I am happy to be participating in MomDot’s Blog Link-a-Thon which includes some wonderful bloggers. Many of these blogs I read now and I can’t wait to check out some new ones. Happy Reading!
P.S. Special thanks to Sara from Ordinary and Awesome for fixing this code for everyone to post on their blogs.
Don’t forget to check out MomDot’s Birthday bash – 31 Bloggers in 31 days for your chance to win some awesome prizes. There are some great ones listed. All of the prizes are fantastic but here are some of my favorites:
If you haven’t already, be sure to enter my contest for your choice of necklace from Abella Galleries.
Today is the first day of MomDot’s Blog Party which celebrates my dear friend Trisha’s 31st birthday. For the month of May visit MomDot each day for an awesome contest that you can enter to win. It is 31 bloggers in 31 days. Today’s prize is a $25 gift card to Inspire Your Walls. My contest will be featured on May 19th and I can’t wait. I am not going to spoil the surprise but it is an awesome prize.
You could win this crisp $1 bill if you go over to MomDot and tell them in a comment why you need it. Make sure you tell them that I sent you. It’s part of the America’s Next Top Blogger contest. Whoever has the best reason will win and will help me get closer to the title. There are only 7 contestants remaining. Hurry because you only have until Monday. Thank you!
Have a great weekend.
Published January 1, 2009
Tags: teacher supplies
I had a lot of fun participating in MomDot’s Blogger Christmas Exchange where you were paired up with another blogger that you didn’t know and exchanged Christmas gifts. My partner was Jen whose blog is called Nuestra Vida Loca. She sent me some great teacher supplies to help keep me organized in the New Year. Check out my book stand, magnetic paper clips, and magnetic bulletin board. She also got me these cute post-its and a pen designed to fit in your purse as well as one of those adorable eco-friendly bags that you can use instead of a paper shopping bag.
Thanks Jen for everything!
Welcome to Day #4 of MomDot’s Blog Party! Today’s question is sponsored by Bottlewise and Glow Mama.
What is your favorite holiday recipe? Describe your holiday table and your biggest holiday cooking disaster.
My favorite holiday recipe has to be my Cranberry Gelatin Salad. You know it’s good when you get invited to parties and the host requests you bring this dish. My family insists on it at our holiday gatherings. It is kid-friendly too because even though it has cranberries in it, The Little Write Gal loves it because it has Jello! You should try it for your next Christmas party. It looks gorgeous if you serve it in a glass bowl.
Cranberry Gelatin Salad
1 package (6 ounces) cherry gelatin
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 can (16 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
1/4 cup chopped pecans
In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in pineapple and cranberry sauce. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir in grapes and pecans. Pour into a 2-qt. serving bowl. Refrigerate until firm. Yield: 8-10 servings.
My holiday table usually just has our china on it for parties because there is normally so much food at my house it is sitting everywhere on the kitchen countertops, even on the stove. I have never really had any holiday cooking disasters — at least not yet. I hope I don’t have one this year since I just typed this.
If you are here from MomDot’s Blog Party, be sure and enter my contest while you are visiting!
Published November 14, 2008
Tags: MomDot, MomDot Blog Party
I am so far behind this week! Today is Day #3 of the awesome Blog Party over at MomDot which lasts until November 28th. Unfortunately I missed posting on Days 1 &2! Each day you are supposed to post about the topic of the day, link back to the post, and go comment on other blogs. You can read the complete how-to here. You could win some awesome prizes!
Today’s question is sponsored by Appledonia, Hippo Toes, and My Bag.
When do you start Christmas shopping? How do you budget for Christmas? Do you stick to your budget?
I don’t have a specific time that I begin Christmas shopping. I do remember way back before the Little Write Gal was born I always had my shopping done before Thanksgiving. Since I became a Mommy I am lucky to get it done before Christmas. But that is okay with me because the later I shop the more in the season I get. Now I am not one of those people who wait until Christmas Eve and enjoy the last minute thing. I generally will finish by about December 15th at the latest. I haven’t even thought about it this year!
I do find creating a budget for shopping is very beneficial for several reasons. First of all it allows me to spend equally for my nephews. Secondly by writing down what I spend as I go I can keep up with who I still need to buy for. Also making a budget allows me not to overspend at Christmas.
Thank you to everyone who voted me as your Class President on the #1 Mom Blog site, MomDot.com. Click here to read my interview. My friend Sarah aka The Zookeeper asked me what I would write about if a publisher gave me a million dollars to write a book on any topic I chose. I am not going to tell you my answer here because I want you to go read my interview LOL. I WISH someone would give me that million dollar book deal. I couldn’t get that lucky but a girl can dream!
Check out this great new site I discovered called Momdot.com. If you are a Mom with a blog you need to go there now and get your blog listed for free. Even if you are not a mommy blogger you can go there to read other fine blogs. The Write Gal is now included in the Momdot.com blog listings under Shopping.
They also select other bloggers to occasionally write for them. Trisha, Alicia, & Toni- I want to be your feature blogger!! Pick me! Pick me! Did I mention I was a professonal writer? It says so on my About Page! And on my Web site! Other people besides my Mom think I am a great writer too. Check out what my Clients are saying.
Momdot.com also has cool contests. I am all about free! As a matter of fact in honor of the launch of their Web site, Momdot.com is giving away a prize every day starting on July 28th with the party ending on August 31st, including prizes daily and feature bloggers, just in time to bang out the end of summer and into the school year. Don’t forget to list your blog for free and connect with other mommies on their forum.
Check it out!