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    Temporarily Away

    Okay, Kitties & Pups, I need to step away from Blogosphere for a few days. Not to worry, all is well! However, do you recall from a couple of weeks ago when I said,¬† I’m giddy? Well…that surprise has my attention and hopefully in a few days I can share the mystery. Have a good weekend. I’ll see ya around the cyber block soon and please stop in tomorrow for a full-packed edition of Friday Fun Stuff! ūüėČ

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    5-Easy Steps: How to Make a List in HTML

    Howdy, Kittens and Dawgs! I’m still on my summer break schedule but I’m prone to blogging on a whim during my hiatus which brings me to, do you know how to create lists in HTML?¬†¬† My aim was to create a list of dates and themes without any line breaks and here’s how I did it.¬† You don’t need a programming degree to create this short code. If I can do it, than anyone can! It’s that easy. Here are 5 easy, clear steps on… Make a List in HTML. Step 1: <p> (This starts a new paragraph) Step 2: <ul> (This begins unordered list) Step 3: <li> (Defines the…

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    A show of hands #life #snowday

    Good-afternoon,¬† kittens and dawg! Geez, Louise a second snow day in one week! Why can’t Mother Nature bring the white stuff at a time when we all really, really want to see it…. like Christmas?! We got more snow with this system, then we did Monday night. I roughly guess we got 6″-7″ of accumulation. It’s really beautiful and it’s a gorgeous winter wonderland outside, but everyone in our neighborhood is kinda trapped. The city keeps the main arteries clear and the secondary streets are left at the mercy of Mother Nature. Yeah, like she’s gonna help! Well…not today! DH will go out in short order to shovel the fluff…okay…

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    Tennessee declares state of emergency

    Monday night Tennessee declared a state of emergency. This morning, we woke to find that Octavia left a mess in its wake ~ stranded travelers on interstates, down power lines, frigid temperatures, and deadly ice streets. Several thousand residents in the area do not have electricity, including DD#2 and her husband and other than a couple of hiccups in power interruption last night, we still have electricity. Needless to say, this means an unplanned day off for DH due Mother Nature’s madness and an unscheduled blogging break for me.¬† Our street is a nightmare! Hopefully, I’ll be back to my regular routine tomorrow. Other than that, everything is peachy here…

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    All About That Bass?! #T2Q

    Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! Meghan Trainor’s song All About That Bass plays often on the radio. I admit it, it has a rather catchy melody. But, I have a problem with the lyrics. Not that the words are bad. Okay, there are few inappropriate ones like every other song. It’s the message it sends. The average size was once a size 12 and today we see the average trend pushing a size 16. I’m certainly not a size two (anymore) or a silicone Barbie and I think every woman needs to feel comfortable in her own skin, but to imply it’s okay to carry a heavy backside bothers me. We…

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    Thursday ?s & Thoughts #1: Coconut Oil

    Amanda from SelfSagacity and I are teaming up to bring to you our combined memes into a brand new hop called… At the moment, this is still a work-in-progress venture. For those of you who have been so faithful in keeping with Amanda’s Thursday Two Questions, then keep doing what you been doing as nothing has changed. At this point, we don’t have an official button for the hop, so please bear patiences with us as we decide. I use Grammarly’s plagiarism checker because¬†sometimes it pays to let the cat out of the bag. When I think of coconut the first thing that always comes to mind is the commercial…

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    Special Deal!!! The Tale of Ole Green Eyes E-Book

    Not long ago, I converted my children’s book to e-format ($1.99). That’s isn’t a bad deal. Now, it’s even better! For the entire month of June, I’m running a $0.99 cent special! At checkout, be sure to enter Coupon Code: NE47C to get the 50% off savings! Click E-Book format to get your copy today! Wait, there is more… If you would like a personally autographed copy of my book ($7.99 MSRP) from my personal reserve, then I’m going to extend the 50% off offer to those who buy the e-book version. Your cost will be $4.00 plus shipping/handling. To complete the special pricing a manual PayPal invoice will need…

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    Don’t Miss…A Bad Moon Rising!

