Community SiteWarming This Friday!

This Friday is the first ever monthly Community SiteWarming on Twitter. In order to give back to those bloggers who are so supportive of the SiteWarming community, once a month I will choose ten blogs to SiteWarm in a free for everyone community event. Please visit the following ten blogs and join us…

Friday, July 31st from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. eastern on Twitter. Tweet with the hashtag #community and be sure to follow @slpowell, who will cover in case my vacation Wifi isn’t cooperating!

@RealLifeSarahReal Life Blog – I am Sarah. I am a 33-year-old Don’t-Stay-at-Home Mom of 3 beautiful girls (6/4/2), and I teach private voice and piano lessons. I’ve been ecstatically married to the most awesome guy for 10 years. I am also the founder and editor of the High Country Mom Squad!

My blog is called Real Life for 2 main reasons: 1. I have found “real life” in Jesus Christ. Well, actually, He found me. I want to share the joy and hope I have in Him! (Psalm 40:1-3) 2. Life is not perfect, and neither am I. You won’t find many stories about how my house is perfectly decorated and cleaned, my children are dressed to the tee and behaving like angels, and I have a four course meal ready for my husband when he gets home from work; and you can, too, if you just do what I do! I want to get real and talk about all the issues we know we deal with! And add in some meaningless silliness while I’m at it, to help me get through the day! Leave a comment if you stop by!

Sarah also host a MomTV show called ‘Get Real’ at 1pm est on Thursdays at

Door Prize : ChicBuds and $20 Amazon Gift Code

@PainterMommyPainter Mommy – I am Dawn, a mother of 3 little ones (ages 5, 3, & 9 months). I am also 4 months pregnant with #4. Prior to starting Painter Mommy, I blogged for a few years but only about mural painting and faux finishing for my NY based decorative painting business, Surfaces with Paint. Once I started building virtual relationships online with other moms through social networking, I was introduced to the world of mom blogging. I immediately fell in love, and from there, Painter Mommy was born.

I really wanted a place to be able to share about my life as a busy mom, multiple business owner, and entrepreneur. I really had no idea that it would grow so quickly and that people would actually find interest in what I wrote about. It has been so exciting to share about my life’s experiences, my triumphs and struggles, and then receive awesome words of advice, compassion, and encouragement from my readers.

Door Prize – Custom Blog Button

@JusticeFergieMama Law – Mamalaw is a group blog about three moms and wives who just happen to be lawyers too. We have seven kids between us which means that we have no shortage of funny stories, touching moments, reasons to rant and the occasional kernel of parenting wisdom. Our lifestyle blog chronicles our daily struggle to find work-life balance, as well as everything else under the sun including hot social issues, politics, celebreality and health. In our “spare” time we are also planning Blogalicious – a conference for women of color bloggers which will be held on October 9-11 in Atlanta.

Door Prize: We will be giving away a Nokia 5320 XpressMusic phone to one lucky winner who becomes a follower and leaves a comment on our post tomorrow —

@cutestkideverCutest Kid Ever – Cutest Kid Ever is a mommy blog maintained by Christina Gleason, who recently joined the ranks of mompreneur when she formed Phenomenal Content LLC, which provides SEO copywriting, editing, and blogging services for companies and Internet marketers. But back to Cutest Kid Ever. It was originally started as a personal blog to help Christina document the life and growth of her son TJ. As time went on, she began adding parenting articles, writing product reviews, and hosting giveaways. What wonderful possibilities opened up when Christina discovered the great mom community on Twitter! Cutest Kid Ever is home of the Dear Kid Saturday meme, where participants write letters to their kid(s) every week, which can be saved and presented to them when they get older.

Christina has been happily married to her husband Tom for nearly nine years, and TJ is now almost four years old! Her family has met with some challenges over the years – she has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and TJ was recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Christina will be speaking at Blogsville in October 2009 and she is attending both the Type-A Mom Conference and BlogHer’10… she hopes to meet you there!

Door Prize – Tupperware Prize Pack – 10 pcs, including Smidget, Keychain, Citrus Peeler and more

@carogonzaCarolyn In Carolina – I started blogging in Jan. 2009 to keep myself sane since the town we moved to in NC has no jobs for a professional fundraiser/special events coordinator. That is how Carolyn in Carolina was born. The idea behind it was that I am a Latina City Girl (born and raised in L.A.) now living in country and actually loving it. I began writing random musings and stories about my daily life with Tom and my two kitties, Scout and Shawn. For me, the blog was a place to journal my life, share my memories and a place for my family and friends to see what we doing. Soon I noticed strangers visited my blog and kept coming back. Those strangers are now friends. While Carolyn in Carolina is relatively small, I have very loyal followers and I love that.

