Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me 8*26*13

Hello everyone! I am sliding here very late. In fact, so late that it is really already Tuesday but you will forgive me...right?

While on the subject of forgiveness. I am sorry that I disappeared last week. Let's just say that you know on college campuses how fraternities have 'hell week'? Yeah, I was living my own which included no internet for the better part of the week and believe it or not, my  computer laptop dying on me completely yesterday (Sunday) and a good part of the day today (Monday) which also included no electricity today. Oy!
So, please forgive me and thanks to Cathy who stepped in and saved the day.

So, on to this weeks  4M's which just happens to be a theme: You get to choose either One Hit Wonders or What's On Your Play List? Let's see what I can do with this.

I have recently downloaded some music to my Kindle that I am so loving.This one is called "Beekeeper".

Next up: This one is called favorite star. I love the beat of it.

Finally: This one hit wonder.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hello, My Name is Naila Moon...

I have awakened on this early Saturday morning with thoughts swirling in my head, feelings of dehydration and a raging headache. I also have a burning desire to blog. Maybe that sound absolutely nuts but if you bare with me a moment, you will find out why.

Hello, my name is Naila Moon.

Or is it?

Well, truth is yes and no. You see, I began blogging years ago on that far away land called, "My Space". Then it was new. My kids had their 'space' and showed me how to have mine.
I loved it, it was an outlet. I wrote some, I posted photos. I did my thing in "My Space".

Then I moved on to "Multiply".  Here I grew. I grew as a person, a young, single adult with two kids. I had friends from around the world who laughed and cried with me and I with them. "Mutliply" we did but in love and friendship.  I was here without my kids.
There I met my now husband. Yes, I met him on line. It was my place in cyberland  where I was real. People knew my real name. They knew...me.

However, "Multiply" would die with corporate greed and our group would scatter to the winds. Some of us found each other again in "Facebook" but it was not the same. Not quite. There was a loss that could not be explained and one without a funeral to cry over it.

My destination found me here in "Blogger", although, for a moment in time, I also tried "Wordpress" but that home did not suit me. Here in "Blogger" I felt a bit free again. Free to write those thoughts that needed to be put somewhere. I was free once again to post my photography, and my writings, my poetry and to create. Do you even know that side of me?

Naila Moon, my spiritual name, became my pen name. That is ok because that is who I am.

Slowly new people have become to know me again, the real me. A few months ago I met Lucy from here in Blogger, but I met her in real life too. The one thing she wrote about me later on her blog was that I was the real deal in real life as I am in "Blogger". This is true.

My blog has grown in leaps and bounds. I came to a decision and crossroads in life where I needed my blog to be more. If you have been here with me awhile, you know that it has changed from what it once originally was. It had to. This was a life choice.

However, here I find myself on this Saturday feeling like maybe I have gone too far away from what "Blogger" originally was for me. I still need that outlet,  'my space', to post my photography. I still need a place where I can write my thoughts and yet, 'multiply' the people I come to know throughout the world. I still need to see those 'faces' too so that I do not feel alone.  I want you to know me, the real deal, that Lucy so bravely met.

So, on this Saturday, with water bottle in hand. I introduce you to me again.  I cannot return in fullness because of the life choice needed. However, I return just a little to what I need and what I hope you will follow along in the journey.

Hello, my name is Naila Moon. Very nice to meet you.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday/Saturday Just Link Up post

Hello friends.
This week has just been loopy! Everything that could happen has happened this week.  I am one tired Chica here! whew!

I have neglected my blog terribly this week as well. However, I am slowly turning that around.

It is Friday and quickly moving on to Saturday. Today's post is just for you.

Link up here your blog, Facebook. Pin boards, giveaways...really whatever you want. Pretty much anything goes.

It would be nice if you follow the two people in front of you at least too.

Enjoy the weekend!
~Naila Moon

Giveaway: #StandingUp to Bullies!

As I was what could be considered a  bullied kid in school, this giveaway promotion from Arc Entertainment struck a chord with me. Check this out.

Did you know that more than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied?   (Source: Pacer.org) 

That right there is one kid too many. So, let's get ready to stand up for what’s right!

Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time and directed by the acclaimed D.J. Caruso, Standing Up follows two kids who get bullied by a vicious summer camp prank. Left together on an island, their adventure begins once they decide not to be victims and instead they Stand Up! 

Standing Up is an adorable and heart-warming gem of a movie with an important anti-bullying message that’s suitable for the whole family! Get the DVD August 20!

What can be done to help the bullied “stand up” for themselves?

