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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Did you SURVIVE the #AtoZChallenge?

Congratulations! You've finished the Challenge! Show it off in style with this awesome badge created by Jeremy @ HOLLYWOOD NUTS!


It's me, CO-HOST Jeremy @ HOLLYWOOD NUTS, and I have great news, our gear is here. I wanted to let those who are going to make it to show their support and that you have finished the A TO Z CHALLENGE [2016]. To find out more please [CLICK HERE], you will be transported to the store and well there you are.


Thank you!

Jeremy [Retro]
Hollywood Nuts


Stay tuned for Alex J. Cavanaugh's post on the Reflection Post on 5-9-2016


Keep your eyes open for the Challenge Survey in your email!

Thank you for participating!

The 2016 A to Z Team

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Zip, Zap, Zoom! #atozchallenge

Time to zip this challenge up for another year!  

Did you have fun?   Did you finish like you should have done--making new friends, leaving comments on the blogs of others, posting good content on your own blog?

If you made it this far successfully you are probably zapped.   Maybe it's even time for a nap.  Relax, but don't stop yet.  Rest for a bit if you need but don't quit blogging--agreed?

This Challenge is just a jumping off point for more blogging ahead.    Blogging and more blogging should be stuck in your head.   You heard me; that's what I said.   

Time now to zoom into the future--May, June, July, and on and on.  Now you can post one day a week or whatever you want.  Or every day if that's your desire.  If you're burning to blog don't put out the fire.

Now one more thing before this Challenge is toast.  Don't forget to schedule your A to Z Reflections Post!

Thanks for joining us in A to Z for 2016!

       You can do your Reflections Post at any time, but the list won't open until Monday May 9th and will stay open until May 13th and that's when you can add your link to your post. Watch this blog for further details.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Y - You, Your, You're and You Are "AWESOME"

I am back again and almost at the end of this A TO Z CHALLENGE... how have you all done this year? It has been great I always seem to make friends and visit some very cool sites, this year was no different.  I being a co/host for a few years now has been great and I always am trying to keep you all on your toes.  Like why is FRANKENBERRY in this post?  Well in my last posts a few days ago, I shared my stuff, my goods and well it's FREE. So I thought I would share me and myself again, hopefully you will like it... share it... comment? It's called "SIX STRINGS" it's a free magazine for your Ipad, E.T.C and it's about everything I love. I made a special A TO Z EDITION of the you can get it here:

Our GREAT friend Mark Kelly has hand-drawn the letters above for us and helped us design our CHALLENGE T-SHIRT [CLICK ME] that is located at the end of this magazine. So get a looky-loo at it, as it will be available. I hope you all have been enjoying this 2016 Challenge... thanks to all the host, co-hosts, minions and of course you guys.

Jeremy [RETRO]

Alphabet Letters Designed by Mark Kelly

Designed by Jeremy Hawkins


Thursday, April 28, 2016

#atozchallenge -- Starts with X!

Some of my favorite things start with X!
Like what?
The X-Files

Last year, all 26 posts for my A to Z theme were about my love of the show, the characters/actors, and my X-Files memorabilia.

The X-Men

Some of the movies don't have the best scripts, but they are, as my son says, Made of Action.

And, I do love me some Wolverine. 

The XBox

My husband and I have played video games together our whole relationship. Granted, we mostly play Lego XBox games with our son now, but it's still fun. 

What else?
The letter X starts with X!
X is the 24th letter of the alphabet, which means ... we are almost done with the Challenge!

In case no one has said it yet ...


Come meet Stormy the Weather Gnome, and friends, on his Epic Adventurous Quest Journey to get fixed!


HUGE THANKS to my amazing Sidekick Team!

Heather M. Gardner's Team: Stormy's Sidekicks!

Suzanne W. Skeels – Suzi’s Ice Box Art
Sarah Foster – The Faux Fountain Pen
L.G. Keltner – Writing Off the Edge
Penny/SENCO Cat Herder – Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace
Diana Gordon – Part-Time Monster
Tamara Narayan – Tamara Narayan, Author

Heather M. Gardner
The Waiting is the Hardest Part 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Woohoo! Almost survived the #atozchallenge!

Can I get a Woohoo?!

Y'all, Way to go! Only three more days of the Challenge. You've almost made it!

At the end of the Challenge here, I'd like to take a moment to thank my wHooligan team. Hopefully many of you have met my wHooligans, but if you haven't, here's a great chance! Stop by and thank these lovely ladies for all the work they've done to make the Challenge a welcoming place :)

Shilpa Garg @shilpaagarg
LuAnn Braley @kentuckygal
Geetika Gupta @Geetika0718

Have a fantastic last few days of the Challenge, everyone! We're so impressed by the comaraderie, support, creativity, and general awesome'ness you all have exhibited this month!

Keep an eye out for my end-of-Challenge survey, coming soon to the email address you used to sign up for the Challenge :)

~co-host AJ Lauer's theme this year is a choose-your-own-adventure that relies upon visitor comments to be successful! She's made it this far writing EVERY DAY of the Challenge. Stop by, share some love, and cast your vote for the ending!