Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Astounding

So many times, I have been guilty of reading something, but not really paying attention to what is there, in the words. I've been working hard lately to take in what someone is telling me, and not just letting my eyes fly over their sentences.

A perfect illustration:  I met a blogger with a larger than life story. In her introductory blog post, she details a time in her life where circumstances required her to be in a hospital for nine months. Now, we can do a skip like a flat rock over water skim with our eyes on her words 9 months, or we can stop and marvel at what she is saying: NINE months in a hospital.

Today I am writing my 547th post. 547. That number astounds me. What have I had to say, and what kept me coming back to say more?

It's this blog, and it's you. You and the interaction and sense of belonging and acceptance that you have all given me here.

I'm celebrating two years of blogging. And I celebrate because my life became better when I began blogging, and 99.9 percent of that reason is all of you. My life is better and richer because of the relationships formed through and because of this blog.

You have all become a big part of my life, I don't like to think about the time that I didn't even know you. And, so, to celebrate two years of knowing you -- which is the real reason to celebrate more than the two years of blogging -- I am having a mother of a giveaway because I want to try and give you all something back, for what you've given me.

1.  Anna Lefler's The Chicktionary


Yes, I have this book. Yes, I want you to have one of your own. The Chicktionary, by the award-winning writer and humorist, Anna Lefler, of Things Just Keep Getting Weirder. Why should I be the only coolest mom on the block? Impress and loosen up the moms at school pick up with your chicktalk as well as know what the hip moms mean when you eavesdrop and hear "wasband" "fat pants" "back fat"  and "Basset knees." I'd be lost without this book (no reason for people to know the true dork that I am, right?) Why am I giving a copy away? Because it will make you laugh. Don't want to wait until then to laugh? Go now and see The Chicktionary official trailer here

*Thank you, Anna.

 


2.  Alice Bradley's and Eden Kennedy's Let's Panic About Babies



Alice Bradley of Finslippy. Eden Kennedy of Fussy.org. Two clever, witty, funny, funnnnnny women who have written a book that touches on the issues that truly matter if and if you don't have children; like how to tolerate your partner's need for love, and how everything wrong in your life is really your mother's fault after all. Impossible to read this book and not emerge brainier, more smart assier, and smuggishly humor secure.

You want this. Do I even have to add the part about it being signed by both authors? Or is that just the icing on the cake? Can't wait and want some icing on the cake today? Go check out Let's Panic About Babies book trailer: a work of genius.


*Thank you, Alice and Eden.



3.  Confessions of a Scary Mommy by Scary Mommy Jill Smokler



This book, written by Scary Mommy Jill Smokler of the incredibly successful blog, Scary Mommy, is near and dear to my heart. I'll be giving it out at baby showers because it is full of truths. Funny, bittersweet, poignant, shocking, endearing, heartfelt, honest truths. Any new mom would welcome this like they'd welcome an invitation for a three hour nap. Though all the mom confessions in here make you feel so very normal, I think the most exciting part about this book is how many moms will reach the end of this book feeling reassured and like they're not such a bad mommy after all.

I can honestly say that if I had had the good fortune of having this book 17 years ago when I first became a mother, I never would have felt as inadequate and scared as I did. 

Signed by the amazingly generous Scary Mommy, Jill Smokler, author.


*Thank you so much, Jill.


4.  Awesome T shirt from the web series The Louise Log



This T shirt is so cool. How could it not be? Have you seen The Louise Log?

I'm short on the hours in my day, but I don't miss an episode of this web series. Miss an episode, and you'll miss Louise reminding herself to keep her eyes on the vegetables at the farmer's market so the stand owners don't think she's checking out their package. And I feel better knowing that I'm not the only one living in daily fear that school officials are going to call me in on my parenting. And how often have we, the honest ones, confessed to having a little bit of an anxiety attack the first time we're behind closed doors with that new male therapist. 

