Tuesday, April 24, 2018

DESCRIBE YOUR BLOG IN JUST 7 WORDS & SOME OTHER STUFF

Lissa is the person who designed my header, which I love, and annually she celebrates her blogiversary with a contest that she thinks no one pays attention to. (lol)

So she has no idea that I decided to share her contest, which actually provides a ton of options for prizes if you win.

The question of the day is, can you describe your blog in just 7 words?  I had a hard time.(lol)



Unpopular Giveaway – April 2018

To celebrate my 12 years of blogging (Read about it here) and to thank my readers for their continue support, here is a giveaway. 

How to enter:
Simply answer this: Describe your blog in 7 words. 

Prizes – you may choose from one (1) of these:
#1 — A book of your choice – up to $40 (U.S.) from The Book Depository or Amazon.com
#2 — A new template for your blog – up to $40 (U.S.) from an etsy shop
#3 — An artwork for your home – up to $40 (U.S.) from an etsy shop
#4 — A new something for your blog (created by me) – a header, a badge, a graphic, etc.
#5 — A critique of your blog – just an honest opinion about your blog as a reader from me, blogs only
#6 — Guest post for your blog – I would write one post for your blog on any subject
#7 — Signed paperback of As you wish by Cary Elwes & Joe Layden OR Replica by Lauren Oliver
Enter HERE: https://rainswept7.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html?showComment=1524567506440

As you wish by Cary Elwes & Joe Layden // Replica by Lauren Oliver

SHANIA TWAIN
Born in Canada, popular country music star Shania Twain released her 1st album in 1993, and is one of the best selling artists of all times. Not many people know that she actually paid for personal singing lessons by cleaning her vocal coach's home.


JANE AUSTEN
There's lots of talk about royalty these days, but did you know that Kate Middleton is actually related to the great writer Jane Austen? 
They are 11th cousins.


Mark Boughton Photography/Styling by Teresa Blackburn
LA TROPICANA
Try this sexy take on the old mimosa by using sparkling wine instead, along with mango juice and fresh raspberries. Then add a raspberry garnish to show off. 

You can also use grapefruit or pineapples for something uniqueParade Magazine





RELATIONSHIPS
While I talk about domestic violence quite a bit on this blog, I don't always mention the importance of counseling, which is more about helping the survivor get back to being the person they were.

However for those not in an abusive environment, sometimes the relationship needs help from an unbiased individual.  Online therapy can help with communication or trying to get things back on track, and it's less expensive than you may think.  It can be done individually or as a couple.  If this is something you'd be interested in,  https://www.regain.us/  is a great place to start.  They've also received a 4 out of 5 review for their work.

















Now is the time

80 comments:

  1. I did not know about the Middleton woman being related to Austin and I only like one Shania Twain song. Is she related to Mark Twain? I'll have a go at the competition.

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    1. I thought that 3as pretty neat info, proving that you never know who knows or is related to who. Heck, for all I know Andrew, we could be related, right? (lol) Glad you're entering the contest! Hugs...RO

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  2. I can describe my blog in 7 words: Brian, Gracie, Zoe, Dolly, Precious, Simon, Seal!

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    1. You've impressed me Brian! (lol) Hugs...RO

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  3. 7 words? Oh that would be hard, I'm thinking. Sweet of you to share her blogiversary giveaway :)

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    1. It took me a little while, Awesome Anna, but it was fun too. Happy Wednesday! Hugs...RO

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  4. Description of my blog...

    "I like it, not many others do."

    :-))))

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    1. I love your blog! But cool the way you came up with 7 words. (lol) Hugs...RO

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  5. I didn't know Kate was related to Jane Austen. How cool! oh, I love Shania Twain. :)

    And thanks for sharing the giveaway - how fun!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I thought that was a really cool fact Lauren, and Shania sure can sing! Hugs...RO

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  6. Jane Austen? Now that's a connection I'd be bragging about.
    Hope your day is filled with wonder, Rockin Ro.
    Hugs

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    1. I thought that was a cool fact too, Super Sandra! Now that makes me wonder who I can share my fame with.(lol) Hugs...RO

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    1. Thanks a bunch Debbie. Hope your day is amazing! Hugs...RO

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  8. Nice facts RO, it would be nice to be related to someone famous.
    I'll be giving the competition a go too, thanks for sharing the post.

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    1. Perfect example of never knowing who knows who, and how small the world is. Heck, you and I could be related Sami!(lol) Hugs...RO

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  9. Opinions from the opinionated...tee hee
    Just saw Shania in an interview saying how she would have voted for the trumpster. That made my opinion of her drop a few points.

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    1. She's a phenomenal performer. A lot of people also may not have known that she found her husband cheating on her many years ago, and was pretty devastated. I sure hope you're hanging in there today, Margaret. I hate that you received such sad news. Hugs...RO

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  10. Whoa. Mind blown about Kate!

    Love your tidbits of facts. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Joyous Joy. I always love it when you stop by, and hope all is well! Hugs...RO

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  11. You are a wonderful friend, RO. How sweet of you to post your friend's giveaway. I may try to enter, too.

