Wednesday, March 12, 2008

long story short? it's a contest....


so .... last week? i was out of town for nine nights in a row .... a friday to a sunday .... i got some where are you comments and emails! but before i left, i didn't want to tell you i left.... cause that doesn't seem safe to tell the whole world that your house is going to be empty ...... but now i'm back ... and leaving again! but i can tell you this time, because my house will not be empty .... it will be full as ever .... just not with me! .......so ... this is my bye email .... but first ... to keep you busy and entertained whilst (nice old fashioned word) i'm away ...... a contest .... 

here's the contest..... it's a lovely long story first ..... 
i have a friend ...
a GREAT friend actually ..... 
a bestest friend ...
a BFF..... 
her name is allison ..... she and i have been on similar journeys .... we have matching big kids .... and we both have babies that are SEVEN ... time flies ..... we were scrap bookers together for a bit ... and now artists together .... we spend a lot of time in each others' art spaces....painting together .... she's just what every artist needs .... a sounding board, a cheerleader, a confidante, a challenger ..... she always challlenges me to use purple cause i hate it ... but besides that she is super ..... she even gets diet coke at the grocery store when she knows i'm coming over .... and really, most importantly? my dog loves her .... and she loves my dog ...... 
so..... my dear allison is my contest .... 
go to allison's blog and say hi .....be real encouraging! her blog was sinking for a bit there ... but now it is back to swimming ..... 
and then go to allison's etsy sight ... and browse ... she has the grooviest coolest pendants EVER ... and some of those little artsinesses? they were created in MY basement studio...... actually, i think she has about six canvases half way done down there right now ! the nerve of me leaving town and leaving all those lady birds in limbo! 
once you've browsed, to enter the contest, leave a comment here and tell me what your favorite saying is ..... she's got some great ones ... right now i'm wearing "she carpes the diem" not cause i'm carpe-ing right now, but cause it matches my sweater ..... 

if you have time on your hands, you can read my name in her blog here..... 
or in this post ....
or in this spot ..... 

ok ... happy browsing ... most especially, go to al's etsy site .... tell my what saying you love .... and .....(drumroll please) ......one lucky random winner will get her pendant choice off the etsy site, on a ball chain, shipped ..... so .... that's a 35 dollar value ...not including the shipping! ... tra la la la ... y'all stay busy ..... i'll be back sunday ...... in the meanwhile, invite all your friends .... blog about my contest....blog about groovy toovy allison ..... leave me lots of comments ..... make sure i know how to get in touch with you if you win!! happy weekend ...... tra la la .... 

late edit: thanks to sandy for linking us.....

11 comments:

Jeannie said...

Al's blog is so bright and uplifting.. I like it.

and i liked the blue bird pendent and saying the best

She uses her powers for "treemendous" good not evil

thanks for sharing about your friends e

see you there! said...

Hi e. Thanks for the link, loved looking at all the goodies.

Here's my favorite saying
" She Has an IPOD Brain in a EIGHT TRACK Body" Of course for me that might be a '78 (record) body, lol!

I'm having a giveaway on my blog today... sign up through Sat. Hope you or your pals can stop by.

Darla

lollysnestegg said...

She is amazing! I will check out her blog regularly. As a crazy cat lady, my favorite will have to be "She Is The QUEEN Of PURRSIA " although a close second would be "Who says she wants to fit in?" Too cute! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!
~Lolly

misskp said...

What a sweet BFF you are! I loved cruising the etsy store...such cute things. I am definately going to visit regularly, and what a cute blog!

The saying I liked best: "She doesn't pretend to be normal."

LOVE IT!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9936074

"She has an Ipod brain in an Eight Track Body" LOL great one...
oh, I see someone else selected that one as well!

too funny...

*Heidi*

Sharon said...

Great contest - Great friendship! I love all her sayings but my personal favorite was "She doesn't look back". Just focusing in on being in the here and now and enjoying the ride. I've bookmarked you both and the etsy shop. Thank you!

PhD in Yogurtry said...

her pendants have so many wonderful, meaningful titles ..

for me its a toss up between
1. she doesn't look back
2. she's finally having her perfect childhood
3. she is perfectly imperfect

the work i do, i'm often getting people to embrace their imperfect selves, including my own personal self work.
but i think i'll go with "she doesn't look back" because so much about being happy today means letting go of past mistakes.

abbnmom said...

I had to chuckle at "Sometimes She WENT The Whole Day Without PUTTING on A BRA"

Cute site.

Sharon (abbnmom)

Shae said...

e, I'm so glad you sent us to visit Alison....so fun, no wonder you two have such a ball together! I told her I went through every page thinking I'd found my favorite....and then I just went back to her Breat Cancer Ribbon piece...and my heart melted.

So sappy me chooses that...although I also loved her "looking through mom colored glasses..."...so happy and fun!

Hugs

Anonymous said...

hands down..."She may contain traces of nuts" Can anything in life be more appropriate?


Let me guess..."Annie's Song" is your favorite John Denver song.

e. beck said...

anonymous, dear .... leave a name so i can contact you if you win ....although ....now that i've posted, do i get to put myself in the drawing to win?

yes, i think MIGHT contain nuts could be absolutely nuts ...... for some of us .....

and no, annie's song is not my fave ...is it yours? i'm partial to poems and prayers and promises, sunshine on my shoulders, the eagle and the hawk, sweet surrender ..... i think when i was a kid i like annie's song .... but i've outgrown that sappy ....

and sharon? i can't get to you from your name link.... just in case ...and if you have a blog i'd love to browse it ....