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"My World" Photo Blogging Challenge and Sundays in My City

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P.J. of A Lil' Hoohaa, one of my WWFC writing challenge buddies, has instituted a monthly Photo Blogging Challenge. The gist of it is ~

March’s theme will be simple and pretty easy for you to interpret —“My World.”
Take us through your world, in five shots. Maybe it’s the area in which you live. Maybe it’s you. A hobby. Family. Friends. Other things. Whatever. But as we get this challenge going — and hopefully keep it going for many months — let’s learn about the people who might take part! Here’s how it will work. On the first of each month, I’ll have a blog post here with the theme for the month.Over the course of the month, participants will take photos with their interpretation of the theme. On the last day of the month, participants should  publish their blog post, which will include five photos from the month. (please don’t recycle photos from the past … the idea is to hopefully challenge you to go out and take new photos to interpret the theme).I’ll have a link-up thing at the …

Blogspat and Mighty Minion ready to spring into action

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Now is the calm before the storm when the A to Z Challenge participants are scheduling their blog posts.  A to Z is the mutha of all blog challenges.  There are over 1,000 bloggers participating this year.  Some bloggers revealed their topic, and a couple of those caught my eye - a foul-mouthed Scottish gal A Daft Scots Lass who will post on All Things Scots and a Hungarian blogger The Multi Colored Diary who is focusing on weird princesses.  My focus will be All Things Thrifting.

As a Madlab Mighty Minion for the challenge, I will be visiting chosen participants to ensure they are following the rules.


On the subject of rules, I must admit I was involved in a blogspat last month.  I have a habit of combining blog challenges and hops and this one hop host (who shall remain unnamed) took issue with my technique.  Granted it was with a group of romance writers, of which I am not, but thinking they might want to expand their audience beyond that realm - how could it hurt?  Well, did I get …

Friday's Frock and Now That's A Dress

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Friday's Frock is a splash of color, celebrating the fact that we have officially entered springtime.  
Banana Republic cream colored collared shirt Outfit teal sweater Worthington print skirt (all thrifted) Brighton chartreuse bag Aerosoles cream colored sandals (both retail)
I heard of an event on the radio station 100.5 that I can donate my gently used dresses.  

The event is described as follows:  
NOW 100.5 knows that most women won’t wear the same dress twice, so we’re holding the first annual “NOW That’s A Dress” exchange to benefit WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) on Wednesday March 27, 2013 at 6:00pm. Women from all over Sacramento will be encouraged to donate their new or gently used dresses at any Dimple Records location between February 27, 2013 and March 25, 2013. All donated dresses will be dry cleaned at Prestige Cleaners and placed on display at the Hyatt Regency (1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814) for the first annual “NOW That’s A Dress” event on March 27…

Nom for Best Local Sacramento Blogger, Blog Pop Spring Fling and The Big Reveal

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My A to Z challenge theme is All Things Thrifting, with the exception of two pet posts, one cat-themed and one dog-themed.  My posts will include tips, observations, and comments on the thrifting industry.

The Blog Pop Spring Fling giveaways are being posted at Rats and More

In celebration of the onset of spring, I present FASHION!  (You know I can't resist, I love those fashion photos) ...






Please vote for me as Best Local Sacramento Blogger.  Vote button is at the top of this post.  What fun!


BEST Local Blogger

Rednesday and a Blog Blitz

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Hellooo to my blog audience!  It is a rainy day here in Sackotomatoes, California (aka Sacramento).  To amuse myself, I've joined in a couple of hops.  One of my favorites - Rednesday - featuring red, red and more red ...

Jayne Mansfield in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?"


via It's A Very Cherry World

Fashion by Louis Ferraud, 1968
Vogue, United Kingdom, 1938
A fellow A to Z Participant DL Hammons is hosting ~



via Cruising Altitude 2.0

DL explains the process:


I present to you the BLOG BLITZ.  Here’s how I see it working.  Sign up on the linky list below, making sure to record your email address, and you’ll instantly become a member of the Blog Blitz Team.  Then from time to time, I will select a deserving blog (that must be part of the Blitz Team) and a specific date.  I will then email the team members that information and on that date we all will go out of our way to visit that blog and leave an encouraging comment on their most recent post.  I'm talking about ho…

Ninja Captain Alex's Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest

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No. 1:  One of my enduring favorites is Die Hard with Bruce Willis.  Hope the new movie coming out, A Good Day to Die Hard, will be as much of a romp as the original.

No. 2:  Off in the quirky realm would be the movie Kinky Boots - I think it is movie with heart and soul.


Pictured: Lola (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Lauren (Sarah Jane Potts), Mel (Linda Bassett), George (Ewan Hooper), Pat (Mona Hammond), Don (Nick Frost), Jeanie (Kellie Bright) and Big Mike (Stephen Marcus) in Julian Jarrold's 'Kinky Boots'

No. 3:  For drama and heartbreak, I recommend Sin Nombre.



No. 4:  Kind of an off-the-wall black and white classic Katherine Hepburn is The Rainmaker (1956) with her playing opposite Burt Lancaster.

No. 5:  I so loved musicals as a kid, so I have to dig in history's past for this gem (and animated nonetheless) 1955s Lady and the Tramp.



No. 6:  Back to the future (noooo, not the movie), recent movies - 2007's No Country for Old Men.

No. 7:  For those who don't mind su…

Celebrate Oz and Friday's Frock

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It is time to celebrate Altered OZ hosted by Olde Baggs 'n Stuft Shirts.  What perfect timing with the release of the new version of the movie, Oz the Great and Powerful.

Dorothy and Tin Man


Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion

The two witches



I was hoping inspiration would come to me by ozmosis to write an altered Oz story but the only thing that kept coming to mind was placing Dorothy in real time, crime-ridden Stockton, California - but I just couldn't do that to her.  
So, I'm off to see the wizard in Friday's Frock ... and to visit the Altered Oz participants.


Jones Wear navy blue jacket Cutter & Buck pink t-shirt American Living navy floral print skirt Costume jewelry heart pin (all thrifted)