Momma Told Me: June 2010

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Momma Told Me: "Be a leader, not a follower" Appeal

What Momma Said: Be a leader NOT a follower.

My mother, as long as I have known her, has always been an independent woman in everything she does. And while I love her unbelievably, sometimes she went to such extremes it was hard to have any kind of personal relationship with her. She is always right- it is her way or the highway. And, raising me, she'd tell me not to follow others, but to judge for myself and make my own trails. Solid advice in itself, yes. However, I do believe a successful woman can do both. Making the right FOLLOWING decisions now can pay off later in her endeavors to lead. Sometimes we call this networking.

In the world of blogs, it's all about support through following. Your blog is nothing but a public journal if there are no people willing to read it. For this reason, I encourage you TO FOLLOW ME, and I in turn, promise to FOLLOW YOU. Whether you are a company, a momprenuer, or a fellow blogger, I promise this is a relationship I will always honor. Once we are connected, I consider you part of my blog family and I encourage you to come to me at any time for help in any way.

I have a lot of exciting things coming up, and I an quite the promoter- this means many great opportunities for my readers! And if I can secure giveaways such as SodaStream, My Lip Stuff, Tortuga Rum Company, and Bob's Country Sauce- and partner with Blogomania (September 15-16) NOW, just imagine what I can do with say 100 followers! So, I am reaching out to you to share my blog, if you like it of course! Leave me suggestions or requests at any time regarding blog style or sponsors you'd love to see- I listen! Also, don't forget, at any time you can list your blog's giveaways on my linky and gain exposure absolutely free!
What Daughter Says: It's always great to follow, just choose who you follow wisely and be a leader of your own decisions!

To sweeten this partnership, I am making you an offer:

If I reach 100+ followers by the end of June, I will host- at minimum, one giveaway a DAY throughout July!

Pretty exciting stuff right? Encourage your friends to come check me out and let them know every Friday is Friday Funday- where I feature a 24 hour giveaway just for followers! I appreciate all of the support and can't wait to get to know the old faces better, and the new faces best!

Wordless Wednesday- A Day In The Park

Momma Always Said 'Don't Talk To Strangers, We Won't Pay The Ransom' Intro

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib. -Woody Allen

Now that we've broken the ice, I hope you can get a sense of my personality and humor. Growing up in Southern California in the nineties, times were tough- okay, they weren't so bad. I got my butt out of H.S. at 16, and did a brief stint at The Art Institutes of L.A., visited Rhode Island a little, then settled back to California working multiple full time jobs. It was at one of those jobs where I met my hubby, Keith, whom I was managing at the time. We got hitched, courthouse style, and the rest is history!

These days I am a homemaker. We live in an 1930's home in a quaint town (as quaint as you can get in Southern California), sharing a 4BR house with one of my best friends from high school, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and her 5 month old rugrat. The hubs and I are looking to start our own family, but for now I enjoy the duties of being a frugal wife and enjoying the child here, I don't have to pay for! Those are the best kids, right?

So, what can you expect from me? Well, I've been on the blog circuit for a while- and I've finally got up the nerve to claim my spot on the Blogoshpere. This is a themed blog, where all posts have a witty or actual gem uttered from my mother, or mom I know. I have been working with review companies for years and hope to bring some big sponsorships to this blog with awesome and unique reviews and giveaways. But, of course, I will need followers! So, please, if this intrigues you, join me!