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Monday, September 30, 2013

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - October 1-7, 2013

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
OR
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly! No adult oriented giveaways, please.
  3. Giveaways must be hosted by a blog, no sweepstakes or affiliate offers
  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title


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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Marvelous Music Monday - Can You Dig It? - September 30, 2013

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This week's theme for the Monday's Music Moves Me hop is a Freebie.

Today, I'm diggin' it with Marvel.


From Iron Man 3
Can You Dig It


From Captain America
The Star Spangled Man



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XmasDolly, is the Conductor on this Musical trip.  Co-conductors Callie of JAmerican Spice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy of Cathy Kennedy’s Blog and Naila Moon of Just the Stuff You Know





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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Serene Sunday - The Aquarium from The Carnival of the Animals - September 29. 2013

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From Camille Saint-Saens, The Carinval of the Animals, "The Aquarium."

From In Classical Mood listener's guide:

Rippling runs and arpeggios(chords where notes are played one after the other) on the piano conjure up an aquatic scene in this "musical" aquarium.  The sinuous melody of the violins and flute suggests fishes gliding through the water, while the subtle variations in the piece all help to paint a magical picture of underwater life.


Many people love the soothing sounds and images of water.  It is a kind of therapy that calms most people.  Probably the reason why so many dentist and doctors have aquariums in their waiting rooms.




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Silly Saturday - Time for Fun and Laughs - September 29, 2013


I'm feeling real silly, so let's get laughing!

Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news.  Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency Landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!”

Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island. 

An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, “Esther, did we pay our Visa and Master Card bill yet?”

“No, sweetheart,” she responds.

Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, “Esther, did we pay our American Express card yet?”

“Oh, no! I’m sorry. I forgot to send the check,” she says.

“One last thing Esther. Did you remember to send the installment check for the IRS this quarter?” he asks.

“Oh, forgive me, Abe,” begged Esther. “I didn’t send that one, either.”

Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years.

Esther pulls away and asks him, “What was that for?”

Abe answers, “They’ll find us!”


...In the world of romance, one single rule applies:
MAKE THE WOMAN HAPPY!

Do something she likes, and you get points.
Do something she dislikes, and points are subtracted.
You don’t get any points for doing something she expects.
Sorry, that’s the way the game is played.

Here is a non-exhaustive guide to the point system:

SIMPLE DUTIES
You make the bed. (+1)
You make the bed, but forget the decorative pillows. (-10) You throw the bedspread over rumpled sheets. (-3) You go out to buy her what she wants (+5) in the rain (+8) But return with Jack Daniels. (-5)

PROTECTIVE DUTIES
You check out a suspicious noise at night. (+1) You check out a suspicious noise, and it is nothing. (0) You check out a suspicious noise, and it is something. (+5) You pummel it with an iron rod. (+10) It’s her pet Schnauzer. (-20)

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENTS
You stay by her side for the entire party. (+1) You stay by her side for a while, then leave to chat with an old school friend. (-2) Named Tina (-10) Tina is a dancer. (-10) Tina has implants. (-40)

HER BIRTHDAY
You take her out to dinner. (+2)
You take her out to dinner, and it’s not a sports bar. (+3) Okay, it’s a sports bar. (-2) And its all-you-can-eat night. (-3) It’s a sports bar, it’s all-you-can-eat night, and your face is painted the colours of your favourite team. (-10)

A NIGHT OUT
You take her to a movie. (+1)
You take her to a movie she likes. (+5)
You take her to a movie you hate. (+6)
You take her to a movie you like. (-2)
It’s called ‘Death Cop.’ (-3)
You lied and said it was a foreign film about orphans. (-15)

YOUR PHYSIQUE
You develop a noticeable potbelly. (-15) You develop a noticeable potbelly and exercise to get rid of it. (+10) You develop a noticeable potbelly and resort to baggy jeans and baggy Hawaiian shirts. (-30) You say, “It doesn’t matter, you have one too.” (-80)

THE BIG QUESTION
She asks, “Do I look fat?” (-5)
(Yes, you lose points no matter what)
You hesitate in responding. (-10)
You reply, “Where?” (-35)
You give any other response. (-20)

COMMUNICATION
When she wants to talk about a problem, you listen, displaying what looks like a concerned expression. (+2) You listen, for over 30 minutes (+50) You listen for more than 30 minutes without looking at the TV. (+500) She realizes this is because you have fallen asleep. (-4000)





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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Make a Statement with Levenger True Writer Rollerball Pens - Review

I received the Levenger True Writer Rollerball pen, Kyoto, in exchange for my honest opinion.


