Sunday, September 29, 2013

Monday's Music Moves Me...Fall Edition 9/30/13

Welcome back to Monday's Music Moves Me hosted by Xmas Dolly and the musical train crew of Cathy, Stacy and Callie. I am still along for the ride as Cathy is taking off on vacation this time.

The weather has been getting cooler back and forth and of course that just makes me happy. Of course I am also happy because I get to rock out with the coolest musical people on the planet...YOU!

Spotlight Dancers

This is the last Monday of September and a freebie week.
Our Spotlight Dancer is...Run DMT...she has to stop running and put on dancing shoes a moment. Hee hee!

Beginning  Tuesday, Oct. 1st,  I show case all things Halloween everyday. So, I thought to start things off, I will give you a taste of that musically and then from there see what I have in the music bag. OK?

Let begin with this teaser:

Where shall I go from here? Hmm....
Well, if DMT can put on her dancing shoes, then so can I!

Since I am shaking what my Momma gave me today, let's go with this next one:

Let's shake it some more with this one:
I am going to hustle on out of here with this one. Catch me on Tuesday the first with Coffee Talk and the countdown to Halloween.

~Naila Moon

Friday, September 27, 2013

Giveaway of Gift Package of Tale of the Tooth Fairy and Tooth Fairy Doll

Remember the other day when I reviewed The Tale of the Tooth Fairy? It had that cute little Tooth Fairy and the book that told her journey to become the Tooth Fairy.

If not, go HERE.

Well, I am uber happy because Coppin's Hallmark is happy and wants to give one of this same gift to a lucky reader of mine. Whoo hoo!

Enter below to win. Good luck!

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review of "Tale of the Tooth Fairy"

Disclosure: I was given a free item from Coppin's Hallmark to review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.  I received no monetary compensation.

I like to find little gifts for special occasions and big occasions too. I really like thinking about the individual I am giving a gift too and what they may like.

With kids of course it is the little things that count to them. You know, like loosing their first tooth!
That is why I was pleased when Coppin's Hallmark sent me the "Tale of the Tooth Fairy" to review.

Check out my video review and by all means, check out all the gifts they have to offer. Find them on Facebook too. Happy shopping!

~Naila Moon

Triple F...Follow/Free/Fun

TGIF everyone! What is on your agenda for the weekend?
Me? Well, I am getting extremely excited about the upcoming Fall changes including all the fun things to do during this time of the year.  I just hope to get to do some of them with my hubby, his job hours are kind of wonky.
Anyway, we have been changing around the house and preparing and enjoying each others company. Oh yes, and enjoying the company of our new kitten too. Have I even told you about her?
Both of these photos taken by my hubby


She is still testing out the new home court and the new human pets as well. More on that later.

Well, anyway, it is Friday and there is a linky somewhere. Link up and have some fun.
I have a linky list HERE if you need to find one. If you want to be added let me know.

Of course leave a comment so that I can find you! :)

~Naila Moon

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Return of Thankful Thursday 9/26/13

I am very happy to be returning today to Thankful Thursday post. This is the day that I post what I have been most thankful for this week or evening at the present moment even though daily gratitude is a given for me.

In the past I have posted a song with my posts, I may or may not do that each week.
Join me will you? Just to make things simple, comment and I will come visit.

This week has been all about changes and renewal for me. The Fall always seems like that. The trees are turning, the clocks changing, and nature is hunkering down for a long winter.

I turn inward often. I begin to create again or at least it seems that way. My writing muse seems to be open and I want to create with my hands. I love this time.

My home reflects the changes too because I decorate for the holiday seasons. I love it so much. Everything about Fall brings me joy and I am so, so grateful for it.

What are you grateful for this week? Tell me.
~Naila Moon

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wordless(ish)/Whatever Wednesday...Sept 25, 2013

This past August I went to Missouri to visit my children and grandchildren. Before I left, I wanted to have a photo of just my kids together and then with their kids. I wanted to have the photos turned in to canvas art for my home.
Seems simple, right? HA!
Here is proof that it is not so simple with my goofy kids who never let me take a decent photo of them. You should see our family Christmas photos.

*Take 1-my son always goes and does something goofy to mess the first photo up.
*Take 2-He is still not cooperating and my daughter is starting to get the giggles.
*Take 3-He finally tones down and she is laughing hysterically. Mom is getting upset with them. "One more," she says here.
*Take 4-He settles. She begins goofing off. Mom gives up.
*Next Photo-Mom says, "Let me get a decent one with the grand-kids. ok?"
*Take 1-They don't cooperate either. oy!

