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Keeping In Touch

As you may have noticed, I got rid of my GFC widget a few weeks ago. My blog is a non-Blogger blog, and they weren’t going to be showing me any love anymore. So I decided not to show THEM any love. HA.

TAKE THAT, GFC!

I don’t want to lose any of you precious readers and commenters!!! So here’s the thing. If you guys love me and want to follow me, there are still ways you can do that! :)


you follow me now!!!

Here are your options:

RSS

Bloglovin’

There is also Networked Blogs and Linky Followers if you prefer to go that route. In addition, there are loads of other ways you can find me on the webby. Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and a bunch more. Just check my sidebar. :)

I’d love to keep having you read my blog! Follow today! Pick one method or pick them all! You’ll be glad you did!

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I’m Back, Plus a Giveaway!

YAY! I’m back from my Disney trip! It was really fun! I will add more details in a later post, but I did want to say this: DUDE!!! ADAM AND I GOT PICKED TO BE IN ONE OF THE PARADES! Yes, we really truly did! Amazing and fun and awesome! Here’s a sneak peak:

Sweet, right? So, I’ll take more about that later this week or this weekend. Right now, I want to get this giveaway going for you guys! It’s a good one!

So, you’ve heard of Shabby Apple, right? They sell really cute women’s dresses. REALLY cute. Like this one:

And guess what? This just happens to be the dress that I’m giving away! How awesome is that? You know you want to get in on this, so just follow all the fun directions in that nifty Rafflecopter thingamabob down there *points below* and I’ll let you know if you’re the winner!

This contest, my very first giveaway, ends February 20, which isn’t much time to get your entries in. And you have the chance to earn 37 entries, plus the opportunity for more over the next few days. What are you waiting for? ENTER RIGHT NOW! And GOOD LUCK! :D

P.S. You need to have a valid US shipping address to be eligible.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Linky Party Reveal!

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I was paired up with Lesley from My Lively Mind.

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This was such a great idea! I had fun shopping for Lesley, and I’m REALLY hoping she gets her package today. If you remember, the first day I went to mail it, I had to leave the post office due to an emergency there. I mailed it early Friday, though. Let’s hope Chicago mail DOESN’T live up to its reputation and actually gets something to someone on time for once.

Anyway.

I got my package from Lesley last week. Here’s what was in it:

Linky Party Swag

shower cap, notecards, lavender sachets, tea, pens, and jelly beans! :)

The lavender smells so good, you guys, and you all know about my obsession with pens and stationery, right? If not, then now you do. It’s perfect.

Thanks so much Casey, Danielle, and Alycia for hosting this! :) It was a lot of fun.

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My Blog Is Cute! :)

I have a cute blog. At least, Shahorah thinks so, and I trust her taste completely. I mean, she gave me an award for it, and that’s a pretty big deal. :)

So accept to this award, I have to jump through the following hoops:

1. Link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Answer award questions.
3. Award as many blogs you think deserve this award.
4. Make sure you let those you give this award know that you awarded them.
5. Tell something you have never told before in your blog.

So, here goes:

1. What is your go to make up product?
Cover Girl CG Smoothers pressed powder in translucent medium.
2. What’s your favourite fashion trend of 2011?
So, I’m not a real fashionable person, but I did love all the boots. Oh and the long maxi dresses.
3. What is your favorite dessert?
Don’t think I can go wrong with cupcakes from Molly’s Cupcakes.
4. Favorite color?
I like purple and I like pink.
5. What is your middle name?
Lanean
6. What was the last song you listened to?
Theme song to the West Wing.
7. Cats or Dogs?
Both.

And finally, one thing I have never mentioned in my blog.
And this I have no idea. Have I mentioned that my fingernails grow REALLY fast? I mean, I have to cut them every other week. And I don’t like long nails, ’cause they feel awkward when I’m typing.

Passing It On!
I’m going to give this award to Jamie from I Am Not The Babysitter and Courtney from Baxtron Life. ‘Cause their blogs are cute, and I know for sure that Courtney spent several weeks making her blog look awesome. And they both have adorable kiddos who they post tons of pictures of! So YAY.

