As predicted, I am sitting here in my new store with nothing to do. As a result, I have copied down the names of the commentors, facebookers, twitterers, Goodreads junkies, etc., etc. on little slips of paper, put them all in an antique vase, shook it up really good and had The Spouse close his eyes and pull out a piece of paper with a name on it--times four (as each drawing for each of the four giveaways was separate). Before we get to who won the mugs, the twins, the hamper and the painting, let me tell you who won the Goodreads book giveaway (winner determined by Goodreads via procedure unknown except that it is doubtless more sophisticated than drawing a slip of paper from an antique vase)--Rebecca Irvine of Rebecca Irvine. I think it's hysterical since out of more than 1,000 entrants, there were only three people whom Iknow personally (at least, as far as I know since one can enter a Goodreads contest under a secret or anonymous user name) and of those three, only one of them already owned the book--namely Rebecca Irvine of Rebecca Irvine. Congrats Becky! As you have already read and reviewed the book (HERE) perhaps you can use it to start a fire for your next camping trip.
Did I mention that I am sitting here in my new store with nothing to do? This is a good thing for a number of reasons. 1. I don't know how to work the cash register. 2. We aren't real clear on the tax laws (some things you charge tax for, some things you don't--where does our painted furniture fit into this? We aren't sure . . .) and 3. I am getting some much needed rest. Mostly, I am enjoying making you wait to hear who won. ( Sorry). (Sort of).
Okay, here goes--the winner of the darling regency mugs by Audrey Eclectic is Kimberly of This Adventure Called Parenthood. I must say I am pleased about this since Kimberly claims in her comment that I should count her as a new fan. Since she doesn't have my blog listed in her blogroll as of yet, I can only assume I can't count on anything unless she wins the mugs. Now that she has, well, Kim, you know what to do .. . (oh, and also email me with your mailing address at email@example.com).