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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Friday Favorites Linky Party - June 21, 2019

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop - June 19, 2019

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Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop [which begins every TUESDAY evening 7pm ET, by the way!] We are so glad that you are here. This week we have some amazing features to share with you and, then, a great big new party of surprises that we can hardly wait to see. Our guests [that would be YOU] are so creative!

Fabulous Features of the Week

Patriotic patio decor for summer
   
Fabulous mason jar projects you will love #DIY #crafts
   
 
3 ingredient crockpot Buffalo chicken sandwich #recipes
   
Father's Day tablescape ideas
   
   

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Five on Friday - June 14, 2019

This has been an amazing week in St. Louis.  In case you haven't heard, the St. Louis Blues hockey team brought home the Stanley Cup this week for the first time in franchise history.  For fifty-two years Blues fans have been saying we'll get 'em next year.  Well  "next year" finally came!  What an amazing teachable moment for parents to talk to the kids about.  In January this team was in dead last place.  But they worked their tails off and didn't give up.  Now, just a few months later, they have captured the coveted title of Stanley Cup Champions!

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I'm dedicating my five to Blues items today ~

1.  Watch Party
St. Louis knows how to throw a watch party.  We were lucky enough to be 2 of 18,500 people watching the game from the Enterprise Center, where the Blues play.  Just a few blocks away, there were 25,000 people sitting in the seats of our baseball stadium watching the hockey game from there.  Several other thousands were crowded into bars and restaurants with their eyes glued on the game.  St. Louis just flat out loves their sports teams!


2.  Best Picture with the Cup
One of the Blues star players, Vladimir Tarasenko, added a baby boy to his family last week.  Check out this picture of Baby Tarasenko resting in the cup at the age of 6 days old.  At the time I'm writing this, they haven't named the baby yet.  Think it will be Stanley?

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3.  Jenna Fisher
I loved watching St. Louis native Jenna Fisher (Pam on The Office) cheer on her beloved Blues.  She and John Krasinski (Jim on The Office) had the best rivalry going on during the playoffs.  John is a Bruins fan and just couldn't get the best of Jenna.  Their jokes went back and forth in such a fun way.  It truly made me fall in love Jenna and want to get to know more about her.


Did you know she wrote a book?  It's titled The Actor's Life:  A Survival Guide.  It's definitely going on my TBR list.  Here's the synopsis from Amazon:
Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong?

Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt.

If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair.

Jenna wants to be that person for you.

With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!).

Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.

4.  Laila Anderson - Super Fan
Blues' player Colton Parayko introduced the team and all of St. Louis to the sweetest 11 year old - Laila Anderson.  Laila suffers from a rare, life-threatening disease.  The Blues made it possible for Laila to attend many of the playoff games and even surprised her with a trip to Boston to witness Game 7.  She had never lost faith in our team and was as supportive of them as they were of her and her battle for her life.  Get the tissues ready as you watch her kiss the cup ~



5.  There's a new (improved) Stan in town...
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We're going to cap off this monumental hockey season by attending the parade on Saturday.  I'm sure there will once again be thousands of fans downtown to celebrate.  It's the coolest thing to have that many people all together cheering for the same cause.  I'll be back next week to share the experience.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Friday Favorites Linky Party - June 14, 2019

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop - June 12, 2019


Welcome to this week's Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here. So, what have you been up to? Got some projects in the works? Planning a summertime party? We can hardly wait to hear about what you are doing. Before we start our party, though, here are some really great features we loved ...and so did you!

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Five on Friday - June 7, 2019

Happy Friday!  We have had a momentous week at our house.  On Tuesday we cancelled our cable service.  I'm not going to lie, it was a frightening moment for me!  But you know what, life went on.  We purchased a hi def antenna and Roko stick, signed up for Sling and honestly haven't missed a beat.    In all our TV excitement, I still managed to pull together five for today ~

1.  National Doughnut Day
Wonder what to have for breakfast today?  Swing by someplace and pick up doughnuts - it's National Doughnut Day!  According to the National Calendar Day website, this day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.  Pop in Krispy Kreme or Walmart for a free doughnut treat today.  Dunkin Donuts will give you a free classic doughnut with any drink purchase.

NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY รข€“ First Friday in June

2.  Late Night
Late Night opens today and is definitely on my want to watch list.  This movie features three of my favorites (Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling and John Lithgow).  Here's the synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes: 
A late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women who are separated by culture and generation become united by their love of a biting punchline.
3.  The Friends We Keep
Looking for a great summer read?  The New York Times bestseller Jane Green, author of The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House, has a new book that hit the stands this week.  Amazon sums it be this way -
Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted—the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible.

Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man.

Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause.
Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy.

By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness...until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.

The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home.
The Friends We Keep by [Green, Jane]

4.  Taco Bell Nacho Fries
Are you missing Taco Bell's Nacho Fries?  Well, no need to miss them anymore!  They are showing up on Taco Bell's menus nationwide starting yesterday.  For only $1, you can get an order and begin dipping these tasty sticks into the nacho cheese that accompanies the order.  Don't get overly comfortable ordering them because they are only here for a limited time.
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5.  Watch the weather....

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Have a great weekend!  I have a friend arriving today and we are going to be doing some serious binge watching of The Handmaid's Tale.  We'll also be dropping by a Joya pop up sales on Saturday.  Then on Sunday we'll be planted in front of the TV to see the St. Louis Blues give it their all to win the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.  Fun times ahead!

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Friday Favorites Linky Party - June 7, 2019

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