Monday, April 26, 2010

Random Ramblings from a Muddled Mind!

Good morning!

It's Monday!

Ummm...

Where to start, where to start?

OK, first, how about a little giveaway because you are all so deer to me.

Remember how you saw all those bags in the trunk of my car from that craft show? Well, one of the neat artists I met there has a business called Imaginmeri's Creations. She has a cool blog, too ... You can click here to visit it..

This is one of the sweet, treasures I got from Meri to share with you.
This is a little shadow box about 8 inches by 7 inches with a funky little ceramic deer and cute flower and paper adornments.

To win you must already be a follower.
You can get up to five chances to win.
Comments to this post count as 1 entry
Comments to Saturday and Sundays posts count as 1 entry EACH.
If you already commented on Saturday and Sunday you can comment again...which is 2 more entries.

Mr. Random Org will help me choose a winner tomorrow morning and get the dear little deer right out to you!

Speaking of giveaways...I won one!

I have probably be-moaned the fact that I have about six eyelashes on each eye to you in the past. It is one of the things that really bothers me.

So...

I won a tube of mascara from a company called Tarte that states it can increase your lash volume by 424%.

It came on Saturday.

I used it yesterday. I didn't say anything to Mr. Jenny but I asked him if he could see anything different about my face.

"You have eyelashes!" he said.

And I do! I do! It works. It's expensive mascara - like $19 dollars or something but I will totally buy this from here on out! It actually works! And I have probably spent $500 bucks on mascara over the years that didn't!

Thank you to JAM's Own Reality for this amazing win! You can visit her blog by clicking here! She has a great blog and has some really cool giveaways, too!

Almost done. Do you need to get a cup of coffee to continue?

I can wait.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

Oh, hey...welcome back!

Last thing is I'm making a few changes to my blog. Don't worry. It won't make your head hurt. Sharon at Redbud Designs is making an easier toolbar for Alphabe-Thursday, Story-Time Tuesday and getting things set up for the 100 word thing some of you said you'd enjoy trying. I'll tell you about it tomorrow and Thursday during regularly scheduled programming!

OK, honestly, I lied. The thing above this isn't really the last thing because this is the last thing. But then I'm done rambling and muddling...I promise. Sharon, genius that she is also made it easier to sign up for my blog through an e-mail subscription box thing-y (yes that is the technical term!) It's on the top right of my blog and even though she is going to re-organizing everything it'll still be in that general vicinity when she's done!

Wow.

I'm exhausted.

Hope you are not too tired to enter for the giveaway if you like funky, retro type decor!

And now I can exhale.

Sigh.

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45 comments:

Karen said...

OK, I cananot tell you how I moan and groan about having no eyelashes . . . I mean, just a few - nothing works . . . they go every which way - so was I excited to read about this! I am soooooo going to get me some of this EXPENSIVE (UGH!) mascara and give it a try! Thanks for sharing.
Cute post - (tap - tap - tap) :)
Have a great day!!!!!
Karen - Some days are diamonds

Sue said...

I have the eyelash problem, too. They were great until I went through menopause, and it's been downhill ever since.

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PS. It will be fun to see the changes on your (already-very-enjoyable) blog. A little remodeling is always a good time!

Cheryl said...

Tabs! You have tabs! W00T W00T! I love tabs.

Tina said...

I love random ramblings, especially if it means free stuff...and I agree about that mascara! My cousin works for Sephora and recommended the very same one to me! I love it, and will gladly spend the money to finally have lashes. Just don't tell Mary Kay. Not sure she'd like it that I'm cheating on her. (I sell Mary Kay)

Tracy said...

Hi uk calling how are you? desperatley trying to add buttons to my blog everyone else has fab ones and I want some.
Loved your blog as usual. Wont enter giveaway as to espensive to post

Julie Schuler said...

I never thought about my eyelashes. I absolutely can't wear mascara. I always rub it into my eyes. Actually, I try to avoid all eye make-up for that reason.

Linda said...

I will have to check out that mascara. I don't wear much eye makeup due to allergies and my eyes itching but sometimes a girl wants to look like she has eyelashes! Love that cute retro shadow box! I am happy you are getting tabs...I think it will makes things easier.
Whooo Storytime tomorrow!! Can't wait!

mrs. c said...

You are such a hoot! I appreciate that you ramble on Mondays..so far I have ordered lavender for my lavender-rice bags(and of course I am making on for you because you are so sweet to me/ and will include another one for you to give away- have them made this week)Figured out how many flowers we will need for my niece's wedding- I am doing the flowers,it's my first time but I have it all planned out! We are getting bulk flowers from Cosco and she is using salmon, pink, peach roses, cali liles, and hypericum (didn't know that one but it is really cool) done my therapy, drank 2 cups of coffee and am now checking my blogs(duh) so if you want to see ramblings....oh and I must get some of that mascara, my eyelashes are blond and I look like I am scared with no makeup because I have no visable eyebrows or eyelashes! No more coffee for me!

Viki said...

What???? No pictures of the eyelashes LOL.

Deb said...

I love the bags so cute....

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Jenny
Rainy Monday afternoon here in NY. I was busy this morning cleaning the kitchen and watched Rachel Ray while I was doing it(that's my story and I'm sticking to it ..lol!) She had "Rue Paul" on a guest with tips how to look glamorous and he said that all women should wear false eyelashes! He showed how to cut them in segments and put them on. Rachel Ray waers them and so do a lot of other TV personalities so now I'm curious, and want to but a pair and see how I look with them. I wonder if thet are annoying? Mascara alwasy runs on me and I get racoon eyes.

