CHANGE .... & The SMALL Things! ~ A Spring Fresh CONTEST

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

spring freshDuring the Spring Season we think of everything bright and beautiful. The flowers start blooming and the grass turns green; with newborn chicks peeping high above in their nests. The cool spring breezes blow through your hair. You lay down in the field and look up at the clear blue skies that display fluffy odd shaped clouds to ponder upon.

The children are playing outside  with screams of delight in the air while the little ones learn to pedal a two wheeler for their very first time in their young lives.

Ah...these are the simple things in life that we enjoy. These are the little things in life that we will miss if we  don't stop and take a moment to remind ourselves of these little joys and do something to get our spirits soaring. With all things "little and small" in life....give insight to spring fresh ideas ...during changing times.

The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul was founded in June of 2007 to give a ‘safe haven' to those who needed a place to go when the soul got weary.  This group has continuously grown and we continue to have these contests to support our ActiveRain Community and its members. 

Let's get this community rocking and rolling with "Spring Cleaning & Fresh Ideas For Changing Times"!  Let your creative juices flow with whatever comes to mind when you think of that theme.  Hmmm. Spring Cleaning.....and Fresh Ideas.....For Changing Times.  Remember those little things in life that you appreciate!

The following are the simple rules for this "Spring Cleaning & Fresh Ideas in Changing Times" entry:

  • Starts NOW and ends April 12, midnight AR time   EXTENDED to April 15th 11:59 ActiveRain time.
  • You may submit only ONE entry.
  • At least 500 or more written words  filled with your ideas of Spring Cleaning and Fresh Ideas for Changing Times.
  • Your post must have at least one picture or video for visual appearance. (if you need help please contact me!)
  • Your title has to include the words Spring Fresh
  • Your tag line has to include the words  Spring Fresh Contest
  • Join the group Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul group and Post your entry into the   Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul group
  • Add your link to the comment section of this post
  • Follow the Guidelines for the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group

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Reflections of Spring

With childlike dreams

Of yesteryear ....that we hold dear

Such a simple life

Of all the little things

That ought....not be forgot.

Happy Spring!

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***BOB STEWART kindly responded to my request for points awarded and this is what we came up with:

  • First Place:   3000 points!
  • Second Place: 1500 points!
  • Third Place:  1000 points!
  • Four  Honorable Mentions:  500 points!
  • All other entries THAT WERE NOT winners:   200 extra points!

Judges:

  • Kathy McGraw  Realtor® in Banning, CA- Celling Realty.  She also moderates for the POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group and has been a consistent voice in ActiveRain for almost two years. With her ‘no bones about it' she is the essence of "being positive does not mean I let you run over me"
  • Ann Cummings RE/MAX Coast to Coast - Portsmouth New Hampshire Ann is a 2.5 year veteran member of ActiveRain and one of my favorite Localism writers (honestly...one of my mentors) She has supported all of our members throughout her time here and one of the most 'real' people with her straight forward attitude.
  • Linda Bourgault is one of my dearest friends from Hawaii and we initially met because of my affiliation with her husband Bruce (he was a loan officer who frequented our office often). Since his death, it took her a year before she came back to ActiveRain...and in full force!
  • Deb Brooks Lake Livingston Real Estate, in Huntsville, TX is founder of one of my favorite groups Diary of a Realtor and most recently started her outside blog for the group with loads of wonderful entries for not just real estate...but everything real estate industry related (which is just about everything).

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Good luck and great writing!!!!!

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*****ENTRIES***** 

 

  1. Spring is the Time Freshen Up Your Home and Soul, Spring Fresh Contest   By Tina Gleisner
  2. "Spring Fresh ........... Business Resolution". by George Souto
  3. START FRESH/SPRING FORWARD. by Mark Hendry
  4. A Spring Fresh Cleaning of the Mind. by Dan Callahan
  5. ~ The Ultimate Challenge ~ To See With Spring Fresh Eyes ~  by Michelle Viggiano 
  6. Put A Little " Spring Fresh " Steps In Your Body, Mind and Soul This Spring by Melissa Grant
  7. What I learned about being a Spring Fresh Homeonwer from my Grandpa! by Charlene Hammontree
  8. Spring Fresh Look | Pascack Valley High School Makeover | The Way We Were By Robert Hammerstein
  9. Silence-is-Golden-Spring-Fresh-Your-Mind  by Midori Miller
  10. A Wonderful Change With A Spring Fresh Future! by Sally Cheeseman (NON ENTRY)
  11. Spring Fresh Kentucky Back Roads Adventure by Lizette Fitzpatrick
  12. Spring Fresh Cleaning From Soul to Sole Begins With A Journey Through The Seasons by Martha Brown
  13. Spring Fresh -- A Time of Rebirth and Revitilization by Geri Sonkin
  14. Another New Year For You That Is Spring Fresh by Gary Woltal
  15. How I fell inta the spring, fresh outta luck.... (fer the spring fresh contest - best as ah kin rekolekt it) by Sally Dunbar
  16. Spring Fresh: Changes Now, Changes Later  by Holly Weatherwax
  17. Spring Fresh By Taking Care Of You by Paddy Pizappi
  18. Spring Fresh: Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Eventually)! by Heather Chavez
  19. A Fresh Spring Cleaning - Something That Should Never Change! by William James Walton, Sr.
  20. Real Estate--My AHA Moment--Spring Fresh Contest by Mary Yonkers
  21. A SPRING FRESH CLEANING FOR AMERICA! Terry Chenier
  22. Spring Fresh - Earth Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips by June Piper-Brandon
  23. Spring Fresh.......The Search for Simplicity by JL Boney
  24. Spring Fresh: Clearing the Clutter of Old TV Characters!  by Steve Shatsky
  25. Do you Spring Fresh your listings. by Larry Story
  26. Spring fresh into a positive attitude by Russ Ravery
  27. Spring Fresh: There is more than one kind of spring cleaning.... by Shirley Parks
  28. Spring fresh - with a sense of purpose by Steve Hoffacker
  29. Spring Fresh But Tried and True Ideas for Changing Times by Barb Szabo
  30. Spring fresh ... salt kills by Zane Coffin
  31. Spring Fresh - A Time of Renewal, Hope and Growth  by Renee L Norton
  32. " Spring Fresh and An April Frosting" by janeAnne Narrin
  33. Spring Fresh: 'Tis Spring -Spring Fresh Contest by Michael Thornton
  34. Spring Fresh: Gerber daisies and growing towards the light by Janice Roosevelt
  35. Spring Fresh Cleaning and Time to Give It Your All by Jacqueline Tolstyka
  36. Spring into Fresh Ideas!  by Connie Case
  37. Spring Fresh: Ideas for Spring Cleaning your Life! by Julie Ferenzi
  38. Spring Fresh With A New Beginning by Al/Peggy Cunningham
  39. Spring Fresh and Be Sure To Mail That 1040 Form  by Steven Smith
  40. Touch a "Spring Fresh" day in the life of a Realtor by Laura Gray
  41. Thoughts on Spring, Fresh from the Garden by Shiela O'Mar
  42. Fresh Spring: Tilling Our Garden and Grow Where You're Planted by Candace Robinson
  43. Spring Fresh Look:Delaire Landing Gardens Restored by Hannah Williams
  44. Spring Fresh with It's New Promises by William Johnson
  45. Spring Fresh : The Colors of The Crystal Coast, Carteret NC by Michele Conners
  46. Club Chaos Eye Candy: Little Minion TV (LMTV-11) Spring Fresh Tour By Carolyn (CTS) Tann Starr