I may be painfully unhip from the waist down with my out of touch Old Navy jean choices (really, do they have to make the waist that low nowadays?) but from the top on up, I am white on black kickin'. Don't wait to win this T shirt, order one for yourself. All it takes is a small nudge from a T shirt like this to reawaken that cool chick that is still inside.


*Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Anne Flournoy.
  
5.  EliRose Social Media Special Package


$150.00 worth of Social Media Services package from the impressively gifted tech geeks, Liz Jostes and Kristin Zaslavsky, of Eli Rose Social Media. Here's what they can do: help you in establishing a social media presence and growing a strong brand presence online, we can help you improve the look and layout of your site, launch your “big idea”, increase your site’s traffic, integrate a business blog into your marketing plan and broaden your overall virtual presence.

Details of this amazing package, here's the dealio:

Social Media Analysis -
- Evaluation of three (3) social profiles (branding, imagery and text)
- Review of recent history (up to 4 weeks) of activity on 3 social platforms of choice, with suggestions for  best practices and ideas for  improved engagement. That's $150.00 worth of the best from the best, to the lucky winner. Tweet, RT, FB it, comment 10 times in a row: do what you gotta do, folks. This is a good one.


*Proud to off this to my readers, Liz and KLZ. Thank you.


6.  My Secret to Beautiful Hair

I can't believe I'm doing this myself. GAH. What kind of a spell do you people have me under? I use this product: once a month. And it works. I am beautiful for 30 days straight. That's me on the box.
Photo Credit
Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy formaldehyde-free Home Blow Out Kit (don't make it dirty).


*I'm such a good person.
 
7. Baby E's Contribution:
 

(because he loves you too) A guest spot here, on Good Day Regular People on Baby E's Monday slot, featuring your child.

*Baby E: you're such a budding business man. Thank you. 

8. and finally: The Reason I Was Able To Post 547 Times:


Flickr  cc


A can of this, faithful readers, and you'll be posting 547 posts in no time.

Dunkin' Donuts? Seattle's Best? Please, for amateurs. Half a cup of this fine ground espresso blend and you'll be taller, faster, stronger, smarter.

I've been fueling up with this since my Colombian grandmother filled my baby bottle with it. *and they wondered why I scored Grade 12+ on my 3rd grade reading test*

*Thank you to my abuela, who taught me the ways of the bean of caffeine.

Good Luck to all of you!
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*Because there is so much booty, there will be 8 winners. I will do a random.org for each of the prizes, in other words: one prize to each winner (8 prizes in all).
Comments, tweets, postings on FB, will all count as a separate entry. Enter as many times as you wish. Winners will be announced at the end of the week. 

Really, enter all week long.

Good luck, and thank you all, for reading, commenting here, keeping me company in my life. I appreciate you so much.

129 comments:

  1. Congrats on 547 posts! wow!

    and pick me for the giveaway, pick me! (I prefer one of the books, 'cause I'm bookish and like to impress people with my ability to read strings of words together, and sometimes even full sentences.)

    best,
    MOV

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  2. I love that we're celebrating blog anniversaries in the same month, though you have 12 months on me. You have been such an inspiration, support and all-round wonderful friend to me, words are not enough to express my love and gratitude to you.

    Happy 2 years and good luck to everyone - such wonderful goodies!!

    (and yes, Heidi's story is truly amazing, what a resilient, beautiful woman)

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  3. Not entering, just congratulating!

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    1. No, wonderful Ms. A...you are entering.

      You're so good to me. You're entering..xo

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  4. You CRAAAAAZY girlfriend! But MY kinda crazy! Love you & your blog. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY, dear friend!

    I was planning to do a BIG 2nd Blogaversary post on my own blog this year (albeit with only 373 posts to my name and without giveaways) and, me being me, hadn't quite finished it before I ran out the door for the day. I was going to complete it and have it up for evening, but the date... February 6th. (Yeah, the day Susan Niebur / WhyMommy died. I came home to that news. No anniversary post for me this year.)

