Friday, June 26, 2009

Vera Bradley Giveaway!

OK so I let my official 2-year bloggaversary pass by this month without any recognition. So while this is a little tardy, Happy Bloggaversary to me!!! And in celebration, I'm doing a fun little giveaway... so get excited!

Up for grabs is this fabulous Bowler bag from Vera Bradley in Citrus. Citrus is now retired, but it's an uber fun summery pattern with some cool blues and lime green. The interior pattern is a super cute blue paisley with elephants.


The Bowler is one of my very favorite styles... I have several bowlers in different fabrics. It's a great bag because it holds deceivingly more than you think it can. It has a million little pockets and zipper hideaways - love it! Plus it opens up very wide so you can SEE what's in there (always one of my issues as I like to carry my entire life in my bags).




The current Bowlers retail for $72, so this is a great lil prize, y'all! So what do you have to do to get in on this giveaway? Easy...


1. Leave a comment on this post, you get one entry.

2. Become a follower (or tell me if you already are), you get a second entry.

3. Become a follower (or tell me if you already are) over at my other fab site, Make Room for Style, you get TWO more entries! Shazam!

4. Post about this giveaway on your own blog, another two entries.

5. Finally, if you're feeling a little crazy... in honor of the late pop legend, please give me your favorite Michael Jackson memory! Mine would be sitting on the lawn at Fulton Co. Stadium for his Thriller tour. (I had a huge thing for MJ when I was a kid... oh man... that Thriller LP with the white tiger photo? Yeah.) So give me yours, that's one more entry.


If I'm counting right, that's a total of 8 chances to win, girls! Super fun. OK y'all have till Friday, July 3rd at 5pm to get those entries in. Good luck!!!

64 comments:

Marissa said...

Oh, pick me!!

BroncoMom said...

Hey Buford Betty!
Happy Bloggerversary to you and many many more.
I would like to enter your giveaway.
Lets see on the comment section. I qualify for the comment as one. I am a follower for another. The third comment is my favorite Michael Jackson song this will be tough since I love most of them....."Don't stop till you get enough!"
BroncoMom.is.ann@gmail.com

Mrs.Preppy said...

Oh my gosh -- where was your other blog when I was pregnant! I love the outfit ideas... I could have used some creative inspiration. I follow both blogs in Google Reader and my fav memory is when Jennifer Garner did the Thriller dance in 13 Going on 30.

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Cute! Please enter me twice - I'm a follower.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

This is one of my FAVORITE patterns! I have a different bag, the wallet, and checkbook cover...so clearly I need this!

I am already a follower, just added your other blog [which is super cute], and my fave MJ memory is...

I had a sleepover at my friend Danielle's house, and we woke up the next day JUST to watch the premiere of the Black or White video!

Jill said...

Oh this is so fun! I'm a follower both here and at Make Room for Style! (Is follower the same thing as subscribing to you on Google Reader? I'm assuming so, that's what I do...) I'll give you a shout out over on my blog in a second too. Favorite Michael Jackson memory?? Hmm...never been to a concert, honestly, it's probably some home dance parties to "ABC, 123" that's a jam and a great one to dance to!

suburban prep said...

Love Vera Bradley. Hubby knows that I will pull him into a store just to look if we pass one.
I am a follower of both of your blogs.
As for the memory of Michael Jackson, I will show my age when I remember being a freshman in college when Thriller really became a big hit and that would be the album playing on Friday afternoons when people were getting ready to go out for the night or the weekend.

Denim and Pearls said...

This is my mom's favorite pattern and I'd love to win it for her! I'm also a follower.

Bridget said...

So I follow you on here and your other site :)

Im a child of the 80s (86) so when I was young my mom would put on MJ records and I would bop around the house with her, playing dress up :)

how do i post about your giveaway on my blog?

Buford Betty said...

Thanks, Bridget! You can just do a quick post with the link or put a link on your sidebar to my giveaway post. Easy peasy!

Doreen said...

Happy Bloggerversary~2 yrs that's wonderful, congrats!! I love Vera Bradley and this Bowler bag seems right up my ally! No pun intended. hahaha I love it! :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Following your bloggy! :)

Doreen said...

Following your Make Room For Style bloggy! :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

I'm a follower of your site!

Doreen said...

Also, following 'Make Room for Style'! :)

Doreen said...

I just remember being little watching the making of the Thriller video and watching Thriller! Jennifer Garner did the Thriller dance in 13 Going on 30 and I loved that! haha

Doreen said...

I'm blogging this giveaway: http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/vera-bradley.html Thanks for the chance!

The Browns said...

Hey gal! I am a follower on BOTH blogs & I left a post on my blog:

thebrown-family.blogspot.com

I love, love, love Vera Bradley!

