Monday, August 16, 2010

tuesday's true confession: GUILT and a $65.00 GIVEAWAY

**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. 

By now you've heard of CSN stores because they have giveaways going on everywhere.  They have so many different departments.  Right now I'm obsessed with browsing the shoe department because I really need a new pair of shoes for fall.  I would never actually purchase that pretty pink shoe . . . the guilt of buying a pair of shoes that I would never wear would be too much for me. :)  But it sure is fun to look! 

What department could you spend hours browsing through?          

Giveaway Guidelines
So . . . here's how you can be the winner of a gift code giveaway for $65.00 to any of CSN's 200 stores . . . that's right . . . you could have $65.00 to spend from the comfort of your computer.  Woohoo!   

For your first entry (everyone must do this first before other entries will be counted):
-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):
-throw my button up on your blog until this give-away ends or blog about this giveaway in a post.

For one extra entry each (please leave a comment for each entry):
-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

This gives each person 9 possible chances to win.  Woohoo!

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 . . .


craft on!

192 comments:

Chris said...

Am a happy follower, and would love me some new shoes. Thank you!

Ule said...

I'm following you!!!!

Maxabella said...

You really shouldn't feel guilty about not responding to comments via email... I confess that I never have! I don't even know how I would get the email addresses. But I treasure every single one. Just as I know you do!

I don't really think there's such a thing as good guilt. Not really. x

PatriciaRaeDesigns said...

i've been following for awhile and would love to finally win something :)

Amanda
From
http://patriciaraedesigns.blogspot.com/

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

I have been following for a bit and am obsessed! I always check to see if you have your new "craft" up! LOL!

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

Going to link ya up! Cause I love ur blog and CSN!

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

Linked on my main page :D www.bugcreator.blogspot.com

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

yes I do believe in good and bad guilt but I believe that you should not feel bad about not replying. Surgery no matter if it is to remove a organ or a hangnail is surgery and as a mommy you have the right to well be a mommy! :P

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

I could spend hours browsing through toys! Or furniture!

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

tweeted @bugcreator

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

Linked in facebook too! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Bug-Creator-Crafts-and-Life/114344605283802

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

+ followed on twitter...@bugcreator... have I mentioned how awesome your are for doing this giveaway?

Megan @ Bug Creator-Crafts and Life said...

+ like on facebook... 9 entries total! WOOT! I feel lucky! ;D

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Ooooh so many chances!! Mr. Random pick me!!
I'm a faithful follower!! :)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I already have your button on my sidebar - does that count?? :) If it doesn't just delete this.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I do think there is good guilt and bad guilt. Absolutely! And I'm usually swimming in one or the other haha.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

For the CSN browsing question - I'm all about a new purse right now. I love the little wristlets they have. Seriously cute.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

And I "like" Twelve Crafts on Facebook. Could they have come up with a goofier way to say that? I don't know. But anyway - I like getting your updates on FB :)

Robyn said...

I am a follower!

rrgallowaym23 @ gmail.com

Robyn said...

i have 3 children (5yr old twins and a 6 mon old) so I could spend hours in the kids and baby department!

rrgallowaym23 @ gmail.com

Robyn said...

I "liked" you on facebook!

Kim said...

I'm a follower. kimprine1 @ yahoo.com

Michelle said...

I'm already a follower!

Michelle said...

I'm searching for the perfect black handbag right now so I'd have to say I could browse for hours at their handbag site!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I'm a follower!
http://beinglds.blogspot.com

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Yeah I think $65.00 ought to cover it! ;0

http://beinglds.blogspot.com

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I've got your button!

Dawn said...

i'm a follower

Dawn said...

i always end up on the toy page checking out stuff for the kids

Dawn said...

i follow you on twitter

clschaan said...

following you from Tag Along Tuesday!

enter me please.

clschaan said...

Yes I do believe in good guilt and bad guilt .. good guilt makes us be a better person!

clschaan said...

I could spend hours browsing through the csn bedding department!

clschaan said...

following you on twitter as clschaan

Amanda said...

