Friday, April 30, 2021

We Made It!

Enjoy your day and the upcoming weekend!!


~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, April 29, 2021



We have made it to the the end of the ABC's 
of My Favorite Things. I hope you have 

X, Y, Z is for:

A little funny from my childhood...
We always would say "XYZ" which meant
check that zipper. Of course, if it was 
said out loud, everyone knew that some-
one's zipper was down but it was better 
than announcing out loud "Your zipper is 

As the song says" Raindrops on roses, 
whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles 
and warm woolen mittens....these 22 posts 
have touched on some of my favorite things.

Regular programming will resume shortly.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, April 24, 2021

A Three fer Bundle

Happy Saturday! Spent the day outside getting 
some work done and enjoying the sun.

Today on our ABC list we will cover three 
letters starting with:

U is for 


That's me, I am definitely unique just as the 
definition says: "Being the only one of it's 
kind: unlike anything else."

But I think we all have that in common. We 
are all unique in many ways.


V is for:


One of my all time fave scents is Warm Vanilla 
Sugar from Bath and Body Works. It is the 
only scent I wear. Since most scents bother 
my allergies this works for me.


W is for:


When I think of this word I think of  things that 
are fun, bright, nothing heavy, pink comes to 
mind along with yellow and orange.
Sometimes I but things because they are 
whimsical to me or I'll use them in a whimsical 
way. Life is hard, bring some whimsy into your 
world. : )

So my next post will cover the last three letters
of the alphabet and they are the had ones.
We are almost there!

Thanks for tagging along. Hope you have 
enjoyed these posts.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Comfy Cozy

T is for:


I love T-shirts! They are great for many
occasions! They are my go to shirt for
school. Wash and wear.

Now some would say that I might need
a t-shirt intervention since I have a 
whole closet full. Most of them have
some kind of design on them. School,
Royals, Chiefs, places we have been,
plus a variety of others.

And yes I do wear the majority of them.

What are your thoughts on t's?

U is up next.

~Keep on Dreaming~

April Snow!!

S is for:


It was so nice of Mother Nature to provide
mw with pictures for this post. We woke
up to the snow this morning. It was so
pretty, fat flakes were flying all over.
Some cities had around 3.5 inches, I
think we ended up with around 2".

I AM one of THOSE that loves snow!

By this afternoon it had melted. :(

One would never know that it had
snowed this morning.

T is up next.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Checking out for Awhile

R is for:


My name is Melinda and I am a book

My Mom gave me the love of reading 
at a very young age. We read ALL the 
time! Today, I still have have no 
problem losing myself in a book. 

Love wandering the library, any 
bookstore, book sales too.  My first 
paying job (with a paycheck) was at 
our local library. HEAVEN!!!

Reading is a great way to escape, 
relax the crazies of the world.
Summer is my time to read. During 
the school year, I am so busy with 
other things that reading takes a 
backseat for awhile. 
I loved summer as a kid, going to 
the library to sign up for the 
Summer Reading program. My
library card was on fire!

Do you like to read?
What do you read?

Me: Big Romance fan.

S slides in next.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Warm and Cozy


Q is for:


You may remember this one form the Quilt 
exhibit that I went to late last year.

I love quilts because each one tells a story. 
Quilts are usually made from scraps, shirts,
dresses etc but new fabric is used also.

Quilts are given to new parents, newlyweds, 
graduates and they are given in memory of 
someone who has passed.

I'm sure there are other occasions quilts are 
made for.

Quilt exhibits are fun because of the history
involved, quilts connect us to the past for
sure. But when given to a newborn, the 
future begins.

R races in next.

~Keep on Dreaming~



P is for:

PIE!!!  (Sweet)

Pie is served on many occasions.

It is usually served in a crust with a 
filling of fruit or cream. Some have 
a top crust or lattice. Some have a 
cream or meringue topping.

My faves:

Chocolate Cream Pie
Apple (Crumble too)
Lemon  (without  meringue)
Cheesecake (has a crust)

Well, now I want some pie. :)

What is your favorite pie?

Q will quickly come by later 

Watch for it.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, April 17, 2021

My Time


Happy Saturday! We are more than halfway 
through the ABC's of my favorite things. 
Thanks to all who have stopped by. Hope you 
have enjoyed.

O is for:


Not my word but "theirs."

I absolutely love 70's music and to me they 
aren't OLD! But in reality, I guess they are.
Wehave a 70's music channel on the TV, 
Alexia plays 70's music and one of the local 
radio stations does too but plays more 80's 
than I prefer.

Some of my faves:

Fleetwood Mac
Donny Osmond
Rod Stewart
Three Dog Night

When I hear songs from this era, I am 
taken back to a time when all I had to 
do was be a kid and have fun. The late 
70's took me to high school, less play 
but fun was still had.

What music do you like?

P pops by next.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, April 16, 2021

What's in a Name?

N is for

Hi, my name is Melinda.
Mel means "Honey" and Linda means 
"beautiful" though the article I read 
says Melinda means "beautiful honey."

When I was born, this name had not 
become a "popular" name and that is 
why I was given the name. My Mom and 
Dad didn't want me to have name that 
every other little girl would have. They 
were successful. When I was little, I called 
myself "Endy" since I could not pronounce 
my name fully.

