Sunday, July 30, 2006

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #8 Favorite Things Theme

OK, so it's 2:30 in the morning and I'm tired and falling asleep. I'm posting this even though I haven't tested all the links. I'll do so in the morning. If I forgot your post, email me and I will put you in. Please don't forget to link to the Carnival, it's our collective traffic that makes the Carnival a success.

Updated to add: OK, it is morning and Blogger is being a pain in the hindquarters but I've been able to overcome it all to bring you the Carnival. I checked all the links and they should be working.

Please let your readers know this week that next Sunday's Carnival is open to all female bloggers, so if they've wanted to do a Carnival but didn't want to join the blogroll, this would be their chance. Please let them know that I do have one rule, if you participate, you have to link to the Carnival Sunday morning. That's the rule for this Carnival only, all participants must link to the Carnival. Also, please let them know that it's a theme Carnival, "Why I Love Blogging." "What I Love About Blogging"

Pamela brags about her favorite grandchild in The Dust Can Wait.... and brags and brags and brags.

Eileen shares her favorite things about Texas...

Kristied at Just Venting loves to read. It is her all time favorite past-time, but also an unfortunate curse. She compares her love of reading to being a drug-addict!!

Loni says of her post: "As soon as I read the idea for this carnaval, a song Maria sang, These are a Few of My Favorite Things in one of my favorite movies, The Sound of Music, became the theme of a few of MY favorite things!"

Beth's list of favorite things only covers a few things that make her totally happy!

White Chocolate Cherry Scone is Rebecca Grabill's favorite thing. Visit Of Making Many Books for the recipe. And other dissociated thoughts.

Since Robin's digital camera is somewhere in the Grand Tetons and she can't photograph some of her "favorites", hop over to PENSIEVE where she divulges a "favorite" family remedy for those winter-time coughs.

Maritzia has been an avid reader since she first learned as a child. Here she shares some (but certainly not all) of her very favorite books.

Kim over at Balance My Chaos, talks about her family's favorite things and getting caught up a creek without one of them!

Through the stress of moving to a new state, preparing to begin law school, and enduring a queasy sort of first trimester, Christina takes some time out to reflect on her favorite things, the ones that never fail to bring a smile to her face.

Liz says of her post: "I have been heard to say many times, "Give me a bed, a refrigerator, and leave me in Books-A-Million, and I will be in Heaven."

Jennifer, Snapshot shares I Really Love Books, including some of her favorites and how she manages to fit in time for reading.

Jeanne at At A Hen's Pace shares the history of one of her favorite things: the family farm where she grew up.

Jana has been keeping a whole other blog about her favorite things. It's kind of like Oprah's favorite things, but she doesn't give stuff away. Go check it out!

Julie Carobini stars in a scene from Hitchcock's The Birds.

Lisa has some favorite things about the Lil' Duck to share...

Dogfaceboy is strutting her Doggy Stuff over at A Doggy's Life.

Looking for a fun, relaxing movie this summer? Check out Brandi's list of Favorite Romantic Comedies.

Carrie's favorite thing is simply divine - a special book she did not discover until later in life.

Dcrmom describes her favorite place to vacation, her Grandpa's camp in Maine.

Check out where Iris at Sting My Heart likes to kick up her heels at least once every two years. Read her post Just the the Two of Us and what it means to her to spend time away from all the hustle and bustle.

Inspired by Dogfaceboy's burning house dilemma, Janice from 5 Minutes for Mom discovers her Favorite Things.

Carolyn at A Prairie View, bleary eyed, but still going strong in the Blogathon, does a pictorial of some of her favorite things.

Polly at Life is a Buffet says one of her least favorite things happened at one of her favorite places. Caution: Rated "E" for Embarrassing.

Anna says of her post: "Some of my favorite things include children's laughter, snuggling, nature-watching, the first "Spring" day, visiting with family and friends, reading and, of course, blogging!"

Melissa at Making Things Up writes all about her birthday, because her birthday is one of her very favorite things of all. Ever. And it also happened to be this week.

Michele of Life Under the Sun says her favorite things are books (and she also likes a good steak and chocolate, not together because that's just gross).

