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Word Puzzle — Chocolate covered…
Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

I struggled with a theme for today’s puzzle. My mind is on the work I have to complete. So, I reached out on Facebook for suggestions, and author A. Catherine Noon suggested chocolate. So, I could have gone with candy bar names, types of chocolate, but my mind when straight to things you can cover in chocolate that are delicious! And yes, a mild cheese coated in chocolate is very, very delicious! 🙂 Have fun with the puzzle.

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, give me some more suggestions for yummy goodness! Do you have a favorite combination? I love orange + chocolate.

Celebrate National Word Nerd Day! (Contest)
Monday, January 9th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Jana!

Here’s the contest: Open a dictionary (they’re online if you don’t have a physical copy!) and find a word you’ve never used before. Your goal is to learn its meaning and then use it sometime today! You can even choose one of the words I have in the puzzle below!

For our purposes (for the contest), share the word you chose, and its meaning, for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!
Enjoy the puzzle, fellow nerds!

BTW, my new word is logophile. It’s someone who loves words and languages! How cool is that?

New Year’s Day Word Search! (Contest)
Thursday, December 29th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Brenda Rumsey!

I love celebrating a new year in big and small ways. Of course, there has to be a party, even if I can’t manage to stay up to watch the ball drop. We have food and sparking grape juice/wine/champagne. I prepare my new year’s work plan in the days leading up to the big day. I’m always optimistic about my plans. I may not accomplish everything I list, but I do fare better if I have a vision for the year. I know some of you treat the passing of the year as just another day. I get that. It really is. But I like celebrating…well, everything. Any excuse for a happy event. New Years? I’m there. The beginning of another season of Walking Dead? I’m there. The summer solstice? I’m there! Yeah. It’s why I list so many obscure holidays on this blog. 🙂

So, what do you have to do to win a $5 Amazon gift card? Easy. Tell me whether you’re planning to do anything to celebrate the passing of another year? Are you making up a resolutions list? Retiring your 2022 calendar? Big or small. List it in the comments and you’re entered to win! Enjoy the puzzle!

Things on a Christmas Tree Word Search! (Contest)
Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Sherry!

I have another puzzle for you! I know you’re bored at home, maybe covered up with family, and need a brain break—something fun to do! I’m here to save you!

Too much? Sorry. I bubble up under pressure. Anyways, the theme of the word search is things on a Christmas tree, and yes, pickles and spiders are things—Google them! Also, who doesn’t have Elvis singing “Blue Christmas” hanging from their tree?

So, what do you have to do to win a $5 Amazon gift card? Easy. Tell me your weirdest or your favorite tree ornament. Or if Christmas isn’t your thing, tell me what weird or favorite decoration you put up during your holiday!

Word Search: Things to do with kids during the holidays… (Contest)
Thursday, November 17th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Beverly!

The holiday is approaching! It’s not just The Day I’m thinking about. The kids will be out of school next week, and we have to think about how to fill that time with memories.

We’ve got a few plans. A family bonfire is always fun. Movie nights, too. But how else will we fill all that time? I started a list.

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, solve the puzzle, then add some things to the list of things to do! And tell me, did you enjoy the puzzle?

Word Search: Things I love about Thanksgiving! (Contest)
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Beth!

We’re starting to pick up ingredients for the Thanksgiving meal from the grocery store. Last year, who’d have thought premade stuffing would be so hard to find? Or turkeys?!

We’re looking forward to the kids having time off from school. The time from Halloween onward always feels like a march to the New Year, doesn’t it? Celebrations every few weeks. We love the season and my dd has become quite the Thanksgiving dinner cook. I’m the dishwasher, since no one wants what I can cook.

Anyways, Thanksgiving is on my mind today, so I thought I’d put it in your brain, too. Solve the word search then tell me what things you’d add to my list of “Things I love about Thanksgiving” for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card!


Word Nerds! Qualities I love in a Book Boyfriend! (Contest)
Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston!

I’ve included some of my favorite qualities. For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, solve the puzzle and then tell me what qualities you love! Have fun!

This puzzle is hard, so I’ll give you some hints—#3, the third letter is a G.
#1 starts with a C and has two Ls.
#5 starts with an H and ends in ST.