Friday, August 9, 2013

Ella's Turning WHAT?????? Blog Hop


 
Author Ella Jade is turning 40, and to help her celebrate her 4th decade, over 105 bloggers have gotten together to have a 3 day blog hop to give away all kinds of goodies.
This includes a great GRAND PRIZE!
$100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) Gift Card.
Winner will be announced and contacted on Monday morning.
 
 
So let's discuss birthdays! Some hate them, some love them...me?
 MEH!
 Whatever!
Except for my 30th birthday, now that was as memorable as a birthday could get.
That year my official birthday was on a Monday, so the Saturday before was the celebrating day. Hubby & I had lots of friends over, much alcohol was involved. Great friends, great music, & of course great drinks.
 
Sunday was a day to recover before going back to work Monday morning on my actual birthday. But, by Monday morning I still wasn't feeling very recovered from Saturday night. I called in sick. My boss knew it was my birthday and told me that I had better see a Dr and bring in a note in order to get paid for the day. So I called my Dr and made that appt.
Later that morning, sitting in the Dr's office, discussing my miserable state of being to my Dr, he decided that I probably had the flu but would run a few tests anyway.
Well, as it turned out, I did have the flu-
How is that so memeorable you ask?
The memorable part is what the tests showed I also had....
A baby! My first!
Yup, I went into the Dr's for a hangover/flu and came home pregnant!
 
HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY TO ME!
 
And yes I did bring a Dr's note into work the next day....I did get paid for the day off!
BTW...that baby, is now 15yrs old and stands 6 feet tall & is about to start High School in a few weeks!
(as I type he is in his room blasting Led Zepplin on his stereo-I taught him so well)
 
 
To celebrate Ella's 40th birthday, I am giving away a $10 Amazon GC!
Pease fill out the Rafflecopter below.
To be elegible for the Grand Prize you must answer the first question & leave your email addy in the comments!
Then follow the links below to the other participating blogs to check out what goodies they are giving away!
The more blogs you visit, the more entires you get for the Grand Prize!

$100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) Gift Card.
 
Winner will be announced and contacted on Monday morning.
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

74 comments:

  1. I received pink fluffy handcuffs for my 17th birthday, from a friend that was a little bit of a stirrer. I got him back (don't worry!). My parents thought it was hilarious.

    x.rock.goddess.x@hotmail.com

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    1. Pink Fluffy handcuffs sound like fun!!!!

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  2. My most memorable birthday gift was when Hubby took me to Vegas for our wedding. It was a little early but so worth it!

    daringzoey at yahoo.com

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    1. Anniversary & Birthday so close together that Hubby could never forget the dates...I hope!

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  3. My surprise baby (my last) was born a few days after my birthday. I cried throughout the entire pregnancy (my other kids were older and I was looking forward to having some "me" time), but he was the best thing that ever happened to me. At 7 he's still my little cuddle-bug.

    kesummer69(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. AWWW how sweet, my youngest was born 2 days after Father's day!

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  4. My daughter was born a couple weeks before my 19th birthday. : )
    stamper_sierra@yahoo.com

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    1. Happy Birthday baby!!!! now that's an awesome present!

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  5. I want to win! Happy Birthday!
    kyla.stein@gmail.com

    a surprise party!

    -Kyla Stein

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    1. make sure you enter the Rafflecopter-and good luck!

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  6. No crazy parties or gifts. But once nice gift was a new Kitten, what a cutie.Deb P , r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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    1. AWWW! I love my furbabies as much as I love my 2-legged babies!

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  7. I couldn't find the question I MUST answer to enter your contest, but I'm assuming it has something to do with favorite birthday presents (from the other responses here) My favorite would have to be the Christmas present I received in 1985 when my daughter was born on De 19 and we all got to be together that Christmas!

