Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brand Ambassador For The View

Last week I became an official View Brand Ambassador, part of the Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime. This means you'll be hearing more from me on The View and while I will receive a tote bag or other The View branded items for &/or to facilitate my commentary &/or reviews, I'm really excited to have the opportunity to participate in the discussion about and promotion of one of my favorite shows -- yup, one of my favorite shoes, not just a daytime favorite. Being an ambassador for the show means I now have a legitimate reason to watch shows, uninterrupted. *wink*

So consider this post a disclaimer -- and warning of things to come, both here and at my other blog, Kitsch Slapped. (Heck, it might even show up at other places, depending upon the topic!)

If you're a fan of The View, right now Mom Central has an exciting contest: The View Sweepstakes. The prize for one lucky winner? A trip to New York City to watch a taping of The View! The sweepstakes is open until February 28th and I encourage you to enter -- but I hope I win!

PS If you join Mom Central, befriend me here!

PPS I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other The View branded items to facilitate my review.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hats Off To Autism

Promote awareness of autism with this Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat by MsYarn Designs.

The pattern is knit flat, uses Intarsia method of color work, and there is a separate chart for each of the sizes. The pattern is just $5 and portion of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Society.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I Heart Autism

Today my Valentine's don't only go to my family & friends that I love, but to Autism too.

It may seem dumb to say you love something which has as caused as much fuss, pain, frustration, and problems as Asperger's Syndrome has for my family, but aside from the challenges which have taught me things I likely would not otherwise have known (blessings in themselves), my daughter has Asperger's -- and I love her.

Every part of her.

Not "in spite of" or despite whatever it is that we call "Aspergers Syndrome," but I love it too because it is part of who she is.

Since today is the second Sunday in February, today is also the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. My prayer is for understanding, acceptance, and assistance as needed for those affected by issues on the Autism spectrum. Which is all anyone can ask for, really.

Monday, February 01, 2010

A Rose By Any Other Name... Is Still Late

Doodle Week was posted a bit late this week, so I'm posting my doodle late too. But come on, it's doodling, so no worries. In fact, feel free to doodle your own flower and post it as late as you'd like *wink*