    Kate and Jane? OK, I can see that.

    I don't listen to country, so don't even know who Shania Twain is. I must live in a very limited bubble!!!

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    1. Hey There Elizabeth and hope all is well. I'm thrilled that you were able to stop over to check out Lissa's site. I used to sing in several bands, so music has always been a part of my life, so I'm that person who listens to almost anything including Harry Connick, show tunes, country, gospel, jazz, R & B, pop, and rock. When I'm driving, the radio is always on listening for the next hit. I suspect your bubble is way bigger than you're telling. (lol) Hugs...RO

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    1. I thought that was so neat, too! Hugs...RO

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  13. Jane Austan impresses me a heap more than the Royal Family. Any royal family.
    My blog? Focusses on my obsessions. Repeatedly. And it only took me five words.

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    1. LOL! Ah...all the Royal stuff is getting on your nerves huh, EC? Cool and fun way to describe your blog. Hugs...RO

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  14. Thanks for letting us know about that giveaway and the blog. I'll be visiting more often, I like it.

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    1. Lissa is quirky and so artistically talented, so I really love her and her blog. Glad you had a chance to stop by Marvelous Mary! Hugs...RO

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  15. Wow, that’s pretty neat about Middleton and Austen being related. Those drinks sure look enticing!

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    1. I thought that was pretty interesting too Jenea. I plan to drink one or two this weekend! (lol) Hugs...RO

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  16. "La Tropicana" is giving me a craving for August and the beach!

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    1. It does sound like the perfect drink for the beach along with a really good book, Angela! Hugs...RO

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  17. Congrats on 12 years of blogging. That's an amazing milestone!

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    1. LOL - That milestone goes to Lissa, the person who designed my header. I haven't been at it that long, but I sure hope to Suzanne. Hugs...RO

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  18. If I had to describe my blog in seven words i’d say: to educate the able-bodied to understand. If I won i’d like you to write a guest post on disability.

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    1. Terry, I hope you had a chance to visit Lissa over at her blog, so you can get in your entry. She's love for you to enter her contest. Hugs...RO

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  19. That's a lovely giveaway Lissa is offering. I LOVE your header.
    Heading out to grocery shop. The excitement never ends at our house. Heh.

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    1. Lissa came up with that header in a day, which totally fascinated me! The cheeseburger really sets it all off, don't you think?(lol) I'm headed to Dollar General with my coupons, so I can be the first customer at 8am. Hope you got all your shopping done yesterday. Hugs...RO

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  20. I'm 10th cousins with Obama, and certainly descended (virtually mathematically impossible not to be) from King John, Henry II, Empress Matilda, Henry I, William the Conqueror, Charlemagne, Hugh Capet. Probably descended from Henry III to Edward III. We're all more related than we realize.

    My blog is anything I want it.

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    1. What in the heck Adam?(lol) That's a lot of famous people to be related to, and very fascinating!!!! You make me want to do some research on my family tree. What a perfect way to describe your blog and I love it! (lol) Hugs...RO

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    2. It's more math that research. Records get really blurry once you get past 1700 unless your line was purely aristocratic/royal and not splintered by marrying into more common family or being the offspring of a bastard.

      30 generations back, you have over 1 billion possible ancestors. That was roughly around the year 1100, and England's population was pretty small back then.

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    3. This is the kind of stuff that really intrigues me and makes me want to know more. I had no idea how the genealogy thing worked and the massive numbers involved Over 1 billion sounds like so much! The thought that these numbers could include some aristocracy somewhere along the line is very cool, and I plan to do some checking. Knowledge like this is priceless, and I thank you! Hugs...RO

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  21. Fun! My blog: finding life and style in my empty nest. Oops, that's 8!

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    1. I thought that was a great idea for Lissa to come up, don't you? She's quite a neat person to know for sure. Hugs...RO

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  22. Describing my blog? Hmmm, the first description is a snarky one, I know, who me? The one you hope you don't need. haha The more serious, I guess would be You're not alone, I'm here for you.

    Elsie

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    1. I love both versions Elsie! Hugs...RO

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  23. Good for Shania! I always love it when hard working folks, like cream, rise to the top:)
    YOU, have a marvelous day, Rockin Ro.
    Hugs

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    1. She's quite talented, and she was so devastated when her husband cheated on a her a few years back. It's great that she was able to bounce back! Hope your day is going well! Hugs...RO

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  24. It would make my day to call Jane Austen my cousin even eleven times removed. But hey, we're all cousins, right even if its hundreds of times removed so I'm owning it. LOL

    Neat about your friend's blog challenge. I doubt I could say much in seven words or less. Teehee!

    Oh hey, I used one of Shania's songs for my part of the last anthology's playlist. Cool!

    Online counseling... I like that there are more resources out there for folks. Have a lovely day, lady!

