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Wherein She Collapses From Shock and Excitement

I have so many exciting things to tell you, I don’t even know where to begin.  First off, I will let you in on my little secret.  I think I gave enough hints that most of you figured it out already, but if you are a little slow on the uptake, or just tuning in, yes, dcrmom is designing blogs!  (Why do I feel like talking in the third person all of the sudden?)

This whole venture came about quite unexpectedly, and I have the fabulous Jules of Everyday Design to thank for encouraging and mentoring me.  One day I hope to be half the designer she is.  For now, well, let’s not think about how far I have to go.  It can get a mite overwhelming.  But I’m having a ball and learning more each day.  It’s sort of like scrapbooking, except I can pick up the stickers and move them thirty-hundred times, and they never lose their sticky or rip apart!

My design style is kind of like my fashion style — plain and simple.  There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles, but if you want a clean, fresh blog design, I’m your gal.  All that to say, if you are interested in an affordable new look for your blog, look no further than DCR Design!

But wait!  There’s more!  Don’t click away just yet. 

Because as if that isn’t exciting enough, the next part is REALLY huge.  I mean, REALLY.  So huge, in fact, that it really should get its own post.  But I don’t want to inundate your feed reader with eleventy-two posts from dcrmom this morning, and I still have a Fight The Frump post to put up.

So here it is.

A few months ago, I received an email from a company that occasionally contacts me for hosting giveaways and passing along interesting information to the bloggy world.  And in that email, I was asked if I might be interested in attending a small mom blogger event hosted by, get this — Disney World.  As in Mickey Mouse and Cinderella.  Yeah, THAT Disney World. 

Would I be interested?  Like anyone in their right mind would NOT be interested in an expenses-paid, child-free getaway to Disney World with a group of fun mom bloggers.  What-EV-er.

So of course I emailed right back with some incoherent run-on sentence full of exclamation points basically saying, yes, of course I’m interested, when, where, and how high do I jump?

Well, some time went by, and I figured it was all too good to be true.  I mean, come on.  Doesn’t that sound too good to be true?

But then yesterday, what did I receive in my email but a message from a nice lady at Disney with my official invitation??????!!! Within a matter of hours, I had approval from the hubby and confirmed plane tickets to Disney world!!!

Did you hear that?  I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!!!!!  Just in case you hadn’t gotten that loud and clear already.

AND.

Yes, it gets even better.  Cause guess who else is going? 

Just guess.

Okay, I’ll tell you — my good blogging buddy Steph from Adventures in Babywearing!!!!!  Let’s just saying the emails were FLYING back and forth yesterday.  Of course, most of them focused around what on EARTH are we going to wear, and omigosh, don’t tell me I have to find a swimsuit.

We’re just a teensy-weensy bit excited. Not about the swimsuit part.  But about the rest ofi it.

So THAT is what I’ve been dying to tell you.

Also.  Speaking of nothing remotely related to beauty product reviews.  I have a post up at Chic Critique today about tinted moisturizers.  If you’re on the lookout for one, you won’t want to miss my post.   And if you have one you love, please share with the rest of us!

Oh, and I have news on the Chic Critique front as well.  Stay tuned.

Okay, after all that, I’m thinking my Fight The Frump post will have to wait.  Not that I wouldn’t like to sit here and chat the morning away, but y’all know how it is.  I’ve got kids to raise and blogs to design!  So check back in later today to see what I have to say about fighting the frump dcrmom style!

