Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2 features+2 wins=4 reals

Yup, just what it sounds like.  I need to give a "holla" to Gnee @ Singing with Birds for featuring the "No more mudpit" brick makeover, and i am proudly sporting a sidebar button to prove it.  And Jenna @ Involving Color added my bedroom makeover to her inspiration gallery (which you should check out for ideas and colors).  My many thanks, ladies!

On top of all that, i won a sweet giveaway from Myra @ My Blessed Life  to the shop below, and i chose two snazzy flower pins. 

See, snazzy and will match anything. Love them!

Then there's this sweet pillow (and hunky card) from my friend Devonay that has been living in the sunroom since i got it.  Makes me smile every time i walk by...the pillow, not the guy.  That would be odd if i kept that card out.  And one thing i am definitely not is odd.  (Sarcasm...you got that, right?  Yes, i knew you would.)


 
So i have a delicate question about giveaways and winnings...i feel it is only right to thank the hosts and the shops who offer up the items.  It's like a big blog circle-the shop gets written about by the giveawayer, the giveawayer gets written about by the winner...but what about when you win something but don't receive it?  Or hear anything from the shop owner? 
 
It's kinking the circle, since the shop was written about by the giveawayer, but said giveawayer didn't get their due of thanks since the shop didn't send on the items won.  Follow that?  And then, is it rude to be like "yo, where's my business you were supposed to send me...that i won so you aren't making any money on them but i'm totally claiming them so please don't sell them to someone else...that i wanted to take on my trip to Spain but that already happened now..." but in a much nicer way, of course.  Do i contact the giveawayer and say that i talked with the seller, but never received the items even though she said she was going to ship them?  Has this ever happened to you?  What did you do? 

16 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

The pillow is the cutest! And all I can say is wow some people havent an ounce of integrity I hope you hear something soon.

Firefly said...

I have had this happen and have contacted the giveawayer and because I have also been shipped withngs that apparently I had to sign for while I was away and they got sent back to the business and they wanted to charge me shipping and I had told them I would be away and if it could have just been left my nice neighbors would have picked it up for me. But, I'm ranting... I really would contact the giverawayer though. Since we are using that as a word.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Well first congrats on being featured! Second congrats on your cute wins...love the pins and that pillow is adorable. I would contact the giveawayer for sure. I would also contact the shop. Things do get lost and they might never know and think you are ungrateful for not acknowledging the item. It can only help to clear it up. If they just reneged on the giveaway then you know and so will the giveawayer! I hope this made sense! hugs, Linda

Erin said...

Congrats on all the wins! The pillow and pins are super cute! :)

I'd contact the giveawayer. I'd just be polite and just pose it as you were curious. Or since you were in contact with the giver, you could contact her too and just be like I was curious, but I never received said item, I just wanted to make sure it wasn't taken from my porch or sent to the wrong address or anything.

Rebecca said...

Cool stuff! And a great card!!!!

【ツ】 ⒶⓃⓃⒺ 【ツ】 said...

Absolutely contact the person who did the giveaway. They need to be aware that the other person didn't send out what was promised to you! The same thing happened to me, and after letting a fair amount of time go by without receiving my item, I contacted them the other day. They said they are on top of it...so I hope! I still want what I won. (By the way...this isn't the grill).

***Is this the win you were talking about that was already 3 weeks late by the beginning of May? I know...nosey me!***

Icy BC said...

I marvel at people's creativity since some are just awesome! Lovely pillow!

Lisa said...

You must be very lucky to keep winning! I meant to tell you we got the freschetta gift in the mail last week. So excited to get some free pizza! Thanks : )

Jane said...

Congratulations on the wins...great stuff!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Jane
frugalfineliving.com

Orange it Lovely said...

congrats!! and hey what's fair is fair.. contact them!
Tana

Kara said...

You're a lucky girl!! I've won two things on blogs...one, I definitely mentioned, and the other one, I'm sad to say I still have not :-(, even though I think it's the right thing to do!! I got the 'win' in the mail as I was leaving for our big trip, and it was actually a shirt, so I took a picture of me in it when we were in Hawaii with the best intentions to try to do a blog post on it out there, but I had no internet, and ... excuses, excuses, right?! Anyways, I do plan on doing a thank you post at some point! Haha!

I'd say contact them for your winnings! I did wait to blog about my 2nd item I won though until I actually received it...you know, just in case! Giveaways are tricky tricky though!

I'm impressed by your giveaway luck!! Have a great weekend!

CityMom2 said...

I totally agree the blog doing the give away would want to know if you never received the gift (prize). It's like sending a wedding gift and never getting a thank you...did they get it? Was it stolen?
Good Luck
Ellen

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Hello there my friend, Well, aren't you the winner! Cute things. Love the pillow, (and the guy) and love the pins. Way cute! I would definately contact the giveawayer and let them know you didn't receive the win. . . only fair you receive it. By, the way, how are you. Mind if I ask how your Dad is doing? Been wondering. And thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment and suggestion. I like the idea, I think I will work up something on fabric and frame and pin the broaches to it. Love hearing from you. Take care...Hugs, Karie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my what wonderful treasures. I like the card too. :)

Red Door Home said...

Wow! You have done quite well for yourself - two features and two wins! Congratulations.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

super prizes you won. and I love the fact that I'm amongst a star blogger!! congrats on being featured too.

Sorry, I'm so late getting around...I know you visited with me on my Watery Wednesday post too...much appreciated.

Hope your week has treated you well!!!

My Sunday Post...'ribbit'!!