Sometimes change is worth a sanitary napkin on the head. *GIVEAWAY*

** At the end of this post, I’m giving away one free month of ad space on my redesigned blog to three winners. If you’re like Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally and immediately read the last page of a bookย  to find out how it ends,ย  you already know this, and I might as well be talking to myself. I’m fine with that as I find myself rather fascinating. On those occasions when I’m not boring me to death.

However, if you’re like me and read every single word and every single line and everything in between the lines, you’re reading this now, while waiting for your therapy appointment. So I just wanted you to know … at the end of this post, I’m giving away one free month of ad space on my redesigned blog to three winners.

Carry on. **

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I’ve been blogging for almost a year now and when I first started, I had no idea what I was doing and didn’t know if anybody other than my mother would read this blog and even then, only after I popped a Xanax and called her to explain in excruciating detail how to scroll.

And now, here I am almost a year later, surprised and pleased as Eliot Spitzer in a brothel that there are people all over the world who are actually interested in my bathroom tile and decrepit bladder and fluorescent pee and the fact that I name my hideous cold sores and secretly think that my appliances have cognitive thought.

I never anticipated how much I would love blogging.

But I do. So much so, that I’m going to do something that goes against every single natural instinct I was born with and a few artificial ones I bought specifically for when I want to show off.

You know my tendency to go into anaphylactic shock at the mere thought of change? And how I carry an EpiPen with me on those occasions when I find myself in aisle 2 of Wegmans only to discover that the Wegman gods screwed with me and moved the Cheerios to, oh, I don’t know … somewhere else other than the big puddle of DAMMIT, DAMMIT, DAMMIT I’m currently standing in?

And how the exception to that rule falls squarely in the arena of home decor, especially if it means knocking down a wall or two?

Well, it turns out that home decor includes my blog. Who knew? I was surprised too! But it’s high time for a blog makeover. As opposed to low time. Is it ever low time to do anything?

Spring is right around the corner here in New York and since spring is typically the season for renewal and regrowth, I’m going to celebrate by rebirthing my blog. I have to admit, I’m excited to be a part of a birthing process that does not involve vomit, a mucus plug, bloody show, hands up my hoo-ha or Nurse Ratched massaging my freshly stitched uterus.

And because money is tight and flows through my cold, dead hands like hardened cement, I’m foregoing a professional and redesigning my blog by myself.

This entire process would be so much easier if I actually new how to redesign a blog. But I’m learning and other than chasing some obstinate CSS and HTML all over my office and threatening them with immediate evisceration, it hasn’t been too horrendous.

Kind of.

To be brutally honest, with regard to that whole birthing thing, there has been some bloody show atop my head from ripping out some hair in frustration but I just yank on my big girl panties and slap a few Always Super Absorbent pads on my scalp and I’m good to go. Because I am a trooper and I suck it up. Hey, I’d even pull myself up by my bootstraps if I could find them amidst the pile of CSS and HTML carcasses littering my office floor.

So if all goes well, you’ll see my blog makeover on April 1. And yes, I know that’s April Fool’s Day and probably not the best time to try anything new but as my mother will tell you, I do not listen to reason. Exhibit A: every guy I ever dated.

My new blog will be clean and simple and reflect my anal compulsive tendency towards all things linear and orderly. I’m so not into fluff and foo foo unless it resembles a donut. Then I’m all about the foo foo.

With my new blog design, I will be saying goodbye to the BlogHer ads in my sidebar and instead, opening up advertising spots to anyone who is interested. I’d like to support all of you who have supported me during the past year. It’s a win/win and haven’t we all had enough of lose/lose lately in this cesspool we call our economy?

So, if you are interested in advertising on my new blog, in my brand new, sparkling clean sidebar after April 1, shoot me an email at admin [at] thecreativejunkie [dot] com and I can give you the specs and prices and reserve a spot for you.

And now that I’m rambled on and on about my blog, I think I’ll do it some more.

Up for grabs is one free month of ad space for three winners.

As long as your business/service/blog/website/whatever is not related to porn or erectile dysfunction or the Jonas Brothers, it’s do-able! And God willing, this will be the last time the Jonas Brothers and porn and erectile dysfunction are ever mentioned in the same sentence as “do-able” on this blog. Unless you’re into that kind of thing. And if that’s the case … step the hell back.

OK … here’s the scoop:

  • To enter, leave a comment in this post, telling me about something that you changed recently. The oil in your car? A diaper? Your gender? Change is good! Right? Right? Bueller?
  • Who’s got a spare EpiPen?
  • No entries after 7:00 pm eastern time Sunday, March 22, because then I’ll only have two hours to choose the winners and write Monday’s post before I park my fanny in front of the TV and find out how desperate those housewives have become and whether Dave is ever going to get a move on and knock off Mike and Katherine. I’m tired of waiting already. Get on with it. You’d think a show with an effeminate kleptomaniac and quasi-albino psychopath would keep me interested. Maybe they should throw in a plane crash or two and some time travel and I’ll shut my mouth.
  • Who am I kidding? I hate time travel. And shutting my mouth.
  • I’ll use random.org to select three winners. Randomocity rules.
  • I scored 100% on my Algebra regents exam 28 years ago and won a steak dinner with my teacher. Thought you should know.
  • Please don’t enter more than once. C’mon, live on the edge! Take a risk! Please.
  • I’ll announce the winners on Monday!

Good luck!

Has anyone seen my CSS running amuk anywhere? About yay high? Snotty little expression? Let me know. If I ever catch him, he’s in for a world of hurt.

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52 thoughts on “Sometimes change is worth a sanitary napkin on the head. *GIVEAWAY*”

  1. Free advertising, are you kidding? I’m in! I just participated in my first collaborative kit, so that’s a change. And I’ll be doing something different in April which will add a change, and in May I’m going to be in the stratosphere hanging onto my swelled head because of a huge change. =) But those are all secrets, so just give me the ad space and pretend I didn’t say anything. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Although I don’t know why I bother, because everybody knows the Randomizer never picks the first comment. Ever. Cuz it’s like some rule or something.

    And you’re a sweetie, and thanks for the smiles every week!

  2. You truly have the gift of words – when I found your blog I went back and read every post… found myself in a big puddle of DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT this girl can write!

    My change is a biggie – was a bookkeeper for many years, now I’m a yoga and fitness instructor. Talk about a major shift in focus and form! LOL

    Congrats on your upcoming blogversary.

  3. Seriously, I just love it when you blog! You make me just about pee in my pants, i tell ya! Man, if I move back to upstate NY, I am soooooo going to be stalking you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh, no EpiPen here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And besides the FIVE diapers I changed today…well, I did just change my scrapbook room. It is now overlooking what would be the Pacific Ocean if some freaking HUGE a** piece of crap thing wasn’t in my way (freaking fracking Navy). I should take a photo of what I see out my window…that way people would know what I am seeing. It’s like a big ol’ white globe on a HUGE metal raft. A photo would be a much better way of explaining it. Anyway, that is the newest thing I have changed, besides diapers and my underwear. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I recently changed from wearing Crocs all the time to wearing other kinds of shoes, most of the time. This was very painful, as I love my Crocs. However, they were aggravating the ecxzema on my feet. Change is painful!

  5. Congratulations on your blogversary! Your writing is funny and I truly enjoyed reading it. Well Iยดm in the mid of changing our home scraproom, complete renovation so wish me luck and pray to he st. patron of room renovations.
    Have an awesome weekend and happy spring!
    P.S. Iยดm in SITS too!

  6. Oh my! all those words painted such a distrubing picture in my head… all day long I’m going to have birthing flash back and weird visions of women walking around with santitary pads on their heads….I have you to thank for that one…. Of course I’m addicted so I’ll come back for more….

    grins
    Kate

  7. When and if you get the HTML/CSS crap figured out, please clue me in, because I’m floundering with my website like a fish on the dock.

    No need for ad space here, so if you draw my number, pay it forward for me and pick somebody else!

    Can’t wait to see the new blog!

  8. Happy blogaversary! I just finished changing around how I read blogs in my reader. You’ll be thrilled to know you’re stuck with me ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I recently changed careers – from accountant to SAHM. And I LOVE it! But the pay is low, LOL, so I’d love the ad space, as I’m getting ready to launch a sideline of custom camera straps and accessories…

  10. I also like free advertising. Change, change, what have I changed? Ooh, I changed out the pillows on my couch the other day. Nobody can beat that for fascinating change!!

  11. You are so flippin AWESOME! I love your way with words!!

    What Have I changed??? I have had so many changes in my life recently such as businesss, family, husbands, lol so for the purpose of this Blog….I changed my Underwear!

    This site is going in my Favorites!!!!! :0)

  12. First I did read the whole thing and would love free advertising. I have most recently changed a diaper but honestly, thats not exciting. My official answer will be my blog layout. I think my blog looks rather spiffy now. Ad so does yours!

