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October 17, 2011

In Celebration...A GIVEAWAY!!!

I'd been thinking about a new blog design for quite some time, and I finally decided to treat myself to a little makeover.

I feel like a brand new mama [minus the sleepless nights and spit-up], and I'm really loving my new look!

In celebration, I'm so excited to host a little giveaway!

Now, I'd love to offer up an all-expenses paid trip to fabulous New York City for a spa makeover weekend...or maybe a new pair of designer sunglasses and an online shopping spree...

...but I decided instead on a $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble! Just think how far you can travel with your imagination!!!

Step back, sip on a latte, and peruse the travel section...or indulge in some fashion magazines...or get lost in a juicy paperback! (Or buy a couple of new books for your kiddos...which will, in effect, buy you some fuss-free time at home, right?)

To enter, just leave a comment on this post...I'd love some suggestions for new reads.

For additional entries, I'd be honored if you'd...

* Follow my blog (or tell me that you already do).
* Like my blog on Facebook (or tell me that you already do).
* Follow me on Twitter (or tell me that you already do).

[Icons for each are on the right side of my page.]

This giveaway is open through Sunday, October 23. I will announce the winner on Monday, October 24.

Thanks so much for helping me celebrate my new look! Looking forward to many more shared triumphs!

24 comments:

Beth Carrigan said...

How exciting for you! I will be sure to follow your blog and share with my friends!

Cuz I'm the mama! said...

Love your new look and it really gets me wanting to treat myself, too. We have some changes coming up in our family .... so I might wait til then .... but your look is awesome. It's cute, but clean -- classy yet fun. Everything I'm looking for! Of course I follow you on your blog ... and I'll look you up on FB too! Have a great week!

ps. Check out my blog about shoe shopping this weekend. Made me think of you guys b/c you always make shoe shopping an outing, too (although ... your girls seem MUCH better behaved)!!

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

Hey Mandy! Love the new look as you know already...I follow you and I am your friend on facebook but do you have a page I can like? I don't twitter....you've seen my phone....LOL!

Happy Monday!!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I've followed you since the year ____ :) and I've just liked your FB page (still can't believe you're getting with all these social media things hahahaha)

Quadmama said...

I like the new look!

Quadmama said...

I follow you!

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

Love the new look! I read Room recently. It was uncomfortable at times but really interesting. I also read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It's a nonfiction book about a woman who has completely changed the world (and no one knew who she was)!

strongblonde said...

:) you know i love the new look.

have you read david sedaris?? any of his stuff, but esp 'me talk pretty one day' and 'naked' are good ;) he's a guilty pleasure of mine!

James said...

Looks good!

Olusola said...

Already told you I love the new look right? In case I didn't, love it.

Also a proud follower

Barbara Manatee said...

How fun! I'd offer up some good reads (blogs) but I think you read most of what I read! ha!

Now if we're talking BOOKS....I have lots of suggestions! :-)

yeah for a new blog makeover!!

championm2000 said...

Just started following you on Twitter...already follow here and on FB!

I love your new design and your blog--you are one of my can't miss reads!

I was just at B&N tonight. I bought a book for young adults recommended by a teacher friend--The Uglies. I am partly reviewing it for work and partly reading it for pleasure. It looks good, though!

Double the Giggles said...

Not a big book reader, but I suggest Ready Made magazine. I love all the creative ideas in it!

Double the Giggles said...

I follow your blog religiously! Haha!

Julia said...

I follow you everywhere :)

I just got a book for the girls at the used bookstore yesterday, and I've already read it about 29 times. My girls LOVE it! It's called The Pout, Pout Fish. It has a great rhythm. Brynne actually likes to stand up while I read it, so she can sway to the rhythm of the words. It also has a really great message--we are what we believe about ourselves. :)

Jenny Borders said...

Yes please!

Jenny Borders said...

And I follow here.

Jennie said...

I already follow your blog, and now like you on facebook too :) I love your new look!

Deanna said...

Still loving the new look on your blog! It's so clean and organized. ; )

I haven't read it yet, but I have had several recommendations for In the Garden of Beasts...it's about a family's journey in Hitler's Germany. I hope to get to it sometime this fall.

Oh, and I follow your blog and follow on Twitter!

Holly Ann said...

Oh, how fun! I follow you on GFC and Facebook too. I tried to do it on Twitter, but it wasn't working for me. I'll try that again later. :)

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

Hi Mandy! I'm reading Radical Homemakers right now- fascinating and something I think you would appreciate. :-)

Mama Mama Quite Contrary said...

I follow your blog!

Monica said...

I love your new look!

For an internet read, I would recommend Avery's Journey! www.averyannechristiansen.blogspot.com She is a little girl that is the same age as your girls (born Jan 2009), and she has brain cancer! She is a little fighter and cute to boot! Her blog is about her journey w/ brain cancer. Her family can use all the support they can get!

For an actual book, I would recommened The Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock. It's a book about twin girls and promises kept! Absolutely love it... and it will make you tear up being a twin momma!

:) Monica

Monica said...

I follow your blog!