I'm a new follower and falling in love with your craftiness!

dougandcheryl said...

I am a new follower!

Annette W. said...

I follow you already!

Annette W. said...

I totally agree with your interpretation of good and bad guilt!

Annette W. said...

Housewares and Babies and Kids is where I have already spent hours looking!

dougandcheryl said...

your button is up on my blog!

dougandcheryl said...

the blog is dougandcheryl.blogspot.com

dougandcheryl said...

I completely believe in good guilt and bad guilt.
I pretty much get the good guilt for the same reasons.. what should I be doing rather than what I am currently doing, etc..
but I do get the bad guilt too when I really am doing enough but can't shake off the feeling I'm not.

dougandcheryl said...

I could spend hours browsing all of them but right now I am really interested in their play tents!

dougandcheryl said...

I liked you and this on facebook!

dougandcheryl said...

I put up a link on facebook.

dougandcheryl said...

I put up a link on facebook.

Melissa said...

I do think there is good guilt and bad guilt - the difficult thing is separating the two and responding appropriately!! :)

Emily said...

I'm a faithful follower! Love your blog!!

Emily said...

I blogged about your giveaway http://themiersmafamily.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway-at-twelve-crafts.html

Emily said...

I added your button to my blog http://themiersmafamily.blogspot.com

Emily said...

I added your button to my blog http://themiersmafamily.blogspot.com

the thrifty ba said...

im a follower and im doing a csn giveaway over at my blog too!

Emily said...

Oh guilt is a hard one! I agree with you on the good guilt and bad guilt. I struggle with the mommmy guilt, even though I know I shouldn't, it's still hard. Definitely something I'm working on and thankfully God is helping me see past it and enjoy my girls and my time away from them. It's healthy for all of us!! :)

meeyeehere said...

I am an old follower!!! Hello!!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

I could browse at the shoes for a long time!!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

I follow you on twitter@meeyeehere

meeyeehere said...

I like you on facebook
rachel carter crisman

meeyeehere said...

I like you on facebook
rachel carter crisman

Seams Inspired with Larri said...

Girl...I was raised on guilt! LOL! You are always so inspiring to me. I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger Award. Visit my site to grab your button/award. (PS - It's full of interesting 'confessions' today. Happy Tuesday!

http://www.seamsinspired.com/2010/08/blogger-award.html

LuLu said...

Hello, I'm your newest TTA follower...nice to 'meet' you!

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com
l_meinhardt@yahoo.com

LuLu said...

#1 I'm grabbing your button and putting it on my sidebar!

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com
l_meinhardt@yahoo.com

LuLu said...

#2 I'm grabbing your button and putting it on my sidebar!

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com
l_meinhardt@yahoo.com

LuLu said...

Oh, I definitely believe in good and bad guilt. Too much guilt can drive a person insane, sometimes if you feel guilt it's your conscience telling you to shape up, other times, maybe you're just pushing yourself way too much.

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com
l_meinhardt@yahoo.com

LuLu said...

I would love to spend some time in the CSN shoe department.

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com
l_meinhardt@yahoo.com

LuLu said...

I'm following on twitter, @lluuluu
~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com
l_meinhardt@yahoo.com

LuLu said...

I 'like' on FB
~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com
l_meinhardt@yahoo.com

Makalani Adolpho, PLC said...

I follow your blog.

~Makalani
www.MakazHome.com

Chelsi said...

I am a foller, and I love your blog.

Carolyn said...

I am a follower!

Carolyn said...

I could spend forever going through anything and everything for a kitchen!

Carolyn said...

I totally agree that there are different types of guilt!

Chelsi said...

Just added your button to my blog. (krofffam-dot-blogspot-dot-com)

brooke said...

I am a follower :)

brooke said...

There is such thing as bad and good guilt! Bad guilt is when you do something wrong and feel guilty, good guilt is guilt about things we know we shouldn't have done, but makes us do the better thing in the future, like use up your stash before buy another yard or so of fabric even if it is really cute!

brooke said...

