Friday, April 09, 2010

500!! Time for a giveaway!!

This is post number 500.  Crazy huh?  It all started here, on November 28, 2005.  I've had quite a few highs and no shortage of lows over the years...and I'm sure there will be many more highs and lows to come.  I kept hoping that by the time number 500 rolled around I'd have some HUGE news to share, something worthy of a 500th post, but since I got nothin' you get somethin'(Because sometimes your kind words were what got me through the day)


Here's what you get:
You can choose either the Scentsy Set:

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(Daises Full-Size Warmer, Toasted Apple Butter Room Spray, Black Raspberry Vanilla Travel Tin, Snowberry Car Candle, and four Scentsy Bars...one for each season: Sweet Pea Vanilla, Havana Cabana, Falling Leaves and Christmas Tree)

Or the Making Memories Set:
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(HOME Wall Word Kit, defined vellum stickers, 9x9 and 6x6Boho Chic paperstacks, heart, star and circle vellum tags, brass label holders, Heidi uppercase and lowercase rub-on alphabets, Family clear creations, 2 BoHo Chic trims and several small rub-on word packets)


I figure since blogging is sort of narcissistic (who am I kidding, it is the definition of narcissistic) I want you to feed my ego.   
Here's how to enter:
-Tell me your favorite of all my blog posts.  It can be one that made you laugh, or got you all teary...tell me why you liked it.  If you're a new reader, here are some places to start: adoption, struggles with infertility, kitties, on being accident prone, family

Extra entries (each entry must be left in a separate comment...I want my Blackberry to go crazy notifying me of all the comments I get...remember?  You're feeding my ego.)
-Tell the story of how we met
-Follow this blog
-Join our adoption group on Facebook

If you're already following the blog, just leave an extra comment that says "Already follow your blog", same thing with the facebook group.

I'll accept entries until Tuesday April 13th at NOON central time.

Make sure when you enter you tell me which set you want...
Making Memories or Scentsy.

Good luck!
(And if you could, keep us in your prayers this weekend.)

41 comments:

Kristen said...

you want validation, huh? Ok, fine (and I want the scrapbook kit)
I can do that!

My favorite post-- is the people of walmart post. Holly, I laughed for HOURS on that site. Words aren't enough to thank you for that!

(I also like some of your most recent Chicago posts, you just seem so happy and hopeful).
Love ya

Kristen said...

How did we meet? In super-competitvie marching band, of course. You were a purple hippy, but i loved you anyway.

Kristen said...

Haha.... I already follow your adoption group on facebook

Kristen said...

Wow, posting this many comments makes me feel like some type of spammer. Like I should be leaving an ad for viagra or something!

I follow your blog as well.

Obviously.

jessie-girl said...

Hey Holly,

I just recently started following your blog and since I have started I really enjoyed your post on Monday April 5th. You are an excellent blogger. I like knowing what's going on with Holly and Nate all the way over in Chicago. You guys are sooooo awesome, and I want everything to work out for the two of you because out of all the people I know, you are some of the most deserving. You are great friends. I know I don't know you guys that well, but I hope that by marrying Tyler I will continue to get to know you guys better. You're funny, sweet, genuine, sincere, everything I could ask for in a friend.
Haha, I remember how we met. I also remember before officially meeting you that I thought you and Nate were super cool because you guys have sooo much confidence. You took a picture of me with my parents at one of the football games my freshman year and then you started talking about cameras with my dad. It was awesome. Ever since then I have adored you and Nate, and Tyler always has good things to say about you.
I also joined your adoption group on facebook awhile ago. I think I'm set.
Lots of Love,
Jessie
P.S. I love that you have cats because I am totally a cat person. I have a girl cat named Princess that looks exactly like Winston.

jessie-girl said...

Oh yeah...the scentsy

Me, Myself and I said...

I follow you, that's what got me here - so there's one for me.

Me, Myself and I said...

I want the Scentsy set. (Did I spell that right, I'm still waking up over here...)

Me, Myself and I said...

We met in Marching Band. BAM - another entry.

Me, Myself and I said...

Your adoption frustration posts also make me frustrated.

Faye said...

I can't narrow it down to one because I love your 30 Days of Thankfulness posts!

Faye said...

Hmmmm...we met at 10:21 pm Christmas Day in 1980 when Dr. Farr handed you to me - You were my perfectly pink Christmas present!

Faye said...

You know I follow your blogs - I think I almost qualify as a blogstalker :)

Faye said...

I am a follower of your adoption group on Facebook.

Don't count my entries in the give-a-way ... I just wanted the fun of making your blackberry (but isn't it really a pinkberry?)go off.

I think we should be able to tell an embarrassing story about you...I have a few!

I know, the real reason you saved the 500th post for today. It is because you want to be distracted reading posts so you won't get too excited about the weekend...isn't it?

LYT,
Mom

Jenn said...

I'm now a proud follower of your blog ;)

Jenn said...

Already on your facebook group :)

Amanda said...

I want the scentsy bad! Does begging help???
I already follow your blog...openly now, even though I started off as a blog stalker through the elusive mandoris... Can I have an extra entry for that? ;)

Amanda said...

From my blackberry to yours...I already follow your facebookness.

Amanda said...

My favorite blog post was the one when you called us out on mandoris. I was stunned and then totally laughed. We'd totally been caught. Not as sneaky as we thought eh? Plus it opened the door for us to be friends! That's really the best part.

