Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And The Winner Is...

I can hardly believe it is the first day of September. Fall is but a mere 22 days away. Already the signs of it are everywhere. The birds are already preparing themselves for the colder times. I have been tending to my feeders a bit more than usual. I still hold to my prediction that it will be an early fall and winter. The signs are far too apparent.

Today is also the day that I choose the winners to my latest giveaway. Yes I did say winners. When I went to purchase the book “Eat Pray And Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert I was frustrated to find that the book on the shelf had received a new cover. It was a clip from the movie. I have to be honest and say that this somewhat upset me as it was not the movie that drew me to the book and I loved the previous initial cover. I quickly found a clerk and asked her if they were still able to obtain the book with its original cover.

Upon checking her data base she assured me that it was possible. She continued to tell me how the hardback books were actually on sale. The price was too good to pass up. I purchased me a new one so I could finally give the one which had been loaned to me over a year ago back to its original owner. Then I purchased two more and decided to have two winners instead of just one.

And now for the moment you have all been waiting for; the announcement of the winners. I carefully wrote each ones name out and placed them in my trusty little Autumn planter. Shook them around nice and good and also mixed them thoroughly myself.


The first name I drew was no other than Mary from Moontides (which is just one of her many blogs). A wonderful woman whom I have been blessed by so many times...

The second name to be drawn was Leila from Tatoo Tales. A tremendously talented young woman whose work you truly do need to check out if you have not already. 

I will be sending both of you an email to get just a bit more info from you so that I can personalize the boxes a bit more. Congrats to you both, I hope you enjoy your goodies.

I will be posting the details to my next giveaway in the next few days. You may also want to check out another site I contribute to, Ewitch. This week we have three giveaways; #1 – digital art from Sparrow #2 – A new book by Scott Cunningham given by Luna and #3 – A set of the Gilded Tarot  with companion book and handmade Tarot bag by myself.

13 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

I don't know what to say. I can't believe that I won. Thank you so much for including me. It has been a blessing to have you in mylife.
Mary

PS: Looks like it might be a day of synchronicity. I had just popped a mint into my mouth when the word verification came up as....mints.
Totally useless into but thought I would share it anyway. Still in the process of waking up.

Anastasia said...

Congratulations to you both.

Blessings,

Ana

Sara said...

Congratulations to the winners. :) I am sure you are going to enjoy.

faerwillow said...

~congrats to both of your winners...wonderful women they are! happy semptember and blessings to you and yours~

Linda in New Mexico said...

Congrats to Leila and Mary. I know you are both really excited, great win.

Celia said...

Congrats to the winners! If you haven't read the book yet....you have a real treat coming.....enjoy!

Kathy said...

Congratulations to the winners!

My birds are going through their food at a rapid rate. I have to check it every other day. But I do love watching them prepare for winter. Especially the cardinal family that live in the thicket above the feeder. It's like having a restaurant on the bottom floor of your apartment building.

I have sunflowers drying out for the winter and will get some feed corn to offer them at Samhain. I did wonder that something might be afoot because they seem so much more aggressive about eating right now. It did seem a bit early to me.

Maybe I should prepare for winter a bit earlier this year, too.

Nydia said...

Congrats lucky winners! :o)

I don't know Mary, bt I'll check out her blog asap.

And Leila is really an awesome artist, love her art!

Kisses and love form us.

Illustrated Ink said...

*Squeal of joy here* How wonderful! What a lovely surprise!!
You're the best Janie, thank you for having such an inspirational blog and fabulous giveaways!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

A hearty congratulations to both of your lucky winners. Theresa

Lisa said...

Congrats to the winners of your generous giveaway. P.S. I really dislike it when they put movie clips on book jackets.

AkasaWolfSong said...

A Huge Congrats to the winners!
Enjoy the book as it is truly outstanding reading.

Many Blessings!

Rue said...

Congrats to the winners! This book is just wonderful!

I've noticed quite a few signs of Fall too lately. Sneaking up on us....