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Virtual GNO - They Say It's My Birthday! & A Giveaway!



Whoo - Hoo! I may be sleep deprived from having a sick child and, I may be spending the better part of the day cleaning up after said sick child but, hey! I'm going to celebrate my birthday a day early (It's really on 7/11) and make sure all of my VGNO friends get gifts too! Let's get this Virtual Girls Night Out going!!!

First Virtual GNO party? Welcome! The original Virtual GNO is a blog-hopping party that I started last summer. (Wow! I can't believe it's been a year!) I really needed some time away from my precious children, and some adult conversation but, I couldn't get a sitter. So, I did the next best thing and turned to my blog friends. At least I can "get out" in my imagination.

Get Your BLOG Over Here!

To join the blog-hopping fun, check out this VGNO post then sign the Mr. Linky 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 To Move!

Guess who I'm going to see tonight? :-> (My saint of a mother is watching the girls. Thanks Mom!)

Coldplay "Lovers In Japan"


Time For A Cocktail!

Happy Birthday
Ingredients
****** Champagne
1/2 oz Bacardi Light Rum
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Orange Curacao
1.33 oz Black Haus Blackberry Schnapps
1/2 oz Peach Nectar
Directions:
*Fill shaker with measured liquids add ice and shake. Pour into glass then fill with Champagne.

Happy Birthday indeed! :->

Time For Presents!

Let's make sure everyone gets something this weekend.


Today is the day to get your free chocolate from the Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act. Please go visit secure.realchocolate.com today, and every Friday, to get your free chocolate coupon!


Now, how about a nice Slurpee from 7-Eleven? On Saturday, July 11th, 7-Eleven will be handing out free Slurpees! Yeah! I think my girls are considering this their gift to me. Oh well :-> (Check to see if your store is participating.) Yeah for yummy free things!

Time For A Giveaway!

I am so, so excited about this giveaway. Our dear friend Regina of Margarita Bloom is offering her first giveaway. I'm so honored Regina.

When I first started poking around the blogosphere I found Regina's shop and I felt like I stumbled upon a dream. Her images, her products, her music are all exactly perfect for me. It fills my spirit and helps me handle my day. So... on with our giveaway!

One lucky VGNO guest will win a Strawberry Angel Cake Cupcake Love Soap


To Enter To Win:
*Please visit Margarita Bloom's shop. Find a favorite(s), return to this post and share your favorite with me. -- One Entry
*Please give a shout out to the VGNO/Margarita Bloom giveaway on Twitter -- One Entry
*Sign-up to become an official MB Gal and receive newsletters about specials -- One Entry
*Follow the Margarita Bloom Blog -- One Entry

***Contest open to U.S. Residents only***

I am so happy I am able to share one of my favorite things with you on my birthday weekend. I just know you'll fall in love with these products too! Thanks again Regina!!! :->

Time For A Question

Seeing as I have Coldplay as my birthday party's "house band" (I live in my own little world, don't I? ;-> ) I was wondering... what band, or artist, would you have play at your birthday party? I know this is going to be good.


Alright now, go have fun! Click the Mr. Linky 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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80 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Happy VGNO Anniversary! I was checking about an hr ago to see if your post was up, then left for all my errands, but typical me, left my purse at home, so I'm back to get $...at least the library lets your kids check out books with your car registration as ID....so funny!

    Sorry about the sick kid, but you are so lucky, COLDPLAY and your mom is an ANGEL!!!

    Have an awesome time, I'm indecisive....Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles and/or Nickelback, then there's Chris Daughtry....OK gotta go, kids are still in the car :)

    I'll be back later to enter the contest a few more times, but the Appletini Body Wash sounds yummy!

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  2. Happy Birthday to You!!!

    I like the Oh My! I Smell Delicious Perfume.

    I hope you have a wonderful time at the concert!

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  3. Wishing you a very happy birthday!

    Have a great weekend. Hope your sick child is better, too!

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  4. Hard time deciding but I have been on a lemon kick lately so I'd have to say the lemon drop cookie soaps. I can smell them already :)

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  5. Following the Margarita Bloom blog!

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  6. Twittered about the VGNO/giveaway!

    @mysweethome

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  7. Wishing you a very HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!

    I would definitely have Coldplay as my houseband too! You are SO lucky!!!!

    Hope everyone is feeling better now!

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  8. Happy Birthday
    R U going to the Coldplay concert tonight? That would be super fun.

    Sugar N Spice Gingerbread scrub would be great. My skin is so dry.

    Happy VGNO!

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  9. Happy Birthday to you. I'm having the Black Eyed Peas over and then they'll be over there to sing for you. Have a great birthday weekend my friend. Remember to drink responsiblity because after all, your head is gonna feel it the next day. Smooches.

