I am SO excited because I actually WON this gorgeous apron from Carolyn’s Kitchen. I can’t wait to get it in the mail. I have been wanting one of these forever and I can’t believe my good luck. I better go buy a lottery ticket. I might have to break out the camera and post a picture on my blog of me in my apron. LOVE IT! Just call me Bree Van de Camp!
This contest was sponsored by the Mom Blogs at MomDot. If you aren’t already, you should definitely be reading this blog which has some of the best information for Mom Bloggers on the Web. They also have the coolest contests in the blogosphere. Thanks for the apron guys!
The Little Write Gal is the Dancer of the Week.
For more Wordless Wednesday posts visit the Mom Blogs at MomDot. Happy WW everyone!
Apparently I am not the only person who is not a fan of American Idol’s Season 8. The rest of America agrees with me. Well, maybe not the rest of America but at least this blogger does and the 2000+ people who commented on the post. Maybe on Wednesday I will change my mind with Group 2. I am thinking – maybe not. By the way ratings are down 8 percent from last season. Wow, only 8 percent. It seems like it should be more to me. Love it or hate it I still watch it. Just call me obsessed dedicated.
Normally I am obsessed with watching American Idol, but I have to say I am disappointed so far with Season 8. I think they have made too many changes. They could have just added a new judge and that would have been enough change for one season. But they had to switch everything around. What was the point of the “judge’s mansion” episode? I am also not a fan of the Top 36 three week elimination. I am not impressed with the talent so far this season either. I like Danny Gokey’s voice although I am getting tired of hearing about his late wife in EVERY episode. He looked so much cuter in his glasses.
I am normally a big Idol fan but this year I just can’t seem to get into it. Is anyone else turned off by the changes? Do you think the talent is better than last year? Maybe I will change my mind later on in the season. I can only hope.
I love the vintage aprons and matching glove sets from Carolyn’s Kitchen. One day I am going to break down and purchase my very own apron, but for now I am just entering every contest that is giving one away online. Go enter MomDot’s contest for a chance to win a Red Sweetheart apron from Carolyn’s Kitchen. These are so Bree Van de Camp, don’t you think?
Published February 16, 2009
Tags: Blogging Tips, Grammar Police
Apparently I am not the only one who is annoyed by bad grammar on your blog. Read Trisha’s post on Blog Pet Peeves, which has some great examples of wHaT nOt 2 dO oN yOuR bLog. That is really annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And so is this……………………..
Published February 13, 2009
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my bloggy friends! I love you guys.
I love, love, love handbags, especially if they are FREE, which is why I am excited to tell you about this giveaway from The Sak. In honor of its 20th Anniversary, The Sak is hosting a sweepstakes where you can win an adorable tote. From now until February 28th, 20 lucky winners will receive the new, eco-friendly sakroots Pax Eco Tote, featuring the signature peace print by artist Gilles Jourdan. Sakroots Pax Eco Canvas is made of a jute/cotton blend canvas and has 100% natural cotton handles. Check out www.thesak.com to enter for your chance to win!
Happy Birhday to The Sak!
If only it was that easy! Happy WW everyone!
Published February 9, 2009
Tags: Blogging Tips, Grammar Police
After reading some horribly written blogs this week I feel compelled to call in the Grammar Police (aka me). Now to protect the guilty, I am not revealing which blogs brought tears to my eyes (even though I was seriously THISCLOSE to issuing some citations and naming names in this post). Instead I thought I would just offer the blogosphere a grammar lesson of some things to avoid in your writing. THIS time the Grammar Police did not issue citations. Next time you may not be so lucky. Here are the citations – in order of how they got on my nerves this week:
1. “S” denotes a plural, not ‘s. People — not giveaway’s but giveaways. Contest’s is also incorrect — use contests. Even my third grader knows this basic English rule.
2. Limit your use of exclamation points. Please do not make matters worse by using double exclamation points after ever single sentence!! Exclamation points are to be used for effect and use them sparingly!! They are annoying me already in this paragraph!! I will hunt you down if you do this on your blog!!
3. Use contractions sparingly. An occasional contraction here and there is okay but please do not use a contraction in every sentence. I cringe when I see I two or more contractions in the same sentence. Please note I won’t be reading your blog because I don’t like your overuse of contractions.
If you have any grammar citations you think need issued, leave them in a comment and the Grammar Police will be glad to write about them later.