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Thursday, April 14, 2011

My FIRST Giveaway!!!

Late this winter I went on over to

She has all sorts of fun style information for me. I have learned to tie my scarfs in fun new ways, what lip stain to use on my lips, what shampoos to try, fashions for driving the boys to school...and my favorite, "What I wore Wednesday" because I like to see how cute all the other women look when I am wearing my worn slip on shoes, old jeans, a hooded sweatshirt and no make up on Wednesday's.

I was sooooo happy I did because she was having a 100 dollar give away of the

great jewelry. I loooooove the bead girl's unique jewelry so I entered the giveaway.

And won.

Lisa (aka The Bead Girl) and I have chatted lots on twitter. I have batted my eyelashes and shown pictures of her great jewelry when Jake is around (it didn't get me any though) and I literally squealed and jumped for joy when I won.

Yes, very literally.

I beamed.

And then I had to pick something. It took me forever.
Because I like it allllllllll.

I sent her emails that went something like this "I'm still deciding...would earrings A go with B or would C go with A or do you like D and B or do you think......"

Yah, she had to love me for that.

Being a bracelet gal, I drooled over her bracelets.

And then I didn't choose one.

I wanted these earrings.

Because they matched this necklace.
I looooved this necklace when All Things Chic posted it on her blog. In the dead of winter it reminded me that spring would soon return.

And as soon as I seen it I could think of a million outfits to wear it with.

Since I have received these delicate pieces, I have hardly ever don't have them on. Yup, I love them that much.

I can't thank All Things Chic and The Bead Girl enough for this gift. It made my day, my makes every outfit all the more better.

My jewelry making friend noticed them the first day I wore them. She had to look it all over and was quite impressed. It was shortly thereafter we got talking about how fun it is to win things when brilliance finally struck me. (it takes awhile sometimes)

Why don't I do a giveaway?

Okay, okay, I hear you. We'll do a giveaway!!!! :)

Korene, my jewelry making friend, is also a graphic designer. She is also an author. And we are really truly friends. Her oldest son and my oldest son are friends and in the same class at school. She is the friend who called me and got me out of my funk last Saturday. We go to the beach together and exchange recipes and kids.

She dressed up when I asked her and her family to, drove to our church and was part of "sports night" for a fun church night. And when her husband would explain whey they were there he would nod to the Kor and I and say "They are know, like real friends instead of just a facebook friend."
Yup, that's us!!!!

And a local bookstore just picked up her book. We squealed on the phone about that. She gaveme her book for my first EVER give away!!!!

Here is her official bio and a bit about the book.....

Brief synapsis of the book:
If I Could Be is a children's story that focuses on animals adn their different traits.
The reader gets to know each animal and it's unique characteristics by wondering what it would be like to be that animal. Imagine what it would feel like to be a rabbit, a tiger, a bear, or a worm. The story of If I Could Be helps children appreciate animals, as well as allowing them to realize it's good to be who they are: fun imaginative kids.

Korene VandenBerg
lives on a dirt road in Western Michigan with her husband, John, and two sons, Canton and Maxwell. She and her husband discovered their oldest son had neurological issues in the fall of 2006. He was struggling with school and social interactions. Korene and John decided that one of them would have to stay home to work with their son and take him to therapy. As a
result, the household income took a hit. The family made of the most of the situation, though, by getting creative. For instance, Korene gave this book to her two sons one Christmas. It is a poem she wrote in fifth grade that her mom had saved. Korene's also a graphic designer, so she used her talents to develop the illustrations that are in the book.

Recently, Korene has been speaking to area schools and libraries to discus the "6 Traits of Writing" and drawing/illustrating to local children."

You can find her book at
Grand Rapids/Downtown Grand Rapids/Alpine

Grand Rapids:
Schuler Books & Music
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: 800 331 1727 (MI only)
616 942 2561
Fax: 616 942 9238
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Mon-Sat
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sun

Schuler Books & Music
3165 Alpine Ave.
Walker, MI 49544
Phone: 877 333 7600 (MI only)
616 647 0999
Fax: 616 647 1006
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Mon-Sat
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sunday

Downtown Grand Rapids:
Schuler Books & Music
40 Fountain N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616 459 7750
Fax: 616 459 7778
Parking Map:
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

It is also available from Rose Dog Books.Here is HOW TO ENTER to WIN this SIGNED book!!!!!
1. "Like" Life With Four Boys Coffee Please on facebook. I just set this page up this week just for this giveaway. Leave a comment and tell me you did!

2. Follow @life4boys on twitter with this tweet (copy and paste it)
@life4boys has a #giveaway 4 a #GRR #kidsbook Pls RT
Leave a comment here that you did!

3. "Like" All Things Chic on Facebook. Leave yet another comment that you did this.

4. "Like" The Bead Girl. And leave one more comment that you did this too.

5. If you follow this blog and grab my button and put it on your blog, you will get an EXTRA prize...I'm not sure what it'll be yet, therefore the SURPRISE element in it! And, you guessed it, leave a comment telling me to you did that too.

That's FIVE ways to enter a chance to win this book! The contest will run until Thursday morning, April 21st. BE SURE AT LEAST ONE COMMENT TELLS ME YOUR EMAIL SO I CAN CONTACT YOU FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION!!!!!


Kela said...

I already like you on FB my friend!

Kela said...

I follow you on Twitter, my dear!

Kela said...

I'm liking the Bead Girl on FB now!

Amy said...

I already follow you on twitter and I posted ur tweet

Amy said...

I liked your AWESOME new FB page

Kela said...

Hey girl! I put your button in my "I Enjoy" blog button hall of fame scroll box!

Amy said...

I liked the bead chic

Amy said...

I meant the bead girl and I liked All things Chic

Amy said...

I also have you Button WAHOO

Anonymous said...

I like you on Facebook.

Well I like you anyway...and you are pretty...and so smart...and...

Anonymous said...

I tweeted!!

girlymama said...

I tweeted for you! Thanks for including all things chic! xoxo

David said...

I love the necklace that you picked!!!! Gorgeous. And the earrings would be perfect with it. Now, post a picture wearing them for us! ;-)

Junk Loving Girl said...

I like life with four boys coffee please on FB.


Junk Loving Girl said...

I like the beading girl on FB


Junk Loving Girl said...

I like All Things Chic on FB.


Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

I LOVE those earrings. And I am more of a diamond stud kind of gal...

And the necklace is perfect for you. You'll love it even more come winter :)