I can be cool too!

Dun-na-na-na-naaa-naaaaaaaaaaa, dunnnn-dun-dun-dun-dunnn  (Graduation theme).

Even though I am not really graduated, because I still have my internship, I was still able to participate in the ceremony and officially walk. It was really surreal to finally "graduate".

I remember first coming to BYU-I six years ago and being a doe-eyed freshman. I know what you are thinking: Hey, aren't people supposed to go to college for 4 years? Yes. Yes, they are but my professors told me I was special and that I needed, ah, I mean, wanted me to stay for an additional two years.

For the last 6 years of my life, homework, registering for classes, taking tests, and planning for next semester  has been all that I have known. So the other night, as I sat in complete confusion as to what I should fill my time with now that I no longer have school, I figured I should become more wife-y and motherly. And what else on this earth is more motherly than blogs? I daresay, nothing. Breastfeeding? Nope. Giving birth? Not even close. Raising successful children that have essential skills needed to be prosperous throughout life? No way. Blogs are where it's at when it come to motherhood. You're just not a good mother if you don't write/follow blogs.

I began to surf and realized that the next best thing to a blog are blog giveaways. How awesome is it that people give away free crap that you might want to store next to your other crap?! So awesome, that's how much. That night, I probably entered 20 giveaways ranging from a Dyson vacuum (no way I'm going to win that) to ad space to jewelry to stuff that I can't even remember. It became addicting!

Then I though, Why don't I host a giveaway? Maybe I'll get more readers and my readers may get a prize. Everybody wins! Except for the losers because they, well, lose.

Then I thought, no one is going to want to host a giveaway on a blog with 19 followers to which one of the followers is the author herself. I'm not sure how that happened and I don't really know how to stop it. I'm following myself and it's a bit scary.

So what I can do is craft. I'm a pretty swell crafter and a pretty mean vinylist. When it comes to vinyl, I'm a master. I can weed a calendar faster than the machine that cuts it. That's how it's done! Therefore, I want to share my love and host a giveaway with something from my Etsy shop.

By far, the most popular thing I sell are these:

"Blossoming Vinyl Calendar"

They are personalized vinyl calendars that can be custom made to fit your family in any way. Seriously, any way you want! The vinyl is applied to the back of the glass so that you can erase it without worrying if you are going to take the vinyl with it. I *think* I currently have 15 designs to choose from. How's that for variety?

So I am giving away 1 customized vinyl calendar of your choice.


Required Entry:
Follow this blog & comment. 


Additional Entries:
Go to my shop and tell me which calendar you would choose if you won.
Tweet about the giveaway & leave the link in comment.
 Post this giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment.
Pin this giveaway and leave the link in comment.

*Each count as 1 entry

A winner will be chosen at random from random.org on April 16th, 2012 which means that you have until April 15th, 11:59PM to enter. You must be 18 years or older to enter yaddayaddayadda.

May the odds be ever in your favor! 
See what I just did there?
a Rafflecopter giveaway

24 comments:

Jenna said...

Oh yeah, baby! I need that calendar!

And congratulations, Jessica.

(P.S. I'm following myself, too. I have no idea how. Oh well ... ?)

Jenna said...

Um, I also Facebooked. http://www.facebook.com/jennabohenna

But I'm confused ... do I need to go through this Rafflecopter thingamajigger?

Sankat said...

OH yay! I got one of these calendars a few years ago, but we moved and it got lost...before I could even put it in my frame...so I have a frame all ready and waiting for it.
PS. Jessica, I was in your Mom's ward, my awesome Russian cousin's initials are L.W. (and L.W., and a few more). Excited to follow your blog!
Boy, I sure hope I got the right person :D. I just remember the cute name of your store.

Ladytink_534 said...

I like the Bonny Vinyl Calendar. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lillea said...
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Lillea said...

following on GFC as Lillea.

This would be very useful to have. :)

contactlillea at gmail dot com

whirlofwings said...

I would love to have that calender. It would be so useful!

GFC: Kristen N.
kgn1588@gmail.com

Kristen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! New follower via google friend connect :)

krileong at gmail dot com

Adriana Marshall said...

Great giveaway! I would love to get a calendar from you :)

Adriana Marshall said...

I would love to have the weekly calendar!!!! But I have to say everything I saw on your shop is super cute. You are very talented!

The Zoo said...

Hilarious post.

Congratulations on the (almost) graduation.

I too just posted my first giveaway and I'm giving away coupons (I'm not even handy but I am a Mom that blogs so that has to count for something).

Any hoo, I'm Canadian and like all things crafty (I'd like to think I am myself, NOT) and was wondering if I could enter (please email me if I can). I am over 18 (smile). If not, I totally understand. If it's shipping to the Great White North, I could mail, it to my Dad in Florida.

Either way, I really enjoyed your blog and now follow (you're up to 43 followers!).

Feel free to check mine out and/or follow.

Regards, Sarah
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

The Zoo said...

Thanks for making it open to Canadians! I like this
http://www.etsy.com/listing/93216960/woodland-vinyl-calendar

journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com
http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

Robin said...

Thanks for a great giveaway :] & congrats on almost being done with school!

Kat of EmKatCreations said...

Thanks for such a lovely giveaway. Your work is beautiful!

Kate said...
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Kate said...

Oooh, yeah, I'm totally going to win this I can feel it! haha, I posted it to my facebook, blog, twitter, and pinterest! :)

Kate said...

Here are the links to my posts:

http://scrapperkate.blogspot.com/2012/04/vinyl-calendar-giveaway.html

http://katemower.blogspot.com/2012/04/vinyl-calendar.html

http://www.facebook.com/k8mower

https://twitter.com/#!/mowerphoto

http://pinterest.com/pin/279926933058912127/

Oh, and I couldn't see any styles on your etsy site... it said it wasn't up

Gena said...

I like the Jots and Tittles calendar... as well as all your other creations! Great job!

Nice to meet you!

ubrewme@yahoo.com

Jenndiggy said...

Love this. Follow as jenndiggy

Holly S. said...

I follow you via Blogger (GFC) as Holly S.
hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com
Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie said...

I love your blog post....made me laugh as I have just recently came across bloghop giveaways and am addicted. I also have a small little blog, of which I follow too! Thanks for the giveaway and for making me smile. Congrats on graduation too!

CRichman said...

gfc follower
crichmanfreebies@gmail.com

latanya said...

gfc follower

vnovak1 said...

Love the calendars. I am followoing on gfc but forgot to add my name. Hope it gets picked up here. Thanks for the generous giveaway...