Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's the Happy Birthday Giveaway!

Today, December 11, is my birthday (YAY!!!), and what better way to celebrate than to be lavished with gifts! Not me...YOU!

In honor of my special day, I'm giving away a special prize pack to one person. The pack includes: one orange cozy cowl neck scarflette, Mimi the recycled sweater Christmas mouse, and two handmade snowman note cards. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment by noon on Sunday December 14th telling me your favorite birthday or favorite birthday gift or both! It's that easy. Then, check back on Monday December 15th to see if you've won. See...it's easy!

Wait...one chance to win isn't that fun, let's go for more! Ok, win five extra entries if you blog about this contest...and use any photos you like (be sure to leave your blog address so I can come visit where you live). Win ten extra entries if you add a link to a flickr photo (or other photo) of you doing anything birthday related. And win 50...yes 50!!! extra entries if you submit a video of you...your child...your family...your dog...whoever...singing Happy Birthday. Ah...now that feels like more fun!



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108 comments:

Lina said...

Ooh what a fun contest! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

Well, my favorite birthday present would definitely have to be my dog, Kubrick! :)

Bunny B said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!!! It's my birthday today too!!! :)) Happy Birthday to us! Woohoo! Dec babies rock!!!

Your giveaway's so cute!!! I wanna win it!! I've blogged it: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2008/12/fab-prizes.html

Thank you for the chance! Hope you have a fab birthday! I did and I got the thomas sabo charm I've been eyeing :)

Lettie said...

Hi! I came over from Lolly's site. Happy Birthday!

My fav birthday present ever were these tiny little heart earrings my husband gave me when we were dating in high school. I still wear them!

Have a great day!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday To you! My favortie birthday memory so far was the first year (this year) my daughter was able to sing "Happy Birftay" to me. Birthdays are not really my thing(although for others I go all out) but this one took the cake for me!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mr. WT's birthday is 10/11, so 11 is a special number to us--good for you! One of my fondest birthday memories is when I came home from work and Mr. WT had baked and decorated a cake for me--complete with a Willie Nelson guitar on it!
Have a wonderful day!
Peace, "Willietattoos"

Kaleena said...

Lolly says happy birthday. My favorite birthday story is my now husbands 22 birthday. I surprised him with a guitar that year. It's the only time I've ever been able to keep my mouth shut about his present goodness and boy was he excited!

Nanna said...

Happy Birthday to you!
My favorite birthday was when I was 13--many years ago. I received a pearl ring from my parents and it had diamonds on the sides! I thought I was the most special person. I wear that ring to this day.

Mandy said...

I'm new to your blog...found you through lollychops. :) Happy Birthday!! What a fun giveaway! I'll post something on my blog about it...mandyford.blogspot.com :)

My favorite birthday would probably have to be 29...my husband and I decided that day to start trying to get pregnant...and now we have twins!!

Kristina said...

Happy birthday Carrie!!!

My best birthday gift ever was when I turned 25, and my boyfriend (now husband) took me to an outdoor concert in Vermont. After the concert the whole sky started shimmering with Northern Lights, emerald green and violet. I had never seen them before and haven't since. It felt like the night was celebrating my birthday, too.

Merivelmoon said...

Lolly sent me along to say...Happy, Happy Birthday to you today! Peace & Love for the coming year. :) My fave birthday gift was the Ballerina Barbie I received for my 5th. I wanted her so bad and it was just magical to unwrap that package & find my special wish inside! Kelly

Fuji Mama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Lolly told me it was your special day!

My fave birthday was a couple of years ago when my husband had a whole evening planned out that I didn't know about to surprise me with, including a chick flick (we NEVER see chick flicks)!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you! LollyChops sent me over to wish you a happy birthday. I hope it's a great one.

My favorite birthday was this year. My grandma died when I was a little girl. My mom recently found a pillow top that she had made and never finished. My mom finished it for me and gave it to me for my birthday. It's something I will treasure forever.

Linda and Greg said...

What a great giveaway!! Please enter me!! (Lollychops sent me:))

I can't think of a fave gift off the top of my head, but my baby is due in April, which is also when my bday is, so that will, I'm sure, be the best gift ever:)

annemarie said...

Happy Birthday - Lolly also sent me here and I am so glad she did. Hope you have a great day. All birthdays are a favorite to me - it is indeed a special day! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

Val Braun said...

Was visiting Lolly Chops site and she mentioned it was your birthday, so Happy Birthday - hope you have a fantastic day.
How kind of you to do a give away.

Jingle said...

