Friday, September 7, 2012

As you like it

Today I am announcing the winners of my 2 year blogaversary giveaway and revealing which was the true story from the "What I did last summer" blog hop. But to keep you in suspense, I first want to tell you about my New Blog Year Resolution!

Reviewing my posts of late, I see I talk a lot about me. I want to do a little more for others. One of my strongest characteristics is that I like to help, to a fault even. But I only like to help with stuff I am confident about. So! Starting next Friday, I will be presenting posts of helpfulness every Friday. Kick Start Mondays will stay the same and I will keep participating in Sensational Haiku Wednesdays, but Fridays are for you guys! Hey - great title! Fridays 4 U! Here are some of the topics I would talk about:
  • power point and picture manipulation
  • lazy housewife tips
  • continuing my writing a book entries
  • book reviews
  • guest posts and interviews for blog tours
  • and any requests?
Okay, I will get on with the winners of my giveaway...

Sheena won "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer" by Michelle Hodkin

Samantha won "Full Dark, No Stars" by Stephen King

Two bloggy friends were chosen to win a personalized graphic design
Cassie Mae      and       Elizabeth Arroyo

AND
I awarded a SURPRISE prize to a randomly drawn name of all the commentors who didn't pick a prize,
Annalisa Crawford chose the ebook Past Due by Elizabeth Seckman

Thanks again to everyone for making these two years of blogging so wonderful!


And finally, time to reveal which Summer Essay was true...
drum roll

The true story was...
What a Trip!
Dale, Ginger, Nicki (me), and Kat and some random guy with Cigar Store Indians in Myrtle Beach, SC!

I have had so many fun adventures with my buddy "Ginger." And the first story could very well have happened, as the characters are based on my friends and stuff we did, but the events in the story I wrote are totally fictional. Looking forward to finding out the results of the rest of the stories! Thanks again Erin & Melodie for the fun hop!

Have an exciting weekend - make it something to write about! (or just make something up!)

31 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to the winners and your true story was wild!
The new Friday lineup sounds good.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

So are the lazy housewife tips on how to be a lazy housewife? I get an A+ for that already. :D

Just kidding. Can't wait to hear your tips. My first one is don't have kids. That cuts the amount of housework you have to do by 99% (if you have three kids like me)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I like the new lineup, especially the lazy housewife tips. :)

Congrats to the winners of the giveaway!

Brinda said...

Those sound like great topics!

Kelley Lynn said...

Yay Winners!!!

Nicki Elson said...

From one "Nicki" to another - what a totally fun picture! Belated Happy Anniversary. Two years and still going strong. Your new Friday feature sounds delightful. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I won!! Yay. Congrats to all winners. Well I thought The Trip was fiction so..yeah. Have a nice weekend too.

Cassie Mae said...

I'm so excited to put up your awesome work on my blog!!!!

Thanks, Tara! And Happy Blogoversary again :)

E. Arroyo said...

Yay!! Congrats everyone and Thanks Tara!

Emily R. King said...

Darn. I think I guessed wrong. Good writing!

Congrats to the winners!

Anonymous said...

So glad you're doing the lazy house wife thing Even though I'm your mom, I've learned some great ideas from you on how to make life easier.
mom

Isis Rushdan said...

Congrats to the winners. Love your advice about the weekend!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Ha ha! Great picture! This was a fun blog hop! :D

Jessie Humphries said...

Fridays For You! I love it.

Rose Munevar said...

I live near Myrtle Beach! Your new Friday postings sound fun :), I'll have to stop by.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thank you for my surprise prize Tara. I'm looking forward to reading Elizabeth's book :-)

Emily Sovich said...

"Fridays 4 U" sounds fun! Happy Blogiversary!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congrats on the win...and thanks so much to Annalisa for choosing my book. How sweet!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

And congrats on the two years of happy blogging!

Dana said...

Can't wait for the lazy housewife tips!

Livia said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Jemi Fraser said...

Looks like a fun time!! Congrats to the winners :)

Candilynn Fite said...

Congrats on your bloggy Anniversary!! I love your picture. It looks like y'all had a blast. :)

Lexa Cain said...

Woohoo! Congrats to the winners! There's nothing better than free books. :-)
Thanks for supporting the community, Tara. You're awesome!

Lisa Regan said...

Congrats to you and to your giveaway winners!

Tara Tyler said...

You guys are so great! thanks again - the blogfest was a blast and the give away is fun for me too =)

looking forward to more!

Emily R. King said...

Hey, Tara! I don't have your e-mail, so would you e-mail me so we can discuss which book you want for your prize?
erittelking at gmail dot com.
Thanks! And again, congrats!

Christine Rains said...

Congrats to the winners! And great story. I like your new Friday idea. Maybe add some tips for writer parents.

Gwen Gardner said...

Congrats to the winners - I picked the wrong story! You're good, Tara! I like your new idea for Friday's. I'd especially like to learn how you make all those awesome banners:)

Candilynn Fite said...

Hey Tara! Hope you don't mind, but I tagged you! Hope you enjoy letting a bit of Pop Travel out there. :)

Nicole Mc said...

yay!! I was right!! LOL Great pic! :)