Thursday, November 5, 2009

T*G(oodness)*I*F+ Contest Winners Announced

The Tales from Bloggeritaville 2010 Costume Contest has come to an end.  I want to thank everyone who entered. It's always fun to see all the costumes!  And my goodness, each year I am amazed at the work put into them. I think we all had our favorites this year. It was a close race and a fair race. The Tales from Bloggeritaville 2010 Costume Contest winners are as follows:
Best Adult Costume: "A" Dust Bunny (not to be confused with the Dust Bunny Hostage)
Best Children's Costume: Little Clown ("Bean")
Best Animal Costume: Inmate Puppy

And what is it that you win?Well let me just tell you.....

Al Malekovic is the creator of Country Bob's Sauce. I had the opportunity to sample and review Counrty Bob's sauce, a sauce that can be used on just about anything to eat! Country Bob's has so generously given the winners of  the children's and the animal costume contest  a Country Bob's Gift Basket.

Each Gift Pack Includes:1 Bottle of Original All Purpose Sauce,1 Bottle of Spicy All Purpose Sauce,1 Bottle of Barbecue Sauce,1 Container of Seasoning Salt as well as the  Country Bob's Cookbook. I myself own this cookbook. It feautres some wonderful recipes featuring The World's Greatest Sauce, as well as  The history of Country Bob, Inc. . But what I really appreciate about both the cookbook and Country Bob's Company is their steadfast stance on morals, values, family and most of all-God. Throughout the cookbook you will find inspiring scriptures for living an abundant life. This giftpack has a value Price of $28.95.

And guess what...Bob is so convinced-and generous that you will love Country Bob's Sauce too, that he is offering Tales from Bloggeritaville readers a bottle of sauce for free, check it out. Yes-everyone's a winner in this deal!
That's not all....
Penelope Poet has always been a wonderful friend and sponsor of Tales from Bloggeritaville.  If you haven't checked out the Penelope Poet website, you are missing out. Artist, Creator and Business Savy mom, Joanne Gouaux is the founder of this equisite jewlery line in which she handcrafts custom pieces that are-sheer wearable  poetry! Joanne has so generously given the winner of the adult costume contest a Nashelle's silk friendship bracelet. The bracelet  is hand braided from plush silk threads, laced with strands of delicate gold chain, and accented with a beautiful hand-hammered clasp made of recycled precious metal. This artisan bracelet celebrates the beauty and refined strength of friendship with a contemporary style in your choice of three earthy hues: camel, chocolate, or black. Each color choice lends itself to a feeling of chic simplicity and sophistication. Joanne has chosen for you, the camel color. Value-$72.00

Because the race was so tight between the adult contest winners (there was a 1vote difference between the two) Country Bob's agreed to give a gift basket to the runner up in the adult costume contest . That is Sarah Hinson aka Sarah "Palin". Sarah wrote about her costume that she wore for a Halloween party on her blog. You can read all about it here.

Congratulations to the Winners. If you will please email me your home mailing address so that I can have your prize shipped to you. Thanks to everyone that entered. You were really ALL winners in my book!
Sincere Thanks to the Tales from Bloggeritaville 2010 Halloween Costume Contest Sponsors:
Penelope Poet Unique Jewelry and Gifts
Country Bob's Sauce

I mentioned earlier this week that some folks had some problems getting through to vote. I am sorry for that.  I think it was isolated instances, but there were a few that did comment to say that.  I did try and do some things to my blog that I thought might help, though I am not a very computer literate person. I took off applications that I thought might make it slow. One of these was my play list. I have to tell you, I got so many emails regarding the removal of the music. I was quite surprised.  I know it's a split subject with many so when I first put music on my blog,long ago,  I put my list at the top of the page so that if you do not like the music you can press pause. Or simply turn your computer sound down. But again, I got so many emails regarding the removal of the  playlist, requesting to  "put it back up". Telling me that you like the music. Telling me that you "love the playlist selections, that is "It makes (you) happy." It makes you dance. Someone even emailed saying that they pop up my blog, and turn up the sound and do household chores, which made me laugh out loud. Ha! I love that! And I love music too, which is why I put it on my blog. I am glad that some of you find it so enjoyable.So today, since the Halloween contest is complete, I invite those of you that enjoy it, to sing along, turn up it and to stay awhile in Bloggeritaville. I always enjoy the company with friends!
Speaking of friends.....
Did you get a chance to visit all of the Thrifty Thursday participants yesterday? So many of you are so good to take the time and visit everyone, like the good party guest that you are. I appareciate that. Its fun, its interesting to see all the great finds and creative ideas and  the best part-making new friends and catching up with old ones!
Yesterday in making the rounds I came across some fabulous finds....I cannot share them all, but I did want to share a handfull.

