October 18, 2012

A Surprise in my Inbox

A few weeks ago Marian, from Miss Mustard Seed, wrote a post about her new book that just came out this fall. At the end she mentioned that she would give away a book and maybe some extra goodies to someone who commented.

I was having a stressful day. I was sitting waiting for some water to boil while making dinner and feeling torn in a million different directions. I wanted to get outside and paint, I wanted to stay inside and clean, I wanted to sit down and play with my kids.....so I wrote a sad, venting comment about how overwhelmed I was. At the end I wrote, 

I’m comment number 900 something so I’m hoping no one even reads this but at least I’ve vented just a little bit….I think maybe I should start writing in a journal ;)

I thought to myself, man I hope I don't actually win this because Miss Mustard Seed will see how pathetic I am!!!

Well what do you know, I got an email from Miss Mustard Seed herself this morning, Marian :) 

Now you could think that this means the whole thing is rigged and she just looked for someone who pulled at her heart strings to choose to win. But she's honest and doesn't have time to read over 12 hundred comments, so she uses random.org or some site like that to choose a winner.

Instead you could think this was just a crazy coincidence...

Or you could choose to think like Marian and I do, that God has a pretty hilarious sense of humor and it was no accident that I won that giveaway!! Getting an email from Marian was the most exciting thing to happen to me this week (okay month), and along with a signed copy of her book, Inspired You, and a Miss Mustard Seed T-Shirt she's sending me 2 boxes of her new line of Milk Paint in whatever colors I would like! 

I just had to share this with everyone, it was too funny and exciting not to!! 


  1. Saw your name on her blog! Yay! Just read her book and you'll love it - it is filled to the brim with inspiration, beautiful pictures and DIYs.

  2. That is SUCH a nice surprise...and a cute backstory, too. Can't wait to see what you do with your milkpaint :)
    ~ Dana