Just a few items of (relative) interest:

1) A few weeks ago I mentioned a possible night-o-fun for bloggers who live in or around Birmingham. And after we all exchanged a couple of emails, we realized that schedule-wise that particular date just wasn’t going to work.

So. All that to say.

We now have a new date for All The Fun. It’s on a weeknight in October – but not on a Wednesday so it won’t interfere with church. If you live in this area and you’d like more info, email me.

2) I’m helping the folks at Praise Baby line up some contributors for their new blog. Specifically (and ideally), I’m looking for about 25 people who would commit to writing two short posts over a period of three months (late-October to late-December). If you’re interested, email me. And yes, there is free music involved.

3) And finally, because it’s never too early to start planning for the holidays:


I’ll post more details in the next week or so!

p.s. Shannon made the adorable button. I’m telling you: she is handy on them there computers. FAYN-CEE!

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  1. Christmas!!! Already!?!? I’m still occasionally writing 2007 when I have to write down the date…

  2. Yippeee, Yippeee…..Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without your annual Christmas Tour of Homes!!!!

  3. I don’t know what is involved with the Praise Baby thing, but I am interested. I am the mom of a 2 1/2 year-old, and another on the way. We have played lots of different music for her for praise/lullabye time. So, let me know if I can help!

  4. I’m possibly interested in Praise Baby, and DEFINITELY interested in a B’Ham Blogger’s Night O Fun!!!

  5. I was present when said button was crafted. There was an aura of craftiness emanating from Shannon. Her den was like the mount of transfiguration that afternoon, but instead of Jesus and two dead saints it was just Shannon and, well, me and a PC. Had it been a Mac perhaps Jesus and the saints would have appeared as well but, regardless, the button looks purdy darn good and I still have a small bit of shine on me too. It didn’t leave me as crafty as Shannon but I do occasionally crave a few minutes working with construction paper and a glue stick.

    I have been to the mountain top.

  6. have I mentioned lately how much you make me smile? Praisin’ you, baby!!! Love the button. Love BooMama more.

  7. that is such a cute button, i need one for my new blog:)

  8. Oh, I’m so happy at the thought of the Christmas Bloggy tour of homes. It is one of my most favorite Christmas traditions.

  9. LOVE the Christmas tour button! Can’t wait to put it in my sidebar!

  10. I would love to find out more about the Praise Baby Stuff! Free music sounds great to me!!!

  11. Didn’t I just participate in that? And it’s nearly that time again???! We’ve come a long way this year with the Lord’s help.

    Count me in! I love Christmas!!

    Praying for your things and schtuff, Sophie. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

    Now I’m off to take a nap, I have a yucky sinus headache today…it’s beautiful outside and makes me wish I felt good enough to enjoy it.

  12. I am so all for all of this bloggy fun!!! I live in Bham and am always up for a fun night out. Just let me know when, and I will be there! That other date was not a good one for me, so that is why I didn’t respond. I’m so excited that I may be able to join in!

    I would also be happy to participate in the blog writing thing if you still need peeps. Just let me know on that one, too!

    I’ll stay tuned for all the exciting things to come. Fun times!

  13. I missed out on the Christmas tour last year, but I’ve been waiting all year for this! Seriously, I’m so excited.

    And that button is fayn-cee indeed. Nice job, Shannon!

  14. Yay! Christmas fun!

  15. Ohhh, xmas house tours….can’t wait. I just bookmarked this post so I won’t forget!!

  16. Jill_in_AL says:

    Hey, Boo. (I’m the one who met you Sunday night at FBCT w/ Jenny). I want to do the get-together and the tour. Yippee is right! Jill

  17. How cute (the button)..

    How fun (the shin dig, wish I could be there …

    How interesting(the praise baby blog) .. my babies are growing up!

  18. I am so excited to start thinking about the tour of homes again! This will be three years in a row- wow!

    By the way, I’m having a 350th post giveaway this week, so please feel free to enter your name! :)

    (Lattes and Lollipops)

  19. You and Shannon get the award for cutest bloggy button of all time. I love Praise Baby. It saw me through some crazy hormonal times after Jackson was born.

  20. Yay! I can’t wait!

  21. Woo-hoo! Christmas time is coming! Love the button.

  22. I can’t wait until the Christmas tour. Love the button. Hope you are having a great week!

  23. I’ve emailed ya!

  24. Get this–after last year’s Tour of Homes, one of my best friends from high school–one who moved across the country, FOUND MY BLOG from visiting people on the tour! I ’bout died when she emailed me :).

    See? The Christmas ToH is bringing together people around the globe. It’s a glorious thing.

    As is that whiz-bang button :).

  25. I’m very excited about the Christmas Tour of Homes! So glad you’re having it again and love the great button!

  26. Button fantastico!

    I love it!

    I’m interested in this thing you speak of….Tour of Homes?!?!?!
    Sounds like I’ll be spending hours peeking into beautiful homes all over the place!


