Sunday, June 15, 2014

Giveaways, Giveaways, Giveaways!

I feel kind of like Santa Claus tonight -- if Santa was a woman in blue jeans, without a beard, and happily there is no snow around us. But I do have two winners for the tote bag giveaway and a new winner for "4 Ingredients Chocolate, Cakes & Cute Things." Unfortunately the original winner for "4 Ingredients" didn't contact me. I went back to the very scientific picking a name out of a dish method and the new winner is blogger buddy, Pondside. Yay, Pondside! I strongly suggest paying her a visit. Her latest post about the state of her neck -- probably all of our necks -- is one of the funniest posts I've read in quite awhile.  

I was going through my massive tote bag collection and realized I had two cute, cute green tote bags and since I find it hard to only give one giveaway prize, there are two winners. One is Peggy, who blogs at A Primitive Plot. Please stop by and visit Peggy for fun posts on gardens and grandchildren. The other winner is my Facebook buddy, Elaine. We met in January when we started to chat in line at the Katie Couric show. Elaine is a honey and I'm so glad we've kept in touch. Happy reading and toting, Peggy and Elaine.

Sometimes Santa gets more than milk and cookies and I'm happy to share that I won a giveaway from my blog buddy, Shoshanah at "From L.A. to LA." The giveaway is a thriller -- one of my favorite genres -- "When Camels Fly." I really enjoy visiting Shoshanah's blog and especially like her book reviews. Thanks so much!

I did get to Macy's today, but I didn't find a dress. I did find a nice black sweater and a fun pink and black top that I think will get a lot of use. I tried on a few dresses, but nothing looked great and I hate to spend money -- even with great sales -- for something I may only use a few times. I almost made a financially disastrous stop at the shoe department, but luckily remembered buying new shoes before a vacation could be an orthopedic nightmare.


A relatively quiet corner of Macy's. I didn't even have to wait in line for the dressing room.

I've got a bid day tomorrow. One of the sweetest citizens of Buttercupland and her family is visiting New York City and I'm the official tour guide. I can't wait to show them around and I'm wishing and hoping for good weather. 

I hope you all had a great Father's Day and have a wonderful week. As always, thanks for visiting and take good care. 

15 comments:

Mevely317 said...

You're right, Carol ... Pondside's commentary is wonderfully fun.
Congrats to all your winners!

Wishes for a great adventure with your visitors tomorrow!

TARYTERRE said...

You were smart not to buy new shoes before vacation. Congrats to all the winners.

Terra said...

Congrats to Pondside, I follow her too.

Becky K. said...

I'm trying to decide what shoes to wear tomorrow.....my every day flip flops that my feet are used to...or sneakers that offer more support. Whatever the case, we are so looking forward to seeing you and your city! For me....especially seeing you!

Tracy said...

Sales can suck you in to think you need something when you know you don't.

My daughter will be in NYC on Thursday and she is so excited. I'm looking forward to living vicariously through her.

Sola Scriptura said...

Congrats to your giveaway winners! I hope you have wonderful weather for your visitors. Whatever the weather, I'm sure you will have much fun!

Nellie said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Sounds like a good shopping trip!

Enjoy your day showing your friends the sights!

Pondside said...

Thank you! What a treat this will be when my two wee grandsons visit in July - there will be kitchen fun!

Dee said...

Dear Carol, there is always to your postings such a tone of gaiety and delight in life. I bet you find friends wherever you go. Peace.

Elaine Sipos said...

Thanks so much Carol! I always walk back and forth to our library here in Ship Bottom so now I will have a sophisticated bag to tote the books in, not a plastic ShopRite bag!

Blackberry Lane said...

Congrats to the winners. I'm happy you did find a couple of things while shopping. Enjoy your evening.

Shoshanah said...

Congrats again on your giveaway win! I hope you enjoy it!!

Grammy Staffy said...

Congrats to all of your winners. Enjoy being a tour guide tomorrow. Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

Susie said...

Buttercup, If I ever get back to NYC, I want to at least have a coffee with you, myself. Happy for your winners. I love Peggy too. Enjoy your good weather. It is very hot here this week. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Susie said...

Buttercup, If I ever get back to NYC, I want to at least have a coffee with you, myself. Happy for your winners. I love Peggy too. Enjoy your good weather. It is very hot here this week. Blessings, xoxo,Susie