July 22, 2009


I know that you are all on the edge of your seats waiting to find out who the winner of the Pinchey tool giveaway is. There was some serious stiff competition between JenT and Carol. You should check out their comments in the Entry post. All the entries were entertaining, clever or interesting. We had to read them aloud at our table. And I am relieved that I do not have to chose the best because it would be a tough thing to do.

So to make sure everyone knows how fair and square we did it, I have documented the drawing.

First, we wrote all entries on the backs of day by day calender pages. (I love these. I buy them on clearance after the first of the year for about 25 cents each and we use them for notes throughout the year. It is cheaper than the little note paper cubes or post it notes and you get something neat to read on the other side. We used some Dilbert, I Love Lucy, and Bible quote pages for this entry.

Then we folded each one exactly three times and dropped them into one of my favorite Chili Pepper bowls. (Ahem, do you see a theme?)

And then Samuel, disguised as Pooh Bear (his C.O.D.- Costume of the Day) drew out a name.

And the winner is... Jen T.

But I thought Carol worked so hard... and it was her question about Home Depot that made me think of the giveaway anyway... that she too will be receiving her very own Pinchey tool in the mail....as soon as I get back to Home Depot for a new one!

I received a text from my traveling hubby who was so inspired by the conversation that in his long drive to Southern Virginia he came up with his own entry. He decided not to post it though because he didn't think it would look right for him to enter my contest. Besides we already own our very own Grab-Me-Gotcha tool. Aren't you all jealous?


  1. AAAAAiiiiii...(me screaming with excitement)...wow! Thanks so much!!! I can't wait to get it!

    And your husband's name idea was cool too. :)

  2. Wooooo-hoooo!! Thank you so much, Kat. You really didn't have to do that, but it is much appreciated. I was just havin' some late night fun with it.

    I'll have to give you my MIL's address since she lives in Indiana. We'll be there from 7/30 until 8/7. Shipping to England is waaaay too expensive and I wouldn't want you to do have to do that.

    Thank you again.


  3. Congrats to both JenT and Carol. They are lucky gals. I may have to go pick myself up one and hope that it is on sale as well.

  4. Love the pooh bear outfit..lol You have a lovely blog, thanks for stopping by :)

  5. It is wonderful to meet you!! I read the 100 things about you post and it was soooo much fun! I love it that your family contributed too! You sound like a wonderful mommy, wife, and friend : ) And definitely a whole lotta fun!

    Thanks so much for visiting me, too, and for all your sweet words!

  6. How fun was that!!! What a neat way to giveaway a prize. I'll have to remember that!

    Thanks for telling me about the Boredom Busters...I wish we could have some time out to be the "b" word. Ahh, but school must go on.

    Blessings to you and come over anytime! Did you happen to see my giveaway?


  7. I have missed you too. I have just been so busy this week too. So pretty much all I've done is try and keep up with my commenting, but even that is behind, lol!

    So feelin' ya about the laundry. Totally. And after you walk on it awhile, then you really feel motivated to do it...hehehe!

  8. Congrats Jen T. and Carol!!!

  9. Oh, Kat, this was all so cute. You got the whole family involved and everything. And your son in his costume...he's so cute!
    Take care