Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins....

 



Friday Fill-Ins 2011-04



FFI


1/28/2011

And...here we go! 


1. Up up and away.

2. At our house, the flu is going around.

3. Coats and scarves, mittens and boots: required winter wear.

4. Mommy needs a nice back rub.

5. I'm thinking about peace, love and karma.

6. When will the whole world be full of love?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing a book and starting another one, tomorrow my plans include posting a few new giveaways on my blog and Sunday, I want to just lay back, relax, and maybe watch a couple of movie with the kidddos, and play some board-games!

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So, I certainly hope that everyone has a great Friday
and an absolutely wonderful weekend.

I also hope that you will join Janet from 'Friday Fill-Ins'

 


and show us your answers to the above questions!!
You know me....I'm all about getting to
know someone :)


~Steph

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hey everyone,


Danielle


over at





only needs one (1) more


Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower


to hit 1000, she is super excited.


But, I'm sure we can help her get her goal and maybe beyond.


Check out her 


Post It Note Tuesday for today!! 




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Have a great day ;)
I'll be back....I've got an appointment,
got to love those!! (NOT!)


~Steph

Monday, January 24, 2011

Hide-A-Heart Giveaway....


Just a quick note to let you know that this giveaway has been extended.
First of all, I don't feel that their were enough entries to
properly choose a winner.,
Secondly (and probably even more importantly) I was too busy
with my family life (my son running away was only the
very beginning of it. Either way I say it...
I haven't given by blog the proper time and/or commitment
that it deserves.

I want to apologize to all of my faithful readers/followers.
I hope that you are still here with me,
or that you will find your way back to me!!

Also I want to apologize to the authors and sponsors whom I
have let down and disappointed. I am back on my feet and
will be making all my deadlines from here on out :)



Some of you may remember my
post.

Well....one of my comments was from
Hide A Heart, whom I'd
previously contacted about their gorgeous glass hearts :)




HIDE A HEART said...









"I find the R.O.I. (return on investment)
of practicing
Kindness and Encouragement is WIN/WIN
for everyone!"
~MCatherine

and then so graciously
offered this beautiful
'Random Acts of Kindness heart'
to one of my lucky
followers :)

  
 

A Special Ruby Glass Random Acts of Kindness Heart




First, I want to show you a  more of their items
 that can be found


Rapturous XOXO Heart

& so, so many others......



Hide a Heart Gift Certificate

OK, OK, did someone say GIVEAWAY ???
YES,
and it's right here...






U.S. entries only please.


Mandatory EntryVisit the Hide A Heart Etsy shop and tell me your favorite item,
other than those mentioned above. You must follow my blog via GFC.

Extra Entries: You may do as many of these as you like AFTER you complete the mandatory entry!! If the mandatory entry isn't done first, the rest of the entries will not be counted. Make sure you include your email address in each entry, so that I can easily contact the winner.

Leave a seperate comment for each entry please.

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Stop by Hide A Heart's blog and follow them, also leave them
a meaningful comment on one of their posts.

Like Hide A Heart on Facebook, leave handle (2 entries)

Make a purchase from Hide A Heart (15 entries) must prove if you win!
(purchase must be on or after todays date)

Tweet about this giveaway, can be done three times per day
(Must be at least four hours apart)


Share on facebook or other social network, leave me proof!! (2 entries)

Subscribe via email. (3 entries)

Subscribe via feed. (3 entries)

Follow my other blog via GFC (5 entries)

Follow me on Facebook. (2 entries)

Follow me on twitter (2 entries)

Blog about this giveaway, leave me the link. (10 entries)


Visit HideAHeart.com and tell me one thing you could do to
show people you cared.


Enter another one of my giveaways (2 entries each)
(They are coming, don't worry!!)

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Contest will end 4/10
Winner will be chosen and notified via email.
They will have 48 hours to reply
or a new winner will be chosen.


Good luck to everyone!!

Note: I was not compensated financially or otherwise
to do this giveaway. I always give my honest opinion no
matter what.
 



