Saturday, 16 March 2013

aLtEReD oZ The Perfect "Wizard of Oz"? I think so!

Hi all!


Here is what I did!
It is not the good, but you have to remember not really and painter still learning.
Lesson I learned this time?
Easy, stop trying to fix it!  I swear it looked better before!
Almost wasn't going to post it!
But figured it was done in fun so why not!

Okay, can you tell I like Doctor Who!!
He would make the perfect Wizard of Oz!

I know I posted this a little late, 
I hope you like it, you never know what you can do until you try!
I certainly will keep trying, painting is fun!

Check out some of the others here by clicking this link.

Alice (Aj) 

Friday, 15 March 2013

Best Moment Award!! I am honored!!!

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered -
Savoring the experience of quality time.
Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awards! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news!
  • What makes a good acceptance speech?
    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
    • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
  • Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in
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I am so honored to receive this beautiful award!  I want to thank Tazein Mirza Saad from the blog, Transcendingbordersblog!  She inspires me with her courage and willingness to share her story and promote the betterment of the human race!  It is so encouraging to receive this and the other awards from my fellow bloggers, and that they read what I write!!  What is funny is how hard it is to write this Acceptance Speech (something I have never done before) but yet is seems easy to write on my blogs, where the worlds seem to come out all on their own! 
 If there was one thing I could tell a new blogger (or any blogger), it is to realize the power of words.  We can change the world, here on these blogs.  We can help those with words of encouragement and support, we can make the planet a village or better yet a home.  We can make the earth a planet populated by a large, loving family, working together not strangers striving to bring others down.  We have the power to spread the news of the injustices done to our fellow humans, animals and the earth.  
Talk from the heart!  The truth and feelings will come through in your words or even pictures. Say what you feel not what you think others want to hear.  Honesty and passion can work wonders.  Talk as if you are talking to your best friend, reach for the individual, make your readers think you are talking to them personally!  I know sometimes it is not easy, and you can not do it all the time, but I truly believe we can change the world, one person at a time.  Than they change another until everyone is striving for the same goal, a better world for tomorrow!  
Okay sorry started preaching again!  I hope I can live up to this award and live in the moment, strive to make each moment the best! 
So for my closing words (but you were glad to read that!)  Live for now and tomorrow, don't dwell in the past, only learn from it! 
Alice (Aj)
PS:  (Just one more thing before my nominations, I promise!)  Pay it forward!  Do something nice everyday, post an encouraging comment, open a door, lend a helping hand, smile at a stranger, anything! (the comment, please post on someone else's blog or post!) 
My nominations are:
Okay that is it I believe, check out the different blogs, each having their own contrubtion to a better world, I hope you all agree with me!

Thanks again for the Honor Tazein Mirza Saad from Transcendingbordersblog!

Alice M (Aj)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I am happy, Happy HAPPY!

My paintings came today!!!  
They are even more beautiful than I thought!
I could not believe my eyes.
Could not wait to come home to see them!
 Of course I have to show you.
Pictures really don't do them justice. 

Okay 1st:
 The Kiss
By Magiclovecrow (Stacy)


This one is great, beautiful grabs your attention, makes me smile.
What you can not see is the glitter paint on it!
I tried to capture it but I can not!


Now check this out! 
The 2 pictures below are of the side view of the is painting, 
Putting a frame on this one would cover these details up!
Plus it sits approx an inch from the wall, 
adds to the painting draws your eyes!

Can not wait for everyone to see them!

She also sent this lovely card (love kitties, okay I love all animals!)

Well must go start work early tomorrow, going to be a long day.

Alice (Aj)

Thank you so much Magic!  for letting me love and care for your lovely paintings

Liebster Award Nomination (x2)

Liebster Award Nomination

I am so surprised!!  I was nominated twice for this one.

I want to thank 2 wonderful bloggers for these nominations!

The first to thank is Catherine Healey  from the blog Book Club Librarian 
and also

Both are book blogs, books being one of my all time favorite passions since I was about 13!

 The purpose of the Liebster Award is to get blogs with less than 200 followers noticed.

