6.01.2011

birthday giveaway: my favorite thing

Next week encompasses three exciting things for me: 

one: : : my 25th birthday
two: : : my first ever trip to Paris
three: : : reuniting with my love, who I haven't seen in over four months

I am having such a difficult time keeping my excitement bottled up. I've found myself pacing up and down my new apartment hall...full of energy but unable to focus on a single thing. Though I'm totally moved in to my new place, I haven't unpacked a single box. Cannot. Focus.

So, in order to celebrate this trifecta of beautiful awesomeness, I've decided to give away my very, very favorite thing:

Please forgive my graphics. Big mama computer + internet is yet to be hooked up at the new place.

Yes, my pals. A $50 Anthropologie gift card. Yay! And since I'll be in Paris on my birthday...I will announce the winner on Wednesday, June 8th, my b-day, in the form of my first ever vlog**...recorded at the Eiffel Tower. I am scared about that. But hey, why not jazz things up? :)

For your first entry, be or become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment letting me know!
For an extra entry, share the link to this post via your blog or Facebook, and double back to let me know you did so!

This giveaway is open internationally and will remain open until Wednesday morning. Keep your eyes peeled because we might be rockin' Erin's Rule next Tuesday. Just sayin'. :)

Ready? Go comment! :)
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**Is it silly that I'm nervous about vlogging? Why is it that my voice is so much more terrible on video, and my facial expressions are infinitely more disturbing? Oh my.

97 comments:

  1. What a fabulous giveaway, and happy early birthday! I'm a blog follower and might just have to creepily live through your fabulous Paris adventures :)

    PS: I'm doing a Stella & Dot giveaway on my blog if you're in the mood for some new birthday bling :)

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  2. Fun Fun! So excited for you and Gabe!! Enjoy your trip!!

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  3. yay! seems like a great adventure ahead of you - it´s going to be so amazing, i´m sure!

    there´s a giveaway over at my blog, too...

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  5. happy early birthday! i turn 25 in august - eep!

    i'm a follower & i think this giveaway is fabulous.

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  6. Happy early birthday! Today is MY birthday! It would be a great treat to win that gift card. But you win the best present by far with a trip to Paris and reuniting with your love. Jealous much!

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  7. new follower:) and not just b/c of the giveaway, which is an added bonus- but because my beautiful cousin Alivia featured you on her blog!

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  8. I'm so excited for you!! AH, you're going to have so much fun! I'm a big fan/ follower of your blog! Happy Travels!

    xoxo
    Christine
    4brimhall(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Yay! I am meant to win this giveaway... because Anthro just opened in Vancouver!!! So, super excited!

    I am also super-excited about your birthday/Paris trip/romantic reunion. I think the second week of June is going to be your best ever!!! I hope your card gets to you before you fly. I sent it on Friday. Or was it Saturday? Anyway... should be plenty of time to get to you. And then you can admire my beeeautiful address stamp ;~)

    No way you're going to have a terrible voice or disturbing facial expressions. You're too darn cute!

    Oh, and I almost forgot... of course I'm a follower!

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  10. This might be the best week of your life. I can't wait to visit Paris one day.

    And about your first vblog.. you are even more fun in person, so I know it will be great.

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  11. I did a link on the Pughs' News facebook page too. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pughs-News/195123340509589?sk=wall

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  12. Happy early Birthday! What a wonderful giveaway! I am a follower, of course!

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  13. Awesome... I am a follower. And i am so jealous of you going to Paris... Oh you are lucky! Have fune and happy early birthday.

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  14. I am a follower! I hope that your trip goes amazingly! A trip well deserved! I also shared your blog on my FB. =)

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  15. wow- i wouldn't be able to contain my excitement either. oh, one day i hope to go to paris, too! i attempted a vlog for my mother's day posy but after about 10 tries, i just couldn't do it. my voice sounded so ridiculously country i couldn't stop from laughing : ) happy early birthday!

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  16. Happy Birthday! 25 is such a great age and you are starting if off in a wonderful way.
    And I follow your blog.

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  17. so many exciting things happening for you bethany and how sweet you are to reward US! :) i'm your follower!!! please do count me in ;) xoxo

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  18. i'm a follower of your blog! thanks for the giveaway. have fun in paris!

