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Happy Saturday! I have a few things to share with you all. :)

First, go check out this giveaway by a lovely lady. She has got several ways for you to enter and you have until May 10.

Second, I am thinking about possibly starting something similar to pen pals that was inspired by my current need for some great new music. Basically, you would sign up through me. Once I had all of the names, I would pair people up with a partner and announce it through email. It would then be your responsibility to make a playlist for the person made up of your absolute favorite music. You could send them a letter, also. ;)

I mentioned it to a friend on Twitter earlier and a few other picked up on it and encouraged the idea along. What do you all think? I really would like to start this but I don’t want to get everything together if people won’t participate. If you think it is something you would like to get in on, leave me a comment saying so! That will help me determine how I want to go about getting it together. :)

Lastly, I haven’t gotten as many responses to my invitation for the prompts. I would really enjoy it if people would get involved. Please read here and here for details. Thanks so much! Have a beautiful night. It is rainy here and I think more storms are rolling in. I plan on cleaning a bit and then making cute things. I will be back tomorrow with my Sunday Best post! :)

love, scout

*Photos taken by Will in an attempt to capture my all original dance moves and classic awesomeness.

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Emjay and I decided we needed to explain a few things after this first video. :)

Thank you to all of you who participated I really, really, really appreciate it! I am hoping to do another giveaway when I reach 50,000 views. We will see. ;)

For the lovely Elisha J, here are your choices.

Prize A

Prize B

Email me at the same email you did before to let me know which one you want. Katie, you will receive the other prize. :)

Amy and Judith, Email me at erinsundayphoto[at]gmail[dot]com to tell me which print you would like from my shop. Thanks!

In other news…

I updated the shop with fun headbands!

I am going to write another post later tonight.

I like you. :)

love, scout

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 erinsunday3.5@gmail.com 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?). :)

THAT’S NOT ALL!! :)))

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