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I’m Still Standing website: a sneak peak

It amazes me how fast this year has flown by… September, really? The summer went by in a blink of an eye, we went from event to event in our home, and I anxiously awaited the arrival of my newly designed site, which will be here…. Soon!

I’m Still Standing started out in the spring of 2009 when I began jotting down stories about raising a daughter with disabilities while raising another very active daughter, to help me become a more confident writer and like most things in my life it has “evolved.”

So who am I, you might be asking if this is your first time joining me:
I am Shelley Kramm, Playground Fairy, Special Needs Advocate, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Wife and Mom to three wonderful people who have helped change the world, who is on a Wellness Adventurer; and did I mention I really am dying to get to Italy?

It’s called I’m Still Standing… well basically because I AM!

So this is kind of my re-launch page… however it would make more sense to have had my website redone by this time, but you know how that goes… plan for A and you get, umm, in my case C! But it will be here soon…

Here is a sneak peak of what’s in store for you:

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• Special Needs Mom: I will continue to write about our journey in raising a special needs child, there is so much to be said about 19 years of struggles, triumphs and joys.

• Healthy Shelley: I will share some delicious recipes and my cooking expertise in making “regular” recipes a little healthier. And also some tales from the treadmill and beyond.

• How to Helper: This is where I will share my bloggy educational wisdom that I have learned from all of the books I have read, conventions and seminars I have gone to, and my love for ProBlogger. (He is the bloggy genius!) I’m like your personal bloggy cheerleader!

• Designing Diva: I have a BS in Interior Design and I minored in Landscape Architecture so I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my loves for the elements of design, especially color!

• Media Maven: In my “spare time” I am co-founder and editor of a lifestyle blog where I have the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people and I’ll be sharing tales with you here.

• Playground Fairy: After raising a million dollars to design and create the first fully inclusive playground in the state of Maryland and running the nonprofit I originated to do that I have some wonderful ideas for anyone who wants to do the same or build on an idea to start a nonprofit.

Why you should stick around I’m Still Standing:

This site is dedicated to helping other people who want to be inspired, who are looking for everything from healthy recipes to stories about overcoming adversity, and realizing we are all “able”.

If you want to read an extended version of my story I’ve written it at Why I’m Still Standing. You might also like to visit my families press page.

I told you I’m social:

I love getting mail! I love reading comments, I love meeting new people so do your thing… leave me some love!!

And if a post so moves you like I do hope some will please hit those little icons at the button and share the posts with all of your friends on twitter or facebook, or any other social media outlet you might have.

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So what was blogher all about?

After 2 years I finally made it to blogher! I have always heard about the clothes, the shoes, the swag, the parties, and the networking and wanted to experience it for myself…

photo collage from blogher 11

So this is what I learned…

1. Virtual friends really are real “blood and bones.” So many of my friends who do not have blogs or tweet just do not understand that support can come from anywhere even your computer… in your pj’s or sweats at all hours of the day or night. And meeting these buddies in real life is a real “hoot!” So you can go alone… and come home with 20+ new friends that you will continue to chat with daily. *waving to Allie from RamblingsofaWAHM.com and Francesca from thesitsgirls.com, and Mary from wiredmoms.com, and my new friends Melissa and Jyl from momitforward.com, and Carissa from goodncrazy.com, and so many others!

2. Next year I will “do” the conference much differently! I think like anything it takes a year (or more) to “master” the conference. However, when it comes to the EXPO next year I will take an initial spin around the floor and see who/what is there and then I will return after I figure out which brands I have alliances with be it being a special needs mom, or someone on a wellness makeover, or a lifestyle writer and look through the eyes of each. I did this just a smidge this year.

3. The “off site parties” are MUCH more than good loot! I am sure there are many bloggers who run to those parties for the swag bags but again, this is where a lot of initial relationships are made with the PR agents that work with the various brands. Just getting to know them and giving my “elevator pitch” is key to establishing an ongoing relationship… I keep coming back to this… relationships… That is what a lot of blogher or any convention is about…building relationships!

