How To Give Away A "Keep"


First read all the comments under your giveway post. Be profoundly cheered by a flock of adventures almost like birds in the sky.

Then ask your daughter to help write a list of all the entries to make sure nothing falls through any cracks. Go to the mall thinking you will buy place setting cards from Crane to write names on but then realize that they cost $1.00 apiece and you need a total of 115. Debate the purchase anyway because it would be fun but the Sturdy Gal is whispering in your ear so buy a roll of Tiffany blue wrapping paper and proceed to cut slips and write out names.

Realizing that there are too many slips of paper to fit into your silver bowl, retrieve the large glass piece from the cupboard, fill it with slips, and mix them up.


Close your eyes. Reach in and mix some more. Grab a slip. Then make your daughter take a picture of your hand in the bowl. Keep your eyes closed. You ask your daughter to turn all the slips over so only blue shows. Because you are picky like that.

Then, eyes still closed, turn over the winner. Tada!


Feel briefly embarrassed that you have terrible handwriting, but put that aside and wish Plus Size Bride a big congratulations!

So hooray! Congratulations! The CSN stores representative will be getting in touch! Please email me with the contact information I should pass on! Now I will go figure out how to do this again. Or something similar. Thank you all so much for participating.

22 Comments

  • 11/24/09
    7:07 am

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    Ina in Alaska said...

    Follow up to your brussels sprouts recipe. Made it for dinner last night (without the pancetta) It was easy to make and very DELICIOUS!!! thanks for sharing this recipe. It is an instant favorite at my house! the lemons are just fabulous…

  • 11/24/09
    7:14 am

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    The Cape House said...

    Cute way to do a giveaway. (And my handwriting is bad, too).

  • 11/24/09
    7:15 am

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    lordfam said...

    Thank you for offering this give away! I was very excited to see who won after reading and rereading the comments. Drawn in such a lovely High Wasp Style….congratulations to Plus Size Bride!

  • 11/24/09
    7:31 am

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    CaraBella said...

    Though I'm sad I'm not a winner, I am *delighted* by the photojournaling of this process :)!!

  • 11/24/09
    7:32 am

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    Leah said...

    Congrats to the winner… I love how you documented the drawing of the winner. Have to do that too with my give-away.

  • 11/24/09
    8:04 am

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    Headbands and Hand Bags said...

    She is the luckiest!!

  • 11/24/09
    8:26 am

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    Muffy said...

    Your posts always bring a smile to my face. Congrats to the winner and thank you for hosting such a lovely giveaway!

  • 11/24/09
    9:30 am

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    Jan said...

    Darn – I wanted to see the silver bowl.

    Congrats, Plus Size Bride!

  • 11/24/09
    9:34 am

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    Mrs. Lynch said...

    Congrats, plus size bride!!

  • 11/24/09
    9:35 am

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    Maureen@IslandRoar said...

    Congrats to the winner!
    Love that you gave us photos AND made family participation part of the fun.

  • 11/24/09
    9:44 am

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    Sher said...

    Congratulations to the winner!

    Hope everyone here has a wonderful Holiday :)

  • 11/24/09
    9:53 am

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    Plus Size Bride said...

    OH MY!!!! I can't believe that I won! I'm sooo excited! Thank you for having such a fun drawing. I think reading your post about picking a winner was as exciting as one of your trips and then to see MY NAME on that slip of paper was such a shock you made me cry….at work.
    This will be a great early birthday present to myself!

  • 11/24/09
    2:18 pm

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    Princess Freckles said...

    Congrats to Plus Size Bride!

  • 11/24/09
    2:21 pm

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    LPC said...

    Thank you all! Happy almost Thanksgiving. Plus Size Bride, congrats again. And Ina, I'm glad you liked the brussels sprouts.

  • 11/24/09
    2:49 pm

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    La Belette Rouge said...

    How lovely, even your giveaway exudes privilege( the Tiffany blue). Congrats to Plus Size Bride. Happy Thanksgiving to you, LPC!

  • 11/24/09
    4:38 pm

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    Pink Martini said...

    Good for the winner and congrats! Skye Peale, I just love your blog. Have a wonderful holiday with your tigers. :)

  • 11/24/09
    8:10 pm

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    Laura said...

    I really must have been asleep at the wheel- I missed all of the fun.

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Laura

  • 11/25/09
    1:02 am

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    Turquoise Diaries said...

    Definitely a nice style to select the winner :))

  • 11/25/09
    6:11 am

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    Bonnie said...

    Congratulations to the lucky winner! Im wondering what color she will pick, pink or black? Thank you for hosting such a fun giveaway! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • 11/25/09
    6:59 am

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    Beth Dunn said...

    Very cute. And congrats to your winner. Happy Thanksgiving. xoxo

    SC

  • 11/25/09
    11:10 am

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    Nishant said...

    It was easy to make and very DELICIOUS!!! thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Work from home India

  • 11/26/09
    8:49 am

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    Jill said...

    Happy Thanksgiving you sexy WASP Honorary Chica! I'm reading The Gold Coast. It reminds me of you!

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