Monday, April 12, 2010


How many of you participate in blog giveaways? I've been blogging for a while now so my list of daily reads is a tad long. A few of the regular ones I read have really gotten into the blog giveaway realm of free goodness. I am jealous as I would love to get on that bandwagon, but I do my best to support those I consider fellow blogger friends.

One rule of thumb I personally go by is that if I don't really like the item in the giveaway or it's something I can't use? I don't enter. Why would I? Someone out there really needs or wants that particular item and I'm not going to enter, because if I won? I wouldn't appreciate it as much. It's just a personal thing and how I roll.

A few weeks ago, I mosey'd on over to my friend, I am BoyMom's blog. She had a right nifty giveaway going on with pest control. You could choose between indoor and outdoor. Being a new homeowner, I SO wanted one of those...especially the outdoor deal. I'm more cautious about what we use outside since we now have our Prissy Girl. Bless her Shih Tzu heart, she's close to ground and to be honest, I've got way too much money invested in her 7 lb. butt to let her get poisoned by yard chemicals. This product is eco-child-pet friendly and right up my alley.

I was contacted and told I won! Woo hooo!!! This past Saturday, I received a box in the mail full of my prize winnings. My family was here and my Dad was way impressed with the products I received. I tried to explain to his computer illiterate self the blogging world and giveaways and such. He kind of zoned out on my explanation, I think, but told me to keep up the good work!

I snapped a quick picture with the handy dandy cell phone (admit it, you've missed my cell phone pictures). I emailed Miss Boymom to tell her I "got the goods" and thank her yet again for a cool giveaway. (Proper manners dictated that, you know.)

You really need to stop by and visit her if you get the chance. If you are my friend on facebook, I try to post in my status now and again if there's a good giveaway going on. Take a chance and enter! What have you got to lose. My kids can now recite my mantra, "Someone is gonna win..why not me?" You can't win if you don't take a minute to say, "Hey, this is cool!" I'm not saying there's a giveaway every single day. Some times you gotta appreciate the real life posts (and they're good!).

Thanks again, Miss Boymom! Keep those cool giveaways coming, girl!

I don't know about you, but I always look in the background of pictures. It's like peeking into someone else's life. Let's see. First, admire the awesome goodness of the prize received. Second, that's my glass of sweet tea to the side. Third, those are Scoop chips we were eating to enjoy some dip I made. You can see Makenna's cute pink purse to the left and back. I believe that was my Mama's sonic cup over there. Way in the back is the nail station Paige set up. She was doing everyone's nails all weekend long. Yep, that should do it. Oh, and I'm debating on what to do with that table. The hue of the wood doesn't match my kitchen and I've received threats from some people when I mention maybe painting it black. How about that? A picture is worth 148 words!

** You can click on Miss Boymom's name anywhere in this post and be taken to her blog!


Stefany said...

LOVE IT! Awesome - I love that BOY MOM! Don't forget that my giveaway is wrapping up and the more comments are left = more chances to win a new, super cute dress!

Miss ya! Now how bout that 3 Day Walk?

Anonymous said...

If it were me -- I wouldn't paint the table. Personally, I wouldn't mind if the woods don't match exactly. I'm eclectic and our house is "All American." - nothing matches. Ha!! Your winnings are awesome. Have fun with them. Love ya, mil

Denise said...

Okay, I really feel like a dullard here, but...I don't get the giveaway thing. I realize people do it to get more followers. But what does that do for them? Unless they're advertising...but lots of them don't advertise. They just do giveaways. And who pays for the giveaways? Sponsors, I suppose, but how do they get sponsors?!

I don't know, I just don't get it, lol. They must be making money on it somehow, I just don't get how.

I Am Boymom said...

I am so glad you are enjoying your prize, Miss Hope. ANd thanks for the kind words. Let me know how the weed killer works, I want to try it!

Denise...I don't do giveaways for the followers, I do it because I usually get free product and because I get to share the stuff I try out for free with my blog friends! I kind of fell into it when I was offered the cahnce to review a product and since then I have PR people contacting me all the time asking me to try their product and write a review or do a giveaway. It's not for everyone, but I like being able to try new things and share them, so I do.

I Am Boymom said...

Oh...And I WOULD paint the table black and then distress the edges with some sandpaper. I've seen it done, it's AWESOME!

Melissa Miller said...

How wonderful that you won! It looks like great stuff.

I really appreciate your kind visits and support of my blog. Thank you for being a good friend.

Have a blessed day. ~Melissa :)

Roni said...


ok thats my vote ;)
Congrats on the win!!

Denise said...

Thanks for the explanation, boymom, that does make sense. And hey, I'm all for free stuff!