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Singer verses Songwriter #BOTB results

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WARNING, this is gonna be a longer than usual, kittens and dawgs! I am having a two for all special…again. First announcement is revealing my theme for the annual A-Z blogging challenge event (you can find me at 412 on the list) that’s sure to have us all pulling our hair out (hopefully in a good sorta way) beginning April 1st.

This is my third anniversary to take part and I decided to do something different. I’m going vintage. Originally I envisioned old magazine ads, commercials, music, gadgets, and more. Let’s just say, I’m gonna keep things loose and sorta go with the flow. Hopefully, I will delight and amaze not only you, but myself on this journey with discoveries from the past. I’m calling my theme, All Things Vintage.

Last week’s Singer Verses Songwriter #BoTB showdown I touched on the direction my April theme without hinting, but it’s obvious my song pick falls in the vintage category.  This really wasn’t much of a competition and if you guys have kept count then you already know.

I fell for Fallin’ instantly after hearing Connie Francis sexy tones and as much as I like Sedaka I by far prefer him as the songwriter over a singer. His vocals do very little for me and it was a no brainer Connie gets my vote. The singer blew the songwriter out of the water by a 14 to 3 victory. Connie Francis takes the golden mic!
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A special thank you to everyone who participated. Don’t forget to see how the other showdowns played out by visiting STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’ for the list of fellow BoTBers.

Next month will be busy with the #AprilA2Z blog challenge, but I hope to roll my #BoTB posts in with the alphabet prompt and I invite y’all to come back to see what falls Fallin‘ out of my sleeve. 😉

The music doesn’t stop here, feel free to boogie with me to Testing Trisha for Musical Monday and then step out on the dance floor with the 4M crew. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with a few more songs written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka sung by the amazing Connie Francis….




This is a quick & painless way for others to find good tunes in Blogosphere by joining my no strings attached music hop. Just add your music post URL below and wha-lah… instant traffic directed to your site. Clever, eh? I thought so.

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I’m not sleeping…#AprilA2Z prep

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but, I’d sure like to. On the spur of the moment, I decided it was time to step away from Blogosphere. Well… not entirely I will keep up with my daily blog reading and I have posts scheduled and of course, I will do return visits.

So, why take a break? A few months back, I committed myself to the big A-Z Blog Challenge and I’m facing that next month. Doing what I’m doing isn’t allowing me enough time to blog, visit, and plan. If I want to stay ahead of the game, then I have to get into the groove now and while it seems I’m relaxing on the blog, I am working feverishly to pull together my April posts.

Have you signed up for the April blogging challenge? If not, click the A-Z button in my right side menu to join and get the details. This is an excellent way to grow your following, create a regular blogging routine, perfect your flair, and make lots of new friends.

What are you waiting for? Scat like a Cathy before it’s too late!

Unlike the Titanic, I stayed afloat on the #a2zchallenge

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Image captured with Canon SD8800 (point n' shoot) camera. Applied Fotor vintage effect.

Titanic exhibit in Pigeon Forge, TN. Image captured with my Canon SD8800 (point n’ shoot) camera. Applied Fotor vintage effect.

I managed to complete the A-Z challenge this go-around. I felt a bit overwhelmed in the beginning and decided the only way to stay afloat, unlike the Titanic, was to combine this blog hop with my regular scheduled hops.  This really saved the day month for me! Continue reading

Get To Know Me 30-Day Blog Challenge


Last week, while clicking through Blogosphere I spotted a gal who was doing a 30-Day post challenge where she shares something new about herself with her readers.  I thought, “Hey that’s cool.  I believe I can do this!” It’s not that my life is extraordinarily special or anything but for those in Blogosphere who don’t know me well, which is most of you I realize, then this is your opportunity to get more acquainted with little ole me.

Drum roll, if you please…..Dah, Dah, Dah, Dah.


Fact 1:

I hate scented hand lotions. The same goes for soaps. I love perfume, but I don’t want my hands to smell fragrant. It absolutely drives my nose nuts! When I purchase hand lotions, I strictly buy the fragrance-free versions. Believe it or not, some of those have a mild scent but that’s coming from the ingredients, not add-ins. I’m so-so okay with that. If you’re looking for a good lotion that falls into this category then check out: Gold Bond Ultimate Soothing Skin Therapy Lotion fragrance free, Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion Normal to Dry Skin Sensitive 100% fragrance, dye-free and lanolin-free, Curel Daily Moisture Fragrance-Free Lotion for Dry Skin, & Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Moisture Fragrance-Free. My top pick amongst these four is the Gold Bond. It’s less greasy, least scented, and makes my hands feel really soft.

Before you dash off, share something about yourself with me.  As Will Rogers said, “A stranger is a friend I haven’t met yet.”

Drop by tomorrow, as I continue with this “Get To Know Me” challenge!