Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Link Up and Sign Up for the Giveaway



1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?
2. When you find out that school is canceled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?
3. What is one domestic skill you wish you could improve?
4. Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?
5. What song is on your mind today?
6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?
7. How well do you "compartmentalize" your feelings? For example, how well can you put aside a really trying moment to deal with the immediate situation which is not related to the trying moment, e.g., putting aside a tiff with your spouse in order to finish wallpapering a room.
8. What is the first thing that attracted you to your spouse? (Or if you're single, to your best friend.)
9. When was the last time your heart raced?
10. What are your memories of Valentine's Day at school?
11. If you were going to receive candy for Valentine's Day, which would you prefer?
12. Red or pink?




And now here's the scoop on the giveaway. A darling friend of mine makes these sweet aprons and sells them at our bookstore. All of the proceeds to go our connection with Kazakhstan, a country George and I have each visited separately for short projects, such as teaching English at a children's camp.

So Sherry made these--just for you. She came walking into my office carrying these sweet aprons, one for Mom or Grandma, one for girl. If you would like to be eligible for the drawing and you live within the continental US, please participate in this week's Random Dozen and leave a comment letting me know you'd like the aprons.

So, just so that we're clear, I'm drawing from the comments, but you have to participate in the meme to leave a comment this week only. OK? I'll announce the winner at a later date, but the drawing closes Friday, Feb. 12 at 11:59 pm. I will do my best to mail them Saturday, but we're buried in snow, so you may not receive them before the 14th.

Oh, one more thing--I have an adult large T-shirt to give away, as well, which says, "What is love?" on it with a reference to 1 John 3:16. It could be cute for either you or your hubby on Valentine's Day, although he may not be into wearing hearts in public. (Perhaps he will wear it just for you, though!)

48 comments:

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Pretty aprons! And for someone under the weather, you look very pretti-mous!

skoots1mom said...

your blog is going to overflow ... everyone salivating over the cute aprons
i like the tshirt ... so cute
bet you increase your bloggers by 20% this week...48 will probably turn into 68 this week :)

Abiding Branch said...

hello, but of course darling I would love the aprons. I use one daily and have none this adorable in a cutsie way!! I'm an apron freak, an apron freak, I'm apron freaky. yea, everybody..Cook!
lol, Chel

Nel said...

I have posted, and please include me in your drawing. Can't wait to see your answers.

until next time...nel

mike said...

That's a very nice apron you got there. My wife would really love that as she collects aprons and espresso coffee cups. Too bad I can't participate as I live here in Asia :( Anyways, great post. I have always found you site entertaining and informative.

Connie said...

I'm linking up and enter me in the drawing for the apron.

Connie

Mrs. E said...

Love both the apron and the T-shirt! Count me in. Even though #1 never wins!

Another Suburban Mom said...

I participated in the Random Dozen. And I LOVE the apron. When I 1st saw the picture I was going to ask you where they came from so I could buy one for me and the kids.

So please put me in the apron drawing.

And I'm glad you are feeling better.

SusanD said...

Hey Lid, I'm posted, linked up, and commenting. Count me in for your great giveaway. I already know who I'd bless with these fabulous aprons. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Jenny said...

Glad you are feeling better :)

Joyce said...

My answers to the random are up and linked. I'd like the aprons please : )

Hope you are feeling better!

Angie's Ad Lib said...

Thanks, Linda, for another great set of questions. Participating today helps take my mind off the snow coming down outside. I'd say we're at 2 1/2 feet outside my sliding glass door. :(

I'd love to be entered into the give-away. Those are the cutest aprons!

Hope you're feeling better!

Tabi said...

I love those adorable aprons! Tell Sherry she did a awesome job! I did my post today and am linked up!

How are you feeling now?

skoots1mom said...

it's 8:15am and you'r @ 27 already...gooooooo, Liddie :)

Liz said...

Hi, Linda. Wow! It's just after 8:00, and there's already a long list of linkies today. I haven't participated in awhile, but I got a post up today.

Deven said...

Yes, please, to the aprons. Hopefully mildly related family is not excluded from this giveaway. :)

Thena said...

So cute. I asked for matching aprons for Christmas but didn't get them. I've joked about learning to make them myself. But winning them would be awesome. I enjoy the random dozen, have met so many wonderful bloggers through it. Keep it up!!!

Kay said...

Love the aprons AND the tshirt! Cute cute cute! : )

SouthLakesMom said...

Lid, I'd love to be considered for the aprons. My teen daughter is now into cooking with me (on her terms, of course) and is a total MESS when she's finished.

