Sunday, June 24, 2012

Some Things Never Change

So I was filling out a Rafflecopter for a giveaway and one of the questions they asked me was what was my favorite thing to do during the summer. I have to say reading is my favorite. I had to think about it for a bit but really, it is. I spend spring and fall reading 2 or more textbooks at a time and am all too glad to give them up when summer comes around. Ok, I know what you might be thinking. "Why on earth would you want to read more?" Well, I have always loved reading. I contribute my love of books to my need of glasses to this day. When I was younger and sharing a room with my OLDER sister I read with the lights off and barely a bit of moonlight coming through the window. Notice where I capped the word older? Yes, this explains the lights out part. It was her way or no way. In her eyes it was her bedroom and she was tolerating me in it. (We get along wonderful these days since we don't have to share a room or a house! Haha) So anyway, this was what I did. I read everything I could get my hands on. I remember in elementary school there was this book fair that came around once a year. Oh, man! You talk about excited! I had this little paper that contained a list of all the books that would be there and I would take it home and circle then re-circle all the books that I dreamed I would get. In the end, I usually walked away with about 2-3 books out of the many I picked but I was pretty happy to get them. Fast-forward to today, I still love books, of course. This time however, they accumulate on my kindle and kindle iPhone app and my ever-growing list of books I want to read are safely tucked away on my Amazon list in cyberland.

Some things never change.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Update on Prizes

To update on the previous post, it took a while to get the prizes but that is perfectly fine. I got this beautiful Jeanne Lottie purse in a sort of sea foam green color. Absolutely gorgeous and a very well made purse I might add. Loads of pocket room which is excellent and it came with a very gorgeous little charm in the shape of a purse. Oh, and what really impressed me was they sent along a Jeanne Lottie bag and tissue paper in case I wanted to give it as a gift. So overall I was very pleased with the prize and the sponsors.

The other prize I won was actually 3 prizes in one (yay!). It was 2 gift cards and.....drum roll....a pearl necklace from Pearl Paradise! O-M-G, right?!? I was so thrilled! It arrived in a beautiful box with a paper that showed its appraisal value. Another prize I was beyond thrilled with! I enjoyed one of the gift cards but the other one never showed up. I did contact the place I won it from and they in turn contacted the sponsor but the reality of it was that I didn't want to keep harassing the lady I won it from and there wasn't anything she could do expect contact the sponsor (which the sponsor apparently never replied anyway). So, while it kinda bummed me out that I did not get that last gift card, I would say I was extremely happy overall and was so thrilled with the patience the lady had with me and the gift card issues.

And that my friends was a good win streak there. :)
Thank you to all those involved who helped see it through from start to finish.