Saturday, August 16, 2008

Pay It Forward contest! Tell all your blogging friends!

On Tuesday of this week I received a box in the mail, addressed to me from Caley. Liam was very happy to see it too, as he did his little toddler tap dance and jazz hands in anticipation until I opened it. You see, I won Caley’s Pay It Forward contest and this package was my prize!

On the inside: gum (because I love gum!), stationery made from recycled paper (because I love stationery and recycling!), homemade caramels (because I love candy!), homemade strawberry jam (because she freakin’ rocks!), and a handmade felt food breakfast buffet! This felt food is amazing, and Liam thinks so too. He was distracted at first with shaking the box of gum, but he saw the felt pancakes, stopped tap dancing, put the box of gum down on the floor, and wandered off to play with the goodness of felt food.

Thank you, Caley! I love getting mail and you thoughtfully put together the best package I could ask for!

Now it’s your turn to get mail- if you’re lucky! This is your chance to win That Nora Girl’s Pay It Forward contest. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post before Thursday, August 21 at 11:00 pm. In your comment, you need to tell me about your first concert you ever went to, no matter how embarrassing, to be eligible for the contest.

After the end of the contest I will use one of those random number generator things I've heard about to randomly select a winner, and I will send the winner a package of goodies. Whoever wins will then carry on and hold their own contest on their blog, and eventually every blogger in the world will be getting happy packages! Ok, not really. But you should enter and have some fun with this anyway!

***Everyone with a blog is welcome to enter, whether you are a regular reader or commenter or not!***

I don’t know what my own winner will receive, exactly, but I can tell you this: I am crafty and I like to make art so there will be something original and handmade just for them! And I will throw in some other fun things too. Don't you want it to be you!??

So, comment away and good luck to you! Thanks again, Caley, for such a lovely surprise.


AndreAnna said...

I think it was either Gravity Kills with Republica or Bad Religion.

I was a cool kid. lol

Bridget said...

This is a great idea!!

My first concert was Weezer. I bought the tickets for my boyfriend at the time and I paid in mostly coins! HA!!

EthansMommy said...

My first concert was Michael Jackson, Thriller! I was probably 8 or 9 years old. I still remember the girl in front of me jumping up and down so much in her chair that she fell through it. :o

nicole said...

Genesis - I was about 13 years old. Wow, that's such a long time ago.

Sara said...

How fun! My first concert was Elton John. I thought I was sooo cool.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and telling me about your Mary Lou Retton leotard!

The Mouse House said...

I love this idea!~

My first real concert was The Warped Tour when I was 14. My best friend Heather and I decided at the last minute to sneak past our parents and go to a dangerous city to head to the concert. We met so many cute boys and listened to great music, including L-7 and Seaweed. LOL.

Good times!

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails said...

My first concert was Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Arnold Hall on the Air Force Acadmey campus here in CO Spgs.

Kate said...

My first concert was Kenney Chesney when I was about 18...not as fun as everyone else's!

Anonymous said...

You are so so welcome! I'm glad you liked everything.

I don't know if I'm eligible to win your contest or not, but I wanted to share my first concert experience: Montel Jordan (that guy who sang 'This is how we do it' which probably NO ONE REMEMBERS but me) opened for Boyz II Men, back in like '92, so I would have been 12. All I remember about it is that the crowd got FIESTY and someone elbowed my little sister in the nose. To stop the bleeding, all we could find was a new shirt she'd bought that day. And then, like halfway through the concert, some idiot decided that the crowd needed to be HOSED DOWN and we were absolutely drenched the whole rest of the night.

It was awful.