Aug 27, 2018

{The Famous Five and the Birthday Girl}

Hello dear blogging friends, 

I want to start my day off with wishing my baby daughter, Marti Leigh, a very happy birthday. Can't believe my baby is 32 years old. Her daddy is sure getting old! LOL! 


The most wonderful thing about daughters being your little girls is they grow up to be your best friend. God has surely blessed me. 


The birthday girl along with her sisters and spouses went out together for a birthday outing and Marty and I had all six of the grands. What a fun day. Swimming, fishing, eating lots of pizza and oh yes....chocolate chip cookies. Crafts, pear picking, and watching a little Hallmark finished our day out. We had a good day and so did my girls on the birthday outing. 


And when you have all 6 ranging from 14 years old to 3 months old you must wear lots of lipstick. That way you can leave your MARK on thier cute little faces....Whether they like it or not. Hee-hee. 

Now onto the Famous Five. Be sure to post your answers

Getting ready to plant sunflowers for Fall.

1: If you wear Lipstick what is your most favorite go to color? 

2: Are you a fan of flavored teas? Hot, cold or both? 

3: Do you hand write out notes to yourself or type them on your phone or pray you remember your notes in your head? 

4: What is one place that you would like to visit that you have never been before? 

Last one..........

5: What is a quotememe, or something that someone has said lately that has spoken to your heart, made you laugh, smile or simply made you think? 

My new Bible tote...don't ya just love it? 

Here's my answers:

1: My go too color all year round is Raisinberry. During the summer months I do enjoy the lighter colors especially the corals. But go to color is hands down raisinberry by L'Oreal.
2: I like cold and hot teas and I love trying new teas. I found a new black cold tea that I really like. Not too sweet and I love the hint of lemon. 


3: Well, I can assure you if my notes are not written down I will not remember! LOL! I am actually a note maker so much so that I ALWAYS keep paper and pen on my breakfast bar. I have to write things down and I have never been one to use my phone for notes. I guess I should but then I would forget I put a note on there! 


4: Oh I have many places I'd like to visit and some right here in the big state of Florida. But...I would like to go to Hawaii. I actually would love to go on a cruise to Hawaii because I want to visit at least 3-4 islands. That's on my list of wishes. But my wish list is 10 feet long...Hey, it doesn't hurt to wish, right? Dreams can come true. 

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5:  I saw this and it made me laugh and smile.

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I hope that you have a great day and remember......

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy




53 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful family...and like you, I than the good LORD every day for mine, too.

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  2. I wore Midnight Mauve for years and the stinkers discontinued it. BooHiss, like your color, might try it!! I love tea, hot or cold. I guess my favorite flavor is just plain lemon. I love to write notes, nowadays I tend to print them, but I always hand write the name of whom it's going and my name at the end. I would love to tour the entire country of England, I have always loved English history. Time to put on some lipstick! lol

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    1. OOH England...Yes, what a wonderful trip that would be. YES Miss Mary, get your lips painted. LOL!

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  3. You have such a beautiful bunch of girls, dear Cindy! I think Marti Leigh looks most like you. Here are my answers:
    1: I don't necessarily have color by name but I like a sheer gloss a little darker than my normal lip color. My lips are thin and and dark or bright color makes them look even thinner!
    2: I do like flavored hot teas...fruity flavors, but not so much cold...to tell you the truth, if I am to drink cold tea, my favorite is completely right out of the bag with no flavorings or sweetener.
    3. All of the above...mostly a hand-written list though...there's just something about actually writing things out by hand.
    4: Ireland is on my bucket list but I'll go anywhere anyone wants to send me!5: "God is bigger than anything you will face tomorrow."

    Fun post...have a blessed week!

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    1. Awe thank you sweet friend. Yes, all of her life she has been told that she looked like mama! Maybe she will grow out of it! LOL! Ireland sounds wonderful. And yes mam...someone wants to send me I will load up quick like! I think the older we get the thinner our lips get....Girl, I used to have those fat lips that women pay big bucks to get! Dang, I should have appreciated them then huh!

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  4. Happy birthday to the beautiful birthday girl. You are indeed blessed Cindy. Bet you slept good after having 6 grands. LOL! Love the collage. Love your questions Cindy. I am your light tinted pink lipstick gal and most often forget to put it on. I just want regular ice tea and cold.YES I am a note maker. I have a small bucket list and a big one. Small one-I want to see the Ark in KY. Bigger one: Italy. Momma always said that "pretty is as pretty does". This was fun.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Girl, you have to go to the ARK. I had a few friends tell me it was okay to them but they were glad they went. I loved it! But I think my frame of mind was ready for the ARK experience. Well...you know what my prayer was at that time and God answered. CRAZY how God can use an ark. YES...Italy sounds fun too! Wish me and you were rich! LOL! My granny always said that saying too.

