Hello Monday.  Today’s a very special day.  Not only will we be arriving outside of Reno to visit my best friend (whom I haven’t seen in about 10 years or more, but who’s counting? I guarantee it’ll be like we just saw each other yesterday.  And will be awesome). Today is the official kick-off to the final 5 weeks towards our Monday’s Music Moves Me 100th Celebration.  And the awesome giveaway that our fearless leader, Xmas Dolly so tirelessly put together.  Grab a song and play along, you’ll be glad you did.

Here’s hoping that the road trip has been uneventful so far – I’m pre-scheduling some posts so my blog doesn’t gather dust bunnies while I’m gone, particularly since having internet connection over the next two weeks will be hit-and-miss.  Or maybe I’ll surprise you and pop up when least expected.  Meanwhile, forgive my lack of visits to your blogs while I’m enduring longs hours of driving and trying to make as much time on the road during the daylight hours as possible.

When we stop for the night, I’ll try to make some visits, but it’ll all be dependent on how good the internet connection is, and how much distraction there will be with the hubby, 2 kids and 2 dogs all crammed into one room.  Good thing I packed wine.

Today’s theme is a freebie – so let’s have some fun, shall we?  Since we’re traveling, I thought it appropriate to dig up some fun songs that highlight just that.  Let’s start with a song from two of my favorite artists, particularly since this song resonates with me being that I’m on my way ‘home’ to where my family and friends are.

Sure, it’s only for a short visit, but next year we’ll hopefully be making this trip for the final time as we move ‘home’.  Give a listen to Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles with “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”:

Next up is a song that is always touted as a great traveling or road trip song, here’s Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers with “Runnin’ Down A Dream”:

Next is a song that, while doesn’t fit me since I’ll be in the driver’s seat the whole way, definitely fits Princess Nagger since she’ll be the one in the passenger seat chewin’ on a Slim Jim.  Here’s SheDaisy with “Passenger Seat”:

Next up is a classic song that always comes to my head when I think about a road trip, but I decided to go with one of my favorite group’s version of it – here’s Rascal Flatts with their version of “Life Is A Highway”:

Finally, another classic that I can’t leave out, here’s Steppenwolf with “Born To Be Wild”:

What’s your favorite traveling song? Enjoy your Monday!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:


I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our newest permanent fixture to the hostessing team, welcome Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog. Also for the month of June, we have the honor of having our friend Naila from Just The Stuff You Know generously helping out with our hostessing duties.

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!

Spotlight Dancers


Since I’m on the road, I wasn’t able to highlight our wonderful Spotlight Dancers here as I usually do, but they will be in the first two slots in the linky below – be sure to stop by and offer congrats for their Spotlight Dance!




Special Announcement:

Today is the Day!  This is the beginning week of our Giveaway for 5 of our lucky followers/participators.  Grab a song and play along!  Non-participants will NOT be considered. This is our reward to you for hanging out with us. So start playing along now! Become a new member and boogie all day long! We’ll be celebrating 100 weeks of rock & roll and musical friendship and for this occasion the girls and I have put together a giveaway & will pick the winner on the 100th week (July 30th).


Our awesome button courtesy of Kayla at The Eclectic Element




Clickit Ticket
Our sponsor ClickitTicket has agreed to give us a promo code with a value of $100 for the grand prize, to use on their site. (They sell concert, theatre, and sport tickets.)


To enhance our excitement here and along with the Grand Prize, our very own Stacy from Stacy Uncorked (that’s me) makes her own wine and has graciously offered to sweeten this GRAND PRIZE with her Award Winning Exotic Fruit White Zinfun – which just snagged a Gold Medal in the International Winemaker’s Competition.



  1. $25 Gift Certificate EdenFantasys
  2. $25 Gift Certificate Plus Size Costume Center
  3. A Tee-Shirt from It’s Funny T-Shirt Time
  4. CD OF the Designated Riders. (Xmas Dolly’s husband’s band Dave donated) & a Custom Inspirational Beaded Bracelet with Charm (Winner choice between):
  • Size: 1, 2, or 3 strands
  • Colors
  • Inspirational saying from: Dream, Hope, Believe, Love, Healing, Integrity, Laugh

*Courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted Jewelry on Etsy

The fine print:
This give-away will ONLY be for followers/participants of Monday’s Music Moves Me. All others will be disqualified. Participation on the 100th week (July 30) is mandatory, along with at least five weeks of the remaining weeks. Come join in the fun!


The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (and graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it):


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  1. What a funny coincidence I have encountered in your blog. I’m listening to the music of the rascal entitled Life is a highway then after I have open your blog I see the video. Thanks for sharing the other videos you have, I will be able to listen to them too.
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  2. I loved the original “Life is a Highway” but also like Rascal Flatts version better. Smart cookie to have packed the vino! Have you ever seen the quote “Wine is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” (by Benjamin Franklin, no less!)

  3. Bon Jovi – I love that song who says you can’t go home. Oh yeah, and he hooked up with the right person for that that’s for sure. What a hit and the rest of the songs are ROCKIN’ MAMA – Wow seeing your friend after 10 yrs is great I just seen my old friend after almost 30 yrs. and it was a tearful happy moment for sure. YOU ROCK GIRLFRIEND, ANd go ahead and put up your widget as soon as you can & not to worry. hugssssssss and have a great time.
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  4. It’s always such fun to dance with you and isn’t cool, we can still dance even while you’re on vacation. Isn’t technology cool? Born to Be Wild really has me boogie wooging in my chair this morning! Enjoy your trip and don’t worry about getting over to my place, I understand -totally! ^.^

  5. Have a great time with your friend, I had a girlfriend like that – no matter how long it was between seeing each other, it was like 10 minutes. She passed away a few years ago and I miss her terribly.
    Hope your trip is fun and safe, love the photos you’ve already posted and can’t wait to see more.
    Love all your songs, especially Life is a Highway and Born to Be Wild.
    Good luck to everyone who enters our giveaway – and you’re right, Marie worked her little butt off on this – LOVE HER!!
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