Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009! Book Giveaway!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

Welcome party goers! I am enjoying the party - but mostly visiting other's parties! I've been so busy I haven't taken time to host my own. Lately, I haven't had time to blog very much - I keep hoping that will change. But, as my kids get older it seems my life gets busier!
I hope you'll look around my blog a bit, and maybe come by and visit after the party winds down and we can get to know each other better. Please also stop by my other blog - Teen Lit Review - and enter to win a couple of teen books!

Some of my favorite past posts:
From An Overprotective Mom
Lost My Child - The Most Terrifying 20 Minutes of My Life
You Never Think

LEAVE A COMMENT HERE - if you'd like to win a copy of Shadow Baby by Alison McGhee. Drawing will be Monday, March 30th, around noon EST. Enjoy the party!
Description: Eleven-year-old Clara is struggling to find the truth about her missing father and grandfather and her dead twin sister, but her mother refuses to talk. When Clara begins interviewing Georg Kominsky--her elderly neighbor--she finds that he is equally reticent about his own concealed history. Precocious and imaginative, Clara invents versions of Mr. Kominsky’s past, just as she invents lives for the people missing from her own shadowy history. Her journey of discovery is at the heart of this beautiful story about unlikely friendship and communion, about discovering what matters most in life, and about the search to find the missing pieces of ourselves.

A few of the wonderful prizes offered I'd like to win from the party:
15 — Two winners will Win a pair of ChicBud Earphones with Swarovski Crystals
Provided by: The IE Mommy
19 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
Provided by: Shoot-Me-Now
21 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
Provided by: Agoosa - Funny Name, Sound Advice
22 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
Provided by: Beginner Baby Blog
42 — 5 kajeet phones with $5 of airtime
Provided by: kajeet
58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer
Provided by: Moms Who Think
121 — $10 Gift Card to CVS
Provided by: Tia Saving Cents
INTL 1 — Available to English speaking bloggers. Custom Basic Blog Design
Provided by: Sweet ‘n Simple Design
INTL 3 — $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com
Provided by: Angela at mommy bytes
INTL 19 — $130 Sponsor spot on Tip Junkie
Provided by: Tip Junkie (For the Teen Lit Review website!)
INTL 23 – Blog Makeover BLOGGER platform only
Provided by: Busy Mama Blog Design

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Paula H is the winner of the drawing for the book Wind Dancer by Jamie Carie. Congrats and enjoy!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Amazing Place(s)

I am currently at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN for a business conference. It is a HUGE hotel!

I am missing the snow we received back in NC - HWH says we received about 3 or 4 inches. Hope the kids enjoyed their snow day!

I have some exciting news - I'll post about it when I get back in town. I'll give you a hint - it involves this island: