Friday Friend Share


I'm alive! Wednesday night I came down with the worst cold I have had in my life. I swear my head felt like it weighed 40 pounds. I can always tell when I'm getting sick as I crave juice. I drank almost a whole bottle by myself.  I couldn't sleep that night either. I was up every hour on the hour. Oh, joy. Mr. Bernie realized I was not going to be able to function at work, so he let me stay home. I spent a good chunk of Thursday sleeping. I'm not at 100% but feel better today.  Yea for summer colds! I should be doing Friday Four Fill-in but I'm not feeling very creative this morning. Still a bit of a stuff head cold. Friday is a good way wrap up a week with other blog stuff I found interesting. Contest swap, hops, and a special short story Beth Ann from It's Just Life is have a contest to win a Hobby Lobby gift card. She went shopping for scrap-booking items and came home with quite a haul. She posted a photo of her treasures and wants people to guess the amount she paid. The … [Read more...]


Cows and Cards and Voting

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Its Thursday and time for a Project 2011 update. Project 2011 is a meme hosted by Cate at Moments of Whimsy. She started it for us to chronicle our goals for 2011. Each week we update our progress in a blog post.  My goal was to be more crafty during the year. My dad used to be a meat cutter and The Graphics Fairy had a cool image I could use on a card for him. A cow showing the different cuts of meat. I think he will find it amusing. I told Jenny that I wanted to add a bit of red food coloring for blood on the front. She thought that was tacky. Hence, the card remained blood free. I also wanted to make some Artist Trading Cards, which I did. Mr. Bernie was a helper bee and cut the cards out for me. All I had to do was doll them up. I posted these for The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday. I had wanted to get them in the mail for swapping but they haven't made it to the mail box yet.     My friend Michele from Living on Less loved the idea of these and made … [Read more...]


Friday Four Fill-in

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Welcome to the 5th weekly Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun Blog Hop! Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to me at If I use them, I will add you as co-host to the hop! I would LOVE it if you could please help me spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post… If you don't have your Friday Blog post done,  feel free to join in. Add your blog to the link at the bottom. This week’s co-host is Bernie from One Mixed Bag.  She submitted the last two statements.  <----That's Me!! This week’s statements: 1) I can’t help it, but every time I see _____ I smile. 2) Every time I smell ______ I am immediately transported back to my childhood. 3) When I was little I wanted to be a ______________________. 4) If I had to eat only one meal for the … [Read more...]


Four Fill-In Fun

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Welcome to Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun Blog Hop Week#3 Each week, Hillary gives four statements with a blank for you us to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Irene from The Soapbox. She submitted the last two statements: This week’s statements: 1. I am probably in the minority, but I really don’t like______ 2. I get so mad when I see someone ______ 3. After I _________ I feel better. 4. If I don't___________________- it will really stink! My answers: 1. I am probably in the minority, but I really don’t like green vegetables. Broccoli, spinach, lima beans and so on. I do eat veggies, just not as many as the normal adult should. Mr. Bernie does serve them. I eat green beans now and never did before. So that is a plus. 2. I get so mad when I see someone … [Read more...]


We Need Your Help….


Michele from Living On Less called last night to break some bad news. Meet Me on Monday is going to be on hold for a while. Java is taking a break from blogging. That got us talking about starting our own blog hop. Many of you don't usually participate in a blog hops. We were wondering what kind of hop would make you join a weekly blog hop. I'm sure Doug wouldn't join a hop if his bourbon was on fire. As for the rest of you , what kind of hop would be fun?  What would entice you to hop for a day? Some of our ideas: Bitch and Moan Monday - A post about how your weekend sucked. What you are dreading about the upcoming week. Things like that. Monday Moments - Stories and Thoughts that get you motivated for the week. Monday Re-wind - Re-post a favorite post from your past hits. Monday Free4All - Just post whatever you want to post, but still particpate in a blog hop by adding your link to a linky thing. Michele and I are looking for any and all ideas. We plan on co-hosting … [Read more...]


Meet Me on Monday

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Jave at Never Growing Old has a weekly blog hop. She posts five questions and those of us hopping answer in a blog post. I would love to hear your five answers. I've added the link if you want to join in this morning. Just be sure to add Java's image so everyone knows who is hosting the hop. 1. Did you watch the Superbowl? We went to our friend's Teresa and Gary's house. I don't watch the game as much as much through the whole thing. We got to meet some new people. Teresa had "swag bags" for everyone. Filled with lots of goodies. It was a fun night. 2. What is the last book that you read? Its by Nicole Krauss. The book is about a desk and the different people who have owned it. All of their lives intertwine. It was interesting. 3. What is your favorite kind of cake? Chocolate cake. Not Angel food cake. I love to have as much chocolate shoved into a cake as possible. Never too much chocolate. Chocolate cake, filling and frosting. Yummers. 4. … [Read more...]