Saturday, January 23, 2010

Holy Back Flippin Cow!

I'm one follower away from 100! Wahoo! So here's the deal, whoever becomes my lucky 100th follower gets a prize. Something very fun and good and perfect. Okay? Alright, so I was going to keep it a secret, but I have a couple more of my yummy delicious British candy bars left, so I'll give one of them away... I wonder who the lucky person will be. Hmm..?

Whoever you are, remember to leave your email addy in the message box, and I'll be emailing you to get your address.


On to news...

First off, the winner(s) of my Twilight Ball theme are (yes there are two--)

Candice Kennington--For the fabulous idea of making it a masked ball! LOVE IT!


Nikki Wilson--For the "secret" theme idea. DOUBLE LOVE IT!

Thanks to you girls (and everyone else who participated) I know this launch party is going to rock! I can't wait!!!

By the way, you both get the promised, coveted amazing GALAXY chocolate bar!!!


Also, I wanted to do a little shoutout for the Casual Blogger Conference I'll be speaking at in May.

Look See! <--If you click on the link and scroll down, you'll find me! At the bottom of the page, you can find a form where they're still accepting speakers. If anyone would like to join the conference, fill out a form and see what they say! It looks like it'll be a blast.

I'm Speaking at the CBC!


Thanks to the BEAUTIFUL Kelly Lyman, I've won an award! The Happy 101 Award. Super cute, isn't it? I get to list 10 things that make me happy, and then give the award to 10 blogs that brighten my day!

1. My 3 girls & 3 boys (every day they fill my life with adventure and laughter)

2. The new baby on the way! Wahoo! So happy about this one!

3. My wonderful husband, without his love & support I wouldn't be able to do anything I do. He truly is amazing!

4. Bubble baths. (wouldn't be able to live without them!)

5. My laptop. It keeps me connected anywhere I go. (yes, I'm addicted.)

6. All of the awesome people I've met through blogging and my journey as an author. So many people touch my life daily!

7. Valor Publishing, truly the most wonderfully supportive publisher in the world. I mean it. If you write clean, compelling books, submit to them before you do anything else. They are simply the best.

8. SNOW! I've never lived around or seen so much snow in my life! It's wonderful!

9. The ability to co-author a book. I've got to do it twice now, once with the stunning Kasie West who I met online (stay tuned, we have more books planned!), and also, with a great friend, that I met online who lives in England (Ours is a Work In Progress at the moment).

10. Being back in the USA makes me very happy. I enjoyed living 9 years in Europe, but it is wonderful to be back home.

So without further ado, I give you the blogs that make me happy--Well, they all do--so I'll give you blogs you may not have stumbled across before. So stop on by and say, howdy!

Patti Nelson

Jessie Oliveros

Amber Lynae

Nikki Loftin

Christine Bryant

Regina McTavish

Melissa Roquemore

Kimberly Andersen

Caitlin Andersen


Wahoo! I think that's it! Well, all the news I have for this exciting week!



  1. Ooh! Some new blogs to check out! How fun! I'm really love this happy award. It's fun to get to know you and I'm with you on all of those things! Congrats on the pregnancy! That is exciting!

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And what a fun list of blogs. Thanks for the award, and the link, and I'm looking forward to May -- and even more now that I will get to meet you.

  3. I LOVE chocolate!!! Thank you! I will email you my address, but you don't have to send it. I can just get it from you personally in a couple of weeks a LTUE! It's gonna be a blast!

  4. Jenni, you are a happiness-maker! Thanks for brightening my day. Now I'm gonna trot over to those other blogs...
    Love ya!

  5. YEAH! What a great team we make Candi!! You're going to LTUE too? I can't wait to meet you! Jenni I can get my chocolate then too. It will make the trip even more fun. Course you will have to monitor my chocolate intake, i don't want to make a complete fool out of myself when I meet our friends for the first time. (Sugar is not good to me.)

  6. Thanks for the nomination! I will be thinking about my ten and checking out those other blogs!

  7. Congratulations on hitting 100 followers! I was a subscriber already and realized I wasn't a follower, so I fixed it!

    Oregon Kimm

  8. A couple of days ago, I found your blog. I noticed it had 98 followers. Silly me, I wanted to be number 100, instead of 99, so I held off. I planned to come back in time to be number 100, but I just missed it. Oh well. I'm here to stay now.

    Congrats on your 3-digits.

  9. Sweet that you're speaking @ CBC. I may go, still, if I can only convince my husband into going, too (it's his birthday that weekend).

    PS: I love my laptop, too. Smitten, actually.

  10. Nisa--Thanks! you won't go wrong with those blogs! I LOVE THEM! And Thank you! I'm so excited about this pregnancy!

    InkMom--I see that you're speaking too! And your picture is gorgeous! Can't wait to meet you!

    Candice--LOL! I totally forgot I'm going to see you in just a couple of weeks! I'm so excited LTUE is gonna ROCK!!!

  11. Nikki L--You're more than welcome! I LOVE your blog! enjoy the award.

    Nikki W--LOL! Hmm.. getting Nikki drunk on chocolate, now there's a concept! LOL!

    Regina--Congratulations! I'm so excited to send people your way. I love your blog!

    Oregon Kimm--i will be e-mailing you shortly! Thanks for being #100 and I promise, you're going to LOVELOVELOVE this chocolate!!!

  12. Kim--Seriously? You made me chuckle. Thank you so much!!!

    Terresa--Really! You have to come, it'll be so fun. And he's a casual blogger, I'm sure of it! LOL!

  13. Congrats on 100+ followers and on your happy award! There are a lot of links I've never been to before - woo-hoo! :-)

  14. I loved the happy list! I'm looking forward to your books.

    Congrats on getting to 100 followers!

  15. Stunning? :) I like that adjective. It was lots of fun to co-author, wasn't it?

    Congrats to all the winners. Your launch is going to be awesome. And, wahoo on hitting the 100 mark.

  16. Hi Jenni! Congrats on your over 100 followers--you rock!