Writing Prompts 7.22

July 21, 2014 · 0 comments

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Every week you’re invited to join me in Writer’s Workshop by responding to one of the provided writing prompts posted each Tuesday. The directions are simple:

  • Choose a writing prompt from the list provided that inspires you most.
  • Write.
  • Come back this Thursday and link up by pasting the URL from your post into the list of thumbnails that will be displayed. Just scroll to the bottom of the thumbnail list, click the bold words you will see that say “Click here to enter” and you’re all set!

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Writing Prompts:

1.) 9 things you’d rather be doing today.
2.) A blog post inspired by the words: growing pains
3.) Something new.
4.) Kids say the darndest things…
5.) Talk about a time you took a chance.

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“Friends come and go but that bag of cookies you plowed through will stick to your ribs forever.” -Something Something

I’ve determined that I really need to get to know her better, and that spending more time with her may really help me a lot.” -Musings And Meanderings

“Occasionally with parental approval we’d ride our horses up into the cedars and campout.” -The Road Goes Ever Ever On

“Here are my go-to boredom blues busters (say that 5 times fast!)” -If These Cheerios Could Talk


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Nothing says Summer Vacation more than a nice glass of iced lemonade. Today I’m adultifying that drink by by adding strawberries and vodka and wine. This weekend I’ll open my own strawberry vodka lemonade stand…not to sell…just a stand for me to sit and drink at:

(video here)



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1.) A new friend.

Laina made a new friend this year and I’ve been baffled at how quickly they claimed each other.

According to Laina, Erica just walked up to her and asked her if she wanted to be best friends.

Laina said yes and they’ve been talking on the phone ever since.

I use the term “talking” loosely here.

The other day Laina was walking around with the phone.

She set it down, poured a bowl of cereal, grabbed a spoon and a glass of milk.

She sat there eating her food in silence and finally I was all, “Is Erica on the phone?”

And she was all, “Yeah. Why?”

And I was all, “Well you aren’t even talking to her…what is she doing?”

And then Laina shouted into the speaker, “ERICA???”

And Erica was all, “Yeah?”

And Laina was all, “What are you doing?”

And Erica was all, “Skating.”

She looked at me and shrugged.

Put another spoonful of Cheerios in her mouth.

Continued to sit in silence.

Man. Some of us have to wait years for friendship to reach that comfort level.

Anyone want to roller skate while I eat my cereal this morning?

Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) A new friend.
2.) Book review!
3.) Do you “unplug” during the summer months? Why or why not?
4.) Something you got to do when you were young that you would not let your children do.
5.) List your top 12 solutions for bored children.


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I can’t wait to see Sex Tape in theaters July 18th!

Not my sex tape, the movie Sex Tape. Initially I was reluctant to write anything about ANYONE’S Sex Tape until I watched the trailer for this movie and then I was hooked, take a look:

The gist is that Cameron Diaz (who plays a mom blogger) and Jason Segal decide to spice up their passionless marriage by getting creative in the bedroom. They film the entire thing and then accidentally send it to “the cloud”.

Can you even imagine? The idea of any unwanted content making it’s way through the in boxes of everyone you know is terrifying enough, but if it was content like that I would die a thousand mortifying deaths.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this resolves itself and in the mean time am excited to share I’m being featured as a guest blogger on the Sony Pictures Who’s Yo Mommy blog that Cameron Diaz’s character owns.

I’ve written up my own list of 10 ways to keep passion in a marriage and spoiler alert, none of them include sending a sex tape to “the cloud” so I’m already winning!

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This week I’m wrapping up our Hawaii trip with the last week we spent on the island of Lanai. I think everyone should make time to visit this island when planning a trip to Hawaii. It’s so beautiful there:

(video here)

I’m featuring Somer’s Redneck Vacation because after watching her video from last week she’s convinced me a vacation at Lake at the Ozarks needs to happen someday!:

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Check out Somer on YouTube and subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Share something to do with bored kids.
2.) Pinterest inspired! Try something you saw on Pinterest.
3.) Show us something you got in the mail.
4.) Tell us about a time you were teased.
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Get a jump start on next week’s video! Here are the prompts next Wednesday’s Link up:

1.) Show us where you swim.
2.) Share a camping tip or memory.
3.) What were the best/worst things about being pregnant?
4.) Teach Us Something!
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.