Monday, March 22, 2010

It's (Almost) My Birthday and I'll Give Something Away if I Want To!

My birthday is fast approaching. Hard to believe it's been twenty years since I celebrated my twenty-first birthday. What a time that was, getting together with a few close friends, hitting a few clubs (since, you know, I was finally old enough to get in!) and knocking back a few adult beverages while trying not to fall off our bar stools.

But that was twenty years, five kids, and a whole lot of gained pounds ago.

These days, I can't think of a better way to celebrate my impending doom upcoming birthday than with a quiet evening at home with my loving family.

Except, maybe, getting to sleep in late.*

Breakfast in bed would be kind of nice, too.**

Oh, and an afternoon of manis and pedis with my best girlfriend.***

Of course, no birthday would be complete without A GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!

How would you like to turn your child's room into a garden ? Or add a touch of chic to your living room? Maybe, if you're like me, you'd like to put some fun into your once-a-week pasta dinner. Well, here's your chance.

One lucky reader is going to win a $50 gift certificate to!

Here's how it works: Leave a comment on this post telling me the best birthday present you've ever gotten (None of those "Enter me!" comments...I'm going to make you work for it, but only a little. And since my husband reads the comments I get, it gives him good ideas of what not to get me, so you're really helping me out!)

If you really, really, REALLY want to win, you can get some extra entries by doing any (or all) of the following:

Follow me on Twitter (click on the little blue birdie in my sidebar) = 1 extra entry
Subscribe to my feed OR sign up for email delivery (just a little lower down than the blue bird in the sidebar) = 1 extra entry
Follow this blog with Google Friend Connect (just a teeny bit below subscriber info in the sidebar) = 1 extra entry
Tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this post (you know how to do that, right?) = 1 extra entry per tweet! (One tweet per day limit)
Post about this giveaway on your own blog with at least one link back to this post = 5 extra entries!!!

Leave a comment here for each extra entry you choose to do (and don't forget to leave a comment for each tweet!) Entries will be accepted between now and midnight on Friday, April 2nd. I'll announce the randomly-chosen winner on Saturday, April 3rd.

You can't win if I can't contact you, so please leave an email address in at least one of your comments!

This contest is open to U.S. AND Canada residents! (Woohoo, eh?)

Legal junk: This contest is void where prohibited (wherever that might be, and I feel sorry for you if you live there.) Each valid entry will be assigned a number in the order it was received. Winning number will be chosen by I'll include a screenshot of it when I announce the winner, just in case the winner happens to be someone I know in real life and you're tempted to think I cheated, because I'm not a cheater, so there...pbbbt. Winner is responsible for any and all taxes that may be incurred due to winning. I have received no compensation from for holding this giveaway, monetary or otherwise, but I appreciate them giving me the opportunity to make one of you very happy.

*This is a hint for my children.
**This is a hint for my husband.
***This is a hint for my husband and my girlfriend. Now none of them can say I never told them what I want for my birthday!


punkinmama said...

Hmm... best birthday present ever... you're making me think. It's terrible that I can't remember my birthday presents, isn't it?!

I guess I'd have to say for my 30th birthday, my husband planned a night out for a large group of our friends (this was pre-kid). It was a lot of fun!

Happy (almost) birthday! I'll be celebrating with you in spirit!

punkinmama said...

I follow our blog with Google Friend Connect.

punkinmama said...

I subscribe to your blog feed.

punkinmama said...

I follow you on twitter (of course)!

punkinmama said...

tweet, tweet:

SarahBeeCreations said...

I'm a Google Friend Follower

SarahBeeCreations said...

I already follow you on Twitter :)

SarahBeeCreations said...

It's almost my birthday, too. I am hoping my son waits to be born until a few weeks after mine, or he will end up being the best birthday present ever.
That aside, the best birthday present I ever got was being able to go horseback riding with my dad when I turned thirteen. (It was a belated gift, as I had chicken pox for my actual birthday, which may have been the worst birthday gift ever)

SarahBeeCreations said...

Subscribed with Google Reader

SarahBeeCreations said...

Ooops, forgot to leave my information. Too excited :)
@Sbeecreations or
sarahbeecreations (at) gmail

bison61 said...

on my 50th birthday my husband gave me a pearl necklace and earrings!

tiramisu392 (at)

D.Lynn said...

For my 37th birthday, my husband bought me some of my favorite wines and then he invited over a few of my closest girlfriends and we had our own wine tasting party! It was so much fun!

dreamwvr1414 (at)

Beth at Aunties said...

HaPpy BiRthDay to you! March is a beautiful time of the year to celebrate new ife. I get to share this with you! Mine is towards the very end of the month! I would love to be entered into your birthday giveway! ~♥

Beth at Aunties said...

I am now following you! ~
A bare foot grandma of 12 lucious little ones under the age of 10 ~♥

Beth at Aunties said...

I am now following you feed via email ~♥

Shooting Stars Mag said...

best gift? I love the thoughtful things. two of my friends wrote me a hilariously cute poem last year and gave me a box of my favorite brownies. It was sweet.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i follow on twitter: @shootingstarmag

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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