Virtual GNO - Spring Is Here!

By my calendar it says that this is the first day of Spring! Yeah!!! Now, for some of us, snow is still falling. What the ?!? Well, let's over-look the still winter weather and do what we can to create that happy, sunshine feeling. Let's have a Virtual Girls Night Out!

A Virtual Girls Night Out (boys welcome too)is a social, blog-hopping party. A way for us to meet others without having to get out of cozy p.j.'s and fluffy slippers (Boys, I'm not judging ;->). The Virtual GNO is your chance to hang out with blog friends and hopefully make some new friends as well. Sign Mr. Linky below and join in the fun!

Time To Groove!

Cheryl, "The Daily Blonde" brought this video to my attention and I felt it was a great way to share that warm and fuzzy Spring-like feeling.

Free Hugs Campaign w/ music by Sick Puppies

I swear to God I cry every time that little lady hugs him in the beginning. Every time!!!

So now that the season of growth and renewal is upon us do you have plans to work in the garden? Perhaps start a garden? My husband totally gets into it. He's Farmer Rob all Spring and Summer. He even has a new green house to put together! (Anyone want to come over for pizza and beer and raise a green house? Yes?!) The idea of that work makes me thirsty :->

Time For A Cocktail!

Since the budget is a bit tight for just about all of us involved I'm keeping this weeks selection low-key.

*Light, sweet red wine

~Serve in goblets, and for a bit of spring flair, serve with the rose petals floating on the top. (Can easily be made alcohol free)

Time For Some Fun!

Here's a fun site that helps you find Words In Words. Wordles.com. I want you to take your Blog title and see how many fun words can be found. I've got a lot of "A" 's in my title so silliness is a bit limited. Here it goes:


Nag?!! Not me. Now go see what your title creates. Have you done it yet? Have you done it now? Now?? (Nag? Nope,not me ;->)

Time For A Giveaway!

Our dear friend Martha from The Daily Grind was so happy to win our first Virtual GNO giveaway 2 weeks ago that she's decided to hold a giveaway herself. She is offering a Springy Pedicure package featuring products from Piggy Polish and O.P.I. Visit her site to enter.

Now go have fun! Sign in with Mr. Linky below to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in! Go blog-hopping! That's what it's all about. And I would love to meet your blog friends. Post A LINK to our party on your blog and hopefully they will join us :->. Send our party into Twitter world. The more the merrier!


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  1. I can't believe I'm first.

    I went to wordles.com
    I have way too many letters in my title...
    Here just a few words.
    Ahoy- (makes me feel like I'm on a boat in the sun when it's 30 degrees here)
    Hansom- (makes me think of my hubby and the little man that stole my heart 8 months ago)
    Math- (ewe, never very good at that)

    Have fun tonight everyone!!!!

  2. My post is up...i combined it with the Ultimate Blog Party '09 so people coming in from that would see out VGNO party too :O)

    My words really go well with what's been going on in my life right now:

    Ache ~ I just had my 4 bone impacted wisdom teeth out and boy am i aching!

    Acme ~ i practically live there

    Achilles ~ my hubby just had surgery on his achilles

    AAH ~ Pain Meds Rule!!!

    Happy VGNO !!!!!

  3. Hooray it's Friday. EVEN better...it's a weekend at home with my kids with no agenda. Yay.

    The VGNO drink looks yum-o. I'll be partying with you tonight for sure and making the blog rounds!

    HAPPY SPRING!...and don't you love that hug video???

  4. Woo hoo! I am in derperate need of a party AND you have the drink named after your truly! Ok, maybe a LONG time ago but a girl can dream!

    My blog came up with:

    Good grief!! Where all all the words about rainbows and unicorns? I sound like a slasher porn movie!

  5. Heya mmm that drink sounds great! I'm having a party at my blog this week as part of the Ultimate Blog party, I'd love if you dropped by for pizza/cake.

  6. Hi, ladies. I may or may not be around tonight. I'm hoping I'll be out with some girls. But I will come back tomorrow for an after-party.


  7. OMG I had 51 pages of words. I put them all up on my blog.
    Twitter is like super annoying some days.

  8. That video made me cry! Thank you for sharing that!

    That drink sounds like just the thing for a lovely spring day!