  27. I do love the Praise Baby DVD we have. And I could even blog about it a few times! Thanks for considering me!

  28. Sent you an email. Please look for somecrumbs at yahoo dot com in your inbox

  29. That, truly, is one of the cutest buttons ever.

  30. wow, she is pretty crafty at color coordination too…very spiffy, that button.

    i can’t wait!

  31. I have the Born to Worship Cd and just love it. Don’t know how qualified I am, but I think it’d be fun to try out a new thing (writing for another blog.) Count me in, if you want. :)

  32. I am just chuckling that, OF COURSE, you have to schedule an Alabama blogging event around Wednesday night church. Only in the Bible belt. I love it.

  33. BooMama — I’d love to help out with posts for Praise Baby.
    – Jennifer Dukes Lee
    (Getting Down With Jesus)

  34. Woot, woot – I love the button! And I’d love to help out with Praise Baby too :) I’ll be emailin’.

  35. The praise baby site is singing to me in the background… love the soft baby versions of these awesome worship songs… I am interested if you still need more bloggers!


  36. I SOOOOOO enjoyed touring everyone’s homes last year and I am absolutely giddy at the thought of participating this year now that I have a blog! Decorating for Christmas is my favorite!!!

    And we LOVE Praise Baby! Can’t say enough good things about it!

  37. I am interested in the Praise Baby blog. My 2 year old was raised on those dvd’s and we have another one on the way! I can’t wait for her/him to get here so I can watch those dvd’s again! :)

    I was thinking about the Christmas tour of homes yesterday. I didn’t participate last year but visited alot of homes!!

  38. That is one might purty button, Shannon! At the rate I get things done, I needed all the advanced warning you could give me, and still y’all might have to come tour FriedOkra Manor in March or so. Hint: Avoid the eggnog at all costs. Ew.

  39. OOOOOOOOOOOOOH… Christmas tour of homes… that sounds LOVELY! I love looking at how people decorate. I wish that I lived in the Birmingham area because hanging out with you sounds like a very fun and entertaining night!

  40. 1) I still think I should just schedule a visit to my fam out there and have it conveniently fall over that date. Just sayin.

    2) Definitely interested. I have kids who dance and sing before they’re six months old. Does that count for anything? Oh, wait, you said to email you. Will do.

    3) So when is Shannon hanging her shingle for blog design?

  41. Oh my! I CANNOT wait for the tour of homes thingy!!! I’m ready for some Christmas!!! Wish I could come to Bham but thats a 4 hr drive so y’all carry on and have some serious fun!


  42. You are too fun. What bloggy fun in Bham! And the Christmas tour with cutie button! And that Praise Baby is adorable. You’re the best!

  43. I’m glad I’m not the only one who is already thinking of Christmas.

    I’m about three hours from Bham – alas, too far to come on a weeknight. Please post a full report later!

  44. How about just a regular Tour of Homes so that those of us who are Jewish can play along? :-)

  45. Hi! Wish I lived close enough to attend the get-together.

    I’d enjoy contributing to the Praise Baby blog. I LOVE their products!

    Can’t wait for the tour. The button looks great.

  46. Shannon made that button? Dawg. (Don’t I sound hip.) That’s some nice work right there.

    I sent you an incoherent e-mail about the Praise Baby deal.

  47. I’m not a blogger, but I wanted to put my two cents for the Praise Baby DVD’s. I love them, my 2 year old LOVES them and my olders kids will even sit in the room and watch (a baby DVD) just to hear the praise music. To hear a 2 year old sign praise songs – just like us big folks – it is so special.

  48. I’m oh-so-interested in the Praise Baby gig, as Tater Tot is always on the lookout for new songs. What could be better than hearing a 2-year-old sing some PRAISE!

    And the Christmas Homes Tour? Hooray! This gives me great incentive! Well, that and the fact that the little man is two and should be ALL INTO CHRISTMAS! I can’t wait!

    Have fun on your Bloggers’ Night Out! I guess Memphis is too far away to be considered “in the area”…..

  49. And I am actually going to participate this year. Yay!

  50. You know, I’d like to just repost the pictures from the last time we did this, but we’ve moved. Think anyone would notice?

    Oh well. I have a feeling that I’ll be a leeetle too beeesy to worry about decorating much this year. We’ll see how well I adjust to the actually having a job thing…

  51. Your Christmas Home Tour was how I got started reading blogs two years ago and then I participated in last year’s tour.

    In fact, I think I just finally got all my Christmas decorations packed away a while ago… it really time to get them out again?? My, how the time flies when you are a bloggin’ !!

  52. Wow!! So much going on over here- as usual!! I am back to my blog and hope to catch up soon.

  53. WOOT!!!!!! I’m so happy I was just thinking if you were going to do this again :) thanks Boomama.

  54. I would be interested in the Baby Praise Thing, but, I’m guessin since my blog is currently getting all the bells and whistles added by Heather at DSW, I won’t qualify this time. The free music sounds like fun and I’d love to know more about it yo’ =)

  55. i’m interested in the BabyPraise blog but i don’t have your email but now you have mine. thanks.

  56. Totally adorable button! Love it.

  57. I would be interested in the PraiseBaby blog. What is involved?

  58. I’m interested in the blogger thing. Keep me posted.