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Merry Christmas Eve!

Hi Everyone,

How are you? Have you all remained healthy and gotten all of your shopping done? Well if you have, then you are better than me. Let’s see here, Friday was my grandfather’s 81st birthday, so while Mom took him out to lunch, I baked him a few surprise chocolate chip and walnut cookies. :) By Saturday afternoon, I had to give in and concede, I was sick and despite putting up a fight, I had to give in and take some medicine. Have I mentioned that the last four days were in the 80s? Thankfully last night the rain came through and cooled things off. The weatherman declared it was 20 degrees cooler today, than at the same time as yesterday. (Talk about some big changes… Tonight it is supposed to be in the 20s!!! Perfect timing, don’t you think?)

Last night, I managed to sneak out of the house for an hour to complete my holiday shopping and today, I had the great pleasure of wrapping everything! Wrapping presents is my second favorite activity of this season… My favorite is watching everyone’s faces as they open up their gifts. What about you? Do you and your family have special traditions during this time of year?

I just wanted to take a quick second to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I will be back online on Thursday with several reviews for all of you to enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Good Morning Everyone

Hi Everyone,

Happy Saturday. I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I wanted to give you all a quick update on the BIG Giveaway. The second winner, Amanda, did contact me and she selected the majority of the prizes. Since there are still a couple left, I have sent an email to the original winner, Melissa, who did not contact me before. Melissa has until 7pm tomorrow to contact me to claim her prizes, otherwise a new name will be drawn tomorrow night. As soon as all the prizes have been claimed I will then post all of the answers to the characters, poems and quotes.

Thank you all again for making the 1 year Birthday party a big success. I look forward to celebrating many more birthdays with all of you in the future! Thank you for your continuous support. Have a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Drumroll again, please

Good Evening Everyone,

Unfortunately, I did not hear back from the original winner of the BIG Giveaway. Thankfully, the Rafflecopter was full of entries waiting to be picked. So without further ado, the new winner of the BIG Giveaway is lucky entry #440! Congratulations Amanda Zuker!!! Amanda, you have 72 hours to reply back to the email I sent earlier, in order to claim your prizes. If I do not hear from you within 72 hours, I will select another winner.

Thank you again to all who participated in the 1 year anniversary celebration! I hope you all enjoyed the weekly re-reviews and the weekly games. This blog has grown past beyond my wildest dreams and I thank you all for your continued support. You all are amazing!

Have a wonderful night!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Drumroll, Please!!!

Hi Everyone,

Wow!!! The Big Giveaway was a huge success!!! Overall there were 1190 entries. Thank you to all who participated. So without further ado: Drumroll, Please…

Congratulations to Melissaann Rich! You were lucky entry #106! An email has been sent to you. Please respond within 72 hours to claim your prizes. Congrats again!!!

Thanks again to everyone who participated. I hope you all had fun! I hope to be able to celebrate many more major milestones with you all, in a similar fashion! Here’s to constantly dreaming and here’s to working hard to achieve those dreams. Thank you all for your support and I am looking forward to several more wonderful years. You all are amazing!

Have a wonderful night!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Manic Monday and Let’s Party…

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for a delay in my posts today. One of my dogs was extremely ill and my family has just been having a rough couple of days. However, while everyone is resting comfortably, I am ready to get the celebration started tonight.

Today is Monday, August 5, 2013, which can only mean one thing… The BIG Giveaway has finished and it is time to pick a winner!!! Thank you to everyone who entered. The three month long celebration was a ton of fun for me and I hope it was just as much fun for all of you! In fact, in a few days I will post a poll asking everyone to vote on which portions of the celebration games you enjoyed the most. Why? Well, it just so happens that I am close to 1,000 followers, so we might need to celebrate again soon! What do you think?

Okay, I am going to use Rafflecopter to pick the winner and verify the winner’s entry. Then I will be back later to announce the winner!!!

Hope you all are having a wonderful night (or day)!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Big Giveaway Extension

Hi Everyone,

How are you? This has been a crazy week, I can’t believe it is already August 1st! Since I haven’t been on here much this week, I have extended the Big Giveaway by a few days, in order to give everyone a chance to catch up on their entries. So make sure to head over to the Big Giveaway page and click on the Rafflecopter link, to make sure you are entered.

