Friday, April 7, 2017

Celebrate: Spring Cleaning & Giveaways!

It's that time of the year again. Spring! Birds chirping. Flowers blooming. Blankets and winter coats going in storage. It's a time that makes you open the windows, let in the sun and then--YIKES!--you see what your house really looks like.

How did it get so dirty??

So guess what I was doing this week?  Cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning.

Ugh. I'm tired. Muscles I haven't exercised in ages are killing me. My nails are chipped, grimy shadows of their former selves. My lower back is sending out SOS signals and begging for pain meds. I swear there were corners in some rooms that looked like alien landscapes. It was so bad I ran out of detergent. Twice! 

The thing I'm celebrating is that when I finally finish, I'll be so happy with my fresh, clean apartment! I'm not there yet, but I'm dreaming of it ...

Do you do Spring Cleaning every year or have to re-organize things?  What's the easiest job? Do you have one you really hate?

New Member for Celebrate--Update Your Blog Rolls:
Cloud Nine Girl --
Welcome Erika!

Member Taking a Break From Celebrate–Update Your Blog Rolls:
Julie Flanders --
Julie is welcome back whenever she finds the time!

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:

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** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **

 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)

Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors

Here are Foxy's suggestions for , 2017:

Free Download of Sci-Fi Short Story – Download FREE “CassaDawn” by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the exciting prequel to his bestselling Cassa series, about  a top-of-the-class cadet whose inability to get along with others may ruin his chances to complete his training. (For more info go to the Alex J. Cavanaugh—CassaDawn Book page.)
Download "CassaDawn" FREE at: 
Barnes & Noble--

Free Download of Christian Inspirational Book – Download FREE Finding Satisfaction in Christ by Lynda R. Young, a book to help you find revitalization and renewal in your Christian faith. 
Download Finding Satisfaction in Christ by going to Lynda’s “FREE” blog page HERE. Write your email address that will sign you up for Lynda’s mailing list, and the link to download the book (in PDF format) will be sent to your email Inbox. 

Free 1 Historical/Non-Fiction Novel and 1 Historical/Fiction Novel - Win Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days: Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie by Will Bashor, a non-fiction account of the ex-queen’s final 76 days in prison before her execution, and The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie, the third in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy, about the mistress of King Louis XV. Enter via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (ends Apr 30)

Free Middle Grade Supernatural Suspense Novel – Win Horizon by New York Times Bestselling Author Scott Westerfield, about a plane crash that strands eight young people in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue while cliques and rivalries tear them apart from the inside. Enter via Entry Form on the DOGO Books site. (ends Apr 18) 

Free YA Thriller Novel from Random House – Win Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar, about two young friends who escape a bully by going through the eerie woods—where people disappear. Enter via Entry Form on the DOGO Books site. (ends Apr 18) 

Free YA Adventure Dystopian Novel – Win Into the Air by A.K. Dowling, about a future world where everyone lives below ground, until the day when Mia and her father are invited to travel outside the confines and into the air. Enter via rafflecopter on the Beck Valley Books blog. (ends April 10)

Free Two (2) $100 Amazon Gift Cards – Two separate giveaways featuring $100 Amazon gift cards. Enter both rafflecopter giveaways on the SFF Book Bonanza site. (ends Apr 30)

For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)
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