Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Little Things Make Me Happy

The Little Things Make Me Happy!

The little things make me very happy. I just discovered that there are more emoticons available for Blackberry Messenger (BBM). I haven't figured out how to save them yet but I do know how to copy and paste them into my BBMs.

For those of you who are interested copy and paste the below message and email it to yourself. Then copy it into a BBM. They don't look like anything until they are in the BBM. You have to copy it into a BBM in sections because there are so many. Sorry that some are repeating.


Happy Smiley
Angry Smiley
Sad Smiley
Worried Smiley
Dead Smiley
Two Hands To Face Smiley
Chewing Smiley
Grill Smiley
Tounge Out Winking Smiley
Electrical Face Smiley?
Winking Smiley
Medium Smile Smiley
Big Frown Smiley
Animal Face Smiley
 Big Cry Smiley
Little Cry Smiley
Sideways Looking Smiley
Heart Eyes Smiley
 Sighing Smiley
Worried Smiley
Very Worried Smiley
Very Angry Smiley
Closed Eye Smiley
Red Lips
Blue Z's Sleeping
Fist Front View
Fist from Side
Fist Peace Sign
Hand Open
Thumbs Up Fist
Person Silhoulette
 Jet Front
Ocean Liner
Station Wagon
Green People Mover
Checkered Flag
Running Stick Figure
 Surfer
Skiing Figure
Olympic Torch?
Tennis Racket and Ball
Soccer Ball
Basketball Hoop and Ball
Puff of Air
Diamond Engagement Ring
Kings Crown
White Purse
Red Hand Bag
Red High Heel Shoe
Winter Hat
Blue T Shirt
Sports Jersey
 Bow Tie
Money Bag
Hot Coffe Cup
 Martini Glass
Cake Slice
Birthday Cake
Warm Cup
Bottle And Cup
Wine Glass
Four Leaf Clover
Two Leaf Clover
Ferris Wheel
Island Scene
Thunder Cloud
Umbrella with Rain
Moon and Star in Black Box
Rain Drops
Rain Drop
Factory Building
Stoplight Sideways
Red Stop Sign
Gas Pump
Dinner Plate Symbol
Restroom Symbol
Lodging Symbol
ATM Symbol
Yen House
Red Cross House Symbol
Red T House Symbol
Christmas Tree
Analog Clock
Hour Glass
24 hrs Calendar Symbol?
 Make Call
Telephone Symbol
Send Mail
Paper Clip
White Pen
Paint Brush
Paint Pallete
Magnifying Glass
Green Crayon
Memo Pad Symbol
Copyright Symbol
TM Trademark
Caution Triangle
Trademark Symbol
Exclamation in Triangle
No Smoking
Red Music Note
Steamy Water
Light Bulb On
Cell Phone
Compact Disc
Game Controller
Movie Camera Symbol
Movie Symbol
Red Music Notes
Blue Music Note
Heart Envelope
Two Hearts
Broken Heart
Beating Heart
Big Heart
Free in Box
Handicap Symbol
Happy Sad Masks
Yellow Capricorn Symbol
 Libra Symbol
Green Aquarius
Red Sagitarius
Blue Scorpio
Yellow Virgo
Red Leo
0 Box
9 Box
8 Box
7 Box
6 Box
5 Box
4 Box
3 Box
2 Box
1 Box
Q in Octagon
White Ball
Funky Plus
# Sign With Lines Above and Below
Yellow Blob
Yellow Blob in Box
D with Circle Around It
ID with Lines Above and Below
Red Return Arrow
 CL with Lines Above and Below
NEW with Lines Above and Below
Right Arrow with Soon under it
Double Arrow with On under it
Left Arrow with End under it
Red arrow to right and up
Bottom Left Arrow
Bottom Right Arrow
Upward Left Arrow
Upward Right Arrow
Yellow Thing?
Blue P in Circle
Yellow M in Circle
Flying Animal
Electricity in Ball
Blue 3D Downward Left Arrow
Dashes symbolizing Rows
Blue Downward Arrow From Left
Red Exclamation
Red Exclamation and Blue Question
Two Red Exclamations
Squiggly Arrows Pointing at eachother
Jagged Line
Red OK with lines above and below
lowercase a
lowercase a in box
Red NG with lines Above and Below
Up/Down Arrow
 Left/Right Arrow
Foreign Circle Symbol 1
Foreign Circle Symbol 2
Foreign Circle Symbol 3

 Ear

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  

          
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

The EReader debate

The EReader Debate

For months I have been trying to decide between the Nook and the Kindle. Then the Ipad came out now all I can think about is that! So I have been debating between the three devices. The Ipad does everything under the sun, but it is so much more expensive then the other devices. The kindle is only black and white, and it doesn't have a back-light which would make reading at night in bed impossible. It does have a keyboard though which is a plus. The Nook is in color as well, but it doesn't have a keyboard. I can go to websites and check my email from it and it has a back-light so I would be able to read at night. I can import my files into all the devices.

