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All the other stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere else…

Sunshine and Shine On

Thanks to Elsie of The Cooking Wardrobe for nominating me for the Sunshine and Shine On Awards.   These awards ask you to shine a light by on your life by telling some random facts about yourself.  I learned a lot about Elsie in her post here.

  • Here are some random facts about me…
  • My birthday is on Leap Year.
  • I have three grown children.
  • I love to play Balderdash.
  • I write fiction and poetry.
  • If I could have a secret super power it would be invisibility.
  • Red Lobster is my favorite chain restaurant.
  • I love Miss Marple from the Agatha Christie mysteries.
  • I’ve been married for 26 years.
  • I  have two house cats.
  • I have a season pass to Dollywood.
  • I try to be a vegetarian!
  • I am young at heart like my mom.
  • I like to sit on my front porch.
  • My favorite leisure activity is reading.
  • My favorite movies are The Lord of the Rings trilogy and my favorite old black and white’s are Harvey and You Can’t Take it With You.
  • I really do like lemonade.

The rules for the award are:

The Sunshine Award

Rules of the Sunshine Award:

  • Use the logo below in the post.
  • Link to whoever nominated you.
  • Write ten pieces of information about yourself.
  • Nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.”
 Shine On Award

Rules of the Shine On Award:

  • Display the award logo on your blog
  • Show appreciation by acknowledging the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and happily pass on this award, making sure to link their blog into your post.
  • Contact your chosen bloggers and let them know.

Every kindness needs to be passed along!  I know that some bloggers may already have these awards or may not have the time to participate.  So, if I nominate you and you aren’t able to join in,  just accept my thanks.  On with the nominations:

And for those bloggers I regularly read or are just getting to know…thank you for inspiring me with your words and images!

Live your Lemonade Life,


I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream…for Smoothies

I have always had an interest in nutrition, herbs, essential oils and any kind of natural good health.  On one hand I believe in the benefits of eating well, but on the other hand I love, love, love chocolate.

The best idea I’ve come up with is to make healthy versions of these foods that I love to eat.  I have a couple of smoothie recipes that I rotate.  This week I want to share my favorite, which is the Cocoa Smoothie.  UMMM!  CHOCOLATE.



  •  Ingredients:
  • 2 cups soy milk
  • 1/8 cup cocoa
  • 6 packets Truvia
  • 3 cups ice

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until desired consistency.  This makes a huge 32 ounce smoothie that has only 180 calories.  Or split it with a friend for only 90 calories each!


Live your lemonade life,


Linking up at Full Time Mama for the Tuesday Recipe Link-up.  Check out the link for more recipes!