Friday, April 29, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things


It's time for another edition of. . .

CELEBRATE THE SMALL THINGS!


This is a weekly blog hop sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about those moments. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.


This week, I'm celebrating. . .


1) One more day of A-Z! Okay. I'm not celebrating this one directly since I didn't take part this year. But I am celebrating for all of you who did take the challenge and made it through until today. That's quite the feat, and worth a major CONGRATULATIONS! HURRAY!

2)  A pony! Saturday, I met my parents at the small animal auction in a neighboring town. Talk about a way to get a good dose of super animal cuteness! They have baby goats, baby chicks, baby piglets, baby....well, you get the idea. They also had a Shetland pony, extremely well trained, with saddle and all. And I let silliness take over and bought that pony. I figure we might as well, since one never knows how long we'll be at this farm. Enjoy life. Right? So this is 'Vanilla'. (My kids named it)




3) A dinner bell! Actually, I'm a little late with this one. My hubs was sweet enough to install a pole for my dinner bell. It really comes in handy when everyone is off on their separate ways. (Not to mention how super fun it is just to stand there and make tons of noise - dong!dong!dong!dong!)




What about you? What wonderful things happened this week which put a smile on your face? Did you see a butterfly? Get to drive on a newly paved road? Find a neat coffee mug?

What are you celebrating?


And just in case you can't think of anything... how about entering a giveaway? I have this lovely one running for about another week for one paperback copy of DREAM WALKERS DESTINY and it's a super low entry. Why not give it a try?
(Oh, and there are many other giveaways running over on my giveaway tab above...seriously, worth a peek.)





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20 comments:

  1. Vanilla is beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  2. He's a cute pony all right.
    The dinner bell is great! Any excuse to make noise.

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  3. Yay, pretty pony!! ^_^
    The dinner bell is hilarious. I love it!
    Giveaways are the best!

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  4. Pictures aren't showing up for me. Geesh. Maybe I better refresh the page?

    Anyhow, I'm sure Vanilla is a cutie pie.

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  5. That gives a whole new meaning to spur of the moment shopping! But Vanilla looks so cute, I'm sure he'll bring you loads of fun.
    Happy weekend.

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  6. Congrats on the pony - I bet you'll spoil the cutie rotten! I love the triangle bell, it's like something right out of the old west and should hang on the back of a chuck-wagon out on the range. So cool! I didn't know you had giveaways here. From now on, I'll put a link to your giveaway page in my Foxy Freebies section. :)

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  7. Wow.. the pony is just adorable:) And the name is just perfect:)

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  8. A dinner bell AND a pony? You really are living the classic farm life! Your kids are so lucky to have you as a mom. Gorgeous cover on that giveaway book, too!

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  9. You spontaneously bought a pony? Wow! I hope Vanilla (great name) and your family have happy times, and i think the dinner bell is cool. Thanks for your congrats on finishing A to Z, and for being a regular commentor. I appreciate it.

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  10. Such a cute pony! That is one amazing impulse purchase! My dad installed a dinner bell when I was a kid. We had a huge yard and it was the easiest way to get my attention when I was out back playing.

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  11. A pony! What lucky kids you have. My father used to whistle for us at suppertime and whenever it was time to come home. Now that the A to Z is over I will be back to Celebrate with y'all next week.

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  12. A pony! What lucky kids you have. My father used to whistle for us at suppertime and whenever it was time to come home. Now that the A to Z is over I will be back to Celebrate with y'all next week.

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  13. Tonja, I'm celebrating the finish of the A2Z challenge, too. The last two weeks I struggled with return visits and commenting on comments. That being said, I will ramp things up in the new week to catch up. Baby animals are super cuteness! It makes my heart joyful to see them in fields. The most I ever see is a calf and on rare occasions baby sheep or goats. Last summer I saw a baby alpaca while on (actually just off it) the Virginia portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Oh, I love your dinner bell! That would be super cool to have, but it would drive my neighbors crazy. lol Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

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  14. This is to let you you know that you were the top commentor on Square Pegs during the A to Z Challenge, so I would like to say thank you by offering you a digital copy of one of my novels (Devolution, Loathe Your Neighbor or Ashmore Grief) If you're interested, just let me now which one via email devolution_dacairns@hotmail.com

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  15. I love the dinner bell and cute name for the pony. I'm reading everyone's Z posts right now.

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  16. Love the pony! We had one when I was a kid that we enjoyed riding. Have fun with that dinner bell!

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  17. The dinner bell thing is kind of awesome. ^_^ And the horse is really cute, though I never thought of a horse as an impulse buy. Then again, I've never lived on a farm. :P

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  18. Sounds like you had a great week. Now have a great weekend.!!!!

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  19. I LOVE the pony! You're so lucky to be able to have one. How adorable! The dinner bell is awesome, too.

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