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Wordless Wednesday: 28 Weeks

9/29/10


I took this photo in the bathroom mirror, so forgive the glimpse of tp.

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


Cheryl Ricker's Share Your Storm Kindle Giveaway

9/27/10
Here is a great contest that you will want to check out from author Cheryl Ricker. You have a chance to win a KINDLE! Details are below.

Cheryl Ricker is hosting this great contest over at her website during the blog tour for A Friend in the Storm, Zondervan’s latest innovative gift book of quotes, Scripture and poetry that leads to lasting hope!

Since this book covers matters of the heart, Cheryl wants to hear from YOUR heart! In the midst of any type of loss, grief or crisis, A Friend in the Storm takes you on a healing journey where you experience Christ’s love in a fresh, memorable way. Now she invites you to submit an original poem, story or snippet about a time when someone was a friend in your storm… and she's giving you the opportunity to win a KINDLE to do it!

Head on over to her Contest Page on her website to find out how to enter!

On October 3rd, she will randomly select one winner to receive a brand-new KINDLE! She's also choosing 5 more names at random to receive a signed copy of A Friend in the Storm! The winners will be announced at her Facebook Party on October 4th. The party will take place on Cheryl's Facebook "A Friend in the Storm" Page - go here for all the details.


Share Your Storm Kindle GiveawayThe Facebook Party will be a blast!  Not only will she be announcing the
Share Your Storm Kindle Giveaway winners, but she'll also be chatting with party goers, hosting fun trivia contests, and giving away even more prizes every 10 minutes – including signed copies of A Friend in the Storm, and gift certificates to Amazon.com and Starbucks.com!

Oh, and check this out - Cheryl is also giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate! Simply help her spread the word about the contest; Facebook Party. Interested? It’s easy to enter! Here’s how:

Share this on FACEBOOK: Want to help someone who’s hurting? “A Friend in the Storm,” Zondervan’s latest gift book of quotes, Scripture and poetry, is helping thousands find lasting Hope! Go here http://ow.ly/2BYiN to enter to win a KINDLE!

Post this on TWITTER: A Friend in the Storm by @cherylricker heals hearts in tough times. Enter 2 win a KINDLE http://ow.ly/2BYiN here! #litfuse (You must use hashtag #litfuse to be entered.)

Share this as many times as you like – just email amy@litfusegroup.com by October 4th and let her know how many times you tweeted/shared on Facebook, twittered or blogged about the contest. Each ‘sharing’ represents one entry into the contest.

Another way to ‘share’ the contest is to add this button to your blog or website.  Adding the button is worth ten entries into the contest!

Simply copy and paste the code in the text box below into the html screen of your blog/website, then send Amy an email letting her know that you added it along with your URL and she’ll toss your extra entries into the pot.


Share Your Storm Kindle Giveaway



Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift certificate from Amazon.com in exchange for this post as part of the Litfuse Publicity promotion. No monetary exchange took place.


Aloha Friday: Favorite Fall Comfort Food

9/24/10
blogging memes, writing 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.

My Question For You This Week: What's Your Favorite fall comfort food?

Julie Lessman's Romance and Technology KINDLE Giveaway

9/23/10
Here is a great contest that you will want to check out from author Julie Lessman. You have a chance to win a KINDLE! Details are below.


It's a Giveaway Extravaganza! Kindle Giveaway, Facebook Party and Book Bomb - OH MY!

Visit the Roaring 20’s with Julie Lessman in the Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway! Julie’s latest series has just ‘shimmied’ it’s way onto the scene with book 1 in The Winds of Change series, A Hope Undaunted! 

Find out more about the book, Julie here.

Enter The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway!


One Grand Prize winner will receive a KINDLE preloaded with Julie Lessman's latest title. The Prize Pack (valued at over $150.00) includes:

* A brand new KINDLE, with Wi-Fi
* A Hope Undaunted by Julie Lessman
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form and be sure to tell your friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on October 7th.


Not only is Julie hosting the fabulous KINDLE giveaway, but also a FACEBOOK  PARTY and a BOOK BOMB!!!

Are you ready for PRIZES GALORE??? Then come to the Facebook Party!

How does a gift certificate and a signed book given away EVERY 10 minutes during an hour-long Facebook party sound? (Yeah, we think it sounds pretty great too!) On October 7th at 5pm PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST, & 8:00 EST) Julie is inviting you to attend the A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party! She'll announce the winner of the KINDLE and in addition to the prizes every 10 minutes, she'll also be giving away great prize baskets filled with even more Romance and Technology (Netflix, Starbucks, Amazon.com, Champagne body Lotion, Pearls, & more!)!

BUT WAIT … there’s more (and no, this is not an infomercial … it’s WAY better!).  If you participate in the Book Bomb on October 7th you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com. All you need to do to participate is buy a copy of A Hope Undaunted on October 7th and send your receipt (just transaction number from store, store name & date) to amy@litfusegroup.com! Each book purchased equals one entry, buy 10 books get 10 entries!

All this fun begins with Revell’s blog tour SEPTEMBER 19-25, when 122 blogger/reviewers will post reviews about A Hope Undaunted, followed by the Book Bomb and Facebook Party!

So mark your calendars with these important dates:
September 19-25: A Hope Undaunted will be making an appearance on blogs across the country (and beyond!) in Revell's blog tour!

September 20th: The Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway launches (contest runs 9/20 - 10/6)

October 7th: Book Bomb Day (where everyone is encouraged to buy the book online at the same time!) and Facebook Party - meet and chat with Julie, win some great prizes & find out who won the KINDLE!

