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Virtual GNO - Working At The Mom Thing - And A Giveaway!


ARGH!

Mother's Day is Sunday and this morning I growled at my daughter. (You know, that deep throat grumble that's one step away from all out screaming). Well... I guess no "Mother Of The Year" awards are coming my way.

She can just be so much. All. The. Time. And I couldn't believe that she was ready to rumble first thing in the morning, I mean, come on?! I feel terrible. You know what I need? A Virtual Girls Night Out! (A real one would be best :-> )

New to the party? Welcome! The original Virtual Girls Night Out (boys welcome too) is a blog-hopping party that began in the summer of 2008. I couldn't get a sitter and I needed time away from my children desperately. So, I did the next best thing and turned to my blog friends. This is how we do it. Check out my VGNO post then sign the Mr. Linky guestbook below. Visit fellow bloggers that have signed in as well. Go blog-hopping!

Now, go put on something cozy and settle in for the party. Add your blog link to Mr. Linky below and join in the blog-hopping fun!

Time To Dance!

This is for all the women out there, mother's or not.

Des'ree - "You Gotta Be"


That's right! Be bad, be bold, be wiser. I've got to work on the "Cool, calm, gotta stick together" part today. (*Deep Breath*)

Time For A Cocktail!

Mom-osa
Ingredients:
5 oz Orange Juice
5 oz Ginger Ale
1 Dash Mango Nectar
1 Mandarin Piece
Champagne

Directions:
Pour orange juice and ginger ale in equal parts into a chilled highball glass. Add mango nectar. Slowly add Champagne. Garnish with speared mandarin piece, and serve.

If I start my day with some of these I'll be picking my girls up from school after a little nappy-poo. Dirty laundry? What dirty laundry? Smells fine to me! *hiccup*

Time For Sharing!

I've been sharing that I've started a real exercise program. I'm excited and also nervous. I've joined a gym and its brought out my stupid anxiety. None of the scenarios I see in my head come true, which leads me to a question for you all. Have you ever had one of those visions of walking into a room and everyone is staring at you and you realize you tucked your skirt into your underwear? OK now, have you ever actually DONE something like that? Or anything along those lines? Come on now, share :->

Time For A Giveaway!

This is so cool. Knock Knock, who puts the fun in functional, is sharing their terrific sense of humor with the Virtual GNO! One lucky winner will receive the "Happy Mom Bundle". I love it!


Here's what you do to win:
1.) Visit the site KnockKnock.biz and find your favorite item (tough!). Return to VGNO 5/8/09 and tell me what your fav is in the comments. *one entry*
2.) Announce the Virtual GNO Knock Knock Happy Mom Bundle giveaway on Twitter *one entry*

~Winner will be chosen by Random.org on Thursday, May 14th. 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.



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53 comments:

  1. Another great give away! Happy VGNO

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  2. I love Mango! Yummmm! Happy VGNO!

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  3. The book: Excuses and Lies for all Occasions. I think this is a perfect coffee table book for when you have family gatherings! HeeHeeHee! I'm only joking! It really depends on which family member.

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  4. I got you on twitter!

    Happy VGNO!

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  5. I can't wait to get home and have a beverage or two. What a week!! I would love to go to the gym with you and teach you how to use the eliptical :) It would be fun!!

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  6. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Happy VGNO!

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  7. I was thinking you must have gotten up really early today, but then I see you were sneaky...last night, how organized of you! Have a great Mother's Day! And I'm hoping for no freaky hail/thunder storms this weekend!

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  8. Happy VGNO but I'm going to pass on the drink--gotta watch those empty calories!!

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  9. OK, I'd actually use the PACK THIS pad! So many funny things...I burst out laughing at the DEAD TREES folders! They are so Portland! :)

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  10. Stopping by for VGNO! Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!

    http://lolasdiner.blogspot.com/

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  11. Julie, I KNOW! I'm actually going to get the Dead Trees folder :-> I laugh everytime I see it!

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  12. I love How To Traumatize Your Children book. To think someone actually writes that stuff down.
    Enjoy your night.

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  13. I could really use the Personal Library Kit. (Although the Please Shut Up sticky would really, really come in handy.)

    I'll go Tweet Now (sounds kinda dirty)

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  14. I want the "Things to do around the house pad! Oh yeah! http://www.knockknock.biz/catalog/categories/pads/classic-pads/things-to-do-around-house-pad/

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  15. All I have to say is toilet paper on the shoe...not good!

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  16. I'll take a drink without the champagne! lol

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  17. Okay I TOTALLY want the How To Have An Ill Behaved Dog book. Come over to my place and read my party post and you will know why that is very apropos tonight. :)

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  18. what a super giveaway...i love the graduate kit as well.

