Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Shiny Giveaway





So, something really cool happened a few days ago. My husband threw a ball to my daughter and she caught it. As the ball came into her hands the sides up my lips flipped into a smile, and so did hers. I saw a gloss wash over her face of pure happiness and her emotion spread nearly thirty feet over to me.







It has only happened a few times in my life, but at that moment the world went silent and I was right in the thick of my daughter’s soul. She was so very happy, so happy that she quickly infected me..thanks Indigo, I needed that.







I would absolutely love to spread a little happiness, and make someone else feel a little bit “shiny”. Shiny is what, I want to dub those earth quieting moments. So, would you like to feel shiny?







This is my first gift from the Spectrum, simply be attached via the follower button and leave a comment about a “shiny” moment you have had! I will have Little Miss Indigo pick a number out of a mixing bowl next Friday on November 12th for the winner. Just keep in mind I will need to ship this to you, meaning I will need an address from the winner. I am only able to ship within the landlocked portion of the good ole USA.







I am dubbing this the “shiny” gift. Included is:

1. A Nice Shiny Pasta Strainer
2. Very small and cool Shiny mini ingredient holders, great for prep
3. Sultry and Shiny Wine Gear
4. A super shiny and hopefully to be well used Flour Sifter
5. The Star and Shiny ingredient to all who bake, Vanilla Beans from Madagascar







Oh...yah...here are the gifts! Please have a fantastic weekend & be safe.


55 comments:

Ami said...

I am in Canada, so I can't enter this. I did however want to tell you how this made me smile :). I never knew how much I could connect to someones soul until I had a baby... it's amazing isn't it?! Those moments that make the earth go silent make all the stressful moments seem worth it.

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

My shiney moment was when I was nursing my daughter in the early hours of morning when the sun was coming up. I saw her looking at me... and I watched the sun sweep across her face. That moment time stood still.

claire said...

i wish i lived in your city so i could babysit her! she is precious!

my shiney-est moment was when my little brother said my name for the first time! it was incredible and to me such a monument!

hope you have a great weekend!

Taylor said...

Oooh I love shiny things! My shiny moment: getting into PT school!

Sara said...

A recent shiny moment I've had was watching lots of glittery confetti falling and reflecting off of glass buildings in San Francisco during the Giants victory parade on Wednesday. So exciting!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love those shiny moments- your post made me smile. :) I had a shiny moment last night talking to my grandson on the phone.

Monet said...

What a beautiful little post. Seeing your sweet girl brought such a smile to my face. She is such a precious little gift from above. I know you and your husband feel so very blessed. Your giveaway is great! I'm all about shiny moments and shiny things!

theUngourmet said...

I grinned from ear to ear when I read the part about you being right in the thick of your daughter's soul. I can completely relate! Everyday I witness moments like these with my children. I wouldn't trade these moments for anything in the world. :)

Alessandra said...

Out of the competition since I live in New Zealand, but just like to tell you that I share your shiny moments... remembering my kids at that age!!!

ciao
Alessandra

Brandi said...

What a great post and a great giveaway!

My shiny moment story would be the first time my daughter smiled at me. She was a preemie, so it took her a while to find that smile. When she did, though, it was golden, and she gave it just to me! Beautiful!

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Topher said...

My shiny moment was when my girlfriend smiled at me for the first time.

Shannon said...

Awesome giveaway Jen!!! How is it someone already had my shiny moment? haha Mine was this morning at 4am, feeding Gabe. He stopped, looked up at me and started cracking up. I think I may have died. It was just what I needed to make my day. And seriously, can you have more kids? You make em so pretty!!!

angthan said...

My shiny moment was when my son was six months old and I had been working on teaching him to clap. It wasn't going very well until one day I went to pick him up from day care and there he was clapping away! The day care teachers thought nothing of it but my heart just overflowed with joy!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

What a memory to treasure always!
My favorite shiny moment: meeting my daughter.

Design Wine and Dine said...

I want those vanilla beans! A shiny moment happened just yesterday when I put my just 2 yr old son on the phone with my Mom and without being prompted he said, "Hi Mom-mom, I love you!" I wasn't expecting it and I think it made her cry.

