Monday, November 29, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Print

It's Blue Monday!

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Have some fun by visiting other Blue participants and leaving comments; you'll be surprised how many will return the favor.

I hope that everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving; we sure did. We spent the day with our daughter and her family.

Quite a while ago, I won a print from Carol at At My Painting Room, her Etsy shop. The title is Red Hollyhocks, and she even signed it! I love the bright colors of the red against the blue background.

I promised to frame it and blog about it once it was hung.

I went to Michael's and selected a frame. It was $24.99 and on sale for 40% off. I felt that the expense was worthwhile since the print is so lovely. Well, it's finally hanging just around the corner from my kitchen and family room where it can be easily seen each day.

I think it looks really special.

I'll make a confession. When I was inserting the print into the frame, the glass snapped! (I've TOLD you that I was not handy!) Well, I just went ahead and framed it anyway without the glass because thoughtful Carol had it wrapped in a plastic. You might be able to detect the little wrinkle when you click on the picture to enlarge it, but I think it works.

Pay Carol a visit at At My Painting Room, her Etsy shop. You might find something you'd like to have or give to that special someone.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. mizhelle
2. Lani
3. gengen
4. LaVoice
5. Joy- Books and Life
6. Lesa
7. Dena Es
8. Milla
9. Princess Wannabe
10. Candy @ The Little Round Table
11. Pie
12. {oc cottage}
13. Lucka, Lomnice, CZ
14. Mrs. M @ TLC
15. Squint to find the blue
16. Heart's Garden
17. Samson
18. Hard Rock Hotel Bali
19. Shy
20. Rantis, Swe
21. Loui♥
22. Happy Thoughts
23. Lesley
24. Josep
25. Livsnjutaren
26. Carpe Diem Sweden
27. Andy - Blue Ontario
28. anemonen
29. NatureFootstep Sweden
30. Gypsy Lala
31. Birgitta - foto CHIP
32. Skating on Blue Ice!
33. Mom's Place - kat
34. Beverly @HSTS
35. Cindy @ Custom Comforts
36. Belle
37. Reach Beyond Limits
38. Joy @Joysweb
39. Donnie
40. Fes Journey of Life
41. Life is a Battle
42. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
43. Adventures in Shopping
44. Becky K.
45. charmine
46. Chubskulit
47. Auntie E
48. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
49. Manang Kim,USA
50. Dorincard: word from Mother Teresa
51. Photoblogista
52. molly's Country Memories
53. Mary@OnePerfectBite
54. Christine
55. hapzydeco
56. salmagundi
57. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
58. Nicki@TheVintageFarmhouse
59. My Place to Yours
60. Sherry Blue Quilts
61. Ann & Tin and Sparkle
62. annies home
63. Jingle
64. Grandmother Wren
65. Nikki Dee
66. La Dame de Nage
67. Terry
68. Kayce's Daily Notes
69. Debbie at The Paint Splash
70. cindy
71. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
72. Emily
73. Eden, Australia
74. Mylene @ Story Of A Woman

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Mural

Welcome to the place to show off your blues!

It's a good idea to show Blue Monday's icon--the blue jay. Many people place the Blue Monday button at the top of their post so that visitors can easily find their Blue Monday. For instructions, just click here.

I love to see the many ways blogland celebrates the color blue.


On a beautiful day with lovely blue skies, we took a drive. Look at the unique store that I discovered! It has an interesting, large mural of a beach scene painted along the front, with some beautiful blue water. I stopped the car to take some pictures for Blue Monday..

The name of the store is "Clothing for the Free Spirit." What kind of clothing might that be?

Hm, as I looked more closely, it seems the models sittting on the beach answer that question. I suppose the store sells only hats.
BTW, there's a nudist colony right next door! You think there's a connection?

