May 12, 2012

Let's start it off right......

The weekend that is. LOL!! Let's have a giveaway. First I have a question. I really do have a ton of stuff to giveaway. When it gets closer to the time I move I am going to need to get rid of all of it. And I am sure I will still have a ton of stuff even with all the giveaways I have been doing. Would any of you that enter my giveaways be willing to pay $5-$10 (towards shipping) for a big box of papers and embellishments? I have stacks and stacks of paper, and I just won't have anything to do with it. I mean I could keep it but do I really need 15 sheets of the same paper.....not really, especially since I don't get to craft much. So I may have like 5-10 boxes of stuff I could giveaway. And we all know paper is heavy and can be pricey to ship. I have a bunch of embellishments too.  So if you want to let me know in a comment (not required) if you think that would be OK to ask for a small "donation" towards shipping.  :-) 

Next, I wanted to share a few pictures.  This week my daughter got her braces off.  She had them on a little over 2 years.  I think she got them Feb/March of 2010.  She was so excited.  I was excited for her.  I think I even got a little teary eyed.  LOL!!  I told Tony that we are going to need to buy tissue in bulk in a few month because for the next 5-7 years I am going to shed a lot of tears.  LOL!! I mean so many changes are going to happen.  My oldest will start driving, working, and being a little more independent.  My oldest boy will start kindergarten.  Next fall my youngest daughter will start kindergarten.  The following year my daughter will be a senior and graduating.  And the year after that my baby will be starting kindergarten.  Oh boy, I am getting teary eyed just thinking about it.  I think I cried every year for about 4-5 years with Nicki at the start of the school year.  Just seeing my baby walk in to school all independent it just made me so sad.  LOL!! 

Alright on to the pictures. 



Next is a picture of my Mother's Day gift.  I found it on Etsy and jokingly sent a picture to Tony telling him he could get it for me.  Little did I know he did.  LOL!!  (I also got a fabulous pedicure for Mother's Day)


Gifts like this mean more to me than some expensive diamond or something.  Anything handmade by my kids or anything to do with my kids means a lot.  I told Tony the other day if he is going to buy me a wedding ring (Lol, nope not married yet) I don't want a traditional diamond.  I want something that has my kids birthstones or something.  There will be a diamond though because Nicki's birthday is in April.  :-) 

I also did a little manicure.....


Please excuse around the cuticles, I just did it when I took this picture and I hadn't gotten all the polish off. I am not sure if any of you follow Kristina Werner's blog but she got me hooked on Konad nail stamping oh maybe a year or so ago (maybe less than that).  But not only does she have her craft blog but she started a nail blog.  Oh my.  I went and spent $20 on polish last night so I can try a new technique she shared on her blog. Have any of you tried Konad stamping?  

Now on to the giveaway part.  I have another random box of goodies to giveaway.  :-)  Just leave me a comment and you will be entered to win.  :-) 

I will leave this open until May 15 at 11:59pm EST. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!! 



32 comments:

Wendy Crowe said...

I know that shipping costs have gotten crazy over the years. I used to buy things from Ebay all the time....now the shipping costs more than the item! For a fairly sized package of scrappy stash, I would have no problem contributing. As long as it's not 15 sheets of the same paper! lol

Sandi said...

I wouls be more than happy to donate towards the shipping on a big box of goodies if I won, Leanne. I love your nails and I follow Kristine's blog as well. I haven't taken the plunge and bought any of the Konad products yet however. I love your Mother's Day gift as well.

maddymuscles said...

I would donate! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Happy Mothers Day! :)

Lisa Echerd said...

Shipping can get so expensive! I'd be happy to help. You are so generous with your giveaways!

April said...

Awwww your Mother's Day present is beautiful Leeanne! And congrats to your daughter! I remember how excited my niece was to get her braces off. :)
- April

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How sweet about her braces!! LOVING the pics and love love love love the Mom's day gift you got!!! And YOU know this has NOTHING to do with the paper/goodies you are giving away... cause you know that I love all the stuff you have... but PLEASE don't enter me in the giveaway... and you know why too! LOL!!!!!!

Nicole Brenna said...

You know me Leeanne I always have no problem with the shipping! You are always the greatest and it is so nice that you do giveaways! Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

Happy Mothers Day! What wonderful gifts you got and congrats to your daughter =)

I would be happy to pay up to $5 for a nice box of giveaway goodies. I would also be interested in purchasing a box of goodies for like $15-20 too.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Margie said...

