Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to you.  Happy Birthday to you.  Happy Birthday, Dear BLOG, Happy Birthday to you!

Today is my blog’s very first birthday!  I can’t believe it!  This experience has been so amazing.  April 13, 2015, I began this little blog called The Memoirs of a Housewife.  Had you told me that in exactly one year I would be boarding a plane to go out West for a book tour for  a book I wrote and I published, I would have thought you were being overly optimistic.  Yet, here I am at 2:00 getting ready to head to the airport to do just that!

I am so thrilled I listened to my true core self about my desires and wants in this life instead of listening to my self-doubt and fears.  We only have this one life.  This isn’t a “practice life”.  We don’t get any do-overs.

I feel so amazed that it has been a year!  Many more to come as I continue to fall further in love with my husband and my Studious, Clever, Dapper and Spicy.  Much more self-discovery and self-enhancement is coming your way.  Life is happening here and it is a blessing.  I am thankful for it all.

I am reminded of these smart words from Karen Lamb that I thought to myself one year ago today when I was nervous and hesitant to hit the “Publish” button on this blog for the first time.  “A year from now you will wish you had started today.”

Well, I hit “Publish” and now a year later, I am so grateful to have no regrets or wasted time.  Get on with your getting on, people.  Life is happening here.  It is a blessing for sure!

I’ll check in from the Wild West Book Tour!  XOXO

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And the Winner is…..

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#13!  This sweet little girl reading NO CHEESE PLEASE! was voted the winner this evening!  It was super close between this photo and #14.

I will be contacting the winner direct for their mailing address so I can shoot off the prize!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE all keep sending your fun photos of this little book of mine in the wild!  I so appreciate it!  The more wild, the better!

XOXO

First Contest- Time to Vote!

We have been accepting photos from all our readers sharing NO CHEESE PLEASE out in the WILD.  We will continue to accept them and continue with a Monthly prize pack.  Get your creative juices on and send those pics!  Prize pack is worth over $50!

VOTING ENDS MONDAY 04/11 AT 8PM EST!

But now, we need to commemorate those who DID send pics and its time to vote!  Spread the word among family and friends to cast their vote for you here on the blog.  Votes MUST BE IN THE COMMENT section of TheMemoirsofaHousewife to count so if you see this on facebook or Instagram, shoot over to my blog to cast your vote on THIS post!

Good Luck!!!

Photo 1- Thank you, Easter Bunny!

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Photo 2- Master Builder Created Cheese

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Photo 3- Daddy and Daddy’s Girl

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Photo 4- Florida Sisters

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Photo 5- Independent Reader

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Photo 6- Physical Rehab- Heavy Lifting, Light Reading

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Photo 7- OBX

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Photo 8- Wine Country

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Photo 9- Volcanic Park

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Photo 10- Redwoods

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Photo 11- California Coast

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Photo 12- Brotherly Love

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Photo 13- Young Reader in Bloom

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Photo 14- Family Reading Time

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Now, go vote!  Then go take your own Pictures for our NO CHEESE PLEASE IN THE WILD contest in May!

Get your copy now on Amazon!

VOTING ENDS MONDAY 04/11 AT 8PM EST!

When you come upon talent, you SHARE it!

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To say the past few weeks have been a whirlwind is a bit of an understatement.  I had my very first Book Signing at Ukazoo Bookstore in Towson.  It is an adorable, trendy little bookstore that is now carrying No Cheese Please on their shelves!  I am quite excited about that, as you can imagine.

For the signing, I had commissioned a super-talented artist I know and love, John Kurcheski from Kurcheski Designs to help bring Nick to life.  Boy did he ever!  Check out this video John made showing how he helped Nick come ALIVE!  This costume was phenomenal and I am always ever amazed at the workmanship and talent John has.  Want some one-of-a-kind art?  Want something that will blow your mind?  Get in touch with John at Kurcheski Designs on Facebook or follow him on Instagram Kurcheski Designs.

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People have been so impressed with this commissioned costume, I simply had to share it with you all!

 

*Sidebar note*

This Friday will be the first No Cheese Please In The Wild Prize Giveaway!

I will be posting all the pictures here on the blog and on FB and IG.  Anyone can vote for their favorite!  The winner will receive the first prize package!

Keep on sending in those pictures and if you haven’t already, Get to Amazon to buy NO CHEESE PLEASE!!!

 

Late Check-In: down 10.2

Sorry for the late check-in.  Life has been pretty busy (see following post this evening).

Just wanted to hop on and tell you that this week I lost another 2 lbs for a total of 10.2 in 2 weeks.  I am determined that this upcoming week will be a BIGGER loss.  Check back in on Sunday for the “skinny” on how I am going to get “skinny” (AKA- healthy!).

Hope you are all enjoying this rainy day!  Remember, April showers bring May flowers!

XOXO