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Eternal Flame #BOTB showdown

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Can you feel the love? I hope y’all had a beautiful Valentine’s Day with someone special. Ballads are excellent ways to express ones affections and today’s song is stuck in my head. It has been for weeks now!

Let’s flashback to the 80s. This is what Wikipedia says regarding the inspiration behind today’s feature song:

The song was inspired by two eternal flames: one at the grave site of Elvis Presley that the Bangles saw when the band visited Graceland, and one at a local synagogue in Palm Springs which Steinberg attended as a child. Steinberg recalled to Songfacts: Susanna was talking about the Bangles having visited Graceland, and she said there was some type of shrine to Elvis that included some kind of eternal flame. As soon as those words were mentioned, I immediately thought of the synagogue in the town of Palm Springs, California where I grew up. I remember during our Sunday school class they would walk us through the sanctuary. There was one little red light and they told us it was called the eternal flame.

Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly and Susanna Hoffs, one of the Bangles wrote Eternal Flame and it topped the charts in nine countries in the late 80s.

The history of the lyrics don’t suggest a love song, but it’s ¬†interpreted by the listener as such. For your enjoyment and not part of the contest here are The Bangles.


After hearing Carolina Forbes a character from The Vampire Diaries sing this song is why it got stuck in my head.  Her rendition is very close to the original. What I like about her cover is how breathy she sings. I just love that soft sound! Please listen to Candice Accola.

 If you want to go straight to the song, jump to about the 1:15 mark.

If you have trouble with the above vid, then you might want to listen to Candice singing Eternal Flame, here. Please let me know, if you have any problems with either.

What did you think of contender #1? Nice, right? Next on the grind is contender #2, a band who did the same cover on the same episode (season 2 episode 16), as Candice of the show. I don’t remember it, but that’s what the info says on YouTube. Anywho, here is Human Nature!


This cover is good. I enjoyed hearing male vocals covering it, but not well enough to give them my vote. I’m going with Candice Accola.

How about you, which artist did¬† you favor, Candice Accola or Human Nature? Please leave your answer in comments; if you have time and want to share what makes your pick the ‚Äúbest‚ÄĚ of the two, then I‚Äôd love to read your reasons.

Don’t forget, the polls close at midnight on the 21st and the results will post the following day, so mark your calendar and stop by to see if your pick gets named!

The fun continues with more epic battles underway. I invite you to visit, Stephen, who manages the ever-growing list of BoTB players. Thanks for doing a fine job, my friend, and a special thank you to the brain child of this cool meme, Fae.

Thanks for visiting today. The fun isn’t over quite yet. I’m dancing with the amazing 4M crew and hope you’ll come to the party with me. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off with have a bandtastic day!


Twin Peaks #photoart #WW

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I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking of the TV series and every time I think of Twin Peaks I always think of the soft, haunting voice of Julee Cruise and if you like her style then you may want to listen to Monday’s featured artist because one of my commenters made the connection to Twin Peaks.

This morning’s music inspiration is from the popular TV program, but my photo-art creation is a simple mash-up of images taken of a new restaurant (opened 2014). We have not eaten here yet, but it sure looks neat.


DSC_3143 TwinPeaks photoart

Linking photoart project 13 with Claudia for #s-ART-urday!

Have you eaten at a Twin Peaks? If so, what do you recommend? Are you a fan of the cult classic TV show? Did you know ShowTime network will air a new season of Twin Peaks in 2016?



I hope you’re finding time to make the most of the long summer days, but if you’re stuck indoors due to rainy weather, then you might want to check out these #WW shutterbugs.


Have a fototastic day! ~borrowed image~

Have a fototastic day! ~borrowed image~

Review & Giveaway: NBC Dream Builders Reality Show & Lowe’s $50 GC

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The American Dream Home is something everyone fantasizes about. Whether it’s a new closet, a larger family room, or simply a place to put all your stuff, there’s always something we want to change about where we live!

What if you could make your home into your Dream Home?

AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS ‚Äď a new show premiering on NBC March 23 at 8/7 CST ‚Äď and Lowe‚Äôs want to make your dream a reality.

Hosted by famed interior designer and best-selling author, Nate Berkus, AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS follows the nation’s top 12 designers and home builders as they compete to be crowned the Ultimate Dream Builder and take home a $250,000 cash prize. It’s the home competition that will change everything!

From the producers of Survivor and The Bachelor, don’t miss AMERICAN DREAM BUILDERS, Sundays at 8/7 CST, only on NBC.

You can enter for a chance to win $100,000 in products and services from Lowe’s and a consultation for the winner with American Dream Builders!

Enter for a chance to win your dream renovation at NBC.

And starting March 23rd you earn 5 bonus entries when you ‚ÄúDream It Yourself‚ÄĚ! Upload a photo and description of a home project you are working on and EARN 5 BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES.

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the broadcast premi√®re and then I invite you to preview (non-working video, removed content from my site) the show below.

Finally, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win more prizes from American Dream Builders and Lowe’s!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway (ends midnight March 27, 2014) below for a chance at…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**This is a Lowe’s sponsored post.¬†Each household is only eligible to win One (1) $50 Lowe’s Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, then you are not eligible to win it again. The WINNER is subject to eligibility verification. Open only to USA residents. Contest closes at midnight 3-37-2014. Thank you for entering!**




Monday Strikes Again MMM – Favorite Muffin to Potato Chips or Pretzels


Each Monday, Java hosts Meet Me On Monday.¬† This is an interesting way to learn about our bloggy friends with the various questions Java posts on her site for us to borrow.¬† You’re¬†invited to link up at the bottom and enter your specific URL assigned to your Meet Me On Monday post, not your general blog web address.

Are you ready for¬†a little blogging fun?¬†Before we get started allow me to pass on¬†Java attributes recognition of question #2 as compliments of Hilary at Feeling Beachie.¬† Thanks Hilary for the¬†cool question!¬† Now, without further ado here are this week’s questions:

blueberry-muffins1. What is your favorite kind of muffin?
Without question, blueberry muffins are my favorite!¬† There is nothing like the mouth-watering aroma of fresh blueberry muffins baking in your oven. Mmm, wouldn’t you like to have one now? I sure would!


2. What was the first car you ever owned?  toyota_supra_82_379_05
My first car was one my husband and I purchased in 1985, a Toyota Supra.¬† Our color was a metallic maroon.¬† It was so gorgeous! We didn’t have kiddos in the day so we were wild and unpredictable or maybe we were predictable because we were young. Anyway, it was a nice indulgence and one we don’t regret. I’m happy we had our fun then, instead of having a mid-life crisis breakdown. lol

24-Jack-Bauer-24-1583060-883-581113. Which TV Show were you sad to see end?¬† My favorite TV Show in recent years is 24.¬† We love this TV series so much, we own every season on DVD and we can watch it over, and over, and over, again without getting tired of it.¬† There’s a rumor of a 24 movie.¬† I’m anxious to see if one pans out.¬† I think if the producers kept the original writers, then they’ll have a super-charge blockbuster.


4. What is your lucky number?¬† Lucky number?¬† It’s hard to have a lucky trinity3 number when I don’t really buy into good or bad luck, but I do have numbers I prefer. For instance, I like the numbers 3 representing the holy trinity. Also,¬†I¬† like the number 7 symbolizing God’s creation of the world.¬† I guess, I could call these lucky numbers because I sure do feel lucky knowing I have a heavenly Father who loves me¬†so much. ~John 3:16


potato-chips-15. Pretzels or Potato Chips?¬† I love both, but if I had to choose one and I know that’s what you want me to do then I’ll have to go with…you got it, potato chips!



It just occurred to me, this week’s Meet Me On Monday hasn’t yet been posted.¬† I spent the better part of this morning answering last week’s questions.¬† Boy, is it ever Monday morning!¬† My bad, folks.¬† With that being said, I’m going to run with this post as is.¬†¬†Just know this linky is closed at the bottom, but you are welcome to try visiting Java’s site to see if she has today’s questions posted.¬† Where’s my cup of coffee?

