announcing the bloggy olympics- torch passing ceremony

Guess what? The 2012 Summer Olympics are coming soon and we are so excited. To help get in the spirit of the Olympics and to add a bloggy spin of our own we will be hosting a 6 week Bloggy Olympics!

There will be 18 different blogs participating over 6 weeks and 6 events from June 9th- July 21st. Each week 3 blogs will share a simple tutorial that you can copy or will get you thinking about that event’s theme. At the end of the week they will host a 3 blog linky party for you to link up your finished event projects. And of course there will be features, giveaways, and fun Olympic stuff!
The Opening Ceremony begins Thursday, June 7th and runs until Friday, June 8th at midnight. Come link up your blog if you are planning on joining in an event for the “Bloggy Olympics”. Our Olympic event schedule is: decorating (Event 1), kitchen (Event 2), paint (Event 3), crafts (Event 4), fabric (Event 5), and outdoors (Event 6). Join 1 event or plan on joining all.
I’m participating as part of the outdoor events in round 6. Why? Because we are in the middle of all the craziness of our landscaping project in the front yard and out back. Sounds like the perfect way to get my butt in gear and finish some of these pending projects.
As this is a torch passing ceremony, so I need to highlight my fellow torch bearers:

So if you are new here coming from the torch passing here is some info on me:
Birthdate: 
I’m a Valentine’s Day baby!                   
Birthplace:
Sunny South Florida                  
Hometown: 
Sunny South Florida                       
Residence: 
Sunny South Florida. Yes, I’m still here.                 
Height:       
5’1″ – Who you calling shorty?      
Olympics:
2012
Teammate:                  
The lovely ladies from Smallgoodhearth and 504 Main!
Event:  
The great outdoors.                 
Who is your biggest fan?
Without a doubt the hubby. Cheesy, yes, but he encourages me like no other.
How do you think people will remember you?
Most likely as the Olympian who crashed and burned at their event. Have you seen what our outdoor spaces look like? How are we going to make that pretty and inspire or teach you? Eek.
What do you do in your spare time that isn’t blogging?
Um, work? No seriously, what does spare time mean? I’m a marketing exec, wife, mom to 5 furbabies and a blogger so my free time is non-existent. If I’m not working, blogging, crafting, working on the house, I’m either cuddling with my mutts or drinking wine.
What are you really bad at that you would love to be good at?
I wish I could sing and do basic math. I probably shouldn’t admit that in public, but really, I can’t sing and I suck at math. Thank heavens I have a day job and that calculators and Excel  were invented.
What are the main lessons you’ve learned in life?
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” – Dr. Seuss
What is your greatest challenge in this event?
Getting my behind in gear after a blog hiatus. New job sucked the time out of me and we are behind on the renovations.This is great motivation though!
What tips do you give to a beginner starting out:
Be yourself and don’t let it take over!

Hope you are having a good weekend. See you at the Olympics!

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