Monday, May 23, 2011

As Luck Would Have It

As most of you know, I love a good craft blog.  In fact, I read a few daily.  Most of these blogs hold randomly selected giveaways or contests on occasion.  I don't always enter the giveaways, but if it's something I'm interested in I throw my name in the hat.  Well, I got lucky this morning and the random number generator was in my favor.  But first, lets back up a little bit and recall other prizes I've received over time.  I'm not trying to brag, it's just crazy to me that I can have such great luck in drawings but horrible luck when it comes to extending our family.

Let's start with when I was in elementary school, I sent in a post card to enter a drawing on Nickelodeon and won.  Well, I didn't win the big prize which included participating on a game show, but I did win a Sega Genesis.  Do you remember those?  I thought I was hot stuff with my Sega!  The two games it came with (Sonic the Hedgehog and Altered Beast) were the only games I ever owned for that device.
Isn't that creepy?!?!  I can't believe I played that game for hours!

A few years later, for our 16th birthday, my friend and I went to a hockey game with a group of friends.  My seat number was called to go down on the ice to shoot for a recliner.  I'm not sure who all was behind picking my seat, but I'm pretty confident it was rigged.  The part that wasn't rigged was that I actually made the shot!

Last fall I entered a giveaway on the blog Craftaholics Anonymous.  I was randomly selected and won a gift certificate to Modern Bird Studios.  Their stuff is awesome!  They take your picture and use it to create unique, modern art.  I'm really hoping that we have our kids by the time it expires so I can use a picture of them.

You can pick any number of colors and color combination you want.

In February I entered a giveaway at the Make It and Love It blog (one of my all time favorites!).  This randomly selected giveaway was for a $100 Target gift card sponsored by Groopdealz.  I thought it was a joke when I opened my e-mail to find a notification that I won.  I even went to the Make It and Love It blog to verify that I won before I responded to the e-mail.  I considered spending it on crafting supplies (and it was tempting), but ultimately decided to put it aside to help get the kids' rooms ready when the time comes.  It helps that we don't have a Target in Stillwater to be teased with. 

Just last week, Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional (she makes the cutest clothes for her little girl!) held a  (again, randomly selected) giveaway for the etsy shop From The Red Kitchen.  Guess what?!?!?!  I was shocked and excited to receive notification e-mail this morning saying I won.  I've been wanting to get some cute buttons, but haven't taken the plunge and bought any.  I can't wait to do a little button shopping, in fact, I think I will head over their now. 

Maybe I should try my hand at the lottery next, or maybe we'll get lucky in the kid department ;)


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