Sunday, March 31, 2013

Linda Cadose giveaway...Kindle Fire and more!

I have had the privilege of reading both of author, Linda A. Cadose's books. She is an avid fan of archaeology and it totally shows through her books. I cannot wait to read the new one she is currently writing.

I was so excited to find out that she was going to sponsor a blowout giveaway and I am happy that I am able to host it on my blog.  Check this out!

Linda A. Cadose, author of "The Hidden Chamber in the Great Sphinx" and "The Underwater Pyramid in the Bermuda Triangle", is genrously giving away the hottest and sought after tech item around...A Kindle Fire!

If that is not enough, she is also giving away a signed copy of one of her books already published, and the winner gets to name a character in her new book currently being written. WOW! You certainly do not want to miss this one! Enter in the Rafflecopter below.

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by author, Linda A. Cadose. The host and co-host are not responsible for prize shipment and will be sent by the author.
This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google. You are providing information directly to the Hosts and Co-host.
Giveaway Open to US. Ends April 30, 2013 at 12AM MST

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Where you can find Linda Cadose:


A is for...

                     "As long as you're going to be thinking, thing big." ~Donald Trump

April is here and the challenge has officially begun.

This is my second year at this challenge and frankly, I had no clue what I was going to do.
So, I put on my thinking cap.

I didn't want to do just random like last year, although, it could possibly turn out that way.
So, I thought bigger.

What to do? What to do?

Then I thought, quotes! YES!
So, I thought so more.

I literally took 8 hours to come up with the 26 quotes I wanted to use.
However, I thought big!

Now I am writing furiously so that I can go visit the over 1000+ participants and read their stuff which is sure to be awesome!

Oh and just as a shout out. Thank you Arlee Bird for bringing us this challenge. The growth we gain from it is immeasurable. My hat I tip to you sir! ;)

Please come back tomorrow and "B" as excited as I am.

~Naila Moon

The A-Z Challenge 2013 has arrived!

Recently I told you that I was going to do the A-Z Challenge again this year.

Well guess what? It's here! Well, that is it starts tomorrow.

I mentioned the fact that this year I actually picked a theme. Well, anyway, I kind of did.

Each letter of the alphabet will have a quote that begins with that letter. I will then write the blog based on that quote. Whew...wish me luck!

In addition to this blog, I am also doing the A-Z on my health blog.  I know it is a ton but I am up for this challenge.  Please follow me over there too. Nail Moon Project
(Hint: I could use some followers that really want to get healthy with me.)

So, it begins...

~Naila Moon

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Friday Blog hops

 Hello everyone- I just want to let you know that I have not forgotten about you. I see your great stuff and am trying very hard to get by to say hi as quickly as I can.

Having said that, I am also behind with a few things. I want you to know that I am suspending Featured Friday Faces until the end of April.

 The reason is two fold. First of all, I am just plain busy with my Mom's care and also because I am behind with my own work. The second reason is because the A-Z challenge is coming up beginning April 1st and with everything else going on, I will be lucky to just do that.

I WILL NOT FORGET YOU THOUGH! I appreciate you more than you can imagine.

So now, on to the blog hops. Please make sure you go by and say hi to all my fellow Friday hoppers.

Happy Easter, ~Naila Moon
A Mommy's Blog Design Friday Blog Hop

Reading Challenge Addict

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thankful Thursday and A Song (with linky)

Here it is already Thursday. Before we know it April is going to be here. I am still in Sedona but of course I have time for you all. Of course I also have time to be thankful for the gifts given this week as well. Won't you join me and my pal Xmas Dolly by linking up?

As my Mother was in the hospital this week, I am truly grateful for all the medical staff that took care of her. Her doctor really cares for his patients. The nurses and physical therapist were just superb. The rest of the personnel were helpful and joyful as well. I have never come across a staff so genuinely nice. Really!

So today, I am thankful for the medical staff, physical therapy staff and personnel  at VMA in particular but also to the medical care staffs in hospitals, home care and nursing homes across the country. You all deserve kudos. Thank you.

