In 1943 Charles Dickens penned these words, "I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C.D."
And since I am all about classic literature here on Jenny Matlock ... off on my tangent ... I will attempt to follow these hallowed words with my post this lovely Saturday morning.
Todays post is all about giveaways...giveaways past, giveaways present and giveaways to come.
Let us first step eerily into giveaways past. See the mist shrouding this post in secrecy and mystery. Ha. That was pretty serious literature-like wasn't it?
Giveaways Past is the first Giveaway from Alphabe-Thursday and brought to you by the letters C, D and E. To be entered into this giveaway you simply had to link to this weekly event held every...d'oh...Thursday.
44 of you linked for the letter C, 47 of you for the letter D and 48 of you linked for the letter E. That makes a grand total of hmmm.... add the 5, carry the 2....ummm.... 139 linked posts! Not a bad start.
Mr. Random Org picked this link as the winner:
"D" is for Dome
Kathy, please E-mail me and let me know your choice in gift cards...Joannes, Michaels, Tasteful Garden OR Amazon. Congratulations and thanks for participating in this every week.
Oh excuse me. Mrs. Matlock wants to say something. Yes, Mrs. Matlock? Class, please remember to try to visit all the participants of Alphabe-Thursday. You can link anytime to read and comment even after the time has passed. Thank you. You are dismissed.
OK. Umm...thank you Mrs. Matlock.
Now where was I?
Giveaway Present! Please step with me into my living room. A place of horror and darkness punctuated only my fallen Fisher Price figurines and boxes of cookbooks. For the Present I am giving away one of these Chickberry Cookbooks.
You can click on the dedication page to find out a bit more what they are all about but the important thing is this:
Any comment to my Saturday and Sunday posts count toward this drawing. I will pick one winner from the combined comments tomorrow night and your cookbook will be mailed out to you on Monday!
And now...for my jumping up and down exciting, happy, happy FUTURE GIVEAWAY!!!!!!
Guess what? Guess what?
Oh, I guess you can't guess.
But I got the most amazingly sweet E-mail from Lisa Leonard of Lisa Leonard Jewelry Fame who asked me if I would do a giveaway and a review for her. Which means she is going to give me something to give to you (but I don't know what it is yet...) and I got to pick something for me, too...and I picked this amazingly cool necklace ... .
I am really excited but I think I might have scared Lisa just a little bit when I sent her this reply e-mail to her query: "Absolutely, totally and completely.
Oh gee. Was that too enthusiastic? I mean...ummmm.... sure...if you want!
Oh heck with it! "YES, YES, YES, YES, YES!" she screamed in a totally casual voice."
I'm ashamed to say this is 100% true. I really did answer her question about whether I wanted to do a blog giveaway for her with those words.
Slinking away now in shame.
Because I must finally admit that I'm not no Charles Dickens and this ain't no modified version of a Christmas Tale.
This is just random tangents from an easily distractable mind...
and three fun giveaways!