Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

Alrighty peoples. Here it is. I asked you what you would like to win, and you told me. Most of you wanted cold, hard, cash. Heh, heh. I like the way you think. But the other options, chocolate, a funky mug, and a book, all got a few votes too. So, I decided to do a combo giveaway. I must admit, I got a little carried away. And I am REALLY tempted to keep it for myself. I can just picture myself, eating it, spending it, and drinking it. It is quite a vision. I look so happy. Chocolate all over my face, rubbing my extended belly. Ahhh. I can be so greedy sometimes, I tell ya.
Fine. I'll give it away. If the hubby found another new (funky) mug in the cupboards he would freak anyway. It has become somewhat of an obsession with me.
ANYWAY, all you have to do is comment on this post and on Valentine's Day I will draw a name from a hat for the lucky winner.
Ya want a little glimpse of the lovely prize?

There. That is all you get. The outside of the box. Are you happy now? No? Hmmmm. Well, I suppose I could show you a little bit more. But, before I do, I must apologize to any male readers that might want to participate. I realize that this giveaway is overly girly. But if you are the winner you can give the girly stuff to a loved one. Or, if you are really secure in your manhood you can keep it for yourself. Or you could let me have the girly stuff and I could just send you the cash. Sound good? Okay.
Drumroll, please!
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... Tah-dah!

It is a girly mug, stuffed with chocolate (with much more chocolate in the bottom of the box), with a small sampling of tea, plus twenty dollars in cold, hard, cash. Yeah, baby!

The only thing I did not put in the box is a book. To me, picking a book for someone is tricky. Everyone has very different taste in what they like to read. It is a personal thing. So, if you win maybe you could use the cash to buy a book you have had your eye on. Or, treat yourself to a movie. Or, some drinks with friends. Or, or, I don't know. Whatever makes you happy.

If you aren't anticipating getting anything for Valentine's Day this could be your chance. Just leave me a comment. Anyone can enter. Anyone can win. I will ship it anywhere in the US, Canada, England, Australia, or wherever else you hail from.

So go ahead, my friends! Leave me a little comment. Just say "hi". Or, tell me a funny story. Or, a romantic story. Or, something that ticks you off. Whatever you like! And all you lurkers out there now is the perfect time to delurk. Leave me a comment and you too could be a winner! Go on! Type-a-dee type me a little comment. Ya know ya wanna!


Anonymous said...

Me. Pick me. Kathryn I read you on like day one of your blog. You gotta pick me, right?

Maddy said...

Well if you could fill the mug with a spoonful of sanity and some spare emergency batteries......
Best wishes

krissy said...

Okay, would guilt work??? I have never won anything.....not a crapping thing!

But in case that doesn't work...let me leave you with a funny story! I'll keep it short!
When I was prego with my daughter I was having some issues with bladder control. After leaving work one night in my work attire (a dress) I was madly trying to get to a b'day party for a dear friend. Well, I didn't have time to potty before hand and I managed to pee myself. The dress was safe as I had to hike it up above the waist to get into the car (another story) but the granny undies were toast. So, as I was driving down the interstate I took off the granny panties and threw them out the window! It was a moment of shame. However, at the party my other dear friend thought it would be funny to pull up my dress so everyone could see my growing belly. Yep, that was a moment to remember!

So there you have it...the saddest story ever! I have to win now, eh??????

Dawn said...

You are too sweet! This is such a nice giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. I have just the book to buy with that money if I win ;)

the dragonfly said...

I would totally buy a book with the cash! :)

Romantic story? I really don't have any romantic stories. Because my husband...well, he lacks the romance bone. He never even proposed. He just said, "When we get married, it has to be here." And I said, "okay."


But the best, I think, is that the first time he held my hand it was when we were walking (with a group of friends) in the woods, in the very dark. He took my hand, I didn't want any of that, and I ran away. Literally. In the dark woods. Good think I knew that place very well...

And now we've been married almost six years. :)

Family Adventure said...

Your presentation and photo skillz are awesome, Kathryn. It looks beautiful. And all that chocolate - yummy!!

Heidi :)

FUN-ky Mama said...

Oooh! :::squeal::: what a great giveaway! Have I told you lately how much I LOVE you? :::batting eyelashes:::

secret agent mama said...

Oooo I wanna, I wanna.. You see, I love mugs, but I love money to buy good coffee to fill mugs, more!


Jenni said...

Well, let's see. This will be our 9th Valentines Day and I've received exactly 1 Valentines Day present. So I'm guessing the odds are not in my favor to receive a gift.

But that's OK. I'm fine with it. Really. Not sad or anything.

Hey, how did that raincloud get over my head?

Laura said...

You are so cute!!!! What a great thing to do!!!

Pick me, oh, please pick me!!!!


Brittany said...

Kathryn- you are so giving! How wonderful...

I would loooooooooove the prize :)

4 Little Men said...

What a great gift that will brighten someones day! Who doesn't love to get a gift in the mail and chocolate. Oh my!

and for sure I'd LOVE to win. :)


Kathryn said...

AFF- You have been a very loyal reader, and I would love to just give it to ya. I don't know how fair that would be.
Maddy- I can add some batteries if you would like me to. As for the sanity, if I find some, I'll share.
Krissy- I think that is one of the funniest prego stories I've heard! HA! Now I hope you win.
Dawn- I'm really not that sweet. Remember, I almost kept this loot for myself. ;)
Dragonfly- Maybe hubby isn't too romantic because the first time he tried to hold your hand you RAN AWAY. HA!!! That is hilarious!
Heidi- Why thank you! The chocolate IS tasty. I tried some. hehe
Fun-ky Mama- I lub you too. Batt,batt.
Secret Agent Mama- Money is gooooood. :)
Jenni- That's sad. Now I hope YOU win!
Laura- I'll try!
Brittany- Thank you! But again, remember that I almost KEPT it for MYSELF! :)

Ok. I am so glad that I am randomly drawing a name from a hat because I honestly want to give each of you something. :)

Kathryn said...

Oh shoot. While I was typing Brittany commented too.
Brittany- I LOVE getting packages in the mail. Especially chocolate!

Good luck all!
And thanks for commenting!

Chrissy said...

You rock. You really do. And what a lovely gift-wrapper you are.

suchsimplepleasures said...

i'm commenting...hi honey!!!
what a cool giveaway!!
you're awesome!

Kathryn said...

Chrissy and Melissa- You are too kind! :)

girlymom said...

Oh~ I love chocolate, count me in!! This is a fun idea~ look at how creative you are, cute packaging and all! :) Love it!

wright said...

Too cute - I love how great you packaged everything. And I love contests. Yea - I hope I win!!

bubandpie said...

mmmm, chocolate.

krissy said...

Since this is my second post do I get my name in there twice???? Hey, it was worth a shot!!!

And if I need to give you more funny prego stories (and non-prego stories) that wouldn't be any problem what-so-ever! I have a very crazy life!!!

BTW....I'm in South Dakota! So, not to terribly far away! Shucks...too bad I didn't know you on when I was in Green Bay watching my beloved Packers play! We could have had a drink or something!

Ooooo-ooooo! Another reason I should get my name in 3X's....I'm a die hard Packer Fan!!! :-)

Sniz said...

I want to win! Pick me! Pick me!!!

Beck said...

Oh my goodness! That's wonderful!
Here's a romantic story for ya: my husband brings me a huge clutch of tulips each year (my favorites!) with a hand-painted card. Pretty romantic, right? This is the part that really melts me - he also brings each of the kids flowers, with a note saying "Thank you for choosing me for your daddy."

Lisa said...

What a great prize!!! I'd LOVE to win!!!

Here's my silly story. On the first Valentine's Day that Hubby & I were together he sent me a rose from Oprah. I had told him this long, drawn-out story about how I loved Oprah, had sent her a letter, etc. & so he responded accordingly. Kind of cheesy, but we'd only been dating a week & it let me knew that he really listened to me, and liked me!!!

Happy day, my friend!

Nissa - said...

I'd be happy with just the pretty box you put it all in! :) I heart girly stuff!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Lucky #26. That's me.

MamaGeek said...

*arms waving wildly*


What a grand idea Kathryn, you SO rock.

MamaGeek said...

And by default, all Giant fans are non-exempt right? right.


My Life With Boys said...