I could so spend hours in the baby and kids department I am currently putting together the new baby's room that will be here on november 1st!

mommylebron said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from TTA! I am also subscribing via email because I am a fiend for crafts!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

I am a happy follower! : )

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

I have your button up on my blog! : )

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

I have your button up on my blog! : )

Zibeline Knits said...

Visiting you from TTA. Following you. I LOVE the sachet pillows!

www.zibelineknits.blogspot.com

Kenzie said...

I am a follower!

Kenzie said...

I found an amazing clock that I can't live without! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Erin said...

Of sourse I'm a follower!!!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Erin said...

I would shop for hours in the baking section (of course). But there might be a strong pull towards the shoe dept. =o)

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

SolDucky said...

I am a follower!

SolDucky said...

I do believe in good and bad guilt. Bad guilt can get you really down on yourself and stagnate progress, while "good" can motivate you!

SolDucky said...

I could browse the cookware dept for hours for sure!

SolDucky said...

Twitter follower duckybunny

SolDucky said...

Liked on FB as sarah linette

Traveling Thrifter said...

There is such a thing as good guilt bad guilt though good guilt is most often not something others would grudge you for but more something that just bothers you...like if I by myself something while shopping I usually take it back b.c I feel like I should have bought the kids something instead

Traveling Thrifter said...

I'm a follower!!! and love your blog

www.shabbychicthriftyunique.blogspot.com

Traveling Thrifter said...

I would spend hours in the brows by room section for home decor...actually I already have many times : o S

Kristin said...

I am a follower - one of your firsts! :)

Kristin said...

I completely agree about the different types of guilt. The problem is sometimes we give into the bad guilt more then we should!

Lu said...

I think it probably goes without saying that I am a follower. :)

Kristin said...

I could spend hours in the lighting department! I really want a chandelier for Lily's room. The lighting in the parsonage is less then to be desired!

Lu said...

(1) I have your button and I blogged about the giveaway: http://iamjustlu.blogspot.com/2010/08/usability-101-giveaway.html

Lu said...

(2) button and blog

Lu said...

I completely agree with your ideas of good guilt and bad guilt. Good guilt can motivate you to do something that is good and that is possible (i.e. NOT feeling bad-guilty about picking up every stray animal on the street, just feeling good-guilty enough to volunteer at the shelter once a week).

Lu said...

I would absolutely spend hours in the shoe section... and then probably buy something in the kids or mens or home section so I wouldn't feel guilty about spending $$ on myself, for shoes...

PS - My previous comment gave the impression that I might volunteer at the local animal shelter. That is false. My sister does. She was my inspiration for that example. :)

Lu said...

And I "like" ya on Facebook.

Kristin said...

I like Twelve Crafts on FB!

Sheila said...

I love your blog and I am now a follower!! Will you being doing this next year??? I don't want the fun to end...

Sheila said...

entry #2

I believe there are good guilt/bad guilt! I also believe that there is no way you could reply to every comment :-) so don't be so hard on yourself!

Sheila said...

I likey you on facebook :-)

Sheila said...

Which dept?
ummmmm all of them! lol!

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Domestic Diva said...

I just spent hours looking at cookware.com. I could probably spend even more time at their baby and kids store.

Domestic Diva said...

I think guilt is only helpful if it aids you in returning to your right path. Otherwise, don't bother with it.

cjameliamom said...

I'm a follower already!

cjameliamom said...

I could look at the baby/kids section all day! I love buying things for my kids!

cjameliamom said...

Definitely good guilt and bad guilt. Bad guilt keeps you from going forward whereas good guilt spurs you to do better.

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

I'm a follower!

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

If I won the gift giveaway I would spend it either in the housewares department on an inexpensive food processor, or towards some new silverware!

Emily Anne Knight Williamson said...

I'm a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize!

Emily Anne Knight Williamson said...

I Like you on face book too! ( =
Your blog is cute- I can't wait to try out some of your tutes. They look awesome.
Thanks again for the opportunity to win such an awesome giveaway.
Be sure to check out my {fairly new} crafty blog. Paperpixiecrafts.blogspot.com

Bree said...

