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Thursday, August 27, 2009

All that and a box of chocolate

Once upon a time I entered a giveaway. I was intrigued by the prize. The brilliant blogger, Cassie, promised to make a totally customized and unique gift for the winner. She would create this mystery prize based solely on information she would pull from the winner's blog. I was hooked, and I played, and I won!

My box arrived on Monday and I eagerly tore into it. Wanna know what I got?

There was literally something for everyone in the box:

For Emily: Let me introduce you to Michael Paul (brother of Michelle Paul). Emily was over the moon when she found Michael. And when I told her he wouldn't rot? That was the smile I got.



For Rachel and the Beaver McBun (aka the stupid rabbit): There were rabbit treats. Rachel is speculating that these blueberry treats are to rabbits what chocolate is to a PMS'ing woman. Next time McBeav has another false pregnancy we'll know just what to do.

Honestly, The Beav was more interested in chowing on Michael, the coconut, but Emily stopped short of letting The Beav actually chew it.


For Abby: There was some Immodium AD. Now Abby can eat fruit until she is ready to explode (and, yeah, I wrote it that way on purpose.) and the Immodium will keep her "safe."

Unfortunately, Abby has lost all of her top front teeth. What she really needed were some dentures. I don't think she could chomp into that peach if her life depended on it.


And for Hannah: A plastic snake with which to torture mommy! It's already been in my shoe, in my bed, and flung into the shower at me causing soap to get in my eyes.

Yeah. Good times. Hannah is lucky she can run really fast.

And for me? I got a rockin' t-shirt. I mentioned that getting my kids moving in the morning was like herding turtles and I also came to a complete stop in the middle of the road to save our friendly turtle, Freaker. This shirt is brilliant.


The only person in this house the brilliant blogger didn't take care of was hubs! I started to feel badly that he was so obviously left out of the gift bonanza. For a fleeting moment I felt sorry for him. But then I shook it off as I realized that living with the fabulousness that is KathyB! is more than any mortal male could ever fully appreciate... and so Cassie was just quitting while she was ahead.

Life is really good sometimes. I got a box full 'o goodies in the mail AND I get to sit with my laptop and a glass of wine and talk trash without any chance of somebody calling me on it.

I love this blog.

And thanks again to Cassie for the awesome goodies.
We've had a blast and I truly appreciate it.

59 comments:

LadyFi said...

Wow - that is a fantastic box of goodies.. That Cassie is a mind-reader or what?

I love the snake and the T-shirt, but most of all, I'm so happy that Michael Paul will not rot!

Cassie said...

Glad you liked your goodies :o)

ScoMan said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway and Cassie that really is a fantastic prize.

Well done to both of you.

Kristina P. said...

That shirt is awesome!

Lindy said...

Very cool idea...

"living with the fabulousness that is KathyB!" - so true.

A Mom on Spin said...

Is she running another contest? 'Cause I'm the next winner if she is. . .

confused homemaker said...

those are the.best.prizes.ever.

seriously brilliant & so customized.

Tammy Howard said...

Wow! Cassie is a listener, isn't she? Cool prizes!!!

Jane said...

That is SO cool! Congratulations! I'd love that t-shirt for a dear friend/neighbor of mine. She's a turtle herder, too!

Nana said...

Presents and talking trash is what this life is all about!! Congratulations on some really swell gifts!! Give the snake to the rabbit.

Debbie said...

Now that is a box of goodness! What a thoughtful prize. I am loving that shirt.

for a different kind of girl said...

I love all the dramatic gift-receiving interpretations! What a fun prize!

Juls said...

Awesome! :) You're so hilarious, the t-shirt is too good! What a thoughtful box of treats!

Danielle said...

So awwesome. That sounds like the best contest prize ever.

Grand Pooba said...

Geez, who is this Cassie girl and how do i get her to send me stuff!

Becca said...

What a GREAT idea she had. I love it! It looks like you all had a blast with it as well. I love the shirt. It made me laugh!

