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Allylu

Allylu

Joined May 2019

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.
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The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
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At the Christmas Lodge | Rebekah Morris
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Number 3 in our mini movie marathon: The Christmas Lodge. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

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Watched “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby” on Netflix. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

AkashaVampie When did this come out??? I must be living under a rock!! Haha 7h
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A Cinderella Story | Robin Wasserman, Leigh Dunlap
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Watched “A Cinderella Story - A Christmas Wish” on Netflix. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer It was cute.

StayCurious I watched that today too! Loved it! Will add your points to the tally when I‘m back on my laptop tomorrow 👌👍🏻 7h
Allylu Okay great! We had a mini movie marathon today! 7h
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This is from a Coke commercial, but did you know there is a song named Penguins & Polar Bears? It‘s by Millencolin - don‘t know who that is. Anyway... #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

CaitZ I love those Coke commercials. 12h
StayCurious Those commercials are cute! +2 12h
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Goodnight Selfie | Scott Menchin
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This Nancy Drew is a Christmas one! #SelfieScavengerHunt Selfie in the Library My daughter, the Librarian, took it. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

SaturnDoo 🥰😊 awesome photo ❤❤❤ 1d
StayCurious I love this! Nancy Drew was my favourite growing up. +16 12h
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Candy Cane Christmas | Laura Trentham
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#CandyCaneBookSpines Is this not what you meant? Books with white spines are hard to find! I had to raid my daughters‘ bookshelves to find some. So, these aren‘t all my books - I see one is upside down - oh well. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #FestivePhotoChallenge

StayCurious The great part about these photo challenges is you can interpret them however you want! But yes...this is exactly what I meant haha. +2 12h
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Quotable Quotes for Quoters | Aubrey Dillon-Malone
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer I managed it. Just copied it into Word and made it bigger. Happy Saturday! I‘m off to help with the Friends of the Library Cookie Walk this morning. Hope I remember to take a selfie! 🍪🎄🎶🦌📚🎉

StayCurious Excellent job! +21 12h
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Hallmark Channel Bingo!!! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer yay!

StayCurious Oh Wow! +21 2d
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The Santa Clause | Daphne Skinner
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Watched The Santa Clause with the family. It‘s our favorite of the three movies. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #HolidayMovie

StayCurious Sigh...White Milk's Fine...haha I feel for that kid. +6 2d
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The Christmas Joy Ride | Melody Carlson
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I finished it! It was another wonderful Christmas story by Melody Carlson. I love Melody Carlson‘s Christmas stories. They are always just right. Joy was a wonderfully inspiring character and Miranda made a great sidekick. Of course, everything worked out in the end as anyone could predict. Wouldn‘t want a Christmas story any other way. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #HolidayRead

StayCurious Oh great! +21 2d
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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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This Santa is from my Dad‘s tree when he was a boy - over 100 years ago. He gave it to me for our tree. #ChristmasTreeScavengerHunt An ornament given to you by a family member. It‘s very precious to me. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Wow! I love heirlooms! +11 2d
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Got it! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer Christmas Cookie Matching Game

StayCurious Excellent! +37 2d
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Festive Red Holiday Photo Cards | Peter Pauper Press
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This is where I spend my early mornings reading, audiocrocheting, drinking coffee. It‘s my #Cozyreadingnook and my favorite place. #FestivePhotoChallenge #5 #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious So nice! +2 2d
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Same Time, Next Year | Debbie Macomber
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Watched “Same Time Next Christmas” with Lea Michele. It‘s one of those predictable #HolidayMovies but I loved it, so... #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Sometimes it's nice to know what will happen haha. +6 2d
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#HolidayRecipe Peanut Blossoms - I made a double batch and got 60 cookies! That means there will be some for the Cookie Walk and some for us! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Gotta love when there's some leftover for you to eat! +26 3d
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The Christmas Joy Ride | Melody Carlson
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I can‘t believe I spent the last 2 hours reading this book. I only have 15% to go. Should I read it now or bake cookies. I know I will finish it today, but I do have to get cookies done before tomorrow for the cookie walk. I will get started on the cookies! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Haha are you enjoying it at least? +1 3d
Allylu Oh yes, I definitely am! 3d
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The Christmas Joy Ride | Melody Carlson
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Been actually reading - 82 minutes! It‘s a nice story so far. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Looks cute! +1 3d
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The M&M's Brand Counting Book | Barbara Barbieri McGrath
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Yup! Yup! A #SelfieScavengerHunt pic of me eating a freshly-baked, still warm, M&M cookie! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Ooh yum! Love the selfie! +16 3d
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Very well-used #HolidayRecipe Baked my first batch this evening. I have to take some to the Library Cookie Walk, but there may be one or two that we can eat! 🍪🎄#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer You know what the next post will be, right?

