Christmas Kisses and Candy Canes ~ by Autumn Sunshine


What is your favorite?

Christmas Kisses or Candy canes,

All candies  are sure not the same

it’s all in the name

I have to vote for a kiss

those never miss

At holiday time it seems to me

that we all want a treat to be

better than all the rest

so make a choice or maybe try both

chocolate from Hershey’s

or peppermint canes

I hope this makes you smile

If only for a little while

both candies have style  😉

Seven “X” Seven Link Award


Well, I have to say Gabby and I are both a bit overwhelmed 🙂 Thank you so much, http://loriannfranks.wordpress.com/, Lori you surprised us.  We are both honored and again, thank you!! I have to say, we both love your writing and you have the most wonderful sense of humor 🙂

Yes and as Lori says, I am finding that with most Blog Awards on WordPress there are stipulations that must be met upon acceptance of the coveted award. So, with the 7X7 Link Award the first thing you have to do is tell something about yourself that nobody knows. Let’s see what we can say 😉 since I am writing this I could tell you all loads of things about Gabby 😉 Kidding!!

As for the things no one knows about us… well for me, I have three tattoos, I don’t think anyone here knows about them. I, being Autumn, the twin who does random things, got them long ago, and don’t regret them. I have promised the man who I love, the love of my life, well, I’ve promised him no more tattoos, and I really did want one more.

Gabby has a heart shaped scar on her right wrist from a burn, at the exact same place I have my  rose tattoo It’s a really nice scar, I must say, if you have to have a scar.

Now comes the 7X7 links to my pieces I feel are worthy to link up:
(more stipulations to the award)
 
Most Beautiful Piece: https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/my-husband-dave-his-memory-lives-onwritten-by-gabby/?preview=true&preview_id=2279&preview_nonce=b31bdbef2a
 
Most Helpful:https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/a-lump-of-coal-for-you-by-gabby-angel/?preview=true&preview_id=3255&preview_nonce=441c031d5d
 
Most Popular:https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/the-world-is-changing-by-autumn-sunshine/?preview=true&preview_id=3245&preview_nonce=e1e6bb1655
 
Most Controversial: We don’t write much on the controversial thing, so None 🙂
 
Most Surprisingly Successful: https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/my-new-but-healthy-addiction-by-gabby-angel/?preview=true&preview_id=2784&preview_nonce=496370975d
 
Most Underrated:https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/click-your-heels-written-by-gabrielle-angel/?preview=true&preview_id=1047&preview_nonce=7494dbc767
 
Most Pride Worthy: https://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/you-are-my-music-man-by-autumn-sunshine/
 
 

Next step to the 7X7 Award fulfillment is to nominate 7 bloggers who I feel deserve the honor and hopefully haven’t already received it.

1. http://lscotthoughts.com/

2.http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com

3.http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

4. http://russellmazonde.wordpress.com/

5.http://mheretowrite.wordpress.com

6. http://unwrittentruth.wordpress.com/

7.http://jadedstone11.wordpress.com/

Kissing Under the Mistletoe… ~Gabby Angel


How did it begin anyway? Who started this  Christmas tradition anyway? Does anyone know? I for one didn’t, so I did some investigating. Kissing under the mistletoe, so romantic and so many people hang that mistletoe faithfully every year. It seems to be it is a magical and mysticial plant…

But, here’s a not so romantic thought! Mistletoe is labeled under the botantical classification as “partial parasite“. Yuck, no that doesn’t sound very nice does it? No romance found in the word “parasite” is there? The berries found on mistletoe are poisionous…I am sure others knew this. Oh my goodness,  this is sounding not so good. I am not trying to bash the heart warming tradition, honest I’m not! Dave and I hung plenty of mistletoe around our house every Christmas, same as I’m sure all of you do.

To lighten up the not so nice parasite thing and all, one story goes like this. Legend has it that mistletoe was hung in farmhouses and kitchens at Christmas. The young men had the privelege of kissing the young girls under said mistletoe. Each kiss, they had to pluck a berry, when the berries were gone the privelege of kissing stopped! Well, go figure and wonder just how many berries were on that bunch of mistletoe? Makes you wonder and ponder, doesn’t it? Thankfully it’s modern times and nobody has to follow any rules..Anything goes!

