Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'm Thankful! And Soon, You'll Be Thankful Too

Back in August I attended the Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged Conference. Myself and 70+ women joined together for a weekend of fun, laughter, learning and boots!!

When I was planning to attended the conference I had no idea what to expect. I knew I was going to be 3 hours from home with 70+ women, most of which I had never met, and we were staying in a state park.

Sounds fun right? (It was a freaking blast!)

I went in fearing the unknown but, I didn't go alone. I manged to drag my girl Heather along for the ride and together we dragged another Shannon along with us.

Our road trip there was awesome!



We sang, we talked about how Okies drive 90+ mph till we hit a curve then drop to 25 mph, and we debated the oxford comma.


We also had some really nasty McDonald's because we waited to long to stop and eat and ran out of choices.

Even the register at McDonald's was taunting us.

The AWB hosted several "twitter parties' to give each of us attending a way to connect with each other prior to packing up and heading down.

During one of the twitter parties Country Outfitter joined us.

That was a dang good twitter party!

By the end of it, I had a sponsor paying my way, an invitation to pick out any pair of boots I wanted, up to $150 value), and a gift for you!

Now, I know you're all distracted by the whole "gift for you" and don't worry I'll get to that.

First though, let me tell you about these BOOTS! Hey it is my blog ;) I should get to brag a little.

Look at these beauties!
 
 


I LOVE THEM!

I took roughly 2 weeks deciding which pair of boots I wanted. And I couldn't be more pleased!

I picked a pair by Justin. The Justin Women's Burnished Tan Boot to be exact!

They have survived hospital stays, mid terms, and divorce court. (Not mine! I'm a legal secretary, remember.)

Last week my giveaway was suppose to "go live". It didn't.

It didn't because last week I was in the hospital with my baby girl.

She was at her dad's for the weekend and while there she suffered a seizure like episode. We met up at the ER and after 5 hours of worry filled testing we were admitted.

Here is where the thankful part comes in.

While I was waiting with my daughter in the hospital some of the lovely women I've met through AWB were calling, texting, emailing etc. They were asking what they could do to make things easier.

They were sending positive vibes, and lots of prayers. They offered me dinner, or laundry, entertainment, or a shoulder to cry on. They just wanted us to know we weren't alone.

They cared!

Today as I type this I want to say I am thankful for my daughter's recovery.

I am thankful for my sweet Daniel's support.

I am thankful for Heather, Jasmine, Stephanie, Logan(who isn't a woman, but is a great Arkansas blogger), Kim, and so many others.

I am also thankful for good boots! They make the days easier sometimes.

Last but not least, I am thankful for you!

And, thanks to Country Outfitter you can be thankful for good boots too! (Yep, here's where that gift for you comes in.)

Country Outfitter would like to give one of my readers the gift of good boots (up to $150 value).

And, we've made it pretty simple for you.

1. Click HERE and submit your email address. (You may receive additional emails or offers from Country Outfitter it's totally worth it though! )

2. Leave a comment here on the blog telling me what you're thankful for and that you've submitted your email address.

A random winner will be selected in two weeks, November 29, 2012, after 9 p.m.


(DISCLOSURE: Country OutīŦtter, a retailer of Justin's Women's Boots gave me these Justin Women's Burnished Tan Boot to review, and as you can tell, I love them!)
 
 
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49 comments:

  1. I am thankful for crazy, nutty friends that even though we don't talk every day, still keep my ass sane and in check!

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  2. I'm thankful for my faith and for my family!

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  3. submitted my email.

    and i am so thankful for my husband and daughter. they brighten every single day, and make everything so much more magical.

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  4. So glad your daughter recovered!!

    I'm grateful for my family, friends, and the opportunity to go to college :)

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    1. Thanks Kirstie! Just a few more appoinments and she will be back to her old self :)

      Thanks for entering!

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  5. I am thankful for my family & my health.

