I Have a Case of the Randoms and Book Giveaway-itis

Before we even get started, you have to jump over to SheReads and get in the running for one mongo gift basket of yumness. I really really really want one of you guys to win it.  I would only ask for 50 percent of the calorie-laden loot. (As your friend, it would be my duty to make sure you didn't eat enough to get cavities, sugar rush headaches, or muffin tops.)

Did you watch the Superbowl? Me neither. But I did watch the commercials. This was my favorite:

I love Betty White. She's so good with comedy. She gets it, you know? Subtle.

I also liked this one by Career Builder. (Skivvy warning)

The Brett Favre ad was kinda funny. Even I got that one, and I don't watch football. And the E*Trade baby? “Milk-a-what?!”  Loved it. You can now send Baby Mail. Check it out HERE.

Speaking of commercials, this one wasn't on the Super Bowl, but I cannot stand a particular Kay Jeweler's ad. Do you know the one?

Am I the only one who was just WAITING for that guy to pull out a meat cleaver? It's so creepy. What a girl won't do for diamonds.

So my friend Jocelyn is training her cat Crockett to use the toilet. Yes, seriously. And she uses a device called a CitiKitty. So I had to YouTube it. Instead of finding helpful vids, I found the most annoying cat owner ever. (and this is not jocelyn. I repeat: this is not jocelyn.)

This has been around the social media block, but have you guys seen this “Save the Date?”

You know that SkyMall catalog on planes? Where you can get bunion warmers and saunas for your dog? I saw THIS BOOK on Amazon and thought it looked even better.

Sometimes I pop into random blogs and this is one of them. The blog author, Brooke, is el preggo, and had a few things to say about it. But it was her husband's take on it all that cracked me up.

That brings us to this week's giveaway.

To win a copy of Lisa Wingate's Talk of the Town, you gotta tell me a fun blog I should start checking out. My daily list of blogs has really dwindled (not sure that's such a bad thing), and I need some new reading material. What's a good blog to visit?  Leave me a suggestion or two in the comments. Winner announced Friday. Can't wait to hear your suggestions.

I need to go. I'm expecting to be at work a matter of hours before we all get sent home for one heckuva winter storm. God bless you, El Nino. God bless you.

JEN

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hannah - February 8, 2010

fun blogs? natalie lloyd’s blog is great!

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Suzanne Schaffer - February 8, 2010

Author Travis Thrasher’s blog is really good. http://thejourneyiseverything.blogspot.com/ Not so much fun as insightful and educational.

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Suzanne Schaffer - February 8, 2010

Oooh almost forgot, my friend Lilly has an amazing blog: http://welcometolillyshome.blogspot.com/ If you like to cook, that is.

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Bethany Ellis - February 8, 2010

Not that I’m biased or anything, but you should totally check out my mom’s blog. 🙂 http://gpbcmelanie.blogspot.com 🙂

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Sarah - February 8, 2010

Oh I HATE that Kay commerical. I want to run screaming from the room everytime it’s on. It’s sooo awful. But really, I think any jewlery commerical is terrible.

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Kristin - February 8, 2010

I’m so glad someone else hates that Kay Jewelers commercial. It is so creepy! Not to mention cheesy. I usually embrace corniness, but good grief. “I’m here. And I always will be.” And how about how her hair swings like a shampoo commercial when she turns?

I love Natalie Lloyd’s blog, but I’m pretty sure you already read that one. There’s beautiful photography here: http://www.simplyvintagegirl.com/blog . And this one has cool sewing stuff (which I’m really into, LOL) and awesome giveaways: http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/ .

~Kristin

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Jenny B. Jones - February 8, 2010

Natalie’s blog IS great!

Kristin and Sarah, the Kay Jewelers ad is awful. It just needs Psycho music.

Suzanne, your friend is quite the cook!

Bethany, your mama looks like she could be your sister. ANd is that your town in the snow pics? It looks so Gilmore Girlish. Love it.

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scottsgal - February 8, 2010

I like Lee’s blog at mysentimentexactlee. She’s got a funny sense of humor and look on life

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Alli - February 8, 2010

This blog is about a year old baby that has a skin disease,the mother writes it and it’s really good,
http://patriceandmattwilliams.blogspot.com/

Did you see those Doritos commercials for the Superbowl?
Kind of weird.
But the one with the little boy if cute.

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Alli - February 8, 2010

I meant to say;
the one with the little boy is cute

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Gretchen - February 9, 2010

Kay…ugh! I totally thought the same thing the first time I saw that, along with images of Norman Bates flashing through my mind. But that save the date video was awesome!!

Have you checked out Erynn Mangum’s blog? (http://erynnm.blogspot.com/) Her books are super fun (not to mention that her characters have both coffee and chocolate addictions), and her blog is fun too.

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Amy - February 9, 2010

I love the giveaway…and I think you need to check out my resurrected blog at atypicalmusings.com. 🙂 Shameless self-promtion.

OH, and Stuff Christians Like is a goodie, too.

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Cara - February 9, 2010

UGH i hate the Kay commercials! all of them are bad,but the stormy weather one is just awful. talk about corny

Ok, I’m confused. Is ‘Save the date’ really a movie?

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Lindsay - February 9, 2010

http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/
Not sure if this is really legit, but I saw them on a talkshow once. Not a lot of reading but its funny!

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Jae - February 10, 2010

Lol, so of course everyone else mentioned Natalie’s blog… I really miss reading her Brio articles, but that is almost as good.
This is a blog I’ve been checking out lately:
http://booktalkandmore.blogspot.com/

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Jenny B Jones - February 10, 2010

Some great blog suggestions! Keep ’em coming!

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Natalie - February 10, 2010

*hugs* for the sweet blog shout outs up in here 🙂 I think you already read the blogs I read. Some of my favorite blogs are this one (der), Ruth’s blog (which Jae has already linked – booktalkandmore), the Green Bean Teen Queen (which I found via your link – definitely my favorite blog for YA reviews!), The Pioneer Woman, and Cake Wrecks. I also adore Kristin’s blog (missvintagegirl.blogspot.com) – so creative, unique, and pretty. There are many more I love but I’ll stop now. This makes it seem like I sit around and read blogs all day. (Which is only partially true … 🙂

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Bethany Ellis - February 11, 2010

Thanks 🙂 It’s my town..but only that part looks Gilmore Girl-ish –the rest is very city! I wish I lived in Stars Hollow… 🙂

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Marilyn - February 11, 2010

i’m with #11/ Gretchen on Erynn Mangum’s Blog. its great she shares christ with whoever reads it and she pregnant with her first kid!! she is about to find out it’s gender!!

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Sheri - February 12, 2010

I like to read She Wears Many Hats.com because she has great photographs and interesting subjects. I also like 5 Minutes for Books and Lola B’s. I subscribe to Bloglines where I can read all my blogs at one time. Love it!!

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Ruth - February 24, 2010

Jae, thank you so much for linking to my blog, that’s so sweet! 🙂 And I have to 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) the love for Natalie’s blog, and I’ll also throw out another suggestion – my friend Liv’s blog at http://saturatedpalette.blogspot.com/ – she’s a wonderful artist!

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hannah - August 24, 2010

can you give us a sneak peak of save the date? please oh pretty please? we love you jenny!

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