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Tuesday's Tribute and More Ways to Win the Monster Giveaway!

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First, thank you so much for the many, many kind words and lovely comments on my 100th post! It made my day! (especially since my day was a huge suckfest in real life! I tried something new yesterday....having a migraine...yeah, I love trying new things....)

Next, welcome to all of my new followers! Wow! I am honored! I hope you like it here!

I want to give a special shout out to my very special bloggy friend, Shalee Be Speechless! She was my very first follower, and I will always be so grateful to her. Please go read her blog! She is adorable! I love you, Shalee!

My Tuesday’s Tribute is dedicated to Tween Caveboy, Irish Dancer Girl, Chilly and their very close friend, Sarcasm. Don’t get me wrong here. I mean no disrespect. Sarcasm has brought a lot of joy to my life. It has been a dear sweet friend and brought much needed comic relief to our home, especially since Chilly developed his heart issues.

I will share with you a fine example of the kindness of Sarcasm…

Sunday night I am preparing the items for the giveaway. I am laying them all out in groups on my dining table. I am giddy with excitement! The 6 year old Irish Dancer Girl comes into the room doing her dance moves. She stops at the table, her eyes grow big and she says (really, really loudly), “Are you putting those hooters in your giveaway?”

I quickly pat down my chest (and I mean all the way to my knees...can you say "L cup...for long?") to make sure my hooters are still attached to my body. Then I realize she’s talking about the owls. Of course, Tween Caveboy cannot help himself...he must interject, “Who’d want to win those?” he snorts. Ah yes, I see Sarcasm has plopped himself on the couch right next to Tween Caveboy.

I huffed, “Well, heck, I don’t know, but someone out there actually might want to win some hooters!” Tween Caveboy pipes up again, “Yeah, Dad would so become a follower of your blog if he could win some hooters!” Real nice influence you have there, Sarcasm.

(Here's a photo of me from my Hooters Days....Chilly, I realize you didn't know I used to work there, but I wanted you to marry me for my brain...by the way, this is my "stop staring at my hooters and order your dang food" look...)

So dear bloggy friends, while I am not offering “those kinds” of hooters in my giveaway, (I know, I can hear you screaming in despair…why????? what? no hooters???) I do have lots of the “wild kingdom” kind of hooters and other fabulous goodies ready for you to win! (Can you say Philosophy? Vera Bradley? Kristen's Custom Creations? And LOTS MORE!)

Today, you can add another entry to the giveaway if you visit Kristen’s Custom Creations and come back to this post to comment about what you like over there! Kristen makes the most amazing jewelry! I love everything she makes!

Here’s a link to the giveaway if you haven’t already had a chance to enter. It’s filled with 20 fabulous prizes! I wish I could enter my own giveaway!

p.s. Most of you know about my issues with Verizon…I am hoping to get this worked out quickly. Please know that if I haven’t been around, it’s because my gigabytes are really limited until the 18th when they re-set. It's driving me crazy not to be able to visit you all every day! I just got them to remove the $500 fees they were charging me for over usage. Chilly, my hero, is offering me up his office computer this weekend so I can stalk the heck out of “all ya’ll! You’re in for it now!!! Mwooohahaha! Thanks for understanding!

Comments

Lauren said…
As a relatively new mom, I love the Custom Personalized Hammered Mommy or Grandma Necklace. I NEED something with my kids' names on it!
pam said…
I have been getting migraines as well. I have been throwing up with mine, hope that didn't happen to you. And, I hope today is a better day.

Look at all the new followers you got yesterday!!

I love Kristen's work, I would love her Custom Personalized Hammered Mommy.

Have a wonderful day:)
Shannon said…
Glad Verizon took off all those fees! How sweet of hubs to let you use his office pc!
Cammie said…
how random is this....my favorite piece of hers is the one I am sporting around my neck right now that has the names of my children on it.

I heart her!
Hit 40 said…
Lana gave you a shout out on her post today to try to win the contest. She sounds desperate for a prize. I vote you give it to her. And check out my post today on potty training! SO FUNNY!! Promise!!!!
blognut said…
Tell Verizon to give you free, unlimited internet time or you'll get your bloggy friends to spam their website.
Bobby G said…
Well I was thinking about getting Verizon internet, now, not so much,. thank you!
Vanessa said…
Hammered Mommy here too!!
Jess said…
I'm new!!! 3 Bedroom Bungalow made me do it! HIEEEEEE!
Queenie Jeannie said…
Sorry about your Verizon issues!!

I really like her build a keepsake bracelet!
Jillene said…
I just poped over to Kristen's site and I LOVE the Mommy or Grandma Hammered Necklace. SO cute!!
Oh thank you for the Shout Out!
That means a lot. I am so happy I stumbled upon your site thanks to the SITS. :D

Its amazing what randomness will bring you!

I personally love the Sterling Silver Lucky Necklace! I truly do feel so lucky with my life. I have a wonderful husband who treats me like a princess and we just bought a yacht!

