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Monday, July 5, 2010


I realized a few days ago that I've surpassed 900 blog posts! I wanted to have a giveaway then but decided to wait until this day to combine the giveaway with Kristina's giveaways. You'll do well to visit her. She's truly a hoot. You'll become addicted to this chick and her blog regularly gets hundreds of comments on each post. And do NOT let the photos of Mickey Rourke (whoever he is) scare you away. You'll probably be on this chick's blog for hours reading.

I am following Kristina's advice to celebrate your love for America and Freedom by fulfilling people's insatiable need for greed and covetousness by participating in Kristina's Giveaway on her blog, which you will LOVE! Hers is the only, and I mean ONLY, blog I have ever found where I went back to her very first post and read all the way through. (Yes, she got better at it. Wink. ) Though Mormon like me, she loves Britney, Mario, Th' Hoff, Las Vegas casinos, Cowbell, a certain office mate—who shall remain nameless (but he knows who he is and his name starts with a Cha....)—and just about any completely weird person (Snuggies are a favorite love of hers even if they aren't a PERSON). I do believe she's seeing a counselor for these addictions, however, so give her a break. I truly do love this chick and her warped sense of humor, which by no means is indicative of all us Mormons—only a few of us. (I've also had serious doubts about her actually BEING a Mormon since she hasn't given birth every 3 minutes like most of us (THEM and not ME!) and regularly states how she despises babies and has an unhealthy fear of all things in diapers and that upchuck and/or smell like baby puke.) In her spare time she knits feminine products for the disadvantaged ladies of the evening and hosts dubious seminars around Utah and lunches with moms who inflict their little munchkins upon her and scare the heck out of her with them. I can tell this by the look of fear on her face when this happens. Go figure!

My giveaway will be six (6) of these coffee filter roses with rose fragrance. I promised Kristina I wouldn't do the Mario Lopez scent of his armpits, just heirloom roses. So just leave a comment on this blog right here. Now, what could be easier, chicks? I also promised Kristina that none of this would ever be known by her Bishop . . . unless, of course, I run short of money at the end of the month and need to increase my bank account. Then all bets are OFF the table, sugar!

And look like this when clustered in groups of six. Uhhhhh, in white of course. ;-)


  1. I'm in, I'm in, I'm in... I love the roses! I recently made some coffee filter butterflies and they were the most fun to make! Love your blog!

  2. Connie, not only are you so very creative, but you are also a prolific blogger. Over 900 posts ... Wow!!

    Susan and Bentley

  3. You're so funny, Connie! Please, count me in on the give away! ♥

  4. This was the best post that has ever been written. My giveaway post is up now. I have no idea when you posted this, so I hope people haven't been frantically hopping over there!

    And yes, I definitely got better at blogging. I used to blog for quantity, over quality, which is why my blog was lame-o.

  5. I love these rose, and they have scent? Oh my what could be nicer then that!!!! Count me in please!!!
    Margaret B

  6. Hi Connie,
    WOW...over 900 posts :) it may take me awhile to get to that number!
    I would LOVE to win your lovely paper roses...Thank you for having a giveaway!
    Off to visit Kristina.

    I think you have lots of humor also!

  7. Pleae count me in...I love, love, love your roses.....I have white coffee filters sitting on my work table. I have been looking at them for over a month....they are starting to scare me and I know that if I get brave and open them and try making roses, never would they look like your beauties!!!

    900 posts...mercy, I don't think I will live that long!

    I am still digesting all you sent me...I will understand it all, I know I!

  8. Oh my sweets the roses are beautiful as always and I am headed over to check out this chickees blog! Hugs, and thank you for stopping by...

  9. Oh Connnnnnie!!

    Could those be any more delish? LOVE them.... and would be so happy to have them in my mailbox.. I'd do the happy dance.

    Please enter me too! And, congrats on 900 posts! WOW


  10. Oh Connie...I soooo love your roses! I've been wanting to try making them, but can't seem to find the time lately!


  11. Hi Connie,
    As always you have created beautiful flowers!. Please drop my name into the hat. Thanks for visiting me, I always love it when you do.
    Hugs, Elizabeth

  12. Lovely flowers and with an intro like that, well who could resist heading over to visit Kristina.

  13. Hi Connie,
    Wow - over 900 posts! Congrats! Your paper roses are so lovely - who wouldn't want to win them.


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