Tuesday, April 20, 2010

200 Followers = GIVEAWAY!!

Oh My Gosh!!  -  Oh My Gosh!!  -  Oh My Gosh!!  -  Oh My Gosh!!
My friends, I woke up this morning to such a nice suprise.... I have 200 followers!
That is so exciting because 200 followers = 200 new friends!!

And guess what else that means??  A Giveaway!!!
So, this will be my first-ever giveaway and I'm sooo excited about it. I feel like I've been waiting forever for just the perfect time to do one. Did I mention how excited I am about it??
And the prize?.... Vera Wang Perfume. It's one of my favorite scents and I hope the winner loves it as much as I do.

To enter the drawing, you just need to be a follower of my blog and respond to this post with the following 2 things:
1.) Tell me you're a follower.
2.) Answer this question: When you were a child, what did you want to be growing up?  Did it happen???

You'll get an additional entry if you blog about this giveaway... just attach or send me the link.
All comments (aka entries) need to be made by midnight April 26th. The winner will be picked via random.org the morning of the 27th. Good Luck to all of you!!


Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Your gonna laugh.
When I was a child I dreamt of being the tour guide at Graceland. How Bumpkin is that uh? My mother was a huge Elvis fan (wonder how I got named Lisa) and when we went there I always thought the tour ladies were so cool. I did not let go of this dream till I realized how much those poor ladies probably made. Love you congratulations on 200, your fingers request a break at this time from commenting!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

PS, even as a child I realized that they all talked really sexy like when they got to the Jungle room, and I would pratice this is front of the mirror when I got home. I also noticed that they would flip their hair to further this whole sexy air. I would pratice and pratice flipping my hair, and to this day, if I want to be sexy I do the hair flip, and The Captain will say, "oh I saw that hair flip, it's on now!" Is that not crazy? Hello everyone else, I'm just telling Jen all my down and dirty today! It's cause she's cool like that!

Beauty H2T said...

Awww so sweet, well done you on all the followers, I am having my first ever one too- for total different reasons though, just cause it is my bday on the 26th so had to share the love, come join in!

I am a follower and would love to be entered, when I was a child I had a burning passion to be a librarian...of all things! I just loved going to the story corner and getting all these pretty little books for free so wanted to be the lady who stamped them :) and I tell you when I turned 16 I got a job in that very library and got to tell the stories in that corner- yayyyyy.

Great giveaway, really seeet,

congrats again,



erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Congrats on reaching 200! it's because you're awesome! xoxo e

Olivia said...

I <3 your blog so much!!

When I was little I wanted to be a rockstar. I was so obsessed with Aerosmith!

SarahAnn said...

Oh! I wear that perfume! Love it!

I am a PROUD follower of Slumber Designs, first of all.

And secondly, when I was a child, I wanted to be a fireman, an explorer, a singer, a hairstylist, a teacher, a surgeon, a Broadway actress, and a psychologist.

Instead, I'm a writer--so I get to imagine all day and be all of those things!



Anonymous said...

Congrats on 200 followers!

When I was little I thought I wanted to be a doctor. I have no idea why, it's not something I have any interest in at all now!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

congrats darling! I'm a follower!
when I was little I wanted to be a princess (not a queen because queens are old) of course I'm not a princess... but I'm the queen of my home! haha! have a great day! xo

Sarah M said...

That's awesome! Congrats on 200!

When I was a kid (real little) I wanted to be a fire truck. So, that didn't quite work out. But, then I changed my mind later to being a doctor.. and after a lot of hard work and some time off, I'll be starting med school in August!

..and I'm a follower :)

Miss Anne said...

♥congrats on reaching 200 followers!♥ i'm excited to be one of them!


Valerie said...

Congratulations on reaching 200! That's amazing. I'm a new follower and I wanted to be a lawyer when I was growing up. I loved watching Matlock reruns and that inspired me. Haha. Now I work in finance and decided against law school.

Miss Anne said...

as for what i wanted to be when i grew up....

i had a few TOP on the list...

1. a princess. i think i quickly realized how unrealistic that was... so i ditched that.

2. then i wanted to own a shop... a clothing boutique. i would play "shop" with all of my clothes/toys etc for hours with friends or even alone. :) I did work retail in college which gave me that "fix" i guess.

3. lastly i wanted to be a teacher.. again, hours of "teaching" my dolls/friends/anyone that would sit still long enough for me to "instruct" lol :) Needless to say I have a bachelors in education, and taught 5th grade for a few years prior to entering into the financial advisory practice field. i do miss it sometimes.

great giveaway my friend!


p.s. i ♥ vera. ;)

Olivia said...