<3 Bon

And, MJ memory...well, I love that movie "13 going on 30" when they dance to Thriller :P But, I have to say I was born in 1981 & grew up listening to Celine Dion & Mariah Carey, but I do love MJ's music!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Adorable bag! Love the pattern!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I just joined as a follower. What a CUTE blog!

Ashley Ederington said...

1. Love this bag!

2. I now follow this blog.

3. I follow Make room for style.

4. Posted about your giveaway on my blog http://ashleyederingtonliving.blogspot.com/

5. I am not really a fan of MJ, so I can't think of a memory :(

BTW, I have a diaper giveaway going on at my blog until the 1st, head on over and enter to win a CASE of diapers!

LucySig said...

New reader..Have no idea how I got here, but LOVE to read your blog. PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE....My fav MJ memory is of course his music vidoe for thrilllller!:)

Bombtastic Belle said...

I've just started to get in the Vera Bradley purses :) I'm already a follower. And my favorite MJ memory was seeing the "Thriller" music video when I got older for hte first time and it scared the beejeezus out of me. *lol*

The Harmon's said...

What a cute bag and i'm already a follower.

Amanda Harmon

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

My sister in law is a HUGE VB fan and her bday is right around the corner...this would solve my dilemma of what to get her! So! Here's my comment, I am now a follower of BOTH you blogs...woo hoo!!

And my fave MJ moment would have to be the time I was in a car with my two of my guy friends. Thriller comes on the radio, I think nothing of it, then all of sudden the two of them in the front seat start doing this crazy rendition of the thriller dance. Every time I hear that song now, that's what I think of. Boys are silly.

Needs Help said...

Oh I'd love to win this!! I'm a follower of both your blogs and I'm adding this giveaway to my sidebar :)

My favorite memory of MJ would definitely be my first summer at sleep away camp having my counselor dress up as MJ and do the moon walk at a late night "fairy party" where the wake all the campers up in the middle of the night and let us have juice and cookies and candy then put us back to sleep and tell us we dreamed all up when we discuss it the next morning.

Elizabeth said...

Love VB stuff!

MJ moment is when Thriller came out.

Thanks for the contest...Hope I win!

Jacky said...

Oh, do I love Vera Bradley! And that does look like a GREAT bag! Happy 2 year anniversary, and thanks for the chance to win! =)

thesweetestpetunia@gmail.com

Jacky said...

Now following you! =)

thesweetestpetunia@gmail.com

Jacky said...

Also following your other blog. Do I need to leave 2 comments? I guess I will, and then if I didn't need it, you can delete it! =)

thesweetestpetunia@gmail.com

News Around The Blogs said...

Happy Bloggaversary, cute purse, count me in!

Miss New England Style said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I am a follower of both sites and my fave MJ memory is being in elementary school when Thriller came out and jamming to that (as much as a 2nd grader can) at recess with one of those big boom boxes. Fun times!

rbailey1958 said...

Thanks for the opportunity 2 win this awesome bag
pkbailey@charter.net

rbailey1958 said...

I am a follower
pkbailey@charter.net

rbailey1958 said...

Make Room For Style follower
pkbailey@charter.net

rbailey1958 said...

Make Room For Style Follower
pkbailey@charter.net

rbailey1958 said...

Michael Jackson was born in 1958, as I was also. My fondest memory was when the song ABC came out, the 1 song after another were hits. I loved all those early on songs of my childhood growing up in Fontana, CA along time ago.
pkbailey@charter.net

Jules said...

Thanks for hosting this fab giveaway!

1. I love this bag
2. I am following this blog
3. I am following Make room for style
4. I have posted about this giveaway on the sidebar of my blog. www.chicnpink.blogspot.com
5. My favorite Michael Jackson memory would have to when the video/short film for Thriller came out. I think I was about 5 and my mom didn't want me watching it and I couldn't get enough of it, even though it used to scare me. To me, this is still the best music video ever made.

PammyS said...

Oh! I love that bowler bag! Cute cute! You know how I love the bowler!!! :) I believe I am already following, if not, I will click to do that next. Fav Michael memory...probably trying to learn how to moonwalk with my elementary school girlfriends...wearing one of those Michael Jackson style jackets...and of course trying to learn the dance routine on Thriller. He was one of my first "crushes"!

Tanya said...

I love both blogs and I'm a follwer of both.

Count me in I love this bag!

5 Boys And Me said...

Super cute - LOVE the pattern and I am not a follower!

www.threeboysandme.blogspot.com

Kate said...

I am a follower and I love Vera!!

Molly said...