  9. Okay anything suggested by blondie makes me sit up and take notice.. My 11yrold heard the music and walked in the room just now.. she loved the video!

    I am working really hard to get a post hammered out.. if I do.. I'll be so proud. linking anyway.. enjoy yesterday's post?

  10. Oooh! Can I come over and play? There aren't too many gardens here in the urban landscape where I live. :( Though you might have to teach this city girl a thing or two. I definitely have a black thumb. :(
    Happy Spring! Happy GNO! Off to mingle!

  11. I need a GNO! Been sick all week, so a Virtual GNO is perfect! Although I am not coherent enough at the moment to comprehend all of the instructions. : (

    Ha. Maybe I should just be resting!

    I did "words in words" my blog name. There are too many results! I am choosing: Argyle and Fleshly.

  12. ok, i HAD to post that video on my VGNO blog post! way cool, thanks for sharing.

    i did my blog name and had like 20 pages of possible word combos. goodness! so i won't post them all here :)

    i hope you have a GREAT weekend, i will do my best to visit everyone tonight, but the hubby will be home early and it drives him BANANAS when i'm geeking on here all night.

  13. Love the hug video. I'm sooo ready for Friday! Happy VGNO!

  14. Have fun tonight! Hope you are well and enjoying the first day of spring!

  15. I'm a little late but I'm here. What's up Lady. I have a white merlot, so that's a sweet wine and I have lemon juice but no seltzer. Maybe a splash of ginger ale will do for the fizz.

  16. I promise I'll try the list sometime but too much to do now! Gotta find time to check out everyone's blogs in between getting ready for the tie dye slumber party tomorrow night....not for me darn it....for my favorite girl Delaney who'll be 8 tomorrow! And of course my husband scheduled dinner out with some old co workers, Old Market Pub...maybe we can squeeze in some shuffle board! CHEERS everyone!

  17. My first time joining in your virtual GNO...sounds like fun!

  18. Well hello again Ann! I'm joing you from both your fantastic VGNO and the UBP! I love your drink recipe!

  19. I had 75 pages of words, shew! And I loved that video, such a neat idea. The lady at the beginning made me cry too! Happy First Day of Spring and Happy VGNO!

  20. TGIF and happy VGNO! I'm probably going to bed early but I'll catch up w/ ppl tomorrow!

  21. stop by my site has a giveaway for a gift certificate to my shop!

  22. this is my first VGNO. that drink sounds good! have a great weekend

  23. That Free Hugs video always makes me cry. :)

  24. I love that video, but isn't it so pathetic how many people scurried away, as if he was going to rob or maim them?

    Justine :o )

  25. The colors on your site are beautiful. Nice to meet you. Happy UBP of '09!

  26. Oh my and I ever ready to start working on my yard! I cleaned out my flower beds today! I am soooo excited for spring and even more excited for summer. Happy GNO!!

  27. Raises hand for the blush but just one. thanks great blog great party. see ya around

  28. I am leaving you something on my blog today. So please stop by to get it. Thanks.
    Have a great Saturday.

  29. Hi Ann.
    I hope you had a fun VGNO.

    Today I am leaving 100 comments.
    Wish me luck!
    Have a great day!

  30. I'm here again,


    hmm sounds like me:
    Lydia's blog is a HOLIDAY from the DAILY grind. She's a funny LADY, ODD, but she's a DOLL! HOLLA!

  31. I got around last night. I mean, I made the rounds last night...lol..and found some new blogs. You're so awesome, Ann...you provided me with some great Friday night reading and new places to go back to.

    I love nights when I can just get in bed and read blogs. I have a short attention span these days and blogs are perfect!

    Happy Weekend

  32. Happy weekend Ann! Hope you are having a good one!

  33. thanks for the party. nice to meet you.

  34. Here are some of my words...

    This is fun! I am excited to check out all these blogs!! I am posting a link on my blog to bring more people to the party!!

    I have a Click and Comment party on my blog -to tell your story about your children or childhood-Check it out-I'd love to hear from you all!!


  35. I love the VGNO idea! Granted, it's Monday morning, but it still works, right!?

  36. Hey Ann-

    I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books by pledging to read to your child everyday. You can also enter to win a pair of Girl's Crocs - Size 8/9. :)

    The Divine Miss Mommy


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