share it with all of you.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Simple Tips on Getting A Good Nights Sleep

I work third shift. And anybody who has worked third shift knows, everything in life revolves around sleep. When am I going to sleep? How do I keep the light out of the room when I sleep? Will someone call me on the phone while I am sleeping? But we all know that a good nights rest is actually the best way to make sure that you start your day out right.

Schedule

Creating a healthy sleep schedule is important. Your body needs to know when it is going to rest. That's why setting a bedtime for children is so important. But it's not just important for children, it's important for adults too. I always feel better when I stay on a sleep schedule. I go to bed around 6:00am. Yep, it's enough time to wind down when I get home from work, and I let myself wake up naturally. It's usually 2:00pm or before. I'm right on schedule for that seven to eight hours of sleep that is recommended. My body just knows what it needs.

Light

I try to get up and spend a little time outdoors each day. The human body really does crave some sunshine.  It helps with mood and energy during the waking hours. And once again it helps maintain the important sleep schedule.

OTC's

Over the counter meds really aren't as helpful as they might sound. I've found that often I get one really long sleep period, and then the next day, I don't sleep at all. It's weird and it can screw up your sleep patterns. Avoid them unless you are really ill and need extra sleep.

Listen

Your body will sleep when it needs to. I have found that there is just a da every once and a while where I sleep almost all day. I'm not kidding. But for one reason or another, my body needs to catch up on rest. Let your body do it. If it is occasional it's healthy. If it is routine then it's a problem. 


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Who Really Wants To Be President?

The news has been filled with the usual about the "Russia Scandal". There are reports about who met who. Was it planned, and of course who was there? As I listen to these stories, the big question comes to mind. Who really wants to be president anyway?

Who wants to have everything they say scrutinized by the entire world? I don't. I mean there are times when a huge kerfuffle is made about things that don't really matter. I mean who really cares about some of the things the Donald tweets about. Why is it always in the news?

Who really wants their handshake to be scrutinized? And does it really matter in the grand scheme of politics? Has all of the debate over the meaning of the presidents handshake with the French president addressed the real problem? The real problem is climate control, and our lack of participation isn't it?

Who really wants to have other individuals regulate where we spend our weekends? I only wish I could go away each weekend. But I don't want individuals to tell me I shouldn't be going to my own vacation home for a visit.

So once again I ask, who really wants to be president anyway?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Creating a Backyard Wildlife Refuge

My faithful followers know that I really like wildlife.  I enjoy seeing birds, squirrels and chipmunks. But I live in a city. So I often don't get to see much wildlife. And then I realized I could put together a small wildlife retreat in my backyard that would attract these little animals that I really love.

It's a pretty easy project, that can bring hours of entertainment. It involves things that we have in our everyday lives.

Yep, those logs, can attract those small woodland creatures that we all find so adorable. It's simple the small nooks and crannies in these wood piles provide small hideouts for those animals. And wood often provides food for some of these little animals. It's natural!

Now, I know there are some of you readers who are saying I don't want to haul logs into my yard. You don't have to. You can use some of the twigs and brush to create a small refuge. Simple clear out an area. A lot of you already have compost piles, why not add this little extra?

There is one thing those of you who live in areas that are homes for poisonous snakes and scorpions. These piles can attract them. So make sure you all use caution when you approach the habitat you create!



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Should The Parent Decide?

I listened to the news today. There were the usual stories about Trump and his Russian connection. There were stories about Mosul. But one story grabbed my ear. The story of Charlie Gard. Charlie is only 11 months old. Charlie was not dealt a good hand in the genetic card game. He has a rare condition that leaves him with brain damage, and he is connected to life support. Charlie lives in Britain. And his parents want to take him to the States for a treatment that has a slim chance of saving his life.

But according to British law, Charlie's welfare has to be taken into consideration. And so Charlie's life hangs in the hand of the courts, not in the hands of his parents. The courts have decided that it is in Charlie's best interest to remain in Britain. It would be better for him not to receive the experimental treatment.

When I heard this, I thought something doesn't seem right. The courts are deciding if a parent has the right to try and save their child's life. It seems to me that these individuals are seeking out something good for Charlie. They want him to be able to live. I don't think that is an unusual desire for any parent.

