Sunday, September 2, 2012

September already...

Damn the time went fast... 

Anyhow, we're now into the start of my favorite time of the year. While autumn won't start 'officially' for a couple weeks yet,  I know now that the 5:30 am walks to work will be done in shorts and flip flops, less and less. Pretty soon I'll be forced to wear shoes outside again...*sigh*

But with that little inconvenience comes the milder temperatures, the beautiful colors, the wonderful scents ... damn... starting to crave a cup of pumpkin tea already... Is it just my talking about it? Or the fact that my toes are chilly making me think of fuzzy socks... and fuzzy socks just go perfectly with pumpkin tea and autumn leaves.... ? lol

Crap... and I just realized, I've been home from work three hours now.. and still haven't put on any coffee!! *gasp* Horrors!! I need to go make a pot... I can NOT have an apartment that is not filled with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee... well... unless the scent of some Autumn-inspired tea...

I'm rambling, sorry >.< Back to the point.

Yes... I had a point. Honest.

Of course now I've been distracted by thoughts of coffee and fuzzy socks, so it make take me a minute to remember it... >.<


Ah HA!!

Autumn :) 

Well, September and October, anyhow :)

Those of you who were reading my blog last year at this time, may remember that this is MY time. Which means of course I like to celebrate.

I posted a little question on BSC asking what everyone thought was a better idea; one big giveaway, or a bunch of little ones scattered through out the month.

There are aspects of both that I like. I really enjoy doing the month long progressive bundles, but then I like the quick little ones too. They didn't work well the last time I did the little weekly ones, but my readership was significantly smaller then. Back then, a week long giveaway would get maybe four or five entries... if that. I'm hoping that the bigger 'following' means more entries for the little ones.

Yes, that means I'm doing the little ones :)

Of course, I'm also going to do a big one, too :D

So here's how it'll work.

The first Friday in September  .. that would be this coming Friday ;), I'll post the big guy. Then during random blog posts through out the month I'll re-post a photo and link to the big guy ... with some new additions added in ;)

In the mean time... every now and then, I'll also be tossing up some random little giveaways.You'll have to pay attention to each one, because they'll all be different. Some will have specific tasks for you to do to enter... some will have different lengths of time to enter. If you don't follow the rules, your entry won't count ;)

I got tired of regular old boring giveaways... what's fun about clicking a button? No... the little giveaways are going to be 'special' :D

And since everyone who reads this blog knows I've been on a bead buying binge this past month... you all know I've got tons of goodies that might just find there way into bundles ;)

And we'll start things off right now.

Who would like a chance to win these?

16  8mm Dream Agate Rounds, 2 double holed carved horn beads( they could be bone. They're a little over an inch long and slightly curved ). Plus a bundle of faux suede cording in a nice chocolate brown :)

All you have to do to enter... is show me your socks.

Yes. That's what I said.

Show me your socks.

Grab your camera and take a photo of your socks... like this. 


Yes, I went and pulled on some socks. Those are some Muppet socks my brother gave me a couple Christmases ago. I have a whole set ( except for Kermit..I gave those to my mom so she'd have an extra pair of her faves...I prefer Animal ;) )

And for the record, all my skull socks either have grown holes and been tossed, are missing mates.. or are in the laundry ..>.< That's why I'm wearing the Muppets.

Anyhow... back to business.


Post a link to your photo in the comments here. Remember, if your picture is on Facebook, you have to make sure the folder it is in, is set for 'public' or we can't see it... and it won't count ;)


Oh... and the socks have to be on FEET... not just laying the bed or the top of the hamper ;)

And don't just show me boring old socks... pull out your faves... and your fun ones :)

I decided to do a second little prize for my favorite photo...


A pair of lavender and white fuzzy socks :) these are ladies size 9-11, but really... they're soft and fuzzy and warm... and its not like you'll care if they're a bit big on you ;) Plus, if I'm REALLY impressed ( or jealous)  of your socks... I may just slip some beady goodness into the package with those socks ;)

So, quick! Grab your camera and go dig out some socks to pull on!

I'll give everyone until Thursday, September 7th... hmm... we'll say 7pm EST. 

