Posts tagged ‘contest’

February 19, 2011

And the winner is…

…Comment #3!  What?  You don’t want to take the 5 seconds to check and see who #3 is?  Hmm…you’re an impatient bunch aren’t you?  I mean, in the time it’s taking you to read what I’m writing right now, you could’ve checked to see if YOU are the winner. 

Hee hee 🙂  Sorry…I’ll get to it right now.  The winner is Jennifer Hess!  Here’s the Random.org screen shot:

{comment #3 is the winner!}

Congratulations, Jen!  Once I get your info, I’ll send it out to  you.  Enjoy! ❤

I’ve got another fun giveaway in the works…for another time.  For now I’ve got to hunker down for the winter storm they’re forecasting.  So much for Spring making an early appearance 😦

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February 16, 2011

A Spring-is-coming Giveaway!

Ok, maybe it’s wishful thinking, but with the near 50-degree  temps today, Punxsutawney Phil and I might not be that far off!  To continue getting us all in the SPRING of things, I’m having a little giveaway.  Same rules apply as usual:

{HOW TO ENTER}
Leave a comment here on this blog post {facebook comments won’t count–sorry!}.  For extra entries, share this blog post on facebook, Twitter or your blog and leave me a seperate comment for each one {one comment to enter straight up, another one if you share on FB, another if you share on Twitter, and another one if you share on your blog–please provide a link to your blog = 4 total possible entries}. 

{DEADLINE}
This contest will close Friday, February 18 at midnight EST.

{WINNER}
The winner will be chosen using random.org and will receive this lovely necklace right here 🙂

{all kinds of springy colors}

{close-up of the colorful neck garden. Neck garden?? Whatever...}

{antique silver, pewtery colored adjustable chain}

{modeled by me! I have to admit, I'm wearing it around and I MUST take it off soon or I won't want to give it away!}

Want it?  Ready…Set…ENTER!!!!

February 15, 2011

A little teaser {contest}

I’m sick and tired of winter!  So, what else to do to pass the time than have another contest??  I’m thinking it’ll get you in the mood for spring {as if you weren’t already, right?} with some fun colors.  What do you think?  Should I do it??  I can’t guarantee it’ll go up tonight, but definitely by tomorrow…  I’ve already decided what to give away, but if you could choose, what would you want me to give away?

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January 18, 2011

A good ol’ American contest of my own

When we were in Chicago for our annual Christmas trip with my family it was taking a bit longer than expected to check into our hotel.  My mom always does the checking in, the kids always throw pennies {from the rolls they get in their stockings} into the fountain with The Hubs.  I was just standing around and noticed a small American Girl display at the end of the counter–it was a contest.  Why not??  I had nothing else going on right then, so I filled out an entry.  I never win things, so I didn’t really even pay attention to what I could win.  We got our room keys and off we went, not giving the contest another thought. 

Cut to a week or two later: I’m hustling to get out the door to bring M to school.  The home phone rings {which is pretty rare in and of itself}.  The caller ID says Embassy Suites.  Huh.  Maybe we left something in our hotel room?  I don’t usually answer unless it’s someone I know {and, truthfully, I don’t always answer even then!  Shhh!} but for some reason I picked up the phone.  The guy asked for me {this is}, then asked if I had recently stayed at their hotel {yes}.  Well, I had been chosen as the winner of their quarterly American Girl drawing!  Me!  I was SO excited that I still didn’t ask what I had won–oops!  I knew the guy said something about a doll coming from the warehouse in a few weeks, but that was about it.  YIPPEE!!  A has two Bitty Babies that she got for her 4th and 5th birthdays, has had lunch at American Girl Place with her doll and looks forward to a trip to AGP each time we’re in Chicago.  Being the eBay queen that I am, I was calculating how much I could make by selling an AG doll, but I knew A would appreciate a “big” doll so much more 🙂 

Cut to today: the FedEx truck pulls up to drop off a package and I was thinking, hmm…can’t remember ordering anything; must be for the Hubs.  I grab it and see that it’s THE DOLL!!  A was THRILLED! 