But why aren't Charlie's parents able to decide this? It's because the experts say there is no point in trying. It's true, that the odds of the treatment may not pay off. But shouldn't it be up to his parents to decide and not the courts?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday's Star Blog Hop

Monday has returned. And I recently read a quote that came to mind today. Candy is nature's way of making up for Monday. It's true most individuals dread Monday's, but keep in mind you can't get to Friday without slogging through a Monday can you? Anyway, on to the hop!

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Welcome to the second week of the July blog hop called "You're the Star"!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
Since I rambled on a little bit about Monday's in my intro. And most of people think about it is the dreaded beginning of the work week. I thought I would share a link to a post called I Want A Job Just Like...
Read, enjoy, and make sure you share today! 

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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the July "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 
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This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Darlene @ Let It Shine

Anna @ Cuddlebug Cuties
Angel @ Sew Crafty Angel


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#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, yarn work, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, painting, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the June "You're the Star" blog hop)

Farmhouse Barn Doors by Penny's Vintage Home




Patriotic Fabric Card by Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots


Doily Table Runner by Howling at the Moon



Two 4th of July Banners by Antique Mamma

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Rainy Day

We all think of the sunny days of summer, but this year seems to be presenting an awful lot of rainy days. And they seem to be hitting me on my days off. So many people say they enjoy staying home and reading a book on a rainy day. And I enjoy doing that too. But there are a lot of things you can see on a rainy day if you go outside.
I think I will remember to my dying day, a day at summer camp. It was a rainy day. I mean a deluge. And if you are a child, and you are at camp. Spending time inside is just not an option. We all were out playing in the rain. We were jumping in puddles, and we were sliding around in the mud. And then low and behold, the camp clown came walking down the hill with his hands in his hair. His hair was covered in bubbles. Yep, he was washing his hair. It's an image that has stuck with me for years. And it has always reminded me that you either complain about what is going on around you, or you can embrace the moment.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thrifty Finds Week 23

I really have been trying to cut back on some of my thrifting. I have set some goals on the amount of work I have to complete before I purchase any new items. So my purchases are a little less than they have been in the past, but no need to fear I have purchased items. Here are the finds for the week.
This week I picked up two shirts, a pair of shoes and a stamp pad. Not a big haul, but they are items that I can put to use. I love the little studs on the shoes and they are Anne Klein's. Life is full of great surprises. That ink stamp pad was only .50 cents. I really need it for some of the art journaling I have been doing.

But the tank top is my absolute favorite find of the week. I love the shiny sequined cross on the black background. It just screams cool.




Friday, July 7, 2017

The Best of Adam Sharp

Have you ever had trouble just getting into a story? That's the problem I have with this book. I usually don't review many books that I just don't care for, but I thought I should share with you a book that I just didn't like.

The Story

Adam goes to Australia as a young man, and has an affair with the love of his life. They meet while he is playing a piano, and she joins in singing. There is something special between the two, but the time is not right, and Adam leaves Australia. 

His ends up marrying a woman who he claims is an extremely good friend. They love each other, but not the way he loves his love of the past. 

Then after years, his lost love contacts him. And He more perky, and he gets out of the slump he has been in. Then one day, he and his wife separate. And he is offered the opportunity to spend a week with his long lost love, and her husband in France.

What I Think Of The Book

I didn't like this book. Adam settles for a second rate life. And his lost love contacts him just to get some attention. He decides to change his life based on this meeting. And of course it doesn't work out the way he wishes it would. I think I just didn't like the characters in the book. There was one exception. I liked Ada's wife Claire. She is the only decent person in the book. And I like her honesty. 

So this is one book that I do not recommend for your reading list. It just couldn't wait for the story to end. And I usually feel a little sad when I finish reading a book. The reason is I won't be able to spend anymore time with the characters in the book. But I was glad to get these characters out of my life, and I don't plan to return to them.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Butterfly On a Conehead

I went for a walk today, and I decided to share one of the things I saw. It's not often that you actually are able to catch and photograph a butterfly.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

I Need To Destress Now!

Ever have those times when you just feel like you can't take it anymore? Life is just getting to you. You need to distress immediately. Here's a list of really simple things that you can do to distress quickly.

1. Listen to some slow tunes.

Slower-pace music can lower your heart rate and blood pressure. So pick out some soothing tunes to play in your music shuffle.