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And have a blast tonight!!!
    I love the giveaway. And I want the Aphrodite Buttercream...cuz I'm a goddess and all. I totally dig the pin-up artwork.

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  11. Tweet... http://twitter.com/allinamomslife/status/2573347753

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  12. Happy birthday sweet thang!! I hope your b-day is fabulous and that Guitar guy got you a yummy cupcake too!

    Oh.... and happy VGNO anniversary! Gotta love a twofer! ;)

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  13. Happy Birthday!!!

    This is exactly what I want to giveaway on my blog on my birthday too :-)

    I love the "you're the balm" chaptstick.

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  14. I tweeted it!
    http://twitter.com/mynetfinds/status/2574357915

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  15. Happy Birthday 2 U, Happy Birthday 2 U, Happy Birthday Dear Ann. Happy Birthday 2 U!

    Have a fantastic time tonight. I would have Billy Idol at my party and then I'd send everyone home so we could be alone. If he was busy I'd have Fleetwood Mac and sing back-up for Stevie all night : )

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  16. Happy Birthday, Ann! Hope you have a great one!

    Happy VGNO as well!

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  17. Happy Birthday!!

    What a fun VGNO! I loved the stuff over at Margarita Bloom. I join the blog, will be tweeting this giveaway from @kekibird on Twitter and I think that the Milk and Mango Nirvana Soak sounds so wonderful. I mean an item with the words Nirvana, Soak, and Mango in it can't be wrong!

    Thanks for hosting!!!

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  18. YEAH!!!!!
    It's Ann's birthday and a VGNO!!!!!
    Too cool!

    Happy B-day Ann!!!!1

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  19. Happy Birthday! Bet you're looking forward to those slurpee tomorrow.
    Just checked out Margarita's blog (how cool). I think the cherry lemonade cosmo girl is my favorite.
    Have a great VGNO. Happy Anniversary.
    Oh, if it was my B-day, I think I would want to see Rascal Flatts.

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  20. Happy birthday I have a little something on my blog for you :) xoxo & happy VGNO

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  21. Happy Birthday and VGNO Anniversary, chica!!!

    Well, for my party, I'd have Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play. They're the ultimate house band!

    Have fun at Coldplay tonight!

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  22. Happy Birthday.

    My fav is cosmopolitan girl body glow.

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  23. Tweeted It

    http://twitter.com/SraGonzalez/status/2575916100

    Follow Me: http://www.twitter.com/SraGonzalez

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  24. Hey Birthday Girl! what a fabulous party! Love "Coldplay"...awesome song choice. Looks like a great start to the party...look at all the peeps. :)

    Oh, boy I don't know if I could pick one song or band for my b-day! Right now I'm loving Treasure by Amethsystium & some fabulous songs from Britney Spears like "Phonography" and "Lace & Leather" and so much more. Heehee, I'd probably play my entire playlist on my blog!

    Can't wait to find out who is the lucky winner of our Cupcake LOVE Soap giveaway!! Have fun everyone! Mwah!

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  25. Hi, Ann. I just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a great day!

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  26. Happy Birthday!

    I'd like the Belgian Chocolate Soap Bar.

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  27. I'm playing along again tonight.
    Happy birthday Ann and VGNO birthday too! :-)

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  28. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/SueC/status/2576185014

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  29. PS - I would have my hubby's band playing of course :-)

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  30. I tweeted about the contest, I already follow the blog, and I love chocolate, so the frothy chocolate bath syrup sounds totally tasty to me!
    Happy birthday, thanks for the opportunity!
    ~Tracy :-)

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  31. I'm back again to let you know I am now following the Margarita Bloom blog, what a great place!

    Have a great time tonight and enjoy those Slurpees tomorrow ;-)

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  32. I would love the figi footsie fantasy coconut scrub with vanilla bean...

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  33. Happy Birthday Ann! I hope you have a great time tonight at Cold Play!

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  34. I tweeted http://twitter.com/a49erfangirl/status/2576375371

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  35. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great time at the concert!

    Rascal Flatts is the band for my party!

    I thought you were giving away cupcakes, then you said it was soap. Wow! It's gorgeous.

    I want the Aphrodites Heaven Ooh, La, La Lotion

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  36. You know I'm shouting out for you just as soon as I leave here: @SereneMoments

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  37. I am following the Margarita Bloom Blog.

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  38. Mmmm, Figi Footsie Fantasy is what my skin is screaming for!!

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  39. Happy Birthday Ann! I hope you have an amazing evening out (Coldplay--so jealous!) and that your real actual day tomorrow is also fun and relaxing.

    I like so many different kinds of music, it's hard to pick just one band for my fantasy birthday party. But...if I had to pick just one, how about U2?

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  40. Happy Birthday Ann. Hope you have a great day tomorrow and do lots of nice things.

