One Year Anniversary Celebration: A Preparation

I can't believe its already been a year. Wow. In celebration of my one year anniversary, I am having a contest! This will be a fun one with MANY prizes and chances to win. Right now, I am in preparation mode and I am looking for sponsors. Anything you can offer would be great. I would love cash prizes, EC credits, ad space, and anything else you want to offer. In addition, I myself will be offering a customized 8x8 Photobook, so just keep that in mind when thinking of ideas. Do you want to offer a photobook too? That would be great! Just leave me a comment here, and I will get back to you.

Sponsorship pledges will open up July 15th and stop July 28th 2010.
The contest will start on August 5th (my one year anniversary) and stop on October 1st.
Winners will be announced October 5th.
All will be in Pacific Time.

This will be a long, two-month celebration in honor of my blog's one year anniversary. This contest will also have many winners and many ways to enter. All sponsors will automatically receive 3 entries. As of today, I already have [insert] followers, and all of those followers will receive an extra entry for already following and staying loyal throughout the year.

Moving on Out

Ok everyone, my blog needs to be re-routed. I don't know how things got messed up, but it must have happened during all the blog template changes. Now, the post details (like tags, dates, comments) look funny. So, I created a fresh blog. I will change the URLs of the old blog (this one) and the new blog so when you go to "" it will look like the old blog, but it will actually be the new one. I was going to transfer all the posts over, but it was taking a long time, and I finally realized that my comments will still be on this blog.

So, my point is, all my followers, please follow the new blog. Everyone else, the URL will be the same, so don't worry about having to change anything. This blog will now be "" in case anyone wants to come back to it.

So, now, please FOLLOW me here. Thanks!

Kaye and Peh's Contest Info

Below are the four MAJOR sponsors of Kaye and Pehpot's Blogversary contest:

I Am Buraot
A blog about politics, the environment, religion, philanthropy, and everything else that is life. Author is known for his generosity in sponsoring contests. The home of the famous EntreDropper.

Anak Ni Kulapo
Yet another blog of Buraot. If you want to die laughing, then go visit Anak Ni Kulapo. His life in the US and hilarious stuff about his home country are only two of the must-sees in this blog.

Seiko's Diary
The blog title says it all. This is Seiko's journal about being a mom to her five gorgeous kiddos, her take on life in general, and random musings of a woman who loves life.

Mom Conversations
A new blog about everything concerning mothers: pregnancy, health and fitness and babies are the current categories, under which are detailed articles containing tips and valuable information for moms everywhere.

Please drop by these blogs if you have the time and see why they are worthy of a special mention. :)

My Color is Teal

Your Power Color Is Teal

At Your Highest:
You feel accomplished and optimistic about the future.
At Your Lowest:
You feel in a slump and lack creativity.
In Love:
You tend to be many people's ideal partner.
How You're Attractive:
You make people feel confident and accepted.
Your Eternal Question:
"What Impression Am I Giving?"

I love the color Teal! It is the color of my blog too! What is your power color?

January Top Droppers

Thank you to my Top Droppers for the month of January. Its nice to know that some of you are still coming by to drop everyday enough I haven't been as loyal in return. Once again, I have added the name and links to my sidebar. Thanks again for dropping!

MM: Single Ladies by Beyonce

Here it is. The Grammy Awards Best Song of the Year. Enjoy this Music Monday!

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

Buraot, the Entredropper Master

This blog review was written for Kaye and Pehpot's Blogversary contest.

When clicking on this site, the first thing I noticed is, "Wow, it’s changed!" Before it used to a yellow and black. Not very appealing to me. I didn't like those colors. Now, the colors are less bright, but have more impact. I love these colors more. But that is not all that has changed. The layout and format of the whole blog as changed as well. The menu bar on top makes this blog very easy to use. There is also a site map in the menu bar. This will come in handy when you are looking for something specific. The sidebars are very neat, with no clutter. The bottom has a section where you can view the most recent articles and the most recent comments.

I am Buraot is a personal blog. However, he is very well known for his Entredropper. He provides this free service for anyone who uses Entrecard. I have yet to sign up for this, but I probably will soon. Other than this free service, he writes great, intellectual posts. Each post includes a picture, which makes it even more appealing. In his post titled The Late Summer Leap, he writes about taking a leap of faith in believing that everything will be alright in the end. Many of his personal posts will either motivate or inspire you. For some intellectual reading, please visit I am Buraot.

Biggest Blog Contest of the Year

I'm sure many of you already know what I'm talking about. I'm talking about Kaye and Pehpot's Blogversary Contest! You can click on the banner below to learn more information. Or just scroll down to learn about the sponsors.