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    1. I know you love her, so that would definitely be so cool. Lissa is a really interesting and fun person that makes my day. It's hard to describe much of anything in 7 words. (lol) I like the idea of more resources available for those in need as well. Hugs...and Happy Friday! RO

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  25. Hi RO :) Interesting facts! :) I knew that Shania was poor growing up but that's interesting about her voice lessons. Poor gal lost her voice lately though I think, something about a damaged voice box? That's nice to post about Lissa's contest! Describing my blog in 7 or less would be "food, dogs, cats, garden, art, love, gratitude"...easy peasy! ;)

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    1. So many singers have had damage to their voice, including me.(lol) It can be quite stressful for sure. I love that description! I sure hope you're doing well and HUGE Hugs to you Rain! RO

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  26. Interesting post with some information.

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    1. Thanks a bunch Nasreen, and I hope that you are well! Hugs...RO

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  27. Awesome on your blogging anniversary! Such a long time blogging!

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    1. LOL! It was my friend Lissa's anniversary. I sure hope to be around for 12 years. That's a long time for sure. Hugs...RO

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  28. thank you so much for sharing my giveaway, sharing may not be the right term but it's very kind of you. thank you!

    middleton related to jane austen? I could accept that but really 11th cousins sounds a bit of a stretch though.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Not only do I love your blog and art work, but the title of your contest just sang to me. I think Kate's related 4 times removed. Hope you received some new readers to your amazing blog. Hugs...RO

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  29. That's a great giveaway! I love your header!
    Kate is related to Jane Austen! Cool!
    Wait to go Shania!
    Big Hugs Ro!

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    1. I really loved the job Lissa did on the header last year. She's pretty amazing! Hope your Friday is amazing! Hugs...RO

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  30. La Tropicana sounds luscious (and pretty).
    Have you gotten your 15 minutes in today? We are heading out to walk after the Cubs game is over;)
    Hope your weekend is wondrous, Rockin Ro.

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    1. I actually went on the glider for 5 whole minutes Super Sandra! That thing has been collecting all kinds of dust these days.(lol) Hope your day is amazing! Hugs...RO

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  31. I didn't know that Kate Middleton is related to Jane Austen... but I do now, thank you.

    Enjoy the weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. It makes me wonder if I'm related to someone famous Jan!(lol) Hugs...RO

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  32. Congratulations on 12 years blogging!

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    1. I was passing on the info for another blogger. (lol) I'd be so luck to be around for 12 years! Hugs and so glad you stopped by! RO

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  33. I didn't know that about Kate being related to Jane. Great post, very interesting.

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    1. I have this horrible habit of trivia, which is totally useless, but still fun. (lol) So thrilled that you stopped by! Hugs...RO

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  34. My goodness, she's been blogging for TWELVE YEARS! That's unheard of these days, I'll have to pop over onto her blog and congratulate her. Such an incredible achievement.

    Domestic violence advocacy is something really close to my heart too RO, family or partner abuse is not something any woman or child especially should be forced to endure. Thank goodness for counciling and women's refuges. If you ever want to talk privately about it, send me private message on Twitter <3 <3

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    1. That's the same thing I thought too! So many bloggers I've met have disappeared. I'm thrilled that you're on the Domestic Violence platform because enough people are afraid to tackle it. It's great to know I have a kindred spirit! Hugs...RO

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  35. And speaking of trivia...Heh...You probably knew (I'm sure you do, you're the trivia queen:) that Lady Diane was related to Barbara Cartland (step-granddaughter).

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    1. Because I used to read Barbara Cartland romances all the time as a kid, I did know this, and thought it was pretty cool. For years, I was hooked on her books! Hugs and Happy Tuesday Super Sandra! RO

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  36. I love the giveaway for her blogiversary. Now how would I describe my blog? Domestic violence is not talked about enough so thanks for bringing it up. I love your header by the way!

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    1. I agree, there are definitely not enough people talking about the sadness of domestic violence, but we're getting there. Thanks so much for your amazing support! I thought that was a great idea for her blog too! Happy Friday and Hugs...RO

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  37. That's quite difficult to describe my blog in 7 words. That's nice you shared her giveaway. I like your header. I didn't realize online therapy was a thing, that sounds like a good thing.

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  38. Love the kitty and puppy:)
    Stay cool.
    Hugs

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    1. Super Sandra, you are just the best and most supportive person, and I can't believe we live just 3 hours apart. I sure hope I can bring you at least a 3D picture of a cat one day soon. (lol) Many Hugs...RO

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  39. A place to be creative and me.

    You are a wonderful friend to those who need information and a place to voice against domestic violence.

    I am not a big fan of Shania Twain...her songs sound all the same to me. I do applaud her ingenuity of how to pay for her voice lessons.

    Big Hugs RO!!!

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  40. What a unique contests. I have never tried to sum up my blog in 7 words. Will have to give it some thought. :)

    I don't know of any famous people that I am related to- but who knows what is hidden in my family tree. ;)
    ~Jess

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    1. I'll bet if we both dig deep into Ancestry.com, we'd be amazed to see what famous people we have in our families. (lol) Hope you're doing well this Terrific Tuesday! Hugs...RO

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