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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Won a Giveaway!

Not long ago I participated in a giveaway at Elizabeth's blog, Thoughts from an Evil Overload. She was having a giveaway in honor of the second anniversary of her receiving a bone marrow transplant, and there were several prize packages! It was such a fun giveaway because you had to work a little in order to be in the drawing. Each day for a week, she would ask a question, and you had to find the right answer! A couple times, you had to give your own input into something, like your own story of how cancer has affected your life or someone you love, or what did you like about the books she reviewed. My favorite was when she asked us to name her oncologist. I swear, I read every post on her blog and couldn't get a clue. Finally, thought to click on the picture that she posted of her doctor, and low and behold, it was a link to his name! Clever, clever! This giveaway was to help bring awareness to bone marrow donation. Please do visit Elizabeth's wonderful blog!

Ok, on to the prizes! I absolutely adore this snowman tote bag! This was a gift from Elizabeth herself. To paraphrase Dot from Picket Fences, I squealed like a sissy girl when my greedy little hands got the box open and I saw all my new goodies!

Here is a close up of the sweet little snowman.

This box of chocolate sure caught my attention! I LOVE Dove chocolates! Yes, I know I am diabetic, but I am allowed one of these once in a blue moon. I really can and do control myself regarding my chocolate intake!

Take a gander at this cute keychain! It was created and donated for this prize package by Me and My Sister.

And here is a sweet stocking ornament crafted by Heidi at Foxgloves, Fabric, and Folly. This will be perfect for my family room tree this Christmas!

I really adore these hand knit slippers! They are so warm and cozy! They were handcrafted and donated by Two Crazy Crafters.

Here I am wearing one. They really do stretch to fit! Awesomeness!

I squealed again when I saw this preccious blue gingham apron! I haven't owned an apron since I was a little girl. I love that it has an attached towel because I am always washing and wiping my hands when I am working in the kitchen. It was lovingly made by Confessions of an Apron Queen.

You know, those knit booties and this sweet apron make me think of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz! Ok, they are raspberry in color, not ruby, but it makes me want to bump my heels together while wearing the apron, and saying, "I'm so glad I'm home! I'm so glad I'm home!" Yeah, yeah, I veered a bit off of what Dorothy actually said. It fits.

I loved this pretty bookmark crafted by Decor to Adore.

Very lovingly hand made were these pretty gift tags made by Elizabeth herself! They are so sweet!

They were in this little pouch stapled together. Look what it is inside! A crossword puzzle! I haven't done one of these in forever. Since I solved some of her puzzles to get an entry into this contest, she must know that I love solving things!

These little snowman hankies, called "Swankies" for being so darn cute and swanky, are way to pretty to actually blow boogers into!

I saved one of the best things for last! Just look at this cute purple hat! Elizabeth made it! I like that it doesn't fit real tight on my head and smoosh my hair. I think it is just the cutest knit hat!

Thank you, thank you, Elizabeth! I loved winning this giveaway! Elizabeth is the real winner though for bringing so much awareness to bone marrow donation. It saved her life! You can help give a gift of life in that same way if you are a match. Please visit her blog and learn more about it!

I'll be having a giveaway of my own soon as I am coming up on my 100th post soon. Keep watching my blog!


Smilingsal said...

Congratulations, Kady. I know that you'll enjoy all of those terrific gifts. How fun. Now I have to tell you that you've been Boo-ed! Come find out what that means. :-O

Neabear said...

How cool that you won that give away. You got some really cool things. And I see that Sally beat me to telling you that you have been Boo-ed!

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW what a treasure trove of prizes. I love love love the hat!

Bridget said...

Congrats on the goodies. Your hat and hair look lovely!

Rue said...

Hi Kady :)


I loved all the pictures at the park. It's beautiful there! You took great pictures and so did your son :)


Virginia said...

Congratulations! How fun to win all those wondelful goodies.
Have a wonderful week,

Tara said...

Wow Kady, how nice for you! A lovely gift for a lovely gal!
Thanks for your sweet comment today!

Shelia said...

Hi Kady!! Oh, what wondrous treasures you've received!! Congratulations! You look so cute in your purpleness!!
Be a sweetie,

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What wonderful gifts for a great cause. Congrats!!
I think the slippers and apron are my faves... and your reference to WOZ, lol!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Congratulations on winning the giveaway...what great treasures here! I Love the pics of you in the adorable vintage looking hat!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for such a great post promoting the Bone Marrow Registry, as well as all of the great crafters who contributed! You are very silly for doing that crossword! It's scrap paper to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! I keep all my extra worksheets from school and use the opposite sides.
Glad you like the hat, some people find the fluffy stuff annoying on their forehead. I have one that is orange and lime green!