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Saturday, August 2, 2008

100th post celebration!!

OK, in celebration of my 100th post (which was several posts ago--oops! missed it), I'm going to torture you all with a little more info. about me than you probably ever wanted to know. Don't worry though, I'll reward you (well, one of you anyway).


I'm hosting my first ever blog give-away!!


The lucky winner receives a few of my favorite things.


But, first--the torture.


100 things you never wanted to know about me



  1. I was once compared to Brooke Shields!! (don't know where that came from, but I was flattered nonetheless)

  2. I love St. George, UT. Spent my best years there.

  3. I know more Titanic trivia than I care to admit.

  4. Donny Osmond spoke to my seminary class in the 9th grade.

  5. Sam Elliott invited me to lunch when I lived in Palm Springs.

  6. I bowled on the lane next to Gary Coleman (what you talkin' bout Willis?)

  7. I'm an Aquarius

  8. I'm supposed to wear glasses.

  9. I love In n Out, love it, love it, love it.

  10. I love Pizza Hut

  11. I always blow a kiss to Heavenly Father at the end of my prayers.

  12. I love to read

  13. I like to go bowling

  14. Sometimes I miss going dancing with my friends when I was MUCH younger

  15. I took jazz dance in high school

  16. I took jazz and tap dance in college-so much fun

  17. I feel guilty whenever I kill a bug

  18. I have to apologize to my kids at least once a day

  19. I always wanted to be an Interior Designer

  20. I had a crystal collection when I was seven

  21. I am a packrat

  22. I love 80's music

  23. I used to pick peas from my uncles garden and eat them on the spot.

  24. I hate canned peas

  25. I love watches

  26. I love bracelets

  27. I can NOT wear necklaces. They bug me

  28. I got married at the Chapel of the Fountain in Circus Circus.

  29. I was born in Colorado Springs

  30. I have 2 big brothers, and 1 little sister

  31. I was in a commercial

  32. I like snakes and mice

  33. I want an Austin Mini Cooper desperately

  34. I had a 4.0 GPA in high school, I don't know what's happened to my brain since then

  35. When I was a kid: I split my forehead open, requiring 18 stitches

  36. Split my knee open--7 stitches

  37. Stepped on a nail

  38. Got my leg caught under the tongue of a small, but heavy two-wheeled trailer

  39. never broke a bone though--knock on wood

  40. Have not had my Patriarchal blessing yet

  41. I can operate a forklift

  42. I Y Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in xmen (so sexy!)

  43. I love Target

  44. More than I love Target, I love Target clearance

  45. I have a bad habit of stopping at Target on my way to work

  46. My first name and middle name are redundant--Mikki Michelle (mikki is the nickname for michelle)

  47. When I was little, my dad told me my freckles came from standing behind a cow

  48. I love notebooks-but they have to be cute, pretty or clever

  49. I drink entirely too much Pepsi

  50. I have a purse fetish


Ok, there's 50, I won't torment you with another 50. Actually, I don't think I could think of another 50.





So, on to the important stuff...


I feel much better today than I did yesterday, perhaps because of my stop at Target this morning for some shopping therapy. I found some cute stuff for my first ever blog giveaway. It was all I could do though, not to put everything back when I saw a whole slew of Stephanie Meyer's books on an endcap. I was sooooo tempted to buy all of them for little ol' me. But, I did not succumb to temptation.


So, without further ado, here is the giveaway....
Here are a few of my favorite things....

So, you get

  • a cute beachy tote, because I love purses.
  • A cute, bright melon color notebook for recording all your blog ideas, plus a pen
  • these adorable rose shaped earrings and chunky white bracelet
  • a pack of notecards- i love stationary
  • a sweet headband, for those bad hair days
  • Pink Paradise body mist and body lotion.
  • IceBreakers Pomegranate lemon-aid mints (I love these little guys)
  • who know, maybe I'll throw some chocolate in too.

