Monday, December 12, 2011

A bit of nothing... {giveaway!}

I could bore you by telling you I've been crazy busy lately.
That I haven't had time to do anything other than eat, sleep, and work.
And eat plenty of Subway $2 subs.
And the occasional store bought cookie.
And comsume large doses of coffee.

And put sunglasses on Lilo.
And wonder why my couch looks green/yellow in cell phone pictures when it's really white, but not care enough to do anything about it.


But other than that I've had no time.

So I'll just ask you something.
What is the best gift you've ever received? Or if you've never received anything good, what's the best gift you've ever given?
Or if you've never giving anything, just tell me your hair color.

Whatever. Just leave a comment and you're entered to win a $50 gift certificate to The Rusted Chain! (we'll draw a random winner soon.)

*Facebook it, blog it, tweet it, pin it for extra entries. Please leave additional comments for each of these.

147 comments:

Angry Chicken Knits said...

This time of year is crazy! I feel your pain!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

Aw, cute puppy. :D

Lindy said...

I soooooo feel your pain!!!! I have been sick since before Thanksgiving and I am getting very stressed over the holidays as I have NOTHING done.

Shana said...

Aww, I feel your pain too.

Bella said...

the best gift if i've ever received is a clunky locket bracelet my boyfriend gave me with our picture in the locket. it always makes me smile whenever i see it and wear it.

sstocks said...

The best gifts I have gotten have been homemade. Can't beat something that was made just for you!

LaDonna said...

My husband,children and granddaughter are always the BEST gifts I've received.
And I would have to say the next one would be when I won a trip to Sydney, Australia, in 2007.

pink said...

i honestly love stamped jewelry for gifting! oh and my hair is tri-colored... ;)

Dede said...

Rush, rush, rush! this to will pass come mid January! LOL
Best present every---the very first one I got from my husband before we were married--had been dating about 3 months. He gave me a locket with a curl of his hair in it--still have the locket and curl but sadly he doesn't have much hair left nor any curls! Love him anyway (I have changed too! LOL)

Cerrisse said...

Best gift I got was my dog minnie. I woke up to her with a big bow around her neck. Sweetest thing ever!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Cerrisse said...

I tweeted it!

http://twitter.com/#!/ThePoshDaisy11/status/146315152516579328

Melissa B. said...

my husband and girls are the best gift I've ever received and my true friends tell me I'm still blonde - and the rest see gray or silver a blend of blonde and gray -

Tera said...

If my hubby followed thru on my hints maybe you are making something for me :)

Sally said...

The best gift was from my sweet sister when we were both still single. She gave me a trip to Hawaii, escorted by none other than...HER! We had a blast. We ended up in a tour group with lots of people from Minnesota, and ended up coming home with a MinneSOta accent!

KimberlyJ said...

The best gift came the first Christmas after my Mom passed away. My husband went through her cedar chest, picked a couple old photos of her, and her and me together. He copied and framed them. When I opened them Christmas morning I cried and heard him say "I did good this year." YES he did!

Stefanie said...

One of the best gifts I've given was surprising my dad, a Nascar fan, with tix to his first live race for his 60th. He was so surprised & excited!

Katie said...

My husband gave me a necklace with a camera charm on it when we first started dating, it was so thoughtful and sweet.
I hope you are able to enjoy your busy holiday =)

Katie
aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

rachnextdoor said...

This year, I gave my husband a child for Christmas. It was 4 months before Christmas but hey, it's the thought that counts, right?!

The Biggs Family said...

A couple years ago I had never seen my husband without a mustache ever & for Christmas he shaved it off. I loved it & he looked so much younger! It didn't cost anything & it was the best gift I have ever gotten. I know it was very hard for him to do he had had it since hs.

Holly said...

I am not sure what the best gift I have recieved is but the best one I have given was a keychain from the Rusted Chain that said "I love you more". The person I gave it to LOVES it!

Valerie Mom of Twins said...

The best gift I ever received was the Christmas I had my twins!! My friends knew I was super busy so they gave me the gift of time...for myself! To do whatever whenever and they would babysit or do errands...that was my favorite gift and I really loved and appreciated them for thinking outside the box!

Erica said...

My sweet husband, realizing he could never pay the "housewife" what she's worth, buys awesome gifts. One year it was diamond earrings. While I enjoy those, my absolute favorite is my three stone opal and diamond ring he got me a few years ago for V-day. He's a keeper, that's for sure!

