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#4M Relaxing Piano Mewsic + @AprilA2Z 2017 Theme

 

Good morning, kittens and dawgs!  Before I launched into my mewsic choices today, I want to share next month’s A-Z theme – Art Sketching through the Alphabet .

After I started college and then moved from career life to motherhood my artist ability (what little I had) sorta vanished.  I did some doodling while the kids were small but my mind was not devoted to it and I couldn’t nurture these interests.  So, it fell by the wayside until last year and that’s when I had an awakening to rekindle the glimmer buried within and it stunned me to see there is still hope!  I am challenging myself to sketch anything that captures my eye using the daily alphabet prompt.  I’m not sure how well this will translate but perhaps if nothing else it will encourage others to massage a dormant talent to life.  I hope you’ll decide to join me each day as I share a bit of me with you A-Z!

Now, I invite you to hit the dance floor with the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” gals – Marie, Stacy, Colette, and myself.  This week’s theme is “freebie picks – your choice”  😉



I enjoyed the above selection of Kern’s that I decided to share with you this YouTube playlist to chillax with this morning.

 

 

What mewsic moves you today? 😉

 

I have scheduled posts set for the rest of the week for your enjoyment and my convenience but something came up last Tuesday that shocked my world. I can’t talk about it because I don’t like airing publically things that are sensitive and I find myself struggling to stay on top of this storm-tossed sea but all I can do is ask for your prays for DS.

I’ll do my best to make my rounds and I hope to see you back for Tuesday Tunesation!!

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Lucky Charms + #TuesdayTunesation with @JamesMorrisonOK

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Tuesday Tunesation featured mewsician is new-to-me.

James Morrison is an English singer/songwriter who rose to fame in 2006 with his début single, “You Give Me Something” (song number three on the above playlist) peaking at #5 in the UK and #1 in New Zealand. It became a hit in Europe, Australia, Japan, & Iran. I find his soulful, rock style is rather nice and easy to listen to while writing posts or reading others.


 

This month, I putting together multiple daily posts into one.  I don’t know if this will make life any easier while I work on my April A-Z posts but that’s my hopes.

I’m joining Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat this week and this morning’s prompt: Where are your Lucky Charms?  It’s St. Patrick’s Day this week, whether you are Irish or not, do you have any special totems or symbols of your culture?

Me Lucky Charms are in the cupboard, lassie. Where else would they be? 😉

 

I know you’re talking about cereal but I couldn’t resist being my usual silly self with this prompt.  When DD#1 began her junior year in our homeschool high school I knew I didn’t want to get our kids the typical class ring and that’s when I began thinking about our Irish culture.  That’s when I found this not-so-expensive Claddagh rings with our daughters in mind from Creative Irish Gifts.

We got DS one from the same site but either they no longer have it or I’m not remembering what it looked like.  He had a masculine style Claddaugh ring.

Many, many years ago when we use to get our annual Christmas bell from Helix Pewter & Copper just before they closed their business door for good DH got me small Claddaugh windchime.  I think it’s meant to be hung on a Christmas tree but I have hung by a cord from the ceiling.  It makes the slightest tinkling sound if I blow on the chimes.  What I’d like to get is a horseshoe to put on our door. While I am not superstitious, I do like the legion behind the hanging of the horseshoe of good fortune and is a sign that keeps Satan away, otherwise, I just think it’s a nice Irish decoration.  I bet I could find an old horseshoe at my in-laws’ place. I’m gonna have to look the next time we visit. 😉

That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m hopping over to Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts and you’re welcome to join me if you want. I hope you’ll hop & link up tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday.

I hope you’ll join me at midnight and link up with my mid-week meme not-so Wordless Wednesday.

 

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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#4M Band Names or Song Titles with the Word ‘Air’

 

K.D. Lang is a Canadian pop, country singer/songwriter with an eerie sorta resemblance to the late Karen Carpenter that I found a bit mesmerizing in her cover of the classic hit made popular by The Hollies (1974) and landing them in at #2 on the UK and #6 on the US mewsic charts, but what I found it interesting is that the songwriter, Albert Hammond, first recorded “The Air That I Breathe” in 1973.

Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! 😉 It’s great to be back as co-host to the best dance party in Blogosphere with the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” gals! Thank you, XmasDolly, Stacy, and Colette for having me back after a long hiatus.  Now, I invite you to hit the dance floor.  This week’s theme is “Band Names or Song Titles with the Word ‘Air'”



 

 

What mewsic moves you today? 😉

 

I hope to see back for Tuesday Tunesation!!

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#TSWD March 2017 Edition

For Today….

 

 

Looking out my window…the sky is gray with the gentle drizzle of rain falling softly upon the eve.

 

 

 

 

I am thinking…about the recent mews I got from DD#1 which I’m processing and not ready to share with anyone just yet.

 

 

 

Today DH rolls from hourly employment to full-time. We are ecstatic he was offered a full-time position. God is good!

 

 

One of my favorite things…is mewsic.  There isn’t a day that passes without the sound of mewsic playing throughout the house.  It moves, inspires, and uplifts my spirit!

