Sunday, August 26, 2012

Guess Who Won The Giveaway?

Well, you know I don't
go for that old
Random Number Generator.
There's no heart in that
for me.
No, I must make it 
much more complicated 
than that.
I have to go back to 
SIX posts
and tabulate names.
Then, of course, I must
double check them to make
sure I have each of you
entered the right amount 
of times...
the number that you signed in
and left a comment...
Next, I must enter those names
in a word processing program.
Then, I must make sure that
you all have equal amounts of
"space" on the paper so that
everyone has a fair chance.
I then use an office cutter to
cut them apart.
Then..they are folded and
put into a fishbowl..sans fish!
I know...I know...
you want to know who won...
First you must suffer a tad bit more.
SweetCheeks stayed at her 
other grandmother's house
this weekend 
(God bless and preserve the woman).
Ria stayed with me for some
one on one time.
That meant that SHE got to 
dress up and do the drawing.
Here we go....
Click on this 10 second video
to find out who the winner is....
Pffffft.....Did you really think
I was going to TELL YOU?
You should know me better than that!
Want a hint?
I will say that the winner and I just
connected on a deeper basis
over a book.
Shhhhh...let her discover it herself~
Edited to add:
Now that she has found out-
you will be delighted to know
that it is
Diane @ Lavender Dreams
your photo name


Laura from Top This Top That said...

Boy that's a lot of work to pick the winner, you sure do put your heart into it. The winner will be happy.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winner! Your granddaughter is so very charming and pretty!

Japolina said...

That is a lot of work to keep it legit! You are amazing

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Congrats to the winner!

Pam said...

That is so much cuter than the Random Generator!

Anonymous said...

she looks lovely in the name picking dress, what a little beauty.I will say you certainly don't do anything by halves you truly don't! Congratulations to the lucky winner, who ever she may be!!

Jettie said...
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Jettie said...

Whoever the winner is, she's one lucky lady to know you. I rejoice the day you came into my life, beautiful lady. Oh, I missed the video the first time, Congratulations to the winner.

You make me ashamed of the way I did my names to do my drawing. Jotted everyone's name on a scrap of paper, and folded it tightly.

Diana Ferguson said...

She's a cutie!! Congrats to the winner.

Susie said...

Diana, I am happy for the winner:) but oh so sad for me.:(:( I just know sweetcheeks would have picked my name.LOL. All your little princesses are beauitful girls. I am going to go see my Emma Pooh today . xoxo, Susie

Nellie said...

Congratulations to the winner! She is a "lucky duck!"

Ria is a lovely stand-in for SweetCheeks! In fact, it is easy to see where SweetCheeks inherited her beauty.

Have a blessed Sunday, Diana!

xo Nellie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! Well....I just read YOUR book and loved it and we connected! But could it be me! If it's not hurry and let me know! Because I feel that little excitement building all over! heehee! I'm started to 'heehee'...did you notice? Sweet hugs!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

PS I guess I can look at the video and find out! Thanks Ria for drawing my name. You sure look sweet in your Princess dress. Do they make that dress in my size? OH MY! I am THRILLED!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love your picking process! Congrats to the mystery winner too. :o)

Cotton Peony said...

congrats Diane!

Enjoy all those lovely goodies

warm hugs,

Cotton Peony

It's All Connected said...

I'm so happy for Diane. No really, I'm happy that such a nice person won. But, what was the point in my bribing sweet cheeks if another princess was going to do the draw? I'm not bitter. I'm very happy for Diane. Really! ~ Maureen
Do I protest too much?

WeeFaerie said...

Ria did a great job with the drawing and looks so lovely doing it!

Congrats to Diane!!! Enjoy your prizes!

Julie Marie said...

Congratulations to Diane!... your little granddaughter is precious!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jann Olson said...

Diane is a sweetie! Congrats to her. She will love it! The little grandie is a doll!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! I see I have a mug shot up now! I'm glad you didn't make my head 'too big'! lol Thanks again. I like reading the's nice to have so many blog buds happy for me! HUGS!

Beth said...


Your granddaughter did a great job of picking the winner.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Yeah! From Diana to Diane! Sweet!

Ruth Kelly said...

What a lot of work for a drawing!

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations to Diane! Your giveaway was so much fun and you ended it on just the right note!

Jane said...

Congrat's Diane Ya!!!

Kay G. said...

Congrats to Diane!
And what a lovely voice you have, Diana!

Kathysue said...

wow! You really go to a lot of effort on your giveaways! Your Granddaughter is so adorable, I love the big smile on her little face,
xo Kathysue

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Ria is so pretty! She looks like a princess! Congrats to Diane!

NanaNor's said...

Congrat's to Diane; I haven't met her yet so I will pop over and say hi. Again, you are such a dear generous friend and we are blessed by you!
Hugs, Noreen

Donna said...

Congrats to Diane! I know she will love all of her treasures! And you can send sweet Miss Ria over here any time!!!

Nonnie said...

I was sure I heard a drum roll in there somewhere.
Ria is another lovely princess.
And congratulations to your winner.
(sniff sniff -- that would not be me).
Great job!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Only you, Diana, are so dedicated to your fans that you would go through all the trouble to make it this exciting! Is that little munch-ky in a Cinderella dress?! My daughter DREAMS of being Cinderella. And Tinkerbell. And Snow White. And Sleeping Beauty. And Mermaid. She's obsessed.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Diane, and well done to your excellent assistant.

Kelly said...

Congrats to Diane! You sure did make sure it was fair. That was alot of work for you.

Gert said...

Oh Ria you look so pretty! And I know you made one lucky lady very happy!! Glad you're getting some one on one time with Grandma!


Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

You are so funny. I am sure your lucky winner appreciates all of your hard work. I know what you mean about Random Number Generator. Nothing quite beats pulling the name out of a hat....or a fishbowl. :)


Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Diana!
What a sweet comment you blessed me with today! Thank you, my dear new friend.
Your granddaughter is darling and a perfect choice to share with us that Diane of "Lavender Dreams" is your Giveaway winner! It couldn't go to a nicer person.
I have just become your newest follower and am looking forward to many visits to your lovely blog!
Sincere blessings,
Carolynn xo

Karen said...

Thanks so much for your comment at Ladybug Creek. I've taken an unintentional break from blogging this summer. Just seeing stores with their fall decor out already though is really getting those creative juices going. I really thought I had been following you but I had to rejoin this site. Maybe you created a new blog?
Take care. Let's make this a great week.
Ladybug Creek

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

you are just too funny! I also like "manual" (aka non computerized) methods :)

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

I like how you do it Diana!
Congratulations to Diane!!

lynn said...

this is such a creative way to announce the winner! love it! and congrats to diane!

Tete said...

Oh well, better luck next time! Glad you finally got this done and over with. The anticipation was killing me!

Sarah said...

What a darling way to announce the winner of this thoughtful gift. Congratulations to Diane.

Teresa said...

Congratuations to Diane! Now what is Sweetcheeks going to say! lol. But this little girl is the perfect stand-in. I bet she was thrilled with her new job of anme picker! She looks so happy!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Yay for Diane at Lavender Dreams!


SavannahGranny said...

Congratulations to Diane. I know she will enjoy this neat giveaway. Thanks for all the hard work that you and Sweet Cheeks put in to this.
Blessings, Ginger

Maria Elena said...

Congratulations to Diane!!! She is a lucky lady for winning this beautiful giveaway and also for knowing you!

Shopgirl said...

Great job Sweet Cheeks! Congrats Diane, I am so jealous:)

Annmarie Pipa said...

congrats to the winner. and love the winner picker!!