The last Facebook poem was posted yesterday and the last Twitter description was posted today. Make sure to check those out for extra entries in the Rafflecopter. Check back later tonight for the final Year in Review. The giveaway has been extended until Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 11:59pm EDT. Winner will be selected on Monday and announced here later that day. Good luck everyone!!! This has been an incredible year and I can’t thank you all enough for your support.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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And the Winner is…

Hi Everyone,

I want to take a minute to thank author Elizabeth Rooks, for participating in the celebrations. A Year in Review #9 had a total of two commenters. I went to Random.org earlier today and typed in the parameters, 1 and 2. Congratulations to commenter #2… Kristina Lanning!!! Kristina, you have 72 hours to contact me to claim your prize!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the giveaways each week. I am thrilled to say that this blog has had a wonderful 1st birthday party! I hope you all have enjoyed the games and prizes. Please do not forget to enter in the Big Giveaway, as that will be drawn on August 1!!! Stayed tuned for more fun events throughout the weekend!

Have a wonderful day!

Thank you all again for your support!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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And the winner is…

Hi Everyone,

I just want to take a moment to thank author Melissa R. Smith for participating in the celebration/giveaway extravaganza. I also want to thank everyone who commented on A Year in Review #8. There were a total of 6 commenters, so earlier this morning I went to Random.org and typed in the parameters of 1 and 6. The lucky winner is… commenter #2! Congrats to Dana Zalesky! Dana, you have 72 hours to contact me in order to claim your prize.

Thanks again to all of you for making this 1 year anniversary party such an amazing success. I appreciate all of your support.

Have a wonderful day!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Year in Review #9

Good Morning Everyone,

Today officially starts week #9 in the celebration/giveaway. This week’s look back is extra-special. On July 27, 2013, my very first Indie Author review will turn one! So please join me, as I take a look back at this very special Year in Review segment. Elizabeth Rooks is a very talented Children’s Author and her books teach children about water cycles and different cultures throughout the world.

Rayne Queen Water Supplier of the World
Rayne believes that she is rain, and supplies the world with water, but the animals do not believe her. Elizabeth Rooks has created an enjoyable children’s book that subtly teaches the importance of rain. This book reminds me of Where the Wild Things Are, in the fact that Rayne and Max share similar characteristics, and are out to rule the world! Young girls will enjoy Rayne’s adventures, as well as the wonderful illustrations.

Where Does Santa go on Vacation after Christmas?
Children and adults everywhere will love this latest book by Elizabeth Rooks. Where Does Santa go on Vacation after Christmas? is the first in a Santa-related trilogy focuses on teaching children about various cultures around the world. Rooks has written an excellent children’s book that will pique children’s interest in languages. The pronunciation key will help adults teach children the correct way to pronounce hello. This was an exciting start to a very promising series.

Elizabeth Rooks has kindly donated a copy of Rayne Queen Water Supplier of the World to be given away to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is leave a comment below, between now and Friday, July 26, 2013 at 11:59pm EDT. Winner will be selected using Random.org and will be announced on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Good luck!

If you would like a chance to win Where Does Santa go on Vacation after Christmas? then head over to the Big Giveaway page and click on the Rafflecopter link. The Big Giveaway will be drawn on August 1, 2013! Good luck!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Week #7 is under way…

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that week number 7 of the celebration/giveaways is in full swing now. Here is a quick list of everything, in case you missed it.

Saturday: A Year in Review #7 was posted. Just leave a comment under that post for a chance to win your choice of a Heat Wave ebook by author Alannah Lynne.

Sunday: Twitter Guess the Character from the description Game #7 was posted. Head on over to Twitter and check out the latest description (under favorites.) Then enter your answer in the Rafflecopter entry form under the Big Giveaway page. (Link provided in tweet, too.)

Monday: Facebook Guess the Poem/Poet Game #7 was posted. Head on over to the Ariesgrl Book Reviews Facebook page and look at the pinned post. It contains the latest partial stanza. Once you figure out the title of the poem or the name of the poet, enter your guess into the Rafflecopter entry form.

Good luck to you all!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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