So, here are the rules:

  1. leave me a comment in order to enter.
  2. leave a shout-out on your blog about the give-away, and you'll receive an extra entry. Just let me know so I don't miss it.
  3. The drawing will be on Saturday, August 9th.
  4. I will stick all the names in a (something) and have my sweet daughter pick one.
  5. Do you think it would be tacky if I entered too?

33 comments:

Ashley said...

hi mama,i love you!

jamieBEE said...

This is the best 100th post blog give away! And no it is not tacky to enter your own give away! I think that is awesome!!! I hope you (or I) win!!!!

MERRIANNE said...

MIKKI! wow girl...i love your list of 50 things!!!

you blow a kiss to Heavenly Father after you prayers.?..that is awesome. I love that.

and your Freckles came from Standing behind a cow!!?!?!?? ha ha!! i have LOTS of freckles, too...i guess I was standing behind a cow, toO!!! :)

and I HATE CANNDED PEAS, too!!

ok...my comment is long enough--even though there is SO MUCH more that i want to comment about!!!!!

one more thing...i love purses, too!!! seriously!

oh yeah...you NEED to get your Patriarchal Blessing Mikki!!!! You will be so happy when you do!!! i promise!!!

oh and i have never brokwn a bone either....

ok SOMEBODY. STOP. ME!!! i am going on and on......

you are definitely one of my Soul Sisters!!!!

SO...now for the Giveaway...

GIRL....COUNT ME IN!!! ♥

i'll advertise your giveaway on my blog :)

Lori said...

I saw you blog giveaway on Merrianne's blog and well I'm an Arizona Target/Crazy too and because I never win anything (is that depressing or what?) I thought, what the heck try sista. So I hope I win and thanks for the offer.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Wow, we have a lot in common! I also dislike killing bugs, although I'm usually the one to do it around here. I just hate to think that I'm ending something's life.

Richelle said...

#11 is cute!
I would love to have a Mini Cooper, too. Someday when I'm rich and all my kids are grown up.

Fun giveaway!

Kiley and Cheryl-Lynn said...

Mikki,
I LOVE your 50 things- Who Knew? Colorado Springs is My DREAM place to live (and I grew up in CO); I feel guilty killing bugs too; And you MUST get your patriarchal blessing- my Mother in law didnt' get hers until she was 40. No idea why because she was born and raised in the church and she's not around to ask. So happy to learn even more about you!!

The Foulgers said...

It was fun to get to know more about you! I already think that you are an amazing person, but this post just proves it! So much fun, I hope you win!

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a great first post for me to read-- I feel like I know you better than some of the peeps I've been reading for a year with your not-quite-one-hundred things about you. Pepsi? YUM, miss dancing? I blame a dance-less husband for 30 xtra pounds. I grew up in Page, so St. George is where we hunted men (high school), Hugh Jackman in ANYTHING--YUM. Fun POst and CONGRATS on your 100th!!!

anna banana said...

Mikki you are so cute. Thanks for keeping up such a fun blog! You are great!

Rod and LaDawn said...

Just so ya know, the 4.0 went out the window when you got pregnant the 1st time! Those babies suck the brain cells right out of your head and they never return!!!! At least that's my excuse :) Here are some fun similarities I found...Sam Elliot used to babysit my ex husband, I love to bowl too, went to interior design school (never did anything with it though), have 2 big brothers, and LOVE the Pepsi WAY too much. BTW....standing behind a cow....that's funny. I've never heard that one before!!! Your shout out is on it's way to my blog now :)

tammy said...

So envious of #4 & 5!! & LOL at #47!

Thanks for leaving me a comment - I ♥ new commenters!

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

Thanks for your comment on MY blog! YAY for Target. I totally stop there on my way HOME from work--not so good.

I'm loving that stationary....

