Thursday, April 07, 2011


I seriously don't know what I'm gonna do if I don't say hi to you all each morning now!

Hi! Good morning! No book today... : (

Here's where we're at. Yesterday I had a migraine, and I think I'm blaming it on the fact that the day before, I took myself out on a date, and only had a frap and a salted caramel all day to eat. You can read about it over at my other blog. Oh yeah, did I ever tell you I blog daily somewhere else? Hahah. In my spare time. Anyway, I'm at Real Moms Guide every single day. Twice on Mondays. I would LOVE it (and YOU, even MORE) if you could sneak over there sometimes and leave a little comment love. More important, my editors would love it cuz then they'd see people reading it.

So, back to the migraine. It prevented me from MOVING all day yesterday. In bed the whole day. I'm sure it was the combo caffeine (I before E except after C doesn't quite work with the word caffeine now does it?) and chocolate, the long walk, and then funky weather here in Scottsdale today (it actually RAINED ... for like 3-1/2 minutes, but with thunder AND lightning!).

I did have choose three more book winners so go check out Falling Apart in One Piece, Stay and Attachments to see if you're the lucky winners. I will pick the rest of the winners this week, and then I do believe you have all decided to have TWO WINNERS for the books. I wish I could offer two full sets, but I don't have that to offer.

All of the authors have been soooo generous already with giving their books away, and so many of them offered more than just one book in the first place, so we'll just take what we can get! When we have two winners picked via, I will work with those two winners - maybe either by having them submit a list of their top 10 books to see if any of them are similiar, or let the first winner pick 5, then the second pick five, etc.

The way the drawing will go is as follows: Each day, I have taken all the comments and listed your names into an excel document. So I have 35 columns of names (one column per book). I will choose through one name from each column, so if your name is in each column every day, your name could be chosen every single day. More than likely, I will share those 35 names with you all on the blog.

Does all this sound clear to you because I'm trying to understand it in my head! : )

Either way, I will be doing the grand prize drawing via a youtube video.

Some winners have not contacted me about their books, so please go back and check to see if your name is listed on the following:

Dawn Meehan: You'll Lose The Baby Weight
Michelle Toth: Annie Begins
Allison Winn Scotch: The One That I Want

No one has come forward for the very first books, Catherine McKenzie's Spin and Arranged, and that was so long ago, so I will probably do a post on Thursday offering it up again. Also, if I don't hear from the winners of the other three books by the end of this week, I will be making a decision on these as well, but for sure Spin and Arranged will be available again Thursday, and they are FABULOUS books. Check out what they are about HERE, but DO NOT COMMENT AGAIN. You'll have another chance tomorrow!

Okay, so that should catch you up to date on some things. I hope you all have a terrific Thursday and I have truly, truly LOVED learning about all of you and as I go through all your comments, there are weird things that go through my head that I want to ask ALL of you, seriously! I should just do a blog post where I ask YOU all a bunch of questions, like how you come up with your names on here, why you chose some of your crushes, what you mean when you say some of the things you say. I have enjoyed this waaay more than you can even imagine and I wish I could give every single one of you guys books!

PeaCe uP!

xoxoxo MaNiC MoMMy

Oh, and PS... I have more in store for you all! Since I dumped BlogHer, I can do other stuff on my blog I couldn't before so I might be able to do more fun giveaways, but I'm not gonna pimp it out to a bunch of advertisers or anything crazy. I would most likely wanna know what you guys would want to come here for. I also think I will be able to do a mini-April book giveaway, with about 5-7 books. It's not 40, but it's something!

Back to bye-bye! Over and out! xoxo


ChristineCet said...

I enjoyed this past month's posts/comments/can't wait to buy some of the books since I didn't win and have you in my favs now!
Great Job! and o yea, i'm still hoping for the big win : )
take care!

Jenn3128 said...

Good Morning to you!

I would love if you did a post of questions for us!! I read all the other comments and def want more details on some!

Kirsten said...

Hi. Just wanted to say it, so you feel the love comments coming even without the incentive of winning something. :-)

Homestead Jen said...

This month+ has been so much fun. I came here, originally, for the books. But now I am addicted. You couldn't keep me away!

Logan Collins said...

Have had so much fun with this. Can't wait to keep reading. Hope you are feeling better today

Laura Kay said...

I've loved jumping on here everyday :) loved the questions! I'm going to miss my daily routine! lol, but if I don't win I'm gonna go broke buying books :)

Laura Kay

Mom'sLove said...

good morning, Manic! I too, have enjoyed every bit of this giveaway! I also enjoyed the some of the answers/comments. You should do a Special Stephanie Spectaular Interview! Pick a random girl!

Casey said...

Thanks for this! It has been great fun. I look forward to the next ones!

your invisible pixie said...

thanks for doing this! it was really fun!

buttah said...

This has definitely been fun! Who doesn't love to win free stuff, but besides that, I too have had a glimps into many other people's lives...I just may have to start a blog of my be continued!!

Jen R said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway. I'm sure it's been time consuming :)

Amanda Leigh said...

Thanks so much for writing this blog. I really enjoy reading it every day!

Kristi said...

Hope you're feeling better. Migraines suck. I've added so many books to My TBR pile now. Crossing my fingers that I win.

jdstec said...

They say if you do anything for 21 days, "it" becomes a habit. Must be true. When I hit the laptop in the morning, MaNiC MoMMy has become my first stop.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love reading you, MM! Gonna miss my daily visits, but I'll pick it up over at SheKnows. :) K?
Thanks again for a fabulous month of good reads!!

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I am so glad that you posted today! I was so sad when I got to work this morning and assumed there was no post. Shame on me for assuming!

I loved reading about the books, loved how you got us all to share various tidbits about ourselves! I'm looking forward to checking out your other blog!

I now can just add your blog to reasons why I love Jen Lancaster even more!

Hope you're feeling better!

kristinrose said...

the great book give aways aside, I enjoyed having a thought provoking question each day to answer. so thank you! not to mention, my 'books to read' list is a mile long :)

Nanette said...

I am a fan for life! If I'm not HERE...I'll be reading the other blog. You are so fun and entertaining. Thanks again for giving me something to look forward to every single day!! Take care~ Nanette

Karen said...

Post away with any questions! I am also pretty fired up about having another book to comment on tomorrow (and some later this month!) As I've repeatedly said...I have truly enjoyed this experience and will be sure to check out the other blog link too! :) ktmixon315

Kristi said...

I love the book giveaways (even though I haven't won) but I also love reading your thoughts on each book. You're a great reviewer because I finish each post feeling like I absolutely have to read that book or my life will not be as good as it was prior to reading the review. Thanks for everything this month and I'll definitely continue following MM!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

thx for this! and definitely coming for the books - your FuN interviews and the opps for giveaways...