Thursday, November 13, 2008

Maybe I'll enter another contest someday

I just won something!!!

The Blurb/Parent Bloggers Network Halloween photo contest, to be exact. Grand Prize, even.

I've been kind of waiting for the results, and was excited to the announcement in my reader this morning. I figured my best shot was at Best Handmade Costume. But my heart sank as I scrolled down, because when I saw the jellyfish that won that category, I knew I had been outdone.

"Better luck next time, me," I thought, and continued to scroll down to admire the remaining winners.

And I about passed out when I saw my little Jensen, all dressed up as a mummy, under "Grand Prize Winner." Shut. Up.

Seriously. I never enter contests, because I am shy and it feels like self-promotion to me, and I am the worst self-promoter in the entire world. If my life depended on me being a salesperson, I would die. No question.

But for some reason I entered the contest and now I have $75 toward publishing a Blurb book of my blog-- what better way to document my beginning ventures into this crazy blogging world?

Thanks a million to PBN and Blurb and their judges: Tracey of Mother May I and Shutter Sisters, Casey of Moosh in Indy, and Aimee of Greeblemonkey. Congratulations to the other winners with their amazing (seriously, the pink baby octupus? that is so cute it shouldn't be legal) costumes, and to all the entrants, who all had great costumes and great posts. And be sure to click through to see the winners here-- they're adorable!
Update: At breakfast, I told Jensen his picture won. "Isn't that exciting?!" I asked. He agreed that it was. Then, with all the seriousness a seven-year-old can muster, he put his hand on my shoulder and said, "But, Mom, remember not to brag." Buzzkill.


  1. I burst out laughing at your son's comment. And big congrats again!

    P.S. Now that you are a seasoned winner and all, watch out for Greeblepix Photo Contests the 3rd Monday of every month!

  2. Dude.
    You do know I am a PBN blogger right??? That is SO FRIGGIN COOL that someone I know IRL won!!


  3. Congrats on winning the big prize. Great photo and costume. I would not have even know I had won if you had not left me a comment! Were there prizes for all the winners?

  4. Hey! You were the one who told me I'd won something. I hadn't looked at the PBN post until I saw your comment on mine.

    This mummy picture is probably the best Halloween photo I've ever seen. You totally deserved the win! Congrats.


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