    Janetteharjo@gmail.com

    Romance through the mists of time,
    Love through the dimensions of reality

    Watch for Janette's release, CONNECTIONS, the Trilogy,
    coming soon from Books To Go Now!

    www.bookstogonow.com
    http://www.authorjanetteharjo.blogspot.com


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  8. My most outrageous gift would have to have been a niece! Wonderful birthday present!

    paperbacklass@gmail.com

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  9. Happy Birthday to Ella! and thanks to YOU for being a part of this blog hop!:)
    my fave gift was this years birthday my daughter was born 2 days before my 23rd birthday and we got to go home ON my birthday!
    indiansgirl9@aol.com

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  10. Happy Birthday Ella!!!

    alslagle06@live.com

    My ipad was my best bday gift

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  11. I think my most memorable birthday was the first one I managed to get through without hearing anything about how JFK was shot. Yes, my birthday is November 22 and I turned 2 the day he was shot, so that has followed me a long time.

    Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

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    1. Yeah I can understand why that would be a memorable one! All I have is a ground hog on my birthday every year! LOL

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  12. I loved getting an electric guitar on my 18th!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!
    talkington07@yahoo.com

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  14. When a guy that I liked, came up behind me in a club and told me he was my birthday present. That was a great weekend. Thanks for sharing Ella's wonderful day and the giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

    Happy Birthday, Ella!

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    1. Now that's a birthday present that has my imagination running wild!!! :)

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  15. WOW! That is definitely a memorable birthday. Mine are quite lame. But my best was spending the day with my mother on my 40th. We went shopping and had lunch. I loved it.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. It is the simplest things in life that make the most special moments!

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    1. My most outrageous gift was when my ex-husband got me a toilet seat for Christmas one year. Now you know why he is now my ex. lol

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    2. Happy birthday Ella. Great blog hop!
      samanthadarling1986@hotmail.com

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    3. Oh I can see why he is an ex!!!

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  17. most memorable birthday: my 18th! I had my son the very next day. best gift ever!

    Thanks for being part of this blog hop.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLA!

    jrryba(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Happy birthday to Ella! Thanks for participating in the hop. For my 30th birthday I asked for a new washer and dryer. I was truly an adult. Lol. I was so excited to get them though and for that first week or so I actually enjoyed doing laundry.

    pjmillion(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. LMAO!!!!! When Hubby & I married we lived in an in-law apt at my parents house(w/their furnature) for a year before we moved out. I remember when our brand new furniture was delivered to our new place I kept changing the rooms around like every other day for weeks because I was a grown-up now and had my own place and could do it! I remember the giddy feeling!

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  19. Most memorable besides last year was a friend and I went to a concert and got to meet the band backstage and I got a bday kiss from the bass player.

    Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Now, that's a birthday to remember! COOL!

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  20. Well I don't remember my most outrageous gift but favorite gifts of mine include movies, books, and gift cards. Thanks for the giveaway!

    butterflypetals7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You certainly can't go wrong with books & gift cards! My hubby apologised one year when he got me 4 or 5 GC's from some of my favorite stores... I told him to shut up and he could do it again next year!

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  21. Happy Birthday Ella! Great Blog Hop. One of my best birthday is when my husband surprised me at work with flowers, chocolate and a pair of diamond earrings - made all my co-workers jealous.
    Koala571@msn.com

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    1. Flowers, Chocolate, & Diamonds???? WOW are you one lucky girl! Most guys might get one of those items right but all 3??? Girl, I am jealous!! lol

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  22. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop! Happy Birthday Ella! one birthday the guys from work surprised me with a cake in shape of a hamburger..it was pretty cool, if it weren't for them my birthday would've sucked because the now ex-hubby forgot about me for over an hour to pick me up the person behind that surprise party is now my husband...seems fate led me to my soul mate. fuades3@yahoo.com

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    1. Now that's an awesome birthday story!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Happy Birthday Ella! My most memorable birthday moment was when i met my fiance for the first time 2 years ago. that is the best present a guy could ever receive. We will be getting married in a few months joehawkshaw@yahoo.com

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    1. AWWW how sweet & romantic...you're a keeper! :)

