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Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Ya'll know how high tech I am! One random generator just wasn't going to be enough for this drawing! I had to bring in two! Your emcee for this giveaway drawing is "Gigi" (that would be me), and your random generators are Brayden and Carly (that would be two of my precious granddaughters-if I do say so myself!) You're just gonna have to trust me that I wouldn't pull any shenanigans with my granddaughters involved. Carly and Brayden are the two of my four grandchildren who just happened to be in my pool when I came home from work today (that's kind of random), and let me tell you these two can generate a LOT of chaos and fun (so they are generators)! Are you ready for my random generators to do their "thang"?

As you can see the first drawing is for the tea cup and saucer. Girls, do we have a winner?

Carly will draw the name for our next winner (the Miss Kitty tea pot). Carly, who won?

Our random generators think that the names should be mixed up again, before they select a final winner for the bird candle holder. Carly is mixing names in my faux cut glass bowl. (Did you think I would use a real one with these two random generators around?)

(Ya'll can see what big flowers and big butterflies we have in Arkansas!)

She's reaching in now. Carly, who won the candle holder?

Carly really was amazed when she pulled Barbie's picture out of the bowl!

Congratulations to Shirley, Connie and Nance. (Ya'll email me your addresses, so I can get your gifts in the mail.)

A huge thanks to all who left comments and to all who have encouraged me through 111 posts! I've said it before, and I'll say it again ... I wish I could afford to send something to all of my friends in Blogville. If I was talented like Karen Harvey Cox, I could do that. That's exactly what she did! She had a giveaway of one of her paintings, and everyone who had left a comment on her giveaway post received a miniature painting from her!! Is that not the most generous giveaway you've ever seen? I just received mine. Look at this beautiful vase of hydrangeas. If you haven't been to A Scrapbook of Inspiration, you need to go see Karen's blog. Her blog really IS a scrapbook of inspiration. Now, if I could just paint something -- anything, but sadly, I have no artistic abilities. I guess that's one of the reasons I admire artists so much.

Oh! There IS something I can give you! I can give you a bargain on the very talented Fifi Flowers' paintings! If you click here on, and click on "Bargain Paintings" at the top of her site, you will find all kinds of wonderful paintings at bargain prices -- just for my blog readers.... well, yes the "bargain paintings" section is there all of the time, and yes, someone can buy from it whether they read my blog or not, but I always wanted to be able to say on my blog... "this is an offer just for my readers"! It makes me feel so impressive! All of you saw my painting that Fifi did, and I know from your comments that you loved it almost as much as I love it. (I know, I have really had my share of artistic blessings lately!) So, I wanted to let you know where you can purchase your own "Fifi" original. The only problem you'll have is making up your mind which one of her masterpieces you want to purchase!

As always, I can't tell you what it means to me that you stopped in for a visit at my humble little blog. Almost every time I do a blog posting, I think it's probably the last thing I can come up with to show on my blog. But with your encouragement and indulgence, I have posted 112 times! Who would have "thunk" it? Certainly not I, said the wannabe blogger! laurie


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Laurie, you know, those darling little girls just stole the show tonight! I have no doubt that you will keep us amused for another 100 posts and beyond! I love to come over here and I so wish I could have gotten to Arkansas! Hugs, Cindy

Salmagundi said...

Your random generators are adorable! Ten times better than high tech; but, they didn't pull my name out - oh, well, next time. They are still cuter than some techy thingy. Sally

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I am so enchanted by your granddaughters I don't even remember what the post was about!!!
They are absolutely darling!!! You are one lucky Grandmother!!!

Congrats to all of the winners!!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your winners! But your random generators are simply adorable!
Be a sweeiel
shelia :0

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Congrats to the winners! And I LOVE those random generators!! Also...lovin' your TV game show hostess name, Gigi!! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Dixie said...

if i ever have a blog giveaway... i'd like to borrow those random generators of yours... they work great and they sure are cuties!

Kathleen said...

That was ADORABLE!
They are adorable!
Adorable gifts..
Hope the winners adore them!
When I first read the title, I thought you lost your electric! LOL

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have been collecting some items for my 300th post giveaway, which is coming soon. So I am telling my husband about it while he was driving the car. He looks at me, shakes his head and says...I didn't think you had 300 things to say! Now, seriously, I didn't think I did, but you would think he would think I did....he says I talk all the time!!!

Robin said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners! How adorable are those "Random generators"??? LOL! Just PRECIOUS!!!


Robin :o)

santamaker said...

Laurie, goodness sakes, those grandbabies are GORGEOUS ! Wow !

Coloradolady said...