The Rules
  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees.
  3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they've been chosen.
  4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
Questions from my nominator:
(now this part is going to be a little tricky, I have 2 sets to answer!)

This first set is from Book Club Librarian

11 Questions from Book Club Librarian

Which book have you always wanted to read, but haven't read yet?

That one is just to hard to answer, if I really want to read a book I buy it!  I already have some I want to read but waiting for the right time.  I end up finding more good ones to read. No matter what I will never say I don't have anything to read. LOL!

How many books do you read a year?
That varies, depends on the size of the book, I usually average 2 400 pg books and a 200 pg book a week.  So I would say about 150 a year (that does not count short stories etc.)
What is your favorite genre?
Easy Sci fi thriller
Do you read more than one book at a time? If so, how many do you juggle?
Usually 3 book at a time (sometimes 4), I try to make sure they are not the same genre. 
Do you own an e-reader?  If so, which one?
Yes, Kobo (had 2 gave one to my sister) and bought a 7in tablet that I use as a reader, it has Kobo and Kindle on it.
What is your favorite food?
To easy Chicken Wings, hot with blue cheese and celery (love them cold too)
What is your favorite beverage?
What is your favorite snack?
Cottage cheese, spring onion, pickles, radishes,  cheddar cheese and Ritz crackers. 
What is your favorite candy?
What is your favorite television show?
It  is a toss up between Lost Girl, Once Upon a Time and Touch.
What is your favorite movie?
The Last Unicorn

This second set is from Gobbledygook Book Hooked

11 Questions from Gobblegook Book Hooked

1. Why do you have a blog?

Mainly because I love the idea that I can make a difference and to make people smile.

2. Roughly how many books have you read in the past year?
Okay about 150 regular books.

3. What/who inspires you the most?
I would say what; I want the world to become a better place, and that people treat each other with respect.

4. How often do you read?
When ever I can, I even read when waiting for a ride,  I always have a book(reader) with me, lost without something to read.  I have left the house without a book a few times and all I could think was that I could have used the time to read.  

5. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
LOL Night Owl a resounding  Yes!

6. What's the most recent book you read?
Almost done Flash (The Forever Saga, #1)by 
7. What is your favorite book of all time?
Incognito (read about 30 years ago looking for another copy, do not know the author) 
Warriors Series by Erin Hunter

8. What's one book that you hated & why?
Not that I hated it but just couldn't read, did not keep my attention, bought all three books, everyone said it was good, Fifty Shades of Grey.  Never got past chapter 4 in book one.

9. What's your favorite colour?

10. Who is your favorite author?
Stephen King

11. What's your most embarrassing/best moment?
Embarrassing easy answering my mother's phone years ago (we sound alike on the phone) and it was her boyfriend, he started talking about the night before thinking I was her, couldn't get the phone away from my ear fast enough, hard to think of your parent like that! LOL
There have been many best moments but the most recent is realizing that my niece and nephew love me as much as I love them! 

11 Random Facts (x2)

  1. I am easily bored.
  2. I love all animals!
  3. I would rather be poor with a few good friends than rich with a lot of false friends.
  4. I can count on one hand how many people have truly seen me mad.
  5. I fear that the human race will destroy this planet before I die.
  6. I love my job.
  7. I would be happy to stay home, I would never be bored there.
  8. I love to play chess.
  9. I collect books and craft supplies (including paint, beads, wool, coloring books etc)  I get bored easily.
  10. I am near sighted in one eye and far sighted in the other.
  11. I love all kinds of music (collect cds and cassettes)
  12. I also collect movies, DVDs and VHS (have 2 VCRs in case one breaks)    
  13. I will never have enough books, music and movies! LOL
  14. Have a weird sense of humor.
  15. After almost 5 years at my job I can still surprise my co-workers with one line.
  16. I love to write.
  17. I love to learn.
  18. My first computer over 20 yrs ago had a memory of 5mb, no cpu case and to move it, had to take it apart and put it back together again(cost me $100)
  19.  Did not trust the internet until 7 yrs ago.  Social sites like Facebook 5 yrs ago
  20. I am allergic to soap.
  21. I love writing Foxy's World (my cats blog) and trying to think of what she may think or say.
  22. This award is making me talk way to much about myself!!!! LOL
11 Questions for my Nominees (all 22 of them)

