Remember how I was super annoying begging for votes so I would win the Scary Mommy contest? Well, it paid off because, friends, WE WON! Jill Smokler is officially coming to the Steel City (Pittsburgh, duh) on Saturday, June 29th. She’s holding a public meet and greet/book signing at The Sheraton in Station Square from 4-6pm and if I were any more excited I would be a bunny in heat. If you’re local or willing to travel for Scary Mommy, please join us!
Because it’s physically impossible for me to hug each and every one of you in thanks for your support and votes, I’m just going to give you stuff.
I have a dear friend who created an awesome app for kids called Picnic in the Park. You may have noticed his button under “Sponsor Love” in the left sidebar here on my blog. Click it. Learn about the app. Notice that the app was created by an educator. The app is perfect for iPhone and iPad fun for preschoolers through 8-year-olds. Now fall in love with the app. Go on. So, you want that app? Okay, it’s yours.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and my pal, the app creator, will choose FIVE of you to win the free game! And it’s a really cool game; no violence, no confusing instructions or requirements that force your child to ask you 224234 questions whilst playing, and the best part? You’ll get the WHOLE game. It’s not like one of those downloads that gives you the first few levels and then your kid is coaxed into buying more dragons. Or whatever. This is legit. If you don’t have a kiddo, you can still enter and just gift your winnings to your nephew, your granddaughter, your neighbor’s cousin’s husband’s kid. So, yeah, leave a comment below and you’re automatically entered. Winners will be announced one week from today.
Speaking of sponsors, the second listed in the side bar is a woman I’ve come to know through blogging, Ms. Leah Vidal (you may know her as Little Miss Wordy), who has recently published a book called Red Circle Days. You’ll be hearing more about her and her book in a couple of weeks, but I wanted to give her a proper shout-out for being an awesome sponsor and a ridiculously talented writer. She also home schools her kids!! RIGHT?!
I’ll continue my girl crush on Leah later. For now, I have to pack my bags because I’m off to the SITS Girls Bloggy Bootcamp tomorrow! My pals Christine and Janene from More Than Mommies and Amanda of Questionable Choices in Parenting and I are headed to Charlotte to learn some things, drink some things, and share beds. It’s like college all over again!!
And I’ve got a fantabulous guest blogger all lined up to regale you with tales of neon gone wrong tomorrow.
My pal the app creator.
Leah the Lovely.
Christine, Janene, and Amanda–oh, my!
See what I mean? I got people. I got good people.
First let me say it’s so awesome when your crush likes you back! 🙂 Thanks for the love! I’m definitely feeling it across the ocean! Second, congratulations on winning the contest! So happy for you, and glad that unlike most elections my votes counted! Enjoy your Traveling Pants of the Bloggerhood episode one. I’m jealous which btw is a perfectly acceptable emotion when you find out multiple people will be sleeping with your crush. Safe travels!
Hehehe!! This made me giggle!! Thanks for the safe travel wishes; I’m terrified to fly 🙁
Steph, I want to be there more than anything! Thanks for making magic happen, my friend!
We’ll make it happen!!!
Love your blog! I have one year old twin boys and an almost five year old girl. The free app sounds great for the oldest! 😉
You’re a busy Mama, Samantha! Thanks for reading and commenting!! 😉
Congrats on the win Stephanie, really happy for you!!!
THANK YOU, Vernette!! I’m so excited–wish I could give you faithful FB pals more, like a big hug, but something tells me free stuff might be better 😉
Just got an ipad and would love to win a free app for the kids. So jealous of your win…wish I could attend. Your picture was the best though hands down!
Perfect! New iPad needs a new game. You’re more than welcome to join us…if you’re willing to travel 😉 THANK YOU 🙂
Chris Carter says
YAY STEPHANIE!!!!! I am SO SO GLAD you won!!! 🙂 Have a BLAST at the conference, and tell everyone I know and love I say HI!!! 😉 Oh, and please have a drink for me too! 😉
THANK YOU!!! I will certainly pass on your hellos and I think I can manage a glass (or four) of wine for ya 😉
I’m so happy you won! Way to go!! Have a great time at bootcamp. Enjoy the food, the learning, the booze and the shared beds;)
Thanks so much, Vicky!!
Picnic in the park…sounds wonderful. Have a great trip!
Dani Ryan says
CONGRATS AGAIN!!!! I knew you’d win. 🙂
Thanks much! Youbwerevavhugebhelp! Too lazy to backspace. Enjoy 🙂
Anita @ Losing Austin says
Your people really are cool! Would love to check out the app. And would LOVE to come hang out in Pittsburgh with you and SM. Alas, it’s not meant to be, but look forward to reading about it.
At least you’re in the running for the app right?!