I have a lot of respect for anyone that blogs. Especially if you blog with any sort of regularity…and those of you posting multiple times a day, well, I tip my sombrero atcha.
If you don’t have a blog, and don’t care about all the little, lovely details that tag along with blogging then watch this video. Sing along if you like.
If you are a blogger or at the very least like reading about the act of blogging as a verb, read on.
Blogging is a whole other world, one that most people don’t understand. Brainstorming sessions over bottles of wine, buying supplies, making said supplies look Pinterest worthy, taking a million photos to pretend that your house is not covered in a laundry bomb, and then writing-rewriting-proofreading-spellchecking-publishing-hoping for comments. We have enough to do just creating content, but then we are supposed to promote and engage too? Say what? I barely have time to microwave dinner my friends.
Let alone save my pennies to advertise on other awesome blogs, then join this network and that page. Sometimes I feel like I just can’t keep up, oh you get it….you feel me?
Well, as a salute to you my fellow blogger I want to give you a gift. Well, me and a few other fun-loving bloggers. We want to give you the chance at loads of free advertising, cute stuff, and even some gift cards. You know, to make your life a little easier so you can go outside and enjoy a lemonade and a cabana boy. Then send that cabana boy my way and tell him don’t forget the fabric softener.
It’s easy….just enter below. I’m rooting for you.
17 Bloggers, 19 Prizes and 1 lucky winner.
This weekend was a whirlwind of memories. Blooming friendships, beautiful parties, and the prettiest sweets I have ever seen. Stay tuned.
First though, I want to tell you how much you rock. Yes you, I am talking to you and your hair looks awesome today. But I don’t just want to tell you, I want to show you. What better way to show you how amazing I think you are than to giveaway pretty things, can I get an amen?
When I think of pretty things, I think of The Silver Maple. I don’t think you can beat personalized, hand-stamped jewelry. A unique piece made just for you, by the sweetest folks I have ever talked to. Here I will give you a second to oogle. Say it with me, “ohhhh, ahhhh”.
They are hooking one lucky duck up with a $100 gift card. Yea, yea a Benjamin or ten thousand pennies worth of jewelry.
Get in on this….I’m rooting for you.
A winner will be chosen at random on June 17th.
Do you remember my “oops is it Mother’s Day tomorrow” epiphany?
After that, I vowed to change my ways. To be better prepared. Although my mom will just say that I declared my dad is the favorite, the truth is scrambling at the last-minute for cards and presents is never fun.
So I have already begun my quest for Father’s Day glory. I found these adorable cards on Fabiola Mejia and they are the perfect mix of my father and me. Of course I love their simple, cute design and my dad likes beer and cars. Hello, perfect. Have you strolled through the Father’s Day cards at Walgreens lately? They have nothing on these beauties. I am generally not a fan of cheesy poems, and my dad is generally not a fan of reading them either.
Fabiola’s cards get right to the point….the point of awesome. We want to make sure I am not the only one ready for June 16th. Fabiola is sweet enough to offer one lucky reader a Father’s Day card of their choice. Want to know the best part…even if you don’t win Fabiola Mejia is offering all Homemade Ocean homies 10% off her entire store until June 2nd. Just use the code YAY10 at checkout.
To enter all you have to do is let us know how much you want to win by leaving a comment below. Want to increase your chance of winning? Here are some extra entry possibilities (leave a separate comment for each):
– Pin the first image and leave one comment letting us know that you did.
– Subscribe to our blog so you never miss a post and leave one comment.
– Follow Fabiola Mejia on Twitter, come back here and leave one comment.
– Follow us on Twitter or Pinterest, and leave one comment (for each).
If you do everything that’s 6 total comments & entries.
Giveaway ends on May 31st at midnight. Good Luck.
Everyone loves a free download.
Everyone loves a throwback quote.
Can I get an Amen. If you’ve followed for a while, you know I have a giant frame wall lurking on my to-do list. It has only been at the top of the list for about eight months. It is one of those tasks that I am terrified to start, because in my head it looks amazing but what if on the wall it just looks amazingly awful.
So I make excuses. We don’t have enough frames. The bathroom renovation will surely knock the frames off the wall. We have to cover the return vent first. I can’t find art I like. Yada, yada, yada.
The remedy: I have started making my own frame wall art. Well, little miss little miss little miss can’t be wrong. ‘Member that catchy little tune? How about Matchbox 20, do you remember them? Me too. I still love that song. Sorry if it is stuck in your head now, but feel free to sing it all day. I know I will be.
All of the downloads are 8 x 10 files.
Just pick your favorite color and put it in the comments and we will send you the file. Make sure you leave your email, and feel free to grab multiple colors.
Then sing all night long…all night….all night.
If you like the download, you can gain my undying love by pinning it. I’ll give you my first-born for sharing it on Facebook.
Obviously kidding, sort of, but sharing is caring my friends.
Funny Karma Story: Yesterday I was talking to a friend about making mix tapes for an upcoming road trip. I told her I could listen to anything but Nickelback, because Nickelback makes me cringe. That same friend also gave me instructions last night on how to offer free downloads to readers (so go thank her). Which allowed me to share the print above, the one that has been on my computer since February. That same friend has also pointed out, this quote is not a Matchbox 20 song. It’s a Chad Kroger song….it’s a Nickelback song. Is this my life? Apparently, I don’t hate Nickelback as much as I thought since I am memorializing them all over my frame wall and the internet. Say a prayer for me, I’ve entered full on depression mode.
Oh the shame.
If there is one thing that I am a complete sucker for it is cookies.
Maybe it is because I have never been a fan of pies & cakes, so cookies were my spoils of choice for things like birthdays. Or maybe it is because there are almost endless flavors of cookies, and I like to try them all. Or maybe they are just tasty and I have no willpower.
You know when cookies are the very best? When they are delivered.
Know when they are better than that? When they are free.
I am lucky enough to team up with some pretty sweet (pun totally intended) bloggers and Cookie Gift Baskets to bring you the most delicious giveaway you’ll find.
Cookie Gift Baskets is giving THREE winners their choice between these fancy cookie treats. Yup, I’ll go ahead and say it…they are the icing on my cookie. The All Smiles Cookie Pot features a dozen amazing cookies arranged into a colorful bouquet. The best part is you get your choice of cookie flavors. The cheerful Happy Faces Cookie Gift Box is perfect to bring to work and sweeten up your boss. There is something for everyone in this variety pack. How charming is the Happy Faces Cookie Pail. It holds 8 of our cutout cookies that are decorated with bright yellow butter crème frosting and then dotted with eyes and a happy grin! My favorite is the Smiley Face Planter, since I am in backyard beautification mode. And who doesn’t love a cute planter? Especially when it feeds you sugar and then sprouts an herb mullet.
All I am saying is that my birthday is coming up, and I like this.
Now let’s get down to business….the cookie business.
Enter using this fancy Rafflecopter thing, super easy.
Giveaway sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents in the continental states (lower 48) and only to those 18 years old or older, sorry kids…maybe mom will share!
Winners will be chosen randomly. Three winners will receive their choice of one of the 4 designs shown. Winners will be notified via e-mail so make sure you provide a valid email address. Winners must respond within three days of being contacted. If you do not respond within that period, another replacement winner will be chosen.
Giveaway ends at midnight EST on May 12, 2013.
The sweepstakes winners will be announced by May 19, 2013.
I never knew this existed.
Now that I do, I am starting training.
Wait, nevermind. This changed my mind.
Would you ever free dive into an abyss?