I think part of the reason the decision is so hard is because the Ipad is so expensive. It was the same price or close in price to the Nook and the Kindle I would be getting that. Unfortunately that is not the case so I can't decide between the three devices.
So I am bring my debate to everyone to help me make a decision. What EReader device do you have and what are your likes and dislikes? Is it easy to import files? Is the software user friendly? I want to know everything about your device. How did you decide to get the device you have? 

Please use the comment section below to post your responses!

Friday, January 21, 2011

My First Fun Follow Friday (Blog Hop)

Book Blogger Hop

This is my second Fun Follow Friday and Blog Hop!

The linkytools will be open from midnight January 21, 2010 to midnight January 24, 2010

Enter Your link below in the Linky Tools to obtain followers

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Swagbucks Thursday!

Swagbucks Thursday!

Search & Win

A few weeks ago I saw a story on CBS news about earning prizes by doing a few surveys or downloading coupons from a site. I joined one and thought you may want to too. I have been earning money since joining a few weeks ago. It's really easy to use the Swagbucks search engine to do your normal internet searching and sometimes you will be rewarded with Swagbucks which can then be redeemed for some great prizes. I search for things I would normally be searching for, so I might as well earn some swag money for it. Once you have enough swagbugs you can get great rewards such as Amazon Gift Cards, Ipods/Ipads, Movies and much much more. Don't forget to check out other ways to earn swagbucks once you join.

Click the bar above or the Swagbucks search engine link to join and start earning today!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stumble Tumble Tuesday

Welcome to
Stumble Tumble Tuesday hosted by Simply Stacie, Still Blonde After All These Years, Shopper Gal, Luxury Reading, Acting Balanced and Kelly’s Lucky You! The goal of this hop is to use Stumble Upon to help you promote your blog posts and get more traffic!
If you are new to Stumble Upon, please check out this tutorial on how it works.
To take part is simple.
1. Add a link to a blog post that you would like people to stumble to the linky below. It *must* be a link to an actual post and NOT your main site. Please do not list giveaways.
2. Stumble the 5 posts above your link. This way everyone’s posts will be stumbled. If you like you can stumble them all. The great thing about Stumble Upon is that it is fast and easy to do with the Stumble Upon toolbar. PLEASE DO NOT ADD YOUR LINK IF YOU AREN’T GOING TO STUMBLE ANY POSTS. This hop will only work if we all do our share.
Important Note: If you are the first person to Stumble a post, please take a minute and fill out the Stumble Upon review page. This is a one shot deal so if you don’t fill it out, that particular post will never get the same opportunity again.
Feel free to post about Stumble Tumble Tuesday on your blog and help us spread the word.
Have fun with it and let’s discover and stumble some posts!

Remember to enter your blog into the list below by clicking the link.
You will be able to add your links until Friday January 21, 2011.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I received my first blog award tonight. I received this lovely award from Cathy at Lip Gloss and Literature! Thank you so much Cathy. I hope that the blog continues to be "stylish" and inspire others.

And Now the Rules of the Award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
  1. I love reading chick lit.
  2. I will be an audiologist soon.
  3. I put my heart and soul into everything I do.
  4. My favorite authors are Meg Cabot, Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, Sophie Kinsella, and Jane Green.
  5. I never liked reading as a child until my mother walked in with me watching the Princess Diaries movie for the millionth time and said to me you know that's a book right? That was all it took for me to pick up Meg Cabot's books. I have read every single one under her pseudoname and her name.
  6. I am counting down until Meg Cabot's next books come down.
  7. I wish I had more time to just sit and read.
3. Award 15 super stylish bloggers this award.

4. Contact those bloggers and let them know they have won.

Thank you again for the award. I hope that everyone continues to enjoy it. Please feel free to express your likes and dislikes as this is my first venture into blogging and value everyone's input!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fun Follow Friday Blog Hop

Book Blogger Hop

This is my First Fun Follow Friday and Blog Hop!

Question of the Week: What genre do you do?

Answer: I only read Chick-Lit.

Enter Your link below in the Linky Tools to obtain followers

Thursday, January 13, 2011

After You by Julie Buxbaum (Chick Lit Challenge and TBR Challenge Book 2, Just For Fun Challenge Book 1)

I read After You by Julie Buxbaum. This book explores friendship and marriage. It wasn't my favorite book. If I had read and was obsesed with The Secret Garden I probably would have enjoyed it more. It begins with life long friends. One passes away and the other attempts to help raise her daughter.

I highly recommend you read it and use your own judgment!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vacation Nightmare!