  13. Oh! I’m so excited to see your new blog design. I bet it’ll be awesome. hmm… change… dammit! What have I changed lately? uhm… i’m going to change classes at college? does that count? LOL

  14. ME!ME! Pick ME!!!!!and for the record I changed my armpits. From hairy and scary to bare and smooth! ๐Ÿ˜€ I know~I know!! Way to go huh?? Seriously people should jump all over this!! Has anyone checked the price of advertising lately?? **shudder**

  15. I changed from not exercising to exercising. After today’s pain, am contemplating changing back.

    I don’t have an epi-pen. I was instructed on how to use one since my friend’s daughter is super allergic, but haven’t had to use it yet, thank goodness.

  16. What have I change recently? Hmmm. I changed my mind about getting dressed yesterday and opted to stay in my pj’s all day ๐Ÿ™‚ Does that count?!

    I also changed from hobbit feet to spring-time feet!

    SO! Hurry up and close the comments a couple days early so I have a shot at winning ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. For the past 11 months I have worn the same pair of shoes. No matter what outfit I was wearing, I managed to justify my baby blue Crocs as the perfect accessory. No matter the place I was going, my baby blue Crocs were on my feet. Yes, I noticed when people stared. I just told myself they were thinking, “Wow, she’s cool!” Just yesterday I finally got a look at myself in the reflection of a department store window – yeow! No one ever has mentioned to me how ridiculous it looks for a 54 year old woman to be wearing baby blue Crocs. Ok, maybe a couple have hinted. Anyway, I marched into the store and bought a brand new pair of navy blue Crocs. So, if it’s change you want, it’s change you’ll get.
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    I’ve always enjoyed your blog; I wish you a Happy Bloggin’ Birthday and many more to come.

  18. OH GOODIE!! a great give away. Well I’ve changed about 3 diapers today. so there’s something. I’ve also changed my clothes I’m now comfortably lounging in my pj’s. Hope that’s enough change ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good Luck All!

  19. I’m changing stores where I sell my digital scrapbooking products. I also just changed my clothes after coming in from outside, it was finally nice enough to start spring yardwork, still a few piles of snow though.

  20. I recently was forced to change from powdered to liquid laundry & dishwasher detergent; it was rough at first, but I believe I’m over the hump now.
    Phew.

  21. I changed from pajama bottoms to a nightgown because I really hate it when I toss and turn in bed and those darn pj bottoms get all twisted around me. It’s so hard to sleep like that! Looking forward to your new blog.

  22. This blog is a treasure I’m glad to have found–love the humor. although, if you don’t “do poo” as the reason for not having pets, I’m curious how kids fit in ๐Ÿ™‚

    I recently changed the way I take pictures of my handcrafted jewelry, and I must say, I think my pics went from ‘blah’ to ‘wow’ just by adding some color. Who would’ve thought I’d ever use pink? It must be helping, though, cause I’m getting lots more views..yah!

  23. Oy, so much to read. All I haver to do is tell you one thing I’ve changed?
    I try to never change anything.
    I changed my morning routine. I now wake up at 7:05 instead of 7:00 and watch Sabrina the Teen aged Witch instead of Mike and Mike.
    I’m a wild man.

  24. Today I changed my mind.

    After 4 months of idealism, stubborn determination, and insufficient sleep for the whole family, I’m giving up on my dream that my boys can share a bedroom and foster the amazing bond of closeness that I never had with a sibling.

    Sigh. I reeeeally thought it would work out if we just rode out the storm but alas, my boys just need some personal space and y’know, I get that.

    Adore your blog! Thanks for lightening my day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Okay, I also read every word and have been known to go back and reread just to get to laugh twice! Lately, what have I changed? Well, my mind every other minute!!!! Other than that the only thing I have changed is my closet wardrobe. I decided that it was Spring already (regardless of the hail storms and sub-zero weather that is still here) and so put away my winter clothes and pulled out my spring ones.

    As to the free advertising? I am so in!!!! One of my goals for this year is to sell some of my art on etsy and I know that any advertising is good advertising but advertising on your blog would be the bomb!

    Olwyn

  26. Can’t wait to see the new blog. I change diapers daily, I change laundry loads on a regular basis, and I even got to change clothes today. Does that all count? Oh! I changed our bedrooms too. We switched rooms with the baby (he’s 2 and I guess not quite so much a baby anymore) when we moved him into a twin bed. I decided I liked his room better, and since he doesn’t get a say, I switched them.

