Wednesday, June 23, 2010

AND THE WINNERS ARE..........!

Finally I have the results of the giveaway winners!  I'm excited about this.  Thanks to all who cut me slack on my own slackerhood, reminding me that life, afterall, does come before blogging!  But I love my blogging, and it continues to climb up my list of "Important Stuff".  The last commenter on my apology post was Linda Pressman, of Bar Mitzvahzilla, who noted that when she signed on for the giveaway, it occurred to her that it could be a challenge to tally the winners and such.  Well, she said a mouthful, and a very correct one at that!

To quote my old buddy Winston Churchill (actually we never met) in describing Soviet Union foreign policy back in the early 60s during the Cold War (and please note I'm paraphrasing and taking only one portion from the entire quote), "...a puzzle inside a riddle, wrapped in an enigma...".  That's how it turned out to be.  I had a plan for sorting it all out that had an intrinsic fatal flaw, so basically I did my best to be fair.  Thank you all for joining in on this.  If I ever do another giveaway, there will only be one possible winner!!  But this was great because I'm so grateful to all you bloggers who did and didn't sign on, and this feels like a fitting way to celebrate a year of Happy Blogging!

Winners in order of bag # are:

1 - Helen - Doing A 180
2 - Biz - Biggest Diabetic Loser
3 - Journey Beyond Survival
4 - Lisa - No More Diet Drama
5 - Tiffany - Skinny Jeans and a Healthy Me
6 - Karen - Waisting Time
7 - Tricia - Endurance isn't Only Physical
8 - Roxie - Gravel and Rust
9 - Tammy - From Fat to Fab
10 - Steve  - South Beach Steve (you're gonna look pretty carrying this bag!)
11 - Dana - Fatty McButterpants
12 - Shelley - A Forty Something's Weight Loss Journey
13 - Linda Pressman - Bar Mitzvahzilla
14 - Spunkysuzi
15 - Clickmom

My next grave uncertainty and fear is that when you receive your bag, it may not be one for which you voted.  I did my very best to enter people for the bags they listed, and those who said "any bag" were added in the mix as well.  The only thing I can say about what to do if you get a bag you didn't want is, "I'm sorry!"  Regifting is an option, or Goodwill - or your church bazaar.  Whatever.  Mainly I thank you all for entering and hope get what you liked and like what you get!!

The all important PB2 winners are:
1 - Rettakat at Loretta's Journey...One Good Choice at a Time
2 - Katie J - Katie J is On Her Way

Get your addresses to me and I'll begin mailing the stuff.  I'll let you know when I actually put your prize in the mail - and it's coming the cheapest way possible so may take a little time! (anyone know if the Pony Express is still running?)  Congratulations, winners.  I wish I could do something for every single blogger I read and who reads me.  This is an awesome community!!!

I have a lot of other stuff to talk about but will do it either later or tomorrow, because I want to inform you contestants who haven't been able to sleep or do anything as you've been waiting with bated breath for this!  Cough, cough!!!  Please know, as I'm sure you do, that I'm kidding.  Lots of bloggy love to all!

24 comments:

  1. CAN I JUST SCREAM ABOUT HOW EXCITED I AM?!!!!! I never even enter these giveaways most of the time because I never win. And to win one of your gorgeous bags...

    Woot! Woot! Woot!

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  2. HOOOORRAYYY! You are fabulous! I'm emailing you now...

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  3. What a scroll down! I am PSYCHED! Email on the way. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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  4. Awesome, I hope everyone likes their bags! They were all gorgeous!

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  5. YAY! Address info on the way!

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  6. I am so lucky to win won of your gorgeous bags - thank you so much Leslie!

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  7. Thanks Leslie! I know this must've been a nightmare to tally. I'm so stoked to have won a bag. You are the best!!!

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  8. Congrats to the winners! Leslie, I'm sure every one of them would be happy with ANY one of your bags!!
    I have said it before, your blog is a great place of wise words and information, that is a gift itself :)

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  9. Excuse me while I jump up and down squealing and clapping my hands. I am so excited about being a WINNER! I have never won anything!

    Love your blog. Any bag is fine. They are all adorable. Dont' worry, be happy!

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  10. YAY YAY YAY!!! I am so excited and happy to see my name there...and I LOVE the bag that I won! Thank you so much, Leslie - emailing you my address now.

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  11. wOW! You had 15 winners. How many people entered your giveaway? Just curious. Deb

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  12. Yay!! I have been wanting to try PB2 and here is my chance! Thanks for the efforts Leslie and you should NOT be so hard on yourself. We all appreciate your efforts and adore your bags/socks :-D

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  13. OMG you are so sweet! I thought you were giving away ONE bag and since I was on vacation didn't take the time pick. That is a lot of knitting to give away! And a heck of a lot of postage.

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  14. Oh, I am excited to try the PB! I keep reading what people say about it, so this is fun. Thank you, Leslie. I'll email you with my address. :-D
    Loretta
    =^..^=

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  15. And also, I have tagged you in my post today for an Award! Time to relax and play with your Award questions.. you earned it. :-)
    Loretta
    =^..^=

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  16. I love the hoopla! What a neat community we inhabit here.

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  17. Oh you are so awesome...thank you SOOOOO much!! I emailed my addy...let me know if you got it. :)

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  18. Whoohoo!!!! I don't care what bag I get!!! They are all gorgeous. My knitting has only resulted in lopsided looking scarves that would fit a squirrels neck maybe :)

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  19. Congrats to all of the winners! That must have been a big job to sort all of that out, I wonder how many calories you burned in the process!!!

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  20. They are all such cute bags that I'm sure I'll be happy with whichever I get! Thanks for the great giveaway, Leslie! I emailed you my address.

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  21. Woot! I bet I am going to look real cute with this on my shoulder! :-)

    In all seriousness, my wife will appreciate this!

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