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Monday, November 16, 2009

Who Are You?

If you look at my sidebar I have 42 public Followers.

But I know that there are many more of you out there who read my blog regularly. Some of you I know, and some of you I don't.

But I want to know who you are!

So, I'm issuing you an opportunity to make yourself known, and there will be a prize involved! I've never done a Giveaway before, but now is your lucky week!

On Saturday I am going to the An Affair of the Heart expo. I try to go to both of them each year, but sometimes only make one. I can seriously get there when it opens and walk around with a cup of coffee for the better part of 6 hours or so (well, refilling my coffee of course!). There is so much to see, and buy, and it's just pure fun!

(As a side note: The first time I went to Affair, my husband had no idea where I was going. It wasn't until after I got home that he thought I had gone to some women's event, like a Beth Moore conference or something. "No, honey, I was shopping .. thus the $100 cash you gave me when I left!" He didn't care. As long as I'm happy, he's happy, even if it costs him $100.)

So, here's the deal:

If you will leave me a comment, any day this week, your name will be entered in a random drawing for something that I purchase at Affair. I don't know what that is, because I haven't bought it yet, but it will be fabulous and you will want it and you will be sad you didn't enter for a chance to win it if you don't!

You don't have to have a blog to comment. You simply comment under the "Anonymous" category. I will need to have your name and what city you live in, though. You can say 'hello' or more or even say nothing. But, to win you will need to leave me your e-mail address so I can contact you after the drawing. (And you can still comment if you're a guy. This will likely be a female item that I give away, but if you have a special female someone in your life .. hello, free gift!! And she'll be totally impressed!)

1. Comment as Anonymous if you don't blog or have a Google account already set up.
2. Leave your name, city and e-mail address.
3. Check back for the drawing that will occur on Sunday, November 22nd.

Again, you can comment on this post only any day from the 16th to the 21st to be entered. Only one entry per commenter.

Good luck! And I am really looking forward to hearing from you!


  1. I'm new to your blog, but I'm really enjoying getting to "know" you.

  2. What a fun idea! I may have to steal it! LOL! I hope your readers let you know they are out there, it sure does make it fun to know people are reading!

  3. you know me! :) sounds like a fun day! btw your a lucky women mine would freak if i spent 100 bucks! :)

  4. Soooo. I'm your friend. Your neighbor. Your blog stalker. and I love you. Oh ya, I am also one of your "Pay It forward" recipients LOL
    Enter me Enter me Enter me
    I think you know where to find me :)

  5. Hi Nicole!
    I've been reading your blog for a while now & I love it! I live in Dublin,Ohio (suburb of Columbus). Thanks for such a great blog!

    Beth Stevens

  6. I love your blog and I love that you are such an honest, genuine writer.

  7. I am a nurse here in Vermont and I have been reading for about 6 months or so.....I found you somehow and read in the beginning because you were working out to Gilad also!

  8. I have been reading for a while but more recently have been committing myself to better following my fave blogs in my reader!

    My e-mail is chic_kenz (2) yahoo dot com, and if I win then I will send you my city and so forth! Have fun at the event!

  9. Hey Nicole!

    What a great idea! Hope to see you over the holidays!

    Lexington, MO

  10. Nicole,
    I found your blog a while back by way of Grocery Cart Challenge. I commented a while ago (heated topic)and transitioned to full-time SAHM from a PhD. Your blog is very real and addressed lots of topics I myself am faced with.

  11. hi, found your blog through the daybook.

    McAlester, OK

  12. A giveaway... how fun! So what exactly is the An Affair of the Heart expo?

    Keri Cochran
    Claremore, OK

  13. Hi its your Aunt Dixie - Love the pics of the kids.

  14. Hey Hey!! Real life and bloggy friend! What a fabulous idea this is! You were the reason I started blogging!! Wish I could be as clever and as committed as you!

  15. OK, I'm so going to check out the bargain shopper page! Love your stories, love your family! =)
    ~Amy B

  16. Nicole,

    I have never done this before and not sure I am in the right spot, but I love reading your blogs!!! It makes feel normal that I have the same problems and excitement about life as someone else : ) And I love learning more about you and your family!


  17. Nicole--I really enjoy your blog and read it faithfully. I can relate to so many of your posts. Like you, I am a law school graduate who was blessed to be a SAHM for several years. I am back to work now as my kids are almost grown. Thanks so much for your blog which brightens my days!
    Mary Ellen, Tucson, AZ

  18. Nicole :)
    I love you and I have so enjoyed your friendship over the past year! I love your blog and ready it daily (and get a little anxious when you don't blog!)

    Your stalker-ish friend,
    Williamson, GA

  19. Hey! Sounds like a fun day! I am a follower. I love your honesty! I love your music! I use to have music on my blog, yours makes me miss it!

    Hope your having a great week!

  20. Nicole- I've been reading your blog daily for awhile and really feel like I know you! I've tried to comment a few times but I don't think I know what I'm doing. Our personalities seem alot alike and I keep saying one of these days I'm gonna start blogging but only when I know enough to perfect it first. That seems to be the death of me....I put too much pressure on things so I never even try!!!
    Anyway, we live about 40 miles north of Joplin, Mo... so we're really not too far from you. I'm married with 3 daughters. My oldest turned 15 this month just like yours! Thanks for showing your heart! Christie Ulrich

  21. Hey Nicole...started reading your blog because of a couple comments you left on Lysa Terkhersts blog site about a month ago..she's awesome for sure. Anyway, just felt for you and the things you were saying were so honest and real..and I can relate to some of those feelings. So I bookmarked your blog along with some others and am enjoying hearing what other women across the country are learning and experiencing. I have found so much encouragement this way...who would of thought? My name is Lin Wilson from Kenosha Wi. My email is

  22. Hi, I'm not sure how I found your blog (maybe a link from Grocery Challenge), but it was a a couple weeks ago - I immediately bookmarked it. I sure enjoy your real-ness. And you have a beautiful family.

    Prescott, AZ

  23. I love your blog. And I love this idea! What a fun giveaway... Something random that crosses your path at an affair. Love it! :)

  24. What a great idea! You know me :)

    Your soul sister from from Texas!

  25. Great idea Nicole. Guess what, you know me somewhat. :)
    Have a good Thanksgiving. I will because I will be in the Islands with my hubby. Yes Nicole, I get to go. So, I won't be here on the 22nd, if you ramdomly pick me, but I will be back the 3rd of Dec.
    Don't eat too much!!!!

  26. Gotta love a giveaway! Have fun shopping!

  27. Nicole,

    You already know I read your blog almost daily. I love to hear about all your ideas for saving money and new ideas for things. I've thought about blogging, but not sure I could be as committed as you. Oh, I hope I win the Affair of the Heart giveaway. I love that event! Love ya!

    Kara :)

  28. I really enjoy reading your blog, my favorite posts are your what a kid. It makes me stop and think about mine and the how much I love and appreciate them.

  29. You know that I'm in DFW. ;) Hope we can do another blog dinner again!

    I know what you mean about walking around those shows for several hours. I'm the same way. I'll go around once to look, then back around a second time picking up my favorite things, then AGAIN one last time just to be sure. :b


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