Happily hang that mistletoe and kiss as long as you want and keep that fine tradition going! After all, what happens under the mistletoe stays under the mistletoe! 😉 🙂

You are ~ By Autumn Sunshine


You are love, you are hope,  you are light

all things that are totally right

that is what you are

to me

you are a shining star

my love you are

The best of love

the sun above

You also will be

the last face I see

before I fall asleep each night

in dark or bright

you are to me

all I ever wished you to be

You make me laugh and smile

mile after mile

time after time

rhyme after rhyme

You are you …

all that is right and true

I give you my heart

and right from the start

The love began to grow

year after year the strength will show

that you are my love

forever …

Christmas Stockings and Other Ponderings… ~ Gabby Angel


That’s what I do a lot, I ponder and I wonder. 🙂 Well, there could be worse things I could be doing! Anyway, I was thinking about the Christmas stockings we had as kids. We faithfully hung them out before Christmas Eve and really did love those stocking  stuffers.

That leads me to my next question…How many of you kind readers got an orange, tangerine or other fruit in their stocking? Just wondering…We always did. I know Autumn and I would have missed it if we didn’t, it was just a comforting tradition to us. Wondering if that made us rather unusual? Oh well, like that would be a first for us! 😉 Other assorted cute little things went in our Christmas stockings.  Nothing as elaborate or exciting as kids these days expect. I took a poll among the nieces and nephews… So, I know these things and don’t hesitate to share them. 😉

The other thing I was pondering…Does everyone unwrap gifts on Christmas Day or Christmas morning? As kids, we unwrapped on the traditional Christmas morning. Strangely enough,  Dave and I carried on that tradition. I know sometimes things change from when you are at home as kids with Dad, Mom and the family. Then you grow up and get married for some people things change as you make your own traditons.

Another thing I was pondering… Hope all you kind readers also have all your Christmas shopping done!  Some people I know really do shop up until Christmas Eve…Too stressful I say. My years (and the twinnie’s, too) of retail taught me that one…It really was scary, as bad as Black Friday seriously. Maybe worse, because by December 24th everyone not done shopping is pretty panicked and just a bit frantic.

The ponderings and wonderings…Time to wrap them up! 😉 That was a pun, hope you all have your gift wrapping or gift bagging done! Get busy if you don’t, mine is done and so is Autumn’s…Well, that’s what the twinnie claims anyway. 😉 🙂

The Magic Christmas Angel ~ by Autumn Sunshine


She arrived in time to check things out

She’s an angel and she’s flying all about,

Such a little scout

she sees this and that

and sets it all right

Up she flies in a lovely flight

then she comes in for a landing fast

Oops she’s remembering a past

crash and dash

and a small little boom

things the elves are making,

scatter around the room

Her name is Sparkle she’s quite a sight

in the darkness or light

she sends out sparks, and sprinkles stars

whether  near or far

she knows what’s she doing, one can tell

she talks to an elf, she rings a bell

Santa is laughing a lot

What a magic angel who’s sought

year after year she flies in to help

So look real close and let out a yelp

Sparkle is here, and there and everywhere …

Kreativ Blogger Award


Gabby and I have been nominated for this lovely award by Michael http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/, Thank you so much Michael!! It means so much to us both 🙂

For this award, I am required to share 10 things you may not know. Then, I will have to pass this award on to at least 6 ( or more ) other bloggers.

About Gabby and Autumn:

1. Gabby is a minute older than I am. We were born by emergency C-section, she battled to be born first 😉

2. We both love the mountains and beach

3. We have 4 other sisters ~ yes 6 girls in all!

4. Gabby’s fave color is green, mine is blue

5. We both love music, PLUS we love to shake our tambourines 🙂 for real

6. We both love spinach, most people don’t, but we are unusual 😉

7. We both really love shoes and boots

8. We love ice cream

9. We drive really different sorts of cars. Gabby has a Ford Taurus with an automatic shift transmission. I drive a PT Cruiser, with a standard (manual) shift.