   After spending months working my rear end off I decided to take a vacation. My flight was scheduled for a week after the major snowstorm on the east coast. 
   I got to the airport 2 hours early to get through security and check in. Checked in and sat in waiting. About 40 minutes before the scheduled flight time they announced that the plane would start boarding shortly. 15 minutes later they announce that the flight is delayed because although the pilot is there the rest of they could not find the rest of the flight crew. The flight got cancelled at the time we were supposed to take off because they couldn't find a flight crew. 
     So I went standby on another flight at gate one.  The crew assured me that my luggage would be on the first standby flight regardless of whether I get on the flight or not. It would be there waiting for me. Well the first flight
came and went and I wasn't on it. At this point I was traveling with a group of people from my original flight. They sent us all on standby to another flight at gate 27. The very last gate!  The second flight came and went I wasn't on it. Flight number 3 sent us back to gate 5 after sitting a half hour we were moved to gate 19. 3 flights and 14 hours later I were in Florida. 
   The company had assured me several thousand times that my luggage would be on that first standby flight and would be in Florida waiting for me. When I actually got here we had no luggage. Baggage claim told me that although you stick a bar coded tag onto the luggage when you check it in they don't actually use a check in system so they had no way of telling me if my luggage was sitting in the original airport, on plane to Florida or in Aruba! STUPID!!!! Why bother with a bar code if you are not going to use it! 
    I had to first go by essentials at 2am. I borrowed clothes from my family and bought a few things the next day. They finally found my luggage 48 hours later. 
     I got here safe which is really all that matters and they did find our luggage eventually. Lol

    The flight home was significantly less eventful! Went to the airport 2 hours early to get through security just like I did last time. The plane arrived 5 minutes after sitting at the gate. They assured us that the plane would be cleaned and checked and boarding in 40 minutes. Turns out plane and crew came in together so 20 minutes later we boarded and took off 30 minutes early, which led to us landing 40 minutes early!!!! Luggage came through the belt almost right away! :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Check Out Chick Lit Centrals Cool Giveaway!

They have 1000 members, so now they have lots of books to give away, courtesy of some wonderful and generous authors and publishers!

These are some of the books being given away:
  • Emily Giffin Heart of the Matter
  • Susan McBride Cougar Club
  • Megan Crane Names My Sisters Call Me, Frenemies,
  • Everyone Else's Girl,
  • English as a Second Language
  • Jane Green Promises to Keep
  • Alicia Bessette Simply from Scratch-hardcover
  • Julie Buxbaum After You
  • Robyn Harding Chronicles…
  • Aidan Donnelley Rowley Life after Yes
  • Holly Christine Tuesday tells it Slant
  • Clodagh Murphy Girl in a Spin
  • Melissa Senate Love Goddess
  • Sarah Pekkanen Skipping a Beat
  • Debbie Viggiano Stockings and Cellulite
  • Jill Kargman Arm Candy
  • Janet Skeslien Charles Moonlight in Odessa
  • Jenny Nelson Georgia's Kitchen
  • Kim Gruenenfelder There's Cake in my Future
  • Josie Brown Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives
  • Maria Geraci The Boyfriend of the Month Club
  • Mia King Good Things
  • Table Manners
  • Alisa Kwitney Flirting in Cars
  • Jenny Gardiner Winging it (book plate)
  • Carole Matthews Chocolate Lovers Club
  • Stacey Ballis Good Enough to Eat
  • Marilyn Brant Friday Mornings at Nine
  • Jillian Cantor Transformation of Things
  • Maureen Lipinski Bump in the Road
  • Not Ready for Mom Jeans
  • Teresa Medeiros Goodnight Tweetheart (2 books)
  • Beth Hoffman Saving CeeCee Honeycutt (2 books + 1 audio)
  • Brenda Janowitz Jack with a Twist
  • Cari Kamm Fake Perfect Me
  • Catherine McKenzie Spin
  • Ellen Byerrum Shot Through Velvet (2 books)
  • Michaeline Mcallister Welcome to My Life
  • Adena Halpern 29
  • Beth Kendrick Second Time Around
  • Jane Porter Flirting with Forty

So check out their website and contest via their facebook page!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Chick Lit Challenge Book/ 2011TBR Challenge Book

Alyce K. Williams The Only Thing Better Than Good Is New

I recently read A.K. (Alyce K.) Williams book The Only Thing Better Than Good Is New. It was a fantastic read. Although short, which only means that it could be read in one sitting it was an absoultely fantastic read. It reminded me a lot of the Sex and The City tv show. It easily caught my attention. I couldn't put it down! I would highly recommend this book to everyone! A.K. William book can be purchased through her website
The Chick Lit Challenge can be found
The 2011 TBR Challenge can be found