Archive for July, 2009

Future blogger in the house

futurebloggerYesterday the Little Write Gal asked me if she could make her own vlog.¬† How many 8 year olds do you know who know what the word “vlog” is? LOL ūüôā¬†Well of course I said yes.¬† So here you go, for your viewing enjoyment is the Little Write Gal’s very own vlog (also starring our fabulous rat terrier, Ashes).

Where I will be this weekend. . .


I have been looking forward for months now to see Beth Moore in person at a Women’s Conference called Deeper Still which will be held this weekend.¬† Also speaking will be Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, and the fabulous Travis Cottrell will be performing.¬†I had the opportunity to see Travis perform in person at my sister’s church a few months ago. He is awesome and I cannot wait to hear him again.

This trip is going to be very hard for me and I have been debating on whether or not to even go.  One of the girls going with us is in a coma and in Intensive Care.  She is a darling friend of mine, Lois, who is in my Bible study group at church.  Lois went in to the hospital on Monday because she was having back pain.  The doctors are still not sure what happened but somehow her pulse stopped and she wound up in a coma.  Lois is almost brain dead and is on a ventilator.  Please pray for a miracle and for Lois and her family.  She is only 48 years old.  Lois was so excited about the trip. I feel in my heart she would want us to still attend.  We are all going to the hospital on the way to the conference tomorrow.  I will post an update when I return.

Thanks for your prayers.  Oh and if you are looking for a great blog to read, check out the Living Proof Ministries Blog.

Wordless Wednesday – Sandcastle

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Happy WW!

Congrats to my SlimPerfect Winner!


Thank you to everyone who entered my SlimPerfect Swimwear giveaway!¬† It was the most successful contest in the history of my blog – 635 entries.¬† So thank you!¬† Now for the winner.¬† Drum roll please ….

382 Cathy B

July 25, 2009 at 12:39 am

Commented on your top 10 reasons editorial. thanks for the extra entries!

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Timestamp: 2009-07-28 17:31:20 UTC

Don’t forget about¬†SlimPerfect Swimwear‘s fabulous summer sale ‚Äď 50% off their already reduced prices!¬† Just enter the code ‚ÄúBlogHer‚ÄĚ at checkout to receive your discount.¬† The sale ends August 1, 2009.

Mitchel Musso CD – 2 winners


Thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway¬†for a copy of Mitchel Musso’s self-titled CD.¬† Walt Disney Records very generously gave away two copies of the CD.¬† The lucky winners are:

22 Adrienne Gordon

July 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm

my daughter loves mitchell.

1 kellie

July 10, 2009 at 11:40 am

She loves Hannah Montana the best! Thanks for the contest!

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Timestamp: 2009-07-28 16:53:13 UTC

The winners have 72 hours after I email them to claim their prize.  If no response is recieved a new winner will be drawn. 

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Top 10 Reasons I am Excited to Stay Home with My Family this Coming Weekend

top10Okay I will admit it.  I have been a little bummed out because it seems like everyone and their sister is attending BlogHer (a blogging convention) in Chicago which started today.  Then a blog post from my friend Lisa at Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of 1, made me realize that I am not the only one not going to BlogHer and that instead of feeling bummed, I should be excited to have time with my family this weekend.  Lisa announced on her blog a contest sponsored by Cozi who is giving away $100 to 15 bloggers not going to BlogHer.  To enter, we each have to post the Top 10 reasons we are excited to stay home with our families this weekend.  The 15 bloggers with the most comments on Monday, July 27th will each win 100 big ones.  SO PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT. 

Since I hope that I am one of the lucky 15, if you leave a comment here, you can enter either one of my current giveaways an extra 15 times.¬† Need a SlimPerfect swimsuit or Mitchel Musso’s CD? Comment here and then leave 15 separate comments on¬†one or both of those posts.¬† Here is my list (in no particular order):

1.¬† I get to spend some quality time with The Little Write Gal who just got home from “Camp Grandma” today.

2.¬† I will save lots of money since I didn’t have to buy any new clothes for BlogHer.¬†

3.  If I was at BlogHer I would miss seeing my college friends Caroline and Mandy who I am visiting with tomorrow.

4.  I get to go to church with my family on Sunday.

5.  The Little Write Gal and I will be attending a birthday party on Saturday for the prettiest and sweetest 3 year old, Miss Ava Elizabeth.

6.  I would miss The Little Write Gal and Ashes terribly.

7.  I need to stay home because next weekend I am going to be out of town with some girls at church for a Beth Moore conference.

8.  I would miss my Sunday afternoon nap with The Little Write Gal.

9.  I have a hard time sleeping when I am not in my own bed.

10.  I would miss reading all of the wonderful comments from my readers if I was sitting in a conference all day.

Thank you so much for leaving me a comment. So what will you be doing this weekend?

Coming Soon!

coming_soonI wanted to let you know about two great giveaways that will be coming up on my blog.  EyeBuyDirect will be sponsoring a contest where one of my readers will win a pair of glasses of their choice.  Right now they are running a special, Buy One Pair Get One Free (until July 26th), which you should definitely check out if you need some glasses.

The second giveaway will be a gift certificate from Accent Furniture Direct which sells home decor, kitchen furniture, and other beautiful items for your home. 

Stay Tuned,

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