SO fun :) I am a follower. When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher and I am not a teacher now!

Jen said...

As a child I always wanted to be a teacher. I taught my dolls everything they know!

Then as I got a little older, I wanted to be a psychologist. For some reason, I had always enjoyed listening to other people's problems. My problems didn't seem so bad.

Then when I got to high school, I wanted to be a lawyer. Well, after getting into college and racking up a ton of debt in student loans, I figured I needed to get into the work force so that I could start paying them off. Law school was then permantly put on hold.

So nope, I never became what I thought I would... professionally anyways ;-)

daisychain said...


growing up I wanted to be either an artist, or a zoo keeper. I'm neither and show no sign of ever achieving those long ago dreams ;)

Ahn said...

1. i'm definitely a follower
2. i wanted to be an orca whale trainer at sea world. thank goodness i didn't. those bad boys are called killers for a reason.

Marcie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and congrats on all the followers. I am officially one now too!

(1) I am a follower.
(2) When I was a child, I wanted to be a teacher, now I am a law school advisor. Go figure.


La Dolfina said...

Congratulations on 200 new friends!!

Lorena said...

I'm a follower :o)
When I was a little girl I dreamt of being a school teacher.
I got no support at al, all my family said I would be a starving school teacher.
I went on to earn a degree in marketing and advertising and then got an MBA.
BUT I am doing my numbers (it's kinda expensive) on going back to school to become a professor... so who knows!

thingsIlove said...

Congrats! I'm a follower. When I was little I wanted to be a princess...haha! But I never met a prince, maybe there is still hope. =P

Alexandra Rae said...

Congratulations! Love you and love your blog!! You know I'm a follower. And I know if you love that fragrance I probably will too.

I wanted to be a famous actress. Didn't happen. Famous artist. Didn't happen. But one fantasy that I'd play out was just brought back to me when I read the Graceland Girl's (so funny) memory. I used to play "secretary." I'd mimic the secretaries at my dad's firm because I thought they were the coolest incarnations of la femme, ever! They wore gobs of make-up (compared to my tasteful mother), trendy clothes (compared to my tasteful mother), were always gossiping loudly, and coolest of all... they all chewed GUM! I would sit at my play table chewing on wadded up paper, to which I'd add mint toothpaste, and pretend to type on our play cash register. I'd give dismissive responses to my little brother, who I'd make play the grumpy attorney, and swish my hair around as I gabbed about my boyfriend or husband problems (as they all would like this 8 yr-old wasn't even there). Then I'd jump into my imaginary Porsche 914 and drive away really fast and reckless. I don't think any of them could have ever afforded a Porsche, but that was my fantasy car and just how I'd picture them zipping out of the parking garage.

incessantdieter said...

When I was younger I wanted to be a vet. Now I am a part-time bookkeeper, full time mom and wife with one extremely spoiled dog.

I am a follower.

incessantdieter said...

I linked your giveaway to my blog.


ashlina said...

congratulations gorgeous! yay for 200 new bloggy friends...nothing is more exciting. :)
love this giveaway..i want in! xoxoxo

Galit said...

I'm following you now.
A lovely blog you've got! happy to join!

I wanted to be hats designer or at least a fashion designer!
My mom says I was drawing outfits from when I was 5...
I'm not a fashion designer but I enjoy design in general and fashion in particular...

Jolie said...

Congrats that is so cool! I am definately a follower.
When I was little I wanted to be a fashion photographer. Didnt happen but being a makeup artist is almost as amazing! xoxo

The Non-Student said...

Wahoo 200! I'm a follower. :-)

When I was a youngster, I wanted to be an aerobics instructor, and thankfully, no this didn't work out. Lol.

RedHead said...

I'm a follower! And when I was little I wanted to be a teacher.....Didn't happen! I do coach U-6 soccer so I kind of look at that as fulfilling that goal. I don't think I could do it full time! So I'm glad I didn't become a teacher!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Congrats on making it to 200, that is awesome. :)

I am already a follower :)

I wanted to be a Mom from the beginning and I have been a Mom for 25 years now and before that a Nanny, I love children :) T.

Kelly Konrath said...

Firstly congratulations for his 200 followers! And I'm one. (I have none yet but one day I get there!)
Well, when I was child clothes designed for everyone who wanted and those who did not want too, wanted to be a stylist in teenager forgot that and was doing psychology ... I left everything and today makes 13 years that I've become fashion designer ... what I dreamed as a child.

Stevie said...

I'm a follower!