Oh and as always, PLEASE don’t forget to put the Meet Me On Monday button in your post or a link back to Java.¬† This is her baby and SHE deserves 100% credit for her efforts.¬† A special thank you goes out to Java for hosting this fun Monday meme!

You may want to visit¬† The Adventures of Mommy for Makin’ Me Crazy Monday! Also, would you like to add a little Rock ‘n Roll to your Monday?¬† Then, check this post, Santana MMM! Are you in need of a little¬†inspiration this Monday? Watch for this post to pop up soon… 1000 Reasons To Be Thankful (51-60).



Thursday Two Questions – Dancing with the Stars

Welcome to the Thursday Two Questions meme hosted by Blessing Reflections!

One of my favorite TV shows is Dancing with the Stars.  The big surprise this week was when Brandi got voted off,  keeping Bristol Palin safe and moving her into the final three.  Brandi is a natural dancer, whereas Bristol is only beginning to bloom.  I must admit, she is by far the most improved on the show but is not equally matched with the other two couples.  That being said, we are in the final round with three stars remaining who will claim the dance trophy for Season 11?


My Thursday Two Questions are:


Who was your favorite star on this season from the start? My favorite star on this season was Kurt Warner.¬† At times, he was a bit all feet and as my son would say, “You could go surfing on him.” but there was a certain charm about the way he performed.¬† I think it’s because of the kind of person he is.¬† He’s just a very likable, all-American kind of guy.¬† He’s a famous quarterback – very athletic and started off as an underdog making it into the big league.¬† This guy worked in a grocery store before trying out for professional football. Doesn’t that sound like a fairy tale or what?¬† He’s a dad of several kids and husband to a beautiful woman. He stands strong in his faith on national TV and not¬†just in church on Sunday mornings.¬† He’s an inspiration.¬† His professional dance partner, Anna Trebunskaya is poised with grace, elegance, enthusiasm, and energy. She’s a pure joy to watch every season.¬† I’d love to see her dance her way to the top in Season 12.¬† Kurt got voted off two weeks ago, and surprisingly he survived¬†that long in the competition.¬† He made significant improvements from the beginning of the show, but not enough to woo the audience to the finals apparently.¬† He was fun to watch and I could tell he was having a wonderful time on the show.¬† Isn’t that a lot of why the stars do it anyhow?


Who is your personal pick¬†to win?¬† I predict Jennifer Grey to take the prestige dance trophy.¬† Forget that she co-starred with Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing in 1987. She¬†has the breeding of two talented Broadway parents,¬†Joel Grey and Jo Wilder who’s accolades include acting, dancing, and choreography.¬†¬†The seed didn’t fall too far from the tree, as the old saying goes. Jennifer has performed her dance routines with near flawless perfection.¬† What amazes me more than her demeanor on the dance floor is her ability to compete despite her¬†chronic neck¬†pain.¬†¬†And a woman¬†who just turned 50 this March, all I can say is, “Wow! You are smoking hot, Jennifer!”¬† A lot of women don’t even look as good as¬†Jennifer does now as when they¬†were in their 20s.¬†I wonder if she’s had Hollywood’s plastic surgeons tucking and snipping on¬†her bod or has she been fortunate to age gracefully?¬†We may never know her secret. Jennifer’s professional dancer is Derek Hough.¬† This young man is personable, sensitive,¬†talented, and fun.¬† He¬†demonstrates his compassion toward his partner¬†every season, as clearly displayed¬†with Jennifer this competition.¬†¬†His playful attitude spills over into his dance style, which makes¬†viewing his¬†routines a joy.¬† He’s light on his feet and has moves like¬†Fred Astaire, but cuter.¬†Jennifer and¬† Derek deserve to take home the trophy. It’s safe to say, I’ll be rooting for this duo next Monday.