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Behold the power of social media and Friday fill ins…

October 11, 2012

Blogging has changed my outlook on a lot of things and brought many more interesting and yes, time consuming “hobbies” into my life. One of those things is my love for all things social media… Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and by far my favorite Instagram! I have been using Facebook for quite some time and was happy and comfortable with it. I never gave Twitter much thought but when I started blogging some of the advice I got from others was to set up a profile. I did but didn’t expect much from it. Fast forward a year and I have over 800 followers – Thanks guys!!! – and use it daily. I have conversations with people all over the country and the world. It’s awesome. You know what else is awesome? Getting on Twitter to let off a little steam because you felt a company was not on the up and up. And the company in question seeing it because you tagged them.

It didn’t exactly happen to me but to the hubby. We had some issues with our cable company today and had to pay a bill even though we get our cable through our homeowners association… long story. So, I paid the bill to be done with it. An hour later hubs gets on the Twitter and “complains”. Bill from the company tweets back, asks what the problem is, they go back and forth and voila, at the end of it… we got our money refunded and an apology. How freaking cool is that? Behold the power of social media. I LOVE it. Is it any wonder? 🙂

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Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at feelingbeachie@gmail.com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Janice from Janice’s Footsteps – she came up with the last two statements

She would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

1. Given the choice of ___ or ___ for ___ I’d pick ___
2. If you told me ____ I would never have believed you
3. The last time I cooked_______it came out_______.
4. My favorite color is ___

My answers:

1. Given the choice of being inside or outside for my workouts I’d pick outside any day.

2. If you told me a year ago that I would be a blogger I would have never believed you.

3. The last time I cooked flounder it came out a little dry.

4. My favorite color is blue, any blue will do, but sky blue is by far my fave. (Interesting fact… we all have blue eyes in my family!)

 

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Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend.
xo, Susi

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Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun #57

April 5, 2012

Here we are again… Friday. And Good Friday to boot. The kids have been home since yesterday, they got a mini Spring Break for the Passover/Easter weekend. I feel like I got nothing done today. I slept kind of late and it threw my whole day off. Ugh.

But I added some pics to my new Instagram account. Oh yes, haven’t you heard? Instagram is now on Android. I am beyond thrilled. I’ve been wanting this app for so long and have been waiting with baited breath… so worth it. I love it. Yes, I am really turning into a total social media addict and nerd. But dang it, it’s just so much fun. 🙂 If you have an Instagram account and would like to follow me my user name is bocafrau!!! See you there.

Each week Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. She is always looking for new statements if she uses your statements you may be made co-host for that week. So what are you waiting for, come join the fun!

This weeks statements:

1.       I never wear ___ and I don’t know why

2.       In the winter I always___

3.       When I ___, I miss ___

4.       I love the way ___ feels.

 

And here are my answers:

1. I never wear skirts and I don’t know why.

2. In the Winter I always get very dry skin and put on tons of moisturizer.

3. When I see a butterfly, I miss my grandma.

4. I love the way a good Egyptian cotton sheet feels.

 

So there you have it for this week’s Follow Friday. Hope everyone will have a wonderful Passover or Easter weekend. I for one can’t wait to try my hand at baking some hot cross buns and coloring Easter eggs with the kids.

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Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun # 54

March 15, 2012

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Each week, Hilary at Feeling Beachie plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at feelingbeachie@gmail.com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is yours truly!  I came up with the last two statements.  Hilary can really use co-hosts, so please send some statements her way….

She and I  would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

 

1. I get my best ideas_____

 

2. When I am ___ I ___

 

3. When I have a cold, I like to_____

 

4. Watching a ____ move, can be ______.

 

Here are my answers:

 

1. I get my best ideas when I’m about to fall asleep or when I’m in the middle of a good cleaning session.

 

2. When I am stressed out or nervous I tend to clean like crazy. It calms me down and lets me sort through things in my mind.

 

3. When I have a cold, I like to eat hot soup and drink herbal tea.

 

4. Watching a ceiling fan move, can be very relaxing.

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Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun

March 8, 2012

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It’s Fridayyyyyy. Time to join Hilary at Feeling Beachie for some fill in fun. Each week she posts 4 statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blog. She is always looking for new statements and if you have some e-mail them to her. You could become her co-host for the hop!!!! 🙂

This week’s statements are:

1.       Given the choice to do ___ for ____ I would pick ___

2.      When I watch ________ it always makes me want to _____________.

3.      When I have people over I always make _________, it always knocks ‘em dead!

4.       I always feel like I accomplished something when I __________.

 Here are my answers:

1. Given the choice to do anything for a day I would pick reading a good book and writing posts for my blog without any interruptions!!!