Jen says of her post: It's really just a list of favorite things, some serious and some silly.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006

Cute Button

I made a button that matches the Metablog. You can use it to show your love for the Blogging Chicks Blogroll Metablog :-) It should fit in the side bar.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Over 250 Blogs!!!!

We now have over 250 blogs on the blogroll. I think we will hit 300 by the end of the summer. That's beyond all my expectations for this blogroll. The bad news is that I don't think we will make my goal of Adorable Rodent (*sniff, *sniff). If you haven't joined TTLB (click on the link to join) please do so, so that the new members to this blogroll can be proud to start off as a cute Adorable Rodent instead of a Slithering Reptile or a Flappy Bird.

Updated to add: The Metablog is an Adorable Rodent because it's on another blogroll. Plus it get's more links because of the Carnvial.

Favorite Things Carnival

We have another theme Carnival coming up -- favorite things (books, movies, actors, babies, children, husbands, cars, vacation spots, seasons, etc.). Please email your 1-2 sentence description of your post.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Carnival of the Blogging chicks #7 Summer Theme

OK, by now you should know the drill :-) Please don't forget to link to the Carnival. Please email me if I forgot you, it doesn't mean I don't love you it just means I forgot to label your email. Please let me know if a link doesn't work. If you forgot all about the Carnival until Sunday or Monday, email me the description and a link to your post and I will add it to the Carnival.

Loni says of her post: "My Summer theme is regarding summertime blues for children, and helping them find things to do throughout the summer so moms don't continually hear 'I am bored, what can I do NOW, mom?'"

Michele of Life Under the Sun lists the top ten reasons why she loves summer.

Robin over at PENSIEVE becomes pensive as she savors the summer of 2006.

Dogfaceboy leaves only a couple of summer's Unguessed Miseries to your imagination in the latest lamentation from A Doggy's Life.

celebrates Blue Hole in Texas. What is it? You have to visit to see!

Michele compares summers then and summers now.

Lisa writes about Lil' Duck's pure, sweet joy in the simple act of swimming.

Visit Great Day as she takes the short and simple approach to summer, just the way it should be.

In Dreaming What ifs... Karmyn R reflects on a recent summer evening walk.

Brandi offers a little insight into her Summer Madness, but as a reward for trudging through her woes she shares a little summer treat with you.

Jana is enjoying her summer vacation, just like when she was a kid. Well, almost.

Beth's girls get into summertime by putting on musical numbers with choreography in their pool! It's a great way to beat the heat and entertain their Mommy!

Yellow Rose Garden says of her post "Summertime, when I think of summertime I think of lemonade, suntans, wearing light clothes, sandals, watermelon, Bar-B Q's.....just to name a few things. But it was in the summer of '83 that I met the man of my dreams. We call it our magical summer."

At Logoscentric, Katy uses free verse to describe "Summer in the Deep South."

Kailani of The Pink Diary posts about Summer in Hawaii.

Pamela pretends she is a poet as she waxes eloquently about summer and says she never waxes anything else.

Malissa's Merry Go Round spins too fast during EAA. Stop in and find out what it's all about.

Jen gives us the Reader's Digist verision of why this summer sucks.

Stop by Making Things Up to learn how Melissa's teeny, tiny, so-cute new baby (doesn't that just make you want to click the link?) is beating the heat. And while you're visiting, reassure this crazy mama that her baby is perfectly normal and not, in fact, a little monkey.

The Seasons Always Greener... The summer heat wave reminds Janice from "5 Minutes for Mom" how easy it is to long for what we don't have.

Suzy's post is a poem about a dream summer holiday.

Cathy blogs about summertime and baseball...

Julie over at Another Chance Ranch has had a pretty eventful summer with summer classes and her horse getting stuck in the mud. You have got to see these photos.

Owlhaven talks about The Place and why camping there is so special for her family.