BIG Blogversary Contest

Level 1 Sponsors:
I Am Buraot : Anak Ni Kulapo : Seiko's Diary : Mom Conversations

Level 2 Sponsors:
Azumi : Fab Momma : Mara's Personal Bubble : Mara's Appetite : The Pinay Blogger @ Home : Diva Fabulosa : Best Vacation Places : Momma Wannabee : Advising Writers :United World Poets : A Mom's Life and Loves : The Blogger Hub : : Travelin' With Marie : Happy Thoughts, Happy Tot : Stalking Mind : Living Life To The Fullest : Online Mommy's Corner : Her And History : Careless Whispers : In My Psyche : My Quality Day : Just Throw Money : My Journey To Life : Cotton Candy Buzz : The Mommy Journey : Super Gulaman : Pen, Paper and Pan : Niko's Blog : Lover's Mushroom : Yena's World : Girls Rule! : Online Trends Now : Husband of A Blogger : Glitter Page : Here Comes The Bride : Heart Random : Novice On Blogging (Noob) : At Home Here : Sexy Blogging : My Camerasexy : Dishes By Pehpot : Wonder Wifey : Coffee, Anyone? : Clarisse After Dark : Jena Isle's Random Thoughts : Where The Moon Shines : Crossroads.. Where Ideas Meet : Simple Pero Rock : It's not always about me... : Pinay Mommy Online : A Woman Remembers :
Beng's Entertainment Spree : Yashiro : My Thoughts, My Heart, My Turf : Embrace Life : How I Earn Money Online

As you can see, I'm one of the level 3 sponsors for this contest. I love sponsoring contests. However, I usually just sponsor ad spots. When I came across Kaye's sponsorship request post last month, I knew this was going to be a HUGE contest. I had some money left over from my adgitize payment so I decided to sponsor this contest. I am so glad that I did! This is definitely going to be one of the biggest contests of the year.

This contest has prizes that are CASH ONLY! There is more than $500 at stake! 500 hundred dollars! Now, if that doesn't intrigue you, then I don't know what would. If you decide to join, please leave a comment here, to tell Kaye that I referred you. Don't forget to mention my name.

Since this will be one of the biggest contests of the year, of course it will not be an easy win. This contest has a points system. The highest point earners will be the winners. So go on, join now!

Honeymoon in Mexico

Even though our wedding is about 4 months away, and I have lots of planning to do, I've been thinking of where to go on our honeymoon. I took this quiz at blogthings, and it said we should take our honeymoon in Mexico. Hmm...not sure about that. We've been thinking of someplace tropical, like the Caribbeans. Not sure about Mexico though, sounds cool, but I will have to talk it over with my fiance. Enjoy this quiz!

You Should Honeymoon in Mexico!

After planning your wedding, all you want to do is relax. Your honeymoon should be as laid back as possible. You don't need much to make you and your sweetie happy. You'll take a sandy beach and a cool cocktail, for starters. There's little better than warm sunshine, clear water, and all inclusive hotels... Except for maybe a pool with a built in bar. And huge margaritas!

Hawaii, here I come!

I heading off to Hawaii! I've been wanting to take this trip since forever now. I'm glad that I am finally able to take it. I'm not sure when will be the next time I will have access to the internet. Hopefully it will be less than a day, because I can't live without internet! haha. Also, I won't have access to any photoshop. :[ It sucks. I love photoshop.

I finally finished my first photobook! I am so excited about that. It is actually a gift for Evan's mom. It was a prize from Gagay's contest back in the beginning of December. It took me awhile to finish it, with the holidays and everything, but I am finally glad its done (not that I didn't enjoy making it). I just feel accomplished to have finished it. I will put in the order soon and ask Elony if I can publish some of the LOs (or an overview of the book itself). So, hopefully, my next posts will have some examples of the digital version of the LOs!

Take care! I am off to Hawaii!

MM: Island in the Sun by Weezer

I chose this song for this week's Music Monday because guess where I am going tomorrow!! I'm going to Hawaii! Which is definitely an island in the sun. I can't wait. Enjoy this song and I hope it takes you away from the cold weather and makes you feel like you're on an island in the sun.

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

Free Coke Olympic Medallions

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you like free stuff? I do! Available only at Mac's stores, you can receive one of three Coca-Cola Collectible Medallions for free with the purchase of two (2) Coca-Cola 591mL products. This offer is exclusive to Mac stores. Click here to find a Mac store location near you.

Hurry up and get your FREE Coca-Cola Collectible Medallion today! This offer is subject to availability. While supplies last. Both products must be purchased in the same transaction to qualify. Valid at participating Mac's locations from January 4, 2010 to February 28, 2010. Want to see what the medallions look like? Here they are:

They're nice, huh? I would love to get my hands on one of those. So pretty and shiny. These medallions are exclusive to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and can only be found in Canada. But if you're like me, and live near Canada, then I'm sure it would be a fun road trip to drive up there and get one. I surely want to go to Canada. I live so close, yet I've never been there. Maybe I should go this month! :]

Personally, I've always loved Coke over Pepsi. However, my favorite Coke product is Sprite. Do you remember Sprite Remix? That was my favorite kind. I loved tasted like Skittles. But yes, I love Sprite.