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  6. I entered the contest. I am thankful for all the family and friends that are there to support me with everything that happens in my life!

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  7. Thankful for this blessed life I have with a wonderful family and good friends! I have entered. Thank you!

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  8. ive submitted my email! im thankful for my health, my family, my faith, everything in my life! thank you!

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  9. I am thankful and fully blessed with a GIANT family (being one of 12 children) and I am so thankful to have a job and home right now!! (submitted my email)

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    1. I'm the baby of 10! Love big families!

      Thanks for entering!

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  10. I am thankful for my family. Especially for the newer members. A sister and two nephews.

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  11. I entered! I am thankful for my family and health!

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  12. I entered! I am thankful for my family and my graduation day from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that is quickly approaching!

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    1. Congrats on the upcoming graduation day!

      Thanks for entering!

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  13. Submitted my email! I am thankful that my grandmother is still with us, she has battled cancer hard...
    email submitted: jenni_412@yahoo.com

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    1. Cancer sucks ;)

      I lost my Dad to cancer and have dealt with it myself. Best wishes for a strong and healthy recovery.

      Thanks for entering!

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  14. There is nothing more heartwrenching than worrying for the health of your loved ones. While at AWBUnplugged, I was checking in by phone with my mom who was post-op and doing well but still in hospital. Sounds like many of us are thankful for the health of our families!

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    1. There is nothing like a Momma. Hope she has recovered well.

      Thanks for entering!

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    1. MMM Food, lol! Family and friends are pretty good too :)

      Thanks for entering!

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  16. I am so thankful for my newest nephew whom I will get to meet at thanksgiving!

    I submitted my e-mail as well :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving and congrats on the newest member of the family!

      Thanks for entering!

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  17. I am thankful for a healthy and happy family..

    Oh I entered also lol!

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    1. I hear you on that one!

      Thanks for entering!

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  19. I am thankful for the play area at Chick-Fil-A! Haha:) You understand as a mom of a toddler;)

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    1. Oh don't I!

      Thanks for entering and for sharing the Pin :)

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  20. I entered! And I am so thankful for my healthy family! lebl9077@bellsouth.net

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  21. I am thankful for our Armed Forces. There are men and women who have given the so much, some their very lives, so that we may have the freedom that we have.

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  22. I am thankful that I have a gazillion emails to enter. ;) Even The Daughters entered with their emails!

    OH! And I'm thankful for fabulous friends and lovely lives and kindly kin.

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  23. I am thankful to have intelligent, thoughtful friends. We may not all agree on everything, but that is what I like most. It is great to have a spirited debate (not an argument) about topics. It helps broaden one's perspective and understanding of matters. I am thankful that I have a wife who challenges me constantly to be better than I currently am. And I am thankful that I have a daughter that reminds me every day how lucky I am to be a father. She keeps me grounded in the important things and helps me remember why I am going to school full time on top of working full time, so that eventually I can spend more time with her.

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  24. Oh Heather Davis - you make me laugh! And I'm thankful for that! Ha! I am just thankful....so thankful - I really don't even know where to start! And I too entered my email address...ALL of them :)

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  25. I am thankful for my wonderful friends and family. No matter what happens, be positive or negative, they will always be there for me and I for them.
    (courtneyclark[at]txstate[dot]edu)

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  26. I am thankful for my son and my hubby! Don't know what I'd do without them :)

    I submitted my email!

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  27. I'm especially thankful for my family and friends this season!

    I entered!

    Pandaluvsu82 at gmail dot com

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  28. I submitted my email.
    thanks for the giveaway
    I am thankful that my husband has a full time job with benefits...
    Happy Holiday
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  29. I submited my email! What a fun giveaway! And so generous!

    I am thankful for health, my kids' health, roof over our heads, food on the table, clothes on our back, warm beds, running water, electricity.

    I could keep going, but you get the idea! :) Take nothing for granted!

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  30. I am thankful for my family, my friends and my pets. And I submitted my e-mail address.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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