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Category Archives: Blog Hops, Linkups & Round Tables

A blog hop or linkup is sort of a virtual meet and greet where you add your blog to a linky list and visit other blogs on that list, sometimes requiring a specific post. A round table is an assembly for discussion. In this case, it will refer to when bloggers post around a common topic. These are the ones that I have participated in.

Christmas Presents From My Husband (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

The Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop is coming to a close. The final prompt is “the best gift you ever received for Christmas”. After almost three decades worth of Christmases, it’s a little hard to pick one “best ever” gift, so I’ll go with telling you about my most recent couple Read more →

My Favorite Christmas Movie & Christmas Songs (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today for the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop, Toni wants to know “Which tunes get you into the Christmas mood?” or “…which movies give you warm Christmas fuzzies…?” Or both. I decided to talk about both, starting with my favorite Christmas movie first. Although I like some other movies, my favorite Read more →

My First Christmas in Florida (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today’s prompt for the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box is “a treasured Christmas memory,” so I thought I’d tell you about the first time my my parents and younger brothers came to visit me in Florida for Christmas, which was also my first Christmas Read more →

The Truth About Santa, a Poem & an Explanation (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today’s prompt for the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box is “the truth about Santa”. [SPOILER ALERT: If you’re a child, move along unless you’re the type of child who likes illusions shattered for them. In that case, lay on, Macduff.] I actually happen to Read more →

Peanut Butter Blossoms (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today Toni at One Chocolate Box wants to know about favorite Christmas treats.  One of mine is buckeyes, but I’ve already shown you how to make those, so today I thought I would tell you how to make another of my favorite peanut buttery Christmas treats: peanut butter blossoms. These Read more →

Christmas Traditions (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today is the 5th day of Toni’s Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop for which the prompt is Christmas traditions. Today I’ll tell you about a few that I remember growing up with. One thing is that on Christmas morning we would open up presents at home and then go over to Grandma & Read more →

Live & Learn Thursday: Making Green Bean Casserole (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today is the 4th day of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box. The suggested prompt is plans for the holiday, but I honestly don’t know what I’m going to be doing. Probably hanging out at home and making some of the same food I Read more →

ABC’s of Gratitude (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today’s post for the third day of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni at One Chocolate Box is supposed to be what’s on my Christmas wish list this year, but I actually don’t have one because I know what my husband plans on getting me, and I’ve already Read more →

Online Shopping: Who Ships to APO/FPO Addresses? (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today is the second day of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop hosted by Toni of One Chocolate Box. Today’s topic is “anything related to Christmas shopping”. I do most of my shopping, Christmas and otherwise, online. No lines. No crowds. No being out in the cold. It’s easy to price Read more →

Early Christmas Memories (Part of the Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop)

Today kicks of Toni’s Christmas Spectacular Blog Hop. The prompt for today is “your earliest memory of Christmas,” but she also says it’s okay to “put your own spin on the topics listed” or “even write about something else Christmas related”. I’m going to take advantage of that twist. Maybe Read more →

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