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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Now That You Have Baby Fever, What's Next?

Thanks to everyone who joined in with Rockin' the Bump last month and Rockin' the Baby this month. 

We had over 200 mamas join in each time. If you haven't had a chance to check out the links, be sure to do so! You'll be ooh'ing and ahhh'ing, plus getting to know some new bloggers! 

Since I've been accused of being a baby pusher and the cause of a baby boom in nine months, I thought that for our link-up in August, we'd take a different direction. I'll get to that in just a minute, after I tell you who won the prizes from Rockin the Baby!

Prize #1: $50 Demi Bella Tee from Chic Mama: #119 The Adventures of Fussypants and Little Miss

Prize #2: $50 gift certificate to shop at Storkie: #8 Mama Marchand's Musings

Prize #3: $50 gift certificate to shop at Lauren Nicole Gifts:  #151 Mommy of a Monster

Prize #4: $75 to Bellflower Books:  #186 Mommy This and That

A big thank you to our sponsors! Winners will be emailed today. 

Button once again by Jess at The Frilly Coconut who is inthe middle of a totally new look for me. On Wordpress. Button will be grab-able soon!

Now, for next month, I thought we'd take a break from making everyone's ovaries ache and do a throwback to a typical school assigment.  With a twist, of course. 

What did you do on your summer vacation?  Yes, even I did this to my students when I was teaching. 

Only this time: it's fun and a whole lot easier! Post a pic(s) that shows  you/your family having fun this summer!  It could be your kids eating ice cream, summer baseball, a family vacation, or even your glass of wine at the end of a long summer day.  Whatever says "Summer Fun" to you. 

Then come back August 8-15th  and link up! 



Anonymous tracy@sellabitmum said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Fun to link-up! xo

July 19, 2011 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

My ovaries thank you for the next link up not being babies. ;)

July 19, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

congrats to all of the winners! What a cute idea for next month! I'm loving all of your linkies!

July 19, 2011 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You have the best ideas! I had fun seeing everyone's babies.

July 19, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

You do have the best ideas! Can't wait to link up next month!

July 19, 2011 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Congrats to the winners.

Unfortunately, my "summer fun" won't be happening until the week after your next linky. Boo.

July 19, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

We will be in the obx that time but hope I can squeeze in a post of pics while we are there!

Congrats to the winners...it was a great link up!

July 19, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Can't wait to see your new fabulous look on Wordpress :)

July 19, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

Congrats to the winners!!

This is perfect timing for this new link-up. We have vacation next week so I will have tons of pictures! Also the week of the link-up my kids will be out of town all week! Woo-hoo!

July 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I admit, your last linkup party on Rockin the Baby did result in some baby fever. Luckily, I am so done with childbearing and I've been telling that internal mental baby lover to shut it. ;-)

July 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Not a Perfect Mom said...

ooh, a makeover? how exciting! I've been thinking of doing one too...and moving to WP, but my laziness has so far not made either of those things happen...
and I guess I've gotta bring my camera to Disney next week for the next link up since pictures of me yelling at my kids all summer probably wouldn't go over well

July 19, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Fun! These photo linkups are wonderful :)

Congrats to the winners!

July 19, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Oh, and I can't wait to see your new look!

July 19, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Rockin' the baby was so much fun! I plan to link up in August, too. Great job, Shell!!

July 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Julia Ladewski said...

i missed the last 2 link ups! you should do a comparative link up of our own baby pics with the baby pics of our babes... to see if they look like us! that would be funny.

July 19, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Mandi Miller said...

Fun idea! And you are going to love wordpress!

July 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! :) YAY! :) I can't believe I won!

July 19, 2011 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

Congrats to the winners. Yes, my ovaries thank you as well. ;)

The August link-up works out perfectly for me because it's right after we return from vacation. I'm sure I'll have a ton of pictures.

July 19, 2011 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

No way....awesome!! Thank you so much and congrats to the other winners!

Love next month's link up idea ;)

July 19, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger LA Botchar said...

congrats to all winners! This was so fun....and since I have 3 of my own that keep my busy enough...no ovary aches AT ALL! LOL
looking forward to next months meme

July 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous erin margolin said...

Such a fun summer of link ups, Shell! and congrats to all the winners!


July 19, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Ha ha.. when I first glanced at your newest button I thought it said "Summer TAN Show Off".. and my first thought was, well I have a nice tan, but it's NOT that great!

