Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Giveaways, Swaps, & More

Whew!! we just got back from a quick trip to Central Illinois to wish my super-fantastic Mother-in-law a Happy Birthday in person!!! Talk about planes, trains, & automobiles!! 3 1/2 hour drive to DFW to drop the kiddos off (sans Ian), 1 1/2 hour plane flight to St. Louis, followed by a 2 hour drive up to Springfield.... all together, a 12 hour day. But absolutely worth every minute to see the surprise on her face as we walked in her house Friday night!!
So I am back catching up on laundry, groceries, etc and thought I might as well do a little catch up on the blog. There is SO much going on in Bloggyville these days- lots of fun things you might want to participate in. So here goes!

I have always wanted to participate in a swap and my sweet Florida friend, Shawn from Seriously is hosting one in honor of her "39th-forever" birthday!! If you are interested in meeting new friends across the states, take a minute to visit her blog and sign up! The more that play, the more fun it is.

There are also some terrific and unique giveaways going on this week:

Jen at Tatertots & Jello is hosting a blogoversary giveaway this week...celebrating blogging for one whole year! The giveaway is filled with her favorite things, including these adorable resin necklaces that she has been working on this summer. Even if you don't sign up for her contest, take a minute to visit her blog- she is super-talented and I am always learning great stuff from her! But hurry- the deadline for this giveaway is tonight!!

Do you have an amazing digital picture you would love to display? There are 2 great giveaways featuring poster digital prints. Jessica at This, That , & My Blog is giving away a poster-sized print of your favorite print! How cool is that? I met Jessica through designing my blog last month. She is amazing at that, by the way. Visit her for a reasonable blog make-over. She does GREAT work. The second digital poster print comes from Krystyn at Really, Are you Serious?
She has a really cute blog as well!

And this is long over-due, but I wanted to give a big thank you to Katie from Traveling the Blogosphere for my amazing gift I received last week! I highly encourage you to visit her newest blog. Every day she takes you on a trip to a new location around the globe...featured in her reader's blogs. I have been to Belgium, Arizona, and Seattle (just to name a few) all in the comfort of my home. I think it is a really neat idea, and enjoy reading her blog each day. She had a giveaway a few weeks ago and I was ecstatic to win...wanna see why??

I recieved the most amazing travel goodies, including my favorite Burt's Bees lip balm!!! Thanks so much Katie for allowing me to be the winner!!!
Thanks for sticking with me...go visit my friends blogs and get signed up for some fun!

P.S. I have had a few inquiries about another Flip-Flop Exchange. Is there any interest out there?


Jessica said...

Thanks for posting about the giveaway, Becca!

Anonymous said...

oo what a trip! Glad you guys had fun :-) What a yummy traveling present you received!!

Vivienne said...

I'm so glad you had a great trip!!! That is awesome. :)

{Katie Lane} said...

Awww you are so welcome!!

mub said...

I just wanted to let you know I'd been enjoying reading your posts linked through TTTB!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

So glad you had a good trip and that Jan was so surprised! We LOVED having M here and would take her for a month next time if you'd let us! :-) (I know you won't, I'm just sayin'...)

jenjen said...

Your trip sounded so fun! I'm glad you had a nice time!

Thanks for the shout out. I love your blog. Thanks for the other links too - I will go check them out.

Hope you had a nice day!


♥ Kenz ♥ said...

What a fantastic surprise for her! And it's so nice that you got to see her too, of course.

I will definitely be taking part in the Shawn's swap though I won't sign up until tomorrow.

Glad you're back!

Rhonda said...

What a nice surprise for your MIL! How sweet!

Lots of stuff going on indeed! I would like to do a flip flop swap if you have another one!

Have a great day!

Xazmin said...

I'm so excited for my Shawn's swap...it's my first too!

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