Saturday, October 29, 2011

Come fly with me { Giveaway! }

As we were on our way to the airport recently, driving through Kansas, a hot air balloon floated right over the road above us.

I grabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures through the dirty windshield.






It was so pretty!

Because I got a good night's sleep last night...
and because I had a relaxing morning today...
and because my kids are all behaving...
and because I'm wearing fuzzy Mickey Mouse lounge pants...
and because the sun is shining...
and because I just like you...
Let's give away a $25 gift certificate to The Rusted Chain!

Just leave a comment answering this: Have you ever been up in a hot air balloon?

For additional entries: Facebook this, tweet it, blog it, pin it on pinterest.
(please leave additional comments for each thing you do.)

We'll draw a random winner soon.

Happy Day to you!

155 comments:

JuliaVP said...

Never, ever... but I think I'd like to...

Laura said...

No, but I really want to! Some day!

Laura said...

I tweeted.

Kelli said...

When my Mother-in-law turned 60, my husband and I surprised her with a ride in a hot-air balloon, so I have! It was very neat.

Ellen said...

No, but we watch them at the Balloon Races every year!

Ellen said...

No, but we watch them at the Balloon Races every year!

Nicole @ Sew Much Sunshine said...

Never been in a hot air balloon, but it gives me the willies! :) New here & love the blog!

mama marchand said...

No, I haven't but a good friend just got proposed to in one and she said yes. :)

Ellen said...

Posted on Facebook

gramma teetsie said...

Have never been but it is on my "Bucket List"

Amy said...

I never have.. Especially after one crashed into my neighbors roof several years ago as it was too windy.. NO THANKS! :)
Putting on FB..

Denise said...

I honestly don't think I could ever go in one my dear of heights causes my knees to shake just thinking about other people up in them

Jodi said...

No I have not, but would love to someday! We love going to the balloon festivals and watching them launch.

Stacie said...

No, but I want to. There is a family that gives rides right here in our community even. Need to get on that.

Stefanie said...

Nope but I bet it's fun. I'd definitely like to go to the festival out in Albuquerque some time.

Katie Hampton said...

Yep! I have. They do a festival in my hometown every Memorial Day and I was lucky enough to know someone participating one year.

Lisa D said...

Never have but really want to!! I want to go over Napa Valley, CA!!

Julia @writersblocknearyou said...

Yes!! Some people were giving people rides in a field across from my sister's place. We grabbed our cameras and rushed over. It was awesome!!

http://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/photo.php?fbid=1096390369186&id=1209390178&set=a.1087070456194.2014673.1209390178&__user=1209390178

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

I just tweeted for you! (& me ;-) )

Kelly said...

Nope I have not! I wanted to when i was younger Now I really would rather not. I guess I must have lost my edge.

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

I have never done it! I am terrified of heights, but oddly would love to force myself to try it! I bet the view is fabulous!!

Jewels by Trish- Handmade Jewelry- Artisan: Trish said...

Posted on FB too! :)

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Nope, I never have...I'm not sure if I'd be terrified (not a fan of heights) or excited about it. :)

thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

Anonymous said...

Only in a "tethered" hot air balloon. It was fun!

Mary B
mborgman70@yahoo.com

Dede said...

No but would like to "someday".

kpmattingly said...

I have not. And I have NO desire to do so!! I do not like being more than five feet off the ground! :)

Christine said...

No, but they fly over us all the time (day trips from Napa)...someday I hope to!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Tweeted! @thesweetpetunia

thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

Cat said...

I am terrified of heights - so nope, never been up - they are so pretty though!

frustrated(dot)ambition(at)gmail(dot)com

Cat said...

I tweeted
frustrated(dot)ambition(at)gmail(dot)com

Holly said...

No, I havn't, but I really really would love too! On my bucket list for sure!!

Holly said...

Facebooked this!

Katie Hampton said...

I facebooked you.

Holly said...

Facebooked this on my company page as well!

Sally said...

I have NOT been up in a hot air balloon. I'd love to, though! We DID have a balloon-chasing experience this summer though. I got some great pictures too. It was exhilarating!

Sally said...