Becca

Mary K Brennan said...

What great gifts Kathy. Cassie really took the time to get to know all of you. Gotta love that t-shirt.

ck said...

That coconut is pretty freakin' awesome.

ck said...

That coconut is pretty freakin' awesome.

The Good Cook said...

LOVE the shirt!

I think Cassie is a genius.

Nap Warden said...

Yay! Fun stuff:)

beth said...

what fun! your girls are absolutely adorable, by the way!

peewee said...

Who is this Cassie person and why doesn't she read MY blog?

oh, I take that back. I don't wanna get a pair o granny shoes in the mail.

Jen said...

that is awesome. what a great idea for a give away and to get to know someone.

Grant said...

In case you decide to give away prizes, please be aware that I like tiny Japanese women.

ymK said...

I am so glad Micheal Paul is there to stay. What amazing prizes! Cassei, please come read my blog too.

Tsquared417 said...

That is awesome!! I may have to steal that idea!!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

That might just be the best box-o-prizes ever. Michael is my favorite part.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Now that is the best box'o'goodies ever! Brilliant thinking by Cassie - and so cool that you won because it made it fun for us to see, too! ;)

faemom said...

Those are some cool prizes. You're a lucky gal. Of course, you deserve it.

Dan said...

Too cool -- I had only heard about the prizes but didn't actually get to see them before Cassie sent them. Way to go, Cas!

TheKitchenWitch said...

Cool box-o-booty you got there, Kathy B! Love the variety there!

Laoch of Chicago said...

I love the bunny!

WhisperingWriter said...

Great stuff!

I love your shirt :)

blueviolet said...

Now that was fun! And cute!

♥ Braja said...

Where's MY chocolates?!!!

passions and soapboxes said...

Oh I am so jealous. Cassie nailed it perfectly. Michael Paul looks a little more like Grampa Paul.lol

Stephanie Faris said...

How SWEET. I love the T-shirt!

Susie said...

Congrats on your win!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow!! Super cool stuff! Congratulations!!!!!

CynthiaK said...

What a fabulous package! Way to go, Cassie! Totally fun.

Oh, and my perspective is that by providing all of the females in the house with goodies, thus making them all happy, she gave hubs the ultimate gift - a house full of contented women! What more could a husband and father want?!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

How fun and what great pictures!!!!

Gibby said...

That is AWESOME!!! I am totally digging Michael Paul. Brilliant!

Unknown Mami said...

What a thoughtful giveaway!

Cassie said...

Holy cow Kathy B !!! I have gotten TONS of traffic from all your friends over on my blog. My total doubled yesterday. I may have to send you more stuff :o)

Hit 40 said...

I heart your family!! Getting you a personalized tshirt!!!! Very nice.

FranticMommy said...

I totally get the turd of hurtles, I mean...herd of turtles thing. My kids are the same way. They should have slowing moving vehicle triangles on their butts.
Great goodie box!

the ungourmet said...

What a great box of goodies! The snake is too funny! ;0)

Heidi said...

Wow all those treats are wonderful. I love the shirt and I am particularly fond of the coconut head, as I had one a long time ago. It didn't wear glasses though. Probably didn't need them.

Justin Narin said...

That is really thoughtful of Cassie, glad you liked the goodies.


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Cheffie-Mom said...

How fun!! I'm off to check out Cassie's blog!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Cassie is briliant.

Helen McGinn said...

Cracking goodies! x

Jenni Jiggety said...

LOVE that t-shirt! LOL!

Great prizes!

Michele said...

Just chiming in here - love love love the t-shirt. So jealous.

Wifey said...

How awesome! I love that your daughter got another coconut! Are you going to let her take it to the store?

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

countryfriedmama said...

What a creative, thoughtful prize!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like Michael Paul. One of the most creative prize packages I've ever seen.

msprimadonna67 said...

What a COMPLETELY COOL prize package!