Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year & A GIVEAWAY!!!

Happy New Year! Raise your hand if it will take you six months to NOT write 2012? Um, that will probably be me. 

Did you make it to the count down. I passed out about 12:02, seriously. Hubs was already asleep at 9:00 p.m.thank you Nyquil. He woke up this morning and asked him what happened last night. Nyquil hangover? Idk. I was like..um, you passed out on me old man. He said he had a bottle of champagne in the fridge for us to toast at midnight and that he had only planned on taking a “nap”. Wink wink. I would say epic fail with that one buddy.  So, we didn’t party like it’s 1999 but I am totally cool with that.  Update: I am feeling more human today. Thank you for your well wishes. J

A few years ago I decided to NOT make any more resolutions because let’s be honest, that crap never happens. It just lends me to doom and gloom of failure. Whaa whaaa whaaaa. Haha! But, I will share a few goals I have. I try and set short term goals. Here it goes

v First, I want to be a better steward of our moneysaving, spending, you name it, I need a new plan.
v I would like to lose 20 more pounds before summer. This would require me working out more. I know this. I can do that! Hubs and I have done a great job of changing our eating habits last year. I want to add a few 
v I would like to seriously blog more. I have a gazillion pictures I would love to show you. I actually think I will post several of them this week. It will be my picture palooza!
v More pinteresting projects. Who doesn't love that?! I will start with this one this week.It' a magnetic make-up board for the bathroom. I'm on it!
v Uh, I am going to say this very quietlyI hope to get pregnant. Wish, hoping, praying this will be my year.
v And, for the love of Pete, I need to finish my Masters already!

Ok. Those are plenty of goals for now.  What are yours?
I go back to school on Monday. I am so glad I have the rest of this week at home. I still need to take down all of these Christmas decorations. Not really looking forward to that. If you are preparing for going back to school, make sure you check out my seasonal stuff.



Now, last but not leastBaby, it’s cold outside! Let’s keep you warm! I am so excited to share this giveaway with you. One of my High School besties, Jessica, is super talented and started her own company a few years ago called Plum. 
(click the picture to visit the store)
Her house looks like a magazine. I wish she could wave her magic wand and make mine look like that. I am more crayons and paint; she is more fashion and fun.  Jessica, and her handy dandy side kick Holly (who I also love), recently started an amazing blog and online store. Now, you can purchase her things if you live in Waco, but I am thinking you don’t live hereor else we would be for real life BFF’s. Anywho, she is on the right in this picture. Isn’t she the cutest? I love her!


Comment below for a chance to win this adorable scarf and $50 to spend in my store. 


You have THREE chances to enter. (1) Follow PLUM’s blog (2) Follow Plum on Facebook, (3) Blog or FB about this giveaway. Easy peasy! For each entry, make sure you leave a comment below with YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. Winner will be chosen on Sunday, January 6th at 8:00 p.m. Central/Standard time. 

Good luck and Happy New Year!! I'll be back later with picture-palooza and a back to school freebie. :) Love and virtual hugs!

114 comments :

  1. Cute scarf! I followed PLUM on facebook!
    Jme921@hotmail.com

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  2. I am following Plum's blog!

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  3. I followed PLUM's blog
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  4. Oops, my email is loristovall@yahoo.com

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  5. I liked Plum's Facebook page!
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  6. I'm following PLUM on facebook!
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  7. Oh goodness...why did that scarf make my heart race?!? Crossing fingers, toes and then some...

    I now follow Plum's blog...such talent!!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade


    Hollywazy4@gmail.com

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  8. I "liked" Plum on Facebook too {and I follow you of course too!!!!!!}

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    hollywazy4@gmail.com

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  9. I FB'd about your awesome giveaway {Relunctantly...as it lessens my chances of winning...HA!}

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/CrisscrossApplesauceInFirstGrade

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    hollywazy4@gmail.com

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  10. I am following Plum's Blog!
    Amy
    theresourcefulroom@gmail.com

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  11. I liked Plum on Facebook!
    Amy
    theresourcefulroom@gmail.com

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  12. I followed Plum's blog
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  13. I liked PLUM on Facebook
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  14. I am following on Facebook.
    love elissa
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  15. New to this blog. Love your witt, and would love the scarf as well.

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  16. Wow! I love their blog! Such cute ideas! I follow them via email!
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  17. I follow/liked their FB page!
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  18. I follow Plum's blog- such cute stuff and I LOVE that scarf!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  19. I like Plum on Facebook.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  20. I posted the giveaway on my FB page!
    https://www.facebook.com/CrayonsandCurls
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

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  21. What a great blog-thanks for introducing me to PLUM! I follow on FB now :)


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  22. I'm now following the PLUM blog!
    mlgoulet@gmail.com

    and a *quiet* good luck wish on your hope to conceive this year :)

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  23. I like Plum on Facebook!!

    Danielle

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  24. I follow Plum's blog!! I love love love their Aztec Bib Necklace!

