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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blog Bash Giveaway Hop


Yay, I am participating in my second ever giveaway hop.  Two in one day....when I do something, I really go for it! LOL

This giveaway hop is hosted by Michelle at Family Approve.  There are currently 154 blogs participating!!!  The giveaway hop goes through June 26 so you have through the weekend to enter!  I am lucky #142 on the linky.

I am giving away 4 pieces of Tupperware sponsored by Audrey and a Bloggy Makeover - Classic Medium Package sponsored by Margaret at The World As I See It.  The bloggy makeover is worth $50 and the Tupperware is worth a little more than $50.  After you enter my giveaway, be sure to check out the linky below and enter all of the other giveaways!

The Tupperware Cake Server and Modular Mates

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Banner by Margaret 

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Another banner by Margaret

A button by Margaret

For your first and mandatory entry for this giveaway, become a follower of my blog or let me know if you already follow (you must follow publicly, I have to be able to see you, comment with your gfc name). Until GFC comes back up, feel free to become an email subscriber for your mandatory entry, just make sure to comment with why you are doing an alternate mandatory entry)

Extra Entries:

1) Become an email subscriber of my blog or let me know if you already subscribe (comment with your email address).

2) Mention this giveaway on facebook with a link to this post (comment with your facebook name).

3) Add my button to your sidebar (and comment with the url).

4) Follow my Becca's Contest List blog (comment with your gfc name).

5) Follow me on twitter (comment with your twitter name).

6) Become my friend on Facebook (click here and comment with your facebook name).

This contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address that is 18+. Contest ends Sunday, June 26th at 11:59 pm pacific time. Winner will be picked and notified by email shortly after.

The prizes are being provided by Audrey and Margaret.  I am mailing out the Tupperware myself.






Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop


Wahoo, I am participating in my first ever giveaway hop.  This one is all about books - my favorite!

This giveaway hop is hosted by Inspired Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.  There are currently 257 blogs participating!!!  The giveaway hop goes through June 24 so you have a few days to enter!  I am lucky #144 on the linky LOL

I am giving away 3 amazing books:  "While My Sister Sleeps" by Barbara Delinsky, "Susannah's Garden" by Debbie Macomber and "Born in Death" by J.D. Robb.  After you enter my giveaway, be sure to check out the linky below and enter all of the other giveaways!

                          

For your first and mandatory entry for this giveaway, become a follower of my blog or let me know if you already follow (you must follow publicly, I have to be able to see you, comment with your gfc name).

Extra Entries:

1) Become an email subscriber of my blog or let me know if you already subscribe (comment with your email address).

2) Mention this giveaway on facebook with a link to this post (comment with your facebook name).

3) Add my button to your sidebar (and comment with the url).

4) Follow my Becca's Contest List blog (comment with your gfc name).

5) Follow me on twitter (comment with your twitter name).

6) Become my friend on Facebook (click here and comment with your facebook name).

This contest is open to anyone with a US mailing address that is 18+. Contest ends Friday, June 24th at 11:59 pm pacific time. Winner will be picked and notified by email shortly after.

I am sponsoring this giveaway on my own.  





Monday, June 13, 2011

WINNER - $20 Chili's GC


Congratulations to the winner of the $20 Chili's GC







Peace Love and Pets said... 80



Filled out form



Winner has been notified and has 72 hours to get back to me with their name and address

Congrats again :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hours in the Day

How do you find time for everything?  I feel like I am always behind or not getting to do every single thing I want to do!

If I focus on one thing, another gets neglected.  It isn't necessarily about prioritizing because everything is of fairly equal importance!

I wish I didn't have to sleep LOL

Friday, June 10, 2011

2010 Books Read

Oh dear....I failed at blogging about all of the books I read last year...and this year.  I am going to give brief summaries to finish my list of what I read last year.

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks - I read this before and after watching the movie and really enjoyed it.  It was somewhat different than the movie, but I would definitely recommend both!

Run For Your Life by James Patterson - I like James Patterson's books about Detective Michael Bennett.  They are a refreshing change from his Alex Cross series.

Don't Look Twice by Andrew Gross - I honestly don't remember this book at all.  I think that might not say much about it....

Night Tales: Nightshade & Night Smoke by Nora Roberts - I honestly just loved that these two stories were related.  Normally stories printed together have nothing to do with each other.

Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb - This was one of my favorite books of the "In Death" series.  It is about a virtual reality video game programmer who is killed.  I feel like this book could almost happen today!

Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel - This book broke my heart.  It is about a photographer named Hope Dunne and the man who she falls in love with.

Somebody Else's Daughter by Elizabeth Brundage - Nate and Cat give up their daughter Willa for adoption...and 17 years later Nate ends up teaching at the school Willa attends.  Very powerful!  I loved this book!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson - These books were excellent.  If you liked one, you will like all 3.  I can't wait for the American versions of the movies to start coming out!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aloha Friday #35 - Socks



Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog . Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.

This week's question is self-inspired.  How many pairs of socks do you own?


I own a drawer full of socks!  I have ankle socks, calf-length socks and knee socks.  I have white socks, black socks, and every pattern and design in-between.  Below are a few of my favorite pairs!



But I know some people who only own a few pairs or none at all.  Weird! LOL

Monday, June 6, 2011

Going to Denver

We are going to Denver soon for my cousin's graduation from 8th grade....I can't believe how old we are!