Great giveaway!

Jenn said...

What a great moment of you and your husband! Thanks for sharing.
A shiny moment for me had to be when my dad recently looked me in the eye and said "I'm really proud of the woman you have become" aaaaahhhhhh!!!! :)

Leigh Leigh said...

So, I'm not a Mommy yet so one of my shiny moments doesn't quite compare to your precious moment with your adorable daughter, but the first time these two eyes glimpsed the New York city skyline 3 years ago, my life changed. It was as though suddenly I realized how I'd neglected my creative, dreamer spirit and we met again in that moment.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely shiny things¨your daughter is very sweet.

Cheers,

Rosa

Michelle J said...

Way to go, Indigo!

My moment was watching my daughter, Olivia, shine during her solo in her 4th grade musical. She had practiced so much, and when she finally stepped up to the mic and sang out in her clear, sweet little voice, I thought that my heart would burst!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

What a great moment! I had my shiny moment yesterday when I held me less than a day old niece. I've never held a newborn before and she absolutely took my breath away!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

What a fun giveaway and a cute story... your daughter is adorable. Well, it's Friday and one of my shiny moments happen each week when we have our family date nights. Some weeks we stay in some weeks we go out. Tonight we are dressing up and going out. It's such a fun way to spend time with my family. Have a super weekend!!!

Siggy Spice said...

My shiny moment....
Hopefully this doesn't sound lame, but with 3 kiddos in the house, my breath gets taken away daily. Everything from watching them play and be kind with one another to doing something that makes me understand that it all happens so fast.

Eliana said...

What a fun giveaway - I heart shinny things :)

Raina said...

That is such a wonderful moment that you shared. It made me feel shiny. It is times like those when we realize what is important. Don't you wish those feelings lasted for always?

I love your shiny giveaway. It is shiny..lol...and awesome! I am a follower. I am trying to think of a shiny moment..hmmm. I have had so many. But if I had to choose one, my latest shiny moment would be when my 13-year-old told me she had done something really nice for another girl in school who was being bullied; I was so proud of her that she had been so kind.

Sarah said...

What a cutie! I love her curly curly hair!

Having 3 kids gives me so many shiny moments - the most recent:

My little curly headed kid climbed in my lap, grabbed my face and said "mom, mom . . . I love you!" so shiny it hurt. Then he said, "mom, mom . . . I love games." At least I was first.

Jennifurla said...

Keep em coming, these are so lovely...and some are just hilarious too!

Rebecca said...

I follow your blog, but now it's official!! Yay! My shiny moment... getting the job of my dreams this week!!

Susi said...

My shiny moment was when my 17 year old curled up next to me on the couch yesterday and said: "I love you mom, you are the coolest, I think I will really miss you next year when I start college" I almost started crying right there and then, I guess I did something right in raising her :o)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Your daughter is too cute. How awesome that she caught the ball!!! I follow your blog and my shiny moment was when I got married!

xo

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Oooh, shiny! I love shiny stuff. My shiny moment *will be* finding out when my husband and I are moving to Texas... which should be January, but, we'll see! Thanks for having this giveaway, Jen! Your daughter is so adorable.

Judy said...

My last shiny moment was 2 days ago. My 10 y/o finished a pretty lengthy book that I had already read. We talked about it for over an hour. Everything just stopped and I realized how smart she is and how I didn't do a half bad job at raising her.

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Hi Jennifurla, you are the winner for November in my monthly giveaways on my blog

www.mykindofcooking.com

You won a copy of my cookbook, MY KIND OF COOKING and the fall aprons and dish towel.

Please email me your address and I will put the prizes in the mail to you. My email address is: mykindofcooking@gmail.com.

Congratulations,
Linda Burgett

Sue said...

I've had so many shiny moments lately, but I'll try to pick just one...Finding out two more grandbabies are on the way, two months apart:)

teresa said...

aw, such a sweet and shiny post! shiny moments are the best. mine was when my son climbed in my lap and said "i love you mommy!" talk about melting my heart! great giveaway!

Stephanie Ann said...

I know it is kind of weird but I go into my own world when I go rollerblading. I love it.

Val said...