    I am off to the gym now, you have motivated me! Thanks...I will blow my calories burned on a great cocktail later!

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  19. Ok that drink sounds sooooo good! Happy Mother's Day Ann......and VGNO too :O)

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  20. That drink sounds sooo yummy!!! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day Ann....and Happy VGNO too :)

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  21. Since I'm being healthy and trying to lose weight I would totally love the 'health log'!


    Whoo hoo! Thanks for throwing the dance party! TGIF!

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  22. Happy GNO Ann!! Sign me up for the drink or two!

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  23. Cute giveaway! I could totally use the The Chef's Planning Kit. Lots of neat stuff over there.

    Happy VGNO!

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  24. My daughter woke me up early today too. The apartment maintenance people were climbing ladders outside our windows?

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  25. I like the Chefs planning kit.

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  26. I was just sitting here wondering what to do tonight...feeling bad for myself because I have to stay home...AND THEN I remembered it is VGNO!! Yeah.

    PS. I love the "Things to Do Pocket Notes."

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  27. I like the Chef's planning kit & I tweeted about it.

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  28. gorgeous blog design! glad i came...happy vgno!

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  29. Momosa! I love it!
    Have a wonderful mother's day Ann. You totally deserve the mother of the year award!
    xoxo

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  30. Happy VGNO!!!!Thanks for the party!

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  31. Hi Ann
    Happy VGNO and Mother's Day Weekend!

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  32. OK i'm trying this out tonight while I wait on some house guests... oops didn't make that bed yet...

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  33. I like the how to traumatize your children book. :)

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  34. First-timer here! Just tweeted about VGNO. Looking forward to meeting everyone. Happy blog hopping!!

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  35. Awesome, that drink sounds so yummy! Happy VGNO =)

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  36. finally home from work and the gym after work.. cant access your blog from work :( so had to sign My Kinky late!

    Oh.. Happy VGNO!

    Jan

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  37. I had a skinny girl margarita and it wasn't very good so i'm thinking I'll try yours instead!

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  38. Deeeelish drink!

    My daughter does the same thing. I hate it so much, esp. first thing in the morning. Who needs that before the first coffee???

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  39. Happy VGNO! I ran over to KnockKnock and laughed. And laughed. And laughed. I may have to get "How to Traumatize Your Children" because I don't think I'm doing a good enough job. ;)

    I'll twit this too...

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  40. I would totally love to have the compliments of the chef bundle...the ironic thing is I'm married to a chef!! but of course he is never in my kitchen and I am in desperate need of some help in the culinary department!

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  41. First off Happy early Mother's Day. I love your VGNO. I am not playing tonight. I got home way late and I am going to put my cranky on to bed. I do like your giveaway. I would love the Mom bundle it would be fun to share with other Mom's I know. If you want I have a Round Robin going on if you want to stop by. Have a great night. I hope to be back next week.

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  42. I'm finding a lot of great blogs...however unless I find some toothpicks to keep my eyes open I can not continue...I will be back browsing the blogs tomorrow. I hope everyone has a super VGNO and a fabulous weekend and of course A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

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  43. I like "Insults & Comebacks for All Occasions" book. I have seen this stuff in some stores. it's so cool!

    Chatty Kathy
    sistersledgekws@gmail.com

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  44. Virtual GNO Knock Knock Happy Mom Bundle giveaway on http://annagain66.blogspot....
    less than 10 seconds ago from web sistersledgekws on twitter

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  45. Ugh, I feel your pain, Ann. My almost-12-year-old is driving me insane with her hormonal fits!

    Ugh, I also feel lots of other pain. Have you seen my newest blog post? Help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Justine :o )

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  46. I totally need the book ,"Insults & Comebacks for All Occasions". I am so bad at comebacks and for some reason I always seem to be the one being picked on.
    Sorry I have been ditching VGNO lately. I love VGNO, we have just been extremely busy with family and events the last while. I cross my fingers I will be back soon to join in all the fun. :(

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  47. Happy VGNO --I finally made it!

    Happy Mothers Day

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  48. Sigh. I need to get back into the gym; way too many folds showing up.
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  49. i like the your week collected set

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  50. I'm late but hope you have an awesome Mom day today.

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  51. I missed VGNO - first time in a long time! But Mother Nature gave us a mini break from the endless rain, so I needed to run the tractor around the soggy Back 40 before the grass grew into a jungle... ;)

    Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day! :)

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  52. Happy Mother's day!!!! :) Hope it was fabulous!

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  53. I'm all about the Chef's planning kit! Happy Mother's Day to all of you fabulous mommies :)

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