Samantha says of her post: "Its me, grieving for summer vacation that is bout to end LOL"

Millicent posts about what summer means to her.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Carnival Submissions

Hey! I'm getting emails and comments from people that have me thinking it might be time for me to talk a little more about the purpose of the Carnival. This is a community of bloggers -- but there are a lot of us on this blogroll, it has close to 250 blogs (very close, 3 more blogs and we are there) and it's hard to visit and get to know everyone. The Carnival is your chance to say, "Hey! Come over here and get to know me." Your blog entry doesn't have to be brilliant, or thought provoking, or funny or long, it just has to be something about summer :-)

This one should be easy since we are in the summer months. So writing about how hot it is qualifies for Carnival entry this week. Writing about your kids having fun in their pool qualifies, writing about cooking over a hot stove in the middle of a heatwave qualifies, see how easy it is to have a post that qualifies?

I have never turned down a Carnival entry, so email me the 1 to 2 line description and the the link by midnight. I want to be able to read about your summer all at once and I'm sure others would as well.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Hello? Anyone there?

Don't forget that we are doing a Summer theme. I've only had one entry so far. This shouldn't be too hard, right?

I was on vacation

I went to Niagara Falls this week and unlike my DC trip, I was too tried to do any Blogging Chicks business. But I'm back and was up half the night trying to catch up.

I probably shouldn't say this now but I do want you guys to know if you forget about the Carnival and you come here Sunday or Monday and are upset because you forgot about it, email me your description and I will add it. But I am only doing this for the Theme Carnivals. I won't add you late to the regular Carnivals, only the theme carnivals.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #6 Dream Theme

Updated to add: It wouldn't be a Carnival without me forgetting someone. So this week apologies go out to Jeanne of At A Hen's Pace who submitted the following:

Jeanne at At A Hen's Pace describes her dream day in fantasy...and as a reality attainable in Christ.

Please email if I missed your post. Please don't forget to link to the Carnival. Even if you didn't participate, we would appreciate the links.

Jana from Going Places asks How Do You Dream? It might reveal something about the way you write.

Gem is naked but no one but her has noticed.

talks about the evolution of her dreams.

While I Was Sleeping...Gina can't help but write in her sleep. Her dreams seem to take on their own storyline and give her great ideas for her novels.

Shalee asks this: Have you ever had a dream where, as you are dreaming it, you know it would make a good movie?

CyberCelt says, "It would take winning the Texas Lottery to be able to afford this dream. If I ever do, I will be ready with the location, the plans and the dream." Visit Texas RV Travel to read the dream and post the link to your dream.

In a recent news, a woman just gave birth to quadruplets, three years after her triplets!. In Dreaming What Ifs... Karmyn R ponders this and decides It isn't her Dream to be a mother of a large family.

Robin, over at PENSIEVE, has a simple dream to share...will it come true? You be the judge.

Carolyn struggles with the definition of "dream". What is the difference between a dream and a goal. So, she goes another route, and shares a reoccuring nightime dream that is upclose and personal to her.

Beth has a seriously strange subconscious. Her mind conjures up all sorts of ridiculous dreams when she gets a good nights rest!

Shna of Shna's Crazed Rantings says of her post "I love to dream. I love talking about dreams, trying to figure out what they mean... I think dreams are important. I also love to day dream, talking about 'what ifs.'"

Gina writes about the necessity of dreams and her dream of living in the moment.

Michele dreams of eternity.

Polly at Life is a Buffet says, "I dreamed a dream." Caution: "I was asleep when I wrote this, so 'scuse me if I go astray."

In her post, Michele looks at what she dreams for herself and for her family's future.

Julie Carobini ditches exercise in favor of a dream moment by the beach.

Ethel tries to separate the real world from dreamland in her submission.

JenLo at Thinks By Me dreams about finding her passion in life, whatever it may turn out to be.

Dreaming is something we all do. Iris at Sting My Heart is mostly day-dreaming about Breaking Free.

What do dreams toothbrushes and Jesus have in common? Malissa's whacky dreams that's what!

Cathy explores the American Dream.

Pamela says, They weren't dreams, they were the real McCoys, and as usual The Dust Will Wait while I tell you about them.

Suzy posts about her childhood dream of being a mom verses the reality.

Lisa puts aside dreams of blogging fame and fortune to brag about Lil' Duck.

Jen has a dream for her child.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Announcement: Margalit of What was I THINKING?

I've signed up to participate in Blogathon 2006.

I've decided to put my insomnia to work for supporting a great cause, Childrens Hospital in Boston. Come read my post at my blog and please consider sponsoring me during the blogathon. For those with limited math skills like me, that's 49 blog posts in 24 hours, so if you have any desire to see what I look like after I've totally and completely lost my mind and the will to live, this is your big chance!

