Thursday, October 1, 2009

Some news. And oh, did you want to know who won? Well, okay.

  • Our main website, jackandmandy.com (the one I started before the blog and hadn’t been updated since I was a senior in college) has a new landing page! I’m so excited about it! It’s very simple, but it does point you to all my websites in an effective way, so I pretty much love it. Check it out !
  • I made some fabulous steaks Tuesday night. They were really tasty. I think the trick is to accidently leave them out overnight so you have the added mysterious excitement of wondering whether you’re going to get diarrhea and vomiting from the potential food poisoning. So far, the verdict is that they were safe. Knock. On. Wood.
  • I made it onto a Creative Team for digital scrapbook designer, Kelly, of Late Night Scraps ! I already love working with her for Blogs by Mandy , so this is quite a fun little gig. Plus it gives me a chance to actually do some digital page design, which I usually fail to make time for. I’ll be posting my first design on the craft blog (that's right: it's coming back!) when she officially unveils the new kit, but I wanted to mention that it’s coming!
  • Jack is ranked first in the world in taekwondo weapons, and we’re going to Florida in just a few weeks, where he will compete at a national tournament and I will get to see my super-lovely friend Ellyn . I could not be more excited about that trip.
  • I finally figured out how to make coffee correctly at work. Only took me a year and a half.
  • Survival Mode Parent has 160 volunteers! I’m very excited about this fact. Did you know you can request SMP business cards to hand out to your friends? Because you can. Also, the Google map of where all the volunteers live is so cool.
  • While we’re on Survival Mode Parent, I might as well mention that I met with somebody about forming a real, live non-profit organization and getting my 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status so that I can accept donations and the people or companies donating can get tax credit for them. It’s all very confusing and makes my brain hurt, but it’s necessary.

    Anyway, it will probably cost about $1,100 to get everything up and running, so I'm hoping to raise the money with a raffle or something. I will of course be offering some blog makeovers, but if anybody else has anything they can donate (Etsy sellers? Company reps? Anybody?), please e-mail me at mandy@survivalmodeparent.org . Your help is ridiculously appreciated, and it's a good way to drum up business for your product because I will be promoting the heck out of it.

Oh yeah, and did you guys want to know who the winners are for the Survival Mode Parent blog giveaways? What's that? You've wanted to know for two days but I've been a lazy douche and not posted it? Oh, okay then.

Congratulations to:

Kandis Albertson, winner of the single blog makeover from the promotion part of the contest!! Go congratulate her!!

And the winner of the four seasonal blog makeovers for volunteering is:

[Drumroll please]

[Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr]

[That was the best way I knew how to type out what a drumroll sounds like.]

[But looking at it now, it just looks like I'm cold.]

[Which I'm not really at the moment.]

[Remember in "The Office," when Michael does a drumroll and has to take a breath in the middle of it, because his is so long and lame?]

[That was funny.]

[Anyway.]

Shannon from Sunshine and Open Hearts! Head on over there an congratulate her too!

Congratulations, ladies, and thank you so much for promoting/volunteering for Survival Mode Parent. Please visit the Blogs by Mandy order form and fill out your blog order (and ignore the prices because it's freeeeee!)

I couldn't have done it without ALL of you, so THANK YOU!

2 comments:

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

I have a small little etsy shop (purelyelegant), I'd be willing to donate a gift certificate for your raffle to be redeemed for any one item in my shop!

Kandis said...

I can't believe I actually won a makeover from you!! I am soo excited, I can't decide what I want!! Thanks! I will be in touch soon!!