Sunday, July 6, 2008

Giveaway Winner & Cracker Jack Award

So, if you're been reading my blog for the last week, you'll know I was hosting a little giveaway. I myself won a giveaway and received these two books pictured below. I read them, loved them and have decided to pass them along. See my cute model, Remy, posing on the stairs. (We only have one room upstairs, the game room!)
Remy decided he didn't want to model with the books anymore, hence this lovely expression:


Here's a close-up of the books. They are titled Letters from Your Friendly Cashier and written by fellow blogger, Carrie, from The Gremlin Wrangler. She has hilarious insights into the customers who come through her line and what working in a grocery store can be like. I laughed out loud throughout most of both books and wanted to share the love by passing them on.

So, I wrote down the names of everyone who entered and then went looking for my pink cowgirl hat to put them in for the grand drawing...but I stumbled upon this hat instead, and seeing as we just celebrated the 4th of July, I decided THIS would be the hat I used.

And, here's Remy again, closing his eyes, very serious and about to pull out the winning name:


Annie is clearly not impressed and has no idea how serious this process is.

This plant next to Annie and the chair is out of control. Frankly, I don't know how it's still alive. My elderly father moved in with us a year ago and brought this plant with him.

It needs a little trimming because it tries to eat anyone who walks in the front door.

Remy has chosen the winning slip of paper...


And the winner is...


Krystyn, from Really, Are You Serious?

Congrats, Krystyn! Please email me your address so I can mail you these hilarious books. Did you know Krystyn is a native Texas who is no longer in Texas? Yep. She's also pregnant with her second child. And, she also has a business called Krizzy Designs. Check it out!

A big thanks to everyone for entering! And, when you have a chance, read more from the Friendly Cashier and Gremlin Wrangler when you have a moment. She's hilarious.

Now, I won an award today!! Every Thursday, Jeff from A Word in Edgewise has a little contest where he shows pictures of mysterious objects and readers have to guess what the items are.

I usually get one or two right, but this time, not only did I get it all right, but I figured out the theme and got my answers in early (which is really the key. Early bird and all)

So, in honor of this, I won this special award, The Cracker Jack Award!! Now I am trying to win his other award...which is from the same contest but for the person with the most hilarious answer.

Wish me luck.





15 comments:

Krystyn said...

YAY!! I can't wait to read the books! Thanks so much! And, thanks for the shout out, too!!!

Angie said...

Congrats Krystyn! And congrats to you too Rhea!

Coby said...

totally awesome post rhea. I love the new look! I want that top hat!

Jeff B said...

Hey, who knew the Cracker Jack box would fit your color scheme so well! Your persistence paid off. Nice going.

Indy said...

I love the details of your pictures with this contest. It made it fun to read.

Tracy P. said...

Greetings from a fellow SITSTA! Too bad I didn't come by sooner--I'm going to post a letter TO my cashier tomorrow, and I'm sure the ones FROM the cashier are better!

CrystalChick said...

Congrats to Krystyn and to you!

Jennifer said...

Remy is such a QT!!! :)
Trevor was just standing here by my while I was reading this post and ask if he knew that boy... I said no. So then he said... aww man. I thought if I knew him he could come over and play with me. :) how cute is that?!! so if you are ever in NY and need a play date for the boys, come on over!! :)

xoxoxo

Jennifer said...

ALSO!!

i'm so going to buy these books the next time i get to the book store!! Which i'm excited about b/c now i have a list of things that i want to buy... usually i wonder aimlessly and have no clue what to buy... i have two from here, and the healthy body book from the bathroom post... and some from another blogger. ;) yay!!

xoxoxox

Jennifer said...

AND!! congrats to Krystyn... and I LOVE your hand writting!! :) I also think your or your father's tree is kind of nice... maybe a little big, but not too bad. I'm very impressed by that b/c I had one of them and did the best I could to take care of it and love it and it totally DIED!! ugh! oh well.

have a good one!!
xoxoxo

Kat said...

I came back by to see if you commented on my comment...cause ya know I am still in the dark ages and never remember to subscribe to the comment thing...doing this in between photoshoping the 96 pictures I took at the beach...and my comment is not here. Eaten. It's just wrong. I hate word verification.

So...I think I said something along the lines of congrats to you and the book winner...and Remy is cute...and that plant is *huge* or something like that.

And I think Jennifer is trying to make a move on my title...

Mama Dawg said...

Good Luck!

Insane Mama said...

I love Annie

Jen said...

Congrats but I am sad that I didn't win. Maybe next time.

Jules said...

Well of course the weeks I go on vacation EVERYBODY has contests. *Sigh*

Well congrats to Krystyn. Hope she enjoys them.