Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Blogging Challenge ~ What Makes Me LOL ~ 9/22/2021


This week's topic is:  

What Makes Me LOL?:

This is an easy question.

The Hubby makes me laugh out loud every day!

Don't get me wrong.  His sense of humor can sometimes be quite irritating but for the most part it makes me laugh :)

So, what makes you LOL?  


Colletta

Monday, September 20, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Fall 2021 TBR List ~ 9/21/2021


I've been in another reading slump.

The past 2 years just have not been good for my reading!

I'm hoping that this list will help me get my reading "mojo" back :)

Wish me luck!


Books on My Fall 2021 To-Read List:


One


Two


Three


Four


Five


Six


Seven


Eight


Nine


Ten


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Please leave a comment with the link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can return the visit :)

Tuesday 4 ~ An Oldie ~ 9/21/2021

https://mytuesday4meme.blogspot.com/

Head over to Tuesday's Place for the questions and to visit everyone's answers!

This week's questions are a throw back to 2019:

1.   What is your favorite Thanksgiving show/animated show?:

The only Thanksgiving show I can think of is Charlie Brown The Great Pumpkin!  Are there any others?

2.   What is there about Thanksgiving you like the best:

Getting together with family is my favorite things about Thanksgiving.  That and Pumpkin Pie!

3.   Favorite Thanksgiving/holiday song?:

Here's one I found on youtube :)


4.   If you have an all holiday music radio station when do you start listening to it?:

Anytime after October starts is game for me :)  But...I usually listen to Christmas music the most after Thanksgiving.

Colletta

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 9/20/2021


Come join Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday. 
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Hello, and Happy Monday !

The weather outside is:

Gorgeous weather this week!  I can definitely tell Fall is coming :)



On today's to-do list: 

Today I spent some time decluttering.  I worked on Laken's desk and got it organized.  It was a huge mess from when she cleaned out her bookbag from last year to get it ready for this school year.  I had to sort through papers, pictures, binders, etc.  It looks so much better now and Laken can actually use it to sit down and do school work!

Mom and Dad did the grocery shopping this week as they had to make a trip to "town" anyway, so I got out of doing that this week :)

Happening this week:

It is a pretty normal week except for some appts on Friday.

Currently reading:

(STILL...)I'm getting ready to start reading "On Magnolia Lane" by Denise Hunter who is one of my very favorite authors!


On the TV:

RIO
Turner & Hooch (the series)
Doogie Kamealoha (new series on Disney+)

Listening to:

This week for "Songs on Sunday" I featured "Scars In Heaven" by Casting Crowns.  I hope you'll check it out :)

On the menu week:

Monday ~  Out 
Tuesday ~ Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday ~ Chicken, biscuits
Thursday ~  Fish, homemade French Fries
Friday ~ Spaghetti, garlic bread
Saturday ~ Soup, sandwiches
Sunday ~ Potluck at Church

In the Craft Basket:

I finally finished Kaylee and Shawn's Wedding Afghan!  It felt nice to finish a project.


Also, I decided to pick my quilting needle back up!  The hubby bought me a new sewing machine for our anniversary.  My old one broke years ago.  I ordered some novelty squares to make an I-Spy Quilt for my cousin's baby that is due at the end of December.  I'm excited to get back into sewing!

Picture from the Camera



Memory Verse

Blow a trumpet in Zion,
And sound an alarm on My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
For the day of the Lord is coming;
Indeed, it is near,  Joel 2:1


Have a great Monday!

Colletta

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Songs on Sunday ~ Scars in Heaven by Casting Crowns


This song...

This song is amazing!

The first time I heard it I cried.  Just now, watching the video, I cried.

Just, WOW!

Let me know what you think...



Colletta

Thursday, September 16, 2021

My Weekly Bookishness ~ 9/17/2021


All things bookish!
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What I Read:

Unfortunately, I didn't finish reading anything this week :(

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What I'm Reading:


Blurb:

Falling in love with Daisy was easy for Jack. But finding the courage to tell her becomes problematic when his secret feelings lead to even bigger complications.

After two years of counseling sessions with Daisy Pendleton, Pastor Jack McReady has earned a permanent spot in her life as a spiritual leader—and nothing more. Jack would never risk losing her trust by exposing the depths of his heart, but he’s hopelessly in love with her.

Daisy loves her southern small-town life and her job at her family-run flower shop, but she doesn’t have the thing she longs for most: someone to share it with. Her recent foray into online dating has been a disaster—until she meets TJ.

Jack could kill his friend Noah for using his initials and some indistinct photos to set up a profile on the dating app Daisy is using. But when he’s finally afforded the opportunity to show her a different side of himself, he’s sucked into the plan before he has time for second thoughts.

Online, Daisy shares some of her greatest fears with TJ, but in person, Jack and Daisy are spending more time together. When a devastating family secret surfaces, Daisy knows that only her trusted friend and counselor can bring her comfort. Jack wants nothing more than to be both men for Daisy, but revealing his secret will prove to be the ultimate test of Daisy’s grace.


First Lines:

This wasn't his ordinary way of seeing her.  Usually she came into his office to talk--hence the one-hour increments.

56%/Page 56

"She's gone," she whispered between breaths.

