Friday, February 5, 2010

Someone's lucky day (Winner!)

Drum roll... time to announce the winner of the amazing Glade prize. I know I kept going on about it, this is truly a nice prize for one lucky winner!

And remember how I mentioned the entries were kinda random? Yeah. I had entries from Americans (sorry, you weren't eligible for this one, and yes I was checking), daily tweets (it was a one-time thing. I enter plenty of contests myself and am not a big fan of the daily tweet entries - though you probably wouldn't guess it if you follow me on Twitter!), people who were eligible for extra entries and didn't take them, all entries combined into one comment... it was all over the map.

Um, folks, luvs you all, but in future you will make my life easier if you please follow the rules.

With this tangled skein to work with, I ended up making a spreadsheet with all the eligible comments (in order of entry) and drawing a number (with that corresponded to that.

I know, all you really want to know is... did I win??!?!!

But I thought I'd explain what was up on my end, so in case you're that person who says, #x? but I counted all the comments and I was #x! Why isn't my name in lights? ... well, this is why. Believe me, this is more fair all around. Eligible entries were counted and non-eligible entries were not.

Ok, enough babble. The winner is, out of 195 eligible entries....which is:
Yay! Congrats, and I hope this helps you enjoy your Valentine's Day with your husband :)

I wish I had a prize for everyone! However, I do have some nice things coming up - a quick little wall decal giveaway, the CD I mentioned earlier, maybe something else exciting (I'm working on it!). Do stick around :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A few things...

I'll be announcing the winner for the Glade prize pack tomorrow, so get your entries in by midnight EST if you haven't already. This prize is full of goodies including Copper Moon wine, Glade soy candles, a Glade reed diffuser, a really big and yummy cookie by Jinja Ninja, and sweet cards from Jonesy. From my end, this has been a really fun review but really random in terms of entries. I've had a lot of entries that didn't read the rules. So I'll be doing the draw a little differently than I usually do. I'll tell you all about that tomorrow.

Also a little sneak preview for what's coming up: something fertility related (a review, at least), and a review *and giveaway* of a new CD that's coming out soon! Fun stuff.

Now for some giveaways from elsewhere...

For baby:
For the ladies:
  • Win a Bella Materna Lightly Padded Nursing Bra at My Wee View. Ends February 12th.
For grown-ups:
For anyone:
  • Win a $25 gift certificate to Chocomize (customizable chocolate bars! yum) at My Wee View. Ends February 12th.
  • Win a $25 gift certificate to True North Gear (clothing) at Organic Girl. Ends March 4th.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday giveaways list

Wow, I've been on a bit of a downer lately. Boooo. This is supposed to be fun.

Some giveaways for today... we'll see how far I get.

For baby:
hmm, that's it for today. Have a good one!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Giveaways for Tuesday!

Nothing like giveaways to brighten up an overcast Tuesday.

For baby:
For grown-ups:
For anyone:
Hm, small list - I'm just not up for it today. Feeling tired and kind of overwhelmed. Talk to you tomorrow!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sunshine, on an emotional Monday

Thanks to Jenn from Our Crazy Life for the Sunshine Award she passed on to me! That was sweet :) I'll have to come up with some blogs to pass it on to. I just don't have the energy at the moment.I am definitely in need of some sunshine today. I'm back in the hormonal and emotional rollercoaster of TTC. I say I and not we, because DH is pretty laid back about the whole thing. For the record, I wish I were able to be so relaxed about it. I mean to be, but the hormones just take over. (And please don't say "It will happen when you relax"... it has happened for us twice before, conceiving hasn't been the problem in the past, it's been other things... a miscarriage, then an ectopic pregnancy.)

Me, I'm so sick of waiting and wishing. I just want to level up. And with my ridiculous cycles (last one 38 days, the one before 31), it's really hard to tell when's the 'right' time - even with the help of Fertility Friend, an online charting site (hey, if you want an invite for Fertility Friend, please do let me know & send me your email address. It would help me out by giving me some extra time on the site. You get a month free to start!). I've been taking FertilAid regularly - DH has been taking his once a day instead of three times. I'm wondering if it will have any impact on my cycle. (Stay tuned for an upcoming review!)

So, anyway, today is day 20 and I feel like we totally missed the window. The start of another 4 weeks until we can try again? Argh!

I wish life were more like The Sims. I want to click "Try for Baby" and get 'er done. Instead, I've got an unhappy moodlet and am throwing a mental temper tantrum in true Sim style.

And, I've got my class to teach tonight - with that woman who makes inappropriate comments about me having children. I wonder if this will be the third week in a row that she brings it up?

Otherwise - other than me having the crazies - we had a nice weekend. We got some new inserts for our front doors which offer a bit more privacy and a lot more light. The transom is still on order - what do you think?I'll do a giveaway list tomorrow. If you're craving the rush of entering giveaways (and are Canadian), go enter my Glade giveaway. It's pretty sweet, with a bottle of wine, really nice Glade candles and a reed diffuser, a yummy cookie from Jinja Ninja and some cute V-Day cards from Jonesy. What are you waiting for? Go!

ps, yes, things look different - blogger went and changed the way they do things and my background is no more. *sigh*