Thursday, August 20, 2009

Welcome SITStas!

I am so excited to be the FB today over at SITS! They are such an incredible group of women who support each other as bloggers. Go over and check them out if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

My profile over to the left is quite long. I don't know how to keep it short. I spend all of my time with my 4 year old so talking to adults makes me ramble a bit.

I started blogging less than 8 months ago. I started to blog as a sort of therapy to get me through the grief process that I have been going through since summer 2008. It helps me to concentrate on happy thoughts as much as possible. I am better since last summer but still have a long way to go.

I am a SAHM of 2 girls (14 years old...just started high school this week) and 4 years old (starting preschool this month)

I enjoy pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. I have become a coffee addict since having my youngest. She's a handful (I'm praying for her teachers). I love technology. I can't help myself, it's in my blood. My dad has been a computer geek/technology buff all my life.

I love taking pictures and scrap booking (I am a Creative Memories snob).

I enjoy reading on my Kindle late at night and a good glass of red wine when all the house is quiet.

I love cooking for my family and trying new recipes I find mostly in Cooking Light Magazine.

I despise doing laundry (the separating of the clothes into piles, taking them out of the washer, putting them in the dryer, taking out of the dryer, hanging and folding!) too much work!

I grew up on the north side of Chicago approx. 1 mile from Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs! We have been in the Southwest for 6 years now. I have had a very hard time becoming a fan of any sports teams here. I think Chicagoans are true to their teams no matter where they live.

I am a night owl by nature and now it seems that late-night is the only time I have to myself anymore.

Please take a look at the right column for the recipes I love to make for my family.
I also have a new button over there. Feel free to take it and post it on your blog :)

I have some of my fav posts on the left column under: Things I Like to Whine About.

I am looking forward to seeing all of your comments and hope to see you come back to say hello another day!

PS...follow me and I will most likely return the favor :)

162 comments:

  1. Happy SITS Day! I can't wait to check out your recipes! I LOVE to cook and bake too! :) Have a great day!

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  2. your blog is so cute! congrats on being the sitis fb! enjoy your day!

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  3. YAY CONGRTULATIONS!!!

    From SITS :D

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  4. Congrats on being the SITS featured blogger! I've just finished reading and commenting on your three articles...you are a very interesting writer and all three posts were terrific.

    Hugs ~ Sandy

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  5. Woops, I meant to add after "terrific"...

    Now, if only we could do something about that dreadful 'Twilight Team Edward' button. LOL, I'm a True Blood fan and cannot stand Twilight. Hmmm, I suppose I'll overlook that and let your outstanding blog overall remain a factor. :-)

    Just kidding, well not really, but really (I do loathe TW), lololol.

    Hugs ~ Sandy

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  6. "I spend all of my time with my 4 year old so talking to adults makes me ramble a bit." At least *you* have a valid excuse! What's mine?! :D

    I'm over here from SITS and can already see that we have similar interests so I think I'm going to enjoy my visit here!

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  7. Congratulations..visiting from SITS. Silly me just figured out what a SAHM is... guess it is because I have never been one.

    Come visit.

    xx

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  8. Happy SITS day! I'm looking forward to browsing around your blog =)

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  9. Congrats on you special SITS day!

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  10. Happy SITS Day!

    I am the mother of a 15 year old daughter who is a sophomore in HS this year, as well as a 7 year old son who just started the 2nd grade. I frequently tell people that I have two only children.

    Have a great feature day!

    Wendy
    Bumblebees and Bugladies

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  11. Happy SITS Day! You know I already think you're awesome, now the world can know too! And, I hate doing laundry, too. Actually it's just the folding and putting away that I despise. Usually don't even bother until I need the baskets to put the dirties in again. I know, bad:)! Have a fun day!

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  12. Congratulations on being SITS featured blogger :o)

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  13. Congrats to you!

    Amber
    High Heels Blog

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  14. Congrats on your SITS day!
    You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to reading it.
    Have a great Thursday!

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  15. Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy!

    I also hate doing laundry, so that's why my hubby does it or it won't get done.

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  16. yay!! happy sits day!! :)

    totally following....and stealing your button....
    would LOVE it if you loved my blog enough to do the same!! :)

    congrats on your day!!