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    1. I know, Sweet Varda. I just went through the BlogHer Aiming Low picture pool from 2010, and Susan is in there, with her famous smile.

      So unbelievable.

      xo

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  5. Congratulations on your 547th post! I think you are fantabulous!

    I would have blog anniversaries but I forget what I am doing in the next 2 minutes. Wait. That's the future. See. I get so confused. I could never be organized. I can't remember if I'm coming or going. I do keep blogging, however.

    Again...congrats on your success. You have a most wonderful blog.

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  6. oh i am in it for the coffee and the baby e spot....haha...actually i like the tshirt too...but regardless....congrats on 2 years empress that is awesome!

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    1. B-- I don't know if you're ready for this coffee. I suggest you do it half calf...

      You poor Americans...

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  7. Oh my! Something for everyone here. That t-shirt is hilarious. And I love that you linked to Heidi. Stories like hers really do remind you to stop and pay closer attention.

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  8. Cafe Bustelo! Oh my goodness does that ever bring back memories! Congrats on the 2 years

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    1. We share Bustelo memories?

      Please. share.

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  9. Happy blogiversary, you!

    And of course I'd read hundreds and hundreds of your words! They're all fabulous!

    xo

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  10. WOW! 547 posts in 2 years?! I've been blogging for 3+ years and I only have 300 posts. You're a blogging ROCKSTAR!

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  11. Congrats on 547 posts and 2 years. You are one special lady and you have such a knack for this gig. I'm so glad I got to meet you at BBC CHI last year!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kmama. It was great to meet you too, you are Elizath Shue's doppelganger.

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  12. It's only been two years? Seems like you've been around longer than that!

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  13. I'm not cool or hip but damn, I love that t-shirt. Congrats on your anniversary.

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    1. That T shirt. Gotta have it, right?

      Hope you win, if not: GET IT. You can treat yourself to this hotness.

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  14. 547...what a great number for a great writer and woman. Your words have given power to so much good around this space--and spaces across the vastness that is the internet. Happy happy anniversary-- wishing you many more! xo

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    1. Thank you, wonderful Elena. I wish I would've had the chance to meet you at BlogHer.

      Better planning next time.

      xo

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  15. What would we all do without you and your amazing space? There are comments you have left me that have changed the way I think, how can I ever thank you enough for that? I have already won. xo

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  16. Happy 2 years! Your are fabulous!

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  17. 2 years. That is fantastic. Queen of the bloggers here you are. Now, where does one find that coffee if they don't win?

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    1. In the coffee section, but it's such high octane it's in a little bitty can...

      The manufacturers don't want the back of your head blowing off.

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  18. Oh I guess I tweeted too :). Retweeted your tweet. Can I write tweet any more times? Tweet.

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  19. That means mine will be coming up not too far away and that reminds me of all the beautiful messages and love notes and encouragement you left me along the way ...
    Happy, Happy to you my dear.
    We will hug soon right? Much love xxx

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  20. Happy 2 years - and what an awesome range of booty! I'm so glad that you write it all out and that I've been blessed to get to know you through all of this. I'll see you again, my friend! Happy anniversary. xoxo

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  21. Congratulations, you fabulous woman!

    I agree with you on Scary Mommy's book. It was only off the mark by 3 years for me, but I sure wish I had it before I had my boys too ;0

    x

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  22. oh my friend, i knew you looked familiar! The hair secret is OUT! uh oh!

    happy 2 years, baby girl. happy. 2. years :)

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  23. Congratulations on celebrating 547 posts! I read you all the time (and love you!), but rarely comment...