Can life get better than this.. I submit that it can not!
aurora said…
Love your Hooter's pic!!! ☺
Donnetta said…
Ohhh - I like the handstamped "Lucky" mommy necklace!

Sarcasm has a free rein here as well and runs away often. As I tell my children - hop on and enjoy the ride!

Look at YOU - HOT MOMMA!
B said…
Her stuff is great and I've been there so many times! What do I love?

The forever in my heart charm, because that is what is written on my daughters head stone.

But I also love the run, bike, swim because I love triathlons.
Nerdy Jess said…
What a bunch of rat bastards on limiting your gig's! I couldn't handle that shit, B & I would all be drinking the special koolaid, for seriously. I'm gonna post about your giveaway tonight, when I'm at school. Your way more fun then learning about marketing strategies.
Randi Troxell said…
love it! im afraid your kids may take after you in the sarcasm department! lol!!!
kel said…
Just got back from her site!! I love it all... but I guess the mommy hammered necklace is my fave. But I love the owl necklace too!
Brenda Jean said…
Yeah, those are some pretty huge hooters-- why do I doubt they are yours? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

There were SO many cool things on Kristen's site-- I love the Grande Triple Hammered Hand Stamped Initial necklace though. I have three kids and that would be really cool:)
Me said…
You make me laugh..and I love it!!

I just clicked back from her site. I love it all...everything is so beautiful. I fell in love with the Silver Lucky necklace.....
Tracy said…
ha! I already have Kristen's items saved into my Etsy as favorites!!! I love all of her mommy stuff. The one I loved the most (which is now sold) is the little feet and then another tag that says Mommy! I am keeping them in my favorites until Baby J arrives and I know which one to pick for me from him. Just wanna see what kind of personality he has.

Kristens work is amazing... I do believe I found her etsy shop from my dear wonderful YOU!!!

:)

YAY for another entry into your giveaway!
The Dotterel said…
To-whit, to-hooot!
Kat said…
I might have to go over there and get my husband the silver guitar pick that says "Rock Star Dad" for Fathers Day. He would love that.
ymk said…
Hey thanks for introducing the pretty jewellery! I love the Live Love Laugh necklace.
Bobbi-Jo said…
Mwahahaha! Hilarious post!

My favorite thing on her etsy site is the customized Mommy necklace here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21476714

What a neat way to carry around your lovies all the time? LOVE IT!
Bummer about the migraine. Sarcasm is alive and well in our house as well. Closely related to Karma and Irony also. Those are our top 3 right now. Keep up the wonderful blogging!
Debbie said…
My kids think a day without sarcasm...well, they've never had a day like that living with me.
I love that keepsake bracelet!
babyrocasmama said…
Ok, I LOVE the "I love you to the moon and back" necklace. That is what I say to my daughter every night before bed.

And I like the baby footprints one too.
Annie said…
Hooters! HA HA HA!
Jenni Jiggety said…
I'll have you know that I would LOVE to win some Hooters! But the necklace from Kristen will do, too!
The Blonde Duck said…
I want to go to Hooters just to ask the girls their work out tips. I'm hoping it's not crack or "just don't eat and get breast implants."
Grand Pooba said…
I've seen Kristens stuff before and I adore it! My favorite is the Lucky necklace. I'm irish ya know, it'd be perfect!
Jennifer said…
Nice hooters!

All the necklaces are cute--but I like the "Night Owl" one the best!!
I think you need to come over to my blog and check out the name of the giveaway winner. ;)
Jenners said…
That photo is the best! Hee hee. And I would got NUTS if I had your Internet problems.
Doreen said…
I LOVE the Hand Stamped I Love you to the moon and back necklace!!
Debra said…
Girl you are just too funny! And what a great picture! You were a rocking Hooters girl! Is that where you got your fondness for owls?

Went to Kristin's Etsy store and I am in love with the Fleu de Lis necklace. I think I am going to buy it! ;-)

Thanks for the additional entry.
Nightowl Mama said…
Luv the post. Too funny. HOPE ya get the difficulties straightened out. Good luck on your computer snatching this week.
Michelle said…
Ugh, I hope the migraine goes away and doesn't come back anytime soon!

As for the hooters, if they look like those, I'd actually love to win them ;)

For Kristen, my favorite remains the Hope necklace. It's a little close to home....
Cygnus MacLlyr said…
I 'kinda' mentioned you on my blog a few minutes ago...

HEHEHE!

you get the issue settled.. we understand, Lady...

Chilly just became My Hero too!
Love what you do here, woman!

Slainte!
Lana said…
I have a cousin named Heather. For reasons unbeknownst to me, her nickname has been "hoots" since she was a baby. by the time she was 5, she was known as "hooter". she tried to fight of that one when she reached high school, but it stuck with her family!
Becky said…
that is hilarious I love the hooters pic! And as for the jewelry I am loving the "WISE OWL" necklace :) The same one featured in your giveaway!
Jolene said…
I'm all over this extra entry!
I like the mommy necklace with the sweet baby feet. That one is adorable.

p.s. I get migraines too. They suck. If they get bad, I hope you can find a medication that works for you. I take Imitrex, it works wonders.
blueviolet said…
I'm really liking her new mixed metal hand stamped necklace!
Megan said…
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_1&listing_id=21977165&ga_search_query=resolve&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5355571

I love the patience one.
LadyStyx said…
Now that I Love You More Than All the Stars in the Sky necklace is pretty doggone cute.
Mimi said…
You hotsie totsie!

