Sunday, August 24, 2014

#Giveaway: Lemurs Plush Toys from the "Island of Lemurs:Madagascar" movie



I don't know about you but I love just about anything Morgan Freeman is in. He is an incredible actor and I hope to get to see this movie too. Enter today for your chance to win your own plush lemur.

 Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Dolphin Tale”) narrates the IMAX® 3D documentary “Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar,” the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary “Born To Be Wild 3D,” and director/cinematographer David Douglas, who was the director of

Monday, August 18, 2014

It's Almost Football Season! Are you #ReadyForFootball





I love football season. I do! I know most people that like football have their favorite team. Mine are the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs.

What is fun is all the games that can be played that are football related. Here is one that would be fun to play every week. I mean really, free to play and win gas for your car. Who doesn't need that right now? 


Check this out... with the football season fast approaching, ScoreboardChallenge.com has just opened it's Week One entry. Those who enter now can win 100 gallons of free gas (valued at $350) with the fuel company of their choice.
It takes literally seconds to enter and there are no strings, nothing to buy, and no registration needed. All you have to do is enter how many points you think will be scored among all of the 16 featured football games.
If you're correct, you can win the grand prize! It's fast, easy, and did I mention it is FREE.
Every single week, a new contest and prize package will be announced. It costs nothing but a few seconds to enter your guess and the winning result could be $350 in FREE gas!



Visit http://scoreboardchallenge.com to enter. With the tie-breaker going to the person who entered first, don't delay. Good luck and hope your teams as well as you win!

Disclosure: Naila Moon of Just the Stuff Ya Know was asked to promote this challenge/game and was compensated for the post.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

#MondaysMusicMovesMe...Top 40 #1 Hits

*Taps computer* Hello, hello, hello...
I am back this week and ready to rock 'n roll with the 4M gals. You know these ladies by now: Xmas Dolly the head conductor, and co-conductors, Cathy, Callie, Stacy, and Becca. They are ready to ride the musical train with you.

This week they have a theme going on which is always fun: #1 Top 40 Hits for the Rock Era 1955-present.
Well now, this should be fun!

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I was an '80s teen so, I have decided to hit that era for the top 40. Let's see what I have for you.

First up:
This singer hit the #1 chart of March 29, 1986. It is a funky sound and the video is just as funky. It was his only #1 hit.



Next: This next singer has had several successful hit songs with his original band and solo. This one hit #1 song was only for one week on July 19, 1986. This was taped during a jam session. I find it humorous that the lead singer is using his drum sticks as his microphone.




Finally: This singer's song was originally written by Prince  in 1979 who went on to win a Grammy for writing the song. The artist who sings the song only hit #3 for the Top 100 Billboard charts but hit #1 on several other Top 40 song charts including dance in 1984. According to Wikipedia, the repeat of her name at the beginning of the song was actually an accident but the singer decided to keep it for the tract. A little tidbit, Stevie Wonder is also on the tract playing harmonica and some background vocals.




Well, there you have it folks. Make sure to link up and join the foray! Until next time...Naila Moon



Sunday Sayings and Where I Have Been

I have been without a laptop for almost two weeks now. It has been a real pain. I have tried to navigate around with my other techno devices but it has been almost near impossible. My usual laptop is still in for repair and I hope it gets back soon.

Until then, I have secured a brand spankin' new one. This one has all the bells and whistles that I originally wanted on a laptop. I am having to learn Windows 8 and a few new things but OH, am I glad to have something to pound out my thoughts again.

I think Tamirisc and I have decided that I will keep this one and give him the one that is being repaired right now. It is less than a year old and would serve him well. Besides, he is also in need of a laptop that is out of the stone age.
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So, on to Sunday Sayings. Hmm...






Sunday, July 27, 2014

#MondaysMusicMovesMe...Hometown songs



Hello everybody. Amazing that this is the last Monday in July. Kids are going back to school soon which is even more amazing to me. Where did the summer go?

As you know this is also my last day for co-hosting duties but I am not going away. Oh no, I'll be around still just maybe not as often. We will see. Don't forget those other lovely ladies. Our fearless musical leader, Xmas Dolly, and co-hosts, Cathy, Colette, Stacy, and Becca. These ladies rock it with me every week. Make sure to say hello to them and everyone that links up. This is certainly what makes the 4M's fun.

