Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My giveaways!

I would like to hold a special set of giveaways in honor of my oldest daughter who turns 17 tomorrow.
I will be offering 3 prize packages - you can enter one, two or all three....
you need to specify in the comments section which package you are interested in.

This is set #1

This is set #2

This is set #3

1. If you can post one comment telling me a special memory of when you or your daughter or niece turned 17. I will give you one entry.

2. If you are a follower or become one. I will give you one entry. (you do not have to if you do not want to)

3. Post to your blog. I will give you one entry.

There is a total of 3 entries per person. Entries will be only counted when posted to this post.

**UPDATE** Guess putting an end date would be a good idea... LOL
Let's say the end date is November 7th!!! Good luck!

This drawing is now closed.


Cindi J said...

HI Alyssa,

I think I would like package #1~If I am seeing the photos right #2 & #3are past issues of Cross Stitch & Country Crafts (?) .. I have 5 or 6 years of this magazine and LOVE them..but don't need a second set!

Cindi J said...

I have your giveaways posted on my blog!

Cindi J said... I had 2 boys, I couldn't tell you what it would be like to have a daughter. My youngest son just turned 30 and back in the days before the 3D ultrasounds, I was told I was having a girl! Imagine my surprise when I had a Robbie instead of a Katie!

When I was 17, I had my first REAL boyfriend. We actually met when he was a Senior and I was a Sophmore..we dated for about a year and about 2 months before I graduated H.S. he moved to New York City and broke my heart !! I still love him :( . but that time between 17 & 18 was a wonderful time...

Anonymous said...

What a nice tribute to your daughter. I did not have girls...but do have 2 sons. Whne my youngest turned 17, I was me it marked a time that would mean he would be going more his own way, spending less time with me. To my wonderful surprise, we became very close as he became a young man of his own. He is now 37 and alothough we live far apart, we are close. I have been very lucky to have him and my daughter-in-law in my life. If I should by some off chance win, #2 would be nice....I am also a follower.

gracie said...

Oh my, what did I do, my post is the one marked anonymous!!!! Please mark me in!

alyssa_marie80 said...

You have a very beautiful daughter :) Turning 17. Oh my! My only daughter is only 8 months old so I have a way to go.

My favorite memory of when I was 17....I was doing my co-op in a retirement home. While I was there I made many elderly friends, but there was one lady that really drew me in. She would tell me stories upon stories about growing up in the "good ole days" and how hard it was coming from a family of 11 and having nothing. She said all she ever dreamed of was going to a high school dance. So us volunteers decorated the common room like a high school dance the best we could like it would of been in the "good ole days" we pooled together and bought her a nice dress and even had one of the older gentlemen from the home ask her to be his "date" to the dance. He gave her a corsage and everything. It turned out to be a wonderful night. At the end of the night she told me thank you, she would remember it forever. When I went in the day, they told me she had passed away in her sleep. I was sad, but happy to know that she got something she had always dreamed of! I still stop by the retirement home now and again and do various activities with the seniors, there is still one living there from when I did my co-op 16 years ago :)

I am a follower of your blog and I'm on my way to post it on my blog as well as add it to my sidebar!!

Blu said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!

I'd love to be entered for all three giveaways please. I'm a follower.

I'd have to be insanely precocious to have a 17 year old! But when I turned 17, I celebrated by checking out 50 books from the public library (the maximum allowed) and spent the weekend reading.

Jade said...

Happy Birthday to the young lady! I would love to be entered in any of the giveaways, but if I had to pick one, I'd choose #2. I'm a follower. I have no special memories of that day (my own daughter is only 6), but I shared a photo with my cake on my blog.

Jodie said...


When I was 17, as every other year, my Mom asked what kind of cake I wanted. This particular year I wanted the chocolate wafter/dream whip cake my Grandma used to make. Sooo my Mom sets to work on this cake but got totally carried away, bought too much stuff and ended up making a giant pyramid shaped cake that looked like an iceberg!

