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BRING IN THE HOLIDAY -
$1,000 CASH GIVEAWAY via LA MOMBA






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$1,000 CASH GIVEAWAY via LA MOMBA





Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!!!  It starts on 10/31/2011 at 12:00 am EST and ends 11/11,2011 at 11:59 pm EST.  One LUCKY WINNER will be drawn via Rafflecopoter on November 11, 2011 and have the winnings deposited DIRECTLY into their PayPal!!!

The Bring In The Holidays $1000 Cash Giveaway is sponsored by 50 of THE MOST INCREDIBLE Blogs and Businesses, which you can find HERE - this is the PERFECT OPPORTUNITY to check them out & enter to WIN the 1k Prize!!!

Participation for VALID ENTRIES require that you review & follow the step to complete the action for each entry you wish to submit.  There are 50 standard entries, plus the value of two (2) entries for each day you Tweet the event & a bonus entry valued at 100 entries IF YOU PROPERLY COMPLETE ALL 50 OF THE STANDARD ENTRIES.

They Want An ATV!

ATV's -
The Kids Want One!!!


Have you ever ridden an ATV? They are SO fun!!! I really can't blame my kids for wanting to get one. As a mother of six kids they sure would get a lot of use out of it, the question is where do you get one and how do you maintain it?

Turns out finding ATV's are not that hard, you can even purchase them gently used through many online shopping communities. The bigger challenge is finding parts - you can't make a purchase if you won't be able to maintain it right?

Personally, I'd like to find a place I could go to, get my stuff and have it arrive on my doorstep - lucky for me the internet makes that possible! There's got to be an online vendor of atv parts, the internet has everything else right!?!

Hum, does this mean I'm going to buy them one - Christmas is near!

Fishing in Northern Florida

Thanks for the article from Jermaine Haynes

My husband has been going to his fish campin Northern Florida since he was a little kid. He decided to take me to the cabin during spring break. If you have never been to Northern Florida, it is nothing like you see on the tourist commercials. It is far away from Disney World, and no one drives huge Mercedes like they do in West Palm Beach. The area where the cabin is located is actually really pretty remote. You have to drive at least twenty-five miles to get to the nearest Wal-Mart. The area is remote, but the cabin is nice. Because I don’t do a lot of fishing, I spent a lot of time sitting on the dock reading or riding on the boat. I don’t like the sun too much because I have fair skin and would get easily worn out when we would be on the boat all day. After the first couple of days, I decided that it would be best for me to stay at the cabin. I got so incredibly bored. I told my husband that I wouldn’t mind going again, but that he would have to look into getting Wild Blue satellite internet so that I wouldn’t be so bored!

Guest Post: Fishing In Northern Florida

Fishing - 
In Northern Florida

Reaching Outside Your Niche!

REACHING OUTSIDE YOUR NICHE -
LEARNING FROM OUTSIDERS!


Sunday Scripture - My Holy Bible


Sunday Scripture -  The Holy Bible

Children, obey your parents,
for this is your acceptable duty in the LORD.
- COLOSSIANS 3.20


Bloggy Bash GIVEAWAY via Blog Hop & Linky


Bloggy Bash... Blog-Hop & Linky!!!

Co-Host: CUENCSTARZ

Blog-Hop & Linky is a Bloggy Bash to CELEBRATE 3 events...
our Release Date Weekend, Mercy's Bday & Derek's Bday!!!

This Bloggy Bash Giveaway  via Blog-Hop & Linky IS
a MANDATORY Entry for ANY of the 3 GIVEAWAYSwe are doing as a THANK YOU  for SUPPORTING!!!


GIVEAWAY 1: Envelope Of Coupons > Sponsor, Your Co-Host CUENCSTARZ
GIVEAWAY 2: Digital Scrapbook Software > Sponsor: My Memories
GIVEAWAY 3: Custom Holiday Cards > Sponsor: Photo Flair Designs


ONLY 3 SIMPLE RULES:
  • Family Friendly Blogs ONLY
  • Follow BOTH Hosts {spots 1 & 2}
    in at least ONE of the following ways PER ENTRY
    3 OPTIONS: GFC, NetworkedBlogs, RSS Feed/Email
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ONE ENTRY PER COMMENT
For EXAMPLE:

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2nd Comment) Followed BOTH Hosts via GFC - Giveaway #1
3rd Comment) Followed BOTH Hosts via NB - Giveaway #2

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NOTIFIED via Email

Bloggy Bash Giveaway via Blog-Hop & Linky will remain OPEN until
11:59PM on October 22, 2011


Bonus Entries:
1 BONUS ENTRY per ACTION to follow HOST, CO-HOST and/or SPONSOR
2 BONUS ENTRIES per ACTION to COMMENT on a FELLOW PARTICIPANT
3 BONUS ENTRIES per ACTION to COMMENT on a Blog Post of HOST and/or CO-HOST
-SEPARATE Comment For Each BONUS Entry, same as above

THANKS FOR JOINING & MAKING IT HAPPEN...



