Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Twitter Hop 2.19

Dawn’s Disaster

Welcome to the Twitter Hop!
The only "rule" here is to follow as many people on the hop as possible!  I'd love it if you would grab a button and put it on your sidebar or "where hop/party" page.  Alright, let's get this party started!  So, put your TWITTER on the first link up ( USER NAME) and your BLOGLOVIN blog on the second link up, then gain some new followers.

Your Hosts:
Dawn~from Dawn's Disaster
Natasha~from Serenity You
Your Co-Hosts this month:
Oh!  My Heartsie Reviews
Home on Derange
Daydreaming Realist

Don't forget to share and Tweet about this link up!

If you are interested in Co-Hosting for November, please email me: dawnsdisaster {at} gmail {dot} com  to get signed up.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

20 Tuesdays and Friend Connect Blog Hop

There is still place for you in my Blog-O-Versary.
Please fill out this form if you are interested in donating ad space for the giveaway {you will still need to honor the size and time frame if you are being rid of Passionfruit after September 1st}.  Thanks to so much participation, there are NEW Co-Host spots available.  You will receive a FREE Ms. Middle ad for participating!
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THREE fun things today!  I'm co-hosting Friend Connect Blog Hop today, Kera has her It's Okay,  AND it's another episode of 20 Tuesdays!

While on my last road trip...

...this is a strange topic, because my last road trip was about 20 years ago.  I went to an N'Sync concert with my cousin.  We live in Minnesota, it was in Ohio.  I was supposed to go with two friends from college as well, but their parents wouldn't let them drive several states away they couldn't make it.  Good thing my cousin and I were really good friends!  It also turned out that my dad's side of the family was having it's annual reunion the same time.  So, we ended up driving only 4 hours by ourselves.  Which was cool.  Concert was good.  Seats sucked.  We did get to sell the other two seats {and not get caught}, so that was nice.  They sold for 50 cents over face value because the total was like $99.50 and the gal gave us $100.00.

So, I learned from my mistake.  Only plan stuff with people you know for a few YEARS and trust.  Makes my list pretty short!
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Nugget On A Budget

It's not want to wake up in the morning.  Now, I'm not just talking about not wanting to get up, but not wanting to get up, change a poopy diaper, get all three Beanie Babies ready, make breakfast, check the blog, check Twitter, NOT take a shower of my own AND get yelled at by the Hubs that I actually want to take a shower...blah.

It's Okay...that I want a drink at night; especially because I don't actually drink at night.  I just feel like I could use one {or ten}.

It's Okay...the Big One didn't go to summer school today because I thought she needed to sleep and heal her sprained ankle instead.

It's be happy doing nothing and watch your Beanie Babies go crazy for a few minutes before raining them in.
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It's Tuesday again which means it's time for the Friend Connect Blog Hop!
It's the time to meet new friends and find new blogs. You can choose to follow the cohosts in whatever way is best for YOU! Here are some of my favorite ways: GFC, BlogLovin', HelloCotton, RSS, Twitter, Facebook.

Ok, so let's get to the party, shall we?
RULES are simple:
1. Follow your host 
The First link below
2. Follow your co-hosts 
The Next 6 links below
3. Link up below using your main blog url not a specific post.
4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link up and follow them 
and if you want to leave them a comment, I'm sure they'd appreciate that as well.
5. Tweet about this blog hop

6. Share about this blog hop by grabbing a button and putting it on your sidebar!
I have cohost spots available! Email me if you're interested at

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Do You Eat @ TGIFridays?

Well, if you do, enjoy this coupon for a FREE entree with the purchase of another one and two beverages!  Just click on the "this coupon" up in the first sentence and a coupon will come up for you to print!  How easy is that?!?  Enjoy and think of me!  Ok, you don't have to think about me, but do enjoy the food.  Then, you could come back and comment and tell me what you ordered.  OR, you could comment and tell me what you're GOING TO order and make my mouth water and tummy growl because I'm already hungry thinking about going there for dinner.

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**Giveaway** from Crafty Spices

$50 Amazon Gift card Giveaway
One post 2 giveaways how awesome is that!!!

