And this contest is for a great cause! My sweet friend Margaret is doing something pretty special over at her Etsy shop, Little Heart Shaped Box. She's donating 100% of the proceeds from any sale to help the Bay Area Food Bank so I bought 3. I had her send one to me because I'm greedy like that and she's waiting for two of you to let her know which ones you want! So many people on the Gulf coast are being so horribly affected by this oil spill and they need help. Food banks are wonderful organizations in times of crisis and this one is no exception. Plus, I won't deny that Margaret's charms and magnets are adorable and I'm happy to spread the word about her shop for that reason, too!
Okay, okay, the contest...don't rush me. We're going to have two winners (or possibly just one if one person answers both questions correctly), and the winners can pick an item of their choice from Little Heart Shaped Box. Here's a picture I snitched off LHSB of a charm and really, how pretty is this? You can pick whatever you like, though, or magnets if you don't wear jewelry.
To give you an idea of the size, I took a picture of my own next to a quarter. See? Not too big, not too small and trust me, these are even prettier than they photograph!
So, what do you have to do to win one? Or both? I'm glad you asked. Remember this picture of Beatrice?
I said that there was actually a very good reason this happens often around here and that it's not just that I leave my bakeware out on the counter all the time. So, for the first win, tell me what you think the reason is that I have a casserole dish on my counter every day or two? Here's a cryptic hint - it's usually someplace else doing something else. I do not cook in this particular dish, I swear!
And for the second win, guess Beatrice's middle name. Yes, my cats have middle names, don't yours? Tucker John, Ginger Kaye, Gina Marie and Beatrice...what? You'll definitely need a clue for this one so I'll tell you it's also the name of a Spanish explorer. See? Easy!
Have fun and remember you can guess both and could possibly win both! If anyone is dumb enough to actually give a duplicate answer, well...too bad for you, you should have thought this out a little better. ;-)
PS: I forgot to mention that the contest will end this Wednesday, the 21st, at noon eastern time. That's sort of important. *nods*