Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...

*This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!*

As you may or may not be aware, I recently had to have a cast put on my right arm. I am hoping that maybe, just maybe, the cast will work some magic on this messed up excuse for an arm and help me to avoid the dreaded S-word...surgery. Even so, as much as I should be grateful that the cast may actually do some good, I am miserable. I do not like being confined. I'm right-handed, for pete's sake!

I have had to learn to type one-handed, shower one-handed, dress myself one-handed, put on makeup one-handed...and well, you get the point.

My doctor, attempting to be cute, insisted that my cast be a Christmas color. I drew the line at red and green stripes. Once all was said and done, I left with a green cast.

My kids were excited. They think the cast is cool. Um, whatever, They have been begging me to sign it. My husband (again, another male trying to be cute) said the cast must be signed with a red sharpie. It just so happens that we don't own a red sharpie, so he is going to get one on his way home from work.

I figured, hey, why not have fun with this? So, I am throwing myself a virtual cast-signing party here on the blog. Will you join me?

To take part in this here party, all you need to do is sign my handy-dandy Mr. Linky below. Then, leave me a comment telling me something about yourself so I can get to know who has signed my cast. (Non-bloggers: You can still sign my cast by leaving me a comment.)

To bribe you into playing along, I am offering a prize.



On Monday, December 22, I will randomly choose one cast signer- bloggers and non-bloggers all eligible-(is signer even a word?) to win a beautiful personalized Itty-Bitty Hearts Necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs. (See photo above. Isn't is gorgeous?) Oh, you read that right. Lisa is a fantabulous jewelry designer. To own one of her beautiful necklaces is in my top-ten wishes before I turn 40 (and we aren't even discussing how ridiculously close to that date I am!).

So, will you join me? Pretty please?

If so, please sign Mr. Linky. Be sure to leave me your name and the name of your blog, so I can come visit you and leave you some blog love. Again, non-bloggers, just leave a comment. :)

Oh! By the way, I am offering more chances to win this beautiful Itty Bitty Hearts necklace. After you sign Mr. Linky, read below for details on how to earn extra entries!



SCORE EXTRA ENTRIES:
1. Leave me a comment in this post telling me something about yourself.

2. Visit Lisa Leonard Designs, and then come back here and tell me which is your favorite necklace.

3. Blog about this party with a link back to my site (be sure to post your link here so I know where to find it.)

4. Subscribe to my blog via reader.

5. Click on the FOLLOW THIS BLOG link on my left sidebar.

6. Tweet about this party/prize on Twitter. (Be sure to follow me on twitter too! See little birdie link on my sidebar.)

Party Deadline: Monday, December 22 at 9:00 PM EST.

Thanks!!

77 comments:

Cottage Magpie said...

I'm sorry about your arm! I hope it gets better soon. And you are so nice to give away such a great prize! It's absolutely beautiful and I hope I win! Going to Twitter right now! (ANd then my blog, and then....)
~Angela :-)

Cottage Magpie said...

Oops...forgot to say something about myself! I'm a regular girl in a regular 1950's suburban ranch who's trying to convince it that it's really a charming cottage in a secret garden. We'll see if I succeed!
~Angela :-)

PsychMamma said...

I never learned how to do a cartwheel. I don’t feel like less of a person as a result.

So sorry about your arm. What a bummer, ESPECIALLY at holiday time.

I LOVE Lisa Leonard stuff! What a great prize. Thanks for the chance to enter.

(101 other things about me here: http://tinyurl.com/6lm9pc)

PsychMamma said...

I subscribed!

PsychMamma said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/PsychMamma/status/1063301918

PsychMamma said...

I follow you through Blogger!

Cottage Magpie said...

Okay, it was SO hard to pick a favorite necklace! I finally narrowed it down to the teeny tiny initials and the find joy. I couldn't choose between them. Love her work!
~Angela :-)

PsychMamma said...

I love the "Tiny Squares" necklace, but would be absolutely thrilled with anything from the shop!

Liz said...

I can't imagine having to deal with an arm in a cast, especially with children, and around such a busy time of year! I hope everything gets better from here. I am a SAHM to 4 great kiddos, and married to a pastor of a rural church in southern Oklahoma. I stay busy with various school/church activities with my family. I have recently started blogging, and I love it, although it is a work in progress! Thanks

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I'm so sorry about your arm.
This is a cute idea. I'm Dee, and I live, garden and write from Oklahoma. I live in a log house on 7.5 acres, and I have 83 roses, untold number of daylilies and other stuff mixed in. Oh, and I'm married with four children, one of which is grown.

I love the Bloom necklace best, of course, but they are all extraordinary. Thanks for the fun.~~Dee

Liz said...

I like the mini open circle necklace, but all of them are really cute!

