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Shout Outs

A Shout Out to All the NaBloPoMo Writers Out There

Today, I wanted to give a shout out to all the Blogher NaBloPoMo writers out there. 

We are all trying to come up with something to write about every single day of this month, and believe it or not, it can become difficult to come up with something. Things seem to come easier to me when I am not thinking about writing every. single. day.

So, curl up like my handsome cat Mordecai and take some time to visit some of the writers on this list. You'll be glad you did!

Blogher NaBloPoMo Writers

Shout Outs

Happy Birthday, Sarah! (Remembering Sarah)

Happy Birthday, dear Sarah!

Many of you will remember Sarah, but for those that don't she was a blogger, tweeter, friend, confidant, warrior, and most importantly, she was a mother, wife, and daughter. I could keep going listing all of the titles she held, but you get the picture. 

I'll never forget the days I "talked" to Sarah via our blogs, twitter, and facebook. I'll never forget meeting her face-to-face, hugging her neck and spending time with her here in Oklahoma.  And, I will never forget losing her. 

Spruce Hill Farm (Sarah's blog which is there, but not like it used to be)

When they visited Oklahoma they stayed at The Pioneer Woman's lodge, and we had a shootout

Twelve days after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, she left all of her pain behind as she left this world to be with our Lord. 

Several people wrote blog posts remembering Sarah.

Ree – The Pioneer Woman

Mary Beth Volpini

Susan – Toddler Planet


Her friends and family were able to have a celebration of Sarah's life, which I couldn't attend. Her amazing husband, Paul, was very kind. He sent me a box of head scarves, bandanas, chocolate from the celebration of her life, our photo and the program for that day. I wrote about that box here.

I kept those head scarves and bandanas for a while after my hair started growing back because I am a sentimental soul. I couldn't pass them on, not yet. Then one day I received a text message from our daughter-in-law saying that she had a friend that was just diagnosed with breast cancer. The time was right for me to box them up, and pass them on. I think Sarah would be glad to know that she is still helping others.

I did keep the head scarf that Sarah is wearing in that photo. That one is going to be framed with our photo together. 


Shout Outs

Free Books!

Several people that I know received free eReaders, nooks, or kindles for Christmas. One of my favorite things to do is browse the books that are out there, especially the free ones. There are a few websites that list several free books daily, so I thought I would link to them for you here. 

The three that I use most are:

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I have gotten many free books from these three sites! Check them out!

Shout Outs

The Frugal Girls – A New Favorite

Have you ever been to The Frugal Girls website?

What's stopping you now? 

I am purposely not writing much today so you can go and check it out.

Everyone wants to save money.  Whether it is by clipping coupons, or making your own household cleaners.  (They really work!! I'm trying them.  Not all yet, but I'm working on it!)

So, head on over and check them out.  Feel free to tell them that I sent you over.  They don't know me from Adam (or Eve, I should say), but I still felt like giving them a shout-out!