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8.31.2010

team building. {closed}

 "walking a thousand miles always begins with one step" 
(im so bad at remembering quotes or funny lines in movies, just ask Adam. he knows cause he watches me crash and burn all the time when i'm trying to tell a funny story, and then he saves me because he remembers EVERYTHING. except to throw his trash away) Anyway, this got me thinking instead of wishing i had a USB port in my head to download skillz, i actually have to start them...and be bad at it for a little while. I hate this cause I am SO lazy when i'm not good at something right away.  Remember i'm a half doer.


But persistence pays my friends. And i know, for me, having a tangible thing at the end makes me much more likely to follow through. For instance, I was never a runner before my adult life. I played sports, but never ran more than a mile. Then i signed up for a full marathon on a whim, and three months later I did it. I was a real bona-fide runner, with good shoes and running shorts and everything (instead of ugly pajamas shorts or something) And almost 4 years later i am still at it, the only difference is now i look forward to running instead of wanting to set the gym on fire every time i think of going.  See?...persistance guys. powerful stuff.


Which brings me to this: I'd like to be better at sewing. Not like start-my-own-craft-blog-and-give-all-my-stuff-away kind of sewer, but the kind where i think of something and it won't take me 3 years of it sitting on my living room coffee table before I look up how to sew a hidden zipper. So I went and bought some supplies with the idea in mind that i would give the fruits of my labor away as my "tangible end".  The project is relevant, but not so hard that I will throw up a little in my throat when I give it away. Behold the teamBoo pillow (angelic music plays):


...and here is where I bribe you: It is here for the taking! It's not a masterpiece, but it is freeee. To enter to win this bad boy you can do at least one of the following:
1. post my button (its in my sidebar) to your blog page and leave me a comment with a link to your page professing your blog love.
2. Join the team! become a follower and shout it from the ROOFTOPS!!...or, you can just tell me about it in a comment.
3. Post about the contest on your blog. Then leave a comment adding a link to your post.
Just in case you fell asleep a few paragraphs ago, thats 3 possible entries folks. (you'd think this pillow were stuffed with diamonds or something...don't get carried away)


If you are already have one or all of these things in your cyber life then just leave me a comment telling me so. Eeets so simple! Giveaway ends Friday September 10th.


Thanks for not losing respect for me for trying to force you to be my friend. It is the only logical way to do a giveaway though, is it not? This way I am taking the steps to hone in on my craftiness, and the secrets that you keep...when you're talking in your sleep will be about LOVE (what's cuter than that? nothing.) win: win.


team boo 's you

32 comments:

Broadobalds said...

Done and done. Please bless I win the pillow! But also, only my mom and cousin read my blog so I hope that doesn't lessen my chances of winning. They're great ladies.

MaryPosa said...

My cyber life is all full of Boo. Just look:


http://einfeldtisforawesome.blogspot.com/2010/03/shape-of-things-to-come.html (scroll down kind of a lot. you'll see it. under the "people i should meet" section)


Three reasons why I should win, no battle.

1. It will validate my shameless blog stalking
2. It is pretty and should live on my couch.
3. Because, um.... yes i'm awesome?

okay, that's all I got.

kelly said...

dude, you know i love team boo so much those things were mostly already done by me for like ever ago. so i probably deserve the pillow more than anyone else alive.
the other day, after my husband was reading some comments he was like, "so, you mean to tell me, you don't know some of these people at all?" and i said, of course I do, we read each other's blog, doi!
husbands are so stupid.

Rachel said...

became a follower, yo!

Michelle said...

ughhhh

whenever I write long-ish comments my internet fails me. My internet sucks. Just so you know.

Basically, I love the pillow and am totally a follower cuz!

Now I need to work on my sewing skills (or lack thereof). Maybe I shouldn't have kept buying dresses I needed to hem/work on.

stephANIE {NE} said...

I'm a follower and have a well timed post sharing my love for team Boo with others! :)

mallory said...

i'm a follower -- would love to hold that pillow over many heads :]

leigh said...

I follow but not just for the pillow but cause I lurve you...

now send me that pillow already!

littlegypsy. said...

that pillow rocks. i want it.
i profess my love for u on a regular basis + still like u even though u kicked my butt at words with friends.

http://littlegypsyblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/things-that-made-me-smile-this-week.html

Renee said...

