Lucky me. Lucky you?

2 Aug

Last week Arm Candy Confessions announced its first giveaway. (here) I adore giveaways. As luck would have it, giveaways like me too. Yesterday, I received an email from Viva la Violette announcing that I won a giveaway for $40 to their store! Viva la Violette specializes in adorable handmade stationary and the product line even includes a set of Eco Go Green notecards. In addition, they have teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant a tree with each new order they receive. Needless to say, I am thrilled to have won.

I was about 10 years old when I won my first giveaway. I remember waiting with my mom inside of a First Interstate Bank, which is now a Bank of America and has been about five other things between Bank A and Bank B. While I was waiting, I began filling out entry forms and dropping them in the entry box. Clearly there were no age restrictions for this particular contest. My mom finished her banking transaction and asked why I was filling out the entry forms. “You can win a family portrait” I replied enthusiastically as I pointed to the happy family in the display. “Nobody really ever wins those things,” she said lovingly as we walked away. Famous last words right!? A few weeks later the portrait company called to congratulate me on my winnings.

That drawing marked the beginning of my lucky winning streak. Since then, I have won a number of giveaways over the years. One of my most exciting wins, was a free movie-a-week for life from Hollywood Video in Thousand Oaks, California. Unfortunately, I moved away a year later and I think Hollywood Video has since then closed, but it doesn’t matter. A win is a win in my book.

It had been awhile since I had entered a giveaway of any sort, but last week when I was posting the Arm Candy Confessions giveaway details on different giveaway sites, I came across the Viva la Violette giveaway. I love hand written notes, so of course I HAD to enter. Yesterday when I got the email from Viva La Violette stating that I had won the drawing, I was giddy. You see, even though I fully hope to win giveaways, I am still hit with shock and awe when I actually get selected. So, of course I did what any big contest winner would do. I danced around the house to release some post-win excitement and then immediately jumped online to spend my winnings. Forty dollars may not sound like much, but check out the absolutely adorable and affordable gifts I purchased for a few lucky ladies in my life.

One of the notecards will include a message along the lines of “Nobody really ever wins those things.”




  1. Monogrammed Elephant Notecards-$11.00 (for my daughter)
  2. Antique Teapot Notecards-$11.00 (for my mom)

The moral of the story is; you can’t win if you do not enter. 5 days left of the Sweet Little Hodgepodge giveaway. Enter now!

Thank you to Viva la Violette for the fabulous giveaway and for the adorable products!


2 Responses to “Lucky me. Lucky you?”

  1. Erin Black-Mitchell August 2, 2010 at 8:17 am #

    I tend not to win anything, but isn’t it fun when you do? The last thing I won was a photo session though, so I had maternity/India photos done earlier this year.

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