To sponsor me, click here.

For some insane reason, I'm really looking forward to participating in this mishegas. I think it's gonna be wild!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #6 Dream Theme

As everyone should be aware, we are doing a dream theme. If you are interested, I made up a little graphic that you can use with your post. It is not necessary to use it, but it is good advertisement for the Carnival and you might remind one the Blogging Chicks to write their entry before it's too late to participate.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I am declaring a winner

In a surprising upset Dreams has won the competition. It looked like it was going to be Favorite Things for a while there but dreams pulled ahead. It tied with Summer but I'm calling it for Dreams because that was what was ahead last night when I was ending the contest (I fell alseep before I could post). This morning I awoke to a tie and I'm tired of waiting around for another tie breaker (we have to be able to write our posts after all). So, if you want to enter the Carnival this week, it was to be an entry on dreams. Next week it will be an entry on Summer.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

What are you trying to do to me????

There is a three-way tie (it looks like it could be a four-way as well). I'm going to leave up the poll until one of them wins.

Introduction: Tricia of many blogs :-)


I'm Tricia from Tricia's Musings. I've been using the Internet
since the early ' 90's as a creative outlet and as a way of helping
others. I have two very large web sites about reptiles and their
care. One of the web sites is almost 10 years old, and has 4 mailing
lists associated with it. The other website is only a year old and
has it's own blog. I'm also a moderator on a large reptile based
forum, and I write article for various reptile magazines and
publications, one of which is coming out in August in the annual
addition of Reptiles USA. I guess my Reptile Logic blog was the
first one that began my blogging fascination.

I started Tricia's Musings near the end of January. My blog was
started with the intention of writing about the illness that has kept
me off work since the beginning of December - Crohns disease, but it
has evolved and become more of a day to day personal journal in which
I very rarely discuss my disorder. I found that living with my
illness and attempting to write about it was too depressing, yet
writing in general was very cathartic and I quickly became addicted
to the whole blogging scene.

Did I say addicted? Why yes I did. I now have five blogs! Yes,
I do have too much time on my hands. I suppose I am a person with a
number of interests, hobbies and passions because each of my blogs
reflect at least one of my interests.

Tricia's Musings is my general, and personal blog where I write
about what is happening in my life, my feelings, my interests. It's
my main outlet and it's my "baby". I try to write in a way that will
be interesting to others and sometimes I'm successful, other times
not so much. Either way, I use what I write there to work out what is
going on in my life. I write about it and sometimes find a solution
to what is bothering me, either just by writing it out or by
receiving lovely comments and suggestions from others.

Odd Planet is a humor blog. Everyone needs a laugh now and then.
To be honest, I'm not quite as passionate about this site as I'm most
of my others. I thought it would be a fun blog to work on, what with
all the odd news stories that I try to put up and amusing pictures,
but it's not quite as fun as I thought it would be. I'm actually
considering opening it up and making it more of a collaborative
blog. That might work better and help this site develop into something great.

Reptile Logic's blog was created with the intention of letting
other reptile owners write blog entries about their unusual and
fascinating pets. There haven't been many entries lately, but as I
develop the whole site that the blog is attached to, it should
develop a life of it's own.

I just started two new blogs this month:

Breath of Life Photography is a photoblog. At this time the
majority of photos that I've been posting there are of flowers in my
garden. However I've been taking my camera with me every time I go
out and I hope to have some wonderful shots from in and around
Toronto - which will include Toronto's lovely beach area, various
events that are held almost every weekend throughout the summer in
the city, landscapes, architecture - whatever I find interesting and
that I think Breath of Lifes' audience might appreciate. I've always
had a passion for photography and now is my chance to show it off and
expose it to the world. May the critics be kind.

As the Garden grows is another site that involves one of my
hobbies. I'm an avid gardener. I didn't really know this until we
purchased our first house back in 2001, but by 2002 as I started
landscaping my backyard and adding plants and more plants, it was
soon apparent that I was passionate about this new hobby and that I
had a green thumb. The site has only just begun but I plan to
feature plant profiles, offer some gardening advice to zone 5 and 6
gardeners, and list tips that I've found useful. There will also be
plenty of photos on the site to help readers identify plants and likely weeds.