The creation of my second blog, The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness (and yes there is a story behind the name blogged on Carolyn in Carolina) came after I hosted a giveaway on Carolyn in Carolina and decided that I did not want it to become a review blog. I really mulled it over because I love entering blog giveaways so it made sense to open a new blog just for reviews and giveaways. In less than 4 months, my review blog has grown and I was also able to keep kept the integrity of my other blog. I found it’s just a matter of balancing what feels right on each blog. It’s still weird to me that my life took this turn but I always believe we end up where we need to be. So here I am excited to see where my journey takes me next.

Door Prize – “The Office” prize pack: The Office Trivia Game, The Office t-shirt, The Office mouse, The Office post-it notes, The Office magnets, a non-Office coffee mug and a $5 Starbucks card.

@workoutmommyWorkout Mommy – Workout mommy is a blog about health and fitness for moms. Being a mom requires that you work 24/7 for someone other than yourself, so finding time to exercise and stay healthy is a challenge. Workout Mommy is here to help you with that challenge and to keep you motivated and on task. It CAN be done!

Lisa is a busy mom of two boys (with another on the way), who used to be a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. These days she is juggling play dates, preschool, and diapers and does not have a lot of time to devote to exercise. Fitness is important to her though, both for health and sanity reasons, so she started Workout Mommy as a way of keeping herself and others motivated to stay active. Her motto is: “Never underestimate the power of a workout!”

Door Prize – four $15 Subway gift cards

@OhMarianaRiding With No Hands – Hi, I’m Mariana! If I could compare my life – motherhood, marriage, and everything it entails – to anything, it would be to riding a bike with no hands. Teetering along, having little control over what happens makes me a little nervous sometimes, but I think I’ve found a good balance and it just feels right.

Sure, sometimes I feel like I’m headed straight into a hedge and I’ve come across more than my fair share of potholes, but I just hold my breath, take it all in, and enjoy every second, because life is passing me by way too fast.

‘Riding with no hands’ I’m free to reach for the things I really, really love and am having so much fun along the way.

Door Prize: Steve Songs ‘The Marvelous Musical Adventures’ DVD plus a bonus music CD

@FeelsLikeHomeFeels Like Home Blog – When I was growing up, my family moved all the time. It felt like we got settled in to a new home and new town, and then we had to move. No place I lived ever really felt like home to me. When I graduated from college, I was determined to build a home for myself and never move again.

At that point, I was a young woman who intended to be a single professional forever and aspired to be known as the neighborhood cat lady. But then I met my soul mate, and I quickly became his wife and the mother of a baby girl.These days, my daughter is a precocious toddler, and I am a busy working mother, and my life feels like home. I know that I’m right where I belong.

Feels Like Home is all about helping you make your life and your home more enjoyable. Because everyone eats, about half of my posts are devoted to food and cooking. The other half of my posts are on parenting, craft and sewing tutorials, activities to do with your family, ways to simplify home management, and, of course, my own adventures in parenting.

Door Prize: Pillsbury Bake Off prize pack – a Pillsbury DoughBoy Giggle Doll and a Pillsbury Bake Off Prize Winning Recipes 2009 cookbook

@HighImpactMomHigh Impact Mom – High Impact Mom is written by Amanda and occasionally Jon…but rarely Jon. We cover a variety of topics including home life, green living, personal finance, and community awareness. Our main goal is to equipp people, parents, grandparents, aunt, and uncles to set the best example and live the best life possible while never forgetting the less fortunate. We also feature topical reviews and giveaways. Amanda likes sweet tea and PBS Masterpiece movies, while Jon likes his computer. A lot.

Door Prize – Math Blaster in the Prime Adventure for Nintendo DS

@bluevioletA Nut in a Nutshell – I started blogging in October 2008 after stumbling across blogs and becoming friends with some of the bloggers I was reading. I was convinced to start my own blog and off I went.

My blog name is self-explanatory as any of my readers will tell ya. I love to tell personal anecdotes and make observations in my own quirky, lighthearted, and playful style. I also love to do reviews and giveaways! I’m a giveaway enthusiast!

I’m just recently back from a 2 month blogging break during which I closed my blog. When I came back, I put my blog into its own domain and gradually people are finding me again and I’m finding them. I love reading comments and I spend entirely too much time visiting other blogs and commenting. 🙂 I’m very happy to be back and look forward to whatever the future holds! Come hang out with me. I make a great bloggy friend.

Door Prize: Summer Party Essentials Pack – margarita glasses, paper drink umbrellas, and a string of lights with paper lanterns.


Contest: To enter the Community SiteWarming contest, please visit any one of these sites and do any or all of the following…

1. Comment on a blog post

2. Subscribe to the blog feed

3. Follow them on Twitter

1. Tweet about this event!

2. RSVP above with Mr. Linky

Every time you enter (with five ways to enter and ten sites you have thirty-two chances!) please leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Prize information will be posted by Friday.

Good luck!

Written by: Amy

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