Friday, July 2, 2010

300th Post: A Complete Hodge Podge

It's my 300th.....300th!!!!.... post.

For some unknown reason, I felt enormous pressure, lol. I knew I wanted to do a giveaway, but didn't want it to be all about a giveaway.

I had plenty to say, but didn't know if it should be it.

Then, I thought, "Heck, why not say it all at one time?" So, my 300th is a mishmash of just about everything (with a giveaway at the end).........

1) I was going to post this, yesterday, but wanted to refrain in respect to the Day of Silence for Cohen. I don't know Megan...... I'd never even been to her blog until yesterday. However, SO many of my favorite blogs have been praying for that family. I can't imagine what they are going through, right now. It's so sad and my prayers are with them.






2) Do you know how there are times when you are hungry, but you don't know what you want to eat? You look through the refrigerator and pantries, but NOTHING sounds like this mysterious craving? Well, that's how I was feeling about life, a couple days ago. I was feeling this overwhelming feeling of discontentment, frustration, and overall weirdness that I couldn't put a finger on. Thankfully, it only lasted about a day.


3) So You Think You Can Dance is alive and kicking this summer. I was unsure how I'd like having All Stars, but I've been enjoying it!! I do like seeing my favorites from previous seasons and I think it's adding something really fresh to the show.

Plus............. seriously............ Twitch and Alex...........




No copyright infringement intended...... Property of SYTYCD and Dick Clark Productions.


3) Apparently, my mom reads my blog. More on that later, lol.


4) Big Brother starts next week!!!!! I'm so stinkin excited!!!!!!!


5) I saw Eclipse at midnight on Wednesday. Out of our 18 theaters, 14 were playing it and were all sold out, lol. I believe this is going to be a tradition.


Billie Jo and Jenn modeling their Jacob/Edward shirts


Anyway, I still hate Kristen Stewart as Bella. Worst choice ever. However, I REALLY liked the movie. Even better than the first, two!


6) Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who reads, comments, and comes to my little corner of the worldwide web! I've met so many awesome people and have been blessed to call them friends.

For my 300th post giveaway, I couldn't decide what to give away. This will only be my 3rd giveaway and the other two had some sort of theme. Well, yesterday a coworker and I went out to lunch. Then, we into our local store that sells Vera Bradley. There were SO many things I wanted, but couldn't decide. Also, I knew that the new colors and styles are coming out next week.

So.................



All in One Wristlet












You get to choose! I have all three of these styles and love them! I literally use them every single day. In fact, the Wristlet and Brush and Pencil fit neatly into my purse. The Wristlet is obviously used as a wallet, but I use the Brush and Pencil as an "essentials" keeper. It holds my lady items, extra ponytail holders, bobbypins, and my everyday jewelry. SUPER convenient!!

Anyway, the winner will get to choose one of the above three styles, in the color of their choice. I have different colors for every Vera item I own, lol.

As an added bonus, the winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to Panera........ because, I'm obsessed with their Strawberry Poppyseed with Chicken Salad and I want to share the love, lol.


Here's how you enter:

1) Leave a comment! - 1 entry

2) Become a follower (or already be one!) and let me know - 1 entry

3) Go to verabradley.com and tell me what item/color you'd love to have - 2 entries

4) Post about this giveaway on your own blog and leave me the link to check it (and your blog!) out - 2 entries


*** A total of 6 possible entries!! ***


The entry period begins NOW! The entry period ends next Friday, July 9th at 11:59pm est.

I will announce a winner sometime on Saturday, July 10th!

50 comments:

Jess said...

ohhhh i want to win!

Jess said...

of course im a follower!

Jess said...

the Mediterranean White is my fav. id love it on a sunglasses case =)

Sonya said...

I love Vera! Just ordered the Cha Cha Handbag yesterday!

Sonya said...

I'm a follower!

Rachelle said...

Yay!! This is just in time for my summer vacation to begin!!!

Rachelle said...

And I'm a follower!!! :)

Sonya said...

I really want to get something in the Night & Day and I really want the Hobo bag too!

Rachelle said...

And I L-O-V-E Vera Bradley!!! I used to go the factory sale when I still lived in Indiana!!! I have always loved the Hipster. It used to come in Mediterranean Blue, but no longer. :( I'm in love with the Canabary print right now!!!

FGCUmeg said...

Ohhh these are awesome! I hope I win!! :-)

FGCUmeg said...

Not sure if I'm an official "follower", but I do follow your blog religiously.

FGCUmeg said...

I'd like just about anything in Bali Blue, but would probably go with the diaper bag for practicality.

Marianne said...