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What I'll (Probably) Read Next:


Blurb:

Nothing could get her home…but this.

Cassidy Leblanc worked hard to shake off her tragic childhood. As a foster child with a mother in prison for murder, she was an outcast in her small New Hampshire town until she met James. But she and James’s sister, whom she was babysitting, were kidnapped. She escaped, but Hallie didn’t survive, and everybody assumed Cassidy killed her. Like mother, like daughter, after all. With public opinion and the authorities united against her, young Cassidy fled. Now, a decade later, another little girl has been kidnapped, and Cassidy may be the only person who can find her.

He doesn’t know who to trust.

James Sullivan never believed that Cassidy killed his sister, no matter what the authorities said. When his best friend’s daughter goes missing a decade after Hallie's murder, James keeps his opinions on the matter to himself. But when he finds Cassidy sneaking around his property, his thoughts turn dark. If she’s not behind the recent kidnapping, what is she doing back in Coventry? Her answer—that she’s returned to find little Ella, and she needs his help—has him reeling. Can he trust Cassidy, despite what the police tell him? If there’s any chance he can save Ella, he has to try.

Danger lurks on the mountain.

Together, they search for the elusive cave where Cassidy and Hallie were taken, but somebody will stop at nothing to make sure they don’t find it or, if they do, that they don’t come out alive.

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Book Haul:

 


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Book Blogger Hop:

Q.  Where do you get background images for your posts, or do you create them yourself? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews

A. I haven't used a new background image in a long time.  I'm interested to see what people reply on this question.

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Bookishly Yours,


Linking up to: 

   


https://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com/

http://www.fredasvoice.com/  http://www.rosecityreader.com/


The Good Stuff ~ Kaylee and Shawn's Afghan ~ 9/16/2021


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I am so excited to finally be able to post that I have FINISHED Kaylee and Shawn's Wedding Afghan only one whole month late!   :) :) :)


I fully intended to gift it to them at Kaylee's Bridal Shower but life got in the way.  :(


Here are some close-up pictures for the readers who like to see the details :)



This following picture is a bit wonky, as I took the picture with my phone and it is sideways.  (I couldn't figure out how to "quickly" rotate it. )


The pups were also in my way a bit and Lilah moves for no one!


So, finishing this afghan up has me very thankful this week.  I hope it brings a smile to Kaylee and Shawn's face(s)!

W
hat has you thankful/smiling/exited this week?  Tell me all the good stuff! 

Colletta

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Blogging Challenge ~ Books in a Time Capsule ~ 9/15/2021


This week's topic is:  

Books to Include in a Time Capsule and Why?:

How do I pick!?!?

1.  The Bible,
because the way this world is headed it is going to be needed!

2.  Jane Austen...anything by Jane Austen,
because they are classics and timeless :)

3.  Little Women by Louisa May Alcott,
because it too is timeless!

There are so many good books but I think those are the main ones I'd include in a time capsule.

So, what books would you include in a time capsule?  


Colletta

Monday, September 13, 2021

Tuesday 4 ~ HOME ~ 9/14/2021

https://mytuesday4meme.blogspot.com/

Head over to Tuesday's Place for the questions and to visit everyone's answers!



 This week's topic is home

 1.What makes a house a home?

The people that live there :)

2. How to you keep your house neat , tidy and clean? Do you find it difficult?

I struggle with certain areas.  I recently found "The Secret Slob" on youtube and she's amazing!

3.Are plants important in your home.. or collections.. or wall art?  Is there a theme you like to create?

I don't have plants because of children and animals.  I collect yarn :)

4.What is a typical day/evening like in your home?

A typical evening is supper as a family, clean up and then some down time relaxing.

Colletta

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ 9/13/2021


Come join Diary of a SAHM for Happy Homemaker Monday. 
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Hello, and Happy Monday !

The weather outside is:

A bit warmer this week with some showers.  I had to turn the A/C back on this afternoon after not needing it for about a week.


On today's to-do list: 

Today I was inspired by The Secret Slob (you can search for her on youtube) to hit some of the clutter areas in my family room.  One area, in particular, was becoming a catch-all but no more!  It is now decluttered and nice and neat :)

Happening this week:

Our Anniversary!!!  Our 21st Wedding Anniversary is Friday!  The hubby is taking a vacation day and we're going to spend the day together to celebrate :)

Currently reading:

I'm getting ready to start reading "On Magnolia Lane" by Denise Hunter who is one of my very favorite authors!


On the TV:

Lilo & Stitch
Cruella

Listening to:

This week for "Songs on Sunday" I featured "Rebel" by Sanctus Real.  I hope you'll check it out :)

On the menu week:

Not done yet :(

Monday ~  
Tuesday ~ 
Wednesday ~ 
Thursday ~  
Friday ~ 
Saturday ~ 
Sunday ~ Potluck at Church

In the Craft Basket:

Only half of a round to go on the border of Shawn and Kaylee's afghan.  I hope to get it done after I publish this post and get it in the washer/dryer tomorrow :)  Then to pick up the Linen Afghan WIP and try to make some progress on it.

Picture from the Camera


Memory Verse

To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, loving, compassionate, and humble;  1 Peter 3:8


Have a great Monday!

Colletta