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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  2. _ _ 03/20/2009 09:19 PM
  3. Deb "Alayne" Brooks 03/22/2009 06:41 PM
  4. Jean Terry 03/22/2009 09:52 PM
  5. C Tann-Starr 04/04/2009 07:34 AM
  6. Janice Roosevelt 04/12/2009 10:51 AM
  7. Robert Hammerstein 04/14/2009 04:28 PM
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Todd Clark
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12 days left... What to write, what to write???

 

Apr 02, 2009 01:07 AM #96
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Hi Sally! This contest info comes along on a good day. Thursday is my writing day. Yesterday was supposed to be "creative day" but there were too many interuptions. Let me see what I can "spring" out of my brain. 

Apr 02, 2009 08:32 AM #97
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Lisa Hill
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Oops. I forgot about this! I'd better get cracking. In the mean time, I'll go read the other entries =D  I like the idea for this one.

Apr 02, 2009 10:19 AM #98
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Todd: Great!  Like you have to worry about what to write? LOL

Lizette: Got your entry posted in the group entry post :)

Lisa: Wonderful!  I'll keep a look out :)

Apr 02, 2009 11:34 AM #99
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Christine McInerney
The McInerney Team with Realty Executives Associates - Knoxville, TN
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Sally, what a great idea.  I will get started with my entry tonight.  The strange thing is that I was actually thinking along these exact same lines prior to reading about this contest.

Apr 02, 2009 01:13 PM #100
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Christine/Jennifer....wonderful!   Will look forward to it!

Apr 03, 2009 03:32 PM #101
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C Tann-Starr
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Hello lovely. The little minions and I are gonna go work on our contest post today. I re-blogged you and featured it at CC to remind the guys to get their entries in. Will broadcast e-mail the group later in the day and tell them to post at the original post. :-)

Apr 04, 2009 07:53 AM #102
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Hi there Sally, I finally got around to creating an entry for this fabulous contest. Here is the link:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1023691/Another-New-Year-For-You-That-Is-Spring-Fresh

 

Apr 07, 2009 09:52 PM #103
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Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
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Thanks for the inspiration to create my post for the contest.  It was fun:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1027681/Spring-Fresh-Aint-No-Mountain-High-Enough-Eventually

I hope you enjoy it!

Apr 10, 2009 12:57 AM #104
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Wow...we have a bunch of entries so far....good going folks!

Apr 10, 2009 11:47 PM #105
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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If anyone doesn't see there post in the entries please let me know!

Apr 10, 2009 11:56 PM #106
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Sally,

Absolutely, I'm in.

Apr 11, 2009 07:05 PM #107
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Laura Gray
RE/MAX Realty Group - Gaithersburg, MD

Sally - I thought it would be fun to expand my horizons. So here goes

Touch a Spring Fresh day in the life of a Realtor - by Laura Gray

Apr 13, 2009 04:12 PM #109
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Thank goodness for extensions and time to dust of my keyboard! These contests are great, I enjoy reading the entries. Thanks for all the hard work you put into each one! Great job as always.

Apr 13, 2009 08:06 PM #110
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This was a toughie for a newbie.  Not sure if this is the link you wanted.  Didn't know where to find it.  Trouble with picutes.  Learned a few things as we went.... maybe for the Winter contest.

http://activerain.com/action/blogs_admin/write/1034496

Apr 14, 2009 09:21 PM #111
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Kate Bourland
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I think I just made it. 

Planting the Seeds of Prosperity

Apr 15, 2009 08:35 PM #113
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Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
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This was a fun post to put together !!!

... I enjoyed this contest !

Are You Getting Fresh With Me ??? ... SPRING FRESH THAT IS !!!

Apr 15, 2009 09:07 PM #114
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Heather Chavez
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I'm just curious as to when we find out which entries won.  You guys have alot of great reading to go through.

Apr 16, 2009 03:20 PM #115
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Group email going out...they said they fixed it :)

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