Toppling Over and It's Giveaway Time!!!

So last Saturday morning we had the joy of attending the Club 56 (fifth and sixth grade) Christmas Party. Sean teaches their class, so we jumped in for the party. It was crazy! LOL! Seriously! The kids were awesome and everyone had an awesome time. We did one of those fun gift swaps where someone reads a story and we pass the gifts left when we hear the word "left" and pass them right when we hear the word "right." Guess what I got!!!!

a tin of sardines.

nope. not joking.

the good thing is that there was a $5 bill tucked in there! LOL! Fun stuff!

BUT....Sean got this fun Topple game! Remember this one? I didn't even know they still made it! So...since we recently got rid of cable we have been doing all sorts of things with our time in the evening and the other night we decided to unwrap this sucker and play! It was SO much fun! I'm pretty sure you can get it at Walmart or Ocean State Job Lot for around $5, and let me tell you it is SO worth it! Buckets of fun!


I have been wanting to do a giveaway for a bit, now, but I was concerned about postage costs. Well, I decided to go ahead and do one that just happens to be light weight! LOL! So, without further ado....


Today's giveaway is this pair of handmade earrings!


Now, because I'm always looking for great Etsy shops to highlight here on my blog, this is what you have to do to win. Go to Etsy and find your favorite shop! If you've never been before you are in for some fun! Just find a shop that really catches your interest and then post the link to it here along with what you love about it!

That is for your first entry! You MUST do the above and include both the link and the reason to qualify!

For a second entry sign up to Follow The Leader (follow my blog) and leave an additional comment letting me know you are a follower.

For an additional THREE entries blog about this giveaway on your blog along with a link to my blog and a link to Etsy. You can take this photo of the earrings if you would like to show off what you can win!

Be sure to leave your email address or a link to your blog so that I can contact you if you win! The giveaway will close at midnight on Friday. (Boston time, folks!) I will post a winner by Monday. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their info, if I do not receive contact from the winner within 48 hours I will draw a new winner.

Thanks for playing!!!!


  1. Don't shop on etsy...yet. While searching it, I found these cute Christmas coaster here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18494753. I would love to add these to a gift basket. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous earrings. I'm going to have to pass b/c of time issues.

    Your blog is very cool. I loved the Seseme St. on Crack piece and I like hearing about your dh teaching adventures b/c I taught 5th grade for years. Retired now but miss it.

  3. Those are cute earrings!! I love board games..I just have the best time playing them with the girls and friends. :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my giveaway too! I'm going to share yours on my blog today =)

  5. My favorite shop is the Boojiboo shop on Etsy. I love the 50's apron! I wish I could make them myself, but I stink at sewing so this shop rocks.


  6. I love this shop Branda's, they have very cute scarfs and hats. I live in upstate NY, so these are things that I have to wear, might as well be cute too!


  7. I love this shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6069559 I love things that are hand knitted because they always come out looking so good!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. Really, I have to pick just one?! I'm currently coveting order a doggie sweater from here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=18393900

    But, I also love:


  9. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5079159 You know my favorite etsy shop is elsiecake! She is just so cool and cute! I am a follower, visit often and will post a link on my blog for your fun blog!!! Have a great day!

  10. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5296644
    I really like interesting, unique jewelry. Wirelily describes her jewelry as "strong and understated" and while I'd have to agree with her, I get more compliments when I wear my "Lady of the Lake" necklace than with anything else I own.


  11. I really like the TRINKET NECKLACE. I like it because it is simple and elegant. Thanks!

  12. I love Twin Birch Bath and Body at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5412583
    She has lovely bath items!! Yummy!! :)

    I've also linked you : http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2008/12/lovely-stuff.html

    bunnybx at gmail . com

  13. Just found out about felt food toys and think they are adorable! opheliamcphee at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6439447 has some great ones! There's a good variety and they are quite detailed. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

    KristalsBlog @ yahoo . com

  14. My favorite etsy shop is agape gems. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5187718

    I love their earrings and necklaces --- they are so simple and uncluttered, but beautiful.

  15. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5940547&section_id=5792287


  16. Creative Thursday has so many cute items! Go see and you'll agree! :)


  17. Oh, and I have you blogged at http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2008/12/swagilicious.html


  18. I'm not savvy enough to know many Etsy shops (wish I was). I have been to a few.....but haven't been loyal as a customer to one.

    I do love to shop though.....and to buy.
    Great prize.

  19. I like a lot of the shops, but since the Collage Contessa is my real life friend, I gotta say she's my favorite!

    Etsy shopped like a crazy woman this week! Yay Christmas!

    (Those earrings are PRETTY!)

  20. Oh, no doubt about it my favorite shop is Whatsupdox http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5036672

    I am a dachshund lover and the way she has her items displayed with her dogs stole my heart!!! By the way, those are beautiful earrings. Thanks for the giveaway.


  21. Wicopy has some great beaded earrings! and good prices too...hmm, christmas anyone?


  22. TOPPLE! Best game ever. Remember Don't Break the Ice?


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