Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Hallå


My Uggleboos came in the post.  All the way from Sweden.  Custom made to my specifications.  I was inclined to go red, but I already own two pairs of red clogs. I do love me a pair red shoes.  But this time the robin's egg blue was calling to me.

Alas, they are perfect.

They put a skip in my step and a twinkle in my eye.  

So I was skipping and twinkling yesterday when I noticed that I had lost a blog reader.

For reals.

At first I was like, what's one little reader?  Who cares? Good riddance!

But then as I sat and peeled my cutie (have you noticed how good the cuties are this year? I mean I'm eating like ten a day which kind of gives me the toots but I like them too much to stop, and the babies don't ever care if I toot) I felt bugged and a little worried. What if I'm slipping? Have I gotten boring? Why would this person reject me this way?  

Feeling peckish, and a little gassy, I slinked into my studio to do a little painting.  Turns out I was also feeling a little Swedish.  


I was trying to not think about this person out in the world who had decided to cut me out of their life, and I was thinking how ridiculous it was to take it personally. I mean, lots of people make bad decisions every day. It's not the end of the world.

And then something occurred to me.

Maybe they were in it for the giveaways.  I used to do a lot more giveaways.  Maybe that is why they subscribed in the first place.  Shallow fool!

So out of spite I am doing a giveaway today.  Yes, that's right. Out. Of. Spite.


Who wants a hand carved dala horse stamp?

Just leave a comment. That's all you have to do. I hate when I am sent on a wild goose chase just to enter a giveaway. I mean who wants to be responsible for marketing another persons stuff on all the social media sites?  Poohey I say.

So just leave a comment.  I'll pick a winner on Friday and pop this little guy in the mail to the lucky reader. Who is still a reader.

Just like that. Because I'm spiteful.

44 comments:

Katy said...

I very rarely enter giveaways, but my 2 1/2 year old LOVES horses. Obsessed I tell you. I, on the other hand, LOVE your shoes. Your faithful reader, Katy.

Irene Lenihan said...

I love your blog and not just for the giveaways. I read it in the morning with my tea and ponder it afterwards. Thanks for sharing your joys and sorrows and every day life.

soveryvicki said...

Silly former-reader! Your blog is a daily read. I don't stop in for the giveaways--I stop because I have a crush on Frankie (and that Birdie is always good for a chuckle or two!). :)

Karemom said...

My Granddaughter has a little pony that looks like your little horse. Her mommy was born loving animals, especially horses. Me....I was born loving shoes. I guess it's my Swedish blood, but your clogs are divine!

Love you and Love your blog!
ever faithful,
Karen B

laurie said...

I love your blog April, it's the first one I visit daily when my little guy goes to nap...I find your writing fun and to the point, which is refreshing as a mom too to know that we are all on this crazy ride together. Your stamp is adorable, love the shoes, my fave color!!

RiNNE said...

Can't imagine why someone would give up on your blog. I just love your creativity, your mothering, & your ramblings. And I'm not just kissing a$$ either ;).

Hi Octane Jewelry said...

Well I am an everyday reader getting to know you through these pen pal encounters. Love me some dala horse. I want the cake pan from Ikea too. Planning Ginger's Huntress birthday over here. Like the clogs too thought about buying some then I heard my dansko were more comfortable so I skipped it for now. My favorites are the Asa Westlund ones here http://www.asawestlund.com/2009_shlm_br.html

the emily said...

Hi-larious. Just don't try to return a jacket out of spite, they won't take it.

Love your shoes, and your skirt. Fantastic choice in the blue.

I lost a follower the other day too. Maybe people are giving up blogs for lent?

Molly said...

Love the shoes sista! I lost a few blog followers a couple of months ago and got all wigged out about it. But I remembered what I had told my mom when she came to me about some of her clients leaving her because they did not want to pay full price for their hair services. You lose a couple of clients that don't value your work and I know you will gain some that will value your work and not argue about the payment. She gained 10+ clients within the last few months that value her work and don't argue over what she charges.
Same goes for readers, you lose one and gain more!
Happy Tuesday April!
~Molly P

Stef said...

I like the idea that people are giving up blogs for lent... I lost two followers in one day last week and it made me [really] grumpy the whole day long. I don't know why it shook me up so much, but I'm glad to hear that others sometimes lose followers, too. I was worrying all day that perhaps I said something offensive and didn't even know it!! At least it's rare.

ANYWAY, this seems as good a time as any to tell you how I eat dinner. I start with the vegetable, because I don't really like vegetables all that much, then I go for the starch, if I couldn't bring myself to leave it off my plate, and then I eat the meat, preferably steak, because that's usually what I like best. Anything with a big pat of butter on it gets consumed slowly at the end of the meal. And then I wait a while before I eat dessert....or coffee...because I like to save the best for last, and have my favorite flavors linger on my palette for awhile...

all this to provide context for when I tell you that I save your blog for my last read each and every day.

abode said...

I'm selfish - I'm only in it for the joy I receive reading you!

Jen said...

Also a faithful reader. I come here for my daily dose of laughter. Your blog is thereputic for me! OHHH it really is.

