Saturday, February 6, 2010

Things My Followers Love... and Giveaway Winners!!

I hope everyone who entered had fun! The "something sweet" bonus entries made me HUNGRY!! And rocked in general :) Here's the Sweetness List:

Sweet Things My 
Followers Love...

Books and Writing...

Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster (I saw a review and now I truly want to read this! Thank you InABox!)
Shakespeare's Sonnet 116
Corinthian 13:4-7

Super sweet moments...

Warm baby cheeks
Amber's 4 year-old niece, who wrote her a Facebook message with a family friend's help:

"Amber, you are the best and I love you. Thank you for letting me be in your wedding. How is your dog doing? How is your car doing? I am four and I am going to be five."

Kate's husband, who baked 30 pies for their wedding
Melissa's youngest daughter, who just learned how to blow kisses

Aww, you guys...
Thanks for naming moi as your "Something Sweet", you guys are really too amazing. :) :)

And Gwoe, do you really have t-shirts that say Team Derek and Team Rowan? You ARE the sweetest critique buddy ever! *sniff sniff* Now I really have to sell these books!! And a Rock Hard Body Alert tshirt is awesome... who knew a bit of flash fiction could inspire so much.


Chocolate cake
Chocolate fudge cheesecake
Toffee from See's candy (love toffee!)
Toffee in general (ditto)
Kate's Husband's pies, especially the strawberry-rubarb, but also pumpkin
Cupcakes (two of you commented on cupcakes!)
Chocolate (a classic)
Blue Bell Dutch Chocolate ice cream
Wintogreen Lifesavers (are those the ones that spark?)
Chocolate mouse cake with Cool Whip and Strawberries (well YUM!)
Chocolate gummy bears
Venti White Chocolate Mochas (I. Adore. These.)
Blueberry Cheesecake
Chocolate pretzels
Erica's husband's pumpkin cheesecake (who are all these husbands who bake and will you please have them talk to mine?)
Heath bars (Super Yum!)
Chocolate brownies
Lemon meringue pie
Chocolate chip cookies
Peanut butter cups 

Okay, now that everyone's mouths are watering, it's time to announce the winners!!!

The Winners
of the Coaster's
Sweetest Followers
Ever Giveaway!

For the Keepin' it Real Category, the winner of How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend is Tiana Lei at Spilled Ink ! Congrats Tiana, I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.

For the Fairy Tale Fantasy Category, the winner of The Faerie Path is Tina Lynn at Sweet Niblets ! Congrats Tina, I hope you enjoy this charming, classic fairy tale.

I was going to use Random. org to pick the winner, but you have to pay! So I did the drawing the old-fashioned, writing-names-on-slips-of-paper way, then pulled them out of a kitchen container thingy. Actually, I had my oldest two pick the names (thanks kids!) and I think it is completely weird that the very first two entrants were both the winners. Congrats again!!

Thank you to everyone for entering and giving us so many sweet things to think about. I really enjoyed this giveaway, and I hope you did too!


  1. Do we all put together an awesome "sweet" list or what?! Thanks for listing it for us like that.

    Congrats Tiana and Tina! :-)

  2. Ahh, reading that message from my niece again just re-warmed my heart! It WAS super sweet.

    Congrats to Tiana and to (my girl!) Tina Lynn. :)

  3. Congrats to the winners! I had my husband pick the winning entries for my blog contest with his foot. It works just as well as that random drawing online!

  4. Congrats to the winners!

    Seems like there are contests everywhere! I'm having one at my blog, too:)

  5. There are contests everywhere, but I have yet to win anything...okay, sulking over.


  6. What a great contest. Thanks for having it!

  7. Yay! I NEVER win anything. Grab whichever one of your kids that pulled my name out and give 'em a big ole slobbery kiss and a squishy hug!!! Yay! Have you ever seen Ella Enchanted? I keep thinking about that scene where the blond got all excited about going to the ball and screamed, then hyperventilated, then fainted. Yeah...that's me! *thud*

  8. Congrats to the winners!! Yay :o) LOL - on the cooking husband thing. He doesn't cook cheesecake that often ;o)

  9. Shannon- Yes, you guys' list is my favorite part of the contest :)

    Amber- I LOVE your nieces' message! She sounds darling!

    Natalie- Yay, yes!

    Mary- And thank you for entering :) You warmed my heart with your "something sweet" :) :)

    Aubrie- Ha ha ha!!! I never thought of using toes, and I'm a toe-panzee!

    Melissa- Oooh! I want to enter!!

    Jonathon- Yes, they're everywhere. Keep entering, you might get lucky!

    Bethany- I'm so happy you entered. Your "something sweet" made my day, truly. Thank you Bethany!

    Tina- CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yay yay woo woo!! I'm so happy for you. My daughter picked your entry, she liked the cover of the faerie book better. I would have used my two-year-old, but he kept grabbing handfuls of entries.

    Erica- Lol, at least he makes it sometimes! Definitely a winner!!

  10. Yay!! I'm so excited! I really wanted to read this book too, and now I get to! Sorry for all the exclamation points, I'm just so happy :)

    P.S. Isn't it weird that the winners were named Tina and Tiana? Ha ha :)

    Thanks again!


  11. Just found your blog. Love it. But even more so, I love that you are a Peeta lover. Me too. I cannot wait until book 3 comes out. What in the world is she doing, making me wait???
    I'm new to this dark side of blogging. Just finished my YA MS. I'd love for you to stop by and check my blog out.

  12. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I've given you the Over the Top Award! Have a Great Day!

  13. Hi Diana~ I found your site from Kelly's (congrats on another award, from her!) You have a fab site here and I love your upbeat voice. I look forward to reading more from you!

    :)) Nicole

  14. Tiana- WOO HOO YAY!!! Thanks for emailing me, I will send your book out asap!! Congratulations, I hope you like it!

    Tiffany- I AM a Peeta lover!! I will definitely check out your blog :)

    Kelly- Thank you so much! That really does make this a great day! :) :)

    Nicole- Aw, thank you for stopping by and for the kind words! :)

  15. OMG, big congrats to Tiana and Tina. How did I miss this contest? Phooey! I suck.

    Love that you posted all the comments from your followers. You rock.

  16. No, I was kidding about the t-shirts but if we ever meet in person I might have to do a quick order. Miss you.