Virtual GNO - I'd Rather Be... & A Giveaway!

As we settle into summer temperatures around 90 degrees, I'm OK with that. I mean, I'd rather deal with that then crazy 100 + temperatures. It's incredible what a difference those few digits make. I'm ready to sip something cold, sit in front of a fan and have a Virtual Girls Night Out!

New to the Virtual GNO? Welcome! This party has some of the best bloggers around! The original Virtual Girls Night Out is a blog-hopping party that I started last summer. After a very long week I wished for one night away from my precious children and some adult conversation. However, I couldn't find child care so, I did the next best thing and turned to my blog friends. I'm "virtually out" with all of you!

Get Your BLOG Over Here!

To join the blog-hopping fun, check out this VGNO post then sign the MckLinky guest book with your name/blog link. Visit fellow bloggers that have signed in. 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 For A Sing-A-Long!

If it's summertime, it's time for an Indigo Girls show!

Indigo Girls "Get Out The Map"

I love 'em!!! If you don't have an Indigo Girls cd yet, you should. (I'll tell you which are my favorites, if you need any help :-> )

I am so-o-o-o ready for a road trip. I'm ready to load up the car, grab some snacks and hit the road. Just go! Rob and I drove from Oregon to Connecticut a few times and every trip was fantastic. We had our share of car break downs, flat tires, etc. but still, those were some of the best times of my life. Oh how I would love to do that again, to take off right when the sun is coming up.

Time For A Cocktail!

Rising Sun
•1 1/2 oz brandy
•1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
•1/2 oz pineapple juice
•1/2 oz orange curacao liqueur
•2 dashes Angostura bitters
•lemon peel for garnish
*Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice & shake.
*Strain into a chilled cocktail glass & garnish with a lemon twist.

If I have too many of these I would be taking off sometime in the afternoon, no early rising for me! Yummy Yummy!

Time For A Winner!

The lucky winner of last weeks VGNO giveaway from Bach Flower Remedy's new Bach Kids line is our super-duper blog friend Kat from Sassy Irish Lassie. Let's go congratulate our dear Kat.

Time For A Giveaway!

Our fantastic friends at GoPicnic are offering some of their wonderful, healthy, and yummy meals to one lucky winner. Please check out their website and see the great selection of high-quality products.

To Enter The GoPicnic Giveaway:
*Visit the GoPicnic website. Return here and leave a comment about which meals (yes, plural. They're offering 4-6 to one lucky winner!) you would like to try = 1 Entry
*Tweet this VGNO - GoPicnic giveaway (let me know, I check ;-> ) = 1 Entry

U.S. Residents Only. Good Luck!!!

Time For A Question

I know where I would rather be right now. I would love to be in Calistoga, CA enjoying Sparkling Wine at Mumm. Then (after the appropriate amount of time ;-> )drive along the winding roads with our top down and the tunes guiding us along. 'What's that? Another winery? Let's visit!' Ahhh, dreamy. Where would you rather be?

Alright now my dearest VGNO friends, go have fun! Click the MckLinky button to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that have signed-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 the 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.


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  1. I want to be in Nebraska with my sweetie. He is there on that big, yucky job for 9+ months.

    I want to try the Jungle Munch!

    Happy VGNO!

  2. Here is my tweet:


    I saw these and was wanting to try them. I think they are so neat!

  3. It's a toss up between Maui - lying on a beach sipping a cocktail, and Italy (Tuscany) - drinking wine and taking in the local scenery. Either would do thank you! (ah if only)

  4. Happy VGNO! Mumm looks amazing. I would so go there. Wine country is a beautiful place to be.

    For the giveaway...
    Explore Munch
    Comfort Break
    Go Delight
    Aqua Munch

    and what a great idea!

  5. Gosh, I'd rather be anywhere else that's sunny! Maybe on the beach in Mexico where we went for our honeymoon? With a yummy drink in my hand? Yeah, that sounds better than sweaty, humid, rainy here. :)
    Happy GNO!

  6. On the beach. Go read my post and you'll understand. ;)

  7. Oooh I hope I win this! These look awesome! I almost bought some but I think my hubby would flip if I buy anything right now (he's a teacher=no paycheck all summer....)

    I like the Go Energy and Go Primo meals. They all look good!

    I'd rather be meeting my new nephew!!!! But I have to wait until next weekend.


  8. Take me high to the cool mountain air!

  9. I like the
    Variety Packs and the Meals Go Meals

  10. Tweeted:


  11. My car is running!! Would love to do a road trip and I have always wanted to drive up the Cali coast :)

    Be there in a few to pick you up!!

  12. I'd love to be somewhere warm with a slight breeze--maybe on a beach on the Amalfi Coast? Can you believe I've never been to Europe? I am going to assume that Capri or somewhere would be a great place to be right about now. Happy VGNO!

    PS I've not done a road trip for so long...I'm thinking that maybe one quick one might be called for in August. Last time we drove up to Carmel and Montery from L.A. Fun!

  13. We drove from NY to Oregon when we moved there. The kids and I came home a year or so later on the train- both trips were great in their own way.

    Right now, i would love to be on an Alaskan Cruise (our dream vaca)

    Happy VGNO!

  14. Hmmm... where would I like to be right now? Somewhere that's not too hot, but just hot enough. Aruba. Yep, wanna go back there some day.

    Justine :o )

  15. I missed VGNO, but wanted to stop by anyways and say HI!!!!

  16. That reminds me of that scene in Meet the Fockers where Ben Stiller goes to the drug store with DeNiro and tries to buy some expensive champagne to impress his future in laws and the guy says "We've got Mumms. You can buy a bunch of Mumms."

  17. Hmmm, I'm thinkin the Go Power looks good....

    But then I see the Go Primo has Nutella in it...

    But then again the Cafe break looks good too.

    Interesting. Never heard of this before. How'd you find it?

  18. ...and I twitterred. I tried to @ you but I jacked it up.

  19. I MISSED IT!!! I lost power to the house (a house that was full of visiting relatives by the way) and couldnt' get online for the VGNO or for Robin's feature!!!! Totally sucked. I hope you had a great VGNO, see ya next week for sure.


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