Show and Tell Tuesday


For this week’s Show and Tell Tuesday, I’m delighted to announce that there are three new “What’s on your Refrigerator?” photos! 😀

So, in the order received . . .

We have Clenna’s!

Clenna says: “I am so embarrassed about my fridge but I have to own up to it. On top left in basket– bibs (for grand daughter), Wet ones in the middle to grab and take with me when running out the door. On right – epipen for bee sting, recipes and behind that mess – cook books. Top left – coupons in baggies, cartoon with dog magnet, a notepad- which says “Dog HAS eaten” written this AM as I was heading out the door to work. Right side top – obituary of a dear friend, Southwest schedule – I returned last Monday night, pictures of grand kids, political cartoon. Below – middle on right side – article on upcoming Woman’s Expo, pix of engaged couple, another Golden Retriever magnet, another cartoon – we love humor! And lots of magnets for the grand daughter to play with.” 😀


Next, here’s Yona’s!

Yona says: “I know I’m late, but I couldn’t resist – had to share my fridge too even though it pales in comparison to the others. Mine is so boring, but here it goes: I have a Georgetown Bulldog magnet (my sweetie’s favorite team) and a dog with bone of my own that I got at the Dollar Store. My stepson’s basketball team spirit magnet. 2 graduation pictures (blurred because some people are Internet-paranoid). 3 magnets from Hawaii, including a hand-painted surfboard with my name and my sweetie’s name. Also, 3 Fortune cookie wrappers.”


And, here’s Allison’s!

Allison says: On the front, one door is Annelise and the other door is Robert.
On the side, there are random other pictures: more of Annelise, one of me on Luca, two of my old dogs that have passed away, an old horse of mine named Sleeper that has also passed away (pictured with my sister and me), lots of fun magnets and a research paper assignment sheet for Annelise. There is usually some of Annelise’s artwork, although none at the moment!”


This is so much fun! Thank you, Kids. 😀

You know I’m always delighted to showcase your photos on Show and Tell Tuesday.

Remember that the subject can be almost anything – people, pets, something you’re making, home repairs (in progress or finished), your garden, bargains you’ve found, holiday decorations, a scene in your hometown, last night’s casserole (with the recipe, please!), or something you choose!

If you’re worried about cropping or sizing, I can do that for you.

Send your photo(s) to: crystal (at) beadhappilyeverafter(dot) com



Christmas in March

Happy Monday, Kids 🙂

How was the weekend?


On Saturday, I finally used a gift card I’d almost forgotten about . . .

While Christmas shopping in December, I was at the check-out to pay when the clerk told me I had spent enough to qualify for a $20.00 gift card. I was totally surprised because first of all, I didn’t realize that they were having such a promotion, and secondly, I didn’t think I had spent enough to receive twenty dollars!

I’m ever the skeptic, so as she handed me the card I said: “Oh, I am guessing that I’ll have to spend a certain amount to be able to use this $20.00? Or perhaps it expires quite soon?”

“No, no, it’s as good as cash here at this store.” she answered.


So, this weekend I discovered the card tucked among a few sales receipts in my wallet, and decided I’d better spend it while I was thinking of it.

New towels seemed like a good idea as ours were beginning to look shabby. When I got to the mall, they happened to be on sale for half-price! 🙂

I can’t tell you how much fun it was to leave that store with a fairly large bag of pretty new towels – for FREE!

As I carried them to the car, it definitely felt like Christmas. In fact, I swear I heard Christmas Carols! 😉



A Dollar For Your Thoughts

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

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 “Grecian curls”. 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 couldn’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. 🙂

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. 😉


Your turn?



Favorite Commercial

Tuesday Greetings!

How about a weekly question? 🙂

Actually, I have 2 questions . . .

1. What is your favorite TV commercial? (currently or from the past.)

2. What commercial do you dislike the most?

My Answers:

I love the E-Trade commercial with the baby called “Solitary”! (Click here to see it.)

I truly dislike the Piggy GEICO commercial. (See it here.) The sound is grating – even if I’m not in the room while it’s on! Cute idea maybe, but it should be MUCH shorter!


I can’t wait to read your answers!

And remember, if you have a question that you’d like me to ask the whole group in a future post, just email it to:

crystal (at) beadhappilyeverafter (dot) com