Tuesday, February 22, 2011

$25 Winner

This whole blogging thing has really been an adventure for me. It's been a stepping beyond myself and my comfortable habit of keeping myself to myself. I have not been one to freely volunteer the inner workings of my heart and mind to others. It's rather unusual, I think for the husband to be the one to have to pull things out of the wife, but this is how it is for me.

I'm usually disappointed in how much I find is lost in the translation from my heart to my conversation. What I try to express to someone is really never equal to what I wished so much to be able to say.

I had never tried writing before this, but have found it to be more satisfying than I ever thought it could be. I understand that I am not eloquent or a craftswoman with words, or even grammatically correct, but I have learned something through this experience. I have been holding things in me that wanted out! And the expression of them has been surprisingly exhilarating.

Just that--the expression of my heart--is wonderful. But this sharing of it with YOU and the response and connection and community feeling is an added joy that I didn't anticipate. I feel full of love for you. And so, I guess I just want to thank you for reading this weird girl's ramblings. I don't know how much longer this dreamy part of my life will last, but I'm enjoying the ever-lovin' juice out of it.

Okay, blah, blah, blah, I know. You want to know the winner! She is...Nicole! The first Nicole, that is, out of the two Nicoles who commented. I am so happy you are the winner! You get to be the recipient, which is a switch for you.
Nicole is ever the gal to show up with a meal or send a thoughtful card or give a "just because" gift. She's always looking out for everyone else. So, go shopping for yourself! Have fun! I will send you an e-mail with the details and the how-tos of it.

And I'll be back soonish with weapon number six. I like it.
The End.

P.S. Bob just looked at that picture of the lovely Nicole and thought it looked like I was implying that the other Nicole is not lovely! This could not be farther from the truth! The second Nicole is equally lovely. Hi, Nicole G.! You understand, right? I knew you would.

The End For Real.


  1. Are too. Are too eloquent and grammatically correct.

    Yippee Nicoley! You is the beeeeeg weeeeener! It is right and good that you should win, since you are the giver of all givers!

  2. Yeh, congrats to Nicole!!!! Have fun shopping.

  3. WOO HOO!!! I WON, I WON, I REALLY WON!!!! WOW!!!! WOW!! WOW!!! How great!!!! You are so great and I do adore you-- win or loose :) You are the BEST Rachelle I know and for so many many more reasons than your awesome give aways--though they are pretty nice :) Your blog is an up liftment to my heart and it is one of my all time favoriate reasons to turn my computer on. Love you, you amazing you!

  4. How wonderful, Rachelle, to have found a winner in this giveaway that I am actually a part of! I know it had to be difficult to choose from all of these wonderful candidates!
    I have received so much from reading your blog and am already so thankful for that. It's my new "chocolate" and no calories! You are certainly a generous and wonderful friend to so many. I don't quite know how I can thank you. I'll try to think of something. All I can say is it was a complete surprise and I've certainly enjoyed the attention! I love to do custom pieces, so Nicole can come up with an idea and I'll do my very best to make it happen. Thanks again, Rachelle. I will hopefully make you proud of this giveaway. And thank you to all of Rachelle's friends out there, too! Carrie Sisson

  5. congratulations, Nicole! I think i have seen your name on something from Belair...you must have kids there too...Or, maybe I am confused.


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