 

 

I am creating… art sketchings for the April A-Z Challenge.  I am not an artist.  In high school, I took art but never thought I was very talented.  Looking back I think it was largely due to lack of confidence and I was afraid to try. Art is an expression which you must feel.  Last year, I decided it was time to rekindle this long forgotten passion and surprisingly I discovered I have some talent. I’m hoping to grow my abilities with this month long blogging exercise and hopefully, you’ll want to be a part of the experience.

 

 

 

I am wearing… sweatpants, long sleeve t-shirt, fleece socks, and hoodie.  The weather is still cool but it won’t be long before I can shed some of these layers.

 

 

 

 

I am reading listening to… my iTunes “Rock Mewsic” playlist with various artists. Currently, Sheryl Crow “Always On Your Side” from her Wildflower album is playing.

 

 

 

 

I am hoping...before the year ends, we’ll be in a new home.  This has been a long time dream of mine. DH and I talked often while he was laid off that when he gets another job that we need to do something about making this dream a reality. I’m trusting God to present to us the house He wants for us.

 

 

 

 

 

I am learning…that I don’t have to be purrfect when it comes to my art.  This is a learning process and it’s okay to experiment until I get it right.

 

 

In my kitchen…I’m trying to figure out what I want to fix for dinner tonight using chicken. I think I may make one of DH’s favorites – fried chicken stripes.  I also plan to make a fresh batch of buttermilk biscuits which will be an excellent addition for dinner tonight.  

 

 

 

 

Post Script… I’d like to invite you to join me on the dance floor with Monday Mewsic Moves Me. If you have mewsic to share then this is the place to do it each week and if not, then just enjoy the tunes! 😉

 

 

 

 

Shared Quote… This isn’t a quote but it’s some great encouragement to inspire us to be the best that we can be!

 

A moment from my day… This is the last sketch entry in my art journal for the A-Z Challenge. I hope to have all sketches completed this week, then I can go back and do additional sketches or other fill-in material if the inspiration strikes!

 

 

In closing…I want to share a recipe I discovered last year this time and made for St. Patrick’s Day.

Double Dipped Mint Shortbread Cookies

Double Dipped Mint Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1-cup sugar
  • 1-cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2⅔ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ tsp mint extract*
  • 10 drops of green food coloring
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • green sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and then add the mint extract.
  2. Slowly mix in the flour and salt. Once well combined, add the 10 drops of green food coloring.
  3. Roll the green dough into 1" balls and flatten with a glass, and place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
  4. Once cookies are cooled, place semi sweet chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl. Cook for 30 seconds on high. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted. Dip one end of mint shortbread cookies into the semi-sweet chocolate. Place back on wire rack to dry.
  5. Once dry, place white chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons whipping cream into a
  6. Microwave safe bowl. Cook for 30 seconds on high. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted. Dip the other end of the mint shortbread cookies into the white chocolate. Sprinkle green sprinkles on white chocolate while wet. Let dry.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. *NOTE: The amount of mint needs to go up to 4 teaspoons.
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Thank you for visiting today. I will over to see you soon! Meanwhile, I invite you for a return visit tomorrow for Tuesday Tunesation! 😉

 

 

 

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#4M: Two New-to-Me Artists

Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! 😉 Normally, I go live at midnight with my mewsic post but I decided to go back to Sundays for two reasons. One, I hope to snag the interest of newbies surfing the net today and two, to make it easier my regulars.   Let’s get things started.  I’m back on board co-hosting with the Monday’s Music Moves Me 🎶 ladies – Marie, Stacy, and Colette and you’re invited to hit the dance floor with us. This week’s theme is “freebie pick – your choice“!



 

Today I’m sharing with you mewsic picks introduced to me by two good blogger friends in Two New-To-Me Artists!

My first selection was shared by Adventures in Weseland which I really enjoyed and I hope you do, too!

 

Did y’all recognize Ruben Blades? He’s an actor. Here’s what I’ve seen him in  Predator 2 (played Detective Danny Archuleta),  The X-FilesTV series (1997 episode, as Conrad Lozano ) The Devil’s Own (as Edwin Diaz), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (character – Jorge FBI),  and Safe House (played Carlos Villar). A series I want to see but haven’t that Blades stars as the main character, Daniel Salazar, is Fear of the Walking Dead. Oh, here’s an interesting factoid. According to Wikipedia Blades is considering another bid for the Panama presidency in 2019. For more Ruben Blades mewsic, check out this YouTube Top Track playlist.  Thanks, Patrick!

Next up, Tina Arena is one of the highest selling Australian singers with 10M records sold worldwide.  Besides her gorgeous vocal multilingual abilities (records in English, Italian, French, & Spanish), she’s a multi-talent songwriter, instrumentalist, theatrical actress, and record producer. This gal has received several international and national awards.

The first time I heard Tina was on fellow BoTBer, Angels Bark site which impressed me and I knew I wanted to feature this song with you. Thanks, Michele!

 

Before I go, let me share one more mewsic vid by this artist uploaded on YouTube ten months ago and has received more than a million views.

 

Want more? Check out this playlist!

 

What mewsic moves you? 😉

 

I hope to see back tomorrow for a bit of random chat and Tuesday Tunesation!

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