Winner for Artiwood Letters Giveaway

~ Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 1:18 AM ~

Yes! My first giveaway had finally come to an end.

In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, I had previously posted a giveaway in my old Blogger blog and had mentioned that I will draw out a winner at the end of June, so here goes a bit of the info on how I selected the lucky winner!

#1 - Since I created my entry form using Google Documents, I had to of course download out the document into Excel

#2 - Firstly I make sure all the entries are accounted for. Meaning, if I said there will be 3 entries for those "Follower prior to 1st June 2010" I will ensure that there are 3 counts for the participant. In total, there are 136 entries for this giveaway.

#3 - Once I have the whole list, I have to drill down to each participant and checked the answer for the question asked, which is "What is the name of the animal used in the letter "N" OR "X" in their animal alphabet letters (choose either one)." Those who answered this question incorrectly will be disqualified from the giveaway. Those that answer correctly will stay in the list.

#4 - Once I cleared away the incorrect entries, I proceeded to and key in my minimum and maximum entry, which is 1 to 75. Yes, from a total of 136 entries, only 75 made it to the final list to be drawn. So, I clicked the "Generate" button and this is what I get:

Entry number 61 goes to: kendylann3 who entered the giveaway at 10/6/2010  2:57:11 AM

Congratulations! I will be contacting you shortly to get your further details and the design you'd like for your winning entry! You have 48 hours to respond to my email before I pick another winner!

As for the rest who participated in the giveaway, thank you for entering, better luck next time, OK? As for the rest of you who totally missed this giveaway, you can read back on my product review which was posted in my old Blogger blog at this link ( Totally awesome products! 

And, btw, I had previously consider showing the screen capture of the winning entry but then I decided not to as it will also show the answer for the question asked and I've seen many Artiwood Letters giveaway across a lot of blogs so I guessed it's better I keep the answer a secret to be fair to other blogs who are hosting  similar giveaway like mine. Till then, stay happy and looking forward to hosting more giveaways in my blog soon! 

Wordless Wednesday (Ben with Mega Blocks)

~ Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 1:06 AM ~

This is what happened when you leave your kid with the Mega Blocks toys...

What Love Means to Children...

~ Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 3:14 PM ~

Got this from an email forward (*Thanks to my brother!). Reading it just makes me chuckle! Although most of them are funny, I couldn't help but to pause and think of how truthful and simple it is when the topic of love comes to the mind of our little ones. It's funny how we tend to make things complicated when we grow older. Anyway, here it goes, enjoy!

Children are so innocent. Too bad we have to become adults and forget what is important!
What Love means to a 4-8 year old .... 

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?' The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined See what you think:

* 'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.' Rebecca- age 8

* 'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.' Billy - age 4

* 'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.' Karl - age 5

* 'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.' Chrissy - age 6

* 'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.' Terri - age 4

* 'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.' Danny - age 7

* 'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss' Emily - age 8

* 'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.' Bobby - age 7

* 'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,' Nikka - age 6

* 'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.' Noelle - age 7

* 'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.' Tommy - age 6

* 'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.' Cindy - age 8

* 'My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.' Clare - age 6

* 'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' Elaine-age 5

* 'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.' Chris - age 7

* 'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.' Lauren - age 4

* 'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.' Mark - age 6

* 'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.' Jessica - age 8

And the final one:

* The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry'.