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March 13: Happy Birthday Dear BLOG, Happy Birthday To You!

Today is my blog’s first birthday!  To begin my celebration of mommablogsalot.com turning one years old, I first thought it appropriate to send a birthday card to myself. But then I couldn’t choose – so I am sending myself five birthday cards, just because I can. And by send, I mean I’m going to post them here. First off, I’d like to formally invite myself to my blog’s birthday party – otherwise I might not show up and that would be embarrassing.

Why thank you self – I’d love to come to my blog’s birthday party! Did you know, blog, that you share the same birthday as American singer / songwriter Neil Sedaka, Kathy Hilton (mother of Paris and Nikki) and Bloodhound Gang member Spanky G?

So I mentioned that I tried getting more birthday cake out of my blog’s birthday. Dan wasn’t quite as accommodating – if only I hadn’t remembered my own birthday a week ago it might have worked, but I guess a 7 day period was just too soon. I might have to actually wait until my next real birthday before I can ask for my own birthday cake again. Thank god for other people’s birthdays.

In the meantime, I got my blog this:

It just seemed fitting.

Now that I’ve had cake and opened some cards and given you some fun facts, I thought I’d get my blog some birthday presents. I’m pretty sure my blog has mentioned that it’s always wanted it’s very own bling so I got it the following:

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets
Created by OnePlusYou

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets
Created by OnePlusYou

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets
Created by OnePlusYou

I know I’m very generous. So I’m not going to beg you guys for like 1,000 comments or anything. I’m very excited to have been blogging for a year, but that’s been done already. I’m not going to give anything away, although it would be fun, I really can’t afford to do anything like that and again it’s been done. I’m just going to end this with my last birthday card to my blog, and then I’ll go change my son’s poopy diaper and watch Thomas with him.

Thanks for all the blogiversary wishes I’ve gotten already! Sue @ My Musings sent me this really sweet e-card that MM was over the moon for. He had a blast watching it and kept asking to watch it again and again. 🙂 Remember if you want to send my blog a birthday card, just send it to mommablogsalot (at) gmail (dot) com. I’ll post any other cards I get here, too.

– edit –

My very sweet besties over @ Momma’s Review just posted this adorable little “Blogiversary Card” for me – how sweet are they? Now I’m feeling all lazy for not photoshopping something for my blog, too. You don’t think it will hold that against me do you?

My bloggy friend Jen @ Stuff Jen Says wrote me a birthday post with TONS of fun little pictures with my name in them! I have no idea how she made them but aren’t they cool? This one is my favorite but you can click over to her post to see the rest:


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memes & carnivals

Aloha Friday: When Did You Start?

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Today is my one year blogging anniversary, also known as my blogiversary. I am superly excited. I asked my husband about a gazillion times for a blogiversary cake but he seemed to think that wasn’t as well justified as an “I forgot my birthday” cake – or maybe just too soon after the last cake (and admittedly I might have been pushing it when I asked for blogiversary cake for breakfast this morning)? Either way, nothing. But that’s okay because I still fully intend to party it up today in blog land with or without his help. To kick things off, I’d like to ask you guys:

How long have you been blogging?

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blog-related

Weekend Diversions: The Blogiversary Special

In honor of my 1 Year Blogiversary, this week’s Weekend Diversions will all be somewhat blogging themed. They aren’t quite as divertive as usual, but they are cool. And it’s my party, I  can do what I want to.

First order of business is to avoid being productive and see which celebrities are on Twitter now. Some of my favorite celebs to follow are @danecook, @MarthaStewart, @johncmayer, @TheEllenShow and @jimmyfallon. But Blissfully Domestic just did a post listing even more great celebs now on Twitter like: @aplusk (Ashton Kutcher), @MrsKutcher (Demi Moore), @BritneySpears, @MishaBarton, @TheRue (Rumer Willis), @LilyRoseAllen, @JaneFonda, @FranDrescher, @iamdiddy (P. Diddy), @BrodyJenner, @RyanSeacrest, @MCHammer, @ElijahWood, @Jamie_Oliver, @Michael_Phelps, @LukeWilson, @TinaFey, @JimmyKimmel and of course @PerezHilton. That should keep you happily diverted for awhile… When you’re done updating your following list (you are following @mommablogsalot, right?) we’ll continue. ::waits::

Wasn’t that fun? But now you’ve been sitting on your arse twittering for god knows how long, eating god knows how many delicious snacks (I’m drooling just imagining it, and I have a very good imagination when it comes to snacks). Time to burn some of those blogging calories with the ProBlogger’s 10 Ways To Get Fit While Blogging. I’ll give you a sampling to get you started, but then you’ll have to click that link for the rest:

1. Cyber Squats – Who says you have to sit when you’re online? Set your chair aside for a few minutes and instead do squats as you write your next blog post, comment, or when you cruise around the Web. I’m squatting as I write this post – ouch!

2. RSS Raises – As you’re sitting at your desk, straighten your knees and lift your legs out in front of you. Do this as you catch up on your favorite blogs on your RSS reader.”

Alright now that you’re feeling toned and fabulous and probably thinking about jumping on Twitter to see if @johncmayer has updated recently, let me entice you with… money. Yeah it’s a low blow I know, but seriously the ProBlogger is at it again with New Blogger Jobs Available. So now you can call all this bloggy diversion the most worthwhile activity you engage in, because when you aren’t being entertained or sharpening your writing skills, you’re getting in a stellar workout and making money, too! So be sure you check out that article, too before moving on to my last diversion which sounds suspiciously like work except with a huge payoff…

Another gem from Blissfully Domestic this week: Free College Tuition (if they’re willing to work for it). How cool is this? Apparently the new campus trend is offering students free tuition and/or room and board in exchange for their manual labor. Sound too good to be true? I was actually very impressed with the deals they were offering – things like working 10, 20 hours a week will get your kids free tuition in some of these schools and one college of engineering is simply offering free tuition to it’s students. Seriously. I know you’re checking that article out right now for links to your kid’s future college dreams. Your welcome.

That’s actually all for this week – sorry no funny videos (try YouTube) or games (okay there is this one) but I’m suspecting this was worth your time anyway. Stay tuned for more blogiversary celebrations, coming to an RSS feeder near you…