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34 thoughts on “Wherein She Collapses From Shock and Excitement

  1. Congrats on your trip to Disney World. I am Steph’s mom. She is so excited as well. You both will have a ball. Nice to meet you. You have a Great Blog…

  2. Such exciting news all around! What a way to start out the weekend. πŸ™‚

    I’m so envious that you and Steph get to hang out – together! – in Disney!!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  3. Such exciting news all around! What a way to start out the weekend. πŸ™‚

    I’m so envious that you and Steph get to hang out – together! – in Disney!!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  4. Such exciting news all around! What a way to start out the weekend. πŸ™‚

    I’m so envious that you and Steph get to hang out – together! – in Disney!!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  5. Such exciting news all around! What a way to start out the weekend. πŸ™‚

    I’m so envious that you and Steph get to hang out – together! – in Disney!!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  6. Such exciting news all around! What a way to start out the weekend. πŸ™‚

    I’m so envious that you and Steph get to hang out – together! – in Disney!!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  7. Such exciting news all around! What a way to start out the weekend. πŸ™‚

    I’m so envious that you and Steph get to hang out – together! – in Disney!!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  8. Ha- I am so excited. I can’t imagine anyone is as excited as us! The nice people that have been emailing back and forth probably have never seen so many “I AM SO EXCITED!!!” and exclamation points. They did tell me they are thrilled at our enthusiasm! Ha! How could we NOT be????????!!!! : )

    Steph

  9. I’m speechless! Or typeless! Or wordless! I’m not sure, but either way… CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is WAY cool!
    And I’m so checking out your designs. I’ve been wanting to update my blog and since we’re best friends and all, I figure I could throw some business your way. Okay, I know we’re not “best” friends, but I would certainly call you an IB (“internet buddies”. I just made that up. It’s terrible, I know, but I gave it a shot). Congrats again on Disney World trip!

  10. Oh my! How exciting is this! I definitely will consider using you for a new blog design, but that will have to wait until after baby is born.

    Congratulations on all these events!

    Do you like your Mac?

  11. Oh how exciting Jo Lynne! I mean how often do you get an opportunity like that??? CONGRATS!

    I am so excited about your blog designing and cannot wait to see mine! I am on pins and needles, I am SO EXCITED!!!

  12. O.M.G. I am so effing GREEN right now!!! How did you pull that off?! I WANNA GO! *I spend my days with small children, so be sure to read that with a high pitched, nasal whine.*

    You are now my hero. You MUST coach me as to how to get my blog more attention.

    xoxo
    Melain

  13. congrats on all of the exciting stuff going on!

    I may have to ask you some behind the scene questions – I’ve gotten myself into the blog design stuff in a round about way, and am just sort of winging it. With Jules as a mentor, you’ll have some good info I can pick from your brain. ;0)

    xo ~ K

  14. You’re going to have so much fun at Disney with Steph, she seems like a super-fun girlfriend!!

    Congrats on the new business. I may be in the market to re-design my blog pretty soon. Have fun doing it – your designs look great!

  15. Disney World! How exciting! Especially since you get to go with Steph! If they need any other mom bloggers, please don’t hesitate to toss my name in the hat! πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to hear all about your trip…

  16. congratulations!!! how exciting!!! and yes, Disney can be a very fun adventure when you are child free – I’ve been to Grad Nite a few times now, and it’s so much fun!!!

    (although if you are going anytime soon, it’s too cold to swim unless there’s a heated indoor pool involved. although you are from the Great White North, so maybe that’s not applicable…. LOL)

  17. oooooooooooooohwee, mama! Congrats all around! I know you’ll do great with your blog design biz. You do have a clean and funky style that I know many will be drawn to. And WDW! Expenses paid! I must confess I am more than just a teensy bit covetous of this trip. πŸ˜‰ Again, many congrats for lots of fun stuff.

  18. You have got to be kidding me! I am trying so hard NOT to be jealous. It’s not working!

    So, when they asked, “Do you know any other fantastic bloggers you’d love to visit the Mouse with?” You said, “Oh Amanda”, right?!

    πŸ˜‰

  19. OMG…how exciting about everything. I am so jealous about your trip to Disney. I can’t imagine going without two little ones tagging along behind me. Can’t wait to see all the pictures!! Good luck with the new blog designing too. I’m going to go check out your new site now. Have a great weekend!

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