Tuesday, January 15, 2019

January Is My Birthday Month! Giveaway #1

January is when I celebrate another trip around the Sun here on planet Earth.

This year is a big dreaded Birthday.
The big 6-0.
But seriously, I can't believe I am this old?!?!?!

Tell me, does this look like the face of someone turning 60?



Ok, maybe the crazed expression makes me appear old AND nuts, but still.........

How did I ever go from this.........



To this..........
In just 60 years?

If you have an answer please let me know.  ;-)


Moving forward.........
Let's make this month all about my readers and not me by holding THREE COUNT 'EM THREE GIVEAWAYS this Month!!!

These will be a little different(just like me lolz)and will NOT be an awesome collection of toiletries and such.

First giveaway--a set of bags, a duffle/tote bag and a purse.

These were part of a clothing order I made in 2018 but the last thing I need is more luggage/tote bags so they are up for grabs.

I will also throw in one of these sets of earrings and necklaces from Paparazzi Jewelry, winners choice.........

If you are selected as the winner, I'll send you a better photo of the 4 sets so you can choose which one you want.  All are lead and nickel free for those who have jewelry metal sensitivities.



Close up shots of the goodies..........


Both bags are made of a monotone patterned leaf print in a heavy canvas-like fabric.  The pink flowers are embroidered onto the bags.

The tote has longish handles, the purse has a long strap and an outside pocket on the back.
Both bags have zippered closures at the top.






There is a limit of ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY for this Giveaway.  Come back every day and enter though!
Please tell me what you love or hate about the month of January, how old you will turn in 2019(if you dare!), your best birthday memory, your favorite kind of birthday cake, the best gift you received for a birthday and how old were you, stuff like that in your comments.

You can also earn 1 additional Entry(one per giveaway)by blogging about this Giveaway on your own blog or on Facebook.  I need a link to that mention to check it, to make that entry valid.


I'll leave this giveaway open until Thursday, January 24th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. On January 25th I'll mark all valid entries and use Random dotorg to pick a number and that corresponding person's entry wins.

*Please note the rules*
I'll post the name/ID of the winner on this blog on January 25th and that person has 48 hours from the time stamp on that post to contact me privately via email(my email addy is listed on my "About Me" page, as well as on my side bar).

If I am not contacted via email, I'll attempt to contact the winner via the email they supplied with their entry(or gave me to add to the Giveaway Data Base)and if that email is not responded to within another 48 hours I'll pick another winner.

Disclaimer--This giveaway is open to those with mailing addresses within the US only.  As the cost of postage to foreign countries has gotten too high I am sorry to say I can no longer afford to mail boxes outside the US.  These giveaways are not sponsored by any companies.  I pay for it all(the cost of items given away and the postage to mail it all)out of my own pocket.

***PLEASE NOTE***

Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you in your comment.

If you're not a registered Blogger User with your contact information on your User page, please put your email addy in your comment or email me your email addy privately when you leave a comment so I can get a hold of you. If your Blogger associated user profile is a GOOGLE one with those Google Circles nonsense I CAN NOT CONTACT YOU as Google Circles doesn't show your contact info.

If I can't contact you then you can't win.  I am still having to disqualify entries due to this issue and I sure don't like doing that.  Thanks!

So let's get the Birthday Giveaways started.  Good Luck to all!

Two more giveaways coming up later today.......



Sluggy

44 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! You are 60 years YOUNG!! I will be 58 in 2019 - can't believe that one either. BUT I LOVE this stage in my life. Still young enough to travel, but kiddos are all grown and almost off the payroll.... Youngest will commission into the Navy in December 2019. Favorite birthday cake? Why, chocolate of course. :)

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  2. January is my anniversary month! This year the hubs and I are celebrating 40 years together. I understand about the aging thing - my big 6 0 is in March.

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  3. Happy birthday month Sluggy! I have a love/hate relationship with January. I love the newness of the year and the cold. However, I hate having to drive in the snow/ice that usually comes.

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  4. Happy Birthday you ol fool and you do look like the mad hatter.

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  5. Happy birthday Sluggy! I'll be turning 55 this year, but not for another 343 days. I love that January feels like a fresh start and also that our daylight hours increase. Best birthday memory? Hmm, a bit of a blur as it was often overshadowed by Christmas. Favorite birthday cake? Lemon!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!!! I don't really have any strong feelings about January except that it is NOT HOT!!!!

    Sue L.

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  7. Happy Birthday month, Sluggy! 60 is the new 40. I like January. It is a nice calm month after all the chaos of the holiday season.