4. The on site parties… be ready to have a great time! And please next year leave your migraine at home! Uhhh

5. Comfy shoes are a must!! Walking and walking and sitting and then some more walking, did I mention I walked? Need I say more? (note to self next year carry flip flops in bag)

6. Take your time and go through the conference session program… I sat through a few sessions which I already knew what they were talking about hoping that there would be more “meat” to it; we all know “content is king!” and we should be writing daily, this is where I felt a little kick in the tush.. So you know I am working on my editorial calendar and getting daily posts up. Next year I might consider going to Pathfinder Day as it was more niche focused, however like the regular sessions I heard mixed reviews… so just take it for what it is worth and if a session isn’t working for you politely see what is on your list and move on…

7. Take an hour or so for “down time.” There were points in the conference where I felt like I was on “overload” aside from unfortunately carrying my monthly migraine with me, my brain actually hurt. So to taking an hour or so to just sit outside or have an informal lunch with a friend or two is a must!

8. Stay at the closest hotel, if you can! I was fortunate to stay at the Marriott which was next door to the convention center but heard about ladies staying blocks away and with all the walking you do already, although it was exercise, it was exhausting, and if you wanted to sit down for a break it would have been hard to do it at a hotel which wasn’t close.

9. I gave myself an extra day to chill out before flying back out across the country, if you can do it; it was a great way to evaluate everything with a “clear” mind.

10. Have fun! Don’t beat yourself up for NOT getting to everything! It would be impossible to do, enjoy each moment and try and meet 1 or 2 new buddies who you will be happy to see next year! Just like camp!

Can you feel my excitement?

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photo credit: Mrs. FireMom

It is almost here… #blogher11. I am so excited to finally be “going” to this convention with a mere 3000 attendees who love to write about anything and everything! If you are reading this I probably don’t need to tell you what blogher is all about but for the few friends who don’t blog and read this a lil background:

What the heck is blogher?

At BlogHer.com, you’ll find the best conversations led by women in social media. A curated selection of authentic voices. Life well said.

BlogHer is a community and media company created in partnership with women in social media. Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins founded BlogHer in 2005 in response to the question, “Where are all the women bloggers?”

So what is #blogher11?

It is a conference where everything is taken from virtual-ality to reality in a long weekend. It is bringing together “friends” who talk to each other daily online and bringing them together to learn from one another and other successful bloggers. Um “hello” Pioneer Women. *I still think she has a bunch of elves like Santa who work with her!

And I love this…. “In the elevator someone asked me what the conference is all about. My answer-women who are changing the world one blog post at a time.”

I don’t need to tell you what social beings women are… and since I have entered the world of “bloggysphere” in 2009 I have met wonderful women all over the world. And I am just excited to be jumping “out of my comfort-zone” of my office and computer and meeting everyone in “real life.”

So how does one prepare for blogher? I found a few posts from fellow bloggers inspiring and thought I’d share them with you!

• Make the most out of being at a conference

• If you are joining us in San Diego: Mapping your events for the conference

• And this one just I got from Twitter and it just cracked me up because you have to know bloggers LOVE to take photo’s! (*it’s a girly thing!) @kikarose: Are you ready for those #BlogHer11 photos? Here are 3 tricks to looking FAB in all of them.

Nine tips for blogher newbies

Do I need to wait until next year to attend a blogging convention?

In 2009 when I started blogging I looked for “support” and joined the SITS Girls site which has grown to over 10,000 members. Wow! That did not just “happen” overnight; it was done with a lot of thought, time, planning and support from a group of fine ladies. Not only is Tiffany (the original sitsgirl) beautiful and smart but Francesca is a social media whiz, and Kat, if you don’t know her, you NEED to check out her site and watch her “plea” to meet Ellen; she is hysterical! Over the past year I have contributed to the SITS site by leading ProBloggers 31 days to build a better blog, and at the end of the month will be going “back to school” and leading Probloggers newest book with all the sista’s. (*hope you will join us!) There are so many inspiring women behind the sits girls that I have met. So where is my rambling going here? If you are a blogger and want to learn about social media you do not need to wait until next year to go to blogher12 the sitsgirls have taken their act on the road and formed “bloggy boot camp” which I had the pleasure of attending in Philadelphia last year. You can check Bloggy Boot Camp out. It is Blogging and Social Media in a day, one town at a time! I highly recommend it!

And now my check list:

• Clothes, lots and lots of “stylish clothes” *don’t want to look like I sit inside and work on my computer all day! LOL

• Shoes, lots of shoes, daytime shoes, night time shoes and then when everything “hurts” shoes those would be my flip flops… (shlumper shoes)

• Hair, nails, toes, done… check *gotta look as neat as the next lady!