One of the TV channels that my Mom had on was called C.A.R.E.
It was beautiful photos around Sedona and the area coupled with meditative music. This helped my Mother relax more than once and had a healing effect. It is long but very soothing.

So, here is my music to go along with my thanks this week.

~Naila Moon

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

An open letter to...

An open letter...

Dear Anonymous,

I have to begin by saying I love getting comments on my blog. It pleases me because that means someone takes the time to ACTUALLY READ my blog.  I often find the comments to be thought provoking and MAKE SENSE to the topic at hand.

I think the fact that you come by is truly special. Your two to three sentence replies to my blogs are unreal. However, I am beginning to have issue with you, Anonymous.

You see, you take up my precious time that I could be reading other people's comments that have real names and oh yes, real photos.  Although your comments are sometimes...well, shall I say...interesting, it pains me to see that you missed the whole point of my blog.  Did you not really read it?

I also find it quite interesting that your own "personal" blog would always leave me to some ad page. Are you aware this is happening? If not, I certainly think you should fix that. I mean seriously, you do not want some troll SPAMMING your page. Do you?

So, until you come to terms with all of this, I will have to continue to delete you and possibly not allow you EVER to be on my blog again. I really hope this does not happen but it is coming to that.

With much care and concern,
Naila Moon

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me...the Blues

Hello my friends,
Coming by quickly for a little music this morning. Mondays Music Moves Me, hosted by the ever lovely Xmas Dolly.
 This is my last week co-hosting and it has been quite a blast. I hoped to give you something fantastic today but I do not think I have much to offer as my Mom is in surgery today for her knee.

However, let me see what I can come up with. Today is a theme and that is the "Blues" but not necessarily the kind of music as sad songs.

I am not sure we want to hear sad songs on a Monday but I will do my best. ok?

When I think of the "Blues" I think of the master blues maker:

Then I thought of this song:

I think that is all I have for you this week.
Hope things warm up for those that are having snow for Spring.
Have a good week.
~Naila Moon

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Review Excerpt of Shadow Moon by Marilee Brothers

Allie Emerson is hoping for a few quiet months to catch her breath after a summer that included the discovery she is not only a twin and of faery blood, but also destined to play a pivotal role in the faery world. School has barely begun when Allie must kiss her hope of a normal year goodbye.
She can’t escape her unfinished business with the fae, the Trimarks, or Junior Martinez who is making it clear he plans to win her back. Signs, portents and whispers are pushing Allie to “find the girl” before it’s too late. Hoping her twin can help her solve the riddle of their destiny, Allie uncovers old secrets and begins a cross-country journey that puts her in more danger than ever before. If she succeeds, she may just find the answers that can save everyone she loves.


Jessie held out a hand to Sammie. “Come forward, child,” he ordered.
Obediently, Sammie slid off the stool, still holding her guitar. As she approached Jessie, Sammie’s gaze skimmed over the crowd. Allie, are you out there?
Huh? Startled by the clarity of her voice inside my head, I almost stood and waved my arms. Had I imagined hearing Sammie’s words? One way to find out.
 I’m here, Sammie. Last row. To your left.  I thought the words and willed them to reach her. When her gaze swung to the back row, she smiled. Glad you’re here. A shiver slithered from the base of my neck down to the bottom of my spine. Before I had a chance to analyze what just happened, Jessie started his rant. He pointed out the pentagram tattoo on Sammie’s neck. “Ladies and gentlemen, do you understand the significance of this tattoo?”
I heard people mutter “Black magic,” and “Satanism.” The color rose in Sammie’s face. My cheeks warmed up in response. A tsunami of emotions flooded my mind. Embarrassment. Simmering rage. Frustration. Shame. I clenched my fists and pressed my lips together to keep from crying out. How could this be happening? How could I feel what Sammie was feeling? Hear her thoughts? How could she hear mine? Above all, what did it mean?

A former teacher, coach and school counselor, Marilee lives in Washington State and writes full time. Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam, winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon. Marilee is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Just The Stuff Ya Know/Naila Moon received no compensation or product for this review. This review is part of the Innovative Online Tours on behalf of author, Marilee Brothers.

Giveaway:Signed Copy of Carole P. Roman's new book/$200 Gift Card to Toys R Us/ Pirate Toys from Safari Ltd.

Book Launch Giveaway: Signed Copy of Carole P. Roman's new book, Stuck in the Doldrums, Pirate Toys from Safari Ltd. and a $200 Gift Card to Toys R Us

Ahoy, me mateys! I am so excited to announce the launch of Carole P. Roman's newest book from her Captain No Beard series called, Stuck in the Doldrums. I have had the privilege of reading all the previous books and I know this one is just as fantastic.

Here is a synopsis of the book:

Captain No Beard and his crew are at it again, but when the wind stops blowing, The Flying Dragon gets stranded on a desert island! With his first mate, Hallie; Linus the Lion; Fribbert the Frog; Mongo the Monkey; and Polly the Parrot, Captain No Beard has to find a way to use teamwork and understanding to get through the problem at hand. However, when Captain No Beard gets bossy and makes playtime miserable for the crew, he soon finds himself alone and helpless when a giant squid attacks. Just when it seems like the captain is in over his head, his faithful crew reunites and teaches him an important lesson.

Full of adventure and silliness, this lighthearted children’s book teaches the importance of compromise, cooperation, taking turns, and sharing. The crew of The Flying Dragon also demonstrates that even when there are disagreements, friends support one another. In addition to valuable lessons, Captain No Beard’s adventure is full of the type of danger and excitement that’s sure to keep young readers captivated and attentive from beginning to end. With undeniable charm, Captain No Beard and his crew teach young readers valuable lessons in life that can keep anyone out of the doldrums.

To celebrate and launch her new book, Carole P. Roman is having one blow out of a giveaway.
She has teamed up with Safari Ltd to bring some pirate swag that is as great as sailing the Seven Seas!

Enter quickly below and come back daily because you certainly will not want to miss this treasure!

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Author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher who now works in her family’s business and publishes works in the Captain No Beard series. When she’s not playing with her grandchildren, she enjoys reading to them and even using them as inspiration for her stories.

Where you can find Carole P. Roman's books:

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by author, Carole P. Roman and Safari Ltd.
The blogs hosting and co-hosting are not responsible for shipment. Carole P. Roman and Safari Ltd are responsible for prize shipment.
GIft card is being provided by the author and not affiliated with Toys R Us. This giveaway is also not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube.
Giveaway ends: April 8, 2013 at 12 AM. US

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pirate Code (Daily Code for Giveaway)

Grab the Pirate Code in RED for the day. Make sure you put for the correct day.

March 24th-
Captain No Beard

March 25th-First Mate, Hallie

March 26th-Polly the Parrot

March 27rd-Starboard

March 28th-Treasure

March 29th-Pirate Ship

March 30th-Eye Patch

March 31st-Pirates

April 1st-Argh!

April 2nd-Walk the plank!

April 3rd-Aye, Aye, Matey!

April 4th-Shiver Me Timbers!

April 5th-There be gold!

April 6th-Swab the deck!

April 7th-Yo-ho-ho

Goodnight, Brian Book Review

Recently I received a copy of the book Goodnight, Brian by Steven Manchester.
I had only read a snippet of the book before I received a copy, so I had no idea what the book was really about.

I honestly could say that Goodnight, Brian was about unconditional love of another and be completely done with my post.

That would be an honest assessment but certainly not do the book justice or Steven Manchester of whom is a prolific writer. I was so enamored with this book that I read it in a day and a half.

The story centers around and begin with the Mauretti family who has just given birth to little Brian. His mother begins him on a soy formula after only a few weeks of breast feeding.

The food that should be making Brian a strong and healthy baby instead turns to heartbreak. Little Brian ends up with mortifying results. After multiple testings he is found to be severely brain damaged with no hope to achieve any of the milestones. With an unfathomable diagnoses, doctors write him off as a lost cause.

