Morning Greetings:D

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Good Morning Everyone:D I hope you’re feeling well and enjoy this beautiful day! I’m working on housework, decluttering and my job! (If I can pull myself away from this This Is US video ,  WHEW!! So good!!)

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Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

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Countdown Day 24

24 Days to Go

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This is Day 24 in the countdown of our Bloggers VIP Celebration. For this daily challenge, we have a list of scrambled autumn things! All’s you have to do is write down them, unscrambled. Please don’t post your guesses, wait until the end of the day for the answers. Keep an eye out for updates on Kristian’s and my page.

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Here’s your list of scrambles

  • oeaglfi
  • arezmnoc
  • UNPKIPM TPCHA
  • ACNDSEL
  • CPAM REIF
  • SATR GANGIZ
  • BEREZE
  • TOH OHELTCACO
  • EVASLE

Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
— Read on theconversation.com/why-nutritional-psychiatry-is-the-future-of-mental-health-treatment-92545

Gratitude Journal 07/22/19

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What I’m grateful for today?

  • A break in the heatwave
  • Fresh mornings
  • Signs of victory
  • Alexa
  • Siri
  • Refrigerator
  • Google maps
  • Lighters
  • Pennies
  • Rainy Days
  • Brown eyes
  • Quietness

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Another Wonderful Day

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Two in a row! I truly have been #blessed!!

I was able to send in a rebate for a free smart watch, take a two solid hours nap, and visit the zoo with Zivah!! Sure it was drizzling BUT it was so much fun!!

I was earning money walking anyway, so I was all for it!

Now, we’re home relaxing and watching Dumbo🐘 We saw them, Dingos, Mini Ponies, the Cockatoo, Lionesses, Lion, and Flamingos.

Here’s some photos from the zoo.

This Cockatoo was saying Hello back to Zivah

Saturday 💛 Vibes

Good Morning!

Today’s a new day.

What brings your heart joy right now?

To whom would you show gratitude?

This morning, my daughter and I fed the birds and squirrels. I was excited to see birds actually paying us a visit.

After we came back inside the warmth, we did a  step by step instructions of how to make toast. She’s easily flustered, and lots of information at once doesn’t work. She did well, and I’m thankful that we did it together.

I’m not sure whats in store for today; but I’m determined to feel good. Later, I’m thinking pancakes 😁

 

Friday Feel Goods🌻

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I’m thankful for

  1. Friends
  2. Decent health
  3. Running water (particularly hot water)
  4. Buds on trees
  5. Memories

People I’m thankful for

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian
  2. A Guy Called Bloke
  3. Andrew
    Ashley
    Holly
    Paula
    Darnell
    Kristian
    Stay Alive
    Stuart
    Lolsy
    Ilona
    Sadje
    Wendi
    The Alchemists Studio
    Steve

Songs I’m in love with

The Champion ~ Carrie Underwood Ft Ludacris

Masterpiece ~ Jessie J

Five O’clock Somewhere ~ Jimmy Buffet

Margaritaville~ Jimmy Buffet

Photograph ~ Ed Sheeran

Like I’m Gonna Lose You ~ Megan Trainor

Bleeding Love ~ Leona Lewis

Without You ~ Halsey

Flowers I am in love with

Tulips

Daffodils

Lilies

Roses

Morning Glories

Rocks & Jelly Beans

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My daughter, Zivah, and I spent some quality time together. We ran to the largest candy store in the United States, b.a. Sweetie Candy Company, and bought a ton of jelly beans!!! (Because today is National Jelly Bean Day!!) Then, we ran to Long John Silver’s for chicken and chips. After lunch and Zivah accidently locking herself in the public restroom, we stopped at Home Depot, for rocks to paint. We were going to head to the park to collect acorns and other nature finds, but didn’t make it. I wanted to take some time to pick up some trash, too. Maybe something we’ll do this week. It doesn’t have to be Earth Day to pick up trash. LoL. It’s been a super fun day!!! What did you do for earth day? Anything fun?

My loves

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I didn’t know I could love an animal ( non-typical pet) as much as I love these guys. When they were first given to me, I remember thinking

“Dear Lord, I don’t know how to take care of turtles. I don’t think I even have a home for them.”