Happy Blue Monday!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Martha
2. mizhelle
3. Milla
4. LaVoice
5. Dena
6. Loui
7. Candy @ The Little Round Table
8. racheld
9. Rose
10. Look Here @Amiko
11. Lani
12. Pie
13. Decisions
14. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
15. Debra Kaye
16. La Dame de Nage
17. Mary@One Perfect Bite
18. Rantis, Swe
19. Poetic Shutterbug
20. Joahna Vern, Philippines
21. Cricket
22. Eye Candy - Building
23. Carpe Diem Sweden
24. Cat
25. Becky @ Random musings of a deco lady
26. Mom's Place - Kat
27. carolynUSA
28. Life is a Battle
29. Belle
30. NatureFootstep Sweden
31. Raya's treasures
32. Lesley
33. hip chick
34. Reach Beyond Limits
35. joco, uk
36. Donnie
37. Pietrek67
38. Friendship Offering!
39. Manang Kim,USA
40. My Place to Yours
41. Cailin Marie
42. Kathy-Delightsome Life
43. Jennifer Grenko
44. Auntie E's
45. Dhemz
46. Priyanka @ Lens n Verses
47. Mel Cole @ Love Home
48. charmine
49. Sweet Nothings
50. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
51. Elaine
52. Hearts content
53. hapzydeco
54. nature is magical
55. bevie
56. Little World of Fun
57. Terry
58. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
59. Peacock Blue
60. Shelia @ Notesongs
61. anemonen, Sweden
62. gengen
63. bevie
64. Dorincard
65. My Home Sanctuary
66. Shannara
67. Joy- Books and Life
68. Eden, Australia
69. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
70. Shy-PA,USA
71. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
72. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA, 2nd entry
73. Vernz
74. Maria's Space
75. Lazy on Loblolly

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue Monday - Review Morning Glory

Welcome to the place to show off your blues!

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I love to see the many ways blogland celebrates the color blue.


Look at these blue curlers! Diane Keaton actually appears like this in a scene from her newest film, Morning Glory. Most stars wouldn't have the nerve, but she remains so lovely.

Here she is with her hair combed out in another scene with Harrison Ford. Note his blue tie, the blue background, the blue chair.

Harrison Ford is shown here in his blue jeans. Why, oh why are men so lucky to look good at any age in any get-up? (sigh) We don't see them with curlers in their hair!

More blue is worn by Rachel McAdams and Patrick Wilson in another scene.

Here's another scene including Jeff Goldblum, with a pretty, striped blue shirt.

It's a good Chick Flick with some laughs. I saw it this past Thursday with my granddaughter, Lauren.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Lesley
2. mizhelle
3. A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
4. Lani
5. Milla
6. Dena E
7. Mary@OnePerfectBite
8. Pie
9. LaVoice
10. mrs.m @ tlc
11. Junneth- Philippines
12. La Dame de Nage
13. Candy @ The Little Round Table
14. Riet, Holland
15. Cat
16. Terry
17. NatureFootstep SWE
18. Fes Journey of Life
19. Little World of Fun
20. Travelers Notebook
21. Amazing Grace
22. Rantis, Swe
23. John,Philippines
24. Treasures from the Heart
25. John
26. Ivory Spring
27. Shannara
28. Cindy @ Custom Comforts
29. A Souvenir for Blue Monday!
30. Beverly @HSTS
31. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
32. @nemonen, Sweden
33. Donnie
34. kat
35. Vernz
36. Old Fashioned Baby- Blue Daygown
37. Manang Kim,USA
38. Nostalgic Marveling
39. At home with Auntie E
40. Poetic Shutterbug
41. Valerie-Traveling Through
42. Peggy at Just A Plain Gal
43. Annie
44. Belle
45. Mel Cole @ Love Home
46. Whale sighting
47. hapzydeco
48. Joy- Books and Life
49. Dhemz
50. Hyanne, South Korea
51. Sherry
52. Blue Nike Shoe
53. Life is a Battle
54. Maria's Space
55. Eileen, Md
56. Lazy on Loblolly
57. Kayce's Daily Notes
58. Eden, Australia
59. Kelly @ Till Death Do Us Part
60. Cabin & Cottage
61. Nicki
62. Patricia - USA
63. Shy

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Blue Monday - Pilgrim Figurines

Hello! It's Blue Monday where we celebrate all things blue!

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I bought these Thanksgiving pilgrim figurines several years ago, and I love bringing them out to display during November. This year, I've placed them on the entry table, just inside my front door.

The first thing I noticed (and loved) about them was the blue color.

I love the details. The lady is carrying a basket of fruit, and she has vegetables at her feet. The gentleman has a turkey in front of his feet.

Their hands are folded in prayer to remind us to be thankful.

Happy Blue Monday!

It's the last week of my book giveaways. See my sidebar if you're interested.

