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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Showers, Diamonds, Daisies, My Birthday! by Marianne Stephens

 Yes, it's my birthday! And although I'm OLD, I still celebrate. I love the month of beginnings and a new year older for me.

"April Showers Bring May Flowers"...well, okay, but flowers are already blooming. Warmer weather is a treat. But, we do have to watch the stormy weather since it's tornado season in the Midwest.

"Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"...sure. Wonderful to look at and so many terrific diamonds in jewelry settings to choose from. For me, the only diamond I wear is in my engagement ring. Somehow as the years have gone by, I've become less interested in wearing jewelry. I have a few more diamond pieces, but do I need to wear them to write? Do the laundry? Go food shopping?

Colors of Diamonds:
and more!
White/clear diamonds are the most fascinating, but color ones certainly catch your eye.
Largest diamond found:
Cullinan Diamond: 3,106-carat diamond in Pretoria, South Africa.

The Daisy: good fortune and blissful pleasure.
Colors vary...not just white petals and yellow center!

I love all daisies and could anyone resist?

Enjoy April!

My newest story will be releasing in May: The Naughty Literati will offer another anthology of short stories: sensual to erotic romance! for details.

My story: Buy Adam:
Under false pretenses, Jessica wins Adam at a Charity Bachelor auction. Secret desires for each other ignite into passionate lovemaking. Will the truth divide them?

Our other two anthologies are available now:
Naughty List
Naughty Hearts

Leave a comment for a chance to win $15 GC for Amazon...and put your email address in with your comment. You can just say "Happy Birthday!" and be entered!

photos:flickr: willclayton, nikilok, and brillanthues photostreams.


Juana said...

Have a super nice birthday!

jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

Victoria said...

Like you, as I've grown older, jewelry has less of an appeal. And daisies are one of the few flowers I'm *not* allergic to! LOL Happy birthday. May you have an amazing day.

Debby said...

Happy Birthday! Diamonds being April's birth stone is great for you.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Cara Marsi said...

Happy Birthday, Marianne. I enjoyed your post, especially learning more about diamonds. I don't wear as much jewelry as I used to either.

Melissa Keir said...

Happy Birthday! You're right about wearing all that jewelry for cleaning is a mess. I also wear my wedding and engagement bands daily. One time doing the laundry, the ring hit the side of the washer and the diamond fell off into the washer. Luckily I got it and had it repaired but whew..scary! (esp. since the ring was my husband's grandmothers.)

vicki batman said...

Happy day, Marianne! I love diamonds and flowers too, but settle for great cake on my birthday. Hugs!

Denysé Bridger said...

Happy Birthday, Marianne. I don't think I own a diamond, honestly. IF I could have one, I'd love one of the black diamonds, mined her in Canada. And just why are Canadian diamonds SO much more expensive??? *lol*


Tina Donahue said...

Happy Birthday, Marianne! Enjoy your day. :)

Judy Baker said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Marianne. Enjoy the info on diamonds, and I love daisies, especially the white ones. Have a great day.

Harlie Williams said...

Happy Birthday!


Sandy said...

Happy Birthday, Marianne! Stay well this year.

Good luck with your new story.

I have never had an appeal for jewelry. I wear it once in a while for special occasions.

jbiggar said...

Happy birthday busy lady! Thank you for all that you do on RB4U and I hope your family spoils you today. I love Daisies, they just say spring and happiness to me :)

jean hart stewart said...

I agree with you, my jewelry mostly sits in the drawer. Only a few favorites ever get worn. I've started giving away...Have a wonderful day girl, we all appreciate the any things you do.

Janice Seagraves said...

Happy birthday, Marianne

Have a great day.

I hope we get more April showers here in California. Not just for May flowers, but we're really dry here.

It always surprises me how many colors diamonds come in. :)


Ashley Applebee said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great day!!
Ashley Applebee

Marianne Stephens said...

Thanks for all the comments on my birthday blog! Winner of the $15 Amazon GC is Ashley!

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