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Welcome to the Vera Bradley Giveaway!

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I love a good bag and VERA BRADLEY makes some of the best! I have quite a collection and thought it would be fun for my readers to get a chance to win one! So, I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this fabulous VERA BRADLEY giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a brand new, authentic Vera Bradley Large Hobo Handbag and Zip Around Wallet.

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Vera Bradley Large Hobo Handbag

Nothing’s more classic than the hobo style, but this interpretation kicks it up a notch! Big and spacious, but so easy to carry, the Large Hobo truly knows what a girl needs – practicality, style and room to be herself! Measures 15″ x 10½” x 4″ with 11″ strap drop. – Vera Bradley

Lemon Parfait Large Hobo

Lemon Parfait Large Hobo Inside

Vera Bradley Zip Around Wallet

An outside change pocket, nine interior pockets and zip-around closure keep everything secure. The wrist strap makes it a trendy way to carry cash and cards. Measures 7½” x 4¾” – 6″ wrist strap. – Vera Bradley

Lemon Parfait Zip Around Wallet

Lemon Parfait Zip Around Inside

The Vera Bradley Large Hobo Handbag and Zip Around Wallet are both in the Lemon Parfait pattern.

Enter to win a Vera Bradley Large Hobo Handbag and Zip Around Wallet.

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Open in the United States & Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on February 17th, 2013.

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Those leaves look so peaceful don’t they? Well, my fall has been anything but peaceful. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I like to post a few times every week. I knew that my work schedule would go a little crazy once the school year started, but I had no idea how crazy it would get.

At the end of September, while my Mom was staying at my home, we had to rush her to the hospital. After 6 days of tests and very few answers, Mom was moved to a rehab facility to try to regain her strength and movement. She possibly had a stroke, but no conclusive results because of her pacemaker. She ended up staying in rehab for four weeks. My week consisted of frequent trips to visit and still trying to get all my work done. The therapists felt Mom did better when a family member was present for their sessions. We alternated and worked out a schedule where us kids could be with her. Of course, I loved hanging out with her and helping her relearn to walk, dress, eat and interact. After the four weeks, she was not back to her baseline of ability, but we felt she had made great strides. Mom and my sister are moving to a new home at the end of November, so in the meantime, she and Mom have moved in with me. Mom is getting ‘in home’ therapy sessions with the physical, occupation and speech therapists. It’s a busy and crazy schedule around here.

We survived ‘Sandy’ and even kept our power on the whole time. We were more fortunate than many of my other friends in the Northeast. My heart broke as I heard stories of friends in NY who lost their entire first floor and it pained me to see the pictures of New Jersey. I lived in Princeton for 5 years and spent many weekends and summer days at the shore. The pictures were so hard to watch!

So, even before I add in the two big events I ran this fall, a fund-raising Banquet and a fund-raising 5K race…I had a full plate. No regrets here though, I’m just thankful Mom did not have a debilitating stroke or a heart attack or some other life altering illness. We are hopeful this round of therapy will help her continue to walk and care for herself as much as she can.

SO…that’s why I have been silent. Not out of apathy, but out of necessity. I am back and the mad dash has slowed down. So, I will be posting more frequently. I have a giveaway for a $25 Target Gift Card coming up this week and a few other great reviews and giveaways this month.

AND let’s not forget that the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is coming soon! Mom loves Christmas music, so to keep her spirits up and to give her a sense of security we played Christmas carols in the rehab center. We got a few looks from some of the staff, but they saw how it brightened Mom’s spirit. We are now playing carols in the house. After all, the mall is full of decorations and holiday sales already, so I’m just trying to keep up! Can’t wait to get out the decorations!!

Thanks for being patient and for coming back to read!!!

Blogmania Pre-Event Giveaway

Diane Hidey —  September 27, 2011 — 6 Comments

Coming soon to 80 blogs near you is the 4th season of BlogMania!!! You will see a wide range of prize packages that you be able to enter to win. You can see some of the sponsor prizes HERE.

Don’t miss this FUN for YOU prize pack.

First up – Book Gift Pack courtesy of Nurturing Your Books, including a book, book light- for late night reading and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Second – a set of Think Pink! Labels from Lovable Labels. ($19.95)

Finally, – $25 for incredible digital designs from Jen C Designs.

For now, let’s ‘warm’ up with a pre-BlogMania giveaway! Two Prizes, Two Winners.

Prize #1 is from and open to US/Canada. You can pick two pairs of glasses from their site, up to a $150 value!!

Prize #2 is from BlogMania Events, it is technically open WW; you can spend up to $20 at any one sponsor shop listed on the sponsor linky shown HERE. This is open to wherever your shop ships to.

So, how to enter? Fill in this Rafflecopter form below. For question number 2–please follow me via GFC or like me on Facebook- if you are not already a follower/fan!

This will be open from Sept 27th 12am until Oct 4th, 1 week. We will announce the winners via email from on Oct 5th, you will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. We thank you for your entry and look forward to seeing you on October 6th at noon for the grand event!

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