    Lucky you going to see Cold Play - have fun.

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  41. Happy birthday Anne!!!!! I hope your day is filled with love and fun!! Have a great one! Happy VGNO :)

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  42. Forgot to enter this wonderful giveaway :) I LOVE the Frothy Hot Cocoa Bath Syrup!! I would love to try that! Thanks!
    daxkimd@juno.com

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  43. I follow MB Gal on twitter (shopwithmemama)
    daxkimd@juno.com

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  44. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANN!

    Love the Margarita Bloom site!

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  45. Happy Birthday and thanks for the party.
    Barbara
    http://barbarasbeat.blogspot.com/

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  46. Happy Birthday Ann! I am a bit late tonight, better late than never! Hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow =) As for who I would want to play at my birthday party....I think I would have to go with Brooks & Dunn or Montgomery Gentry, give me some good ole country music baby!

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  47. Happy Birthday Ann..again and again..Happy Birthday to You!!

    And thanks for the Slurpee!!

    Happy VGNO :)

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  48. Happy Birthday!!! And Happy VGNO!!!!

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  49. Happy Birthday Ann! And HAPPY VGNO to all the ladies out there!

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  50. Hope you're having a great birthday!

    http://loladiner.blogspot.com
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    http://firecrotchrocket.blogspot.com

    Also, today guest posting at http://sassyirishlassie.blogspot.com

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  51. happy bday - I just had a milestone one.

    http://misaacmom.blogspot.com

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  52. Happy Birthday Ann! I would love to stay and mingle but my chest is on fire and I cant breathe! Maybe next week. Just wanted to stop by and say hi!

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  53. Happy Birthday before the day is over and Happy VGNO!! I am so behind but I am hopping over to make comments and visit new friends and a few already made! WOO HOO!

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  54. I like the figi footsie fantasy coconut scrub

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  55. You can delete this one, but I mean to say happy birthday too! And thanks for mr linky.

    partayyy!

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  56. Finally some me time! Just tweeted VGNO & your giveaway!

    @JulieChats

    Hope the concert was awesome!

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  57. Signed up to follow Margarita Bloom & signed up for their email list.

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  58. Happy Birthday Ann!
    So sorry I missed GNO this friday... but wanted to stop by and say hello from London!
    Hope you have a wonderful day today!
    Hugs!

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  59. Happy Birthday Ann! Hope you have a great day and a fantastic year!

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  60. Happy Birthday to You! It is my bday on July 11th, too! Have a great one!

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  61. Ooh, Lemon Drop Soap Cookies!!!!!! How cute are they? I bet they smell delicious too.
    Her site is set up sooooooooooooooo nice! I love all the images she uses.

    Happy birthday, Ann!!!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Justine :o )

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  62. Happy Birthday, I never got a chance to get back here for VGNO! I feel like I missed something!

    Thanks for the 7-11 heads up, we are headed out later, so maybe we will hit up a 7-11 for a free treat!

    I hope you have a wonderful day, and that your sick child is better. We are headed to a graduation party... I will celebrate and pretend it's your birthday party....

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  63. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ann!

    Sorry I missed the VGNO last night - I was so looking forward to it, but came home from vacation with a nasty sinus infection so I was sorta out of it last night...but at least I can stop by and wish you a very Happy Birthday today and not actually be late for it! LOL!!!

    Hope you're having a WONDERFUL day! :)

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  64. I hope you have had a wonderful birthday Ann--because you certainly deserve it!

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  65. I checked out the site, my fave would be "wickedly sweet hot cocoa scrub"! YUM!


    I tweeted about it http://twitter.com/niki0979

    I signed up for the news letter.

    I followed MB.

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  66. Happy Birthday Ann. I hope it is a good one!
    I'd love that lemon drop. I love all things lemon scented.

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  67. Happy Birthday, Ann.

    I would choose Belgian Chocolate Soap Bar. Sounds.. almost naughty. Hehe.

    If I were to have a party my house band would probably be.. Matchbox 20 or Metallica? I don't know. Couldn't just choose one

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  68. Wow, the Cherry Lemonade Cosmopolitan girl body glow sounds smelly, in a good way :)

    Heather Hobson
    hobsoncrew@verizon.net

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  69. twittered this giveaway!

    @hobsoncrew

    Heather Hobson
    hobsoncrew@verizon.net

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  70. You are now following Ann Again ... and again


    Heather Hobson
    hobsoncrew@verizon.net

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  71. You are now following MARGARITA BLOOM
    http://margaritabloom888.blogspot.com/

    Heather Hobson
    hobsoncrew@verizon.net

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  72. Happy Belated Birthday and thanks for the giveaway! The Figi Footsie Fantasy Coconut Scrub sounds fantastic!

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