Friday, January 13, 2012

What a week!

I really feel blessed with all of my great wins lately.  The big deal is, of course, the California trip - that pretty much eclipses everything else, but honestly, I've had some incredible wins in the past week:

  1. A tin of Entemann's Cookies - I have no idea where they came from - but I'll tell you - they were delicious - these were just a pleasant surprise that came via FedEx.  What made them especially nice was that I was pretty much bed-ridden this past weekend because of my back issues.
  2. Some sort of fitness monitor from Prevention's December 2011 Sweepstake - I won't know until it arrives, but it's one of two which range in price from $100 - $150.
  3. Trip to California from TNT Armchair Detective sweepstake, taking my best girlfriend, and prepared to totally be blessed out the whole time! 
  4. The Book Queen of America by Luis Alberto Urrea won this from Sugarpeach's blog
  5. Won a $100 gift card to from Kaboodle in their wish-a-day sweepstake
  6. Won My Memories Suite software from Smiley Boy Knows Best blog (I've really been wanting to get into digital scrapbooking, so this will be fun to play with!)
  7. $10 Visa gift card from a Camel Snus instant win waaaaaaaaaay back in the summer
  8. 2 Movie Passes to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie - going with  my friend Heather :)
  9. Really cool gift package from No Ordinary Aunt - check it out here
  10. A container of Monkey Balm from Tammilee Tip's Blog
  11. A really cool prize package from Books R Us blog - check it out here
  12. A container of Coconut Oil for Pets from Featured Product Reviews (hopefully this will help my cats' dry skin during this forced air heat season!)
  13. A ShaToBu shaper from Giveaway Madness Blog (especially after my holiday eating habits, this will come in handy!)
  14. An Aveda Relief Kit (creams for hands and feet) from Natural Hair Latina Blog
So, agreed, was this an amazing week or what!?!?!?!?!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Remember when it wasn't cold?

There's still virtually no snow on the ground here in Maine, but it's quite chilly.  I decided I needed a few little reminders of the beauty that is spring and summer here!!
So - here are some pictures I took of springtime in Maine!

Wow - What a week!

I hurt my back a couple of years ago (playing frisbee of all things - I guess I twisted just a little too hard), and recently it's been acting up in a nasty way.  Because of how bad it'd gotten, I was home from work on  Thursday and Friday of last week.  Friday, I slept in and woke up to the sound of my cell ringing. I answered it, and lo and behold, it was a gentleman from TNT, telling me I was a prize winner in the TNT Armchair Detective Sweepstakes letting me know that I won a trip for two to Sunny California next month! I'm bringing my best friend, whose birthday is the week of the trip, and who is also going through a pretty nasty divorce at the moment - she started crying when she heard the news!

So, I'm a pretty darn happy camper.  But it doesn't stop there, I've also won the Prevention Magazine December 2011 Sweepstake, and won a $100 gift card from the Kaboodle Gift-a-Day contest, as well as some blog wins (which I will detail in a later post).

I just wanted to share my exciting news.  I'm gong to CALIFORNIA!!!!!