Monday, October 20, 2008

Pay It Forward Giveaway!

How fun is this?!

Last week I won a this fabulous prize from Smile! It's Becky! :

This adorable tote was the prize for her Pay It Forward Giveaway. Because I was the lucky winner of this prize, I will now pay it forward and have a fabulous giveaway of my own!

There will be 2 winners in this giveaway, the first winner will receive this gorgeous necklace with matching bracelet.

The second winner will receive this:

A mystery prize! (Just because I love surprises)

The mystery prize will be revealed when the winners have been chosen on Friday.

So come play!

Here are the rules:

  • To enter the contest you need to leave a comment on this blog entry telling me one act of kindness that you have done for someone else, or that someone else has done for you.

  • To enter a second time you need to mention this giveaway on your blog and then leave a comment here just to state that you did so. This will give you a better chance at winning!

  • You have until Friday morning (Oct. 24th) at 11:00 am MST to enter the contest at which point a winner will be selected at random from the commenters.

  • If you are the winner, you must then send me your mailing information and promise to "Pay It Forward" and have a giveaway of your own.

  • Anonymous commenters (Those without a Google and/or Blog account) can play too as long as you give your name and either post your email address with your comment or email it to me at

Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

What cute jewerly! I'd love to win the set or the mystery prize! My name is April and I will email you my email address.

Oh, and last Sunday my friends took some muffins to the nursing home where my friend's grandmother is staying. She was so happy!

Thank you so much!

TheReadFam said...

REally! A giveaway! It's my lucky day.

once the person in the drive thru bought my lunch, so I bought the person's behind me.

It was so fun to give and receive both at the same time.

ps it may have been d's wedding. but a baby shower stands out in my mind. did you give her a shower?

Amy said...

Perfect timing...I did two nice things on Saturday.

First, I volunteered at a fundraiser car wash for a guy I work with. His wife has pancreatic cancer and we were raising money for their family to help with their medical expenses.

Second, I volunteered my time to teach the local high school cheerleaders the Thriller dance to perform at their home football game the day before Halloween.

That was 3 hours of nice things! That doesn't happen everyday for me!

Amy said...

Alright, I posted it on mine. Enter me twice, please!

BTW, I was thinking of you today as I was eating a Wendy's Frosty with fries dipped in it. I still remember the day you introduced that to me. Hilarious!

Heath'e' said...

This IS a fun Idea.
Lets see, I'm hosing a baby shower at my house this Wednesday. I made my kiddles superhero capes. I use cloth bags at the store instead of plastic to help the earth. :) Are you lauging, cause you should.

Nice things done for me. My parents are sending us to Chicago to spend a week to celebrate 7 years of marriage and they are watching our kids while we are there!
TA DAAA! (if I win you have to help me with a fab idea of what to give away!)
love ya!

BSW said...

I love the bracelet and neckless!

I wrote my sister a note of encouragement since she is under a lot of pressure with her last semster at the U.

Meaghan said...

Im so in on this!

What I have done: I try to help others understand the cancer journey. I try to help others tell their stories and move forward in life. My Random Act of Kindness....I always give people the extra change that they dont have or dollar. I hate when you get to the register and you are short so I make so to always give the person $$...And today I gave a beautiful Hope Box to a cancer patient. I got it from Nana over at Nana's Box

What others have done for me: Wow so many people have done so many things for me. Random act of kindness would be Nana making and sending me the Hope box for my friend :)

I am posting about this on my side bar :)

Do you want to get in on my giveaway??? If you do go to:


Elaine said...

This weekend I helped my pregnant daughter in law and son paint there basement to make room for my new grand baby. I also gave birth to you and raised you!

Orr's said...

Tonight I helped my best friend fill out hours of paper work for her divorce. And in two saturdays we will all help my poor dad put in his yard!

Weeksie50 said...

I am dropping off you package in the mail tomorrow! I am so excited to see you paying it forward already!!

I left you some more bloggy love on my

chel wakley said...

Hi. I found you through Racheal. I don't know if you remember but I worked at Magellan with you Forever ago. I love LOVE your blog and what a fun idea. I can to play.

My cousin has three months old triplets I work long days M-TH so I can take Fridays to help her with whatever she needs. Cleaning, shopping, changing, feeding, changing, feeding and more changing and feeding.

Nice thing that happened to me. I left my garage open the other night and when I went back out to shut it, someone left me a plate of cinnamon rolls. I have no idea who. But I love surprises. It seriously made my day.

chel wakley said...

and I am putting you on my blog. Enter me twice please :)

Poetikat said...