We are trying to figure out good restaurants to go to and good sights to see.  Does anyone have any ideas?

We are thinking of eating at Cici's Pizza, Mici Italian, The Bagel Deli, The Egg & I.

We are thinking of hanging out downtown, going to the Denver Mint, going to Estes Park and I don't know what else.

I'm so excited!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chili's Triple Dipper Event - $20 Gift Certificate Giveaway

I was so excited recently to be asked to participate in the Good Things Come in 3s event based around the Triple Dipper dinner (or shared appetizer) at Chili's.  Chili's has absolutely delicious food!

So what if you could have 3 of your favorite foods on one plate...what would you pick?

I think I would have to pick pizza, macaroni & cheese, and ice cream.  (Why can't I like anything healthy??)  LOL

The goal behind the Triple Dipper is to get 3 of your favorite foods onto one plate!

I asked my dad and sister to join me at Chili's to try this out, and they didn't hesitate before asking when we were going!!!

The Triple Dipper gives you 9 different foods to choose from:  Loaded Potato Skins, Honey Chipotle Shrimp, Big Mouth Bites, Southwestern Eggrolls, Boneless Buffalo Wings, Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Wings Over Buffalo, Chicken Crispers, and Fried Cheese.  I bolded the choices the 3 of us decided to share!
Our yummy plate
Chips for the dip!

Let me tell you.....this was delicious!  The combination of the cheese and bacon on the potato skins was amazing!  The fried cheese was crispy and hot...just perfect in the marinara sauce!  And spinach & artichoke dip is a favorite in our family and this did not disappoint!  We were all fighting over who got what!

Does this sound like something you would like to try????  If you are willing to Shout Out 2 Eat Out and upload your picture to a fun trio between now and June 30th, 2011, you could be the winner of a $20 Chili's gift card (daily winner) or a $333 Chili's Gift Card (3 winners).

Shout Out to Eat Out

Now here comes the even more exciting part.  I am giving away a $20 gift card to Chili's to one of my blog readers!


Mandatory entry: Click here to visit the entry form where you will enter my blog name, "Becca's Backyard".  Come back and comment that you have done this.

Extra entries (Leave a separate comment for each entry you complete):

1. Tell me your 3 favorite foods you would like to have all on 1 plate.

2. "Like" Chili's on Facebook.

3. Follow @Chilis & @Shoutout2eatout on Twitter.

4. Create your terrific trio located on http://www.shoutouttoeatout.com/ and comment with the URL link.

5. Opt-In to Chili's email club here http://bit.ly/m6HYef (You'll receive a free appetizer certificate too!)

6. Tweet out this:

"At @Chilis Good Things Come In 3's! Check out @2Wired2Tired http://bit.ly/linkyrave for 200 chances to win in the #tripledipper linky rave!”

7. Write a post on your blog about your 3 favorite foods you would like to have all on 1 plate and mention the Shoutout2eatout.com promotion. Then comment with the URL link.

8. Become a follower of my blog or let me know if you already follow (you must follow publicly, I have to be able to see you)

9. Become an email subscriber of my blog or let me know if you already subscribe.

10. Add my button to your sidebar (comment with the url) 

11. Follow my Becca's Contest List blog 

12. Follow me on twitter (comment with your twitter name)

13. Become my friend on Facebook (click here and comment with your facebook name)

After you have done all of these things, go to 2 Wired 2 Tired by clicking the button below to check out the giveaway linky of all of the other blogs running this giveaway as well!  There is no limit to how many times you can win!

Chili's Shout Out to Eat Out

This contest is open to anyone with a  US mailing address that is 18+.  Contest ends Sunday, June 12th at 11:59 pm pacific time. Winner will  be picked and  notified by email shortly after.

I was provided a $20 Chili's gift certificate to try the Triple Dipper and one gift certificate will be provided to the winner as well.  All opinions are all mine!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Oooops

Yesterday was so busy that I forgot to blog!!!  The good news though...is that part of what I was busy doing...was prepping for the Christmas in July bloghop that I will be participating in!  Wahoo!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Aloha Friday #34 - Facebook



Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog . Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.

This week's question is self-inspired.  Do you have a facebook account?  If so, do you play Facebook games?


I have had a facebook account since before it was popular.  I have over 1500 friends from blogging and games!  The games I currently play are Bejeweled Blitz, Wheel of Fortune, Odd Socks and Gardens of Time.  Click here to be my friend if we aren't friends.

My garden in Gardens of Time
My Odd Socks clothesline

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Random Post

I made it through the whole month of May blogging every day...except for the day Blogger was down!  Congrats to me!

I should be getting a blog redesign soon...my first ever!  Wahoo :)

I have taken some pictures of the meals I have been cooking so you all can see them.  I will also write a bit more about them on my Monday Menu plan.

Baked fried chicken
Baked fried chicken with sweet potato pancakes
Pretzel tilapia
Pretzel tilapia with mixed veggies
Breakfast for dinner eggs on an English muffin with ketchup for tater tots
Piles of french toast and tots!
My dad made a french toast with peanut butter sandwich
I like to cut up my french toast into pieces and dip it in peanut butter and syrup.  I swear I have more than one plate! lol
 
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