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Saturday, July 31, 2010

I'm Baaaaaack! And What's Coming Up!

For those of you who ignored my whining, I'll tell you now that I was without my laptop for about 10 days. I did my best with my blackberry and stealing Hubs's work laptop- that has most sites blocked. But, last night, I got my laptop back. OMG. The shaking from blog-withdrawl could stop!

There were quite a few of you who started following me during this time. I've tried to return the follows, but I know I've missed a few and there are some of you whose blogs I can't find! Especially those of you who started following yesterday when I was the featured blogger over at The Lady Bloggers. That was a fabulous surprise to wake up to! If you are one of those who started following recently, please leave me a link so I can find you and return the favor!

If you missed out on this week's BFF(Blog Friend Feature), Adrienne from Stories from the Shoebox, I encourage you to check that out! Adrienne's is one of my very favorite blogs to read. No, I'm not going to list the rest of them, just know she's in there. You can check out her BFF post HERE.

Starting tomorrow, the Back-to-School Celebration begins!

Because I have TONS of giveaways for you during this week(13 for sure right now, 2 I'm still trying to get the details on), I'm not going to have as many "regular" posts as usual. For those of you who are new or new-ish around here, I usually only post reviews and giveaways on the weekends and then "real" posts during the week.

But, this week is going to be a little different because of this special Back-to-School event. I'll still have Pour Your Heart Out posted on Wednesday for those of you who want to link up and another Blog Friend Feature on Friday. But, that might be it for the week...if I can truly not blog that long, we'll see.

If you grabbed my BTS button early, and told me about it on a previous post, you can add an extra entry to each of the giveaways. This will not be listed on each giveaway- just know that you are allowed to do it!

If you missed that deadline and want another way to earn extra entries(those of you who grabbed the button early can also do this), write a post announcing our Back-to-School week of giveaways any time this week. Then, you will have 5 extra entries that you can "spend" on whatever giveaway or giveaways that you would like to use them on. Simply leave the link to your announcement post as your entry. All my giveaways will end on Sunday, August 15th, so you'll have time to decide how to use those extra entries. Post must be up by August 7th.

Don't forget that Tammy will have giveaways for you, too!

I'm so glad to be back!


Blogger Babes Mami said...

Yay! I'm so glad you have your right arm back!

July 31, 2010 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Mrs4444 said...

Welcome back! I'm out of town right now, but I put your button up and look forward to entering your giveaways! :)

July 31, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

Can we write the post on top of already having the button up early???

July 31, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you have your laptop back!

July 31, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger natalee said...

Yay!!!!! I love that you are back!!! LOL!!! sans computer bites the big one....HUGS!!!!!

July 31, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger JennRawks said...

welcome back sista!! i dont know what i would have done for 10 days but you pulled through!!

*can't wait for the BTS to start!!

July 31, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh Welcome back! So frustrating when your laptop has the nerve to crash!

July 31, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Rebecca Dot Com said...

welcome back - hope you enjoy your blogging days!!!


July 31, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Cheryl D. said...

Congrats on having your computer back AND on all the followers! Wow!

July 31, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger ♥ Brittany Ciara ♥ said...

I promise I did not ignore you whining! :P I'm glad your back and I'm excited for this!! Anything to help my mom with the kiddos!

July 31, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

Hi there,

I'm actually here through Stories from the Shoebox, but am doing the Lady Bloggers Tea today too! I'm so glad to have found your blog. I like the mix of topics you have on here and will certainly be back.

And congrats on getting your computer up and running again.

All the best!

July 31, 2010 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

So fun to find you and follow from the Lady Bloggers tea party today.

I was without a computer for a week and was sucking my thumb in a closet by day 5.
Have a great weekend!

July 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Welcome back mama!! :)

July 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Marianne Pysh said...

You probably aren't even aware, but I was having a very rough time yesterday when I stumbled across "Pour Your Heart Out"! It saved my day! Thank you! You can bet your words I'll be following you!

Lucy's Human

July 31, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

10 days without my computer and I would be worse than whiny!!

Welcome back =)

July 31, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I'm so glad you got your laptop back! I am going to check out some of these giveaways. I never enter them, but maybe I should start trying? Thanks again for featuring me yesterday! I'm enjoying meeting all the new visitors! :)

July 31, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Welcome back!! I don't know how you did it without a laptop for so long.

July 31, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Christin@Pregnant with power tools said...

Visiting from Lady Bloggers - Congrats!

July 31, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

I've missed you.


July 31, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

So glad you have your laptop back. I know how that feels and it sure can be tough. Doin' a happy dance over here for ya!

July 31, 2010 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger MrsBlogAlot said...

10 days? OMG! Glad you're back and congrats on your Lady Bloggers feature!

July 31, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Mom Spotted said...

Welcome back :) Can't wait to see what fun things you have planned for Back 2 School!

July 31, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Evonne said...

Welcome back! I don't how you survived without your laptop. I would go insane!

July 31, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Jayme said...

WOO HOO! Glad you're back :)

July 31, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Yeah for you! I can't imagine being without my computer for 10 days. I am surprised you survived. I don't know if I could have.

July 31, 2010 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Ducky said...

*sigh* and all is right with the world again.....welcome back

July 31, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Glad to hear you're up and running again...

July 31, 2010 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Ashley Sisk said...

This is the first time visiting your blog from the tea party and I love your writing...so fun and smart! I look forward to following along and hope you'll swing by my blog and check out what I'm doing. Have a great weekend!


July 31, 2010 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Woo hoo! Welcome back! I don't think I could live without the internet :)

July 31, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Joey Lynn Resciniti said...

Loss of a laptop is a big phobia of mine. I'm so glad yours is back!

July 31, 2010 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

Welcome back Big Sis!! Missed you!

July 31, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

Glad you are back ....that must have been so frustrating without the computer! I would go bonkers!

July 31, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Beth Zimmerman said...

So glad you're back! And just for the record ... I would have whined way more than you did!

July 31, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger shortmama said...

Glad to see you back!

July 31, 2010 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Woohoo! Glad to see you back and at it again...it has been a quiet week and a half without you...:)

August 1, 2010 at 12:11 AM  
Blogger Lourie said...

Oh yay! Your laptop lives!!! Glad you survived the time without it. I don't think I could do it.

August 1, 2010 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger Liz Mays said...

I can't imagine how you must have felt while away from blog world, but then again...you may have kinda enjoyed it once you accepted it! :)

August 1, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Grace Adams said...

I'm glad the shakes are over for you, but isn't it amazing how much you can do with a cell phone and a hijacked computer? I went to Italy in April and was astounded at how easily I could maintain the blog while consuming an entire bottle of red wine. Can't wait to do that again!

August 1, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

I think I would go through withdraws, too..but it would probably be good for me.

August 1, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger RN Mama said...

Welcome back Shell! So glad you got your laptop fixed!! I can't even imagine being without my computer!

August 1, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

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