Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Talk To Us Tuesday: 09/20/11

This is my first time participating in Talk To Us Tuesday with Impulsive Addict and Shawn. This post can be about anything, there are no rules. Love it!

So today I am home from work and home with a sick little one.  She was up four times last night which is very unusual for her.  She is running a low grade fever and is not herself.  I am hoping whatever is in her system will go away very soon. I want my happy toddler back!

This weekend we are supposed to be going to an amusement park with some friends and their two gorgeous daughters.  We were going to make it an overnight trip since our destination is a little over two and a half hours away. Well now our friends want to go there and go back and so the hubs thinks we should do the same.  Really? I was looking forward to a night away.  Hubs looked online and he said the cheapest decent hotel he can find is $200 a night.  He just isn't looking in the right places, I swear by websites like Hotwire and Priceline. They have never disappointed.   Unfortuantely in order to even "look" at one of these sites you have to enter your credit card information. Please send good vibes my way, I am hoping I can talk the hubs into staying over night.   {Side note, my best friend from high school  lives fifteen minutes away from where we are going so if we go over night maybe we can do dinner with her and her new fiance! We had a huge falling out while I was pregnant with Ci and we haven't seen each other since.  I haven't even met her fiance yet.  We made up about a year ago, but we haven't had the chance to see one another.}

I am going to do a giveaway once my blog hits 50 followers, I am only at 9 so I have a long ways to go! Any advice on how to get more readers?

I know I need to do a custom deisgn for my blog, but I am not tech savy! Who did your custom blog design and button?

We are have a photo session with the amazing, Ashely from I Love You More Then Carrots the first weekend of Novemeber.  I cannot wait! Ashley is extremely talented and the last time we had a custom photo session was when Cecilia was 6 months old. So needless to say it is long over due! 

Well that's it for this weeks Talk To Us Tuesday.  I am going to go cuddle with my girl before she lays down for a nap. Be sure to link up with Impulsive Addict and Shawn!


Connie said...

I hope you get to stay over night! I don't know what it is about sleeping away from home....but it rejuvenates me!

Comment. That's how you get more followers!

Anonymous said...

I second Connie: I started a.) commenting and b.) doing more daily memes.

Anonymous said...

I love Ashley at ILYMTC! She's hilarious!! :o) Hope you have fun at the session!

I think I'm more like your husband. I'd rather just go and then come home. There's nothing like sleeping in your own bed at night! :o)

VandyJ said...

Sometimes getting away makes being home all that much better.
As for getting followers--comment, comment, comment. And do some memes and comment like crazy there.

Jill said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for your over-night stay! I need a trip away, even if it's just for a night, myself, so I hope you get yours!

I've been blogging for five years now, and I only recently hit the 50-follower mark myself. I credit taking part in these link-ups for developing a bigger following, and also, I try follow as many blogs as I can in hopes that they'll follow me back. Some do, some don't. Good luck on reaching your 50-follower goal! :)

I also wish I was tech-savy enough to create a button and improve my blog design! Maybe someday I'll find someone to help me with it!!

Jill said...

I hope you get your overnight stay!! I need one myself, so I hear you!

I've been blogging for 5 years now, and I only recently hit 50 followers. I agree with everyone who suggests commenting as much as possible, and taking part in linky parties like this one! Good luck!!

I also wish I could improve my blog design and create a button...I'm just not tech-savy enough, either!

kourtney said...

Have you tried Kayak.com or Hotels.com? Hope you get your night away, but it is getting expensive to do so!
I'm with you on having so few blog followers. Maybe it's b/c I only recently got 'out there', before it was just my family. Commenting and linking I think are the ways to go. I hope! Love checking out new blogs & seeing what others have to say! I was thinking about getting a blog design once my blog had more viewers. Only 8...I'll keep waiting! Thanks for following!;)


kourtney said...

Hope you get your night away, have you tried Kayak.com or Hotels.com? It is getting expensive to have fun overnight trips now.
Now you're at 10 followers ;) Thanks for following me. I have been looking to get more blog viewers and I think linking and commenting are the ways to go. I hope!! I was going to get a blog design once I reached more followers!

Shawn said...

The girls have nailed it with their advice....comment, comment, follow others and comment some more. Look you've gained 4 new followers today!

I agree that staying over night is great, it makes the trip more relaxing if you don't have to drive home after such a full day. Hopefully your hubby will see the light.

I hope your baby feels better soon, nothing is worse than a sick baby!

Thanks for linking up!

Impulsive Addict said...

I hope you get to have a night away. Maybe you could stay with your friend?

I'm looking at all of your advice and it's been great. You have to spend LOTS of time commenting on blogs. These link ups are good for that. Go to everyone's page and leave a comment. Look at their friends or at the comments and click on people who have an interesting name and comment on their blog. It will take some time but you'll get tons of followers before you know it!

Thank you so much for linking up with us today!!

Nadine Hightower said...

To get followers you have to smooze and mingle. with everyone!
I myself do really get into the number, they may follow but that doesn't mean they read me. I want to be read and I want comments. I have made some the best friends thru blogging. That's what I'm after... friends. Not just the fake kind on Facebook. But those that support me and would give me a slap when I need it.

I can't believe you can't find a Motel 6 that you could hole up at for under $100!

sarajo said...

I ditto what everyone else has said.

I need a new blog design myself as well. I can do some designing and a blog, The Cutest Blog on the Block has free how-to's on basic stuff. But I want something a little more snazzy.

Have fun this weekend! Hope all works out with your friends. Too much too soon can kill a relationship as well. But hope things work and y'all have a blast this weekend!!

AndreaLeigh said...

oh i hope you can find a hotel. it makes me mad that you have to enter your CC information. i won't use those websites.

ashley does incredible work! can't wait to see your pictures!

Mamarazzi said...

here is hoping you get that overnight stay!!

Myya said...

Hope you get an overnight stay, something about just being away that makes life stop for a second!

I agree with all the other ladies. comment comment comment! I used to be the best, but man oh man have I slacked this Summer. Hopefully I will get back on the ball & be better at it again!

Mandy said...

I hope you get to stay over night!

Just keep doing what you're doing the followers will come. Comment a lot, and leave your blog address in the comments. Keep linking up with people too!!

Ashley's actually doing some pictures of my girls this week or next! Did I tell you she and I were good friends in high school?

Steph said...

Hope your baby feels better soon. I don't have any kids so I can only imagine how exhausting that must be.