Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hand-Made Pay It Forward 2012

So, this is an idea I've seen around a couple of blogs and FB, but I've never really had the "umph!" to do. (You'll remember - only because I remind you at every possible chance - that I was really, really busy last year, what with school and everything.....)

When I saw this over at Sky Minded and Ever Growing last week, I knew that I had to get on the stick and do something this year. Unless I'm going back to get my PhD (which I'm SO NOT), I have no excuses (except the 4-year old twin boy kind) to get my butt in gear and give stuff away. But, not just stuff. As the title implies, the stuff must be hand-made. And, no. This is not an attempt to get rid of the extra jams in my pantry - I have no problem finding recipients for that yummy stuff. (Oh my gawd - did I just toot my own horn?)

Now, of course, there exists the very real possibility that I will be giving stuff to people that I would have given stuff to anyway - two coworkers, two friends, and one cousin - simply because they may be the only people who actually read my blog. So, here's a shout-out to my peeps: Lish, JoElla, Roch, Beck, and Juanita! (Seriously? Shout out to my peeps? Dude, I'm so street. Or not. Whatever.)

So, here are the two rules:
I promise to make something and send it (before the end of 2012) to the first five people who comment on this post.
If you are one of the first five, you must promise to re-post the rules on your blog (or even FB) and send something to the first five people who comment on your post. The item must be hand made by you and the recipient must receive the gift before the end of 2012. The item may be as simple or as complicated as you would like. You just have to promise to follow through.

OK - now, PLEASE comment or I may have anxiety akin to high school when I just wasn't cool enough to be the FFA Sweetheart (even though I was one of the two girls in the goddamn class). Seriously, people, I can't handle that kind of rejection again..... (FYI - the other girl, my BF, wasn't cool enough, either. Losers! Bwah-ha-ha-ha! Looking back now, I can't even remember who won - probably some cheerleader - but I could have been a contender!) Really, I'm OK. I swear. (She was probably a real snot about it, too.)

(Beck/Roch: no comments about my social skills back in the day, or you'll get nothing! Besides, they have greatly improved. Haven't they?)


Bee Girl said...

Now, I'd love to participate (just so I can get something fabulous from you, of course), but would be happy to bow out if you have 5 others who would like to participate, too. So slap me on your list as either number 1 or number 6 ;-)

Lish said...

How can I not sign up! I guess I could pay it forward with cakes or cupcakes?

Rachelle said...

You know I am always up for shenanigans! do far better at blogging then I can even pretend to. I believe you said, "Roch, you suck at blogging!" true and true :)

Gonna be a great year

Leslie said...

we would hate for you to stress, so I will leave a post but not to sure on the rest. I still have project from Hmmmmmmmm say at least 5 years ago to make. so I'm probably not a good canidate for this.

Susan said...

In at the last moment! What a great idea - especially since I will have a whole year, almost, to make five things! Even I can do that.

John said...

Ha Ha, I'm number 6, so I don't have to do shit :)

Just wanted to say that "I like the way you write" (you have to imagine Karl Childers saying it)

Carolyn Renee said...

Found you from Susan's eiei-omg! blog! What a great idea!