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Friday, April 1, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things

It's time for another edition of. . .


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.

 If you'd like to join in and add a little more joy to your week, then go ahead over to Lexa's or simply pop by the linky below!

This week, I'm celebrating. . .

1) Easter! Not only is it an event worth celebrating, but we enjoyed it and even got some egg hunting in (which wasn't a sure thing with the rain.)

2) My birthday! Which just happened to be on Easter. So it was a double celebration that day.

3) Prom! Not mine, obviously. My daughter had her first PROM over at her boyfriend's high school. That was on the Saturday night right before Easter...my husband picked her up at the high school at 3:00 am, and we had to leave for church at 7:00am, so it was a light sleep night for him. Plus, I spent Friday sewing like a crazy woman to make that dress fit just right. *sigh* Talk about a mad dash. But she looked lovely. 
And wore tennis shoes underneath.
With neon orange socks.
That's my daughter!

4) A day off on Monday! Since the kids had off, we packed up and drove to my parents' place for the day. It was full of fishing, food, cow gazing, tree hunting and all sorts of fun things. Oh, and baby goat cuddling. There was a lot of that going on too.

Now, it's your turn! What are you celebrating this week? Did you see a hot air balloon pass over? Smell a wonderful coffee...or cake? Get to eat that cake? Eat a few Easter eggs? What put a smile on your face?

If you don't have a reason to celebrate (and love giveaways), go take a peek at the 'Giveaway' tab above. There are quite a few giveaways running from books I've been presenting on my review blog...and judging by my calendar for the next days, the list is going to grow. There's books, goodies and GCs too.

AND. . .

Yeppers, there's more!

On May 31st. . .or so it's expected. . .an anthology packed full of awesomesauce is coming out. I'm super excited to be sandwiched in between so many terrifically wonderful authors. And I'm betting you'll recognize more than a few.


  1. After staring down for a few days because of eye surgery, I was allowed to drive Easter Sunday! A friend drove me to his house, and I had Easter dinner with his family and binge-watched Star Trek.

  2. Awwww! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONJA!! I'm sorry I missed saying that on your actual day! I hope it was great! And thanks so so much for plugging the anthology! So happy you're a part of it!

  3. Happy belated birthday! What a day to celebrate.
    I'm not sure I could function at three in the morning...

  4. Happy Birthday to you!!

    Your daughter is one wise young lady. I hate high heels. My son was out all night and then had to go to take his college placement tests. Whew. That was a long day!

  5. Your weekend was packed full of good stuff! Your daughter looks lovely, and she'll never forget the prom or the effort you made so that she could enjoy it. Have a great weekend! :)

  6. Happy belated birthday to you! I love that your daughter wore tennis shoes with her dress. Good for her! I HATE heels and am so clumsy in them LOL.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  7. Happy belated birthday! Your daughter was smart to wear tennis shoes with her dress. It makes dancing so much better!

    @LGKeltner from
    Writing Off the Edge

  8. Happy Birthday to you!! ^_^ I'm glad you had such a good weekend! I haven't been egg hunting in a long time, and I've never cuddled w baby goat!!

    My mom helped me with my prom dress, too. ^_^ I still have it. It's still beautiful.

  9. Wow, busy and celebratory times! Happy birthday/Easter/Prom day. :) X

  10. Congrats on the anthology! and I hope you got some rest after last weekend.


    First proms are exciting, no sleep is...blah.

    Happy Easter!!!

  12. So many great celebrations this week! Your daughter looks beautiful! Happy Belated Birthday! Mine was last week...had the big 4-0...yikes!

  13. Happy belated birthday:) I spent my Easter with family and dying eggs:)

  14. What a wonderful week you had! Happy Belated Birthday! That's great about your daughter wearing sneakers to the prom. That's my kind of footwear. Love the baby goat cuddling. Baby goats are adorable. Congrats and good luck with your new book reviewing venture!

  15. Tonja, you have a lot of reasons to celebrate! Tennis shoes under her prom dress! lol Well, I know that was a lot more comfortable than wearing strappy heels like I did back in the day. Congrats on the anthology you're apart of that's coming out soon! I hope it does super, duper well!! Have a good weekend!

    Curious as a Cathy
    All Things Vintage: Bomber Girls #AprilA2Z

  16. Happy belated birthday, Tonja and congrats to your daughter! Have a lovely weekend :) ~Lori~

  17. Congratulations on your Easter birthday! And you are an amazing mom for working so hard on your daughter's dress. Also OMG BABY GOAT CUDDLING. This week, I am celebrating awesome friends, without whose #amwriting sprints, my latest book may never have been finished.

    You know who you are. ;-)

  18. Happy days. I love Easter. Congrats on the awesomesauce anthology.

  19. That's a heck of a prom story. ^_^ And kudos to your daughter for wearing comfortable shoes under that dress. Neon orange socks are likewise always a great idea.

    This week, I'm celebrating completing my training at work. I finished training that's expected to take about 8 months in a little over 6, and completion comes with a raise. Woohoo!

  20. Baby goats are so cute. Happy belated birthday. I'm looking forward to the anthology.


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