Jenn said...

One of the best gifts I have received is probably the handmade fall leaf art my brother made me.

Randi S said...

The best gift I've ever received was The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga & Boot Camp DVDs. it helped me on my way to lose 50 lbs!

Randi S said...

I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/ra.schmid/posts/337316979627917

Randi S said...

tweeted (https://twitter.com/#!/sclubmama/status/146318340380565504)

Our Beautiful Life said...

A beautiful engagement ring in 2008 :)

Simply.Lovely.Things said...

My fur baby Chloe is the best gift I've ever gotten

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mama marchand said...

My favorite gift was my engagement ring ... my hubby proposed a few days before Christmas, on one knee, in the snow. It was beautiful!

sindy murray said...

Well,my hair color is black and well gifts, I love when I get gift cards!
smlioonlamb at gmail dot com
Merry Christmas to You!!

Stacee Noel said...

I love to give handmade gifts... especially quilts...

sheri barker said...

the best gift i ever got...my oldest daughter. i needed her so badly at that time in my life. then i was blessed with another daughter and a son...all wonderful gifts!

Stacey said...

Best gift I ever gave Lazy Dad was for fathers day several years ago. I bought him one stock in his favorite company. oh, and my hair color is Brown. not poop Brown. more honey Brown.

Mashele said...

I have received some really pretty jewelry from the hubs but the best gift he gave me was my sewing machine! I love it!

The Sieberts said...

best gift? my precious babies :o)

Heather said...

brown

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Best gift is tough to answer. I love gifts in general:) Though I really love the scarf one of my best friends knitted for me!

Donna said...

My husband surprised me with an Ipod touch last year for Christmas. Earlier this year, he surprised me by letting me book a trip to Disney World and then a Disney Cruise. We are also going to Disneyland the day after Christmas. I really don't care if I don't get anything under the tree this year.

Britt said...

would love to win!!! best gift ever: my engagement ring. i love it so much!!

Rachael said...

from the heart drawings and hugs and kisses from my little girls.

Donna said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaONeil/status/146325296390483970

Janet K said...

One of the best gifts I;ve given was an old photo of my mom and aunt (they are twins) when they were very young..I had it matted and framed and it was just an awesome picture of the two of them!!

Leanna said...

So last year I gave my husband a Be the Chef gift at Benihana. He loved it and we all got some great food!

Jill said...

Best gift - my son 4 hours after my 22nd birthday...26 years ago :)

Sara said...

Best gift?? Well the most memorable one from childhood had to be when I got a stereo complete with a whole library of tapes :)
~snewman1978@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

I think the best gift I've ever been given was a year of Piano lessons from my parents. Yes I liked piano lessons :) But I remember being really mad at my parents that year because they woke us up by hammering away on the drums that they had gotten my sister. I didn't find out about the lessons until we opened presents later that day. I still get teased about being such a grump that Christmas :)

Nina said...

I'm not sure if it's "the best" gift but I was REALLY excited when my husband took me to the Coach store for our anniversary and let me pick out any Coach purse I wanted. :)

Debby said...

Thes best gift I ever gave is also the best one I ever received. We gave my uncle a puppy for Christmas. He had lost his wife and then more recently his dog. He lived out of state but we knew he was coming to our house on Christmas. Well, he said he already had a dog being shipped to him and he didn't take the puppy we found for him SO we got to keep her. So glad he didn't keep her.

kpmattingly said...

Awesome giveaway!!!
My best gift is from this year...and it came early (last weekend). My husband finally realized himself and admitted that he has a drinking problem. He is getting help and is on the road to recovery!!! I have waited a long time for this and am SO excited for what the future now holds for him and our family!!!

Julia @ WritersBlockNearYou said...

The best gift I've ever been given an engagement ring last year. :)

DawnEna said...

My best gift receiving memory as kids every Christmas at Grandmas in our stocking would be a large size coloring book and a new box of crayola crayons.
Best memorable giving was when we stayed up until 3am helping Santa replace our teeny tree with a really huge new one. To surprise my son when he was six who is now twenty two.

Molly said...

The best gift I ever received was the year I got married my sweet husband bought me a 1 karat sapphire pendant with 3 diamonds around it. He picked it out all by himself and even ran around the whole town trying to find a glittery box to put it in because he knows how much I love glitter and him!
~Molly P

Cassandra T. said...

