Friday Drink: Moscato Lemonade

Mixing my favorite sweet wine with my favorite sweet summer drink…it’s about as easy as it sounds, but the dancing is a little something extra I threw in just for you:

Wine + Lemonade + Strawberry Flavored Vodka = a great way to ring in the weekend. Enjoy your Moscato Lemonade or just imagine what it might be like to enjoy such a drink if you actually felt like making it.

Writer’s Workshop: It Had To Be Perfect

2.) Throwback time! Share an old class photo of yourself.

eighth grade

I don’t know what you want me to say about this.

That it took me at least seven attempts every morning to get the bump at the top of my head just right?

That on this picture day it probably took twice as much time because it had to be perfect?

That I knew which top I would wear a week in advance and chose it specifically because I believed it brought out the color of my eyes?

That I had a perm because I thought it would make me look like this?

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It’s all true.

Pretty sure I hit it out of the park.

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.) Show us where you go for quiet.
2.) Throwback time! Share an old class photo of yourself.
3.) List the the top 6 books on your list to read next.
4.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: travel
5.) Something funny your child said.

Link up!:



Vlogging Workshop: Seattle Great Wheel

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3.) Show us something in your state that we might not have in our state.

I thought today would be a good day to share something we have here in the state of Washington that you might not have in your state and I’m talking about the Seattle Great Wheel. The very Wheel I swore I would never ride on because it was built on a pier and I think the whole thing is going to go crashing into the Sound someday. My theory is that NOW is the time to ride it while it’s still new and shiny and working properly…and then to just stay away. When Francesca happened to be in town I thought it was the perfect opportunity to see the sights, but Fran was not exactly upfront about what a tough time she has with heights:


(video here)

And I’m featuring Lydia’s video entry from last week because she chose to review a product and I happen to be a sucker for historical fiction:


(video here)

Be sure to check out Lydia on YouTube and subscribe!

Now it’s your turn!

This week’s prompts:

1.) Share a favorite piece of Fall decor.
2.) Create a video that responds to viewer comments.
3.) Show us something in your state that we might not have in our state.
4.) Day in the life! Show us what a typical September day is like for your family!
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Link up!:



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

1.) Make caramel apples.
2.) Favorite Fall fashion…show us your boots!
3.) I Heart Fall YouTube Tag (questions here)
4.) Create Fall inspired “how-to” video
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Vlogging Prompts For 9.24

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Every week you’re invited to join me in a Vlogging Workshop focused on working together to create a community interested in video blogging!

  • To join, simply add a link to the Vlogging Workshop posted here every Wednesday that will direct viewers to your video (either on YouTube or your blog).
  • New vlogging prompts will also be posted on Wednesdays, so you will have a full week to create your video response!
  • I will feature a favorite video each week.
  • You can subscribe to this weekly newsletter if you’d like the video topics delivered early, along with a weekly vlogging tip.

To view more detailed instructions on how this weekly Vlogging Workshop meme works click here.

Here are the vlogging prompts for the Wednesday 09/24 Link up:

1.) Make caramel apples.
2.) Favorite Fall fashion…show us your boots!
3.) I Heart Fall YouTube Tag (questions here)
4.) Create Fall inspired “how-to” video
5.) Free Day! Link up any video you haven’t previously shared in a Vlogging Workshop.

Now go make that video!

Writing Prompts For 9.18

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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!

View more detailed instructions on how this weekly meme works in the Writer’s Workshop FAQs. To receive writing prompts in your inbox each week, subscribe to the writing prompt newsletter here.

Writing Prompts:

1.) Show us where you go for quiet.
2.) Throwback time! Share an old class photo of yourself.
3.) List the the top 6 books on your list to read next.
4.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: travel
5.) Something funny your child said.

Some Favorite Entries From Last Week:

“One might wonder why we go to all this work when an apple pie can be purchased at a bakery or even at your local grocery store.” -The Road Goes Ever Ever On

It’s hard not to compare parts of your garden, you know. Difficult not to shame one plant by praising another.” -The (Not Always) Lazy W

Real life is a process, not a constant. Real life is messy. It’s a continuum.” -Musings And Meanderings

” It was very frustrating for him, this little bug of a woman right under his nose, stinging him like a bee with her sword.” -Choice Morsels

No Flowers On The Bus

Flower Garden

I allowed the daycare kids to take Dahlias with them to school for their teachers.

They waited in line for the bus with bright eyes and pretty flowers.

When the bus driver pulled up she yelled out to me, “Are you going to come and sweep up all these petals off my bus at the end of my run??”

And I had to shake myself from the cute kids with flowers moment I was having to understand what she was talking about before responding with, “Oh! I mean yes of course!”

And she was all, “There’s always ONE that ends up all over my floor!”

And I was all, “Gosh I hadn’t thought of that I apologize!”

And she was all, “I’m terribly allergic!”

And I was all, “Oh my! Would you like me to take them back? I can just grab them real quick!”

And she was all, “No, we don’t have time for that. Luckily it’s a short run to the school!”

And I was all, “Well I really apologize! I won’t allow the children to do this again!”

She huffed away, and I can’t help but feel sorry for a woman who can’t manage to muster the slightest of good feelings when she sees a troop of happy 1st graders with flowers for their teachers.

The Worst Thing Mom Cooks

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This week on Mommalogues our kids got involved to share what they think is the worst thing mom cooks. My kids reveal the very terrible meal I sometimes make them eat and in so doing, also reveal how absolutely irrational they are.

Maybe next week us moms can address the “worst thing” our kids cook. I’d love to address last years Mother’s Day “pancakes”.

The worst thing MY Mom cooked for dinner was rice pudding. Gag me with a spoon! The texture, the pudding/rice combo, the raisins…who invented that awful mean and why in the world was my mother feeding it to me for dinner?

On the flip side, I LOVED it when she made little pizzas out of English muffins. DIVINE! I could eat them forever!

What did your mom cook that you loved and hated?

And take a look at all these kids ratting us out!:


(video here)

Also on Mommalogues last week:
What were you like as a 6-year-old?
What was the biggest waste of money you spent on baby gear?
What do you do if you hate the mom of your kids best friend?
What is the worst parenting advice you got from your mom?