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  24. My favorite birthday memory is one birthday when I was 8 or 9 (I think) and my parents let me invite a bunch of people over, including all of my family, and everyone just ran around in the yard, jumped on the trampoline, got in and out of those plastic pools around the yard, ate homemade cake and ice cream that my mom made, and hit the pinata! It was super fun just to be a kid and run around with all of my friends on a great day that involved homemade yummy treats!
    Thank you! kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I remember having a few of those birthdays too.... much more fun than the "planned" parties where everything you do is planned out to the last minute :)

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  25. My best birthday gift was a weekend trip to the beach with my bpyfriend

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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    1. oooh a romantic weekend I hope, how nice!

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  26. The time my friend threw me a birthday party and one of my guy friends got his pants caught on nail while trying to jump off the banister and ending up dangling there lol
    Happy Birthday Ella!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. LOL! For my 17th Bday, my friends threw a huge party for my birthday & for another friend who was enlisting in the service....your party sounds a lot like mine was....oh the things that happened that night....SHHHH I won't tell!

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  27. Happy Birthday Ella! Hope you have a great weekend for it. I'm not much of a birthday person.. but have to say its been enjoyable reading about everyone elses..;) vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

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    1. That's why i love coming up with these great questions...to hear other peoples ideas and experiences!

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  28. Happy birthday! My favorite birthday memory was when I got a dog as a birthday gift.

    schan26.wisc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Happy Birthday to Ella!!

    My family isn't big on birthday so I was surprised one year when my sister surprised me with a cake and had the family come together to sing me Happy Birthday.

    Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your own story.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Sometimes it's the little gestures like this that make the most special moments of our lives!

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  30. Getting a horse for a surprise gift is my favorite one..

    Happy Birthday Ella!!

    erikalrhodes at gmail dot com

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    1. A HORSE???? now that is A huge surprise!

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  31. cake baked by mom

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  32. Happy Birthday Ella! My most memorable/fun bday was when my friend took me to Vegas for it can't remember much but it was EPIC!!!!!
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  33. A surprise weekend road trip to St. Augustine, for a long weekend at a great B&B.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  34. Thank you so much for adding that so I could leave my comments I just signed up to follow you on email soo excited thenx
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  35. My best birthday was when my four kids all bought me books off my wish list. I was in Heaven! The next year they bought me a Kindle because I didn't have any more room for books, so I told them I was going to clear out their rooms for my bookcases. :D

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. HBD Ella!!
    Thanks for joining the hop...
    My most memorable was finding out i pregnant with my little prince...
    caiidynsmommieat)gmail(dot)com

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  37. As a single mother I normally don't celebrate but now my kids are older last year u had to make a cake for myself so they could wish me happy birthday. Tabitha_stevenson at hotmail dot com

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  38. Happy Birthday, Ella!!!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. My most memorable gift was an elliptical machine I received from my whole family on my 30th birthday, I love it! Thank you!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  40. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    My most memorable birthday gift was when my autistic son said that he loved me! Thanks for participating in the hop!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  41. My most memorable bday gift was a trip to S Korea from my husband!!!

    ava_ann2001@yahoo.com

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  42. Have a wonderful birthday Ella!

    My most memorable birthday is when I turned 15. I had a nice party where my relatives and friends attended. This was in the early 80's.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  43. Happy Birthday, Ella! My most memorable birthday was the one I spent at a romantic inn in Monterrey. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Happy Birthday Ella. My most memorable birthday gift was a diamond butterfly necklace that my hubby gave me!!

    jrcarroll314@comcast.net

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  45. Happy Birthday Ella! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!!
    Thank you for your generosity,
    Karen.arrowood@sbcglobal.net

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  46. Congratulations to Dawna! You are the winner of the $10 Amazon GC! I have emailed you a notice.
    Thanks to all who participated in Ella's birthday bash!
    Ella did pick the Grand Prize winner - Book Attict from Kristabel Reed's blog! Congratulations to you!

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