Best gift I ever received was my Husband coming home from Iraq. Truly amamzing!!

Kelly said...

My oldest daughter on her first Christmas gave me a cameo necklace that was a mother and child. on the back was engraved with "Answered prayer."

Kelly said...

lol i love the randomness of this post...why is my couch looking yellow in my pics...ha! good question....sounds like a typical monday...thanks for the great giveaway

Kelli Shoemaker said...

I know it sounds shallow, but my husband gave me a 5 hour spa appointment this year for our anniversary. Best. Gift. Ever.

Montgomery said...

Thanks for the great giveaway a cute dog!!! I am making my son a quilt this year out of some of the shirts he wore his first year. I am really excited about it and the meaning it has to both of us. I can't wait to finish it and give it to him at Christmas.

Jessica Vegh said...

One of the best gifts I've received is a car! Ours is on its last leg, and through the kindness of near-strangers, they blessed us w/a new-to-us car last weekend! PTL! :)

Jessica Vegh said...

I posted to FB!

Jessica Vegh said...

Pinned to Pinterest!

Mrs. McFadden said...

Life is hectic and stressful this time of year. I feel ya!

Chelsea said...

Hang in there & enjoy the holidays-- you can do it!! <3

Rachel said...

The best Christmas gift ever was the old desk my dad refinished for me when I was a kid... it had been his mom's and I will keep it forever!

Sarah-Anne said...

i stink at getting gifts (i have great ideas but never have the money to buy them). but my hair color is brown, so there's that.

Sarah-Anne said...

blogged about it here: http://simplysarahanne.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Country Dreaming said...

My engagement ring in my Easter basket 13 years ago!

Melinda

usagypsy said...

Best gift would have to be my laptop I got last year for Christmas!

Gus said...

Totally relate, and love the fact that I'm entering to win a bit of...nothing!

Karrie said...

6 years ago this week I received the greatest gift....a beautiful baby boy :) with has lead my dirty blonde hair to a few grays

Keri said...

The best prize I ever received was a Barbie Dream House! Oh wait, that was my sister's... one can always dream.

Laura said...

auburn

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

hmmm, best gift in recent years. my kindle. I love to read and hate to shop for books, so this was absolutely perfect!

Lori Tacchino said...

The best gift I've EVER received is the gift of time. I will never forget the birthday that my Mom spent the whole day with me doing things I wanted to do. Just she and I, alone =)
I know it wasn't Christmas, but it was the BEST gift...

A Family of Love said...

The best two presents I received was a few weeks before Christmas 13 years ago, I got a beautiful engagement ring and then 4 days before our 10 year anniversary our son was born (Best anniversary present to the both of us ever!)

tdmomtx said...

Not sure if they were the best gift but a gift I have really appreciated are the Ugg boots I got last Christmas. Comfy and warm.

M.j. said...

I made a video up of my mom and dad's wedding 50 years ago and put it to music....lots of tears that day...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Rustown Mom said...

Hooray! Your giveaways are wonderful. Let's see... best gift was a new green Schwinn bike with sparkley glitter banana seat when I was 11. Santa left it directly in front of the tree. I rode that bike into the ground...

Amy said...

My Mac laptop was a pretty awesome gift.
And a special necklace that someone made for me and delivered out of the blue one day. :)
I don't really know what color my hair is anymore. :)

Melissa C. said...

I fell upon your site thru an etsy recommendation and love it! so cute!

Emily Ruth said...

Hmm..I can't think of some great gifts at the moment. :) It's late. :P Oh, and I have dark brown hair.

Mary Ellen said...

The best gift I received was a surprise visit from our son and Mom for Christmas- we had moved out of state and not able to get back home so they came to us!

Sue said...

The best gift I every got-my son, 12 days early.

Sue said...

I tweeted this too!

BARBIE said...

The best gift I've ever received was my engagement ring on Christmas Eve, 22 years ago!

Anonymous said...

My hair color is blond an hot pink!!! :0D

Love your Lil Sis!
Holli

Tara Jeles said...

I would love a $2 subway sub right now!!! stuck out in the country without a car.
So my hair is brown, one of the best gifts i've ever got was a vintage locket from WW1. my husband found it , got it polished up and put a picture of us inside. It had a tiny little crest on it with the name of the country where the soldier was. I can only imagine the memories. The husband knows i'm a sucker for vintage!

The Perfect Trio said...

Best gift? My camera. It's the most recent best gift...my hubs is good to me.

