Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : CHANGE .... & The SMALL Things! ~ A Spring Fresh CONTEST

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

Dear Diary Members...

Sally "Woo Hoo" Cheeseman is bringing us a fantastic contest. Let's get in on this one and submit a great post on "Spring Cleaning & Fresh Ideas For Changing Times"!

Don't miss this contest!

Remember to post in "Diary of a Realtor" too! I am lucky to have been chosen as one of the judges. I don't want to miss a thing!

Later in the rain~Deb

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
  • 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


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!


***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!


  • 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 ( 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).


Good luck and great writing!!!!!


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Comment balloon 9 commentsDeb Brooks • March 22 2009 06:41PM


Deb, I have to set aside some time to do this wonderful contest....I didn't get an entry into the last one and would hate to miss this as well.   Thank you for the reminder!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 10 years ago

DEB, glad you brought this to my attention. Since our son is now HOME and I am no longer trying to NOT GET points; I will give this one a shot.  Coinciding his getting out of Iraq with my 300,000 was quite the feat but now I have a landmark to remember.  He is home for a long weekend but has to go back tomorrow.  May 2nd he will be out of the Army WOO HOO!!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 10 years ago

Out Marchy? He'll be out???? How cool. Did you get to visit with Danny? I'm so happy for you! Deb

Carole, I've missed your entries my friend. We all need to become more active...myself included. It's been a difficult couple of weeks. Of course you can see that Marchel has had a fun packed time lately! She deserves it...hum. We all do. We'll wait our turns! LOL.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 10 years ago

Looking forward to seeing all the matter's a wonderful season to get out some fresh remain motivated and remember the little things in life :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 10 years ago

Hi Deb—I re-blogged Sally's post as well for the PAWS Spring Fresh Contest. I'm excited about being a judge... can't wait for all of the entries. Thus far there's only one that I can find, but I read it and looking for MORE! Take care and have a great week.

Posted by Linda Bourgault (lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art) about 10 years ago

Hi Deb,

I'm in for mind is already turning over. No pasting....hmmm.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) about 10 years ago

What a great idea!  Springtime is my favorite time of year so I'd love to participate.  I'll definitely have to set aside some time.  Thanks :)

Posted by Denise OnullDell, Mobile Notary Public/Real Estate Agent (Santa Clarita Mobile Notary) about 10 years ago


I havn't been on AR long but I will set aside some time to do this contest! Spring is such a lovely and fresh time of the year!

Posted by Connie Case, Realtor, Knoxville Tn. (Platinum Realty Group) about 10 years ago

Thanks Deb for the reminder on this one from you, Sally, and the gang. I see I still have some time!!

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 10 years ago