Happy Birthday!!! Lolly Chops sent me over, and she said I had to win so I could give her the orange scarflette! She offered to clean my house for a YEAR! (That is what "anything" meant, right LC? LOL!) I hope you have a great birthday!!! Have fun!

calicodaisy said...

Happy Birthday! Lolly sent me. You have darling things to giveaway. Love the scarf!
-- Michele

Ms. Mini said...

Lolly Chops said it was your birthday - hope its a good one!

~amy~ said...

Lolly says HI! and Happy Birthday:)
~ I would says my favorite birthday was when I turned 31 and my husband threw me a Surprise 30th birthday bash! Good times.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Lolly sent me...and I'm glad she did...good blog!
My favorite would have to be finding out I was pregant...although it was a few days after it's a day i'll never forget! I hope you have a great day!

Jamie

Kelli said...

Happy Birthdaaaaaaaay!

LeeAnn said...

Go Carrie, it's your birthday! My favorite birthday is when I 'accidently' got two ice cream cakes for my birthday. A little mix up in communications cause one fabulous ice cream feast. We got to taste test Carvel against Dairy Queen. Dairy Queen won hands down, but they were both really good!

Funky Finds said...

LollyChops mentioned your birthday today & I wanted to send my best wishes for a happy day...and enter your lovely giveaway!

Cheers! Jessica D. info(at)funkyfinds(dot)us

Andrea62 said...

hi! happy birthday to you. it´s also my birthday today and my special gift is, that i found so many birthday twins today in ravelry today - also you. i hope, we have a nice day "together".
andrea from germany

Veganrocks said...

Happy birthday! Lolly sent me!

Stitchify said...

Have a beautiful Birthday, Carrie! I hope this year is fantastic for you! =)

Julie (LollySentMe!) Hehe
>^..^<

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to You Carrie!!! Lollychops sent me over here and I wanted to tell you to Have a Great Birthday!!! Have fun and eat lotsa cake!!!
xoxooxoxox

Miss Anne said...

*{Happiest Birthday}* wishes to YOU!

I'm here via Lollypants, and wanted to wish you the *{best}* birthday yet!

Love this giveaway and your blog!

You asked about my favorite birthday gift?? My bday is Aug 13... and my fiance J was extra original this year and did the 13 days of "Anne"... needless to say the words "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" are also 13 letters... so each day the gifts coincided with the letters of HAPPY BIRTHDAY.. :) It was cute and original and definately one I will never forget!

:) Ty for sharing with us on YOUR special day!

Miss Anne said...

I'm also adding you to my bloglist of giveaways! :)

6feet said...

Hi,

Lolly sent me and Im glad she did!

My fav birthday was the triplets birthday...3 at once!

Camela said...

My favorite would have to be my 30th—I got engaged just before, was granted a leave of absence for two weeks over the date, and went on a totally spontaneous trip to Italy with two girlfriends, driving around Tuscany in a convertible!

Hope this new year of your life brings you all kinds of fun!
Camela

Tina said...

Lolly sent me too.

Happy Birthday! How fun to host a giveaway on your special day. I will have to do that. Diggin' the orange scarflette.

Hmm...special birthday? Do I get disqualified if I honestly can't think of anything? How awful is that? Although, if you ask me, no perfect birthday is complete without some sushi dinner, so that would be my pick.

piko0099 said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a wonderful month to celebrate a birthday!! Hope all your birthday wishes come true!

louisa said...

Hi-
Lollychops sent me, and Happy Birthday to you!! Hope you have a great day!!

Best birthday memory--my daughter making me breakfast in bed at age 5 which consisted of a brownie, some chocolate easter eggs, and fruit snacks. It was truly the best breakfast ever.

The Bitterness of Eating Lemons said...

Lolly says Hi..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

my favorite birthday present/memories I guess would have to be my baby brothers. Giavanni was born on my 12th birthday.. and Boden was born on my 1/2 birthday this year..

I hope you have a wonderful birthday.. you're being added to my blogaholic's anonymous favorites list..

thebitternessofeatinglemons.blogspot.com

nhsmith55 said...

Lollychops said to say
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
Have a great day.
(And I'd like to be entered in
your giveaway, please)

Blanch (blastroly{@}gmail.com said...

LollyChops sent me and wanted me to say HI and Happy Birthday!

My favorite memory is of a red velvet cake my mom made for me when I was 16. She worked really hard to get everything together for it. The amount of red fod coloring you needed for the cake was hard to find at the time.

Andrea said...

Lollychops hired me to come over and sing you Happy Birthday...alas I am not so slick with the video camera, youtube upload thing, so you're just going to have to imagine the fabulous gorilla costume I am currently wearing as I hum you a little "Happy Birthday" love....


