December 12, 2014

Use Your Words - December 2014

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

Your words are: jolly ~ moody ~ bulbs ~ snow ~ pure
They were submitted by: Sparkly Poetic Weirdo 

So, I think I'll stick with the free association. It seems to work for me.

JOLLY -  So, I think of "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives but here are the thoughts of other people in the house.

The Hubby - Jolly Green Giant
Deanna - Jolly Ranchers
Cailey - Jelly
Colin - He did a little dance move. Then he said jellyfish.

MOODY - The Hubby. Why you may ask?? Because he has been on prednisone for a few weeks now. OMG!!! MOOOOOOOOODY!!!!!!

The Hubby - A guy at work. His last name is Moody.
Deanna - You (Meaning me.... Yeah...)
Cailey - A cow going mooooo!
Colin - Coooooow 

BULBS - Tulips. I love tulips. They are my absolute favorite flower. 

The Hubby - Tulips
Deanna - Light bulbs
Cailey - Balls
Colin - Lightning bolt

SNOW - I WANT SOME SNOW!!!!! PLEASE!!! NOW!!!! Tons of it!!!! 

The Hubby - Christmas
Deanna - Flake
Cailey - Lamb
Colin - A monkey showing his muscles.

PURE - Ivory Soap. LOL And that reminds me, there are a few fun things that I have been meaning to do with the kids that involve Ivory Soap.

The Hubby - Maple (I have no idea why.)
Deanna - Cailey
Cailey - Paper
Colin - Owl

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                       


  1. Love these free associations, they're so much fun. But I seriously need more information about what's going on in Colin's head!

    1. LOL!!!!! I don't know... It's probably a little scary! ;)

  2. Isn't it great what a couple of words can lead to? You came up with science projects to do! And we all got to know your family a bit better!

    1. YEP!! Can't wait to get started, I just need to remember to buy some Ivory! LOL

  3. I adore the different comments! And Colin's are the best! I did a science fair project in 7/8/9 grades that involved Ivory Soap Snow.........

  4. Moody...yeah, I know about moody, lol!

  5. Stacy I love the "free association" way you use the words each time. I have often thought of doing this as well.

    1. THANK YOU!!!! You should give it a try! It's so much fun! LOL And I never know what will pop in my brain so it can be a little scary, too. ;)

  6. Love your family's answers. They have a great sense of humor!
    Prednisone= no fun at all. Hope he gets better soon.
    I love tulips too. Oh, SPRING! I know you love snow, but the warmth couldn't get here fast enough for me.

    1. THANK YOU!!!! You just never know what they'll say next! LOL
      Wishing you warmth and me snow. ;)

  7. Oh, to live in Colin's head... :)

    I want snow, too!!!

    1. Me, too! That is definitely the place to be! He is definitely an original!!!

      Fingers crossed for snow!!!

  8. What fun with the free association. Love how you and your family got in on it and interpreted it your own ways. It just goes to show how different we all think.

    And I love that your Deanna said you were moody 😉 lol!

    1. And there's no telling what they will think of next! LOL

      She's a mess. LOL

  9. Great answers and I love tulips - especially the purple and black ones!


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