Thursday, February 12

Oh, my heart! It's Friday Foto Finish Fiesta & a 100th post give-a-way!

What a Priday...we have Friday Foto Finish Fiesta and a gift-a-way! For real, it is more like a celebration because I have successfully reached 100 posts. Woo Hoo Streamers flying! Confetti littering the floor! Annoying little noise makers in your ear! Party!

First things first, Friday Foto Finish Fiesta with a little story to go along with it.

Hearts are not my thing, but I do have a very good reason that I failed to share with you. It's a sad story about a girl who o.d.'d on hearts. It is the mid 90's, oh I like this part....I was skinny and running a very high volume retail store. Think back to those days if you will, spiral perms on the way out and bangs were back. My store was the ground breaking, start of something new, something fabulous and super pink. It was no longer a Secret of Victoria's because everybody was gossiping about the new pull them up, push them together- sexy bras. It was also the start of Victoria's Secret Bath and Fragrance as a separate company . My gia-normus store was pink with dangling, sparkling, glimmering HearTs. I had to wear a pink smock with a heart on it. They fed us intravenously to pee pink. Seriously, it was hot flippen pink and I spent more than 60 hours a week there. When I went home at night I smelled like a pear and coughed up little pink fur balls...with hearts in them.


"I'm bringing hearts back, you other symbols don't no how to act"...(To the tune of I'm bringing Sexy back) That's right for the first time in years I made heart cookies, I bought heart candles and I am feeling hear-tab-u-lous.

Roll'en in the dough, oops I mean rolling the dough.....

The final product, some didn't make it (Taps sounding in the background) I took one for the team. (Actually, about 7...)


What about the 100th celebration? Honestly, when I started I wondered if I would ever make it to the 100th post.....YiPpY, I did!
Keeping with the 100 theme... 100 quarters= $25.00 Who wants to win $25.00 gift card? Well, than all you have to do to be a part of this gift-a-way is tell me where you would like a gift card from. One lucky winner! This gift-a-way will end Saturday, February 2ist.

As always, if you want to stalk me, I mean follow this blog you will receive an extra entry.

This Annonandon sponsored gift-a-way is open to my fellow Canadians as well as my fellow United States residence. (It depends on the time of the year where you'll find me.) Have fun and good luck.....

In case you haven't heard I am also hosting an "I Love Being Carded!" card swap... click HERE to get the details. Who doesn't like receiving "Good Mail"?

92 comments:

Lori said...

Congrats on getting to 100!! This was a very funny post! Love it!!
I feel bad for the cookies! :(

Rachael said...

happy 100!

Lianne said...

Bless you for ever working in lingerie. Bras and panties were NEVER meant to dangle from hangers. I still have nightmares about organizing that stuff. I digress.

I am already a stalk... cough...ahem, follower, so all I need to say is I would love a gift card to Target or Bath and Body or heck, I'll say it, VICTORIA'S SECRET! Actually, I am cool with just about anything. Thanks for the giveaway!

hahamommy said...

Happy 100! and welcome to my madness ;) I'd like an online card (we're plastic-free and jonesin for some online purchasing!!!) like Amazon.com or Paypal ;)

Susie said...

Love the cookies! Congratulations on your 100th post! What a great accomplishment:-)

*Just Jen* said...

Congrats on 100!! YAY! I would love a Target gift card. I would buy something nice for myself for once since I spend every penney that I have on bills and my son! LOL I'm already a stalker. ;-)

burgmom said...

Happy 100!!!!!I am not even close to 100 yet. We love the "pink heart" store here.

Teri said...

Hey, I'm already a happy follower.

Teri said...

I would love love love a gift card from Target. Yeah, I'm so tame. But Target gets enough of our money anyway, so why not just a little more? :-)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Yeah, Congrats 100th! I really should have done something, maybe when I hit one year :).

Well if I was being all about mom it would be $25 to a pedi, since these feet are looking scary. Yup they stay in socks all winter long, don't need a toe accident when I kick DH and leaving some scar ... LOL

But then super mom comes in and thinks ohhh Target gift card, you could get laundry soap ... yup I know that sounds like sooo much fun! Ahh the mind of a mom gone nuts!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I proudly stalk you, well I guess I'm not that good of a stalker if I announce it. Guess I need to work on that ... LOL

Momma Ritz said...

I am an entertained new "stalker" to you... Happy VDay tomorrow. And since you mentioned it... TARGET is a super store. :) Thanks for stopping by OurRitzyLife.

I like your idea of 100th post... I think I missed mine, but my 1 year Bloggoversary is coming up!

Jen said...

oh. my. heck. i was laughing so hard at the justin timberlake impression the heart did. :) hillarious.

for real?! you worked for THE lingerie place? :)

has it been 100 posts already? wow. congratulations! who knew i could feel like i knew someone so well in 100 posts (obviously, i have attachment issues- as in attaching rather quickly!). :)

gift cards!!! magic in a little tiny envelope!

Missy said...

WooHoo on reaching 100! I need to check where I am. Anyways, I LOVED your heart story! Too funny! I was laughing at the "coming home smelling like Pear" - sparkling pear is my fav!
Great giveaway too!!!!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Congrats on 100.

ElleBee said...

Happy 100! What a fun giveaway!

ElleBee said...

I'm already a stalker (I mean follower!). :)

newlyweds said...

What a cool giveaway. I would love for the giftcard to be for Walgreens.

Staci said...

Congrats on your 100! I would love one to Target.

Staci said...

You're in my Google Reader!

Ronda's Rants said...

Hello...heart YOU!
I would love a gift card to Starbucks or Barnes and Nobles! I shall follow you...

jewelstreet said...

You are just too cute in your profile pic! I followed your blog as soon as I got here.

Congrats on your 100th post! I'm not picky I would take a gift card from pretty much anywhere. Like I just went to Bed, Bath and Beyond for the first time today. Target, Marshalls, Old Navy, Amazon, Sephora, Vicki's Secret. It's all good. ;)

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Whoo Hoo!!! Congrats on 100! I'd say a gift card to amazon or itunes because I am a music downloading junkie.

Oh, I'm so following you too. Anyone who makes those heart sugar cookies for Valentine's Day I need to follow/stalk

Marina said...

congratulations on your 100th! and on fighting the heart-phobia :-)

Barbara Manatee said...

thanks for the heads up on your give away! happy 100!! I think I'm approaching 600...wow!
I'd love a gift card for Victoria's secret...then I'd for sure spend it on me & not on something for the kids.

cici said...

Congrats on 100th!!!! that's quite an accomplishment...I am a follower as well.

Tabitha Blue said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!!! Always fun! And those cookies look delish!! Bring those hearts back girl.

Oh and the $25 gift card to wherever??? I can't even pick one place... well, I could if I had to. There are so many great places... Hmm. I'll be thinking about that one!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Swirl Girl said...

Thanks for stopping in to see me!

and I would love $25 gift card ! I mean if you HAVE to give one away , it may as well be to me! I would like a gift card to a babysitter so I could get out of here once in a while!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Happy 100 :) and happy Valentine's Day!!!

Upstatemomof3 said...

I could use a gift card from almost anywhere!! I suppose right now we could use a card for Wegman's (that's our grocery store) or Walmart.

I already stalk - I mean follow. :)

lori said...

congrats on the 100!

gift card to starbucks would rock, but i love a gift card to anywhere!

lori said...

i stalk ya girl!

and i cannot wait for the card swap to start!

Jill said...

I think you made it to 100 posts very fast, so way to go!

I love heart-shaped sugar cookies!

I would like a gift card to Paper Source, Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Cafe Rio, or Target. How about that?

Jennifer said...

Happy 100 posts!

Great job on the cookies!

I'd take a gift card from anywhere!

Z's Mom said...

Happy 100th post! What a cool giveaway! Let's see....a free $25 gift cert from anywhere is cool...but to pick? Hmmm...I would say Amazon or Starbucks....either of those would get the most use. :)

Have a great weekend!

Z's Mom said...

OH.....I'm a follower now! ;)

capperson said...

Yay for your 100th post. How bout you give me a card to your favorite store or to kohls or target.

Janiece said...

Congratulations!!

Veggie Mom said...

