The BIG 100!
Not quite 8 months ago, on February 16th of this year, I entered the blog world with equal parts excitement and trepidation. I wrote what I thought was an appropriate "first post"... My 10 Most Favorite Things. Just a way to let the world of bloggers learn a little bit about myself. And looking back at it today, I still find those 10 things at the top of my list, so I guess I haven't changed much! LOL! But hey, it's only been 8 months! How many people change drastically in such a short amount of time? I just cannot believe that I have written 99 more of those postings in such a short amount of time! I'm getting a lot faster at them now!
OK, so here it is... The BIG 100! I would like to celebrate this milestone of mine by having a little blog game centered around another one of my favorite things ... 80's Music! Yes, I was born in the early 70's so right around the mid-80's I was all about the tight-rolled stone-washed jeans, the jellies, the fluorescent t-shirts (or fluorescent anything for all that matters), the banana clips, the feathered hair, the friendship bracelets. Yes, believe it or not, these fashions made their way all the way down to little Costa Rica, tucked away in Central America. My dad even had a t-shirt that said "RELAX" LOL!!!!
But with the fashions, also came the music. Who doesn't remember Devo, Duran Duran or Culture Club? Who wasn't a big fan of Bananarama or Cindy Lauper? And who didn't make out to Crazy For You by Madonna or Can't Fight This Feeling by R.E.O. Speedwagon? Are you humming anything yet???
Oh yes, and in the late 80's I was all about the "alternative" or "new wave" bands. I'm sure most of you remember The Cure, Depeche Mode and Erasure (I actually saw all these in concert). But even though I was on the "new wave" side of things, I was still exposed to the opposite side... yep, I knew all the lyrics to Sweet Child of Mine and Shot Through The Heart! Did you?
So... in the spirit of one of my favorite decades of my life, I thought I would play a little game with my blog readers. I will be giving away an appliqued tee in your choice of sizes from 12-Month to 8 years. I will applique this tee with some gorgeous Oilily corduroys that I have here in my stash. Sorry I don't have a picture to show you... this tee will be created especially for your little one! Don't have a little one? No worries. I know from time to time I do get comments from some of you that don't have kids, but I figured, if you are reading my blog and commenting, it must be because you either have kids and love to dress them in handmade boutique clothes, OR you are the crafty type and in search for inspiration or just some goofy fun! ;) So, if you don't have a little girl who would enjoy this tee, I will send you a little crafty care package. This will be a box full of little treasures that all crafty types would enjoy: some fabric pieces, vintage trims, funky buttons and a few surprises! So the winner will get their choice of 2 awesome prizes!!!
And, what do you have to do to enter to win? It's easy... just leave a comment here on my blog and tell me two things: 1. Your favorite 80's Pop song and 2. Your guess for MY favorite 80's Pop song. (I know there are A LOT of songs to choose from, but I am limiting this to POP, not Alternative or Heavy Metal, and HINT: it has NOT been mentioned here on this posting!)
I will close this game exactly 1 week from today to give everyone plenty of time to play. And if no one guesses my favorite song, no worries. I will randomly pick a winner out of all the answers. I just want us all to have fun with this! Next Monday, October 15th, I will post a You-Tube video of my favorite 80's Pop song (and if I feel up to it I will post a couple other too just for fun). And I will announce the winner.
So... have fun! Let's hear those favorite 80's tunes!!