Sunday, February 18, 2018

Recent Listens

Once again it is time for me to share some of the music I have been listening to recently. It's a mix of old and new. I mean can things get any better than that?

Octo Octa Fleeting Moments of Freedom

This is a great electronic song. And it will make you want to dance. I love the fact that it doesn't rely on lyrics just music to express itself.

Modest Mouse Buddy Holly Cover

I like Buddy Holly and I have been a Modest Mouse fan for years. A lot of people didn't like this cover, but I think it's fantastic! I love how they put their unique twist on the song instead of trying to do it just like Buddy Holly. I mean isn't this part of what makes so great? People making things their own?

Perry Como Papa Loves Mambo

I always picture couples dancing when I hear this song. I guess that is kind of what was intended. It's a fun pick me up song I think. 

Tom Petty Wildflowers

I was sad when I found out Tom Petty died earlier this year. His music always brings back happy memories for me. And I've always liked the song Wildflowers. It has a pretty melody and the lyrics are great!

Dashboard Confidential We Fight

This song is kind of an anthem. But I love the lyrics. I love how talks about picking ourselves up. 

So what music has caught your interest recently?

Saturday, February 17, 2018


I recently visited the fabric store and craft store. I'm always fascinated by the variety of fabrics. I love seeing the different shades of colors. And I really love the designs that I see when I go to these stores. It's just an interesting thing to look at in my opinion. Here are a couple of photos I took of the fabrics on a recent trip to the fabric store.

Friday, February 16, 2018

I Just Can't Attend That Staff Meeting

I used to have this job where I had to attend staff meetings. Staff meetings can be very boring. But if you don't attend you run the risk of being assigned the most awful tasks the meeting has to offer. But if you decide to skip that meeting make sure you have a good or at the very least creative excuses. Here are a few suggestions.

My restraining order states I have to stay 50 feet from (name of coworker). This is a believable excuse if you have had a strained relationship with a coworker. It may not fly but it is creative.

It was scheduled after I left the building and before I returned to the building. It really isn't possible to do something if you aren't there and didn't know about it isn't it?

I have to keep watching Koop videos on YouTube. Everyone has their priorities in life don't they?

And last but not least I have to put together my survival kit for the impending zombie apocalypse.

Please let me know how these suggestions work for you.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentine's Thrift Outfit

My thrifty finds include some really great items for the past week. And I decided to show what I found, and how I combined it into my Valentine's Day outfit.

That's a look at the entire outfit. The dress is a really cute red knit dress put out by Candie's. I picked it up for $4.50. It is the perfect red for Valentine's Day! 
I added this boho style necklace. The key piece is a antiqued silver, and the lace is actually red beads. It is so simple, but yet it looks great.

I opted for a set of flats to go along with this outfit. I just wanted something a little more comfortable than heels. And I always feel that flats add a cute factor to most outfits. I really like the combination of studs and a bows on these flats. And I added a pair of black striped tights. (The tights actually weren't thrifted.

You can see some of the detail on the dress with this picture. I love how the top of the dress had horizontal stripes knit into the patter, and the skirt has vertical stripes. It's just a nice little touch.

So what have you all thrifted recently? And what did you do for Valentine's Day?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day Wish

I hope all of my faithful followers are having an extremely wonderful Valentines Day with special people in their live.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Which Whisk Is Right For You?

I never knew until recently that there is more than one kind of whisk for cooking. And then one day I was at the store and I noticed that there were two whisks that looked really different so I decided to do a little reading and see why. Here is some of what I found.

The Balloon Whisk

It's the one that looks like a balloon. The bulbous shape and rounded shape allows for better aeration. It's the best choice for foods that require volume. In other words it is perfect for egg whites and whipped cream.

The French Whisk

If you can only have just one whisk, this is the one for you. It can be used for whip air into any ingredients. It is most effective with mayonnaise and vinaigrettes.

Flat Whisk

This whisk is great for stirring smaller pans and skillets. It works really great when you are making gravies and sauces. And it is the best for lifting out poached eggs.

So these are the basic whisks that are easy to find, and will make those meals you are preparing so much easier to make.

Monday, February 12, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

Mondays are kind of new beginning. We all dread Mondays, but they roll around each week. I was binge watching The Walking Dead this past week. And I realized they live in a world where there is no Monday. There are just days. And you better believe those people are thankful they got to see the next day. Well at least most of them are. But wouldn't it be kind of cool just for a while to not have to think that each day is a new beginning, but for you to really know that it is a new beginning. Off to the hop now.

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Welcome to week#3 of the February "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

Since I binge watched The Walking Dead this week. I thought it might be great to share a post about Life Lessons I Learned From The Walking Dead.


WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
February "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
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
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 January "You're the STAR" blog hop)
 Inexpensive Self Care Ideas for 2018 by Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Beautiful spa table settings
6 Morning Habits That Make Me a Better Mom by Mama Finds Her Way

Morning Routine

Considering Homeschooling? 5 Things to Think About by The Usual Mayhem

Should I homeschool

Old Fashioned Cheese Soup by Mrs. Kringle's Kitchen

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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


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! )