I would love this! I'd probably buy some more shoes with that 'cold hard cash'- (btw, I voted for the cash...)- need to keep my collection going. I have 32 pairs of shoes- somehow I don't think that's quit enough. ;) Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky number drawn from your hat. Does it happen to be a Green Bay Packer's hat? =P

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hey Kathryn, I neeed some romance in my life, even if it is from another woman on the other side of the pond! I just used my anniversary present for this year. steak knives. No, I didn't misspell diamonds-- I got steak knives. And on another, extended belly? That's not a term I would use for a donut-induced swelling, it's better used when one is..... ;-)

Nap Warden said...

Cute giveaway! Have a great Valentine's Day:)

Kathryn said...

Wow! Thank you for commenting everyone! Keep 'em coming!
Beck- Your hubby rocks. That actually brought tears to my eyes. So sweet!
Lisa- I always say it is the little things. And like you said, it showed he was listening. Cute story!
My life with boys- Shoes are GOOOOOD! Good choice!
I'm being held hostage- Hey! Steak knives are nothing to scoff at! What if you didn't have any? And then you had to BITE off a piece of steak? And then you bit off a piece too big? And then you CHOKED? All because you didn't have a steak knife! See? Your hubby is probably SAVING YOUR LIFE with those steak knives!!!! Nothing more romantic that a man SAVING YOUR LIFE!!!

aBookworm said...

A girly girl - nope that's not me. A mug freak - now you're talking, girl! I hoard them, much to my hubby's dismay :) and this one's FINE - count me in. Hubby's a tea freak - so it works out even ;) The bucks will go towards another mug, ha!

Best prize ever - thanks.

Kellan said...

What a nice give-away - I want it! Pick me! Thanks Kathryn - see ya - Kellan

OHmommy said...

Kathryn... you ROCK!!!

Maria said...

I would have been happy with just the outside but whoa! Contents are awesome too!

And those leaf pictures of your boys are gorgeous!

Sandy C. said...

Wow! That looks fabulous! A little box of heaven :)

You sold me with just the outside ;)

beanhead said...

Could you have my hubby whom I havent seen since Feb 2 07 show up at my door with that cute little mug??PWEEAASSEE?? See he has been deployed since then and you knwo we havent EVER been together on V hoo me huh? SO if ya got any connnections youll be my b.f.f. fo evvvva !!! HAVE A GREAT ONE WITH YOUR MAN ..Ill sit out on this v day one again... Love the mug, AND the chocolate even more 11

beanhead said...

OK SHOULD HAVE PREVIEWED THAT ONE..sorry for the typeos..heehee

Holly said...

Hosting a giveaway is almost as fun as winning one, isn't it? I hosted one for my 100th post. You get lots of comments! I'd love to win this one though!

Ashley said...

I had a pity story all line up for you about how hubby is never here for Valentines (thanks military)...but those get on my nerves lol. :) I would love to win your giveaway - it is freakin awesome :) --And, if I did win, I'd put it to good use.

Dear, I hope you have a great and wonderful Valentine's day! Hope it is filled with love, laughter, and all things great! Thanks so much for being my new bloggy friend and coming by :)


LaskiGal said...

So you decided to give it away. You are too, too awesome. I hope YOU have a mega, super, duper happy V-day!!!

Alison said...

that looks like an awesome gift!!! pick me...pick me!!

krissy said...

I'm here again! 3X's my friend! I really want to win this gift!

jennifer said...

OOH OOH OOH I am up on tippy toe and my hand is stretched WAY up over everybody else's. PICK ME! PICK ME! Jen

bindhiya said...

Hi Kathryn,
Have a beautiful valentine's day!
how sweet you are to give away something you like
love and hugs

Jessa said...

Well, this is one I have to husband refuses to celebrate "Hallmark" holidays so alas I'll go without for V-day AGAIN.

Marilyn said...

Wooo Wee! What an awesome and super fun giveaway! Count me in please :)Thank you!

krissy said...

NUMBER 4! it time yet???? Have you voted yet???????

Oh come on! I can't take it anymore!

Kristen said...

Lucky ME! I just found your blog tonight! Better late than never, eh?

I don't have a funny story, but this week on my blog I have been doing the "Week of Love" and each day talking about someone I love. Feel free to check it out!

I found your blog through Life with our Little Ladies, hope you don't mind I read up on your family from time to time!

Have a great evening! :-)

girlymom said...

It's Valentine's Day and I'm Here!!! I'm Here, See Me? I'm Here, Pick me, I'm Here!!! :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...


*heaving sigh*

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson