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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Celtic Woman!! GIVEAWAY!!!!

I love Celtic Woman! My husband actually introduced me to their music (and Celtic music altogether) several years ago! We watch their specials on PBS and really enjoy them! (My husband is a bagpiper)

If you're not familiar with them, Celtic Woman is an all-female singing group featuring vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt. They perform classic Irish songs (“Green Grow the Rushes"), timeless pop anthems (“Bridge Over Troubled Water"), and inspirational songs (“Ave Maria”) with their signature Celtic Woman twist.

They have a new album that just came out TODAY! Called "Believe"
I am so excited to listen to it! Here is a link to one of the songs on the album called "Teir Abhaile Riu" I LOVE IT!! They are also starting a new tour and have a DVD available of their concert - watch the trailer HERE! This concert features a 20 piece orchestra, 7 piece Celtic Woman Band, 16 piece Atlanta Bag Pipe Band; lush vocal harmonies from a 10 piece Aontas Choir, 30 member children’s choir and featuring a world champion Irish dancer formerly a lead performer in Riverdance! Hopefully we will be able to go to the concert when it comes to Utah in April! Here are their tour dates.

Okay here's the good stuff!! I get to giveaway 2 great prizes to 2 great readers!!

Hold on to your seat.... are you ready?

I am giving away a signed copy of the CD of the new album "Believe"!!!


A signed copy of the DVD!!!

Here is what you have to do to win!

1- entry for following this blog! (Leave me a comment)
1- entry for leaving me a comment telling me how freakin awesome you think this giveaway is!-
1- entry for leaving me a comment telling me that you have listened to the amazing song "Teir Abhaile Riu"
1- entry for leaving me a comment telling me that you watched the DVD trailer
2-entries for "Liking" Celtic Woman on Facebook (Leave me 2 comments)
2- entries for linking to this blog post on your own Facebook Page (Leave me 2 comments with the link)
2- entries for following Celtic Woman on Twitter (Leave me 2 comments)
2- entries for Tweeting about this giveaway linking back to here (Leave me 2 comments with the link)
3- entries for pinning this blog post on Pinterest! (Leave me 3 comments with the link)
3- entries for blogging about this giveaway on your blog (Leave me 3 comments with the link)

I am going to randomly select a winner for the CD and a winner for the DVD on January 31st at 11:59pm - in celebration of my grandpa's birthday (He would have been 98 this year)!

Note: Valid in the US and Cananda

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Renovating a Home

Guest post by Gerard Mcdaniel

My husband and I just bought our first home, and we are so excited about everything. It took us a really long time to save up for the down payment, and we can’t wait to start with the renovations we want to do. We are going to gut the kitchen and put in all new appliances first. The next thing we want to do is re-do all of the bathrooms because they are all pretty old. Good thing my husband is very handy. We’re going to save t on because we’re doing everything ourselves. A neighbor suggested we go to and get set up with a home alarm. We hadn’t even thought about doing something like that, but it’s a great idea. We want to feel safe in our new home, and getting an alarm is definitely one way we could try to protect our home and assets. I can’t wait until we finally have all of our ducks in a row so our life can get back on a routine. This whole process of buying a homereally takes up a lot of your time and energy.