However, enters the matriarch of the family, Angela DiMartino, known as Mama.
Mama is a strong Italian grandmother with  award winning recipes, a strong faith, and a heart of gold. 

Mama refuses to accept the diagnosis of little Brian and takes him under her wing. She will not allow anyone in her family or outsider treat Brian with disrespect or with indifference.

With  the help of family, unwavering patience, perseverance and unconditional love, Mama stimulates Brian slowly through all the milestones that the doctors said would never occur.

A bond is formed that can never be broken and the entire Mauretti and DiMartino family learns that sometimes strengths are found within challenges.

So, what happens to Brian, Mama and the family in the end? 

Well, that I leave you to find out for yourself.

Goodnight, Brian is truly a beautiful and well written book. The book is a must, must read.

Get out your tissues because this book gets a two thumbs way up.

~Naila Moon

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest review.

About the Author:

Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestseller TWELVE MONTHS and PRESSED PENNIES, THE UNEXPECTED STORM: The Gulf War Legacy, and JACOB EVANS, as well as several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly N ews. Recently, three of Steven’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or his four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing.

Buy 'Goodnight, Brian'

Where you can find Steven Manchester

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thankful Thursday and A Song (Link up)

Hello everyone from Sedona, AZ. I am here for a few weeks helping my Mother out because she is going to have knee surgery on Monday.

Today is Thursday and it is the day I post what I am grateful for this week.
 Link up with me and my blogger bud, Xmas Dolly below and let's share together.

I have to say being in Sedona is so beautiful and I am grateful for the beauty that the creator affords the people that live and visit here everyday.

I am really grateful for the technology that got me here though, that being airplanes. I got a peek at the pilots cockpit and it is an absolute marvel. I would be lost in all of that!

So there it is for me this week. A lovely scenery to enjoy that I was able to see because I flew here.

So happy to revel in it.

What are you thankful for this week? Tell us about it and of course please link up.
~Naila Moon

Monday, March 18, 2013

Book review and giveaway...Walk With Me by Darby Davenport

Darby Davenport is a new writer of romance novellas but not new to writing.

In her first book Walk With Me we meet the character of Charlie who has just rescued a rottweiler from the pound and knows nothing about dogs. We also meet Ethan, who own a golden retriever and has a past  that hurts him with loving another woman. The two meet in a dog park where Charlie is desperately trying to teach her new dog to behave.

What goes from a chance meeting turns in to a hot and steamy romance. The story twists and turns with Charlie and Ethan shedding everything including their clothing. One where past hurts, past loves, and simply the past melt away with honest to goodness lust.

I can honestly say that romance novels have not been my favorite genre but I was pleasantly surprised by reading this one. Darby Davenport's book had substance which was totally unexpected. The characters are fun, relate-able and real.
Great job and congratulations, Darby, on your entry in to romance.

Guess what? Darby is celebrating the launch of her new book by a giveaway just for you. That is right!
Here is what she is giving away:

Launch Week Prize Basket - The special launch week swag basket includes items inspired by the book:  Must Love Dogs DVD, a plush Rottweiler toy, Classic Love Songs CD, and two books--The RoMANtics Guide:  Hundreds of Creative Tips for a Lifetime of Love and Easy Thai Cooking:  75 Family-style Dishes You Can Prepare in Minutes. 

Enter to win in the Rafflecopter below.

~Naila Moon

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Monday's Music Moves Me and top 10 Movies

It is another Monday and that always means Monday's Music for me with the ever lovely, Xmas Dolly and the train crew.

However, this week I am combining my post with the blog hop from Alex Cavanaugh, Ninja Dude, who is asking our top 10 movies of all time. (By the way, I like so many that I just picked and chose the last 5-it was tough!)

This is how I am going to work that. The movies will also be videos/songs for my Monday's Music family. Does that work for everybody? Great! Let' go then.