Marianna said...

I forget to pay attention to my follow # now you've got me all paranoid! oh well their loss, I love your blog and this little stamp is seriously adorable!

Karyn said...

Seriously, who could give you up?!?!?
You were my intro to the blog world, and you have given me many inspiring moments, even if it's "just" holding my babies a little tighter that day, cuz they're growing up way too fast.
Love that stamp. And those SHOES!!! Oh my. I like to think my cankles would look OK in them, but deep down I know better.

Jessa said...

I love that stamp. And this blog. I will never leave you - and I mean that in the least creepy way.

Guinevere said...

The cuties are divine this year. And your shoes make my heart sing. Maybe I need to write to Sweden. And what a lovely pony. Hope you get 12 more readers.

Jennifer said...

You could save postage if I won! The blue shoes are smashing!

Berry Family said...

I am prone to a little spite myself so I love that you admit this. Love the stamp too!

Terri Fisher said...

You are too funny! I'm commenting not too necessarily win your adorable hand-carved stamp, but to tell you that I check your blog daily, and don't think you have lost your touch! (Love the blue shoes, too!)

dorylyn said...

I am in it for the giveaways and have a little ginger...does wonders for the toots!

Surfk9s@msn.com said...

I love your blog and wanted you to know! You make me laugh, your creative and I love how you are REAL!!! Keep it up girl there are plenty of us here listening :)

PaperPumpkin said...

Wow, someone dumped me a couple of weeks ago, as a follower, and I took it hard, too. I really felt some of those doubts, even when I knew that it was silly to be so hard on myself when I said I wouldn't be so I especially loved this post. Thank you! And, I love your shoes...robin's egg blue is my color this spring afterall. Thank you for the giveaway, I'm a dala horse junkie and this makes me all googly eyed...as much as your new shoes. ~Kath

asebert said...

I want to know what a cutie is? It sounds as if you may be eating your children? I would hope that after all the effort to obtain said children, you would not eat them? If you are eating your children I was not aware of the fact that they were gassy? :)
Thanks for the giveaway! Amy

donna k said...

I do love your blog. I read it almost everyday.
Love the shoes as well.
thanks for the chance to win.
donna

Anne Thompson said...

LOVE your blog, April! And your shop! And your children! And those SHOES!!! And, especially, the little Dala horse. Thanks for a chance to win something you've made. Anne, yourmainestamper

Cheryl G. said...

I'd LOVE to win that stamp!
Very cute!
I LOVE those shoes too!
So cute!

Faux Martha said...

Those are the most beautiful shoes I have ever seen.

Sharon said...

May I win your shoes???? They are beautiful! Love your blog girlfriend, perhaps that other ex-follower smelled your toots?!!???!?! And yes, what is a cutie?

Elizabeth said...

Maybe the person gave you up for Lent?

Bonnie said...

I am not commenting for the giveway, but if you want to include me you can. I just wanted to say that you are not boring and I love reading your blog! I don't always comment but I do enjoy reading it. I loved the post about your broken down car and walking home with one shoe looking like the bag lady. Don't worry about the 1 who left, worry about the 99 who are still reading! :)

jeny said...

Hello! I comment even when you aren't doing a giveaway! I come because you make me laugh. I lost a blog reader recently as well, but when you only have 20 its a lot more noticeable! LOL!

JENNY K. said...

I grew up riding horses and my 12 yr. old rides as well and I'm 1/2 Swedish. That's gotta count for something. ;~) I love your creations! You are very inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win.

kim hartmann said...

i heart you for realz! i love how you just put down whatever you feel like at that moment. and of course your talents are just sick. :) hope your exercising works really well for you and you love it!

Pam said...

I read your blog daily. It brings me joy! (and laughter!) I don't need a horse, but one of these ladies with a child, would be a nice pick. Teaching children about the world of art and letting them experience it, is one of the most wonderful gifts you can give.

Chez Nous said...

I would love to have something you made. I really do enjoy reading your blog when I can get around to it. I have 3 little ones at home and one on the way...so it's nice to read how someone else copes with this kind of busy life. Oh...and I love the shoes!

Krystal said...

I love your creativity! krystal.adams@gmail.com

Cathy said...

I like the horsey but I love the shoes.

Anna M said...

I am all over this! Horses away!

and darling shoes.

karlee said...

Am I too late!?! Oh man.. You are my stamp carving inspiration. I would LOVE to have any piece of your work.

MerryWA said...

Please don't stop blogging, I find you're honesty so refreshing & what a great sense of humor.

And I like everyone else would love something that you have made.

jo marks said...

you are so funny :)

DawnTea said...

I'm hooked! Found you serendipitously while looking for images of hand-carved stamps. Pbbbt to the reader who left you way back then. I hope you ate an extra Cutie on her account! Pbbbbt...

Joyce Brown said...

Hi. I was looking to buy Swedish clogs and arrived at your blog by mistake. I love your clogs.

Joyce Brown said...

Hi. I was looking to buy Swedish clogs and arrived at your blog by mistake. I love your clogs.