Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thankful Thursday and A Song...May 30,2013

It is a beautiful Thursday here in Colorado. How is it in your neck of the woods?
Yesterday we had a bit of rain and even though many parts of the country are getting way too much, it was perfect for us.

I love it when it rains because things feel fresh and of course stuff grows. I love all the flowers and green grass and...well, you get my point.

So today, I am happy and most thankful for the rain and for the sunshine that comes after it too.

Hope you are having a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend.
Don't forget to link up so I can come visit.

Naila Moon

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wordless(ish) Wed. 5/29/2013

This week for WW I decided to share with you a photo I took of one of the animals at our local zoo.

This peacock roams freely around the zoo but can often be found near the food vendors. I cannot imagine why.

Amazing how it almost blends in with its environment.
~Naila Moon

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Giveaway:Prepare 4 The Wild 5/29-6/12

If you have ever been camping or on an extended camp out vacation, then you know that you have to bring with you all the essentials for cooking. This can mean stuff everywhere.
That is why I found it interesting and wanted to help promote this prize:

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Tuesday Topics...Getting older

Welcome to another Tuesdays Topics with me, Naila Moon.

This week I want to talk about getting older. You heard me right...getting...older.

My husband and I were discussing this last night over a bit of pillow talk. Is that TMI?
Anyway, he was telling me how much he felt it sucked. In case you don't know, he is 8 years older than me.

We were discussing the things that often come with getting older like gray hair (ugh) or hair you don't want (you gals know what I mean), loosing your teeth, or like the things that don't want to work like your hearing, eyes and...uh, hmm...

Of course there is nothing like the sweet, sexy smell of BenGay to get you revved up. sigh...

In any case, I think being older but still being in love means you just get more creative.
The honest truth is, if you truly love the one your with, you work around all the aches and pains because if you loved them in the first place, all of that stuff does not matter. What matters is your relationship.

Let me know your thoughts on this subject.
~Naila Moon

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me...May 26, 2013

Hello all and welcome back to another Monday and Mondays Music hosted by Xmas Dolly. Can you believe it? Whew time flies!

Spotlight Dancers

Here in the states it is Memorial Day and is usually a time for reflections as mega bbq-ing and fun.
Since it is a freebie week here at the 4M's, I will just go with the Memorial Weekend theme or aka everything that has to do with the weekend of Memorial Day (at least in my eyes).


First up: The harsh reality of Memorial Day. In honor!


Next: The bbqs! *chuckles*

Next: Racing! Remembering my Dad who went every year.


Make sure you come by next week as I will be co-hosting again. Thanks Becca for co-hosting this past month.  Also, come by tomorrow for Tuesday Talk.
Naila Moon

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday Topics-Emergency Preparedness

Hi everyone. Tuesday afternoon here and I want to welcome you back to my meme of Tuesdays Topics.
It has been a while as you know but no better time like the present to resume.

I plan to make todays topic about emergency preparedness.

In light of the horrific tornadoes in OK and storms in Texas, not to mention previous horrible storms in MO, FL, LA and other places, we should always be prepared.

Now, I am here to tell you. I am not near what I should be and that is my own fault. However, it is also not an excuse for you (or me) not to be prepared for emergenicies.

Below you will find what the Red Cross recommends for emergency preparedness along with a couple of sites to check out.

Preparedness Check List
Where to buy kits

For those in OK right now, my thoughts and prayers are with you and for you. I hope your recovery is swift.

Please also, to those that are able, donate your money or your time to help in cleanup efforts here and around the world.

Peace...Naila Moon

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday's Music Moves Me...Summer Songs

Happy Monday everyone! What? Are you in a yucky mood just because it's Monday?
Well, let me help you with that because it is time for Monday's Music Moves Me hosted by Xmas Dolly and the train crew of Callie, Cathy and Stacy.

Spotlight Dancers

This week we have a theme of Summertime Songs. After this past winter that sound good doesn't it?
So, kick off your shoes and put on your dancing shoes...or in my case flip flops and let's go!

First up:

Next up: How about a little Summer Love?

