Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Snips and Clips: Fences, Fairies and Wildlife Funds

It’s Sunday again and what a brutal way to kick it off. A few minutes before midnight, a car crashed through our fence into the backyard. We heard the smash and bang, but the car pulled out and drove away before we made it outside. We were up till 1:30 in the morning with the police who are investigating it and looking for the culprit. Sadly, no catch yet. 16 feet of fence are ripped out, along with one of the metal posts and the concrete base of the metal post.

So today I get to call our insurance company and begin the process of getting our claim filed. I also have to get a hold of the guy who built our fence and we have to walk all the dogs because our yard is open to the world. Yes, I am grumpy and surly about the whole thing. The complete lack of skid marks suggests that our culprit was drunk as a skunk or really stupid because they turned off the road right into our fence (which is not next to any kind of turn).

Growing Readership
I am proud to announce that we broke the 1500 visitor mark this month at the Daily Dose. I’m pretty proud of our growth, we had such a great group of interviews for Spotlight On week, along with plenty of contests this month and fun giveaways. We’ve got November in the hopper so stay tuned for details on that next Sunday in our post-Halloween snips and clips edition.

The Proposal
I finally got to see the film this week. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds were wonderful and it reminded me of an old time romance novel, where business becomes love and what you thought you know and what is reality collide. It was so totally worth the watching and adding to my collection of chick flicks.

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
My daughter is excited about the release of the second Tinker Bell this movie featuring the fairies of Pixie Hollow and sparrow man (male fairy) Terrence. Terrence is a popular fixture in the novels, so she loves that he will be making the leap into the films. I admire the quality of the Tinker Bell films and while it may have taken Disney decades to find Tinker Bell’s voice, they are not being shy about using it.

Trick or Treat
Our Trick or Treat grab bag ends officially on October 31. Some of the items in our Trick or Treat giveaway includes copies of : Rosemary Clement –Moore’s The Splendor Falls, Shannon K Butcher’s Love You to Death, Patricia Briggs Hunting Ground and more. So be sure to comment on a Trick or Treat post for your opportunity to win a treat! We’ll be drawing late on Halloween after the last trick or treater comes to the door and I’ll announce in next week’s Snips and Clips.

Dakota Cassidy and the Amazon Gift Certificate

Dakota Cassidy is giving away a $15 gift certificate to Amazon to one lucky commentator. Pay a call on her Spotlight On visit mid-October and be sure to comment for a chance to win. We’ll be drawing the winner on Halloween and announcing in next Sunday’s Snips and Clips.

Daily Dose Coffee Mug
Don’t forget, one lucky winner will win the Daily Dose coffee mug for October. All you have to do is comment on one October post at the Daily Dose for a chance to win. Winner will be announced in next week’s Snips and Clips.

Think Green: Blog Tour

The Prime Evil blog tour is progressing slowly, I have four blogs signed up and working on lining up a few more. I’ll be posting full details the first week of November. During the blog tour for November and December $ 0.25 of each Prime Evil book sale will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund and their conservation efforts to protect the planet. E-books reduce our carbon footprint and help preserve our planet. Chance would approve, so please participate and help protect the planet with a purchase (and apparently help me fix my fence!)

How was your week?

5 comments:

  1. Hi Heather :)
    Sorry about your fence!
    and Congratulations on hitting the 1500 mark!
    I haven't seen The Proposal yet, but am looking forward to it. Have you seen Down With Love with Ewan McGregor?
    Thanks for the great posts,
    Love & Best Wishes,
    Rob
    xoxo

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  2. Sorry about your fence. I do hope they get the culprit soon.

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  3. Thanks Rob and Fredamans. I appreciate it. I'm still feeling the frustration and the anger today, not to mention I have to call the insurance company -- which is never my favorite thing.

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  4. How horrible about the fence, but congrats on the blog growth!

    I haven't seen The Proposal yet, but everyone keeps saying they really liked it - I wish it had done better in theatres!

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  5. hey! great news on the growth for the blog, though hard way to start a week for the fence and you. Congrats on the site.

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