Whether or not we get them though, let me say that I'm so glad you're on the mend, and very grateful for this chance to take a moment and answer thoughtful questions each week.

Blessings to you all!

Kelly Combs said...

I am linked up and ready to WIN those aprons. So pick me, pick me!!!!

Sara said...

How cute would me and my son look making those Valentine Petit Fours in those aprons!!!!
I can make a decision right now, I want to WIN the aprons!!!

Melissa said...

The aprons are too cute! I have linked up and ready for a new CUTE apron. :) Can't waitto see your answers as well.

nancygrayce said...

I love those aprons and I'd love to have one! Both of my grandmothers wore aprons all the time!

This is my first time participating....I hope I do it right!

Merrie said...

Love the aprons! What a wonderful friend! I'd love to win!
Glad you are back among the land of the living! Missed you!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I found you thru Sweet Tea and am linking up on my blog. Fun stuff!

linda-mcguire said...

Cute aprons! Count me in. Please

Abi said...

Lovely aprons. I'd love to be in the drawing. Thanks

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edshunnybunny said...

Hello, "Lid"! Nice to "meet" you. I found your blog through a friend's blog. The meme looked like fun, and I love those adorable aprons! I've posted and joined in your meme. I'm Reflections...by Kathy. I love it here, and will definately be a regular visitor. I'm always looking for new blog friends. Have a great day! Kathy(baconkathy@yahoo.com)

Jenn said...

Oh what cute aprons! I would love to have one! :o)

skoots1mom said...

well..it's now 4:30pm and you're up to 63...
only 5 more to go b4 the end of the day for me to hit my prediction :)

glad you're having a great turn out for your 'feeling better' post

Mocha with Linda said...

I'll pass on the aprons, but you can send the shirt straight to me!

Susanne said...

Ok, I'm bummed. US only? Now I'll be obsessed trying to find a cuter apron. :v(

Carol Conway-Fleisher said...

The aprons are super cute. I also did the random dozen on my blog
www.fleisherfamilyfun.blogspot.com
I am glad that your feeling better.

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Linking over from "This Side of the Pond".... Love this meme. Looking forward to linking up in a minute. Thanks for hosting this and the fun giveaway!

Elizabeth said...

I love aprons! and those are so cute!

2cats said...

The aprons are oh so cute. I always wear an apron when I am in the kitchen. I am messy. What can I say?
I am doing Random Dozen next.

skoots1mom said...

Well, Lid...can I call it or what!!!
as of 10pm you have 70 ... two MORE than I predicted.
congrats, girl...i'd say your questions this week and your valentine giveaway was a fantastic attention grabber.
alright, mighty fine!

My ADHD Me said...

I did your Random Dozen...and actually figured out how to link it this time. (last time CK did it for me).

I would absolutely LOVE to win that apron. Ck's birthday is coming up and it would be the perfect gift for her!

Jean said...

Love the aprons and T-shirt! I enjoy the weekly dozen even if I don't play along every week.

Samantha said...

Very Cute aprons. Would love to be included in your drawing!!

auburnchick said...

I LOVE the apron and would be thrilled to win one (does this mean we actually have to cook if we win it though??). LOL

I'm going to go link up now. Thanks so much!!

Oh, and just thought I'd let you know that I am still wearing my Thanks, Not Cranks bracelet. I can't say that I don't complain at all anymore, but I do stop and think about it beforehand!!!!

Toni said...

Hi ~ just stumbled across your meme today and thought it looked like fun! So I linked up with my post (I hope) and figured I would say hi!

Cute aprons - would love a chance to win one =)

Atypical Girl said...

I did it!!! And it was super fun!!!

Here's a link:: http://atypicalgirl.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/random-dozen-take-1/

I love meme's so I'm going to do this every week!

Robin said...

I would love to be in a drawing for the apron - sooooo cute!!!

Nicoolmama said...

What adorable aprons!!!

They would be PERFECT for my stepdaughter and I. She is the only girl amongst 4 little boys...she needs some love, for sure, lol!

Love your meme...found you through blog hopping and thought I would join in! Just linked up!

Happy Early Valentine's Day!

Nicole

Cindy Bultema said...

Very cute apron! Please count me in on the giveaway! :)

Baba said...

Hi Linda, I have linked in and hope to win one of these precious aprons.Have a sweet Valentine's Day with your hubby..hugs, Baba

Robin said...

Thanks for the fun questions.

I'd be stoked to win those aprons.

Happy Valentine's Day!