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Great deal - free photo package from Walgreens!

Saturday is the last day so hurry up and order yours! This package includes 1 - 8x10 print, 2 - 5x7s, and 4 - 4x6's. You must go to and upload your picture that you wish to have printed for the package (all prints must be the same photograph) then you can choose which store to pick them up at.

1. Sign in to
2. Review your cart and add a Family Value Pack. Don't choose the individual photos, make sure you choose the "Family Value Pack".
3. Enter coupon code VALENTINE and then check out.
4. Pick up your FREE Family Value Pack at any Walgreens store!

Valid Saturday only! (2/9/08)


New "Chicken Soup for the Soul" writing opportunity!

Soup_1_sm_2I received this today:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Resolution Stories

Release Date:  December 2008         

Chicken Soup for the Soul is looking for stories from people about their past New Year's resolutions and how they worked out - their failures and successes, what they learned. 

Tentative chapter topics include:

.        Trying to lose weight
.        Getting fit (The weight loss and getting fit stories could tie into our self-esteem, accept-who-you-are theme for girls and women)
.        Getting more organized
.        Making more money
.        Giving away money
.        Restoring a relationship with someone
.        Changing one's behavior
.        Stopping bad habits such as smoking, biting fingernails
.        Going green
.        Eating healthy
.        Serious stuff such as substance abuse withdrawal, seeking treatment for mental health issues
.        Self acceptance - realizing the resolution wasn't necessary and you are great the way you are

Stories must be true (non-fiction), written in first person, and 1,000 words or less. Stories should make readers laugh, cry or sigh, and be positive, universal and non-controversial. Also, the  "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. Please refer to other Chicken Soup books to better understand our story-telling style.

You may submit more than one story. For each story selected, a 50-word biography will be included about the contributor and a permission fee of $200 per story will be paid within 30 days upon publication

Please submit stories through our website at The tentative submission deadline is August 30, 2008, please note that this deadline may adjust, so the sooner, the better!

Good luck to you if you decide to send in a written piece! I love the people at Chicken Soup books; they are very professional and great to deal with! Also, you will potentially open more doors for future writing opportunities in other arenas should you have a story published.



Ok, after giving some thought to my goals for 2008, I have determined that my "word for the year" is:

I will be doing everything in my power to achieve desired results; to get things done. To no longer procrastinate. To not be afraid to break out of my comfort zone and try something different or face the unknown. I will do everything in my power to conquer my own personal fear of failure and do whatever is necessary to get results.

Do you have a word for the new year?