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This is a Blog Hop, a little ditty for first-timers.
My name is Amber Haines, and I’m really Southern.
I birthed three boys in three years.
I have kept a journal since third grade. In that journal I bragged about dating a boy named Beau
and claimed he had a mustache.
I have a degree and a half in Poetry.
This is not poetry,
but I do believe we’re surrounded
by invisible things.
I should be dead, but God.
If you would like a daily dose of what I’ve been chewing on, please do sign up. I’ll feed you anything I think worth dishing out and then some.
Also, I enjoy a tweet or two. Follow me, and I’ll keep you riveted with things like, “Hey everybody! I just wrote a blog post!” or “I just ate a whole pizza!” or “Look at this pic of my textured wall. Is that Michael Gorbechaf?” 
So what is it that stands out the most to you when you visit a blog
for the very first time?
About me


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Donna @ WayMoreHomemade
Reply July 23, 2009

You absolutely crack me up!

Reply July 24, 2009

What stands out first to me? The layout. If it's too cluttered or dark, or if the HTML is a wreck, I don't usually come back. Your header and layout caught my eye the first time I visited here from Emily's blog, and I wanted to come back. I'm so glad I did! I am in love with your writing!

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman
Reply July 24, 2009

Hi, Amber,

Thanks for stopping by for BlogHop'09, I appreciate the comment.

I read your post about you little one turning three--I miss those days! My baby will be twenty-two next week. No way he (or I!) should be that age already. Don't feel badly for wanting to hold on to their baby-ness as long as you can--the days of childhood are fleeting!

Reply July 24, 2009

Hi there - wandered over from BlogHop! :) I agree with Kelly; how easy or difficult a blog is to read and/or navigate is the first thing that usually hits me, unless I was there to read something specific, and then I tend to notice that second.

Reply July 24, 2009

You're hilarious! Look forward to coming back!

Reply July 24, 2009

The writing-- it's all about the writing. Except, if the background is black and the writing is white, the writing has to be at least 3x as good, or I won't stay.

Mary, mom to many

Janmary, N Ireland
Reply July 24, 2009

Hi from N Ireland.

Lovely to "meet" you.

Now following you on Twitter.

Reply July 24, 2009

So wonderful to meet you through the bloghop!! I'm having fun roaming your site...but I had to make myself stop and come to comment before I totally forgot (I am absent minded like that :D) I birthed 2 girls in 2 years (literally 1 year and 2 days apart) so I can't imagine the pain you had having 3 in a row (2 was torture on my body)!! Adding you to my daily list and heading out to peruse your blog further now!

Reply July 24, 2009

Love your tweets - so much more interesting than mine! ;)

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light
Reply July 24, 2009

Ah....I didn't join in the blog hop....so sad. But here you are, and here I am. Hey!

Happy birthday, Jude. He is precious. So are you. Happy weekend, friend!!!

Reply July 25, 2009

Hi! Stopping by from BlogHop 09. Nice to meet you!
Design stands out for me. Graphics catch my eye first but the writing keeps me coming back

Reply July 25, 2009

Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello. Have a great weekend.

Reply July 28, 2009

I am hop-ing over to you from BlogHop'09, I am #311. I was busy this weekend so I'm a little behind. It is so nice to meet you! Very nice blog!

Be sure to Hop on over to my place and check out my 30+ giveaways (with a new one added daily) and to spread the BlogHop'09 Love!


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