Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Friends and New Excitement!

Hello Hello Hello!

In case you haven't noticed, there are tons of cool new people hanging around here lately.

Now, I know a lot of you are here because of the iPad Mini giveaway, but I want you all to know how super thrilled I am that you chose to click "Follow"! (And if you still haven't entered that giveaway, there is still a little bit of time. Just click here.)

Well, for those of you who are new to my little world, I thought I would take a little time to tell you about myself.

I have a wonderful husband, his name is Richard. His name makes random appearances around here from time to time.

We have no kids, but we do have three amazing trouble-making pets. We have one dag, Leo, and two cats, Dot and Tod.

  

I used to teach high school English. I did that for three years and hated it! I loved the kids and all of my co-workers, but I hated all the standardized testing, state involvement, and dealing with parents. So, a teaching opportunity at a local two year college open up. I applied, and I ended up getting the job. I just finished my first semester, and I can absolutely say this was the best decision I could have made! I am so much happier now! I love this job! 

I have three Master's Degrees. I really loved college, and learning, in general. I am a super nerd, and I'm ok with that. I watch Jeopardy every day. I've even tried to get on the show a couple of times. 

Let's see...what else? Oh yeah...I LOVE HARRY POTTER! It is still a huge part of my life, as is LOST! My life still has emotional voids left from these! I'm still looking for something to come along and fill those empty holes in my life. Right now, Once Upon a Time seems promising, but it is still too early to decide. (I know, it's a sad life) 



I also read a lot, I mean a LOT, of books. So, from time to time, I talk about what I read. It you have any good suggestions, I always open to hear them. So , please...share! 

As far as this blog goes, I try to post at least four times a week. Sometimes it ends up being more, sometimes less. 

I am excited about each and every comment that I receive, and I try my best to reply to every one. 

Since I am super into the Christmas season, I'm sending Christmas cards to anybody that wants one. So, if you would like to receive one, just let me know by clicking here.

Just recently, I have added sponsorship opportunities to my blog. You can read more about them here or just clink on the tab at the top of the page. For the rest of this month, as a welcome to all of my new friends, I am offering all ad spaces at 50% off. Just enter the promo code "welcome". I have cleared out a special space in my sidebar just for some of you! 

And last, but not least, I am super exited to share my own personal giveaway with you. 

Yes, I know a lot of you are here from the group giveaway. But, I wanted to do my own giveaway to show my appreciation for everyone that made the choice to hang around here! 

So...I know this isn't as glamorous as an iPad mini, but I am happy to give away THREE great prizes to you all. 

1. A $15 Starbucks gift card
2. A $15 iTunes gift card
3. Two months FREE 200x200 ad space


a Rafflecopter giveaway

24 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower from the giveaway but I plan on sticking around ;)

    My favorite drink at Starbucks is a caramel macchiato and my favorite song lately is this one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFc72CfJqBQ

    I keep hearing it on the radio and then start jamming out to it in my car lol.

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    1. I love love love caramel macchiatos too! I think that is my favorite hot drink!

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  2. I love Harry Potter! Well, reading in general haha. If you can ever recommend some good books, send them my way! =)

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  3. Darnit, I hit send before I was done on my last comment! My favorite drink is the pumpkin spice latte even though its not always offered. I can't think of a personal favorite song lately because I mostly listen to kids music with my daughter.

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    1. As much as I love Starbucks, I have never tried a pumpkin spice latte. I guess one of these days I'm going to have to order one. :)

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  4. I haven't been to Starbucks in a few months because the closest one to us is about an hour away, but I love white chocolate anything.

    I'm also a huge fan of Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe and I have the exact same birthday so I thought I was the coolest kid ever to have the same birthday as Harry Potter.

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    1. OOOO...White chocolate! Yes, definitely good just about any way you shake it!

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  5. Leo is SO cute! My fav Starbucks drink is the Peppermint Mocha, yum. :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Earrings Giveaway!

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    1. ooo...peppermint mochas...you are making me want to make a Starbucks run right now! :)

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  6. OMG OMG OMG - what kind of pup is that?!

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    1. Leo is an Australian Shepherd. His mother was a mini and his father was a full size, so we aren't exactly sure how big he is going to get, but he is definitely cute! :)

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  7. So thankful for the opportunity to co-host the ipad giveaway with you--and I'm glad to get to "meet" you through this post!!
    My fav. Starbucks drink? Honestly...I love the Caramel apple cider!

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    1. Caramel apple cider! This sounds delish! I will definitely have to give it a try!

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  8. Hi sara! It's nice to meet you! I'm gladly following along. :)

    www.thislifesbeautifulmoments.com

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    1. And I'm glad you're following along! :)

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  9. Sara, I'm happy to be one of your new followers!! You have a lovely blog and I really enjoy visiting it. :) Thanks also for the giveaway!! I love entering those Rafflecopter forms!

    I hope you are having a lovely week my dear and thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come back and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comments! They always make me smile! :)

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  10. I found you at the blog hop over at Little Inspirations. Following you now and would love to have you follow my blog as well. Please leave a comment so I'd know you stopped by. Thank you in advance!

    Labrijoy @ Reality Strikes Mommy

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    1. Thanks for the follow! I will definitely have to make a stop by your blog. :)

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  11. I love vanilla lattes!!!
    thanks for the chance to win!!

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  12. Right now, I'm loving the song "How Many Kings" by Downhere. The lyrics are incredible!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I'm a new follower! :) Love your blog - so cute!

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    1. I don't know that song. I will have to check it out. :)

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  13. I live for fall and pumpkin spice frapps! They are the tastiest things ever!

    I'm a new follower through the giveaway, but we sound SO similar that I plan on sticking around :)

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