**Wave** Hello everyone! How are you all?
I didn’t want this month to end without doing my usual monthly updates, even if it’s late! As the saying goes, better late than never! I do apologise for not being able to blog for a few days, in fact, a week. It has been manic here at the bean house with my little bean’s Dad visiting us (right now, it happens only twice a year — if we get lucky!) plus we had a few things to sort out, for our big move! We’ll be here for a while before the Big Apple, but so far, it looks promising, fingers-crossed!
Daddy shielding little bean from the sun/ Mommy & Daddy / Tired, in Daddy’s arms.
So, you could say, last week was family time (although I sneaked in and did my ‘Wins-day’ post!) Had to be done and shared with all of you. Can’t wait to find out if one of you my lovely readers, who have joined, are one of the winners!
With October saying ‘cheerio’ to all of us weeks ago, most of us embraced November with a smile and a ‘stache’! I’m sure you’re all aware of ‘Movember’. If not, then check this out.
Mommalicious Mammas’ founder, Lisa (a sweet friend of mine in the blogosphere) has launched a fundraiser for this good cause. So if you love your Mo, ask him to join and become the coolest Mo Sista! Simply go here for more details.
If you’ve not caught up yet with how my October went along, do check out my special edition ‘Round ‘Em Up’ post, since I’ve included some of the amazing bloggers that you would definitely like to give a follow!
Now then, let’s find out what’s new, hot and not!
- New Look for Sweetjellybean.com
I know, I know. I just can’t helped it, can I? But alas! I finally settled with this ‘new look’ and really meant when I said, I would stick with this theme, Sight. Took me a while to come up with the blog’s background, but so far, I’m liking it. It’s purple with little hearts — on a canvas effect! What’s not to like? And with my new background and header, I knew a new badge for this blog would go nicely. See below, and feel free to marvel on its roundness! LOL. If I knew how to make the perfect jellybean-shaped badge, I would have done so already. But it’s a long way to go for me. Oh well, I’ll go round for now!
- WUBB Review Panel
How exciting to be able to work with these lovely UK Beauty Bloggers! When I was given the opportunity by wishtrend.com to put a group of bloggers based in the UK to review their products/services, I knew I had to really do it! And now we’re on our first beauty product that we’re all hoping for good results! (So far, I’m loving mine!) Thanks to Grace, LaaLaa, Liss, Sarah, and Bex for joining Wishtrend’s UK Beauty Bloggers Review Panel. Our second product to be reviewed should be with us soon!
- There’s a new GIG in town!
Oh yes! It’s really happening! I already introduced about this new FB-Bloggers community group I’ve put together along with these amazing girlies, who have always inspired me, and we’re about to go live soon! I just want to say to the girls for being so patient with me and for showing their support with this whole idea. We’re hoping to inspire, be inspired, and basically make blogging even more fun! So make sure you join the GIG!
- Lucky Bean’s amazing prizes — sneak peek coming up!
You don’t want to miss this! If you’ve not joined this giveaway yet, then you better do it quick since this week is your only chance to join! After that, I’m counting all your likes, comments, reblogs, link ups, etc to increase your chances of winning. Remember, you will be getting an amazing beauty box from wishtrend.com or a basket of goodness for 1-800-flowers — and no flowers involved! Please note, this giveaway is not sponsored and I’m actually buying all these prizes to show my gratitude for your never ending love and support for this little bean blog. My little way of saying ‘Thank You’, My Lucky Bean.
- Tienes un blog en Espanol? Join BBFE!
I definitely need to practice my Spanish again! haha
I’m very proud to say that my friend Liss – from Latino Look (also part of the GIG) has created a Beauty & Fashion Bloggers FB Group for Spanish bloggers! What a great idea! It’s called Bloggers de Belleza y Fashion en Espanol. I’m currently working on their group’s badge, so hopefully it’s something they would all like in the end.
- Let’s not get Mother Nature angry anymore…
Few weeks ago, I was such a nervous-wrecked. Two words: Superstorm Sandy. My other half happened to live around that area, and not being able to communicate with him or know what’s going on for almost two days, well, I was in a dire state. But I felt thankful to have the girls who share their encouraging words with me, which helped a lot. I sincerely appreciate all the love. I feel relieved and alive when I was able to speak to him again. What happened few weeks ago, really showed us that when Mother Nature gets really angry, all we can do, is pray for mercy. My thoughts and prayers for everyone who suffered because of this calamity.
- Reality check or simply a wake-up call!
Without going into details, I’ve learnt the hard way last month that there are those who will also let you down in the blogosphere – big time, just like in your real life. And all you can do is move away from these people who would only bring you negativity. It’s a sad reality, but it is what it is.
On a brighter note…
I’ve also found the ‘real’ bloggers I really want to keep close to me and hopefully have an everlasting friendship with. So, for those who make my blogging experience worthwhile, I’d like to make sure that I stalk and follow them all over the blogosphere, to show them my support! It might sound creepy, but it’s love! 😛
Here’s to the Fun, Sweet and Inspirational Bloggers out there!
So, what’s new, hot, or not on your blog? Feel free to share.
- Round ‘Em Up: September posts in pictures! Go on, click ’em. ♥ (sweetjellybean.com)
- Trending now: What’s in my makeup bag? (sweetjellybean.com)
- It’s Wins-day! Make a WISH and do the Trend for an EASY WIN! **ONE WEEK ONLY** (sweetjellybean.com)
- What’s New, Hot, and Not!: October Blog Updates (sweetjellybean.com)
- How To: Become a Mo Sista, and Love Your Mo! (sweetjellybean.com)
- Bloggers for Movember – Update! (clownonfire.wordpress.com)
- Thinking Pink: How Blogging Can Find A Cure For Cancer (hannahackroyd.wordpress.com)
- Putting A Face To The Name! UK BBloggers Review Panel Collaboration (sweetjellybean.com)