Great link ups, chica... Keep 'em coming! :)

July 19, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Kristin @ What She Said said...

Oh, this coincides perfectly with my girls' getaway to Myrtle Beach! It's the MOST fun! (Points if you can name that movie.) :)

July 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Ali - My Suitcase Full of Tricks said...

You know that the names "Baby Pusher" and "Ovary Maker Ache-r" are said out of love right?

July 19, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

Cool beans! Can't wait to link up next month :)

July 19, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Anonymous molly said...

No offense, but I did not join or look at either because that would mean I would have had to go back through all my bump/baby photos and get a raging case of baby fever.

Sooooo don't want that right now. Maybe later?

I'll link up in August though.

p.s. SO excited to see your new look on WP =)

July 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Congrats to the winners.
Sounds like a fun idea. And that will be good timing too since school starts here August 8th! I will be ready to reminisce then :)

July 19, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to all! It was a fun link-up.

Why are you moving to Wordpress?

July 19, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Congrats to the winners.

I already know what I want to show picture(s) of for the next round.

July 19, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Kir said...

congratulations to the winners!!!

can't wait to see your new look and to be able to link up for the SUMMER of FUN...

how awesome!!!!

July 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

first, didn't win. #dammit

second, vacation?

but i'll link up to that, you know i will.

July 19, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

congratulations to the winners.. I like the idea of our baby pics with our kids baby pics to see if they resemble. If ya did that my hubby and our 2 youngest would hands down be the most look alike.. seriously it is scary

July 19, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger BNM said...

congrats to the winners loved seeing all the babies :)

July 19, 2011 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

How fun! Can't wait to link up to the new one. And are you so excited to move from Blogger? (I was)

July 19, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Minivan Mama said...

Me? Brag about my summer? Well, okay.

July 19, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Macey said...

Congrats to the winners! This one is going to be fun too!

July 19, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Coreen said...

Woohoo, thanks Shell, winning a cool prize made my day! Looking forward to the next link-up!

July 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger C (Kid Things) said...

Congrats to the winners and I'll be here for the next linkup!

July 19, 2011 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh Shell, you have the best ideas!

And yeah!!!! A move to WP, good for you. :)

July 19, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!

Love the idea for August's link up!!! You know I'll be back!!!

July 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Courtney K. said...

Another fun linkup!! Looking forward to it!

July 19, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great link up! You are just full of great ideas!

July 19, 2011 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger gin said...

Hey; this is the same prompt I will be giving my own students on the first day of school; we'll be illustrating ours. :)
Can't wait for the next linky!

July 19, 2011 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

What a great idea for the next link up. :) I expect to see lots of shots of your adorable boys.

July 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Leigh Powell Hines said...

What fun. And happy belated birthday as well. I hope you join me on August 1 for a link-up called Meal Planning Made Easy. I want this to be a place where our readers can get recipes to make meal planning easy for the month or read posts on best practices, tips. Join me. My latest post has the details.

July 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats to the winners!! Cannot wait for the next one- love the topic!

July 19, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Congrats, winners!!!

July 19, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

glad that baby fever is over ...I am geared up for some beach pics

July 19, 2011 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Yay no more baby fever!! I am really excited for August's link up! Congrats to the winners. Cant wait to see your fabulous new look!

July 19, 2011 at 5:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cool. I have just the photos in mind!

July 19, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

I LOVE this idea!

And since it is recent (all my pregnant/baby pics are in storage right now) I will actually participate in this one!

July 19, 2011 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Anita @ Mommy in Search of Me said...

Congrats winners!
I am stoked on this idea! I can't wait :)

July 19, 2011 at 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners! I know two of them in real life and yay for the new blog hop!! I've already had an amazing summer with lots more fun to come, so this will be easy. :)

July 20, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the winners! Excellent link up!!

July 20, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Congrats to the winners and seriously woman- So. Much. Fun!

August 1, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

That was a great link up with some great pics! Can't wait to link up again!

August 2, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger angela said...

Congratulations to the winners!

And you have such fun linkys! I can't wait to participate in each of them :)

August 2, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Coreen said...

My Demi Bella Tee arrived and it is AWESOME! Very cute, soft material and grat fit. And the communication I received from Adriana at Chic Mama was superb. Excellent customer service!

August 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM  

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