Friday, December 2, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things

Celebrate the Small Things is a fun bloghop where we share things, big or small, that are important to us. It can be anything from writing, to family, to organizing, whatever you want to share. CTST host's are: Lexa CainKidbits, and Writing Off the Edge.

Celebrations:


*Our shop Christmas trees are decorated and ready to display for customers!!!





*We're finally moved into the new building for the flower shop, and my parents are moved into a cute little place. November was a crazy, stressful month moving all of this stuff to two locations, but it was worth it. 


*I'm so grateful for all the people who helped us move. I seriously don't know how we would've done it without them. And my husband? Rock star for doing all that he did to make this move go smoothly and try to make things less stressful. I love him so! <3


What celebrations do you have for the week?

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things

Celebrate the Small Things is a fun bloghop where we share things, big or small, that are important to us. It can be anything from writing, to family, to organizing, whatever you want to share. CTST host's are: Lexa CainKidbits, and Writing Off the Edge.






Celebrations...

*Found some great deals on joggers and sweatpants for the boys! Woot! Love those deals!

*Vanilla Noel Bean lotion is back at Bath & Body Works! It's a fave of mine. <3

What celebrations do you have for the week?

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things and Spooktoberfest!


Celebrate the Small Things is a fun bloghop where we share things, big or small, that are important to us. It can be anything from writing, to family, to organizing, whatever you want to share. CTST host's are: Lexa CainKidbits, and Writing Off the Edge.


Celebrations...

**My middle schooler made the basketball team! So happy for him!

**I finally finished my Spooktoberfest piece. This month has been super busy with the flower biz, and to top it off, I haven't been feeling the best the past couple days. :( 




The Spooktoberfest Flash Fiction piece can't be longer than 400 words, and the MANDATORY 5 words or any version of it, must be used: Black, Machete, Magic, Skull, and Tombstone.


Bad Proposal

"Marry me," Beau whispered as he removed a diamond from the tiny, black box. 

Genevieve glanced at the ring, and then back at him like he cursed her out. "I can't marry you." She turned away. "We haven't even been dating that long."

Not the reaction Beau was going for, but he chalked it up to Gen being nervous. He'd thought Forest Park would be the perfect place to ask his girl to marry him. After all, it's where they met a few months ago. 

"There's something between us," Beau said. "Call it magic, fate, whatever, but it's real. I feel it." He grabbed Gen’s arm and spun her around. "I know you feel something for me, too."

"I do feel something for you, but I wouldn't call it love." Gen held up a machete with a skull imprinted on the handle. "And when I asked you to meet me here, a marriage proposal wasn't what I had in mind." 

The weapon came down on Beau’s upper arm, slicing his skin. Blood oozed from the wound, and he dropped to the ground, the pain unbearable. He tried to sit up, but it was useless. His arm felt like it was asleep from the blood loss. 

Beau asked Gen over and over again why she'd cut him, but she ignored him. He watched as she removed a pile of leaves, revealing a tombstone. Etched on the gray granite was the name Lucy Decker, Beau’s ex-girlfriend. He’d broken off their relationship nearly a year ago, but it was surreal to see her grave. 

"Last I heard from Lucy was in a letter, saying she was going away," he said. 

"She did go away," Gen hissed. "My beloved sister took her own life."

"Sister?" Beau stared at his girlfriend. Gen’s blonde curls and pale skin were nothing like Lucy’s red, straight hair and olive skin tone. "I see no resemblance," he said. "And your last name is Bennet, not Decker."

"We were half-sisters," Gen said through a chilling laugh. "And thanks to you, my sweet sister and I will be reconciled once more." She lifted the machete as she eyed Beau’s chest. "I just need a little more of your blood to make the spell complete."


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Click on the names below to read other Spooktoberfest entries!  Check back on Halloween where the winners will be announced!






