monday meet up: linky party with tina!


Monday Meet Up Linky Party

Hey Everyone!

It's time for another Monday Meet Up!!

Today our guest is coming to you all the way from South Africa!! Sit back and get to know this lovely lady, give her a shout out and then link up your posts below!! And don't forget about the Monday Meet Up One Year Anniversary Giveaway coming up NEXT WEEK!!! (more details below)

meet our guest

Tina Morley - Cartoon

Hi Ladies! I’m so excited to be a part of Brooke's Monday Meet Up! I’m Tina and I blog over at Amanda’s Books and More. This is my "reality" parenting blog where you get to meet my family and the star of this blog, Amanda. I’m an American mom raising 4 kids in South Africa. Brooke has put together some cool questions to help you get to know me a bit better. 1. How did you come up with the title of your blog? Once I decided that my daughter, Amanda, would be enough of a topic to keep me blogging for a long time, I needed to decide on a blog name. If I was going to write a blog about Amanda, then I’d have to write about the things that are important to her. You can read more on this topic at "Choosing a Blog Name." 2. If there was one blog post that you'd direct your readers to, what would that be? It's hard to choose one, but on my "Inspirational Quotes on Living Your Dream" are 3 photos of my kids with inspirational quotes written by me. 3. What is your go-to quick fix meal when you've spent too much time on Pinterest/Your Blog been very, very busy? When I don’t have time to cook, then I usually add canned tuna fish to a salad or to pasta with veggies. Canned tuna is great, because it’s healthy and doesn’t need to be cooked. 4. What is something you're looking forward to this coming summer? I’m very excited to share our summer plans with my readers! We will be flying to the States, to Florida to visit some of my family during June and July. It will be winter here in South Africa, so that makes it our winter plans. We’ll also be visiting Disney World and I’ll definitely be writing more about that with lots of tips and links to help others plan their Disney adventure. 5. Do you have any goofy talents or specialties? I’m double jointed, so I can turn my feet out perpendicular to my body with my heels pressed together. 6. If you could be a character from any book throughout the entire story, what book-what character? That’s a tough question. I would avoid all trials if I could and just live the happy ending part! Although, I do have a great post about that too called, “Happily Ever After.” There is one character that always fascinated me since I was a teenager, and that’s Jane Eyre. I read the book three times in my youth, even when it was hard going and I watched the movie that came out not so long ago. The movie didn’t move me as much as the novel, but it was a good movie. 7. What is the best piece of blogging advice that you've ever received? Don’t try to follow all the rules and advice out there, but be the boss of your blog and make decisions that are best for you. 8. What is your biggest dream? To be a published author (not only self-published) and a singer. 9. What is your favorite Saturday morning like? Going for a drive in our beautiful countryside and finding a nice place to have a light meal. 10. Why do you blog? For years I felt like I was completely out of the loop, living in obscurity, while life was passing me by. I desperately wanted to do something more. To a large extent, my gifts and talents were lying dormant (these include writing, photography and singing). There were also personal stories and experiences that were bursting inside of me, waiting to be told. Blogging has given me the opportunity to have a voice and to put some of those talents to work. I also love networking and making new friends. Visit my "About Page" to find out more and to see a couple of family photos.
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Thanks for being here today Tina!! 
Loved getting to know you a little better!!
Ok you guys...Like I said, it's happening soon! 
Come back next winner takes all! 
Alright Lovely Ladies {and Gents}…
It’s your turn.
Link up your favorite posts-all week long!
Woo us to you blog. Let us get to know you!
Meet other amazing bloggers and extend your blogging community!

Party Rules

1. Link up your posts, link up your page…it’s up to you!
2. Link back to this post using either the MMU button
(code located in the MMU tab on the side bar) or via a text link.
3. Make sure you visit (and comment) on other posts linked up–
what fun is a party if no one talks to each other? Make some new friends!
4. You must be a follower of Covered in Grace to link up.
Are you interested in guesting for the Monday Meet Up? Click HERE.
Brooke is a native-Texan who's been transplanted all over the world. As a veteran-military-wife, creative writer, young mother, & spiritual thinker, she hopes to inspire & relate to the hearts & minds of her blogging communities via her writing & experience. This post has quite possibly been linked into {One Of These} linky parties!

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18 Comments on monday meet up: linky party with tina!

  1. Christine Mann
    March 25, 2013 at 1:05 am (5 years ago)

    thanks so much for your party here! Can’t wait to check out these great blogs now!
    Have a beautiful Monday everyone! <3

    • Brooke
      March 27, 2013 at 9:20 pm (5 years ago)

      Yah!! Thanks Christine!! Xo

  2. Christina Morley
    March 25, 2013 at 1:45 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks Brooke for this wonderful opportunity! It’s been great and I can’t wait to check out some of the blogs that I haven’t seen before. I have a Christian mom blog at Happy Moms, Happy Homes too. Because I wasn’t well, I haven’t updated for a couple of weeks, but it’s based on my e-book by the same name. God bless!

    Tina – Amanda’s Books and More
    and Happy Moms, Happy Homes

    • Brooke
      March 27, 2013 at 9:21 pm (5 years ago)

      It was great having you Tina!! =D

  3. Sarah
    March 25, 2013 at 9:42 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you for hosting your linky party! I love seeing what everyone has been making.
    Please stop by and share a recipe at my Man Approved Monday recipe party.

    • Brooke
      March 27, 2013 at 9:20 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks for linking up Sarah!!

    • Brooke
      March 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm (5 years ago)

      I am always happy to see your face on Mondays Judith!! Hope you’re having a great week!!

  4. Lani
    March 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Brooke!
    Thank you so much for hosting 🙂 Love coming to see all my friends here!
    Hugs & Blessings …
    Simply Fresh Vintage

    • Brooke
      March 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm (5 years ago)

      Yay!! Glad you’re here Lani!!! =D

  5. momstheword
    March 26, 2013 at 4:19 am (5 years ago)

    Thank you for hosting this again today, Brooke. I enjoyed reading about your friend! 🙂

    • Brooke
      March 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks for coming on over!! xxo

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