Mellow out with me, won't you.....

MellowYellowMondayBadge
The rules are pretty simple:

1. Every Monday post a photo with a little or a lot of yellow.
2. Please only post photos you have authority to use.
3. Include a Mellow Yellow Badge or a link to this blog in your post.
4. Leave the link to your Mellow Yellow post below on Mr. Linky.
5. Visit other blogs listed ... comment & enjoy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #105


This is my first shot at this meme.
I looked at a couple of other blogs and their photos and I 
kind of got the feeling that I was suppose to have
taken the picture myself.
Unfortunately right now, I have no way of
uploading any pictures into my new computer :(
There is no place for my SD card to go, and I don't have
the correct cords....
So for this week...we will have to deal, won't we??

OK, so here is the photo that I chose to share today!!


I actually think that this photo is kind of fitting....

Being content and/or simple could also be being mellow ;)

I hope that everyone takes the time to really read
this message and really let it sink in.

Enjoy your day!!
That's it for my Monday Meme's.
(I think, lol)

~Steph

Time to meet me all over again....


Meet Me on Monday!!

Welcome to the 32nd edition of 
"Meet Me On Monday!"


Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you  questions 
that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we  can all 
learn a little more about each and every one of us!!


Java will add a linky so we can follow who participates and get to know 
them better!!  Be sure to link the POST and not just your whole blog!


So here we go....

Questions: 

1.  What is your favorite kind of fudge?

Oh, I'm definitely going with a simple one here.
But I can't help it, I just adore it!!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge....Mmmm ;)


2.  Is there snow outside your window?

Yes, in fact there is so much snow that it is almost
covering my mailbox. The other day when the snow plow
went by, the snow it threw off actually broke my 4 X 4
wooden mailbox post, it's being held up by the snow....
but not well enough that I think the mail will be delivered today :(


3.  What is your favorite meal of the day?

I can't say that I eat any meals on a regular basis besides dinner.
But if I had to choose, I'd say breakfast.
My ideal meal would be ham, soft bacon, over medium eggs,
hash-browns, light white toast with jelly, orange juice and
a few cups of hot tea :)


4.  Do you text on your cell phone?

Not very often. I used to, when I had a nicer phone,
an actual text phone. But now that I've downgraded, I don't
unless it's absolutely necessary.


5.  Waffles or pancakes?

I do like both but I'm going to have to choose pancakes!!
Pancakes with whipped cream (lots of it) and fruit ;)



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Alrighty then, that about sums my likes up for now, eh??
Don't forget to stop by and enter yours, here!!
I'm always interested...
Besides, I want to know how you eat your pancakes!!!

~Steph



Are you curious as to what it is that brings back good memories for me???

Perfect, because you're about to find out...
and also this is a really cool meme,
I hope you'll join.

Meet Curious Cat!!
You can find Curious Cat at 'Curious as a Cat' blog!!

Every Monday, a new set of four (4) questions are posted there,
and all you have to do is answer them,
either on your blog and leave Curious a link or answer them 
right there on Curious' page :)
Oh and wait, the best part is, you don't have to answer them on Monday,
you know just in case you're feeling lazy, or sick, or something
comes up...like LIFE!!!

Here are my answers:

1/24/2011

1) Look around you: list the first 5 things you see that bring back good memories.

1-The picture hanging on my wall of my ten year old son, Brandon,
with a professional skateboarder, when he had just won the
whole skate competition. People had came from different
cities, and even a couple from out of state to participate, and my
son took home the GOLD!! (a bunch of skating stuff, money, and...
I even got an autographed hat and shirt for myself!! )

2-My family portrait. Since I am twice divorced and have five kiddos,
sometimes it makes it hard on the holidays and family photos!
However, I managed to get a picture of all five of us together at the
same time. I have accomplished this only twice :)

3-The headphones by my computer. Earlier today I was introduced to a
wonderful and very inspiring man named Sean Stephenson. I was
singing and laughing and dancing away with him earlier. He was via
video of course. If you haven't heard of him, look him up, and 
especially look up and watch the 'Dance Party' or read all about
him and see the video on my other blog here.


