Friday, July 25, 2014

Meet & Greet Giveaway Hop with the Social Bloggers



Welcome to the Meet & Greet Giveaway Hop! 

Come Meet & Greet your favorite bloggers and find a few new ones to love too! Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway then hop around and visit all of the Social Bloggers and learn some facts about them! There will be individual giveaways at some of the blogs so don't forget to stop by and say "Hi!"



✿ I have been published in a college text book on essay writing.  It was such a fun and exciting experience!  Professor Ingrid Schreck made me love writing, and feel more confident in my abilities to write.


✿ I have a Master's Degree in Education.  I loved College, and have amazing memories of ULV.  It's an amazing school!!!


✿ I married the most wonderful man, Bobby, and we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon, and fell in love with the state. I wish we could live there!  We have now been married for 7 years, and I hope one day we can return, and take our daughter Bella with us.


✿ I've died and returned from death 4 times, due to multiple pulmonary embolisms after I gave birth to my daughter.  I lived at Loma Linda Hospital in the critical care heart unit for 4 months, and then went to the rehabilitation center to learn how to walk and take care of myself again.  The Dr. said I'm a medical anomaly.  In other words, it was a miracle that I lived.  This was one of the hardest times in my life.  This event made me love my husband even more, and realize what a special man he is.  Our marriage grew even stronger after this.




✿ My 5 year old daughter, Bella, has Autism.  I have learned so much from her.  She brings me so much happiness and joy.  She truly is the light of my life.  








*warning* 
I suck at talking about myself but here we go!

✿ I used to be a bartender


 I'm pretty crafty I like to make diaper cakes & wreaths


✿ I like to use stickers as a form of expression ;)



✿ I am blessed with a wonderful little boy whom I love beyond words.

 I am engaged to the man of my dreams. 
 


See pretty boring stuff ;) but there ya go! a little bit bout me :)
<3 
~hugs~





-I have been married for 37 years, and known my husband for 40 years.


-I have a passion for singing and go to karaoke as often as I can.


-I did cake decorating for many years.


-I am dabbling in writing my own book.


-I love spending time with my baby granddaughter, Bella. She's the light of my life. I love watching her face light up when we swing on the swings and sing Disney tunes.





-I met my husband on a blind date, which was set up by my cousin. One month after we met, he told my cousin that he loved me and that I was going to become his wife. We have been married since Sept. 2007. I love you baby! <3


-My friends call me Mikki Crocker because I love to cook and bake. My spinach/artichoke dip, nutella truffles and Jello cake are a must at any gathering.



-I'm the middle child, and I freakin' love it!!!!




-My first job after graduating could have been with Cirque du Soleil, but my parents freaked out when they found out I had to travel non-stop and would never be home ... lol!!! I'm a social butterfly so just the thought of leaving all my family and friends behind was breaking my heart. 



-Once upon a time I fell in love with a blog named A Bookish Escape .... and the rest is history! I love my co-bloggers!!!! <3 <3 <3



     

Grand Prize Giveaway
A Bookish Escape Giveaway
       

60 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being published! In a decade where everyone who has an internet connection can put their bylines online, being published on print has become a rarity and an honor. - Layce of custom essay.

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    1. Thank You Laycie! It was such an honor and memorable experience!

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  2. Thanks for sharing some personal info about yourselves, Lindy, Ro and Mikki! It's so great to get to know you better this way. Lindy, Bella is gorgeous, and I am very happy you made it through your medical crisis after her birth so she can grow up with you in her life!

    I don't really know which fact to share, so I'll share a few. I've been married for 19 years, and known my husband for 24 years. We want to go to Hawaii next year to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We have four children aged 9, 12, 17 and 19. They keep us very busy :) I went back to Uni in 2010, and just finished my Bachelor's degree in English language and literature, and general linguistics. I will start my Master's degree this fall, and hopefully also start substitute teaching.

