Alyce over at At Home With Books has issued a challenge for 2010 and I've decided to jump in with both feet. This will be my first book challenge! I'll let Alyce tell you about the challenge. Here's her words..."The idea behind this challenge is to read works by authors who have been recommended to you time and again, yet somehow you haven't managed to read any books by those authors. These are the authors that everyone else tells you are awesome, thus the "Awesome Author Challenge" title." I'm going to join at the "moderate" level which means I'll need to read books by six different authors during 2010 to complete the challenge. I have two (maybe 3) authors in mind already and will be thinking about who else to add. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them! Want to join in? Click HERE to read the challenge rules and sign up!
The 22nd was our anniversary, 16 years of a perfect life together :) We had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory along with Tony and Tonya who were newbies to TCF. We're looking forward to at least another 34 years so we can celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. Love you, Sweetie!
My bloggy friend, Jody, is hosting the first I_Blog Conference next month. She is the owner of Have Kid Will Travel and The Iowa Geek ! The conference will be held November 14th-15th at The Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa. There is an awesome speaker line-up guaranteed to help you step up your blog! The hotel is historic and has fun, themed rooms.
Creative Memories signed on as an I_Blog sponsor and will be hosting a pizza & digi scrapping party. They will be giving every attendee to the conference their new StoryBook Creator plus 3.0 software! (It’s worth $65.) Which makes the conference an even better deal!
Need some sticky stuff for crafting? My friend, Tracy at Tracy Weinzapfel Studios, is a VP at Helmar Adhesives and she's got a great adhesive package to give away! Helmar makes several adhesives that are perfect for different tasks. If you scrapbook or do other crafts, you'll find the perfect glue from Helmar. Click HERE to enter, winner will be drawn on October 26th.
PS: Be sure to check out Tracy's professional photos site... HERE !
I read The Consumer Queen on a regular basis. She finds all kinds of ways to save you money, has some great giveaways, and works really hard to make her blog interesting and informative. She's been selected as a finalist for the Panasonic LiHD Insider program! Please help her out by placing a vote for her. There's no need to register or buy anything. Just click HERE to get to her blog and then click on the button to vote. Her name is Melissa Garcia and she is The Consumer Queen. Thanks for your time and your help!
Who wants a boring tissue box when you can have these?! This packaging won the Best of Show award at the 2009 Pentawards which recognizes new packaging for consumer products. I'll be on the lookout for these, love them! You can see what else took home an award at thePentawards Blog .
Ok, it was me. I've written a whole lot of posts in the last month and they are all safe and sound...in my head where I've left them. I've been working on a lot of projects and really let this slide...my apologies. I'm moving it back up the priority list. There are lots of photos and other things to share...travel, vacation, Oklahoma, friends, family, and more! I've also started a second blog and will share that soon. Stay tuned!!