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Virtual GNO - Smelling The Roses & A Giveaway!

Planning for summer time fun can be kind of stressful. That makes no sense! I look through the Parks and Recreation catalogs for fun daycamps. I ask teacher's if they know of fun classes. The thing is, there is plenty to do, it's just that everything is so dang expensive! One teacher gave me a list of classes that she said would be perfect for my oldest but the rate is so far out of our reach. And with 2 kids all the summer time "fun" is double the price! OW! My aching checking account.

You know what I need? A free Virtual Girls Night Out!

New to the party? Welcome! The original Virtual GNO is a blog-hopping party that began in the summer of 2008 when I couldn't get a sitter and was in desperate need for time away from my children. I did the next best thing and turned to my blog friends. Friday nights have been a blast ever since.

To join the blog-hopping fun, check out my VGNO post then, due to Mr. Linky having issues (no problem, we can still do this) leave your blog link in the comment section. Visit fellow bloggers that have left their blog links in the comment section. It's a party so at a party you mingle, right? Go blog-hopping! I want everyone to connect. That's what it's all about.

Time To Dance!

Michael Franti & Spearhead "Say Hey"

No way to sit still for that song. Love it!

Portland is having it's annual Rose Festival right now. There's lot to do around the city. Our big Rose Festival Parade will be televised Saturday morning. (Look for me! I'll be waving at you!)

Time For A Cocktail!

Coming Up Roses
- Lime
- 3 fresh rose petals
- 1/2 oz rose syrup
- 1 splash of rose water
- 1 1/2 oz raspberry flavored rum
- 2 oz champagne
Muddle lime, rose petals with rose syrup and rose water in a mixing glass. Add rum and shake in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain the mixture into a highball glass over ice and top off with champagne.

Sounds like the perfect drink while sitting in my little rose garden. Speaking of, check out the size of this bloom!

It's bigger than my hand! And smells heavenly. It's hard to be stressed when you smell beautiful roses.

Answer Me This

Do you have a favorite flower? That's a hard one for me. I usually prefer the flower that smell best at the time. So for now I'll say my favorite is this bright yellow rose that happens to be next to me right now :-> What about you?

Time For A Giveaway!

Our cool friend Erin from Fancy Fortune Cookies is giving one lucky VGNO guest a $50 gift certificate to spend at either site Fancy Fortune or Giant Fortune Wow! You can include a personalized message for your fortune cookie. One giant cookie weighs over 1 lb! Here's what you need to do to enter this great contest.

1) Go to either website and find a favorite cookie flavor. Come back here and leave your favorite in the comment section. *One Entry*
2) Announce the VGNO Fancy Fortune Cookie giveaway on Twitter. (Let me know. I'll check) *One Entry*
3) Follow Erin at Fancy Fortune Cookies on Twitter @fortuneaday. *One Entry*

Fancy Fortune Giant Fortune

Winner will be chosen using on Thursday, June 11th. US Only. Good Luck!

OK now, go have fun! If my Mr. Linky situation isn't working please leave your blog link in the comments section below to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in. It's a party so go mingle. 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) Leave your Twitter ID in the comments section. The more the merrier! I want everyone to connect. That's what it's all about.


*Be Kind To Your Fellow Blogger. No Cutting & Pasting Thank You *

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