1.26.2010

a first: GIVEAWAY!

apparently something that mommybloggers do is giveaways. you have something that people want and you let them try to get it from you for free! since i am selfish, anything cool that i come across stays with me, so i never thought i would do a giveaway. then i had a dream. and i am not even kidding it was on MLK day.
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caressing the ears of our wedding guests.
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backing up: these are our good friends the kiesshauers, ryan and bethany. they sang at our wedding. jesse sang in theirs (i got snubbed!) bethany has known jesse fuh-eva and even dated him in 2nd grade (temptress!). i think ryan is hilarious and enjoyed a pretty deep conversation with him on a retreat in 2004 while i was still kind of creeped out by the rest of CCF. ryan and jesse played worship together lots of many much times at CCF in college and i think ryan taught jesse a thing or two about guitar. i lived in mexico with bethany for 6 months and count her among my favorite conversationalists (we are so good together). ryan and bethany's voices were made to sing together and their vocal chords made sweet, sweet music together before their, er, hearts ever did (though i think ryan always knew). we love them.
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in our house. we're tight like that. they drove from ACWORTH!
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after MLK had his and before i had mine, ryan had a dream. he wanted to use his RIDICULOUS musical talent to make a CD of his own. as in write all the songs, sing them, play the guitar in them, get together all the other musicians, record the songs, pay to produce it, and countless other things that go into it. well, he did it all and his CD is now out. bethany sings harmony on almost all of the tracks (i have NO ear for music so don't hold me to that) and it's pretty amazing. it has been in our car CD player since the day we got it.
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so doy of all doys i am giving away one of ryan's CD's: Hope Lost/Found. in my dream i was animatedly telling ryan about the virtues of cross-marketing his CD with my blog through a giveaway. considering i had never thought of this during my waking hours, upon conscious examination, this was a pretty good idea. i told kiesshaur about it and he was all for it. (nothing else was discussed in that conversation...NOTHING).
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here's the deal. i think 99% of people who read this already know ryan and bethany and would buy the CD anyway. if this is you, i would rather you actually buy one from ryan yourself from his website (which everyone should do if you aren't the winner!). you can also preview the CD here and learn all about his experience of writing the album.
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seconds after ours arrived in the mail! the same kitchen jesse and ryan posed in above...cool!
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but if you don't know the kiesshauers OR couldn't afford the CD, then now's your chance. to enter, all you have to do is post a comment here on this post. you can post one comment per day and each will count as a separate entry. i will pick a winner randomly (using random.org) and then announce who it is next friday. all the comments need to be in by thursday, february 4th at midnight EST (that's up to 10 entries...hello, stacked deck). if the comment thing is messing up and won't let you post then just email me your comment at keight8@gmail.com and i will post it for you. i am not sure about international shipping, so let me know if you're from far far away and we'll figure something out.
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here is my description of the CD in case you were wondering what you might be getting. it's music about jesus that doesn't suck. the lyrics don't make you want to rip your ears off with rusty tongs and the musicality is better than lots of christian music you may have had the misfortune of hearing on the radio (bless your heart). i hesitate to even call it christian music because that usually means: lame-ass. this is not, yall. it's really solid. it's thought-provoking, praise-inspiring, hand-crafted, finger-licking-good music. grab yours now because one day these will be collector's items. this isn't ryan kiesshauer's CD, people; it's ryan kiesshaur's first CD.
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*if you already have a cd or plan to buy one and you just want to comment on your love of kiesshauer and the greatness of his music or some other random topic, feel free (ahem, lena). i just wont count it as an entry*

20 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I work with Lena and she told me about this awesome CD I needed to sign up to win! I daily hear about your blog via Lena!
    So, here's my entry for the giveaway!
    Thanks!

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  2. yay! I have the cd and it's awesome! can't wait for a giveaway that I can participate in!

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  3. Ooh, my new obsession - entering blog giveaways! Consider me in! (Also, how do we become those rich mommy bloggers who get paid lots to write and muse and try free products? When you figure it out, let me know!)

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  4. John Griffies1/26/10, 2:16 PM

    Great idea Keight! I'll second your review/description of the CD. And since I already have one - if I should happen to randomly win then you should randomly pick someone else to give it away to.

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  5. I know Bethany but not her husband... Can you send the cd to Mexico... It is always so cool to have music from around the world...

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  6. Wait- there's music about Jesus that doesn't suck? I'm calling Michael W Smith- he won't believe it. Count me in!

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  7. Count me in! I love music, i've been looking for some new music to love, and I don't know him at all... Pick me! Me! Me! -alicia

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  8. Would LOVE to check it out! And, I am borderline obsessed with your blog, so I'm sure I'll be back for the next 10 days too :)

    -Erica

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  9. Count me in! It sounds like a great CD!

    -Shawn

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  10. Hey keight! I got all upset that I forgot to enter again yesterday. Then I got here today just to realize I'm gonna be the only one who's posted 2 comments... Clearly I'm more competitive than the others! (or maybe just more nerdy!) pick me :) alicia

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  11. wow, keight. i knew this was happening, but just now read it. you made my day! all of it was so sweet and wonderful....i'm kind of at a loss for words. :) i think my favorite part was the "(though I think ryan always knew)" of course my mushy self would like that part! anyway...thanks so much and thanks to everyone participating :) hope the winner enjoys!

    PS--for the record--I ran up to Jesse on the playground at Burch Elementary and kissed him on the cheek (er, eye cause I missed). That is what "dated" means in this sense :) Keight forgot to mention that that same year Jesse broke one of my good friend's collar bones because he pushed her down on the playground, poor Jodi. 2nd grade love. why don't adults still behave this way? I don't understand. ;)

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  12. Bought it and loooove it!

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  13. Ok, so I'm desperate for new music... I'm posting again. alicia

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  14. Also for the record I tripped her from behind, thus bringing her down and breaking said collarbone. Who said chivalry is dead?

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  15. Thank you for the opportunity to get the cd.... So please count me in.... I think it is my second post.... It is good good music... I bet yes... And no Chivalry is not dead..

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  16. Haven't heard the music, but love Bethany, so it's got to be good! I'm in #2.

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  17. I should win just for posting the most times :) please oh please!

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