Contest Wrap-Up

"Getting to knoOOow you,
Getting to know all about youUuu.
Getting to like you,
Getting to hope you like meeEee."
the king and i 



I've loved this contest.
Because I got to know you all so so much better.
Thanks for making my day all the time -

And you all became such closer "friends"!
(is that lame to say about blog comments?
I hope not.)

I'm launching my website tomorrow.
And announcing the winner for this contest on Thursday.

Votes will continue until 11:59 PST Wednesday night!

For new-comers:

If you missed the contest rules, check them out right here.

 If you missed why this contest is happening, head over here!
But until then, I just had to post some of my favorite comments.
Read through them!  
And maybe you are in here!

Sarah Elaine - I googled your "fave character" because I hadn't heard of him.
And cried.
 i think my favorite is john chivery from little dorrit. 
he's seriously the sweetest, kindest, and cutest love-struck boy ever. 
and on top of that, 
he has a british accent and funny ears.
 i just love him as a character. :D

Stacie Coella liiiiiterally made me laugh-out-loud.  So so hysterical, what a mis-hap indeed:
"... the day that my mom only had enough time to french braid one side of my head. The other half was left to blow freely in the wind as I ran out to not miss the bus to school. Needless to say I was embarrassed all day. What's more embarrassing than that? 
Well, since you ask...
the fact that I could have taken the braided side out and all would have been right with the world. 
But I didn't. 
Because I'm smart like that."

blank.gifKaylee introduced me to someone BRAND new.  
And I was intrigued that Joanna Newsom was "hard to get":
The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom.
She has an extremely unique voice, 
not something you'd find on your normal amazon or google search. 
It took work to find her, but it is worth it!

Rebecca, um, yes.  I'd never heard of Rex Ray. But he's a new fave:
My favorite artist is Rex Ray. 
I buy a different calendar each year and stumbled upon his last year.
 I had never heard of him but thought his pictures were fabulous--colorful and happy!

Shannon Morse - WHAT?! YOU DIDN'T LIKE FRENCH FRIES? So glad you finally came around:
French fries.
 I never used to finish them... 
now I'm always reaching into the bottom of the bag trying to find one more!

Rebekah. I love you.  Adopt me:
I have this hat. 
It's called a cap-sac. 
It's a fanny pack for your head and I love it and I wear it at any opportunity I can.
 My first present to my boyfriend was a cap-sac 
and we're DEFINITELY going to incorporate them into our wedding somehow :)

Lydia Covey! You've inspired me!  Def my favorite cleaning tip:
I just love cleaning with anything lavender scented. 
So fresh and feminine smelling! 
Fabulosa is one of the best!

Jacqueline made me laugh about magazines:
Does National Geographic make me sound like a huge nerd? I don't subscribe to anything, but I especially love looking at the photos in old NatGeo magazines... Whatever, I embrace my nerdiness.

Veronica - maybe we can visit there together? I've never heard of that place. But I googled it. And now I must go:
No cars.
No streetlights.
Beautiful stars.
Heavenly. :)

Betsy Jo, this made me tear up. Wow. So precious:
This is gonna' be long. I'm just warning you. :) My great grandma McBrierty was one of my favorite people. When I was 17, our family traveled to Ireland and visited the old, now abandoned school she attended when she was a young girl. On the wall were rows and rows of rusty hooks, all with numbers for children to hang their coats and hats. My father absconded with one of those hooks- and it hangs in their home today. And knowing how much I loved her, I think they'll give it to me someday. ??? So I guess it's not my old thing, it's theirs. But I still love it and like to imagine her little coat there on that hook, from her days in Glennamaddy, Ireland. How's that for sappy and sentimental? :)