In celebration of of a few milestones Crafty Spices and with the support of her lovely sponsors (read more about Crafty's sponsors here: "Blogger Spotlight" and our "Featured Blog - The Closet Intellectual") is bringing these giveaways.

We can all think of many things to by at Amazon., and we all can use free ad spaces.

Join the Giveaway...

Starts today July 29 and will run through August 12 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

 Enter to Win:
One lucky winner will be selected at random and notified via email, the winner must respond within 24 hours, if not another winner will be selected.

This giveaway is open worldwide, void where prohibited. The winner will receive a $50 US-Dollars Amazon Gift Card Code, delivered electronically to the email provided.

 Now for our Second Giveaway:
One lucky winner will be selected at random and notified via email, the winner must respond within 24 hours, if not another winner will be selected.

This giveaway is open to any blogger or small store owner with a family friendly site worldwide, void where prohibited. Winner can be denied at sponsors discretion with a full disclosure as to why it has been rejected. Ad spaces at sponsors webpages are the full responsible of each site's representative.

 Good Luck!

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Five Among Friends~Week 7

Five Among Friends
This week's questions are brought to you by: Me from Dawn's Disaster.

1)  If you could be famous for ONE thing, what would it be?
I would love to be famous for music.  I love to sing. I love to play the piano.  I just plain out right love music.  That is what I would choose.
2)  If you had a super-power, what would it be?  Why?
My super power would be to have everyone listen to me/do what I say.  Yep. I want control of you!!!
3)  When did you realize you wanted to be a blogger?
I'm not exactly sure when I decided I wanted to be a blogger, but about four years ago, I met a blogger and she got a lot of free stuff and I thought, I want that.
4)  UPS or FedEx?  Which is better?
I don't care for either.  It used to be UPS, but they just messed up a bunch of orders for our now I don't like either.
5)  What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Peach.  Especially Bryers Peach.  YUMMY!

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Who Wants to #WIN $200?

Dog Days of Summer
$200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
7/29 - 8/19

Hosted by: One Punky Mama
Co-Hosted by: Java John Z's

One lucky winner will win (1) $200 Amazon Gift Code
- US Only
- Ages 18+
- Date July 29 12:01am to August 19 11:59pm
- All entries are optional

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Disclosure: Dawn's Disaster is not responsible for prize. If you have any question please send an email to All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks you can collect the entries, but if the winner task is a task you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Super Sunday Sync #46

Welcome to Super Sunday Sync #46!

Thank you to our wonderful Guest-Hosts this week:

Join the mailing list HERE and receive notifications about the #SSShop!

Rules for the "Super-est" hop ever:
1)  Link up a family-friendly post (or your homepage if it will always be decent, please not to another hop) that you think is SUPER!
2) Follow your hosts {Dawn and Kera} and our Guest-Hosts and via RSS and/or Bloglovin'.  We also appreciate (and return) any Facebook Likes, NetworkedBlog, and Twitter Followers.  Be sure to leave a comment telling us how you follow, we'll follow you back!
3)  Visit and follow the blog before you, and a few others {the more, the merrier}.  We're all looking to have more followers, that's why we're hopping, right?  Remember to leave a comment and we'll follow you back.
4)  Grab a button and put it somewhere people will see.
Super Sunday Sync

If you are interested in Guest-hosting the SSS, please 

Don't forget to Tweet!  

Now that you've entered our hop, sign up to WIN a Guest-Host spot!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Natural Miracles **Giveaway**

Have you heard of Natural Miracles?  They are a great company that helps relieve your pain!  How splendid is that?  When I first heard about Inflamagic, I was skeptical.

