Exciting News!!

I couldn’t contain my excitement anymore. I had to share it with someone, so I’m sharing it with YOU!

For months now, I have been scouring the internet, entering every Hayneedle baby giveaway that I could find. I entered faithfully, subscribing to lots of fantastic new blogs, and tweeting my heart out. Yet every single time, someone else’s number came up.

Earlier this month, Hayneedle and iVillage joined forces and hosted a giveaway for the chance to win a “Dream Nursery.” The grand prize was a $5,000 Hayneedle.com gift card, and there were 25 $100 gift card winners as well. I figured if I could at least win one of the $100 gift cards, I could put it towards a new crib that we so desperately need. After all, Hayneedle.com has the best prices on cribs that I’ve found.

So, I entered the contest. It was called the “Moment of Discovery Contest,” and to enter, you needed to upload a photo of yourself recreating the moment you found out you were expecting. Here’s my entry:

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Guess what?

I WON! I didn’t just win one of the$100 runner up prizes, I won the grand prize! A $5,000 Hayneedle.com gift card! I never, ever expected it to happen. There were so many other great entries!

I’ve been in tears since I found out. We’ll be able to get the baby a crib – along with all the other gear he could possibly need. I never realized just how much Hayneedle.com carries – they have everything from breast pumps to baby monitors to educational toys – and MORE!

I’m still in shock, but I am so incredibly thankful for this. God has certainly blessed me above and beyond what I deserve.

I promised the wonderful people at Hayneedle.com that I would share all the wonderful things I buy with my readers and give you all my thoughts about the process of ordering, shipping, and the products themselves. It’s the least I can do since they’ve been so wonderful to me.

So, there’s the big, exciting news. I can’t wait to start shopping! I already know the first thing I’m getting: this glider. I cannot survive another pregnancy or newborn stage without a good glider to get me through.

Have any happy news you want to share with me? I’d love to hear it, since you took the time to listen to mine!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


  1. 1
    Cat @ 3 Kids and Us says:

    CONGRATS! I'm sure your new little monkey will love it and make good use of everything!

  2. 2

    ARE YOU KIDDING?! Wow that is so awesome Angie!! Congrats!

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    Congratulationssssss! I'm so so so happy that you FINALLY got a confirmation, too. lol And by the way? That glider is a GREAT purchase, I love mine and it's not even that nice. 🙂 Looks so cushy! I can't wait to hear what you get!

    Are you going to buy a crib, too? Your boys broke yours right? This couldn't have come at a better time!

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    Ang, I'm so excited for you. Be sure to take lots of pics of stuff, and I'm just a little jealous of your glider. Just a little 😉

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    Fab Find Foodie says:

    CONGRATS!!! Wow Angie!!!! Couldn't have gone to a more deserving, wonderful person. 🙂

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    Congratulations! You absolutely deserve it!!!!!!

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    That's so awesome Angie!!! Congrats mama. 🙂 I can't wait to see what all you get. It's exciting to win something especially when you are least expecting it.

  8. 8

    That's wonderful!! I'm soooooo happy you won this 🙂 What a fabulous shopping spree! Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!!!!

  9. 9

    Congrats! That is so awesome and couldn't happen to a nicer person.

  10. 10

    Yay that is wonderful. I saw this on Twitter and just had to come congratulate you. What a blessing!

  11. 11

    A very big congrats to you!!! WTG. Awesome win.

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    WOW. Gave me goosebumps! I am so happy for you!! CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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    Tylerpants says:

    Awesome! That's such a great prize to win =) Congrats!!

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    Busy Working Mama says:

    Awesome and gongrats! I've been entering sweepstakes for nearly a decade and have won many wonderful grand prizes 🙂 TGIF!

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    Busy Working Mama says:

    I meant congrats 🙂 oops!

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    way to go! how wonderful for you and have fun shopping!!!

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    Donna Perugini says:

    Look at all those sticks! You must have been hitting the restroom forever to use them!

    Wahoo! Looks like you got 'jackpot' news too. I've have thousands of people showing up (because of Blogs of Note) at my blog and have almost reached the 100 mark for followers. Subscribers by email have doubled and I am just thrilled! Praise the Lord for all the blessings!!

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    Haydensmommy05 says:

    Yay! Congrats to you!

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    karenmed409 says:

    Yipppeee Congrats, You surly have been blessed.

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    That is wonderful!

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    Woo Hoo, congratulations to you. This is truly wonderful and you deserve it.

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    Some Lucky Dog says:

    That's awesome, congratulations! Can't wait to see what you decide on.

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    Anonymous says:

    That's fantastic!!
    11newmom at gmail

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    Angie Marion says:

    Wow! That is sooo great! Congrats! I'm sure that this will come in handy! Yay!!!!

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    So happy for you!! Congratulations!

    Hugs, Heather

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