Friday, December 3, 2010

Because, What Sounds More Fun Than an EXTRAVAGANZA?!

Does anybody else have a really hard time believing it is already December?

It could be because I live in Texas, so the 60-70 degree temps don't exactly scream CHRISTMAS or WINTER, but by golly, it IS already December!

What on Earth did I do all year?!  How can I possibly give everyone a big ol' rundown of the highlights from my year, whilest finding out what YOU have been up to as well...

If only their was an awesome linky party going on for that...



Emmy had a brilliant idea, and was kind enough to invite a few of her favorites (that's right, I'm one of 'em!) to collaborate with her to take this party to new heights! 

But before I tell you who they are, allow me to give you the 4-1-1 on this little shindig.

Each post should contain a rundown of what you did for the specified quarter of the year.  This could include pictures, links to your favorite posts, stories of what you did, etc.  This could be the perfect opportunity to tell some of those stories that you MEANT to blog about, but were too lazy to forgot about. 

The plan will go as follows: 

NEXT Friday, the 10th, you will link up with your recap about January, February and March.
Friday the 17th-link up with recap of April, May and June.
Friday the 24th-link up with recap of July, August and September.
Friday the 31st-link up with recap of October, November and December.

I'm pretty relieved that they are done in 3 month increments.  I had a few months that were pretty skimpy.  *cough* October *cough*

You can link it up on any of the 6 blogs hosting and your link will show up on ALL of magic!

Sounds simple enough, and FUN, right?! 


You can't have an EXTRAVAGANZA, without a little something EXTRA, right?!

SO, by playing along, you are automatically entered to win a fabulous prize from your beyond awesome hostesses!  Each week you link up, you will receive an entry into the giveaway!  Link all 4 Fridays, get 4 entries!  SIMPLE! 

PLUS if you follow the blogs of all 6 ladies, (which you SHOULD be doing anyway, really) you will receive an extra entry for doing so.  Perhaps this'll help get me over my icky number slump...

Are you curious about the hostesses?  Allow me to introduce you...

First you have the brains behind the operation, and my "zipper sister", Emmy!

THEN, there is the person you can all blame for getting me interested in blogging in the first place (even if she didn't know she was doing it...) MiMi, from "Living in France".  She lives just slightly outside of France...

If you don't recognize this next one, YOU'RE FIRED!  Did I sound like Donald Trump?

Samantha's Day

Next, we have Laurie, AKA "CA Girl".  I don't know her too well yet, but from what I do know, she rocks!  Wish we all could be like her... (Beach Boys, get it?  Anyone?  Anyone?)


We mustn't forget Emily!  Yes ANOTHER one.  I also don't know her well yet, but any friend of Emmy's is a friend of mine.  At least, I HOPE so...

And quite possible saving the best for last, we have Shortmama.  Who doesn't know Shortmama?!  We're tight.

Family of Shorts

Don't forget to go check all these lovely ladies out.  While you're there, say hi, and don't forget to follow them via the Google Friend Connect.  Only a crazy person would pass up the chance to get an extra entry to win a FABULOUS prize.  Once you're following all of them, click and leave a comment on THIS post to let Emmy (because she is the keeper of the points) know that you did.

Did you get all that?  I probably don't make much sense.  I've got swapping on the brain.  Go visit any of the above ladies, and let them explain it to you.  They probably did a MUCH better job.


Emmy said...

Great recap! You did great. Yes I am very excited to see how this all goes down

Xazmin said...

I'm doing this. I am. Don't let me get away with slacking. Pester me mercilessly, because I NEED my blogging mojo back. I feel so left out of everybody's goings on! I hate it!

Unknown said...

Sounds like fun!

shortmama said...

Are you buttering me up?

Macey said...

It's weird how we all sorta sound like Emmy today...

Macey said...

So, I had to come back and say...REALLY? Shortmama is the best and that's why she's last?
Can NOT believe you're cheating on me.
Oh well. I love her too.

Myya said...

What a fun idea! I could have sworn I just read a post about this on Mimi's blog though... huh weird right. LOL.

Jennifer said...

Count me in! I need to get my posts per month up AND do a recap for the year, anyway! this looks like a good way to do it.

Shawn said...

Well you're just full of good stuff this Christmas season aren't you!

Urban Earthworm said...

Following via MiMi. Looking forward to the extravaganza, and super happy to have found your blog. I'm loving it already.