Tell It On Tuesday, Life Changes

Some of you may have noticed over the last few months that I have been consistently tired and ill. There is a reason behind it. I have been sick. Luckily, some close friends and family recently brought to my attention their concern for me to get seen by a health professional. Upon going to my appointment, I found that the problem was something that was hidden and I have been struggling with my whole life. I won’t go into much more detail. I just thought I would share this with you, since it has been an every day struggle for me.

Right now, I am taking over a dozen pills and drinking some nutritional stuff twice daily. It’s a crazy change and I am not done adding changes onto all of it, but it is worth it. In the next few months, I am going to start knowing what it is like to experience life actually feeling pretty good. I can’t remember the last time I knew what that was like! It is exciting and I hope that this is the start of something that keeps getting better. :)

Well, now that I have shared a bit with you… I would like to present the contest I have thought up!

As you all know, I am having an Alice in Wonderland Inspired costume party on Saturday (eek! so excited!). No party is fun without music and I want to make sure the playlist is perfect! So, here is where the contest comes in.

I want you to come up with a playlist made up of 10-20 songs that you think would work great for my party. Keep in mind that everyone will be dressed up in costumes that go along with more of an “We’re All Mad Here” or “Anything is Possible” type theme. Also keep in mind that there will be children there so keep songs appropriate for the kiddos’ ears. :) Once you finish your playlist, send it to by Friday night, March 6th, by 7pm CST. My party guests and I will look over each of the playlists and decide which suits our liking best! I will announce a winner Saturday night.

There are two possible prizes that I have compiled from my craft stash!!

Prize A consists of: A handbag perfect for customizing; some fun ribbon and buttons; vintage appliques and fabric; vintage tie scraps (from my mom’s quilting collection); a vintage handkerchief.

Prize B consists of: an old drawing pad (hardly used); watercolor pad; blank 8×10 canvas; chalk pastel kit; 2 “grow-your-own” turtles (ha ha); 2 buttons (the pin kind); some pogs with a container; a mini easel; grizzly bear stencil/bookmark; felt letters.

I will make an announcement here Friday evening about what time on Saturday I will announce the winner. The winner will get his or her choice of the two prizes. THEN… I will draw a name from all of the others that participated and that person will receive the other prize. Both winners will also get a copy of the last mix I made Will (cute, huh?). :)


For all others who participated, I will draw two names to receive an 8×10 print of their choice from my shop (must be a photo taken by me). Also, I will put in your name for each of the following:

If you tweet about this giveaway, leave a comment with your username.

If you blog about this giveaway, leave me a comment with the link.

If you post about it on Facebook, leave me a comment with your profile link. If you haven’t added me as a friend and your profile is private (I can’t see your status), it won’t count.

For this last drawing, your name can be put in multiple times! So if you buy something from my shop before the end of the giveaway, I will put your name in 5 times! :)

(I plan on adding these headbands by Thursday!)

Alright, I hope that you all participate. This is the first giveaway I have ever done and I want to have a  good turnout. I will be adding to each  prize as the days go one, so what you see isn’t necessarily all you will get. :)

I love you all! I am so excited to have you as readers and a lot of you as friends. You are very special to me. :)

love, scout

  1. Shieri said:

    i love your headbands, erin.. you’ve done a grand job! :)

  2. I don’t have time to make out a whole list with all the papers I have due this week, BUT check out ‘The Streets Fell into my Window’ by The Red Paintings. They quote parts of the book in it. Thought it seemed appropriate. love you!

  3. Kim Sunday said:

    You’ve got mom’s old quilting collection? Woah. I wanna check that out! Actually, anything you have of mom’s I wanna check out! Haha.

    • Come hang out and we can go through all of her stuff that I have! ;)

  4. What an awesome giveaway, Erin!!!! Brilliant!
    I hope lots and lots of people enter! How fun!

    • Yes! Although, I never received your list. ;p

  5. Lehua said:

    I hope you feel better. Being sick is no fun. Let alone, being sick all the time. What ever it is, I hope you can beat it!!

    &&&& YAY for the giveaway!! Awesome stuff! I’m excited!!

  6. mel said:

    wow, awesome stuff!
    i really like the music playlist challenge!

  7. Kristy said:

    What about some songs from the Amelie soundtrack? They sound sort of magical :D

  8. Katja said:

    <3 i will enter <3 soon :)

  9. i hope you’re doing better, erin.. i’ll give you a great big hug on friday!!! hehe!!

    • I am so happy I finally met you. You are so sweet!

  10. Amy said:

    Hi Erin!!! Thanks for entering my giveaway. Now it’s my turn.
    I did some of the extras, but not sure I leave it in this comment or in the email I am supposed to send you. I am going to work on my list of songs now. I tweeted, I posted on facebook, and I plan on including you in Friday’s blog which will be about Alice since I am going to see it on Friday night! So excited. :)

    Lovely blog. How can I get your blog button? I see your button on some people’s sites but don’t know how to snatch it up myself.

    Glad you are on the way to wellness.

    • Honestly, I don’t know how they got it either. haha I want to get a few up for people to use, though. :)

  11. ails said:

    Awesome! I’d love to win your Prize B. ^_^

    I hope you’re doing better so you can have lots and lotsa fun on Sunday. ^_^

    Here’s my tweet…

    Here’s my Facebook posting…!/ailsreal?ref=profile

    and my blog posting…

    I hope more people will join so you’ll have lots of playlists/songs to choose from. ^_^

    lovelots, ails

    • Thanks for participating. You are the sweetest!

  12. Hailey said:

    Oh goodness! This is lovely!

  13. Taylor said:

    Hey! Emailed you a playlist
    tweeted here-
    blogged here-
    Thanks for this amazing giveaway!
    And I’m so incredible sorry you’re so sick. I hope it’s nothing serious and that you get well incredibly fast. Being sick is horrible.=[
    I hope your party is absolutely incredible

  14. Tiffany said:

    Ahhhhh.. I am no good with music recs. I wish I could enter though! Happy birthday miss Sunday!! <3

  15. fun idea! (don’t judge my music taste!!! I promise it is better than the random songs I could make work!) -katie

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