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Thank you for coming out to wish me happy blogoversary. I really mean it. xo

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  24. I didn't know you two years ago....but am quite thrilled to now. Thanks for drinking the coffee and sharing your soul, my world is better for it. xo

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  25. Wow! 547 posts! That's amazing. Congratulations!
    Thank you for the shout-out. I'm so honored and touched, and so happy to be getting to know you. Your generosity is inspiring.
    (By the way, it was 7 months in the hospital.:))
    xoxo

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    1. Such a humble woman, Heidi. 7 months? You felt the need to clarify 7 months? As if 7 months were any less daunting than 9 months.

      You continue to leave me in amazement.

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  26. Happy Blogiversary!!

    I'd be lucky to win any of these prizes, but I've especially got my eye on Jill aka Scary Mommy's book. Even if I don't win it, I think I'm going to buy it soon.

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  27. 574!!! That's a huge number. Congratulations!

    Pick me for the coffee! I love coffee! I need me some coffee!!!

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  28. WHAT. How is that you've written that many posts? If I drink too much coffee I just run around in circles until I sprain something! I need to take some lessons from you, dear one.

    Congratulations on two years! And thanks for being such a force for good, on the Internet and in real life (which is like the Internet, but meatier). xo

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  29. Sorry, everyone. Heidi Cave, the incredible blogger I refer to in the opening of my post, just clarified for me: it was seven months.

    She is so humble, as if 7 months is any different from 9 months.

    7 months, 9 months: both incredible things to say about your life.

    I hope many, many people get to meet you now, Heidi..your story strikes me with the same force today as the first time I read it.

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  30. 7 months is still astounding!

    congrats on your 547 posts and the joy and community you bring. xo

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    1. anna:

      I love to see you. Anywhere.

      Will you please get on twitter?

      For us?

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  31. Still have your kids mugs on our bulletin board. Can't wait for the nuptials. They all need their education first of course, and the break ups of their first and maybe second loves. Do you think we'll still be blogging then? We must promise until the I do's. This is an amazing giveaway. You didn't even have to tell me that was you on the box... I knew instantly. By the way.... You had me at Brazilian : )
    Dana

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  32. A, I just love you and your blog so much! You inspire me. Please write hundreds more, ok?

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  33. WOW! Go you with the 574! That's awesome :) And happy blogoversary to you, my dear sweet Empress. Don't take this the wrong way, but you were totally in a dream the other day. I had a moment of panic staring at my computer screen (I did actually almost lose my blog briefly last week) and you were leaving sweet, supportive comments (as you do).

    Anyhoo, congrats on your blogging milestone and that is some might fine swag you got there!

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  34. So many cool prizes!

    But the best prize is YOU continuing to write. Always.

    [Did I suck up enough to get my first pick? THANKS!]

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    1. Don't tempt the naughty side of me.

      (you're so good at that, Suni..)

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  35. Thank YOU for being such a wonderful "get off your ass and do it" person for me. I will never forget or stop appreciating the ass kicks you gave or the genuine, heartfelt comments you leave. We are better for having you, so thank you. And, yes, ain't no damn difference between 7 and 9 months in the hospital. It speaks to Heidi's resilience. Also, wow.

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  36. Just found your blog via Kimberly's makemommygosomethingsomething blog. Happy Blogiversary! Cool giveaway too. Looking forward to reading through your blog.

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  37. "I am beautiful. That's me on the box."

    Got my head thrown back, cackling out loud.

    Alexandra. You are so funny, so generous and wonderful. And on top of everything, you're one hell of a storyteller. I am...stricken (? I wanted a strong word...) with gratitude for you. Also, completely honored to be part of the celebration of your two year blogoversary. Beyond honored. Humbled. You've raised the bar, made my world a noticeably better and more loving place. Congratulations on two years!

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    1. Anne, how can we ever thank you for The Louise Log? Impossible.

      Thank you.

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  38. Well this is a party I'd be more than happy to get my invitation to! I mean ths is the coolest place in the blog world to hang for sure!!!!

    Happy Blogoversary my friend. I am celebrating 7 years this May and I have 500+ posts...you are only at 2 yrs and have that many..wow!

