Wise Word Wednesday: Milestone Mashups


Today’s Wise Word Wednesday arrives just before that all-important summer holiday weekend, a time of red-white-and-blue kid bicycle parades, incendiary devices, and drunken men, some of whom are now referred to as “Lefty.”  Of course, I’m talking about:


The Fourth of July



So in the spirit of celebrating “ennials,” I’ve culled through the blogosphere to find all sorts of milestones, and ways to celebrate them.  It’s a true “mashup” because they are put together in one place, without rhyme or reason, the weird and the wonderful!  Enjoy.

Independence Day Mashup of Awesome Milestones:

Talented paranormal author Jami Gold has an upcoming 1-year blog anniversary, and she wants to celebrate it in style.  So she’s running a cool contest for her blog visitors.  What can you win?  She’s offering…herself!  Click here to find out how she’s going to do that.

Are you starting a blog of your own?  That’s a milestone, too!  Jill Kemerer, a romance author and staunch supporter of writers, has advice on the visuals that will make your blog super-glossy and keep your visitors coming back for more.  Take a look at Magazine Layouts and Your Blog/Website for the down-to-earth details.

Celebrating a wedding anniversary?  Check out the every-funny Jess Witkins and her blog post Swamps are for Lovers over at Jess Witkins’ Happiness Project for all the perks of taking a swamp tour.  (Yes, there are perks!)

Super-funny Perry Block celebrates his memories of school-liberating summers in Welcome Summer! along with his musings of New Jersey beaches and jellyfish.

Romance novelist Tawna Fenske explores the connections between tossing bras at strange men, divorce, and memory (not necessarily in that order) in her post On Throwing My Bra and Changing My Life.

…and finally:

Facing the prospect of your daughter’s first date?  Now that’s a milestone.  So how do you keep the guy from getting fresh?  Just give your daughter her very own Gun-shaped Makeup Kit.  This little gem comes courtesy of Janet Rudolph, chocolate lover, mystery aficionado, blogger and extraordinary supporter of mystery writers.  If you love mysteries, check out her blog; she’ll give you the latest news about the titles you love!

Coming up on Friday:  Fashion Friday this week will talk about America’s seamstress, Betsy Ross.  Maybe we can find out what she wore to Independence Day celebrations.  Who knows?  Check back on Friday to find out!

Until next time,


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10 thoughts on “Wise Word Wednesday: Milestone Mashups”

  1. Jill KemererJill Kemerer

    Oh my goodness, Kathy, I want that gun-shaped makeup kit!! Hilarious!! I’m dying to check out all these great blogs.

    Thank you SO much for including me in your mash-up! I really appreciate it and love this post!!

  2. Margot KinbergMargot Kinberg

    Kathy – This is great! :-). I love this sort round-up of great blogs. I want a gun-shaped makeup kit, too, although I must say it probably creates quite a lot of discussion at airport security checkpoints… 😉

  3. Jami GoldJami Gold

    Thanks for the link – I appreciate it! Oo, I’m going to have to check out that makeup kit. 🙂

  4. Jess WitkinsJess Witkins

    Fun mash-up, Kathy, and thanks for the shout out! I could’ve probably used the gun shaped make up kit in the swamp! LOL

  5. Perry BlockPerry Block

    Thanks for including me, Kathy!

    I would have responded sooner, but I was in the Emergency Room having some overly amorous jellyfish surgically removed from my hindquarters and industrial strength Nivea applied to my scalp.

    Think maybe I’ll check out first that piece about women tossing bras at strange men (yeah, I just kind of picked that one out at random). I know you won’t believe this, but that has never happened to me!

    Of course, I’m sure it would turn out just like my usual experience at weddings. I never catch the bridal bouquet either!

  6. Tiffany A WhiteTiffany A White

    This is great! How did I miss Jami and Jill’s posts…I’m on my way now…

  7. Nancy LauzonNancy Lauzon

    Just stopped by to wish my American blogger buddies a very happy Independence Day! We celebrated Canada Day on Friday with a visit from Prince Will & Kate. My daughter actually shook their hands. We’re very fond of our royals up here.

    Nancy 🙂
    The Chick Dick Blog


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