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Patchwork BLITZ!

Spa Cuisine from Lean Cuisine:  Click here for printable coupon. (Coupon printer required.) If the coupon printer tells you that the coupon has already been printed, you will need to register for Lean Cuisine emails here.

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Barnes & Noble:  Click here for a printable coupon to use in the store, or write down the coupon code for use online, to receive 10% off the cost of ONE item.  (Coupon expires January 25, 2010 at 2:59 am ET.)  Click here to enter their 10th Birthday Sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes such as a Dell Studio 15 laptop, a Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS, a flip Mino HD Camcorder, etc.


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I have an idea! It’s called a BLITZ! Yes, a BLITZ!

Just what is a BLITZ!?  It is a post with more than one post in it.  Huh?  Well, you see, when I sit down to add to the blog, I often have many different things to blog about.  But, that means you end up with, say, 8 new posts a day coming into your inbox.  (That is, if you subscribed and chose immediate delivery of all new posts.  If you didn’t, then you might not care as much about the BLITZ!  But, read on anyway, ‘cuz maybe you’ll still care a little.)  Now, I rather like receiving bits of information in well-organized little chunks.  But, if every email I received was broken into 2 (or 5, or 10) different chunks, then that would be a lot of emails.  (And I probably wouldn’t like it after all!)  So, the BLITZ! is a way of putting several related bits of information into one post.  It would be cool to have a BLITZ! widget, or something like that, but I don’t.  So, I’ll just do it the “old-fashioned” way, which is to put it all together myself.  LOL!

So, here’s how it will work.  Let’s say I want to blog about 3 different grocery store ads/sales/coupons/etc.  I put them ALL in the same post and call it a Grocery BLITZ!  Now consider that I have a lot of unrelated things to blog about, but in order to save time (and emails cluttering your inbox), I put them all together and call the post a Patchwork BLITZ!  Does that make sense?

So, if you see the word BLITZ! in the post title, you’ll know there’s more than one topic inside.  And, if see you the word Craft in front of the word BLITZ!, you’ll know there’s more than one craft topic inside.  Cool, huh?

I’m about to give it a try with a new post.  Stay tuned for that and please let me know what you think!  Comments are moderated, but I will approve them with a few restrictions:  no SPAM, no cursing, no divisive or derogatory comments, etc.  Constructive criticism is OK, but only if you really, really feel you must.  Hehe!

[A brief disclaimer:  One of the informal definitions of the term, “blitz,” is a concentrated effort to get something done.  That’s how it is used for this blog.]

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