Monday, October 13, 2008

What a great day for a Birthday party and my FIRST Giveaway!

Today was my birthday - and I turned 34! I came home from work today to find a big party set up in the dining room. My hubby had made my favorite dinner, Spaghetti, and also baked my all time favorite - Strawberry cake! Everything tasted amazing! The kids had decorated with Happy Birthday banners everywhere. I couldn't believe they had went to so much trouble! As soon as dinner was over, I couldn't wait to jump into the Strawberry cake! Literally! It had been sitting on the table in front of me the whole time so it seemed to be "taunting me" as I finished my spaghetti. They all sang Happy Birthday and each of the kids had their own funny card they had picked out for me. Of course, they both had something to do with being old but that was okay!
They bought me a huge bag filled with all of my favorite goodies! I got a huge bottle of bubble bath, lotions, hair accessories, and my favorite candies of all time . . . a box of Whoppers and a bag of Nerds! Do these people know me or what?! They said they bought me a bunch of stuff to pamper me since I won't take the time or money to pamper myself! It seems us moms always spend time taking care of everyone else, we put ourselves last. It was such a thoughtful gift!
After dinner, I quietly tip-toed off to the bathroom and took a very relaxing HOT bubble bath! I don't know how long I was in there but I was definately wrinkled when I got out!
As promised, I am hosting my very first blog giveaway today! I want to celebrate my birthday with all of you! I have some great fall items that I have included!
Included in this giveaway are 2 Candy Corn candles, a Autumn Blessings stitchery, and 3 prim pumpkins! A perfect Fall Gathering!
To enter my giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be entered once. If you would like more chances, you can post this giveaway on your blog and I will enter your name two more times. That's three chances to win!
If you do not have a blog, you can still enter . . . just leave your email address in my comments so that I can notify you if you are the winner!
I am going to keep this giveaway open for one week. I will draw the name of the winner at 8 pm (eastern time) on Monday, October 20th.
Good luck to all of you! Have a great week!
~Nicole~

65 friends had to say:

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!

I hope you had a great time!!

YEAH!!! Im the first to enter!!! Im heading to my blog now to share!

AnnaSam said...

Happy Birthday Nicole and thanks for the giveaway! I am posting it on my site. Have a blessed day!
Juanita

cynthialeedesigns said...

Happy Birthday Nicole!!
It sounds like you had a wonderful day. What a great present you are giving to all of us...to have a giveaway for your birthday. Love everything!! Someone will be so excited to win it...and I hope it is me.(hee-hee)
Have a great week.
Cindy

kim said...

enjoying your goodies!count me in and hope to hear from you soon:)
kim

Sandy said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you!!
It's great to spoiled once in ahwile.

Oh please enter me into your giveaway. What great items to be won :)

Sandy

Cindy B said...

Happy Birthday Nichole!
Your give away gifts are awesome...thanks for posting a giveaway..will add this to my site...cindy

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday Nicole!
What a sweet and special birthday from your hubby and kids!
Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway:)

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Nicole. What a great surprise. WTG hubby.

Please enter me in you drawing. I will post on my generous folks blog as well. Thank you for such wonderful goodies.

Raggedy Angel said...

Count me in and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Beth

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!! LOL I giggled at the part about the card saying something about being old. So young with so many miles left on you!! :-) I am glad your family treated you so special. You deserve it!!

Kath said...

HAPPY-HAPPY Birthday To YOU!!

What a nice birthday...

I would love to be entered!!! :) I will post this on my blog too.

*good Luck* everyone!!!


*hugs* to the 'birthday girl'!!!


-Kath

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm glad it was a good one and your family was so thoughtful! Sounds like a great time!
please enter me in your give away! Everything looks great!
Have a wonderful day!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday :) What a nice day you had! How thoughtful of your family :)

Have a wonderful day!

Leslie

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How sweet your family was to you...you are certainly loved but believe me not old at all:)

Please enter me in your giveaway, everything says FALL so well, I'll post it on my blog later today!
Rondell

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Happy Birthday, Nicole! Sounds like you have a wonderful family; they sure know how to throw a party!

Julie said...

Please enter me--I would love to win!! happy Birthday to you. Julie

millerhomestead said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! I would love to be entered into your great give away! I also posted it on my blog. God bless, Jamie

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~Judy~ said...

Happy Birthay to YOU! What a nice and thoughtful family you have. I would Love to win you give away. Please enter me. I do not have a blog but here is my e-mail:
judithapoulos@aol.com

Thanks!

Mamadoc said...

Happy Happy Birthday :) Hope it is a good one :)

Alison said...

Happy Birthday!! Please enter me in your giveaway.

Thanks!
Alison

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday!

countrygirl3031 said...

Happy Birthday Nicole! Sounds like your family treated you like a queen...that's awesome!

Count me in for your giveaway..sounds lovely!

Hugz,
Michele

basketsnprims said...

Happy Birthday! Your giveaway is awesome & I would love to be entered. Thanks. ~ Pam

Tina said...

Well, Happy Birthday!!! and thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway.
Blessings to you
T

Tina said...

I just listed your giveaway on my blog
www.theartfullife-tina.blogspot.com
Thanks again
T

Farmchick said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLE!!!!!

Sign me up for your giveaway--everything looks perfect!!!

Thanks for stopping by and signing up for my giveaway!!!

