A quick note

Hello fellow bloggers,

I haven’t written a personal note in quite a while and thought it was finally time to do so.  First of all, let me apologize for not posting the monthly writing prompts for December.  I have been so caught up in my own little world these days that I completely forgot to post them.  I didn’t even realize I’d forgotten until yesterday, so I thought I’d just do a personal post this month instead.  As all of us know, the past two years have been crazy.  But during the days of covid, my life hasn’t changed too much.

I’ve still been homeschooling as I have been for the last 15 years, and the only big difference is that I’ve moved twice since the pandemic started.  I had to downsize each time I moved and feel lighter now that I don’t have as much stuff weighing me down.  The first move went well, and I ended up in Virginia.  I loved all of the historical aspects of Virginia but hated the traffic that I couldn’t avoid no matter how far down the road I went.

Fortunately, I lived within walking distance to all the stores and businesses that I needed access to, so I never really had to drive anywhere while I was there.  But after 18 months in Virginia, I was glad to break free, and I’ve now ended up in the one place I’ve most wanted to be, and that place is Utah.

Ever since I visited Mt. Zion National Park seven years ago, I’ve wanted to come back here, and I haven’t been disappointed with my decision.  I live within walking distance of some amazing hiking trails, and I’m within a 30 – 60 min drive to several state and national parks.  And that’s what I love most about being here; I’m finally able to enjoy nature and be outside as often as I want to be.  Here are some recent pictures from my hikes.  Isn’t it beautiful here…

November 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The following prompts are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 

 ~M xo

  1. Then, she realized the mistake she had made.
  2. Shiny onyx pebbles lined the path.
  3. His appetite was insatiable.
  4. The crooked road.
  5. The fragrance of honeysuckle was all he remembered.
  6. The likeness was uncanny.
  7. Peridot was the color of her eyes.
  8. A splash of whimsy and touch of color.
  9. The mushrooms began to dance.
  10. There was something more.
  11. The azaleas wept as they were plucked from their beds.
  12. Tinsel and ribbon.
  13. The secret.
  14. Dandelion wishes.
  15. Whispering on the wind, I heard her voice.
  16. Jelly donuts make everything better.
  17. The soft pitter patter of the rain, quieted my soul.
  18. The perfect day.
  19. Tiny footsteps tiptoed to the door.
  20. Smoke filled clouds billowed out of the beast.
  21. She gave me a penny for my thoughts.
  22. A new day had come in the midst of despair.
  23. Fields of tulips lined the waterways.
  24. Her kiss left a lasting impression.
  25. The moon illuminated the dismally dark path.
  26. Crystals sat atop, adorning each glossy blade of grass.
  27. Gobbly glops of goop oozed into her soup.
  28. The spider gave her quite a scare, as it crawled into her underwear.
  29. I shuddered at the thought of becoming a prisoner once more.
  30. The cherry blossoms carpeted the way.

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/ground-frost-frost-rose-bush-autumn-3826835/

October 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The following prompts are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 

 ~M xo

  1. Pasteurized promises.
  2. Guilty pleasures.
  3. She was a damsel in distress.
  4. Stricken with a curse.
  5. Melted butter caused her to shudder.
  6. They marched onward.
  7. The smell of victory.
  8. Created for his pleasure.
  9. Happiness could be seen in her smile.
  10. The king ruled with an iron fist.
  11. Unblemished perfection.
  12. The tea pot snarled at the sugar dish.
  13. He shirked his responsibilities.
  14. Crabapples lined the walkway.
  15. The chocolate wasn’t chocolate.
  16. The silvery web became tangled around his throat.
  17. It appeared that the tree held all the answers.
  18. The book came alive and she was sucked into its pages.
  19. The sky was crimson and sprinkled with golden hues.
  20. She sank into oblivion as she realized his fate.
  21. The essence of her lingered on the cool night air.
  22. I was five and the world still seemed like a fairly pleasant place.
  23. Everlasting peppermint sticks with endless licks.
  24. Her eyes said everything that she couldn’t say.
  25. The elixir bubbled over and burned a hole right through the floor.
  26. It was 1972…
  27. The tides of yesterday were easily forgotten.
  28. The taste of victory was finally his.
  29. They never knew who he really was.
  30. Only a few embers remained.
  31. His reflection was not his own.

