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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Favorite

As of May 8, 2018, nearly every post has been well-received in the double digits.  If I had to choose one to feature as today's Sunday Favorite, I would have to choose all and that would be terribly exhausting.

Instead, I am inclined to share an Anything Goes Thursday post from this past Thursday -

Anything Goes Thursday - Edition 4

In this post, I promoted my blog, Couture Tales.  Couture Tales (CT) is a short story fiction blog with a fashion theme.  This essence remains the same always.  I am also an affiliate marketer in fashion.

Without giving the entire post away, I will let you follow along through the link above.

Happy Sunday

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday Special : Top Favorite

Play It : The Graduation Gift...

The most well-received Saturday Special to date.  As Saturday Special Flash Fiction is brief, I will not recap the story.  So...

The post says the rest of it.  Follow the link above.

Happy Saturday

Friday, May 25, 2018

Holiday Break

Dear readers and passersby,

I am taking a brief break from Set List in honor of the Memorial Day Holiday.

I will post as usual on Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Anything Goes Thursday - Edition 4

On this Anything Goes Thursday, I would like to promote my blog, Couture Tales.  I am certain that the name has come up somewhere in the 2018 archives, but not to the extent that I plan here.

Couture Tales is a short story fiction blog with a fashion theme, from couture to casual to special occasion wear to jewelry to accessories...I could go on but I will let my blog speak for itself.

I launched Couture Tales for three reasons - my love for blogging, my love for writing fiction, and my intrigue for anything fashion...a vicarious intrigue as I am not necessarily a fashionista.

In this month of May, I launched an affiliate marketing account with ShareASale.  My blog source is Couture Tales.  Although I am still new to the concept of professional affiliate marketing, I do consider my efforts as a small business.

The essence of Couture Tales as a short story fiction blog with fashion theme will remain always.  However, I am just adding affiliate marketing into the mix.

Happy Thursday

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday Once Over - Edition 4

"Stand By Me" is of profound significance beyond what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex requested to be performed at their wedding ceremony.

"Stand By Me" is religiously driven with inspiration from a spiritual (Christian songs created by African Americans) and citations from the Bible.

"Stand By Me" Honors -

- $22.8 million in royalties (as of 2012)
- 6th highest earning song (as of 2012)
- Inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress (2015)
- "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" (Library of Congress)
- No. 1 on R&B Charts
- Top Ten hit on U.S. charts twice
- No. 4 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100
- No. 27 on UK Singles Chart
- 112nd on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

...of profound significance.

(Wikipedia source)


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Two for Two Tuesday - Royal Edition

In this edition of Two for Two Tuesday, I planned to share Meghan Markle's wedding gown and reception dress as the two for two theme.  I also planned to share the gown and dress as fashion related to music.

I am stuck for words at the moment.  I do know that Meghan's wedding gown was by Givenchy and her reception dress was by Stella McCartney.  Wherever my sources would be to share here is on video and a constant repeat of their vows into "I will."

I doubt I will be remiss if I do not share the photos in this post as the royal wedding and glimpses of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in route to their lively reception have been seen again and again worldwide.  Royalty is not always masked.

I suppose, then, that the best fashion statement I can share here is the official wedding photo in Windsor Palace.  Royalty is well known for fashion, far from akin to Hollywood's red carpet.  The official wedding photo is classic, timeless, and beautifully understated. 

Two words best describe today's Two for Two Tuesday - in love.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Stand By Me

"Stand By Me" is an enduring song for love to last.  For any couple, "Stand By Me" is a sweet song to hear.  For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the enduring song was chosen beyond love to last. 

The established fact that Meghan's father is white and her mother is black is just that...an established, well known fact.

The established fact that "Stand By Me" was written and recorded during the Civil Rights Movement is just that...an established fact.

The established fact that President Abraham Lincoln declared Emancipation Proclamation and an end to slavery is just that...a historically established fact.

The established fact that tension in the air toward all blacks after the Civil War is just that...an established fact.

The established fact that unjust brutal treatment toward all blacks during the Civil Rights Movement is just that...a historically established fact.

People of color deserve equality in all that life has to offer.

Meghan Markle is biracial.  She has firm beliefs and values to promote as a woman of strength, not color. 

Time.com used the word "symbolic" in an article about the significance of "Stand By Me" at the royal wedding.  Symbolic union in a new era of royalty and royal tradition.

Symbolic is a profound word I would like to conclude with.