Blue Monday Participants
1. Cindy@Fairy Tale Cottage
2. Chubskulit
3. Rajesh, India
4. niko
5. Lani in Windsor
6. carolynUSA
7. imriz
8. mizhelle
9. Rimkogeren - Danmark
10. Lesley
11. Dhemz
12. Christine
13. Elaine
14. kat
15. Junneth Philippines
16. NatureFootstep Photography
17. Shy- USA
18. Milla
19. Naomi @ Sweet Life
20. Loui♥
21. Dena E's
22. Fighter
23. Benikos, Greece
24. Sweet Nothings
25. Poetic Shutterbug
26. Auntie E
27. Maria Berg, Sweden
28. The Vintage Abode
29. annies home
30. Donnie
31. Shannara
32. Life is a Battle
33. Eden, Australia
34. Becky K.
35. Belle
36. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
37. gengen
38. Vernz
39. Superior Blue Ink!
40. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
41. blue Taiwan
42. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
43. RMontalban
44. Mel Cole
45. Helen
46. Dimple
47. My sister lives too far away
48. Debbie at The Paint Splash
49. Hyanne, South Korea
50. Valerie-Traveling Through
51. Pie
52. Briarside Lane
53. Kayce's Daily Notes
54. Spice Up Your Life
55. Maria's Space
56. Livsnjutaren
57. Joy- Books and Life
58. Diann @ the thrifty Groove
59. Manatees
60. Cabin & Cottage

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Musical Review

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Johnny and I went to a Best of Broadway Musical this past week. We saw 9 to 5, the Musical, and laughed our heads off. We heard good music, and saw plenty of blue, our favorite color. Dolly Parton wrote both the lyrics and the music, so you know we were tapping our feet.

Here's an official description:

Set in 1979, the story of three unlikely acquaintances try to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do.

"9 to 5: The Musical" features some well-known Broadway names. Diana DeGarmo, a third-season "American Idol" finalist, plays the role of Dorelee, a part made famous in the film by Dolly Parton. Sharing the stage are: three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty as Violet, Broadway veteran Mamie Parris as Judy and Joseph Mahowald as Franklin Hart Jr.

Dorelee is supposed to be from Texas, so Diana DeGarmo used a high-pitched, thick accent. I lived in Texas for one year, and I've never heard anyone speak with such an accent! This detracted as it was a bit difficult to understand the words when she spoke quickly. Even if she meant to sound like Dolly, a Tennessee native, the accent was too phony for me. All other actors were as clear as bells. In any case, we had a good night. Any time there's laughter, I like it. Therefore, I'd recommend it.

Happy Blue Monday!

Blue Monday Participants
1. mizhelle
2. Sarah@Blogging While Waiting
3. Jill, MS
4. Rajesh, India
5. Niko
6. Nostalgic Marveling
7. Candy @ The Little Round Table
8. Self Sagacity, US
9. Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA
10. Cindy@Fairytale Cottage
11. All About Mommies
12. LaVoice
13. Debbie at The Paint Splash
14. Dena E's
15. Pie
16. Milla
17. Deb's Vinatge Soull
18. Little World of Fun
19. Loui♥
20. carolynUSA
21. kat
22. Eden, Australia
23. Fifi Flowers
24. Ivory Spring
25. Benikos,Berlin,Germany
26. Lani in HongKong
27. Tukang Mie Ayam @Amiko
28. NatureFootstep Swe
29. Mel Cole, USA
30. KidsandMe
31. Mildred
32. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
33. Crafty Gardener, Canada
34. Toves Foton, Tenerife
35. Lieza
36. Karo on Blue Monday!
37. La Dame de Nage
38. Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound
39. Junneth Philippines
40. Anni, Sweden
41. Jeanne,backyard neighbor
42. Donnie
43. Manang Kim,USA
44. At home with Auntie E
45. Barnens Hjältar - Sweden
46. me and my camera New Brunswick Canada
47. Chubskulit
48. Helen
49. Sherry@MyJourneyBack
50. Livsnjutaren
51. Hyanne, South Korea
52. hapzydeco
53. Valerie-Traveling Through
54. sandi @ the whistlestop cafe
55. Grandmother Wren
56. Baba's Babies
57. Joy- Books and Life
58. Rimkogeren - Denmark
59. Briarside Lane
60. Terie- Falls season in GTMO
61. The Explorer, Philippines
62. Maria's Space
63. zestful treats to chew
64. My Place to Yours
65. Peggy at Just A Plain Gal
66. Shy- USA
67. Kathy @ Me & My Memes
68. Pat ~ Mille Fiori Favoriti
69. Wifey10-United Kingdom
70. annies home
71. Cabin & Cottage
72. Shannara
73. A picture in time
74. Gracia Fashionista
75. Patricia - USA
76. sandiego

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