FINALLY, I have mailed off the prizes to the winners of my first-ever blog contest!
You guys probably thought I was scamming you didn’t you? I promise, I wasn’t. But I did learn a thing or two about holding a blog contest with prizes. I learned it’s probably a really good idea to actually have said prizes in your possession before hosting a contest. But, I HAVE been known to operate with an ass-backwards mentality now and then. And I gave fair warning that the contest WAS a disorganized one.
I wanted to send you guys a meaningful prize. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but just couldn’t make it happen. I tried really hard to go with something Minnesota themed, but ironically enough, Minnesota themed gift items seem to be in short supply. (I’m sure the Mall of America would have offered something, but I never found the time to make the trip out there.)
Finally, while just wandering around a store, Kacey pointed at something and explained to me how it would always remind you guys of my blog and remind you to count your blessings like I do in my Friday posts. I mulled it over and the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea.
I hope you enjoy it!
(And for anyone who really wants to see the prizes, I could post pictures after the winners receive their packages. If you really want me to.)
We now return to your regularly scheduled weekend.