Meet “Ashes,” a beautiful puppy that we gave to The Little Write Gal for her 8th birthday. We just got him last Saturday and two days later poor Ashes broke his leg in two places. He had to have surgery because the break was so bad – he broke the radius and the ulna. The fine vet surgeons at Carolina Veterinary Specialists fixed him right up. If you live in NC and ever need emergency treatment for your pet you should definitely go there. Ashes has to wear a cast for two weeks until his stitches come out. We have to put a little doggie boot on the cast when he goes outside to keep it dry. He also has to wear an Elizabethan collar to keep him from seeing his foot and chewing on it.
Ashes is a rat terrier and only weighs 5 pounds at the moment. His cast is bigger than he is! He should only get to be about 18 pounds fully grown. You can see in this picture of Carrie Underwood and her rat terrier, Ace, what a full grown “rattie” looks like. Get well soon Ashes!
Published August 28, 2008
What celebrity do you think you resemble? Martina McBride – I’m flattered! Susan Sarandon- Fellow redhead I admire. Lucy Lawless – Maybe?? But Jesse McCartney???
Thanks to my friend Brie for sharing this on her blog. I just had to find out for myself which celebrity I resembled. If you decide to try this on your blog, be sure and let me know so I can check out the fun!
Published August 28, 2008
Congratulations to Midwest Prep who won the perfect headband from Keeks & Brie. She picked the Navy, Light Blue, & Green headband which I have to say is a great choice and very preppy!
August 22, 2008 at 6:20 pm
Love the headbands! I especially love the pink and green and the Navy, light blue and green- which is what I think I would have to choose…yep-Navy, light blue and green.
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-08-28 23:43:36 UTC
Can I just say how much I LOVE these headbands! I have got to order the Little Write Gal some asap to coordinate with her outfits. And since they will fit me too I bet you we will be fighting over them. I better order more than just one!
When you order from Keeks & Brie tell them that The Write Gal sent you. Be sure to check out Brie’s blog which I LOVE. I think she loves to shop about as much as I do and that is saying something! And thanks to Brie, I can’t seem to get that Jason Mraz song out of my head. Thankfully she has it up right on her blog so when I visit I just have to listen to it!
I am thrilled to have Stroke of Jean-Yus as a sponsor in my Back to School Giveaway. This lovely boutique offers custom designed children’s clothing for boys and girls with your child in mind. All of their designs are hand painted and each one is unique to your child. Their clothing is great for school, theme parties, birthdays, pageant casual wear, holidays, vacation, special occasions or just having some everyday fun! One lucky reader of The Write Gal’s blog will receive a $25 gift certificate for purchasing anything on their site!
To enter, tell me in a comment what you would spend your gift certificate on if you win. That’s all that is required to enter! You can receive three (3) extra entries if you blog about this contest and link back to me. But be sure and tell me in three separate comments that you did so since the winner will be chosen randomnly! This contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on September 4th. The winner will be announced on my blog on Septembr 5th.
Here are a few of my favorite designs from their store. I am not sure I could choose just one! Check out Stroke of Jean-Yus today!
Published August 27, 2008
Tags: Contest Winners
Thank you Redhead Diva’s Paper Emporium over at Etsy for sponsoring my Back to School Giveaway and donating the great Kid’s Tags! Congratulations to our winner Simply Anonymom!
2 simply anonymom
August 14, 2008 at 10:54 am
Wow. Those all look amazing. I think it would be a hard choice, but the front runners are definitely the dinosaur and the skull.
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-08-27 21:00:47 UTC
Be sure & check out Redhead Diva’s Paper Emporium for more great products! Thanks for entering my contest!
with one of these stainless steel coffee mugs from Swanky Baby Boutique. One lucky reader of The Write Gal’s blog will win one of these mugs which are available in a ton of cute designs, a $20 value!
Note some of the mug’s cool features:
To enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me which mug design is your favorite. You can see all the designs here. For additional entries you can:
- Visit Swanky Baby Boutique and leave a comment with your favorite item from their store.
- Add The Write Gal to your blogroll and tell me in a comment. If I am already in your blogroll put that in a comment too.
So you could have a total of three possible chances to win! Good Luck. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m on September 1, 2008. The winner will be drawn on September 2nd. And be sure and check out Swanky Baby Boutique for dozens of unique items including aprons, clothing, purses, decor, and more! They also carry an awesome collection of gifts for any occasion. Tell Jennifer that The Write Gal sent you!
Published August 25, 2008
Congratulations to Jill who is the winner of the Munch Box from Ladybugs & Lilypads! I will contact her by email to get her info.
12 Jill Myrick
August 17, 2008 at 10:21 pm
How Gorgeous !! The Munch Box in Dots Pink is my favorite.
When I was growing up my lunch box had The Partridge Family on it. Talk about feeling old lol ! Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway. I would LOVE to win !!
Thank you SO much for entering my contest. Be sure & visit Ladybugs & Lilypads for other cute items or to buy a Munch Box of your own! Tell Sara that The Write Gal sent you.
Published August 22, 2008
Tags: blog awards
Thanks Erin from Thirtysomething Reality for bestowing upon The Write Gal the Brillante Weblog award. I feel so honored! And famous! In keeping with the tradition of this award, I am passing it along to other Brilliant Weblogs that I adore. It was a difficult choice because there are so many blogs I LOVE! A big Thank You & the blog award goes too . . .
1. The Mrs. from One Fabulous Mom – Thank you for reminding me that we all have fabulous qualities within.
2. Trisha over at MomDot – What can I say except this woman ROCKS. Toni & Alicia are great too!
3. Jess from Nothing but Purple - Thank you for always making me . This SAHM of two boys likes purple because purple IS the new pink!
4. Bridgette from The Not-So-Blog Blog - Her stories of Hurricane Katrina & the aftermath in New Orleans inspire me and remind me that we all have so much to be thankful for.
5. A Tie! Because I equally love Beth from A Little Bit of Faith and Cathy from Oceans Apart – You ladies know you are special and you inspired me to start blogging. I wish we all lived closer together!
And there you have it…pass it on……
Back to School Shopping is not complete without the perfect accessories for your little girl’s wardrobe & hair accessories are a must for back to school fashion! Check out these adorable braided headbands from Keeks & Brie. What is great is that they will fit girls and Mommies too!
To win one of these darling headbands, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me which one you would pick if you win. You can see all of the headband designs here. There are so many cute choices to pick from! For an extra entry you can blog about this contest & link back to me. Be sure and tell me you did so in a separate comment. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 27th & the winner will be announced on my blog on August 28th.
Take a look at Keeks & Brie for more fantastic items including ribbon belts, watches, key rings, and other hair accessories. They also have some great handbags that are handmade & inspired by Cape Cod and the Islands. If you are in to reading blogs, Keeks & Brie has a great one. You can find it listed in my blogroll (in the right sidebar).
Published August 21, 2008
Tags: Blush, contest, giveaway, MomDot
MomDot.com is hosting a contest to make the world a better place by fighting “muffintop” and giving away a great undershirt from Blush.If you don’t know what muffintop looks like, MomDot has posted some explanatory pictures. It’s basically when someone is stuffed into jeans that are two (or 10) sizes too small whicn results in showing too much skin on top. Please come over and enter to win this amazing contest from Blush, where you can keep or pass along an awesome topless undershirt. They need 200 entries to get more shirts to give away, so come enter this worthwhile fashion cause. To enter the contest go here. And while you are there, be sure and check out the other awesome giveaways and new chat room.