2. Give Yourself a Time-Out.

Set the alarm on your phone for 5 minutes., find a quiet place(even if it's a bathroom stall) and just sit and breath deeply. Those few minutes of quiet can help you think just a little clearer.

3. Burn a Scented Candle.

Aromatherapy is all the rage, but scents like lavender, lemon or mango contain linalool, a naturally occurring fragrance that reduces the activity of genes normally elevated in stressful situations.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fighting The Newcomers

I have been listening to the news recently, and of course the travel restrictions that the Supreme Court allowed to go into effect are a big story this week. And there were a couple of things that popped through my mind as all of this was going on. My faithful followers know that there some wild little leaps and bounds when I start thinking.

The first was this scene from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Lily's fears of the improvements in the neighborhood make me laugh. She just doesn't want things to change. And when I first saw this scene, way before the travel ban, I thought about how this is a twist on people wanting to keep others out of their countries and neighborhoods.

Later in the week, I heard a story about a neighborhood in Los Angeles. It was a low rent district. And so many artists are starting to move in along with the galleries. The individuals who are originally lived in the neighborhood want no part of this, and they have begun a campaign to get the studios to leave the area.

And I thought to myself, whether it is an art studio in a low rent district or a wall at the border we always seem to be fighting the newcomers no matter where they show up.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Star Blog Hop

Another Monday has rolled around, it's hard to believe that it's going to be the fourth of July tomorrow. I get to work this year. Oh, yeah, I worked on the fourth last year. I seem to be developing a pattern here. But in case I don't have the opportunity later, I want to wish all of you a happy and safe Independence Day.
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WELCOME to the July "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
Since it is summer, and we all should be thinking about fluids. I decided to share a post from the past about water. Give Me Some Water is all about ways that we can recycle some of that water that goes down the drain, and is put to waste. Check out the tips, it's a good read. And you will feel better because you are helping the planet if you put some of them into action.



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WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the July "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 
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This week is GARDEN feature week
Swing by the GARDEN Hosts blogs:
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)



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(All features were chosen from the June 2017 "You're the Star" blog hop)

Easy Coffee Can Planter by Fair Meadow Place
Easy Coffee Can Planter






Add a Whimsical Decorative Touch To Your Garden by Purple Hues And Me
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Stay Out Of The Sun

I've been binge watching True Blood this past couple of weeks. I absolutely loved the books when they came out, and I watched many of the episodes when the series ran.  And I decided it was time to watch the episodes I missed. So thus the binge watching began.
So, when I saw that it was National Stay Out Of The Sun Day today, I made a weird connection in my mind. I work nights so staying out of the sun is less of a problem for me than it is for some people. And trust me there are times when I feel a bit like a vampire. 

Vampires are creatures of the night, and most of us are aware of just how the sunlight can affect them. But I've often had the image of a vampire turning to dust when I realize that I stayed in the sun too long, and yes, I have allowed myself to get sunburnt.

I guess the point of all of this rambling is, don't forget to wear your sunscreen when you are out in the sun this holiday. You just don't want to end up looking like a vampire who has got caught outdoors when the sun rises do you?


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Today Was Not The Day

Today has been many things, but today was not the day I won the lottery. Today was not the day that I was able to call in rich to my job. Today was not the day when I was able to say to myself, I can afford to do whatever I want instead of what I need to do.

Today was not the day, I got to go out to a movie with friends. Today was not the day, I was able to take a quality nap and wake up refreshed.

Even though today was not the day for many things. Today was the day that I was able to enjoy the cool feeling of a blast of air conditioning when you open a door on a hot summer day.

Today was the day when my big decision when I first got up was should I make corned beef hash for breakfast or go out and pick something up.

Today was the day that I was able to remember that while there are many things I don't have, there are many things I have than I don't.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Beating The Heat

I really enjoy summer. I really enjoy the fact that it is warm. In fact, I really enjoy hot days. But just because I enjoy the heat, doesn't mean that there are times when I want to cool off for a couple of hours. Here's a list of the ways that I cool off, when the heat just gets to be too much.

1. Go to the movies. I've always thought that movie theatres are cold. And it feels great on one of those 100 degree days. You will feel cooler for a few hours.

2. Take a cold shower. Yep, you can just wash away all that grime and sweat. And you will feel much better. And you will feel much cooler for a couple of hours.