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  5. Love seeing your gorgeous family, Cindy.

    I don't have a favorite or signature color of lipstick. I'm working on it though!
    Love cold tea that I brew here at home.
    I write things down...I lose the note...the cycle starts over. :)

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    1. Girl, I keep paper and pen with me everywhere I go. I use good old fashion lipton tea for cold tea at home. I used to be a heavy tea drinker but got on a water kick and the next thing I knew my cold ice tea (SWEET too) was for Sundays. That is when I drink a few glasses of sweet tea. When out to eat I usually do half and half. Glad you stopped by.

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  6. Happy birthday to your pretty daughter. Oh Cindy , you are so right...I never dreamed when I was raising my four daughters that one day they would be my best friends. Oh yes, I love lipstick. I may be old but I think a bit of lipstick can brighten our smiles. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie. Yep, those gals of mine are pretty amazing. What is funny is that it takes them getting grown and having children of their own to realize just how good their mama is! LOL! Oh I am a lipstick girl for sure. I finally had to break down and clean out my lipstick bag recently. Some of my gloss had dried up. LOL!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    I'm a fan of flavoured teas--both hot and cold. At the office, I use both a notebook and my computer to take notes.

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    1. Margie, I carry a notebook with me (paper notebook) Well it is more like a journal. I use one for note taking for Sunday school and church. I use one for Ladies Bible Study and I keep one in vehicle in case I need it! Girl I am prepared!

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  8. Oh nothing like a happy birthday daughter, my daughter will be 43 next month !!!!! so i'm older than you haha

    I wear bright fuchsia lipstick all summer and love most all flavored teas right now my favorite is mrs patmore's pudding tea I can only get it at a Clovers heath food store.
    I have wanted to go to that Ark in Kentucky, did you stay someplace close? or not

    Oh I write hand written notes to my friends on their birthdays and when someone is sick, just wrote a note today to a young gal sick with cancer treatments

    I think I want to visit a Chanel clothing store for big women LOL I know there is no such place Chanel suits just come for the trim and slim ladies LOL

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    1. Well happy early birthday to your daughter. My oldest daughter is 39 so I bet you are much older than me. Yes we stayed in KY about 12-15 miles from the ark. It was nice.

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    2. I meant to say i bet you aren’t much older than me . Grr... this typing on my phone sometimes really gets the best of me 😂

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  9. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Sounds like a fun night with the grands!!
    1)Dark pinks/plum
    2)Hot flavored teas.I like mint and licorice flavors
    3) Must write things down on paper
    4) Italy, Greece and Africa
    5) I can't think of anything right now!!

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    1. Italy sounds wonderful. One of my older friends as I call her as she is at least 20 older than me went to Italy twice she loved it so much. I like mint teas too Heather. I like about most anything though. That's my problem sometimes. LOL.

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  10. What a collage jam packed with beautiful ladies! I agree with your comment about having girls! I have 3 daughters myself! Hmmm,... to answer your questions: I tend to pick lipstick shades similar to the color you have chosen, I love all teas, I have not met one yet that I didn't like!! And it has to be in a pretty cup! I am starting to write notes though I would prefer to be able to remember everything....but sigh, it doesn't always happen!....and the place that I cannot stop thinking about visiting is Iceland...and I'm going to do it! So nice catching up on blog reading! This was fun! Linda

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    1. Oh yes Linda...a pretty cup is a must and I have quite a few! Somehow those pretty cups makes the tea taste even better. I heard that Iceland was a great trip too. One of my nephews went to Iceland and loved it.

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  11. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Marti Leigh!! You're so funny in saying that her Daddy sure is getting old!! HA HA! How nice that you watched all six of the grands, and kissed them with your Raisinberry lipstick.
    I wear Cover Girl Oh Sugar in Candy, Soda, and Caramel (doesn't that just sound like me?)
    I am a fan of flavored tea, both cold and hot.
    I write out notes, and have a notepad on my counter.
    I want to go to so many places...a cruise in the Fall sometime to see the leaves change, the New England states, England, Sedona, California, etc., etc.
    Here's a funny quote I read: Pilates? Oh heck no! I thought you said PIE and LATTES!
    I hope you have a great week, my friend...xxoo

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    1. Girl, I am laughing at your funny quote! TOTALLY agree. Yes, those lipstick colors sounds just like you Kitty. Seeing the leaves change anywhere would be a great trip. I know you have been to Hawaii several times so it's time for you to go somewhere fresh and new. I hope that you get too Kitty.

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  12. Oh, I'm with you, love, love lipstick! You and your girlies are just too cute and I know you had your hands full with all 6 grans. Makes me tired thinking about it. Have a great week Cindy!

