Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Better To Give Than Receive Giveaway


Today is my birthday - I am 37. You see, I think women have this lying about their age thing all wrong. I think you should go up, not down. That way people will think you look really good for your age. That is what is is all about right - looking good for your age? So if a 32 year old woman with just a few fine lines around her eyes and an occasional gray hair says she is 37, you would probably think - wow, I want her face cream.

So, here I am 37 (ahem) receiving lots and wanting to give something away. How about a felted purse? I have two and you can pick one: pink, or red. Both are about 8 1/2" wide, 5 1/2" tall and 3" deep. Leave a comment on this post from now until Sunday evening and I'll use one of those random number generator thingies (yes, that is the technical term) and announce the winner Monday morning.

What will it be? This pink one:


Fleted Purse with Flower



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Or, the red?


Red Felted Purse




Red Felted Purse - Detail

You win, you choose.

42 comments:

Becka said...

Your giving away a bag on your birthday?!?!?! I rename you and henceforth you shall be known as Mrs Generous. Especially if I win. Oh, and if I do. the red bag for me. I am a sucker for stripes.

Happy birthday to you. You happen to be the same age as myself, I look dang good for 37 too. We must share face cream!

Lesha said...

Happy Birthday! :)

Kathie said...

Happy happy Happy birthday!!!!!
wow you are sooo generous I love both the bags!
hope you enjoy YOUR day doing exactly what you want to!
Kathie in NJ

restyled home said...

Happy bithday to you, Happy bithday to you, Happy birthday, dear Heather, Happy birthday to you!!!!!!! Can you just hear me singing that to you?? I hope you have a great day, and did you make yourself one of those gorgeous cakes you are famous for?? Probably not. Baking yourself a cake AND giving others a gift on your birthday, does not a relaxing birthday make!!
Wishing you a wonderful birthday...my 37th is just around the corner, too!!

Linda

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Whoa, I've gotten a bit behind on your blog I see. But what a wonderful day to have come back for a visit! Happy birthday. You do look good!

Thanks for the secret to looking younger, I never thought of that. I dread the thought of saying I am 45 when I am really 40, but hey, I think I'll try it!

I love your felt bag, that is SO adorable! How thoughtful of you to give something away on your special day.

Now go do something special for yourself!

Melissa

Tara said...

Happy Birthday! I'm delurking to get into your drawing for those gorgeous bags! Hope you do something fun today!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Heather!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

I am sure your mom will spoil you! Maybe, she will bring you some of her ROSES! HA! ROFL!

Have a great one girlie!

Mrs. Furious said...

Happy Birthday! I think you look great for 37!
I personally think I look jaw droppingly good for 48! ;)

Have a Happy Happy!

Rachel

Dolly said...

A great BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Miss Heather!!!!

I hope your day is everything that you want it to be!

Hugz, Dolly

P.S. I love those sweet purses!!!!

Mary said...

Happy birthday! How sweet to give away goodies on your birthday! I hope you have a wonderful celebration...
xoxo,
Mary

the feathered nest said...

Happy Birthday to you! How lovely of you to giveway such gorgeous bags in celebration of your special day! Hope it's everything you want it to be!

Manuela

Jen said...

That may be one of the hardest decisions I would ever have to make! Happy Birthday to you girlfriend. I will be 37 in December and I have to tell you, I'm proud of it. I get better with age! ;)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is this Monday, I'll be 47 but I still feel 37. Those bags are so beautiful...count me in on your wonderful giveaway!

Kari said...

First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Second, I'm feeling pretty lucky. I never win at these things, but that red purse is winking at me so I think it knows it wants to come live at my house. So enter me in your sweet wonderful giveaway (and I can assure you, I'll be changing those adjectives should you do the unthinkable and not choose me!). lol

But - realistically speaking (is that even spelled right?), I never actually win anything, no matter how lucky I'm feeling so I think I'll advertise your giveaway just to make it harder on everyone else, too. Yeah, I'm all about upping the competition. lol

Kari

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Happy birthday! I rushed over from Kari's just to say that!

Oh - and I like the pink bag! :-D
How nice of you to do a giveaway.

T*mmy said...

I'm here from Kari's blog to say:
Happy Birthday to you!
:)

LivingTheLife said...

Heather...
Happy, Happy Birthday! And I am with you on the whole age thing....I have ALWAYS thought it would work better if you gave an older age than you really were or are...for the same REASON! Yes....women have been doing this wrong for centuries...we must lie about our age...but in the opposite fashion...so I say...Three Cheers for that idea...and for your birthday...and a great big CHEER for those fabulous bags...I love them both...I'm like Kari...however, and am bitten by the "usually never win anything" bug...so I am going to mention my sons name and my husbands name here...because they always WIN...after all...I'm Marcus' mom...so instantly that makes him a winner...and I am Clay's wife...how much of a bigger winner could that make him...lol...see how I snuck those in there and was able to shamelessly compliment myself in the meantime...that talent comes with being 50...and YES that is my real age...so I'll say I'm 54 and you'll all think I look FAB!!