*Finally gets a half way decent photo, even though my son is trying desperately to mess it up again.
Seriously, what is a mom to do!
~Naila Moon


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Tuesday Coffee Chats...weird and wonderful

Hi everyone, as I mentioned a few weeks back, I need to return to some of the reasons why I originally started blogging without completely revamping again.

One of the things I did was Ten Thoughts Tuesday, which I am so not doing...well, maybe once in awhile. Then I thought how about my Tuesday Topics?

Well, that did not fly to well.

Then I recently found a blogger who has Tuesday Coffee Chats. Now, I do not drink coffee (you don't have to) but I thought why not join in on chatting over a tall glass of water and have some fun.
It gets me back in to my thoughts processing and maybe meet some new gals/guys and familiar ones to boot.

So, thanks Time Out For Mom for inviting me and the rest of us in.

She has topics to discuss so, if she does not mind (which I totally think she doesn't) I will blab along but also discuss her topics too. Got it? Good. Moving on.

Today over coffee or you name your own beverage here--->We are discussing the weird and the wonderful.

This is such an easy topic and it pertains to my husband and myself.

In a nutshell, he is weird and I am wonderful! Bwa ha ha ha

Ok, seriously, ummmm.....


So, if you don't know already, I live in the state where marijuana is legal. I will not say one way or the other what I think about that. I will say, I do not partake in case you were wondering.

Anyway, in less your head has been stuck in the sand, you will also know that part of this state has been underwater and lives were lost.

Well, just yesterday an event took place in Denver and Boulder to help those who may have  lost their stash in the flood. Seriously!

An organization had two separate events giving out free marijuana to those who needed it. Organizers apparently felt those that have been flooded may need to mellow out awhile to have relief from the stress of the floods.


Well, I suppose that is one way to help the efforts. *rolls eyes*


My husband and I are not huge sports fans but we do like to watch the Denver Broncos play football. It is a time for us to sit back, take in some popcorn and have a nice time together while yelling at the TV. ha ha

My husband gets decked out in his orange crush t-shirt and I wear whatever and we just enjoy each others company. It is nice really because we are on the same page and I am not bored stiff with whatever else he usually watches, not to mention I usually cannot hear anyway. (For the record we have an old TV that simply will not play captions-ugh!)

Last night, Denver was playing the arch enemy The Raiders (boo hiss-sorry if you are a Raiders fan, I still like you anyway). It was Monday night football and of course ESPN was the host. All I got to say is Denver played top notch!  They absolutely rolled over and booted the Raiders right on out of Colorado.

All in all, just wonderful!

~Naila Moon

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Monday's Music...Sept. 23, 2013

Hello and welcome back to another Monday and the first Monday of Fall 2013.
I love this time of year when things are changing and the color of nature is just beautiful. I simply like everything about it.

As today is Monday, that means it is music time hosted by Xmas Dolly and the musical train crew of Stacy, Callie and Cathy.  Let's rock this joint shall we?

Spotlight Dancers

This weeks Spotlight Dancer is: Time Out For Mom

This week we have a challenging theme. We are to pick songs about "Moving Forward" in one's life. Now, who picked that one anyway? I know...just joking!
I suppose this is up to interpretation. Right?

First up, you know me, I love the Muppets:

Next up, this singer has been a favorite for a long time:

In looking for some new music, (which I always like to find) I found this song, which really spoke to me:

Finally, when you move forward, you are letting go of the past. Here's what letting go sounds like. :)

Naila Moon

Review of the Shortgame Film Trailer

Eight of the best golfers in the world come together to compete in the World Championships of Golf. These aren't just any o' golfers though. Oh no! These eight golfers are only seven years old. That's right, seven!

In the movie, The Shortgame, these kids are the best of the best. This two time winning film, follows the lives of eight kids as they train and work hard to get a chance among 1500 other kids to become world champions.

The film shows the humorous side as the kids might just say anything as kids will do. The Shortgame also brings to the forefront that if you work hard for your dreams you can accomplish anything.

I can tell you, I am not the biggest of golf fans but when I saw this trailer, it intrigued me. This is one that I think I just will have to see.

What would you do to follow your dreams? The movie release was September 20th.
~Naila Moon

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Peace and Gratitude

It seems to me that being a peaceful world seems like a lofty goal when we have on-going wars and threats of, when there are people being killed everyday right in our own neighborhoods and when violence is seen everyday on the TV and papers. Lofty goal indeed!

However, does that mean we should not wish for it? We should not strive for it? No!

We have to, we must! Our only hope for a truly peaceful world is to work for it but we have to start within.

We have to calm those storms of hatred and repression for our fellow human beings. We have to look within and know that we are at peace with ourselves and our own home before we can be at peace with the world around us. That is where it starts...within.

