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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I've Won So Many Wonderful Prizes Lately

Wow.  I seem to have been so lucky the last month as prizes are concerned.  I've also been hugely blessed with so many old and new friends being comforting and supporting for me as well as my Mother-in-law Nadine and Neil.  

I prefer to list giveaway wins in individual post but I am so far behind and rather than overwhelm my readers who I choose to refer to as friends, I thought I would post them all together.  I really hope y'all stop by and visit these wonderful giveaway sponsors because each of their blogs are wonderful and have so much to offer.  Who knows you may make a few new friends too.

First win  
is from Jeannie at Nonnas ScrapsShe participated as a host in the Halloween Blog Hop.  She made the cutest tee with her cricut.  *I want one so bad!!!

She's the nicest thing too.  Look at the cute card she sent.  Love it.   She also sent me a package of Fabric Transfer, which one of us can't use that?  I really want to use it on some pillows and aprons.  And she even added some bling with rhinestones and ribbon.  I got so excited that I put it all away before taking a photo.  I love winning or being gifted with craft items.  Makes me just want to get busy.  Thank you Jeannie!!!  Her blog is friendly and sweet and all warm and cozy for Thanksgiving so stop in and visit.

Second Win  

is from Hope at Pixie Ponderings. Hope describes herself as a artist and a stay at home mom transplanted from the wilds of Northwest Arkansas to rural Lincolnshire in Eastern England. That's quite a big change if you asked me. Well Hope had a giveaway just because.  I like those. I was the lucky "just because" winner and won one of her own handcrafted creations.  It actually seems perfect for this Florida girl.  It also makes me think of my very first blog swap which was with  Sarah of  The Gypsy Mermaid.  Sorry Sarah this one's mine.  Hee-hee.  You're going to like Pixie too.  She's been so sweet just popping in and leaving up lifting comments for me to get through this tough time.  Boy don't comments from thoughtful people just make everything better.  Thank you hope!

Third Win 
This win is from Kathryn @ Creations With Kathryn.  She sent me a terrific box full of crafty goodness, much more than I expected.  It was much more than I expected.  I'm thrilled to finally have my own copic markers, she sent me "6"!!!  Tons of wonderful scrapbooking  papers and pages.  Lots with 2 sides.  Oh' am I gonna have fun with all this.  There was even a pumpkin punch and lots of stickers, transfers and embellishments.  You'll want to go by and visit Kathryn and see her beautiful creations.

Fourth Win
 Here's a win that I not only could use but need to use.  Stacy @ Survey Junkie had a huge giveaway going on with lots of prizes and I won a bottle of New Cystex® Liquid Cranberry Complex with Proantinox®!  
And let me tell you why I was so happy to win.  By now I'm sure you know that my MIL was admitted to the hospital for acute UTI infection.  They are extremely hard on older people.  They don't even have any symptoms or at least they don't seem to recognize them.  It can be pretty serious and even cause hallucinations as they did in the case of my MIL.  It's hard for me to image them not being able to know they got an infection because I have had 2 this year and I panic at the first signs of them.  As soon as I know it's coming (blame it on my coca-cola and lack of water) I hurry to the store and buy the Cystex tablets.  They are better than the cranberry tablets and really work great.  When you get an infection you are supposed to start drinking cranberry juice immediately to help.  I hate cranberry juice and just can't do it.   But check out this new product Cystex has come up with, the New Cystex® Liquid Cranberry Complex with Proantinox®.

Cystex is the trusted urinary health brand that has helped millions of women manage the pain and discomfort of urinary tract infections. While anyone at any age can get a UTI, women are more prone to them ( 60% of women will experience a UTI ) and of those women who experience this infection, 40% will have another.. Millions of women will have multiple infections.
Those most prone to recurring UTIs now have a great, new option to help with infection prevention and boosting urinary tract health* without needing to drink all that cranberry juice!

Safe and effective, and clinically-proven to help prevent urinary tract infections from recurring. New Cystex® Liquid Cranberry Complex with Proantinox® provides powerful urinary tract protection in just one tablespoon daily - more than cranberry pills or cranberry juice! This pleasant-tasting, unique blend is more than just cranberry concentrate - its proprietary formula also contains D-Mannose, inulin, bromelain and vitamin C - a combination designed to boost bladder health. Cystex Liquid Cranberry Complex with Proantinox also has a higher absorption rate than cranberry tablets, provides 17 times more proanthocyanidins (PACS)¹, is lactose-, gluten- and sugar-free, and is just one calorie per tablespoon.

$9.99 1 tbsp = 8 glasses of cranberry juice

Fifth Win

Elizabeth at Deal Friends is sending me the new Trivial Prusuit Steal card game.  I haven't received it yet but can't wait.  I know we're going to have a ball playing this.  I was going to send this to my sons family as one of their Christmas gifts but it may be to old for the grandchildren and I would love to have it so we'll see.  Thanks Elizabeth for hosting such a fun giveaway!  She has a blog with all the latest giveaways so be sure to visit Elizabeth and tell her I said hi.

Sixth Win 
Sweet Doni @ Faith, Grace, and Crafts had a giveaway celebrating her 100th post and yippee for me, I won!  I love all the vintage goodness that she put together. 
Isn't that flower box gorgeous?  I've been so in love with Aqua or green/blue color this year.  There were all so 5 different size crystals from an old chandelier, a vintage makeup box and a vintage powder box.  Got to love all that.  What about that beautiful fall themed handkerchief?  Don't you just love the china plate with the transferred cross-stitched flowers? And what about the lovely lace doilies she's included too. There's a precious collection of gentile vintage postcards.  Lots of the cutest little glass bottles with stoppers, perfect for making jewelry.  And she even included the pretties pink rocks I've ever seen.  Pop over to Faith, Grace & Crafts and get acquainted with Doni and sure you'll feel welcomed as soon as you get there.

7th Win
Kodak Gallery Halloween Book

This is the first time I've ever entered a 48 hour giveaway.  You can't imagine my surprise when Blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell, contacted me saying that I won.  Yep, I was one of the 2 winners.  What a wonderful prize.  I haven't received it yet and it will be to late to have the Halloween book made but it would be great to have a Thanksgiving or Christmas book made.  What a great treasure to keep.  I'd love to have one made for all the big celebrations or holidays in our lives.  Thanks Blueviolet for such a wonderful keepsake gift!   A Nut in a Nutshell is a great blog with  lots of giveaways and reviews.  And she's another thoughtful blogger. 

Can you believe it?  What a wonderful month of giveaways.  It's been so rough here lately and these were certainly bright spots in my day.  Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who host these fun giveaways and to all the fine companies that sponsor them.  It's not only the wonderful prizes but all the new bloggers I meet and get to know.

Have you won something lately?  I'd love to hear about it.  Please leave a comment and lets us all know.

Hugs and Happy Hump Day....Tracy :)



  1. WOW congrats on all your wonderful winnings how lucky can you get some pretty neat things enjoy!

  2. Not sure how you do it ~ but That's Great, I had heard about that Cystex stuff, glad you had it posted, I will pass along to my daughter & niece....
    btw, could you email me your Address~

  3. Congrats to you! I won a tonka truck and play-doh set today! Yesterday I won a sweat shirt.
    Come enter my giveaway for Itunes and a 50 dollar GC to LuLu Lemon.

  4. Can I just say WOW?!?! That's incredible, Tracy! I recently won a pair of earrings. I don't enter giveaways very often... maybe I should start:)

  5. Wow, congratulations! That's so awesome!!!