Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Happy Almost Halloween!! I love this time of year. The leaves are turning, the air is getting crisp, and pumpkin everything is in the air. The house is all decorated (and has been since the end of September) and scary stuff is all around. 

Other than this guy, he's not scary at all!

I'm not much on scary stuff. I don't like "horror" movies, since I think they're really dumb. For a while, I went to a ton of scary movies that were more psychological thrillers than Friday the 13th stuff. The only one that scared me was Stir of Echoes with Kevin Bacon. That was freaky. 

I love movies like Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters, Practical Magic . . . stuff like that. If it's fun and magical then I'm all for it. 

Which leads me to our random Wednesday question about who I'd want to haunt me or skip me. Ummm, everyone. I don't want anyone to haunt me. Believe me, I've been through enough shit without being haunted by a ghost.

Now saying that, I will share with you that probably a month after my mom died she came to me. Was I scared? Hell yes, but I was also thrilled. I had been so devastated by her passing that her visit eased that. She knelt by my bed and told me she was fine, happy, everything was good. I could tell since she looked awesome-- younger, fit, and smiling--things she hadn't been at the end. 

Do I miss her like crazy? Hell yes, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her. On the flip side though, I know she isn't sick anymore or in pain so that, to me, is worth everything.

Now, moving away from the serious, I will tell you I wrote a short story ages ago called I Only Have Eyes For You and it was about a woman who moves into a house that turns out to be haunted by a majorly sexy ghost who totally sexes her up. Now, that is something I could be down with. LOL!!! Eventually, I want to expand it into a book, but like everything else it will wait til I finish the damn book I'm struggling with.

So, with that I am off . . . literally and figuratively. Now run over and check out what the other bloggers have to say.

Jessica D

See you all next week!! -- Gwen

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Hallo!! Welcome to the randomness that is Wednesday. Before we begin let me introduce you to the WMH for today.

So, it's another 5 words or less, which I obviously do horrible with. And today's topic is especially hard since it's focused on me. Normally, I would make jokes about all the things listed above. This time, though, I won't, since I've been fighting with depression. I need to remind myself I'm awesome and own it.

My Style: Comfortable, No fuss, Sparkly, Eclectic

The new hairband I can't wait to wear

My Looks: Smiling, Tall, Pretty, Brown eyes

Me and my sweet boy, Max

My Personality: Friendly, Funny, Thoughtful, Quirky, Loving

Me and Sis (who's showing off her necklace)

Now head over to see what the other Wednesday bloggers have to say.

See you all next week!! -- Gwen

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Hello!! Before we even get started let's show off Wednesday Male Hotness.

Yep, this whole post is about guilty pleasures and indulgences and I will admit WMH is one of mine. I don't go searching for pics of hot men to save on my laptop, but if I happen to find one then yeah I will capture him. :-) 

Okay, so I'm going to just make a list, in no particular order, of what I consider my guilty pleasures and indulgences.

1. Top Gear on BBC - I love Richard Hammond, James May, & Jeremy Clarkson. They totally crack me up. In fact, they can make me laugh even if the day is going to total shit. Thankfully, they are doing a new show together on Amazon so I will certainly watch.

2. Big Red - yes, I love the sweet red soda. I don't allow myself to have it often, due to the caffeine, but if I'm out and I see one I will often grab it up.

3. Books - I love to read! Books to me are a necessity, but others may consider them an indulgence. I know that reading when I should be writing is something that I constantly fight against.

4. Mint M&Ms and Health Bars - I love chocolate. And these two are my very favorite affordable candies. I'm so glad the Mint M&Ms are around all the time now, since they only used to be offered at the holidays. Now I can indulge all year round. 

5. Godiva - when I'm looking for expensive chocolate this is where I head.

6. Napping - I love to curl up and take a nap, especially on a rainy afternoon. This usually only happens on Sundays, but a girl can still dream.

I'm sure there's more, but it's late and that's all I can think of right now. It feels like I'm trying to develop a cold, which is not welcome. So I am going off to bed and you are going to run and check out what the other bloggers will say to this topic.

Jessica D

See you all next week!! -- Gwen

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Hello! This week the randomness is all about our favorite holiday. Oh, wait, before I do that let me share Wednesday Male Hotness with you.

*sigh* Yep, WMH always make the day better, right?

Anyway, holiday . . . I love Halloween. I actually already have decorations up. I even made 2 new ones this year and, I think, they came out really well. What do you think?

We also purchased 2 new decorations from an awesome site called Victorian Trading.

I have loved Halloween since I was a kid. As a child, it signaled the beginning of the holiday season to me. Oh and candy, can't forget that. I loved picking my costume out each year and going around the neighborhood. We lived in a fairly good sized neighborhood, but it seemed as if we knew everyone. I remember getting home-made goodies in my bag that was far superior to the crappy bag candy peddled in the stores. A number of the houses would have parties going so I would go in with my Mom and visit and eat cookies and drink punch.

We'd be out forever visiting the neighborhood and showing off our costumes and collecting huge piles of candy, cookies, brownies . . . I think I even had a caramel apple one year. 

Cousin, Sis & me 

The pic above is me in my very favorite costume Bella La Ghostly from the Groovie Goolies. Sis is in her fav costume too. 

Once we got too old to go out we stayed home, dressed up and handed candy out.  If you're interested you can check out the post I wrote on my favorite Halloween memory

Now, we don't hand out candy since our neighborhood doesn't have a lot of kids in it, but I still decorate like crazy and I love this time of year. Of course, I'm Pagan so that adds something too. Halloween or Samhain is the beginning of my year and an incredibly powerful night where anything is possible.

Now go and check out what holidays the other ladies love best.

See you all next week -- Gwen