Dayngrous Discourse

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Dayngrous Discourse is Now

If you're hitting this page because I left a comment on your blog, I've moved to WordPress. You can now find me at blogging about all things social media and life along North Carolina's Crystal Coast. 

Please take a moment to update your subscriptions and follow along with me as I have all kinds of new adventures in my new home-state of North Carolina! 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dayngrous Discourse Has Moved to WordPress

Hey friends and followers, 

I've moved from Blogger to WordPress and I'd love you to update your subscriptions! Dayngrous Discourse is being retired here on blogger but you can find Life in the DayngrZone on WordPress. Add the new site's RSS feed to your favorite reader or subscribe via email and get new posts delivered when they're posted. Chose your favorite delivery method and let's stay in touch. 

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Dayngrous Discourse is Moving

Dayngrous Discourse is changing to Life in the DayngrZone! (little preview above)

It's been a fabulous 6 year run here on blogger and now, it's time to update and upgrade. Dayngrous Discourse was a place for me to rant and rave and get all of life's little frustrations out of my system. Since its inception, and probably through odd little coincidences like maturity, I've become less ranty and more appreciative of the little things. Oh, I still have my rant moments but Life in the DayngrZone is probably a better name for the next phase of my life.

Though it was 6 years in the making, I've finally moved to my own domain, It was about time, too. I've owned the domain since 1997 and used to blog using Front Page forums back then. Yes, talk about old school! 
I'm still in the process of making tweaks to but please don't let that stop you from swinging by, checking out my progress and adding the new location to your RSS readers. 

Big thanks to Lindsey at Pretty Darn Cute Design who designed my template and was a joy to work with. She also has some pretty darn cute printables, too! 

Hope to see you over at

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Playing for Keeps: Me Moments Giveaway Winner

We have a winner for our "Playing for Keeps: Me Moments Giveaway! " 

And the winner is ... 

Rondah S. - surf on over to for more details

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Playing for Keeps: Me Moments Giveaway

What hard working lady doesn't deserve to pamper herself? It doesn't matter if you work all day in the office or at home - you need those Me Moments. I know I sure do! 

As a special treat, to help promote the new romantic comedy, "Playing For Keeps" coming out this week, I've got a fun   "Me Moments" gift box  for one lucky reader! This gift includes all the essentials for pampering yourself the way I know you truly deserve to be pampered - in true "Playing For Keeps" style. Think gorgeous nail polish, comfy sleepers, delicious smelling candles, purse hangers and more - valuing over $35

How to Enter

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What You'll Want to Know

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and the gift box will come directly from the provider. Last day to participate is 12/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Also, just for the record, I was no compensated in any way for promoting this giveaway.
About the Movie, Playing For Keeps

Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in “Playing For Keeps,” a romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together.  Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team.  But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn.  "Playing For Keeps" is directed by Gabriele Muccino, the director of "The Pursuit of Happyness."

If you've decided to go see the movie, let us know and once you do, we'd love to hear what you thought about it!
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Ten Little Fingers Poem

I came across this cute little poem today and thought it would be a fun share. Enjoy!

I have ten little fingers,
And they all belong to me.
(hold hands out in front)

I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
(make a fist)

I can open them up wide
(spread fingers out)

I can put them together.
(clasp hands together)

I can make them all hide.
(put hands behind back)

I can make them jump high.
(raise hands over head)

I can make them jump low.
(lower hands to knees)

I can fold them like this
and hold them just so.
(fold hands in lap) 

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Here's What We're Learning This Week in 2nd Grade

Here's what we're learning this week in second grade - 

His list: 

1. slept
2. threw
3. slid
4. shone
5. froze
6. swept
7. kept
8. bled
9. drew
10. drove
11. said
12. knew
13. past
14. wept
15. taught
16. caught
17. wrote 

18. hung

Her list: 

1. shop
2. shower
3. harm
4. chain
5. hat
6. shed
7. sheep
8. shiver
9. shake
10. cheese
11. chalk
12. shack
13. house

14. horse
15. shave
16. chimney
17. hose
18. ham
19. cherry
20. chief

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Friday, November 23, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 23

Day 23: Tonight I'm thankful for the ability to go on impromptu adventures with the Dayngrous Duo. Thankful that they're always ready for an adventure, even if it isn't perfectly planned or executed. We always have fun.

This evening I took the Dayngrous Duo to the their very first Christmas flotilla. What's that you ask? It's a holiday tradition where boaters decorate their boats with Christmas lights and decorations and then sail from Emerald Isle over to Historic Downtown Swansboro where they are greeted by cheers from the locals. Best part of all? Santa's on the last boat and when the parade is done, the kids can sit on his lap, tell him what they want for Christmas and get a photo with Santa. What fun! 