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  39. I'm taking your advice and really soaking up what you're saying here:

    Two years. 547 posts. Countless lives touched.
    My friend, I hope you're taking it all in, too.

    I mean, really.
    Look what you've accomplished.

    The people who love you; the family you've extended beyond your home...

    And you celebrate with even more generosity.
    Which is not a surprise to anyone.

    So cheers to time well spent, to laughter and tears shared.
    To love that dwells in places you don't even know yet.

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  40. This is a special , amazing party and I for one am so glad to be invited!!!

    You are such a important and phenomenal part of the blog world. Thanks for letting me hang at your table every so often!

    Have a wonderful blogoversary. You know I have about 550+ psots too but I have a 7th anniversary coming ...look at YOU doing it in 2 years!! Xoxox

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  41. 547. And you're still the nicest kid on the block. Congratulations my dear dear Empress and friend. I love you.

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  42. A few thoughts:

    * You rule and this contest makes all of mine look like crap.

    * I'm okay with the above because you are an incredibly generous person - and THANK YOU for including my book with your super-swank loot! No, really - you are an incredible presence in the blogosphere and I appreciate you. <3 <3

    * I've never known someone who was on a box.

    * Yes, I made the blow-out thing dirty, but I kept it to myself 'cuz I'm klassy like that.

    Thank you again so much - for everything!!

    Love and hugs,

    Anna

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  43. Congrats on 2 years! That went fast! I want to win something!!!!!!! luv you! Your neice

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    1. OOOOHHH! MY NIECE, everybody!! My beautiful niece that I love so much is here.

      I love you, honey.

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  44. Two years! Congrats. 547 is a pretty amazing number when you stop to think about it, isn't it? Wow! I hope to be reading for years to come!

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  45. Congratulations, Alexandra! I can't tell you what a lovely day it was for me the day I discovered your blog. I am a lucky, lucky woman to read your amazing blog and your friendship is invaluable! Thank you.

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  46. --Happy 2 Years, A.

    You. Inspire. Me.
    to be better.

    Xxx Love. Love. Love.

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  47. What you have accomplished here in two years is astounding. You're a marvel.

    Congratulations!!

    xo

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  48. This is the best best part of blogging anniversaries: seeing everyone here that I have come to love.

    It really is.

    Thank you so much for stopping by, good luck to all of you. I hope you really like it when you win.

    It's so much fun when you win.

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  49. CONGRATS to you and two amazing years of blogging!

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  50. In 2 years you have conquered a lot of hearts on this little thing we like to call the internets...I kind of sound like my 80 year old grandma right there...awkward...
    Anyways I love you. Thank you for being such a supportive friend and enriching my life with hilarity...and for sharing our infinite passions with men sporting facial hair. More specifically Chuck Norris.
    Here's to many more xoxo

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  51. Happy, happy, happy, happy blogaversary!!!! I luff you. You make me happy. Joyously happy with your youness. Congrats and 547 more posts times infinity!!!

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  52. Congrats on your anniversary! I love that you are in this wonderful blog world.

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  53. Wow - two years . . . here's to 22 more :-)

    I'll have to take a raincheck when I win, though, because I'm nearly certain that I'll win the haircare (no hair to speak of) or the guest post (my kids are far too young to even realize what a blog is).

    But yay!

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  54. congrats on 2 years!

    I need to try that hair treatment. My hair is s hot mess.

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    1. This stuff? WORTH THE 14.95. I will never not do it.

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  55. It's cool you shout out to people you and have influenced you. I'm coming up on two years with My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog (May 2something) and I'm at post 430.

    It provides perspective and gains you some confidence to look back at where you were and now, where you are.

    This comment is pretty sappy. I should say something about boobs or hot chicks or something, right?

