Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Favorite Things Winner

I know you have all been waiting anxiously for this day... the day the winner of "A Few of My Favorite Things" giveaway is announced.

Before I announce the winner, let me just say thanks to all of you who took the time to read my blog and leave a comment.  I've "met" lots of fellow running/ fitness bloggers.  I'm looking forward to learning from each one of you!

Now... back to the giveaway winner annoucement.  I made this giveaway as scientifically sound as possible.  Each person who commented had the potential to earn up to three entries.  I used Sticky-Notes to write down each name based on the number of entries earned.  Most of you had three Sticky-Notes.

Mr. Big Stuff (my five year old) selected the instrument from which we would pull the lucky winner's name.  He decided a five-gallon Lowe's bucket would be best for the job.

Here is Mr. Big Stuff, shaking up the names... just to make it fair.

Here he is, pulling out a name. 
Note that his eyes are shut... again, to make it fair.

And the Winner is:

Oops... let's take a closer look.

And the Winner is:

Congratulations, Julie! 

Here is what you'll be getting in the mail... assuming the mail man or woman can make it through all that Minnesota snow to deliver it to your doorstep. 

As promised, a bottle of K2 Sunscreen* and Mission Organic Lip Balm
(in Strawberry and Pomegranate)

For fun, I threw in some Organic Honey Stinger Energy Chews (for those longer runs) and a cute running girl car sticker I got from Gypsy Runner at the Carlsbad Marathon Expo.
Obviously, I was banking on the odds that the winner would be a girl. 

*Julie, all I could find was the sunscreen with SPF 30... if you'd rather have the SPF 50, let me know and I will check out some other places. :)

It was lots of fun hosting my first giveaway!  Even my boys had fun.  In fact, Mr. Big Stuff insisted on keeping each and every one of the Sticky-Notes with your names on them.  He has been pretending to pull names out of the bucket all evening.  And you can be sure I'll think of each of you often, as I find little Blogger Friend Sticky-Notes all over the house.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I've been keeping up with your blogs but haven't had much time to comment.   I'm about three chapters behind* in my reading for my online Child Development class... once I get caught up there, I'll be able to read and comment on my Running Blogger Friends' posts again. 

*It's true that teachers make the worst students... in my case, anyway!


Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats to Julie! Too funny that he's still pulling out the stickies! What a great helper! :)

Jill said...

You're little boy is just adorable with that big ole bucket!! Haha. Have a great week running!

Michelle said...

Your son is so adorable! And, anything that keeps boys entertained for more than 5 minutes is tops on my list! I may have to try the bucket with a bunch of post its today!

ajh said...

Great way to keep your son entertained even if that wasn't the original intent. I love that running girl car sticker! How cute!

Bethany + Ryan said...

awww, your son is adorable! congrats to Julie! i love the honey stinger chews, they taste like candy! have a great week!

Julie said...

Hi Sara,
Thanks for drawing my name Mr. Big Stuff!!!! You look like such a good helper!! You are a very handsome young man:)

Thanks Sara, I never win anything and am very excited to be the winner of your favorite stuff:) I will e-mail when I get to work!!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats Julie! Your little guy is so cute!

April said...

Congratulations Julie!! Mr. Big Stuff is a cutie for sure!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Julie and an, "awwww" goes out to your son!

Molly said...

that's really cute, I thought he was going to fall in!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Congrats to Julie!

Cute pictures of your drawing. How funny you will be seeing those names around your house while he plays with them. Kids are such rays of sunshine!

X-Country2 said...

That helper is too cute.

Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

Your son is too cute!!!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway, it was fun!

Kelly said...

That is by FAR the best announcing of a giveaway winner I have seen yet! So adorable. No one can be mad they didn't win after how cute that was haha

Meg said...

Ok, Sara, that was the cutest give away session yet. Your little guy(ok, Big Stuff)looked so serious and capable. I love those little guys at this age. I hope your new job is going well and best of luck this weekend, have a FUN run!