Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesdays with a Twist #234

Our news this week...  Coming back to work (besides blogging) after a week of vacation can feel pretty daunting.  My regular job really kept me to the grind.  Whew!  This week is feeling more like a normal week though!  I'd like to remind everyone that this party welcomes any family friendly post including other link parties and Etsy shops.  No limit on links, new or old.


This gorgeous fading pink rose was at a park we visited in Colorado.  I didn't notice if there was a label for it.  I love the all the shades of color as blossoms soften in the warm sunshine.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Travels with Marci Near Quigley Castle


My full time job (besides blogging) has me on the road quite a bit these days, regularly buzzing around four different counties here in Arkansas.  I am so very blessed to live in a beautiful area. 



Saturday, October 14, 2017

'Need a Quick Couples Costume?

We have neighbors who throw a BIG Halloween party every year that includes a costume contest.  While Handsome Husband is polite about it, he would really rather not become a completely different character.  Here are three simple and quick couples costumes that have worked for us in the past.


First up, we are TV's Gilligan and Mary Ann. 



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Are you ready to party? Tuesdays with a Twist

Our news this week...  We were out of state visiting our son this past week.  It was nice to be away for a bit, but now it's nice to be back!  ;-) I'd like to remind everyone that this party welcomes any family friendly post including other link parties and Etsy shops.  No limit on links, new or old.


This is an old photo of our family taken on the very tip of Hawksbill Crag in Arkansas.  It is a gorgeous pristine area and the hike is surprisingly easy for our area.

Monday, October 9, 2017

You're the Star Blog Hop {October}

Welcome to the party!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg

Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to invite everyone back tomorrow for a link party!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale

by Diane Setterfield 



A partial synopsis from Good Reads:  A love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.


My thoughts:  I loved this book!  It is the tale of Vida Winter, a renowned and prolific author, who has asked Margaret to write her biography.  Before agreeing to the commission, Margaret searches for clues to Vida's birth and childhood, but no records can be found.  Upon her arrival at the author's country home, Vida promises to give three pieces of information about herself that are publicly documented.  Once Margaret completes that initial research, she chooses to write and is mesmerized by the story of twin girls with blazing red hair and brilliant green eyes.  I think my favorite character is probably John the Dig, but I also loved the Missus.

I was a little sad when this book ended.  What a great guessing game of ghosts and family secrets!  'Definitely reading more from Diane Setterfield!

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesdays with a Twist LINKY PARTY

Our news this week...  Will be back.  I would like to remind everyone that this party welcomes any family friendly post including other link parties and Etsy shops.


This is a corner of our back patio.  All fairies are welcome!  ;-)

Coming soon...

I'm having a crazy morning.  Tuesdays with a Twist will be posted shortly. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

You're the Star {October} Week 1

WELCOME to the October "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg

Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to remind everyone I co-host a linky party on Tuesdays, too!  Please come back tomorrow and join the fun!


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Travels with Marci near Russellville

My full time job (besides blogging) has me on the road quite a bit these days, regularly buzzing around four different counties here in Arkansas.  I am so very blessed to live in a beautiful area.  When something catches my eye, I snap a picture with my phone.  There's really no telling what I might photograph!




This photo is of Arkansas Nuclear One just before sunrise.  The pink and gray skies make the photo a bit eerie.

Where have you been lately?  Did you snap any photos?

;-)  -Marci