  27. FREE ad space…. *falls over*

    I am sure you will have loads of entries! lol I have nothing to advertise, but did want to drop by and share this award with you… http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/ I am sure you must have received a zillion times over by now, but it is always nice to see you appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy, and have a great weekend.

  28. Now, I have changed my outlook on why I get sick all the time. Now, that a migrane headache hits the first thing I do is to see what plant is in bloom and is it on my enviromental list of no-nos to be around. If not then I try to reflect to see if it may have something to do with my DH being a Geek and irrating the hell out of me. I don’t have a spare epipen though at this point I sure the hell would love to carry one with me considering I keep breakign out in hives or have a migrane consisently lately. It could be from simply house hunting with my DH is like going to the dr for ob/gyn yearly appointment. You know you have to do it but its not something you look forward too. So, I have worked out a wonderful system. He scouts out the local houses first then if its worth seeing, he comes and gets me and the kiddos.

    As for the adversting thing…I won’t lie I WANNA BE THE ONE CHOOSEN!!!!!

  29. Let’s see I’ve changed my mind like a thousand times in the past two days. Epi-pens, check! Oh I got up early today (Saturday) and that is just too weird for words.

  30. Here’s a good one…I just changed my life-long behavior of not entering competitions! But I found myself reading your entertaining blog (DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT – I jest!), and just couldn’t resist the free ad space!

    Congrats on your year blogiversary…may you have many more…

  31. I changed a nasty up the front and the back crappy diaper of a 2.5 year old boy whose sole purpose in life right now is to give me a roundhouse kick to the head while I’m changing his diaper. Um, hello??? Sit on the potty you demon child!!!

    I love my son ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. I love your way with words! What a nice giveaway. One thing that I’ve changed recently is our spending habits and now you could say that I have an obsession with paying off debt. It’s all I think about anymore. I’m even tracking it on my blog too for all the world to see. Thanks for the chance.

  33. Like you I was chasing after my CSS and had to stop to rest.
    Slippery little devil isn’t he?
    I love your article header, very catchy!
    I found your generous offer at Blog Catalog and thought “why not” so here I am. I have changed my style of writing and hope my readers understand that the change was for them. I do like your style of writing and find it very up-lifting. A laugh is always better than a sigh. I think change comes with age. We are forever changing in some way or other, just hope the change is for the better. Looking forward to seeing your “new design.”

  34. A new blog design will be fun. My blog will be getting a makeover soon as well. Right now it’s very very green because I have no idea how to use HTML. So I’m paying someone to do it for me.

    Something I’ve changed? My mind. I couldn’t decided whether I wanted a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup or a Peep. So I had both.

  35. You have a great looking blog that is oh so fun to read!

    Something I’ve changed…. I really did change have my oil changed last week… but I’m changing me too – trying to streamline & live a more simple life

    Epipen – yep I have them everywhere because I’m allergic to bees but I don’t let it stop me from gardening.

  36. I changed my crafting addiction to knitting. I want to change my body size again but that is a whole other story. Love the new look (I usually read you blog on bloglines.

  37. I’m in please ๐Ÿ™‚

    What have i changed recently – my obsession with digi-scrapping is slowly evolving into an obsession with photography – especially with Project 365 and also an on-line photo course.

    I am now officially “The Mum with the camera she takes EVERYWHERE” and my kids may want their old mum back sometime soon.

  38. Over the lst two and a half weeks, I’ve changed an endless supply of diarreah filled diapers. Why? Because my sweet little 15 month old son has been sick that long because he’s started daycare. Not only that, but *I* have been sick for almost three weeks along with him as has my hubby.

  39. Helene sent me over here. She said you were funny – and you are!! I’ve changed several things today – including my pantiliner after jumping on the trampoline. Nuff said. I would love to get some free advertising!

  40. I changed my husband’s cousin’s wife’s clothes (and actually more than once because she kept changing her mind what to wear) after she split her head open trying to get back into the hot tub. Quite the experience, sitting in the hospital at two in the morning waiting for staples in her head. (yes, staples! They didn’t want to shave the area to put stitches in. They decided it would be much better to staple her hair straight up. Great for a hairdresser who owns her own salon, don’t you think?)

  41. I’m going to miss the trees in the header…or are you keeping them?

    I lost hair over trying to learn CSS too. I ended up paying someone, Which goes against everything in my cheap nature. Can’t wait for the reveal!

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