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/autumn-leaves-mood-autumn-color-3813741/

Tales from the waterhole

Hello everyone,

Today I’m pleased to announce the release of a new favorite children’s book of mine, “Tales from the waterhole, by Michael Coates.  I had the privilege of editing this book for Michael, and I’m so excited to see it in print at last!  There’s nothing quite like seeing someone’s words finally come to life, and I can’t wait to get my copy.  Michael has released his book in four different formats.  I have listed the links below if any of you are interested in buying a copy for yourself. 

Have a wonderful week!

~M xo

Here is the link to the specialized hardcover version on Lulu.

Tales from the waterhole

Or, if you’re a fan of Amazon, you can buy the book in three different formats over there, with an audible version coming soon.

Tales from the waterhole

Please leave comments for Michael by clicking here.

September 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The following prompts are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 😉 ~M xo
  1. Chocolate rivers and licorice trees.
  2. Splashes of color filled the expanse.
  3. The alarm set the world into motion.
  4. Secret passages loomed underground.
  5. The glass shattered at the mere touch of her hand.
  6. The cuckoo chimed its last farewell.
  7. The magical pendant cursed each wearer.
  8. There in a sea of spaghetti.
  9. Moonbeams sparked a connection.
  10. She swayed to the beat of a thousand drums.
  11. The forest echoed the thoughts in his mind.
  12. Reality hit like a ton of bricks.
  13. She fell off the edge of the world.
  14. The taste of magic glided across her tongue.
  15. Fields of feathery grasses concealed his presence.
  16. The sweetness of her kiss, enticed his desire for more.
  17. The warmth of the water soothed his aching bones.
  18. The finish line seemed just out of reach.
  19. The mushrooms left him in a dizzy state.
  20. Creamed corn was all she would eat.
  21. A jumble of words fell on deaf ears.
  22. Frightened by his sudden movement, she cowered in fear.
  23. The pen ached for her loving touch.
  24. He lived for the moment and this moment was his.
  25. Suddenly the mysterious light disappeared around the bend.
  26. The earth shattered into a thousand pieces.
  27. The monster swallowed her whole.
  28. She squirmed with delight upon his teasing touch.
  29. The kite sailed away to catch a dream.
  30. Lost in a land where wishes are free.

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/pumpkin-vegetables-enjoyment-food-3680425/

August 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The following prompts are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 😉 ~M xo

  1. Strawberry kisses
  2. Lavender lullabies
  3. Abbreviated disclosure
  4. Pictures of the past
  5. Paisley prints and peppermints
  6. Hoping for a miracle
  7. Tunnel of love
  8. Saving grace
  9. A beautiful mess
  10. Willy Winky
  11. Embellished truths
  12. Acorn pie
  13. Goody goody gumdrops
  14. Salty satire
  15. Pickled picnics
  16. Mosquitos and mud pies
  17. A conscious choice
  18. The doorway to hope
  19. Secret messages
  20. The pendant
  21. Socialites
  22. Screams of passion
  23. Vintage heirlooms and her
  24. Toaster pastries
  25. Feminine fiasco
  26. Choice words
  27. Inspired by a flea
  28. Shriveled succulents
  29. Hasty decisions
  30. Her promise
  31. The dreaded thread of fate

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: This above photo is my own personal photo which I recently took at a place called, Luray Caverns. Use of this photo is allowed with proper attribution. Thank you… ~M

July 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The prompts below are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 😉 ~M xo

  1. A bottle of hope sat on the shelf
  2. Her kisses were all that he craved
  3. Pickle juice
  4. Enraptured by her beauty he could think of nothing else
  5. Hot cross buns
  6. His tummy rumbled and his feet grumbled
  7. Time stole his most prized possession
  8. He grew impatient as dawn slowly turned to dusk
  9. The spoiled soup had turned to goop
  10. The boy who read her
  11. Lollipop trees and sugar filled seas
  12. She tickled my senses
  13. Grabbed from behind
  14. The tunnel took me there
  15. Soft skin
  16. Misty mornings
  17. 1, 2… buckle my shoe
  18. Paupers and peppercorns
  19. Icy flames
  20. Beggars can’t be choosers
  21. Treading lightly
  22. The land of light
  23. Genuine discourse
  24. Tears hidden in the rain
  25. The honeymoon
  26. Lit with desire
  27. Felt and bobbles
  28. Ransacked
  29. Peanuts and popcorn
  30. Teenage drama
  31. Wishes and waterfalls

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/pencils-writing-stationery-1486278/

June 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! As you can see, I decided to go with an alphabetical theme this month. Enjoy the prompts and keep on writing! ~M xo

