April is the month of my birth. The day the world stopped and a crazy mess of a person was born. The day life would never be the same for anyone fortunate…or unfortunate…enough to cross my path. That’s right. I will be turning another year older…if only another year wiser. *sigh* I do feel blessed for the opportunity to continue to live life to the fullest. Even if it is my 15th year turning 29! *wink wink* Heck! I may actually be ready to step into my 30’s after all these years…29 is starting to get soooo boring. *snort*
OK. OK. So I cannot tell a lie. I will be turning forty-four. So many years of living and learning, stumbling and celebrating. Allow me a brief moment of reflection, but life has dealt me a few crazy cards…challenges and triumphs. And I can say with all out certainty…I have loved every wacky, deranged, kooky minute of it.
But enough about me. I want to talk about YOU! In honor of my big day, I want to do a give-away. This is not just any particular give-away. I have been purging and cleaning my scrap room for over a month. The collection of much loved extras has been growing by leaps and bounds. I am wanting to pare down to the essentials…well, not totally…but I have way too many treasures to be able to fully appreciate them all. So I thought, why not pass them on to a new home where they can be loved and coddled. What??? Doesn’t everyone pamper and pet their scrapping stash?
Take a look at this.
Many of these items come from various kits I’ve purchased over the past year. They are always so product heavy, I could never possibly use it all. A few pieces of paper have been cut, but the remaining portion is substantial enough that I decided to include them. Same goes for a few of the embellishments. I have also included a few oldies but goodies. There are stamps, rub-ons, stickers, ribbon…the list goes on.
Details. Details. Of course, I will want something from you in return. I will try to keep it as painless as possible. I have 3 requests and only one is required to win. But before I issue my wants, I need to share my reasons for them. This blog has become a sort of home for me. A place where I can unload my thoughts giving no mind as to how nutty I sound. I can be me without reservation. And you have welcomed me. Accepted me. Made me smile, laugh, cry. You’ve helped me keep my focus on the important things in life…relationships! This is my way of sending you a thank you and a hug.
So here goes. Request number 1, otherwise known as the mandatory eligibility requirement. Leave a comment on this post. The catch…tell me which of my posts has been your favorite. Yeah, I had to get a few compliments worked into this…it is my birthday you know.
Requests 2…not required but would be appreciated. If you wish, please link this post on your blog. Reason? I am always looking to expand my circle of blogging friends. And you know how it goes. Someone from your blog sees my give away. They come to my blog. I go to their blog. And so on. And so on. And so on. Worst case, more people have a chance to win, and I will get the gift of another blogger to stalk.
Finally, request number 3…also not required. Become a follower of my blog. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you why…I need the ego boost! Watching that little counter go up…ahhhhhh…just makes me feel special! (And you know you want to make me feel special, ‘cuz it is my birthday.) As an added little bonus for these efforts, you will receive an additional entry into the drawing. If you are already a follower, I will be sure to add your name an extra time for already meeting this request.
You have until midnight on Saturday, April 25th, my actual birthday. That’s just over a week. Plenty of time to think of the best way to leave me a little love about my wonderful blogging skills. You know, I really am full of myself tonight. lol! I will randomly draw the winner and post the lucky recipients name on Monday the 27th.
Now I’m off to find something for my sweet tooth. All this talk of birthdays has created a hankerin’ for some cake and ice cream!!!