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  17. Enjoy the comment love on your SITS day! I just had mine and was totally overwhelmed - it's awesome!

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  18. Happy FB SITS day! Love your blog!

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  19. Hi dear.Happy SITS day.Congrats. We are similar when it comes to laundry. Who knows maybe a lot of other similarities also exists?? Just dropby when u have time to my blog. Loved ur blog. I am following!! enjoy the blogger's love as an FB.

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  20. I enjoyed your posts. Of course I read this one last. Sheesh. So you and I have a daughter the same age and we are close in age. :o)

    Congrats on being the FB!!!

    Beth

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  21. Hi, I'm brand new to SITS. LOVE your blog layout!! My days are spent with a 4 yr old & 2 yr old mostly, so I totally understand the rambling thing.

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  22. Congrats on your SITS day!! Love the blog, the design is so sweet!! x

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  23. Ah, another friend who loathes laundry -- with the five of us around here, it is pretty much a constant. We've even named it -- "Fred" -- you know, the cousin who stops by and takes over your couch for a few weeks? lol! Anyway, enjoy your SITS day! Your blog is a pleasure -- I look forward to coming back. :)

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  24. Congrats on being the FB! Great Blog!

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  25. Happy SITS day. I'll stop by again!

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  26. Happy SITS Day. Enjoy every minute! Great blog.

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  27. First time visitor from SITS! I have been enjoying reading more about you and your family. I am sure to be back again.

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  28. Have a wonderful SITS day and enjoy all of the comments.

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  29. Happy SITS day!!! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog! It's great! I would love for you to come visit mine, too! :-)

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  30. Hello! Congrats on being FB...enjoy your day.

    Despite not being a SAHM we have alot in common!

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  31. Happy SITS day!!!

    Enjoy all the love. :)

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  32. Aint no fan like a Chicago fan. Happy SITS day!

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  33. Happy SITS day! looking forward to reading your blog!

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  34. I grew up on the southside of Chicago and I don't think I will ever stop missing it. Been gone eight years, now. I also scrapbook. I've dabbled in digital and I think I am ready to jump back in to the creative side of things in my life. I hope you really enjoy your "SITS" day!

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  35. Congrats!

    I'll be checking out those recipes too. Always looking for something tried, testing and true to change things up a bit!

    Happy SITS day :)

    Lani

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  36. Happy SITS day!

    Can't wait to browse through all your recipes! My family will be thanking you!

    Enjoy your day!

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  37. So fun to have a high school freshman and a preschooler! I have 2 girls also, and they are great fun. It's nice to meet you!!

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  38. Good Morning! Congrats on the SITS day! I absolutely hate laundry too! My hubby does the laundry in our house and it is quite nice. He was in an accident and can't do it, so it's up to me again for a while. Oh well, it has to get done right?

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  39. Congrats on being SITS FB. Enjoy your day in the spotlight.

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  40. Congrats on being SITS FB!

    High School is a lot of fun for the kids. Keep them busy and involved!
    Have a good day.
    Sandra

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  41. Happy SITS day!! I love your blog. It is so happy and fun just makes you feel comfy here lol. Have a great day. I am following you now.
    Sheri
    http://sherisstory.blogspot.com
    http://miraclemomas.blogspot.com

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  42. Happy SITS day!! Enjoy all of the bloggy love and good vibes : )

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  43. You know, we have always been 49er fans, well ever since we lived in San Francisco in the early 80's and have never been able to abandon them and find a football team here in the mid west. So, you keep loving the Cubs, it is ok, ya know!?
    I love the title of your blog and will subscribe to it.

    sincerely,
    your SITStah Iris :)

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  44. Congrats on the SITS. I'm brand new to all of this (a reall newbie) You may just be my first follower.
    http://pecansandcarmelmom.blogspot.com

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  45. Congrats on being Saucy today! Now I'm off to check out your other posts. :)

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  46. Congrats on your SITS day!!

    for me it's the folding of the laundry that i have a mental block on, i can do everything else with it all day but folding it is a whole different ball of wax.

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  47. Super cute blog. Hope you have a great SITS day.

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  48. congrats on your big day.