If I don't win, we can't be friends anymore.


OK, fine, I'm lying, but I want to win!!!!!!! I never enter giveaways either because I normally don't give two craps about winning a spatula or something like that. This, I want.

And, regular commenters should have one up on others... just saying ;) neener, neener, neener.

1. Here's a comment, yay!
2. Der, I already follow! Double yay!
3. I like, totally turq, sittin' in a tree, poppy fields, & make me blush. I'd take any item haha :)
4. I'll link up on Monday. Although I am slightly hesitant too, the more people that enter, the less chance I have of winning. And I want to win! Did I mention that already?

PS, very bradley factory/warehouse is 1.5 hours away from me and every May they have a 3 day blow out sale. To put it into perspective, I got the java blue garment bag for 35 bucks last year. A messenger bag in the pretty brown/cranberry/yellowish lime green swirl pattern for 20. AMAZING!

Marianne said...

Oh crap, I also like the plain turquoise, puccini (that's the brown one I was describing above), & peacock! Gosh I suck at making decisions!!! But if I had to choose, the no-pattern turquoise. I'm in love...

Gina said...

Pick me! Pick me!!

Gina said...

You know I am a loyal follower too.

Gina said...

I'd pick the all-in-one wristlet in Puccini. And you'd be taking away my Vera virginity!

Mrs. Potts said...

Congrats on your 300th post! Isn't it interesting to look back at everything you've written about?

Katie's Journey said...

I am a vera fanatic and would love to win the all in one wristlet!

Katie's Journey said...

I am already one of your followers!

Katie's Journey said...

Right now I think that my favorite color for VB is Paprika but I really love a few of the new prints too! They are just so creative and always design things I love!

Lil' Woman said...

Lol....this giveaway reminds me of all you girls in the Vera store at Universal...totally you!! :)

Lil' Woman said...

I'm def. a follower silly :)

Adie said...

That was so nice of you not to post even though you did not follow their story! I get that restless feeling a lot more than I think I should. I am starting to wonder if I just get bored easily or am I meant to be doing something?

Adie said...

Follower!

kjlangford said...

entry 1- love the giveaway!

kjlangford said...

entry 2- I follow you!

kjlangford said...

entries 3 and 4- I'm wanting the jewelry book in Bali blue... of the things you have it's a toss-up between the cosmetic bag and the brush and pencil bag...

Brittany Ann said...

Awww! Happy 300, girly! I love you!

And I love this giveaway. I need that wristlet after you and Justine sold me on it! And you know I'm a follower. I'm loving that black and white print, too:)

Krystal said...

*Would be nice to win!!*

Krystal said...

I'm already a follower! =)

Krystal said...

I'd pick the brush and pencil case in turquoise!

JessBay said...

Oh I love Panera and Vera but Panera bagels are the best!

JessBay said...

I'm already a follower!

Janna said...

YEAH BIG BROTHER! I love seeing all the people that watch the show...I have watched it every season and it is my guilty summer pleasure!

Janna said...

I am a follower :)

Janna said...

I love the Hello Dahlia print of the medium makeup bag...SO CUTE. I have never owned anything Vera...but I WANT TO!

Janna said...

Congrats on 300 posts...as soon as I get my blog makeover I will be hosting a giveaway!

Here is the blog:
http://happinessisajourneyforjanna.blogspot.com/2010/07/hello-dahlia.html

Amanda said...

Oh I want to win!!!!

Amanda said...

I am a follower!!!

Amanda said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Vera Bradley!

I would love anything in the Very Berry Paisley--love that new color!

Amanda said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Vera Bradley!

I would love anything in the Very Berry Paisley--love that new color!

Amanda said...

I blogged about it!

http://strawgirl--mylifeinablog.blogspot.com/2010/07/another-giveaway.html

Amanda said...

I blogged about it!

http://strawgirl--mylifeinablog.blogspot.com/2010/07/another-giveaway.html

Justine said...

Since I've been so out of sorts in the bloggy world, I didn't see this until now. Uhm, super fabulous giveaway, my friend!!!

Justine said...

Also, I am of course a follower!! :)

Justine said...

And, if I had to choose a pattern I think I would pick either "Make Me Blush", "Hello Dahlia", or "Call me Coral". Can you tell I like pink?? Haha :)

Justine said...

And, if I had to choose a pattern I think I would pick either "Make Me Blush", "Hello Dahlia", or "Call me Coral". Can you tell I like pink?? Haha :)

Slimming Down for the Gown said...

I love the wristlet because of the cell phone pocket!

Slimming Down for the Gown said...

I'm a follower...because I dislike Kristen Stewart too!!