Cute bag give away!

♥ Pat

Serline said...

Love that shadow box, what a treasure!

Yankee Girl said...

Those shadow boxes are so cute!

Ms. Anthropy said...

I miss my eyelashes, but miss my eyebrows, even more! Let me know if you hear of anything that will grow them back. In the meantime, I'll sit here with my naked face, and wait.

Lourie said...

I have eyelashes but they are very light. Goes with my fair skin I guess. I want my sons eyelashes.

I am a follower. And I am off to see Sat and Sun posts

Ms Sparrow said...

Thanks for the tip on the mascara.
I have very bland coloring so I really need mascara to give my face a little definition. Like you, I keep trying different brands but know I have thing about whether I can justify the expense.
Hmmm...

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Love hearing about the mascara...my eyelashes could use a little help too. I'm glad you won something, you are so good about giving things away.

Sue

Amy said...

I love love love your blog! How fun, and the typewriter theme is just retrolicious!
So I wasn't a follower until now, because I didn't know you existed... does that mean I can't enter your giveaway? That shadowbox is so darling, and I am always looking for cute girl things for my daughter... we have far too many robots and dinosaurs around my house. :)

Amy said...

This is me officially entering. Thanks for hosting this fabulous giveaway!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for all of the sweet comments you left me on my blog! You are too kind! I am loving reading your posts :-) How adorable is that shadow box!!!

Bettyann said...

I have a "moist" eye thing so even water-proof mascara runs...plus I wear glasses so...glad you found something that works and you like...thanks for the giveaway..take care..

Bettyann said...

I became a follower...

Holly said...

The give away is a bonus, but really I just wanted to let you know that I CAN Not wait until tomorrow's story!!! On the edge of my seat with anticipation!!!!!
I'm already planning a publishing!!! I want my sil to illustrate (aserenescene.blogspot.com) and I want to go with you on the book tour!!! You're already in high demand...an overnight success!!!!

See you tomorrow!!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

So cute! Count me in. I'm a follower!!!

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner?
www.mawhats4dinner.com

grammy said...

Cool that you won something
and that it works good for you.
That is a cute little shadow box (o:
How fun to get a makeover for your blog
can't wait to see your additions

Jo said...

love that shadow box, it's totally my style ... crossing my fingers and toes! oh and the eyelash thing ... i totally understand, i lost all of my lashes about 3 years ago to an infection and when they came back in they were itsy bitsy and totally sparse ... nothing works ... i just might order a tube so thanks for the tip!

Mighty M said...

I have some of that mascara too, but I didn't buy mine either, my mom gives it all to me because she buys WAY too many products! :)

Mary Ellen said...

Cograts on the win! You mean no more black teared look for you? THat always seems to be my problem with mascara!

Jocelyn said...

Oh I love that Shadowbox...ok...you can just send it my way...I KNOW i won and I have the perfect place for it!!!!

Girlfriend I told you we were twins....well I use that mascara and I adore it!!! QVC carries it and I have to keep it in stock!!! Congrats on the win!!!

Thanks for the great comment that you left for me!!!!

Wishing you a great week!!! :-)

Pam D said...

I absolutely forgot everything else you wrote after I read about the mascara. Must. buy. NOW. I have approximately 2 eyelashes per lid, on a good day. Bless you...

Jeanie said...

Well, if all else fails, it sounds like you could be a mascara seller.
You've done a great job here today. Thanks for the coffee break, I had a long day at work and it was just what I needed. Looking forword to story day tomorrow.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Oh my, I bet you and those new eyelashes of yours look fabuuulous dawling!

So glad you like it!

Jojo said...

Jenny, I was so excited to see that you posted ON MY BLOG rather than just sending an email. It was such a compliment. Congrats on getting new eyelashes. They really come in handy when trying to get dear husband to go shoe shopping!!!

Terra said...

Seriously - I am ready to hear more about the 100 word gig, but I am also ready to read tomorrows installment...hmmmm - the anticipation - will it keep me up tonight?

Mary Lou said...

I laugh to myself when I click on your blog and say "I wonder what Jenny is up to today". You always make me laugh.
I am of the no eyelash sort too...

Bossy Betty said...

Cute shadow box!

Congrats on the e-mail addition!

Mascara--hummm...Oh yeah. I gotta wear some of that sometime!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I NEED that mascara!

jfb57 said...

Really excited as this was the first post I received 'personally' ie via email! It also gave me 2 more blog! Yay! Thanks Jenny!

(This is the third time I;'ve tried to leave a comment as it won't accept Worpress details. Fingers crossed!)

Julia

DysFUNctional Mom said...

And you didn't take before and after pics of the mascara? I would love to see!
I love that funky bag, and I am already a follower!

Paula said...

ah ha! I wondered why you said we were so 'deer' to you! I should of known it wasn't a typo:) Very cute shadow box and lashes 424% larger?...I'm in!

Diana said...

You should have posted a before and after of your eyelashes! It seems that most of the brands are quite pricey anymore! The giveaway is very cute Jenny! Love Di ♥

Melinda Cornish said...

did he really notice the eyelashes without you saying anything or gesturing frantically or batting your eyelashes? AMAZING.......ok count me in your drawing.....

Melinda Cornish said...

and I am a follower......

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

I NEED that mascara!!

Sares said...

How cute! I have the same problem with the eyelashes. I guess I forgot to get in the eyelash line when they were handing them out!