Mmmm mmmmm mm mmmmmmmmm! Mmmm mmmmmm mm mmmmmmmmmm! Mmmmmm mmm mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm-mmmmm-mmm! Mmmmmmm mmmmmmm mm mmm!

Happy b-day!

jani22 on ravelry said...

Happy Birthday

My favorite birthday was when I flew home from New Zealand on my birthday and because of the time difference I got to have two birthdays that year!!

Annie Pazoo said...

Hippo birdy, two ewes; hippo birdy, two ewes; hippo birdy two ewes; yada yada ya ya. Owl old are ewe now? Hippo happy birthday from another Lollygal. If you're a friend of Lolly's, you're a friend of mine :-)

madetiny said...

I am December baby too!!! It'll be my special day in just another week-ish!

Preston said...

Happy Birthday!!

My favorite birthday would have to be when I got my two dogs roxie and tippy. Here is a video within the first week I got them. :)

Gigi said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AND FROM LOLLY! OH I LOVE ORANGE AND WOULD LOVE TO WIN, MY FAVORITE BIRTHDAY WAS THE YEAR MY FIRST DAUGHTER WAS OLD ENOUGH TO SING HAPPY BIRFHDAY DEAR MOMMIEEEE --- I LOVE MY KIDS, AND HAVE NEVER GROWN UP, I GUESS I'M A PETUNIA PAN!

Anonymous said...

Cheers, Ca-wie ... I guess I've always just been partial to the birthday spankings.

-- Diglar

Elizabeth said...

Wow, such a fun giveaway! Lollychops directed me over here. Happy Birthday to you!

Carrie P. said...

Lolly Chops sent me and my name is Carrie too. Have a lovely birthday.

Alissa said...

Lolly chops sent me all the way from Australia to wish you a ahppy birthday, and that i do!

my birthday story is my Dads story....he got a baby grandaughter for his birthday! and he says no one will ever be able to top that present! AWWWWWWWW

Hope your day is fnatasmical!

Alissa

Kimberlee said...

Lolly wanted to share some birthday lovin with you, so Happy Happy Happy day! :D

My favorite b-day was when my boyfriend (at the time) rented a limo to take me out and about for the night. The clock started as soon as a passenger got in, so he couldn't afford to ride up to Seattle to pick me up from work. Instead, he made a video tape of him having a conversation with me so it was ready to play when I got into the limo. We picked up my family and got a pizza and drove around Tacoma for the evening. Lots of fun.

Hope you have a lot of wonderful birthday memories this year and the year ahead!

Stephanie said...

Found you through the KFO group on Ravelry! Happy birthday!!!

I like every birthday because my family and friends race to see who can call me first. My mom has this tradition of calling and saying, "Happy birthday baby. Today is your special day. A day filled with fun and surprises." I taught that to some friends, so now everyone rushes to be the first caller of the day. 2 years ago my massage therapist was the first one, calling me at 5am (which was okay with me - I was already up since I was racing a triathlon that day).

AfterGirl said...

So cute! Hope your birthday is as good as my birthmonth! That's right in my family we all celebrate the whole month! And they are all my favorite. I found you through Ms. LollyChops and might sign her up to be my bestest friend.

I can always use another blog to read and get great ideas from.

Happy B-Day!

AfterGirl

amy said...

Lolly sent me over to wish you a happy birthday. so, happy birthday! i am glad i came over. i can tell that i am going to enjoy your blog.

as for my favorite gift...a bird necklace that my children gave to me.

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad I found my way here- and your giveaway is great!

slmpetersen said...

Just saw Lollychops over at her blog and was told to tell you "hi" from her! hope you have a great birthday! Love the idea of giving away goodies for your birthday that is so COOL!!! Might have to keep that in mind for my birthday next month!!! Happy Birthday!!!

Katy said...

Happy Birthday From Brisbane Australia!! Lolly sent me too!! I love the puppy and his cute little legs, the colour of the scarflette is divine.

My favourite birthday was my 21st Keg Party!!

Juliana said...

Lolly sent me to wish you a GREAT BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Love your work! So cute and creative! And what a wonderful way to celebrate your special day!
My favorite birthday...all of them! I love to celebrate my birthday!!!

sewtakeahike said...

I came over from Lolly's and want to say, happy happy birthday! And what a cute little giveaway!

beth said...

Lolly also sent me your way to shout out a Happy Bday! Love your blog and the giveaway. U R sweet to do this for the birthday.

Well my fav bday present was about 5 years ago when my daughter and hubby picked out a kitten for me. They were being really quiet, then I heard the meowing from the laundry room and it was love at first sight!

