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Meet my new neighbor! #AtoZRoadTrip #music

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Good day, kittens & dawgs! We have a new neighbor. He’s one of those guys you don’t see too often, but by chance you do happen to see him out for a walk then it’s such a nice treat.

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Meet my new neighbor, Grady Gopher!

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#WW Lake Lure Inn

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Hello, kittens & dawgs! It’s hump-day again and as the old saying goes, it’s all down here the rest of the way. I’m ready to slide right into Friday, aren’t  you?

Last week, #WW Bicyclist post I promised another sneak peek of Lake Lure, North Carolina.

DSC_4480 Lake Lure InnThe prime focus in this little mountain community is Lake Lure and the inn. It’s an excellent place to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, water sports, boat tours, and golfing or if you like to a slower pace then there are places to shop, eat, and be pampered. But what you may not know is this is one of the filming sites of the 1987 global movie sensation Dirty Dancing.

Believe it or not, I have not seen the movie in its entirety, but hope to correct that soon. It’s available for streaming from Netflix.

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I am not an expert on the movie and came across Dirty Dancing Filming Locations, Then and Now with history on the scene shots from Lake Lure. What really sounds like loads of fun is the annual The Dirty Dancing Festival set this year for August 14th – 15th. This would be cool to attend, don’t you think? An interesting thing I found out is that part of the ticket proceeds go to a worthy cause: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN). My previous GI doctor passed suddenly from this disease.

Anywho, we had a beautiful time in Lake Lure. I’m looking forward to another photo-op in the area. It’s a lovely get-away spot to escape the daily grind of things! Now, let’s give a soft round of applauds and cheers to this week’s featured photographer…

Time Out For Mom!!

I invite you to show some blog love by visiting Les today and leave a few sweet words. Don’t forget to link up!

To round things off, you can listen to the complete Dirty Dancing soundtrack while visiting a few of these #WW communities this morning.


Thank you for stopping by.

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Have a foto-tastic day! ~borrowed image~




#Lionsgate Horror Movie Giveaway & Blog App

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I’m not much of a “horror” film chick, but I know a lot of people love a good fright. So, when this opportunity opened I knew that some of you would love it and that’s why I’m extending this to you.


Relive the horror classic! THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods, but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror.

Or dive into a new horror experience – from the director of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT comes EXISTS, for five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway – a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road.

What’s a Halloween party without some creepy background visuals? Make sure the lights are on in the house and you’re not alone when you watch these spine tingling #LionsgateHorror trailers:

The Blair Witch Project


Cabin in the Woods

Cabin Fever

The Descent

Download the films and be prepared for this month’s creepy festivities! One more thing, try out the #LionsgateHorror blog app and share it with your friends!

Here is your chance to enter the #LionsgateHorror giveaway, my pets! Good luck!
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**Disclosure: According to FTC guidelines I am to tell you guys this is a sponsored post.  I am not responsible for providing the code to the winner. An email address must be supplied when entering the giveaway for fulfillment by the supplier. The digital code will be emailed after November 15th. Finally for participating in this PartnersHub promotion,  I will receive a digital HD code for The Blair Witch Project. Thank you Mike & #LionsgateHorror!  **

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Monday Morning Musings #9

How was your weekend? Did you do anything spectacular? As for me this weekend held a lot of excitement and fun.  Friday, we ventured to the mountains. Our destination, Dillsboro, North Carolina.

Every year, this little Smoky Mountain foothills community really deck the halls. The store fronts are beautifully decorated with lights, ribbons, and evergreen boughs. What makes it especially nice is, they place hundreds of white bags (weighted with sand) each with a candle along the streets and at dusk with the flicker of each little light transforms Dillsboro into a magical place.

Dillsboro hosts their annual luminaries extravaganza the first two weekends (Friday & Saturday nights only) in December. ~image captured with iPhone5s~

Saturday we celebrated my 52nd birthday. A few days earlier, we picked up some take-out from Chuy’s Mexican Grill. We watched “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye while we feasted on big-as-your-mouth burritos (ground beef version) topped with creamy jalapeño sauce with green chile rice and a side of charro beans. To cap off the fabulous meal, we had two scoops of Blue Bell ice cream: Peppermint and Rocky Mountain Road. 

