Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bloggy Business, Linky Love

*Updated* - You guys rock! Some of you are actually willing to turn your blog over to lil' ol' me. That pretty much made me day...now hopefully I can deliver. :) For the time being, I've had enough people contact me, so I'm going to have to close my offer...otherwise, at the speed that I work at, you won't get your design until next Christmas....

There are so many thoughts scrambling for a place in my brain right now, and not enough time to think them through and put them into coherent blog posts. One of the things I'm struggling with is the time spent reading blogs, and how to balance all of that...but that's gonna have to be an entirely different post.

Jennifer at Love, Laughter, and Lyrics tagged me for this fun little thing...like she said, it's easy and requires no thought, which is exactly my speed today.

Here are the rules:
1. Choose the 4th picture folder on my computer.
2. Choose the 4th picture.
3. Explain the picture...
4. Tag 4 people to do the same.



This was taken last February...I can't get over how short her hair was and how much she looks like a baby here. Note all of the components of the perfect breakfast - Cheerios, yogurt and Pooh Bear. She is obviously in mid-bite of Cheerios - but I think she looks pretty darn cute.


So whose 4th picture in the 4th folder do I want to see? How about Jules, Jodie, Rachel, and Amanda...

I have been given some awards from some sweet people, and I'm long overdue in passing them along.




From Mama Belle at The Bayou Belles and their Beau and also from Rachel at Musings of a Future Pastors Wife:


And from Mozi Esme:
The English translation of this gift is: "This blog invests and believes, the proximity" (meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy)

Thank you, ladies! You all are awesome - you know I love ya! I'm passing the first one on to Lisa, the second/third to Kerry, and the last one to Linda. Funny how you can actually feel like you know people you have never met...these ladies are no exception.

As if this post wasn't already chock-full of links, here are a few more for you...

Sue at Confessions of a Tired Supergirl is hosting an awesome 10-day Thanksgiving giveaway. Go check it out!



Cute Blogspot Designs


I think pretty much everybody in the entire blogosphere reads 5 Minutes for Mom, but just in case you haven't heard, they are having some pretty great holiday giveaways, too.


Christmas Giveaway Gift 125x125


Alright, lastly...and I feel SO very sheepish in throwing this out there...but I would love to get some more practice doing blog designs. I am super new at this, but it is fun for me, so....if you would like me to play around with a design, I'd love to do that for you. For free, of course. Now, there is a VERY good possibility no one will take me up on this offer (sob), and that's fine. No, really, I'll live. But - on the off chance that more than one of you jumps on this, then I think I better limit it to 2 or 3. Just so I don't stress myself out. And it doesn't have to be an entirely new design...you can switch to a 3-column template, or just a header, or a holiday design...whatever. Of course, I know a lot of you already have fabulous designs and don't need this, but if you want one, email me at Our Moments Our Memories AT gmail DOT com and I'll see what I can do for you.

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21 comments:

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hi Jackie!

Wow...you wrapped up a bunch of stuff in one little ol' post! :-)

I sent you an email about the blog design thing. I have been thinking about it a lot lately, but don't have a CLUE where to start!

Have you gotten any bites yet?

Aspiemom said...

Jackie did my blog look a few weeks ago and she did a fantastic job! I told her she should do this for a side business, so get in while she's offering it for free! lol

I know what you mean about the blog-reading & commenting taking so much time. My time on the computer is rather sporadic, so I'll do a few at short intervals and about once a week stay up late "catching up". I feel like I'd be missing out on so much if I didn't do that.

Congratulations on your awards! You deserve them!

sara said...

The pictures is so cute. I am going to have to remember that meme!!!

Thanks for all the links.....some great givaways!!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Yay, I like being tagged...I'll do it soon! Oh, and Savannah is so adorable!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I am so glad that was the 4th picture in your photo's. It is precious! :) Thanks for tagging me too!

Gwendolyn said...

I am so glad that you did not tag me for this. Do you know what the picture would have been if I had posted it? Some part of an air-conditioner unit that my husband took a picture of at work. I have no idea why. So...you saved my readers from intense boredom. LOL

Gretchen said...

Cute, cute, cute Cheerio girl. :)

Oh, honey, you can do my blawg any time.

I'll have to check out the links.

Colored With Memories said...

Thanks for the award, Jackie!

Congrats on all of the ones you've been awarded!

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations on your awards.

If ever you would like to help me update my blog, I'd be so grateful.

Jenn said...

What a great idea! You did a wonderful job with your blog. I'm sure you'll have more people wanting help than you realize! You were a great help to me! Thanks for all the tips you were willing to share with me! I love playing around with blog design, too! I'm actually thinking of changing things around a bit again! :)

Jenn said...

Wow - very impressed that you designed your own blog!! Cakes, crafts, cooking and blog design - anything you can't do?

I may copy the picture meme - cute idea. Have a great day.

Lois Lane II said...

Cute pic!!

Sara@ Butterville said...

Ooh, I love award shows! I got all dressed up too! I'm wearing my Chocolate brown short sleeve Mom2 (squared) shirt with a light pink long sleeve underneath. Lee comfort fit waistband denim jeans, in antique wash, of course.
AND, my hair is pulled back off of my face in a pink headband from Butters stash. My make-up is understated...WAY understated.
"I'm just so glad to be here!"
Thanks for all the link candy I really DO feel like I've been to an award show and gotten a chance to see all the swag!

susanna said...

Hey, Jackie-
Thanks for the link love! :) I've already had some people come over to the giveaway! So fun! Thanks! Susanna (tsg)

Aspiemom said...

Jackie, when you finish the ladie's blogs would you ask them if you can post links to them? Or email me links. I'd love to see them.

jennifer said...

your 4th picture is ADORABLE!!!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

What a neat tag idea. Fun. Love the pic!

Growin' with it! said...

boy am i feeling lame. came back here because i'm putting an award up for you tomorrow too and see here, i didn't even say thank you yet...THANK YOU!!!

ttm said...

I just checked out Aspiemom's blog page, it looks great! You are doing a great job. BTW, I can never get enough of Savannah pics.

Kellie said...

THat picture of the baby is so sweet! They do grow up fast!

MoziEsmé said...

That is such a sweet photo! I have to pry Esme's dolls from her hands when it's time to eat, but they always get a position nearby where they can watch her (or she watch them?)