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Haiku Friday – Beautiful & Curse

21 Apr

Happy National Tea Day, National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day, and National Big Word Day!


This goes to show that there’s always something to celebrate. 😉 Since we’re celebrating these wonderful events (?) I will contribute a little something to each one. First, for National Tea Day I’m going to recommend you try my morning ritual tea:

  • Green Tea
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 packets Stevia

This combo tastes delicious and it revs you and your metabolism in the morning and helps you off to a great start.

For National Chocolate Covered Cashews day I’m going to let you in on something . . . cashews are not nuts. They are actually fruits. 😮 Mind blown!

Now for National Big Word Day I’m going to give you one of my favorite, and I think one of the most beautiful words in the English language, wait for it.


Okay it’s not that big (that’s why I made the letters bigger––shhh) It is a beautiful word though and it means: A sound that is sweet and smooth, pleasing to hear.

So go on and celebrate the day by having a nice cup of tea, handful of chocolate covered cashews, and tell someone their voice is mellifluous. They’ll love you, once you tell them what it means.


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Illustration by Selene Regener

Beauty has a soul

Beyond the perfect features

Lies curse of intellect

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Illustration by Selene Regener

Beautiful and Curse are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

Enjoy your day!

Writers Quote Wednesday – Beauty

6 Jul

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Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge is sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of Silver Threading and Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then, write a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can include photos, photo quotes, or anything else that helps to highlight your quote. Have fun with it! This week’s theme chosen by Ronovan is BEAUTY.

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At the risk of sounding cliché I will say that beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder. To a mom her baby is the most beautiful creature alive, to a stranger the same infant may look like Winston Churchill or Mr. Magoo. A man may walk into a bar with his girlfriend who he immediately determines is the most beautiful woman in the place but to the others there she may not even be close to that. A man may spend a great deal of money on a work of art he finds exquisite, meanwhile his friends could be wondering what possessed him to buy such a hideous painting. By now you get the point––I hope.

I also believe that our perception of beauty can change. I once had a crush on a football player in college. I thought he was the hottest thing since Johnny Depp (in early 2000s). After a couple of dates and finding out what a jerk he was I took another look at him and he didn’t seem as good looking anymore, as a matter of fact I couldn’t understand what I saw in him in the first place. The opposite also happened to me. A man that I didn’t find very attractive, not that I thought he was ugly, but I just thought he wasn’t my type, kept pursuing me. He was so sweet and kind that before long I began to see him differently. One day I looked at him and he seemed very attractive. He had won me over with his kind nature and suddenly I saw him through different eyes. I believe personality has a lot to do with how people perceive you.

I also believe that if you look hard enough there’s beauty in all things.

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“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”

~Audrey Hepburn

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”


“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

~Ashley Smith

“Beauty, whether moral or natural, is felt, more properly than perceived.”

~David Hume

“It took a long while for me to know that I’m beautiful. I remember going through this phase when I was younger of wanting to pass by mirrors and not look at them. That was so ridiculous. I’ve learned now that beauty starts from within.”

~Kelly Rowland

Have a beautiful day, everyone!



Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

16 Dec

Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

Hello everyone! Do you know what day it is? It’s MEANDERING MONDAY! That means it’s time to link up and get to hoppin’. Join us every Monday and grow your blog. ;D




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Stacey’s words…

I would like to say thank you to all of our regular linkers and to all of the new ones who happen by, your support is wonderful and greatly appreciated!

Now lets all give a big, resounding “howdy” to all of our awesome December gang!

The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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And now for the wonderful group of ladies who are our co-hosts for the month of December!
If you would like to know more about each of these amazing ladies, please read “Welcome to my December Ladies”!

Without further ado, please say, “Hello” to!

Millie & Kristina from 2 Crochet Hooks!

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Tiffany a.k.a Mrs Tee from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter

Sinea from Ducks N a Row
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Vashti Quiroz-Vega from Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog
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Megan from Meg’s Menagerie

Be sure to stop by and share some love with each of these awesome ladies!

Grab a badge and join the party!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Millie and Kristina’s favorite came from Mama Dish with the post Holiday Card Holder.
Saying, “Every year you get tons of cards and this is a fun way to keep up with them and show them off!”

Mrs Tee’s favorite came from Latina Mama Rama with the post Tacos de Papa (Potato Tacos).
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Sinea’s favorite came from Carrie Elle with the post Holiday Decorating Ideas by Gingerbread M&M’s.
Saying, “I love the M&M Christmas Trees.” ♥

Vashti’s favorite came from The Wilderness Wife with the post Soft Moist Gingerbread Cookies.
Saying, “I enjoyed reading her witty post and the instructions for making my favorite holiday cookies were clear and easy to follow.”

Megan’s favorite came from Carrie Elle with the post Holiday Decorating Ideas by Gingerbread M&M’s.
Saying, “I just adore the cute little Christmas trees in the Holiday Decorating Inspired by Gingerbread M&M’s post from Carrie Elle. They are so festive!”

And my fave also came from The Wilderness Wife with the post Nana’s Christmas Candy Recipes.
“I remember my mom making lots of different kinds of holiday candies and many of these bring back wonderful holiday memories.”

Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

Don’t miss out on this amazing giveaway!

Epic Mommy Adventures is celebrating its 1-Year Blogiversary with a big giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Natasha – Epic Mommy Adventures 

Stacey – This Momma’s Ramblings | Angie – God’s Growing Garden

Millie & Kristina – 2 Crochet Hooks | Angel – Sew Crafty Angel

Cathy – A Peek Into Paradise | Janine – Confessions of a Mommyaholic 

Megan – Meg’s Menagerie | Alma – A Conquered Mess 

Justine – Une Coccinelle à New-York | Stacy –Along Came Life

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Betty – Losing My Gut | Anna – Cuddlebug Cuties

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The Epic Mommy 1-Year Blogiversary Giveaway will start on December 2nd, 2013 at 12:00AM and end on December 30th, 2013 at 11:59PM. Entries will be accepted from both US and International entrants. Winner(s) will be randomly chosen from the Rafflecopter widget. If an international entrant is the winner, US $100 in Paypal cash will be provided in lieu of the Amazon Kindle.
Now let’s get this party started!


Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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we want you

I am looking for January co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

This Momma’s Meandering Mondays, now offers more ways to link up all of your favorite sites, so that we have more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

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