100th Post & A Giveaway!

>> Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I looked at my status counter this morning and realized that I've reached a blogging milestone!


This is my 100th post!! Since I started blogging last spring, 100 posts seemed like such a long way off -- but almost a year later, here it is!

So, to celebrate my 100th post, I am doing a 100th post giveaway!

As some of you know, there are two things I love - reading and Starbucks. And in honor of my 100th post, I am giving away a $10 gift card to Starbucks and one of my favorite mommy books - "Taking Care of the Me in Mommy" by Lisa Whelchel. It's a great book that reminds us that it is ok to take a little time for ourselves!



There's lots of chances to win!!! For a chance to win the $10 Starbucks card and a copy of "Taking Care of the Me in Mommy" (contest ends 2/20):





1. Leave a comment about what you like about my blog

2. Leave a comment telling me if there's anything I could do to improve my blog.

2. Leave a comment about what your favorite Starbucks drink is

3. Leave a comment about why you'd like to read this book.

4. Leave a comment telling me if you watched "The Facts of Life" as a kid

5. Follow me on Twitter (booklover1212) and twitter about this giveaway. Provide me a link to your Tweet in your comment.

6. Follow me and leave a comment telling me (or if you already follow, leave me a comment)

7. Mention this giveaway on your blog and provide me with the link.

Please be sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you if your contact information is not in your profile!

Good luck!!

73 comments:

suburban prep February 10, 2010 at 7:40 AM  

Oh I was a big time watcher of the Facts Of Life. Watched from the beginning when even Molly Ringwald was on. (ok I was a teen ager then).
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suburban prep February 10, 2010 at 7:41 AM  

When it comes to Sarbucks I have a few drinks and they both involve the chai flavor. There was a Berry Chai and now there is an Apple Chai.
YUM
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~City Love... now, forever, always~ February 10, 2010 at 7:47 AM  

I love how you are so *real* in your blog. When things aren't going well, when you're scared, you let it out. You don't try to pretend to be a perfect person.

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~City Love... now, forever, always~ February 10, 2010 at 7:49 AM  

I don't drink coffee, and I don't much care for Starbucks. But my husband (who passed away almost 2 years ago) and his mother used to love Starbucks. Their gifts to each other would always be SB gift cards. So if I won, I would send the gift card to my mother in law so she could go and remember him.

~City Love... now, forever, always~ February 10, 2010 at 7:50 AM  

I'd love to read this book because it's hard to remember to take care of the mommy in me!!! It's easy to get caught up with the kids. I have to constatnyl remind myself that I have to take care of ME in order to be able to take care of them!! I have 5 children and stepchildren, all age 5 and under!

~City Love... now, forever, always~ February 10, 2010 at 7:52 AM  

Annnnd, I follow your blog :o)

I love the song you have playing for background music. And I love your picture slideshows. Your girls are adorable!!

Jennerific February 10, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

how am i not following you on twitter? i thought we had that sorted out ages ago. OKAY so i am your newest follower (holla). I love your blog because you give me the inspiration to one day be a semi-good SAHM. the only thing i would improve would be to provide more pictures of YOU i'm just curious like that. i would like to read the book because i LOVE books and would somehow like to find time to read them again and i'm sure this book would have pointers on how to do that ;) i did watch the facts of life as a kid and loved the fact that there was a jennifer on the show.

whew!! its good to be back reading other people's blogs for a change xoxo

Jennerific February 10, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

oh right starbucks!! carmel machiatto baby!!

Charity February 10, 2010 at 8:05 AM  

As of right now I do not have a favorite Starbucks drink, they are all so good!!

Charity February 10, 2010 at 8:05 AM  

I watched the facts of life a lot as a kid, loved it!!

Charity February 10, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

I love how real your blog is. You tell it how it is.

Lisa February 10, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

Gurlll, of course I already follow you:)

Lisa February 10, 2010 at 8:13 AM  

Yes, I was a Facts of Life girl!! I had part of the lyrics in one of my posts not long ago. When ya get 'em in your head they don't want to come out:)

Lisa February 10, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

My SIL always orders for me (cause she goes all the time and knows the best stuff) Its some kind of lowfat vanilla mocha or something like that...all I know is it's gooood!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground February 10, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

Not a coffee drinker but LOVE Starbucks hot chocolate.

Lisa February 10, 2010 at 8:22 AM  

What I like about your blog - the little girls on your header, because they remind me of the Holly Hobbie stuff I had in the 70's...your slide show pics esp. the one with her hair sticking up - so cute!....I like the way your blog is laid out - not cluttered....and I love your posts, you write about things we can relate to:)

Lisa February 10, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

I would read this book to hopefully remind me to take care of me too!! I forget to do that - a lot!

Amanda: February 10, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

Oh how I would LOVE some Starbucks today! I'd have to drive half an hour to get to one, though!! My favorite drink when I need caffeine is a white mocha marble macchiato, and if I'm going caffeine free, it's gotta be the caramel apple spice :)

You know how I love your blog - I can't think of a single thing to make it better :)

Andrea February 10, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

Love your blog, makes me laugh and sometimes cry!
and I'm a follower of your blog.


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Annette February 10, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

I like that you have a good variety of topics. It is not all about the kids or crafts...it's real...and you allow us to know YOU too!

Annette February 10, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

You're going to hate me...but you asked...
I don't like music on blogs. But since so many have music, I just keep my mute on. The reason I don't care for music on blogs is bc I am surprised when I click on it...and hear it.

Sorry...but I bet lots like it, and I just thought I'd tell you my only thought on changes.

Annette February 10, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

I don't "do" Starbucks, so if I won, you could give me the book and share the card with another great reader (or maybe you could recommend a non coffee-type drink??)

