52-Week Blog Challenge: Week 9- My Biggest Pet Peeve

The  52-Week Blog Challenge was started by Britts Daily Dose & Sit Back And Just Live. I’m enjoying the challenge as a way to get myself into blogging consistently and it’s fun!  If you want to participate you can too!  All you need to do is 1. post the banner at the top of the post and 2. link both of their blogs in your post!

52-week-blog-challengeWhile I have a proverbial laundry list of pet peeves, I decided my biggest pet peeve revolved around the modern convenience we would all cringe without, our cell phones.  No doubt, they are wonderful. The world figuratively at your fingertips, but damn, they can be annoying.  Below is a roundup of cell phone curses.

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A roundup of our most loved nemesis:

  • The battery always is low when I’m about ready to go out the door.  (yeah, #firstworldproblems)

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52-Week Blog Challenge – Week 8!

 

The  52-Week Blog Challenge was started by Britts Daily Dose & Sit Back And Just LiveThey welcomed anyone to link up with them. I’m enjoying the challenge as a way to get myself into blogging consistently and it’s fun!  If you want to participate you can too!  All you need to do is 1. post the banner at the top of the post and 2. link both of their blogs in your post!

52-week-blog-challenge-guideWeek 8 of the 52-Week Blog Challenge prompt is an unforgettable day in my life. There are so many little moments that were BIG, memorable moments.  Isn’t that what life’s about?

 

However, I would have to say that meeting the man of my dreams at the Minneapolis Airport is right up there!  How does that happen?  Facebook.  People really should be more careful about social media, says the girl with a blog.  Heh.

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John flew to Minneapolis from Tucson for our first “date.”  Not the usual first date, but we had gotten to know one another well with long talks about what we find important in life.  We covered more ground there before he clocked the over 1,000 flight miles.   Continue reading

52-Week Blog Challenge: Childhood Memories

It’s time again for the 52-Week Blog Challenge!  What I love about the blog challenge is that it affords the opportunity unwind, ponder, and reminisce.  If we were to sit with a favorite cup of coffee and chat, I’m sure we’d touch on many of these topics in getting to know one another.

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Week 7 is My Childhood Memories

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Where, oh where, to begin?  That’s the question, my friends.

The thing is, I was pretty damn lucky in the childhood memories category.  Thanks, Mom and Dad!  

The highlight reel would include vacations whether to amusement parks in the Midwest such as these pics from Worlds of Fun in Kansas City.  My dad won company trips via sales and when my brother and I got to tag along, we were always pretty excited.   Continue reading

52-Week Blog Challenge: Week 6 – Ten Years From Now…

Due to a host of factors, I’m late to writing the post for this week.  Hey, it was the holidays, after all, work calls, and I’ve literally had a pain in my neck.  

As you may now know, the  52-Week Blog Challenge was started by Britts Daily Dose & Sit Back And Just LiveThey welcomed anyone to link up with them. I’m enjoying the challenge as a way to get myself into blogging consistently and it’s fun!  If you want to participate you can too!  All you need to do is 1. post the below banner and 2. link both of their blogs in your post!

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It’s befitting this week’s prompt is taking a look into the future.  Ushering in a new year tends to get people motivated set goals.  Let’s take a look at ten years from now.

  • Ten years from now I see myself owning a home again (how I miss that except when something needs to be repaired – I just call maintenance and viola!).  It used to be I could picture exactly what I wanted in a house, but now more than anything, it’s important to me to be near my family.  Time and distance have a way of putting things into perspective.

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18 Pop Icons We’ve Lost In 2016: Their Legacy Lives On

We know we’ll miss them when they’re gone, but they’ll always be there in the cultural fabric of our lives and for future generations to rediscover through the timelessness of film, TV, song, and literature.

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1. Carrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

 

No motive is pure. No one is good or bad but a hearty mix of both. And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.

The sudden passing of Carrie Fisher is sobering.  (Pun intended.  I think she’d even appreciate it).  Seeing her return as Princess Leia last year in The Force Awakens was heartwarming and inspiring.  For those of us who saw the original Star Wars movies in the theaters in the late 1970s – early 1980s, it was especially poignant.

