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Aloha Friday & Friday Follow

5/28/10
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Here is how Aloha Friday works from Kailani's blog An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My Question For You This Week: For my US friends, what are your Memorial Day weekend plans? For my other friends, do you have any special weekend plans?





Welcome to the very first NEW Friday Follow hosted by Tami at Hearts Make Families, Harriet at Harriet and Friends, and Ian at The Daily Dose of Reality!

Here's how YOU can join:

*Link up your blog name and URL in the McLinky. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

*Grab the Friday Follow button and include on your Friday Follow blog post.

*Follow Friday-Follow.com so you can see the current things going on. If you haven’t check out the website yet, please do so.

*Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

*Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you’d like.

*Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you’re from Friday Follow.


If you are follower, please leave a comment below with your blog link so I can follow you. 

Happy Friday!



Wordless Wednesday: Iris After Rain

5/26/10


For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom.  You can also leave a link for your Wordless Wednesday post in the linky below.

General Mills Sweet N Salty Snacks Review and Giveaway

5/24/10

Does the man in your life like to snack on something salty and/or sweet?

We received some Sweet and Salty snacks from General Mills to sample.  My hubby and I tried out these three General Mills snacks:  Nature Valley Oats 'N Dark Chocolate crunchy granola bars, Bugles Hot Buffalo, and  Cocoa Puffs Triple Chocolate treats.

His favorite were the Nature Valley Oats 'N Dark Chocolate granola bars.  They were crunchy and sweet and were a delicious snack to satisfy your sweet and salty tooth!  My favorite was the Cocoa Puffs Triple Chocolate treat; it was so chocolaty good that I had it as a breakfast bar in the morning.  My hubby's least favorite was the Bugles Hot Buffalo snacks.  He said that he would have preferred to eat a hot wing than to eat a snack flavored with hot buffalo sauce.

All of these snacks are convenient to take with you whether you're off to work or family activities.  You can find them exclusively at convenience stores.

Want to try these General Mills Snacks for yourself?

Giveaway:  MyBlogSpark and General Mills are offering one of my readers a "Sweet and Salty" prize pack which includes:



*a Nature Valley coffee travel mug 
*a Bugles t-shirt
*two samples of each snack



Required Entry:  (don't forget to leave your email address if it's not in your profile)


--Which one of the three products do you think the man in your life would like best? 


Extra Entries: (leave a separate comment for each thing you do):


1.  Follow my blog publicly on Google Friend and leave a comment that you are a follower


2.  Subscribe to my blog via email on Feedburner and leave a comment (right sidebar)

3.  Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment with your username


4.  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a direct link to your tweet in a comment (one tweet per day). You can copy and paste the following tweet:

 Win a General Mills Sweet and Salty Prize Pack @atticgirl76 http://bit.ly/aWVGmb #giveaway

 5.  Become a Fan of The Attic Girl on Facebook and leave a comment with your name


6.  Add The Attic Girl button and/or my store button to your blog and leave the link (one entry for each button)


7.  Vote for The Attic Girl at Top Mommy Blogs (click on the button below)

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This giveaway ends:  Monday June 7th at Midnight EST and is open to US residents 18 and older only.


Disclaimer: The information, Sweet and Salty prize pack, and additional prize pack to give away were all provided to me from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.

FIRST Wild Card Book Tours Starlighter by Bryan Davis #Sponsored

5/19/10
Book reviews, christian fiction reviews, christian fiction, book review, book toursIt is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:

Zondervan (March 19, 2010)
***Special thanks to Pam Mettler, Associate Director of Public Relations, ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


author bios, christian fiction, book reviews, books

Bryan Davis is the author of the bestselling fantasy series Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire and Echoes from the Edge. He and his wife, Susie, have seven children and live in western Tennessee where he continues to cook up his imaginative blend of fantasy and inspiration.


Visit the author's website.




Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (March 19, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310718368
ISBN-13: 978-0310718369

TO BROWSE THE BOOK, CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW:

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Browse Inside

Teaser Tuesdays: Possibilities by Debra White Smith

5/18/10


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"She'd gone ten years without even a glimpse of Frederick. Now he was popping into her life at every turn. Seeing him alone was hard enough, much less accompanied by beautiful females."

--pg. 88 Possibilities The Austen Series by Debra White Smith

Can you guess what Jane Austen book this is based on?

What are you reading?  If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.

Aloha Friday & Follow Friday

5/14/10
writing prompts, blogging prompts

Here is how Aloha Friday works from Kailani's blog An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

We have a persnickety cat who thinks he's a dog. You cannot leave bread out at any time or he will snatch it off tables, counters, even out of grocery bags. We also have a pampered pooch who thinks she's a lap dog even though she's too big to fit in your lap. I love them both despite their quirks.

My Question For You This Week: What's your favorite type of pet?






Welcome to this fun blog hop from One 2 Try, Midday Escapades, and
Hearts Make Families.  It's a great way to make new friends! 

Here's how YOU can join the celebration:

* * Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add to one blog linky.
* * Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.
* * Follow as many blogs as you like
* * Comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow
* * Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow

If you are follower, please leave a comment below with your blog link so I can follow you. 

Happy Friday!



Sunset {Wordless Wednesday}

5/12/10




For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom.  You can also leave a link for your Wordless Wednesday post in the linky below.

All That And a Bucket of Chicken

5/10/10
Sunday, as you know, was Mother's Day. Although I didn't get to spend it with my own mom (she lives about 11 hours away), I did have a special day with my family.

I had a wonderful surprise when I woke up. My hubby bought my favorite chocolate frosted donuts with sprinkles. It was a delicious treat!

Later, my son presented me with a wooden tissue box that he painted blue and decorated with sunflowers (my favorite flower) and it said "I Love You Mom!" on the front. It was a very thoughtful and much needed gift, as my allergies have been acting up and the tissues came in handy with all the sneezing and nose-blowing. I'd show you a photo of it, but I need to get some batteries for my camera. I also got some beautiful yellow flowers to sit on my table.

We also went to the park. The original plan was to have a bucket of KFC chicken and picnic there. But the wind was crazy so my son and hubby played some football, we walked around a bit, and then we got chicken on the way home. There's nothing like some KFC chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy on the side!

I feel very loved and very blessed to have these men in my life!

So, how was your Mother's Day? Did you pamper your mom? Did you get pampered? I'd love to hear how your day was!

Wordless Wednesday: Penns Cave

5/5/10




Taken at Penns Cave in PA


For more Wordless Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom.  You can also leave a link for your Wordless Wednesday post in the linky below.


Teaser Tuesdays: Where My Heart Belongs by Tracie Peterson

5/4/10


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"She thought of having to face her sister and momentarily panicked. A kind of war raged inside with a bitter, angry woman who seemed years beyond her age on one side, and a frightened-no, terrified-girl who has been forced to assume too much responsibility, too soon, on the other. Neither one offered Kathy much hope or comfort."

--pg. 33 Where My Heart Belongs by Tracie Peterson

What are you reading?  If you have a teaser, you can head on over to Miz B's blog or share it here by leaving a comment.




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