Anatomy of a Button Code and How to Create Your Own!

Parts of the HTML Code for a Button and what they mean! <center><a href="http://fill in your own site url" mce_href="http://fill in your own site url" target="_blank"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4894110612_d2d81f29b7_m.jpg" mce_src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4894110612_d2d81f29b7_m.jpg" border="0" alt="Fall Follower Giveaway Tour" /></a></center> Ah, the button-mystery!  Have you been … [Read more...]

Another Follower Giveaway Tour – this time $750! Don't Miss It!

With the $200 Follower Giveaway Tour now wrapped up, I am so excited to tell you that there will be ANOTHER ONE COMING SOON!!!  Make sure you keep following, maybe sign up for email updates, or post our button on your sidebar, so you won't miss it! It was such a success and so much fun to do, that we four bloggers decided to do it again, but this time make it much bigger...and that means an even bigger $$$ prize!  hum, hum..... Make new … [Read more...]

Restaurant.com – Our Date Night

Sean took me out on a date night, tonight! We are finding it challenging to find time for adult conversation.  Rosie is the heartbeat of our lives, but we have been neglecting our own relationship and needed to address that.  I can report it was a success!  It was wonderful to re-connect and talk to my dear hubby.  (I was using some different words yesterday) Part of why we enjoyed ourselves so much was because we had a gift certificate from … [Read more...]

Movie Review – The Expendables

Think Rambo meets the A-Team. This movie is VERY violent.  I was reminded at one point of standing in line at a butcher shop, but in the movie, it was people who were being sliced and diced.  Granted, they were bad people, but still.  Yikes.  The sound track was pretty much grunts, punches, bones breaking, and explosions.  Remember in Rambo when one guy shoots thousands of people and ends up with some bruises and scrapes?   This is similar but … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Eat, Pray, Love

Julia Roberts was amazing in this movie.  It was such a quiet movie, more thinking than happening, and she portrayed the emotions of Elizabeth Gilbert, so well.  I have to add a caveat to this review - I have not read the book.  I fear that if you have, the movie will disappoint you.  As is often the case, books can describe a characters emotions much more strongly than an actor can show.  This particular story is all about a journey of … [Read more...]

Winner of the $200 Blog Tour Giveaway!

I know you all have been anxiously waiting for us to announce the winner of the $200 Follower Giveaway Tour and we are not going to keep you waiting any longer! #1095 PinchingAbe CONGRATULATIONS!! We have sent you an email to confirm your win. I'm sure you are all wondering how we picked a winner... here's what we did to ensure that each entry was included in the draw. In total there were 4797 entries, here is the break down: Simply Stacie 1 - … [Read more...]

Jackie Evancho

Did you hear this AMAZING performance by 10-year old, Jackie Evancho?  She was on America's Got Talent and just blew me away. WOW. You have to listen! You won't believe it. … [Read more...]

Fall TV Lineup

It's not only Back-To-School time, it's the start of a new tv season!! I'm ready to see my favorite shows come back and find some new favorites. Here's "part one" of a brief  run-down on the interesting shows of the fall season! NBC New Shows The Event There isn't much information about this one other than it will be about a huge government conspiracy. The ads make it look like a cross between Lost and V.  The cast includes Laura Innes, … [Read more...]

$200 Blog Tour Giveaway – Winner Announcement Coming Soon!

A huge thanks to everyone who entered the $200 Blog Tour Giveaway.  Welcome to all our new followers and friends! At Simply Stacie, Little Yayas, My Wee View, and Kelly's Lucky You, we are all busy checking entries, clearing our pending comments and checking our spam folders so we don't miss any entries. Drumroll, please......the winner will be announced on Friday morning. In the meantime, we do have some super-exciting news. There is going … [Read more...]

Book Review: Catwalk by Melody Carlson

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your … [Read more...]

Deal Alert – Kohl's

It's kinda a joke at our house to say, "Kohl's is having a sale!"  If you shop at Kohl's, you know Kohl's is always having a sale.  But, this is a great time to stock up on Kid's Clothing.  I bought jeans for Rosie, and after all the discounts, they came to $5.60 a pair. (Original price, $14, on sale 2 for $14, then 20% off and free shipping) AND I'll be receiving $10 in Kohl's cash!  Oops, I forgot, I went through Mr. Rebates, so I'll get … [Read more...]

Giveaway – My Belle Boutique

Seriously cute! My Belle Boutique has some seriously cute hand-made jewelry, hair accessories, and more! Seriously, CUTE! Kayla is the creator behind this etsy shop.  We did a giveaway back in May, and Kayla is here to offer another prize for a Kelly's Lucky You reader.  I had such a difficult time choosing pictures to put in this post - I wanted to include all of her shop! Personalized jewelry makes a wonderful gift, telling the receiver … [Read more...]

3 Free Greeting Cards from Shutterfly

Have you ever used Shutterfly?  If not, here's a snapshot (sorry for the pun!) of what this company is all about.  Shutterfly is an on-line photo processor.  You upload your digital photos and then they will do magic.  You can get any size print, or you can get as creative as you want.  At Shutterfly, you can put your photos on gift products including mugs, playing cards, calendars, ornaments puzzles.... there is so much you can do.  There's … [Read more...]

Ends Soon! Bonus Entry – $200 Blog Tour Giveaway – Tweet!

Have you entered my giveaway for $200 cash? If not, then make sure you do! It’s an easy entry- just follow on Google Friend Connect. How would you like an extra entry into the contest? Today we'll be offering special bonus entry into the $200 Follower Giveaway Tour! In fact, we will be offering a few Bonus Entry days until the date the giveaway ends on August 9th. All will be easy entries- we promise! Today (Aug 8th) the bonus entry will be … [Read more...]

Giveaway Scout

I'm adding a new widget to my sidebar that will help you find giveaways!  It's similar to a linky, but instead of waiting for blogs to post, it searches!  Once you submit your blog, Giveaway Scout will automatically search and list your giveaways for you.  Sweet!  Look for Giveaway Scout on the right-sidebar. … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Other Guys

Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg are incredibly funny in this movie.  They manage to work in every type of comedy.  Everyone laughs at different things - and is irritated by different things.  I love "surprise" comedy, with something unexpected, outrageous, and well, funny.  I'm irritated by "bodily functions" funny, just doesn't do it for me to hear about somebody wetting their pants.  You know what I mean.  Some people will laugh at America's … [Read more...]