I just posted a link on Facebook!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

No and I probably never will, but I love seeing them floating in the sky. They are quite beautiful.

Danielle

Suz and Allan said...

Never been in a hot air balloon but I'd like to!

Sally said...

I just tweeted.

https://twitter.com/#!/sallykelly1/status/130337759087964160

Sally said...

Just pinned you here:

http://pinterest.com/pin/405603933/

Randi S said...

I have never been in a hot air balloon. I wish. It's just very expensive.

Jessie said...

Went in one in Colorado 25 years ago. It was breathtaking!

Rachel said...

I have not, but I would LOVE to! Looks so fun!

Randi S said...

shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/ra.schmid/posts/193922617349357

Randi S said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/sclubmama/status/130338943647481856

Randi S said...

pinned it http://pinterest.com/pin/405621236/

JenniferLeah said...

yes, several times.
the best one was sunrise over nappa valley with a champagne brunch when we landed. epic :)

JenniferLeah said...

tweeted @milesmusclesmom

Kelly y said...

It is on. My bucket list.

Sara said...

Nope. And I've never won on here either.
Wonder which will happen first .....;)

Lori said...

No, but I think it would be a ton of fun!!!
Thanks for this opportunity.
Blessings

The Weary Woman said...

Nope, but that sure would be a cool experience!

Kristy said...

I have not....and if I ever did I would probably be terrified. Looks like a cool experience though!

Shelby said...

I HAVE been in a hot air balloon!! When I was little we went to our friends house and they had rented one for some big occasion (I forget what) and they let all the kids have a turn in the balloon... Although I don't think we ever actually gOt off the ground...

Heather said...

I have not, i would love to but dont think i'd even have the guts to do it!
Pretty shots :)
bashfulhal at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Not yet... maybe one day! We did used to have a hot air balloon festival in my town when I was a child. I loved driving to church and seeing hundreds of them rising into the morning sky! It was so colorful!
Beth Lewis
bethshirleyyahoocom

melissa said...

Nope, never been in one :(
It's on my bucket list though!

Ruby L said...

Yes! It was fantastic. Can't wait to do it again.

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

Nope, I am deathly afraid of heights. So thats not on my list of things to do.

Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

How cool. I haven't been in one, but my youngest sister has. She was in elementary school, they floated right over our neighborhood! I think at this point in my life I'd have rubber knees the whole time...something about the basket being small and "wiggly", ha!

2nannygoat said...

no..but it is definitely on my bucket list:)

Donna said...

No, I haven't. I kind of do and don't want to try it since I am kind of afraid of heights.

merlin said...

No, they do create such a fantasy image that I think I might like to, but I hear they are very noisy...leading me to believe they are best enjoyed from the ground, or from your lovely photos.

Donna said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaONeil/status/130364831495761920

Stacey said...

Nope! Never have! But I have dressed like a salsa dancer before.

What? Is that totally unrelated to you?

The Lazy Mom
www.imalazymom.com

Jessica Vegh said...

I haven't been up in one, but I grew up near Battle Creek, MI, where they have a hot air balloon festival every summer...so neat to see!!!

Jessica Vegh said...

Posted on my FB page!

Jessica Vegh said...

Also pinned to Pinterest!

Ashley said...

No, but I want to!

Amy said...

No, I haven't, but I really want to. It is on my bucket list. Love the photos btw.

Sarah B. said...

I haven't but I'm dying to try! Looks so fun!

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah B. said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/yes_teacher/status/130374168557531136

LauraH said...

No, and I don't think my stomach would handle it. I do love to watch from solid ground!

Liz said...

No, not yet...I kinda' like the ground...but I would like to go to a hot air balloon festival sometime.

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Wow, I always love the sight of these! Have never been on one, and I just saw a landing on tv and I decided not to ever do it either. But I'll always enjoy seeing them:)

Gretchen said...

Have only been on one in my dreams. Always wanted to go to the big festival in Albuquerque, too.

Gretchen said...

Posted on FB.

Gretchen said...

Retweeted!

Deb @ Journey Thru ICE said...

No, I haven't been on a hot air balloon - but think it would be an awesome experience. Maybe someday!

