Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
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Saturday

Do Something Awards And Application

I wish I had time to share this sooner. It's such a great idea! 

Since 1996, DoSomething.org has honored the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under*. Do Something Award nominees and winners represent the pivotal "do-ers" in their field, cause, or issue. In 2011 the five nominees will be rewarded with a community grant, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live broadcast. Check out the 2010 Do Something Award Winners here.  

DO SOMETHING AWARDS 2011:

The Award**:
  • 5 Nominees: Each nominee will receive a $10,000 community grant.
  • 1 Grand Prize Winner: One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100,000 community grant.

APPLY NOW!


Application Deadline:
Just extended, March 15th, 2011 @ 5pm EST

THE SELECTION PROCESS:

Do Something Award applications are reviewed and judged by the Do Something Award Academy (comprised of former winners) and Do Something Awards team (comprised of Do Something staff) who read through every application and select finalists. The Do Something Award finalists are flown to New York City, where representatives from the Do Something Award Selection Committee (comprised of key not-for-profit and corporate professionals) and the Academy interview the finalists face-to-face. The finalists are narrowed down to five Do Something Award nominees who will be honored in late August and receive a minimum of $10,000 in community grants and scholarships. Of those five winners, one will be selected as the grand prize Do Something Award winner and receive a total of $100,000 in community grants.
*Applicants must be 25 or younger (born on or after 9/1/85) and be a US or Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

**The Do Something Award community grant money is paid directly to the nominee's organization or the not-for-profit of the nominee’s choice. All winners have the option of receiving $5,000 of the total money awarded in the form of an educational scholarship.

THE HISTORY:

The Do Something Awards have grown steadily since 2007, being seen on both The CW and as a part of the 2008-9 Teen Choice Awards. Celebrity presenters & participants have included some hot acts like Scarlett Johansson, Usher, Lauren Conrad, Nick Cannon Akon, and more. 

In 2010, the Do Something Awards reached new heights, airing LIVE from Los Angeles on Vh1. Hosted by GLEE's Jane Lynch, the high-energy mix of pop culture & activism featured performances by Travie McCoy & Bruno Mars, Lifehouse, Natasha Beddingfield, and Jane herself. In addition to our signature award, the show honored celebs like the Jonas Brothers, Kathy Griffin, Kellan Lutz, and Snoop Dogg for their dedication to doing good. Megan Fox was even on-hand to introduce one of our 5 'Do Something Award' nominees. Check out the 2010 Do Something Award Winners here. 

Continuing our partnership with Vh1, this year is sure to be even bigger & better than the last. So APPLY NOW and be a part of the magic that is the 2011 Do Something Awards!

Apply for a Do Something Award!

What would you do with $100,000 toward your cause? Do more than just wonder! Apply before March 15th @ 5pm est for the chance to win a community grant and make it happen.

Highlights from the 2010 Awards: 

See more on their Facebook and Twitter


This was not a paid post and these opinions. See my disclosure

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Wednesday

I've Fallen In Love

Before I began blogging, there was something I used to do alot and I honestly can't remember what is was. 

Now this is what is taking me away from blogging. 

I'm in love. 

I have the manual beside me. I thread my own machine. Set it all up myself.

I'm making my own curtains. 
I'll get better with practice. :) I used to be good. 

I don't care if I'm a newb :) 

What's your new love interest? 



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Monday

By Your Side - MMMM

I don't have a favorite female vocal artiste. I love too many of them :) Music is like pistachios, you simply cannot have one favorite. 

Welcome again to Monday's Music Moves Me.  Visit each other and enjoy! 





Our hosts: 
The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida - Lori
The Cakeblast - Larry H


So, here's the steps to this party.
First step Run over to You Tube, (or wherever), and lock & load!  Get your pick for the theme of the week.  Upcoming themes are over to you left.

Second Step:  Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (over to our right, right under mine)

Third step:  SIGN THE LINKY - Dance (follow) your host/hostesses, and grab their buttons.

Final step:  Start lookin' for a partner and boogie on down to her blog, and say hello, and tag (follow) her/him, and leave a nice comment.  If you've been tagged (followed) be hip, and get on over there, and tag (follow) her back and  leave a comment.


HERE'S OUR  "SPOTLIGHT DANCE" COUPLE FOR THIS WEEK!  
CONGRATS to our Spotlight couple!   


  • Dollycass Thoughts

  • Bonny / Quick TattleTails 


  • Welcome to Meet Me Monday!  Meet Me Monday is a weekly link-up hosted by Inspiring You To Save! created for socializing and to get new followers, subscribers, and readers.  Every Monday a new linky will be posted..




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    Patience With Blogger - New dashboard designs and other features

    I started with blogger and I'm still here. To be honest  I am always holding out hope that blogger will continue to make their format better and easier to work with and they are trying.

    So it's always great to read of new updates and templates and all the little goodies that blogger are implementing.

    Of course I'm not all that blogger loyal, because in truth , if I had the money and knew it would be steady, I'd pay for my own domain and move to wordpress because of their neat pages and all the options they offer.