• Laptop, because I have to “take notes” and learn learn learn!

• Cell phone because it does everything; photo’s, twitter, facebook, I have to keep up with everyone who isn’t here!

• Business Cards… check… thanks to Renee of @studiobold I went through a whole branding change for both of my sites and was “hoping” to have had both new sites up to “debut” at blogher but of course technical difficulties kept that from happening! Ahhh technology! But I will have biz cards with both new fab logos on them! And Renee is making sure my welcome pages on my facebook pages are up… check them out! healthy shelley and the DC Ladies and “like” me on them! PS Renee I am really hoping you get them changed today! LOL

• Paperwork; plane tickets, blogher tickets, hotel reservation.

• Chargers, phone, laptop, got to keep it all juiced up and moving.

• And last but not least a HUGE duffel bag for all of the swag my family is awaiting to see when I come home!

Wish me luck! Are you going to be there?

The top 10 things I am going to write

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photo bucket: Courtney Dirks

I have been thinking a LOT lately about my “life.” I’m coming to a pretty big day in my life next week (birthday, and it’s a BIG one!) and it really has me thinking a lot about well “life.”

As a child I heard and now fully understand and appreciate that “this is it; there is NO dress rehearsal, you get one life and it is happening… NOW!”

Being that I am a pretty organized person, just ask my family, I make lists for everything, shopping, things we need when we go away, daily tasks, cleaning, I’ll admit it I’m a little organizationally ADD. However, it keeps me on my toes!

In thinking about my life I and what do I want for the next half it only seemed “natural” for me to make a list of; the top 10 things I am going to write:

1. 100 Things I’d like to do in my life: My bucket list of the places I want to go, local and far, and things I’d really like to do. I have heard about these, have friends who have had them and have checked things off already. It is time for me to sit down and come up with the top 100 things I’d like to do sometime in the rest of my life.

2. The 10 Best Days of my life: In looking back at my life I am sure I can come up with 10 Days that changed my life and made me who I am today.

3. The 10 Best Books that I read or Movies that I have seen: I have always loved a good book and a great movie. This is an opportunity to acknowledge that the arts and literature have had an effect upon my life and how.

4. 5 Special Friends that I have had: I always have loved the saying “People come into your life for a Reason, Season or a Lifetime.” This is my chance to write about each and how they have made my life what it is today.

5. 10 People who most helped me in my life: Each of us meet people as we go through life, many of them help us or have an influence upon us. Sometimes we may not realize their influence at the time. Quite often we forget or do not get a chance to thank them. This list is an opportunity to acknowledge those people and to express my thanks.

6. 5 of the Best Recipes I ever made: This one will be fun as I have made some wonderful things over my last 25 years or so of cooking. But limiting it to 5 maybe a little tough.

7. The Top 10 things I am most proud about: Taking time to pat yourself on the back is important from time to time. This will be my top 5 things in my life thus far.

8. 10 things that gave me most pleasure: We all have things, things given to us as gifts, things we buy ourselves and things we find. Some of these things just come and go and are forgotten about but other things make an impression upon us for some reason, maybe their beauty, maybe their cost, maybe because of the circumstances in which they came into our possession. Here is a chance to identify the best things I ever had and why they gave me pleasure.

9. My top 10 favorite photographs: Now you have to know I love taking photos and have gotten my albums organized (surprised?) through 2003, OK, I’m a little behind there but I also have some scrapbooking to catch up on so they go hand in hand. In any event this should be fun!

10. The top 10 “little things” that I have loved in my life: Sometimes it is the little things that make a day bright, or a simple gesture that changed something.. This is my chance to remind myself of those things I have adored and why.

I’m going to make it a weekly challenge for the next 10 weeks to tackle this list. If you made a list like this what would you include? For any of my #sits31dbb ladies i’d love to see your next list post, join the linky below!

Dear friends and readers,

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photo credit: Ceres B

I wanted to write a letter here and let you know about some exciting things happening in my life and on my site. After leading ProBloggers 31 Days to a Better Blog twice since January I have been spending lots and lots of time working on my own content and reviewing posts that I have written and “cleaning house” so to speak.

