December 21, 2012

The Spirit of Giving & Group Giveaway

Well I hope you're alive and well today... and not on fire, underwater, buried in rocks, lost in smoke, or sinking in volcanic lava... and, I truly hope I didn't only work on this post during the last night of my life... that would be tragic!

You know what I would be really proud of if this was, in fact, my last day on earth?

Josh and I finished our Christmas shopping early this year! 
Three whole days ago. That's called accomplishment in our book. 

It feels so, so good to be on top of things for a change. Only thing left to do is wrap, but that can wait... gotta squeeze in a little procrastination somewhere, right?

We seem to go a little overboard during the holidays, maybe spending too much and going Christmas crazy... apparently we almost "outdid Santa," as my sister put it. I don't know what it is, but when we have the money to spend, we want to buy ALL the things!!! We can't help it. We both feel the Christmas spirit most when doing something nice for our loved ones, and we don't have many people to buy for, so ya know, why the hell not? I like being the baller auntie with off the chain gifts :)

So in the spirit of gift giving, my sponsors and friends put together one hell of a giveaway this month! There's EIGHT fab prizes totaling an estimated value of $175 - whoa! Check out the goods, show these giving ladies some love, and don't forget to pay attention to those discount codes!

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ONE WINNER TAKES ALL & OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!
GOOD LUCK! :)

46 comments:

  1. I am giving my little brother the cutest USU teddy bear! Ah he is going to love it!

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  2. Hey there! I found you over at Spunkyrella and your comment about Kelly Osbourne really resonated with me, I feel exactly the same way! I just dropped by to say hello and I am so glad I did because your site is really beautiful. I'm your newest follower! xo

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  3. bunk beds for the two little ones..

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  4. I made aprons for all the little girls in my family. They will all look adorable while baking cookies next year :)

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  5. Kind of jealous that you're done with your Christmas shopping...I haven't started yet...oops!

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  6. i want OPI The Man With The Golden Gun :)

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  7. super excited to give my dad all the cigars i bought him... he loves them!

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  8. There's no way I wouldn't enter this giveaway! Yay! I bought a huge wooden train set for my son- I can't wait to see him open it!

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  9. I'm so excited to give my brother a picture of him and me at finals :)

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  10. I'm really excited to give my parents a TV. They've had the same big box one for YEARS. My husband, sister and I went in together and are getting them a 46" flat screen. It's going to be exciting!

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  11. This is a wonderful giveaway! You have great sponsors! :)

    I ordered my grandmother a custom 2013 planner with a picture of all the grandkids on it. She's going to love it and I can't wait to see her face! :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  12. Odd, but I got this Volkswagen sweatshirt that I know my brother is going to love! I can't wait..!

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  13. Husband and I are filling stockings for each other this year for the first time (we've not been home at our own house on Christmas before). Super excited about him opening his!

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  14. I got my MIL her first coach purse!

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  15. I am excited to give my daughter in law her gift this year. I think she will love it!

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  16. I'm most excited about what my husband got me because I have no idea what it is!

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  17. I found an ADORABLE necklace on Etsy for my mom that says, "I love you Mom" so she never forgets!!!

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  18. "I like being the baller auntie with off the chain gifts :)" Thsi cracked me up. I feel the same way!

    I'm also with you on overdoing it. When I have the money I want to buy every last thing that person as asked for or mentioned that they'd like to have.

    Congrats to you and Josh! Merry Christmas to both of you!!

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  19. I used to love spoiling my oldest niece and nephew when they were younger. Now I have my own son and my brother had 3 more kids! It's hard to spoil 6 kids, good thing they are all very easy to please. Have a great weekend!

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  20. I got my girlfriend a Lacuna Coil album she was lusting over. :)

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  21. this is the first year that my little one will be able to open his own gifts...so excited to see his face when all that paper is flying through the air!

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  22. I made my brother a gorgeous custom photo book that I think he is really going to love!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  23. First off, you did a fabulous job with this giveaway Kristen! The graphics are absolutely adorable & so personalized!!

    Hmm...I think the gift I'm most excited to give this Christmas is for my boyfriend's parents. Together him and I picked out some wine and cheese and put together a cute little basket for them!

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  24. I'm giving my family framed photos of my new little mister! He is of course, my pride & joy and I hope they love their photos as much as I do!

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  25. I'm giving my mom a handmade family tree necklace :)

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  26. I made some homemade gifts for the first time this year. Canned jam, homemade mittens, and birdseed wreaths to hang outside. I'm most excited to give these gifts I spent time making myself.

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  27. we kind of go a little overboard at Christmas, too - we just love to give people things! It's not the worst problem to have though, right?

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  28. I am most excited to give the kids their toys this year!

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  29. Such a cute giveaway found your blog via Yours Truly!

    Summer x

    http://ohsummercandy.blogspot.com

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  30. The clothes I got my sister :)

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  31. I'm most excited about the present I'm giving to my husband. Chucks Converse was doing a thing with DC COMICS and I personalized some chucks to Batman Comic and it also has his initials on the heel :D I hope he likes it!
    Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway!!

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  32. I got my daughter a power wheels 12v viper and I can't wait to see her face when she gets it!
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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  33. Hmmm...that's tough. I'm just excited to give my husband his stocking full of surprises! The small things are usually my favorite!

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  34. my sons leapster lead pad... he's been asking for it for about 3 months now so I am very excited to see his face when he gets it. Even though he's only 2.5

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  35. I'm excited for my boyfriend to open the things I got him - some are nice, one in particular is funny. I can't wait to see his reactions. :)

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  36. A lovely blue sculpture of a owl fot my dear mothet in law:-)

    hef117@gmail.com

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  37. I baked all my gift this year but I am most excited to give mint and chip cookies!

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  38. I'm giving my sister a handbag she's been saving money for all year!

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  39. everything for my hubby :)

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  40. This most exciting gift I gave this year was a trip to Fredricksburg, TX for NYE.

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  41. my brothers and I got my mom an ipad ! I was so excited to see her open it and now play with it!

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  42. I got my nieces their favorite movie and Disney Just Dance. They loved it!!

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  43. My husband and I chipped in with my in-laws to purchase my husband's grandmother new blinds for her house. She was in desperate need of them and it was a great surprise for her. She loved it :)

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  44. Well, since Christmas has already happened I'll speak in past-tense :) I was excited to give ALL of my gifts because I handmade them all! Luckily the recipients were just as excited to receive them!

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  45. Well, since Christmas has already happened I'll speak in past-tense :) I was excited to give ALL of my gifts because I handmade them all! Luckily the recipients were just as excited to receive them!

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