A Penny For Your Thoughts

Greetings Kids! So nice to see you.

How was your weekend? ๐Ÿ™‚


I’ve been thinking….
We haven’t had a weekly question in ages, so how about one for today?

I don’t have to tell you that the economy seems to be in a holding pattern, and that gas prices certainly aren’t helping.

My question is: What are a couple of your favorite tips for saving money?

Eventually, I’d like to place a “button” right over there in my sidebar, (maybe a dollar sign?) which will link to the list we come up with!

It should be fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, I’ll add mine too!



A Dollar For Your Thoughts

The way I figure it, inflation has surely ruled out the old “penny” price for thoughts! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, by “your thoughts” I mean your answers to 5 questions . . .

I found a 20-question “meme” online and pared it down to a more manageable list for us. Feel free to copy and paste these into the comments section so you can answer too!


What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O?

Orange! I like it even better if fruit has been added.

Your prom night, what do you remember about it?

On the morning of the prom, my girlfriends and I went to a beauty salon to have our hair done in the latest fashion of the day. (We were so excited!) It was an upswept style that featured lots of โ€œGrecian curlsโ€. However, between the height of my hair and the shoes I wore, I ended up taller than my date!

My Dad had a creative solution though. When he took our picture as we were on our way to the event, he had us pose on the front steps with me standing one step lower than my boyfriend. Dad cropped the photo in such a way that you couldnโ€™t tell we were standing at different levels.

Do you have any famous ancestors?

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned that I love genealogy and have spent a lot of time happily involved in searching for my roots. ๐Ÿ™‚

To answer the question: I need to do more research to absolutely confirm it, but it appears that I may be related to Laura Ingalls Wilder through my great-great-grandmother!

How many different beverages have you had today?

Tea, milk, lemon seltzer, and water

Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?

No. I would be much more likely to either build a sand castle, or make little designs in the sand using my bare feet and toes. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Your turn?



Guessing Games

Great guesses, Kids!

But Carapace is correct. ๐Ÿ˜€

They are “bones” and Sir Beadsโ€™ grandfather made them.

According to this excerpt from www.beats.com:

“Second to that of the human voice, “musical bones” are the oldest instruments known to man throughout the anatomy of music and sound.”


They’re played by holding them between the fingers of one hand, and clacking them together in a rhythmical motion to make a sound. Originally, they might have been made of real animal bones or stone. Perhaps you’ve seen someone playing spoons – another way to make percussion sounds with something inexpensive and readily available!

Sadly, I never met Grandfather “Beads”, but I’ve heard delightful stories about him. When he was close to eighty years old, he would entertain his grandkids (including Sir Beads) by standing on his head!!! He was a talented woodcraftsmen. We have a beautiful table with curved legs that he made as a wedding present for his daughter (Sir Beads’ Mom).

We’re fortunate to have old photos of some dollhouses that he made.

Although these pictures are showing their age (dated 1932), I think you can get an idea of how nice the dollhouses must have been.


Thanks for playing along on this. Actually, it gave me a new idea for Show and Tell Tuesday. We should all look to see if we can find something we can use as a “Guess what this is!”. ๐Ÿ˜€

And for more info on “bones”: Click here.


Sealed With A Kiss

Good Monday, Kids! ๐Ÿ˜€
Hope you had a great weekend.

Today is a holiday but Sir Beads has to work. However, I’m happy to report, that we did enjoy a 3-day weekend anyway – Fri., Sat., and Sun.! We needed the break and can’t figure out why we don’t do it more often.

Amidst the relaxation, I thought of you and I have a new weekly question.

Ready? ๐Ÿ™‚

Ok . . . Look in your purse and tell us the “name” of your lipstick and also the brand!

Is it your favorite?

Do you switch often or do you have a tried and true signature color and brand?

Or maybe you prefer to wear a little lip balm only?

My answer:

Clinique, Violet Berry! I’ve worn it for several years now and I just dread the day they’ll tell me it’s been discontinued. Love the color and that it stays on pretty well too.