10. We both have dream catchers over our beds, and have for years 🙂

The bloggers who we nominate for this award are :

1. http://lscotthoughts.com/  Lauren

2. http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com/ PJ

3. http://russellmazonde.wordpress.com/ Russell

4. http://loriannfranks.wordpress.com/ Lori

5. http://versenotprose.wordpress.com/ Catcher of Stars

6. http://jadedstone11.wordpress.com/ Jaded Heart

7.http://belleofthecarnival.com/ Belle

8.http://lifeisabowlofkibble.wordpress.com/

Congrats to Everyone!!! Merry Christmas 🙂

Crushing Candy Canes… ~ by Gabby Angel


The title doesn’t do this one justice! I think you had to be there to get the entire picture. We are on the the last week before Christmas, only a matter of days to go now. It is now crunch time for some and things have gotten a bit ugly. For some this means, bad tempers are showing because the stress they are bringing on themselves. Christmas should be a time of joy, not everyone going crazy!

Also, some of the kids are being affected, which does make me sad. I unfortunately witnessed one of these incidents for myself. Earlier today I went out to pick up a couple things from the local little market. Sounds so easy, doesn’t it? It should have been,  the market wasn’t crowded and I grabbed a shopping basket. I thought I heard a small commotion going on, but didn’t think much of it.

It is a very small local market here in my small town, kids live here after all. Hoping things would calm down, that maybe I wouldn’t be heading down that aisle. I really am naive, trouble seems to find me and I always seem to get involved. Autumn wasn’t with me, so it wasn’t a twin incident…But I sure do wish she had been with me.

I wandered over and picked up a small bag of oranges and on to the candy aisle for some candy canes. That’s when I realized where the commotion was taking place. Oh no, my nice neighbor and 2 of her young kids…They are good kids so I was stunned by what I saw. The usually well behaved little girl and boy were literally stomping on candy canes, while their poor Mom was trying to settle them down. I did help her get them under control, the store owner also appeared and he looked as surprised as me. The Mom went on to explain how stressed she was and trying to get everything done for the holiday, etc. The kids were overly wound up…Yeah, we kind of noticed! Anyway, it all worked out and by the time I got home I knew I would write this.

I know it usually gets wilder than usual this time of year, too and nothing should surprise me. It would be nice though if everyone could just relax and enjoy the season. I for one will not be venturing (I hope) into another store the rest of the week!

You are my Music Man ~ By Autumn Sunshine


Listening to your music all around

I smile and think it’s the most wonderful sound

Play me a song, sing me a tune

The melody is over too soon

So play another song, my music man

You gotta know, I’m your biggest fan 😉

I love you, no matter what, you know

the love really does continue to grow

a lovely thought

though all time has brought

you to me, me to you

through and through

We were meant to be

our love has been the key

to unlock any door

All the music does is make us see more

all there is, my music man

play me a tune, whenever you can

sing me a song

I’ve loved you so long

together is where we belong …

Letters to Santa… ~ By Gabby Angel


That’s the latest Christmas thought! I know what made me decide to write this one…Autumn and I were talking about this subject. Why you ask? Because the twinnies get on all kinds of subjects when chatting! I’m sure any who usually reads is aware of that, right? We really did get some laughs out of this one though.

So many memories of us twinnies writing letters to Santa as kids. Also, helping our little sisters write their letters. I really do need to ask any of you kind readers, who does remember writing their letters to Santa? Does anyone care to share? Oh, come on everyone…It will be fun! 🙂 How many of us downright lied about being so good all year long? 😉 That’s one thing that made Autumn and I laugh like crazy! Does anyone fess up that they were ever bad? 😉

Anyway, the other thought we chatted about was about is… Who was handing those letters to Santa over to Dad and Mom. Did you ever ask how they would get there? Or not asking how they would get there, just totally believing it would be mailed off to the North Pole? I remember Autumn and I insisting on seeing the envelope one year, Mom produced it! Oh, ye of little faith..No, she didn’t say that. 😉 Our Mom, as well as Dad were just always prepared it seems.

One year after the first  and then second little sister was born… And this I should be ashamed to tell.The twinnies seriously and boldly added in our letter to Santa…Please next time bring us a little brother. Oops, Santa couldn’t promise that one and next baby arriving at our house was a sister, too!

Anyway, this was a fun subject for Autumn and me . We both thought it would be fun to share some of our letters to Santa thoughts. You guessed it! I am asking again… Who among any kind readers would like to share? We twinnies as always would love to hear! 🙂 🙂