Congratulations to the winners...those are the cutest "randoms" I have ever seen!

Cindy J. said...

Laurie!!! Only you would come up with something so absolutely ADORABLE!! Not only those precious babies but you are just so clever..I never tire of reading your wonderful blog... congratulations to your lucky winners..and sweet little girls you are simply the best random generators ever. Love, Cindy

Carol said...

Congratulations to all the lucky winners! Laurie, your granddaughters are adorable & did an excellent job drawing the names.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, congratulations to all the lucky winners. I know they will be thrilled. I loved seeing your ramdom thingies (gorgeous grands).lol They did such a fabulous job. How fun for them. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats to all the winners!! Your generators are adorable. Can't go wrong with all the energy they put out.. Hope you all are staying cool down your way.
hugs ~lynne~

aimee said...

congrats to all who won! your post made me smile. what sweet little girls:)

Poppy Cottage said...

Cograts to the lucky winners!! Your grandaughters are just adorable!!


Anonymous said...

Well, I think those two girls are just cute! :-) And they seem to have so much fun picking the names.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Domestic Designer said...

Congratulations to the winners! Your granddaughters are just so cute. I can't think of a better way to pick a winner. Have a great day!

Lady Katherine said...

Congrats to all the winners! I just love the butterfly and flowers, so cute on your Granddaughter! The girls are so lovely! I know you are proud of them!!! Such a sweet post for the winners!

xashee's corner said...

WOOHOO!!! Big CONGRATS to the other LUCKY winners!! Thank you soooooooooooooo much for sharing this FuN!!! i am going to LOVE that china and honestly can hardly thank you enough!! i am sooooooooo excited! hehe :) OH since i cannot find your email, here is mine, Please email me so i can give you my addy!!! WOOHOOO!!!
Have a WONDERFUL day!! :D

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Congrats to the winner my friend...Now girl the butterfly just made me laugh!! you are too silly girl..I love all you do with photoscape...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps tell that Puddin I love her more than my luggage..

Sue said...

Laurie, I like doing things the old fashioned personal way, so when you used the two cuties you call your grands, ya did it right!! Congrats to your winners. hugs, Sue

Ginger said...

Ahh those are the cutest random generators I've ever seen.
Congrats to the winners.

Lynette said...

Laurie - How sweet those "little generators" are!! Too cute and loved the strategic placement of those butterflys and flowers and their expressions were priceless!!

Congrats to all three winners -

You're a treasure to blogland -

Happy Hump Day!!

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
Congratulations on wining that beautiful giveaway and congratulations to the 3 lucky ladies who won your beautiful giveaway also! That was so generous of you.

Your 2 sweet little number generators are adorable. They are sooo cute! They must have had such a great time drawing the names...good choice!

have a lovely day

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hey girl! As soon as Susan gets back we'll work on the time! I can't wait! I'm gonna meet Laurie @ Bargain Hunting with Laurie!!!! Yipee! Monday night was so much fun! I walked in with my big, dark sunglasses and my cell phone cause of course I was on the phone with my agent!!! (LOL!) I have got to get on the ball and put up another post! And by the by...I thought I was gonna get that cat pitcher!! What's up with that?! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Shucks...:) I'm not sure how I missed your great giveaway post. 111 posts Laurie! ~WOW!
We all sure do enjoy your blog.

You have the most adorable grandaughters. What gorgeous blonde hair.

Have a blessed day my friend.
~Melissa :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Laurie!

Congratulations on reaching over 100 posts! Your posts are always such a pleasure I'll be looking forward to many more!!

Congratulations to your give away winners (sorry I missed it)! and BIG congrats on having such ADORABLE granddaughters!! You're so blessed!!


puddin07 said...

Laurie, your Grandaughters are the cutest little girls ever! I love their blonde hair, and such cute faces! I can't wait to get my cat teapot! Your painting is so prtty, and as always such a cute and enjoyable post! Love Ya! Connie

Nance said...

Me? ... a winner? Yay!!!! I've never won anything in blogville before! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, adorable random generators! you two are the BEST!... AND Gigi! ;) I can't wait to see my candle holder!

Your post is so clever, Laurie!
I'll email you my addy and thanks again. :)

Soosie said...

Laurie Eve: Your two Vannas were darling..loved the creative butterfly're good! Congrats to your winners, too!

Luau looks fun..I have the big pink umbrella that has fringe on it that I bought for my last's fun, too. Another great tablescape for you and the girls..Susie

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Those little cutie pies are TOO precious!! Adorable and how fun!

Summer said...

Can I just say, those are the cutest little girls IN THE WORLD?!?