I have decided it is time to make the move from blogger to WordPress and have been working with a wonderful designer and programmer to bring “I’m Still Standing” into the next phase and working on my “branding.”

When I first began my blog almost two and a half years ago it was a place to share stories of how our family overcame adversity while raising two daughters, one of which has special needs. Over the past two years “I’m Still Standing” has evolved as my life took a turn last year with a “Wellness Makeover.” And now it is my hope that people will stop here if they are looking for motivation to change themselves or the world while realizing we are all ABLE!

I know my posts have been minimal, which you have to know I feel really guilty about, and I’m sorry, but I do hope you will be pleased with my “new doo” which will be revealed shortly. I have been writing and writing “behind the blog” and will have many new posts to share with you soon! Anyhow, I just thought you should know because I don’t want anyone to wonder, “Where has Shelley gone?” because I know it’s been a while… But here is to looking at a bright new future and following my dreams and hopefully helping you with yours!

Wishing good health to everyone,

Shelley

Who needs sleep? I have a blog to worry about!

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Ideas… Ideas… Ideas… Yup that’s me the “idea” lady… Spend hours when I’m “supposed” to be sleeping thinking about ideas for my site… After my horror last week when I realized that somehow according to Google I suck! I want to sit down and work on my site… or in this case think about it when I’m supposed to be sleeping…

I have a little problem though… I have sooo much to say… and so little time… I’m a special needs mom that right there is enough to fill a site, my daughter is going to be *gulp 19 on Sunday.

I have been on a healthy makeover for almost a year… yes, going slow I know but rather slow then lose it and gain it all back plus more, been there done that not going back… I love cooking new and delish food that is “good for you,” OK, that is worthy of another site…

I have another very neglected site which I started with a goal to help others who want to build on a dream; after starting a non profit organization,raising a million dollars to design and create the first fully inclusive playground in Maryland, use it as a model to create 25 more in the area and then help others around the country, yup you know the story…another site… butttt to be honest the site has fallen a little…

And in my “former” life I was an Interior Designer for both homes and offices… So I love design and all it encompasses… and ETSY is a part of that too! yup, another idea for a site…

I have loved meeting bloggy friends either just through reading other peoples sites and learning about them or actually after meeting them at conventions like Bloggy Boot Camp and so now I’m featuring “friends” who are special needs mama’s and ladies on healthy makeovers like myself…

How to mesh these ideas of who I am into one site and give great content to all of you on a daily basis… that is my new quest… Just wanted to let you know I’m workin on it!

According to Google… I… um… “Suck!”

I am so upset… Can someone please pass me a cup of coffee? I can’t remember being this upset since I was in school and worried about a grade NOT that I ever got a grade like this one…

Last week I realized that I had my Google Analytics entered in my HTML wrong. Well, they must have been wrong. I had entered the code a year earlier and I forgot about them. Maybe I didn’t forget, maybe, I just put looking at them off, kind of like weighing myself when I wasn’t on a “diet.” And just figured they were “there.” Sooo last week I thought I’d check them out and see what they had to “tell” me… And they told me I had “nothing”…. “Nothing” how could that be possible? So with some research and lots of time I figured out that I had the code in the wrong place… At that point, I put the code in the “right” place and figured I’d wait a week or so and check back. So, that is what I did smiling all the way… And then I saw it… Oooo boy, this is what they told me, my “bounce” rate “SUCKS!”… The bounce rate column was glaring at me…. 60%; what is that a “D?” Oh my god, do I dare say it? “I failed”… According to Google I’m failing!

Wahhhh, please pass the tissues… I don’t get it… I’m a “nice person” your average run of the mill lady… Mom…. Special Needs Mom yet… like most of America I have a weight issue that I have been working on… I have stories… I have good storiesI’m engaging… or so I thought… I spent a lot of time working with a designer on my site, so I thought it was pretty as well as functional… I know content is “king” I have heard that several times. However, I “thought” my content was good, no grammar or spelling errors, maybe not king but certainly princess material… Definitely NOT that of the…. JOKER!!!

So what is a “bounce rate?” According to Google… “Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page. Use this metric to measure visit quality – a high bounce rate generally indicates that site entrance pages aren’t relevant to your visitors. The more compelling your landing pages, the more visitors will stay on your site and convert. You can minimize bounce rates by tailoring landing pages to each keyword and ad that you run. Landing pages should provide the information and services that were promised in the ad copy.”