My favorite thing is the Custom Personalized Hammered and Hand Stamped Mommy Necklace. I would love to have on of those.
Vickie said…
I like the Sterling Mamma Brag Necklace.

I get migraines too. When the pain is over I am exhausted for a few days. For the past month I think I also have developed vertigo. Man, my brain is a mess:)
Jodi said…
There are some lovely things in that shop! I really like the Grande Single Initial Sterling Silver Necklace and the Hand Stamped Lucky necklace. I'm so sorry about your power surge. I hope the Geek Squad gets your computer back to you soon!
nikkicrumpet said…
Who knew you had such perky hooters! I'm so jealous...and yes if I'm being honest..just a tad scared of your "don't look at my hooters look". I kept my eyes down I promise! I love Kristen's stuff. It makes me drool. My fav is the hammered mother necklace. And I should be receiving one of her gorgeous creations any day now. I can't wait!!!
Shannon said…
There isn't one piece of Kristen's jewelry that I don't like!

All of her items are amazing! I can't choose a favorite as I have several pieces... and I want several more!!!
sandy said…
The Live,Love,Laugh Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace is my favorite:0)
Sarah said…
I love the Keep Calm and Carry On necklace....on the other side it should say "breath" the mom mantra :)
Shirley said…
I love the Walk by Faith necklace.
Michelle-y said…
I absolutely LOVE your blog! I run to my computer every morning anxiously awaiting what hi-lariousness you've brought! Thanks for that!

I loved Kristen's Etsy sight! I bought a necklace from another girl but my Mighty Mouse of a son broke that chain in 2secs flat! I've bookmarked her sight and want to get one with his name on it...so cute!

XOXO
Heather said…
I love sarcasm. I wouldn't know how to live without it!


I love the "I Love You More Than All The Stars In The Sky" Hand Stamped Necklace. I would love to get that for my daughter. Maybe I will.
LMAO

Loved your picture...you really are smokin hot.

Remember though, in the future, pick a foundation that is the closest to your actual skin tone, and blend, blend, blend.

;-)

Jay
Tamara B. said…
The Follow your Dreams Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Necklace is my favorite.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com
Seeker said…
i am here again...just heard about your sick baby with the Geek Squad. Poor you ...what the heck..Poor Chilly. As for Ms. Migraine...try a long hot bath..just don't get your head wet. works for me...see you soon
Tranquility said…
I really like her Live, Love, Laugh necklace... but it was difficult to choose just one as a favorite.

So sad to hear about your laptop! I hope it is back up and running better than ever very soon!
Erin said…
I love the initial necklaces! Although I can't decide whose initials I would use...decisions, decisions.
Huguette E. said…
I like the Grande Single Initial Sterling Silver Necklace
Janna Bee said…
I love the I am Blessed necklace. She has some awesome stuff!
Janna Bee said…
I love the I am Blessed necklace. She has some awesome stuff!
Alexis AKA MOM said…
First off Shalee is my ultimate favorite gal too! She is so sweeet and get this she lives like 30 min from me... nah nah ... what a little on the childish side? What I'm jealous you have like 165 followers! Can I have a few to even us out? LOL

Oh right I'm needing to answer the question ... ha-ha I really like the Rock Star Dad Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Guitar Pick item can be personalized. Not that Rick plays the guitar it's just that cool! Very cool site, you're so sweet for all the shout outs.

I hope the Geek boys help you soon, they are men they all laugh at us for blogging right? LOL

Love ya girlie!
Love the Hand Stamped Mini XO necklace.
Estela said…
My very favorite is the Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Mommy Necklace With Sweet Baby Feet. So adorable!
Kristin said…
I have been looking for some Mommy jewlery but am not one to wear rings. Thank you for directing us to Kristen's site, I have bookmakered the Mommy with the rocking chair for my husband to get me for Mother's Day!
lol..I almost chocked on my coffee after seeing "your" Hooters shot...lol...I just love you!
Sara and Alex said…
One of my best friends in "sunny" Seattle is moving to Madison and there are NO CUPCAKE shops in Madison...GASP. I would love the I Heart Cupcakes Handstamped Necklace by Kristen's Custom Creations to give her as part of her going away gift.
MaryCatherine said…
I loved the Inspire necklace! So in love with her work!
Magirk said…
I don't think it's fair to make people choose what they like from that site - how can you choose! They're all so beautiful!

But I really liked the 'Live, Laugh, Love' necklace with the little pearl. Soooo pretty.

Thanks for sharing this link!
tanya904 said…
I love the "live in the moment" necklace all of her pieces are really beautiful They would make great gifts for mothers day
Tj and Amy said…
I loved Hand Stamped Sterling Key to my Heart Necklace at kristens site. wow. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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