Fisher is of Hollywood royalty.  Her dad was singer Eddie Fisher and her mother is actress Debbie Reynolds.  Fisher made her big screen debut in 1975 with the movie Shampoo starring opposite Warren Beatty.  In 1977, she filmed the first Star Wars film in what would become her iconic role of Prince Leia.  She also appeared in the film The Blues Brothers. Continue reading

52-Week Blog Challenge: Week 5 – My Favorite Holiday

The  52-Week Blog Challenge was started by Britts Daily Dose & Sit Back And Just LiveThey welcomed anyone to link up with them. I’m enjoying the challenge as a way to get myself into blogging consistently and it’s fun!  If you want to participate you can too!  All you need to do is 1. post the below banner and 2. link both of their blogs in your post!

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My sweetest memories are those surrounded around the holidays and by that, I mean pretty much every holiday.  But there is always something special about Christmas that touches my heart.

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What makes Christmas my favorite holiday?

  • Celebrating the birth of Christ and accepting his grace into our lives.  It’s the reason for the season!  As the years go on, there is far less emphasis on gift giving and more focus on appreciating all that we have in one another.

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52-Week Blog Challenge- Week 4: Top 5 Places I’d Like To Visit

I don’t know about you, but I’m really enjoying the  52-Week Blog Challenge was started by Britts Daily Dose & Sit Back And Just Live They welcomed anyone to link up with them. I am loving the challenge and if you want to participate you can too!😀  All you need to do is 1. post the below banner and 2. link both of their blogs in your post!52-week-blog-challenge-guideWeek 4: Top 5 Places I’d Like To Visit

It would be easier to list the Top 5 Places I’d Like To Not Visit.  That could be a great idea for a snarky post, but it’s not wise to offend especially so near Christmas.

I[ve always been fascinated with seeing the world and other cultures.  For the top 5, I’m going to start and end with Europe! 

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There’s something magical about stepping onto terrain you’ve never experienced before. The culture, cuisine, and the essence that makes the place unique proves spellbinding.  

While the various cities of Europe would more than captivate me, I also like taking in the small towns and the countryside. Continue reading

52-Week Blog Challenge: Week 3 – Meet My Family

The  52-Week Blog Challenge was started by Britts Daily Dose & Sit Back And Just Live. They welcomed anyone to link up with them.  I am loving the challenge and if you want to participate you can too!😀  All you need to do is 1. post the below banner and 2. link both of their blogs in your post!

 

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So far you’ve gotten to know in Week 1 – Meet My Best Friend and Week 2: My Favorite Things

Week 3 is a chance to meet my family.  Meet my family already?  It’s like we just started dating, but here it goes!

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Meet my hubby 

His name is John. He’s the MacGyver of about everything.  I won’t go on for days, but here are a few highlights of our story: Continue reading

10 Must-Have Tools of the Freelance Trade

There are a plethora of tools for creative entrepreneurs to help grow their blogs and biz. A few months ago, I shared a blog post highlighting 5 (More) Tools Freelancers Need.  

Between that post and my guest blog post, 5 Tools Freelancers Need, for my biz bestie, Lisa Rodriguez, over at Next Level VA, that made 10 tools f0r freelancers, creative entrepreneurs, and bloggers.

Now get ready for 10 Must-Have Tools of The Freelance Trade!

(This post may contain an affiliate link, which means if you click one of the product links, I’ll receive a small compensation).

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52-Week Blog Challenge: Week 2

Week 2 of the 52-Week Blog Challenge is all about my favorite things! 

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop hearing Julie Andrews singing classic, My Favorite Things.

The bog challenge was started by Britts Daily Dose & Sit Back And Just Live They welcomed anyone to link up with them.  I decided to go for it and you can too😀 All you need to do is 1. post the below banner and 2. link both of their blogs in your post!

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Below I will share some of my favorite things and I will try to keep my picks current unless otherwise stated.  Be thinking of some of your favorite things to add in the comments section!

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Favorite music:  In the past several months I have found Indie music to be my new favorite genre.  Sadly, that’s about as specific as I can get. I don’t have Pandora app on my phone.  My apologies. 

If you also love Indie music, list your favorites in the comments section for me to take a listen once I get musical act together. Continue reading

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