On a Personal Note...I'm So Excited I Might BURST ~ (I'll Also Be Unavailable for a Few Days)


As many of you may know, I rarely ever seem to take a break from my blog...I guess I'm a little bit of a workaholic!  But I wanted to let you in on what's been happening in my household lately, for things are beginning to get a little crazy and extremely hectic.  I've also recently discovered that I will be away from my blog for several days and I wanted to give you a heads up, in case you're not able to get in touch with me via my usual haunts (Twitter, Facebook or Email).  On July 12th through the 16th, I will be unavailable because...

(Can you feel the suspense building yet?)

I'm going to be on a television show!  Well, maybe...

Reality TV Star

Recently, there was a nationwide casting call for anyone who enters sweepstakes on a regular basis to be a part of a sweepstakes television show.  You may or may not know that I used to enter sweepstakes around 8+ hours a day, EVERY DAY, when I first became a stay-at-home mom. That is also how I first discovered product review and giveaway blogs even existed and which eventually led me to decide to take the plunge and create Mommy Living the Life of Riley!  So, I figured "nothing ventured is nothing gained" and tossed my hat in the ring, sent in my video submission, and to my shock and utter amazement, I made the cast.  Since then, my family's life has revolved around this television show and we will actually be filming it this week!  Now, I'm not sure whether or not this show will ever see the light of day, for we are just filming the pilot and the network will still need to see it and pick it up for broadcasting...but who knows?  Maybe some day soon, I will be coming to you through your television!

Please keep your fingers crossed that I don't do or say something ridiculous (Jessica Simpson's Chicken of the Sea comment immediately springs to mind) and I will be back in a flash to pick winners and post many more product reviews and giveaways to make up for my absence.  I'll also be sure to fill you in on all the details, if I can.

I'm so excited, I just might BURST first!  :-)

I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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20 Responses to On a Personal Note…I’m So Excited I Might BURST! (I’ll Also Be Unavailable for a Few Days…)

    susanlanai Says:


    How exciting for you! I can’t wait to hear all about it when you return. Enjoy!

    ntiveheart aka jayedee Says:


    oh…my…gosh! how exciting!
    i’ll be able to say “i entered her contests way back when!” nothing like living vicariously thru someone else! lol
    seriously, congratulations…i have my fingers (not the ones i need for entering giveways) crossed for you!!

    Wanda M Says:


    Oh WOW!! I bet you are so excited (me too for you). Remember us small people when you become a big star, LOL

    Deborah Says:


    Wow, well done Melissa. Sending big congrats to you and wish you well..

    Elizabeth P. Says:


    That is sooo cool! 8+ hrs a day? woweeee

      Melissa Says:


      Yeah, I know…I really needed a hobby, huh? I definitely don’t have that kind of time on my hands anymore. Ah, I remember when Riley was small and would sleep like 16 hours a day… :)

    Jackie Sampson Says:


    That’s amazing! What an awesome opportunity! Go and have loads of fun!! I can actually feel your excitement thru your post :) Good for you!

    Linda Says:


    Hi – GOOD LUCK! Hope we’ll see you on a tv reality show next year!!!!

    Am your Newest Follower via Tuesday Follow Back Blog hop!

    Love your blog and all your info!

    Best Wishes,


    Kim B Says:


    How exciting!!!!

    shirley carr Says:


    That is so funny! You wont pull that Jessica thing! I’m so very very happy for you! I really hope you make it. I bet now everyone in your family that thinks you spend so much time on this blog, well, I bet they are happy now huh? Good luck honey!

      Melissa Says:


      Hi Shirley,

      Thanks so much for your reassurance! Well, day one of taping is down and I don’t think I pulled a Jessica, so that’s a good start! :-) It’s amazing how in the beginning with both the sweepstakes and the blog, my husband kind of thought the whole thing was a waste of time, but now, he even goes so far as to say that I’m a “work at home” mom now! Have a great day Shirley!

    Lisa G. Says:


    Congraulations! Have a blast,hope you have fun!
    Sincerely,Lisa Griffith

    Nancy Reid Says:


    So thrilled for you ! How exciting. My family used to lift their
    eyebrows at my sweeps entering until I sent my 2 sons to an SEC
    championship game and my hubbie golfed with a Pro in the Honda
    classic. How would we ever get to those things!

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