Since this was my first time, I did not anticipate the crowds. We almost missed experiencing this because it was so crowded there was no where to park. Eventually I found a spot but it wasn't perfect and we didn't see the whole parade but it all worked out. Once the parade was over, people cleared out and I was able to park closer to Front Street and when we walked over, all the boats were circling around so we got to see them up close without all the crowds. We grabbed a little dinner over at the Church Street Irish Pub and much to our surprise, Santa popped in for a visit and said hello to the kids while his elves gave them candy canes. It was a great evening! 

We're making memories!  
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 22 Thanksgiving

Day 22: I'm thankful to be able to spend this Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends enjoying good food and great conversations.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

This was a very special Thanksgiving for us. Though we've had Thanksgiving with family before, the kids have never had a Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by this many family members and this much food. All together we were 14 and this was the kind of Thanksgiving I grew up accustomed to so it was extra special for the kids to experience this for the very first time. I am so glad we moved and there isn't a day that goes by that I'm not thankful for being here in North Carolina. Our experience has been so positive compared to life in Hialeah. So much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and every day. 

How was your Thanksgiving? Who did you spend it with and what did you do?
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 21

Day 21: Today I'm thankful for forgiveness. For the ability to give it and the ability to receive it. 

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 20

Day 20: Today I'm thankful that every day I get another chance to do better and be better. Today I made some mistakes, tomorrow I will strive to do better and hopefully be a better person. Every day I try to be the mom my kids deserve. Some days I am, today - not so much. Tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to get it right.
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Monday, November 19, 2012

I Stand with Israel

Sometimes no words are needed

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Here's What We're Learning This Week

Here's what we're learning this week in second grade: 

His spelling words -

1. hopped
2. hoped
3. joined
4. acted
5. planned
6. saved
7. waited
8. wanted
9. grabbed
10. closed
11. mixed
12. helped
13. nodded
14. liked
15. shouted
16. started
17. hunted
18. stepped
19. named
20. dropped

Her spelling words: 

1. shed
2. sheep
3. shave
4. chain
5. house
6. chalk
7. cheese
8. shop
9. shower
10. chief
11. harm
12. hose
13. shiver
14. horse
15. shack
16. cherry
17. chimney
18. ham
19. shake
20. hat

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30 Days of Thanks - Day 19

Day 19: I'm thankful for incredible parents who helped me in every way good parents do. (I sure miss them)
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 18

Day 18: Today I'm thankful for adoptive parents everywhere who love unconditionally.

Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone
My still miraculously my own
Never forget for a single minute
You didn't grow under my heart
But in it.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 17

Day 17: I'm thankful for the foster parents who love and nurture children and then send them on their way to their forever homes. (Wish I had the chance to meet mine today & thank them in person)
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Friday, November 16, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 16

Day 16: I'm thankful for my health
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 15

Day 15: I'm thankful to have FINALLY learned patience and tolerance! (Mom would be proud, since she repeatedly told me "Patience is a virtue" and I would always reply "One that I don't have!")

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 14

Day 14: I'm thankful that I learn something new every day. Cause heaven knows that when I was in my 20's I thought I knew it all!
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It Takes Courage

Did I mention I love quotes? This one by e.e. cummings is pretty epic.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 13

Day 13: I'm thankful for a life filled with events and activities that keeps me busy enough to forget to log-in to Facebook and update my status from time to time. ;)
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Monday, November 12, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 12

Day 12: I'm thankful for the ability to unfriend & unfollow on social networks. Sometimes it's best to keep it simple.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 11

Day 11: I'm thankful for all those who have fought for the freedoms I enjoy. I'm thankful for the men & women, past & present who serve our great nation. God bless them all.
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bigfoot, Monster Trucks and Life in North Carolina

We're really getting into the swing of things up here. This weekend we went to see BIGFOOT for the grand opening of the Jacksonville, NC. Family Tire store! The kids had never seen a monster truck up close and personal so it was pretty exciting. After we arrived and had taken a few photos, Lola made me laugh out loud when she turned to me and said "Ok, when's the show?"  Turns out, that was what all their excitement was about. They thought there was going to me a giant monster truck rally of some sort where cars were going to be crushed. Don't feel too sorry for them. They still had a good time. They got an autographed photo from Bigfoot's driver and they got to drive a simulated race car. All in all it was a fun day.

Earlier in the week, their dad went to the same location and got them autographed pictures with Mario Andretti. That's pretty cool.

Jacksonville Family Tire
204 Yopp Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540

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30 Days of Thanks - Day 10

Day 10: I'm thankful I live in a city & state with four moderate seasons we can enjoy as a family!
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Friday, November 9, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 9

Day 9: I'm thankful my children are in a great school that's conducive to learning and one that celebrates and embraces what made America great!
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

30 Days of Thanks - Day 8

Day 8: I'm thankful for a job with some pretty great perks, like floating holidays, and the ability to work from anywhere with nothing more than my laptop and an Internet connection.
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