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Anywhere Is

I fail because I forgot to wish anywhere is a Happy Birthday yesterday. I bought my domain on November 27, 2000 and have not regretted it ever since. Finally I had a space of my own. I didn’t have to worry about some free server deleting my stuff willy nilly (like virtue.nu had done a few days prior) or throwing ads all over my pretty pages, and well, having a domain name back then was a big deal. It was the *big time*.

So, fittingly enough, the Sunday Stealing meme consists of the following questions. VERY apropos for this topic, eh? :)

Why did you start blogging?
I liked the idea of sharing my thoughts with people in the Internet world. I also liked that blog content was updated and fresh, and easily done so!

Playing on my Computer
Here I am in November of 2000, right around the time I bought Anywhere Is!

Why did you choose your blog’s name? What does it mean?
Anywhere Is comes from my favorite song by Enya. Watch the video here.

Have you ever had another blog?
Oh yes. Loads! I once had a book review blog, and I have two blogs on hiatus: Booknerds in Love, and Ronni the Writer. I also maintain Ronni Loves Disney, which is NOT on hiatus. You should go follow it if you love Disney as well!

What do you do online when you’re not on your blog?
Read other blogs. Pin stuff on Pinterest. Play games on Facebook.

How about when you’re not on the computer?
Read books. Yoga. Edit. Clean. Sleep.

What do you wish people who read your blog knew about you?
Go to the about me page. It’s all there.

What is your favorite community in the blogosphere?
I don’t have a favorite. There’s too much out there to explore!

What is your philosophy on your blog layout?
For now, free, simple, and adorable!


This was my first Anywhere Is layout.
See some of my other old ones here.

Tell me about your picture you use to represent you on your blog.
It represents me in all my geeky, dorky, wild-haired glory.

Pick three random blogs from your blogroll and tell us about them.
Jenn.nu. Jenn is one of the bloggers who is still around from my era. Her sites totally inspire me, and she has a lot of good information on her site to help me along as I master WordPress beyond playing with widgets and installing pre-made themes. Also, she has pink hair.
Mommy Bags. LOVE this blog so much. The author will tell it like it is. With awesome features such as WTF Friday and Bitch Slap Monday, she tells it like it is. I look forward to reading her every single day because she’s hilarious.
Growing Up Geeky. Both parents are super geeks, so their cute little baby doesn’t have a chance in hell of ever being cool! Such a fun blog to read.

What features do you think your blog should have that it doesn’t currently?
I need to do a more customized layout. Pre-made themes are easy, but once upon a time, I used to code my own layouts. I even made the graphics. I’d love to do that again, so my site could have a bit of a “brand.”

What do you consider the 10 most “telling” interests we would infer from your blog persona?
a. Aidan
b. Disney World
c. taking pictures
d. yoga
e. books
f. meeting new blog friends
g. family
h. nature
i. cats
j. cleaning the apartment

Do you have any unique interests that you have never shared before? What are they?
I think I’ve pretty much covered everything. OH WAIT! No! I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about my interest in miniatures. I *really* want to build a doll house one day.

The best thing about blogging is all of the friends that you make. Besides those folks, do you think your blog has fans?
It might.

What’s your current obsession? What about it captures your imagination?
Hmm. This is a tricky one, because I am not sure what my current obsession is. Maybe finding new blogs to read? I like learning about people’s lives, looking at their pictures, and hopefully making new friends as I do so.

What are you glad you did but haven’t really had a chance to post about?


post coming soon!

How many people have you met face to face who were first blog friends?
At least five.

What don’t you talk about here, either because it’s too personal or because you don’t have the energy?
I don’t talk about writing much. Not like I used to. Only because I feel like a failure in that department right now.

What’s a question that you’d love to answer?
How are you going to spend this $500 million dollars I just gave you?

Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and regretted it?
Yes. :(

Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and thought, “That was overdue!”
I did at the time. Turns out I just needed a little bit of distance. I always miss those who touched my heart in a good way at some point. I think about reaching out to this person from time to time, but I don’t think she’d want to hear from me.


I’ve been busy with Thanksmas and visiting, so I’m behind with responding to comments, follows, etc. I’ll get back on track soon! I also don’t feel so well and need a rest. I will have a nice, photo-filled post up before long! So, til next time….

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