First I just want to thank all of your for your kind words and thoughts this last week. Losing my father-in-law, who was an amazing husband, father and friend, so suddenly and at such a very young age (he was 54) has been extremely heartbreaking and difficult. Both Ryan and I so appreciate the support.
Not a traditional post today, but I figured I'd finally share what I sent my sweet reader Emily who won this here giveaway. (The one in which I promised to send the winner a box of my favorite things in honor of my birthday.)
Also, I will be doing a small Valentine's Day giveaway as well as regular giveaways on April 7th, July 7th, October 7th and January 7th (my quarter birthdays, because quarters are really important when you're an accountant.)
So if you like what you see here, be sure to come back and enter.
Haha, I can't wait to see Ryan's face when I tell him we are now celebrating quarter birthdays (just mine, not his.)
So without further ado,
Emily from Arizona received what appeared to be a normal package in the mail pretty recently. Then she opened it and was probably horrified and confused. I apologize Emily. I'm not a normal person, so I'm incapable of sending a normal package.
The contents: (All of these items were purchased either on Amazon.com or at Paper Source.)
Actually, sort of sadly, it's gotten to the point in my home that Ryan sees me wearing anything more than my engagement/wedding rings and is like "You...didn't put on deodorant today did you?"
A cupcake hat. A necessity. My sister bought me mine randomly last winter because she is awesome and totally understands me. Ryan will not go places with me in this hat. So I've taken to not putting it on until we are already out. He's taken to checking my pockets and my purse for this hat before we go out. So I've taken to hiding it in my bra.
One time he was all "Did your boobs get bigger?" And I was like "I don't know, maybe, I have been eating more." Then later I pulled out the hat and he was doubly disappointed. It was a great day. I still get all teary-eyed thinking about it.
In which penguins do incredibly evil things. This book makes me furiously happy since I've always had a suspicious that penguins are inherently evil. It's why I love them so much.
Like this is how I imagine penguins in the wild:
Sort of along the same vein:
|These are evil penguin erasers. They erase your homework in the middle of the night. They are like the opposite of the shoemaker's elves.|
I almost just kept these for myself. The scale talked me out of it.
hypochondriac. So this journal is perfect for me. It totally gets me. And now Emily has a copy as well.
I have to hide this journal from Ryan. Because one time he read a random entry and was like "Seriously Lauren? On November 15th you wrote 'Odd scab on foot. Possibly blister. Probably Leprosy. Call Jordan, It's her birthday.'"
Honestly I'm just glad he didn't read December 12th's entry.
I use these at work. As well as paper clips that are shaped like anchovies. One time my boss told me that he would never fire me because I "keep things around the office interesting."
So now I tell people I'm tenured. And Ryan is like, "No she's not, she's just weird, they keep her around just to look at her, like a zoo animal." And then Ryan does not get a delicious homemade meatball sandwich that night.
For making gross white milk delicious. I carry these in my purse and use them at restaurants that are too snooty to offer chocolate milk on their menu. Ryan doesn't take me out to dinner much.
I use them for other things too. Like bugging Ryan when he's napping on the couch.
And from the outside it looks exactly like my other coffee mugs. So even people that have been "Octopused" before don't know when it's coming.
Is it weird that I registered for my other coffee mugs for only this reason?
So that's the giveaway prize. Oh and it came all wrapped up in this:
I also sent Emily a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com so she could buy herself something conventional, since I am seemingly incapable of choosing anything but peculiar and abnormal things.
So who is now DESPERATE to win my next giveaway? No one?
Oh, I should also mention that I sent another reader, whom I like to call "Other Lauren" a small package too, for helping me to come up with what will be the tagline on my soon-to-be-newly-redesigned blog.