Hey, y’all (did you know I live in the south?) But, I also lived in Philadelphia for 9 years where I worked very hard to get rid of my southern accent. (If you live there, yoos know wood I’m tawkin’ about.) Unfortunately my southern accent hasn’t come back completely now that we are back “down hee-yar”. Every once in a while I’ll hear myself say Git, but never Fixin’. And I was shocked when my six year old started calling me Mama the other day.
Anyway, sorry for the diversion, on to a few giveaway announcements:
I wanted to remind you that the “Beach in a Bottle” from the Painted Cottage giveaway ends September 30th at midnight EST. That would be tomorrow night! So, be sure to enter if you want these adorable bottles in your home:
Right now I only have 36 entries, so your chances of winning are VERY good. Plus, you can have up to five chances to win!!!
You followers snuck up on me! When I added you up the other day, there were over 550 of you (both Google Friend and Feedburner combined!)
When I started this blog a few months ago, my goal was to empower a few people to take on their own DIY project; to be gently nudged out of their comfort zone; and to feel the sense of accomplishment from completing their own DIY project. I have received so many wonderful comments and emails from readers who have tried something new after reading one of my tutorials. If I haven’t told you, your comments really made my day! And it made every hour I spend on blogging so worth it! Thank you so much.
Way back when (who am I kidding, only 2 months ago) when I reached my 100th follower, I surprised that lucky lady (Sharon from thisthriftyhouse.blogspot.com,) by sending her a decorative book with a secret hiding spot.
And, inside was an Amazon gift card! I hope she put it to good use. At that time, I also promised to have another special gift for one of my followers when I reached 500 followers.
I’ve been working on a special gift for this special giveaway. So, as a thank you for being so sweet and checking back with my posts, I will be giving you this!
It is a CD/DVD wallet for your car visor! (If you want to make your own, read the tutorial here.) And if that wasn’t enough, it will contain an Amazon gift card tucked inside! Cha-ching! I don’t know about you, but I don’t have much time to go shopping for the little necessities that I desire. And when I do go shopping, there is bound to be a scene (if the boys are with me, because when are they not!) Can you say, “Emmmbarrrasssing”? So, I prefer to do a lot of my online shopping on Amazon.com.
AND… because I appreciate y’all and value your time, I’m not making you jump through any hoops or making you break out your online bullhorn, or leave me any comments (but, you can if you want to), etc. etc. It is simple, if you already follow Pretty Handy Girl, via Google Friend Follower or Feedburner (both available in the side bar), you are in the running to win. If you aren’t – well – I apologize, but I won’t be able to track you down to notify you that you won.
One of my two lovely assistants (my 4 and 6 yr. old sons) will choose one of my followers at random to receive this special 500 follower gift.
Thank you for your precious few minutes that you spend on my blog. I have lots more DIY tips, tutorials and fun in store for you.
P.s. I will enter any and all followers who jump on board up to October 31st. Okay, so maybe I am making you jump through just one tiny hoop.