Bloggy Bash GIVEAWAY inLinkz for your post HERE


!!!GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!!!


GIVEAWAY #1 Prize Detail: Assortment Of Coupons, value = dependent, 24hrs to claim
GIVEAWAY #2 Prize Detail: My Memories Suite v2.0 (download code), value = +/- $40, 48hrs to claim
GIVEAWAY #3 Prize Detail: 30 Custom Holiday Cards, free S&H in US, value = +/- $80, 72hrs to claim





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Disclosure A:  Prizes Are Donations, HOST nor SPONSOR are receiving compensation
PLEASE THANK THEM

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WordlessWednesday Linky - Alice NOT In Wonderland!!!


Blog Hop & Linky -
Wordless Wednesday


Hosted by: Merciful Blessings
Co-Host: CUENCSTARZ



10/13/11 - Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop Linky Party




Mercirita Faith




Yes, this is this years (2011) Halloween Costume!


Until Next Time...



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INSPIRATION COMMENT
You Like My Princess??? -mfcuenca

Mercirita - Dainty Girl or Tomboy???


Mercirita - 2 years & 9 months
Dainty Girl or Tomboy ???


Today, the 13th, is Mercirita’s day - she was born on January 13, 2009!  When a baby is born we count by “months” until they reach one year old, then we count by years, well, most do.  The Cuenca’s, well, we acknowledge the day.  We don’t have a party every month or give presents but we do acknowledge the date the kids were born each month.  Obviously today is Little Merci’s day!

Quitting Your Job To Be A SAHM... sort of
by {Honey, we made a kid...}



Quitting Your Job To Be A SAHM -
sort of, I can say…


I can say that I never want to work full-time with a child, EVER AGAIN.

My son, Grayson is currently 14 months old, he was born July 30, 2010.  I went back to work 6 weeks after he was born, just 6 weeks. At the time, I wanted to be back at work. Being home all day with a newborn just wasn’t “it” for me. I yearned for the adult interaction and the sort of peace working gave me.

There I went, off to work. Honestly, I was OKAY for a while. There was so much going on – we had his christening in October, right around the corner was Thanksgiving, almost immediately after was Christmas. That was 3 major events in G’s first 5 months. We also had a lot of visitors (I live 700 miles from my family, which is another post in itself) and you can say I really didn’t have TIME to think about not being home with my bug.

In January it hit me. All the holidays had passed. All the people were done visiting. I finally had time to reflect on my circumstances. To be honest, I didn’t really like what I was reflecting on. I loved my job – but working over an hour away for 40 hours a week just wasn’t cutting it. I hated, let me rephrase, LOATHED, the fact that at times I wouldn’t make it home to see my son before he went to bed.

After much discussion, my husband and I decided that it would be beneficial for me to cut my hours at work. Possibly a 32 hour work week. It just wasn’t possible to cut my hours at my current place of employment.

A couple months after that I finally decided to take the plunge and look for another job. Ideally, something that was closer and would allow me to get home at a decent hour. One of my biggest fears was that I would take the plunge to leave and end up hating it. And then I remembered that sick feeling I would get in my stomach every Sunday just knowing that I would be out of the house all week. I knew that something HAD to change.

In what felt like forever, I finally got a bite back. A part time position, 20 minutes from my house, doing what I love. Wow, three interviews later and I got a call - I got the job. When I say I could've cried tears of happiness. I really mean I COULD HAVE CRIED TEARS OF HAPPINESS.

So here I am, three weeks into my new Part-Time SAHM/Working Part-Time. I can honestly say that I don’t ever want to work full-time ever again (at least while my child is young). I am not a very religious person, but I feel that I have been truly blessed with the opportunity I’ve been given. I love the people I work with and the work that I do. As for being home - I get to feed my child his meals. How odd a comment is that? I get to feed my child his meals? My last situation didn’t allow me to feed my child ANY of his meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were served by daycare and dad. I hate that I feel like I missed out on so much of his first year.

I know it’s such a tough road for us moms. We all want what’s best for our kids, and we have different visions of what’s best. I wish every Mom could live the situation THEY most want.

