Since joining the blogosphere last February I’ve noticed that many bloggers make note of their 100th post by doing something special such as posting 100 things about themselves, or posting 100 goals, or announcing it in BIG LETTERS, some have even hosted contests.  I made a mental note about it and decided that I wanted to do something special for my 100th post.  The problem is that I made a mental note about it; I didn’t write it down or track it very closely.  The other morning I happened to be glancing through my blog stats and noticed that I had 101 posts.  OOOOOOPS!  So much for making a big deal about post #100. 
Oh well, post #102 can be cool too, right? 
And to celebrate #102 I am hosting a contest.  In hosting this contest I am able to sneak in a shameless plug for my husband’s side business, “Wordalize It!”  And what do you win?  A custom t-shirt such as the two pictured below. 
Just an example, folks.

Just an example, folks.

And yet another example

And yet another example

The purpose of my blog has been to write about family life, to promote FAMILY, and to share and receive ideas on bettering families, so this prize is a way for one lucky winner to celebrate their family by winning a t-shirt sporting the names of their family members.  The examples above are only two ideas.  Some people choose to put their surname as the biggest word and then the first names of the family members surrounding it.  If you are the winner you will get to choose size, shirt color, word color, font, and design.

And what do you have to do to win this fabulous prize?  Well…we need ideas for Halloween costumes.  Every year my mom hosts a family Halloween party, and we always try to have a creative costume.  We’ve been pirates, the “Adam’s Apple Family” (apples tied around our necks), babies, and two years ago, since we were hosting a foreign exchange student from Vietnam, we made him be the Vietnamese soldier and the rest of us were his prisoner’s of war. 

Leave a costume idea in the comment section and you will be entered into the contest.  It’s that simple!  The contest runs until 12:00 p.m. MST Saturday, October 25, 2008.  A number of things are being accomplished with this post:  I get to celebrate post #102, I still promote family, I help Hub spread the word about his business, I get to send a winner a t-shirt to celebrate their family, and we get ideas for Halloween costumes!  Sometime after 12:00 p.m. MST on Saturday, October 25, 2008 the names of all entrants will be placed in my purple smiley face bowl and Hub will draw out the lucky winner.  Make sure to include your email address in your comment if you don’t have a blog URL so that you can be contacted.  The winner will be announced in a post on Monday, October 27, 2008.

***Make note:  If you are not the winner and would still like to order a t-shirt(s) feel free to email me at kweenmama at yahoo dot com.  Though there is a website, it is still under construction and it will be easier to place an order that way–besides, anyone who orders from my blog will receive $5.00 off of each item they order.  One of the biggest sellers has been framed family names in a cloud (like on the shirts above).  We can email a sample picture of one to anyone who is interested.

So, share those costume ideas…you just might win a shirt!

And, thanks.