{A with her new "big sister" doll. Excited??}

{a "mama" with her girls...which--she often reminds me--makes me "grandma". Booo!}

I’m not gonna lie, I checked eBay now that I knew exactly what we were looking for and other similar new-in-box AG dolls had sold for…$139.99!!!  {sigh}  I asked if she wanted me to sell it so we could find one {used, perhaps??} that looks like her {brown hair/eyes}.  At first she said yes {yessss!}, but then she changed her mind.  Bummer.  Oh well, she loves her new doll “Eliana” and I look forward to the fun trips we’ll take to AGP with her in the future 🙂

January 15, 2011

Drumroll please…

Annnnnndddd, we’ve got ourselves a winner, folks!

{comment #2 wins!}

So, who left comment #2??

{COURTNEY!}

Way to go!  I know you wanted this 🙂  I’ll get it out to you ASAP…Congratulations!

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January 13, 2011

Quick little lavender lotion CONTEST

Who wants to win some of my homemade lavender lotion?  I’ve got an extra jar sitting here waiting to be slathered on YOUR hands! 

{HOW TO ENTER}
I’ll do it the same as the zipper ring contest: leave a comment here on this blog post {facebook comments won’t count–sorry!}.  For extra entries, share this blog post on facebook, Twitter or your blog and leave me a seperate comment for each one {one comment to enter straight up, another one if you share on FB, another if you share on Twitter, and another one if you share on your blog–please provide a link to your blog = 4 total possible entries}. 

{DEADLINE}
This contest will close Friday, January 14 at midnight EST.

{WINNER}
The winner will be chosen using random.org and will receive 1/4 Pint of my homemade, all natural lavender lotion, a “recipe” card with the lotion recipe and enough emulsifying wax to make 1 Pint of your own lotion!  Once the winner sends me his/her address, I’ll get the lotion shipped right out.

{worth playing for?}

August 5, 2010

Zippity-Do-This

***Contest closed {although you may still comment if you like 🙂 } RANDOM.ORG has chosen comment #3 – April Gann.  Congratulations, April!  Guess we have to get together 🙂 ***

{All zipped up}

Reconstructed zippers are all the rage these days.  Rather than shelling out for some designer YKKs, I thought I’d DIY a little zipper bling for myself.  While out garage saling a few Saturdays back with Monkey A, I found a bin full of old {still-in-their-packages} zippers for $0.10 and {joy!} since it was raining and the last day of the sale, everything was 1/2 off!  I bought a whopping $0.20 worth of zippers to play around with…and now I’m kicking myself for not snatching them all up.

{HOW TO}

Get yourself a zipper.  Any zipper will do, but I personally like the look of zippers with metal teeth better.

Cut off both ends of the zipper, separate the two sides and discard the zipper pull

{Cut off ends}

{All the pieces}

Cut off all but about 1/4″ of the fabric tape and throw it away {or save it for another project–any ideas?}

{leave 1/4" of fabric}

Fold the first couple of teeth back toward the rest of the zipper and make a few stitches to tack it down

Continue wrapping the zipper around and stitch through the entire spiral every 1/8″ or so.  Keep the needle as close to the teeth as you can to avoid stitching through the unraveling part of the fabric tape.

Once you reach the end of the zipper, secure with a few extra stitches and tie off

{back of your zipper spiral}

Once I finished my first two spirals I thought they were cute…but now what?   Earrings?  Hair pretties for Monkey A?  Then I remembered I had some ring blanks saved away from a fabric-covered-button project that never happened {typical!}–perfect!  I super glued the spiral to the ring blank and VOILA!  Or so I thought…

You probably already knew this, but super glue doesn’t adhere fabric to smooth, shiny metal very well.  So…I used hot glue.  I didn’t trust the hot glue too much, but I’ve been wearing my ring for a few days now and everything’s stayed together quite nicely, thank-you-very-much!  I wanted to try some Aleene’s Jewelry & Metal Glue, but the top was stuck.  Again, typical–I’m impulsive and didn’t think the project through all the way to the end…but I made it work.  Tim Gunn would be proud 😉

{front side with ring blank}

***Now for the fun part: use this tutorial to make your own zipper spiral ring…OR win this one!  All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me what other {un}Perfect types of things you’d like to see on my blog.  At midnight {EST} Friday I’ll randomly choose a winner.  Get an extra entry by sharing this contest with a friend {or your whole FB friend list or all of your Twitter followers 🙂 }.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you shared.  Good luck!***

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