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Monday, January 24, 2011

And the winners are ...

Thank you to everybody who left a comment and/or became a follower during the past week.  There were exactly 50 entries this time around, which is so wonderful!   Being the low tech person that I am, I wrote down everybody's name who entered, cut, and folded the slips of paper:

I put all the names into my camera bag, and shook them up well.  (This really is my camera bag.  I put my camera inside, and put it in my purse.  I never leave home with out it.)

My handsome Best Friend Husband, Cary, stuck his hand inside the bag.  (This is how he looked last night, very handsome.  This morning, after 3 hours of sleep, I thought it would be mean to take his picture during the actual drawing.  You gotta be nice to those who help!) 

First, he chose Marilou from Lulu's Lovlies and she received the $55.00 CSN Stores gift certificate!  

Then Cary drew out Liz's name from the bag.  Liz had just became a follower yesterday.  Liz gets to choose (4) 8x10 photos of her choice that I took (they cannot have any people in them though).  Yay, congratulations, Liz!

I think I got 10 new followers by holding this contest, and I consider that a huge success.  Speaking of followers, my blend SJ over at Homemaker on a Dime, has begun a new weekly linky party that will benefit all who participate.  It is a follower swap, and you can learn all about it by clicking here.  Great idea, SJ!

Jocelyn at CSN Stores suggested that I let you know that you can contact her if you would like to do a product review, or hold a drawing for a gift certificate on your own blog.  Jocelyn's email is:   Thank you, CSN Stores, for sponsoring this giveaway!

Take care, you guys, I really appreciate all of you very much.

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~Tonja~ said...

Stopping in to say hi from the swap link party....I already follow your blog...
Have a Blessed day

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Tonja! Thank you for checking in; you have a wonderful day too.

xinex said...

Too bad I missd the giveaway but congrats to the lucky winners. I am following you now too and nice to gt to know you....Christine

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Christine, thank you! I'm sorry that you missed it too, but I am sure there will be another time.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Kathy, next time, you can use instead of those slips of paper :) Just a tip.

Lesa said...

Oh, poo but congrats to the winners!

Off to check out the swap party...

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi SJ, if I do this again and get a lot of people, I may give that a try. I just like doing it the old fashioned way sometimes. To hand write everybody's names helps me to remember who they are and to think about them. I even like handwriting envelopes at work. It may not look very professional, but I pray for our customers as I send them their bill!

luluslovlies said...

Woe Hoo , I'm the lucky winner and give your hubby a big Marilyn Hug, thank you Mr. Hubby for drawing my name and thank you Kathy for hosting the giveaway. I'm not sure how it works but let me know does it come in the mail?? Hugs and Blessing Marilou

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Marilou,

Thanks, I will give him a hug from you.

I'll write to you and tell you how to use it.

Hugs and blessings to you too!


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