One of the best things we can do to understand the problem and discuss solutions is to be inspired. The movie “Standing Up” is THAT inspiration.

Check out the Standing Up Blog App to take the Do You Stand Up to Bullies? QUIZ, unlock tips to BEAT THE BULLY, and sign the ANTI-BULLYING PLEDGE! And don’t forget to watch this amazing movie on DVD, released August 20.

• Do YOU Stand Up to Bullies? QUIZ - Like in the movie Standing Up, life is full of beautiful, amazing things, but bullies sure aren't one of them! Do you stand up to bullies? Or do you let them intimidate you and others? Take this quiz to see where you stand and get tips and tricks to beat the bullies in your life.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit Giveaway

Do you like soda as much as I do? Do you hate all the sugary stuff that is in it? Would you like to make your own sodas? Well, then I  have got just the thing for you!

I've partnered with Tricia From the Night Owl Mama and some fantastic bloggers to bring you this fantastic giveaway sponsored by Soda Stream.

Giveaway package is a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit  ($99.95) 

It includes:

-          Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
-          1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
-          Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
-          Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
-          3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

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 Note: No high fructose corn syrup in regular flavors and NO aspartame in diet soda.
OVER 100 flavors to choose from!

Enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance at this great prize.

Disclosure: Just The Stuff Ya Know/Naila Moon receive no compensation for this giveaway other than links on the Rafflecopter and is not responsible for prize shipment.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Giveaway: Midnight Velvet Handbags

Disclosure: This giveaway is on behalf of another blogger. I was in no way compensated for the post with the exception of a couple of links on giveaway tools.  

I was recently contacted by Midnight velvet and asked if I would be interested in doing a review of an item from their fall collection, I took a look at what they offered on their site and said," absolutely!" Their fall collection has a lot to offer not to speak of the rest of the site. I think you all would love this site so I am 
sharing this with you!


I received a Padlock Handbag to facilitate my review and I couldn't be happier with it. The quality is top notch and it is a very fashionable Handbag.
If you would like to read my full review please go Here.

Midnight Velvet has agreed to a giveaway for $50.00 to their site, at MidnightVelvet.com. The site is for Women's Fashions, includes items for the home, clothing, accessories and shoes, so go check them out then enter the giveaway below:

Disclosure: Just The Stuff Ya Know/ Naila Moon and the hosting blog is not responsible for prize shipment, the prize will come directly from the sponsor. This giveaway is open to the US only!
This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlet.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me...8/12/13

Hello one and all. Welcome back to Mondays Music Moves Me.
As always, this shin dig is hosted by Xmas Dolly and the crew of Callie, Cathy and Stacy (who of course is out right now) so, I am helping while she is gone. It turns out Dolly is gone too this week but pre-posted for our musical pleasure. Let us not forget our honorary co-hostess of the most-est...Becca!

We have no spotlight dancer this week so....put your best dance shoes on and let's go!

This week we have not one theme but two themes. It is all about Cars & Splish Splashin'. Wow!  Take your choice and run with it. Well, let me see what I can do about this.

First up: Splish Splash!

Next: Needing to go to the water in Summer Time.

Next: I guess I will just have to take my Little Red Corvette back home. (Sans Prince...sigh)

Finally: From the beach though, I simply cannot drive 55.
~Naila Moon

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me...8/5/13

Spotlight Dancers

Hello out there in Blog Land.  It is Monday and I am ready to rock out with you today for Mondays Music Moves Me. Of course we know this fun musical extravaganza is hosted by none other than Xmas Dolly and the musical co-host of Calli, Cathy and Me. (Well, at least this month. *winks*)

This weeks Spotlight dancer is Gillian! Congrats!

I am excited as all get out because by the time you have read this, I am already a few days in Missouri visiting my family. ( In other words, I preposted by a few days).  Anyway, let's rock the house down and shake things up a bit. ok?

This week is Freebie week. Grab a friend and let's dance to the tunes you want to hear.
On to my tunes...

First up: I am so excited!

Next up: It makes me want to shout!

Next: I plan to have a good time while I am gone too.

Finally: I have to leave my hubby at home. So, know that I love you and will miss you.

~Naila Moon

Sunday Vlogging

My Grand-daughter took over my YouTube channel today.~Naila Moon

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Friday Follow YouTube Style!...50 Random Things About Me

If you follow me on YouTube (please do), I posted a video of 50 random things about me. You can fine that HERE.

As it is Friday and everyone does Friday Follows everywhere, I thought I would give you an additional 50 random things bonus. Enjoy and of course follow! *grins*

~Naila Moon

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