Thursday, February 3, 2011

My 100th Post...and a Valentine's Day Giveaway!! Woo-hoo!! :D

Hooray!! I can't believe I've done 100 posts on this blog!  I couldn't have done it without all of you, my faithful readers and followers.  So, thanks! :)

I was trying to think of something special to do for this post.  One thing I've decided is to list 10 random facts about me.  I was going to do 100, since it's my 100th post, but I was too lazy to think of that many things.  And besides, who on earth would want to read through me babbling on and on about 100 random things about myself?  Boring!!

So, here goes:

10 Random Facts About Beast'sbelle:

1.  If I didn't have to think about health or calories, I would eat cold cereal every morning and pizza every night (and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups every weekend). :)

2.  I'm a total pack rat with at least 6 or 7 collections (not all of them are still active).

3.  My very first official job was at a local toy store.

4.  I am terrified of frogs and snakes.

5.  I still don't like broccoli.

6.  Patience, self control, and my tongue are my 3 biggest areas of weakness.

7.  I love drawing and sketching.  In high school, I developed my own cartoon characters that I used in cards I made for my friends and family.

8.  When I was younger, I wanted to be a missionary to Africa.

9.  I took 4 years of drama in high school.  The first year, someone dropped out at the last minute, and the drama teacher asked me if I would be willing to fill in.  I was terrified but was really bad at saying no.  As soon as the applause started at the end of the first night's production, though, I was hooked! :)

10.  When I was 14 and my husband (then "friend") was 17, he asked me to a school banquet while we were performing a skit in front of our whole youth group.  Talk about romantic! :)  That was the starting point of our relationship.

And now, here's the part you've all been waiting for:  my special 100th post giveaway!! :)  With Valentine's Day coming soon, I thought a Valentiney (is that a word?) theme would be fun.  So, the winner of this giveaway will receive:

     Their own sealed, doll-sized, heart-shaped box of Russell Stover chocolates.  Sorry, the chocolates are not doll-sized, but I'm supposing you can force yourself to eat them. :)

    Two doll-sized Disney's "Tangled" posters from my eBay lot! :)  The posters pictured here are the ones you will receive.

   A Disney's "Princess and the Frog" blank journal, the perfect size for AG dolls.


A doll-sized "Crazy 8s" card game.

  This adorable pink dress, (thanks for showing it to us, Emma). :)  I purchased this dress from eBay seller mjs.dolls.  She has good prices and lots of cute outfits to choose from.  This dress will be perfect for Valentine's Day! :) 

Because of the Valentine's Day theme, this will be a short giveaway.  The contest begins as soon as this post is published.  The last day to enter will be Tuesday, February 8th.  Entries will be placed in a hat and the winner will be randomly selected.  The winner will be announced Wednesday, February 9th

Note:  Emma is NOT included in the giveaway! ;)

If you are selected, I will send you an email, and you will have 1 week to respond.  If I don't hear from you  by the time the week is up, another winner will be selected.  But hurry!  The sooner you respond, the better your chance to get your doll's goodies in time for Valentine's Day! :)  And if I have to pick a second winner, sorry, but you'll have to celebrate a late Valentine's Day.  The holiday will already be over by the time you're picked. :}

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post with your name and email address.  I've already activated "comment moderation", so your information will remain private.  And remember, if you're under 18 you need to make sure you have your parent's permission before entering.  I'll have to get your mailing address to get your items to you.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Thanks again everyone.  Can't wait to see who the winner is! :) 

P.S.  I can't absolutely guarantee that I can get your giveaway items to you by Valentine's Day, but I will do everything I possibly can to try. :)


The Crazy Doll Lady!! said...

Just wanted to let you know that we would enter but would love one of the girls that blog to get the items .. so do not count us but we are here and would enter ..

Crazy Doll Lady

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks! That's very sweet of you. :)

susan said...

Sounds like a great contest. I won't enter because I'd rather see a child enter, so my child entered!

beast'sbelle said...

Hi Susan, thanks for commenting. :) Thanks to everyone for all the kind words and the great response to my giveaway. :) Just a few more days now!!

M and M said...

I'm planning a giveaway too. I want a kid to win too so I won't enter but I'll stay tuned to find out who wins :)

beast'sbelle said...

Hi M and M. Thanks so much for commenting! :) Be sure to let me know when you do your giveaway and I'll do a post about it on my blog. :)