Some things you can do today:
1. Smile. The first act of peace is smiling at one another. It sets a level of understanding that knows no barriers.
2. Promote peace/be an example. When you promote peace, peace catches on. Our future generations need to see us being at peace within ourselves and with others.  Blog it, live it, love it!
3. Do something nice. Just by doing something nice for another makes the world that much more of a peaceful place to live in.
4. Go on a walk in your neighborhood or a nearby park. Get in tune with nature. While you're there pick up trash along the way.
5. Do the pinwheel for peace project and stick them out in your yard.
6. Make paper cranes and send them to someone with a note of gratitude.
7. Dance and sing. Enjoy the life you are given.
8. Send someone a real letter. With all the junk mail we get in our mailboxes it would be nice to get real mail with just a word of encouragement. Send one or two or three.
9. Meditate. Calming the inner storms first and then working outward promotes peace and understanding.
10. Start a Pennies for Peace project in your home or town

Have a great day my friends. I appreciate you all always.
Naila Moon

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ahoy Me Mateys!

Ahoy Me Mateys! Today is "Talk Like A Pirate Day", are you a flappin' yer gums and joining in?
I thought I would share some photos I took of my crew when I went to visit them.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me...Flooding Edition 9/16/13

Welcome back everyone. Here we are at Monday and the rain is still coming down here in Colorado. We need the rain because we have not had any in weeks but the problem is the ground has been so dry that the water cannot saturate into the ground, so floods we have.

My hubby and I are fine even though there is flooding just down the road from us. Keep us all is thoughts and such because if you have been following the news, others parts of CO are not doing so well.

Speaking of keeping in thoughts and prayers. Are 4M's train conductor, Xmas Dolly, is back in the hospital again. I am not sure she will be making an appearance today due to her illness but we certainly hope she gets her musical self back and healthy soon! Cathy, Stacy, Callie and I will hopefully hold down the fort until she gets back!

Today our Spotlight Dancer is none other than my hubby, Mark aka Tamirisc! Congrats. Put your shoes on honey and get out there!
Spotlight Dancers

This week is freebie week and I got some goodies as always for you. Let's go!
Last week we had 70's theme week and I has such a good time with that, I want to spin some more of those tunes.

First Up:
Let's groove on with this one: (Do you recognize the main singer?)


Finally, I am ready to head on outta here but before I do...

Have a good week ya all!
~Naila Moon

Friday, September 13, 2013

Triple F Friday...Follow/Free/Fun

Hey everyone, slowly but surely, things are starting to get back to normal around here. It is Friday and the day everyone seems to break loose and have some fun!
Leave a comment for your page and I will visit...whatever is fine with me and follow someone new.

My question of the day: Are you superstitious?

~Naila Moon
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wordless(ish) Wednesday...9/11/13...What I wish for.


On this somber day and with the world in such turmoil still, the only thing I wish for the world is this.
~Naila Moon

Giveaway: The Ultimate Life Prize Pack

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~Naila Moon

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

#GrowingUpOnline e-book (Free download) & Lorax DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway

When my kids were youngsters, the internet was just taking off. I was not concerned about their online safety so much. Now, I have grandchildren, one of whom already knows how to use technology.  I worry somewhat about the things and people that are out there that may want to hurt her. Do you have kids are grandkids that are "growing up online"?

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mondays Music Moves Me 9/9/13

Hey everybody! The weekend has already said goodbye and we are now into the second week of September. Whew, time has flown this year it seems.

Of course being Monday, that is the day I rock out with Xmas Dolly and the music train crew. This week is theme week and it is interesting. We can choose between our favorite Disney music or we can go with 70's music or mix it up and go with both. That's different, right?

Spotlight Dancers

Our Spotlight Dancer this week is:
Ian from Ian's MusicBlog

So, let me see what I have in my musical bag this week.

How about we start out rockin' in 1971?

Next up from 1978:

Taking a moment to offer my Disney song but still from the 70's, 1977 to be exact (song starts around 2:00):

Back to the rock from 1970:

Back to 1971:

Have good week friends and rock on!
~Naila Moon

Monday, September 2, 2013

4M"s Labor Day version...9-2-2913

Happy Labor Day in the US. and welcome back to another 4M"s for September. Wow!

I am writing from my Kindle with hopes this works out ok. My laptop crashed and burned last week. I am to get a new one but not until later this week.

I am also returning home to CO on Wednesday so, things might get back to normal soon.

This week is freebie week which of course is always fun. Let me see what I can do for that. Hmmmm......

Just today, I heard a group called  Black Box from the 90's.

I also hear today Richard Marx  whom I used to really like.

Finally, on this weekend I used to always watch the Jerry Lewis Muscular dystrophy  telethon. At the end he would always sing this song. It would inspire me as it still does today.