To show that this contest was above board and completely legit, I photographed the actual drawing. If giving away $25 worth of books from CBD doesn’t say “I love you”, then perhaps my willingness to photograph myself this way does.

Here are the names – all seventeen of them – in the bowl. I typed them out, cut them evenly and folded them twice.Then, I stirred them around vigorously – and I got such a clear picture thanks to my hubby buying me a brand new 10 mega pixel camera for Christmas. I was actually moving when I took this!! Thanks, Honey!♥
Then, I reached in without looking, and asked my husband to take this stupid photo of myself – all in the name of honesty – and I drew out the winning name:

Can you see it?? No? You can only see my horrible looking fingers? Sorry ’bout that. The winner is Heather!!!! Heather is a sweet lady whose husband is currently deployed in Iraq. Thank you, Heather, for entering my FIRST giveaway! Just go to CBD, select the books you would like, and email me your order and your address. Email me at

Thanks so much, ladies, for taking time out of your day to read my blog. Thank you for entering! I absolutely loved reading your favorite books!
Here are some books that I will be reading thanks to your suggestions:

Pride and Prejudice
First, We Have Coffee
A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
White Chocolate Moments

I will have to have another giveaway soon…it’s sooo much fun!!!

7 thoughts on “And the Winner Is….

  1. Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway. To bad that I didn't discover your blog just a little bit sooner. LOL.


  2. Amanda Tyler says:

    We just got back home today from our “Christmas Tour” and 10 days of no internet access! I'm so disappointed that I missed your giveaway! 😦 I love the new pictures of the kids. I enjoyed catching up on all the posts that I missed. I've got to update my blog soon so everyone knows we haven't disappeared! Hope you had a great holiday. That cake looks great! I'll have to try that sometime.



  3. Tobitha says:

    Congradulations Heather!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Heather!

    I can't believe I missed your first giveaway. I am always a day late and a dollar short.



  5. Tori says:

    Yea for Heather, although I think you meant to say Tori!


  6. Heather B. says:

    I'm so excited! Thanks for the giveaway, Valerie! 🙂


  7. Amie says:

    Hey for the record, I COULD read the word HEATHER!


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