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Giveaway #5: Hairy Situations and a Grab Bag

December 30th, 2011 | Posted by Emily in Doggies! | Giveaways | KC Neighborhood Gems | Stuff that comes in the mail

First of all, yesterday was NUTS! For the first time ever, I had over 500 hits to the blog! Also, I had 56 comments on the blog plus another 51 on our Facebook page! I am speechless. You all are awesome! Seriously, I don’t even know what to say…except, let’s do another giveaway! This one is a two-parter… one giveaway is for my Kansas City peeps and another one is for the rest of you out in the blog-o-sphere!

The first giveaway prize is all about getting out of hairy situations, and one way I do that is by getting my hair done by my amazing stylist, Jamie Ludwig! Jamie has been cutting hair for 10 years (I’ve been with her for almost 6 of them!) in the Kansas City area. Jamie is not just my amazing stylist, she’s also styled hair for Topher Grace, Virginia Madsen, Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jason Sudekis (pretty cool, right?). She also made me believe I could pull off short hair so I could cut off 11 inches to donate to Locks of Love in 2008 without completely freaking out.


Here are a couple more examples of her wonderful work…



Getting your hair cut and styled by Jamie is an experience I wish each and every one of you could experience at least once…it is that wonderful! On that note, Jamie is offering up a haircut and wax (or deep conditioning) for one lucky Kansas City reader today ($70 value). Don’t worry, you can thank me later… 😉

For those of you who don’t live in Kansas City and can’t take advantage of Jamie’s awesome styling services, I have another giveaway for you… your choice of the prize from Giveaway days #1 (Y.U.M. dog soap), #2 (5B & Co. candles), or #3 (Pet ID tags).




Check out the details for both giveaways below:

Giveaway #1: Free Hair Cut and Deep Conditioning (or wax) ($70 value)

  • PRIZE: See above
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “HAIRY SITUATIONS!” and tell me who your celeb hair crush is. Personally, I wish I had beautiful red hair like Christina Hendricks from Mad Men.
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Friday, December 30th, 2011 at midnight CST
  • NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
  • PRIZE VALID FOR: Kansas City metro residents ONLY! 
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Saturday, December 31st, 2011 as an update to this post. I will also email the winners on the 31st for information on how to redeem the voucher.

Giveaway #2: Your choice of prize from Giveaway #1 (soap), #2 (candles), or #3 (Pet ID tags)

  • PRIZE: See above
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “GRAB BAG!” and tell me which prize you’d like and why. Are you a candle addict? Does your pittie smell terrible and need a bath? Have you been jonesin’ for a new skull & crossbones ID tag for your pooch? Spill the beans!
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Friday, December 30th, 2011 at midnight CST
  • NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
  • PRIZE VALID FOR: Within the 50 nifty United States.
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Saturday, December 31st, 2011 as an update to this post. I will also email the winners on the 31st for the mailing address to send out their prize.

* PS – We announced the winner of yesterday’s giveaway here! Is it you? Check it out! *

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! The Grab Bag winner is Jenny from Of Pit Bulls and Patience. The winner of the free haircut & deep conditioning (or wax) is Deanna from My Latest Excuse. Congratulations to both of you!

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33 Responses

  • avatar Rachel says:

    I do wish I lived in your area as your hair cut looks so beautiful and she does great work Since I’m in Jersey and I love candles I would like to enter for the candle giveaway.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
    Rachel

  • avatar joannamays says:

    HAIRY SITUATIONS.

    My celebrity hair-crush is John Malkovich. I just love his hair in the part in “Being John Malkovich” when John Cusack is in John Malkovich’s body, and he becomes a world-famous puppeteer, and he grows John Malkovich’s hair out to be a long, balding, greasy pony-tail. Mmmmmmm.

  • avatar Cori says:

    Grab Bag! I could seriously use a haircut, but I will have to settle for the lady at the mall… But I WOULD love one of those candles (which I will likely purchase should I not win…just don’t tell Andrew)

    Your mom’s going to to have to start expanding her sweater shop with all the interest you generate for it!

    Hope you, Daniel and the pups have a very Happy New Year!

  • avatar Kathy says:

    “GRAB BAG!” I’d love to win one of the candles from 5B & Co. Candlemakers, specifically the Santa’s Whiskers scent. A candle which smells like gingersnap cookies and egg nog sounds heavenly.

  • avatar Samie Brown says:

    Grab Bag! I NEED some of that soap…4 stinky dogs need a bath a lab a husky a shepherd and a shep mix go through soooo much soap it’s crazy!

  • avatar Jamie Bahm says:

    Grab Bag! I am really interested in the dog soap for my beloved Australian Shepherd, Livy. I’m always looking for new products for her – especially to keep her coat healthy!

  • HAIRY SITUATIONS! I’ve always love the hair on Shane from The L Word. For a while, I even sported the look….

