Happy Birthday to Me! (And a Giveaway for YOU!) – CLOSED

I love birthdays! It doesn’t matter whose birthday it is, how old they are, or anything. If there’s a birthday, there’s a reason for celebrating.

Today, I turn 32. A couple of years ago, I had a major freak-out on my blog about turning 30. And, frankly, since I’ve turned 30, things have started going downhill.

But, I am determined not to dwell on the fact that I am getting older and let it get me down. God has given me another year on this earth, and even though I’ve failed him, (many times), I can use this birthday to start fresh and serve Him even more.

Today, as I celebrate by sleeping in and then spending the rest of the day with my family, I wanted to continue the tradition started last year where I give a gift to one of you!

I’m giving one of you the chance to win a gorgeous Lia Sophia Raspberry Splash Necklace valued at $98! 

Last year, the giveaway ended at 11:59pm the same day. Since my schedule has changed, and I’m no longer up at that time, I’m going to make the giveaway last 1 week. I will also be giving you unlimited entries, but you need to do a couple of things for me first.

Here’s how we’ll play:

To Enter

1. You MUST follow my blog in someway: Subscribe via email, subscribe via reader, follow via google friend connect, or follow via networked blogs. Your first comment MUST tell me how you follow. I will verify this information, so be honest.

2. You MUST spread the word about this contest: You can tweet it on twitter, post a link on facebook, or email a friend (and copy me in on the email: angie {at} 5vinezmonkeys.com). Your second comment MUST tell me how you spread the word, and you must leave a link if you posted via twitter or facebook. (If you state that you emailed and I do not receive a copy of the email, you will not win the prize.) And, don’t worry, I will never, ever email your contacts. I just want to make sure those who don’t use twitter or facebook can still play along and enter to win. Again, this information will be verified.

That’s it! Once you’ve done those 2 things, you get unlimited entries. Now all you have to do is leave a comment. You can leave as many as you want, and you can talk about anything you want.

There are a couple of rules, though, to these unlimited entries. After all, it is my birthday, and I get to decide how we play!:

  1. You *must* post a sentence. No single words, no letters. It can be as short as “Hi, Mom!” or as long as you want to make it, but it must be a sentence.
  2. You may not post twice in a row. Someone else has to post before you can post again.
  3. You may not post the same sentence twice.
  4. No swearing, bashing, or just plain being mean.

Easy enough, right?

The giveaway will close Saturday, July 10th at 11:59pm. I’ll select a winner via random.org and will announce it on Sunday, July 11th. (Winner will have until 9am on Tuesday, July 13th to claim their prize. I will NOT be emailing the winner directly. They must check back here to see if they’ve won, or subscribe via email to have the winning announcement post delivered to their inbox. Sorry, but we’re still playing by my rules!)

Ready? Get Set. GO!

Disclaimer: Lia Sophia is in no way sponsoring this post. I am donating the prize as a gift to my readers. I am not being compensated for this post in any way.

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.


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    Aisling says:

    I follow you with Google Friend Connect.

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    daisy351 says:

    Just got caught in a random downpour! It's been so dry here and of course I'm outside the one time it rains in the past couple of weeks!

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    Ruralmomsrock says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!

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    Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

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    and a share on face book

    and happy birthday to you 🙂

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    hondaray6 says:

    The only assured gift that every one of us gets on our birthday is another year.

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    Natalie A. says:

    This looks like a beautiful necklace!! Thanks!

    coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

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    hondaray6 says:

    It's been so hot here that I've eaten ice cream everyday….but it's okay cause I'm blaming it on your birthday! 😉 Good plan,right?

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    I hope your birthday was everything you hoped for and more! I really enjoyed the cake your hubby got you that you posted on FB!

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    daisy351 says:

    I hope you are having a great weekend to end your birthday week!

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    My3Sons33 says:

    I am subscribed via email & follow in Google Friend Connect.

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    My3Sons33 says:
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    daisy351 says:

    Hope no one else out there has to spend their saturday working!

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    My3Sons33 says:

    Happy birthday! Hope you had a great time. My birthday is next Saturday, and I'm way past 32 🙂 .

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    daisy351 says:

    I was supposed to go to a bbq today but the weather has canceled our plans! 🙁

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    My3Sons33 says:

    It's raining today, which is a relief. Temps have been 90s-100s all week.

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    hondaray6 says:

    We got a rainy day too, but after the heat wave this week I'm thankful…..and so is my garden!

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    daisy351 says:

    Definitely thankful for the cooling off, but it looks like temps are supposed to rise back in the 90s next week…not much relief!

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    My3Sons33 says:

    Did you have a week-long celebration?

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    Ruralmomsrock says:

    i would love to win this

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    Happy birthday! Mine is on the 24th 🙂

    GFC follower!
    xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

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    Tweeted! http://twitter.com/xbeautifulcoma/status/18221785428
    xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

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    Hope to win, it would be great for my birthday! hehe
    xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

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    hondaray6 says:

    Here's a puzzle for you:
    Is it hotter in the summer or the city? True or False???

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    Jinxy and Me says:

    I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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    Jinxy and Me says:
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    Jinxy and Me says:

    Happy Birthday to you!!!

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    I subscribe with email

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    What a beautiful necklace. I hope I win!

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    Following you GFC

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    hondaray6 says:

    Okay- this is my last! Just wanted to say that I hope you had fun because I sure did! Grandkids got me distracted today but I still have high hopes! Thanks for playing along everyone!

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    Happy Birthday blog lady!

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    Following you publicly via GFC.
    fatmeatloaf1@gmail dot com

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    Happy Belated Birthday to you!

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    Swtlilchick says:

    I am a subscriber via email


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    I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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