Showing posts from July, 2015

Use Your Words: July 17th, 2015

Hello and Happy Friday!
This was supposed to post at 10:00 a.m. today…however, life had other plans, so now it's coming to you a little late. Forgive its tardiness but loves its content…that’s all I ask. ;)

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
I’m using:             Greedy ~ crystal ~ light of day ~ chalk ~ bean ~ promote
They were submitted by:
I have a pair of women I know, who I cherish immensely. I fi…

Secret Subject Swap: July 10th, 2015

Hello and Happy Friday!Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 13 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.                          * * *Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:Baking In A TornadoSpatulas on ParadeDinosaur Superhero MommyThe MomisodesThe Bergham’s Life ChroniclesSouthern Belle CharmConfessions of a part-time working momThe Lieber FamilyBattered HopeSomeone Else’s GeniusClimaxedSparkly Poetic Weirdo                    ~ ~ ~My “Secret Subject” is:What are your traditions for the 4th of July and why do you insist on keeping them?It was submitted by: Southern Belle Charm -thank you for the prompt!                       *   *   *Traditions?I am not sure I have any that are consistent. There is no annual barbecue or spe…

My Open Relationship(s)

It has taken me a while to become okay with having an open relationship.Well actually, open relationships.I have a few open relationships, all with people I truly love. I'm not sure I can say I love them equally, but I love them each fiercely, honestly and appreciate the uniqueness they offer to this world.I am not perfect. I will never be perfect. It took me too many years of self-loathing to realize this and to realize that it is okay. Often times, I hid who I was because I felt I was not good enough for....well anyone. It was not uncommon for me to not share my feelings and emotions, to chastise myself extensively for any and every mistake I made and apologize for simply existing.Life gets so damn tiring living in the dark. That's why I decided open relationships work best for me. Having open and honest relationships with friends and family brought me out of my darkness and into the light of love.  Making mistakes is par for the course, owning up to them and learning from t…