Next: Anyone done this in the Summer? *chuckles* (WARNING)


~Naila Moon

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blog Question for Giveaway

If you could be any book character, who would you be and why?
Answer in a comment.
~Naila Moon

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Announcement Post for "Prepare 4 the Wild" Giveaway

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Thankful Thursday and A Song...May 16, 2013

Hi everyone, it is 6PM on Thursday evening and I am just getting around to blogging for the day. We had a friend over today and being over meant a lot to her. 

Does that mean it is too late for Thankful Thursday? The answer is no because we should be thankful for every moment of every day.

I cannot say enough how thankful I am to have the friends I do, on and off line. Having my friend over today was all about relationships and how we should build on them. Sometimes we take our friends and our families for granted. Sometimes we forget to stop and be thankful for the little things that they are granting us, even if they are not aware.

So today, I am thankful for my friend Stormie who came by today and just simply hung out with me and Tamirisc. It was fun and relaxing.

Don't forget to link up.
Do me a favor and go tell my blog pal, Xmas Dolly hello too. She could use some bloggy/friend love.
~Naila Moon

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wordless Wed....sort of. May 15, 2012

Today Tamirisc and I went on the new light rail line for Denver. When we do stuff like that it always includes some sort of photo shoot. 

Part of the rail line goes by Elitch Gardens which at one time was owned by 6 Flags.
I took this photo for my friends who like to play this game on Facebook! *grins*
~Naila Moon

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me...May 13, 2012

Welcome back to another Mondays Music hosted by Xmas Dolly and the music train crew. Welcome back to our co-host Becca and our spotlight dancer this week, Kayla.

This week is a freebie week and I am happy to see its return. This means of course I get to post what I want to hear. Let's rock the house shall we?

First up, a little KISS:

Next up a bit of Michael J:

Next AC/DC:

Finally a favorite, Joan Jett:

Rock on Dudes and Dudettes!
~Naila Moon

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pre-Mother's Day Thoughts

Tomorrow we celebrate our Mothers. Of course "mother" does not necessarily mean biological. It can mean a woman who took care of us and we love. In my case, I celebrate biologically. *grins*

I found a site that wants to celebrate around the world as mothers are generally peace keepers. This is what they had to say:

Mother’s Day was conceived in the 1600's as a day to celebrate women's vital role in peacemaking.  It is celebrated in 44 countries around the world. We invite a return to that original intention, a global sisterhood of peace joined as one across tribes and nations.   

So, maybe some of you are saying at this point this is all a bunch of mumbo-jumbo hoopla. Well, maybe it is, but can it really hurt to gather together in a common goal?  

How many of our children have been injured or killed due to violence? How many of our children go hungry? How many of our children do not get a good education? How many of our children are homeless?

You say, well, this is not MY child. Which of course may be true but it is someones child!

Let us take a moment, we Mothers, on Mother's Day, to pray for our children, our families and for peace around the world. Just a moment.

At 1PM New York time, stop and take a moment to say this prayer collectively:

Mother’s Day Peace Prayer 

Together Let Us Invoke the Power of Unconditional Love and Commitment from
All the Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunties, and All Women, Circling the Earth,

To Awaken the Global Heart, by Lifting our Voices in a Chorus for Peace.

We will move forward to Influence Humanity
For a More Caring, Just, Tolerant and Peaceful World.

Let It Be So. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thankful Thursday and A Song...May 9, 2012

This week I have been enduring much noise from on-going construction that has been happening here in my apartment complex. It certainly has been enough to drive anyone batty.

However, as crazy as it may sound I am somewhat grateful for the noise too for a couple of reasons.

First of all, just to be able to hear any sound at all for me is a miracle in itself. As I only have 5%  of  my hearing, to hear anything is a blessing even if it is racket. I am ever so grateful that the Creator gives me that 5% because if it is construction noise or the cry of a baby, I want to still hear.

The second thing is, all this construction is a process that is pushing Tamirisc and I into something greater. Soon they will be wanting to reconstruct our apartment and when they do, we have to move. Moving in the past has meant saying goodbye in many ways for us but this time, that is not the case.

