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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

and the winner is...

I had over 80 entries for my "Bonne Année" Giveaway! To be considered an "entrant" into the giveaway, you would have needed to post a comment on my blog or purchased an item from my website, after December 3rd. To pick a winner, I printed out each entrant's took six sheets total!

Susan Shirley and Paula Clare had the best odds! They were each entered several times...Susan purchased lots of holiday items from my website, and Paula Clare posted several comments on my blog! Thanks to both of you!
I cut up each entrant's name, folded them and put them in a basket...
My husband, Josh, was super excited to pick the winner. I blindfolded him just to be fair!
drum roll please...
The very lovely, Julie, from Fabulous Finds Studio! Congrats Julie! I hope that you enjoy all of the lovely goodies and have a fantastic and fabulous New Year's! Thank you again to everyone who participated...and look for more fun giveaway's from us in the future!

In other news...I've been doing TONS of baking lately...and have been obsessed with chocolate covered "anythings"...including almond and pretzel clusters! I put toffee on some of the pretzel clusters...
I visited my sister, Angela's home the other night to see her holiday decor. Angela is 23 and actually only lives 2 houses down from me...which is so much fun! We are so alike in so many ways...but COMPLETE opposites when it comes to decorating! Angela prefers anything new, modern, dark brown, or black. She prefers simplicity to clutter (I wish I could get some of this trait...but it just doesn't work for me...I love my things too much!).

This is her first year of having her own tree, so she purchased everything new: I loved this little penguin she got at Pier One...part of their "Woodland Creatures," she said.
Another difference between us is that Angela is not a procrastinator like me ;) She already has most of her gifts wrapped up nicely under her tree. I haven't even gotten one thing yet if you can believe it! I guess I need more "pressure" (like Christmas Eve or something?)...haha!
Well...I hoped you enjoyed seeing who won our giveaway and taking a trip to my sister's home! Happy Holidays everyone!


Natasha Burns said...

Congrats to lukcy Julie!
Love the look of those choc pretzel clusters, YUMMMMMMMMMMM

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Thank you so much, Alice! I am so excited to be chosen as the winner and I can't wait to receive my fabulous goodies!!!

Your sister sounds a lot like MY sister. She loves a modern look and her house looks like it's from a Crate and Barrel catalog! She always mails her Christmas cards early and I am lucky to get mine out at all :-(
Thanks again!

NAME: CIELO said...

ahhh, those brownies looks sooo good; and let me tell you--that Josh looks even better! (blink).

In case it gets crazy the next days and we don't get to meeting up here before the weekend, let me wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season and Many Blessings in the New Year!


Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

Congratulations Julie! What a wonderful giveaway to win.