Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Giveaway! (updated)

*UPDATE: It's 8:50pm on Sunday night (May 31) and contrary to what I said about closing comments tonight, I'm not going to because I'm exhausted and cannot stay awake until 10pm. I've decided to leave the giveaway open until sometime Monday afternoon. Let's say 2pm MST Monday, June 1. So, if you're just now reading this, then you're not too late to enter the giveaway.*

A few days ago, I was going through all the "treasures" that my kids brought home on the last day of school and I stumbled across Abbey's writing journal. I sat in the floor and read every single entry. Some made me laugh out loud but all of them made me smile.

Thought I'd share this one with you since today is MY BIRTHDAY!!! (Sorry, my photography skills are lacking. Click on the picture to enlarge it if you want to read what she wrote).


(She guessed correctly...I'm 39 today!)

Because no party is complete without presents, I'm offering you a chance to win something today! My college friend, Renae, makes adorable customized buckets. Click here to visit her Etsy shop. If you see something you like, or if you have an idea of something you'd like her to make, come back and leave me a comment and I'll enter you in the drawing! If you win, you'll get to customize the item of your choice!

I'll leave comments open until 10pm MST Sunday night (May 31) and I'll use a random method to draw a winner on Monday morning. One comment per person, please. You don't have to have a blog to enter, but you MUST leave me some way to contact you.

38 comments:

Nina Diane said...

Happy Birthday Meredith!! have an awesome day........

Gina said...

Happy Birthday. I ate some Hot Tamales for you.

Amber said...

Happy Birthday, Sweet Mer!

I LOVE those buckets. Really cute. I think I need one with a big honkin' "G" on it.

Fun give-away!!!!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! How sweet of you to give away a present for your birhtday!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! I'm kind-of disappointed you aren't having 38 children. :)

Love the buckets. I think I'd want one with a C on it - to hold icy Diet Coke.

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!

Buckets?? I love containers of all sorts...I'm thinkin' a pretty pink one for laundry in dear daughters room...

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

happy birthday again! hope your day was great.

i could use a bucket for brynne's toys (aka: tess). she doesn't have her own toy bucket. aren't you sad for her?

Deidre said...

Happy Birthday, Meredith! I'm only a few months behind you :) I pray you have a wonderful day today!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Ok I'm back on the RIGHT day this time - Happy Birthday! I hope you are having a fabulous day and that your hubby and kids are spoiling you a little bit! ;)

Your friend has an awesome Etsy shop! I'm going to have to bookmark her and keep these in mind for future gifts for my friends' kids...

I love the personalized princess one - Savannah is on a huge princess kick right now, so it would be perfect. Thank you so much!!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Happy Birthday!!! They are all adorable ... I would probably pick one that is pink and girly for our house - and hope that my girls let me keep it! :)

*carrie* said...

Mer,

So fun--happy birthday!

The buckets are really cute--I would get a bright pink one with Natalie's name on it to hold shoes or toys. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kendra said...

I hope it's a wonderful day! How did we ever get old enough to be in our 30's???

Emily said...

I like the teacher buckets or maybe a toy bucket for Miles!

I guess correctly! Happy Birthday!

Sitesx6 said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!
39 is the new 29 you know!!!

Cute buckets..I like the pink ice bucket! I'd put ice cubes in it, and then chill my diet cherry coke in style. :)

Have a great birthday and wonderful weekend in beautiful Colorado. I'll enjoy Michigan.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday!

Holy Buckets!!

...I think I need the airplane bucket for toys in the boys room...so there's that many more places to hold endless amounts of junk!
:)

Carpoolqueen said...

Happy Birthday, friend! The buckets are cute! If I win, I'd like the rectangle bucket to hold my makeup.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday!

Jeanie said...

Happy Birthday...again today. I hope it is a very good day full of excitement and wonder.

Brook said...

Happy Birthday!

Your friend is so talented, the buckets are adorable. :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had the best day. And didn't cook.

I think I would get a family one -- really cute!!

whimzie said...

I've wished you happy birthday a couple of other places but not here! So happy birthday one more time today! I love all of Renae's stuff. I love the ice bucket especially!

Puva said...

Happy 39th, Mer!! Have a great birthday! (:

The buckets are cute!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Mer!

What cute buckets/containers. I would love to win one for my daughter's room. I am redoing it this summer, but boy would that be cute on the dresser. :) Thanks!!

His Girl said...

Happy Birthday, Amiga!

You know how I feel about adorable fonts and all things personalized, so you must know that I am hoping to be the WINNAH! These are so cute, I will probably buy some anyway ;)

Gretchen said...

Happy belated bday my friend. I just did not make it online much yesterday. But I thought of you all day. Praying, too.

Lurve to be included. I like the ovals and rectangles, and I'd probably make it a catch all for my car, e.g. mail, coupons, cell phone. Just so I could organize myself a little bit better.

Kathy said...

Hey, Meredith! Happy 39th Birthday! I'm about a month behind you--39 on 6/23! :) Your friend's etsy shop has such cute stuff. Those buckets look like they'd be great for carrying soccer snacks. I like the ice bucket too! Have a great weekend!

Tiffani said...

well, I'm glad I have twitter since I'm so behind on my commenting (I've been reading)...and I could "sing" you a song over there!

hope your day was fabulous and I think those those buckets are fabo, too. I like the one with handles to cart stuff in and out of Minnie with...

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Kecia said...

Hope you had a happy birthday!
I've been praying for you.

Beth said...

I love the cute pink bucket with the flowers! Would love to get this for my little girl!! Very cute!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Trish said...

Happy day after your birthday!!

I stopped by yesterday but lost my interenet connection just as I was leaving my comment........

Sorry!~

So I love all of those buckets, but if I had to choose, I would pick a personalized ice bucket or the Happy Birthday bucket.

Soooo cute!

Hope you had a day full of blessings!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Happy Belated birthday! Hope your day was fun and relaxing!

Gotta say her buckets are too cute, I could decide which one I liked the best:0)

Holly said...

Happy Birthday, friend! Hope your weekend was super!!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love the buckets. We sell at a Farmers Market and this would be perfect for cold drinks.

Lisa Q

Aspiemom said...

Happy Birthday to you...2 days later...but Happy Birthday to you! You are 10 years younger than me!

Those buckets are great! I love the bright colors and there would be so many uses for them!

Angie said...

Hiya! I'm sliding this in just in the nick of time. I hope you're relishing the last hours of a fun birthday weekend!

Fun buckets! I think I'd either pick a red ice bucket for my patio table or a blue bucket with Brody's name for his room. Fun!

Christi said...

Hope your birthday was lots of fun! The journal entry was precious.

I had been checking out Renae's stuff, and I love it all! I think an bucket with a G on it would just be too cute outside by our pool! :)

Deena said...

The buckets are so cute! The princess one would be loved in this house!

These would work great to sit on my daughter's desk and hold art supplies. I may have to order a couple.

Alisha said...

Love the buckets! I would do a green ice bucket w/ a big C (Chocolate) on it to hold our dog toys. But I would also love to do buckets w/ each of my family members first initial to put on a shelf in the entry/coat area to hold all the "stuff" that needs to be shed as we walk in the door!