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I Won 3rd Place

Online Mommy's CornerWoohoo! I won 3rd Place from Online Mommy's Corner! Yay! I'm so happy! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you to Online Mommy's Corner and all of her sponsors! Here is a list of my prizes:

3rd Prize
Site Badge Button – All About Elizabeth
Post Signy – Thoughts and Obsessions
$5 - Crayons and Pencil
$5 – Niko’s Blog
1000 EC – Inspirational Insights
1000 EC – Me, Myself and Jes
1000 EC – Princess Ishi
1000 EC – Prince Ethan’s Journal
1000 EC – My Little Angels
1000 EC – My Little Angel’s Journey
1000 EC – All About My Life
1000 EC – A Blessed Life
1000 EC – Tasty Exploration
125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR3) – Home Buddies
125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR3) – Couple’s Love Book
125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR2) – Azumi My Lil Dolly Princess Story
125X125 ad space for 1month (PR2) – Our Clan’s Marveling
125×125 ad space for 1 month (PR1) – Yam’s File

New Winners

Hi guys. I'm sorry that you haven't heard from me in a while. I've been really focusing on digi scrapbooking and kept telling myself, "I'll write them back later." Well, as its already been 6 days since the announcement of the winners of my contest, I have to announce that two of the winners did not claim their prize. Therefore, I will draw two new winners. The prizes up for grabs are 1st place and 1 pair of earrings from Momgen. I just did a quick draw and made all the entrants equal this time, instead of inputting all entries. I hope that's ok.

Here are the remaining entrants:

1st Place winner - Chris from The Mommy Journey
Earrings winner - Czaroma from A Woman Remembers

Congrats to my two new winners! Please come claim your prize. Also, when I announced the winners, I offered up three 1-week ad spaces. Here are the winners for that, in order:


Please let me know where I can find your link and/or which blog you would like me to link. To all winners, I will send your ECs in less than an hour. I will leave you a message on your blog and your entrecard to let you know. I will also contact your sponsors within an hour as well. Thank you again for joining my contest and I'm sorry again to keep you all waiting for so long.

Ad Sponsors:  Will you either contact the winners of your ad space or leave me your email? I have the code for the ads that the winners want to use. I just don't have most of your emails. Please let me know which you decide to do. Thanks.

December Top Droppers

Another month has passed, and its time for another EC update. Here are my top droppers for the month of December. These links were taken on the 1st, but I've just now found time to update. Sorry about that. Once again, the links are posted in my sidebar. The #1 top dropper has her badge posted as well.

 Once again, thank you to all of my top droppers! I really appreciate you coming by my blog everyday. 

New Year, New Look

Happy New Year, everyone!!
I decided to take the blog color test again. This time I got purple. I've been meaning to change the look of my blog for a while now. I've really been loving those pretty scrapbooking layouts I've seen around. I really want one of those pretty scrapbooking layouts. But I just don't have money right now. So, instead, I grabbed a free template and a free background and put them together. I finally decided to purchase some papers for the blog design. They were on sale for $1.00 at Elemental Scraps during their end of year clearance. I got a good deal, huh? I put on my creativity cap and made the background and header using the papers. I also added a third column (On my own! But with help of a tutorial :] ) and changed the post and sidebar title font (Also, with help of a tutorial). What do you think? Do you like it? I really love purple! And blue! :]

Your Blog Should Be Purple

You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything. You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey. You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say. What Color Should Your Blog or Journal Be?

Oh, and the credits for my blog design is at the bottom. Including names of the fonts! :]

Holiday Contest Winners!

Happy New Year!! :]

Thank you to everyone who has joined my contest. This was my first contest I've hosted, and it definitely has been a fun one. The winners were chosen using I put all the entries in a list and randomized the numbers. From the resulting list, I chose #5 (because its my lucky number!) for the main prizes. I started with 1st prize, and after I chose the winner, I took out that person's entries and randomized the list again and chose the next winner. I continued with that until all the main prizes were chosen. For the special prizes, I took the remaining entries and chose #1, #8, #17, and #21. Luckily, they all turned out to be different participants. So, here we go. Here are the entry updates for all participants:
@Sherry: 14 entries
@Melandria: 12 entries.
@Hyanne: 10 entries.
@Liz: 13 entries.
@Ritz: 11 entries.
@Ruthy: 11 entries.
@Shydub: 13 entries.
@Jenn: 12 entries.
@Chris: 10 entries.
@Vernz: 11 entries.
@Czaroma: 10 entries.
@Fedhz: 7 entries.

Here are the winners for my holiday contest:

1st Prize Winner - Ruthy from

2nd Prize Winner - Melandria from

3rd Prize Winner - Sherry from

Special Prizes: 

10 Postcards from Travelin' With Marie - Hyanne from
1 pair of earrings from Momgen - Jenn from
Mixed handmade cards from Momgen - Ritz from
$10 gift certificate from DaisyBookworm - Shydub from

Congrats to all winners! Winners, I have contacted you through the email that you gave. Please reply with your entrecard profile link, your paypal account email, and the code for your ad (or a link to where I can find it). I will contact the sponsors for you. Special prize winners, please contact the sponsors about your prizes.

To all participants, thank you for joining my first contest and it has been a pleasure to have you here! Now, who wants free ad space? For all participants and sponsors only (excluding winners) I am offering a week's worth of free ad space in my sponsors sidebar. The first three commentators who say, "I want free ad space!" will receive free ad space. The first person will get the 1st week, and so on. So, leave me comments please! :]