Friday, October 21, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things and Fast Five Friday


Celebrate the Small Things is a fun bloghop where we share things, big or small, that are important to us. It can be anything from writing, to family, to organizing, whatever you want to share. CTST host's are: Lexa Cain, Kidbits, and Writing Off the Edge.


Celebrations...

**My son came in 11th place at Regionals for Cross Country and set a personal record. In fact, six of the runners set PR's!!! The team is headed to Semi-State tomorrow. So happy for them!

**Played Phase 10 with my family. We had so much fun-- no TV, no phones. Just us and a deck of cards! LOVED it! We used to do family game night, but with everyone's schedules, we got away from it. We're back at it. Woot!

**My sons had fall break so we had some quality time at the bookstore. I loved seeing all their different interests in reading!




Fast Five Friday is a weekly bloghop created by Cover Girls. Revolving around lists of five, its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers, to share a little about ourselves through lists.

Oct. 21st - Name 5 sci-fi/horror books/movies that scared the crap out of you

The Fourth Kind (movie)
The Seed (book)
Salem's Lot (book and movie)
Jeepers Creepers (movie)
Paranormal Activity (movie)



And don't forget to sign up for Spooktoberfest! We can't wait to read your flash fiction pieces and divvy out some prizes!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Celebrate the small things and Fast Five Friday




Celebrate the Small Things is a Friday blog hop where we share things, big or small, during that week, and then hop around to other blogs to see what they've shared. 

Hosts: Lexa CainWriting Off The Edge, and Kidbits.


Celebrations:

**Dani, from Entertaining Interests, & I took our littles for our annual Starbucks/Fall Shopping event. It was a much needed time for all of us. 

**My 16-year-old son made 1st team All-Conference for Cross Country. So excited for him!!!

**What started out as editing on my current manuscript has turned into a revise... I hadn't planned on that, but I'm just going with it. 

What celebrations do you have for the week that you'd like to share?

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Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by Cover Girls. Revolving around lists of five, its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers. 

Oct. 7th - 5 horror movies you love to watch this time of year

*Halloween 1 (1978 version)
*Halloween 2 (1981 version)
*28 Weeks Later
*Dawn of the Dead (2004 version)
*30 Days of Night

Do you watch horror movies? Are there any you like to watch around Halloween time?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things and Fast Five Friday





Celebrate the Small Things is a Friday blog hop where we share things, big or small, during that week, and then hop around to other blogs to see what they've shared. 

Hosts: Lexa CainWriting Off The Edge, and Kidbits.



My celebrations...

** Tried some new recipes in the crock pot for the family. So far, the hits have been Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup. 

** My goal is to work on closets these next few weeks, go through them, see what fits and what doesn't for the six of us. LOL I'm only a quarter of the way done on one of them, but it's a start! 



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Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by Cover Girls. Revolving around lists of five, its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers. 




Sept 23 - Top 5 music artists you're attracted to

*Adam Levine
*J.D. Fortune
*Lenny Kravitz
*Adam Lambert
*Brent Smith


Sept 30 - 5 daily rituals/routines you do (besides hygiene)

*use moisturizer
*Change into jammie pants when I get home
*Hug my hubby and kiddos
*sync fitbit
*read before bed


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Don't forget to sign up for Spooktoberfest HERE! We can't wait to read your stories!



Monday, September 26, 2016

Express Yourself x2



Express Yourself is the weekly blog hop where Dani @Entertaining Interests and I ask a question or discuss a topic for other bloggers to share. It's a fun way to learn more about each other. Please join us!






**Sept. 19-23: You're stuck in an elevator with 1 friend, 2 celebrities, 3 items, and NO way out, however, help is on the way. List those 6 items/people to pass the time with.

1 friend:  Dani

2 celebrities:  Adam Levine and Jason Bateman
3 items:  guitar for Adam, hoodie, my handbag (because it's filled with everything one needs for emergencies such as this)


**Sept 26-30: You have to listen to a song for the rest of your life. What would it be?


Chilly Winter by Maroon 5, Woman by Maroon 5, or Radioactive by Imagine Dragons