Yay for 100! And Happy Valenite's Day, too! So, you're having a giveaway, and I'm announcing giveaway winners today...and, guess what? You're a Winner! Please drop my place today to get the info on picking up your loot. And BTW, I'd LOVE a gift card from Tar-JAY!

JANE said...

Happy 100 and thanks for stopping by the Jungle!!
I would LOVE a Starbucks card, I'm following and I also posted your giveaway just for fun!!!

Lori said...

Happy V-day!! Thanks for stopping by. Happy 100th post!! It's just a happy day for you.

I'd like to throw my name in the giveaway.

He And Me + 3 said...

I would love a 25.oo gift card...target, starbucks?

Julia said...

Great on post 100! They go by fast now I bet. Thanks for stopping by my site today...

On the card thing, I think I could use 25 at Starbucks easily. It would not be a problem at all. Really. :)

Lisa said...

Happy 100! I started following you today, too. :)

I'd love a gift card to Target - I need to start finding good cards for the card swap and Target is one of my favorite places for such items!

adlibby said...

Congrats on your 100th post! You had me at "I smelled like pears and coughed up little pink fur balls with hearts on them"! How is it I haven't found your blog before now?!! You're Awesome! Lovely to meet you!
Adlibby

K said...

Happy Hundred Posts!

I just hit the milestone recently myself.

As far as gift cards - I would love a book store or Target - I love them both.

(my word verification is kroofest - seriously...what does that mean?)

Mamarazzi said...

first of all that story about the store and coughing up pink killed me. VERY funny!

i would LOVE a gift card to Target. I think about getting a Target gift card all. the. time. Not kidding. I go to my mailbox everyday expecting one because over a year ago I won one in a bloggy giveaway and i STILL haven't gotten it. Do you think it is time to give up?! ;)

LivingInspired said...

100th post! Woot Woot! I'm so glad you swung by and said hi, because after reading just one (hillarious) post, you are now a blog I will follow (and not just for the extra entry!).

Jolly Mom said...

Congrats on the 100th post!! Happy Vday!

Cassie said...

Congratulations on the 100th post!! Funny one at that! When you wrote "to the tune of I'm Bringing Sexy Back", of course I started the sentence over, singing it!

Gift Card.....I would love to say Target, but sadly I now live in a town that is more than an hour away from the nearest Target! The nerve of this town!

I guess it would be Walmart!

Gena said...

congrats on the 100 posts!!! I would love an amazon card!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Happy 100! I would like a gift card to Wal-mart.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I'm a follower.

lmerie said...

Happy 100th!!

Rachel B. said...

Happy Valentines Day! Thanks for welcoming me to SITS!!! I would love a Target gift card so I can buy some cute stuff for my bundle of joy coming soon!

Kathy B! said...

I came over to thank you for welcoming me to SiTS. I appreciate the kind words... But then I read about your 100th post!! Congratulations.

Here's to 100 more!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh you are so cute! I just read one of your comments on Mommarazzi's blog and had to come by. Glad I did! Your heart cookies are too cute and thanks for taking one for the team, it's always nice to find a team player!

And as for your pink heart lingerie shop, as long as you didn't start pooping little pink hearts I think you'll be fine!

So I'm going to go along with what most people are asking and go for a gift card at Target! What can't you find at Target? They've got everything!

Thanks!

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

First of all, congrats on your Veggie Pop'rs win!

Second, I love GCs, and I like to shop anywhere - online, in stores, at restaurants.... Hmmm... Target is great (like everyone else already said)... Oooh, a Shutterfly or Snapfish GC would be wonderful! And I already follow you.

Shannon said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Just got me thinking - I have no idea how many posts I have on my blog. I guess I'll have to count - lol! I'd love a gift card to Target (I can buy some diapers or treats) :)

Shannon said...

I stalk (I mean follow) your blog - lol :)

Aubrey said...

Ok, I totally don't know why I haven't been a follower since the first time we "met". I love it over here!!

And now...I am a follower!

Congrats on your 100th post! My choices would definitely be Starbucks or Sephora!

scrappysue said...

hi there! congrats on your 100th post! i'm your MAMARAZZI swap buddy! i just wanted to check on your exact address, because i got sent TWO!!!

Lauren said...