Whether it’s working, staying at home, or doing what I do – both.









About The Author
Hey All-

I’m Nicole. A twenty something, PT Working/ PT SAHM, in the Cincinnati area. Dan is the hubs, Grayson is the boy. Marketing is my day job. I’m passionate about being active, loving on my family, and getting together for coffee and drinks with friends. Oh yea, and about the coffee – I’m obsessed with it. I love connecting with people through blogging/ tweeting/ facebooking/ pinterest. I love chaos, loud people, travelling and cupcakes. I want time, not things.





Are you staying at home, working or both -
maybe more importantly, is it what you want?


XoXo~BlessUpAlways~XoXo

{@m_blessings} Update & Test Post


Merciful Blessings Blog Update -
LESS Technical Errors <happy face>

Positively:

  • my feed APPEARS to be pushing out & being pulled - - - Networks & Social Medias SHOULD BE getting posts!

THIS IS TEST UPDATE IS TO CONFIRM MY RSS IS WORKING PROPERLY

(Please Allow To Run Through Your Streams)


{@m_blessings} Update: Technical Errors


Merciful Blessings Blog Update -
Technical Errors <sad face>

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GIVEAWAY: Bloggy Bash - CUENCSTARZ

Giveaway:
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Sponsor
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Closing Date: 10/22/2011 @11:59 PM
Re-Draw Date: 10/23/2011
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QUALITY: Dowloadables/Manufacturers/Merchants/Restaurant
EXPIRATION: Minimum of 2 weeks out
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Post a comment on our sponsor, CUENCSTARZ Blogspot.

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    they are getting NOTHING for their generosity.


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    DISCLOSURE: Prize is a donation, direct from sponsor; winner picked randomly, ends on 10/22/2011 - TY.

GIVEAWAY: Bloggy Bash - My Memories


Giveaway:
Digital Scrapbooking Software
Sponsor
Opening Date: 10/08/2011
Closing Date: 10/22/2011 @11:59 PM
Re-Draw Date: 10/25/2011
Mandatory Entry
Participate In Our
Welcome to our Bloggy Bash Giveaway #2 -

PLATFORMS: Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
SHIPPING: Instant Download
VALUE:  +/- $40.00

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Participate In Our Bloggy Bash... Blog-Hop&Linky!!!
COMMENT THIS POST YOUR LINKY #
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  • Winner has 48 hours to respond via Email to merciful.blessings@gmail.com, if not we will Re-Draw!
  • They have also provided our community a coupon code of a $20.00 value - STMMMS16063 - $10 off a My Memory Suite v2 & $10 of bonus merchandise

    TY PARTICIPANTS, GOOD LUCK!!!

    DISCLOSURE: Prize is a downloadable software via coupon code; winner picked randomly, ends on 10/22/2011 - TY. 

GIVEAWAY: Bloggy Bash - Photo Flair Designs

 Giveaway:
30 Custom Holiday Cards!!!
Sponsor
Opening Date: 10/08/2011
Closing Date: 10/22/2011 @11:59 PM
Re-Draw Date: 10/26/2011
Mandatory Entry
Participate In Our

Welcome to our Bloggy Bash Giveaway #3 -
30 Custom Designed Holiday Photo Cards by Photo Flair Designs.

QTY: up to 30 Custom Designed Photo Cards
QUALITY: 110lb Cardstock OR Photo Paper
DESIGN:  You will work with SPONSOR to choose design & colors
ENVIES: Included
SHIPPING: Free/USA; others paid by WINNER
VALUE:  +/- $80.00 (design, product, envelopes & shipping)
DISCOUNTS:  Photo Flair Designs offers a Multiple Purchase Discount on 2nd Design Orders

MANDATORY ENTRY:


Participate In Our Bloggy Bash... Blog-Hop&Linky!!!
  • Go To Post
  • Follow BOTH Hosts: Merciful Blessings & Cuencstarz (see Bloggy Bash)
  • MUST POST The Bloggy Bash To Your Blog/Site (as a post)
  • Link YOUR Bloggy Bash URL To Our Bloggy Bash... Blog-Hop&Linky!!!

COMMENT THIS POST YOUR LINKY #
(upon linking up a number will appear next your blog name)

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  • We are graciously being sponsored by Melanie McMaster, Owner/Designer of Photo Flair Designs.  
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  • Please be appreciative & courteous of their sponsorship -
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    DISCLOSURE: Prize is a donation, direct from sponsor; winner picked randomly, ends on 10/22/2011 - TY.


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