Virtual GNO - 3-Day Weekend and A Giveaway!

Am I the only one still in town for the 3-Day weekend? I feel like it.

Yesterday I was a chaperone for my youngest's field trip to a working farm. It was a beautiful day and the opportunity to spend the day in the sun was fantastic. (I live in Oregon... 'nuff said) 2nd graders have crazy energy and incredible minds which lead many of the parents to ask "Is there a bar in the barn by chance?"

You know what I'm in the mood for? A Virtual Girls Night Out!

New to the party? Welcome! The original Virtual Girls Night Out is a blog-hopping party that began in the summer of 2008. I couldn't get a sitter and I was in desperate need for time away from my children. So, I did the next best thing and turned to my blog friends.

To join the blog-hopping fun, check out my VGNO post then sign the Mr. Linky guestbook below. Visit fellow bloggers that have signed in as well. Go blog-hopping!

Time For Some Tunes!

Carolina Liar "Show Me What I'm Looking For"

My latest daily listen. Love it!!! But where is the rest of the band? Chad Wolf is adorable but hey, have you seen these guys?!? (Not that their level of hotness decides weather I like their music or not but it doesn't hurt ;-> )

Time For A Cocktail!

Carolina Iced Tea
1 1/2 oz Southern Comfort®
1 oz Captain Morgan® Original spiced rum
1 oz peach schnapps
1/2 oz vodka
5 oz sweet iced tea

Add alcohol and stir lightly. Pour in iced tea. Stir a few more times and serve.
Note: Add a splash of lemon and garnish with a twist for a classy drink or serve in a mason jar for a real down-home feel.

Goodness gracious! No wonder things seem to move slower in the South. They've got some kick-ass Iced Tea ;->

Time To Share!

While checking in with friends about their weekend plans I was finding that we seem to be the only family staying in town for the 3-Day weekend. So, what are your plans for Memorial Day weekend? Anything special?

Time For A Giveaway!

Kernel Seasons is sponsoring the giveaway this week! For those that love popcorn this is a great package. One lucky winner will receive:

- One bag of stovetop popping corn

- Three bags of microwave popcorn

- Popcorn spritzer - Butter Flavor (*No Trans Fats. A blend of soybean, sunflower, canola oils)

- Six different seasoning flavors.

To win the Kernel Season's Popcorn Package here's what you do;

1) Visit the Kernel Seasons website and find some popcorn seasonings that sound good. Return here and leave a comment telling me which flavors you like. = 1 Entry.
2) Announce the VGNO Kernel Seasons giveaway in the Twitter world! = 1 Entry.

The winner will be chosen using Random.org on Thursday, May 28th. Good Luck! (US Only.)

OK now, go have fun! Sign Mr. Linky's guestbook below to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in. Go blog-hopping! That's what it's all about. Share this party with your blog friends, post A LINK to the Virtual GNO on your blog and have them join us. Send our party into Twitter world. (#VGNO) The more the merrier! That's what it's all about.

**Seeing how the lovely Mr. Linky isn't always cooperating this weekend (Grrr!) if you find it difficult to add your link just leave your blogs URL in the comments. We'll find you!!! Check out the comments section to find other guests. Party On! :->


***Please be kind to your fellow blogger No Cutting & Pasting

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  1. Oooo, yummy popcorn! I love the way the smell fills the house. Count me in! http://mainfo.blogspot.com/

  2. Am I really first! Whoo-hoo, lets get this party on!

    Hope Mr Linky being down doesn't create to much work for you.

    Delish looking drink tonight!


  3. Whaaaa... no Linky....

    Here is my post

    Maybe this will deter those linkyers who do not actually participate :)

    Happy weekend all!

  4. Yummy, yummy popcorn!! I love stovetop popcorn!! And I'm a traditionalist when it comes to popcorn, I think the Butter flavoring would be awesome. Or caramel. Or kettle corn. Hmm...

    Yikes, I didn't realize Mr. Linky was on the fritz. Boo hoo. Here's my linkage all the same (and I added some info about your giveaway on my post, too, and I'm about to Twitter it!):


  5. Thanks for hosting...Excited to be a part. I love Fridays and VGNO!

    My post is at http://journey2learn.homeschoollinked.com/?p=290

  6. Does Mr. Linky know that it's VGNO? You've got your work cut out for you tonight Ann. We're all behind you.
    Love the sponsor. White Cheddar is definitely my favorite.
    Have a great night.

  7. Happy Girl's Night Out!! I don't know what is up with Mr Linky lately - doesn;t he know he is letting us all down. :( Oh oh - white cheddar popcorn please - maybe I'll make some popcorn and pass it around. What do ya think?

  8. I'll be sure to think about you while I'm in Vegas! Happy three day weekend!http://allinamomslife.blogspot.com/2009/05/vgno.html

  9. hope you have a wonderful friday night! count me in as well!


  10. i'll be staying in town and hopefully enjoying three days of sleeping in for memorial day weekend.


  11. So here is my VGNO post.


    Happy VGNO Ladies

  12. That Mr. Linky, such a flake!

    I'm not drinking tonight girls...had too much last night!


