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Birthday Mingle! Yippee!

Just in case you guys have troubles loading my Blogger blog!

Have a SUPER week!

If you want to join in, head on over to Speedy’s blog And link up!
It’s fun, easy and you meet LOTS of bloggers!
What are you waiting for?

Confessions of a Writer/Blogger/Mother/Twitterer Addict

*I decided to pull this one from MY drafts and PUBLISH it.* Yippee!

Confessions of a SAHM Mom/writer/baker/twitterer/blogger/vlogger

1. I am often in my PJ’s until noon or later.

2. I get so into the book that I am writing that I forget what time it is. Like last night, it was almost 7:00 PM and dinner hadn’t been served yet.

3. Snacks for my kiddos at times have been Cheetos. That’s semi healthy right?

4. Speaking of the above, one time for breakfast I had a handful of spicy cheetos and a Diet Dr. Pepper!

5. I just discovered the purpose of Twitter last week! I signed up about 6 months ago and didn’t get it. I do now, however.

6. I am a Vlog a holic. I LOVE to make video posts of myself and post them on my blog. Just started doing that Nov 13, 2009.

7. I am HTML challenged. Had to ask a good friend of mine to help me with my blog. She redesigned it with some of my favorite colors!

8. I like Facebook, but ever since I discovered Twitter it is definitely my NEW love!

9. I (heart) Emmett and Jacob from Twilight! I can’t get enough of their yummy bodies.

10. Last Confession I swear, If I had a blackberry I could Twitter while grocery shopping, at the movies, at a concert, and I’d do it too. That would be the COOLEST.

Anyway, Love the fact that you are giving away a blackberry! Hope I win! May the BEST Twitter and Blog addict win!


Here is goes. I’ve been around bloggy land for a little while and I have met some fabulous people. And I figured I would spotlight my favorites ones each week. The first one I would like to spotlight was my 100th follower–Angel. She is most certainly that, an angel. She is funny, she sings, she comments on your blogs, she even recently has taken up vlogging–YAHOO!

So without further ado, here’s the interview (email interview I conducted with her) I’m too poor to fly out and see her. I wish. I’ll make my questions that I asked her in bold so you don’t get confused. Then I’ll link up some of my favorite posts that I have loved of Angel’s. K?

Let’s get this party started.


1. Why did you get into blogging?

I started blogging after I found a spot called Cafemom and they had journals, but I wanted to reach more people then just my little group there. I have never been a cliquey person. I pretty much like anyone UNTIL you give me a reason not to. I was also getting a lot of things going through my head and found that blogging gave me the ability to write it down and get it out there.

If you go back to my archives you might find somethings of interest to you. I am an overcomer of childhood sexual abuse and coming from where I have come from I know I often thought I wish there was someone who could have told me all this. So I guess that is truly why I started. I know it is a silent problem and I decided to kind of be the generational chain breaker and the silence breaker for my family and generation.IT just kind of grew from there. I know way too serious huh lol.

2. Tell us a little about yourself. What are your interests, besides blogging of course?
I love to sing, mainly country and gospel.. and Lee is asking me to sing Reba on my next vlog eeeekkkk.. I’ll link that up below if you haven’t heard it. She has a beautiful voice!

The things I do for her lol. I would love to being quilting if I ever had a free moment lol. I also care for my mom who lives behind us and has been facing several health issues. I am an advocate for children with silent disabilities like my oldest son who is bipolar. I love to write and take pictures which of course drives my kids crazy lol. Spending time with the hubby and long hot bubble baths with bubbles up to my eyeballs lol..
3. Favorite book?

Umm the Bible first and foremost.. but then I would have to say nearly anything by TD Jakes or Paula White.. IF you don’t know who either is look em up and GETREADY GETREADY GET READY lol..

4. What type of music do you listen to?
gospel, country some pop LOVE Kirk Franklin, Donnie Mcclurkin, Vestal Goodman, Mark Lowry, David Crowder Band, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, REba, Loretta Lynn, um why don’t I just say eclectic lol except for screamo THAT drives me batty Yup, I’d say she was a country fan folks.
That’s cool. I like country too.

