Spreading The Word

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Over on Thinking of Rob, they are trying to help out a member of the TOR community who recently fell on hard times.  Her husband suffered a serious injury and unfortunately it occurred during a lapse in their health insurance.  As if the pain wasn’t enough, the medical bills are piling up fast.  To help out, TOR is taking donations and holding an auction to raise money.  The auction is full of amazing items donated by the TOR community and beyond.  Please head over to bid on some great items and help out someone who could really use the support.

I’m not kidding when I say they’ve got some great items!  Here’s just a small list of what’s up for auction:

  • First edition, hardcover Eclipse signed by Stephanie Meyer
  • Signed copy of Outlander by Diana Galbadon
  • Props from Remember Me
  • Entertainment Weekly autographed by Kristen Stewart
  • Items signed by Peter Facinelli, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz
  • White cover edition Twilight series
  • Breaking Dawn Comic Con badges
  • Books signed by Charlain Harris, Particia Briggs, and Janet Evanovich
  • Twilight Collector Cards
  • Hunger Games poster
  • Signed New Moon movie companion (up for bids on Monday 9/19/2011)

There is so much more, too!  Bidding is as simple as leaving a comment.  For more information visit Auctions for Shannon.  The auction will continue through September 23, 2011 so keep watching for new items and bidding opportunities.  Hope to see you there!

c.b. 2011

Paying it Forward . . . Again!

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After three full months in the blogosphere, I can’t help but be thankful for every reader that visits my blog.  At the same time, I am just as grateful to have found a wonderful community of bloggers that offer an immense amount of insight and inspiration.  Back in June I posted some of my favorite links, but the list has since grown.  It’s time to share a few more blogs that deserve the spotlight!

Random Acts of Writing [+art]

Stunning photography and art meet beautiful quotations with a dash of philosophical contemplation. Easily one of my favorite blogs because there is always so much inspiration not only for writing, but for life in general.

Moonlight Baker

I’m not much of a cook, but I love this blog!  Recently, she posted a recipe for Nutella Cheesecake Bars that was so easy to follow even I could make them.  They were absolutely divine and I suspect all of her recipes are just as delicious.  This site boasts highly original recipes for everything from breakfast to desert, making it well worth the visit to see what’s cooking!

Joss Burnel – The Crowing Crone

Count on Joss to highlight the simple pleasures of life with beautiful photographs of nature and thoughtful posts on the little things that matter most.  I look forward to new posts as they offer a nice bit of serenity when I need it most.

The Conscious Classroom

A wonderful site that offers interesting and unconventional tools for teachers.  This may be a bit of a shameless plug, but I do contribute to this site from time to time.  😉  If you are an educator or a parent looking for techniques and inspiration for engaging students in the act of learning, this is a good place to find some new ideas.

W. Chaser

The process of writing is never easy as real life, the inner critic, and frustration threaten to rob us of our creativity.  W. Chaser writes about these struggles and the little victories that make writing a truly rewarding craft.  The honesty and humor of this blog is what keeps me coming back for more.

Thinking of Rob

Everyone has a guilty pleasure and this is mine.  😀  In a previous post, I admitted that I am one of those Twilight people, (A Bookshelf of Organized Chaos). Well,  I am also a Robert Pattinson fan. Yup, I’ve seen every one of his movies and loved them!  Thinking of Rob is one of the best fan sites I’ve ever encountered in the mania that surrounds Twilight.  Not only do they post the best photos, fan art, and news, but they are very respectful of Rob as a person, (no tabloid stuff, negativity is not tolerated, and rumors are not proliferated).  They keep things very professional and I have so much respect for what they do and how they do it.  With Breaking Dawn: Part I hitting theaters in a few months, this is the site to keep bookmarked for all the latest news!

Happy Reading!

c.b. 2011