  13. I am so ready for an adult beverage!! I have been doing our district wide testing all week and my mind is like a pool of jello.

    Popcorn sounds delicious about now with an extra large cold one :)

    BTW - I use a blue ball as my office chair too!


  14. Happy Weekend! All of us Oregonians are giddy about the weather...when was the last time it didn't poor for Mem. Weekend??? We're here too, getting ready for the big garage sale next weekend, yuck! But I have so much baby stuff, I should make some good $. Our weekend started early, Bvtn doesn't have school today! Enjoy! :)

  15. I'm doing a whole lot of nothing for this 3-day weekend. But, I'm looking forward to it anyway. I guess Mr. Linky took the weekend off though. Bummer.


  16. I'd like the White Cheddar flavor.

    My VGNO post here:


  17. Posted a tweet:


  18. Yummy popcorn. That is Brooksters favorite food.

    My VGNO post is

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  19. Hi me again, just now when I went outside my front door, was the package from Knock, Knock that I had won last week! It just came in the mail right now. Thanks again!

  20. Happy to see you are still having VGNO!

  21. TGIF!!!! Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend! I sure will!


  22. Mr. Linky is working. You need to remove the header script and only use the script that you enter in your post.

    Mr Linky works fine, check out my post http://lolasdiner.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-i-met-anastasia-ch-2-i-dont-even.html
    (It does seem to load a bit slow, but Mr. Linky does work.)

    Here is my VGNO post:

  23. Here is my VGNO post for FCR.



  24. Here's my post. Packing packing and more packing for us this weekend!

  25. Hey, it's party time and no party is complete without popcorn and a little drinky.

    As usual, I have my 3 blogs to list, if you will:

    I have something special on this blog:

    My tribute for Memorial Day:

    Special post on Lyme Disease:

    Happy VGNO! Sorry Mr. Linky is sick. I have noticed others having the same problem.

  26. Oh, I LOVE popcorn! I could eat it every day! What a great giveaway!
    I think I'd try the kettle corn! I've never seen that kind of seasoning before. Very cool!
    What is UP with Mr. Linky? He's acting VERY moody lately!
    Happy GNO!
    Please add me to the list!

  27. I quess Mr Linky is working and I think I sign up twice sorry I just didnt see my name on Mr linkys.

  28. What a great concept! :) I'll be making a post on LT in just a moment!

  29. I am entering the giveaway. I like the white cheddar and caramel flavor. I also checked out the store locator and found out that it is available at my local grocery store. I will be making a purchase the next time I head there (in case I don't win).

  30. Nacho Cheddar sounds good to me.

    Happy VGNO! Enjoy your 3 day weekend. We'll be sticking around town too!

  31. I've missed the VGNO the last two weeks! Glad to be able to participate tonight... :)

    Princess Nagger and I would love the White Cheddar, while hubby would be lovin' the Jalapeno... :)

    Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, Ann! :)

  32. We are popcorn freaks here. We make it almost every night. Parm/garlic would be my choice. We usually put garlic pepper on ours by mccormick. I hope I win! Sounds awesome!


    Chatty Kathy

  33. Happy GNO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We too are home for the weekend with absolutely no plans made.

    Ooh, white cheddar and ranch!!!!!!! Yummers!!!!!!!

    Justine :o )

  34. Ann did you link me up? Or am I really not that smart and linked myself up twice? Sorry!!

  35. ooooh! popcorn is my favorite snack- i like it chocolate covered too! I have always wanted on eof those big popcorn poppers- and they have one on this website! AHHHHHH! we eat popcorn everyday here.....its awesome! I think i will go have some now....HAppy VGNO

  36. Shame on me, I am missing out on VGNO tonight! Ack! Hubby and I just got in from working outside and I just made a pizza, so its dinner time! Happy VGNO, hope your are having a great night. And as for the popcorn seasoning, I would LOVE to try me some Cajun! =D

  37. I like the ranch for sure. I do not tweet. Have a great night.

  38. Parmesan and Garlic, I think I saw. YUM!!! Really there are quite a few that look really good!



  39. Popcorn sounds good, but not as good as that Iced Tea! But, the cheddar would be my favorite.
    Happy VGNO.

  40. Happy VGNO, sorry I missed it, only a 2day weekend here this week. I didn't fit everything in. :)

  41. Hi Ann! We are also in town for the long weekend. Our daughter has a soccer tournament (that God it's local this time!) so we are here for the duration. I just had minor surgery yesterday so I don't know if I'll be out there with the other soccer moms today. I came home loopy from the anesthesia and slept on and off until 3 AM when I woke up and realized (horrified)--I'D MISSED VGNO!!! I almost got out of bed and went to the computer right then and there, but thought maybe it was not a good idea. So now I'm VGMO (virtual girls' MORNING out) instead! :)

  42. Susan you do whatever you need to do to have whatever kind of 'Virtual' party you need!

    (This party lasts all weekend anyway :-> I think I should add an "s" to the title Virtual Girls NightS Out )

  43. I have something for you over at my blog--please do come by and get it!

  44. Thanks for stoppin by my blog! I'd love to join!



  45. Caramel sounds yummy


  46. I am so in...I'm glad I found you!



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