  • avatar Laurie Weil says:

    I wish I lived by you too! Grab bag. Ethel and Louie need a bath. Louie leaks a lot because of Cushings and I can’t do the bath bit too often because of my back. Ethel would just love the attention because she feels a need to be pampered since Louie appeared as the foster. If they both smell beautiful, it is as wonderful as a candle. So I would win twice.

  • avatar Laurie Cass says:

    What a wonderful “Grab Bag” of prize choices you have offered. My pibble, Gogo, is a wonderful guy. He makes my life bearable in so many ways. Mostly by giving me reasons to laugh. Since this was his first holiday season with us and out of the shelter, he didn’t know he was supposed to get presents that were just for him. Soooo, he didn’t get any presents. I would love to win the ID tags for him. I am working on saving for a nice new collar for him and new ID tags would be just the candle on the top of the cake. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this for him.

  • avatar Corbin says:

    OMG OMG OMG!!!! I can’t believe I won! I’ve been eyeing your sweaters for SO long! I’m SOOOOO SUPER excited! Holy crap! Thank you SO SO SO SO SOOOOOO MUCH!!!! This is just great! I’m not going to enter todays giveaway… because I WON yesterdays! OMG! THANKS!!!
    -Corbin

  • avatar Liz says:

    GRAB BAG!!!!!

    My petbull, Bella, smells like Fritos. Thus, she is in desperate need of the soap. :)

  • avatar Nancy says:

    Grab Bag me! Would love a new tag fr my ” vicious” ( will kiss you to death pit mix Cal!

  • avatar heather and handsome dan says:

    Grab bag! Tags for one of the foster dogs of Handsome Dan’s Rescue!

  • Grab Bag! I would love a tag because it’d look adorable on Zoe! :)

  • avatar Kate B says:

    Hairy Situations! My hair crush is Lauren Conrad- her hair is always gorgeous without being “too done”, which I absolutely love.

  • avatar Heather says:

    GRAB BAG!! I would love to win the soap!! I have been looking for something that will make my riley smell as sweet as she is!

  • avatar Mayzie says:

    Heehee! This is FUN! Um, I do NOT want the soap. I smell super duper awesome WITHOUT baths…no matter what my mom says. I would LUVS the PetID tag cuz my tags are SO boring and I think I might need something to match my pawsonality, don’t you?

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

    PeeS. No, we don’t go to Kansas City to gets to Oak-luh-home-ah. But my Uncle J lives in Kansas City and sometimes we go visit him. We’ll lets you know the next time we’re there cuz we’d LUV to meet you!!

  • avatar Kirsten says:

    Grab Bag…I’d STILL love to try some of that soap! Unlike my dogs, I love things that smell good (they prefer things that smell dead).

  • avatar Anita says:

    GRAB BAG!! Maize would look like da bomb in a skull and cross bones tag. I love your hair short!

  • Grab Bag:That photo of Miss M makes me laugh…what a weirdo. I missed out on the candles…let’s try for that.

  • avatar Two Grads says:

    GRAB BAG! The candle! We are candle enthusiasts and I love the mission!

  • avatar Keri says:

    Grab bag!!! I love the pet id tag. My pup lost her tags recently so I need some awesome new ones!! Yours are super cool!

  • avatar Deanna says:

    HAIRY SITUATIONS! My celeb hair crush? Zooey Deschanel, of course! (P.S. Your short hair was fab!)

  • avatar Nate says:

    Hairy Situations please! My current celeb hair crush is James Franco. I went through a bleach blonde spikey hair phase a high school though…*barf*

  • avatar Erin says:

    HAIRY SITUATIONS! My hair crush is Jennifer Aniston. Her hair color is just gorgeous.

  • avatar amfriese says:

    Grab Bag!! I would love a custom pet ID tag, maybe with a phrase instead of a name? Opt to Adopt perhaps or something more witty that I am sure you could come up with :)

  • avatar Rebecca says:

    Hairy Situations!
    I love Debra Messings hair. Red, curly, straight, it’s always so beautiful!

  • GRAB BAG! Okay, I can’t believe I missed yesterday’s giveaway! Darn work schedule. But I have a minor candle addiction, so that would be my pick!

  • “GRAB BAG!” I’d love to win one of the candles from 5B & Co. I love to come home from a bad day at work, light some candles, and just veg out on the couch. It’s a lot healthier than drinking!

  • avatar Dana says:

    HAIRY SITUATIONS! My celeb hair crush is Michelle Wiliams. I absolutely love her hair color in “Blue Valentine” and she always looks gorgeous on the red carpet!

  • Grab BAG! Knox would love an extra id tag for the foster dog… since we have yet to get a generic id tag for our fosters!

  • avatar jen says:

    grab bag! i think the tag would be awesome :)

    congrats on the high blog hit count!