3. Strategic placement of an icepack. One of my co-workers suggested that I place a frozen washcloth around the back of my neck when it is really hot. Believe it or not it really works. So break out the icepacks.

4. Water, water, water! Yep, fluids keep your body temperature a little lower. They reduce the chance of overheating. And it's even better if they are cold, so break out the iced tea, lemonade, and popsicles to keep yourself cool on a hot summer day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Feed Your Eyes

Last winter I visited the eye doctor. I knew it was time for new eyeglasses. And I thought maybe just maybe I needed to have them checked for some other issues I thought my be facing me. I was surprised when she told me that there were some vitamins I needed to take in order to maintain good vision.

And of course she had a list of foods that I needed to eat. Now we've all heard that carrots are good for your eyes, but there are a few other foods that need to be added to the list of superfoods for the eyes.

Nuts

Studies have shown that eating one to two servings of nuts per week can reduced the risk of age related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 60, by 35%. So sometimes it's good to feel like a nut.

Fish

Yes, we can add another reason to eat more fish. Studies have also shown that one serving of fish a week can reduce the chance of getting AMD by 31 percent. It's  believed that those fatty acids reduce the inflammation in blood vessels of the eye.

Spinach

Have you ever noticed that Popeye didn't wear eyeglasses. There may be a reason for that. Spinach, like carrots is full of carotenoids.

Eggs



And last, but not least eggs contain that wonderful eye food, Lutein. According to my eye doctor lutein helps maintain the pigment in your eyes. Which is something I really want.





Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Steins Of Fort Wayne

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Germanfest. It was loads of fun, Leiderhosen contests and of course Weinder Dog races. And I was surprised to see giant steins. Well, sort of surprised. It is Germanfest after all. But I found them interesting. And here are some of the steins of Fort Wayne.



Let me know what you think of the pictures, and when was the last time you saw a giant stein?




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Captain's Take On Felines And Household Plants

I am a curious feline. And if there is a plant in the house, I like to check it out. But there are a few plants that just don't agree with my feline body. I am going to remind all of those pet humans about plants that appropriate for me and my fellow felines.
Many individuals do not realize that we felines do like and need a few greens in our diet. The main green we want in our diet is cat grass. Yes, we need just a little grass in our lives so that we can obtain some folic acid into our bloodstream. We just feel better after we eat grass. But often our pet humans don't believe that grass is good for them kittens. The reason for this is we often vomit any of the grass that we cannot digest. Don't worry if we eat a little grass and then vomit. We are just not able to digest it all the way other pets can. So please have a planter full of cat grass for your felines.

But there are so many plants that are not good for cats. I understand that humans find Aloe to be quite good for their skin, but it is quite bad for a cats digestion. Other common plants that can be toxic to the feline in your life include, tomatoes and tulips. Most of us will not attempt to eat these, but if we do please contact your local veterinarian to see what needs to be done.




Monday, June 26, 2017

You're A Star Monday Blog Hop

Another Monday has arrived. Monday's for me are different than other individuals Monday's. For most people it's the beginning of their work week, but for me it's the downhill side of the work week. And it is one of those days that starts off really busy, and then totally dies off. And the other good thing about Monday in my work week is sometimes, we have the chance to go home early. That's just an extra little treat in the work week I think. But enough rambling about Monday's.


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WELCOME to the June "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
With summer comes the need to hydrate, and of course it needs to be healthy. And of course you want to incorporate the fruit of summer. So check out the Raw Fruit Berry Drink 


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WELCOME to EXTRA feature week of the June "You're the STAR" blog hop!
(Sometimes we will have 5 Mondays in a month - these 5th special Mondays are called "EXTRA feature" days)
Meet all of your STAR Hosts 
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories (except for this special EXTRA day - we will be featuring 2 extra).  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#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  while remaining family friendly),
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)
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 May "You're the Star" blog hop)

The Cupboard Was Bare by Ginx Craft


The 7 R's of Zero Waste by Skip The Bag

Super Simple Zucchini Boats by Wife Mommy Me

5 Ways To Keep Your Family Healthy Before Vacation Season by Curly Crafty Mom
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If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

You're a STAR

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We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts).  For HOME feature week we  need 3 more Cohosts.
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.


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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! )


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