Happy National Play-Doh Day

Fun Fact: Play Doh was originally invented as a wallpaper cleaner by Joe McVicker but a second use was discovered for it – play!

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Photo by thelesleyshow

I love it. It’s so fun to play with children and Play-Doh. It’s inexpensive, easy to use, and best of all, easy to clean up! One of my grandchildren and I made a humming bird together that I thought turned out pretty well. The twins made a chocolate chip cookie, green for the cookie, brown, super smushed chips, LOL! The main thing is all the focus they put into the activity and the delight when they complete something. The other thing that was nice to see with the cookie was how well they have learned to share and play together. Bravo parents!

When’s the last time you played with Play-Doh and what did you make?

Happy International Day of Charity #CharityDay

Such an awesome day! And I have to share about a friend of a friend who saw a kitten on the side of the road just a couple nights ago. She sped by but then slowed, then she turned around and went back. She picked up the little creature and took her to the vet. The kitten had a broken leg and the vet said if they didn’t fix it now, she wouldn’t learn to walk and would always drag that leg. So this woman said, “Do the surgery.”


It was more than four-thousand dollars, but word went out, friends adopted the cat, my friend kicked off a fund-raiser with her own contribution, and when she told me the story we chipped in too, because the story brought a tear to my eye.

Was this is a random act of kindness? It was an act of courage to opt for that surgery, for sure, and a chance for kind-hearted folks, of whom there are so many, to chip in. Last I checked they had almost the whole bill covered.

Here is Midnight, saved by a kind human and her network of caring people.


Wishing you a day of inspiration,

Nicci Carrera


Happy #NationalWildlifeDay

September 4 is National Wildlife Day, and I’m celebrating by sharing photos.

The first mosaic is photos offered free through WordPress, and with credit to the photographers, although I don’t know if the credits are showing. The photographers, from the top left clockwise are Felix Mittermeier, Pixabay, Pixabay, Pixabay, Frans Van Heerden, and Richard Segal, all on Pexels.com. The second mosaic has photos you might recognize from shots I’ve taken.

I hope you get to enjoy our wonderful world and any of the precious members of the wildlife world today (and every day), and if you don’t see any, I hope you enjoy these photos. Also, of course, it’s a great time to join the World Wildlife Fund, WWF. A final note, this day was created in memory of Steve Irwin, of The Crocodile Hunter.

Nicci Carrera