Archive for August, 2008

Meet Our Newest Family Member

Meet “Ashes,” a beautiful puppy that we gave to The Little Write Gal for her 8th birthday.  We just got him last Saturday and two days later poor Ashes broke his leg in two places.  He had to have surgery because the break was so bad – he broke the radius and the ulna.  The fine vet surgeons at Carolina Veterinary Specialists fixed him right up.  If you live in NC and ever need emergency treatment for your pet you should definitely go there.  Ashes has to wear a cast for two weeks until his stitches come out.  We have to put a little doggie boot on the cast when he goes outside to keep it dry.  He also has to wear an Elizabethan collar to keep him from seeing his foot and chewing on it.

Ashes is a rat terrier and only weighs 5 pounds at the moment.  His cast is bigger than he is!  He should only get to be about 18 pounds fully grown.  You can see in this picture of Carrie Underwood and her rat terrier, Ace, what a full grown “rattie” looks like.   Get well soon Ashes!

What Celebrity Do You Resemble?

What celebrity do you think you resemble?  Martina McBride – I’m flattered!  Susan Sarandon- Fellow redhead I admire.  Lucy Lawless – Maybe??  But Jesse McCartney??? 

Thanks to my friend Brie for sharing this on her blog.  I just had to find out for myself which celebrity I resembled.  If you decide to try this on your blog, be sure and let me know so I can check out the fun!

Winner – Headband from Keeks & Brie

Congratulations to Midwest Prep who won the perfect headband from Keeks & Brie. She picked the Navy, Light Blue, & Green headband which I have to say is a great choice and very preppy!

43 Midwestprep
August 22, 2008 at 6:20 pm
Love the headbands! I especially love the pink and green and the Navy, light blue and green- which is what I think I would have to choose…yep-Navy, light blue and green.
Love it.

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Can I just say how much I LOVE these headbands!  I have got to order the Little Write Gal some asap to coordinate with her outfits.  And since they will fit me too I bet you we will be fighting over them.  I better order more than just one!

When you order from Keeks & Brie tell them that The Write Gal sent you.  Be sure to check out Brie’s blog which I LOVE.  I think she loves to shop about as much as I do and that is saying something!  And thanks to Brie, I can’t seem to get that Jason Mraz song out of my head.  Thankfully she has it up right on her blog so when I visit I just have to listen to it!

Happy Shopping!

Win a $25 Gift Certificate for Back to School Shopping!

I am thrilled to have Stroke of Jean-Yus as a sponsor in my Back to School Giveaway.  This lovely boutique offers custom designed children’s clothing for boys and girls with your child in mind. All of their designs are hand painted and each one is unique to your child. Their clothing is great for school, theme parties, birthdays, pageant casual wear, holidays, vacation, special occasions or just having some everyday fun! One lucky reader of The Write Gal’s blog will receive a $25 gift certificate for purchasing anything on their site!  

To enter, tell me in a comment what you would spend your gift certificate on if you win.  That’s all that is required to enter!  You can receive three (3) extra entries if you blog about this contest and link back to me.  But be sure and tell me in three separate comments that you did so since the winner will be chosen randomnly!  This contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on September 4th.  The winner will be announced on my blog on Septembr 5th.

Here are a few of my favorite designs from their store.  I am not sure I could choose just one!  Check out Stroke of Jean-Yus today!

Happy Shopping!


Winner – Kid’s Tags Giveaway

Thank you Redhead Diva’s Paper Emporium over at Etsy for sponsoring my Back to School Giveaway and donating the great Kid’s Tags!  Congratulations to our winner Simply Anonymom!

2 simply anonymom
August 14, 2008 at 10:54 am
Wow. Those all look amazing. I think it would be a hard choice, but the front runners are definitely the dinosaur and the skull.

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Be sure & check out Redhead Diva’s Paper Emporium for more great products!  Thanks for entering my contest!

Be the Coolest Mom (or Dad) in the Carpool Line…(ENDED 9/1)

with one of these  stainless steel coffee mugs from Swanky Baby Boutique.  One lucky reader of The Write Gal’s blog will win one of these mugs which are available in a ton of cute designs, a $20 value!

Note some of the mug’s cool features:

  • Holds 16 ounces — Plenty of coffee for that morning commute!
  • Eco-friendly…no wasted plastic bottles or paper cups.
  • High-end and durable stainless steel interior (instead of plastic) to keep drinks cold/hot no matter what. 
  • Slide-top opening keeps drinks from spilling out.
  • Rubber ring keeps lid tightly sealed.
  • Double-wall insulated stainless steel interior.

To enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me which mug design is your favorite.  You can see all the designs here.  For additional entries you can:

  • Visit Swanky Baby Boutique and leave a comment with your favorite item from their store.
  • Add The Write Gal to your blogroll and tell me in a comment.  If I am already in your blogroll put that in a comment too.

So you could have a total of three possible chances to win!  Good Luck.  The contest ends at 11:59 p.m on September 1, 2008. The winner will be drawn on September 2nd.  And be sure and check out Swanky Baby Boutique for dozens of unique items including aprons, clothing, purses, decor, and more!  They also carry an awesome collection of gifts for any occasion.  Tell Jennifer that The Write Gal sent you!

Happy Shopping!



Winner – Ladybugs & Lilypads Munch Box

Congratulations to Jill who is the winner of the Munch Box from Ladybugs & Lilypads! I will contact her by email to get her info. 

12 Jill Myrick
August 17, 2008 at 10:21 pm
How Gorgeous !! The Munch Box in Dots Pink is my favorite.
When I was growing up my lunch box had The Partridge Family on it. Talk about feeling old lol ! Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway. I would LOVE to win !!

 Thank you SO much for entering my contest.  Be sure & visit Ladybugs & Lilypads for other cute items or to buy a Munch Box of your own!  Tell Sara that The Write Gal sent you.

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