8.08.2011

an ALL CLEAR giveaway

my etsy order inbox is finally CLEAR! i just shipped out my last 3 orders. it feels AMAZING.

to not have anything hanging over my head, worried that i am disappointing customers with my long turnaround time is wonderful. i actually had to put my shop on vacation mode because i literally could not do my half marathon training (especially during the "most miles in 31 days" contest...which i won, with 92.3!), and take any new orders without quitting my day job.

the problem was that i got SIX orders during the week i was on vacation, and getting them all done when i got back as new orders also kept rolling in from etsy and friends, was overwhelming. now that i am on the slow and steady official training program (aka NOT running every night) and have no backlog of old orders, i feel good about opening her up again.

so in honor of being all caught up, and in anticipation having an open shop again, i am doing a giveaway.
to enter you must:

1. be a follower of this here blog. (click the blue button under my miles graph in the right sidebar)

2. come up with a caption for this photo and leave it in the comments of this post (or you can leave just a plain comment...see below)

so what do you win?

i am going to pick 2 winners. i will use random.org to select a commenter at random and then i will also pick the writer of my favorite caption as the second winner. so you don't have to be clever, you just have to show up. but being extra wit-tay helps your chances!

each winner will get $15 to spend on anything in the putapuredukes etsy shop. you can use it toward something for yourself, a friend or even your future babies! you could even use it towards something i dont have in my shop right now but you know i can make (nursing apron, one of layla's dresses, ruffle bloomers, etc). or you can give the $15 credit to someone else.

ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.

i will cut the comments off tuesday night and then announce the winner on wednesday.

my dad typically dominates the caption contests (see here and here), but i feel like he doesnt need any onesies or boppy covers, so dont let him win this one, guys!

if you've been here for awhile, you'll remember i was doing a giveaway for every 5 new followers up until we got to 100. well, this is technically the giveaway for 100 followers (whoops, a little behind), so i am caught up on these now too!

31 comments:

  1. caption for photo:

    'hey, since i can't read yet, and a man's got 'business' to take care of, cartoons are going to have to do for now!'

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  2. (Sigh)... These are the only 5 minutes I get alone to myself everyday.

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  3. Kimberly B8/8/11, 1:54 PM

    Well, it says to form a circle a salt to protect from zombies, witches, and little sisters. The train tracks will have to do...

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  4. Brave little Percy was given the supremely difficult job of ensnaring the fearsome Pee Monster for the duration of the afternoon. It was a difficult job, fraught with peril, but Percy was determined to uphold the honor of all Really Useful Engines everywhere.

    (It's All Thomas, All the Time here, so naturally I zeroed in on the train tracks.)

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  5. The latest version of Frogger looks considerably more difficult than the Atari original.

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  6. TPee : Toddler multitasking at it's finest.

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  7. I am a follower

    Caption: a whole lotta trainin' going on.

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  8. Mommy don't know nothing about REAL "training". Marathons are for cartoons.

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  9. Circle of Trust: The Preschool Years

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  10. come on mom. i'm trying to go to the bathroom here, can't i get a magazine instead of this tv to look at?

    real.simple.kristen at gmail dot com

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  11. cant come up with a funny caption, but do love following your blog!

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  12. Lee Vincent (Dad)8/9/11, 8:30 AM

    "i think i can, i think i can..."

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  13. I can't compete with these... but I vote for "Percy and the Pee Monster"!

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  14. Poo pooooooo! (instead of "choo choo")... so mature, right?!

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  15. "Potty TRAINED rock STAR"

    I'm a follower :)

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  16. I'm a big dummy and I hesitate to even enter a caption because I can't think of a single clever thing.

    My best effort: "going poo poo in the choo choo"

    I hate myself.

    But I love me some Dukes craftiness. So I couldn't resist.

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  17. First of all, whose idea was it to make the hottest month of the year the competitive running month? That person is NOT your friend but congrats on winning nonetheless. I totally stink at captions (that is obvious) but I have to believe that only another man could have thought of this setup. All he needs is a cold one and he may never leave your living room.

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  18. Can't compete...but please enter me!

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  19. I would call it, "What, isn't this normal?"

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  20. I linked back from facebook! But even if I don't win, I'm still going to order a ton of stuff from your store because I'm due in mid january and I need some of those cute goodies for my bebe!

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  21. I've got nothing caption wise. I'm useless when it comes to that kind of thing. I blame it on the pregnacy.

    I am a follower, though.

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  22. "Tinkle Tinkle Litte Star..."

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  23. Looks like my last comment didn't go through--not that it contained a clever caption, but I'd love to get in on this giveaway! Definitely stealing your idea and putting my daughter's potty chair in the living room from now on--maybe she'll sit there for more than 2 seconds!

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  24. Taking Potty "Train"-ing to a whole new level.

    (i'm so not good at caption contest, but I have been a follower for a long time!)

    marybeth.toles@gmail.com

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  25. I facebooked about your giveaway!! ...but now my chances will go down if I help more people know about this :-(

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  26. I tweeted about this yesterday. Even before I knew I'd get credit for it. Yeehaw!

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  27. Am I too late? I meant to write a comment then completely forgot! :) I was going to try to come up with something super cute and clever - that didn't happen. But I think I was your very first blog follower EVER so that's got to count for something, right? :)

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  28. ok, so everybody already thought of all the cute train captions. I was thinking "in the middle of training". BORING.

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