Amanda said...

I feel like I should say that I met you in marching band...but I never was in a marching band. I met you through my friend Lori. After blog stalking you for some time we went out to dinner and chatted for 3 or 4 hours right? Loved it. Love you!

Marsha said...

I just started to read your blog today because I seriously didn't know you even had one! If I can find your email, I will send you an invitation to our blog (Scott and I) if you want (it's private).

However, I took your friend's advice and read your funny post about strange Wal-mart people, and I was touched by another post just a few down the page about "another disappointing pregnancy test." That just makes my heart ache! Scott and I tried to adopt too, so I feel your pain. I have taken many disappointing pregnancy tests as well.

Marsha said...

I met you in marching band at USU. You were an amazing quad drummer!

Marsha said...

Of course, now that I know it exists, I am following your blog.

Marsha said...

I am already a part of your adoption group on Facebook. Yippie!

Oh, and if I happen to win, I would love the Scentsy set. I just bought my first warmer yesterday at a party and it should come next week sometime.

Kimberli Norton said...

I am hear just to help your ego. not to get anything. I love all your posts. I pray for you all the time. I know how it all helps. I know how it is so hard too. I still cry myself to sleep all the time. I wish we lived close so we could get together or something. I do hope that you know I am here to be understanding and to help in anyway I can. I am not so good with facebook, so if you can tell me how to be a member of you adoption thing I sure will. my e-mail is kimberli_jo@yahoo.com. I sure hope that all goes well and that you can be so happy. It is so great that you have such a great husband as well. That sure helps. I pray for you and hope your ego just got bigger!

Sterling Bo said...

Holly,
I can't find my favorite post, but it was short and sweet and I giggled because you said you wanted to tickle the up-side-down owl's armpits that you put on your blog header. I'm not sure why it was such a great visual, but I can completely see it. :-) You always make me giggle, whether it's your blogs or your witty/semi-cynical comments you make when we chat. And even though you can't see it, I cry when I talk to you because I wish so much I could make everything work out for you. You've been an incredible strength to me.

oh yeah, and Scrapbook stuff!!! Or your giant bin of fabric remnants - LOL!

Sterling Bo said...

I guess we sort of met in Marching Band... or knew of each other. I spent some obscure holiday at your house in Logan and we played rockband once... but I think we only got to KNOW each other recently as we've supported each other through your adoption process and my placement. Who knew we would both be involved in such a wonderful cause? I always did envy you and Nate when you lived in Logan... dang you and your sickeningly cute love!

Sterling Bo said...

I'm following your blog.. because you followed mine... oh, and because your owls are cute. Mostly because the owls are cute. LOL!

Sterling Bo said...

Also, I started following your adoption group on facebook long before I knew I would ever be involved in adoption. I'm so glad I did, because I found a confidant and incredible friend in you!

Becky said...

following you blog - check

Becky said...

joined your adoption group on facebook - check

Becky said...

Well to be honest (and this may seem a little indulgent, but oh well) My favorite post was on July 19, 2007 when you wished me happy birthday on your blog. I hadn't talked to you in forever and, okay I admit it, was blog stalking you. This took me by complete surprise and really made my day. Thanks for that :)
Also, I really liked your last blog about Nathan being locked out of your apartment and calling for help. That really made me laugh!

Favorite of all blog posts - check

Ryann said...

I really like your pictures of Halloween. I know weak favorite but I just got back from holiday and am too tired to really go back and look.

Ryann said...

I am a member of your adoption facebook group!

Ryann said...

Ok, I don't technically follow the blog (basically because I'm adverse to doing that) but I do check it as soon as you post. Does that count? Your linked to my blog??

Becky said...

We met the summer after 7th grade in band camp. I thought you were the coolest girl ever and I wanted to be your bf. (Funny how a lot of people on here met you through band, and funnier that we promised each other when we were younger that we would NEVER marry band geeks and then we both did, LOL!) So many memories, good times, ups and downs. As I look back, I really think that the movie Beaches sums up our relationship almost perfectly (I just hoping the ending isn't the same...) Thanks for your friendship, it means the world to me. Good luck this weekend - sending prayers your way.

Love ya,
Beck

How we met - check

P.S. I actually don't own any Scentsy (ducking, please don't throw anything at me) So that would be my choice. Plus I have a red wall in my kitchen/living room and my decorations are black and red so this would match perfectly! So if I don't win your giveaway, I may just have to order one from you :)

Becky said...

By the way, I also have your adoption button on my blog, does that count for an extra entry? (I really want that Scentsy lol)

.Lane & Jesika. said...

All of your posts about adopting and infertility have made me get a little teary eyed, but I really loved loved LOVED the one about you guys trying to get Chicago plates and licenses. OH MY GOSH!!! What a rat race you have been in but you have never once thought about giving up. I admire your courage, confidence, and determination.
P.S. I would love either one. I already have a lot of Scentsy stuff but can never have too much. I love the scrap book stuff too, but I wonder where I will find the time!

.Lane & Jesika. said...

I met you when we both worked at BLACKSTONE!!! Augh! What a job. Remember when we went with Amy to Smithfield to get a purse like hers? I kinda miss all the people from that job, but mostly Marshal! HA HA!! Just kidding!

.Lane & Jesika. said...

Following your blog!

.Lane & Jesika. said...

I don't have a facebook :( But if I did I would join your adoption group.