**This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!**
Someone once told me that there is good guilt and bad guilt. Do you believe that? I think I do.
Good guilt inspires me to make a meal for a sick friend when I have the time but would rather watch TV. Good guilt inspires me to sit down with my children and play rather than spend time blogging. Good guilt inspires me to put down the spoon after eating more than a few servings of ice cream right out of the container . . . not that I've ever done that. ;)
Bad guilt makes me add one more commitment to an already over-committed week. Bad guilt makes me feel doubt my abilities as a mom when I watch "the perfect mom" down the street who seems to do it all without breaking a sweat. Bad guilt makes me hate my hips because they aren't the same width as they were pre-kids . . . or even pre-eating-ice-cream-out-of-the-container . . . not that I've ever done that.
And I confess that I'm having a pretty bad case of bad guilt right now because I have about 80 comments and e-mails in my in-box that I haven't replied to. This comments and e-mails have accumulated since my daughter's surgery last week. With everything that went on last week, I just couldn't keep up. I tried. I gave it my best effort. I sent replies to many of you, but today reality set in . . . it's just not going to happen. If you commented to a blog post last week and have yet to receive a reply from me . . . I'm sorry to say you won't. (I WILL, however, respond to e-mails or comments that asked questions that need a reply.)
And I feel guilty about that because if you take the time to comment, I want to take the time to reply. I love reading your comments . . . each comment inspires me and spurs me on towards my goal.
So today I'm hoping to help myself feel a little less guilty by offering you the opportunity to win a really great giveaway for a $65.00 gift code from CSN stores.
-become a new follower and tell me that you are in a comment OR
-be a follower already and tell me that you are in a comment
For two extra entries (leave 2 comments and include a link to your blog in one of the comments):
-tell me if you believe that there are such things as good guilt and bad guilt
-visit CSN and tell me what department you could spend hours browsing through
-tweet about this giveaway with a link
-put a link to this giveaway up in your Facebook status
-follow twelve crafts till Christmas on Twitter
-"like" twelve crafts till Christmas on Facebook
Give-away ends Tuesday, August 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM (central standard time) . . . four months till Christmas!
Thanks again soooooo much for reading and entering . . .