This week we have a theme which is different and challenging at the same time. The theme is: Hometown Bands, Artist, or Songs

Ok, so here I go...

As many of you already know, I am from Missouri. I grew up in a small town about an hour and a half from St. Louis called Farmington.  Later, teen years we moved about 45 minutes north of there to Festus so we were now 30 minutes from St. Louis but still in fairly small town.

Of course you know, I transplanted to Denver, Colorado in 2008 but, I also lived south of San Diego and for a time, in Edwardsville, Illinois. All in all, Missouri is still to me, my home town and where most of my family still lives.

In looking for bands, I decided to go with Missouri and leave Colorado for Tamirisc who was born and raised here.  This first band I found actually hailed from Kansas City, MO. I had never heard of them before but love their sound. They are aptly called, "Missouri "






This Gospel singer hails from the St. Louis area. She is known to belt out a tune wherever she is. I would only know this because she was once a personal friend and co-worker. We sat beside each other for nearly a year and she often entertained me with her powerful and beautiful voice. She went on to cut a couple of CD's and left the office for the music business. This wonderful lady is Lady Eneazer Blissett-Moore.






This next band is actually from Festus, MO where I spent the majority of my life. They now are based in St. Louis and are still quite popular in the area. They do not forget where they are from and often still perform in Festus. They are, " The Bottle Rockets"



Although not born in Missouri, this singer moved to St. Louis when he was seven and claims to hail from there as that is where he was discovered. He has been wildly successful and has his own clothing lines too.
None other than, Nelly.




I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for listen to my tunes every week. You all rock!





Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sign It Saturday and Song-suasion

Good afternoon everyone. I suppose in actuality it is almost evening, so, good evening.

This is the day I want to post my ongoing quest to learn sign language but I have been busy today. Since that has been the case today, I thought I might combine a couple of post.

My friend, and co-host  Cathy, from Mondays Music, has a musical meme on Saturdays called, Song-suasion.  I thought I would combine some sign language with music. I hope that is ok with you as it is with me. Ha!


As I have said before, sign language can be and is a beautiful language. I found these songs that I think work perfect for today.

This first one is simply a review lesson of the alphabet.


This next one is just gorgeous!



This last piece is a musical piece I love but to have it in sign is even more brilliant!

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~Naila Moon


Friday, July 25, 2014

#Review:Shoplet Office Supplies-Steelmaster Tablet Stand/Soho Pen & Note Holder/MMF Store It Box #shopletreviews

I recently received some more office supplies from Shoplet.com. The items I received could have not come at a better time because I am in the middle of office rearrange and needed some extra stuff.




The first item is the Steelmaster Tablet Stand. This is an unbelievably sturdy stand to hold an iPad. The stand can be flipped either horizonally or vertically but with it in vertical postion the iPad can be inserted in a little groove which holds it in place. In addition, the stand is postioned in such away for easy reading.

Now, if you have kept up with my office supply love, you would also know I do not own an iPad. However, I decided to use this for holding paper that I was using for transcipt. It worked perfectlly for that too!



The next item sent is the Soho Pen & Note Holder. I don't know about you but my pens and pencils get dropped everywhere and that makes it difficult to find when I really need them. This holder comes with four holes to hold just about any size pen. It also comes with four slots that can hold anything from paper up to CD's. It is made of steel which means it will hold up for years to come. This holder came to me in the silver color but the company does sell it in black too.

As you can see, I already started filling this up and used it right away on my desk. No problems finding a pen or pencil again!


The final item that was sent to me is the MMF Store It Box. First of all, I love the red color, it makes it easy to find if you are looking for it. This is the only color this particular box comes in.

The box is not overly large but can hold precious jewelry, small electronics, documents or money. For the time being, I am holding all of our remotes in it. The nice thing about this box is that it does lock. So, if money or jewelry is what you want to secure then it is safe.

Thank you Shoplet.com for all the things you sent. They are all an awesome addition to my office and home.
~Naila Moon

Disclosure: I was sent all of the items mentioned above for free in exchange for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours.