Happy World Emoji Day ๐Ÿ˜†

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I can’t let this day go by without giving it a special salute ๐ŸŽ†

I really can’t pick just one favorite. And the day I switched from Android to Apple*

was a happy one!


Do you have a favorite one? ๐ŸคชOne you use all the time? ๐Ÿค“Or can you do without? ๐Ÿ™

Now go and sprinkle some Emoji love ๐Ÿ’•


Your Weekend Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I hope you’re enjoying a fabulous weekend!

Everything is good here ๐Ÿ˜ We actually had some rain yesterday ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป I even got to see a puddle ๐Ÿ˜

It was a glorious sight…

All it took was a trip to the car wash, and planning a BBQ…or maybe it was the rain dance, performed by my friend Carole. It was a masterful performance – right after she walked into some bag worms hanging from her tree ๐Ÿ˜†

Ready to share a few more laughs? Alrighty…๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I can see that…๐Ÿ˜œ


One of these days I’m gonna try this ๐Ÿคฃ



and that!


Definitely a possibility ๐Ÿ˜†


I hope you found a few chuckles here today ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a wonderful ‘rest of your weekend’ ๐Ÿ˜

Until next time ๐Ÿ’•

I Miss Puddles โ˜”๏ธ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•I’ve always loved rainy days! The sound of rain against the window, the racing clouds, the smell of the air and wet asphalt. ๐Ÿ˜Š How about you? Do you feel the same or are you more of a ‘heat and sunshine’ person? Since it’s been a while since I got to enjoy the beautiful moisture from above, I took to the web, and found this… ๐Ÿ˜ƒRainyMood.com – It is an app, but this website gives you a preview ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’œโ˜”๏ธA (somewhat) Heart-shaped puddle I captured last year After a rainstorm last fall…don’t you love the tree reflection in the water? ๐Ÿ˜This is from a couple of years ago…during my ‘drawing phase’. See, rain-themed ๐Ÿ˜Maybe I’ll go now and try a rain dance! ๐Ÿ˜†I wish you a fabulous weekend, and hope you get to do things you love! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday, July ~ Babies ๐ŸŒบ

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Is your Birthday coming up this month? Then let me be among the first ones to wish you all the best on this joyous occasion! ๐Ÿ˜Š

There are only good things to say about you! ๐Ÿ˜

See…I told ya! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Your Birth-Stone is the Ruby

Isn’t that a wonderful sentiment?


I found another beautiful poem, written just for you…

Your Birthday Flower is the Water Lily , which symbolizes ‘Purity of Heart’ ๐Ÿ˜

So here is – exclusively for you – a ‘stroll’ past Monet’s Water Lilies โค๏ธ

You are in fabulous company! Here are some other July Babies…

Liv Tyler ๐ŸŒบ Neil Simon ๐ŸŽญ Kevin Bacon ๐ŸŒผ Tom Hanks ๐ŸŒธ Sofia Vergara ๐ŸŒน

Kristen Bell ๐ŸŒผ Sandra Bullock ๐ŸŒบ J.K. Rowling’s Birthday is on the 31st, and Harry Potter got his letter from Hogwarts on his birthday on July 31st ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

And last but not least – Olivia deHaviland turns 102 on July 1st โค๏ธ

Alrighty…now put on your crown, and let the world know it’s your Birthday so everyone can take appropriate action! ๐Ÿ˜

Have a wonderful, fabulous, glorious Birthday! Enjoy the celebrations with friends and family, the cake, the dinners, the lunches, the gifts! You deserve every bit of it! ๐Ÿ˜

I’m sending Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ Love ๐Ÿ’• and Hugs ๐Ÿค— your way!

Sunshine, Flowers, and a Tiny Spider ๐ŸŒž

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Summer Sunday Afternoon ๐Ÿ˜ Are you relaxing with a book, a project, or are you just enjoying the lazy hours this time of the week brings? ๐Ÿ˜Š

For me it’s a combination of all three. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Before I settled in, I walked around our flowery garden, and snapped some pretty pictures.

As I’m sorting through the photos I realize I should have paid better attention to the little labels in my flower pots upon purchase. ๐Ÿ˜• I know some names of the more popular plants…but others escape me. So you’re not gonna learn anything today ๐Ÿ˜‰ just enjoy!

The first thing I noticed when I stepped outside was a little spider busily running back and forth, weaving a beautiful web. It was not easy capturing the web…but I got some pretty sunshine-y pictures while trying ๐ŸŒž

And then I got it…see her in the bottom right corner? ๐Ÿ•ธ

The Wisteria is on her second bloom this year ๐Ÿ˜

I can’t get enough of the Hydrangea ๐Ÿ’•

Snapdragons have always been one of my favorites ๐Ÿ˜Š

I love to pinch their little cheeks ๐Ÿ˜†

The ‘Rose of Sharon’ bushes are just now starting to bloom

So is the Hibiscus

Here are some ‘what were they called again?’ ๐Ÿ˜

Just as I turned to go inside I glanced at the little field of clover, and decided to give them a spot in the limelight ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this little trip into my world ๐Ÿ˜

I’m wishing you a fabulous Sunday afternoon! ๐Ÿ’•

Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I hope you’re enjoying a fabulous weekend! ๐Ÿ˜

The sun is out, temperatures are climbing into the ‘sticky’ range…and with that come the pesky mosquitoes. Ugh! But don’t fret – here’s an easy-peasy way to get rid of them ๐Ÿ˜‰


They are!!! ๐Ÿ˜†


Hehehe ๐Ÿ˜‚


Sorry ๐Ÿ˜‚

Maybe I better get out of the sun ๐Ÿ˜œ

Plus, my screen jumped to this…

I swear this app hates me!

Any idea on how to fix this? I already tried turning it off/on … that didn’t help!

Well…I will play with it – maybe it’ll disappear as fast as it appeared. Wish me luck!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! ๐Ÿ’•

Happy Birthday, June Babies ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

I wanna be among the first ones to wish you a ‘Happy Birthday’! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŒน

There are nothing but good things to say about ‘June Babies’

There…didn’t I tell ya? ๐Ÿ˜


The beautiful rose is the flower of the month of June!

I found this lovely tale on holidappy.com ๐Ÿ˜Š

One of June’s flowers is the rose. According to Greek mythology, the rose was created by Chloris, the goddess of flowers. One day, Chloris found the lifeless body of a nymph in the woods and turned her body into a flower. She called upon Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of wine. Aphrodite gave the new flower a gift of beauty and Dionysus added nectar, for sweet fragrance. Zephyrus, god of the west wind, blew the clouds away so that Apollo, the sun god, could shine and make the flower bloom. That is how the rose was created and crowned the “Queen of Flowers”.


You are in fabulous company ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Marilyn Monroe ๐ŸŒผ Anderson Cooper ๐ŸŒผ Paul McCartney ๐ŸŒผ Barry Manilow ๐ŸŒผ

Meryl Streep ๐ŸŒผ Mel Brooks ๐ŸŒผ

Pretty impressive bunch, wouldn’t you say? ๐Ÿ˜Š

Now go and have a great time! ๐ŸŽ‰ Gather everyone near and dear to your heart, and celebrate the wonderful, lovely, brilliant YOU! ๐Ÿ˜

I wish you the very best …and cake! Can’t forget the cake! ๐ŸŽ‚

I’m sending Love ๐Ÿ’• Smiles ๐Ÿ™‚ and Hugs ๐Ÿค— your way!

Cheers! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ

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