Saturday, July 7, 2012

My new hobby is a winner

I've been an absent blogger here lately.  I wish I could say it's because I've been overwhelmingly busy, but that's not the case.  I have been doing stuff, but I'm the type of person that if I don't have a million things on my plate, then my productivity comes to a screeching halt.  I found a couple of summer jobs (thank goodness) and I've tried to keep busy with the kids, but alas, I have spent a LOT of time clearing stuff off the DVR and taking up a new hobby.
My friend Kat's husband is an avid online sweepstakes player.  He enters lots of sweeps and he wins some great prizes.  Inspired by his success, I decided to get my feet wet and see what kind of luck I would have with the world of online sweeps.  My ultimate goal is to win a Disney vacation for my family, so I enter all of those sweeps that I can find, but I'm now entering lots of smaller blog hosted sweeps that offer some great prizes too.  I can't tell you how excited I was when I got an email the day after I started entering sweeps that said I was a winner!
Tara from A Spectacled Owl, was hosting a giveaway of adorable hand made owl items from Sabrina at Daisy Dew and Tutu and the package arrived yesterday!  My many thanks to Tara for hosting the giveaway and to Sabrina for making the most adorable owl items I have ever seen!  My 7 yr old has been wearing the necklace nonstop and she put the keychain on her brand new backpack.  (She's excited about her friends seeing her new bling at school next month!)  My 6 yr old almost cried when I gave her the bow holder and new hairbow.  All of the items are beautifully made!

So, stay tuned to see the news about my other win that I found out about this week.  I'm waiting for the items to be in hand before I blog about them.
Do you enter online sweepstakes?  Have you won any prizes that you were really excited about?


Shannon said...

Awww, cute stuff!

I may need to take up this hobby, too...

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

Hey, I inspired another blog post :-) I'd love for Michael to win us a Disney trip too - but it's been a lot of coupons and chip clips lately! Can't wait to see what else you've won!

Sabrina said...

you are very welcome! i also pinned this! =) let me know if you want to do some sort of giveaway through your blog. we can set something up!
Daisy Dew & Tutu

Tara said...

Awww, Angie! I'm so glad you liked the items. Sabrina has been making all my daughter's hair pretties for several years now. I love everything she makes!

Like you, I am also addicted to giveaways! That's why I started my blog because I wanted to share my new hobby :) I'm adding new giveaways & I am planning a blog post about giveaways so I'll let you know when I do!

Cerise said...

Ooh! Those are so cute! Congrats on your win! I love entering bloggy giveaways. More often than not I lose, but it is SO much fun when I don't. Good luck with your future entries!!


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