Monday, 30 December 2013

Day 31: Congratulations! You Kicked It Old Skool!

Yay!! We kicked it through the holidays. We kicked it through ice storms . We kicked it all month long!

Give yourself a gold star - or a turquoise star or a fuschia one! It's time to celebrate!

What would you like to celebrate about this month and Kickin' It Old Skool?

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Day 30: Kickin' Recipes

Here we are, almost at the end of our journey together! Let's share a little something old school...  

Share one of your favourite recipes!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Day 29: Sunday Selfie - Future You

We've seen you when you're wee. We've seen you as you were when we began. 
Share with us who you aspire to be.

Share a Selfie that tells us something about the person you're becoming.

Amazingly, we are still without Internet. We know many of you have been impacted by the storm too. We're so glad we are still connected and all doing the best we can. Can you believe it's almost been a whole month!!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Day 28: One Sentence Saturdays ~ Your Word for 2014

Casting ahead to 2014, choose your word for the upcoming year.

We are still without internet, so please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Day 27: Final Friday

Here on our final Friday of the year, let's share a little bit about the year that was 2013

1. What will you remember about 2013?
2. What are you ready to leave behind?
3. What's something you learned  in 2013?
4. What would you like to celebrate about this past year?

We still can't manage a Mr Linky so please leave your links in the comments. Hopefully our Internet will be restored soon!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Day 26: Ten Things in Your Fridge

It's so wonderful to keep kickin' it together, despite holidays, despite ice and snow!  Heat has been the best gift for the holidays! Electricity made great meals possible. Our fridge is stocked with leftovers. So we want to know..,

What are 10 things in your fridge?

We're still without Internet and posting from our phones so please leave your links in the comments.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Day 24: Holiday Disasters!

So... In the winter solstice Shannon, I and our neck of the woods was hit with a powerful ice storm! No power. No heat. Large branches and breaking ice falling all around us. We countered with candles, pretzels and board games and Suzie helped us here - thank you so much, Suzie!!

We still have no phone, no Internet, but from my phone we thought we'd ask you to share a story, a tip or a strategy of a holiday disaster!

I can't access Mr Linky so please leave your link in the comments!

Day 25: Holiday Traditions

Now that we have shared disasters, let's share a holiday tradition, memory or event!

Jamie & I are still without internet, so no Mr. Linky here.  Please place the link to you blog post in the comments.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Day 23: Books

Suzie the Foodie Geek

Heya! This is Suzie Ridler today here at Kickin' It! Why? Because poor Jamie and Shannon were part of the attack of ice that happened over the weekend. Now the good news is they finally have power and are WARM (yay!) but they do not have internet. So I am here to get us all inspired to talk about books we love. BTW, I ended up not loving this cookbook. It was fun but the recipes were crap!

Let's talk about books!

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Day 22: Wee Me

Can you believe we've been Kickin' It Together for over 3 weeks now!
We've gotten to know so much about one another. We thought we'd spin back the clock and learn something about you when you were wee.

Share with us a picture of you when you were wee!

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Day 21: One Sentence Saturday - I Love This Quote!

If Pinterest is any indication, we are inspired by quotes!

Today, share with us a quote you love. 

Friday, 20 December 2013

Day 20: My First ... (the Meme Edition)

Firsts are so much fun, let's share more in a meme-a-licious kind of way.

Let's share the following firsts:

  • Your First Job
  • The First Thing to Your Left
  • Something You Remember About First Grade
  • The First book you ever read
  • The First Thing You Do In the Morning
  • The First Food You Knew You Didn't Like
  • Your First Memory

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Day 19: 10 Things In My Bag

Inspired by one of Jamie's most popular videos in which she shared what's in her purse, we thought we'd ask...

What are 10 Things Currently In Your Bag?

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Day 18: Make a Wish

Today's prompt is in honour of the first meme that Jamie ever created: Wishcasting. There is magic in wishing together.

Today, make a wish.
Support those who make a wish with the words, "As you wish for yourself so I wish for you also."


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Day 17: Free Association

We're drawing on that old chestnut, free association. 
Only we're planning to get to know you - not analyze you!