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    1. Lea, you always wear the prettiest lipstick colors to me. Well the good thing about my grands is the older ones can help with the younger ones. But the baby girl didn't want anything to do with anyone but Nana. So, I just held her all day. LOL! and kissed her bunches.

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  13. Cindy, I love how your family celebrates together and with your large group you are always having a party!
    I have worn the same shade of lipstick for years and they have discontinued it. I ordered some on line that was surplus but am on the last tube. It is a fushia color and has a moist feel by Estee Lauder. I wish they wouldn't change the colors.
    I had to chuckle about taking notes on your phone. I remembered doing that last week when you said that. Have I looked at it? No! I usually keep lists in a pocket size notebook I get at Wal Mart and I have a stack of the old ones. It is amazing the information in them I need to refer back to.
    One place I would like to visit is New England during the fall when the leaves are turning such beautiful colors.
    I don't drink much tea in the summer. It is a treat if I have glass of half sweet half unsweet iced tea. In the winter I drink hot tea and enjoy different flavors.
    Thanks for your sweet visit. You always are so positive and I enjoy your humor and sweet spirit in your posts.

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    1. Seems that England is the place. Dang, I might need to change my wish list now. LOL! When I go out to eat I most often get half and half tea. I hate it when I like a product and they discontinue it. I have had that happen to me several times too. Glad you had a great trip. Your pictures was amazing.

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  14. Happy birthday to your sweet girl! I know you and your hubby had as much fun with the grands as they did at the birthday party...maybe more!?

    My go-to lipstick is Rose and Shine by Revlon. I'm not a real tea drinker but do enjoy some peach tea now and then. I HAVE to write down everything...on paper! I'd like to go to Hawaii, too. My sister and her hubby have been there twice (on cruises) and she said it's just gorgeous! As a reading teacher, my favorite quote was "Practice makes Better." [not perfect] Have a great week, Cindy!!

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    1. Love your quote. I have two granddaughters that loves to read and I am hoping the rest will too. I think learning to read is very important and I love it when I hear of kids reading. ACTUALLY READING instead of playing games all day. Yes I have quite a few friends that has told me a Hawaiian Cruise was the way to go if you really wanted to see several islands. I know you are getting excited about the grand on the way. Keep us posted.

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  15. Marti Leigh is beautiful, just like her sweet Momma! 💜 I'm gonna try to answer your questions! Here goes....

    1: If you wear Lipstick what is your most favorite go to color?
    Cover Girl #420... don't know the name... it's a medium pink

    2: Are you a fan of flavored teas? Hot, cold or both?
    I only like iced tea with lemon... an orange slice if I'm at Chic-Fil-A!

    3: Do you hand write out notes to yourself or type them on your phone or pray you remember your notes in your head?
    I use Color Note, an app on my phone.... and a huge chalkboard in the kitchen!

    4: What is one place that you would like to visit that you have never been before?
    Well, you know that Jack is a homebody so the grocery store is about the limit of where we travel... so I'd love to go just about anywhere! 😁

    5: What is a quote, meme, or something that someone has said lately that has spoken to your heart, made you laugh, smile or simply made you think?
    "Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else's survival guide. ~~Morgan Nichols~~

    Hope you have a great week! Love you, Friend!

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    1. Awe thanks Deb. I am like my granny used to say... "I ain't got no ugly children". LOL! Loved your answers and especially your quote. Girl, that is one I need to write down. SO VERY TRUE! I am going to have to use that quote lady. And if I lived closer...me and you would leave Marty and Jack home and we'd strike out! LOL!

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  16. Happy Birthday to Marti Leigh!! It sounds like you and those younguns had a wonderful day together! That baby is just a doll~well, they all are!! Thanks for the fun, little quiz. My answers are: #1. I don't wear lipstick. I know you must be gasping! LOL! I like to wear lip gloss sometimes, though. #2. I prefer coffee over tea, but when I do drink tea, I like it cold. :) #3. I am so forgetful, oh, my! I could never remember things if I didn't write them down. I always write them by hand, but then the problem comes from me forgetting where I put the note! LOL! #4. Definitely Montana. I have wanted to go there for years. I want to go on a blogging tour and meet so many friends (including you ~ wouldn't that be nice?) and definitely include Montana in there somewhere! #5. The thing that has most made me think lately is how God keeps allowing "There Is A River" to come across my path. First, I had the song pop into my head one day, out of the blue, after not hearing it for meany years. Then, sweet Bettie G. had a video of it on her blog, then it ended up being on a CD our son just bought and I didn't even know it until it started playing, then sweet Pam Richardson used it as the Scripture on her blog! This all happened in a matter of days. I am not sure what God is trying to tell me, but somehow, I sense a blog post in there somewhere! Thanks for this fun time, sweet friend. I always leave your place feeling refreshed in spirit. I love and appreciate you!

