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And the winner is…


I went to and hit the random number generator..then I tried to copy-paste the image over here, which completely screwed up the whole post and I had to scrap it and start over. So trust me, it said “1”


Whoo! Go girl! (What day are you pulling a name? I’ll pimp the giveaway when I pull on Friday if you want.)

I’m reading Little Bee. I recently read Water for Elephants. Loved both. xoxo

Corey, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll send you some cold, hard (Amazon) cash e-gift card.

She also happens to be the only person whose give-aways I’ve ever won, and a regular participant in my give-aways (it’s good for my ego), so I just feel like I’m giving something back here :-)

Thanks, all, for playing!

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Just a friendly reminder…

Only one more day to enter the my blogiversary giveaway! Entering is super easy, and you can get some free money to Amazon!

I went book shopping yesterday because a Borders near me was closing and everything was one sale. I got some super cute Boynton board books for my future baby. Because I am obsessive like that. I now own Doggies! :) What would you get with Amazon money? Just tell me (on my blogiversary post) to enter!

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Happy Blogiversary to ME!

Yesterday the hubby and I went out to dinner. And he looked into my eyes and said, “Can you believe it was a year ago Tuesday that we went to the Olympics together?” in a romantic, so-much-has-happened-since kind of way.

To which I immediately responded, “Wait, you mean I’ve been blogging for a year already!?”

The dreamy look drained out of his eyes pretty fast.

But he’s an awesome hubby, so then he grabbed his phone and looked up the date of my first post, and lo-and-behold, it was the next day!

Sure is a good thing he brought it up, or I might have missed it!

So much has changed in the past year, but it’s been a good one. And my mini-bloggy family has helped. So thanks y’all.

To really thank you and shamelessly pander for new reading material ideas, I’m stealing Corey’s idea for a give away. This means you can basically double your chances of winning the same prize! (And then follow her because she was one of my first bloggy addictions that got me into the whole thing and is awesome. Plus I’ve actually won stuff from her! Extra awesomeness!)

So, the prize: $10 to!

Nothing too fancy. Just enough to have some fun :-D

How to enter? Leave me a comment telling me either a book you have read recently and enjoyed or a book you would buy with the Amazon gift certificate/card/digital promise of moolah.

That’s it.

Please enter, and enjoy!

UPDATE:  Well, I guess I shouldn’t post in a hurry late at night (for me) because I leave out important info. The drawing will be Monday (a week from now) around..let’s say…noon. So you have til then to enter!


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And the winner is…


Her name was drawn by my hubby a few minutes ago (so don’t get mad at me if you didn’t win…get mad at him! ;-)

Because she also tweeted the give-away she had a 1-in-4 chance of winning, which was pretty good odds, and it paid off for her!

So congrats to Elle! Send me your address in the next 24 hours and I’ll send you your prize.

If you didn’t win, don’t worry there are still lots of great dime earrings you can buy for only $12. Like these!

or these!

Good times :-D

Have a great day, y’all!

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Etsy Giveaway!

It’s here! After weeks of talking about it I finally got my friend’s Etsy shop up and running, and there’s even product in it. You know what that means…


That’s right! One lucky reader will win a prize from Designs By ART! Just look at some of the amazing things Annette makes:

Customizeable initial pendants, which can be made into lockets!

Cute, no?

But I don’t want you to think she just makes cutesy things (really well), she also makes some stunning, elegant pieces, like these:

Blue-green silver circles earrings

Lampwork bead bracelet, each of those 6 beads is handmade using sticks of glass and a torch!

Fused glass heart pendant, each fused glass piece is completely one-of-a-kind.

Another of my favorites, I love her beaded earrings!

Gorgeous, and really very affordable. I want to buy oh-so-many of her pieces!…may already have 3 sets of earrings. *cough* (Love them!) And most of the females on my Christmas list will be receiving a pair…

But now, on to what YOU can win!

Aren’t they pretty? And look! They’re on dimes!

And they could be yours!

Here are the deets on how YOU can win the coin earrings!

Entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each entry) UPDATE: new way to enter!

1) Visit DesignsByART, click the little heart to “favorite” it, and come back here telling me your favorite piece

2) Tweet this giveaway. For example: I just entered a #giveaway for some beautiful, hand-crafted #jewelry by DesignsByART on Etsy!

3) Facebook this giveaway.

4) Buy something! You get an entry for every $5 spent (including shipping, which is only five dollars no matter how much you buy!).


-You can enter as many ways as you want, but you can only get one entry each for #1, #2 and #3.

-PLEASE leave a separate comment for each entry. You only get one entry per comment on my end!

-Winner will be randomly chosen on December 16 19, so be quick! (Give-away has been extended, so 1) Erica will be gone and 2) more people have a chance to join in)

-Winner will have 24 hours to send me their shipping address. If I don’t hear from you, another winner will be chosen.

-Sorry, she can only ship to US residents.

That’s it, pretty simple! Play along to get a Christmas present marked off your list…or maybe an extra one for yourself :-)


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