Author Archives: Tonette Joyce

About Tonette Joyce

Tonette was a once-fledgling lyricists-bookkeeper, turned cook/baker/restaurateur and is now exploring different writing venues,(with a stage play recently completed). She has had poetry and nonfiction articles published in the last few years. Tonette has been married to her only serious boyfriend for more than thirty years and she is, as one person described her, family-oriented almost to a fault. Never mind how others have described her, she is,(shall we say), a sometime traditionalist of eclectic tastes.She has another blog : "Tonette Joyce:Food,Friends,Family" here at WordPress.She and guests share tips and recipes for easy entertaining and helps people to be ready for almost anything.

Fitting Foreign Phrases…Or Not

Today we’re talking about foreign phrases that we use, but more are in my head than can be read. My mother’s first language was Italian and boy, did the phases abound around me from her and her siblings. But don’t … Continue reading

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Turn A Phrase…

A funny thing happened to me on the way to writing this week’s post…I lost my train of thought. However, since we’re writing about figures of speech, I suppose that I should take the bull by the horns and use … Continue reading

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Pet Peeves? You Bet! (No, Really.)

The floodgate is open! The topic this week is Pet Peeve Phrases, and boy, do I have a boatload! Since English was not the first language of my mother and many of her neighbors,( who came from all over Europe), … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Liz Mugavero

  I met my guest today by winning her book! Liz Mugavero’ latest release, “A Biscuit, A Casket” is the second in her ”Pawsitively Organic Mystery” series, published by Kensington Press. (No, not a typo; her main character makes organic … Continue reading

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Words On Play

I was all set to have a special guest this week then, whoops! I realized reading Iris’s post on Monday that we still had a theme going: At a Play I have not had as much experience attending plays as … Continue reading

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Enough To Curl Your Hair

Here I was, telling my husband that this week’s topic has apparently been thought of by me, but, ” I have no idea of what to say, except… and… then… oh, and there’s…”. I didn’t think I had much to … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread (or Cake)

The topic is dinners and dinner parties and I must have had something in mind when I came up with the topic many months ago, but I no longer have that train of thought.So here is where the tracks now … Continue reading

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Invitation To the Waltz

I have no idea what I was thinking when I came up with this week’s topic: ”At A Dance”, but here we are. More personal information than usual may be here, but, this is what’s on my mind,(although I doubt … Continue reading

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Special Guests:Rocco and Toni LoTempio/Kids Need to Read

On this ‘free’ week my guests are Rocco and Toni LoTempio. I first met these two when I stumbled across an interview that Rocco did with one of my favorite authors. Rocco has fascinating writers as guests, from some of … Continue reading

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The Games (Little) People Play, Now

The topic this week is the games we played as children that we still like to play, and those we never want to play again. I played with dolls a lot. My sister is seven years older so she had … Continue reading

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