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    1. So glad you stopped by Cherill. Hey, just cause I am a lover of lipstick doesn't mean everyone is for sure. I have friends that does not like lipstick at all and will not wear it. I have several that likes gloss. So hey...whatever works for you girl. You are beautiful without it. Love your God story Cheryl. Can't wait for you to share it. I would love to go to a blogging convention. I know several ladies that got one up a few years ago but said it was so much work and time consuming they probably would not do it again. But I would love to hop on that train.

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  17. Gosh, working as a nurse and evening shift for so many years, I got out of the habit of wearing make up but I do wear a coral colored lipstick. Hawaii has always been my dream destination too! I think I would prefer to cruise too. I used to be a coffee person but lately it hasn't agreed with me much so I've switched to teas and I love them! TAZO makes a lemon crunch cake tea (or something like that) that tastes sooo good! Have a great day.

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    1. I like TAZO teas too Melanie. I will try most any brand too. Lord I pray I don't have a problem with coffee.....OH MY! LOL!

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  18. Stopping by to say hello! Always enjoy seeing your family's smiling faces. :) It's hot here today, but I fear it may be one of the last hot days we get. The air is changing, plants are dying off...summer just doesn't last long enough. I did have a good one, though, and it looks like you did, too!

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    1. Girl I’m ready for cooker temps our way . I know you aren’t though and i totally get it . You have done rough winters . Thanks for coming by .

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  19. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! I don't wear any lipstick. Hubby likes me without it. I like to make written notes and love crossing things off! Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy . Girl i smile big wh n i can cross something off my list 😂

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  20. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter, you are blessed with a gorgeous family. Can you believe I never wear lipstick, unless I am going somewhere and I choose from about six favorites. I type my to do list in my notes on my phone, that works best for me. I have been most fortunate to go to a lot of countries, but Australia is still on our list! Hugs and blessings

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    1. Thank you Pam. You have been very blessed dear Pam. Your travels has taken you far. I love it that you have been able to travel. I have a feeling that Australia will be a destination for you. Hugs.

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  21. Great blog Cindy....haha, bet those grandbabes had you hoping all over the place. Wished I had the energy to actually spend a lot of time with my babes. Okay, now for the answers to your five...1. NOPE...I do not wear lipstick. Never have. I wear (not as much since retiring) foundation, eyeliner, mascara and blush. 2. Yes I love COLD flavored tea. When I had kids here I used to make tea at least once every other day but now I but Kroger brand. I buy unsweet decaf and a sweet decaf. I mix them but I also keep V8 mango peach juice and most times I only fix a unsweet and top it off with my juice. 3. I write notes, I use a fold out calendar that I can carry with me. I do not set an alarm for calender reminders in my phone and I never add a note to the phone. I keep a notebook and pen in the car for notes if out and about. 4. New England states...and I would prefer that be during the fall months and 5. I hear and read things all the time that I try to make a mental note to remember...haha...and that never works but I have one I use all the time... Laugh often, laugh hard and laugh out loud! I live by that moto cause on rough days, it helps. Thanks also for your nice comment on the blog. My struggles are real and a "PAIN", no pun intended.

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  22. Well, just to show you how I forget....I decided last night that I would make myself two notes on my phone so I could get used to doing that. WELL...I just thought about those notes reading your post. LOL! Praying for you lady.

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  23. Not sure I’d make it through a day being in charge of all those grands...well done! I enjoyed reading your responses, but I need a nap and can’t think to respond, When I wear lipstick, it’s really just a gloss of pale pink. Raisinberry looks very pretty!

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    1. Glad you came by Vee . A nap sounds real good to me. Wish i could lay down and take a nap 😂

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  24. I love that color lipstick, how pretty and different ! Will try.
    Well, your baby is 33 and mine is 35 and pregnant with her third child and it's finally a boy in our family. (Hope you visit).
    Your family is gorgeous, each one of you, starting from mmama... and never mind those adorable grandchildren and you are one blessed lovely lady.
    Enjoy your last days of Summer with your family.
    Fabby

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    1. Awe fabby i love it when you come by .congratulations on those grands on the way . I know you are excited .

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  25. Sorry, I meant 32 !
    Blessings,
    Fabby

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  26. Wonderful moments. You have a beautiful family. Have a happy week Cindy. Hugs.

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  27. I so enjoyed this post, my friend. And may I say Happy belated Birthday to your daughter! I, too, turned 32 this year :) You have have such a beautiful family, dear Cindy. What a joy!

    Love and hugs to you!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy