We went out for my birthday on Friday night for Thai food and a movie with my siblings and their spouses, and my dad. It was great to get together after we were all scattered this way and that for the summer. And just the kind of birthday party I like—easy and low-key. I'm so glad they all could come along. If you ever visit Tempe, AZ, Yupha's Thai Kitchen is the place to eat.
Of course, this year wasn't a 'big-deal' birthday. When the next one of those comes along, I'd like a Disco Dance Party with wigs required—nothing mellow.
This giveaway circus is keeping me plenty anesthetized from any potential birthday blues. It's quite a project behind the scenes to make sure everything is reported accurately and the winners are chosen fairly. (Random number generator, after duplicates and late entries are subtracted.)
I hope you're having as much fun as I am. I feel like a game show host at this point, "Step on down, take a spin, survey says — you win." I need fine, feathered 70's hair and a sparkly dress.
As soon as today's giveaway post goes up, I'll get to work drawing winners for the last few giveaways. Expect those updates by midday tomorrow.
Without further ado, today's giveaway prize is a sewn book tote from FamLee Treasures, made with fabrics from my Garden District collection, as well as a Heather Bailey planner, a chevron note pad and a pack of personal stationery. A $73 value.
FamLee Treasures is my office manager Karen's Etsy business. Her adorable totes also make perfect craft totes or church bags. Karen was excited to get involved with our giveaway party—and it's her birthday this next week too. That's another vote for Birthday Month. Happy Birthday, Karen!
Comment to enter. One entry per household. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win. You don't have to type your email address into the body of the comment if you entered it in the email-address field on the comment form. Today's giveaway will close at NOON PST on Monday 8/19/13. Watch for the winner to be announced early next week at the bottom of the post.
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