8.31.2009

giveaway!

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As you may have noticed, life has been a little roller-coastery as of late (wait--what?). I've been putting a lot of words on this screen. Paragraph after paragraph of WORDS and LETTERS and EMOTIONS (um, see here, here and here). So many of you have sweetly taken the time to stop by and read these nervous, giddy, anxious, jumbled and unsure thoughts. Some even drop a comment or an e-mail to say, "Hey. It's gonna be okay.". I know I've said it about five times, but I can't quite express how much that means to me. At the risk of going full-on cheeseball...it actually warms my heart. (I'm sorry. That's disgusting and I will now commence cutting that phrase from my vocabulary.)

Ladies, you all deserve a reward for bearing with me! Rough news: just checked my wallet and it looks like that won't quite be possible. However, here's what I've got:

Whether you've been reading for a while, or whether it's your first visit, leave a comment on this post by Sunday night and you'll be entered to win this a-stinkin'-dorable Anna Maria Horner apron! This giveaway is very, very warmly open to all (hello, Ireland!). I'll announce the winner on Monday, September 7th, so be sure to pop back in a week!

I desperately wish to share another long-winded thank you and spend more time persuading the friendly-yet-shy lurkers to de-lurk...but I'll keep this short seeing as I've written your eyes off for the last few posts. So, drop a little hello and this beaut could be yours!

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45 comments:

  1. Hi Bethany!
    Just read your comment on my blog and saw you'd updated yours, so thought I'd pop over for a bit.

    I'm so glad to help "warm your heart" (cheesy or not, the support of friends- real and bloggy- can never be underestimated!)

    Your blog is a delight and I look forward to sharing in your back-to-school adventures. And speaking of delightful, how much would I love to win that delightful apron? So. Much. I will take photos of the boys and I baking cookies, and I will absolutely be wearing it... Straight onto Pughs' News it will go! (see me, all jumping the gun and planning my victory?)

    I'm an eternal optimist!

    September tomorrow. Can you believe it?

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  2. I am glad to hear things are looking up. Congrats on school too by the way! If I could go back to school I think design would be a blast, can't wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Ahhh the age-old question...How doooo we get those lurkers to de-lurk? I just want to say hi to them, ya know?

    Anyway, love the apron, it's so cute! I'll try to check back on Monday, but ohhhhh I'll be in Hawaii so if I have time between my mai tai's and volcano rock-stealing, I'll be here. You feel bad for me, don't ya? :)

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  4. Yeah, so that apron is pretty much adorable. It's always so fun to read about your adventures! Good luck with the college escapade.

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  5. so cute! and i am glad i started lurking on your blog! you always have the cutest posts!

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  6. count me in!! your posts are infectious and i have to look everyday to see what you're up to!!

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  7. Hello :D

    I LOVE stopping in here to see what's new. Now if only I could spend so much time on my own blog haha. Ops... I guess August is over now.

    Great giveaway. Adorable skirt.

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  8. I'm glad your back...I enjoy your blog! Looks like you are about to start school here...are you already started or next week?

    Good luck with your new adventure!

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  9. I love that you are starting a whole new school-can't wait to read about more adventures.

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  10. Beth,
    I'm really glad I stumbled upon your blog. I hope all works out for you this year- you have so many new beginnings! Go on and be the person you really want to be!!

    LB

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  11. Super exciting that you are starting interior design school. I have toyed with that idea myself but I can't make up my mind, so you are an inspiration. This apron is so cute, love it. I'm glad that you are now back in the blogging world, you were missed!

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  12. oh, could that be more adorable!!

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  13. Well, I will certainly leave a comment. That apron is super cute! I love reading your blog and at the moment I'm in the need of some positive thoughts, so reading about how lovely everyone is and reading all their comments is helpful.

    Keep up the writing - even when you're snowed under with school work!

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  14. I think blogging can be such a great way of writing about things that affect you and everyone is always so kind and supportive. It really does bring out the good in people. It sounds to me like you have so many wonderful new plans and adventures, I am excited for you (and a little envious, I'd love to be doing a course like yours!) I look forward to reading about it here

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  15. I promise to cook you many, many vegetarian meals with this apron. =)

    Ladies, I've seen this apron in person. I've been tempted to break into Bethany's swell little home and steal it for myself.