    Reading through your blog I find that we have a lot in common. So now you have a new follower. I sound like a robot cause I just woke up!

    ha.

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  49. Congrats on your SITS Day in the Sun!

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  50. Happy SITS.
    congrads on the feature :)

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  51. Ooh, I love to whine while drinking red wine. We'll be the best of friends in no time. I love your blog. I'm following now. I came over from SITS to say hello and I'll be back to learn more. Congrats on the feature! ~Mandy

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  52. Congratulations on your feature today! I love taking photos and scrapbooking, too! Although, I'm not a CM girl...sorry! LOL!

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  53. Happy SITS Day! I see that you're going to SITScation! I am too! Can't wait to meet you and have a fabulous Vegas time!

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  54. Congrats on your SITS day! I'm off to read more...

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  55. In your honor, I shall spend another day *not* doing laundry. Solidarity, SITSa, solidarity.

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  56. I hope you have a wonderful SITS day! Love your recipes!

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  57. Count me in as a new follower.

    Things we have in common... I have 2 kids. I hate laundry. I love taking pictures. I am obsessed with gadgets and new technology. I don't have a Kindle, but have a Sony e-Reader. I sometimes miss turning the pages, but love the hell out of the fact that a book doesn't take up 50% of the space in my purse.

    Happy SITS Day!

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  58. Congratulations on being the featured blogger. Your blog is just too cute! Have a wonderful day:)!

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  59. Happy SITS Day Rhonda! Your blog is wonderful! :)

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  60. Hope you have a wonderful feature day!

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  61. Congrats on being the FB today. Enjoy your SITS day!

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  62. Congrats Love your beautiful blog!!
    Cheers
    www.conquerthemonkey.com
    common sense advice for a complicated world.

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  63. Congrats on FB at SITS......I totally agree about Chicagoians..my dad grew up there and loves the teams, he never changed when we lived in MI and hasn't changed since he moved to TN....and UM, I'm following you...are you following me>?? Well get to it then lady!! LOL

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  64. Congratulations on being todays FB.. enjoy the limelight!! Hope you have LOTS of visitors. You sound a lot like me... I love to scrapbook, but have not gone digital because I love the tactile experience of paper. I am dying for a Kindle and hoping it comes from Santa this year (hint, hint hubby). I have 2 kids, but they are boys and all grown up (18 & 21), and I love to cook, but mostly baking - and there are only 2 of us now, so I usually make too much and freeze. I love the look of your blog and the style of your writing. I'm following and subscribing so I can keep up!!

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  65. Congrats on your SITS day - you have a fabulous blog

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  66. Happy SITS day to you!!!! Enjoy your day you deserve it.

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  67. WooHoo! Happy Happy SITS Day! Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun. I hope your day today is most beautiful.

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  68. What a nice place you have here! We have so much in common. I love to cook but hate laundry as well!

    Happy SITS Day!

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  69. Hello! And congratulations on your SITS day! I have my coffee now, will stay and read awhile! (I'd DIE for a Kindle! My friend just got the newest version and I am SO jealous!!!!)

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  70. Hi just stopping by:) Congrat's on your SITS Day! Love your blog will keep and eye out for future posts!!! xoxoxo Ms. Wanda

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  71. Hello and congrats on your SITS day! Your blog is beautiful. We have much in common: coffee, wine, scrapbooking!!! (I'm a former CM consultant.)

    Looking forward to looking around your site.

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  72. I love the look of your blog! Congrats on being featured at SITS! hope you have a great day :)

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  73. Happy SITS day! Your comment about rambling made me laugh. :)

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  74. Happy SIts day!

    I was here once a while ago...so glad I have found you again:)

    You are going to be SUPER busy today!!! Relish in your day in the sun:)

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  75. happy SITS day. Big age range for you kiddos there...we do too.

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  76. happy SITS day! I love your posting!

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  77. I just joined SITS the other day! I am so excited to be involved in such a great group! Anyone know how to get people to come and follow my blog? I have had no SITS visitors yet :(

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  78. Happy SITS day!

