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Saturday Song-suasion 61: Brad McBride

In case you haven’t read, I’m taking a break this month. Although, I unplugged myself from the world beyond my computer, I did think before hand about my lovelies and threw together a whole month of music for your enjoyment.

With Halloween only days away, I felt it my obligation to put a little creep in today’s music. Instead of a featured artist, I present you with the imaginative YouTube creations by Brad McBride.

The first video is a 2-hour haunted virtual fireplace and thunderstorm,

and the second is a haunting 8-hour thunderstorm!


You gotta love this guy’s sense of humor and fantastic sound effects. You may want to check out his library of sound effects for sale at VirtualDreamer.com. This is the place to visit if you like soundscapes!

Thank you for making me a part of your weekend. I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. 😉

Have a songsational Saturday!


It’s SPOOKY, I got a feeling like SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME

Welcome to week #164

Today we’re partying to “freebie” picks. Whatever tunes are getting your groove on, then we want to hear them right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

PhotobucketOur lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came. Now, it’s time to get our groove on with you so remember to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!

Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog, and then add your your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs, if you have tunes to share that don’t fit in with our theme then no problem! As long as you have music to share, then you’re cool coz all we want to do is dance with you! 

I got a feeling like ….

Even if it is someone as devilishly handsome as Damon and Stefan, I rather *gulp* not be watched at all!

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.  Next stop… your place!  What music moves you?

Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Songsuasion!

Happy Halloween!

Photo Credit


Photo Credit

If you would like to see a really creepy old mansion, then click here!

Are you scared yet? Every good fright needs a wee break ’cause I don’t want you to be shaking so bad you can’t hop….

Cartoon borrowed from a friend’s Facebook wall.



Part of my childhood was spent enjoying this great classic each Halloween. Even as an adult I like it, don’t you? Let’s take a look wayback to It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.

Angela from Mommy Time Out and I would like to thank you for joining us for another edition of Wayback Wednesdays.  To participate in this blog hop you don’t have to follow a bunch of rules. It’s simple! Just link up your blog, twitter, or Facebook below (only one please).

Leave a comment letting us know you’re are now our newest follower and we’ll pop over to your lovely blog. I’m looking forward to sharing memories with you!

Q: Why don’t ghosts like the rain?

A: It dampens their spirits.

Q: Why do ghosts like to ride in elevators?
A: They like to ride in elevators because it raises their spirits.

** jokes borrowed from a friend’s Facebook wall**

Have a safe and fun Halloween!



4M Halloween Theme Party


How many times have I heard Angie Baby before? I don’t know, but I never, ever listened to the lyrics really until today. You gotta love Helen Reddy’s spootacular smoky voice that adds just the right edge to this 1970s song.

Welcome to Monday’s Music Moves Me 113th edition!  This week’s theme is “Halloween music, videos, cartoons or bloopers.


When DH & I were dating in 1977, we got to see Atlanta Rhythm Section in concert at Bluefield State Community College. This second-hand song charted Billboard Hits in 1979….


The Sonny & Cher show was a popular icon in TV viewing for most of us growing up in the 70s.  Do you remember this song?

For those who are not as mature (age-wise) as some of us, then perhaps this one will be more familiar from the 1990 TV show Twin Peaks. A lovely theme song which will forever haunt your memory with the murder of  Laura Palmer at the onset of the first season.

Twin Peaks is available on Netflix.

Wasn’t that an electric experience? Why keep it to yourself? Come on spread the word. Invite all of your friends to join best hip blog hop party each Monday!

Are you ready for us to groove to your tunes? Here’s all you gotta do:

  • Go to YouTube & insert your preferred music video.
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” button code to display anywhere on your blog.
  • Link your 4M post URL (not your main URL) below & leave a comment telling us you’re our newest follower (“Follow me” options in right side bar). Then rock around the block with any & everybody you want on the linky!

This is a hip blog hop. Hosting the greatest Blogosphere party is Marie of XmasDolly and her dance partners: Callie of JAmericanSpice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy Kennedy’s Blog (my old blog) and this month’s honorary dance partner, Rachel from Because I have to!

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Don’t forget to show our featured dancer some love and go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers below…

I’ll leave you on this little weird note…

Next stop… your place! What music is moving you?

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

 LadyJava's Lounge

Click here for more Halloween music selections.


Anytime Costumes Giveaway US/Canada Ends: 8/29/12

Let me see a show of hands…who likes Halloween? I loved dressing up that one time of the year, as a little girl and go door-to-door to get a bag of delicious treats – candy, bubble gum, popcorn balls, or candy apples.

Here in American approximately 85-90% of the children embark upon this fun timeless trick-or-treat tradition the Irish & Scott’s brought to this land in the 1800s, but the fun doesn’t stop with the kiddies.

Playing dressing up doesn’t end with the youth it just gets more elaborate as you become a grown-up. In fact, 65% of adults ages 18-35 still very much enjoy this part of the Halloween tradition. It’s apparent with the pop-up specialty stores that appear in our community in early September. That being said, I thought this would be an awesome time for a give-away! The folks at

One of the largest, most popular, costume shops on the web!

has given me the go-ahead with a such a proposal. Whoo-hoo! You may remember at the end of July, I did a product review from their Greek/Roman costume category. If not, you can read about it here.

Summer is quickly vanishing and it won’t be long before Halloween slips up on us.  Take advantage of the opportunity at hand and enter today for a chance to win a cool costume for yourself or a member of your family.
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All entries will be put into the same drawing.

RTT: Skin Rash to Halloween to Christmas

Sunday morning I woke up with the start of a rash forming on my upper legs. I knew this meant trouble. About once a year, I get this sort of thing. We made a quick run to Wal-Mart to get some necessary items – two kinds of anti-itch cream and Benadryl tablets to keep make life a little more comfortable for while this infestation runs its course.

