Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I'm a Winner ... times three!

I hate to jinx myself, but I just have to say, "I'm a winner!" And since it's happened three times now - and since good things happen in threes - I figure I'm safe because my lucky streak is probably over anyhow ... so here's a quick chronicle of my recent WINS along with a little homage-paying to those who made them (all three of them) possible:

First, back in May, I won two tickets to John Gottman's lecture, Making Marriage Work. Not that my marriage is in any trouble, but the chance to win showed up in my inbox, and I figured why not? I entered the ParentMap newsletter drawing on a whim, and I won! That's right, I won a prize worth about $50; tickets were $25 in advance, and I got two tickets - one for me and one for hubby. We secured a babysitter, and off we went ... to be somewhat bored out of our minds. Nothing personal against JG, but the information, while interesting and perhaps even helpful, was delivered with a lack of pizzazz. After much yawning, we did manage to savage the evening with dessert at a local restaurant - we didn't win it, but it was delicious nonetheless.

Second, I won three pair of Baby Legs, the perfect number for gifting to my favorite triplets! So, how did I win? Well, it all started with a celebration of the first birthday kind at Baby Loves Disco. BLD is awesome; it is "an afternoon dance party featuring real music spun and mixed by real djs blending classic disco tunes From the 70s, & 80s guaranteed to get those little booties moving and grooving." BLD "transforms the hippest night clubs into child proof discos." Anyway, our buddy Henry and his mommy invited us, and the ticket included a free pair of Baby Legs, one of my favorite baby products - functional and super cute! If I remember correctly, Baby Legs, a Seattle-based, mom-owned company, was celebrating an anniversary ... by giving away their product ... so cool! Amongst all the darling patterns, I choose Marzipan, a funky striped pattern - that's Natalie modeling them in the photo. That pair was given to me ... the other three I won by entering a drawing on my way out the door. I signed my name and email to a tiny slip of paper and tossed it in a giant fishbowl, never to give it another thought ... until I got an email telling me I won. All I had to do was send them my address and choose three pair of Baby Legs - from among the 14 categories and the hundreds of design options - no easy feat, I tell you!

Third, and most recently (I got the email just today), I won a Bumkin Bib from this terribly fun and addictive blog Droolicious, part of babble, the magazine a community for a new generation of parents. Honestly, I can't even remember how I stumbled upon this site, but I did, and I read a review of Bumkin bibs - a product we already own and LOVE. At the end of the review was mention of a bib giveaway. All I had to do was send an email telling how many loads of laundry I do to be entered to win, and I was selected at random as the ... winner. Even as a type there's a super cute paisley SuperBib on its way to our house.

Fun, fun, fun!

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