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Frame of Mind

on May 1, 2012

I went to Ikea last week!

God, that was awful and amazing all at once. I love Ikea, and I love Aunt Jodi, but sometimes I want to Leevu Mii Kihds on a Chellf Szumwair.

Hahaha, I crack myself up sometimes.

So, want to know what I bought at Ikea? Picture frames. Little wooden picture frames for awesome-craft time with Ally.

I’ll admit, this craft was a little beyond Ally, but she was a great helper and only got upset when she got a little burned by the hot glue. Mommyfail, oops.

You’ll need! Wooden picture frames, random beads, hot glue, and the leftover pieces from that puzzle that you glued to the cardboard from a cereal box. You know, the puzzle that you then hung in the bathroom at your last apartment to decorate. It was posing as a picture. Then it didn’t really survive the move to your new house and a couple of pieces, okay a lot of pieces, fell off and went missing so it can’t be used for decoration anymore. That puzzle.

The first step is to pick a bunch of puzzle pieces off of that cardboard cereal box. (If you really can’t find the one from your old bathroom then I’m sure you can use another puzzle that is missing pieces.) Once you have a large enough pile, you may begin. Glue puzzle pieces and beads and any other decorations you have chosen onto your wooden picture frames. Burn self. Burn child. Make a huge bead-y mess. Try not to take over (F-Words). Take over a little bit and consider it “helping”. Create magnificent picture frames for gifts!

And now comes the fun part.

coffeepoweredmom is giving away one of the delectable, handmade picture frames to one lucky reader. This is what I really wanted to use Rafflecopter for, but since it no work…it no work. I will do it the old-fashioned way. Manually. *shudder*

If you would like to win a picture frame, specifically this one:

(center, with the word RAM on it)

then you must enter! There are several different ways to enter this awesome contest of epic proportions, and each way counts for a ballot/chance:

1) Follow coffeepoweredmom. If you are already a follower, leave a comment letting me know you want a ballot for being an awesome follower, so I don’t include those who are not interested in winning said epic-prize. “Ballot!” counts as a comment.

2) Comment on this post letting me know the awesome plans that you have for this picture frame.

2) ‘Like’ this blog post.

3) Con a friend into visiting my site, where they can leave a comment with your name in it. If they don’t write your name then I will assume that they just stopped in and thought my blog was awesome. (Still cool)

4) Con a friend into following my blog. If they leave a comment saying it was you, then you get two ballots – one for the new commenter and one for a new follower. They can also enter the contest by following the above rules.

Now, this may seem like I am selling my blog on the street like candy (which I am…come here little reader…step into my bloggy van) and it is. But it’s also because I really love making these connections with other bloggers and thought that someone may think a picture frame made by my kid was cute. Maybe that’s just me though… Besides, if no one enters my contest then I’ll just be really sad and lonely…and I’ll tell Ally that no one wanted her picture frame.

Now, if that’s not a guilt trip I don’t know what is!

I’m excited to see what happens! If there’s no interest, then I’ll know that giveaways are not my thing, but at this point I thought I’d give it a go. I’d even accept constructive criticism: “That’s not a real prize.” “Giveaways are lame.” “I don’t come here to be coerced into pimping your blog.” Feedback is a good thing.

The contest starts at 10am EST on May 1st 2012, and ends at 10am EST on May 8th 2012.



24 responses to “Frame of Mind

  1. Aunt Jodi says:


  2. Aunt Jodi says:

    pre-mature comment post there (my bad). my plan is to put a picture of my best friend and her family in the frame and keep it on my desk while I’m away at school. 🙂

    • I don’t think that’s premature! That’s one for being an awesome follower, and one for saying what you would do with this epic picture frame. Two ballots for Aunt Jodi!

  3. I see your comment, and raise you a like button!! How can you not after that picture! The frames look super cute – hit me with a ballot! Also – there is nothin’ wrong with pimping your blog. Isn’t that why we are doing this? To be read by the hundreds? Or in my case, the tens!

  4. sillyliss says:

    Ballot! If I won this AWESOME frame (and what an AWESOME kid activity, man oh man, you do wonders on one cuppa day!), I would put a picture of Emilia in it completing a puzzle. Because she LOVES LOVES LOVES puzzles. Will these be available on an Etsy shop?

    I’d offer you up a Melty Spatula award for burning yourself and your child, but I don’t want you to take it that the project was a big screw-up. Burning people is just part of the nature of most projects, I would think.

  5. That is 3 ballots for you (following, commenting, and liking) and I have taken the Melty Spatula Award under the assumption that if you didn’t want me to have it you would not have linked it. 😀
    Thank you!

  6. Sleeping Mom says:

    Awesome! I love Ally’s face in that photo 🙂

  7. lorajbanks says:

    Ballotify me! I’ll send some people your way too. They best be leaving my name on here! (P.S. I know this is just your clever way of getting my address so we can hang out. For the record, you can have it for free).

    • Yes! I thought I was being clever by trying to get everyone to sign up, and then I was going to say that you won, but if you are just going to give it to me…hahahaha!
      I am secretly interested in knowing what city you live in because I want a mom friend to hang out. It’s okay though *sniff* if you don’t want to be my friend *sniff*

    • By the way: that’s one for being an awesome follower, and one for ‘liking’ the post. If you share your plans for the picture frame you get anotherrrr oneeeeeeee!

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