Saturday, January 30, 2010

A surprise wedding AND a giveaway!

Boy, do I have stories for you!

Serious, romantic, gorgeous stories.

Because the fancy schmancy engagement party we went to for our wonderful nephew and his beautiful fiance turned out to be their SURPRISE WEDDING! Coolest. Wedding. Ever.

I have pictures.

I have stories.

But I'm gonna stop chattering for this moment and tell you about the giveaway. I know I was going to tell you on Sunday but honestly, I lied about that. And I'm hoping that somehow the ridiculous early-to-bed-early-to-rise gene I've inherited from my Dad goes dormant and lets me sleep past 6 am.

So...the giveaway this week is for this: Bai Design Too Cool for School Retro Modern Wall Clock in Chartreuse (but you can also pick it in black, orange or ivory.

I got to pick the prize for the giveaway and it was awfully difficult. The sponsor for this giveaway is CSN Stores online mall. I spent some time out there looking around and they have everything from things like mailboxes to all all kinds of cooking items and the cutest baking items. Please take a second to go look at the mailbox site so they ask me to do this again! Then I can pick more cool prizes to share!

This giveaway will go through February 6 with the usual entry parameters. 4 entries can be earned for this neat clock. You must be a follower of my blog...blah, blah, blah... You can earn four entries without hardly pulling any hair out at all...

Entry 1 - leave me a comment below. Any comment.

Entry 2 - tell me you are a follower of my blog.

Entry 3 - tell me in another comment on this post that you clicked on the mailbox link and the price for the mail box pictured at the top of the page. Now, obviously, this is an honor system cuz you can certainly look through the comments but then you will be consumed by guilt and it will give you all kinds of bad karma. And you don't want that. Really.

And finally Entry 4 - entry can be earned by commenting on this post that you have posted a link on your blog - either sidebar in the text!

Aren't you happy I don't know how to do twitter or tweet? Me, too!

Wow. And after typing that and all the surprises going on around here this weekend I am exhausted.

I just can't keep my eyes open so I am off to bed. I hope there are no more surprises tonight!

I'm just getting wayyy too old for this!

G'night!

I'm even too tired to sigh.

And that, my friends, is truly and honestly tired.

175 comments:

Carol said...

Hi! I'm first to post.

Carol said...

I am a follower...stalker of your site!

Carol said...

$135

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Holy moly! Married?!

And let me win that gor-gee-us clock!

Kelly

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I'm a follower!

Kelly

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

$135

Kelly

Jackie said...

Surprise! mwa ha ha . I hope that wasn't too much of a surprise for ya :P

Jackie said...

I follow your blog since I am involved in the alphabe-thursday , so see ya next week with the letter C !

Jackie said...

The top priced mailbox is $219.00 . I just checked :P

Jackie said...

uhm is it the top priced mailbox or the mailbox at the top ? lol cause I think we all know that the mailbox at the top is 135. I guess I thought you meant the one with the highest price . my bad . You should make that more clear , kthanks.

Jackie said...

my post on your giveaway

Rustique Gallery said...

Wow, you are one busy woman! I'm a follower and the mailbox is 135! Thanks for the giveaway!
Sherry

All My Yesterdays said...

Ok, my turn...here's a comment!
(Love the clock!)

All My Yesterdays said...

Yep, Following is good!

All My Yesterdays said...

Ok, here's the tricky one...
went there, saw everything! and now wonder just what it is you want here... The $135 one that's displayed, or the top selling one? or the most expensive one? which is over a cool grand for a single one..more for multiple boxes..
Told ya I looked (O:

All My Yesterdays said...

And...Ta Da...
Here's a comment on this blog..
www.lifesoverhaul.blogspot.com

Good Luck everyone!

All My Yesterdays said...

Ok, this isn't an extra comment for the giveaway...just wanted to give a giggle about your fun day. And all the dough you'll be rolling in (O:
And the surprise wedding, and the surprised relatives (can't wait to hear about them) And the fact that you're too tired to sigh??
Incredible....

A human kind of human said...

Im not entering the give away - I would really not expect you to mail it to South Africa if I got it so I won't enter. I am just here because I enjoy your blog and don't think because I do not comment everytime that I am not visiting. Can't wait for the photos and stories.

A human kind of human said...

Im not entering the give away - I would really not expect you to mail it to South Africa if I got it so I won't enter. I am just here because I enjoy your blog and don't think because I do not comment everytime that I am not visiting. Can't wait for the photos and stories.

My name is PJ. said...

hi.

My name is PJ. said...

i've got binoculars.

My name is PJ. said...

135! wth?

My name is PJ. said...

you're in my underbar. no, jenny -I said 'underBAR'.

5thsister said...

I love this clock (1 entry)
I am a follower (2 entries)
$135 (3 entries)

I'll do the link thingy tomorrow! Cool giveaway!