    Happy reading to you all!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks so much Lexx! I count my blessings every day that I get to see my daughter grow up. Congrats on finishing your degree! You must be very proud!!! Wow! That's wonderful that you are going for your master's degree! I know you can do it! It's a lot of fun :) Good Luck with going to Hawaii. It's so beautiful!!!

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  3. Ladies WONDERFUL post, great to meet new e-friends. It's great to learn something personal. Thanks for sharing
    xo

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    1. Thank You Debbie! It's wonderful to connect with others who have a passion for reading. Thank You for visiting us :)

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  4. Cool you'll have three bloggers.

    Not sure what interesting facts I have left to give, I think I have used them all!

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    1. Yes, it's awesome having co-bloggers! Especially since we all love each other, and have become very close!

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  5. Great to read a little about you all. Interesting fact about me...I am a twin of a twin who has twins...We have five generations so far.

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    1. Thank You! Wow! That's awesome! Twins are so fun!!!

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  6. It's so fun to "meet" all of you!!! I really enjoy this blog!!! ummm... I have to eat m & m's in colored pairs...

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    1. It's nice to meet you too! I love M & M's!!!

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  7. Whoa Lindy, what a crazy story! So fun to learn the people behind the blog :)

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    1. LOL I know! My life could be a book! I agree, I love learning about the people behind the blog :)

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  8. The interesting fact about me is I speak Russian ( learned at Defense Language Institute).

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    1. That is interesting! I wish I could speak more than one language. Our co-blogger, Mikki, is really intelligent and fluent in a few languages!

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  9. I love the post guys! Love getting to know a little about all of you :)

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    1. Thank You :) We love getting to know other readers!!!

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  10. So nice to get to know other bloggers! One interesting thing about me is I have an identical twin. People always gets us mixed up :)

    Please check out my blog if you have time. Thanks!!

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

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    1. Nice to meet you Eileen! I can imagine you and your twin having lots of fun tricking people when you were growing up!!!

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing! Bella is adorable. This hop is a great idea.

    One fun fact about me is that I got entry into an honor's society because of my Latin and Greek studies.

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  12. Thank you for such a great way to meet you all! Now I can put a face to everyone! :-)

    One fact about me is that when I was in college I dated a guy by the name Matt, who started buying me M&M's (for Matt & Melanie) and even though we are just good friends, I still have ALL of my collection (upwards to 300+ pieces)!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway! Nice to know more about you. Something about me is that I love mermaids; I'd live in the ocean if I could. <3

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  14. This is fun! I'm a middle child too and I love to bake! I don't like mayo.

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  15. Lindy--Oh my gosh. You gave me chills!
    Ria--Your crafts are awesome! Congrats on the engagement!
    Ro--40 years is amazing!
    Mikki Crocker. LOL That's too cute. I don't eat Jello but love the creations that can be made with it :)

    Thanks so much for joining in and sharing ladies!

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  16. My college graduation gift from my parents was a trip to work in Montana on a dinosaur dig.

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  17. I studied abroad in France in college and I worked as a bilingual customer service representative after I returned to the US.

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  18. Thank you for sharing your beautiful lives with us. I am so impressed by all three (and the beautiful Bella) of you. My fact: In another life, I was a college professor. :)

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  19. i had to leave college because i could not pass english
    i have 6 kids 3 girls and 3 boys

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  20. Ro and Lindy you are mother and daughter? I am 1 of 6 kids....I have 1 older brother, 1 younger sister, 2 step brothers, 1 step sister that I grew up in the same house. They called us the Brady bunch. I was a Welder in the ARMY, not to many female welders. God bless you Lindy.

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  21. I have been a stay at home mom since our teen was born 16 years ago and have loved every minute of it...no stage of her life has been better than another...they've all been rocking awesome!