A Target gift card would rock my socks! I already stalk you ;)

Composing Hallelujahs said...

congrats on your 100th post and on your fight against cancer! thanks for the cake compliments too! anytime i have extra money i of course truck on over to hobby lobby or michaels for anything cakey or crafty! but money to spend anywhere is always a blast! my kids, of course, would love to spend 100 quarters on a carousel ride, over and over...

ok, i have to point out that the word verif. is "foops" and that just sounds really funny to me right now. :)

Suzanne said...

As a fellow retail manager, I know the hell you describe. I'm happy you can now look at hearts without having palpitations!

Happy 100th post!

Suzanne said...

I'm a follower now, too.

Oh, forgot to mention, but I'd like a WalMart gift card.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Congrats on your 100th post! The cookies looks YUMMY!

Stopping by from MBC...

Elsie said...

A gift card to CVS would be the ticket...

I could shop til I drop and still shop for more!
thank you for the giveaway, too.


pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

Laurie said...

Happy 100th! I would love a Starbucks giftcard.

I think the cookies turned out great-- much better than mine would have. haha

I joined SITS earlier in the week. I noticed your badge. I am commenting in roll call and on the featured blog, but haven't had a whole lot of comments otherwise. Just thought I would say hi since I surfed in to see what you got for the V-Day swap at An Island Life. :)

Dina said...

Happy 100TH! Amazon would be my pick.

michelle said...

100 posts already! Way to go, Ann!

I love heart sugar cookies. There are always some casualties, you just have to eat them.

Who doesn't love gift cards? Anywhere will do!

Jane Anne said...

What a great giveaway! Congrats on 100 posts. I'd love a Starbucks giftcard.

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

P would love a walmart gift card. (fuel money)!

livingmyhappilyeverafter said...

following

Small House said...

I read your blog all the time, and realized I haven't gotten involved in your 100 WOOHOO!! GIVEAWAY!

I'm a follower and a gift card to Target would be wonderful.

HOW FUN!
Have a great day.
Sandra

Melissa said...

I am so glad you told me to stop by. I too worked retail in the 90's
More home decor than lingerie, but at least I got to be part of the let's get the blue geese out of the kitchen movement! I would love to be a part of your giveaway. I would have to say Micheal's or Joann's for the gift card. I am now a faithful follower.

A Family Completed... said...

Congrats on getting to 100! hank for stopping by my blog today and reading my mom's story. I'm glad to hear you are doing well today!
I would love a Amazon GC!
Thanks for the entry!
Tonyamcrain [at]aol [dot] com

A Family Completed... said...

Im a new follower.
tonyamcrain [at] aol [dot] com

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Hey...do I get two entries because I ALREADY followed you...even BEFORE you had this contest?

Just saying...

:)

Disheveled Housewife said...

Kudos on your 100th post! I'm impressed! I love your pink story...had me laughing!!! Mmmm cookies!!!!

Danita said...

Where did you find heart cookie cutters?? I search everywhere!!

A GC from Target is always a PLUS!
Happy 100!!

Danita said...

ooh & will FOLLOW you :)

Karen_thrifty said...

Oh wow! I would like one for Target, Wal-Mart, Belk, Starbucks, or any place useful. Espresso is useful, right? Keeps me sane sometimes. ;)

Thanks for stopping by Keeping the Castle. BTW, I have a few other blogs too ... thriftymommy.com, balanceindiet.com, and littlefunlittlelearning.blogspot.com.

:)

janetfaye said...

Congrats on your 100th!!

I would like a Starbucks card!

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

ann said...

Hi dear,I am a follower and I'll take a gift certificate from anywhere.I don't care.Wally world will do,since that s our only store here,ha.congrats on 100.may you have many more 100's....ann

Shangrila said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I cracked up at "I smelled like a pear and coughed up little pink fur balls...with hearts in them"! Great story! :)

I'd love to join your blog (you didn't have to bribe me, but I'll take the bribe anyway!) ;)

scrappysue said...

i can't remember if i entered or not! anyway happy blogoversary!

AP said...

happy 100 post!! woo-hoo!!!
I am going to follow you and umm Target is always a good place to spend that amount of money

dougandcheryl said...

100 posts! Woo hoo.

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