Blessings...and again Have a Happy DAY!!

"T"

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday Dear H!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love that Pink ... Happy Happy Birthday.

Sandi McBride said...

Well, Happy Birthday! My niece, Kari at Living Large says we should drop in, so here I am. I am known for being a bit early with birthday wishes, so this is a first for me, late in the evening of the day...many many more, my dear...

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

happy birthday to you! I agree, I say yell our age and yell it out loud! Beats the alternative and we're so much smarter now, don't you think?

I hope your day if full of wrapping paper and cake!
Enjoy!

Oh, if I were to win......IF......RED!

PEA said...

Kari sent me over...and I'm glad she did:-) Happy Birthday to you! I'll be 50 in October and being told I'll be half a century old is NOT helping! lol Please enter my name in your giveaway, both the purses are so lovely!!! xox

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! What fun! a giveaway on your birthday. Those bags are adorable...I think I would choose the red one!!!

Posey

catherine said...

YAY! HAppy Birthday! and thanks for alerting me....my head in the sand (or clouds) as usual!...I Have missed your blog! Looks like lots of fabulous things happening...except of course for your bad day.....don't worry, you weren't whining...I've been there many times myself, and wish I could have handled it with such grace!......oh well....
can't wait to try those fish tacos!
or maybe that butternut recipe YUM!
as always..so fun to come visit you!
xoxo
oh, and I would take RED please, if I should ever be so lucky :)
xoxoxo
catherine

Toni said...

Happy Birthday..From the pics I saw on your moms page you dont look a day over 30...Have a good one...Enjoy...Toni

Penny Carlson said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Heather,
Happy Birthday to you!

Both of the bags are wonderful! How nice that on your birthday tou are giving a gift.

Hope your day is the best ever!
Penny

Susie Q said...

You are too sweet to do a giveaway for YOUR BD! Firstly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear heart! I am so with you on this age thing. I have always said that you need to ADD years when asked your age. I am almost 51 but gee. If I say 55 or 60 people would say, WOW! You don't look a day over 51! *laugh*
Oh well...it is so true. I jnew a lady that alwasy said she was 5-10 years younger than she was...and, sad to say, she did not look her age...she looked mch older. Peopl always asked me (quietly) if she had been ill...she never learned!

But 37 is a great age! Old enough to know the score and be all grown up and adult but young enough to feel and look amazing! And darlin', you look mahvelous...

Oh, if I win, the red one is so mine! So there Kari! *grin*

Hope your day was glorious!

Hugs,
Sue

Anonymous said...

happy happy birthday - mine in next week and it owuld be awesome to win the purse for my birthday!
elizabeth holder
tpddiver6@earthlink.net

susan said...

Happy Birthday!

Kari sent me over to tell you. I love your idea of telling everyone you are older, I may steal it!

Laura said...

I feel the same way about my age. But then again I am only 30. Maybe that will change in a few years.
Happy birthday! The 19th is also my son's birthday. Yes, It is a good day!

cammyk said...

Happiest birthday wishes to you Heather. I hope you had a wonderful day filled with lots of laughter with those you love.

You are offering such a generous giveaway. What a sweetie you are!!

Cheers, Cammy

Sara Mincy said...

I think that those purses are the cutest things I have EVER seen! Love the pink and the red! Happy Birthday!

sugarcreekstuff said...

Happy birthday. When you are in your 40's, people are even nicer with the compliments. Both bags are beautiful. Very talented!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Please enter me! Becky dbbynum@pld.com

Mary said...

happy birthday 37 is very young in this day and age. Women get more beautiful as they grow older as they have wisdem and patience.

Terri and Bob said...

Happy Birthday and please enter me!!

Shannon said...

How amazing, what a nice thing to do on YOUR birthday! I am new the blogland, so Happy Birthday and Hello!

MKHKK said...

OK, I am now officially the worst SIL in history! I have in my head your B-day is on the 25th. I thought I was so on top if it and have a gift coming to you. Looks like it will be late after all. So sorry I missed it! Happy Late B-day.:(

Leeann said...

First of all,

Happy, happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Judging from that menu and the adorable pictures, I am guessing you had a wonderful day. I am glad you did. You are so kind and you just plain deserve it. :-)

And I am not even sucking up over the bag that I have been lusting over! lol

Please add me to the computer generated thingamabobby but more than that...

Happy, HAPPY birthday!

Leeann

Suzie said...

One year older and wiser too, Happy Birthday...to you!

I think that's the whole idea. Gaining wisdom with the years.

Love those cute bags!

Maddy said...

Darn I think I'm an hour late ha ha ha.

I am loveing your blog.

Maddy
www.madelinedunster.com