Want to help us spread the word about all this fun and be entered to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate?

Share Julie's Giveaway Extravaganza on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and we'll enter your name into our random drawing to win 50 smackers to Amazon.com!

Once you've tweeted, posted on Facebok or added the button to your blog/website - simple email Amy and let her know you helped spread the word. Easy.

Here is a sample post for both Twitter/Facebook:

Tweet This: @JulieLessman is giving away a KINDLE and tons more during her giveaway extravaganza! Details here: http://ow.ly/2Czbn Pls RT

Share on Facebook: Julie Lessman is celebrating her new release, A Hope Undaunted by giving away a KINDLE, having a Book Bomb and a Facebook Party! Prizes Galore - don't miss the fun! http://ow.ly/2Czbn

Or add this button to your blog or website! Simply copy and paste the code in the box into the HTML screen of your blog or website. Then email Amy and let her know you did!


A Hope Undaunted Facebook Party


Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift certificate from Amazon.com in exchange for this post as part of the Litfuse Publicity promotion. No monetary exchange took place.





Wordless Wednesday: Did you Say WALK?

9/22/10



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Teaser Tuesdays: Love Remains by Kaye Dacus

9/21/10


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:

"But she could not let that happen--she would not let Bobby's presence make her lose everything she'd gained during the last fourteen years. She had worked far too long and far too hard to become a happy, independent, self-reliant person."

pg. 29 Love Remains by Kaye Dacus

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.

Wordless Wednesday: Leap Frog

9/15/10
We saw this little guy on a visit to the park.

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




Teaser Tuesdays: A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

9/14/10


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:

"No! No, she couldn't lose all this. If her secret were revealed-a morals violation-she could lose her job, her commission, her license, and her ability to provide for her family."

--pg. 164 A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

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.

Ragu Feeds Our Kids Well With Old World Style Traditional Sauce

9/13/10


We love pasta at our house! It's a weekly staple. We make anything from spaghetti, ravioli, to rotini and lasagna. And we love Ragu! They have a lot of easy recipes and tips on their website.

According to a recent "Feed our Kids Well" survey conducted by Ragú®, half of moms say that during the back-to-school season they have less time to prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals for their kids. Ragu makes it easy with their Old World Style Traditional Sauce that has 2 servings of veggies in every half cup! And now the traditional sauce has an even thicker recipe. Yummo!  We can't wait to try it!

Ragu wants you to try out their new recipe. To be one of the first to taste Ragú® with 2 servings of veggies in every half-cup visit them on facebook.com/ragusauce for more details.

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Ragú® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place.


Aloha Friday: Twitter Parties

9/10/10
blogging memes, writing 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.

I attended a fun twitter party last night and am going to another tonight. They are a bit time consuming sometimes (1-2 hours) but I think they are fun and well worth it if you win a great prize!

My Question For You This Week: Do you go to Twitter parties?

Wordless Wednesday: Johnny Fox Sword Swallower And....Nail Puller

9/8/10

If you ever go to the Maryland Renaissance Festival, you have to see Johnny Fox.  He not only swallows crazy things like long screwdrivers, swords, and balloons, but he also pulls nails out of his nose!

For more Wordless (or not-so-Wordless) Wednesday, visit Five Minutes for Mom.  You can also share your post by leaving a direct link below.



Electrolux Rumpled To Runway Fashion Show: Chance to Win a Perfect Steam Washer And Dryer



Are you a busy mom that is short on time?  I know I am, and most days it's hard to get out the door looking put together.

Luckily, a favorite Mom Brand/Team is getting together to show women (and busy moms!)  how to go from rumpled to runway.

Electrolux and brand ambassador Kelly Ripa are partnering with fashion-savvy bloggers and hosting a special fashion show that will help raise awareness and funds to support ovarian cancer research.  And since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, this is perfect timing!


You can watch this event LIVE at www.Kelly-Confidential.com TODAY at 1 PM EDT.  You can also follow along at Facebook/KellyConfidential and on Twitter @KCbyElectrolux.


Find out how you can help support the cause at Kelly Confidential and enter for a chance to win a daily shopping spree and the grand prize: a Perfect Steam™ washer and dryer from Electrolux When you participate, Electrolux will donate $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.


Disclosure: Thanks to Mom Select and Electrolux for this information.  By posting this information, I have been entered for a chance to win a Perfect Steam washer and dryer.  I have not received any compensation.





My Store Has Been Featured On Market Mommy

9/6/10
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Have you heard about Market Mommy?   Dawn Berryman, founder of Market Mommy, has a bachelor’s degree in English, communications and journalism, has worked in the field of marketing and public relations for the past several years, and has been a  mom business owner since 2006 when she began selling photo cards and magnets online.

Market Mommy is a great site that supports mom-owned businesses and provides business card designs, custom logo designs,  press releases, marketing consultations, copyrighting, and affordable advertising.  You can check out their current advertising specials here.  They also have a weekly feature on their blog called Mommy Monday.



My store, Donny Dixon's Attic is this week's feature for Mommy Monday! If you'd like to check it out, click on this link:

Mommy Monday Feature

My store currently has 150 items in our Clearance Closet on sale for 25% off our already low prices with FREE domestic shipping.  You can also find my store Donny Dixon's Attic on Facebook and Twitter.


Wordless Wednesday: Just Hanging Out

9/1/10
Rennfest, Maryland


This was taken at the MD Renaissance Festival.

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