 1.  What is your favorite cartoon or comic?
 2.  If you could be an animal, what would you be?
 3.  What was you favorite subject in school?
 4.  If you could live anywhere in the world, were would you live?
 5.  If you had the time, would you write a book?
 6.  What is your favorite song?
 7.  What is your favorite game? (any form, board, cards, electronic etc)
 8.  If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy?
 9.  How long have you been blogging?
10.  Do you use a book mark or do you fold the page?
11.  If you won a vacation, and the hotel was located deep in the ocean, where you had to stay a week would you go? and if yes why? 
My 11 Nominees (x2)
The Kitty Corner
The Naughty Kitty Club
The Kittini Boys
Paw Prints on my Heart
Pooch Smooches
House Panthers
A Simple Frugal Life in Retirement
My Favorite Pup Jasmine
Pepper's Paws
A. B. Westrick
Creative Mess
Quid Pro Quo  This blog has moved to Uttley's Take
Jode's Book Reviews & Giveaways
Writerly Ramblings
A Memorable Time of my Life
Punya Reviews
Things Worth To Buy
BS Reviewers
Lynelle Clark Aspired Writer
I Feel So Unnecessary

Well finally got it done!
Hope everyone likes my choice (they are a little varied) but all are good!

Alice (Aj)

Not enough hours in the day!!!

Hi all!
I have no idea where the time has gone!
It feels like I just got home and it is already time for bed!
It is a little hard to concentrate tonight.
Tired and haven't been getting much sleep.

I will finish the nominations as soon as I can.
For some reason can not concentrate at all tonight!
Seems like I just can't get anything done, no matter how much I try!

So I will just have to wait another day to do anything serious, don't want to make any mistakes!
Made like 10 spelling mistakes just writing this! LOL
Thank heavens for spell check!

I will share something with you though.
One of my Facebook friends found this video and sent it to me.
You are going to love this one.

She found it on
Viral Videos

Sleeping Dogs Fail Compilation

Well work in 8 hrs have to go to bed!
See you all later!


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Almost done!

Okay promised I would post my nominations last night.

It is taking a wee bit longer than I expected.

All I have left to do is my nominations.  So will have to finish after work tomorrow.

I also have another nomination for this blog, which will do tomorrow after I finish with my choices. 

This one is from a lovely lady,Tazein Mirza Saad, from the blog 
Will show you tomorrow.

This woman is truly inspiring, I think this woman should receive highest honor for her work on her blog and the time she takes to check Google+ and comment on posts.  Her never ending quest to help others and motivate people is inspiring and she helps bring my dream of a better world closer each day.

So will be back later after work, See you than!

Plus a few smiles for you!


See you soon!
Alice (Aj)

Monday, 11 March 2013

Where Is This Mind-Blowing Antique Transforming Desk Hiding Its Autobot Logo?

You have to check out this desk.  It is fantastic!!  It was built in the 1700's, would love to have met the person who designed and built this, they were way ahead of their time!!!

Where Is This Mind-Blowing Antique Transforming Desk Hiding Its Autobot Logo?

^^^^Click the above link for more information!^^^^

Ice with that?

I have been so busy, that haven't had time to post my award blog and my nominations,
I promise to later today after work!

For now something I got in an email from a friend! 
I know I say it a lot but this one is really good, not funny, but nature and beauty!
And sorry but educational!

Here it is complete, as I received it (only changed lettering to black)

 Amazing striped icebergs 

Icebergs in  Lake Winnipeg   sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.

Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

When an iceberg falls into the lake, a layer of water can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the lake. 

Frozen Wave Pics - Nature is amazing!

The water froze the instant the wave broke through the
ice.  That's what it is like in  Lake Winnipeg where it is the
coldest weather in decades.  Water freezes the instant
it comes in contact with the air.  The temperature of the
water is already some degrees below freezing.  

Just look at how the wave froze in mid-air!!! 


Having the Internet means that we get to see something that we never imagined!  Pass it on for others to enjoy!

Don't you just love that last line!!!!
I did and I am passing it on!!!




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