Shellie said...

I think candy cane stripes wouldd have been fun, but then casts are never really fun in the first place. I am a military wife and wife of all boys from 19 months to 17 years old.

Liz said...

Already subscribe through google reader!

Shellie said...

Tweeted about this for you here: http://twitter.com/Military_Mom/statuses/1063312699

Liz said...

Left a tweet on twitter, I'm lizzydear on there!

Shellie said...

I love the Family Tree necklace. It reminds me of a tree of life (celtic symbol). So very cool
Shellie
Stamp321@cfl.rr.com

Cottage Magpie said...

Okay, I think I've got the last few things done. I've subscribed via Google Reader. I've followed. And I added a mention of your party on my most recent blog post here: http://cottagemagpie.com/featured/virtual-holiday-tour-2-2008/
Fun! Thanks!
~Angela :-)

Shellie said...

Following your blog and on twitter too. I will blog about this after lunch.
Shellie
www.spacecoaststampers.blogspot.com

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

I am so sorry about your arm! What a bummer! This prize is awesome. I love Lisa's stuff so much. Thank you for the generous giveaway offer!

Something about me...I'm a runner, a mother, wife, and a home remodeler. That pretty much covers it :)

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

For two more entries - I just subscribed through google reader!

And visited Lisa's site - again - and love the teeny tiny initials necklace.

z. Smith said...

I retired in January 2008 after twenty-three years of public service. My oldest son is a NASCAR Camping World Series West driver, so my husband and I travel to each of his races.

I work on his website, press releases and other media tasks. My husband is on the pit crew.

z. Smith said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/zwriter/statuses/1063357930

Tickleworm said...

I love the LOVEBIRD Necklace, so sweet!

Tickleworm said...

So sorry about your arm!
I am not sure if I can be in this one because I don't blog....:(, yet anyway. But thought I would try anyway...Hope I don't screw your contest up. FYI, love your contests! And shops you pick!
rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

Jennifer said...

I would have signed your virtual cast even without the wonderful prize!

I do so hope your arm mends quickly and you are able to get back to business as usual. Personally I would have gone with a candy cane looking cast. ;)

Hmmmm...something about me? I am survived a stroke (I was 37) and a am a mom to 3 wonderful teen boys. :)

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

My favourite design is the True Love Anniversary Hearts Necklace.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

I am a subscriber. :)

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

I am a follower. :)

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Jennifer said...

Tweeted it- http://twitter.com/knittingmomof3/status/1063419640

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

RandomWonders said...

I'm so sorry about your arm! I couldn't imagine being confined to a cast...I too hate confinement!! I never know what to say about myself...I am a working Mama of one. I love to jetski! Ummmm.... :)

PS I follow your blog already and enjoy it very much!!

RandomWonders said...

My fave necklaces come up in a tie...I just can't choose between the lovebird necklace and the oval monogram!!!

RandomWonders said...

I blogged about your great giveaway!!


http://sarasintheair.blogspot.com/

RandomWonders said...

AND I subscribed to your blog via yahoo! :-)

Kristie said...

I'm sorry about your arm! I hope it heals quickly and you won't need surgery.

What a gorgeous prize, I hope I win it...lol. I love the Open Circle and mini Open Circle necklaces on Lisa's site.

Something about me....I can't snap my fingers..lol.

Off to tweet about it now and I followed your blog :-)

Sara at Soap Rehab said...

I saw your post on twittermoms, that's how I found you :) I'm a WAHM who makes bath and body products. And now I'm following your blog! :)

Sara at Soap Rehab said...

Oh yeah, and I love Lisa Leonard's jewelry! I think my fav is the sweet simple bird necklace. Sweet.

Heather said...

This is a great idea! Sorry to hear about your arm, though. :-( Something about me - I'm in my late 20's and I'm a dog-mom but not a kid-mom yet. I'm hoping to "settle down" with my boyfriend in the very near future. All four of us (my boyfriend, two dogs and me) moved from Seattle to the Washington D.C. Metro area four months ago and are trying to decide if this is actually where we want to "settle down" or if another move is in our future. Looking forward to getting to know you as well!

Heather said...

My favorite is the "True Love Hearts". I would LOVE to have one of those for my wedding day!

Megan said...

Oh no! So sorry you had to get a cast! I had one, but when I was about 6 or 7. I had it on my left arm and I'm left handed. My first grade teacher loved me! lol

I'm going to "follow" you now. =)

Jennifer said...

So sorry to here about your arm! I hope you recover quickly! I'm a 28 yr old, mom of 4 kids, ages 9, 5, 3, and 1 (almost 2)! I graduated college this year in June and still haven't found a job! Hopefully one will come my way soon! I love her necklaces!! I hope I win!!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love the Faith. Hope. Love necklace!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog! Thanks!

jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

craftymamaof4 said...

