Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lots of tags and contests, oh my!

I need to get caught up on my tags again although I've done a couple of these already so may cheat (shhh!).

But first - here's some fun new contests for you to check out!

Help Jenny from Mommin' It Up celebrate her 30th birthday by entering her "Big Birthday" giveaway! And you even get to choose your own prizes - enter by posting about the contest and then leaving a comment and telling her which two of the five great options you'd like if you win. You have until the big day on September 5th to enter! (Happy birthday, Jenny!)

Here's one that I really, really need to win - 5 Minutes for Mom is giving away one of HP's brand-new Photosmart printers! You've got to go see everything that this incredible printer does - I'm drooling over here... :) I have so many thousands of photos stored on our hard drive and only about 6 of them have been printed. I'm just a bit behind... ;)

And if my luck holds out, I may even win the pink Dyson vacuum that mod*mom is giving away! This is a limited edition vacuum cleaner and proceeds will go to help support breast cancer research. You can enter by leaving a comment there, saying how breast cancer has affected you and ways to detect it early - the deadline is October 1st.

Finally, I just read this one on Strollerderby:

Babble recently reviewed the five best play yards to contain your little mobile ones as part of our ongoing Babble Best series. In conjunction with the review we are giving away a Graco Suite Solutions Pack N Play (a $225 value) to one lucky Strollerderby reader! To enter send an email to babblecontest@gmail.com. Winners will be chosen at random on Friday, August 31.
Good luck to all!

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So, I've been tagged by both Kailani at An Island Life and Christine at AreWeThereYet to do the Blast From the Past meme. I actually have already done this one, but since I'm not one to pass up an opportunity to share more previous posts, here are 5 more of my favorite posts from my archives!

The rules:
You must post 5 links to posts you’ve written. At least two of the people you tag must be newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better . . . and don’t forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!

Link 1 must be about family: Breathing Easy
Link 2 must be about friends: Two couples - one movie = no babysitter!
Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are, what you’re all about: 100 things about me
Link 4 must be about something you love: Harry Potter mania
Link 5 can be anything you choose: Too much baby doll "stuff", not enough hands

I'm going to tag Donetta at A Life Uncommon, Kerry at And Baby Makes Four, and Big Binder. I'd love to see some of your favorite posts!

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I also was tagged by Mason & Terri's Mom a couple of times as well. One of them was for the middle name game, which I did a little while ago, so I'm going to cheat on that one.

The other is the Face Behind the Blog. Here are the rules:

1st step - Post a short blog article that includes a photograph (or a series of photos) showing the face behind your blog. If you already show a photo somewhere on your site (such as in your about page), then make your post more interesting and choose a photo that’s not currently online.

Hmmm, well this one is a bit hard since I don't really have any current photos of myself that I actually like. But I'll give it a try so you can all see who it is that's babbling at you...

Here's Becca and I the other night (yes, these were a 'hold the camera out at arms length and take a picture of yourself' kind of a thing!):



And someone took this one on Becca's 1st birthday last winter, when I wasn't paying attention:


2nd step - Include links to other people that have displayed a photo, or include their photos in your post, adding a reference.

Here the ones who've done this already... mousey, Laura, Renee, Elizabeth

3rd step - Tag as many others as you like to spread the meme.

I'll tag Amber, MomOfThree, and Kelly Rees on this one!

Elizabeth also awarded me the "Nice Matters" award - wow, twice in one week! Thank you! I want to pass this one on to Amber, because she deserves it! :)

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3 wonderful people said...:

~Amber~ said...

Oh Deb, thank you so very much! I greatly appreciate it. It means so much to me! HUGS!!!!!!

Summer said...

Somehow I almost missed this post. I love seeing the face behind the name!

Stam House said...

Thanks for the post and posting picture of you and linking me lol
Have a great day!