The Love of Swaps

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I love Swaps, not only does it give me a chance to make a new friend, but I also end up getting a bunch of goodies in the mail. Now I have to be honest there were a few times that the goodies I received really did not match my taste and it seemed like my partner just grabbed the first thing they saw & threw it in the mail. The past is the past and the last 2 swaps I have participated in have been amazing!!!!

So if you want to join in on the fun, you must head over to one of the blogs listed below, Hell why not sign up for both. (Please know I did not list these in any specific order, I just have a problem posting images)

Sign up by Feb. 3
Sign up by Jan 31


And The Award Goes To???

I know I have been MIA the past 2 weeks. With my son starting night school, and coming down with a cold that has now turned into a Sinus and Ear Infection, I just have not been in the blogging mood. The worst part about it is that my Google Reader shows I have 429 blogs to catch up on. 

OMG!! How will I ever get caught up? Does this happen to any of you? If so I would really appreciate your tips on how to catch up. I will feel really bad just marking them all as read, but I might have to.

So the past few weeks have not been all that bad, I was actually awarded with 2 awards from 2 super sweet bloggers.

Ellen over at Fat Girl Wearing Thin, presented me with the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. This was extra special because I received it on my birthday.

I have to list 5 sinful indulgences. 
  1. Getting my nails done, its just one of those things that I love doing for myself.
  2. Coffee Mugs, I don't know what it is about them, I just love them no matter what size.
  3. Pasta & Cheese ummm probably the reason why I need to loose so much weight.
  4. Walking on the beach, its just seems so peaceful and all my problems go away for the moment.
  5. Laying in the sun I know its bad for you but the feeling of the sun just soaking into my skin and the aftermath of that golden tan just makes me feel beautiful.
I am now passing this award on to 3 of the sweetest ladies I have met. Please take the time to check out their great blogs you wont be disappointed.

A few days later Katie over at Katie J Weight Loss Journey awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award.  

The rules of this award are to link to and thank the blogger that gave it to you.  Then you list 7 things you don't know about me and then pass it on to 15 new blogs that you have discovered.
  1. I am truly amazed with how many comments I get on each post, even thought I sometimes don't blog regularly.
  2. I worry about EVERYTHING
  3. I started drinking coffee at the age of 3. 
  4. I am super close to my parents and talk to my dad on the phone about 3 times a day if not more.
  5. Becoming a Private Investigator.
  6. On the search for a cure for MRSA, its a infection you get in your blood system that my dad suffers from.
  7. I love rearranging my furniture. 
Now, I need to pass it on to 15 bloggers, However I am  gonna only choose my top 5. 
  1. Leeann at Join the gossip
  2. Denice  at KDC Events
When you have a chance, go say hello to these these lovely ladies! 

Don't for get to sign up for my CSN Giveaway if you haven't already, Contest ends Midnight 1/31/11.


CSN Giveaway

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from stylish modern office furniture to cute cookware!

One lucky reader will receive a $35 gift certificate to use at any of their  200+ online stores. Now since this is my very first give away and I know a lot of people might not have time all I am asking is that you 
  1. Follow my blog.
  2. Head over to any one of their stores.
  3. Come back to this post and leave me a  comment telling me what item you would want to purchase.
Contest ends January 31, 2011 at midnight Pacific Standard time. Please be sure you leave me  your e mail address so I have a way of contacting you.

**contest is open to Canada & US residents only


Friend Makin' Mondays

Monday, January 17, 2011

You can never have to many friends. I am joining my bloggy friend Kenz over at All The Weigh in Friend Making Monday.

  1. Why do you blog? I started my blogging debut as a contributor to Beauty Chat. I had so much fun I decided to start my own blog.
  2. What is your favorite TV show? I can't pick just one, I really love anything reality.
  3. What's the first thing you drank this morning? Coffee.
  4. Are you married, single or in a relationship? I am divorced but have been in a relationship which is going on 10 years.
  5. List three of your hobbies. hmmm really don't have hobbies
  6. What do you like most about yourself? I try my hardest at making people happy.
  7. List a couple of your favorite sites Facebook and lots of blogs...
  8. What's the last book you read? I have not picked up a book in so long, I know its sad.
  9. Can you whistle? No and my dad always makes fun of me about it.
  10. List your favorite pro sports teams.  I really don't have a team, but if I had to pick I would say Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nascar team
  11. What's the last thing that made you smile? Remembering my grandma on our birthday.
  12. Do you prefer mayo or mustard? It really depends on my mood and what I am eating.
  13. Do you have a crush on someone? Nope
  14. Do you get up early or sleep in? Sleep in!
  15. Do you attend church? No but I have really been thinking I should start.
  16. Would you rather see a movie at home or in the theater? I like depends on my mood.
  17. Was there a teacher or authority figure that ever truly stood out to you? Yes I actually have a few.
  18. What is your favorite game? UNO or the WII
  19. Cupcake or potato chips?Potato Chips
  20. Tell us something random that we wouldn't know to ask. I am a pretty good cook I like to make things from scratch.
Ok, so now you know a little more about me. If you want to join in the fun, just answer these questions in your own blog post and link up over at All The Weigh.


Sometimes You Just Need A Little Motivation

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

 Its been a rough week so I thought I would share my newest Motivation tip.
1 key to believing in yourself is EXPERIENCING success (no matter how small) & nurturing that experience. Write a list of everything you do well & everything you have accomplished that your proud of. When in doubt look at your list to bring back a feeling of capability & strength.
~Jillian Michaels~

Here's to a better week!


Pay It Forward 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must, in turn, post this and send something they make to the first 5 people who comment on their post. 

*The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011*

You might have seen this floating around Facebook. I love trying to be creative so when   From Lazy to Lady  opened it up to all her readers I was excited to join in. Now the hard part of trying to figure out what I am going to make. 

If you would like to participate here is what you need to do.

In your comment be sure to include the following:
- A link to your post with the same offer.
- Your email address so that I have a way of contacting you.


Make Yourself Accountable Not 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Why does it seem like the older I get the faster the year goes by?  Well 2010 has past and now we enter 2011. A lot of people are posting statements like "2011 please bring me a better year", I actually jumped on the band wagon and thought the same thing. That is until my friend Leeann made this comment, 

 "A new year doesn't end life as we knew it. If you need to use it as a starting point, OK. But hold yourself accountable, not 2011."

She is so right! You are in control of your life not the year. So I say lets make it a great year by making yourself accountable. I have decided I am not making any resolutions this year. I am setting the following goals for myself. (it makes it less stressful)
  • Lose wieght
  • Have more patients
  • Blog more often
  • Have at least $1000 in my savings account by the end of the year
  • Read more
Do you make resolutions or goals? If so please share!!!

photo credits:mimsyweretheborogroves


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Looking forward to what 2011 will bring! 

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