I had a purple cast once A waterproof one I went to the beach with!

Janine (@twincident) said...

Luckily Twitter exists so you can be social and have fun by just typing 140 characters :). OK - maybe you're not in the mood for humor.

Anyway, I hope this keeps you away from surgery too.
Something about me is...I'm a red head and I've NEVER broken a bone or had a cast.

craftymamaof4 said...

I signed your cast

craftymamaof4 said...

I subscribe to your blog mine is http://craftymamaof4.blogspot.com

craftymamaof4 said...

I follow you on twitter and will tweet right now! I hope the cast works for you!

Nicole said...

I like the Oval Monogram Pendant, so classic looking!

Plum Bush Cottage said...

So sorry about your arm but it did give us an opportunity to meet you and vie for your wonderful prize. They say everything happens for a reason.

I'm a midwestern gal transplanted to New York...discovering my domestic goddess side. I love cooking and decorating and am learning a lot about both from other blogs.

I've done as instructed...

~Told something about myself
~Subscribed on Reader
~Clicked follow this blog
~Blogged on my site
~Visited Lisa and selected the Family Tree as my favorite

Gail said...

What a bummer about your arm, I can't imagine doing every thing left handed.
I live in Wy. am a quilter, crazy quilter, gardener, homesteader, Nana to 6 lovely grandkiddo's. I found your site while taking the virtual Christmas tour beginning at Cottage Magpie.

valerie2350 said...

so sorry about your arm....
spent the summer in a foot brace so I understand..... Hugs!

Lauren ~aka Mommy~ said...

I E-signed your cast! :) And I visited the Lisa Leonard site and LOOOVE the open circle necklace!

I am a native NY'er living in Florida. :o) I am going to tweet now!!

Tranquility said...

So sorry you're in a cast!!
Something about myself?... Well, oddly enough, I am also suffering a right arm injury - or wrist to be more exact! I'm sporting one of those splint thingy's - nothing as cool as a cast! We don't really know what happened to my arm - spontanious combustion of an artery or some such strangeness.

Tranquility said...

Oooh - I just checked out her site and found my favorite right away! I LOVE the lovebird neclace! So cute! I'm going right back now to keep looking!

lace said...

So sorry to hear about your cast. That can't be fun.

I eat cookies for breakfast.

lace said...

My favorite necklace is the Wish necklace. So cute.

lace said...

I follow you.

lace said...

Just tweeted (and am now following you)

http://twitter.com/fingerscrossed

Michelle said...

Something about me...I have 5 kids and am trying for a 6th.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm something about me???? Well I'm a SAHM of two lovely children. Nathan 9 and Sarah 4. I used to have a very best friend from Titusville and somewhere along the way life took us in different directions:( We told each other everthing. I don't think there was anything that this person didn't know about me. Can you guess who I am???? LOL!!!! I still am a very nebby person as you can see. I know all there is know about her thanks to computers yippee!!!!
I love all the necklaces........hope your arm is better soon!!!!

summerdays said...

I am a stay at home mom of five beautiful children!! Have been introduced to blogging and I love it! I want to become a site like yours where I can giveaway things!! summro1@aol.com

summerdays said...

Iam a subscriber!

The Giveaway Diva said...

hope your arm gets better! i am a student and i have two sisters!

The Giveaway Diva said...

i follow u!

Robyn said...

I love the tiny squares!

dinic23 at sbcglobal dot net

Robyn said...

I'm a follower!

dinic23 at sbcglobal dot net

Robyn said...

so sorry about your arm! hope you are feeling better.

something about me: I am hopelessly addicted to the Twilight series. I've read the books twice and may need a 4 step program.

there I feel better.

dinic23 at sbcglobal dot net

runpaulrun said...

So sorry about your arm! I am a runner, and I hate an injury that prevents me from doing what I love to do. I love the necklace as a gift for my beautiful wife. Best wishes,
PSM
PS...I subscribed to your feed :)

Paul Mansour said...

Oops--I forgot to link to my blog, instead of my running website. My email is paul@runpaulrun.com

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I am sorry to hear about your arm! I hope the cast comes off soon. I know what it is like to have a cast on your arm. I had to wear one forever in the 5th grade and it sucked!
Merry Christmas =)

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

Tweeted~ http://twitter.com/simplyandreah/status/1070982354

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I am a follower.

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I subscribe in Reader.

jamaise said...

I love her work it's so simple, yet so powerful.

I would like to get the Itty-Bitty Hearts Necklace for my Mom who is Mother to 9 of us. I would have to add seven more hearts!! She would love it!

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Subscribed to your blog via Yahoo Feeder
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