    I am following you now. :)

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  79. Happy SITS day to you! I love your outlook on life--positive but REAL! =)

    I read back through your post about your ex too. I hope that your pain is easing a bit with time. What a hard situation to have gone through. You have amazing strength!

    Enjoy your saucy day!

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  80. Congrats on your SITS day. I will definetely follow you if you follow me. :) Your blog is glorious

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  81. Stopping by from SITS to congratulate you!

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  82. I'm a fellow SITSer. Congrats! Looking forward to reading more. My sister lives in Chicago...she's in Logan Square? Many Chicagoans give me a blank look when I say that so it must be obscure!

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  83. Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

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  84. Congratulations on your SITS day! Your recipes look amazing, esp the muffins!!

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  85. rhonda, you sound like my kind of gal! scrapbooking fanatic (love my local archivers)love my sports team - GO CAVS - yes, cleveland. we are hopeless but we still believe like lambs being taken to the slaughter. i'm not a cook but i hope maybe someday i will be. you have a ton of comments, that will take u forver to get thru but congrats on your SITS on maybe someday i'll be there too :) SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB

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  86. Anyone who quotes a Rupert Holmes song has to be great. Can't wait to check out your site.

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  87. Congrats to you, your site is so cute! I can't believe you have a 14 year old. You look 18 yourself!

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  88. Congrats and Happy SITS Day! I'll be following!

    Audra

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  89. Happy SITS Day!

    Your site is just so cute and fun!

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  90. Enjoy today! I was so excited to hear you were the FB today!

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  91. I am loving your blog! Happy SITS day to you!

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  92. have a wonderful SITS day!

    Cute blog

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  93. Never heard of SITS day!! Looks fun! Congratulations.

    I surfed over from a comment that you left on another blog.

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  94. So you love to scrapbook as well as cook and raise a family You are busy. My sis loves to scrapbook. I use to do all my sons sports. congrat's on your SITS day

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  95. It's nice to "meet" you. I have visited Chicago and loved it! I'm a big city girl. Born and raised in Phoenix, lived in Detroit, and am back now in the Phoenix area. So I know well the southwest too! Congrats and Enjoy your day as the featured Blogger.

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  96. Happy SITS day! I'm following you. Great blog!

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  97. What a cute little bloggy you have here! Happy day to you, sitsta!!

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  98. Congrats on the SITS feature and Awesome you found Digi Scrapping :D

    Are you on any teams yet? where do you have your main gallery? i am mostly at Sweet shoppe and shabby pickle :D

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  99. Congrats on being Featured Blogger. Have a great day.

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  100. Happy SITS Day!! Wow---I am blown away by the fact that you have only been blogging for 8 months----I have been doing it for 4 years---and have a third of your followers! You MUST be special!!

    Great blog...have a good one!

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  101. I'm visiting from SITS. Had to give you a shout out because I am a fellow AZ blogger myself! :)

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  102. Enjoy your day in the SITStahood spotlight, I loved reading your introduction and am off to get to know you better! COme by and visit me sometime too, http://pursuingharmony.blogspot.com

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  103. Congrats on your SITS Day! I will for sure be adding you to my roll and I'll be back!!!

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  104. Happy SITS Day!

    P.S.
    Sooooooo jealous that you have a Kindle!

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  105. Hey Rhonda what a great blog I will definitely be getting some of your recipes. Congrats on being FB today. I hope you have a great SITS day!

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  106. I came by from SITS to say Congrats, and WoW! First the line referencing the Pina Colada song got my attention,because I think in song, as you'll see if you check out my blog. Then I saw the cubs fan living near Wrigley field, and I became very jealous because I am truly a Red sox fan but I am a Cubs fan by marriage, and I LOVE CHICAGO (singing Hey Chicago, what do you say, Cubs are gonna win today) and Kindle too! I have found a new blog to follow! Woohoo (singing Celebrate Good Times)
    http://lovemusiclaughter.blogspot.com

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  107. Oh yeah! and I despise Laundry, Too!!! ok, really any housework, but especially putting clothes away! If you asked my husband for one wish, he would wish for me to put clothes away :0)

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  108. Congrats on your day! I too am a coffee lover, and I live north of Chicago, but alas I am an import, I have been here about 2 years, I grew up and lived in OH for the first twenty something years of my life. But I will send a little Chicago sunshine your way, b/c we actually have some right now!
    T.