We share some Inspiration Words. 
You share what they inspire in you.
  1. River
  2. Fresh
  3. Escape
  4. Moment
  5. Night

Monday, 16 December 2013

Day Sixteen: Favourite Songs

It was so much fun sharing our movies last week. In fact, we're sure many of us have filled our wish lists and our Netflix queue's with all sorts of fresh options! Let's do the same with our playlists.  

Share with us some of your favourite songs!


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Day Fifteen: Who Do You Love?

 We'd love to see your loved ones! Your cats, your kids, your loves, your sisters, your brothers, your friends, your visitors, your elders, your neighbours, your besties. 

Who do you love?


Saturday, 14 December 2013

Day Fourteen: One Sentence Saturday - From A Book

We're making it easy today! Share one sentence from a book. 
Okay not quite that easy. 
Grab the third book in on your top shelf of books. 
Share the first sentence.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Day Thirteen: My First...

A first attempt, yYour first souffle, your first rodeo, your first job, your first pet?
Share a first.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Day Twelve: 10 Things I Know For Sure

A Truth? A Constant? A Wisdom to Share? Your Superpower?
What Are Ten Things You Know For Sure?

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Day Ten: Show and Tell

Talk about old skool - we're going all the way back to kindergarten! 
Pick something you'd like to share with us and show and tell! 

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Day Eight: Share Where You Blog!

We hope you don't mind if we invite ourselves over. 

We'd love to see where you blog!


Friday, 6 December 2013

Swap Details Have Now Been Relayed

Hello Kickin' It Old Skool-ers!

Details for The Swap have now been sent out by Jamie so all swap participants; please check your inbox for details.

If you have not received swap deets, please email Jamie.

Reminder of The Swapage: 1 Inspiration Envelope
This may including any fun, colourful, inspiring goodness that fits in 1 letter-size envelope that you will mail (Yes, snail mail! We're going old skool after all!) to one of your fellow Kickin' It Old Skool swappers. Think poems, stickers, cut-outs, quotes, bookmarks or heck... even a letter!

We would love for everyone will receive their swap before the end of the month, and with it being December we are asking people to have them out in the mail Monday December 9, 2013.

Thanks so much!

Day Six: Friday First - Share Your First Blog Post

We often forget to look back and notice how far we've come.
We, along with our sister Suzie, have been blogging since 2006.
We even tried to get our Mom started blogging!

Whether you've been blogging for 5 years or 5 days, share with us your first post. What inspired you to start, what have you've learned or how you've changed since then?

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Day Four: Weather Wednesday

Wherever we are, whatever we do, we all experience the weather. It's one of the ways we connect to nature and often to one another when we first meet and engage in casual conversation. It's such a part of where we live and even who we are! Though Shannon and I aren't experiencing this winter weather yet, we know we will! In fact, as Canadians, it's almost our duty to both complain about it and also be proud of our ability to well, weather it!

What's the weather like where you live today?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Day Three: Sharing Colours & A Swap

We're drawing inspiration from Old Skool colour meme we did back in 2006 (Yes, 2006!)
PLUS this wouldn't be an Old Skool blogathon without a SWAP!


The Swapage: 1 Inspiration Envelope
This may including any fun, colourful, inspiring goodness that fits in 1 letter-size envelope that you will mail (Yes, snail mail! We're going old skool after all!) to one of your fellow Kickin' It Old Skool swappers. Think poems, stickers, cut-outs, quotes, bookmarks or heck... even a letter!

To participate in the SWAP: email Jamie your mailing address
by Thursday December 5, 2013 at 12midnight EST
and you will get your swap buddy's details on Friday December 6, 2013.
The plan is for the swap to be sent in the mail by Monday December 9, 2013 so everyone can receive their goodies by the end of the blog-a-thon.

To keep you busy for today's blog posting, we bring you your regularly scheduled Meme.

[ RED ]
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of red?
  2. Closest red thing to you?
  3. What is the last thing that made you angry?
  4. Are you a fan of romance?
  5. Do you have a temper?
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of green?
  2. Closest green thing to you?
  3. What's your favourite green environment?
  4. Are you jealous of anyone right now?
  5. Are you a lucky person?

  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of purple?
  2. Closest purple thing to you?
  3. Do you like being treated like royalty?
  4. Do you like mysterious things?
  5. Are you intuitive?
[ BLUE ]
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of blue?
  2. Closest blue thing to you?
  3. Are you good at calming people down?
  4. What's your favourite body of water (i.e. lake, ocean, etc)?
  5. What was the last thing that made you cry?
  6. Are you a logical thinker?

