Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Winner and Winning!

What a weekend!  A winner came for a visit and I actually won something! Can you beat that for a great time?

Here's my winner!
My grandson Adam flew across the country to visit with his Florida family and we couldn't be more excited.
So excited that he deserves his own post which will come a little later.

So on to the winning!  
Never in my life have I considered myself lucky when it comes to contests.  Then I watched the movie The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio and changed my opinion of winning contests.  Just enter, cause if you don't, you sure won't win.

So I now enter all blog contests and give a ways and I've won a few.  Recently I won three in a short period of time.

I didn't exactly win a subscription to Blue Mountain Cards but was asked to review their site after commenting on a review from Chatty Crone's site.  I agreed and have used their ecard site to send a birthday ecard and am sending a Father's Day card to my husband.  It's a great site with lots of ecards.  I especially love the interactive cards.  Go on over and try them out!  You won't be sorry.

Next I won a bottle of homemade maple syrup from Mrs. 4444.  Oh, man, that is some good syrup.  I had my grandson try some out on pancakes this week and he really loved that syrup!
He won't be happy with me for posting this picture.  But the bottle in front of his plate is holding the homemade maple syrup and it is delicious!  Thanks Mrs. 4444!  Oh, and please keep it quiet that I actually cooked breakfast.......I have a reputation for serving cereal and pop tarts to uphold!

I also won a dress!  Yes a great dress that I won on Blissitydoodah!  

This gorgeous dress is from Shabby Apple.  I really love it and am sorry that I'm not modeling it for you, but it's a little too small.  I actually put it on with the help of the Superhero and he took some pictures, but......I decided that you might like it better hanging here!






Below is one of my favorite parts of the dress. 
This is info about one of the women helped by Shabby Apple and since you probably can't read it there here is what it says....

Govindammal
Thiruvannikovil, India

Age:  35, widow
Children:  one son, one daughter
Current loan: 2nd loan, 589
Business:  Bamboo Weaving
Microfinance client since: 2003

"I am now confident that I can take good care of my children and also provide them with a quality education.  This is my life's ambition."
To find out more about Shabby Apple's commitment to helping women worldwide you can read about it here.

So thanks to all who offer giveaways!  
Enter, it's fun!  

Remember to be watching for a grandson post!

14 comments:

Auntie Bliss said...

You have such a tiny waist and that dress has a microscopic one...I sure hope they do right by you.
I love the message on the tag.

He is a cutie! Have fun together!

Nonnie said...

Haha! You are a really great grandma to make that boy some pancakes! Hope you're enjoying all this time with him and look forward to hearing all about your handsome young man.
I love that dress. Sooo cute and red is my favorite color! I like the message on the tag.

debi said...

That is so cool, I love the dress!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures with your grandson....


Hugs!

debi said...

That is so cool, I love the dress!! Can't wait to hear about your adventures with your grandson....


Hugs!

Needled Mom said...

The grandson is the best prize, but the others sound awesome too. I love the red dress!!!

Enjoy your visit.

Deb said...

Now those are all great prizes especially the grandson visit

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Awesome prizes (love that red dress), but the grandson prize is the best!! Can't wait to hear all about his visit.

LBDDiaries said...

Love the header picture - you guys look so tall, slim, healthy, and YOUNG! I didn't know that was what Shabby Apple was about; had seen them about but now I can look into their dresses! Love and use Blue Mountain Cards, too. And that grandson, so handsome! Don't know why I haven't been getting your notifications of new posts, either - gonna check into that!

Rebecca Jo said...

I've won things through the years through blogs - LOVE IT - its always so much fun!

FYI - if you didn't stop by my blog on Tuesday, I posted a giveaway for a free canvas - so try to win that one too :)

YIPEE for grandson visits! He's a tall dude, ain't he? :)

Rebecca Jo said...

I've won things through the years through blogs - LOVE IT - its always so much fun!

FYI - if you didn't stop by my blog on Tuesday, I posted a giveaway for a free canvas - so try to win that one too :)

YIPEE for grandson visits! He's a tall dude, ain't he? :)

Lala H said...

the dress is so pretty! I love that you are enjoying the blog giveaways! im having one right now, I hope you can stop by and enter.
Delightful Ideas
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Chatty Crone said...

Girl you sure are winning lately - good for you! Love that dress! sandie

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I can't remember the last time I won something.............so lucky you

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad your grandson is visiting with you and that is definitely a win, win situation. Also congrats on winning those giveaways! Have a great weekend.