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  8. My phone stopped signing me in with google? It’s still Jen G. Not a fan of driving in the snow and dark each morning. But we do get that bonus MLK day off of work next week!

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  9. Happy birthday Sluggy! Mine is the 22nd so I'll be celebrating right after you. 60 looks great on you!!!

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  10. I'm pretty close to you, Sluggy, I turn 56 this November

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  11. You're a child at heart, with a big heart, Sluggy! Posted this also on my closed blog: CTonabudget and tagged you in it

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  12. Hi sluggy, Happy Birthday from one January girl to another! I just turned 63 on January 13. Can't believe I am now only two years away from Medicare. Good grief!!!
    Frances at moseleyfrances2@gmail.com

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  13. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! At our house the entire birthday month is celebrated all month long. Teddie

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  14. Happy Birthday! I celebrated my 48th on the 12th. That's a good thing for January. The bad thing is the cold and snow.

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  15. Love the cute bags and I parparazzi Jewelry is fun!
    Bonnie

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  16. Happy Birthday. I will be turning 45 this year. I am OK with growing old. The alternative sucks.

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  17. Happy Birthday

    I will be 66 in april

    Gerry T
    merlinsfamily@outlook.com

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  18. Happy Birthday! I hit that milestone last year. In my head I'm a youngin' but when I see myself in the mirror I'm like "Who is THAT?!".

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  19. I like January because we get back to more controlled chaos. I do not like the rain ~ we don't get snow, but the rain gets tiresome after a few days. Teddie

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  20. Happy Birthday month Sluggy!!! I too have a January birthday. I turn 49 on the 22nd...almost the big 50! I love January, especially if there is a lot of snow! Although this year we haven't gotten much. I don't have a favorite cake, I prefer chocolate of any type just not cake! lol My favorite birthday was the one when I turned 30. My son was born in December, so I was blessed with a baby about a month before I turned 30. My email is barbarapack1241@gmail.com
    Thank you for all of the tips and tricks to saving money you share on your blog! The give away's are awesome as well!!

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  21. Happy birthday month! Every woman needs a new purse and some new bling for their birthday!

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  22. My favorite birthday cake flavor is vanilla cake with vanilla frosting! I like chocolate cakes if I make them from scratch.

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  23. Love the pop of color on the bags!

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  24. Best birthday memory is the dirt bike I received at 8. It was so much fun for a few weeks. Until I left it right outside my the front door to quickly inhale dinner. Some bunghole stole it during lunch that five minutes!

    And then my mom bought me an old 3 speed at a yard sale. It didn’t fare so well on the dirt trails.

    Jen G.

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  25. My husband just rolls his eyes whenever I mention getting a new purse or bag... What can I say, it's a thing with me :)

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  26. I hate that the snow keeps arriving on the weekend so no chance of a snow day off from work! It snows all weekend but all clear by Monday. And I’m super sore from shoveling on Monday.

    Jen G.

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  27. January is my decluttering and organizing month. I do it slowly ~ a couple drawers or the kitchen pots and pans or the laundry stuff a day. Tomrrow is my closet. UGH, but then I love walking into it and seeing everything nice and organized. Teddie

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  28. Happy last day of being 59 Sluggy! I don't like the freezing cold that tends to come in January, but it is what it is so I guess I just have to deal! :)

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  29. Another weekend of snowstorms-a good weekend for all things chocolate

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  30. Happy Birthday, Sluggy! I was kind of relieved when the day arrived and I was really 60. No more anxiety about it. I will also be relieved when I turn 65 in August and go on Medicare - because of the many problems with our health system:-(

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  31. Looks like we both are going to have snow and cold for our birthdays! I'm glad I'm not working this week! Hope your day has been great. barbarapack1241@gmail.com

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  32. Happy birthday!! Hope you are finding the time to celebrate all month.

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  33. Bitterly cold here, a touch of Spring bag is welcomed!

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  34. Nothing like a new purse and some bling to brighten up an otherwise dreary January.

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  35. Enjoyed the free day off on Monday but not the drive to work but not the drive to work this morning. We’re just outside the city limits so no salt or sand for us!


    Jen G.

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  36. Happy Birthday! Today is the day you have been waiting for ~ for 60 years! Teddie

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  37. Have you heard anything from Kim? She hasn't posted on her blog in what seems like forever. I hope she is OK. I love to read both of your blogs!

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  38. Hope you enjoyed your birthday!

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  39. Nothing is better than a birthday dinner with the surprise of good friends joining you! Teddie

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  40. Thought of a final one. Baking bread is the best in January. I have beer bread baking so the kitchen is warm and smells like bread! And used up a weird beer that someone left at our house.


    Jen G

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