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  22. Thank you so much for sharing! It's a great way to get to know you a little more :)
    What to share about me..well, I am 31 years old and I'm single. My boyfriend passed away a year and a half ago and now I'm just trying to find myself again. Books are my friends, nothing can do what a good book can.They help me a lot and I'm very grateful to bloggers just like you ladies that keep me occupied with new books and help me meet new authors! <3

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  23. I broke my ankle one month before my destination wedding (Vegas)! I had actually spent more on my shoes than my dress and I have never worn them: (

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  24. A fun fact about me hmmmmm.... let's see I love animals I have 2 cats 1 dog a snake and some fish. A wonderful husband,1 daughter and 2 sons. I like your blog, it was very nice to meet you. Have a great weekend.

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  25. You all have lovely children and I'm jealous of everyone's craft skills. Nice to meet you all!

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  26. I love to read and make people smile and giggle - that is the greatest joy (next to my family of course). Thank you all for sharing bits of you with us today :)

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  27. It's great to hear about the people behind the posts :-) As for a fun fact about me...even though I'm a "big girl", I've still completed multiple half marathons and one full marathon...most at Walt Disney World.

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  28. It's so fun to know the people behind this blog, thank you :)
    i love to collect stitc stuff :)

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  29. I love everybody's photos and stories (and that's the best-looking Jello mold I've seen)! I've never been to Hawaii, drat it...

    Trix, vitajex(At)aol(dot)com

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  30. Lindy - your story is amazing !
    Congratulations, Ria :)
    Ros, a 40 years love story, that's so great !
    Mikki, care to give away the recipe for the dip ?
    So great to know more about you girls :D

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  31. Fun fact: I have talked to Tim Tebow on the phone. My parents met him at a charity event and asked him to call us kids back at home. It was so cool!

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  32. When I was little I wanted to play hockey but only boys could play so my parents let me cut my hair short and play on a boys team for a couple of years.

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  33. Wow you are crazy good at that baking... i am jelous i can cook but not bake to well probally because i hate measuring, i just prefer to pour taste pour taste. lol I love my fur baby's and to cook even for them. thanks for the giveaway

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  34. My husband and I will be celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary this year.

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  35. I have juggled on the Great Wall of China

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  36. Thank you ladies for sharing a little bit about yourselves. =)

    A fun fact about me, & this just happened lastnight, my name is gonna be a character in a book!! I just find that to be super cool! I'm gonna be a brothel "working girl" lol. I love it! =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!! =)

    I hope you all have a great day! <3
    Brandi

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  37. Wow…that was a lot of information…must be nice to have so many of you to share this journey. And the four times up at bat is a remarkable story…would love to hear more details about that…looks like you made the right choice to come back…you all look so happy and fun! Thx for sharing so much with us…hope you enjoyed the hop, thx again, June

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  38. Aww, I loved reading about you ladies!! Hmm, I don't really have any fun facts about myself, I'm kinda boring lol Umm, my second toe is bigger than my big toe? haha Ok, maybe I love collecting hockey cards.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I am ambidextrous - I can write well with my right and left hand! :)

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    1. I am jelly! I tried that once...it was an epic fail! :0)

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  40. Somethings about me :
    i'm 45 and disabled i broke the facet joints in my back almost 9 years ago plus i have PTSD/severe anxiety disorder and kidney disease(among other things). i have no kids but i do have the most handsome Papillion dog named Wile E. ( if your a road runner fan you recognise that name, LOL). i am also a struggling to become, as of yet unpublished author. :) my favorite genre is paranormal erotic romance. :)
    it was nice getting to know a bit about you. thank you for the chance at such a great contest.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  41. I wanted to be a writer long before I even began to like books...

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  42. Ahhhh! I love your BFM sticker Ria... please tell me this means you're a fellow Chivette! :D

    Wow, you guys have an amazingly talented team here at ABE!

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  43. As nice blog,but you could have made this blog more cool if you could configure the language changer pluigin but all the same you have done a good job my profile

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