2. When I watch soccer (FIFA Cup) it always makes me want to scream. (I scare my children every 4 years when I watch the FIFA Cup.)

3. When I have people over I always make Susi’s chicken salad, it always knocks ’em dead! (Check under the recipe tab for the recipe!)

4. I always feel like I accomplished something when I manage to put ALL the laundry away and the laundry hamper is empty.

 

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It's been a year… FFFFF

March 2, 2012

It’s Friday again and you know what that means. Time to join Hilary at Feeling Beachie for her Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun hop. Can you believe it’s week 52 and she’s been doing it for one whole year!!! Amazing. So, each week Hilary lists four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blog. If you have any suggestions for statements, e-mail her… if she chooses yours she’ll make you co-host!!!
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This weeks statements are :

1.       If I could meet one person living or dead, I would want to meet ___

2.       I find it hard to ___

3.       The last time _______ and _______ then _______

4.       Where are the ________________ when the ______________ are here?

And here are my answers:

1. If I could meet one person, living or dead, I would want to meet hubby’s grandpa. We met right after he passed away and our son is named after him. I hear so many stories about him and wish I could have known him.

2. I find it hard to get my hubby’s humor all the time. You’d think after almost 11 years of marriage I’d be used to it by now.

3. The last time my girls and I went for a walk with the dogs we saw a goose family and then a huge alligator in one of our lakes.

4. Where are the animal control guys when the alligators are here? (in one of the lakes)

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Happiness

February 28, 2012

I found this quote on my new favorite time waster, Pinterest and decided to link up with both, Bianca at Bits of Bee for her Quotable Bits Tuesday and also with Rory at Time out for Mom for her Tuesday’s Coffee Chat where her “theme” is happiness this week.

 

Hope everyone has a good night and something to be happy about today. I got to have lunch with a dear friend sitting by the ocean. Enjoying the sunshine, the waves, good conversation and great company!

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Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun

February 10, 2012

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I’m a little late to the party today. Blame it on a household full of sick kids and people. But I’m armed with a cup of coffee and determined to get this post out. Haven’t missed Hilary’s hop once since I started doing it… So, here is the deal. Hilary posts four  statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. It’s super fun and interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

This week’s statements:

1. I don’t understand ___ and probably never will

 

2. I prefer ___ to ____

 

3. My favorite smell is ______________because ___________________

 

4. I suspect my neighbors of _________________

 

Here are my answers:

1. I don’t understand American football and probably never will. I grew up with Fussball (soccer) and just don’t understand why fully grown men throw themselves into these tangled piles after an oval ball. Hello, a ball is round and you are supposed to kick it into the opponents net!!!! 🙂

2. I prefer a hot cup of tea with honey to a glass of wine at the end of the day.

3. My favorite smell is the smell of freshly cut grass because it’s sweet and fresh.

4. I suspect my neighbors of feeding the stray cats in the neighborhood. Which really is a problem because there are a lot of them and they like to do their business in our backyard and hang out there. My pooches are not too happy about that!!!

 

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Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun

February 2, 2012

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Each week Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists 4 statements with blanks for us to fill in. If you would like to help her out with some statements and she uses them… she will make you co-host!!! It’s easy and fun! So come along and join her…

This weeks statements:

1. I never eat ______.

2. I am not a ___ .

3. I think ______ are really weird.

4. Sometimes when I __________ I always wonder if people are ___________.

My answers:

  1. I never eat anything that has raisins in it. They make me gag!
  2. I am not a Pinterest addict, yet. I have not had the guts to look at it because I don’t need to add it to my obsessions when it comes to social media.
  3. I think that people who have every inch of their bodies tattooed are really weird

4. Sometimes when I speak I always wonder if people are understanding my accent.

 

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Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun

January 5, 2012

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Each week Hilary at Feeling Beachie lists four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. She is always looking for new ideas. If you send her some statements and she uses them you will be made co-host. It’s so much fun and interesting to read everyone’s answers.

This week’s statements:

1. ________ is not my strongest virtue.

2. _________ is my favorite meal of the day

3. ___________ is my ____________

4. Whenever ____________ happens, I always _____________.

My answers:

  1. Spontaneity is not my strongest virtue.
  2. Dinner is my favorite meal of day. It’s when the whole family is together and we talk about our day and things that are going on.
  3. The Vampire Diaries is my new obsession. Thank you Netflix.
  4. Whenever something bad happens, I always get upset and want to cry. (Yeah, I know, not very original. But I had the hardest time with this one.)