Wednesday, October 5, 2011

simply seventeen


****NOTE: This party is now closed****

This is it, y'all! My birthday blog party! The thing you've been waiting for! ....well, maybe. It's really the thing I've been waiting for, but that's beside the point :) ANYWAY....

This is a mishmash of my favorite things: black and white, movies, literature, birthdays, music - the whole shebang! And you can party too...and it's really easy to join the fun :)

First of all, like most of my other events, I have party questions. I love to talk, but I also love to meet people and listen to what y'all have to share. So you can start your "party experience" (everything involving me is considered an "experience" - since you'll never quite think of me -or possibly yourself- the same way again :P) by answering a few or all of the following questions on your blog, and comment with a link:

{1} When you think of "old movies", what immediately comes to mind?
{2} Who's your one of you favorite film or literary heroes (or heroines) and why?
{3} If you could live in a movie, which one would it be and why?

{4} Music has changed a lot since 1900 - which "modern" type of music is your favorite?
{5} Any songs you'd like to share with us? (lyrics, video, etc.)
{6} If your life had soundtrack (I wish mine did :D), what would yours sound like?

{7} When do you start counting down till your birthday?
{8} What makes your birthday special?
{9} Do you ever wish you were born in a different month?

and finally...

{10} Pick and post five words to describe YOUR personality - you can add a description under each if you like.

I'll be posting my answers soon!

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And....we also have a giveaway going on! 
There are three prizes, and you can enter for either one or all three of them! (specify in the comments)

giveaway #1:
an adorable set of donut pushpins from Emariecreations
(the set being given away is a donut set - the winner can choose what colors. See more pictures HERE)

giveaway #2:
 a delightful jewelry set from my dear friend Emilie



giveaway #3:
a set of earrings from Marie and Titty

To enter the giveaway, comment and tell me you've done each of these things (be sure to leave a separate comment for *each* entry!):

mandatory - 1 entry: follow me! 
I'll do my best not to lead you astray, even though we may generally head off the beaten path :) 

other ways to win:
1 entry - "heart" Emariecreations on etsy
 1 entry each - blog, tweet, or Facebook about the party and link back to this post
1 entry each - answer some or all of the party questions in a post, post about something related to the things I mentioned up in the party description (black and white, movies, literature, birthdays, music) or anything else that makes YOU feel like a party, and leave the link in a comment
This actually is a party (a birthday party at that), so just party in your post and that will be enough for me *grin*

NOTE: if you do *not* want to enter a giveaway, but you want to answer the party questions, just answer the questions on your blog, leave the link in a comment - and mention in the comment that you do *not* want to enter the giveaway. Easy, right? :)

You have plenty of time to join us, since the fun continues until October 31st - with giveaway winners announced ASAP (probably the 1st or 2nd of November....)

Love you all, and I can't wait to see who accepts the invitation!

xoxoxo

~Jo~

52 comments:

  1. do you have to live in the States to enter?

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  2. A Blog/Birthday Party! How fun! And it's like a hobbit party, since you're the one giving away presents. :D

    I follow. =0)

    Bye, dear practically-17 Jo.

    Katy-Anne

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  3. I have:
    Followed
    Hearted
    and since I don't have a blog:
    1.Litte Women, 1933
    7. the day after it happens
    8. because it's mine!
    9. not at all!!!

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  4. Aww! Sounds like bunches of fun, Jo! :D I follow your blog. (and may I add LOVE it!)
    -Sarah
    ourfamilyview@gmail.com

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  5. I heart Emariecreations! :)
    -Sarah
    ourfamilyview@gmail.com

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  6. Of course, I HAVE to enter your giveaway, dear. :) What cute little push-pins! We need some for out tack-board in our bedroom, and those are just perfect.

    Would you mind so terribly if I answered the questions in a comment?

    Love,
    ~bree

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  7. {1} when you think of "old movies", what immediately comes to mind? Singing in the Rain.

    {2} who's your one of you favorite film or literary heroes (or heroines) and why? Marguerite Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel, because of her courageousness, love, and womanly-ness. :)

    {3} if you could live in a movie, which one would it be and why? The Princess Bride, because it's so witty.

    {4} music has changed a lot since 1900 - which "modern" type of music is your favorite? I like christian pop/rock (think Brooke Fraser, Royal Tailor, and Britt Nicole). I also really like movie soundtracks.

    {5} any songs you'd like to share with us? (lyrics, video, etc.)
    these two are my current favorites: :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTbogh5PO7M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ICPUqFiIM

    {6} if your life had soundtrack (i wish mine did :d), what would yours sound like? one that had a perfect mix of beauty and strength in the music. :)

    {7} when do you start counting down till your birthday? In January. When my birthday is October 20th.

    {8} what makes your birthday special? it's in the fall, and my family always makes me feel like a princess. I'm so blessed. :)

    {9} do you ever wish you were born in a different month? sometimes I wish I was born in the summer so I could have a picnick, or an outdoor teaparty, but when it comes to October, I'm glad my birthday is in autumn.

    {10} pick and post five words to describe your personality - you can add a description under each if you like.

    funny - my dad says I'm a born comedian...

    shy - unless I know you, you'll see the top of my head more than my face. :P

    fashionista - I enjoy putting together outfits.

    funky - 'nuff said here.

    dancer - you'll see me dancing in my jeans, while I wait in line, etc.

    love,
    ~bree

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  8. I posted about it. :)

    http://godslittledesigner.blogspot.com/2011/10/dont-miss-celebrating-jos-birthday.html

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  9. I posted, and my earlier one was for the pushpins and so is this one.

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  10. I posted. :)

    http://katy-anne.blogspot.com/2011/10/jos-birthday-blog-party.html

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  11. I follow you! (And I'm going to try to answer your questions too. I love your blog!)

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  12. I posted on my blog: http://thekingsbookworm.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaways-again.html

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  13. I Favorited Emariecreations a couple months ago... cause of another giveaway. :)

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  14. I answered the questions, Jo. :) Hope you like them.

    http://thekingsbookworm.blogspot.com/2011/10/miss-marchs-blog-party-questions.html

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  15. Hey, Jo, I've been having trouble finishing the questions, but they're coming! :)

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  16. Hi Jo,
    I've been reading your blog reagulary for awhile but now I'm finally officially following you. :)

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  17. I also answered the questions. Same link as before. :D

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  18. I follow Scraps! (surprised? ;D)

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  19. ...I answered the questions (http://bytheway-nana.blogspot.com/2011/10/simply-seventeen.html)...

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  20. ...and I heart Emariecreations. Btw, these comments are for all three giveaways since I couldn't make up my mind :P

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  21. I answered your questions!

    http://insidecassiesmind.blogspot.com/2011/10/party-tag.html

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  22. I hearted Emariecreations on etsy.

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  23. I blogged about the party (see link in previous comment. :) )

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  24. I answered all the questions...

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  25. I just found your blog:D I LOVE your blog it is amazing :) