Challenge: Allergic to ‘e’

I decided to take on the Allergic to ‘E’ Challenge which my good friend Priceless Joy posted on her blog, Beautiful Words, and thought I’d be fun to join in. I hope I don’t end up on the Page of Lame 😀

My nominations:

Solveig Werner


Kat @TFB


Cynthia M Voss

Here are the Rules:

1) Write a whole paragraph ( a paragraph sounds easy right?) without any word containing the letter “e” (still easy?)

2) By reading this you are already signed up.

3) Challenge at least five bloggers to do the challenge. They must do it within 24 hours or it is considered as failure.

4) If you fail or pass, suffer in the Page of Lame.

5) If you win, wallow in the Page of Fame.

Here is my attempt to writing a short paragraph without the letter ‘E’:

Timing was just right to say with this paragraph, missing almost a month of blogging, I’m back again. I didn’t plan on staying away for so long but inspiration was lost. Coming back and going through posts my brain instantly had thoughts to put down on this paragraph. I miss sharing photos and thoughts of my own so pardon for staying away for so long. Thank you for stopping by! 🙂 

To those who I nominated, I really hope you accept. It’s not as easy as it seems (in my opinion) but have fun with it! I can’t wait to read your response. Anyone willing to take on the challenge is welcome to do so 😀

Y & Z

Even though I’m really late on posting the last 2 letters of the A to Z challenge (unexpected events came up) I didn’t want to leave the challenge incomplete so I decided to share my posts with you. 

YellowFlower blooming





Zebra– My daughter’s favorite animal.

Love her drawings! :-)

Love her drawings! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! 😀

X is for..


There are not many words that start with the letter x and the only words I could think of would be X-ray and Xylophone. But I thought I’d Google “words starting with the letter x” and see what came up. I found the word Xenodochial. I’ve never heard of it but when I read the definition it definitely caught my attention.

Xenodochial: (adj.) friendly to strangers.

Example: “The salesman was very xenodochial; consequently, he led the company in sales this month.”
(Reference: AskVille by Amazon)

Now there’s a word you don’t hear often. I guess in the blogging community everyone is very xenodochial too 😀 Hope you like this short post and if you’re like me you just learned a new word today 🙂

Thanks for reading!

W is for…


Writing is…

The best medicine for any occasion.
Therapy for the soul.
A form to express emotions.
A whole other universe.

“You don’t write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Far Away from Home


The call came unexpected. She knew it was time to go. She packed her bags and rushed out of the hotel room.

It’s been three years since Ursula ran away from home but it was for her own good. The accident happened very sudden, she didn’t know what to do. Her brother Victor had taken her out drinking for her 21st birthday so they decided to take the train back home. 

“I’m so proud of you baby sister, you deserved a fun night out with your big brother. You know I love you and you have my support for whatever you plan on doing with your life.”

“Thank you brother. I love you too.”

After a hug that felt like a goodbye, Victor went into a cardiac arrest and didn’t make it. 

Ursula’s parents blamed her for the alcohol consumption and coming from an abusive home, her father hit her until she went numb.

Her parents are still looking for her but running away from home was the best decision she ever made.

(173 words)

I am submitting this story to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers hosted by the lovely Priceless Joy. Thank you for another great challenge! We are to write a story of 100-175 words based on the photo provided to us.

If you would like to read more stories just click here.

I also submitting this for the A to Z Challenge, letters U and V.

T is for…


Together we’ve made it through stormy days,
But luckily it was just a phase.
It wasn’t easy, so much sacrifice
But in the long run we earned a prize.
As time passed by we learned for the best
And up until now, we’ve been blessed.

Thanks for reading! 🙂


S is for..

My 2 year old’s name starts with the letter S. She is very smart, talkative, and a trouble maker. It’s so fun to see how much she’s learned and she’s following her big sister’s footsteps.


She’s holding her favorite blanket

She loves watching Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog, I think that’s where her love for dogs developed because we’ve never owned dogs but when she sees them she gets very happy! She’s very shy but when she’s comfortable enough she is everywhere. Her vocabulary has broaden and I’m happy to hear her respond when I ask her questions, but it makes me realize that she’s rapidly outgrowing the baby part. I love her very much and I can’t wait to see all the new things she’ll be doing soon! 😀


Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

R is for..

Rain’s footprints


We haven’t had rain in awhile but we are expecting some this week so I thought I’d share a photo I took the last time it rained (February). I hope you like it! 🙂


Q is for…

Over the years birthdays seem to lose their touch as we grow up. As kids it’s something we look forward to because we want our school friends to come over and of course the presents! Luckily, birthdays became special once again for me after I had my daughters. They are actually getting better because they understand more and they are excited to sing Happy Birthday and to blow out the candle. (Everyone has to take a turn :-))

This weekend I celebrated my 28th birthday and it was the best one yet. Friday I got to spend it with an old high school friend who I haven’t seen for over year. It’s always fun seeing old friends and reminiscing of the old days. Saturday I spent it with my family and more friends, it’s always fun being around friends that know how to make you laugh. And on Sunday (my actual birthday) it was well spent with my parents, my sister and her family, and a surprise appearance by my closest friend. I can honestly say this birthday was one of the best because I got to spend it with everyone that I love and care about. My daughters made sure everyone knew who’s birthday it was that they even made me wear a crown because in their words, “I was the Queen.” 😀

Here are some of the treats I got for my birthday:


Mini cupcakes


My daughter’s crown to me so I could be a Queen



Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


P is for…

One of my daughter’s homework assignments was to do a project to learn about nature. She was suppose to put a bean inside a cup with napkin and a little bit of water to see how tall it will grow and become a plant. I remember doing this small experiment back in elementary school so I was excited to show her the process of taking care of her plant.

The first day she didn’t know what to expect so we let a few days pass until there was some sign of growth.

It had been about 5 days when I took this photo:


The next day it grew more and she was so excited she wanted a picture holding her plant:


It had been a week and it was now 13 inches tall:


Since the plant kept growing we decided to change it into a pot and place it outside. My daughter was very excited and until now she’s expecting for her plant to grow really tall until it touches the ceiling 🙂


I hope you enjoyed our little project 😀