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  56. To the woman who's been a true friend, a humble role model, a wise adviser, and an inspirational writer: Happy 2nd Blogversary, dear Alexandra! Bloggers like you is what makes blogging such a loving and supportive community. Even a lifeline for some. Thank you for everything that you've done, for being there for me and others like me, every single time. Best wishes always to you, sweet friend.

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  57. Congrats on 547! That really is a feat! Also I'm really curious what "basset knees" are and I feel like I NEED to find out.

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  58. I'm impressed at how many posts you've written. I think I need to win some of that coffee. I'm not nearly as prolific. Keep up the good work!

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  59. You are the best! When I saw the Baby E picture, I thought the winner would get flown out to spend a fun-filled day with Baby E, or would get a signed original Baby E picture at least. But the guest spot is pretty good too. Ok, we're in it to win it, chica. Congrats on 5frigging47 and many more. Please? Because we need our near-daily dose of Empressosity. (is too a word) Now I'm going to order me a Louise Log t-shirt. And if I win it, I'll donate one. I have two copies of The Chicktionary, so what the heck. I've got to get on the stick and order all this booty, actually.

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  60. I am astounded by how many lives you, The Empress, have changed.

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  61. Because my life, and my blog, would be wholly different and forlorn without you.

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  62. And I would never have had the most wonderful truffles on the planet without your generosity.

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  63. I love you, Alexandra. But I'm not entering because the books are already mine and I really truly want someone else to be the winner. Just knowing you and having crossed paths with you? Is all I need. Congratulations on 547 posts and I will definitely share this giveaway! You are so sweet! I will check out that hair stuff....can you use it if you have highlights?

    xoxoxoxoxoxoox

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    1. Absolutely safe.

      YOU need this. It's 14.99 a bottle but you only do once a month.

      And never will you have frizzies again.

      Also: they have no idea who the heck I am..so you can believe me.

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  64. I think KLZ is going for sheer quantity.

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  65. And 2 can play at the game, and I really like all the prizes.

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  66. And Kate would SO be the perfect fill in for Baby E!

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  67. And I really like coffee.

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  68. Just tweeted about your astounding awesomeness.

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  69. I'm just back so say I love you! Your support has been very important to me. And I don't care if I win anything. I've already won!

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  70. Wow, 547! Congratulations to you. I've never counted, perhaps I should.

    I've not heard of the Louise Logs. I'll look for it tomorrow.
    Please send espresso, I'll pay shipping.

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  71. Well, you are the coolest. I'm coming up on my 2 year blogoversary in May, but I'm waaaaaay behind you at 350 posts today. (Cue the sad sounding trombones.)

    Just kidding.

    I love it here!

    And I have loved reading your stuff.

    And I love that you are fun.

    And have a hawtness factor of 11.

    And I have to know what your hair looks like BEFORE the treatment. Seriously. This is huge. Because I have paid for this treatment, and it is like crack. Me no can afford, pretty lady. But if you say it is really that good...

    Are your curls horrifying like mine?

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    1. Curls?

      Horrifying?

      I would EMBRACE and make out with curls.

      No, sadly..for me, I have frizz.

      Need Conditioner by the gallon frizz.

      Most people have pony tails, I have a puffball.

      THIS sTUFF is A-mazing.

      It smooths...so, if you want to keep your curls, you won't want this..but

      if you want to look defrizzed...yes. This is the product for you.

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  72. Me, me, me. I would like to win.

    And congratulations my dear friend on your ... how many posts? 547? I've been blogging almost the same amount of time and am nowhere near that number.

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  73. Happy blogoversary, Empress! 2 years and nearly 550 posts is amazing! You have given so much to the blogging community. It is people like you that have inspired me to start my own blog. I would like to win the Scary Mommy book.

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  74. Happy Blogaversary! We love your stories about your grandma and that coffee looks like serious business! We're glad to tweet and blog with ya and wish you many happy returns!

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  75. WOW! You sure know how to throw a party. Please count me in.