5. Why comment? (Yes, yes I know, I just joined CCWA too–It’s official now, I’m an addict.) But why do you comment? And what make you comment on people’s blogs?

OH see I very rarely DON’T comment on a blog, unless it is just somethign that I cannot deal with which isn’t very often. I comment because I know it was not too long ago when I had NO readers. I would pour my heart out and get nothing in response and that is the worst feeling in the world. I don’t want anyone to feel that way.. Yup me too. But lately I have had to be a little more discrimatory–commenting is hard work lol. 🙂

6. Favorite movie?
Oh do I have to pick one?? Anything by Tyler Perry although I prefer the actual PLAYS, AS Good as it gets, Pay It Forward, Twister are you noticing the Helen Hunt theme here lol.. I loved the movie Sybil and got to watch the remake last night, which was cut way back from the original and was ok but not as good as when Sally Field played th role. I just found it so fascinating.. and intriguing and at some point relatable since she suffered sexual abuse as a child as well.

7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?

OH see I am an animal lover that means all of them, I have 3 dogs, 3 cats ( 2 out 1 in) and a rabbit, I have also owned2 ferrets, at one point nearly 300 mice counting mama’s daddy’s and babies of various stages, green anole, gecko, fire bellied salamanders and yellow bellied frogs.. I have 2 cats as well. I love animals. 🙂

8. Favorite blogger of ALL time, besides me of course….:)?

Oh see that is a tough one cause I like so many for so many different reasons. Pretty much if I have you on my blog roll I like ya I am not one who tends to follow just to give you numbers.. I have to actually LIKE you and what you write about.. See why I like her? This girl is genuine!

9. What made you get into all this video blogging stuff? Have you enjoyed it thus far?

. OH watching you on vlog and Jen at my fabulous life with the crazies, but the absolute deal cincher was Lee and Erin from The mother Load and Headaches hormones and hotflashes and their joint vlog now THAT was so funny I was laughing till I nearly cried..

10. Final Question: Are you also a Twitter addict like me?
(twitter can be almost as addicting as commenting.) It is exhausting my day….

Hmm not so much into twitter lol I sometimes forget I have it.. I am in one of my frustrated with all the social sites which is another reason I have slowed down on blogging. I mean the carnivals are great but I would like to get to normal blogging and only carnival if I have nothing better to do if that makes sense..

There ya have it folks. Angel is a wonderful blogger with a sweet voice. Just listen. Well, click here to listen.
MOST favorite post–Angel is a wonderful singer!

Do YOU want to win a lovely dress? UPDATE!

For Immediate Release:
March 4, 2010

MikaRose Clothing announces A “Marvelous Mother Giveaway” in Celebration of Mother’s Day.

(March 4, 2010), Provo, UT – Mikarose, an industry leader in women’s modest clothing and apparel, announces its ‘Marvelous Mother Giveaway contest to celebrate their upcoming 5 year anniversary and Mother’s Day. “Being a able to bring attention to and celebrate the wonderful things that mothers do is exactly what Mikarose is all about,” said Michaella Lawson, President of Mikarose Clothing Company. In order to say thank you to the many mothers that have made Mikarose a success, Mikarose Clothing Company is offering the ‘Marvelous Mother Giveaway.’ The Giveaway offers an exciting grand prize package which includes:

• Two Economy Class, round-trip tickets to Tampa Florida from any major city in the
Continental United States.
• A Five night Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line.
• Round Trip transportation from Tampa International airport to the Tampa Cruise Terminal.
• A $100 dollar MikaRose Gift Certificate.

The sweepstakes runs from March 08, 2010 through April 12, 2010. To Nominate a Marvelous mother simply go to Visit this same site to view the complete giveaway rules. No purchase is required to enter the Giveaway. Four finalists will be chosen and their stories placed online where individuals will have an opportunity to vote for the mother they feel deserves the giveaway out of the four finalist. The winner will be announced on May 3rd 2010.