 Beginning with my #1 All Time Favorite Movie: It's A Wonderful Life

#2 Mr. Holland's Opus

#3 Serendipity

#4 Royal Wedding

#5 Christmas On Sesame Street

 #6 Matrix (This one is Reloaded but I like the whole trilogy) *WARNING NOT FOR YOUNG EYES!*

 #7 Indiana Jone (This one is from the Last Crusade but again, I like the whole series)

#8 Titanic

 #9 Good Morning Vietnam *WARNING ALERT*

#10 The Preacher"s Wife

 As I said, this is not all inclusive, just what I could think of off the top of my head. Have a good week.
 I am traveling tomorrow so, I will not see you until Wednesday. Peace~Naila Moon



Sunday Vlog-The Real Irish!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Giveaway-The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey on Blu-ray & DVD

J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of a trilogy of films adapting the endearingly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Are you like the Hobbit and go on adventure? How would you like to win a Blu-Ray Combo pack? Well, now you can! Enter in the giveaway below. a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Please note that the assets included within this message were delivered to Naila Moon/Just The Stuff Ya Know in promotion of Warner Bros. release of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blog 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. Naila Moon/Just The Stuff Ya Know is working with Warner Bros. and received no compensation for this post nor is responsible for prize delivery. The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Winners name must be in by April 9, 2013 therefore if you do not respond within 24 hours of notice via e-mail another winner will be drawn.

Friday, March 15, 2013

This week's Featured Faces

Hey, there! It's Friday and nice and beautiful today! I am just going to post my Featured Friday for you.
I am including links to blog hops in case you want to go hopping along.



Thanks for following me you all.
~Naila Moon

PS: Hang out with these folks. OK?



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pin It to win it Giveaway of

Customizo Pin it To Win It

Welcome to The Pin To Win It With Customizo Event!

Recently I was sent a customized t-shirt for review from a company called Customizo.

The shirt they sent has a blue tiger design with an original piece that can now be found in their templates in the design studio.  The details are pretty awesome I think.

I have to say that I was quite impressed that the tagless label was also a Hanes product. No cheap shirt here.

Upon looking around at their site,, I learned some pretty cool things. If I wanted to, I could create my own customized t-shirt. Having a t-shirt that was in purple with a pink skull on it that says, "I rock!" on it would be kind of fun.

However, if I was not the creative type then I could upload the pre-made designs they have from the design studio. I could write in my own words too.

If I didn't want a t-shirt I could also design any of the other numerous things they have to offer like water bottles, messenger bags, towels or office supplies.

Customizo is an innovative group of sites that help groups with apparel and product design, collaboration and purchasing. With their design tools, group collaboration platform, mobile content integration and centralized hub of fully customizable artwork templates, creating and designing, bringing your designs to life is easy.


Here is your chance to win all 5 pieces of clothing that you "Pinned" to your own Customizo Board! For your chance to win, follow the simple steps below:

1 - Follow Customizo on Pinterest AND The Review Wire on Pinterest
2- Create and Design 5 Items from the Pinterest Party Category on Use one of the free templates or upload your own artwork to customize your items. Save your designs and grab the Share link to post to Pinterest, you will have to create an account to do this.
3 - Create a Pinterest board and title it "Customizo Fashion" or "Customizo Custom Designs." Make sure to tag each pin with #Customizo!
4 - Come back and fill out the Giveaway Tools Form with your direct link to your Custom Customizo Board!

Pin It To Win It Giveaway

3 Winner's will receive their Pin It to Win It Customizo Board {$125}. See Form for Entry Details. Open to U.S. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. Ends 4/1

Disclosure: This event is sponsored by Customizo and hosted by The Review Wire. Naila Moon/Just the Stuff Ya Know is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire.

~Naila Moon

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Thankful Thursday and A Song...3/14/2013

Welcome back to my Thursday meme of Thankful Thursday and A Song.
This is a link up so make sure you do and tell me what you are thankful for this week. Also go by my blog buddy who helps me host, Xmas Dolly.

I can honestly, without a doubt, tell you that I am thankful that after 1 1/2 years of Tamirisc being unemployed and us having no income since January, he is going back to work! In fact, as of today!

I am so, so, SO grateful. I literally am jumping for joy!
~Naila Moon

2 Captain No Beard Books & Pirate Booty Giveaway

Arghh, me Mateys!
I have donned my pirate's hat and set sail on a wild adventure on the high seas.