Ive been trying for a while to win...maybe this time!!!

You're awesome Beki!

Anonymous said...

Years ago, I wanted a goat, yes a goat and on Christmas Day we visited a farm and a new born kid was placed in my arms while my parents said "Merry Christmas"
Merlin (having google acc't problems)

~Melissa~ said...

One Christmas, I found out I was pregnant on Christmas Eve. A wonderful, wonderful gift he is!

The Clines said...

I can't think of a best present right now, but my hair is brown! Your dog is adorable!

Kristen said...

The best gift vie ever received was myNikon D40!

Nancy's Couture said...

The best gift I have ever received was having my son on my Birthday. I don't think that one can be topped!

Sharon said...

Hey, we're all a little dazed & confused this time of year. My hair is gray (now) but it USED to be just plain ole brown. The best Christmas gift I ever received was my first sewing machine from my parents when I was 16 -- still have it, more than 45 years later.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Time is running out and I still have loads of gifts to buy! I've received so many wonderful gifts, it's hard to choose! But for my birthday last November my husband gave me an Ipod and I was so totally surprised! :^) patsy

jenn said...

Best gift I have ever received... oh shucks that's too hard. My family is very good at thoughtful gifts. and/or practical. One year I got a diamond bracelet AND a handgun. Pretty sure the second one was actually a gift for my husband, but disguised as a gift for his wife :) This year I actually put a necklace from Rusted Chain on my list, so hoping my mom put in an order!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

best gift? too many, hard to decide. so i'll do the hair bit - dark brown with some grey. oh yes, it's such a busy, busy, busy time of year.

Nathania Hunter said...

The best gift ever was my brand new sewing machine my hubby bought a few weeks ago...few days after that a brand new 17inch Toshiba laptop! best gifts ever!
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Carolyn Christine Photography Blog said...

Best gift ever...The iphone!...I beyond loved this gift last Christmas

Sally said...

I just facebooked it, and tagged The Rusted Chain! =)

Sally said...

I just tweeted it! https://twitter.com/#!/sallykelly1/status/146584330054012928

Sally said...

I just pinned it! http://pinterest.com/pin/757960841/

robin reynolds said...

a trip !!!

Heather said...

I'm not sure what the best gift has been, but I do have to great girls, if they count as gifts. :)

My hair color is brown, and I found my first gray hair on Sunday. My 3 yr old pointed it out saying mommy you have 1 sparkly hair. LOL

Christie said...

The best gift I got was my dell laptop. I use it every day. Thanks sis

katie said...

Gift of salvation....something I don't deserve!

anniemos said...

One of the best gifts I have ever given was to my Dad...it was a simple 2 pg. letter I wrote to him when I was 22 yrs old, telling him how much I appreciated him, loved him, and recalled memories of us together. He told me it was so special...I didn't realize how special until he passed away at the age of 97. When my sis and I went thru his wallet, there tucked inside was the note I had written- he had held onto that letter for 24years! I could not believe it. I love him and miss him everyday, and will always be "Daddy's girl". <3

anniemos said...

Tweeted as @anniemos
http://twitter.com/#!/anniemos/status/146608692656218112

thepeachygal said...

My Cabbage Patch Kid Della, when I was about 4. It's the first real memory I have too!

J & H said...

My favorite was a kitten; I named her Lovie. :)

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

The best gift I've ever received is my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. It's definitely been the gift I've used the most.

Carolyn L said...

My favorite to date is a pair of diamond earrings my husband gave me when we were first dating! They were small but I had never owned a real diamond before that! :)

Jennifer said...

I love finding great deals and the perfect present for people.... so fun!

cooperkelly4 said...

YOu are too funny!
so my hair color is dark brown with touches of silver, just starting! (it's wisdom right?)

The best gift I have ever received was my anniversary band (10 years. It was about a month late technically and I didn't think we could afford it and it was zipped inside a little teddy bear. I couldn't figure out why hubby saved that stuffed animal for last and so I was gushing about how cute and soft it was and how thoughtful and then he finally said, do you see that zipper? lol, clueless that there was a box in there with a ring in it. =0)

Emily said...

Love the dog with sunglasses.

Danyelle said...

I gave my husband a book of family pictures last year that he really liked.

Stephanie said...

Last year my dad gave me a TIP book. We saw it at the flea market and I commented how I loved that book when I was in first grade. He went back and got it! It was super special because it came from HIM. Merry Christmas!