Jane's Designs said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. First time to your blog and it is a joy!

Hippie Family... said...

Happy Birthday!!! I would love to win but even without the contest your blog is so cute, I am going to have to come back!!!
(Lolly is so great, so I am sure you are too :))

MommytoAva said...

Oh, how we love birthdays at our house! We just celebrated our daughter's 4th and have the sweetest video of her singing with us (but it's unedited and over 45 min long...still want to see it??). My most favorite birthday gift ever was a puppy for my sweet sixteen. He was the best companion. Thanks for offering a fun drawing to brighten my week!

Hippie Family... said...

Oh I forgot to mention, if I win, please give the SCARFLETTE to Lolly :)

Sarah said...

I found your giveaway over at LollyChops website, and even though I absolutely ADORE it, I would give her the scarflette because I love her site, and she directed me to you!

my favorite birthday is actually going to be coming up here soon. I have never had a big birthday, and always have so much fun when I go to my husband's family's birthdays. there is always so much good food, so many people, and a pinata ...which I have never had. My husband and his cousins have planned a birthday for my 24th which will include lots of friends, family, food, and TWO pinatas!!! I cant wait... I am so excited!

I hope you had an absolutely amazing birthday full of lots of surprises and fun moments!

Colorado Kid said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad Lollychops linked you - fun blog!

Audrey said...

My favorite birthday -- One where my kiddos and DH did all sorts of things to brighten my day!!!

{jennie} said...

Great contest! Lollychops sent me on over.
My favorite birthday was my twins first birthday this past August! Even though their first year was a blur at times, I think I enjoyed every minute of it!
Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Have a wonderful day!

ps. lolly chops sent me

Pina said...

Happy birthday! I hope it was a special day for you.

And of course: Lolly sent me. :)

babalisme said...

Happy birthday!!!

Well my husband is having his birthday on the 13th, and I baked him a surprise cake today. I don't usually bake, and I'm a novice at baking stuff and you know what, I failed. So I went down to the nearest supermarket and grabbed a Haagen Dazs ice cream cake. That's a wonderful memory of a birthday cake turned into a disaster and a mental note to self that baking is for professional.

You can see the cake here on flickr>http://flickr.com/photos/babalisme/3101532705/

And I also spread your birthday joy on my blog. here>http://babalisme.blogspot.com/

Sena said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday!! I linked you at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2008/12/cool-swag.html
Cute giveaway!!
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Ali said...

I'm brand new to your blog. Great giveaway. Have a great day!
Top Birthday present...My cat Socks!

Terah said...

happy birthday!
top present: a kitchenaid stand mixer

Erika said...

Happy Birthday to you!!

My favorite gift I ever received for my birthday was my sewing machine:)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day :)

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! That mouse is too cute! I'd have to say my favorite birthday gift was when I was sick and working on my birthday and my brother and his girlfriend brought me a bouquet of flowers and some tea. Too sweet.

Sarah Pead said...

My favorite birthday was my 16th. I had a "Hippie" Themed party and invited my closest friends to come enjoy the evening with me. My parents surprised me with a DJ which provided so much dancing fun for me and my friends and it was first time my Dad and I danced to our "Father-Daughter" song "I Hope You Dance" by Leann Womack. 5 years later, we danced to that same song at my wedding. :)

seemommysew said...

Hmmm....I think my favorite birthday is whatever one is my last birthday. They keep getting better. And what a lovely giveaway! Happy Birthday!

mommymae said...

heya. happy birthday! mine was tuesday! what a nice thing to do!

video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4T-jFmGF5w

papernstitch said...

Happy Birthday Carrie!

joanna said...

Happy Birthday!!! Just discovered your blog. I look forward to shopping with you :)

Joanna

Angie said...

My Mom gave me her serger for my birthday, that would have to be my all time favorite birthday gift.

Chrissie said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway -- and happy birthday! My favorite birthday gift every year is my mom's homemade white cake. Its deeee-licious!

Melanie said...

First time to visit you blog - Lolly sent me. I love it and have added it to my reader. Love the scarflette! My favorite birthday is my last birthday when my kids decorated my cake. I've never seen so many sprinkles used on one cake in my life!

Angel said...

happy birthday!

Angel said...

Here is me on my birthday, which is also my son's birthday!
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y40/mnkydad/Family%20Site/d31b62de.jpg

Charlotte said...

My favorite birthday was when I turned 26. My friends and I got a limo and went out for the evening, and had a fantastic time.

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

My iPod, defninitely.
Happy birthday to you!

