Wednesday, August 25, 2010

free things are nice: a giveaway

one time, i entered a coloring contest, and i didn't win. unfun.
one time, i entered a raffle for a charity and i won an XXL-sized t-shirt for a sports team i didn't know anything about. it was too big and too stupid and i gave it away. unfantastic.
one time, i entered a giveaway on some person's blog whose name i won't mention because i'm not a rude rudy. the giveaway was for a pair of sunglasses and i needed sunglasses at the time so i thought "well, i don't usually win these things, but i need sunglasses so i might as well try."
so i tried.
and i won.
i was so happy.
and every day thereafter i checked my mailbox maybe twice or thrice a day, and every day i was colossally dissapointed. it never came. unfair.
i still check some days, but i'm not very dissapointed because i'm not expecting anything anymore.

the point is not that.
the point is: it is a sad thing to not win a prize. it is a sadder thing to win a prize but never have it.
well. i am here today to present you with the opportunity to win a prize. it is a good and nice prize, and if you win it, you shall also have it.
PLUS, in the event that you don't win it, you can still have something else for free! how does that grab you?
i hope it grabs you very well.
let's move on, we have a lot of ground to cover.

this is jillian. 
she has a husband and a baby and an etsy shop and she makes headbands which are so swell.

you would like one, i bet. most good.


she has very graciously offered one of her bea-YOOtiful creations to the lucky winner of this, my very first giveaway draw.

here's how to get your name in the draw for the pretty zipper headband pictured on the left:

for 1 entry: leave a comment with your name.

for a bonus entry: go visit jillian's etsy shop! [make sure you leave a comment on her blog so she knows you've been by]

for a bonus bonus entry: oh i don't know. do something creative, or funny, or witty, and capture it somehow, and make sure i see it. email me, or put it on your blog. do something cool.

i'll leave it open til september 8. you have two weeks.

OH OH OH OH! i almost forgot. the free thing. click HERE. it's free music from jillian's husband, owen pye. [and she did the artwork on his disc. so cute.]

ok. that's all i have to say for today. happy winning!

26 comments:

Cara said...

i think i should tell you that my english teacher used the word "colossal" in my class today and i automatically thought of you and smiled to myself.

xoxo

Hannah-Leanne said...

Obviously entering! My name is Hannah and I win things. Always. I just won a 14x11 print by my awesome photographer friend. I rule. So I expect this.

Mich said...

yah right hannah - i'm totally winning. i also went and looked at her etsy shop.

(how exciting suzy - your first giveaway!!)

Miss Wendy said...

I've never been called a winner, but it certainly has a nice ring to it. I'm Wendy, and winning is my big white whale.

JRose said...

Hello. My name is Jackelyn and I love your blog. I follow lots, but yours is my favorite.

And cute giveaway!

Sydney said...

i'm sydney. and i'm in the process of thinking of something so colossally creative that 'colossal' almost won't be an intense enough word for it (at least I hope so).

Sarah said...

Hello! Her headbands are adorable -and- just like everyone else here, i love your blog! :) I'm Sarah!!

Crystal said...

Hi there...I'm Crystal...and I never win ANYTHING!!!! So I'll put my name in, but my expectations are low :( I'll see you this weekend Suz!

becca. said...

i'm becca and i never win anything EITHER! except i do have a collection of those cheesy xl shirts they pass out at blood drives for those who donate. but those are just lame.

Amyschmamey said...

Giveaways are not my forte. I hardly ever win. I mean... I have been in giveaways where the winners didn't claim their prize so I became winner by default, but I don't really count that. I would like to someday know that I am the winner.
Headed off to this Etsy shop and then to comment on said blog because those headbands are saweet. Then I shall figure out something witty to do and post it on my blog. Off to brainstorm. Bye.

p.s. I hope I win.

Holly Knitlightly said...

Cute headband! I have won a few giveaways since blogging, and only received three things. I totally agree, winning a giveaway but never receiving anything is worse than not winning! Haha. Because you anxiously check your mail every day hoping that something will be there, but it never is. And all you find are flyers. Or bills. Blah.

So, I'm supposed to put my name. Holly. Ha.

This is a weird comment.

an9e1a said...

YaY!!!!!! :D

1st entry: So, here's a comment with my name. It's Angela.

Bonus entry 1: I made a visit to Jillian's etsy shop and left a comment on her blog. I'm following her now. She's awesome.

Bonus entry 2 (My snack monster fell in love): http://an9e1a.blogspot.com/2010/08/creative-or-funny-or-witty.html

amylou said...

So pretty!

name: amylou
email: amyrm0508@gmail.com

I visited Jillian's shop and I'm a new follower of her blog. I left her a comment.

Love this giveaway! Hope I win!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Just found your blog :) LOVE IT! New follower!

erin :) said...

ohh!! headbands are my favorite! and that headband is extra pretty! i'm lovin' the zipper detail. :) do count me in!

I've left a comment on her blog as well!

& I put a feature thingy on the rightside of my blog for this contest - bonus bonus entry? :)

thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

rachiedragon said...

hello. i'm rachie.. but only to LITH. no one else.. (**side note.. i think tim called me rachie this weekend. i didn't correct him but it was weird.. )anywho.. u rock and this weekend was lovely indeed. until this morning however when i got a call sayng my car was stolen. boo. so don't play favours or anything, but i think i deserve headband. today stinks. lol.. p.s. i love you

Ashley Cauthen said...

aw I love Jillian. She's my bff.

Kara said...

Omgzorz I want!! I'm Kara :)

Koree said...

yayyyyyyyyyy giveaway!!
KOREE. :)

Koree said...

i visited her shop.
I LOVE the Ms. Mae headband.

Koree said...

i put a link to your giveaway on my blog! :)
http://koreeunveiled.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways-giveaways-giveaways.html

Bridget said...

yes i am in!

Cadence said...

Such a cute headband! I love it :D

Jessie Jaques said...

Count me in! :D

Clarissa said...

I very rarely win things. In fact, the last time I remember winning such a contest was in the 2nd grade during a Halloween contest, one in which you had to guess the number of candy corn in the jar. I guessed the closest and thus won the entire jar of candy corn... which is a candy I absolutely loathe. To say the least it wasn't a 'victorious' win.

Hopefully I have better luck this time.

Awmber said...

EEK those are so cute! Enter me?