Monday, February 25, 2013

My First Ever Giveaway! Goodbye Winter Blues, and Hello Blue Hawaii!

postcards

Happy Monday, dear readers!  I’ve got a little surprise for you today! 

Now I realize that sometimes, surprises are not a good thing. When I lived with my dear grandma (bless her soul!), and she didn’t know what to make for dinner, she’d take random leftovers from the fridge, do a little off the cuff improvising, and SURPRISE! 

But this surprise, I promise, is a good thing.  I wrote, not long ago, about what a challenge it can be sometimes, to come up with a blog post.  Sort of like coming up with something for dinner.  Last night I had several ideas, but alas, nothing came of them.  And then I thought about the vintage jar I found at Goodwill a few weeks ago-and inspiration struck!

jar

Here’s the jar I found.  A pretty good score as thrift store finds go.  And only 99 cents!  As I was admiring it, though, after I got it home, I realized something wasn’t quite right.  Can you see what I saw?  (That reminds me of a song:  I joined the Navy, to see the world, and what did I see?  I saw the sea! There-I wanted to find a way to work some sailors into this post today!)

sailors and parrots

So here’s what I’m doing.  I’m going to give away those pretty tropical postcards pictured at the top of the post. (Because I’m not authorized to give away any sailors.)   If you’d like a chance to win, just let me know in the comments ( And, a correct answer to the jar question will get you a second chance at winning, too!)

I’ll draw a name on Friday and also tell you what I found funny about the jar-but in the meantime, have a great day, and a great week too-and thank you!  I truly appreciate each and every one of you!

20 comments:

  1. That is the cutest jar! What a steal. I'm thinking maybe what is wrong is the lid says "one gallon." The jar doesn't look like it would hold that much mayo!

    Those postcards are so cute. I wish I was in Hawaii right now! Haha. I'd love to be entered in your drawing :)

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    1. Oh Tammy, I want to be in Hawaii right now too! I'm so tired of cold weather! Thanks for entering!!

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  2. Well I do believe it's a little short of a gallon ;-)

    Fun giveaway! :-)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Thank you for entering too! And I hope you feel better soon:)

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  3. Ok friend! I had better win or we just might have a fight on our hands. You are so funny! I want the postcards! The jar is a half-pint. Yes, it is.

    Let's go thrift shopping my dear, we won't fight I promise. It is too embarrassing to fight over a $5-3-1 dollar thing, isn't it?

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    1. Renae-I really wish we could. We'd get along so well:) Thanks for entering!

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  4. I like the tropical postcards so much! Yess I would like to join the draw too :D

    For the Jar, I think the "One Gallon" writing is a bit weird. :D

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by! Welcome, and thanks for your comment! :)

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  5. Well I kept staring at that darn jar and wondered why all your jugs looked so big:) The gallon thing is the thing that trough me off I always believe advertising:) My what large utensils and jugs you have. Sounds weird but it popped into my head. Love the postcards. What no sailors? :) B

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    1. I love it B! My, what large utensils you have, said Little Red Riding Hood to the Big Bad Wolf as he slaved over a hot stove:) No sailors this time, but next time:) Thanks for your comment:)

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  6. Hey Miss Valerie! You crack me up.

    So I tried that link you shared but I can't copy it. I don't know why but when anyone puts a link within their comments I can't engage it. Would you mind just sending just it again so that is all I click on? Ya know?

    I am so tempted to get you down here or me up there. I know Ellensburg like the back of my hand (I have traveled thru it about 20 times) I got pulled over there one morning because I was sleepy; I guess I was driving strangely. The police gal pulled behind me at a McDonald's where I was ordering a regular Coke to wake me up. See fond memories of Ellensburg. hahahahaha.

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  7. Third time a charm, Renae dear?

    http://www.for-the-love-of-pete.blogspot.com/2012/06/perseverance.html

    I have some fond memories too. We must share more;)

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  8. Renae, The title of said elusive post, "Perseverance" is proving to be very fitting...

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  9. Nope. That said page doesn't exist. I'll look in your archives. hahahahaha.

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    1. I'm feeling so invisible right now...;)

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  10. YAYYYYYAY! I found it!!! You are so funny! You were brave to put it all within your initial post. I show up a couple of weeks later saying "Now, everyone see my mistakes that day?" hahahaha

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    1. Cute mistake though, my friend!
      I wonder how long a profile picture is good-20, 30, 40 years? ;)

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  11. What a fun idea Valerie! I was never good with math...or numbers for that matter...but I do believe that jar looks less than one gallon!

    Side note: When do you think you will be authorized to give away sailors? ;-)

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  12. Jess, I'll see what I can do! Soon, I hope;) Thanks so much for commenting!

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  13. Is it because the jar says "1 gallon"? Call me crazy but it doesn't look near that big from here.

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