    But I'm still here and every now and then I see progress with blogger that for me, rewards my patience.

    So visit Blogger Buster and check out some of the fun things going on.

    Blogger's Forthcoming Features - New Dashboard, Post Editor, Content Discovery and more!




    original dash


     New dash.

    Read more exciting changes on blogger buster or on your dash under blogger buzz.

    Here are some more links

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    It's Never Too Late

    You may be familiar with the pastor who asked a group of children in Sunday school how many of them wanted to go to heaven. All but one little boy raised a hand. When the Pastor asked him why, he said, "Oh, I do want to go to heaven. But if you're getting up a load right now, I can't go. Mama said to come home for lunch right after church."


    Rarely do we talk about going to heaven today. And Jesus only used that word to describe going there with one person: the thief on the cross. There were two thieves crucified with Jesus--one mocked Jesus while the other one asked Jesus to remember him in His kingdom. And Jesus said, "Today you will be with Me in Paradise." Jesus knew they would be dead within hours and would enter Paradise together--the place where departed saints await the resurrection of their bodies. 
     
    It's never too late to place your faith in Jesus. Even if your confession is a death-bed conversion like the thief's, Jesus will hear the cry of a repentant, faithful heart. Don't make the eternal mistake of thinking you've waited too late to believe.

    Death to a saint is nothing but the taking of a sweet flower out of this wilderness, and planting of it in the garden of paradise.
    Thomas Brooks

    Cross Word Puzzles: Never Too Late
    And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise."
    Luke 23:43






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    Thursday

    A Scoop Of Goodness



    I see it and it says ice cream. 
    I've always wanted one. Do they really kick out the scooped cream like that?  I think it would make me actually want to do dessert more often. 

    So do you have one of these ice cream scoops? Or do you have a regular one? 
    2. Do you put toppings on your ice cream?
    I love strawberries or almonds with my ice cream. 



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    Exposed Envy Review & Giveaway - CLOSED/WINNER

     Thank you all for entering. 


    The winner is Patrice
    Congratulations!
     I've sent you an email



    *****
    We are getting summer weather here in LA, which means tank tops and sandals. 80s in February and March? Who would have thought, but I love warm weather and I'm glad that everything is turning green and spring has already begun. 

    Soon you'll see the beautiful Spring/Summer fashions everywhere. I know it sounds foreign that I'm talking about 80s weather when you are still snowed in but just dream with me :)

    I love my cute tops. You can shake things up by just changing your top and your shoes :) But many of us has boobs and we love to keep them perked by wearing a good bra. It's hard to find a bra with fine straps that wont show up and make you look tacky. Some people just wear their strapless anyway, whether the bra straps are saying hello or help me! 

    Me. I just can't do it! And I do not like to go without my bra. I even sleep in my bra! 

    The awesome news I've just found is that Exposed Envy has these designer bra straps and bra accessories to compliment any outfit! I'm in love! 

    They sent me two of these bra straps and it's so easy to hook them up and they look so cute! Sometimes they look better than my blouse strap! I just wished they were in a color that I wear often, such as red and black. 
    I adore the Pretty Pink Beaded Bra Straps and there are so many beaded bra straps to choose from to spice up your outfits! 

    I also received the Olive Green Crystal Clear Bra Straps. Simple and beautiful. 


    These straps are so needed for every woman's closet! And they have  a wide variety of beaded bra straps, rhinestone bra straps, decorative bra straps, bra accessories, clear bra straps and even bracelets!



    About Exposed Envy:
    Exposed Envy is dedicated to providing women with clever and creative ways to look and feel beautiful! For as long as I can remember I’ve been struggling with bra straps. For years we wore strapless bras, which are miserable since they constantly slip down and offer little shape even if they do manage to hold in place (which they never do). Then came the tops with the shelf bra. Though a very helpful improvement, unfortunately they too offer little lift, enhancement or shape. 

    Then finally the Fashion Gods made it acceptable to let bra straps show (I heard somewhere it’s now OK to wear white all year also, I guess that was them too.) Though we are all grateful for the surrender of the strapless bra, the key now is to have attractive straps! That’s when Exposed Envy started researching the market.
    Read more....

    About the owner
    Kelly Carroll is a fashion-conscious single mother based in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s her commitment to God, family, community, herself and fellow females which have both inspired and driven her to create Exposed Envy.

    Giveaway: 
    Winner's choice of strap (Printed, Fabric Sparkle and Gem) and $15 Gift Certificate

    Main entry: 
    Visit Exposed Envy and tell me the strap (Printed, Fabric Sparkle and Gem)   you'll choose if you win. It's the one you'll receive.
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    Ends March 31, 2011, 11:00pm 


     


    This was not a paid post and these opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to Exposed Envy who supplied the products for the review and/or giveaway. See my disclosure


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    Tuesday

    Seven Is My Favorite Number :)

    I want to have five children. God's will. 

    I keep thinking of a seven seater. 

    I like this one just fine. 

    Alas I can only dream. 


     Check out all the seating power! Yum! I mean yahooo! :)



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