I have been living with knee pain since I was 12.  12?  12, you ask?  Yes, 12.  When I was 12, I tore my right ACL {Anterior Cruciate Ligament} ice skating.  Needless to say, 30 years ago, that ended my career; not that it was a promising one or anything.  So, at age 12 I had my first ACL replacement surgery.  I was given a donor tendon because they said at my age it would work better.  At age 15, I had over-used my left knee so much I blew out that ACL and needed my second surgery.  Again, they used a donor tendon.  When I was a senior in high school and only had two months left, my left knee decided it no longer wanted to walk.  Get this, not only did it decide to give out, but I collapsed right in front of an ex-boyfriend {and let's just say our break up was less than amicable}.  How embarrassing.  So, he graciously carried my to a friends car who then drove me home.  It seems that my new left donor ACL had been rejected.  I didn't even remember this being an option.  Apparently, it was.  Just link a kidney or liver being rejected, a tendon can be, too.  So, in need of my 3rd knee surgery in less than 6 years.  How fun it was to be me.  I was less than 2 months away from walking at my graduation.  No way I was missing that.  So, we postponed my surgery until mid-June.

Anyhow, here I am, still in constant knee pain.  While it isn't constantly horrible, I always am aware of the pain.  I am always looking for a new pain relief.  Especially one that isn't all synthetic and made up of crazy names I cannot pronounce.  When I first heard about Natural Miracles, I was so excited to try them.  So excited I almost went and ordered something with next day shipping.  Then, I decided I would wait for my box to try.

Wow.  Did this stuff work!  About an hour after I took my first dose, I felt my knees had some relief.  It felt like pressure was taken off of my knees and it wasn't painful climbing stairs.  I was totally amazed that it worked so fast.  When I took my second dose (that night), I was a little nervous that it wouldn't have the same impact as the first dose.  It worked just as well.  My pain was so mild I was able to forget about it.  My knees didn't ache at night while I was trying to fall asleep.  It was beautiful.

I would suggest anyone suffering from pain, especially recurring pain, to try the Inflamagic.  Or maybe the Remeeda.  Remeeda is similar to Inflamagic, but you do not have to take it with a meal.  A little more convenient for most, I would assume.  Seems like a better option for those "on the go".

Now that you've hear about my experience with Natural Miracles, go read these stories:
Dawn, JanineLisa, Kym and Jay

While your hopping around the web, stop by Natural Miracles and grab a box with 40% off!  Just use DDBLOG at check out and 40% will be taken off your total.

Don't forget to enter our great GIVEAWAY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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**This giveaway is provided by Natural Miracles and Dawn's Disaster.  I was provided with free product to review as compensation for this review.  I was not paid for my opinion, all opinions in this post are my own, unless otherwise noted by giving the respondent credit.  Natural Miracles is responsible for the shipment of the prize(s) to each winner.

Rambling Momma is Turning One

Rambling Momma is turning ONE!  Let's help her celebrate :)  I am so thankful Terri asked me to be a part of her celebration.

I can't wait for mine to come up.  If you haven't signed up to be a part of my Blog-O-Versary, you can do so HERE.
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One year ago i started blogging because we had moved away from family, so i wanted to keep them updated on our new life :) 

To all of you who have showed me love, gave advice, treated me like family, always answered any questions for me, you guys are so awesome and i love you all so much. 

I wanted to do a giveaway for the 1 year mark. YAY- free stuff all around

Some wonderful ladies took part and offered some things to you... 

There will be 5 prizes and 5 winners

I have 3 ladies that teamed up with me for this special occasion:

Three months of Ad space(Ms Middle Space) on Dawn's Disaster

One month 200 x 200 ad space on Nugget on a Budget

Three month Ad space from Caseta de paper 

Rambling Momma is giving you 
a 1 year free spot on Rambling Momma's side bar complete with an interview, in the spot light, etc
- a bag filled with goodies from here :) 

Thanks for playing and thanks for the first year 

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

FTSF~Best and Worst of Blogging

Finish the Sentence Fridays
The Best and Worst Part of Blogging...
*getting to "meet" such great women
*being able to express myself without fear of horrible judgement
*making a little extra cash {I wouldn't be sad if it was more, thought}
*time "away" from the Beanie Babies

*not getting to MEET these great women
*time "away" from the Beanie Babies

Tell us what you think are the best and worst part of blogging.  Link 'em up and let us know.  Then, come back next week and tell us:
What's on your bucket list.

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