And the Winner is…

The week of this year’s Summer Giveaway Blog Hop is over and here at my blog is time to announce the winner of the autographed writer’s notebook, fancy pens, and handcrafted wire bookmark!

Congratulations to Dana C.!  You are my winner!  Please check your email for further information.


Summer Giveaway Hop 2013!

Welcome Blog Hoppers! 

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This blog is for readers and lovers of the written word. Here you will find stories, humorous essays, and other interesting tidbits that I feel like sharing.  Here are some of my favorite posts:

Everything I need to know about life I learned from Spongebob

Soccer and Herding Cats

Being a Mom and a Writer

Of course, many of you came by for the fabulous giveaway!  I’m giving away an autographed writer’s notebook, two fancy pens, and a handmade wire bookmark!



Click on the link below to enter for your chance to win!

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Click here to see all the other awesome blogs participating and giving away great stuff!

Gearing Up for my First Blog Hop

I’m taking my own advice and participating in the Summer Giveaway Hop of 2013.  From what I’ve heard, this is one of the coolest hops around.  As of today there are over 100 blogs participating and giving out all sorts of great stuff.  The opening day is this Thursday and that is when my official post for the giveaway and the rafflecopter will go live.

summer 13 giveaway hop[1][1]This will be my first blog hop and I’m both excited and nervous.  Part of me worries that I’m going to mess something up and be kicked off the hop.  I’m crossing my fingers that I get all the links and widgets working in time and everything goes smoothly.  Thousands of people might be coming by and seeing my space here.  I can only hope they like what they see and perhaps stick around awhile.

This is a giveaway hop and most blogs are giving away copies of their books. There are even a few giftcards, t-shirts, as well as some other things.  Since I’m not published, yet, I don’t have a free book to giveaway.  I’m crossing my fingers that that will change in the next year or so. Instead, I’m giving away some pretty awesome swag.


If you enter here, you can enter to win a beautiful notebook, two fancy pens, and a handmade wire bookmark.  There will be a picture of the bookmark on Thursday, I have to make it first!

So, if you are reading this don’t forget to come by Thursday and put yourself in the raffle, tell your friends, the more the merrier! From here you will be able to link to all the other blogs in the hop and sign up for their raffles as well.  It’s like a giant global blog party, don’t miss it!

Until Thursday – Happy Writing.