Annette February 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

Lisa Whelchel is very real and I like her as a speaker...and think this book would just be a good, all-around fit for me. I need to put it on my to read list!

Annette February 10, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

I certainly did watch! Jo was my favorite...you know, tough girl and all that!

Helene February 10, 2010 at 10:58 AM  

Congratulations on your 100th post!! Yeah! I don't even remember how I found you (maybe it was from the We Heart Art giveaway from awhile back??) but I'm so glad I did. I've enjoyed your blog so much!!

Helene February 10, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

One of the reasons why I love your blog is that you are real, you are honest and I admire how strong you are. Many of your posts have inspired me to be a better mother...and it's comforting knowing that there's someone else out there going through the same parenting issues I'm going through.

Helene February 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

I thought when you mentioned "Lisa Welchel" that it was the girl from Facts of Life but I wasn't sure. I used to love that show...I wish there were re-runs of it.

Too Many Hats February 10, 2010 at 12:22 PM  

I love your blog. I like that you are real and honest. I love how you adore your Marine and your little girls.

Too Many Hats February 10, 2010 at 12:22 PM  

You could improve your blog by removing the word verification in the comment section - just a pain sometimes.

Too Many Hats February 10, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

My favorite Starbucks drink is A Grande White Choc Mocha. However, that has way too many points at the moment, so I get a Grande Skinny Carmel latte or a Grande Skinny Cinnamon Dulce latte with 2 pumps White Choc Mocha, thanks to your advice.

Too Many Hats February 10, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

I would love to read the book because I have within the last 5 months come to realize I have lost alot of me over the last 19 years and I'm not getting older and I like me back thank you very much.

Too Many Hats February 10, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

I LOVED, yes LOVED, The Facts of Life as a kid. I watched it from the very first season all the way to the end. I wanted to be Blair, but I was much more of a Jo in real life.

amanda February 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

i like your blog because you're real, and not afraid to tell what's on your heart

amanda February 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM  

no improvements needed friend!

amanda February 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM  

i'm not a coffee drinker. but i love me some hot chocolate!!

amanda February 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM  

i LOVE lisa welchel *don't think i spelled that correctly* and would love to read this book. i've read another by her that was super great!!

amanda February 10, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

i LOVE facts of life. and have the first two seasons on dvd. blair was my favorite girl!! and tootie was fun too!!

Jenny February 10, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

I love Mocha Frappucinos!

Jenny February 10, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

I love the music on your blog and your witty writing!

Jenny February 10, 2010 at 7:24 PM  

I did watch The Facts of Life when I was little.

Jenny February 10, 2010 at 7:25 PM  

I would like to read this book because I am desperately trying not to lose the "me" in mommy!!!

Shooting Stars Mag February 10, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

mocha frappicino. omg. those are the best. and then the rice krispie treats. LOL

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag February 10, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

yes, I did watch the facts of life!!!

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

I don't know if you entered the Holey Donuts giveaway or not, but if you could check out this post and do so for my blog, it would mean a TON for my family and you can enter for the book afterwards too if you wish (White Cat by Holly Black ARC)!:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-white-cat-arc-250-holey-donuts.html

S.L.P February 11, 2010 at 6:09 PM  

That's sweet of you to give something away in honor of all the work and typing you've done. Someone should give you a book and a trip to Starbucks!;o) I enjoyed reading your "All I wanted was a glass of wine" post the other day. Oh how I know that feeling. I've finally gotten the hang of what wines I like and don't like. Only sweet reds or fruity for me! I haven't encountered the plastic cork yet, but I'll be prepared with a strong handsome husband when I do!

-Shara

Buckeroomama February 11, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

Congrats on your 100th post!! :)

Heather February 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM  

I love the sincerity of your posts + all the photos you post!

Heather February 14, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

I'd say keep your blog the way it is. Your posts really reflect who you are.

Heather February 14, 2010 at 3:01 PM  

My favorite Starbucks drink is a White Chocolate Mocha!

Heather February 14, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

I'd love to read this book, as I'm always up for learning about new ways to make time for myself!

Heather February 14, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

No, I've never seen "The Facts Of Life".

Heather February 14, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

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Heather February 14, 2010 at 3:04 PM  

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Juliana February 14, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

Congrats--I love your blog because you are honest and real and you are a very sweet person. Survivorjewels@gmail.com

Juliana February 14, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

I do not think you need to improve anything about your blog--it is beautiful the way it is!

Juliana February 14, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

My fav Starbucks drink is Strawberries and Vanilla!

Juliana February 14, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

I would like to read this book because I am a mom and as a mother I think that we are all confused at times about what we are supposed to do. These kids did not come with instruction manuals and we just try our best. I love books about motherhood and would love to share with my mommy groups

Juliana February 14, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

Ha ha ha I STILL watch the Facts of Life!!

Megryansmom February 18, 2010 at 7:52 AM  

I love all the pink on your blog, it is afterall the BEST color!

Megryansmom February 18, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

Hmmm if I had to chose anything at Starbucks it would have to bee chai tea, their coffee is too strong for me.

Megryansmom February 18, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

I love Lisa Whelchel, loved her in The Facts of Life

Megryansmom February 18, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

p.s. I have a giveaway that your girls might enjoy.....

Jamie February 19, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

love your blog and the variety that it has!

Jamie February 19, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

I did watch the facts of life a little bit when growing up.

Jamie February 19, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

I would love to read this book. Sounds like a great book and reminder for me as a mom who likes to "do it all" for others...

Jamie February 19, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

I love Chai Tea Latte's at Starbucks...sooo yummy!

MoziEsm√© February 20, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

I was a Facts of Life fan!

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