  1. Apples and acorns
  2. Boring and bland
  3. Crispy and crunchy
  4. Daisies and dandelions
  5. Exits and endings
  6. Fiery and fascinating
  7. Golden and glistening
  8. Havens and hideaways
  9. Icy and invigorating
  10. Jazzy and jubilant
  11. Kilts and kings
  12. Laughter and licorice
  13. Moondust and magic
  14. Naughty and nice
  15. Opals and onyx
  16. Pipes and patches
  17. Quilts and queens
  18. Roses and rain
  19. Silver and satin
  20. Tales and time
  21. Unique and universal
  22. Villages and voyagers
  23. Wrinkled and waterlogged
  24. Xenops and xerus
  25. Yesteryears and yardsticks
  26. Zingers and zephyrs
  27. Anonymous and articulate
  28. Busy and buzzing
  29. Caddy and contagious
  30. Diligent and disastrous

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/daisy-dandelion-spring-meadow-5126292/

May 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! I decided to stick to last month’s style because they were so much fun to do. I hope all of you will find some wonderful inspiration this month, either here or someplace else. Happy writing! ~M xo

  1. Moon scraped knuckles and knocking knees
  2. Twisted oak paths and blooming breezes
  3. Twerking teens and baggy jeans
  4. Lobbying Lucys and gentle jokers
  5. Quick casseroles and inky obstacles
  6. Awakened desires and endless pleasures
  7. Twisted tales and surprise endings
  8. Essential essentials and worn out wigs
  9. Listless lions and doomsday dungeons
  10. Particle board planters and subterranean snails
  11. Mystic mall cops and maroon feather dusters
  12. Hopscotching hillbillies and hurtling hitchhikers
  13. Candy coated cavities and jaw breaking blunders
  14. Long awaited journeys and lingering kisses
  15. Soothing sounds of sunshine and long forgotten days
  16. Wizard dueling dilemmas and warty wishes
  17. Wafts of cinnamon and permeating cloves
  18. Splitting wood and honking geese
  19. Strawberry ribbons and summer plums
  20. Knitting neighbors and nagging noises
  21. Terrible traffic and peaceful pathways
  22. Coffee kisses and steamy charades
  23. Turbulent tensions and stinging images
  24. Silvery centerpieces and rosebud rims
  25. Small voices and grownup glimpses
  26. Healing hawthorns and harrowing hesitations
  27. Enchanting embers and soft glowing moonbeams
  28. Bright colored kites and paper airplanes
  29. Naughty adjectives and tawdry tales
  30. Sinking sands and rain soaked reeds
  31. Miniature marionettes and dime store delights

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/blue-floral-tiny-small-tender-5191962/

Never let them go…

“There are a rare few who have the ability to heal our scars.  I find myself holding on tight whenever I’m lucky enough to find one.”  ~M

“Medicine”

You’re my bulletproof vest when it’s getting dangerous
Always make me feel blessed, you’re my guardian angel
You are, you are, you are
Yeah, you are, you are, you are

You put your body on mine when they’re taking aim
You’re the pin in my heart, it’s a hand grenade
You are, you are, you are
The cure for all my scars

I feel like you
Could save me now
When I’m suicidal
Don’t let me spiral

You make my heart beat faster than adrenaline
You kiss away the pain of all the hell I’m in
You’re gonna make me better than I’ve ever been
‘Cause you’re my medicine, you’re my medicine

You make my heart beat faster than adrenaline
You take the pain whenever I’m in hell again
I know you’ll make me better than I’ve ever been
‘Cause you’re my medicine, yeah, you’re my medicine

You always say we should move to LA (move to LA), yeah
I’ll buy you a plane and I’ll fly you away (fly you away)
You are my heroine, you’re my escape
Everything gonna be Gucci today

I feel like you
Could save me now
I know I hurt you
I don’t deserve you, no no

You make my heart beat faster than adrenaline
You kiss away the pain of all the hell I’m in
You’re gonna make me better than I’ve ever been
‘Cause you’re my medicine, you’re my medicine

You make my heart beat faster than adrenaline
You take the pain whenever I’m in hell again
I know you’ll make me better than I’ve ever been
‘Cause you’re my medicine, yeah, you’re my medicine

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
‘Cause you’re my medicine
Yeah, yeah, whoa oh

I love the way you look in that Balenciaga
One sip of you, I’m hooked, I wanna hit it harder
No drug could feel this good, now I’m addicted to you, ooh
(Yeah)

You make my heart beat faster than adrenaline
You kiss away the pain of all the hell I’m in
You’re gonna make me better than I’ve ever been
‘Cause you’re my medicine, you’re my medicine

