Wrapping Up May: Rainbows, Kreativity, Going Green

Where have I been at this month?  Hopping around cyberspace!

Articles & blog posts from me on other blogs…

People saying nice things…

Continuing the conversations…

  • The Time Finder: Gave some more great ideas around re-using and re-purposing content
  • Get your blog listed here by choosing something I’ve blogged about and adding your thoughts to it in a blog post with a link back to mine.  Agree, disagree, add something I’ve left out — just continue the conversation.

And a couple of fun blog awards…

Jenz Virtual Office : Gave me the Kreative Blogger Award (thank you!)

Dressing My Truth: Jeanine awarded me the Versatile Blogger award (thank you!)

Now I get to tell you 10 random facts about me (one award says 7 and the other says 10 so I went with 10), and send the awards on to other bloggers.  I’ve done the random facts thing  a few times so I’ll try to come up with something new to share…

1.  I can play the piano, flute, piccolo, and pretend to play the guitar.  I took classical piano lessons for something like 10 years.  Then I taught piano for a few years.

2.  As a kid my favorite pet was my Siamese cat.  My mother got rid of it when she developed an allergy.  I cried.

3.  We live with two mostly sweet cats now — a tuxedo cat and a silver/black striped tabby cat.

4.  If it didn’t freak my husband out so much I’d dye all my hair pink.  For a while.  Then purple.  Maybe blue.  It all washes out so might as well have fun.

5.  My favorite subject in high school was math.

6.  My childhood dream was to become an astronaut.

7.  I love really good coffee.  Anything but decaf.

8.  I like to wear fuzzy socks.  They keep my toes nice and toasty.

9.  I’ve lived in 5 different states in the US so far.  Alaska is my favorite.

10.  If I’m watching TV, it’s probably Sci-fi.  Imagine what life could be like in 100 years.

Now I get to decide who to pass these awards on to.  I’ll do that in another post this week, it’s going to take some thinking!  So many fabulous bloggers I’ve connected with over the past year…

And what’s new on the blog this month, by topic…

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  1. Hi Michelle
    Lots to look at there.
    Good to have the links under headings and categories… makes it easy to decide which direction to take.
    Keith Davis recently posted… The Coolest Voice on the InternetMy Profile

    1. Yes, you can find just what you’re interested in this way. :) I love the way the Instant Weekly Roundup plugin does that.

  2. I’ve lived in five states too! I’ve been west coast, east coast and now the south.

    Thanks for posting some of those sites up top. I’ll be checking those out today.

    1. It’s interesting to see the differences in all the areas, isn’t it? I’ve enjoyed living in such varied climates.

  3. Wow, Michelle. I really am just discovering your blog but some really great links here! Thanks for sharing them!

    Amy Putkonen recently posted… Make Exchanges WORK for Your BusinessMy Profile

    1. You’re welcome, Amy. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I love how you organised all your content! Fabulous :)

    One day I will make it to Alaska – that beauty calls to me…

    Michelle, I hate to follow up here but please give me feedback on the blog header thing. You can reply to this email.
    Marcia Francois, Organising Queen recently posted… Chloe on simplify your life – week 6 – saying noMy Profile

    1. Make sure you stop by and visit me when you get up here! :) I sent an email a bit ago, did it get through? I’ll try again. :)

      1. I haven’t received any emails to this address or the other one. Will you resend? Or can we skype later, any time from 7 – 10 pm my time (that’s 1 – 4pm EST). Would that work for you? My skype name is marcia.francois

        1. Yes, let’s Skype! I’ll add you to my list. I missed that time today but I’ll try to be online tomorrow then. :)

  5. I just love your monthly wrap-ups, Michelle!

    I see at least two posts I want to visit … pronto. And congratulations on receiving not one, but two special awards this month. I think you must have set some kind of record! :)
    Melanie Kissell recently posted… Grab A Pen And Write This DownMy Profile

    1. Thanks Melanie, I hope you enjoy them all.

  6. This is so cool! Organizing all your blogs the whole May makes it easier for us to check all you posts. I need to read some of your links. Have a nice day! ^_^
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  7. #5 – me too. I even sent for an application to the Journalist in Space program. Then they blew up Christa McA and decided not to send a journo.
    Shel Horowitz – Green/Ethical Marketing Expert recently posted… Good Nuke News in Germany- Switzerland- VermontMy Profile

    1. I expect space tourism to be real within my lifetime. Hoping, anyway. :)

  8. Dear Michelle,
    Wow you have been busy I look forward to reading you posts you have made on other sites!! Congrats on your awards it is great that you have been honored for your talents and thank you for sharing a little about yourself. I love coffee to good rich coffee!!(Now I’m thinking about coffee I need to go make some)
    Valerie recently posted… Diet to Go Promotional CouponsMy Profile

    1. Thanks, Valerie. Enjoy your coffee. :)

  9. Congratulations on the 2 awards this month!!!
    I love the wrap up idea and it’s something I’m going to start doing myself. Thanks for the idea!
    Rhonda Neely recently posted… Joint Venture Invite for On-line Business OwnersMy Profile

    1. Thanks Rhonda! And I saw your wrap up post – great job.

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  11. Michelle,

    Thanks for sharing some random facts about yourself. Regarding your hair color… ever try to surprise your husband with a rainbow color instead?
    Andrew Walker recently posted… Quench Water Coolers Offer CodeMy Profile

    1. Now that could be fun! :)

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