I'm a follower, and all three look great!

Happy Birthday to your daughter :-)

Pike said...

Package 1 would be the one for me!
Memories, oh memories - at 17 I was allowed to go to a concert (local bands) and some of the boys were also at my school... We were the devoted admirers :)

Pirjo from Finland

Oh, I'm now a follower too and posted on my sidebar!


joyceclark said...

When my daughter (now 39) was 17, she was a senior in high school.
She was in the drill team and was always smiling and making others around her smile as well.
Please enter me in all three giveaways. I am a follower of yours, always enjoying your words and pictures. What a sweet daughter you have.
my email is in Texas.

Janet said...

When my daughter was 17 she was on the varsity soccer team. My favorite memory is when they unexpectedly asked her to be goalie. She had just had her nails done for the prom that evening and there she was, trying to stop the ball without breaking a nail. I still smile when I remember

chrisstitches said...

Please enter me for set#1. I love Thomas Kinkade.
Happy Birthday to your daughter.
I graduated at age 17 so that is a happy memory for me.
Chris B.

jennilynn said...

I have become a follower but have read your blog when updates are posted on ILCS yahoo group. Any of the options for prizes are fine with me. I posted a blog about your giveaway and now my memory.
When I was 17 I got my first car. It was a birthday present from my parents. It was a silver Nova. I owned it for a little over a year.

Jennifer B.

♥ Nia said...

Hi!! I'm Nia from Portugal, I'm a new follower :)
Please, count me in ;)

♥ Nia said...

Something special? Definitely my trip to Paris, when I was 17!! :D
I spent 10 days in the most romantic city in the world, 2 days in Eurodisney uhuuuuu I had a blast! :D

♥ Nia said...

And for a third entry, I posted on my blog sidebar ;)
I'll be happy to win any of the choices! :D

Gislene Ellery said...

Hello! I`m Gislene from Brazil and a new follwer! I love the set#2!
A special memory when i was 17 is the first time a act. It was simple play in my school, but it was realy special. I was a nun, Mazarello. I almost turned in a real nun, but... It wasn`t my vocation.

Paula said...

Alyssa . . . I shall try to get everything into this one comment . . Hum, no daughters, lived quite a ways away from the neices when they turned 17 and it has been 42, almost 43 years since I turned 17.

So, let's see . . are there any memories from my 17th year? I am 100% sure that when I turned 17, in Janury, I would have been eagerly anticipating an quick end to my junior year so I could get through my senior year and get college started. Now, I wished everything had slowed down . . .but like all teenagers, i wanted to be an adult as fast as possible.

I shall post your give awayto my blog as soon as I sign out here and start following you too.

\0\ paula

Paula said...

I KNEW I would forget something . . . #3 please . . I need more mags to read AND will LOVE to see if they are ones that I had prior to thinking I would never X-stitch again and threw almost everything away . . . THANK HEAVENS for cataract removal and lens implants . . I can X-stitch again and am having to re-build my pattern stash 0{

\0/ paula

Anonymous said...

I would pick #1 of ur giveaway. When I was 17, I enjoyed working at Lake Louise, Alberta during the summer. It was lovely to watch the tourists come to the chateau, walk through the glaciers, walked up the mountains and up to the beehive cafe, and a variety of people coming from different countries. This was also my first experience of working at a resort. I still have many good memories. I think I am also a follower of ur blog.

My blog is


Dinny Ristinia said...

Hi.. I'm Dinny from Indonesia.., please count me in :)
I'm a new follower, and I post about this giveaway on my sidebar..


Dinny Ristinia said...

Forgot to tell you.. I love set #1 :D

Donna's Stitching said...

On my 17th birthday my mom made me a cake wirth purple frosting and purple decorations because I love purple. I am a follower of your blog I would love set number 1 tell your daughter Happy Birthday

Lyssa said...

Formally alyssa_marie80..

I forgot to mention that I would like to entered for #2. They are all great, but I dont want to be greedy :)