Crazeedi They look yummy!! 4d
j9brown 🤤🤤🤤 They look gooood 4d
StayCurious Yay! +26 3d
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Festive Red Holiday Photo Cards | Peter Pauper Press
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Sugar and Spice and everything nice! #FestivePhotoChallenge #4 #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer I did actually use some of that!

StayCurious Great way to use the prompt! +2 3d
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Yay! It fit! I ❤️ these kinds of games! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #WordsInAWord Happy Wednesday! 💕🦌🎄🎶🎅🎉

StayCurious They can be fun eh? +46 4d
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Okay. I had lots of frustration trying to edit this and then some of my answers got cut off, so: 1-Q; 2-L; 3-O; 4-R; 5-A; 6-E; 7-G; 8-C; 9-H; 10-N; 11-J; 12-M; 13-D; 14-K; 15-F; 16-P; 17-I; 18-B. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #ChristmasRiddles

StayCurious Matches what I got! Hope the +37 points help alleviate the frustration! 4d
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Naughty Or Nice? | Stephanie Bond
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My mug was the Nice one. My husband used it so much, it wore out. Now he has to use the Naughty mug! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #FestivePhotoChallenge #3

StayCurious Ha! Appropriate if he used up the mug haha. +2 4d
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #HolidayTVEpisode Watching the CMA Country Christmas 🎶🎄

StayCurious Look at that festive dress! +6 4d
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StayCurious Hey! Way to go! +21 5d
CaitZ Yay! 5d
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #HolidayMovie How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the animated version - the best version if you ask me. +5 pts

StayCurious So Fun! +6 5d
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #SelfieScavengerHunt Selfie in front of outdoor Christmas lights This is the photo for 15 pts

StayCurious So Pretty! +16! 5d
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #SelfieScavengerHunt. Selfie in front of outdoor Christmas lights. +15 Oops! Picture in next post! Silly Me!

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PhonePlay | Morgane Bicail
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Here you go! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer I got 94 points. I have over 2000 photos on my phone! Oh my! Happy Tuesday!

StayCurious hahaha I think we're all in the same boat! +95 5d
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Watched this #HolidayMovie last night for #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer +5 points

StayCurious This looks silly and amazing! +6 5d
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #ChristmasMovieBingo #CheesyChristmasMovieBingo #HallmarkChannelBingo Updated with Pic Collage! Does this count as a craft project? Lol (I know it doesn‘t)

StayCurious haha if it did I would be racking up the points! +1 5d
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This represents a very sappy romance, in my opinion. It belongs to my son and his wife who are expecting their first baby - our first grandchild - and they couldn‘t be happier. They dated once upon a time, parted, they each got married to someone else, they both divorced, found each other again and are living their happily ever after. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #FestivePhotoChallenge

StayCurious OMG I love that story! And the ornament is adorable! +2 5d
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Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer | Golden Books, Barbara Shook Hazen
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Okay #ReadNosedReindeers! Our show is on! #WinterGames It‘s one of our family favorites.

StayCurious Would you say this is a family Christmas tradition? 6d
Allylu Ahh! Yes, definitely! We started watching it when we were dating 36 years ago and have watched it with our children every year. Now it‘s just the two of us watching it again. It‘s not sad, it feels warm and fuzzy. And next year maybe we will watch it with our new grandbaby! 👶🎄🦌💕 6d
StayCurious Excellent! +26 5d
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StayCurious They're fun to find eh? +1 6d
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I kind of figured out how to do this, but where are the Christmas stickers? #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer This is a work in progress!

vkois88 Yay! I think you‘d have to use pic collage for access to Christmas stickers 7d
StayCurious I like the cat, but yes, try piccollage for more variety. +1 6d
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The Night Before Christmas | Clement C. Moore
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer ”But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” See you tomorrow friends! 🎶🦌🎅📚🎄❤️

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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer Watching “The Holiday” - a great movie! #ChristmasMovieBingo #GypsyKat

GypsyKat Love this one! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Clwojick Yessss♥️ 1w
StayCurious One of my faves! +6 6d
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#WinterGames Yay! I finished my first #HolidayBook! It was an okay romance about a young woman who found her niche in baking wonderful breads and pastries and saving a Puffin Sanctuary off the coast of Britain. She‘s in love with an American (who sounded like a Texan) and her best friend is about to give birth. I guess it had a happy ending, but it was so-so. There you go Team #ReadNosedReindeer. I‘m off to a birthday dinner!