I'm a follower!

Bree said...

Absolutely there are both good & bad guilt! Good guilt gets your butt in gear to do the right thing. Bad guilt makes you fess up when you've done the wrong thing, or at least think twice about doing it again.

Bree said...

I'm a follower on Facebook now too!

Bree said...

I'd probably head straight to the shoe department & be lucky to get out for under the $65 amount!

TL said...

I am a follower!!

Terri@Foggitt.org

TL said...

I do think there is such thing as good and bad guilt, at least I hope there is!!

Terri@Foggitt.org

Theresa said...

I am your loyal follower and I'd LOVE to be part of your giveaway :)

TL said...

What department at CSN could I spend hours in? It would be a toss up - home decor and shoes! Likely shoes would win in the end but I am sure home decor would be a close 2nd.

Terri@Foggitt.org

TL said...

I like twelve crafts till christmas on FB!

Terri@Foggitt.org

Theresa said...

CSN has so much cute stuff. I definitely gravitate to the purses and tote bags

Theresa said...

*like on Facebook

theresa.dargis@gmail.com

Cassie said...

I follow your blog now!

Cassie said...

Of course I believe that there is such a thing as good guilt and bad guilt!

Cassie said...

I could browse through the CSN baby and kids section for days!

Bellgirl said...

I'm already a follower!

Bellgirl said...

Actually I don't believe in good guilt and bad guilt- there a good things we'd all like to do but I think we have to be realistic about the amount of hours in the day and accept ourselves for prioritising. When my mother-in-law points out the weeds in my garden I say "It's on the list but it's not a priority for me right now" (when actually the better response would be "Here's the weeding fork, thanks for offering!").

Bellgirl said...

I could spend a day in the babies and kids dept.!

Bellgirl said...

I've blogged about your giveaway on my Christmas List blog here: http://quarterinchfeet.blogspot.com/2010/08/twelve-crafts-till-christmas-giveaway.html

thatlittlehouse said...

I'm a new follower
nancy
nblexp at gmail dot

thatlittlehouse said...

your button is on my blog

http://thatlittlehouse.blogspot.com/

#1

nblexp at gmail dot com

thatlittlehouse said...

your button is on my blog

http://thatlittlehouse.blogspot.com/
#2
nblexp at gmail dot com

thatlittlehouse said...

i follow you on twitter
c5519

nblexp at gmail dot com

thatlittlehouse said...

i could spend a day in their cookware.com store

nblexp at gmail dot com

thatlittlehouse said...

yes there's good guilt & bad guilt
good - if you learn something
bad - blaming yourself needlessly or too much

nblexp at gmail dot com

Jill said...

I'm a new follower!

Jill said...

I agree with good guilt and bad guilt... so much of it is what you do with it, or choose not to do with it.

Jill said...

I, too, could spend HOURS looking at shoes!

D-L said...

I'm a new follower

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I am a follower already!
isafrenchy@gmail.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

New follower. You must have grown up Catholic. I have a terrible case of Catholic guilt, myself. Love your blog!
quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

*kate said...

I am a follower.

DG said...

I am a new follower through gfc (DG)

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

DG said...

posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1449584700&v=wall&story_fbid=138048919570301&ref=mf

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

DG said...

I follow you on twitter @deegee13

dreamzz12{at}Aol{dot}com

DG said...

I don't think guilt is ever a good feeling but then again remember the times of swiping cookies from the kitchen as a kid - good guilt right there :)

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

DG said...

I like you on facebook as Dee G

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

DG said...

I'd love to browse through allmodern - great home decor options! :)

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

DG said...

tweeted!

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/21770037603
dreamzz12{at]aol{dot]com

DG said...

http://deegee13.xanga.com/731872082/twelve-crafts-till-christmas-blog/

blogged

dreamzz12{at]Aol{dot}com

DG said...

http://deegee13.xanga.com/731872082/twelve-crafts-till-christmas-blog/

blogged

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Linda said...

