Tuesday, January 18, 2011

silhouette? That's a pretty word.

ok, so I have NEVER EVER advertised a giveaway on this blog.

I kind of just don't want to do that, you know?

But today I am. Just for that extra silly entry. Because I really want this Cricut wannabe thingy. I think I would like it...Or maybe it would just sit in a corner in my basement and gather dust for years- still, regardless, I want to win it.

So the giveaway is found here: http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2011/01/giveaway-silhouette-sd-machine.html I'm too lazy to link it- plus I don't want you to enter the giveaway because it lessens my chances- duh!

I never win at these blog giveaway things...but I have won things before...so maybe...


Marne said...

HAH! I entered this too. AND I entered the same giveaway on another blog. I have wanted one of these for awhile now...they are awesome machines!!! I hope you win it April! *wink!*

The Pyper Fam said...

I have been meaning to get back on your blog for a while now to comment on your Christmas post, and when I got here this new post was up! :) So here it is on this one. I LOVE your house! I love your Christmas decorations! Seriously, can you and Chay come redo my living room, it looks amazing April-you are so talented in your decor and refurbishing things! I am so excited for you to have that new room! :)Anyway, I've been meaning to tell you that since I saw your post a few weeks ago!

pammi said...


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Calie said...

Good luck April! I hope you win it!

Anonymous said...

LOL I have no intention of stealing your wotsit by entering the giveaway.

Have you won it, didn't check the date of the post. And what is the thing you want for? What does it do?

I am sure if I had one it would sit in a corner somewhere for ages and ages until it was given to a charity shop.