So I'm thinking about taking a sewing class at MCC or something, because invisible zippers are my Waterloo.

Katie Hunter said...

Nobody reads my blog because I'm too entertained reading yours to write my own entry. How's this...if you pick me I promise to write a post about my pillow and how much I adore you, post a pic of it on my couch with my two little beasties and add your button to my wee little neglected blog-child? Not a fair trade on your end..but whatever team boo wants, team boo gets. Cool?

A. said...

I am a true follower of your blog as is a coworker... the day's excitement begins when we realize Team Boo has a new posting!

designgurl said...

My coworker and I LOVE reading your blog. We would be estactic to have the Team Boo pillow adorn our office space!!!

Lindsay Michael said...

I've been following for quite some time. love team boo!

Krista said...

i'm a follower and always look forward to your posts

Carrie Leanne said...

totally already a follower and TOTES love your shizz! Keep it up, love.
xo

p.s. I'd love that pillow on my bed. Or love seat. Schyeeahhh!

heisschic said...

im not a follower- exactly- but i have your link saved among my favorites.

this is actually better for you- heres why: i only go online at work- usually at work 5 days a week. for the blogs i follow, they come up in my google reader. meaning, i never actually go to their webpage.

with YOU- YOUR page is important enough to me to warrant an actual visit. yes- 5 for-real visits per week.

does this count as an entry?
if not, i'll go ahead and follow officially... your choice!

Sarah said...

Follower right here! :) I looove the pillow & your cute blog.

Ambs said...

Holy PILLOW Love!!! This is "Amazeballs" and totally needs to replace the Walmart pillow on my sofa! Check out my new Team Boo Button on my blog http://peoniesandbumblebees.blogspot.com/

Ciao Bella!!

Ambs

Tiffany said...

OK, I'm a little behind, but I love that pillow and I love team Boo!

And I'm your follower now!

Taylor K said...

hello. I am a blog follower and would like a pillow, please. I will blog about this on my blog, but I haven't yet. Stand by.

Laura said...

Your blog is awesome...I think I've said that before..but the fact that I'm over here making SUCKY crafts only my daughter will love (fingers crossed)....it really just makes me feel better that not every awesome blogger out there is also...awesome at everything else first try...not that you arent awesome at everything....I'm sure you are...but if you posted every awesome craft....well...I've seen that before blah blah boring.
Considering NONE of that made sense....(not out loud anyway)...I'll just say awesome pillow you are so talented.

chelsey meyer said...

girl you know i gotchuuuu

http://misschelseymeyer.blogspot.com/2010/09/help-girl-out.html

Jay Shoe said...

i can only hope that one day i will be such a hip and cool mom like you.

and this is such a sweet pillow, keep up the good work girl!

Brissa said...

i already follow.
pretty sure i've already blogged about you {i'm secretly obsessed} and if i win i'll cherish that little pillow forever.
i will show everyone who enters my house and then we'll be best friends.

Krystal and Bruce said...

so i just became a follower. I said so in my 1st comment on the one from today but i'm tired of going to my sisters blogs to get to yours. so now i'm following. I love the pillow. I'm jealous your oh so amzing blog always gets comments. mine never does. =[ i always look to see how many you have and pretend people like my blog when in reality just my dad and sisters look at it. oh well at least i have yours!

i also have no clue how to add you to my side bars. not like anyone would see it and both my sisters read your blog so done job =]

Lauren Elizabeth said...

i follow ya for sure! :)

Lauren Elizabeth said...

blogged about it! how could i not? too. cute.

http://wherevertheroadmaygo.blogspot.com/2010/09/team-boo-loves-you-giveaway.html

robin said...

check. gimme...

jdavissquared said...

The pillow is darling, and I'm a loyal follower!

Make sure you go enter the give away I'm sponsoring on Real Moms Real Views too!

http://www.realmomsrealviews.com/2010/09/03/perfect-painted-pig-jdavissquared-giveaway/

Ashley Cauthen said...

love the pillow! great job!

AmyLee said...

became a follower & have your badge on my blog love page. done & done.

i want to win the pillow!!

love your blog, you crack me up.

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