Tuesday, March 10, 2009

book it forward



My friend Karen just posted a fun little game on her blog. The first three commenters on her post will receive a handmade gift from Karen sometime in the next year, provided that they re-post and keep the gifts going. Now in order to understand why I was the first commenter, you have to know something about Karen -- I still remember the handmade Valentine cards she gave out in elementary school. Each one was designed and crafted by Karen herself and they were truly works of art. Its been more than twenty years, but I am just as excited to get a Karen original creation as I was on Valentine's Day in 2nd grade!

However. I am craft-retarded. I do not use that word lightly -- retarded, according to Webster, means slow or limited in development. That perfectly describes my crafting abilities. You don't want my crafts, seriously.

So, what can I offer to my beloved first three commenters in order to hold up my end of the bargain with Karen? How about a book of my choosing, delivered to your mailbox sometime this year. You don't have to re-post this on your blog (if you have one). All I ask is that you pass it on, one way or another, and then tell me about it. Buy Starbucks for the guy behind you in the drive-thru. Leave flowers on your neighbor's doorstep. Be creative.

Ready... GO.


7 comments:

Chelsea Lee said...

free books? i'm in!

the bells said...

I'm in too!! I LOVE pay-it-forward stuff. bonus: I can make cards too!

Sabrina said...

Me too....but, write a poem for me on the inside. :) Yay, I JUST made the cut!!!

Haley Ballast said...

Congrats ladies! I am so, so excited to pick out the perfect book for each of you. I already have ideas brewing. Sabrina, can you email your address to me? haleyballast@gmail.com

Don't forget to share the love and tell me all about it... :)

The Hyde Family said...

I love you spin on this Haley! I already found the fun project I am going to make for you...I am so excited! Please send me your address to my email, karen.hyde@sbcglobal.net

I could also send it to my mom and have her deliver!

Utvolswim621 said...

hey haley!

i was bummed when i got on and saw i missed this by a couple of days! you always pick out the best books : ) love and miss you!

<3 ashli

tiffany said...

i'm sad i missed this :(