Paula said...

the clock is mine

Paula said...

the mailbox is $135.00 & the clock is mine

Jacque said...

Good Morning Jenny,

I LOVE THAT CLOCK...the color is perfect!!

Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

Paula said...

you lead, i follow

Jacque said...

Hi Jenny,

Comment 2...I started following your blog when I began the AlphabeThurs meme! It is my intentions to make it to "Z"

Thanks!

Paula said...

your linked up! and....yup, the clock is mine:)

Jacque said...

Good morning Jenny,

I'm bBack again..the price of the mailbox is $ 135.00!! I loved the hummingbirds..

Jacque said...

O.K. Jenny...hope the fourth time is the charm!! I am posting a blog on your giveaway today!

I really want that clock!!

Hope the fun of the day removes all the stress from you. Fire baked pizza...OMG...now, that's a winner in my book. Hope your father is having a blast!! It will be worth it all tomorrow...wait and see!!

Thanks!

Theresa said...

Oh I hope I get this all straight! I am commenting to win pizza dough... oh that's not right, it is the clock:) Love it! and can't wait to see some pictures of all these parties. Have a blessed day!

Theresa said...

OK, I am a follower and sometimes you actually make me laugh a little tooooo hard:)

Theresa said...

$135 for the clock, I bet I could find a coupon:)

Julie Schuler said...

A surprise wedding! Omigosh! That is sooooo cool! And my youngest has been bothering me for pizza all weekend- but I made roast chicken- so I guess I'll ship him over to your house. He's a good pizza dough helper!

mbkatc230 said...

A surprise wedding, how neat is that! You will have alot to share this week, can't wait to see all the pictures and hear the stories. This is a fantastic give a way, I adore clocks! I'm off to check out the mailboxes. Kathy

mbkatc230 said...

And of course I'm a follower! Kathy

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love weddings Jenny..and a surprise wedding has my heart a-flutter!!!!
I am a follower...you.are.my.leader.


:0

Busy Bee Suz said...

The first gorgeous mailbox is 135. So pretty.

I love the color chartreuse for the clock. Really, I just love SAYING the word chartreuse.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't wait to see the pictures from the wedding, the party, the pizza's and the exhausted hostess!!

mbkatc230 said...

Sorry, I got kind of lost wandering around that site! The hummingbird mailbox (which is gorgeous) is $135.00. Kathy

mbkatc230 said...

And I've posted a link on my sidebar. I really want that clock! Kathy

Amy said...

Alright Jenny! I'm feeling lucky and that chartruese clock would be the BOMB in my craft room!

Amy said...

I am a follower of your site!

Amy said...

That way cool hummingbird mailbox is $135!

LuLu Kellogg said...
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Diana said...

How awesome, a surprise wedding! I can't wait to see the photos!
Love Di

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a wonderful clock! It would look great in my kitchen.

The mailbox is $135~

I am a new follower :)

Have a wonderful Sunday,
LuLu Kellogg

Amy said...

I did a little post about your giveaway! (Sunday jan. 31)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Glad you're having a great time, with all the party-ing.

Hope you plan to r-e-s-t, come Monday. :-))))))))))

Jen said...

can't wait to hear/see more of all the surprises and parties! how fun!

Jen said...

$135

Jen said...

I am a follower of your blog, and love it!

Tracey said...

The surprise wedding sounds like it was really fun. I can't wait to see the pictures. I envy you going from one party to another ♥

Tracey said...

I am a follwer of your blog.

Tracey said...

The price of the mailbox is $135. No guilt here, I actually looked! I even like the mailbox! Wish we didn't have those yucky community mailboxes here.

Jana said...

wow! a surprise wedding that HAD to rock!!!! thanks for this giveaway Jenny you picked a great Item, good luck to everyone!

Im a follower (duh) and the cost was $135!

Country Dreaming said...

WhooooHoooo!

Melinda

Country Dreaming said...

I AM A FOLLOWER!

Melinda

Country Dreaming said...

$ 135!!

Melinda

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh my goodness! That very clock has been on my wishlist for months! -Tammy

Flat Creek Farm said...

Comment 2 - I am a follower! Also - You DO have a crazy life (in a good way)!

Flat Creek Farm said...

comment 3 - I clicked on the mailbox link, and that gorgeous hummingbird mailbox is $135. Thank ya! -Tammy

Linda said...

Jenny way cool clock! I understand you are so tired...get some rest, make pizza dough and come back and tell us more!

Linda said...

You know I'm a faithful follower and maybe a little obsessed with your crazy life...LOL...talk about you to my friends since we are now Best Buds!

Linda said...

Wow that mailbox is one fancy thing and $135 but gorgeous!

mrs. c said...

love your energy level...how do you do it? Do you drink lots of coffee????

mrs. c said...

