Sunday, January 22, 2012
Today would have been my dad's 59th birthday, had he not lost the battle to cancer a little over 2 years ago. It still brings a twinge of pain to think about, but it seems the whole family is beyond the gut-wrenching stage and into the the duller pain, so that's good.
I wanted to do something today to bring me joy. So why not pay forward some of my good fortune to you? As in, a GIVEAWAY? After all, that was something my dad taught me to do: with all the help we received during his battle, he made sure to instill the pay-it-forward gene in my brother and me.
Recently, I received this lovely gift certificate from The Painted Daisy. She's a crafter in Madison, Wisconsin, who has the cutest upcycled skirts, wrist warmers, quilted bags, and more in her shop.
You can win this $10 gift certificate:
All you have to do (leave ONE comment) is :
1. Visit The Painted Daisy and tell me what item of hers is your favorite (I love the skirts for little girls, even though my only little girl is of the 4-legged variety!).
2. Tell me what you do to feel happy (I exercise/eat to beat the blues. Which means I'm running and baking today).
Make sure I have a way to contact you! A winner will be drawn at random whenever I get up on Monday, which gives you a little over 24 hours. The window is small because I'm going to the post office on Tuesday, and would love to only have to make one trip this week. :)