Melissa said...

No- I don't like heights!

Shirley said...

Was in a hot air balloon once. My husband and I went up on our 20th wedding anniversary. It was absolutely awesome!!!

Shirley said...

Giveaway link shared on facebook.

Leslie Veer said...

I've never been up--but it sounds wonderful!

Hockeyfan25 said...

I've never been up in a hot air balloon but I'd love to go in one!

Hockeyfan25 said...

I shared on Facebook!

Alli said...

I have never been in a hot air balloon but I've always wanted to take a ride! Such an adventure that would be!

Alli said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/allisonkmiller/status/130405845187047424

Alli said...

I shared the giveaway on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cupcake-Diaries/246313145380811#

Alli said...

I pinned this giveaway!

His Girl said...

I have never been on a hot air balloon but they are big in my area- we even have a festival! Just this morning, I passed one that was landed on the side of a freeway. I've even had one land in my yard!

Rachel said...

I have never been in a hot air balloon! I am terrified of heights, so I don't think I'll ever ride in one. I do love their fun, bright colors though!

Hillcrest Acres said...

I have never been up in a hot air balloon. I love watching them but I don't think it is for me.

Anonymous said...

No. Don't think I ever will.
Mrs. B.

Southern Traditions Boutique said...

Never have, but would like too !

The Clines said...

Not yet, but it's on the list!

Allison Lahey said...

No, but I would like to! They are so pretty!

Karrie said...

i have not....but i would love to. we have a local balloon festival, it is one of the prettiest skies ever with all the balloons.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Never been in a hot air balloon. It does look like fun. I would just love to go to a balloon festival.

Mashele said...

Nope!

Rachael said...

Yes, but only on the ground when I was a kid, never went up in one!

Emily Ruth said...

I (sadly) have never been in a hot air balloon. I wish I could go in one!

The Sieberts said...

nope...and i never will! heights SCARE me!!!

Emily Ruth said...

I blogged about this giveaway here: http://borrowingphotographs.blogspot.com/2011/10/snow.html

Emily said...

I haven't, but always thought it would be fun.

Katie said...

Never!!!
I love that you had your camera handy and used it =)

Katie
aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

cooperkelly4 said...

They really are amazing to see up close aren't they?! I live in albuquerque, NM hot air balloon capital of the world. =0) We just had the balloon fiesta here a couple of weeks ago where literally hundreds of balloons launch every morning. I haven't been in one, but I never get tired of watching them. I would love to win!

Tara Jeles said...

I have never been in a balloon...and not quite sure if i could or not??? My husband definitely not, but they look so romantic don't they :)

Dawn Eshnaur said...

You couldn't pay me enough to go in a hot air balloon but I sure would love to win a gift certificate to The Rusted Chain!!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Oh yes! And it is one of THE best rides one can have. We took our ride in Arizona and loves every minute of it. we would do it again in a heartbeat!

Melinda

Erica Wyatt said...

I have never been up in a hot air balloon, and don't think I could do it.

Erica Wyatt said...

facebooked giveaway

Erica Wyatt said...

Pinned this giveaway

Cerrisse said...

I have never been, but a hot air balloon landed in front of my house once :)

Cerrisse said...

I tweeted!

https://twitter.com/#!/ciecie85/status/130513494192824320

Cerrisse said...

Pinned the giveaway.

Terrie said...

Yes I have! It is something I thought that I would never have the nerve to do, but had the opportunity about 6 years ago and decided...you only live once...might as well have some fun with it! It was AWESOME!! I'd love to go up in the Hot Air Balloon Festival in New Mexico. Nice shots btw!!

Gina said...

Beki, it makes my palms sweat to think of it! Even in tall buildings I stay away from teh windows. Great giveaway, though. (:

~Melissa~ said...

amazing pictures through the windshield! never been in one and probably never will.. don't think i would have the guts to do it. thanks for the giveaway

flower power momma said...

some day I hope to do so.

Heather Irene @ Rambling Rose said...

I haven't, but I saw one on the way to work on Friday! My husband and I do want to go up in one someday though.

Mary Kay Rott said...

Never...but I think I would like to...

Mindy said...