There is one thing I must carry in my purse at all times, and that is a pen.  There is one problem to that though, I must have a pen that is bold, exciting, and makes me feel like a million bucks when I bring it out of my purse to sign something, or just to write a note to myself.  I like making a statement with the instrument that I am writing with!

Photo source: Levenger Facebook

When I was contacted to do a review for a product from Levenger, I was in seventh-heaven when I saw what lovely pens they had to offer.  Each is a unique work of art.  There are pens at Levenger that will appeal to every personality - male or female.  Levenger carries fountain pens, ballpoint pens, and, what I chose, rollerball pens, all in the look and feel of luxury.

The True Writer Kyoto pen that I received is so luxurious, too!  The colors just swirl in its marbled mosaic appearance boasting the brightness of turquoise, lavender, espresso, and caramel.  The pen is highlighted with chrome clip and bands.  I know when I write with this pen, it will impress all who see it.

The size of the barrel is also a great plus with me.  It isn't just an ugly stick of plastic to try to hold onto.  The Kyoto has a medium sized diameter that fits my hand perfectly, and I can grip it well.  The weight is perfect, too.  It's has a medium weight, too, which isn't too light, but not too heavy.  With the weight that is has, I know it's not going to go flying out of my hand if I gesture while talking (which I am known to do, and have had some stupid stick pens go flying across the room).


The ink just flows so smoothly from the rollerball pen.  It just feels as though your writing just glides onto the paper.  Rollerball ink differs from ballpoint pen ink as it is a water-soluble liquid ink versus the ballpoint, which is viscous oil based ink.  The rollerball ink flows more easily, absorbs into the paper well, and makes writing much easier as you don't have to press down as hard.  This pen is refillable, and rollerball refills are easily obtained from Levenger.  My True Writer Rollerball Kyoto pen just floats across the paper.


I know that we live in a computer age where the use of pens is almost becoming outdated, but there are still plenty of uses.  I still write out birthday cards, and using an elegant pen with sumptuous ink makes the cards I send much more impressive.


Having a party?  A handwritten invitation is sure to please your guests.  I had a little Tea Party and Dinner just recently, and my guest were all impressed with the fine lines this pen writes.   They absolutely loved the invitations I sent out, and I know they were all jealous of my new pen.


I love tucking little love notes into my hubby's lunch.  Sweet handwritten notes will always bring some love back to you.  The True Writer Rollerball pen made this note a breeze to write. 


Christmas is almost upon us, and it will be time to send out the Christmas cards once again.  I am a stickler at getting my cards out every year.  And speaking of the holidays, a Rollerball pen from Levenger would make a great gift!


A pen from Levenger comes in a handsome gift box all ready to be wrapped for gift giving. Surprise someone with a fine pen from Levenger as a birthday present or for Christmas.


I am very happy to recommend to you Levenger Rollerball Pens - for yourself or for a gift.  I am quite impressed with my True Writer Rollerball Pen.  Pens are not the only item that Levenger sells.  Check out their full line of stationary products.  For reading, thinking, or expressing your creativity, you will find what you need at Levenger.com.

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Wordless Wednesday with Linky - Merlin - September 25, 2013


The other day, while working at the computer in my bedroom, I got such a surprise.  Right outside my window landed a Merlin - a pigeon hawk (falco columbarius - part of the falcon family).  I have shared pictures of a Merlin before, but never this close up.  He was too busy looking for breakfast than to worry about someone taking his picture on the other side of the glass.



 Love that do!


 He was attentively looking for a tasty morsel.


 Those are some claws!
This last picture was taken right before he took off and caught something, probably a little bird, that we could just barely see out the window.






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Monday, September 23, 2013

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - September 24 - 30, 2013

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
OR
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly! No adult oriented giveaways, please.
  3. Giveaways must be hosted by a blog, no sweepstakes or affiliate offers
  4. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  5. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title


Link Up your Giveaways at Xmas Dolly's Showoff Tuesday
 

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