I have a special place in my heart for scavenger hunts.
I met the man of my dreams almost 16 years ago by being randomly teamed up with him on a scavenger hunt. Unfortunately, we are both very competitve and strong-willed, and this first providential meeting of ours ended in a shouting match as we tried to determine the ABSOLUTE FASTEST route to get from Mr. Burger to Burger King for an all-important UNWRAPPED DRINKING STRAW, and "can't you go any faster?" and "I don't think this is a through street" and "KEEP YOUR HANDS ON THE WHEEL!" and "STOP SHOUTING AT ME FROM THE BACKSEAT!"
We may both be competitive and strong-willed, but thankfully neither of us is especially hung up on first impressions. It's a good thing, or the future existence of our offspring would have fizzled out in a Burger King parking lot.
Anyway, it's my sentimental love of scavenger hunts that made me happily agree to be part of a "Share the Love" scavenger hunt this week, hosted by a certain hub site for mom (which will, at this point, remain unnamed, because the name of it is part of the hunt. Suffice it to say it's a fun site to help moms connect with each other via "circles". You'll find out more if you make it to the end of the hunt!)
There are MUCHO impressive prizes, so if this type of thing is your cup of tea, here's how you play:
1) There are 7 bloggers participating in the Hunt and the goal of the game is to find those 7 bloggers through clues on each of those seven blogs
2) Once you find the next blog on the list, leave a comment (any old comment will do!), and read the clue for the next blog on the list.
3) At the last blog there will be a final clue as to what this main host mom site is. Once you find that site you need to join that site and then email Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of all seven blogs, plus the name of the main host mom site.
4) The first player to complete all of the above wins a great gift bag, including a beautiful Love/Joy freshwater pearl necklace and earrings. Four runners up also win gift bags and there are also prizes for 10 players through a random drawing. Yes, a total of 15 prize packages! Prize packages include amazing donated prizes from: Orville Redenbacher (popcorn and popcorn bowls); Rice Krispies (wonderful treat kits); handcrafted jewelry; handcrafted bags; and other treats!
Remember, the hunt STARTS at Mommy Needs Coffee, but at some point in the hunt (I'm #3!), you'll end up back here. When you do, you'll need this clue to find the next blogger:
She is the wife of Christian musician Russ Taff. If you visit his main site you'll notice a link to her cleverly-named blog in the upper left-hand side. It may possibly (Look! I'm being cryptic!) have something to do with a bloom.
Happy hunting! **Remember, start here.** And if you get hung up with any of the clues, remember, Google is your friend.