~Tania

Katy said...

Happy Birthday!!!! :)
How sweet of you to share a giveaway with US on your birthday!!! :)

I would love to be entered! Thank you so much for the chance! :)

Trudy said...

Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Sorry that Dear Hubby didn't pick your name, but I will be having another draw next month!
I would love a chance to win your birthday giveaway..how generous you are.

Wooly hugs,
Trudy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi...I just wanted to let you know that I posted your giveaway on my blog:)
Rondell

April said...

Please enter me in your giveaway...happy birthday, by the way!!

theprimitivebucket said...

Happy Birthday Jenn, what a nice day you sound like you are having!! And what nice gifts you are giving away in honor of your day!!! I'll put a pic on my blog also and spread the word!!
Have a great day!!
Joleen

That Good Part said...

I'm new to the Prim blogs...but I've seen your give~away at nearly every one...so I thought...oh go for it...

Please enter me!

I look forward to reading here~~

Be blessed!♥

WYLaurie said...

Happy Birthday!! :)

Laurie

Laurieheap@yahoo.com

cpullum said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
Happy Birthday!!!!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Char said...

would love to be entered into your wonderful giveaway!...thanks girlie!

Kathy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you! What a great time you had. I'm going to post on my blog now.

Tommy or Helen said...

Well, Birthday Girl, it sounds like you had a great day! And it is very nice of you to have a giveaway to celebrate the occasion. Please include me in your drawing.

Helen
tomhelrea@yahoo.com

Merrie. said...

Happy Birthday Nicole and thanks for visiting my blog; I love taht song and can't wait til it comes out on CD! Please pick me in the drawing!!!! I love your taste and you always have such good things I willpost it on my blog too!!!! I wish I were there to eat that cake with you; it sounds so good; who made it? Tell Cain hello! Merrie

Tammy said...

Hey Nicole, Me again. I just wanted to let you know that I have an award for you on my blog. come on over and check it out.

mjnauert said...

Ok, Ok, I have never been a part of a give-away, so here goes! I found your blog through one of your followers, which happens to be one of my followers...anyway. Happy Birthday to another wonderful Libra. Are you one of those balanced or unbalanced ones? Love the blog, and I be watching it now.
Sincerely,
Monica

theprimitivebucket said...

Nicole, I am so sorry I for some reason put Jenn on YOUR Birthday posts!!! I am so sorry, I corrected it on my blog!! tee hee!!! I think I was crusing to many blog this morning!! Hope you had a great day!!! NICOLE!!!!

Joleen

aussie gardening in America said...

Count me In and I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

rhondastextiles said...

I love your blog. I have never entered any giveaways until today. Happy Birthday. Aren't families great!
Rhonda

Wendy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What great Fall goodies you have! Please enter me in your great giveaway!!! Have a great day!~Wendy

sonyadawn33 said...

Happy Birthday to you. That same day hppened to be my mothers birthday to. What a day to be celebrated!! I love that you want to share your bithday with us. Thank you. I hope you had a great day and a Blessed year.

Kindra said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you were pampered greatly by your family. :)

Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway! I will be posting it on my blog! Have a super day!

CricketwoodPrimsandGardens said...

Happy Birthday, congrats on your first giveaway. Celebrate in a special way.

Carrie

Jenna said...

Ooh, so much fun - Happy bday!

jashaw (at) coe.edu

Lauren said...

Hi Nicole - I don't think I've ever been to your blog before but its great! Happy birthday to you a little late:) What a sweet giveaway...I'll post it on my blog too! I would certainly love to win...Monday is my anniversary - what a great gift that would be haha! I'm an NC girl too just so you know - maybe I'll be able to come by your shop sometime..I love visiting new places! I'm glad I found you and I'll be back for sure! <3Lauren

Amber said...

Oh, happy birthday!

The candy corn candles are so sweet!

What a very generous giveaway!

lindanuts said...

Hi, Nicole--frequent visitor, first time commenter.
Happy birthday! Oh, to be 34 again...*sigh*
Your dh sure knows how to please!

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Great Blog!

Carolyn
thebarberbunch.blogspot.com
shelt28@yahoo.com

hondaray6 said...

Hope you had a happy happy! It sounds like you sure taught your family to have fun! Here's a pat on the back for the Mom who's raising them! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Sarah said...

Happy Belated Birthday and I would to be entered in the drawing!

Susan said...

What a great giveaway. Would love to be entered. Thank you.

Happy Birthday!

cpullum said...

Happy Birthday!!! What great fall tems!!!!! Wow Love them all !!!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharon said...

Happy birthday to you.
I just popped over from Farmchick.
Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday! Please count me in... Such a sweet giveaway.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.

fiveoclocksomewherejewelry.blogspot.com/
tara[at!]fiveoclocksomewhere.us

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Train Wreck said...

61 comments! Wow I don't think I have 61 total for my whole blog! he he! I popped over from Merries, I love you Candy Corns and Punkins! Awesome Good luck with your contest!

cornely_84 said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it was great!! Please enter me I would LOVE to have all of these wonderful things!! I also posted this on my blog!!

Allison said...

Happy Birthday! What cute giveaways you have.

Debra said...

OMG I almost missed this! It sounds like you had a great birthday! Nice to know someone really loves you isn't it! That is the best gift of all!