Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Mix

I can't believe there's only a week left of April. The A to Z Challenge has been so much fun. And what a response I've gotten about my story. Wow. Thank you all. I wasn't going to publish the story at all, but a lot of people have been encouraging me to do so. I think I might be a sucker for peer pressure in this.

I've been trying to design a banner for my blog. I came up with an image I like, but when I previewed it on my site, I didn't like it. It didn't seem to fit. I'll have to keep trying. I want to find something that really represents me.

Cherie Reich's Flashes of Foxwick is now available on Amazon and Smashwords. It's a great collection of fantasy pieces taking place in her marvelous world of Foxwick.

Aubrie Dionne's first fantasy romance novel, Messenger in the Mist, is on sale at Amazon for $.99! A beautifully written tale.

Alex J. Cavanaugh is having a contest to celebrate 1500 followers. Congratulations, Alex! He's giving away both his books - CassaStar and CassaFire - and the books will be donated to a school library of the winner's choice. Awesome.

My weekend was a busy one. My son turned two. He's happy, healthy, smart, creative, and beautiful. I lucked out with the little guy.
We already celebrated with my family in Canada on Easter. This past Saturday, we had a barbecue with our friends and decorated cupcakes. Good times.

The little guy looks A LOT like I did when I was his age. Here he is in a mud puddle, and there I am at two years old in a ruffly dress that does not suit a tomboy!
I didn't cut his hair to match mine. I like his page boy look. Mine was that bowl or mushroom cut which I hated as a child.

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  1. How cute. I wish I had straight hair. Mine is all over the place. My mom used to put some sort of grease just to get it down. LOL

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    1. Funny how when you have curly hair, you want straight hair. Yet I have straight hair and I would love to have curls. Everyone in my family has curls except for me.

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  2. He's so adorable. Wow, you two do look a lot alike. I had a similar haircut to yours.

    Glad you had a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks! I always thought he looked like my husband until I dug up that old photo of me.

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  3. Happy birthday to your son! Sounds like a fun weekend.

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  4. Happy Birthday to your son! Such a cutie.

    A to Z has just about killed me this year but I'm glad I did it. And I'm so happy it's almost over, gah. ;)

    Jessica
    A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds

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    1. Thank you! You're doing great with the Challenge. I wish I had more time this month for it to visit blogs, but I figure I'll keep visiting even in through May.

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  5. He does look a lot like you! Hope he had a grand time during his birthday weekend.
    Thanks for mentioning my giveaway!

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    1. You're welcome! The little guy had a great time. Loves his new sandbox we got him.

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  6. Hi, yes, I'm still working at the A to Z! You look a LOT like your son! Isn't that fun?!

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    1. Lots of fun! A bit weird in a way too. *LOL*

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  7. Oh wow, you do look alike! Your son is a cutie!

    And yes, the story definitely needs to be published - it's fab!

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  8. Thanks for mentioning my ebook! And you two do look a lot alike. I'm glad to hear Brandon had a great birthday. :)

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    1. You're welcome. :) He got spoiled and you helped with that. ;)

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  9. Your son is a doll and he does look a lot like you! Hope the little guy had a fantastic birthday.

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    1. Thanks! He had a wonderful birthday. He got lots of stuff to keep him busy outside this summer.

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  10. How nice of you to feature all these nice bloggers!

    You and your son do look alike. Happy birthday to him!

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  11. Happy birthday to your little guy1 He's a cutie!

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  12. Your little guy is so precious! And he is the spitting image of you! You are truly blessed! :-) I can't believe the A to Z is close to being done. It was my first year. Certainly motivated me to write--and to visit and discover a lot of other blogs and writers I might never have. A really good group :-)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the writing community is wonderful. I'm so happy and honored to be a part of it. :)

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  13. That hair cut is definitely matching :-)

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  14. Christine...your little guy is SO cute!! I can't believe there is only one week left either. It went so fast. That support you have received is what I love about blogging and our community! :-)

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    1. Thank you! The people in this community have given me great encouragement. They're fantastic. :)

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  15. Your son is adorable! And so were you!

    Best of luck with your banner!

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    1. Thank you! I have this image in my mind what I want for the banner, but I'd need a professional graphic artist and/or painter for it! *LOL* I'll piece together something sort of like it.

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