I am a follower! :)
Maybe this isn't my favorite memory but its too funny to not share, when I was little I was so scared of the Thriller video and my cousin would torture me with it, one time I locked myself in her closet because of it. Hehe, its funny now but it sure wasn't then!

LyndsAU said...

this would be a great addition to my collection :)
i am a follower :)

The Eubanks said...

So fun!

I am a follower of both blogs and my favorite MJ memory is from 13 going on 30 when they dance to Thriller at the party. I love that!

Kristen said...

I am so excited! Who doesn't LOVE giveaways?!

I am a follower of both of your blogs and posted a little something in my sidebar about your giveaway.

My favorite MJ memory is watching home videos of my hubby and his 2 cousins dance around to Beat It and Bad! They learned some killer moves from him!

Yeah, I hope you draw my name!

Jenny Rose said...

I LOVE this bag! So chic!

Jenny Rose said...

I became a follower of this blog!

Jenny Rose said...

I became a follower of your other blog! Such cute ideas!

Jenny Rose said...

I became a follower of both blogs!

Jenny Rose said...

Favorite Michael Jackson memory would have to be a fabulous mix we danced to in drill team- football season 1997! Awww- the memories!

mommara said...

So cute! Ia ma new follower too!

My fav MJ memory is dancing to "Billy Jean" at my prom. How fun those songs are to dance too.

celi.a said...

Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary! That's great commitment.

+1 I'm a bit young for the whole MJ phenomenon (I remember him mostly as the guy who was into 13 year-old boys), but I do remember the first time I saw the 'Thriller' video on MTV or VH1. It was spooky and cool and I didn't understand it, but I've since grown to love it. You have to, right? It's like a law of the universe.

+1 I'm adding this contest to the sidebar of my blog at: http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com.

I really love Vera Bradley bags. I've been looking for one that'll fit my MacBook...the bowler might do the trick. Thanks for holding the giveaway!

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Ginny said...

thanks for the chance to win :D

i LOVE Vera Bradley... so kind of you to offer this up.

larsenvt {AT} gmail {DOT} com

Britt said...

What an adorable bag!! :)

Miss Madras said...

Love Vera! I am following both blogs, will mention this on mine, and my favorite MJ memory-
At my wedding 10 years ago out of the blue I hear Thriller being played. I went a little nuts trying to figure out who requested it. It was my aunt who wanted her daughters to hear the song. At my wedding?????

katie c said...

i absolutely love your blog!!!
and i love this bag... vera bradley is ALWALYS so cute!!!

1) so this my comment
2)i'm following this blog
3) i'm following make room for style
4)my favorite michael jackson memory is my whole swim team performing the thriller tour during a swim meet that we decided to be 80's themed... it was a BLAST!!!

Julie Tiemann said...

Love the bag! (1)

I just started following you (already was in my google reader, but made it official) (another 1)

I'm already follwing you over there! (2)

My favorite memory was when some of our staff at work re-enacted the Thriller video, face paint and all - including our (very white) 70-year-old director. Priceless. (another 1)

That's five for me! :)

southernbagz said...

This is one of my favorite style Vera bags and I'd love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Kathy said...

Love me some Vera B! Hope I win!

Here's my ancient MJ story:

I was in High School when Thriller came out and I'll never forget all the kids dancing to it over at "Our Place" in Marietta.

Thanks for your blog, reminds me of home and makes me feel young again when I read it!

Amanda R said...

1. I'd love to win this bag - it's so cute for summer and I am always in needs of another piece or Vera
2. Follower of your blog
3. Follower of make room for style
4. Favorite MJ memory would be that I was terrified of the Thriller video as a kid and my older brother would try to torture me by making me watch it.

Hope you have a great 4th!

elliotandamanda@gmail.com

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

I'm a Vera lover! Great giveaway!

I'm a follower


My best MJ memory was when Thriller came out. We all crowded around my 13" tv and were scared silly. Then we immediately tried to learn the dance. We taped that on our...are you ready....on our BETA!!! Yes, for all you youngin's who barely remember VHS, there was also BETA which was very short lived.. and this was pre-remote control....whew, do I feel old. But we did learn the steps and danced our hearts out.


God bless Kenny Ortega!

Stafford Wife said...

Well I'm posting here since I just found your site and am a new follower to both sites.

I think my favorite MJ memory is thinking how cool it was to see the floor light up while he danced in his Billy Jean video. Then years later I remember watching him in Captain EO at Disneyland and remembering that he was still cool (even though I was a teenager and didn't admit that to anyone). Two memories but I couldn't pick just one. : )

~Kristen~ said...

I love your blog! I am now a follower of this and your other blog, Make Room for Style. Adorable! Thanks for the giveaway ... I love Vera Bradley. ;)