This time we get to move into a brand-spanking new apartment that has totally be renovated and we are upgrading too!  After issues with unemployment for a year and a half and not knowing if we were even going to be homeless, this is quite welcome.

So, so grateful.

For my song today, how about some beautiful noise.

Make sure you link up with me and my blog pal Xmas Dolly.
Peace...Naila Moon

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Word(ish) Wednesday...May 8, 2013

Happy Wednesday everyone. It is nice to be back for Word(ish/less) Wednesday. I know it is late in the evening to be putting up a post for Wordless but that is just how I roll lately. What can I say, I work best in the afternoon and late into the evening/wee hours of the morning.

So, anyway...

As most of you know, I spent half the month of March and all of April helping out my Mother who lives in Sedona, Arizona. It is a truly beautiful place and the area my Mother lives in is!

It so happens, as these things might, one of our own bloggy friends lives there too.  I had asked her if we could meet in person and she agreed.  We had a great luncheon at a restaurant called "Nicks" and talked about our lives and of course blogging!

As usual, we bloggers must take loads of, it is without a doubt that we got photos of each other and I have one for Wordless...well, not so wordless Wednesday. Lucy, I certainly hope you do not mind!

~Naila Moon

My Blogger friend, Lucy

I am linking up with:



Monday, May 6, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me May 6, 2013

Good afternoon everyone! I am sliding in here for the late afternoon version of Mondays Music hosted by Xmas Dolly and the music train gals.

Why not afternoon? We should rock all day anyway. Right? HA!

Before I go to far, welcome back to Becca who co-hosted a few months back and is co-hosting again! *waves* Glad to see you back!

This weeks theme is an interesting one as it is, songs with names in the title or lyrics. So, on with it!

When I first heard this theme my mind immediately went to this song. (A little warning as it is a bit sensuous.)


Another disclaimer: I DO NOT DO DRUGS but I do like this band sometimes. NOT FOR CHILDREN.

Casey Jones:

This one I used to own the vinyl and listened to a lot!


Well, that is it for today folks. Did I shock you too bad? I hope not!   Have a good rest of the day.

Peace...Naila Moon

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Best of Warner Brother's Mother's Day Giveaway

I do not know about you but I love movies. I like them even better when they are given to me as a present.
This Mother's Day which happens to be May 12th, maybe I will get a couple.

What is great is Warner Brother's is giving away the best of their movie selections for Mother's Day. That's right, their best and not just any ol' best but 100 of their best! WOW!

Best of WB 100 Film Collection ($597.92 MSRP): 100 movies including all 22 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture™ winners on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. With hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. Also includes a limited edition 27” x 40” poster, plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold.

Check out this cool app they have now too.

 Would you like to win this? I know I would! Enter in the Rafflecopter below for a chance.

  **By the way, now we know this is going to our Mom right? Well, make sure that you fill out the fun fill-in-the-blank sheet about Mom and put that in my comments. If you don't do that, you can't win** 


 ------Disclosure: Winner must respond to an e-mail sent to them no later than 24 hours or another winner will be drawn. The winners name and address must be sent to Warner Bros. no later than May 15th. The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Please note that the assets included within this message were delivered to you in promotion of the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release of the Best of Warner Bros. Mother’s Day Movie Night App. Any actions (including contest and competitions) that you complete with the provided assets are your liability, and should comply with both local and international laws. Just the Stuff Ya Know/Naila Moon is working with Warner Bros. and has supplied materials to me for this giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google or any other social media outlet. Just the Stuff Ya Know/Naila Moon is not responsible for prize shipment. Giveaway is US only and ends May 12, 2013-


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thankful Thursday and A Song May 2, 2013


Hello everybody!
It has been simply crazy since I last was able to really write. The modem for our net service broke and we had to get a new one. I am also just now getting back into the swing of things after being gone from home for  an entire month.

In all of it, you all have stuck by me and encouraged me. I appreciate that more than you might even know.
So today, I am thankful for you!

~Naila Moon