StayCurious Fantastic! +20 for holiday Read, + 1 for participation = 21 points 1w
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It's a Wrap | Sally Walton
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#SelfieScavengerHunt “Selfie while wrapping a book as a gift” 15 pts.! I‘m not good at taking selfies, so I asked my husband to take it. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer (It‘s my daughter‘s birthday present - the prompt didn‘t say it had to be a Christmas gift. Her birthday is tomorrow. 🦌📚🎶💕

StayCurious You're absolutely right - I'll allow it! Yay for +16 points! 1w
SaturnDoo ❤❤❤🙉🙊🙈 1w
Clwojick I love the photo! And that wrapping paper is AWESOME! ♥️ 6d
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#WinterGames Opening day questionnaire
@StayCurious @Clwojick
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2 40
3 The Christmas Joy Ride
4 enjoying a hot cup of coffee, reading a book in my living room by my fireplace in the early morning before everyone is up - and Christmas, of course.

StayCurious Your answer for #4 sounds lovely. I also enjoy getting up before everyone else and enjoying the quiet. 25 points + 1 for participation = 26 points! You're on a roll! 1w
Allylu Now I have to go to church. Be back later to play some more! This is fun! 🎄📚🎶 1w
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Since we watched all 22 Marvel movies this summer/fall, we are doing this Marvel Advent Calendar. Can‘t wait to open Door #1 later today! #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Oh Wow! My husband would love that! 1 point for the picture, 1 point for participation = 2 points! 1w
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Game number 2 for Dec 1st is #ThisOrThat

5 points for reposting with your answers :)

Mine are:
Salted caramel
Secret Santa
Coffee
Hot chocolate
Elf
Christmas lights
Cyber Monday
Cold weather
Wreaths
Eating cookies
Matching PJs

#ReadNosedReindeer #WinterGames @Clwojick @StayCurious 5pts for me? Yes?

StayCurious OMG You're fast! I haven't even posted this one yet. Good for you! 5 points for doing the game, and 1 point for participation = 6 points! 1w
Allylu I‘m up early on Sunday mornings. Lol 1w
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The Christmas Joy Ride | Melody Carlson
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These are some of the #HolidayBooks I will try to get read during #WinterGames. We‘ll see how many I get to. I have more on my shelves, at the Library and on my Kindle! Let‘s go #ReadNosedReindeer!

StayCurious Wow these look great! 1w
Clwojick Awesome stack! 😍 1w
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The Miracle on 34th Street | Francine Hughes
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“I was wrong when I told you that, Susie. You must believe in Mr. Kringle and keep right on doing it. You must have faith in him.” It‘s Thanksgiving! Time to watch this movie!

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We had a family pumpkin-carving day recently. My great-niece who is 4 decided they would look pretty with some of Grandma‘s flowers 🌺 🌸 💐 For my #BFCr4 this week, I hit my step goal with 43,009 steps - and I lost another pound! That makes 15 so far. The reading didn‘t go as well, but I will carry on!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 And awesome pumpkins. 🧡 1mo
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#BFCR4!!! I did it! I actually met both my goals this week with just a little more effort! Thank you, Jerry Seiple, for walking the Ernst Trail with me. It made all the difference. I did 43,442 steps and read for 8.395 hours! @wanderinglynn May I just jump in here?

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
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I just finished "The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle" by Stuart Turtan for our Library book club. It was very confusing. I recommend getting a notebook so you can keep track of what is happening. The book was clever and I was satisfied with the ending. It took so much talent to write a novel like this one. I don‘t have enough room to say any more, but you should read it if you like puzzles!

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The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories | H. P. Lovecraft, S T Joshi
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“That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.” I wasn‘t sure about listening to the audiobook, but the narrator is fantastic - suitably creepy when called for.

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Jacob's Choice | Ervin R. Stutzman
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Almost done with this book. My sister just finished book 2 and is anxious to start book 3! For my #BFC4me I tracked 35,127 steps (Yay!) and I read 5.15 hours (a little less than I wanted, but it‘s okay). I convinced a friend of mine who just had quadruple bypass surgery to join me on the challenge. She‘s also a librarian and my daughter‘s boss. We‘ll see what happens.

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Star Wars Trilogy | George Lucas
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Made this yesterday for one of my twin great-grand nephews coming to us soon from a land far far away... working on number 2 today. Also continuing with the #BFC only 4 me (#BFC4me), I logged 31,341 steps and read 8.2 hours (1.2 hours beyond my weekly goal). I finished “The Summer Country” by Lauren Willig. I‘m listening to “The Fiery Cross” by Diana Gabaldon and reading “Jacob‘s Choice” by Ervin R. Stutzman. I‘m tagging to keep me accountable.

wanderinglynn I love it! Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
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