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  109. Hey, I love your writing style and the title of your blog! I will follow you and look forward to reading more! ;O)

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  110. Congrats on your SITS day! I too live in Arizona (southwest)! Love your blog design!!!

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  111. Congrats on being the FB. I love your pink blog design and look forward to reading your posts.

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  112. Happy SITS Day! Seems like we have a lot in common, I'm a night owl (trying to kick the habit), I love pina coladas, and I do drink coffee regularly. I try to switch to tea often but, I always go back to that good ole Cup A Joe! :-)

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  113. I am having a blast looking around your blog!too fun Ü.Happy SITS day!

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  114. Well hello! stoppin by from SITS...congrats on being FB!

    Today is Thumbnail Thursdays over at my place.
    c'mon over and play!

    Dawn

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  115. I'M BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! Just wanted to give you a quick thanks for joining my blog SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB. You won't regret it. I promise! Hope you get a chance to read it occasionally too :)Kelly

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  116. Congratulations on your SITS day! Your site is so nice and bright- can't wait to have a look around! :)

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  117. Happy SITS day to you! It sounds like we have a lot in common, such as love of red wine, reading, peace & quiet late at night, technology geeks (I am dying for a Kindle, so jealous). I will certainly follow you and look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Enjoy all of your SITS love!

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  118. GO CUBS! Glad I stopped by. I'll be following your blog.

    Happy SITS Day!

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  119. Congrats on your SITS day!! I love your blog, can't wait to read more! And I completely understand about rambling due to not having a lot of adult interaction :)

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  120. What a cute blog you have! CONGRATS on your big day as FB :) I'm off to look around some more!

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  121. You're blog is ADORABLE! Congrats on being featured on SITS today!

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  122. Congrats on your SITS day!! I love the name of your blog!!

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  123. Hello..I so enjoyed reading your blog. I am a nightowl as well and just love having some alone time too!!
    Happy SITS day to ya... :)

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  124. Hi! Congrats on being featured! I'm new to SITS. And I hate laundry too!

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  125. Congrats on being FB at SITS :)
    This is your day girl!! Enjoy it :)

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  126. I'm a Creative Memories snob too. Haven't made the digital switch yet. I have too much inventory to use. :) Nice to read your blog.

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  127. Congrats on your featured day, my fellow Kindle SITStah!

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  128. Congrats on being featured! Love ur blog

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  129. Enjoy your SITS day! Your blog is a happy place. :-)

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  130. Congrats on your special day...you deserve it!

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  131. So glad to meet you. What an awesome blog you have.

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  132. I'm your laundry hatin' sister! But I don't trust the hubs to do it. Ah ha

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  133. Came to say hi from SITS. Hope your having a fun day being featured!

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  134. Pretty blog. I am wondering where in the Southwest.

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  135. Okay, i read all the other posts, and Now i know where in the southwest.

    Funny how life works. We met our husbands in the same year. Only months apart. We were married after less than a year. Good for you.

    Why leave Chicago if you didn't have too. I mean yay you got married.

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  136. happy sits day!!! I am now a follower!!

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  137. Hey! Happy SITS day. Congrats! Am lovin' the recipes too!!!
    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

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  138. Congrats to being the FB today!! You're right about Chicago fans... my brother moved to Florida last August, but he still makes sure he follows all of the Sox games {yes, we are your cross town rivals ;) }

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  139. Congrats on your BIG DAY!!!!! Great blog!

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  140. HAPPY FB DAY! WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON--FROM COFFEE TO SCRAP BOOKING TO READING, WE MUST'VE BEEN SEPARATED AT BIRTH!

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  141. HAPPY SITS DAY, from a fellow CUBS FAN and Chicago(suburbs)Native!!

    Smooches,
    Sassy Chica

    P.s-looking forward to meeting you in VEGAS!!!!

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  142. stopping in from SITS :) your blog layout is adorable :) I'll be following... ;)

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  143. happy sits day. i'm late but sincere ;-)

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  144. I missed congratulating you on your SITS day. So I'm stopping over to give belated greetings on a job well done.

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