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Christmas Songs Name Spelling, I #4M & 12 Christmas Prayers #Sparks

Hoo-Hoo-Hoo, Kittens and Dawgs! It’s December again and this means our theme this month is all things Christmas but we’re not finicky if you have tunes to share then we’re ready to boogie with you and I invite you step on the floor with my dance partners:  XmasDolly, Stacy, & Colette!

Are you ready to groove to some mewsic?

This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme or not if you have mewsic to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-mewsic posts below to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me to check it out. Thank you!


I’m filling that good ole Christmas inspiration stirring and came up with a name game theme for this month in which I will share songs using the first word to spell out a name. Here’s my first mewsic playlist spells

  1. “Carol of the Bells” ❄️ Tran-Siberbian Orchestra
  2. “Angels We have Heard on High” ❄️The Piano Guys
  3. “Toyland” ❄️ Doris Day
  4. “Hallelujah” ❄️ Bon Jovi
  5. “You’re My Christmas Presents” ❄️ The Skyliners


What Christmas songs spell your name?


What mewsic moves you today?


I invite you hop over to McGuffy’s Reader for more “Sparks” of inspiration/encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

Originally spotted in Google search on someone’s Pinterest page that lead me to this Esty site.


Before I go, I’d like to invite you to listen to more Christmas mewsic and cast your vote in A Twisted Christmas” #BoTB showdown. That’s a wrap today. Keep those tunes playing and your body swaying, I’ll see ya around the cyber block!

























SWF: Wiseman’s View #CTST #BoTB

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Thanks for popping over. I’m sure some of you are here to learn the outcome of my May 1st BoTB. I will share that with you a little later in this post, but first thing is I want to let y’all know  I haven’t gotten back on track with blogging and am still playing catch up with all of my lovely A2Zers who left comments.  Please continue to be patient with me. I’m working on it and I promise, I will visit your posts soon! 😉

Although, I was super busy last month with the challenge, I did pick up my camera a time or two. On one of our explorations, we found some place new and here’s a peak of Wiseman’s View that over looks Linville Gorge in western North Carolina just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

A panorama of Wiseman's View with my IPhone5s.

I’m sharing this short of a panorama of Wiseman’s View (IPhone5s capture) with the SWF photo enthusiasts. Click image for a better look.

~All images captured with my big girl camera ~ Nikon D7000 & preferred lens Nikkor 18-105mm zoom, unless otherwise noted.~

Now, I’m joining Lexa in Celebrate the small things.

I’m celebrating…

  • God keeping His hand up on DD#2’s husband this week. He had an auto accident. The car got cracked up pretty good, but he’s ok and that’s the most important thing.
  • Completing the 2016 A2Z challenge!
  • Good friends such as Lexa and Lori MacLaughlin from Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams for their continued visits while I participated in the A2Z challenge.
  • My baby boy’s 22nd birthday earlier in the week.

What are you celebrating?

Join the party below!

Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for, my pets. The winner of It’s Magic #BoTB showdown is….

DORIS DAY with a 10 (including my vote) to 5 count!

DORIS DAY with a 10 (including my vote) to 5 count!

Let’s begin celebrating with Friendship Friday and Friday Features linky parties where you’re sure to make new friends and get lots of inspiration!

That’s a wrap for now, but if you like music then I invite you to come back Monday for a two-for-one special 2016 A2Z Reflections and Mewsic Moves Me. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with have a fototastic weekend!


You’re not having déjà vu, I featured Moonglow in my April 15th BoTB with two different artists. 😉

It’s Magic #BoTB showdown

Good-morning, kittens and dawgs! I’m struggling to find my blog groove after a busy April. I had lots of fun pulling together my All Thing Vintage series and now I’m ready to settle into a life of normalcy again.

It’s Magic was written by Jule Styne (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics). The song introduced by Doris Day in her film début, Romance on the High Seas in 1948. Day’s recording spent 21 weeks on the billboard chart at #2.

Here is Doris Day from Romance on the High Seas singing It’s Magic at the 1:37 mark.

U.K. artist, Keely Smith, recorded It’s Magic ten years later with a similar style as Day.

Who did you like the best, Doris Day or Keely Smith? There’s no right or wrong vote, except for a no vote. Cast your vote by leaving your favorite choice in comments and if you have time feel free to tell me why your pick is the best.


The fun continues with more epic battles underway; I invite you to visit, Stephen, for a complete list of BoTB players and a special thanks to the brain child of this music meme, Fae.