Sunday, DH and I made from scratch gingerbread cookies. I did all the mixing of the batter, cut out about three cookies, and the rest I let DH do. This is something he didn’t get to do much of while all the kids were at home. He really enjoyed doing this and was actually quite good at it, too. Decorating the cookies got a bit messy, so DH left that job for me to do, which was okay because I love the creative aspect of cookie making.

image captured with iPhone5s. Look for Gingerbread Cookie recipe at the bottom of post

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  1. Watching Frosty the Snowman on my grandparents’ TV
  2. My parents’ totally retro silver Christmas tree
  3. Heavy snowfalls in the hills of southern West Virginia
  4. Treat bags from my Sunday School teacher
  5. Drawing names in school to exchange Christmas presents
  6. Santa visiting my brother and me in the mid-60s in our house
  7. Eating orange slices and cream drops with my daddy
  8. Smelling the tasty fragrances of Christmas turkey cooking in the wee hours
  9. My brother and I climbing into bed with my parents on a cold Christmas morning
  10. Getting engaged on Christmas Eve 1978

Next up, I would like to take you by Heather’s place. She and her husband, Wayne, put together each week FOUR QUESTIONS to borrow and answer on your blog post, and then they give you the option to add a fifth question of your own for your blog visitors to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four questions you answered, if they want. If you decide to play along, then don’t forget to grab the MQAM badge for your blog/post from Acting Balanced and be sure to link up for the blog hop fun!

1. What song represents your last week? Joy to the World. This season fills me with unspeakable happiness. First off because Jesus came to this earth to be the ultimate gift to all mankind and secondly the undeniable joyous sense that’s present during the holiday season, which is felt by every person regardless of religious (spiritual) or non-religious affiliations.

2. Have you made your list and checked it twice? Yep, I’ve checked it once and I’ve checked it twice and few other dozen times. Everyone is now checked off!

3. December 16th (Tuesday) is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day… what is your favorite thing to eat covered in chocolate? Oooo, I didn’t know! This gives me a grand excuse to indulge in some chocolate covered cherries. I think I’ll make a batch today!

4. Speaking of songs, what Christmas Carol is following you around this year? That’s an easy one. All I Want for Christmas is You keeps playing over and over in my head!

My question to you this week is…what is your favorite Christmas cookie to make or have each year? 

To complete my Monday morning ramblings, I want to skip over to Carissa’s  last installment of:

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The heavenly scents from one’s kitchen produces memories for years to come and nothing better than gingerbread is one of the loveliest holiday aromatics. My MIL passed this recipe to me.

Dorothy’s Gingerbread Cookies
¾ c. butter
¾ c. brown sugar
2 ½ -tsp. cinnamon
1 ¼ – tsp. ginger
3 c. flour
1-tsp. salt
3-tsp. baking powder
2 eggs
1 c. molasses
Add just enough buttermilk to hold dough together approx. 2 TBSP
Cream butter, sugar, & molasses together. Incorporate one egg at a time into sugary-butter mix. Add  spices and flour gradually working into mix thoroughly. Turn onto lightly floured surface, kneading a little extra flour into dough, then roll out and cut into desired shapes.
Bake 350° (slightly under) till a little brown (approx.. 12-minutes). Allow cookies to cool completely, and then decorate with the simple cookie icing (see below).
*Omit salt & baking powder, if you use self-rising flour.           
Simple Cookie Icing
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a small bowl, stir together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
2. If desired, divide icing into separate bowls, and add food coloring to each. Dip cookies, or paint them with a brush or use cake-decorating bag to create designs on cookies.

Do you like music? Would you like a fun, loving group of loyal bloggers to visit you week after week after week? If you’re nodding your head yes like I think you are, then you’re gonna wanna check out my Monday’s Music Moves Me post and be a part of the dance floor shakin’!


Wayback Wednesdays…Blast from the Past

In 1999 the movie, Blast from the Past hit the big screen.  Brendan Fraser is priceless in his role as Adam, a young man locked mentally in the 60s now living in the modern times who falls in love with Eve (Alicia Silverstone).

If you haven’t seen this flick then let me say, it’s well worth watching. Check out the trailer below…

I thought about this film with the problems we’ve had with our computer. There’s a particular scene in the movie where Troy played by Dave Foley mentions having a computer in his room. Frazier’s character couldn’t believe this revelation who lived his entire life set in the 60s. Think about that for a moment, shall we?

This is what a computer looked like from the 60s….

Computers in the 60s were huge, heavy machines that took up entire rooms in air-conditioned buildings.

Now, you understand his excitement over this news. He just had to see for himself what a computer looked like first hand.

The soundtrack from the movie isn’t the best. I mean, there are no billboard hits featured on it. I did find one track I like. I present to you Adam & Eve’s theme song from the movie…

Do you remember the first computer you ever saw?

How old were you when you own your first computer?

Angela from Mommy Time Out and I would like to welcome you to another edition of  Wayback Wednesdays and we hope you’ll decide to participate in the fun. 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 now our newest follower and we’ll pop over to your lovely blog. Share with us on Wayback Wednesdays a fond memory, which transfer you back into time!

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