Is it weird that I'm singing shiny happy people by REM? Hehe. Your little one I'd so cute. Happy Friday.

mr. pineapple man said...

too precious!!!

PALATABLE said...

Great giveaway, she is so precious and adorable...

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Batman's Mom said...

My shiny moment...

Changing my sons name to something that was so much more "him" a week after we brought him home from the hospital. shhh.... :)

Heidi said...

Delightful! So many of our shining moments revolve around the gleeful youngsters in our lives!

My shining moment was recently. My son, who is 18 years of age, joined the Army. He has gone through Basic and is currently in MP school. One of our conversations on the phone, he said with earnest, "Mom, This is what I was born to do". Sometimes, our sons (and daughters) grow up to be warriors. And those are the ones we rely on to keep us safe....and free.

Shining moment: Your child is happy in life.

Bake-A-Holic said...

After you stopped by my blog, I came to visit yours and become a follower. Lucky me that I also get to enter your fantastic giveaway!

I have an 18 month old, and I just got done rolling around and giggling with her on the couch! It's one of those moments where you just can't hug them, squeeze them, love them enough. A shiny moment indeed!

geeimhungry said...

My shiny moment was coming home from a long night at work to find my boyfriend home early, warming up the bed and armed with a hug. :)

Allison said...

Wow. What an awesome moment. <3 My son is 10 months old, and I love seeing that look when he realizes he can do something. Just before I started reading this this morning, he put a circle-shaped block into the circle-shaped hole in his shape-sorting bucket for the first time, and he just lit up. So precious. Keep sharing!

Missy said...

your little girl is sooo cute! :-)

Missy
http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/2010/11/zombies.html

Deeba PAB said...

Your little poppet is precious ... and beautiful too. She just made me SMILE! What a great post this is, and what a wonderful giveaway. I have a US address, and would love to be entered for the shine. It's an awesome giveaway! Thank you

Martha (MM) said...

Awww, what a sweet post! I'm just sitting here with a big smile on my face, you brought me right back to such precious moments when my kids were all little - so many shiny moments back then. One of my favorites was when my son was 4 and out on the football field playing flag football for the first time - he was as proud that day as if he'd just been signed up with the NFL. He got in the line up, looked over at me with such pride, had his little tongue sticking out in deep concentration and gave me a thumbs up. I right there sharing his soul at that moment. My younger son at the same age left the field in the middle of a play to bring me a flower he found out there, LOL! Two totally different moments but both shine :-)
Great giveaway!

Katie said...

Love it! She is absolutely precious! My shiny moment happens twice a week when I pick up my son from school. I walk into the classroom and watch him play for a minute until he notices me. His whole face lights up and he screams "MOMMY!!!", drops his friends like a bad habit and runs into my open arms. It never ever ever gets old!

Karen said...

Ahh sweet moment. A shiny moment for me with my daughter was an early morning rocking her on the porch swing on a perfect spring morning. :)

Kathleen said...

Your daughter is absolutely adorable! I sooo miss having little ones around. My shiny moment was when my daughter I saw my daughters shining face this morning! Thanks for having such a great give away!

Shandy said...

You made me smile and think of all the times my own little girl brightens my heart (she is now 19 but will always be my little girl). I am pretty shiny happy inside so I am just here to let you know that I appreciate all your support and you stopping by to say all the wonderful things you say. Your blog sharing is wonderful! Hugs, Shandy

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

what a beautiful post :) My shiny moment was when I realized I was going to marry my husband. Can't beat that! :)

Katrina said...

Great photos and "moment" of your baby!
Shiny moment for me was when recently out of nowhere, my 3 yo walked into the room and came up to me and hugged me for no reason. Priceless.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Very cute! I have lots of shiny moments with my two sweeties! The most recent being a trip to the pet store for a new hamster lovingly names Little Stevie.

MrsKinne said...

My latest shiny moment was when I held my brand-new-teeny-tiny-first-ever nephew for the first time. He is perfect, and I am more than a little in love with him.

Lori said...

Okay I was leaving to find out about the photobox but then your shiny post and giveaway caught my eye.

Love those shiny moments and I do know just what you mean - both with my daughters and "the everything" (does that make sense?).