Friday, March 16, 2012

I'm a winner!

I've been on a bit of a lucky streak lately. First, I won a really nice tote bag from MaidenJane. She teamed up with Jami from Embroidery by Everything Personal and issued a challenge to help them dump the frump. (Read more about it here.) To enter, a person had to create a Pinterest board with wardrobe suggestions to help these two ladies dress a bit more stylishly. It was my first Pinterest contest (but not my last; more about that in a moment), and I had a ball pinning fashion ideas for Jane and Jami. This is my board. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I had been chosen the winner! My prize was a wonderful tote bag sewn by Jane and embroidered with my initials by Jamie. Isn't it nice?

So far, I've been saving it -- can't bear the thought of getting it dirty! But you can be sure this baby will be with me as I travel the Maine Coast this summer. If you'd like a really well-made tote for your summer adventures, visit MaidenJane on Etsy. Along with fabric totes, you'll also find T-shirt quilts, classic aprons, headbands, bandanas, and more. And for any type of embroidery, be sure to check out Embroidery by Everything Personal.

My next win was a pair of tickets to see the movie The Big Miracle at a local theater. Since I rarely go to the movies, that was a treat! I have my favorite radio station, WCLZ-FM, to thank for the tickets.

Then finally I won another Pinterest contest. This one was given by Homesav and was called Den Dwelling. The challenge was to pin images that related to Den Dwelling. (Homesav, I believe, is a Canadian company. In the US, we refer to it as a living room rather than a den.) Again, I had a really good time creating my board. In fact, I sometimes think in another life I might be an interior designer! Anyway, here's my Den Dwelling board if you want to take a look. The prize was a very lovely glass chip and dip set which arrived just the other day.

So those were my 3 experiences with being a winner! But you know -- there's a new lottery game in New England, and I'm thinking maybe, just maybe ...