Well here we are, months and months later 🙂 They’re very much members of my little family.

I just cleaned their home so they can climb to dry land.

A2Z Challenge: M

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The 12th letter of our alphabet is the letter M!

In the United States, the states are

Maine State Flower:White pinecone and tassel

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Maryland State Flower: Black-eyed Susan

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Massachusetts State Flower: Mayflower

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Michigan State Flower: Apple Blossom

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Minnesota State Flower: Pink & White Lady Sipper

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Mississippi State Flower: Magnolia

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Missouri State Flower: White Hawthorn Blossom

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Montana State Flower: Bitterroot

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🐝💐

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Lessons We Learn From Bees

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  1. Bee Kind
  2. Bee Humble
  3. Bee Yourself
  4. Bee Honest
  5. Bee Trustworthy
  6. Bee Genuine
  7. Bee Giving
  8. Bee Grateful
  9. Bee Responsible
  10. Bee Happy
  11. Bee Present
  12. Bee True to yourself

Bee Facts (all taken from HERE)

    Honey bees don’t sleep. Instead, they spend their nights motionless, conserving energy for the next day’s activities.
    Honey bees are not born knowing how to make honey. Instead, they are taught in the hive by older bees.
    Ancient peoples used to believe that bees were created from the carcasses of dead animals.

A2Z Challenge: G

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Today’s letter is the 7th of our alphabet! It’s the grand letter G:D In my series for the A 2 Z April Challenge, I’m posting flowers, particularly the ones Home to North America.

Georgia would be our next state flower to marvel at lol.

This is the Cherokee Rose. You can read more about the state HERE.

Image by yamada* via Flickr Creative Commons

Venturesome Spirit

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Whon Chin had a venturesome spirit!

He lived in the fields; bathed in the streams of gold.

He walked the paths of adventure,

Fearing not what he may face.

A baby grizzly bear perhaps,

Or a chimpanzee with her young,,

A pack of hefty grey wolves,

Or maybe a Tiger who enjoys

Rice, fried with greens and chicken.

This was formulated for the Word of the Day- venturesome.

My 7 Favorite Things

Handcrafted with love

Yay 😁😁

OK:)

RULES:

  1. Link back and thank the person who tagged you. Stu over @ Something To Stu Over
  2. Link back and thank the blogger who started the tag. That was Beth.
  3. List and picture at least seven of your favorite things.
  4. Tag at least seven people.
  5. List the rules.

🌸My Favorite Things🌸

My Girls

Kindness {Kindness cards I made last night:)}

My Washer & Dryer. You don’t appreciate these till you have two girls and are a single mom.

Adult Coloring Apps

My boyfriend

My Readers

Makeup/Beauty Products

Let’s go with:

Kristianw84

Mina R

Stuart France

My Inner MishMash

Happiness Buffet

Pensitivity101

A Touch of Gilead

For My New Followers

❤️💕❤️

I’m so excited you’re here! Thank you for choosing to follow me 💕

Telling you a little about me:

  • My heritage is majority British & Scottish .
  • I have two daughters.
  • My favorite type of orange juice is Florida’s Natural, not from concentrate, without pulp.
  • I love butterflies.
  • I’m in love with nature (other than when it snows).
  • I enjoy crafting, and the arts.
  • My favorite hand lotions are Aveeno & Cerave.
  • I am obsessed with makeup.
  • Lavander fragrance is all over my apartment.
  • In 2005, I almost committed suicide.
  • In 2014, my husband did kill himself.
  • In 2014, a good friend of mine attempted it twice.
  • I’m pro-life, liberal, spiritual, and introverted.
  • Sunsets and the 7 o’clock hour are magical.
  • I love variety.
  • I was adopted very young.
  • I love all kinds of music, except heavy metal, which of course is my boyfriends favorite .
  • Daffodils, Roses, Fushias, Lotuses, and Tulips are my favorite flowers.
  • I prefer evenings to mornings but enjoy runrises.
  • I have three clocks hanging in my home, one of which was a Christmas gift from my late husband. It plays a clip of music every hour. It’s my absolute favorite.
  • I could eat peanut butter on nearly everything.
  • I use many Dove products.
  • I have an Amazon Firestick.
  • I wear the same necklace all the time. I never wear earrings.
  • I’ve been blogging for almost a year, and I love it.
  • Other bloggers are incredibly talented and inspiring.
  • I hope to learn more about you and see you in my notifications

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.

