Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm Impressed

I have impressed myself at exactly how long I can go WITHOUT BLOGGING! March- seriously?!?
The funny thing is- I actually have had things to blog about... bummer huh?

Well, school is about to start back up in full swing... so with my one week left of summer, I am going to try my best to get up-to-date with all of this summers events. I can tell how excited you are!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


hubby made me pancakes yesterday for breakfast...

he loves me :-)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Giveaways out the WaZoo

Some of my dear, real-life friends, are doing giveaways at their blogs this week...

*pst- i am being promoted in one of the giveaways... well, my photography*

Jessie at My life is written on an etch-a-sketch is phenomenal at being artsy/crafty... she is giving away a spoon pendant... they are soooo cool! the contest is open till feb. 7th... i think i like this one the best...

and my other friend Jessica, over at Don't Give Him Crackers is doing giveaways for a week (starting tomorrow- sunday, feb. 1st) to celebrate her 500th post... she is offering one of my photographs... woo hoo!

i love my friends... even if we are in three different states.... and never see each other... i miss them... and i love them dearly!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This is it....

well... can you believe that this is it? my 100th post... too bad it took from april 15th, 2007 to make it to 100.... yeah.... there have been a lot more than a hundred days to pass me by...

well... my plan has not amounted to much... you see, i had big hopes of coming up with a scavenger hunt for "my readers"! and there was going to be a prize! woo hoo!...

that didn't happen...
YET!!! it is coming... just not right now...

for now, instead of a fun time for you, i am going to have fun time for me... below you are going to find my favorite posts... have fun reflecting with me over my last 100 posts... (in no particular order... well- that's a lie- they are from oldest to most recent)

We Freed the Hotdogs

Mother Daughter Blonde Moment

Need a good laugh? (video)

Rewind Episode #2

Paid The Price

Blog Party Like a Rock Star

Cardboard Testimony (video)

Shrubbery is my Weakness! (video)

3 Down Many More to Come

True Woman '08

Happy 100 to me!

which post was your favorite?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm Doing A Giveaway! Carnival Style...

!!!UPDATE!!! and the winner of the classic put all the names in a hat and pull one out is.....

Mary! from My Life in Scotland

Mary was a friend of mine from high school... haven't seen each other in years... then found each other again on the world wide web.... good thing it is world wide cause she now lives with her hubby in scotland... yeah- i hate her for that too! *jk*

Mary- contact me and let me know which print you want... i also have a few more if you want to pick from them...

oh... that was fun...

well... i hope the title gives it away... but, for those of you that... oh forget it, i'll be nice...

in honor of my recent photography contest win- i want to do a giveaway... HOWEVER... giveaways come with guidelines and rules- so here ya go...

***note to reader- this post and the following post go together***

Things to know:
~i will be giving away a 5x7 print of one of my photographs (0f your choice) - you may choose from the post below, or one from my etsy shop ( i also have two ore that you will be able to choose from that have scripture...
~you can enter up to two times- first by writing a post and signing the linky, and second by leaving a comment (more details to come)

What to do:
1. Write a post on your blog about your favorite photograph- include what, when, where, who, and why it is your favorite.
2. In that post- be sure to mention/link back to THIS BLOG and encourage others to come visit this giveaway. (ok-ok- so this is a shameless plug to try and get some more "followers"... i love all 3 of you that currently read my blog... but i need a reason to keep up better with posting)
3. Come back here and sign the Mr. Linky- link back to your photograph post (not your whole blog)

And / Or

4. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me which of my photos you think won "best in show" *see following post* there should be eight photos visible.
5. Be sure you have a valid e-mail address or blog so that I can get a hold of you if you are the winner.

~~~The giveaway will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 20th and a winner will then be selected...

This is my 99th post... be sure to check back for my 100th post scavenger hunt and giveaway!

i got THE call...

**UPDATE** the picture that took 1st place and Best in Show... was called "The Village"... :-)(that's the one with the bike and pots)
thanks to everyone who joined in a played along :-)

have you ever gotten THE call... the one you had been waiting for anxiously... part of you wanting to hear the news and get it over with... and the other part wanting to drag your feet nervous about what you may hear?
well... today was that day.... i got THE call...

you see- last week i entered some pictures into our local, yearly photography contest... *i did last year as well*

after school today, as i was checking my voice mail, i got a message from the Kirby asking that i call back... that they had "good news"! this made me nervous... if you go check out the post from last year, i had created "big shoes" for myself and didn't want to get my hopes up and let myself down...

when i browsed the gallery last week, i noticed some really good shots... but of course mine were better... (just kidding) so i wasn't sure exactly what "good news" meant....

turns out that i won first place in one of the categories.... THEN that particular shot took "BEST IN SHOW"! woohoo *once they choose 1st in all of the categories, they choose best in show from the 1st place winners*

I have posted my shots along with this post... they are kinda all over the place... sorry about that.... i couldn't get them to go where i wanted them... grrr....

i am so tickeled with my win that i am going to DO A GIVEAWAY and Mr.Linky thing... you know, one of those "you post a post about what i ask and sign the linky and link back to me and leave a comment and then i will pick a random winner".... yeah- you know- one of those!.... rules to come in the post above

Friday, January 2, 2009


i am well aware that i have neglected my blog... and have been 'mia' for a while... but seriously?!? was my last post really november 18th?!? wow- i have to saw that i have shocked myself.

i have done plenty of blog reading and hopping... but just no posting. i guess that is how life goes.

and to think back at all the things i could and SHOULD have posted about, but did not... sad... thanksgiving... my birthday... Christmas... and even new year's has come and gone... sheesh!

well- with all of those things going on, maybe that is the reason i haven't taken the time to sit down and write out my thoughts... humm