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?