My first Blog Giveaway + 3 Awards + Tagged + Conchords

Hooray, I'm so excited about my first blog giveaway! One lucky winner (randomly chosen) will win this groovy "Pod Pouch" from Jenn Ski's fabulous Etsy shop. The zippered pouch measures 10"x7"x3", and has a thousand uses. Not just cool because of the great mid-century inspired design, but the pouch is also eco-friendly! It is made from recycled yarn and recycled soda bottles. I'm sure that some of you already follow Jenn Ski's blog, but if you've never visited before, you're in for a treat! Jenn even lets us take a peek into her incredible mid-century modern home. I'm happy to ship this little pouch internationally, so wherever you are, please join in the fun! The winner will be randomly chosen this weekend. The giveaway rules:

1. You must visit Jenn Ski's shop and tell me your favorite item in a comment below.
2. You must follow my blog, just to be fair to all of my loyal readers who are so sweet to think that my modest little blog is worthy of their valuable time. (Don't worry, new followers are eligible too!)
Over the past week or so, I've had several awards passed along to me, or have been tagged by these four fantastic bloggers, go check them out!:

The Lost and Found
Red Planet
Welcome To My World
Sara Says Awesome

I will pass these awards along and play tag later this week, but I didn't want to wait any longer to thank you lovely ladies. You guys rock!

And for a special treat: Check out Bret and Jemaine on Sexy People (we all watch Flight of the Conchords, right?)

P.S. Ernie left the nest! I was leaving the house Monday morning, and as I was locking the front door I noticed that Ernie was perched on the side of the flower pot where the nest was. I must have startled him because he jumped down off the pot, then hopped/ran the long way around the side of the house. He wasn't quite ready to fly yet, but he managed to hide well enough that I couldn't capture a picture of him. He was the cutest baby bird I've ever seen! He was half the size of Bert when Bert left the nest, and just this beautiful little round ball of feathers. Go Ernie!

Photos via Jenn Ski and dadadreams


mandi said...

1.what a cute pouch! i checked out the shop and it was too hard to pick one favorite item. I am in LOVE with the animal letter prints, i want to buy ALL of them and make a totally cute nursey hehe.
2. I<3 FOTC
3. Go Ernie!

and thanks for mentioning my blog :)

Joan said...

Thanks for brightening my day by visiting my blog this morning. I do enjoy my garden, but I try not to take it all too seriously

Awesome Sara said...

CC, how sweet you are!! You are sweeter than rock candy and give me less cavaties!!! How I adore you! If I ever met you I would secretly have a CC shrine. It would have candles and chunks of your hair. Oh shit that does sound WAY creepy crazy!!! That right there explains why my parents are sending me to therapy. Huh.

Anywho, you are the awesomeest person with the awesomeest blog with the best pics that I always steal from!!!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Congrats, hon!! Flight of the Concords is one of the funniest shows of all time.

Pyzahn said...

Very nice of you to have a giveaway. I logged on to become a follower...BUT...please know, I was coming to do it before I knew of the "prize"...I'm jumping on board because I think you have a great blog. Love all the retro info and pics.

Hello Lindello said...

Ernie is growing up fast! That bag is amazing and I love Jenn Ski (and her amazing house, seriously out of control cool!) I like all of her stuff, but the green spring decals stick out. Their so cool! Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway.

down and out chic said...

i just adore the bird print...love, love, love it!
i'm a follower, but you already knew that:)

drollgirl said...

ernie hit the road?!?!? wah! i hope the little one will be ok!

and this is such a cute giveaway!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

first of all, congrats for the awards ... needless to wonder why your have so many of them ... we all love you and your lovely blog.

how exciting is this giveaway , I hope I will win :) her shop is fantastic ... I really like her pod tote ...

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

How cool that Ernie has flown the coop...err.. nest! I heard that if they are raised in a certain place, they come back the next year to bring up their own babies...stay tuned, eh?

I love the letter Z in Jenn's shop. I'm a horsey gal and the zebra is pretty darn close!

clorivak said...

the iguana stole my heart...what cool stuff...it was a tough decision...I will totally have to get me some giclee prints.

modernemama said...

The owls are winking at me - love the new Owl cards

Lilith said...

1. Okay, I know this isn't one item, but a group. It was just too cute and I couldn't make up my mind. I like her A to Z animals on matte. They're so adorable. It makes me happy to see the cute-ness of the A to Z animals.
2. I do follow your blog. I have been since 1-2 weeks ago?

Aww...Ernie, such a cute name for a cute sounding animal. I makes me feel all flutter-y inside when I think of how tiny my dog was when I got her. Before she was 11 pounds of cuteness on Jan. 11, 2006, now she's 75 pounds of more cuteness. Awww... they grow up so fast.

Tikimama said...

You know I've been a Cheese follower for a while now! Trying to choose a favorite Jenn Ski piece is really hard. I kept thinking, okay this one, no this one, until I found Tea Time. Well, that's just toooo perfect for me, so that's it!

Congrats on your well-deserved awards. Looking forward to seeing your tag answers later on!
Yay for Ernie! Please tell us if you see him again.