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  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am already a follower! Have a great time in Paris!

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  20. Happy Birthday! My bday is on the 4th. I love your blog and I am a follower. Have fun on your trip.

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  21. Sa-weeeet. I'm a new follower. Happy early birthday.

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  22. you are so sweet. so excited for you and your Parisian adventure! can't wait for you and gabe to be reunited. :)

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  23. Happy early birthday! I'm a follower of your lovely blog! =D

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  24. Ah, to Paris for your 25th. My 25th was in February and I was home sick on my couch.
    So jealous.
    (I am of course a follower.)

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  25. OMG, you know I'm all over this! I "follow" you, and I'd be thrilled to win!!

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  26. I'm a follower! Happy birthday, and have a fabulous trip! Is it strange that I'm even more excited about your vlog than the giveaway?

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  27. I shared a link to this post over at my blog.

    I am excited to see your vlog!
    Safe travels!

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  28. I'm a follower! Loooovee this giveaway! Have a fabulous time in Paris!!

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  29. how exciting! hope you have a crepe with a candle in it for your birthday!! xoxo


    ps.. excited for your vlog!

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  30. I finally figured out how to follow your blog. Love your give away feature!

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  31. Awww happy birthday to you!
    I hope you have an amazing time in Paris, you must share some pictures ^_^

    xoxo
    Olivia

    p.s. I am now a follower of your blog!

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  32. I totally FB this link: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002274785819

    :)

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  33. Oooh how exciting! Anthro AND Paris?! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Mandy @ This Girl's Life

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  34. I've followed your blog by keeping it in my favorites but never actually "followed" your blog so now i'm following.. do you follow? haha.

    Happy early bday!!! Is it pure coincidence that Shannon, you, and I all share June bdays?? Awesome!

    Have a fantastic trip!!

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  35. BTW.. i'm the cookie girl!.. Sweets by Rose :)

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  36. Pick me! Pick me! I follow you :)

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  37. I follow.

    Safest and loveliest of travels to you. What an amazing way to celebrate your 25th. Certainly a birthday you'll always remember!

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  38. I follow.

    Safest and loveliest of travels to you. What an amazing way to celebrate your 25th. Certainly a birthday you'll always remember!

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  39. Reuniting in Paris on your birthday - wow that is the trifecta, enjoy, it's sure to be amazing!!

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  40. Of course I am a follower of yours :-) I would be so excited if I were you, three amazing things to look forward too!!

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  41. how fun!!

    you have such an exciting week coming up. i hope you all have the most exciting time ever in paris!

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  42. I follow!

    Happy 25th!!! Mine is in August! Can't wait to see you at the Bloggy event. Have a great time in Paris.

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  43. I'm a follower!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  44. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  45. Oh, and I linked on my blog.

    Challengescome.blogspot.com

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  46. Happy Birthday to my fellow June baby! Have soo much fun in gay Paree and I can't wait to see the vlog-- you know, when you announce I am the winner ;)

    LB

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  47. Paris is the most amazing EVER- you'll love it!

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  48. What a generous gift! I will play along. I am a follower==I just put you on my Google reader list---yes sirree. I've never been to Paris, but from what I've read about you in this blog so far, that seems like a perfect spot for you to go and I look forward to all your wonderful insights and tidbits about the trip. An art student and gifted writer, wow-can't wait to read all about it! And photos---no pressure though! LOL.

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  49. such a follower! and my birthday is monday! sweet.

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  50. I'm a follower :)

    You're spending your 25th in Paris?? Lucky girl!!! You'll love it there. It's one of my favourite cities.

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  52. you're too generous! it's your birthday that's coming up... you shouldn't be giving away things, we should be giving things to you!! haha. but hey, I'm not going to turn down a gift card to Anthro, no way, no how :)

    and while I too would be totally nervous to do a vlog (I think my voice is too high pitch) and I VERY excited to see yours, especially since your backdrop will be Paris!! thrilling! can I live vicariously through you? :) can't wait to see all your photos and hear about all your adventures!