      Okay, I’m not talking about CCR’s hit song. In fact, at 11:35 p.m. on¬† May 5th there will be¬†a full moon. It won’t be like any other full moon. As pictured below in 2011, we had a similar occurrence.     The Bible describes the moon as the lesser light of the night. This Saturday,¬†the moon¬†will come within 221,802 miles from Earth and predicted to be 16% brighter than normal. Scientist report there is no reason for alarm. The slight distance difference isn’t enough to cause any weird acts of Mother Nature. However, it should be an excellent opportunity for sky gazers to¬†view a spectacularly bright and big moon…

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    25 Useful Ways of Using Coffee Filters

    My good friend forwarded this interesting, fact laced email about coffee filters. Who knew? Not me! The neat thing is you can buy 1,000 at your local Dollar Tree for dah, $1.00 and that can get you the larger ones, too. Perhaps, you’ll find it this just as intriguing as I did. Thanks Lisa F! 25 very useful ways to use coffee filters: 1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers. 2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome… Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling. 3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish. 4. Filter…

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    Coming Tonight… Earth’s Close Encounter!

    Photo Borrowed: foxnews.com Hubba-hubba, this is freaky stuff! Tonight around 6:28pm EST Asteroid 2005 YU55¬†will pass about 202,000 miles from the earth. That’s closer than the moon, folks, which is roughly 239,000¬†miles from us.¬† This chunk of space rock reportedly is 1,300 feet across.¬† That’s about¬†the size of¬†our home and it’s gonna be¬†traveling fast, fast¬†at¬†29,000 mph. This will be the¬†first closest flyby¬†of its kind in over thirty years.¬† Don’t worry, according to the report there is no reason to worry with it impacting the earth. So, you don’t need to run to the basement for shelter.¬† Perhaps, if you’re lucky enough you may even catch a glimpse of this faint…

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    The McStays – Why Would a Whole Family Be Missing?

    Elaine Aradillas wrote an article¬†about¬†the Mcstay¬†family¬†disappearance in¬†People Magazine (May 2011).¬†¬† A sense of darkness fell over me as I read the article¬†about the missing McStay (Joseph & Summer and boys Ginni and little Joseph) family since February 2010. I¬†suspected¬†foul play in the beginning, but as the details¬†unfolded these facts¬†mystified me: The¬†family just moved into a new home. ¬†No physical evidence of something gone wrong to point blame. Family regarded as happy and normal. No credit card trail to follow and limited visual spotting documented. The husband’s $100,000 bank account sits untouched. Aradillas reports the last visual on the family was on surveillance camera near the US-Mexico border 60 miles from…

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    Living Tree Designs

    Recently, I got an¬†fasinating email featuring a man who shapes¬†living trees into the most interesting¬†designs.¬† Above¬†is Peter sitting in his first garden chair.¬† Isn’t this neat? I bet kids love sitting in it, don’t you? I mean, I’d like to sit in it. Peter conceived the idea of growing a chair in 1986.¬† Nine year later he partnered with Becky to turn his dream into a reality.¬† The two formed Pooktre and together they mastered the art of tree shaping. Peter’s living chair is now 13 years old. Imagine that! I would like to invite you to check out¬†Pooktre Tree Shapers and be amazed at what¬†Peter and Becky¬†have created with…

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    Amazon Smokin’ HOT Deal!

    This is way too good to keep to myself.¬† Just check this out, Amazon has lowered the price of my book. I’m not sure why this is, but who¬†cares, right? This is a hot deal and YOU can get in¬†on a good thing now! “What’s the book about,” you ask.¬† Read below… Indian summer gave way in the Appalachian Mountains with the colors of autumn blanketing the East Tennessee hillside. Two sisters, Brittany and Nicole, were spending the weekend with their grandparents. On the first evening of their stay, Great-Grandma Sarah had come for a visit. By the warmth of a cozy fire in the living room, Brittany and Nicole…