~ Rumi

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

~ C.S. Lewis

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#WOTD: Admire

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The more I see of deer, the more I admire them as mountaineers. They make their way into the heart of the roughest solitudes with smooth reserve of strength, through dense belts of brush and forest encumbered with fallen trees and boulder piles, across canons, roaring streams, and snow-fields, ever showing forth beauty and courage. John Muir

Written for THE WORD OF THE DAY CHALLENGE: Admire

Season’s Child

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Four Seasons Garden– Photos taken from Flickr

She was sewn together with the needles of evergreen. Her hair, the waves of lavender and baby’s breathe. The air filled her lungs, inhaling life, exhaling fate. A single tear fell down onto her lap. As she sat upon this beautiful place, she enjoyed every possible moment. As the winds change, and the trees begin to turn, her life grew shorter and shorter. She became weak, unable to hold herself up. When the sunset faded, and the last leaf slowly drifted to the ground, she transcended back into her nature place.

The Great Buck

Picture Challenge

In a far far off land, GreenBryer, two huntsman were deep in the forest. The year had taken them through Summer, and hints of Autumn blanketed the area. Cool breezes were wrestling the tree branches. The leaves were only just beginning to alter color. The morning dew laid glistening the ground.

As the huntsman stabbed the grown with their walking sticks, birds chirped and squirrels sat nibbling on their latest meal. The grass shifted and rabbits came dashing past their feet.

Greenbryer was established on an old Native American farm land. From generation to generation since, families continued farming, thus producing rich fertilizer for the soil. The harvest tastes better than anything store bought. The flavor is like a party is the mouth, and the sight of such makes the towns people salivate.

The huntsmen head out to these woods once a week for catching deer. The wives create many meals with very little. Upon this particular excursion, as the men approached Devil’s Drop, a stunning sight abruptly stopped them in their tracks.

The Great Buck stood at the edge, noble and proud as ever. Legend has it Chief Chippewa and Haritow were the leaders of the Cherokee Native Americans in the area. They were inseparable; the best of companions. When the buffalo stamped threatened the settlement, Chief and his right hand buck chased them out. When the October rain flooded the watering system, the two assured everyone kept safe and the water rerouted. When a child was born, Haritow laid with him/her the evening of birth… establishing a trust between the two.

The men stood warned. His ghostly figure had only been seen the eve of a great disaster. They bowed their heads in gratitude and hurried back to ground.

Written for The Eclectic Contrarian ” Tell The Story Challenge

#NDRW- #27

Nova’s Daily Random Word- #27

Today’s Random Word: SKY

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Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.

Have fun

01/03/19

#3. Your day in ten words.

Blessed, Thursday, Cleveland, Midnight, Early, January, Enriched, Calm, Quite, Peaceful

It’s early here (12:02 am), so those of you East of the US, how’s your day going?

Later on, I’d love to hear from my mid-West American readers!

#commentbelow 10 words to describe your day

30DS Challenge – Day 7

Road of Memories

This song is one I’d play while driving. It’s a reminder of where I grew up. It’s a reminder of my former husband, and how much he LOVED the country. He was born in the PA foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. This really is such a bittersweet song.

MoonChild & Her Wolves

MoonChild heard shuffling outside her window.

MoonChild has family roots that tie her to The Sioux Native Americans. She doesn’t live a lifestyle similar to her heritage; however, she respects and practices the basic fundamental truths.

One cold Friday night, Moonchild heard a noise outside her living room window. She’s never had issues with intruders; but, there’s a first time for everything. She grabbed her rifle, tucked in a locked box, behind her bedroom door, and stepped out onto her porch.

“Hello? Who’s out there?”, She shouted, with her rifle ready to fire. Being a single mom of two daughters, she was always ready to fight and protect.

She heard no response. She repeated the question, ” Hello?! I know you’re close. Come out into the light and no one gets hurt!”

Suddenly, she heard little whimpers.