I spent all night tossing and turning… Why don’t “they” like me? I thought about what I do when I visit a site… How long do I stay? Does one post inspire me to check out more and more…? Honestly, if we are being brutally honest, which I think we are this morning! There are not too many sites that I spend more than a few minutes on… Unless we are talking about someone like the all mighty Pioneer Women… but come on how many sites are like hers? And honestly, I think she has a bunch of “elves” that live with her…

Do you know “your” Google analytics? Do I dare ask you what they are?

It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new year!

Some of you know I adore Michael Buble and his song “Feeling Good” describes much of how I feel at the moment…

“Fish in the sea
You know how I feel
River running free
You know how I feel
Blossom on a tree
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good….”

The end of last year brought back my old nemeis; panic attacks… and it has brought my life to a bit of a halt, at least with me driving anywhere because that is where I “panic” in the car. Go figure, I have been driving for almost 30 or so years and have been pretty good at, my record it pretty clean! But it is a “control thing” and I know I freak myself out… I have been working on this for a little while and need to get in the car daily and push my limits more and more… I know this is a new year and I really am not one for making New Year resolutions but rather am trying to work on the things that have held me back in the past…

My writing is another thing I’m going to really concentrate on… I have “soooo” much to say, just ask my family.

I’m going to try something new for me and that is to give myself an Editorial type of schedule where I will be writing “Manic Monday or Meaningful Monday” posts which will typically be about special needs and our family.

On Work Out Wednesday I will write posts, probably humorous, about my life with exercise..

And on Fresh Flavor Friday I hope to share with you many of my favorite recipes that I have made since last February when I began my healthy makeover.

Hope you will keep in touch and let me know how you are all doing!

Camp for Sista’s, I was so there!

For the past year and a half I have been writing this site and when I started I did what I usually do jump in with both feet. I quickly joined a few networking sites one of which was The Secret is in the Sauce or for short The Sits Girls. If any of you don’ know about the site you should hop over and meet some great women there. It is headed up by a fabulous and I must say “beautiful” woman named Tiffany.

Anyhow, last year Tiffany started hosting what she calls “Bloggy Boot Camps” all over the country. The first was in Vegas which I almost had my husband convinced to let me go to but we had just returned from Vegas sooo not such good timing. Then there was one in Baltimore however it was sold out in what seemed like minutes sooo in January I think it was when I saw that in September the Sits girls Bloggy Boot Camp would be hitting the Philadelphia area I jumped and quickly signed up to go.

Who did I know? No one! And yes I was a bit nervous but I figured these gals are people just like me with a “story” to tell, and well, how bad could it be… Come on how many times did I go to something where I didn’t know a soul? In my life hmmm many, so what the heck… I was excited because I wanted to learn more about Social Media and SEO and how to improve my sites. I had lots of questions in my head and was looking for lots of answers.

Tiffany is quite organized, well she has this down pretty good, I will mention in her “other life” she and her family run a camp, so this is second nature to her. Even before we got there she had started a twitter group for the Philly Boot Camp as well as just twittering out tweets with #Bloggybootcamp so one could connect with others. About a week before “camp” I used the hash tag a few times and saw tweets about “fashion” and “shoes” and what to pack and bring… I thought “O, crap I have nothing to wear” just like every woman does… But I packed and on Friday September 10th I was on Amtrak heading to Philly not knowing a soul looking for lots of answers.

I think I must have been the first one there, figures! I tweeted and a few hours later found out that a group was meeting down in the bar. Of course in the bar, give mom’s a few days out and woot woot it’s party time. LOL At first I seemed to be sitting amongst a group who already knew each other from the Baltimore Boot Camp and I did feel a bit like a kid who was at someone’s birthday party where they knew no one but that feeling quickly melted away as each new face came in asking “Is this Bloggy Boot Camp?” There were introductions and everyone asked what is your twitter handle or your site’s name since that is the way people here would “know” each other. And it was really great to put a face with “words” so to speak. Tiffany came around the table which grew from one table to about five quickly and introduced herself; of course everyone knew who she was from the site. And again after being part of the sits girls for a year and a half and diligently going to roll call every day I did feel like I was “home” in away. We all enjoyed a great dinner and all had lots and lots to chat about.

