One Year Anniversary Contest Runners Up
Well it’s been over a month since my One Year Anniversary Contest and I am finally getting around to the You’re Appreciated! post dedicated to my runners up. Even though it took me a while to get to it, it doesn’t mean these are not deserving blogs. On the contrary, I think you’ll find them to be a very interesting and eclectic group of bloggers.
Each of the runners up got to pick three posts which I would then feature in this post. I think they all came up with some pretty cool stuff. The three runners up were Wendy (aka Swirl Girl) from Swirl Girl’s Pearls, Debie from A Devonshire Design, and Erin (and Nick and Merrick) from The Many Days of the DiCarolis Family. So without further ado, let’s check out those winning posts… (more…)
It was a close race but Danielle over at Brown Eyed Gal won the Super Deluxe Out of the Box Sampler in my One Year Anniversary Contest. Congratulations Danielle! Her prize ships out July 1. (They go on sale July 1st so if you want one, you better hurry over to their website before they sell out. I order one for Heather every month.) Danielle was so excited when she won that she wrote me this in an email, “YOU have made my day!!! WOW…Im just so excited I can hardly stand it. (it is about 2am here in MI and I almost woke my husband and son up! LOL)” I’d say that almost waking up the hubby and kid at 2 am would definitely count as pretty darn excited.
What’s even more exciting is Danielle’s blog, Brown Eyed Gal. Her subtitle is “a little bit of this….and a lot of that!” I love the way her blog looks, especially the colors. The ruddy oranges, soft blues, muted olive greens, and the clay-like tan colors in her blog are earthy tones often found in southwestern motifs, yet the blog design has a scrapbook feel to it. The header font looks like buttons and I really like the balloons and bluebird on a branch that remain stationary as you scroll down the blog. It’s clean, pretty, and easy-on-the-eyes… (more…)
Welcome to another installment of You’re Appreciated!, the blog post where bloggers can be appreciated with no strings attached. Today I am featuring three of my favorite bloggers so naturally I have included one of my favorite quotes in this post’s headline. It’s really an easy one. Can you guess what movie it’s from? the word that blog replaced? The actress who said the line? (I gave you a hint by saying “actress.”) Since all of the featured bloggers are women, it seems only right that my featured quote would be from a women in a movie that most guys would call a “chick flick.”
I can’t say enough about my three featured bloggers. They produce well written, sharp looking blogs. They make me laugh. They get me thinking. They make me want more. Take a look at their list of followers and you’ll find out that I’m not the only one craving for extra helpings of their bloggy goodness. Since the beginning of my blogging days, I have been following these blogs around like a little lost puppy dog, snarfing up bits and scraps of blogging ideas. With all the wide-eyed, puppy dog adoration I can muster, here they are… (more…)
It’s time for another You’re Appreciated! post where yours truly (me) serves up three fresh and tasty blogs for my readers’ sensory pleasure. For any newbies out there, 2 – 3 times a month I feature three bloggers who intrigue, amuse, excite, and/or educate their readers with flair, heart, humor, and sometimes a little itty bit of naughtiness. I showcase 3 different posts from each blog to help give you a sampling of each blog’s flair. And if you haven’t already noticed, I take a famous line from a movie and change one or two words from it into some form of the word “blog” and include it in the post’s headline. Can anyone guess what movie and what line is featured today? Leave a comment if you know it and don’t forget to visit the feature blogs and tell them that You’re Appreciated!
Now onto the featured blogs… (more…)
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for You’re Appreciated, my weekly serial post where I share my favorite blogs with you, my Me and the Blue Skies readers. Today’s featured bloggers consist of a pretty eclectic mix: A multi-authored blog, a daddy blogger, and a gay teen from NJ (Or a different suburb of NY. Sometimes I get confused on that point.) Each blogger brings a rather unique perspective to their given blogs and offers up some very intriguing, thought provoking, and just plain funny posts… (more…)
When I first started my blog, I wanted to have a serial post that I would do on regular intervals. I was thinking something on the lines of a weekly poetry post or monthly movie review or a Sunday Dinner Dish recipe post. Anyway, that never happened but I did start a You’re Appreciated post where I would feature and link to three blogs/bloggers who I thought my readers might enjoy reading as much as I do. I was getting so many awards (cause I’m so fabulous!) and tags and I simply didn’t want my blog to be nothing more than a blog award stepping stone. This was a great replacement. It gave the blogs I liked a link that helped them with their google page rating, hopefully sent them some new readers, and required NO RECIPROCATION. Well I’ve brought it back and plan to have it as a regular serial post on my newly, redesigned, slightly less blingy but certainly still fabulous blog. Now on to my three selections… (more…)
Yesterday I was the featured blogger over at The Secret is in the Sauce and can proudly display the “I’m Saucy” widget in my sidebar. I want to say “Thank you” to all the wonderful SITStas who stopped by my blog to send me some comment lovin’. I was overwhelmed by not only the number of comments but by the many kind and caring remarks that so many people left for me. I am truly humbled.
I spent most of the day sneaking into my personal email (more…)
Well I hate to admit it, but I have been rather lax in the area of acknowledging awards I’ve been given and prizes I’ve received. Things just got a little out of hand and before I knew it, I had more crap piled up waiting for my blog than I had crap piling up in my house, if that is even possible. Well instead of tackling that job, I’ve decided to slap out a contest announcement and some “thank yous” for prizes and awards received. (more…)