“Huh??” She uttered.

Slowly, she made her way down the steps, and noticed several pawprint tracks in the snow. Her heart sunk; “Oh my!” She thought to herself. Whatever animal was close, couldn’t be very big. The prints explained that much.

She slowly stepped off the last step, and moved toward the direction of the prints. The moon was full, a beautiful blue and lit up the snow.

Just around the backside of her tool shed, huddled in a hole dug in the far right corner, where a beautiful pack of cold baby wolves.

She stared for a moment, then fell to her knees. Slowly, to not spook the babies, she sat on her heals and waited. MoonChild knew wolves were loyal to thier pack. If they were here, it’s highly likely adults of the pack were close.

The waiting turned into twenty minutes, and the North Dakota snow drift, especially this time of night at this time of year, is deadly. As if these precious babes understand her concern, they slowly made their way toward her. Sniffing first, to endure safety, one by one, they circled her.

She continued to be still, intuitively realizing she felt their trust. After another ten minutes, they were bouncing on and licking her.

Quickly, she gathered her precious pups, and hurried inside. They surely needed food and water.

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You can check out The Haunted Wordsmith’s Daily Writing Challenge Here🙂

Your Daily Word Prompt : Cedar

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The cedar bench, just off to the right of a 100- sq ft arboretum, was Cecilia’s last gift from her father. When she was a girl, together, they would walk the paths of the beautiful exotic flowers, and Japanese gardens. Her father studied nature with great pride and intensity, knowing the earth provides more then humans realize. One particular visit, her attention caught the aroma of cedar trees. She fell in love instantly, the spicy evergreen excited her scenes. 

Check out Your Daily Word Prompt here=)

#FF: Holy Water

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PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson 

Whisper to me mountain stream; Tell me the tales of this land. Feed my soul with food for thought. Quench my thirst for unspeakable truths. You, grand creation, are a magnificent retreat. A sacred and symbolic Holy Land. Thank you for all your provision, and may Mother Earth be good to you. 

This was written for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneer Challenge:) You can check it out here:)

You can find other entries by clicking on the Blue Frog

#FOWC: Tryst

The full cherry blossom trees always create a tryst for the visitors. The branches are strong and rich with color. The walk way, tucked beneath, is perfect for Friday night summer strolls or Autumn weddings. Won and Nochi have seized every opportunity to see this gorgeous piece of home.

Written for Fandango’s One Word Challenge.

Preference or Absence

Absence makes the heart grow fonder …. or does it? Is it the absence of another individual that strengthens love, with time? Or is it the choice to love from both individuals that sustains through distance and time?

When others die, they don’t return. Does this make our hearts less fond of him/her? Or is it the choice to hold on to the love and let go of the pain?

Absence may indeed make the heart grow fonder, but I believe it’s a deliberate choice to love that sustains the relationship. When someone truly understands what love is…. And what it feels like, … I don’t think someone would allow anything to interfer.

… Or maybe I’m just a woman, insanely in love…

#WeekendCoffeeShare

~Hello & Welcome~

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Hello Friends\ (••) /,

Thank you for accepting my invitation to join me for coffee and donuts. God knows I need this time, with other like-minded kindered hearts.

This is my first weekend doing a coffee share, so I want to introduce myself. I am Brandy; but, my writing alas is MoonChild Nova or Nova. I want to use that with my writing friends; but, either is fine. I am an Empath, and an INFJ personality type… So I function more on the emotions spectrum than the logic. I love nature, coffee, writing, the arts, basketball, photography, and lots of other things. I’m a mother of a two and a half-year old, and a five and a half year old.

My first story I want to share with you actually took place today. My younger daughter, Calandra, visits her dad on the weekend, so my older daughter and I have quality time together. Today, I decided we were going to the park and collect acorns to bring home for the squirrels here. Here are a few photos of the jewels she and I found(。♥‿♥。)

Just as I finished up picking acorns from a second tree, I heard an animal cry. It was a little squarel. I hadn’t ever heard such a sound before. I turned around and started toward the car and noticed this:

MASSIVE BIRD!! \(◎o◎)/ I was shocked!!