    Danielle

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  25. I shared on Facebook! ammcbride1@gmail.com

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  26. I follow Plumb's blog
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  27. I am following Plum's blog.
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  28. I like Plum on facebook.
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  29. I like Plum on Facebook.
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  30. I like Plum on facebook! :)
    My Kindergarten Kids
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  31. I like Plum on FB. :) virginiaes@comcast.net

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  32. I am following Plum's blog (and pinterest!). :) virginiaes@comcast.net

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  33. I am following Plums Facebook! Libby_leanne@yahoo.com

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  34. I am a subscriber to Plums blog! Libby_leanne@yahoo.com

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  35. I follow Plum on FB. Cute scarf!

    Kari :)
    karianne1120@gmail.com

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  36. Cute Scarf! I follow Plum's blog (thanks for the introduction to it!)
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  37. I follow Plum on facebook.
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  38. I now follow Plum's blog! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  39. I follow Plum's on FB! :)

    Jennifer
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  40. I followed them on FB
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    Kaci

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  41. I shared on my FB page
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    Kaci

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  42. I really hope this is your "baby" year too! I am going to add you to my baby momma prayer list.

    I am your newest follower. Please come by my first grade blog if you ever get a chance.

    I am going to say this quietly, I am hoping to teach kinder or transitional kinder next year...

    I shared this on post FB

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  43. I follow Plum on Facebook! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  44. I shared on Facebook! :o)

    Cindy
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  45. I follow!
    wendy
    1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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  46. I folllow Plus FB Page
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  47. Hi Crystal - I'll be praying for you that your prayers are answered! I think our non-resolution wish lists are very similar - shed some weight, finish the masters, have babies. Crazy! :) I hope your dreams come true!

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  48. I follow Plum on Facebook
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  49. I follow Plum's blog by email
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  50. I posted about this giveaway on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/MemphisHope/posts/296760827093355

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  51. I like Plum on facebook!

    Kelly Beam Brown
    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  52. I am following Plum's blog via email!

    Kelly Beam Brown
    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  53. That is so beautiful! I wasn't sure how to follow her blog so I joined the newsletter. I hope that was ok!!! Thanks. Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Donna
    kinderglynnclass@gmail.com

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  54. I follow her facebook page!!!
    Donna
    kinderglynnclass@gmail.com

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  55. I posted the giveaway on my FB page.
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kinderglynn/143040749088455
    Come on number 66!!!!! LOL

    Donna
    kinderglynnclass@gmail.com

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  56. I am following Plum's blog.
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  57. I liked Plum's facebook page.
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  58. I like Plum on FB.

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  59. I am following Plum's blog. Wow! SUCH cute stuff!!

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  60. AND sharing on FB!

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  61. I am follow Plum's blog.

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
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  62. I "like" Plum on FB.

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
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  63. I liked Plum on Facebook.
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  64. I am following Plum through email updates. LOVE the scarf and would also LOVE to have $ to spend! Thanks for the opportunity! Happy New Year!

    sgrisham@white.k12.ga.us

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  65. I follow PLUM's blog
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  66. I posted on my FB about PLUM!
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  67. I followed Plum's blog and facebook , too! She has some really cute ideas!
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  68. I follow Plum's blog!
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  69. I followed Plum's blog
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  70. I followed Plum's facebook page.
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  71. I facebooked about this giveaway.
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  72. I follow Plum's blog....love, love, love the scarf! I always enter....never win....maybe this will be my lucky time!!! Happy New Year!
    mindytyndall@gmail.com

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  75. I follow Plum on facebook!
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  76. I follow Plum's blog
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  77. I follow Plum's blog - I signed up to subscribe to emails, sales, and such. :) I didn't see a "follow" button??
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  78. Liked them on FB! Such cute stuff! gracenote30 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. Crystal I love how you call them goals and not resolutions! I personally am not a fan of new years and resolutions. But I think I will reevaluate my goals and make sure I am on track. =)

    Love you dear!
    Jen from Simply Kinder

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  80. I follow/like plum on facebook!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  81. I follow plum's blog!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  82. I shared the giveaway on facebook!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  83. I follow Plum's blog and facebook page!
    catherine_drott@yahoo.com

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  84. Thank you for those cute ideas! I am a new blogger and would love to get my name out there in the teacher blogging world. I am a K teacher right outside of Nashville (Franklin). I am having a difficult time tapping in and friending other teacher bloggers :) Any advice/shout outs would be tremendously appreciated!
    Thanks so much!
    Elizabeth Hall
    http://liveitloveitlearnit.blogspot.com/

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  85. I now follow Plum on Facebook and through the blog :)
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  86. I follow plum on facebook and the blog!
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  87. Very cute scarf! Aprilmariewade@gmail.com

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  88. Glenda Stephens 705 rose Merkel, tx 79536
    Thanks for letting us know! This looks like a fun place to visit next time I head that way! I follow plum and posted on Facebook!

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  89. So funny, my husband took a "nap" on New Year's too...but I made sure to wake him up at 10! Good luck finishing your Master's and getting pregnant in 2013. I have the same goals!!
    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  90. I forgot to post my email...glstephens@ clearwire.net

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  91. Glenda Stephens 705 rose Merkel, tx 79536
    Thanks for letting us know! This looks like a fun place to visit next time I head that way! I follow plum and posted on Facebook!

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  92. Love the scarf and the facebook page! Amazing wonderful things!
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