Amy said...

saw you on "shabby princess" blog from your comment and thought I'd pop on by... perfect time for a giveaway! ;)

Fun things, and I love your side bar pictures- that top "sketch" is one of my favorites, so sweet!

oh yes, and I too am a Target junkie!

the boyd family said...

okay this is really cool. i too love target, but LOVE target clearances!!! and i'm such a fan of pepsi it's not even funny!!! i could drink it all day, every day, forever. and i had a 4 gpa, again... don't know what happened since then. the kiddos fried my brain! :)

backandthen said...

#11: So I am not the only weirdo when praying? I often say a quick prayer when I open my eyes, before really praying just to say hello.
#23 I did the same when I was a child in my grand father's garden. I still miss the taste of it.
#40 When you do please follow my advise: say as little as you can about yourself. This way there will be as little "interferences" as possible and the patriarch won't have any other choice but to pay carefully attention to the spirit.

the boyd family said...

oh and i totally think you should enter your own give-away!!! do it! :)

Jennifer H said...

I with you on the peas thing.
And I never broke a bone before either.
Awesome 100 list. I just stopped by from Merrianne's.
Happy 100

Lene said...

Hi Mikki

I found you perusing the blogosphere - and just in time for a give-away. Yippee!

I love, love, love Target.

michelle said...

What a cute package! I just read your FHE idea and think I will copy it tonight, dad got home too late last night! So nice to meet you!

The Mama Hood said...

Found you through Merrianne's blog! Love your blog too! It's wonderful to find LDS mom bloggers! What a cute prize! I will be adding you to the blog list!

Dolly said...

Mikki-
I live in Cedar City( forty minutes from St. George)and I got Donny's autograph after a Tuacon concert this year! My picture on Diet Diva's is with Jimmy Osmond :)
My cousin, Juliette, lives in Vegas with her twins and four other kids. (She's a photographer) Oh! and my husband served his mission in Vegas-long ago :)

Kristin said...

Great prize! I especially love those earrings!

Shimmy Mom said...

Great giveaway. I'm jealous about the Donny Osmond thing I always thought he was so cool. The coolest person that ever taught me in Seminary was Mark Eubank (the channel 5 weather man. His son Kevin, who is now the channel five weather man, went to my high school.)
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I link people here so that they can enter too.

Laura said...

Ohhhh, I'm so jealous of #4 on your list - he's my fave!

Thanks for the giveaway!

The Motherboard said...

I found you over on Merrianne's blog.

So THAT's where my freckles came from. Who knew?

I KNEW I had a long lost sister somewhere. So glad to have finally found you!

Please, oh wonderful beautiful daughter... pick me! :>)

Sher said...

Hey! Thanks so much for your comments on my blog.
You know, sometimes I just have to get it off my chest, even if it is just to the big wide void of the internet.
p.s. I like your blog!

Sher said...

p.s. I hit publish before I was done, talking. I hate that! You have met a lot of famous people!

What I wanted to say, is that I really think I deserve to the win the most, so pick me!!

tracytreehouse said...

i love your giveaway! very cute! and it was fun to read your blog, still working on mine.

Debbie said...

you have a great giveaway! I think you'll have great success with your blog --

Rebecca said...

I'm entering the giveaway!!!

I linked to this post on my blog, as well as created a giveaway of my own (you inspired me) - check it out!

C.N. said...

I love your list of 50 thing we "supposedly" never wanted to know about you. Loved it! It is funny, because people tend not to be open enough to share things like that... I really liked it. I also love Hugh Jackman in xmen (and also in Kate & Leopold, he's just too cute). And getting married at Circus Circus. WOW! I guess life if full of surprises and so are you. I couldn't even begin to list 50 things about me. :D
Well, I love the things for the giveaway also... I think it's a really good idea, and people will be drawn to your blog as well :D
Thanks for all your comments on my blog... I really appreciate them.

MERRIANNE said...

{{TODAY IS THE BIG DAY--SATURDAY!!!}} WOOO HOOO!!

I AM EXCITED!! MAYBE I WILL WIN!!

IF NOT I WILL STILL LOVE YA!

BY THE WAY...I LOVE THOSE LEMONAID POMEGRANATE THINGS!!! YUMMM-O.