~Skye

23 comments:

  1. I dont have socks so I cant play.I'll have to go buy some.Love and HUgs Tanya

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    1. *gasp* don't have socks?! Not even light weight ankle socks to wear around the house instead of slippers?! I can not imagine >.<

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  2. i will dig some socks out tomorrow... i love, love autumn... am getting excited about the prospect of the things that come with autumn.. cooler weather, beautiful colors and the wonderful aromas of fall.

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  3. I'm excited! love love love surprises! will get socks on tomorrow, today was very humid ad 88 degrees so no socks....I really like the purple ones! will post pic later.

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  4. Aye... I have not one pair of sox to my name. My eeyore feetie socks were taken by my son. I probably won't buy more til Oct when it cools off. I do love the smell of coffee =)

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    1. so steal them back for a photo ;) lol

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  5. Now I would have to say that these are my most fun socks.... fun things ALWAYS happen when I wear them! Hehehe! ;)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/74290725@N06/7919752898/sizes/m/in/photostream/

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    1. hmm... do we count yummy fishnet stockings as socks? I personally don't, since socks contribute some amount of warm and cozy, and stockings generally don't.. but they do make your legs look freakin' fantastic :D HOWEVER, since you're the very first photo submitted... AND.. 'cause they're not plain ol' boring stockings... ACCEPTED :D

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  6. It's 6:48AM, I am cozy in bed with a cup of coffee my hubby just brought me - I am NOT getting out of the bed to go put on some socks and take a picture! I love you but I have to draw the line somewhere Sandra. I MIGHT do it later if you are a good girl. (PS do you have a sock obsession? My youngest daughter does. She has a huge drawer dedicated to her socks. Her kids take summer vacations in that drawer, playing with them all. REMINDER TO SELF: Get grandkids some REAL toys!!!) xxxooo <3

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    1. I may have two drawers full of socks, but no I don't have a sock obsession... they're small drawers and I needed a full one just for my fuzzies... because one can not have too many fuzzy socks :)

      I just had socks on the brain after thinking how autumn makes me think of fuzzy socks, and viceversa... so that became the qualifier for this giveaway :)

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  7. Oh, you've started my day with a giggle!! Ok, here's my socks!!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58467394@N07/7920871046/in/photostream
    Hmm, it seems that one is inside out. But still warm! These are nice and fuzzy, and I get a new pair every year in my stocking. Cause I love fuzzy socks. And cause I have cold feet. :)

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    1. FUZZIES! And yeah... mine get mixed up and I often end up with one inside out and have to turn it around >.< You can't tell with new fuzzies... they don't get the inside/outside differential until they've be worn enough to smooth the inside ;) lol

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  8. hahaha - OK, my photo is here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=508942165786411&set=a.207068665973764.65190.206284059385558&type=1&theater My favorite comfy fuzzy red socks. Don't judge me.

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    1. yay! another fuzzy-sock-admirer :D Fuzzies are the best..I'm wearing pale blue fuzzies right now... strange considering I pulled out purple and black striped fuzzies to wear but these ones somehow ended up on my feet instead ;) lol

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  9. I am ready to win some beads: http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/09/creative-chaos-september-already.html

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    1. OMG I totally have those same purple socks!! lol I used to have the greens ones too, but I wore them to death >.< Poor things just lost all their fuzzy and stretch *sob*

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  10. here are my socks! i am out to win those beads..
    http://aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com.

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    1. actually, your link doesn't work - don;t worry, it's just because of that period at the end... and the fact that you're not .com... you're .ca lol http://aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.ca/

      Love the socks :)

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  11. Ok, Here's my entry. Sox. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.466515716704390.98852.100000378974318&type=3

    Don't have time for a cute blog entry about sox.

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    1. lol I LOVE those! Oh now I'm gonna have to look for some leopard spotted sock! lol

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  12. Bummer. I love the prize. It just reminds me of fall but I don't have any socks. Since I work in my home when I do go out in the fall/winter I am almost always wearing a pair of boots (yeah I have a high heeled boot fetish) and I always were knee high stockings with them. Looking forward to what others show off though.

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    1. yeesh.. you people that have no socks! That's just sad! I can't imagine not having socks to pull on and wear around the house, if nothing else >.< I allowed in an entry for fishnet stockings... do you have any fancy stockings?

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