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I hope everyone had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day yesterday! I did!

Every year that Audrey has been old enough to participate,  I have “allowed” a leprechaun come in and hide scavenger hunt clues to a treasure.

The last couple of years I’ve been at my parents so I’ve had to tell him to also  “leave” some for my niece to hunt.


They each found their clues! Here’s Audrey’s treasure!


Project 365 // Days 31 – 37 (Saturday February 7)

I continue on with my 365 day Photo Challenge! This post normally should have been posted on Saturday, February 7th. I’ll get the 365 posts for the 14th & the 21st later today or tomorrow!

Have you started your Project 365? It’s never too late you know! Just pick up your camera or phone and start snapping pics!

Post them somewhere, then come tell me so I can enjoy them too!

31:365 – This picture is on my Mom and Dad’s fridge, in a big plastic bag! My 7 y/o niece drew it, do you know what it is? It’s a picture of a wonderful children’s book and television series… “Berenstain Bears“!


32:365 – If you’ve follow my blog and have seen some of my other Project 365 photos, you’ve noticed some from my wait at the bus for my nieces return from school! Well on this day though, it broke down right near her bus stop!


33:365 – My  niece Britainy’s Supper Bowl Party’s ” food table” wall!


34:365 – “Zombie Outbreak Response Team” car :)!

zombie outbreak unit

35:365 – One of my niece’s four-legged children, Cowboy!


36:365 – Daddy trying to aggrevate his daughter when Audrey & I ran home a couple of weeks ago!


37:365 – My niece and great-nephew snoozing at Granny &  Grandpa’s! (Look at those adorable faces)


Hope you are enjoying your 2015! Pick up your camera and join me!



Did You Know?

Well here’s some fun facts for today. January 21st is National Squirrel Appreciation Day,


National Hugging Day


and National Granola Bar Day


So, enjoy your evening appreciating a squirrel, hugging a loved one and eating some granola! Let me know how it goes 😉!



Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge #36

Which Way is a term taken from a photo group Cee hosted a few years ago. This challenge subject is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, we move from one place to another. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride them, as long as the way is visible. (Taken from Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge)

Cee's Odd Ball Photo Challenge


A tiny little onion found in my regular bag of yellow onions!

Tiny little onion
Tiny little onion

Linked to Cee’s weekly Odd Ball Photo Challenge!

Have You Ever…

Had a song stuck in your head? I’m sure everyone has at some time or another.


I love music, all music. I love listening to it, singing with it, humming to it, drumming my fingers to it! My daughter says that everything reminds me of a song. She’s constantly asking me to “stop”.

Some times after watching a video, hearing a song or even just hearing the tune of a song it happens! For no apparent reason. It doesn’t even have to be your a favorite either! One song get’s stuck. 

It happens to me a lot! Remembering a few…  watching the clip of Pink’s “Glitter in the Air” 2010 Emmy performance stuck in my head for days! A friend said to me as I was walking out the door once “Hey Tammy, No hair in my hairbrush”! Well that caused a 4 day run of the Veggie Tale song by that name! I love Veggie Tales but come on 4 DAYS!

I’ve tried playing other songs over and over again. Then I get up from the computer and the original” stuck” song pops back into my head.

I thought I’d “Google” “why?” this happens! Did you know that there have been “official” studies on this very topic. Aren’t you glad we have researchers working on this very important topic! ha!

One of the studies was actually done here locally to me at the University of Cincinnati.

That study was by James J. Kellaris. Hisresearch seeks to identify characteristics of music that make them memorable. His preliminary work points in three directions he believes play a role:

  • Repetition: One theme song that respondents reported as getting stuck in their heads often was “Mission: Impossible.” Kellaris was not surprised. “A repeated phrase, motif or sequence might be suggestive of the very act of repetition itself, such that the brain echoes the pattern automatically as the musical information is processed,” he says.
  • Musical simplicity: Simpler songs appear more likely to make your brain itch. Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of getting Barney’s “I Love You, You Love Me” song stuck can attest to that. Generally, children’s songs are more prone to getting stuck than classical music, Kellaris says.
  • Incongruity: When a song does something unexpected, it can also spark a cognitive itch. Examples include the irregular time signatures of Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” or the song “America” from West Side Story. Unpredictable melodic patterns or an unexpectedly articulated individual note can have the same impact.

    (Taken from University of Cincinnati news article by: Carey Hoffman)

Well, I know you will sleep easier tonight knowing this all important information….I know I will! hehe!