You make my heart beat faster than adrenaline
You take the pain whenever I’m in hell again
I know you make me better than I’ve ever been
‘Cause you’re my medicine, yeah, you’re my medicine

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
‘Cause you’re my medicine
Yeah, yeah, whoa oh
 
~James Arthur
 

Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/people-holding-hands-sunset-man-2561053/

April Writing Prompts


I’ve noticed quite a bit of apathy in the blogging realm lately.  And most people are either telling me that they’re out of ideas or expressing the desire for a break from the ordinary.  With those thoughts in mind, I aim to spice things up this month to fuel the lack of inspiration that seems to be contagious.  I’m hopeful that these whimsical combinations will light a fire underneath some of you and set your minds ablaze.  Don’t give up!  😉 ~M xo

  1. Juicy jokes and buttered books
  2. Lost loves and unlickable lollipops 
  3. Battened hatches and big dippers
  4. Windy slopes and flying horses 
  5. Twirly birds and twinkled toes
  6. Soft centers and chewy bits
  7. Foaming oceans and secret potions
  8. Masked men and stolen kisses
  9. Cursed pens and bleeding paper
  10. Puffed pastries and bric-a-brac
  11. Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers
  12. The tower of terror and Autumn’s lair
  13. Guardians of the graveyard and the mushroom forest 
  14. Inky blackness and the faintest glow of light from around the door
  15. Hip hopping hoodlums and rash inducing radishes 
  16. Rosy red petunias and pretty pickled peanuts
  17. The sorcerers staff and the wise child
  18. Spoiled brats and games like that
  19. Vibrant verbena and alabaster artichokes 
  20. Fizzy treats and powdered elephant ears 
  21. Succulent sisters and blazing blisters
  22. Cranberry shag carpet and glinting gizmos
  23. Frog pudding and dilapidated doorways
  24. Baby basil and contagious hiccups
  25. Smelly smells and freaky finds
  26. Crazy crawfish and mushy mud pies 
  27. Gibberish gents and dog-eared doohickies 
  28. Salty succotash and pencil toppers
  29. Bent bristles and blended bananas
  30. Creepy crud and Elmer Fudd

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/easter-egg-color-spring-food-5024772/

Time to make some changes – March 2021

This past year was not the best year for many reasons, and I think many of you can probably relate. So this year, I decided to make some small changes that I thought might help my overall physical and mental health.  For the past two months I’ve written about the goals I’m hoping to achieve, and you can read about those goals here.

I must admit, February was awful. The only goal I continued with was my daily step goal. I was able to manage 10,000 to 12,000 steps per day but gave up on all my other goals after the first week. I know the reason I didn’t do so well was because of some personal issues I was dealing with at the beginning of the month, and I just couldn’t get motivated after dealing with all of that. So after the first week of February, I decided to give myself the rest of the month off and restart my goals at the beginning of March.

Needless to say, I’m happy February is behind me now and I’m hopeful that my emotional state will just keep improving. I haven’t even weighed myself yet because I’m afraid to look at the scale. I have a doctor’s appointment scheduled at the end of this month, and I was really hoping to be in better physical shape by then. I know I can’t achieve all of my goals overnight, so I’m giving myself a little bit of grace, and I’m also giving myself some credit for at least sticking to my walking routine. I’ll be back next month and hopefully, by then, I’ll have better news to share. I’m determined not to give up because I know that won’t get me anywhere. So here’s to restarting once again! 🍻 Cheers! ~M xo

March 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! These prompts were written last minute with the help of my family. We’re hoping you’ll find some wonderful inspiration in what we’ve written here for you. Happy writing! ~M xo

  1. Creases and curves
  2. Dangling modifiers
  3. Purple nurple nincompoops
  4. Spilling Stella
  5. Misaligning multitaskers
  6. Morning burpees
  7. Alleviating the ache
  8. Spicy tonic pumpkins
  9. Mine be
  10. Note taking nonsense
  11. Bending time
  12. Nettles for Nellie
  13. Huggable snuggies
  14. Thumb sucking sister
  15. Frosted foreheads
  16. Bloody brilliant
  17. Believing in the pretends 
  18. Mastering math
  19. Party fanatics
  20. Banging out a dish 
  21. Artistic failures
  22. Hollow hills
  23. The best of the best
  24. Shady lamps
  25. Cantaloupe Louie
  26. Indiscriminate mixtures
  27. Laughing like lunatics
  28. March mist
  29. Puffy-eyed pixies
  30. A smattering of smoke
  31. Pandemonium and persuasions

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/night-spring-ginkgo-leaves-5382923/