    ***Keepin' my fingers crossed.***

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  16. Just think how lovely that apron would look on your father as he grills your tofu hot dog in the back yard paradise.

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  17. Just awhollago I thought...hmmm, I haven't been over to check Bethany's blog! Wow girl, so many changes and so many BEGINNINGS! And don't even get me started on the school thing...I'm 25 dear and STILL don't have a degree! I cried in bed last night just thinking about how my eggs will be rotten by the time I actually finish! SO...I'm thrilled that you're taking the plunge and pursuing a passion of yours! I'm really trying to get my game face on the same...be thankful you're single...it's not quite the same when you're married! And I'm THRILLED that you find your readers to be encouraging - that's what this stuff is all about. Scary to share, but oh so rewarding if you dare!! I'm SO excited to see all of what you have to share - in the hilarious way that you do!

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  18. Oh Beth, you are the cutest! Congrats and happy back to school. Again, I couldn't be more jealous and excited for you!! Can't wait to see all of the creative design that surges out of you. :)

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  19. what a cute apron! and just so you know, I love your blog and hearing about both your adventures and even your rough patches. so I'm glad you've returned to blogland. that's "reward" enough for me! haha, talk about cheesy... still, I'd happily accept the apron anyway :)

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  20. Hi there! Ireland here..teehee! I think it's safe to say you have a lot of support here in blogland :) We are all looking forward to hearing about your adventure. I can't afford to finish my Masters this year but am thinking of doing a part-time interiors course in the meantime so that should be fun :) Hope you have the time to keep up your great posts :)

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  21. Not gonna lie. I love the apron. And congratulations, you have received my very first comment on a blog ever. I hope that you've brushed off the ol' Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper again for college life!

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  22. Oh that apron is oh so cute. I love your blog. You write so well. Happy September (back to school!!)

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  23. i happened onto your blog via, my sister tonight. love the apron, and love your blog :D

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  24. well now! this couldn't be anymore precious even if it tried. i'd feel so sweet in such a darling apron!

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  25. Hey Bethany! I'm sure you'll do amazing in school next week! I hope these next few days you get to relax and enjoy being homework-free!

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  26. Aww sweet giveaway and even sweeter when you're giving when you don't have to give! xoxo

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  27. Thanks for the thanks:):) I love to read anything and EVERYTHING you have to say!! I get so excited when I see a new post from you pop up on my bloggie sidebar!!

    Love the apron and I think it would have a fabulous home with me and Pinch and a Dash:)

    Love you honey:)

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  28. That might be the cutest apron ever!! Hope that school started out well! I'm so excited for you!!!!

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  29. Can I put my name in twice? ;~)

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  30. I'm a little late to the party, but I have to say... an apron with a **list** on it?? Quite dreamy to this solidly type-A, slightly neurotic, firstborn, former event planner. :D it's sweet of you to host this giveaway.

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  31. oh, I just love it. Every apron IMHO should have a pocket and this one is the cutest! What could be a better giveaway? Good luck with school. xx

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  32. If you love aprons, you should read this post I wrote: http://www.alainnotebook.com/2008/11/every-apron-has-story.html

    This fall I am going to buy my first ever sewing machine and can't wait to start working on it!

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  33. thanks (to you and erin) for the second chance.....

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  34. here is my second comment!! Still would love to win:):):)

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  35. I like second chances! Thanks too for the old navy tip- he website is deceiving though- they rally are out b/c it won't let you put the items in your cart. bummer.

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  36. second time is the charm? haha, I'll take any chance to win this cute apron!

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  37. My luck with giveaways is no good- I would love to be entered twice!

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  38. here's my second chance comment! this is all getting very exciting. :)

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  39. I need that apron... need it.

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  40. If I don't win that apron... I'll die.

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  41. Okay so the closer to midnight the better chance I have of winning this right? Enter me twice and if I win I'll let Gabe borrow it! Don't forget I've known you longer than any other blogger that follows your wonderful posts.

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  42. P.S. I love you and really want this apron! (This is my 2nd entry...I want equal opportunity!)

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  43. Not sure if there is still time to join in, but I figured I could try, I am in need of a new apron (that my daughter doesnt take automatically to play dress up in!)

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  44. that is the cutest apron :)
    blessings,
    aimee

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