Never, but I'd love to sometime! We have a balloon festival near us that we love to go see each year.

Malory said...

No, never...I'm too afraid of heights...lol :)

usagypsy said...

No...never...don't want to either!

Anonymous said...

not yet !!!

TheHappyNeills said...

Nope!

Melissa Ann said...

Not yet, but its on my bucket list!

mrstimothyhulsey@yahoo.com

Toni :O) said...

Nope never been and can't say I ever really want too...I'd rather shop for jewelry from you!! :0)

CC101 said...

Ohh this is too perfect! First, I must say I just came across your jewelry today after stumbling across theidearoom.net's blog and I immediately went to your page. I bought a necklace just like your hand-stamped necklaces that had 2-stamped charms; one said Peace and the other said Love. Then it had too little adornment accessories and I just loved it! So I was Heartbroken after it broke after 2 days! =( So, when I seen how your necklaces resembled that one, I was stoked! Then, I seen your recent post to win a gift-certificate. I say this is too perfect, Becaaause.. I just had my first experience in a hot air balloon LAST NIGHT! =D It was an attraction at a park with a haunted house and haunted woods. All they do is let you float up and stay in one place though, but it was still very cool to experience. It was dark so it made it a bit scarier! I don't know if I could handle just aimlessly floating through the air in one, scary! lol But anyways, that's my experience. Love your jewelery, so glad I found it!

-Carissa

Anonymous said...

NO BUT I'VE HAD A COUPLE LAND IN MY BACK YARD A FEW YEARS AGO.THE BACK WAS OPEN PASTURE LAND AND I FOUND IT VERY EXCITING TO SEE THE THING COME DOWN. WE WERE LIVING IN A SENIORS' DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME PARK AT THE TIME. WE GOT INTO THE CAR BECAUSE THE WORD WAS OUT THAT MORE WERE HANDING NEAR OUR CLUBHOUSE AT THE SAME TIME. IT WAS VERY EXCITING. ALSO MY BROTHER AND NEICE WENT UP IN ONE A FEW YEARS AGO ALSO. ALWAY WANTED TO BUT I THINK I'D BE SCARE. NEVER SAY NEVER.THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PICTURES. VERY ENJOYABLE. GRANNY FROM FLORIDA

sheri said...

never been in a hot air balloon and not sure i ever want to! i'm not good with heights, although i do love to see them float by...

Stampmouse said...

yes actually just this summer for the very first time. it was awesome and would love to do it again.

Stampmouse said...

pinned it

JessicaBusby said...

I haven't but I would love to go to the festival in New Mexico.

Tiffany Drew said...

No way, I am extremely scared of heights!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

No, but I enjoy going to hot air balloon festivals with my family! So magical!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Nina said...

I have not been up in a hot air balloon. Looks fun, but I am somewhat afraid of heights.

Charline said...

Once! I was 12 and it was awesome :)

Charline said...

Posted on facebook :)

~Melissa~ said...

Pinned it!

Kim said...

I would LOVE to go for a ride sometime!! Happy Halloween!

Montgomery said...

No!! I think I am to scared of heights.

woolies said...

I was asked to go once, but declined due to terror-struck at the very thought. We see them here often. :)

Stephanie said...

Never but I think they are lovely.

CreativityStartsHere said...

I've never been in a hot air balloon. :(

~Johanna

CreativityStartsHere said...

I blogged about it here: http://creativity-starts-here.blogspot.com/2011/10/great-giveaway.html

~Johanna

thepeachygal said...

I have never been on one, but I would love to!

C. Beth said...

Yes, I was lucky enough to go on one when I was probably in college (or maybe high school.) Family friends owned one.

C. Beth said...

Tweeted it!

C. Beth said...

Posted on Facebook!

Sky said...

Nope, although I had a chance to. I just didn't think waking up at 4 was worth it :-P

Carrie said...

Nope, but I would love to float over the countryside. No city for me though...I just want the country.

Angel said...

never!

Danyelle said...

I've never rode in a hot air balloon, but I will eventually. I have a fear of heights but think the views and floating might be worth it.

Jenn said...

No! But it's on my bucket list!! :)