I would donate towards shipping-Thanks for the chance to win!

LisaM said...

I know shipping can be outrageous! I would be willing to donate for a box of goodies! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is wonderful! And bet your daughter is happy to have those braces off! I don't think it's bad to ask for help in the shipping, I'd be willing to do it too if I won! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Melissa said...

Your daughter is beautiful with/without her braces :) I love your Mother's day gift and i love that Tony bought you what you really wanted.I have no problem donating for the shipping, thank you, you are so generous with your giveaway :D Happy Mother's day and enjoy your weekend!

Jill Rugg said...

Love those nails! I would be more than happy to help with the shipping cost if I won.

Christina said...

My baby is starting school this fall and my oldest is starting his senior year. I am already in tears to. They grow up so fast. Love the nails and anyone would be willing to donate for scrap goodies:)

Annette said...

aww what a sweet mother's day gift...sounds like you girls are having a great time...

I think it is ok to ask for shipping..Mailing paper can get expensive... You could even have a box sale and just sell the boxes. I have seen people to that too...but who doesn't love a giveaway...

Have a wonderful Mother's Day..

byAnnette said...

Goodie Giveaways are always fun!
and would donate for shipping

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

I don't need a prize. I just wanted to say your daughter has a gorgeous smile! I bet it feels good to have those braces off and be able to eat some of those forbidden foods again! Your nails are fabulous. I think pedicures are in order for me tomorrow with my daughter!

TeenaBugg38 said...

What a beautiful smile she has!!!! Money well spent I'd say :) I was thinking the same thing someone else said about you doing a box sale!! I'd be more than willing to purchase or pay shipping....either way!!! Hope you have a wonderful mothers day! I seem to never have any time any more so I can only imagine what you are going thru! Hope to play catch up with thou soon!!!

Karen B. said...

No prize for me either, but wanted to drop in and say how beautiful your daughter is! She looks so happy!

Kelly Massman said...

Your photos are cute!! I love it when you share them... I would totally be willing to donate shipping costs!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! You are always so generous!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that big grin, I think you're far too generous with your giveaways...

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that big grin, I think you're far too generous with your giveaways...

Michele said...

Happy Mother's Day Leeanne!! Of course I can provide shipping costs if I won. I am just pleased that I FINALLY got in on one of your sketch challenges. :-)

missybossy65 said...

Just popped over from Frosted Designs and so glad I did - I have loved reading all that is going in your world :0) Happy Mothers Day!!

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Happy Mother's Day to you.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Monique Fox
mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

julie e said...

Absolutely ok to ask for a contribution to shipping so long as you are clear in the original post about the giveaway. Anyone who isn't willing to help with shipping can skip the entry. And I love to get supplies that someone else didn't use. Its so much fun to see how one person's trash can be another's treasure.

Kimberly said...

Oh my...i just love love the pendant..very sentimental...i totally would pay for the shipping..and to answer your question i too purchased a konad kit and brought it to a local fair that i participate in and did kids nails. Had a blast and loved doing mine but stuck too just white on my natural nail colour as i suck at putting on colour..i get it everywhere...it came off way too soon and i haven't done my nails for a while now...where i work i use laytex gloves all day and the moisture makes it peel off...thanks for the chance at winning...and the new blog i'm sure to follow...

Mandi said...

I would be happy to help pay.

Lisa P said...

I totally think a small shipping charge is reasonable. You are so generous to give things as it is. Thanks for sharing and posting and providing inspiration.

Kerys said...

I think it is PERFECTLY reasonable to ask for a donation for a giveaway - I certainly wouldn't object to it! You do some many awesome giveaways - it must be costing you a fortune! LOVING the nail stamping! Gorgeous necklace too! Would LOVE that - and how thoughtful of your hubbie to pick up on the hint that you wanted it - mine wouldn't have even noticed! LOL! Have a great day :-) x

Me-Ma Kim said...

Your daughter is such a Cutie!! LOVE your Mother's Day gift and your nails look AWESOME! I wouldn't mind helping out with shipping cost. Thanks BUNCHES for the chance to win! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Deena said...

braces off...what a relief for her, I am sure...mine still has 2.5 years to go (and this is her second round already)...she was sooo excited to get them off the first time...and then she was only 10...so as a teen, I know she will be exstatic...congrats!