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  53. I'm a follower-- and I am so happy for you! :)

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  54. i am a new follower! :) what a wonderful place to spend your birthday! i would love to visit Paris someday!

    & what a fun giveaway!! yay!!!

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  55. I follow...ok let's be honest. It's more of a stalk! ;)

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  56. what a generous giveaway!! i am a HUGE fan of anthro & would be ecstatic to win this!

    happy early birthday! how amazing that you'll be spending it in paris!! it is the most magical city.

    oh and i am a new follower :)

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  57. i just blogged about it!

    http://meganlaneisinyourears.blogspot.com/2011/06/anthro-why-do-you-do-this-to-me.html

    keeping my fingers crossed!

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  58. Shopping, yay! Count me in. I hope you have an amazing trip and a great birthday!!

    I'm a follower :)

    Thanks for the giveaway,
    V

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  59. I'm a follower now :) I would love a chance to get something from Anthropologie!

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  60. Bethany! I just discovered your blog and I am so excited to see future posts! I hope you have an amazing time in Paris with your man! Oh, and what a great pick with Anthropologie!

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  61. Oh, and I am also a follower!

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  62. Happy early birthday. Hope your trip to Paris is fantastic.

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  63. Love the giveaway choice, Bethany! I'm desperately in need of some cute clothing, SO I'm definitely a follower - sign me up! And I'm also blogging about this over at my page -
    http://kierstenevan.blogspot.com !!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    <3 Kiersten

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  64. Oh, and also - it's not silly that you're nervous about vlogging! I have attempted to get myself to do it in the past, and I never even make it as far as taping myself. Wayyyyyy too nervous!
    I'm excited though, and I'm sure you'll do great! :) Can't wait to see it (and oh my God, I know I've said this before, but PARIS! Have an amazing time, Bethany!)
    <3 Kiersten

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  65. I'm a follower of your blog! :)

    addieusc (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  66. I'm now a follower of your blog via GFC! Very excited about this giveaway! :)

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  67. I'm a follower of your blog! Happy birthday, and I can't wait to read all about your trip to Paris!

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  68. I'm a follower and hope you have a fabulous time celebrating your birthday in Paris!

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  69. I'm 99% certain I am a follower but I will make sure to check cause I LOVE anthropology! Hope you have a great time in Paris!

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  70. Have a great birthday in Paris! Somehow this giveaway/your trip is reminding me of An Affair to Remember- it's like a modern day version- you have all the romance. (Of course we don't want the accident!)

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  71. I'm back! Invoking Erin's Rule! {imagine if I didn't? that would just be wrong...}

    Happy Birthday in Paris, my friend! xoxo

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  72. Here is my "Erin's rule" contest entry!

    I'm sorry you have been having so much trouble with internet!

    I hope you are able to post your vlog. =)

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  73. I love Erin's rule :) Have a great time in Paris!

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  74. Yay for Erin's Rule! Love it!

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  75. Erin's rule is fantastiC!! So jealous you are in Paris. ENjoy!!!

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  76. erin's rule is great! thanks :)

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  77. I follow. Anthropologie makes my heart happy. <3

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  78. Aw, I love this! Bethany you are always so kind!

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  79. Love. Love. Erin's Rule rules!

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  80. Erin's rule, what what!

    also - i hope you are having an AMAZING time!

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  81. I love, love, love Anthropolgie. What a great giveaway. I'm already a follower and I posted this giveaway on my blog as well. I hope you enjoy your time in Paris!

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  82. Happy Birthday to you from the lovely E.C.
    Hope you are enjoying Paree!

    P.S. Erin rules! :)

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  83. Erin's Rule comment!
    I so love this rule :)
    <3 Kiersten

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  84. So here we go, Erins rule: a second comment! I´m so excited for your Paris post - they´re going to be a delight!

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  85. Erin's Rule comment!

    Wish you luck with the internet!

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  86. I love erin's rule. Just so you know I feel you pain, I'm commenting using an iPad and oh it is slow.

    Enjoy Paris

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  87. love me some Erin's rule! haha.

    p.s. just saw your apartment tour (I know, took me long enough!) and I have to say, your new digs look AMAZING! I am so jealous! that is one charming pad. those door knobs? I die. too cool.

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