I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a kid. That didn't come to fruition, but am still passionate about protecting our oceans, rivers, lakes, streams, etc. and the animals that live in them.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That is awesome!
I am a follower :)
When I was little, I wanted to be either:
an astronaut, bank teller or spy.
Sadly, none of those aspirations were fulfilled! lol

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Your blog is so popular because it's such a fun blog!

Lady Grey said...

That's actually my favourite perfume too!
Congrats on all the followers : )

MsHark said...

Oh I'd love to be entered! I always wanted to be an author!

Schmidty said...

And now you have 209 followers, of which I am number 209!


When I was a kid I wanted to be a famous writer ...I even began what I considered to be a best seller teen novel when I was 13 or so. I still have the aspiration but have yet to write and publish anything.

Leah said...

I've been following you.

When I was a child, I want to be a movie actress. Hahaha! Of course, it didn't happen or else I wouldn't be blogging now since I'll be too busy juggling my time between dating all the actors and shooting my movies. Hahaha!

Have a great day! xoxo


Congrats on 200 followers! And this is a great giveaway!

I'm not going to enter because I work in the cosmetics and fragrance industry so I'll save my entry for someone else :)

Hope you're having a great week!

Miz.November said...

I follow you, doll. And growing up I wanted to be..... hmmmm. Well. I wanted to be a lot of things. A model. A designer. An artist (which I am). A writer (which I still aspire to be). A trapeze artist. A singer. A dancer. A mechanic (which I am quite good at). But more than anything, I always wanted to be a housewife. I haven't quite gotten there yet. I am a wife. But I also have to hold down a full time job (at a garage). Maybe some day I will be able to stay home and make things and write. Maybe.

Anonymous said...

I am a follower....

I wanted to be..... wait for it....

Olivia Newton John in the movie Xanadu!

I didn't care about a job, I just wanted to grow up and be a rollerskating princess like her.

I ended up a Librarian. xx

Congratulations on the 200!xx

Gracie said...

Whee! Yes I am now a follower of your blog :)

When I was a child I wanted to be various things..a nurse, a teacher and a writer. And I'm not any of them now. :)

Jen said...

Friends, I'm having soooo much fun reading all your responses. And I thank you for participating!! The reason I ask questions like this is to get to know you better.

Secretary, Graceland tour guide, teacher, actress, librarian, princess, whale trainer, spy and mechanic... friends, you are absolutely amazing. I love you all!!

Morgan said...

I follow!
I wanted to be a lawyer. And no, it didn't happen but there's still plenty of time. :)
Oh, and early in life, I wanted to be a doughnut salesperson. ha!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

AHH!!! ok I am a follower :)

Anddd I wanted to be happy. Still do. And I am!! xx

Rhiannon Nicole said...

PS congrats on the followers too! You deserve it!

Nikosmommy said...

Congrats on making it to 200!
When I was in grade 3 I was completely convinced that I wanted to be a NUN when I grew up. Yup, the black and white habit seemed pretty darn cool.
So obviously that didn't pan out...somethings aren't meant to be?

Nicole Marie said...

how exciting! congrats!

Mary Ann said...

200 friends, WOW and congratulations! lovely giveaway and i will surely take part. (1) yes i am a follower, (2) i wanted to be a dancer when i was growing up, (3) i think i have the grace but not a pro...thanks for the game! verbenacottage

Small Burst said...

Congrats on 200 followers. I'm a follower and when I was younger I wanted to be a princess. I married a prince (not a real one but he comes close) so I guess it did happen.

Kerry said...

Oh congratulations...it's 211 as I'm writing this! So, I'm already a follower. I seriously wanted to be an archaeologist because I found a fossil at the end of the street, but I ended up in HR (dealing with fossils of a different kind!). I've put your giveaway on my sidebar as well. Once again, well done to you!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Wow! What a fabulous giveaway! Congrats on 200 followers!
I used to dream of being an artist or teacher. My sisters and I would design accessories and clothes in pretend catalogues and write each other checks...ha ha.
Its crazy because I did end up becoming an artist and accessory designer....and I get to teach art lessons. So it seems that the desires you have in your heart when you are young can actually play out before you in life!

Hope Chella said...

Yes of course I follow you! I wanted to be an artist and I am :) I posted this giveaway here: http://hopechella.blogspot.com/2010/04/like-prayer.html


RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

CONGRATULATIONS on 200! That is awesome. You're quite a bit over 200 now too!
I am a follower, just as you were narrowing in on 200 I think.
When I was a child, I wanted to be an architect. I must've watched too much of the Brady Bunch. I'm a Social Worker, so I guess it didn't happen.

Nathalie Maggiori said...

Congrats for have reached so many followers!

Claire Kiefer said...