I follow via google friend connect as theladyinblack3@gmail.com - I'm really enjoying your blog!

Linda said...

Posted on my blog! entry #1 - http://wp.me/sS0Fl-giveaway

Linda said...

Posted on my blog - entry #2 - http://wp.me/sS0Fl-giveaway

Linda said...

Yes, I agree with you about the good guilt and the bad guilt. I use to have a lot of the bad guilt and was always overextending myself but I'm doing less of that these days!

Linda said...

I could spend hours browsing the home decor department - looks fab!

Linda said...

Twitter follower as theladyinblack3 and tweeted the giveaway http://twitter.com/theladyinblack3/status/21797371215

Linda said...

I follow you on facebook

Linda said...

Posted the giveaway on my facebook page

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

I'm a follower and big fan of your site. You got me when you did your cute mailbox sets.

ruthhill74 said...

gfc follower

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

I could spend hours browsing through the outdoor/kids department.

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

sucor said...

I'm following you because I love your blog!

ruthhill74 said...

updated my facebook status with a link to the giveaway

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

sucor said...

I "like" you on facebook!

ruthhill74 said...

like 12 crafts till Christmas on facebook

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

Good guilt is the kind that leads you to action--whether it is to apologize to someone for something or turn to the Lord in true repentance. Bad guilt is the kind that immobilizes you and eats away at you. It may be real or imagined. It will destroy you if not dealt with.

ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

sucor said...

My thoughts on guilt: Good guilt motivates us to do the right thing. Bad guilt is time wasted worrying and feeling bad about something we did or didn't do, but it is too late to change the outcome.

sucor said...

What department at CSN could I spend hours in? Anything baby! We have a new granddaughter arriving in September!

denise said...

I follow :)

denise said...

I love the shoe department as well! But home decor is easily as enjoyable to browse!

AndieG said...

I'm a follower!!

AndieG said...

And, YES, I believe in good guilt and bad guilt. But I think good guilt is more like our conscience telling us what we should do...keeps us in check!

Ellen said...

I am an "old" follower!

Ellen said...

I think guilt is guilt...how we choose to react to that feeling is our decision. Sometimes guilt is productive, sometimes we use it to make ourselves feel bad. I think with what you have had going on I wouldn't worry about answering every comment! :)

Ellen said...

I would spend long hours in the home decor section of CSN

Kimberly said...

I'm a follower!!

Kimberly said...

I also follow you on twitter!

Mandy said...

follower!! mandybeez at gmail

Karen said...

I just found you today! I subscribed through Google reader and will enjoy getting your craft ideas regularly now. Of course I'd like new shoes, too, so I'll have to try to "up" my chances!

Karen said...

The CSN department I would choose is probably the home decor, because I need to update lots of things in my home! However, my favorite section would really be the baby/kids section just because it is so fun to look at things for my grand children.

Karen said...

My take on the good guilt/bad guilt: I think "good guilt" is probably not guilt at all, but rather the Holy Spirit prompting you to into action. Bad guilt is when we feel that we have let others down or have not lived up to our own expectations. Bad guilt is usually a self-inflicted wound. A remedy for this is to realize that "others" do not always know how much is on your plate that day/week, so it is not necessary to feel guilty in saying,"No" to a request that will cause you to be unable to meet existing obligations or provide the care your family needs, etc.

Sarah said...

Hey, I'm already a follower & would love to be entered in this giveaway!!


sarahwolsey@hotmail.com

she wears flowers said...

I'm a follower and wish I had found your blog a long time ago--I LOVE IT!

she wears flowers said...

I would probably spend a gift certificate in the Home Improvement section. Old house=constant home improvement! But, I think I'd have to really think about the Home Decor section, too since that is improving my home as well!

she wears flowers said...

I've never thought about good/bad guilt until you talked about it. All guilt makes me feel bad so I loved your perspective on it!!

Terrell said...

I am a happy follower of your delightful blog and I'd looove to win!! CSN is just the greatest!! Thank you for the chance *crosses fingers*
Have a great weekend
Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor

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