Saturday was “the main event” And as I said Tiffany has this down to science. She had several great speakers who inspired us, informed us and entertained us! We moved around the room after every few speakers so we really got to know a lot of the ladies who were there, O wait there was one man Ted who was in this vat of estrogen. I wonder if he felt out of place at all. Hmmm, nope don’t think so, he jumped in and chatted with everyone about his project and gave a great session too.

When the day was over I was pooped with a capital P! Of course both my computer and phone died while I was tweeting and taking notes so the good old handwritten notes now need to be looked over.

I noticed a group heading out to dinner and asked if they minded if I join in, and of course the answer was “of course you can come!” Little did I realize it was the Philly Social Media group, which is filled with a bunch of the nicest women! So if you are a Philly woman I would reach out to these girls!!

After dinner there was a little cocktail party which was lovely, and a wonderful way to wind down the day.


Me and “the beautiful” Tiffany, of course we are looking at 2 different cameras

I’m only sorry that I didn’t take as many pictures as I could have… That is my one regret! Especially after Laura, aka Lolli’s wonderful photography presentation! I need to practice my photography. She had some wonderful tips which I will be going back and reviewing!

On my way home I thought I better have my answers ready for my husband. I knew what his questions would be…. Was it worth it? What did you “learn?” And when do I have to worry about you wanting to “go” again!” LOL

My answers, Yes! It was so worth it! I learned so much that I invite you to come and join me the next time I hit up Bloggy Boot Camp, O Yes, I will be back, as I tweeted out to a few new “friends” this morning who I didn’t get a chance to say “good bye to” well, it’s not good bye it’s really just “ta ta for now!”

And PS fashion mehhhh everyone was “comfy!”

10 honest things about myself

1. I can be a very determined person if I really want something.
2. I’m a bit bossy, but that’s because I’m always right lol
3. I’m a bit obsessive compulsive; the organization of the frames in my house will show that!
4. I am tired of Jon & Kate. Enough said!
5. I’m compassionate to a fault.
6. I desperately want to write a book based on our family that will be turned into a movie; Inspiration people! Not sure who I’d like to play me. “Any ideas? lol
7. I am dying to go to Italy!
8. I would love to have enough money to take care of my daughter for life and then I would love to start a foundation to help others.
9. I need sleep, seriously if I don’t get enough sleep I am a tad bit crabby.
10. I am my biggest critic! Working on that one! lol

We have a winner from my last giveaway a beautiful tassel from Megity’s Handmade, and the winner is Elana!

This week we have another great giveaway in honor of my blog-a-versary and it comes from another great Etsy vendor who I have gotten several items from. Jen from My Tree House Treasures has generously donated a very cute The Laundry Room Loads Of Fun Vinyl Wall Lettering.

If you have never done vinyl lettering on your walls it is a lot of fun and not hard at all, you just need a little patience and the results is magnificent, people can not get over the vinyl I have done! And this one is just too cute for the laundry room!

How to enter my next blog-a-versay giveaway from Jen:

1 entry- Tell me one secret about yourself, something honest now.

1 entry- Follow this blog, if you are already a follower leave a message as to what you enjoy about “I’m Still Standing.”

1 entry-Stop over Jen’s website or her etsy store and leave her a comment that you popped over from “I’m Still Standing.”

1 entry-Become a follower at my secondary blog

1 entry- Join my Wellness Makeover Fan Page

1 entry- Grab I’m still standing button.

1 entry- Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment that you are following on twitter.

1 entry-Tweet about this giveaway. Up to once a day! http://tinyurl.com/26rhyj8 and leave a separate comment here with the twitter link.

1 entry-Subscribe to my feeds

1 entry- Favor my blog on Technorati

1 entry- Blog about this giveaway and include a link back to this contest

1 entry- Post on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/26rhyj8, leave a separate comment here that you posted this on Facebook

Contest Rules:

• Contest ends Monday May 10, 2010 at 11pm Eastern Standard Time.

• Winner MUST either have their e-mail address on their profile, or leave their e-mail address with their comment.

• I will announce the winner of the giveaway on May 11, 2010 on this blog as well as through e-mail to the winner. If I do not receive a response within 48 hours, I will randomly choose a new winner.

*please note all giveaways have been donated by the third parties and I am not responsible or cannot be held liable for any actions associated from them.