Friday, May 1, 2009

And The Winners Are.....

Okay y'all, we have some clear winners in my first ever Bloggy Giveaway! So I had to figure out how the names would be drawn in order to be completely fair to everyone that entered the contest. By the way - THANK YOU to everyone that took the time to leave a comment!


So first I printed out all the comments and sat and stared at them at my breakfast table.


Then I cut each comment into strips to be placed in something.... I still couldn't figure out what to place them into, but I was thinking about it.


And while I was thinking what that something was going to be to place all the strips into, Lupe started pulling strips out of my pile and, well - eating them.


Just so y'all know, Lupe sits with me every morning and has coffee with me.



So anyway - as I sat there trying to find something clever to place all the strips in, Lupe ended up pulling three out of the pile. If you look really closely below, you will see three different strips with her signature on them.



So I figured, "hey!" Those are my first three winners! The three that Lupe picked! Congratulations to:




2. Dixie from French Lique, Texas



Then I tried to get Lupe to pick 7 more, but all she wanted to do was eat Theresa, Dixie, and Penny.

So...... I did something real boring and stuck all the rest in a hat. (Yes - it really was one of Jack's cowboy hats). I would have had Jack draw the names, but I couldn't find him, which meant the only other options were to get my animals to draw from the hat or me. Lupe was already starting to gag from eating too much paper and the dogs and cats just couldn't figure out what I was trying to get them to do. So - that left me to do the drawing....


AND the remaining 7 winners are:

4. Patriot from Made in the USA

5. Ginny (please send me your address)

6. Laura from White Spray Paint

7. Cheryl from Cottage Farm Villa

8. Mrs. B. Silly from My Silly Blog


10. Justine from Tiney's Froggy Bloggy


I hope y'all enjoy your lotion! I'll have my secretary - I mean, Jack, get it right out to you! I really do look forward to hearing what you think about it. Oh - and give yourself a few days of using it so you can notice the change in your hands!


Have a great weekend AND....


GO GENERAL QUARTERS!!!!


My pick for the 2009 Kentucky Derby. I'm now off to have a mint julep!

General Quarters, with jockey Eibar Coa in the saddle and trainer Tom McCarthy in the winner's circle at the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., April 11, 2009. Photo by Ed Reinke/AP Photo

13 comments:

Penny said...

This post made me laugh outloud! Only you have the knack for making something like putting names in a hat and making it off the wall fun! Lupe is just the cutest and of course he can fly on over to my place anytime. Thank you Lupe! LOL And thank you Deb for sharing your lotion with me. I can hardly wait to try it as I'm a lotion addict! Hugs, Penny

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Lupe is just too adorable! I'm still chuckling too.

Congratulations to the winners! ☺ Diane

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Wooooooooooo hoooooooooooo! I won! I WON!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to all the other ladies too, especially Gigi, but I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hot DOG, my scaly, disgusting skin thanks you already!
Lupe is a friggin' trip. I'm just pissed she didn't draw my name.

Justine :o )

Dixie said...

All I can say is that Miss Lupe has some mighty fine taste... you can sure tell she's a Texas Farm Birdie... thank you Miss Lupe... and thank you sweet Lavender Chick.. I can hardly wait to smell and feel the luxury of your wonderful product!

hugs. Dixie

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Boy howdy, I'm just happier than a hog in manure. I may be older than the mountains but my skin will be purtier than a speckled pup once I slather on that good smellin' stuff that's comin' my way. Boy if things get any better I might have to hire somebody to help me enjoy it!
Yippee Yi Oh Ki A, I'm sure that's not the official spelling but you get the idea. I promise I will write a more eloquent testimonial for your website! lol

Theresa said...

YAY!!! I won! (Thanks, Lupe, for pulling my name!)

I can't wait to start using your lotion.

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

I couldn't believe my eyes when I checked my blog today!!! I won something....my first something....and how lucky am I... the something is just what I need! Thank you Deb!!! I can't wait to get my prize!!! Whoo hoo!
.... and again, you are quite adorable and funny in this post...thanks for the Saturday morning chuckle, smile and excitement to be checking the mail ! Love you morning coffee buddy (Lupe) ! hugs, cheryl

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

I'm happy, and I wasn't one of the winners. However,my wife was, therefore, I win too. Yay Yay! I was pumped when I saw Lupe with a strip that had my wife's picture on it. Lupe has good taste.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Congrats to the winners - What a cute little winner picker birdy you have there! Lupe looks like quite the helper. Does he plant the lavender for you too?
hugs from up north!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I forgot to watch the Derby, I'm so bummed! I heard it was pretty exciting though.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to the winners! I know they are thrilled! I LOVE everything lavender!

Paige's Petals said...

I missed out! That is what I get for not staying on top of my blogging and blog reading! Hugs!

Liz G. said...

Oh I'm so excited! Can't wait to try it. I love your lotions!

How do I get my info to you?