Cindy of Cottage Instincts  shared a fabulous project on the cheap. Take a look what she created with gorilla Glue and tell me it wouldn't make awesome Christmas gifts? I see the cheesedomes at the Thrift often-as in everytime I go. With the additions that can be found easily, you have a priceless gift for someone special!

Jan at Bobby Pins Boardwalk gets the award for using the most skill. You will NOT beleive her thrifty creation....these custom made bookshelves. She walks her readers through the entire process over at her blog. I still am in shock!

And really, who IS Mamie Jane? Who IS this woman? Every week she is cranking out ingenious yet thrifty  ideas that I almost believe even I can do if I put my mind to it. This week she uses tennis brackets to make the cutest Christmas tree.

Yes, people. Tennis brackets! Before that, she used them in her Halloween decor.
Mamie Jane, I cannot help when I visit your blog to think back to my childhood days in vacation bible school. The arts and crafts lady at the VBS I attended always had the coolest things to make year after year. If I said I went to vacation bible school for the crafts each year, it wouldnt be a lie. But don't think ofr a moment I wasn't praising God for this crafty woman who made things fun. Honest the crafts were not textbook tiddlywash. They were amazing!!!!When I go to Mamie Jane's Blog, I think that  Jane could've very well have been the one teaching craft class (but I think she and I are about the same age so it's not possible) And Mamie Jane, perhaps you should teach crafting classes...I am ready to sign up! You astound me each week!I just adore you and your creativity, Jane! Mamie Jane, I bow to you!!!

I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, for Foodie Friday! There I am sharing a dish (by way of video) from a local restautant located in Helena, my hometown. The dish is Creole Pasta by 122 Tree Lane. It's simple, it's quick, its filling and its delicious. Oh-and it's authentic creole. The chef is from "Lu-ze-anna" and can cook up some food like nobody's business. I LOVE her cucumber's like my grandmother made it. Umm, memories. Anyway, drop by and educate yourself in some creole dishes.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! I truly appreciate you taking time from your bbusy day to stop byy, comment, email. I really do. I send the love right back at cha!
Sing*Dance* LIVE (really live)


jennifer said...

Yay for A Dust Bunny!!!! Woo Hoo! Dust Bunnies rock! Go Laura Go Laura OOOH OOOH Go Laura!

I'm done. Congrats!

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

Thank you for linking to my bookshelf post. I'm glad that you liked the tutorial. The thing I liked best about this project was the price -- all under $300 (shelves and desk). I thought all the posts at your party were wonderful. The creativity of those who blog is truly astounding! So thank you again for including me with such a talented group.

Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

:) Yay for all the winners! :) Can't wait for next year!

Jane said...

OMG...Leigh, you are too much. Who is Mamie Jane....right now she is a tired lady who can't pull herself away from the computer taking in all the wonderful ideas she is finding in blogland :-)
Thank you so much for your super kind words, it really means a lot to me. I look at all of the beautiful projects that people are posting about and I sometimes think "Why would anyone care about my little craft projects". Thanks for putting it into words for me!!
Have a great weekend.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love that tennis bracket Christmas tree. What a cool idea! You always have such great ideas!!!

Ally0005 said...

I always try and go to each blog who links up for Thrifty Thursday as I apprecatie people coming to mine blog. I work on Thursdays so it makes it hard for me but I do get to everyones blog later in the week and so glad I do, it fun seeing what everyone has found.


The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

OH WOW! I signed up and hope I can try it out because finding a good sauce isnt so easy... not all of them are good!

Thanks so much

Dawn said...

So that was A REAL dust bunny, not the hostage...I'm so confused. Oh well, that's pretty common for me. I'm going to talk to the d.b.'s on my ceiling fan and see if they can help me figure it out!

Yay music!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Congratulations to the Dust Bunny. Very cute and creative costume. Thanks for running the contest Leigh. It was a lot of fun and I especially like all the photos of the kid. Cute ideas!

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