Something very, very exciting happened to me in August. I can't believe I haven't told you yet, but I guess I was waiting until I used this wonderful thing I won.
Here's the back story.........
Every year before school starts the school district has a big assembly for ALL the employees - from management to custodians to bus drivers to teachers. EVERYBODY is supposed to be there. We hear a heart warming inspiring speech from our superintendent (and man is he good - he is the National Superintendent of the Year) and then they have a huge raffle. Items are donated from local businesses. Visa gift cards are some of the prizes. (Oh yeah, you know where I'm going with this.)
They are on the last prize of the day. And they pull a number, read it off, and......no one comes forward. They wait a few minutes, call it again, and still no one comes forward. They call it again and announce that if no one comes forward they are going to draw another number. So I look at my ticket.......
and no. It's not the one. (Had you for a second, didn't I?)
They then pull another ticket AND...................THIS TIME IT WAS MINE!!!!!!!!
OH YEAH BABY!
I WAS SCREAMING AND DANCING AND WHOOPING IT UP.
I FELT LIKE I WAS ON THE PRICE IS RIGHT AND THEY'D JUST CALLED MY NAME TO COME ON DOWN!
My prize was a $100 Visa Gift Card!
So.....what did I do with this gift card?
Meet -------- (well, I haven't named her yet, but I will) -----------my new vintage styled bike!
Fresh from Wal-Mart in all her vintagey goodness!
She even got a little basket from my mom for my birthday.
But her basket is a wee bit too small so I think I'm going to get this one with my leftovers from the debit card and returning the basket my mom got for me.
Also, wanted to show you some gorgeous earrings my sweet Worker Bee got for me for my birthday. I spotted them on etsy and then he took care of the rest.
Don't you love their gorgeous jadeite green shade? They are so pretty. I found them here.
Well thank you, dear friends, for coming by and seeing my winnings and a birthday treat. Your visits always make me smile.
I sure hope you take a moment to enter my giveaway and leave a comment. I just want to share with you all because you are such a bright spot in my day.
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