Hey! I got here through the "Saucy" blogs network. What a beautiful looking blog!

Sign me up for the giveaway!



Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...


Hmmm, let's think. The other day, I printed off tons of old pictures and made two photo albums to give away to family members. They loved them!

Jennifer said...

I found you on SITS and I read Becky's blog daily! This is such a great idea for a giveaway!! I have been given a ton of clothes from a friend for my girls and I knew someone else that could use some as well, so I split them up and gave some to her!

chel wakley said...

Come by anytime. And I will be back for more stalking for sure :)

Heather said...

Last week while pumpkin-shopping with my kiddo at a local farmer's market, we came upon a very elderly lady who was having a lot of difficulty navigating the uneven wooden walkway with her cane and shopping bag. My 5 year old carried her bag for her and I took her arm and helped her to the bus that was idling waaaaay over on the other side of the field (and seriously, when you are driving a bus full of folks from an assisted living/senior residence facility, wouldn't you park a teensy bit closer to the door? yeesh!) and then helped her onto the bus, made sure she was settled into her seat and gave her back her bag. This meant leaving the pumpkin my kiddo had selected behind (as I couldn't manage helping the lady, hanging onto my kiddo's hand AND carrying Kiddo's ginormous pumpkin of choice) and she didn't even complain. She was happy to help me help the lady to her ride. (I was very happy no one else snatched up her pumpkin in the 6 or 7 minutes it took us to get back to the patch.)

Anyhow, saw your comment on SITS roll call and wanted to say hello to a new (to me) SITSta!


Bart Barton said...

The nicest thing someone has done for me lately is opening the door for me..helping me with my crying child and me oushing an empty stroller because why would she be riding in it..silly I know! Check out my blog I will be posting about your giveaway!

Bart Barton said...

The nicest thing someone has done for me lately is opening the door for me..helping me with my crying child and me oushing an empty stroller because why would she be riding in it..silly I know! Check out my blog I will be posting about your giveaway!

Orr's said...

I posted it count me in twice!


I make cookies all the time and take them to friends and neighbors! (That is selfish though cuz I dont wanna eat em ALL) My friends mom has cancer again.. 5 tumors! So I made her a special card. It almost made ME cry! I sent it home with her son. I am also doing the Memory walk for Josh's grandma in a couple weeks! By the way, thanks for donating! You sweet thang! My friends and neighbors help me all the time. When they see me struggling, they are always there to help out. You know I will be posting it on mine- count me for 2 yo!

Anonymous said...

Okay I cant believe I almost missed my chance to enter. So my nice deed of the day was I went to pick my dad up from the airport even though it was super early in the morning and that meant waking my two boys up and getting them in the car with me. Oh an Lindee told me you said I need a blog, I am working on it.
Cassandra Tucker

Annie Harper said...

I'm getting this chick I know some True Religion jeans for over half off. I KNOW. Pretty much I'm a saint..... :)

Silkman's said...

The nicest thing that I have done lately. Is babysit my neighbors children on a friday night for a couple hours. So I had 5 kids under the age of 5. I almost lost my mind. But hey it was nice of me.

Heather said...

First of all, I am Amy's friend from Cali. :)

Here's my story:
It was Friday afternoon. I had just picked up my 7 year old from school and had the other 3 kids in the car too. I was bound and determined that I was going to go to Walmart to get the grocery shopping done. I knew going into this situation that by the time I finished I would probably be ready to pull my hair out and the kids would probably be going to bed early because it was just too much to handle. The kids were alright through the first part of the shopping experience, but then ya know...they get bored and unruly. I finally get to the check out and am already threatening early bed times for the oldes two. Anyway, paint a picture in your mind of what i must have looked like. I have my 4 month old strapped to the front of me in a Snugli, the 2 year old reaching as far into the cart to get things to put on the belt to be scanned (which I found out wasn't working after I had just about everything up there)and the other two are doing everything but just standing there and being patient. I am not sure what I actually looked like, but this boy who couldn't have been more than 15 stopped with his shopping bag in hand and said, "Do you want some help?" Now keep in mind it is my natural attitude to say something like, "Oh, no thanks, I've got it" and smile. I was so happy that this teenage boy took time out of his Friday afternoon to help someone who looked like they could use some help. I was so grateful. He totally made my day. I hope that my boys will remember that and do the same thing for someone else. And it was a great reminder to me to take time out of my day to help someone that might not be asking for help but could probably use it.