On top of all of this I am also attempting to start two new blogrolls associated with two new memes.

One is the Oh La La Friday blogroll in which participants can post jaw dropping, stunning, make you drool or say "oh la la" photo's on their site every Friday. (I might change this to Oh La La Tuesday if this works better for participants.)

The other will be for gardening and nature enthusiasts and it's called Green Thumb Sunday.

Participants can post pictures of their garden, plants, house plants, nature scenes including landscapes - basically anything outdoors or plant related, each Sunday.

If you are interested in joining either blogroll just send me an e-mail or leave a comment on one of my sites.

Yeah, I'm addicted to blogging. LOL

Monday, July 10, 2006

Announcement: Mama C-ta

I, Mama C-ta, am looking for a few good (wo)men. I am searching for a few people interested in doing some writing for my baby gear product review site Urban Baby Runway. Must love cool baby stuff or at least writing about it with a bit of humor and sass. Please email me for more details.

If you aren't interested in writing but would like to take on more of an admin role, please let me know! There is work for everyone at UBR ;)

Ewwwwww! A Spammer

We had a spammer on our blogroll! I'm really upset and I feel violated. I'm not sure if the person was one from the beginning or this is someone taking over an abandoned blog. This was a recent add so it's all very suspicious.

Please let me know if you are shutting down your blog -- if you are on blogspot a spammer will no doubt pick up your name very quickly.

I went through all the recent adds but couldn't find another. If you see one, please email me. I think to be on the safe side, I'm going to institute a new policy that there has to be a month of posts before I add someone and I will monitor new additions to make sure they are legitimate.

Sorry that I let this blog on the blogroll. If you see anything like this, please let me know (that's how I found out about this one).

Let Me Email You! Please!

If anyone would like a reminder about the Carnival, I would be happy to email you. Leave a comment here or email me if you want a reminder.

Just thought you might like to know ....

We are well over 200 blogs! I was waiting to make sure that someone didn't leave the group so I waited for a couple extra blogs but then I got so busy adding blogs that I didn't get a chance to mention it. So my couple extra blogs became 21!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #5

Thank you to those who submitted an entry to the Carnival this week. A few more woman decided to join the Carnival so it's not a lite as I thought it would be. Please don't forget to link to the Carnival. Next week's Carnival is a theme Carnival, there's still time to vote. You will have until Tuesday. I will be posting the winning theme on Tuesday night and you will have until Saturday at midnight (EST) to post and email me a one or two sentence entry (remember this Carnival is for Blogging Chicks blogroll members only -- there will be a general public Blogging Chicks in August) .

Owlhaven tells a story on her 8 year old and says that His wife better own a chicken farm

Oh, The Joys talks about seeing her husband in a new light as a parent and not living in Spain.

Kailani of The Pink Diary says, Take My Mother-In-Law . . . Please!

At the end of May, Leslie posted The Leaving Poem at A Doggy’s Life. The poem continues to get from one to a dozen hits every day from people all over the world doing Google searches for poems about leaving. The irony—because there is always irony—is that Leslie has never actually left—or even been left, though she is considered left by those on the right.

Jennifer at Snapshot writes about A Place Called Home, but she has trouble narrowing it down to just one.

CyberCelt wants to know, What's your question?

Jana encounters a handsome stranger.

Jennifer at Sob'ah My Soul reflects on how being a stay-at-home mom has had a negative effect on her appearance and decides to do something about it!

Check out Give Me Birkenstocks or Give Me Death over at Of Making Many Books to see how fashion can kill you.

JenLo from Thinks By Me notices the boost in confidence her daugther gets when performing in the presence of her dad and comments on the unique bond between dads and their girls.

Melissa at Making Things Up uses the words 'slim,' 'chic,' and 'postpartum' all in the same post after a package of new clothes arrives in the mail!

Malissa at Malissa's Merry Go Round has some blogging questions for you! Be a sweetie and share your tips. PLEASE!

Polly at Life is a Buffet tells us how to loose a 100 lbs. in five days. Caution: There's absolutely no cheating on this diet. Check it out.

