Monday, June 21, 2010


I don't believe in "being lucky". Maybe because, prior to several months ago, I never won anything. Raffles, giveaways, you name it. I would always enter, but never won. But I guess it's good to go into those sorts of things without any hope of winning, because it makes it easy to accept and move on when you, again, DON'T WIN.

But lately, I can actually say that I've been "lucky" more times than I deserve. Thanks to jasmere (about which I wrote here, even though I have yet to actually wear my shapewear) and, now, to flipflops and applesauce, a very sweet blog I follow about a family I have never even met. I can't even tell you how I started following this blog. I'm pretty sure I randomly saw it on another friend's blog list and just clicked over to check it out (probably because of its cute name). But as soon as I read the story about the adorable twin girls and how they became a family with the blog writer and her husband, I was, well, hooked. Not to mention that Chrissie, the writer, is very crafty, and creative, and fun, and overflowing with love for life. I could go on and on. But I wouldn't want her to get a big head (even though it would be justified!).

But on to what this particular blog has to do with me being lucky...

Last Monday, on her site, Chrissie wrote about the cardboard rocket that her girls had painted for the 4th of July. It just looked like so much fun! And, as luck would have it, Chrissie was hosting a giveaway for one lucky reader to get his/her very own cardboard rocket. All you had to do was leave a comment about your 4th of July tradition.

So I left a comment and promptly forgot about it. Until I got a comment on my latest blog post from Chrissie telling me to hop on over and check out the contest results.

When I did, I saw this:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Rocket Playhouse Winner

I wish I was neighbors with each and every one of you, so we could be best friends and celebrate the 4th of July together. And I wish each one of you could win the rocket playhouse. You are all so amazing!

But alas, there can only be one winner. And congratulations to you, Amy of Herman Nation!

Amy said:
We're only going on our 2nd year of this "tradition", but we join my brother-in-law's family at the river near their house in Boone, NC, and just spend the day fishing and playing in the water, watching the college kids float happily by. Great times with family!

Amy, email me your address to, and we'll get your rocket to you.

I've won the rocket!!! Yipppeeeeeee! The girls are going to be just beside themselves. I can't wait for it to get here. I see a painting project (and hours of fun) in our future...

Thanks, Chrissie! Not only for picking me in your random giveaway. But also for being an inspiration to someone you don't even know.

1 comment:

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

How cool! I just won a book from a giveaway on a blog-and I got to choose the book! It's our "lucky" week:)