Monday, October 17, 2011

Join the Blog Hop: Hoppin' for 21 on 10/21

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month!
We want to support all those that rock that extra chromosome with a blog hop on the 21st!
Hoppin' for 21 is hosted by Crazy Beautiful Love, The Bates Motel, and Carrie with Children.
Interested? Just read the hop "rules" and scroll down to enter!

Hoppin' for 21 "rules":
1. You need to be a blog owner. The blog does not have to be a special needs blog. You only need a desire to promote awareness for Down syndrome. (Scroll down to see how those that do not blog can participate too!)
2. Link your blog up below. You can begin linking up immediately. You must be linked below to be eligible for the giveaways! (see below)
3. On the day of the hop (10/21), visit as many blog hop participants as you possibly can!
4. Leave a comment letting that site know you found them from the Hop and you appreciate them supporting awareness of Down syndrome.
5. (Optional) If you see a site you like, become a follower! Make sure you let them know you are a new follower and they just might follow you back.
6. (Optional) Mention somewhere in a post on the 21st that you are supporting Down Syndrome Awareness month by participating in the hop. I will provide a thumbnail for those that want to share it with others!
7. (Optional) Drop by each site of those hosting the hop and say HI! Let them know you appreciate them hosting!
8. (Optional) Help us promote the hop! Mention it in posts, on facebook, twitter and provide a link back to the hop link page. The more people that participate, the more people become aware of the beautiful designer gene world of Down Syndrome.

Every participant (excluding the hosts) will be entered in a random selection giveaway. Right now we have two prizes and I hoping for one more donation. You only need to participate and follow the "rules" to be eligible.
1. $10 Walmart Giftcard   
3. (Facebook giveaway)

So, you don't blog huh? That's okay! You can help spread awareness too!
An event has been set up on Facebook for those wanting to participate. Just go here to see how.... Hoppin' for 21 on Facebook. Those who take part in the Facebook event will be entered into their very own giveaway for a $10 Target Giftcard. The basic idea is that you join the facebook event and follow the event "rules". The rules involve you posting a status on 10/21 stating that you are participating in the Hoppin' for 21 event to support Down Syndrome awareness and provide a link back to the Hoppin' for 21 on Facebook event page. That's it. Simple. Plus, don't forget you do not have to be a blog owner to read blog posts and leave comments!

Questions about the hop? Send them to and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

So, now that you've read all the details, are you ready to Hop, Hop, Hop for T21?!
Well, let's go!
Just scroll down to the bottom of the thumbnails, enter your site information and you're ready!
The Hop starts at 12:00am on Friday October 21st and ends at midnight!


  1. This is going to be fun!! Now I have to decide what to say on the 21st!

  2. Want to post this on the 31 for 21 Facebook community page? There is a kind of ongoing hop going on over there and it's simply fabulous!

  3. Meriah- I didn't even think about that! Aren't you so smart! :)

  4. great job ladies...i will be back this afternoon to hop around :)

  5. Oops ... it did it twice for me. :blush: I'm number 27 and 28, if one of them could be deleted.

  6. Great idea! This month I have been sharing our journey with Down syndrome. So sit down and grab a cup of coffee.

    Ellen Stumbo

  7. This is such an Awesome idea!!! I wish I would of found you earlier!!!! But better late than never!!! Yay!!!

  8. This is a fun idea! Eslea is beautiful!

  9. I wish I had found this sooner! It is now, officially, 10/22. :-( I have been posting every Friday for DS Awareness Month and would have loved to use your thumbnail.

  10. Of course, I just saw this and it's Saturday, October 22. I've seen the posts about Blog Hopping but didn't know what it was... until today. :)

    Oh well, there's always next year!

  11. This is a great idea! I found out about it towards the end, but I glad that I was able to join in.

    Thanks for hosting this!