Anyway, I’m excited to hear from you lovelies and getting to know you:)

( This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the #WeekendCoffeeShare)

🕊Blog Spotlight 💚 Saturday

This week’s spotlight is pulled from a bit of a selfish angle: my love of birds. I really sat in my memories of my grandpa after I read, Baldy’s post, Sing Me Something Well!

This week’s blog spotlight is Backyard Bird Nerd!!

The images are amazing, both of birds and nature♥‿♥!! What’s not to love, right??!!

Please so

#HaveALook

#FollowtheBlog

&

#LikeandComment

Cleveland Scenery

Photo by @tubbums2 #onlyincleveland #thisiscle #cityscape #clevelandwaterfall #cleveland #ohiolove #clevelandhike #cvnp #ohio #northeastohio #nationalpark #ohioexplored #believeland #lovewhereyoulive #theland #adventureisoutthere #clevelandphotography #bestlocation #allin #clevelandovereverything #clevelandgram #clegram #clevelandphotographer #theohiocollective #thisiscle #myohioadventure #clevelandgram” (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)

 

#FOWC: Center

” I believe, in the center of it all, all that lives, all that grieves, and all that matters… In the center of all the hate, the unexpected blessings, and the prayers unanswered.., in the sunrises and early birds’ song, in the second guessing, second chances, and second half of life…love is all one sees. Love is what makes everything and anything “be”💕

Check out Fandango’s One Word Challenge Here 🙂

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#CFFC: Places People Visit #5

Theme: Places people visit.

For my family, the playground is a popular place. It’s nice to head there on an early evening and watch the kids all play together. Summer afternoons are especially fun. Mommy loves when the girls burn off stream and sleep well.

I also chose this photo because it’s “before” and ” the past “. So often, individuals visit the past for answers to current questions. Families may revisit the past to remember memories of a lost loved one. Those who are in therapy, or journal will reread entries, to find patterns, triggers, and evaluate improvement.

You can read more about Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Here.

{3TC:} Miss Claire & Her Moon

Here’s the beginning of the story with Miss Claire and her Moon.

It’s called Shooting Star

Continue reading “{3TC:} Miss Claire & Her Moon”

Turtle update 🐢

Ben is my little adventurer 🙂 Jerry still prefers to hide! I have upgraded their home to one of those small child’s wading pools 🙂 I am going to enjoy watching them play this winter!!!

You can catch up on the turtle journal, here, then Here:D

The Daily Addictions #WAD Challenge Week 42

Words: Dense, Reinforce, Influence, Approximate

The dense fog made it difficult to navigate. She walked slower, reinforcing her stability with her staff. Somewhere along the trail, she took a very wrong turn. Unfortunately, is been an approximate 35 minuets since anyone has known of her whereabouts… Or she of anyone’s! Trying so hard to keep calm, she continued to walk along the river. From Geography class, she remembered that rivers run North to South. Not her preferred solution, to hike the longest trail home, but the influence of the weather is removing most options. Disgusted by the whole situation, she noted, ” Buy a freaking compass soon!”

Check out the Daily Addiction Challenge Here:D

Self Care Kit💜

This is an AWESOME suggestion:

A kit ready and packed with all kinds of goodies to rescue you from a meltdown, anxiety attack, bad mood, or crappy day.

When the kids have used up your patience, the phone finally quits ringing, and you can sit for a few minutes, this kit will refocus your mind back to a balance.

Kit contains all of your favorites of the five senses!! Make sure to pack as many as you can, because, after all, this is meant just for you:

Touch:

  • Blanket
  • Lotions
  • Teddy Bear or Stuffed Animal
  • Fuzzy socks/slippers
  • Fidget Toy
  • Coloring book/pensils
  • Favorite nail polish

Taste:

  • Tea
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Gum
  • Candy
  • Jelly beans

Smell:

  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Wax tarts
  • Car size air freshener
  • Sample size body mist/perfume
  • Bubble bath soap

Hear:

  • CD
  • DVD
  • Podcast list
  • Inspirational quote cards
  • Journal for your thoughts
  • Sound bowl
  • Panpipe

See:

  • Photos
  • Book
  • Movie
  • Mirror
  • Make up
  • Rose petals
  • Chakra crystals