I'm ecstatic (really, I should learn to use the spell check) to announce that our winners are....
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Heather, Jennifer, and Toystory! (Note to the winners: Check your email--I've sent you an email with further instructions.)
Heather and I have been blog friends for a good, long time (in the blog world, this equates to about six months or so) and I simply couldn't be more excited that she won. She's an exceptional writer and a talented photographer and has excellent taste in books. So she'll get to choose between the necklace, tote bag, and gift card and I honestly have no idea which one she'll pick. Oh, also! She made me laugh when she said that I was like "a hobbit, giving things away on my birthday." Too true.
As for the rest of you, thanks for entering! If you haven't read the rest of the comments, I highly recommend that you do. They range from the hilarious to the awkward to the heartbreaking.
If you're looking for some other good giveaways, Amy and Problem Girl are hosting contests of their own, for aprons and amazon gift cards, respectively.
Quick recap of the birthday: It was way fun. Laid back, but still way fun. I came away with a shiny new straightener, a couple CDs, real pearl earrings (yay!), and some money.
But one of my favorite gifts was probably this hat, courtesy of mi padre. I wore it the rest of the night.
It reminded me of when Jayne got his hat in that episode of Firefly.
And the food? Awesome. More funfetti cake and I got dinner from the taco truck that's always next to the Dairy Queen. There's something about the combination of warm white corn tortillas, spicy homemade hot sauce, juicy limes, and tender meat. I capped it off with a tangy pineapple Jarritos. This is the stuff dreams are made of.
We'll have to do this again soon--I promise!