Monday, August 9, 2010

"A Major Award"

I got in from Orlando last night this morning ? around 1 am. I was ready to head straight to bed, but a box on the table caught my eye. A box with my name on it. A box containing the major award I won from HGTV's Design Star Twitter party that the Nester hosted a few weeks ago.

She chose my Tweets as the funniest and messaged me to say that HGTV would be sending me a prize pack. Never mind that she warned me the box would most likely contain a drink koozie with "HGTV" stamped on the front and maybe, if I was lucky, a magnet.

I feel that my story strongly parallels that of Ralphie Parker's father in my favorite movie, A Christmas Story. If you've never seen it, save it for Christmas. I didn't know if HGTV was sending me the "deed to a bowling alley" or maybe Candice Olson in a box, but I was very excited.

The box even said "Frageelee" on the front. I think that's Italian. (sorry for the poor video)

I wanted to share my major award with you all today. It's way better than a leg lamp, for sure. Don't rain on my parade, y'all.
Umbrella, travel mug, mug for home, iPod case, towel, tee shirt. I likes it!

I was truly pleased that 1) The Nester thought I was funny and 2) that HGTV sent me anything at all. I will proudly sport that travel mug all around town!

I guess there are some people who just don't find joy in the little things....

On a side note, if you haven't had a chance to enter the awesome Shabby Chic Cottage Giveaway, please do. Gina has been so generous in offering one of her designer fabric pillows!

I am really hoping some of you will join me this week for the next Dishing It! party.You can find this month's topic right here. We're doing a little Summer Rewind this month.
 I can't wait to share a little more with you about my fabulous trip to Orlando! It involves free margaritas, Richie McDonald, and alligators.

So glad to be back! I hope to spend some time visiting around Blogland today when time permits.

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  1. Fun prize!

    Free margaritas? Sounds good to me!

  2. Love your prizes! I'd be like HGTV overload - wearing the shirt, holding the mug, standing under the umbrella (even if it wasn't raining - it could be a parasol) while holding your ipod case and pretending to listen to music. How fun! I would be totally psyched!

    Free margaritas? Can't wait to hear about all your fun!

  3. congrats!!! I hope you enjoyed the hot humid weather of Orlando (and if you were lucky, you got some thunderstorms too)!!

  4. Haha! A Christmas story is probably the best movie on the planet. We watch it all year long actually & when tbs shows the 24hour marathon on Christmas day, forget it. :-D LOVE all the fun goodies you got! Woohoo for free stuff! :-D How did you like the palms? Did you go to Villa de Flora?

  5. Congrats again on the win......what prizes!
    And free margaritas??? What time?


  6. What a fun surprise to come home to! I am glad you had a good time!

  7. I think you got the bunny pajamas!! Ha!
    Fun stuff! Congrats!
    Love The Christmas Story

  8. Congrats on your prizes! Sounds like an honor.

  9. Oh a "box of Candi" would have been WONDERFUL though! cute post!

  10. Oh, honey, if it comes in a box marked Fra-jee-lay, I'm all for it. After all, it must be Italian.

    The Nester thought you are funny because you ARE funny! And I'd so be brandishing that HGTV stuff wherever I went if I were you!

  11. How cool that you won "The Major Award" (love that movie)--and you totally deserved it. You had me laughing out loud during the Twitter party that night. :)

  12. Ha, ha, ha I love the tie into the Christmas Story, so funny! My husband makes me suffer through this movie every Christmas, LOL!

    Congrats on your 'Major Award'! I saw your tweets highlighted on Nesting Place, very fun indeed.


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