Jenna said...

My favorite birthday gift was a kitchen aid mixer from my boyfriend. Thanks for the giveaway, the pins are so cute!

Anya said...

Happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win!

Wanda said...

That is darn cute.
I love it...I can't link you....I'm not computer savvy enough...but I have lots of pix's of my sweet dogs....

trisha too said...

I hope your birthday was wonderful!

What a fun giveaway--thanks for the chance.

One of my best birthdays was spent outside, under the trees, on weather-perfect day, reading a whole book. I was waited on all day by my lovely children and they took care of all the meals, etc.

(the scarflet is CUTE!!!)

Jayme said...

my favorite birthday gift is when my husband makes me feel special on my birthday. he doesn't have to buy me anything just a simple card and a thoughtful dinner or comment will do to make me feel loved on my special day!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

Lauren said...

happy birthday to you! i can't get my mind off that yummy scarfy neck warmer. i'm having a giveaway on my blog too. have a wonderful day -- you deserve it.

cdziuba said...

My favorite birthday gift was a handmade birdfeeder my son made. cdziuba@aol.com

dolls123 said...

I love every birthday cause I get lots of chocolate

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Erin said...

My favorite birthday gift was a plane ticket to New Zealand. I was leaving in early February to spend a semester abroad, and this is possibly the best gift ever given to me - I think about that place all the time! If you ever have the chance - GO THERE!

My e-mail address is erindixon2@gmail.com


Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Weekend!
Lollychops wanted me to tell you that she is saying the same thing.

(A loooong entry - sorry, but it needs explaning.)
My best birthday present was the year I had gotten out of hospital a few months previously. (It had been a nasty car accident which left me brain injured, and recovering from multiple broken bones.)
I was not able to do much of anything - no physical activities because of all the newly knitted bones, and my mental capabilities were severely curtailed due to short term memory loss. (After I had re-learned how to read, I could read a novel three times - or more - before I remembered that I had already read it.)

But luckily I still remember getting into the car with my sister and her young'uns. She had coached and trained them (aged 4, 3 and 2 at the time) to sing "Happy Birthday" to me.
I still remember those warbly, young voices - unsure of the exact words or the exact tune - but relying on each other with side-ways glances. And how proud of themselves when they finished.

Janey
janeyknitting@yahoo.ca

Stacy said...

Happy birthday!! My favorite birthday by far was one I celebrated at Buca di Beppo in DC with a large group of friends. It's always nice to be surrounded by good friends on your special day - hope you had just that!

princess210 said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! My favorite birthday gift would have to be a card made by my daughter, it was extra special and made with a lot of love!

DEBIJOT said...

Hope your birthday was a blessed one. Thanks.

Mairi said...

Happy Birthday!! My favourite birthday was then all my friends and I dressed up and went to a really good restaurant all by our selves when were 13 it was a big event for us! <3

Renee G said...

I love getting books for presents, especially cookbooks of all kinds.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Leah Ferguson said...

How sweet of you to do this on your birthday!! Happy Birthday!

My favorite gift was my husband sending me flowers at work, taking me to a romantic dinner and giving me my wedding band that I'd been dying to have. It was a complete surprise and total shock but it was honestly the most simple fun birthday ever!

vickie said...

hi there. i just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. um as far as my favorite bday gifts of mine i have never had a good birthday or gotten anything ive wanted for my birthday...ever but i hope you have a happy birthday also. oh im going to blog about this also my blog is http://knithappens24.blogspot.com

vickie said...

hi there
here is a link to a picture of my son vincent wearing his birthday crown he is one tomorrow does this count as doing something birthday related?http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/morgaine524/e0c78c81.jpg

designwaitress said...

This is so awesome, Carrie. I'm getting my entry in by the hair of my chinny chin chin :)
My FAVORITE birthday memory was when I turned 6 years old. My birthday is in February and we had an unusually warm day for my birthday party. The snow was melting quickly making big lakes in our driveway. My mom bundled us all up and we headed outside to play in the mess. We grabbed sleds and "sailed" from one snowy island to another. We played "Gilligan's Island" all day and were completely soaked by sundown. It was fabulous :)

See you soon!
Love,
Jess

CherryPal: Computer Friend or Foe? said...

so nice of you!

My favorite gift was a painting a kid in my class made. it was just too cute for words!

Ursula said...

What a fun giveaway
Happy Birthday to you - even though its a little late!!
My best birthday present was getting my first son out of Special Baby care and getting him home after 6 weeks - totally brilliant!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i'm sorry i missed your birthday but hope you enjoyed it as much as the winner of your sweet prize.