4-The dead fall tree branches with orange and red shriveled up, dead
 leaves because I just don't want to take them down YET!! The kiddos
and I had a great time choosing the perfect branch for the perfect
 hook to go in the perfect corner in our house. I even have one in 
my bedroom :)


5-The biggest free full wall in my family/living room is called 
'Nate's Wall of Fame.' Nathan is my five year old. The complete
wall is covered with his art work. He just keeps on adding to it.
Whenever I need a smile because I'm feeling down, all I need
to do is walk on over to the 'Wall of Fame' and I'm 
guaranteed a smile :)


2) Create a super-pet by combining any three animals.


This one wasn't easy!! First of all, I have too many kiddos to even
consider a pet. But, since it's a SUPER-PET, I'm going with these three:
-a kitten or cat (fluffy and cuddly)
-a black or chocolate lab (trainable, good with kids)
and....
-a chimpanzee (very cute, and so smart!!)
 They say that chimps are even smarter than humans, so I'm hoping that
my super-pet is going to cuddle with me when I'm feeling down or lonely,
run around the yard and play with the kids and fetch the daily paper,
AND...perhaps since it's going to be SO SMART, it is going to take over
MOM'S chores (dishes and laundry!!)


3) How do you respond when someone says something unexpectedly kind to you? 


I think perhaps that I am at first shy and humble, but I always smile and
say thank you. However, I think that I might self-consciously look as if I'm
somehow undeserving of their compliment. (This I realize, I have got to
stop!! I know that I am deserving of a compliment!!) And also, after I've
been given an unexpected compliment of some kind words...
it puts a big smile on my face for the rest of the day, 
or at least, most of it :)


4) Show and TellWhat comes to mind first when you see this picture?
 Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.


Ha!! When I see this picture, it reminds me of my 5 year old, Nathan and
how he just loves to count money. ANYONES money :) He always wants
to get in my purse (but he knows only if I say yes!!) and get out all the money,
coins and all. And I'll tell you what...he knows the difference between a
$1 bill and a $20 bill. If I give him just my ones, he is pretty disappointed.
But I know that it is really good practice, and he's getting so good at it!!
Recently I won a toy cash register with play money and a working scale
from a blog giveaway, he was and still is thrilled with it!! 
Now we have to buy and pay for everything, and I mean EVERYTHING :)
But I don't mind a bit !!


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OK, so that is Meme #1 for me today!!
And, I hope you don't mind, but there will be more!!
I actually really like them.
I really really like them!!

One last chance....you really need to hop in on this one!!
Aren't you curious as to what other people might answer??
I'm certainly curious as to what your answers
will be...
SO, ENTER HERE !!!!


I think it is fun to challenge myself with the questions!!
I like reading the others' answers. 
I like to learn about others, and get to know something about
the people whose blogs I read everyday...
I mean a little bit more than what they talk about
in their blogs (usually!!)

OK, that's enough this time around.

Have a wonderful Monday!!!!

~Steph

The beauty of white....


Can be found here.

This week the color is WHITE.

My photos for white are:




These are both of my daughter, Rachel.
She is a model, and these are a couple of shots from one of her shoots.
They are the only photos I could find right now that had white in them :)
But I have so much fun with these memes,
so, it is what it is!!

Have an absolutely COLORFUL week!!
~Steph

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday 160 - Justice...


Sunday 160 - Justice



If you wish to take the challenge, here is a quick look at the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.

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So here is my first shot at the Sunday 160...


Justice has a different meaning to everyone.
I guess it just all depends upon
either what's been done to them,
or what they've done to someone.
Is JUSTICE done?

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I hope you will all take a few minutes to stop by 
and visit Monkey Man at his blog here.

I also hope you'll take your shot at the Sunday 160!!!

~Steph

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I'm shooting for the iPad, how about you??
~Steph