Wonderful giveaway--so exciting! When I was little I wanted to be a judge! After working a few summers at the courthouse as a teenager, I changed my mind . . . but now I am a high school teacher and I love my job. :)

Anonymous said...

oh, love Vera! congratulations!

well, being a single child (but yet with a huge family background!) i always wanted to be a Kindergarten Teacher so i could play with children all day! hehe well, later i wanted to become Secretary, which i did finish studies! but also wanted to be a photographer which am pursuing now!

A Follower! ♡

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Yay!!! Congrats on 200!!! That's great girly!!!!!! :)

I am a follower of course!

When I was a child I wanted to be either an astronaut or a cake decorator. So funny huh?!

Thank you so much for this giveaway!! I'm so excited! :)

CL, said...

ooh congratulations jen! although i'm not surprised, you're blog is incredibly amazing ♥ ah, i love princess by vera wang, and the bottle design is adorable, especially since it's purple (my favourite colour) :) when i was little i wanted to be an astronaut with a pink & silver astronaut suit, and of course barbie! that being said, i still want to be both ;) i would also like to be happy when i grow up!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

When I was little I wanted to be a ballerina AND a nurse. Because I really wanted to be a ballerina, and somehow I, not my sister, decided my sis really really wanted to be a doctor and I would be her nurse. Go figure! No - didn't come true! lol!

But congrats on the followers ... don't know why you're surprised - you're fabulous!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous giveaway, darling!

Congrats on all your followers!


Erin said...

I'm so glad you stopped by! I'm a new follower. When I was a kid I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. My grandmother was one and I wanted to be just like her. I'm a teacher right now but with any luck I'll be a nurse soon.

Mari said...


DSS said...

I knew everyone would love this giveaway :) Look how many entrants you already have. Wahooo!

1. I am a loyal follower.
2. I wanted to be a veterinarian. I attended the Vet School @ VA Tech, but decided after 2 years it wasn't what I wanted to do anymore. Sometimes what you want to do when you are 6 changes. Who knew?

Cafe Fashionista said...

1) I am a follower!

2) A veterinarian. I'm still in college; but no, it's not going to happen. Once I realized how many math and science classes were required to become a veterinarian I gave up that dream. No. Thank you. :)

Wendy said...

So glad you left me a comment on my blog so I could find you :) Love all your quotes! And, I am a follower... in a not scary, creepy way! Ha!

Wendy said...

Hmm, as a child, next to being a ribbon twirler at the circus, I wanted to be a teacher. I would line up all my dolls and stuffed animals and teach them. I don't know how, but sometimes I could even convince my older brother and his friend to come to school. As a grown up, I worked 3 years with kids with Autism and now am a stay at home mom ~ always teaching. But really aren't we all?

Anonymous said...

I am a follower :)

When I was little I wanted to be a an actress. Noo, I'm not an actress, I'm currently studying Psychology.

I'll put you in a post today for an extra entry too. I already have this perfume but it's almost gone.


amy anne said...

I love your blog! I'm following fo sho! And I wanted to be an actress...

Shelby said...

Thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog today and congrats on 200 followers! So glad I found your lovely blog. xoxo

Mary said...

Oh my! Of course it is okay to print the recipe off - I hope the brownies turn out absolutely delicious! Good luck trying to keep them around longer than a day ;)

Yay for 200 followers! I'm thrilled to be a new friend :) Love your blog!

When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher. I am not a teacher now - that might be for the better ;) And yes, as of today, I am a follower!



Ms. Robinson said...

i'm a follower. when i grew up i wanted to be an actress...boys, life, children, other stuff happend. i'm still happy... congrats on 200...way to go.. xoxoxoxo

BarelyVogue said...

Great give Away

Jess said...

I'm a follower! Exciting about the 200+ followers!
When I was a kid I wanted to be a teacher. The main reason was because I thought they had access to really cool stationary, like ring binders haha. It actually almost happened as well. By the time I went to uni I was quite keen on studying to be a teacher, but then I discovered psychology and like that better.

Charlotta Ward said...

Congratulations and well done!
It is so exciting to meet all the fantastic people in the blog world.

When I was little I wanted to be a Circus princess, that was before I re-saddled and wanted to be a lawyer..then a lorry driver (hmm..) and finally an interior designer.
I think I ended up becoming a little bit of all these things, but I am happy to say my journey is still not over. I am still searching for that one great thing I want to be when I am a grown up! :)

I am keeping my fingers crossed.

xx Charlotta

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jen! You are now at 223 with me as your new follower.

What a sweet giveaway to commemorate your strong fellowship, I hope I win, I love Vera Wang.


Anonymous said...

