Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Birthday Giveaway!

With my birthday falling on a Sunday this year, the entire weekend was all about my birthday. That's a good thing. :) Actually it started earlier when Greg got me the present I'd been asking for- a desperately needed new vacuum. Yea!
Saturday was a full day.... Making Christmas crafts with some friends at church,
then Kobe's basketball game, then lunch at a new to us restaurant called Root Five.
It is actually on Route 5 and it's right on Lake Erie.
We liked it a lot. After lunch we dropped the kids at home and went out to start Christmas shopping. Getting things checked off the to do list is a GREAT gift to me! Next stop was to the movies to see
We returned home after being gone for many hours. Can I just say again how nice it is to have a babysitter in the house. :) Jillie even helped Kobe make some brownies.
On Sunday I awoke to breakfast in bed, went to church, and was served lunch in bed before I gave in to a little Sunday afternoon nap. Doesn't get much better than that. I have a sweet husband and sweet kids.
Greg remembered that earlier in the week I mentioned that apple pie sounded good, so he bought us a half apple pie for my birthday dessert. YUM!

Got some goodness in the mail around my birthday too... An old friend, Heidi, sent a birthday card. Can you tell how rural a place she lives in when you see her return address?
Jill, the Good Mail Queen herself, sent me some of her famous quote cards! Lucky me! I had to laugh that she had to hand write "Good Mail from Jill" when she is the inventor and creator of the Good Mail Label. Guess someone needs to order her some labels from the Good Mail Queen's Etsy shop!

I also recently received some honest to goodness Good Mail- a note from someone I do not know in person, though I've read her blog from time to time. Her name is Claudia. She saw some of my comments on Jill's blog and decided to sent me a note.
She included this little bookmark and wrote on the back, "just a cute door". Love that she just added this little 'just because.'
So sweet. I love Claudia's Good Mail. Each piece is like a little work of art. :)

OK- Now I am cracking myself up with this. Because it is fun to receive, but even more fun to give, I am having a GIVEAWAY! Anyone who leaves a comment is in the running. There will be 2 winners! And since there aren't a lot of people who read this blog, you have great odds! :)

I have noticed lately that I've had some traffic from people and places I don't know, or who at least don't comment. I am inviting those people to come on out of hiding and say hi... then you can go back to hiding if you want.

So, here it is... you can win either a year subscription to Real Simple Magazine,
or your very own Blogger shirt (Women's size M or L).
I will pick the winners Monday, Nov 23rd. Good Luck!
Happy Birthday to Me! :)


Jill said...

Hooray for getting a Dyson! Have you been vacuuming daily as a result of this new toy?

I want to see that Michael Jackson movie, but I think I may have missed my chance.

I was embarrassed that I had to write "Good Mail from Jill" on your envelope, but I'd left the house without putting a label on it and I usually have a ton of them in my purse, but had cleaned them out when I went to Paris and haven't restocked them so I didn't have one with me...oh the shame.

Hooray for good mail from Claudia, she has such a way!

Those are good giveaway prizes!!

Autumn said...

Delurking to wish you a very happy belated birthday!! :)

Abby said...

What a great birthday, Nikki! Don't you just LOVE your Dyson?! They are the Best!

Rachel said...

Sounds like you had a great bday! But there's no way you're 38. NO WAY!

creed and tiffany said...

Hey nikki! Happy Birthday! Geez! You made out great! I also went to see This Is It. It was nothing like what I expected. I thought there would be way more about why he died, but I have no clue why. I liked it alot though

Sunny said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad that you have such an amazing family to take care of you so well. And I'm jealous that you have a babysitter in house. Do you pay her? Oh and I'm just commenting to comment not to win since I have both of those. :) One of them thanks to my amazing sister! So I'm not throwing off the odds!

Angie said...

I'm glad you were a little spoiled on your birthday. You deserve it!!! I loved seeing you last weekend and wish we still lived closer. Just glad you have such a good excuse to come to Mi!!! I want to new vacuum... the dyson looks nice!! Congrats! Good luck getting the lurkers out!!

Manzanafam said...

Ooo pick me! JK. Or not. I'm not an unidentified lurker but a bona fide follower ever since I found out about your blog. And I would love a peek at that Real Simple Magazine...

Caity said...

Sounds like my kind of Birthday! Happy Belated Birthday to you! Sign me up for the giveaway!

Shan said...

Nik I am so proud of my brother making it a fun birthday for you. Loving the Dyson and coveting it at the same time.
This is a great and creative way to get your lurkers to say hello! Impressive! I suppose I should have tried that instead of going private but don't have anything fun to give away :)

Holly said...

Yea for a great birthday! I love that you are crazy enough to have a giveaway in honor of your birthday! Great way to meet new folks that already know you if they dare to leave a comment!

Happy Birthday!!