I will share the results of this competition a week from day, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named! Thanks for joining in on the fun and I hope you’ll dance by tomorrow for Mewsic Moves Me.

This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with have a bandtastic day!


Que Sera, Sera

Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! DH and I enjoy streaming movies on Netflix. The past couple of weeks we’ve watched a few old flicks staring Doris Day: That Touch of Mink with Cary Grant and Do Not Disturb with Rod Taylor. These features were wonderful, especially the first of the two. It’s refreshing to see how women embraced their womanhood and enjoyed being treated differently than men.

I’m going to be brave in saying, I believe women today would like to receive the same considerations from the opposite sex, as the women did from yesteryear. What do you think? Unfortunately, our society is raising girls to trade in their feminine virtues in favor of acting like the guys and boys taught by their peers to not publicly recognize women as the gentler sex.

Gone are the days when a man opened the door for a lady he didn’t know, standing when a woman entered a room, paying a compliment on how she looks, or simply watching how he spoke around her. I don’t blame a man for slinking away from his duties with all the persecution he can get.

It’s all rather silly to me and personally I miss the attention. However, on the rare occasions a stranger displays his chivalry is flattering and I gratefully acknowledge my appreciation for the gesture.

Getting back to the movies reminded me of a day of innocence when girls liked being girls and boys liked being boys. When I was a just a little girl…hmm, sounds like a song, I routinely watched Doris Day’s TV show in the late 60s and early 70s. It was wholesome, entertaining fun.

My bestie girlfriend and I would sing Day’s  US #2 hit song which became not only the theme song for her TV show, but her signature song.


This song has a dreamy quality about it, that makes me feel kinda airy and gay (not sexually, just happy).

  1. When you were a little girl or boy, what did you want to be? When I was just a little girl I don’t remember asking my mother what will I be? I kinda knew all alone what I wanted for my life; to be a mother and wife.
  2. Some would say these changes are due to the times we live and others would say it is people who have changed not time. What do you think? IMO, people change over time for one of two reasons: personal conviction which helps one to become a better person or peer persuasion which ultimately causes one to be less of a good person. People tend to side with what feels good, instead of what is right. I was taught bad habits, ideas, … always rub off on good people. It’s hardly ever the other way around. People either choice to wear blinders or they don’t care to know the difference. Either way, these folks have lost judgement to make good decisions for themselves.

I’m linking up with the amazing blog post prompter, Ink Interrupted and the Queen of Random, Stacy Uncorked. You’ll want to check these awesome gals out.  I invite you to come back to my place this evening at 8pm to join my Wordless (not-so-wordless) Wednesday linky party.

The Love Train Presents: One Hit Wonders!

Welcome to Monday’s Music Moves Me with our head conductor…
 Marie from Xmas Dolly!

Assisting on the Love Train for your enjoyment are co-conductors:  Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida, CALLIE from JAmericanSpice,  and Stacy from Stacy Uncorked!


I love rockin’ on Mondays!  I just love it when we can share the tunes rolling around inside our noggins, don’t you? There’s always a lot of music locked away just screaming to get out.  This week’s theme is One Hit Wonderssuggested by hkgk gang” or Grandma’s Favorites” suggested by Stacey Merrill.


Listed #73,  as Billboard’s Greatest Song of All Times from 1976.


The hit movie, Staying Alive, pushed this song to the billboard hits as number 10 in 1983.


From 1985, The Bold and the Beautiful soap star, Jack Wagner hit #2 with, All I Need



In 1986, heart-throb and Miami Vice star, Don Johnson took to the charts with his song, Heartbeat and became an international hit on the billboards at #5.


Being a Rodney Dangerfield fan-of-sorts, I couldn’t resist including this in the mix from 1983.

I don’t know what my grandma’s favorite song was. The early 40s she would have been a teenager, I would imagine her enjoying something like this #13 top hit Sentimental Journey.


“How do I get on board of this Love Train?”

Admission to ride is totally doable for anyone.  Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then here’s what you do.
  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Sign the linky, follow Marie & her co-conductors, grab their blog buttons, & leave a comment letting them know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with your fellow rockin’ bloggers on the linky (below) or invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join us

Are you ready to get dancing this week?  Then, link your 4M blog post URL below to join the party and then boogie across the net to visit to dance with all the others on the Love Train today. Don’t forget to visit our spotlight dancers listed in #1 & 2 slots on the linky line-up!


Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…

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