Seriously, I have pirates on the brain now that I have read two books from author Carole P. Roman. She sent me not one but two of her Captain No Beard Series to review. She is getting ready to publish a third here pretty soon and I cannot wait.

 It makes me want to go, "Arghh" again.

 The books follow along the adventures of "Captain No Beard" aka Alexander ,on his ship The Flying Dragon. Along with his first mate, Hallie, who just happens to be his cousin and three stuffed animals, he sails along the seas on high adventure.

These books have colorful pictures and is great for the imaginations of all ages young and old. So, hop aboard and sail along with Captain No Beard and the crew and learn a lesson or two along the way.

Would you like to read these books?
Well, you are just in luck because author, Carole Roman is generously giving away both books along with some pirate booty!

 Enter in the Rafflecopter below.

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Disclosure: I received both books from the author Carole P. Roman and being compensated for this post. I am linking up with Julie Gerber of to host this giveaway on behalf of the author. Julie Gerber of The Gerber Babies nor Naila Moon of Just The Stuff Ya Know is responsible for prize shipment. Giveaway is US and ends March 27, 2013.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wordless Wednesday...Think Spring!

Think Spring! Enough said.

I linked up at these blogs:

    Oh My Heartsie


Life as we know it by Paula

Have you heard the A-Z challenge?

Pretty soon April will be upon us and the A-Z challenge will be here.

What is that you say? You have never heard of it?

The A-Z challenge is a month long writing challenge that begins literally with "A". Each days letter will be the next letter in the alphabet. The only days not written on are Sundays.

For those that really want to challenge themselves they can do the A-Z video challenge. This is the same concept but just over video.

This is the second year that I am doing this. Last year was interesting because I learned so much from other people as well as pushed myself out of my normal realm.

The hosts usually recommend that the writers/video people follow a theme.  I did not do that last year but this bet!

This year I will have a quote that starts with every letter of the alphabet and will expand on the quote.

I was going to do not only one blog but two of my blogs. I have since thought that might be a bit much but we shall see.

Having said all this, a few things will be on hold that would be normal for the month of April, that is my memes. Although, I still may incorporate them too. Who knows what April will bring!

In any case, there is still time to join the over 1000+ people that sign up. Just click on the icon above and have at it. Try it, you may just like it!

~Naila Moon

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mondays Music Movie...My Life in Music

Happy Monday everyone. As you know, I am honorary co-conductor this month of the music train hosted by Xmas Dolly and he co-conductors of Stacy, Callie and Cathy.

Congratulations to our Spotlight Dancer, Becca!

Spotlight Dancers

This week is a bit of challenge as it comes from my number 1 man, Tamirisc aka Chronicles of the Man Cave. He is challenging us this week to post songs that tell a story about our life or one encompassing song that can do the same thing. Whoa!! This is gonna be a ride so, hold on!

So as I was born in January of 1968 in a snow storm, I will start there.

The 70's and into the early 80's was all about school and traveling in the Summers. My parents always thought it was important we learned history through seeing places. For the record, I have been to 48 states and 3 countries. Some state numerous times.

One very poignant trip was traveling the original 13 colonies. We saw wagon trains all over the place. My Mother made us special outfits to wear too.

The outfit I am wearing here is the one my Mom and I wore for the '76 trip.

From 1982-1986 It was all about high school, partying and having a good time. Well, with working thrown in there too.

This group was the people I ran around with and partied with. I am still friend with some of them to this day.

During these years I met my first real love. His name was Aaron. We were engaged for 3 of the 6 years we were together. (For the record, we never married)
This song was the theme song from my Senior prom and yes, that is us.

Senior Prom circa 1986

Me the High School graduate in 1986

Our class song:

In the Fall of 1986 I found myself in college for the first time. I was supposed to be majoring in Elementary Ed. instead I was majoring in Billiards and fun!

 I am going to leave you here until next week. I promise to share more so you have to come back.
~Naila Moon