I am a faithful follower of you...just call me Jenny's little shadow!

mrs. c said...

The mailbox was 135....ssoooo cute!

mrs. c said...

You know the school teacher in me wants that clock!!!! Would it not look great in my craft room!!!

Terri and Bob said...

I am totally waiting for those stories. I don't even care which one you post first. You need to stop by my site on Tuesday. Too cute.

jaydubblah said...

Just here to say HI and I do follow but am in UK so guess I won't be able to take part in the give away, but that's cool, enjoying the blog and the Alphabe-Thuirsday

laterg8r said...

that clock is divine :D

laterg8r said...

i follow you :D

laterg8r said...

$135

Charmingdesigns said...

This is my first comment...I'll be back after I post you on my blog.

Charmingdesigns said...

Ok, I'm now a follower!! yipee

Charmingdesigns said...

Ok, I'm back...just posted your giveaway on my blog...

Charmingdesigns said...

Mailbox...$135

Bits-n-Pieces said...

ooh, cute clock.
I can't wait to see the pics and hear the tales from the parties!! A surprise wedding!! how fun!

Bits-n-Pieces said...

oh yeh...I'm a follower, but you knew that.
Now I hope you got some rest, b/c I happen to know that pigsties do not clean themselves.
Trust me on this one.
I've tried.
I've waited in vain for it to happen.
but it never does. Eventually I have to give up and do it myself.
If you happen to get your's to self-clean, let me know the trick. I might even pay good money for it. (you do take monopoly money don't you?)

alexandrea said...

CSN is really doing a lot of giveaways arent they? Then again they have a heck of a lot of awesome stuff! Thank you for the giveaway!

alexandrea said...

I follow your blog too!

Deb said...

WOW you are having an exciting weekend....please enter me in your contest...

Deb said...

I'm a follower of your blog....love it....

Deb said...

cool mailbox $135.00

Goose Hill Farm said...

Beautiful mailbox - $135.00

Goose Hill Farm said...

I can't wait to see all your beautiful pictures. You have had quite an eventful time as of late.

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL! :> )

Blessings~
Laura

Maggey and Jim said...

Yes, the mailbox is $135.. wow, isn't that alot for a mailbox??
Thanks
Maggey

MrsJenB said...

Aw, I can't wait to hear all about the surprise wedding!!

MrsJenB said...

And I am a happy follower of your blog!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Jenny...enjoyed your post.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Jenny...I am a follower of your blog!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I clicked on the mailbox link and the price of the mailbox at the very top of the page is $135.

(I even clicked to see what other stores they have.)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

OK...I posted a link to your contest in the text on my blog.

http://daydreamnworld.blogspot.com/2010/01/check-out-jennys-bloga-fun-read-and.html

misslynda said...

I follow your blog.

misslynda said...

I have enjoyed reading about your dad's party.

misslynda said...

The mailbox is $135 - - and I went to their website and looked at some of their products.

Annesphamily said...

I love the clock but the color...hmmm. hard to choose! I follow you.

Annesphamily said...

The mail box is $135 but I love the cute barn style mail boxes on their site. Thanks

Aunt lodi said...

Jenny loved looking at the pics and enjoy following your stories. That clock would be perfect in my kitchen

Aunt lodi said...

I am a follower of your wild and crazy life.

Aunt lodi said...

The hummingbird mailbox is cool, but WOW $135.

Teresa said...

What a fun idea for a wedding. I will be back to hear all about it.

Helen said...

I love your blog! Its one of my favorite places to catch up with you ....other than Chickberry.

Sarah said...

Jenny, can't wait to see all the wonderful photos. You definitely need to take some time to relax and have some time just for you. I'm thinking a spa retreat for a week!

One Vintage Hag said...

Hi Jenny,

Oh, how I'd love to have this way cool clock.

I'm posting your clock on my sidebar for another chance.

smiles,
~one vintage hag

Janiece said...

Oh my goodness! I can not wait to hear all about the parties!

Robyn Campbell said...

Very cool way to get married, I'd say. =) I want that clock!!

Robyn Campbell said...

Heck yeah, I'm a follower. Here's a pic of me after I hit the follow button. Notice how happy I am? (^_^)

Robyn Campbell said...

I clicked, I clicked. I could never live with myself if I said I clicked and didn't. =) I particularly love the Hummingbird design. Told ya I clicked! ;)

Robyn Campbell said...

Here's my sidebar post about your contest. Whew. I need a nap! =)

Putting Pen To Paper

Brenda said...

Just dropping by, love the clock!

Brenda said...

Been a follower for a little while now. Cannot resist to come by for a good laugh! Or sometimes a little cry.

Brenda said...

The mailbox is 135.00. I stopped in my tracks and scrolled back up to check it out before scrolling down to post.