Records show that the name did not peak 
until the late 60's -70's. Various forms of my 
name were also created. Melissa, Belinda, 
Mindy and Linda. In elementary school, 
there was a Belinda and a Mindy in my 
classes. Mindy's name was actually Melinda 
but she went by Mindy. I have a friend named
Melissa but most of us call her Missy. We have
known each other since Kindergarten,

Now I will say that growing up with a name
not seen much was frustrating at times 
especially when I wanted a souvenir with my 
name on it. Still today, I don't see my name 
much. Which is fine, I guess I'm unique. Ha! 

My middle name is Diann. My Dad was 
insistent that the spelling was not the typical 
spelling so they spelled it this way and no E.
If I remember correctly the name came from 

What's the story behind your name?

O is coming down the path.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

M is for:
Mashed Potatoes

These are ONE of my ALL TIME
favorite foods!!! Most of the time
without gravy.
So much so that I got very irritated 
with my brother-in-law one Thanks-
giving for eating the rest of the potatoes 
in the bowl! I was the last person in line
behind him!!
Don't get between me and my mashed 

Now I'm hungry for Mashed Potatoes!!

Next up N.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Best Medicine


L is for: 

They say "laughter is the best medicine" 
and I agree whole heartily. There is no 
better feeling one has after a really good 

Babies and children's laughter is THE 
best thing on earth. To hear a child 
laugh is music to my ears. Pull it up on 
the net when you need cheering up. :)

There is the giggle/chuckle.

The deep belly laugh.

The  deep belly laugh that goes on and 
on to the pointed where you are doubled 
over almost falling over. I have a friend 
and former co-worker who calls these a 
"depends moment." When we worked 
together at school, we had many of these. 
She was always saying "you better put 
your depends on."

Then there is the snorting laugh, could 
go along with the laugh above.

Enjoy the moments , laugh more. It will 
make you feel better.

M makes it's appearance next.

~Keep on Dreaming~ 

A Kind Guy


K is for:

(Mr) Ken

He is one of the best in my book. K is 
kind, fun, silly, serious, smart, a rock, a
softy and an ALL AROUND GREAT Guy!

We have been together for 23 years now
dating, engagement and marriage. He
is also patient, which is a good thing!
Sometimes I might not be the easiest
person to live with. He has been there
for it all.


~Keep on Dreaming~

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Jar

J is for:

Journey Jar

I may have posted about this before, so bear 
with me.

We have a (Journey) jar that we TRY to put 
something fun, positive, a happening or 
occurrence etc on a Post It note. These notes 
go in the jar each month. We read them the 
next year. It is a way to look back at the things 
that happened the year before. 

I have a box that has a baggie for each month, 
as a new month rolls a round we read those 
notes and start anew. Reading March of last 
year was interesting as was April .

It is a great way way to reflect on the year 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Monday, April 12, 2021

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for...

I is for:

Ice Scream

I am sure you guessed the rest of my
title when you read it.

Love, love, love Ice Cream!

French Vanilla
Bunny Tracks

Sherbet :


Frozen Yogurt-we go to a place called
Peachwave. They have a variety of flavor 
choices PLUS all sorts of toppings too.

A good 'ol trip to the DQ is not out of the 
question on a hot summer night. This is 
what Mr. Ken usually gets. Now me, I am 
not a fan of Banana Splits but a Fudge 
Brownie Sundae, a Dilly Bar or just
a delicious chocolate cone is good enough 
for me.

Soooo what is your take on this pressing 

Ice Cream yes or no?
Hard or Soft serve?
Favorite flavor

J is jumping on the band wagon next.
Be on the look out for it.

~Keep on Dreaming~

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Comes Around Yearly



H is for:


Holidays are so fun to decorate for. Sometimes
I have a tough time getting started but eventually 
I get things out. Some years I go all out and some 
year, I just put a few things out. This year for 
Easter my theme was Bunnies. Valentine's of 
course was hearts. Christmas was Vintage.

Some years the decorations stay up for awhile 
and sometimes they come down immediately 
after the holiday. I am not one who enjoys 
putting the decorations away, they do get put 
up eventually. As I write this, the Easter decor 
is downstairs waiting for me to put it in their tub.
Maybe tomorrow??

I am always stumped as to what to put out now 
till 4th of July. But I will shop the house for 
things later.

What are you thoughts on decorating for the 

~Keep on Dreaming~

Friday, April 9, 2021

On the Hunt


G is for:

Garage Sales

Love, love, love these!

Didn't get to many last summer with 
everything going on. Neighborhood 
sales are my fave, you just walk from house
to house to see what is for sale. Church sales 
are fun too especially on the last day when 
prices are slashed.
Now I will say, I am picky as to what I'll haul 
home and I will admit that I really don't need 
ANYTHING either. But that does not stop me 
for breaking at a sale. Sometimes I can even 
get Mr. Ken out of the car if he is with me. :)
Looking forward to thrill of the hunt this 

Do you go to garage sales?

~Keep on Dreaming~

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Moving Along in the Alphabet

F is for: 


Always there


I have time with family and friends over the 
course of the pandemic as have most people. 
I miss the hugs and the times of getting together 
and catching up. 
Hopefully these things will change soon 
and we all get to see those we have missed 

PS: love my blog friends too!

~Keep on Dreaming~


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