Brianne said...

The gift of hope from knowing Jesus!

Tiffany Drew said...

The best gift I ever received was my elliptical machine :)

Alicen said...

My daughter a few years back.

Julie N said...

It's too hard to decide what my favorite gift is. So I'll tell you that my hair is brown with a natural red undertone. And I'll also tell you that your doggie is too cute!! I saw this pic when you posted on twitter and it made me just smile! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

We saw a very beautiful music box in Colorado when we were engaged...my hubby called the store the next Christmas and had it shipped. What a surprise when I opened the box! He always comes up with great gifts that make me cry!
Mrs. B.

Rachel said...

Hmm, the best gift I have ever received.That's a hard one! I would say the ceramic church figurine my dad got me a few years ago. He saw it while he was out shopping and it reminded him of the church we went to when I was little. It sits high on a shelf so it won't get broken. Another awesome gift...my Kitchenaid mixer from my husband! :)

Tiffany said...

Gosh -- so tough to pick just one, but recently my family all went in together to buy me patio furniture for my first place and snuck it out there when I wasn't around. It was so thoughtful and especially fun because of how excited they were! :)

Suz and Allan said...

Best gift I've ever received was my yellow lab Lucky!

Hockeyfan25 said...

I gave my grandma a scrapbook I made in highschool! It was one of her favorite gifts!

bibliophile21 said...

Kinda cheesy, but so far my best Christmas gift has been my graduation! I completed my undergraduate degree this month and it's amazing.

Kim said...

The best gifts are ones you don't ask for, but are exactly what you didn't know you wanted.

Stephanie said...

Best gift gotten...a family mini-vacation promise for later in the year. It usually comes in the form of a gift certificate to someplace cloes but that we've never been all together. And the 3 couples that make up our big family all go together for a weekend. The time we share is the best gift ever.

Lori said...

The Greatest gift I ever received is my kids! What a wonderful gift from the Lord.
Blessings to you and your family,
Lori

Karen said...

Just having my family together.

Mary B said...

Hands down my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Wanted one for years. Love it so much!
p.s. I love those $2.00 subs too!

Melissa said...

I created a book through Blurb a couple of years ago for my parents of all their children and grandchildren. That has to be one of my favorite gifts I've ever given. :)

Melissa said...

I shared about the giveaway!!! Thank you. :)

https://www.facebook.com/LittleBitsAndPieces/posts/207406066007360

Anonymous said...

A diamond necklace from my husband when we were dating.

anna angela said...

The best gift anyone could give me is a DVD because I tend to collect them. The worst gift is a DVD because I tend to collect them. Nobody ever knows what I already have. So...I have black hair :-)

MaryBeth said...

Best gift - a family necklace with a mom, dad & 3 kids encircled with a heart. I love it. The best gift my husband ever got was me!!!!

Nezzy said...

Well, would ya look at this?

I kinda feel into this wonderful giveaway from the post above.

Please don't worry, I didn't break anything. Heeheehhee!

God bless and have a fun giveaway sweetie!!! :o)

Nezzy said...

Oops...my bad. Is my blonde showin'???

The best gift had to be the box of hay I had under the tree. My heart was broken 'cause my only little girl desire was a Thumbelina Doll.

I took the box of hay out on the porch and began to toss it out in the yard when I discovered a beautifully wrapped package which contained my wonderful baby doll!

Whew...am I long winded or what???

Amy J. said...

Best Christmas gift 8 yrs. ago = my husband asking for my hand in marriage. LOVE him!

Melissa Ann said...

Its hookey but the best gift I got was from my son when he was in kindergarten. His teacher has the kids paint poinettias and then she shrunk the painting and put them on greeting cards. I have the original painting and got to share his art with my family.

Melissa Ann said...

I shared this entry on facebook

Toni :O) said...

The best gift I ever received was my son born on The Winter Solstice (Dec. 21st) and I had the joy of bringing him home on Christmas Day....best gift EVER! God is so good! No other Christmas has topped that Christmas 13 years ago! :0) tonidreist@yahoo.com

WBotW said...

Best Christmas gift ever? My youngest daughter last year a couple weeks before Christmas. My only winter baby, and believe me, she is WILD!

Lori said...

You are too funny!! My best gift would have to be my record player that I got when I was about 10 ~ loved it! My hair color is brown btw! lol

Lori said...

Just tweeted it too!