Last night, the light bulb clicked on in the ole attic. I wonder if the rash has to do with toxins trapped in the body? Thanks to my good friend Google who is on call 24/7 confirmed my suspicions.

Our bodies can detox in many fashions and if toxins can’t be released through the kidney or liver, then your skin (the largest organ) will pull the toxins from your body resulting in a skin rash. Drinking extra water is one way to help to speed up the process of elimination. This is something I figured out long ago, but it was interesting to see someone else point that fact out.

Now, are you itching? Moving right along…How was your Halloween? Mine was very quiet, as I had hoped.  I’m not a Halloween Grinch now. It’s just I like the idea far better for children to attend organized affairs like “Trunk or Treat” or “Oktoberfest” or some other autumn related shindig which boils down to a lot of fun and candy for the kiddies. This is much safer for the kiddos – no walking around dark streets for cars to hit them and hopefully, the parents have less apprehension about the children getting candy from a stranger.  That’s one thing I never liked when ours were small. In fact, we simply went to only the homes of people we knew. They usually got more than enough candy, too.

One holiday down and more to come! Yesterday, I began my Thanksgiving meal prep.  I made four pies – two pumpkin pies and two pecan pies.  This environment creates something almost magical, as I spoon in the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves into the pumpkin. Suddenly, I break out in song, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” “MOTHER,” my son interrupted, “It’s Halloween NOT Christmas.” I made no apologies for my temporary loss of sanity, but anytime I’m this close to the holidays then I’m liable to sing my heart out on any number of my favorite Christmas songs. I SO love Christmas, don’t you?

Christmas is only 53 days away. The countdown has begun! Of course, I have been subconsciously ticking off the days since June. There’s so much to do and too little time to get it done. With that being said, I’ll leave you with this happy, lovely thought while visions of sugar plums dance in your head and all that good stuff.

Today’s post is a product of, you got it….

Thanks Stacy for keeping the randomness alive while Keely @ UnMom has taken a break! Go ahead, slip into the ranting mood with the rest of us. I know you’ll feel right at home. You won’t run into any odd-ball looks here because anything goes. C’mon on, join the weekly fun with this cool meme and tell Stacy, “Cathy sent ya!”

So, what’s in your random thoughts today?



Wednesday Hodgepodge Edition 50

Welcome to Wednesday Hodgepodge!  This is a weekly meme hosted by Joyce @From This Side of the Pond. I enjoy being a part of this get-to-know-me, get-to-know-you kinda fun  and I hope you’ll decide to join in!

Here are this week’s questions with my answers.

  1. What gives you goosebumps? Usually, I will get chills to run up my back when I or someone talks about divine intervention or personal testimonies. I always feel like I’m in the Almighty’s presence and I’m confident He’s joined me on many occasions. 
  2. Halloween – are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh…Halloween – yay or nay?  I don’t love it or hate it. I just see it as something sort of fun to do, mostly eating the candy part nothing else. I discourage trick or treaters by keeping our porch light off. It’s a hassle, plus I keep thinking about all the whacked out people who purposely want to hurt children. I think it’s far safer for kids to either stay home or go to a controlled environment, like a church function or social function of close friends or only allow your kiddos to go to the homes of people who are they know.
  3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?  Truly a tricky question. I believe I can respect say the President, but I may not always trust him. In this case, I really do not trust this President. It’s more a less the institution President I respect and it certainly depends on the person occupying that post about trust issues.  However, in thinking about the average person. I respect some one’s opinions, but I may not always trust that person’s character because of their opinions because this plants seeds of doubt in my mind about that person. This is a bit wordy, but I believe you said it far better.
  4. Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose. In the autumn, I love apples, especially golden delicious apples. Mmm, the yummy sweetness goes great with caramels.  Of course, I won’t turn down anything with apples – cider, dumplings, cake, donuts, or pies – baked or fried
  5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc) I’m stumped on this one. I can’t think of a single thing I’d like to see pop up in Knoxville. For its size, it’s fairly impressive and I’m totally happy with what’s available to us for the most part. Of course, we could use more independent ice cream and doughnut shops in the area.
  6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer? Batteries – yep batteries! My DH keeps them in the refrigerator so they’ll keep longer. Oh yes, and in the freezer, we have Blue Ice blocks.
  7. Are you at all superstitious? No, I’m not in the least. I don’t believe in good or bad luck. If something happens resulting in, either then I just chalk it up to either coincidence or God’s planning.
  8. Insert your own random thought here. All this talk of apples, Halloween remind me of one of the earlier posts I did on home-made caramels. Do you like them? If so, check out my recipe, Mystery Revealed…What’s In The Pot?  Our fall foliage around town isn’t all that spectacular. The colors are dry and muted, but that’s what my DH predicted weeks ago despite what the experts were saying. Thinking ahead to next month, I sense a slight swell of anxiety for all of my to-dos on my plate, but at the same time excited about the opportunity and challenge. You see, I’m going to be in charge of preparing Thanksgiving dinner for my in-laws. My MIL’s years in the kitchen have come to an end much to her resistance, but it’s necessary for us to pick up the work load. Over the years, she worked tirelessly  doing for each of us on many occasions and it’s now our season to shine for her and my FIL. They definitely deserve a little TLC.

To play along with our host at Wednesday Hodgepodge use the above questions in your own blog post and then hop over to link your post on her linky party.  Feel free to follow Joyce, me, or any number of others who are participating in this meme and don’t forget to tell me you’re a new follower. I’m always faithful in returning the love with a follow back, as I’m sure the others are, too!

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