Cathy from Sunday Morning Coffee offers us bits and pieces this week.

Michele from Life Under the Sun begins a series on how to interpret Scriptures.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

I'm Starting a FAQ

I'm going to post a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and I wanted to give you guys an opportuntiy to submit a question. You can leave a comment or email me. These are some of the questions I will be dealing with:

Why do we have to have the blogroll on our blog to join? Why not a webring?
What is TTLB?
Where is the best place to install the code?
What is a Metablog?
How do I get graphics from the Metablog?
What is a Carnival and how do I participate?

It will be a short carnival this week

Only 7 people sent me an entry, it will be a short Carnival this week. Since interest appears to be waning, I could take a couple weeks off to give people a chance to appreciate it again :-) After Carnival #6 of course. Thanks for everyone for voting! I hope we don't have a tie. If we have a tie, we could either do both themes, or I would have to vote twice and be the tie breaker. Let me know in the comments which you prefer.

Please don't forget to advertise!

Updated to add: I had a thought, why not combine the two themes? That might be interesting.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Do You Have a New Look?

If you have redesigned your blog since joining the Blogging Chicks blogroll, please email me your url so I can include you in a post I'm doing on template resources.

I'm going to post various articles that I hope will help bloggers find the tools they need to do more with their blogs. If you would like to post an article about a particular resource that you've used that improved your blog or your ability to blog, email me and I will post it on the Metablog.

Help!!!!! I figured it out

Could someone please help me out. For some weird reason I can't add color to a black and white photo. Could some kind soul add a title to the following picture that looks like the picture next to it. In the same color and font? Please, please, please? You would have my thanks and love.

If you can do this for me, please leave a comment so no one else does it and wastes their time. Thank you, kind soul whoever you are.

Updated to add: I finally figured it out. Yeah for me. Here it is:

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Carnival #6 Theme Poll is Up

The Carnival #6 theme poll is located in the sidebar. Anyone can vote, even if you aren't a Blogging Chick. Whichever theme has the most votes will be the theme for Carnival #6. I won't be accepting any submissions that don't match that theme.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Ta-Dah for real!

All kinks should be gone. I hope that you like the resign. As you can see from the sidebar bling I used a Gecko & Fly template. These are free blogger templates and they don't mind you tweaking them to fit your needs. This is the template I used. I think they are easy to use. I can usually modify these in a day or two which is really quick for me. I used one for my own blog as well. The most time consuming part of the redesign for me was the graphics. It took forever and right after I put it up, I noticed an imperfection but I'm too tired of it to fix it right now. I will mess with it later.

As you can see we have tabs now. I plan to add more. I plan to add a resource tap where I plan to link to stuff that would be useful for a blogger to know. I will probably write a very long explanation of why it is in your best interest to join TTLB and stick it there so that I can refer to it when I am asked by a new blogging chick, "Why should I join TTLB. " And maybe I'll put in there why I make you put the blogroll on your blog and not use a blog ring instead.

About the poll, I'm going to blow this I know but I'm not going to get around to it tonight. I'll try in the morning.


I'm still working out the kinks but this is it. I'm having problem with Blogger so those kinks might be there for a little while. No, complaint emails for a couple hours, ok?
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Carnival Graphic courtesy of Carolyn

And me

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Submission Guidelines (The Carnival is for Members of the Blogroll Only)
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 1
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 2
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 3
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 4
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 5
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 6 Dream Theme
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 7 Summer Theme
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 8 Favorite Things Theme
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks # 9 Blogging Love Theme
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #10
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #11
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #12
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #13 Sept. 11
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #14
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #15 Fall Theme
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #16 New Year's Resolution Review
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #17 Mistakes
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #18 A Fall Feast
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #19 Holidays Made Easier
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #20 Thanksgiving
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #21 Favorite Holiday Recipes
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #22 Laughter
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #23 Christmas
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #24 Looking Back or Forward
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #25
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #26
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #27 What I've Learned From Blogging
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #28
The Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #29 Love Theme
The Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #30
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #31
Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #32 Book Theme

I will put up the poll on Wednesday

So, you will have more time to make your voice be heard :-). I got busy redesigning the Metablog and didn't get around to doing it.

