Thursday, November 3, 2011

Something Just for Me - Messy Moments (A Rare Post by Leal)

Gilliauna is taking a little break this week and so things have been quiet here on the Meandering Musings Blog. But I ran across a giveaway the other day that I wanted to enter and although the title says this is "just for me" to be honest, I have to say that it's for Gilliauna too.

Why? Because the prize is a camera and I think both of us would enjoy using it. So the giveaway is giving me a chance to possibly win a nice surprise for both of us that can be used both for pleasure as well as for bringing our handmade jewelry designs to you. And, once we learn how to use the camera and use it well, teaching others new tips and tricks in product photography so they can bring their creative projects to all of you too.

So, here we go...

Spending time with friends and family can lead to fun and memorable moments, but also some very messy ones. Tell us about the messiest moments that you’ll always remember!

We all have them right? And to be honest, the first one that came to mind for me was at my aunt's house last holiday season when my cousin let the dog in the house and the dog got so excited it left a fine trail of urine on the carpet that went all over the house. Gross, right? I know. Paper towels flying everywhere and chaos ensued. And, neither my sister or I would agree to take our shoes off. I can't even imagine how much embarrassment my aunt was going through.

Of course, there's also the three times over the past year that I've managed to spill a full glass of orange juice over the kitchen floor.

Or the face full of flour I got from my sister for sassing off in the kitchen while she was making Christmas tree ornaments which then turned into a very sloppy food fight involving eggs. (Hint, eggs and flour combined in a food fight is a VERY bad idea! It quickly becomes hard as cement and nearly impossible to get cleaned up.)

Water (lots... and sometimes boiling) in most cases can solve all of these problems and have... other than the dog issue. That, well that took shampooing the carpets and a hefty reminder not to let the dog in the house. Still, in the end they all get cleaned up right?

Anyway, enough rambling on. I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane. Remember, messes happen but it's not the end of the world. It's easier to laugh and make fun than to get frustrated or lose your temper.

I hope everyone has terrific holiday parties, lots of family reunion fun and a wonderful winter filled with love this holiday season. The Meandering Musings blog will be back to it's regular scheduled features starting Saturday, November 12th.

- Leal

I received information about Clorox’s Bleach It Away campaign and am sharing my messy moment for the chance to win prizes from The SITS Girls. To learn more about the messy moment program, check out Sharing your story on the Clorox fan page gets you entered for the chance to win $25,000 and daily prizes, and you can grab a coupon for Clorox® Regular Bleach.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 11/2 thru 11/8

I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

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