About MikaRose
MikaRose is a modest clothing and apparel company that was started 5 years ago by Michaella Lawson. After spending countless hours searching for a modest clothes that were elegant, classy, and fashionable modest dresses, Michaella Lawson decided to end the search by launching her own line of modest dresses and apparel. After just 5 years, they have grown and expanded their lines to not only include modest dresses but modest skirts, modest shirts and tops and modest children’s clothes. Mikarose is a company that is ran by women, for women. We strive to make sure that our modest apparel is not only fashionable but also affordable. Mikarose has been the brand of choice for women who are looking for classy and affordable, and high quality modest clothing and apparel. Mikarose is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with their customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their modest apparel needs. Please visit Mikarose Clothing at for our latest styles and a list of retail store locations.

I’ve got a surprise for you! I have ANOTHER giveaway for you! And this one was too good to pass up. I mean I even LOVE the dresses on the website, and will probably purchase a dress or TWO from them!

I know, *GASP*. I am promoting a wonderful website with many gorgeous dresses and I can’t enter my OWN giveaway. Aww, shucks man. That’s too bad for me.

But YOU can win.

First let me show you some of my favorite dresses from the site.

1. Must go to their website, and choose a dress. Any dress, not just the ones I listed here. Unless you like them of course. 🙂 Then come back here and tell me which one you liked.
Please leave your email with the required entry so I can contact you directly when you win.

That’s it. That’s the required entry.

EXTRA entries: *To be sure you will win.*
1. Become a fan of Mikarose on Facebook. *let me know in a comment that you are.*
2. Follow on Twitter.
3. Follow me on Facebook.
4. Tweet about this giveaway once a day until the deadline. Please link back to the permalink, NOT just my blog.
5. Follow me on my blog. (Because I have other sweet giveaways up my sleeve besides this ONE!)
*That’s 5 EXTRA entries for you!*

For each EXTRA entry please leave a separate comment, so I can keep all your entries straight.

The winner will receive a gift certificate to Mikarose. (Value of 60 dollars!)

This giveaway ENDS March 15, 2010 10 PM PACIFIC time. (That’s 1:00 AM EST.) Right?

Because I love all my readers, I posted this giveaway in WordPress as well because some of you cannot view MY blog in blogger. *It might because of browser issues. IE hates my blog. It won’t run in IE* Just sayin.

Monday Mingle March 8,2010

For those of you who can’t seem to view my blogger blog–here is the same mingle in wordpress!

Happy mingling!

Heck yeah! It is FRIDAY!

Over on my Blogger blog, I have posted a blast from the PAST song. On that post–I said I was doing some chair dancing. In the comments–Dee, challenged me to do a little chair dancing.
So here it is folks–my chair dancing goodness!

If I get good reponses, I might just do a little dancing, chair OR otherwise each week. It’s Friday for crying out loud, it should be celebrated! 🙂

You wanna know something? I’ve got GOOD news!


Today has been a lovely day. Just simply lovely. I feel like it is Christmas.

You know why?

Because I have in my possession, tickets to a great blogger conference.

I’m not going to Blogher. I wish. Well, maybe I could. Anyone want to sponsor me?

I’m not going to any of the blogger conferences that have been around for a while.

I am going to Casual Blogger Conference!

To say I was excited would be an understatement. I am so glad I have this opportunity to attend this conference. And guess what? The first night is a Girl’s night in which we are going to receive manicures AND pedicures! Fun huh? 🙂 (Well fun if you are a female that is.)

And you know what? This is the FIRST year for this conference!

They got incredible speakers!

You don’t have to take my word for it though.

Click here to find out more about Casual Blogger conference!

You know you want to sign up. Just do it. You will have a terrific time. Plus you will get to see me LIVE in real life. What a treat!

This conference is being held in Sandy Utah. You live close? Even if you live further, you could always see about an airline ticket. You might be able to come up with a discount or something.

The BEST part about this conference is that it is reasonably priced. For 2 full conference days, meals provided, it costs anywhere between 160 dollars and 175 dollars. This is NOT including a hotel stay. But I’m not going to stay in a hotel. I have TONS of friends in Utah. I could hook you up if you want. 🙂

It’s just awesome!

And I get to go! This is a wonderful opportunity to improve your blogging and promote yourself! Hopefully I will pick up a few HTML tips ’cause I sure do need them.