  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of yellow?
  2. Closest yellow thing to you? 
  3. What was one of the happiest times of your life?
  4. What's your favourite holiday?
  5. What makes you happy?
[ PINK ]
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of pink?
  2. Closest pink thing to you?
  3. What sweet things do you like?
  4. Are you sensitive?
  5. What is your favourite flower?
  6. Does you have a crush on someone?
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of orange?
  2. Closest orange thing to you?
  3. Do you dress up for Halloween?
  4. What gives you the warm fuzzies?
  5. What would your superpower be?
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of brown?
  2. Closest brown thing to you?
  3. What is your favourite type of chocolate?
  4. What makes you feel grounded?
  5. Paint the wood or always leave it au naturel?
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of white?
  2. Closest white thing to you?
  3. Do you always try to keep the peace?
  4. Do you like to play in the snow?
  5. Are you afraid of going to the doctors or dentist?
  1. What's the first thing you think of when you think of black?
  2. Closest black thing to you?
  3. Are you sophisticated or silly?
  4. Do you have a lot of secrets?
  5. What's the new black?

Enter Your Colour Meme Post Below:

To Participate it the SWAP email Jamie your mailing address by Thursday December 5, 2013 at 12midnight EST

Monday, 2 December 2013

Day Two: Time Capsule

Let's capture this moment in time.
  1. What are you reading?
  2. What are you watching?
  3. What are you listening to?
  4. What are you loving?
  5. What are you wearing?
  6. What are you creating?  
  7. What are you looking forward to?

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Day One: De-Selfie

Jamie - Introducing Myself on Self-Portrait Tuesday in 2006
 You knew we were going to start here, didn't you? 
We want to see who we're playing with this month! 

Kick it Old Skool by sharing a picture of you.

Shannon - My First Self-Portrait Tuesday (and long-time profile pic) from 2006

These pics are from our old blogs but we'd love to see you today (and we'll share our current pics on our blogs too) Or heck, throw yourself into it and share with us a pic of you today and a pic of you back in the day!

(And yep, we know #selfie is a New Skool term but the idea of sharing a picture of yourself is definitely Old Skool!)
Participate by responding to the prompt on your blog and sharing a direct link (i.e. to the specific post not just to your blog) in the Mr. Linky below. The direct link is important so that we all know we're in the right place when we get there!

Sunday, 17 November 2013


Your Kickin' It Old Skool Blogathon Hosts: Shannon & Jamie

Remember when blogging was fun?
Feel like you missed out on that time entirely?

Get Ready to Jump Into Our Time Machine 
and Join Us in December for...

Yep, it's a Blog-a-Thon!!

31 Days of Old Skool Prompts - we're talking memes, pics and even a swap!! 
31 Days of Sharing! 31 days of FUN!!
31 Days of Blog-Spiration!!

First The Rules!

1. Be Nice.
2. Have Fun.
(yep, that's it)

How to Join In.
  1. Leave your name and blog url in the comments and we'll add you to the blog roll.
  2. Come back each day in December for a new prompt.
  3. Respond to the prompt on your own blog and then come here to leave a direct link so we can visit one another!
Who Can Play?

Never blogged before? Great! Create your first blog and dive right in! Try Blogger or Wordpress to get started.
Been blogging for years? Awesome! Let yourself have some fresh fun while remembering what it was like back in the day.
There's room for everyone to play in the Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon!

Meet Your Hosts

Jamie Ridler
Jamie Ridler is a creative living coach, founder of Jamie Ridler Studios and host of Creative Living with Jamie. Jamie is a creative living inspirer, magic maker, life dancer, energy shaker and possibility awakener. She helps creative spirits be the star they are.  

Shannon Ridler

Shannon is a progress-tracking who loves to think, learn and share insights along the way of her journeys. She is a perpetual list-maker, blogger, vlogger, serial podcaster, obsessive knitter and lover of books, film and TV.

Ready to Play?

Add Your Name and URL to the Comments and You are IN!!

Pssst.... As long as you follow our extensive and complicated rules (haha) there's no way to get this wrong. If you start feeling stressed about participating, remember rule #2!