Writer’s Block (Sonnet)

I haven’t a clue what to write about

Stuck on this mission to write a sonnet

Should it be about a girl with a bonnet?

A better notion would erase all doubt.

So lost for a clue, I begin to pout.

Racing for a thought, I pounce upon it!

Thoughts slip through mind; I’ve lost ‘em, dagonet!

In frustration for a notion, I shout!

Still at a loss for words of silver tongue,

I search in my vocabulary for

Zingy, fizzly words to make my words bounce.

For a topic, my mind swirled and sprung.

Me, at a loss for words? Never more!

A new little poem, finished, I announce!

~Jessica Fuqua

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Turn Your Instagram Photos into Your New Favorite Book with Blurb

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If you are a rabid Instagrammer, and wistfully browsing through your Instagram profile to take in all those beautiful shots isn’t cutting it anymore, why not take your talent to the next level and make a real commitment to your photography? With Blurb, you can take all of your Instagram shots and turn them in to a high quality printed book in just minutes. There is no hassle of sorting and editing, no endless hours wasted formatting for specific page requirements… just pick what you like and make it real. Watch this Blurb video to see how you can turn your feed into a seriously brag-worthy book. It’s incredibly easy and even a little bit fun. (You can even publish your Facebook photos (with comments) into a book!)

Ready to start publishing? Save 20% on photo books with code OCT20%, which is great news if you’re thinking ahead to the holidays and making a gift to send. Special offer for new customers only—save 25% on photo books with code OCT25%… even better for those of you who are new to Blurb books. Just don’t wait because these deals end October 31st.

 

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Go Green Laundry #Giveaway

Get Green with Laundry Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Eco Nuts & Natural Choice Laundry Dryer Balls

Hosted by:  Savory Savings & Gloriously Green Gal

Going green in the laundry room is getting easier everyday!  Krista over at Savory Savings and Gloriously Green Gal was excited to ramp up her green in the laundry room with Eco Nuts Laundry Soap and Natural Choice Laundry Wool Dryer Balls!  Be sure to check out her full reviews for how easy it can be to make laundry eco-friendly!

How would you like to win a Eco Nuts natural laundry soap and Natural Choice Wool Dryer balls? If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Natural Choice or Eco Nuts giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from October 15 through October 29, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

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Dean Polarized Sunglasses #Giveaway

Dean Polarized Sunglasses Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Ltd. Optics

Hosted by:  Savory Savings & Gloriously Green Gal

Ltd Optics The Dean Polarized Sunglasses Giveaway October 18 -25

Protecting your eyes from the sun is one of the easiest, yet most important, things you can do for your vision.  Polarized sunglasses offer quality protection that should be among the top of your list that you look for in sunwear.  Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to review a few stylish pairs of polarized sunglasses from Ltd. Optics and shared her thoughts in a full review!

How would you like to win a pair of The Dean polarized sunglasses from Ltd Optics? If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Ltd. Optics giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from October 18 through October 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

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Photo Book Design Secrets from the Pros, Compliments of Blurb

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Your photo galleries are sublime. You’ve spent hours sorting and editing your shots into individual masterpieces, and are ready to take the next step—publishing them into a printed collection of your art. Before you jump online and start pouring your pictures onto the blank pages of a photo book, take a look at this video from Blurb. In this video, learn graphic design secrets to create a clean, high quality photo book—such as how to avoid falling into the “gutter”. Blurb will help you turn your photography into the magnum opus that graces your coffee table, as opposed to just another book of pictures.

Ready to start publishing? Save 20% on photo books with code OCT20%, which is great news if you’re thinking ahead to the holidays and making your work of art into a gift to send. Special offer for new customers only—save 25% on photo books with code OCT25%… even better for those of you who are new to Blurb books. Just don’t wait because these deals end October 31st.

Jamberry & EcoCycled #AllTricksNoTreats Blog Hop #Giveaway

 

 

Welcome to the first annual “All Treats, No Tricks” Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops – so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 – and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all – there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun! 

Enter to win Jamberry Nail Wraps and a Printed Book Artwork.
October 16 – 31st
Sponsored by Jamberry by Jessica and EcoCycled
Good Luck Everyone!

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Disclosure: Zulema Tomlinson, publisher of A Small Village Blog received this product free in exchange for an honest review and giveaway. A Small Village and any other participating bloggers are not responsible for shipping or prize fulfillment. This giveaway is not associated with any social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Dream Team Pets Sleep Training Toy

**This post was written in partnership with Dream Team Pets.

Dream Team Pets is much more than a bedtime toy – it’s an innovative kid’s sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night’s sleep. If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves!

My Readers receive 30% Off Dream Team Pets with Promo Code: USFGUIDE

You’ve Just Been BOO-ed by BuyCostumes

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BuyCostumes Halloween Costumes

You’ve just been “BOO-ed” by BuyCostumes! The latest chain reaction game sweeping this Halloween season has just hit your screen with a super discount - 20% off EVERYTHING at BuyCostumes when you use coupon code: AFCBOO20!

Now for the fun part… you get to go “BOO” your friends! Take this BuyCostumes offer and share it on their Facebook pages, pin it alongside their favorite Halloween pics, insert it into their Instagram feed, spread this “boo-tiful” offer everywhere!

Don’t wait to share this offer – it expires 10/23. We wouldn’t want you and your friends to miss out on the spooktacular savings!

Anavita and Bobee Decal #Giveaway

Welcome to the first annual “Fight Like a Girl” Blog hop
Brought to you by
Blogging, Freebies & Giveaways
&
Up All Night Blogging
We are a community of bloggers that love throwing giveaways and bringing you amazing prizes! Each blogger on the list below has a minimum value of $10 but most giveaways exceed that limit! Be sure to “hop” along to each blog and enter to win some amazing prizes there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Please don’t forget sharing is caring! Let your friends in on the fun!
Thank you for stopping by and Good luck!
A Small Village is hosting a giveaway for Anavita Wrinkle Cream and a wall decal from Bobee. One winner will win both prizes.
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Disclosure: Zulema Tomlinson, publisher of A Small Village Blog received these product free in exchange for an honest review and giveaway. A Small Village and any other participating bloggers are not responsible for shipping or prize fulfillment. This giveaway is not associated with any social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Freckle + Kitty Girl’s Dress #Giveaway

Freckle + Kitty Girl’s Dress Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Freckles + Kitty

Hosted by:  Savory Savings

Freckles + Kitty Dress Giveaway October 13 - 27

Fun, whimsical and appropriate -these are Krista over at Savory Savings’ favorite words to describe the outfits and dress from Freckles + Kitty!  These adorable dresses are her daughter’s favorite and since they cover her, while keeping her fashionable, they are Krista’s favorite, too!  Be sure to check out the full Freckles + Kitty review to get the scoop!

How would you like to win a girl’s dress from Freckles + Kitty (up to size 8)?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a Freckles + Kitty giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.  The giveaway will run from October 13 through October 27, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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