• A Month of Faves,  Memes

    Weekend Reading | A Month of Faves 2016

    Day 5: #WeekendReading {Picking Favorites} – Let’s support each other by sharing our faves from other #AMonthofFaves participant blogs, eg. your favorite posts, a book added to your reading list, or a blogger you just discovered This will be a mix of favorites and just plain must-reads! Favorite Blogs As I was going through my sorted blogs on Bloglovin’ I am realizing that so many of my ‘Must Reads’ never update any more. It’s terribly disappointing! +6512 and Growing: I found this blog a few years ago while blog hopping and have loved it ever since. The writer is from Durango, Colorado and typically posts once a week with a…

  • A Month of Faves,  Memes

    Favorite Book-to-Movie/TV | A Month of Faves 2016

    Day 6: Favorite Book to Movie or TV Shows #AMonthofFaves2016 – what were your faves; did you both watch the movie and read the book; which was better? Movies +Harry Potter Series +The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo +Pride and Prejudice 1995 +Little Women 1994 Full disclosure: I have actually never read the book. Yes, heap the shame on me now! +A/The Little Princess – Shirley Temple version TV +Outlander +Call the Midwife I read the first book and like the tv series much better! +Sherlock Another book I have not read. But, with Benedict Cumberbatch is there anything else needed? How about you?

  • A Month of Faves,  Memes

    This is How We Blog + Useful GTD Tools | A Month of Faves 2016

    Day 4: This Is How We Blog #AMonthofFaves2016 – – Essential Computer Programs, Browser Plugins, Websites and / or your blogging routine I started blogging back in 2002 on the old Blogger/Blogspot service, followed by a few jaunts to some hosted sites that my brother had, before going to Geocities and coding the site myself. In 2003 I took an online HTML course that helped me do all of that coding and by inspecting the HTML of other blogs I was able to eventually put something together. For a long time I coded my own RSS feed, too! That was a pain! Finally, in late 2009 I downloaded WordPress to…

  • Hiking,  Outdoors,  Texas,  Travel & Places

    Thanksgiving Camping Part III | South Llano River State Park

    When we woke up Saturday morning we weren’t sure how Forest was going to be feeling but he started the morning cheerfully and seemed to have recovered from whatever had made him ill the night before. It was still dreary outside, though the rain seemed to not be threatening any longer. We moved slowly around the campsite that morning, waiting to see how Forest would be, and when it was evident he was doing ok we looked on the trail map for a hike to take before lunch. The West Canyon Loop Trail looked long enough to get our blood flowing but short enough and close enough to camp in…

  • A Month of Faves,  Memes

    This Is How We Read + Popular Books | A Month of Faves 2016

    Today I meshing Day 2 and 3 together since they both have to do with reading. As usual, links are not sponsored. Day 2: – 5 Popular Books Worth the Hype #AMonthofFaves2016 I’m going to mix books from this year and in the past that have been hyped that have been fantastic, in my opinion. Read This Year +The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins +Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert Read Another Year +The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson +Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer +Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Day 3: This Is How We Read #AMonthofFaves2016 – eg. Number of books read so…

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    These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things | A Month of Faves 2016

    Andi at Estella’s Revenge is doing a themed blog writing session for December and I thought it might be worthwhile to do a modified version here. I’ll be compiling several of the prompts into one day as time goes on because I do plan on writing about other things throughout the month. Here’s to day 1! The prompt: These Are A Few of My Favorite Things for 2016– eg. to eat, drink, wear, smell, see, do, enjoy, best thing I bought, most used gift received etc, favorite concert, outdoor activity, place visited, most squee worthy moment of the year, biggest change. Links aren’t sponsored. Monarchs: Oh man, this was a…

  • Outdoors,  Texas,  Travel & Places

    Wildlife at South Llano River State Park

    Aside from the plethora of Rio Grande turkey, deer were quite common in the state park as well. It was easy to spot them, especially in the evenings. We stopped at several of the bird blinds set up in the park and watched various cardinal, warblers, and other little brown jobbers feasting on the bird seed left for them and bathing in the bubbling water containers. We saw the western scrub jay and several of its friends and family members on our Saturday morning hike, where they were rowdy alongside the trail as they busted through the Ashe juniper scrub. The highlight of the trip was actually the trip to…