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Giveaway tips – Management

In the past, I’ve written posts on Deadline dates and Finding Giveaways to give you some ideas of how to enter, how to find new giveaways not listed on this site, and information about deciphering ending dates. Today I’d like to address another topic: How to Manage your Giveaways There are a  ...

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Accountability #2

In addition to Good Morning Girls, I’ve decided to try out another accountability group. One of my GMG group members actually pointed me to this. It’s called Peak313 Fitness. They are doing a 5 week challenge called Living and Active. Each week you are committing to at least 4 days of exercise  ...

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Accountability #1

Last spring I learned about a website called Good Morning Girls which was organizing a bible study to study Proverbs 31 over the summer.  They encourage those that want to follow along to create or join an accountability group – through email, Facebook, twitter, or some other means.  The idea  ...

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Crafting black-hole

I just can’t seem to get my craft projects done.  Could it be because I spend lots of time with my toddler? And the rest of the time online?  Hmm … maybe I’m on to something here.  In the first seven months of 2012 I have completed the following:   For Christmas (*cough* … ok, I didn’t  ...

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Giveaway tips – Deadline dates

Deadline Dates A caution: if a blog said a contest ends on a given date but they don’t mention a time, I would make sure I enter by the day prior or you might miss the deadline. Example: blogs will sometimes says they will draw a winner on 3/29.  But when? That could mean 7am on that day,  ...

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Terrible Tuesday

I have to say that my husband had a rather rotten day today.  He doesn’t seem grumpy, but I probably would be after everything… It started this morning when Little Chick woke up – and promptly vomited.  As an infant I don’t think she spit up more than 1/2 a dozen times, so this was a strange  ...

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Post-Christmas blahs

I have the post-holiday blahs and we haven’t even gotten to the new year.  Both Papa and I didn’t feel very celebratory this Christmas. Most of that is related to the fact that we lost our dear friend, Charlie. This picture was taken just a few hours before Papa took him to the vet. None of  ...

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Summer crafting 2011

Working on crafts this summer has pretty much been at the same speed since my daughter was born.  S L O W.  But that’s mostly my fault.  When I get home from work, I hate to set her down for anything.  Even knitting and crocheting!  (by the way, please ignore the dust bunnies in the corners  ...

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Predator update

There is one less predator in the neighborhood today.  No, we didn’t kill it.  Papa tried when he spotted a couple of ring-tailed varmints on top of the coop last week, but it was dark, he probably wasn’t fully awake and he was trying to shoot while holding a spotlight.  Instead, we  ...

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