Monday, July 03, 2006


My greatest fear has been realized! With having four blogs and a test blog I am always concerned that I will post to the wrong blog, I did that this morning. If you saw a post just now talking about a murder mystery book, that was meant for my other blog.

I did mention in that post that I would be putting up a poll in a little while on what will be our theme for Carnival #6. The choices will be what I find in the comment section of the posts. There's still time to submit a suggestion. I will be generating the poll sometime tonight.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Carnival of the Blogging Chicks #4

Updated to add: OOPS! It seems that Shalee didn't make it into the Carnival and this time I can't understand why since I remember putting her in it (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it). Shalee, I'm sooo sorry! Here it is:

Do you need to join Bloggers Anonymous? Join Shalee at the next BA meeting. Yes, refreshments will be served.

Thank you to all the chicks who sent me a submission. Please let me know if you sent me an entry and it's not here. Please don't forget to link to the Carnival. And as you can see we have a new Carnival graphic. You can email me if you want the code with the link to the Carnival included. And I want to apologize to those who already received the Carnival graphic, I didn't realize how huge the thing was. I've shrunk it by 50% as you can see from the one here.

According to Eileen, "the cowboy mystique, however you define it, is alive and well in Texas! It exists in me, and in anyone who has ever seen the vast reaches of the Southwest and wished they could visit the open range as it was 150 years ago.I long to ride a wild mustang, hair flying behind me, face to the wind; just me, my horse and an incredible sunset." Feed your inner cowgirl at Texas RV Travel.

Brandi feels that every blogging chick should cuddle up to a good book. And as blogging chicks, why not check out a book in the Chick-Lit Genre. Check out Brandi's latest Chick-Lit review on The Secret Life of Becky Miller

Great Day talks about the crazy weekend with her family, surviving encounters with her Mother In Law, Sister in Law and the funny, funny things that kids say. Where do they come up with this stuff?

Lessons from the mat- her yoga mat, that is, has Regina Clare Jane pondering on the value of each pose she does and how sometimes the easiest ones are the most challenging... and just how like losing focus during a yoga practice can be a lot like losing focus during a marriage...

It's Dawn against the world...well the City at about her battle here...

Maritzia reveals a bit of herself in the "If I were…" meme making it's way around the internet.

"Essential" has been the word running through Tess's mind lately.

Kailani of The Pink Diary says, "I Am Blessed"

Jennifer, Snapshot looks at weeds in her garden and her life.

JenLo at Thinks by Me writes a letter to those who benefit from her husband's emergency volunteer efforts.

Polly at Life is a Buffet says it's time to get off the elevator and let go of the baggage. Warning: This post may cause motion sickness.

Robin over at PENSIEVE has been both entertained and challenged by the SBC's decision to pass a resolution essentially prohibiting just about anything to do with alcohol. Read what she and several others had to say about this hot topic and add your Blogging Chicks comments to the conversation.

Self-proclaimed Christian author and literary celebrity Ann Lamott has written a controversial article recounting how she assisted in the suicide of a terminally ill friend. When Katy questions Lamott’s commitment to Christ, she is asked “Do YOU Know Jesus”? Here is her response in the context of the debate over euthanasia.

Beth realized that she no longer wants to take everyone else's opinion on social and political issues. It's become very important to her to educate herself and form her own opinions on what really matters in this life. Ignorance is not an option anymore.

Tricia of Tricia's Musings: When medical tests and the preparation for them go terribly wrong.

Late night adventures with a black masked creature, Tricia needs your helpful advice as to how to take her garden back from these watchful beings.

The top five Sounds of Parenthood Rebecca Grabill did not want to hear today, can be found at her blog, Of Making Many Books. Wishing you all a better day.

Is God looking at your heart, or does He rejoice when you memorize Scripture. Read how Iris feels about memorizing Scripture in her post titled The Matters of the Heart.

Jana reveals what happens when you combine one toad and four boys.

On this holiday weekend Malissa muses about the beauty of America.

Here's what happens when Writer Wife meets Editor Husband!

Michele of Reformed Chicks Blabbing looks at the potential hollowness of education in America.

Cathy of Sunday Morning Coffee is posting a history lesson on a couple of American Revolution heroes.