I don’t know what else to say. Except why aren’t you going? 🙂

There are lots of giveaways regarding this conference. You might win a ticket to Casual Blogger Conference.

There just isn’t any excuses why you aren’t going.

Don’t be shy–SIGN up today!

I’ll see YOU in May!

Giveaway CLOSED.

Ok. I know I have taunted you guys with a giveaway before. But this time, it is for real.

Who wants to win the DVD Planet 51?
First let me tell you who is in the movie. And by the way, this is a movie for both children AND adults.

You all know Dwayne Johnson? You know–“The rock?”
And John Cleese–he is a Monty Python star! These two comedians are hilarious!
Just with these two voice talents together the movie should be awesome! Jessica Biel (7th Heaven), Justin Long, Gary Oldman and Seann William Scott are also voices in the movie Planet 51.

Okay, Watch the trailer. I’m going to send you to a link in Youtube–because embedding was disabled by request but be sure you come back for details on how to WIN this AWESOME movie!

Okay. Maybe I won’t give you the link RIGHT away. Cause then you will be on You tube. And then how will I know you will come back? So I’ll tell you what you have to do to WIN this fabulous DVD Sony Home entertainment is giving away to one of MY lucky readers.

Okay, listen up people. Here’s what you have to do to win this fabulous DVD.

1. In the comments, tell me what you would do if you landed on a planet, and you were greeted by strange green people that did not look like you? What would you do? *Must leave a comment to be entered.* Please leave your email along with your comment so I know how to get a hold of you if you are my WINNER!

2. Follow me on Twitter–Aquamarine76.
(Following me on Twitter counts for 1 entry. Tweeting about this giveaway counts for an additional 2 entries! Use the hashtag #CB’sfirstgiveaway)
(If you don’t have a twitter account, you might be able to persuade me to let you write up a blog post on how you should be the one to win MY first giveaway. Something about how GREAT I am and how awesome the movie is…you get the idea. But you must link back to ME, for it to be a valid entry. And please tell me about the blog post you are going to write up for the giveaway.)

3. Let me know what you prefer to eat when you sit down to watch a movie with your family–popcorn OR candy. (Depending on what you choose, I will send some goody treats with your movie! OK?)

4. I also think just for the giveaway, you might want to follow me. Cause you want to know who wins right? So I’ll give you another bonus entry if you follow me too.
(For each bonus entry you do, leave something in the comments for me so I know how to count you, K?)
A quick recap–
You MUST leave a comment–What would you do if you landed on a planet and the people looked nothing like you?
Follow me on Twitter.
Candy or popcorn with your movie when you watch.

Follow me for an eXtra entry. Not required, but you might want to. (Cause I am so COOL.)

Extra entries-tweeting about the contest. 2 entries. (use hashtag #CB’sfirstgiveaway) and of course linky back to me in your tweet. Duh! ) LOL.
Writing up a blog post up on your own blog about giveaway if you don’t already have Twitter. (2 entries.)

Clear as mud what you have to do?
Okay–here’s the clip from YouTube (click on Youtube for trailer)

Then Come back here and enter! YAHOO! Cluttered Brain’s FIRST official giveaway. Time to celebrate!

Giveaway ends March 9, 2010 @Midnight EST unless I say otherwise.

Thanks for entering!!!

(All entries will be placed in a bowl and mixed around. Then I will choose one of the entries LIVE.
Yes, yes I will record myself picking an entry. If you want, I’ll let one of my pipsqueaks watch me so you don’t think I am playing favorites on the winner of anything. K? Sound fair?)
Now get to entering!

Disclosure: I was not compensated monetarily to write up this post. I just received an email to offer Planet 51 as a giveaway to my readers from Sony home Entertainment. I made up the rules for the giveaway. Just enter, K? It’s cool.

Midnight Mingle!

I am posting this video here also just cause there are some people that can’t seem to load my Blogger blog. *sigh* I wish I knew how to fix EVERYTHING that went wrong.
Ahh well!
Anyhoo, This mingle was recorded at midnight. I sang and danced and acted like a crazy woman. I hope you like it!

African Violet