Day 1: Today's giveaway is "What's A (Dis)Organized Person To Do?" - a book by Stacey Platt. Since I talk about my issues in getting organized sometimes (ie the dreaded bedroom that I can never get cleaned up completely), I thought this was a great way to start! Bonus points are allotted for people who sign up for the blog's direct feed. A special drawing for folks who have participated all week will take place on the blog's birthday (April 17th). Thanks for playing! The blog today was titled "Organization."
WINNER: Deborah Karafa! Her tip was getting it all done the night before...great advice! :) Thanks to everyone for some of the most awesome suggestions to get organized! :)
Day 2: The blog today is entitled "Spring." Today's giveaway is...a $25 gift card to the winner's choice of Home Depot, Lowe's or WalMart. Since Spring is on the brain, I thought it would be fun to give you a little down payment on what you'll probably be purchasing anyway to put in your yard, garden, or to hang on your porch. A special drawing for folks who continue to participate all week will take place on the blog's birthday (April 17th)...so don't forget to check back often! Thanks for playing!
WINNER: Marie Snow Thompson! Looks like you are going to get those petunias on the deck! :)
Day 3: The blog is titled "Celebration." Today's giveaway is a basket of goodies from Sonya Thrasher Farmer's business "Cornfetti." Since her site http://www.cornfetti.com/ reminds me of the fun of receiving something wonderful...I wanted everyone to sign her guestbook at the webpage and tell me about the best gift that they've received. Remember...a special drawing for folks who participate every day will take place on the blog's birthday (April 17th)...so don't forget to check back often! Thanks again for playing! :)
WINNER: Pattie Dillard Weed! She was the recipient of a sweet gift from a student and now is getting a basket of goodies from Cornfetti! (Thanks again, Sonya!) :)
Day 4: The blog is about "Artistic Expression" and today's giveaway is a beautiful angel picture from Jamie Mitchell! Jamie has a Facebook page called J. Mitchell Art that I hope that everyone will check out and "like." Here's the picture! Isn't it awesome? Today I am asking what folks do that would be considered "artistic expression" or to tell us about someone who is especially creative that they admire. Remember...a special drawing for folks who participate every day will take place on the blog's birthday (April 17th)...so don't forget to check by every day! Thank you for participating! Hope you are having fun! :)
WINNER: Paige Kyser Morrow! Paige is an incredible baker (check out her pictures on her Facebook page) and awesome scrapbooker! She wins an angel from J. Mitchell Art (go "like" the page if you haven't already. She's a wonderful artist!) :)
Day 5: The blog is about "Music" (and not one mention about the Foo Fighters, aren't you proud? Wait, I just blew that. Oh well! :)) Today I'd like for you to comment under the Day 5 section on the My Points In Time Facebook page or as a comment to the blog as to what your favorite kind of music is...and your favorite song...and if there's a brief story about why it is your favorite...spill it! :) Today's giveaway is a $15 iTunes gift card so you can either buy something awesome for yourself, or can make your kid's day! Remember, if you sign up to be a follower on the actual blog...you will receive an extra entry each day from here on out! And if you have been here every day...keep coming! You are eligible for a special drawing on April 17th. :)
WINNER: Kelly Fleming Witte!! Kelly says that her tastes in music run the gamut pretty much...so hope that she will put the $15 iTunes gift card to good use! :) Kelly has been a supporter of MPIT (which looks strangely like "armpit" if you just glance at it...so don't...:)) since I started the blog...so I am especially happy that her number came up today! :)
Day 6: Today's blog is called "Notes" but it could be called "Mail" or "Confessions of a Mail Junkie." The giveaway today is 10 beautiful handmade stamped cards in a little "purse" holder. (Photos on the My Points In Time Facebook Page). These cards are so gorgeous that you will not want to mail them...you'll want to keep them! (I know I always do!) This is from my friend, Cindy Waldroff, who makes THE most beautiful cards AND teaches others how to make cards. It's her passion...and it is obvious. Her blog is http://www.stampingindixie.blogspot.com/ and she posts some beautiful cards and some cute ideas. Today I'd like for you to comment under the Day 6 section of the My Points In Time Facebook page or as a comment to the blog as to the most memorable or meaningful mail you have ever received...or who you would love to receive a note from if you could choose anyone. As has held true all week, if you sign up to be a follower on the actual blog...you will receive an extra entry each day from today through Sunday! An extra entry will be given if you go to http://www.stampingindixie.blogspot.com/ and follow her blog or make a comment on Cindy's blog about a recent post. She has some beautiful cards that are inspiring to see! Check it out! Let me know that you have done so when you post for the extra entry! :)
WINNER: Peggy Phipps Griffin (aka Meg) who had triple entries yesterday for her comment, following the blog directly and following Cindy's blog. I know that you'll be thrilled with these cards! Congratulations!
Day 7: Today's blog is called "Movies" which outlines my interesting love/hate relationship with the silver screen. Today's giveway is your choice of a copy of the book "Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin and the movie candy of your choice for when you'll be dying to see it when it opens on May 6th, or codes for five Blockbuster Express rentals (the blue box) and a gift card for $10 for movie snacks so you can watch movies of your choice at home.
WINNER: Libbie Powell Key! Libbie has entered every day early and today's number from www.random.org was a low one! Once Libbie chooses which she would like...the book and movie candy of her choice or the movies and gift card...I'm going to draw again for the other one! Yes! Two winners for Day 7! Libbie has chosen the book and candy (Junior Mints!)!
WINNER: Debbie Walls Stancato! Debbie will receive the 5 Blockbuster Express (blue box) rental codes and a $10 gift card for movie snacks! Congratulations! :)
Day 8: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MY POINTS IN TIME! This blog is two years old today. The giveaway today is a $15 Chick-fil-A gift card. Ironically, it is Sunday and Chick-fil-A isn't open on Sunday, but whatever. I love Chick-fil-A because of the good food...but also because of the wonderful service. I always feel special when I go in there. I want to carry that spirit over into the blog. I want you to know how much the time that you spend reading means to me as a writer! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :) See the "My Points In Time" Facebook page for other details of how to win additional prizes today!
WINNER: Michele Boyles Bowdoin ($15 Chick-fil-A gift card)
WINNER: Paige Kyser Morrow (copy of CD "Songs for Japan")
WINNER: Cindy Waldroff (copy of "Jesus Calling")
WINNER: DeeAnn Partridge Bailey (copy of Karen's cookbook)
Drawn by Big Dave: :)
WINNER (participation): Valeri Yates Huckaby (copy of "Jesus Calling")
WINNER (participation): Libbie Powell Key (organizer)
WINNER (participation): Lisa Prior (copy of Karen's cookbook)
THANK YOU all SO much for coming by and commenting...for signing up for direct feed, encouraging others to "like" the page or sign up for the blog, and for your wonderful comments and participation!! Because I've had so much fun, we are going to have a giveaway on the 17th of every month this year along with occasional giveaways from time to time. Keep reading and commenting!!! Thank you!!! :)