Brenda said...

Here is my link up to your give-away!
http://brtowsleyblogs.blogspot.com/2010/02/sweet-give-away.html

Sares said...

Fun clock! Very retro and easily readable, love that! Count me in!

Sares said...

I saw the mailbox, spendy little thing isn't it!

Sares said...

I have been thrilled to be a follower for a few weeks now and am finding you delightful and one of the funniest women ever!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

I have the perfect spot for this clock!!

Lynn

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Isn't it great how generous CSN is being with the giveaways? count me in!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm a happy follower!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The mailbox is $135

JenniferB said...

love the clock- mine just bit the dust so this would be great

ejxd95@gmail.com

JenniferB said...

following your blog

JenniferB said...

$135 :)

Rella said...

Wow....this is one fun blog I have to say!! And you are here in AZ!!!

O.K. so I am a follower...and did check the link and saw a cool mailbox for $135 and wished I could have my own mailbox instead of the gang mailbox dictated by the HOA..

and I did not link yet as I am not sure if you mean to put your blog on my side bar (which I will because I seriously want my friends to come and visit...or you mean something else.

so I guess that is only three out of four for now. But do enter me please as that is one way cool clock and easy for these not so young eyes to read.

thank you for coming over to Faerieluna...and good luck with all the drawings coming up. Such fun

xox Rella
http://faerieluna.blogspot.com

Holly said...

The clock is way cool...lots of personality!
Holly

Holly said...

I am a FOLLOWER!

Holly said...

I did it...I clicked on mailboxes...because I need a new one...I WANT the one that pops up for $135.00 it would so go with my house...now to work on the hubby!

Condo Blues said...

The retro clock would look so good in my kitchen.

Condo Blues said...

That mail is $135.00. If that's what new mailboxes cost, I'm glad mine came with my house.

Terri said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love the color of the clock you chose!

Terri said...

I follow your blog's feed in a reader.

Terri said...

Yes, I clicked on the mailbox link and the price is $135.

Natalie A. said...

This looks like a great clock and I know people getting married that I could give it to! Thanks for the chance!

coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

Natalie A. said...

I'm a follower!

coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

Natalie A. said...

The mailbox there is $135!

coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

dymphna said...

looks like everyone had a good time at the wedding!

dymphna said...

following you via gfc

dymphna said...

the mailbox is 135 pretty but too much for me.

dymphna said...

linked to giveaway

http://dymphna-delarosa.blogspot.com/2010/02/jenny-matlock-surprise-wedding-and.html

DanaMc said...

Love the clock!

DanaMc said...

I'm a follower.

DanaMc said...

It's $135.

FIBERONE said...

I like the clock because the font and size used for the numbers is easy to read-even from a distance.

FIBERONE said...

That special lite hummingbird curbside mailbox is a beautiful mailbox. It sells for $135 and has free shipping.

Bombtastic Belle said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bombtastic Belle said...

The price of the mailbox is $135
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

Oooh ooh! I'd love to win this clock! It'd go perfectly in my kitchen!

Cindy said...

Pick me, please! I'm a Google follower.

Melinda Cornish said...

love the clock!

Melinda Cornish said...

I follow you!

Melinda Cornish said...

135

Melinda Cornish said...

posted on my sidebar..I would love to win this baby..i need it for my sewing room!!!!

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Wow! What a great clock. I want it. I do.

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Oh, yes, I am a follower.

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Isn't that about the prettiest little mailbox you ever saw? I totally love the design. $135 and so cute!

~ Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

5thsister said...

You mean I get another entry? I so covet that clock...it would be perfect in my kitchen!

Carol said...

Oh hello lady! Thanks for the sweet giveaway...I feel so special! I don't ever win stuff! So here is me....saying Hi!

Mumsy said...

Jenny, I need a clock and I want that clock!! :-)

MrsJenB said...

Great clock! :-)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

$135.00
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Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I'm a new follower!
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Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Very cool clock!
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mbkatc230 said...

Hi! Shalom! Hola! Guten Tag! Ciao! Yah soo (that one's greek, but I don't know how to spell it!)

Kathy

Catherine said...

Hi Jenny! Love that clock, so cute!
Blessings,
Catherine :)

gayle said...

Love the clock!!!

Amy said...

Hi Miss Jenny - I hope you are having a fabulous Saturday!

Pat said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I love it! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great clock.

Pat said...

I'm following too!

Betty Jo said...

What an awesome blog you have. The clock is super. Thanks for coming by my blog. You mentioned you didn't know how you got there, no matter, just glad you did. ♥

Betty Jo said...

Just signed up to follow your blog. No, not just for the clock, but because I would have anyways. I really like it here. ♥

Jacque said...

Hi Jenny!

Trying to catch up on my reading this morning. Hope you have a great day!

I love your blog header! Too Cool!!