    And a BIG congratulations on your 2 year Blogaversary!!!! It's been a pleasure getting to know you.

    xo jj

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  76. Happy 2 years - and 547 posts is amazing! These are awesome prizes, too :)

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  77. You are so cool! You know how to do a blogoversary right! That is some awesome looty booty!

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  78. You are not kidding! This is the MOTHER of all giveaways! Congrats to you for the 2 year anniversary. Like we talked about last week - the internets are a better place because of YOU.

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  79. Can I have this T shirt? Just this, I won't ask for anything else.

    Thank you!

    Michelle (I met you at Moms Club)

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  80. So glad to have met you through this blogging world. Congrats on 2 years! Here's to many more.

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  81. Oh, my! I've hit a windfall over here! Seriously, though, Congratulations on 2 years, and I totally agree with you about all the love for blogging and readers. It's a magical thing, isn't it?

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  82. I hope you post another 547 x 1000 times. Because that's a number and you need to blog forever and I think that would pretty much cover you.

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  83. I just tweeted about your giveaway. Actually I retweeted you but hey, it counts. Plus I told people to enter in a very authoritative tone.

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  84. Just stopping by to wish you a happy blogiversary! How awesome is 2 years! That reminds me that I will be coming up on 4 years in November. Now I have to do something special! Kudos to you! Here's to the next 547 posts! And thanks for the tip on that hair stuff. I am seeking that out right now!
    Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  85. This is just the beginning of something utterly wonderful! Congrats, again, Honey! xo

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  86. PICK ME!!! Those are some AWESOMESAUCE prizes..

    And Happy Blogoversary!

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  87. oh coffee does not scare me at all...the cubans when i lived in FL tried to warn me of theirs as well...coffee will never take me....smiles.

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  88. Congrats on two years! Two years? Is that really all it's been? Seems like you've been Empress forever... Love you, lady. Thanks for all the light you've shined in my direction.

    I love that Baby E is offering up his spot for a week! Too. Darn. Cute. :)

    xo

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  89. congrats on the two years of great achievement. i want that coffee. mainly because it's called bustelo. heh heh. that makes me laugh. and blush.

    yay!

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  90. Tweet all about it:

    https://twitter.com/#!/wombatcentral/status/182867263089680385

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  91. I'm commenting again. Because you pretty much told me to by having your new post redirect me to this one =)

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  92. Oh my goodness! This is a whole lot of awesome packed in here. I feel like we should send you gifts too--it is your anniversary after all! There should at least be cake! Can I send you (and Baby E of course) some cake (maybe I should say A cake, otherwise it sounds like I ate some of it)!

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  93. Happy Blogoversary, my dear, sweet friend! And holy cow, what a crazy, cool, amazing giveaway(s)!

    So happy to have you in my life!
    Much love, Chalupa

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    1. Isn't that T shirt just something you want. BAD.

      Me, too.

      xo

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  94. Look at how technical I am...here's the link to my tweet.
    Boom:
    https://twitter.com/#!/momgosomething/status/182980071252967424

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  95. Did I win one o those books yet?

    Smooch!

    Your hair looks incredible.

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  96. You mean I can keep entering? Who knew? Thanks for being assertive and reminding me to keep pimping you. Did I win something yet? Wait, the greatest gift will be your guest post next week. OMG! It's so delicious!

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  97. Isn't is such a rush to hit a milestone? I'm creeping up to 400 posts at my place and considering I've only been there a year and a half amazes me :)

    Congrats!!

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  98. The cyber space is so lucky to have you.
    Also, COFFFEEEEEEE!

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  99. Alexandra,Felicidades on your 2nd Blog anniversary. I'm so glad you're here.There world, bloggy and otherwise, is a better. Place because you are in it! I look forward to reading you for years to come.You inspire me to be a better person with your words. Xoxo
    Debi

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  100. Congrats on 2 years!

    I'm a new reader.

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