2nd entry...

when i was wee girl, lol...

i so wanted to be a flight attendant and/or model, but neither penned out, but it's okay, never too late to still find that dream job.

thanks for the opportunity.


Mrs. Dontje said...

i'm a follower!

Mrs. Dontje said...

i have three brothers so when i was little, i wanted to be a sister.. to a sister! it never happened.... :)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

congrats on 200!!! wow, what a generous giveaway! i could definitely use some good perfume. i haven't bought any in ages! i'm a follower, of course! i thought i'd be a teacher growing up. sometimes i think i still should've been and i majored in the wrong thing (political science). but, now i'm a mom and it's the best ever! : ) thanks for a chance to win!

becca said...

i'm a new follower! when i was a kid i wanted to be a dolphin trainer. later i realized that to do that i would have to be a marine biologist and i'm really bad at science. it is just too bad.

Rose said...

Hi there,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment.
I am now a follower and would love to enter your giveaway :) congrats on your 200 followers! having lots of blogging friends is a real treat, im excited ive almost got 100 blogging friends :)
As a child I wanted to be a judge, and when i was even younger, i wanted to be a checkout chick not sure why lol. But now Im a nurse :)


E said...

Congratulations my dear! Reaching goals like those are so fun with blogging!

Heather said...

Hey Jen!! SO glad you stopped by my blog! I am a follower of your blog now and not just cause of the giveaway!! Hope you come back and visit!! This is a great giveaway though, and looks like I came over at the right time!!

Dexter said...

First of all, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
Looks like I've come just in time :) Looking at your blog I feel like you've got a new new follower!
I'd like to participate in the giveaway, this could be a nice gift for my gf!
I wanted to be a politician, no kidding. I'm on my way :)

Catherine said...

Congratulations on the 200 followers!!!

I am a follower & always enjoy coming to your blog!

When I was little,I always wanted to be a realtor ha!:) And the ambition did come true somewhat, as I ended up being an estates surveyor!

Really excited about your generous giveaway!

Catherine said...

Congratulations on the 200 followers!!!

I am a follower & always enjoy coming to your blog!

When I was little,I always wanted to be a realtor ha!:) And the ambition did come true somewhat, as I ended up being an estates surveyor!

Really excited about your generous giveaway!

Danielle said...

I am a follower! I wanted to be a teacher and graduated last May with a degree and certification in education! Now hopefully some jobs will open up in New York and I will be able to finish that goal!

Kelly said...

Love your blog, daily reader.

As a child I wanted to become a hairdresser, every Barbie head was meticulously coiffed, or so I thought... While hair dreams never quite panned out, I am happy to say now that I am a teacher. Helping tomorrow make their dreams come true.

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

I am a new follower!! When I was little, I wanted to be an interior designer. It kind of happened. I design my own place!! :)

Ria said...

Heyyy!!!I'm a follower!When I was a child all I wanted to do was experiments.So now I'm in my final year of biology @uni.I guess it kinda came true :)
Congrats on the followers and thanks for the comment on my blog:)


Ria said...

And you're on my sidebar under Gimme...shiny things and my blogroll.I don't know if it counts as an extra entry but if it doesn't I hope you get more friends through my blogroll and link: )


Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

CONGRATS on 200 followers... I hope to get there sometime this summer too! :) I'm a follower and an admire of the work of Vera Wang, so I obviously would love to win this! :D

To be perfectly honest I never exactly knew what I wanna be when I grow up... I always knew that I wanted to work for a big fashion company... but thats what most girls dream of isn't it? :) I don't work for a fashion firm yet and these days I dream more about founding by own company.... maybe maybe... XXX


Kerri said...

Ok, I did want to be an archaeologist, until I realised that to find all the exciting stuff I'd probably have to live somewhere like Egypt, and that really didn't appeal too much! Congratulations on your 200 followers (of which I'm one of course!), and here's to the next 200.
Kerri xx

Daisy said...

Hi Jen. thanks for your comment on my blog! becomming a follower of yours as we speak! Good for you with 200 followers. I can only aspire to have that many someday! Actually, I wanted to be a teacher when i was a kid. My mom reminds me all the time how I used to have 25 pretend students and I knew all their names. We'd take field trips in my big backyard (had open wooded paths and gardens) Needless to say, I'm a Healthcare financial analyst ;)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I'm a follower.

When I was a kid I wanted to be an archaeologist like Indiana Jones. I came close: I'm a history prof.

rachelfabiano and kortneycooper said...

i AM a follower. i wanted to grow up to be a pony. and i did it.



Jen said...

Drumroll Please.... I'm proud to announce that Marcie at Lemons and Laundry is the winner of the Vera Wang Perfume!!! Congrats sweetie!


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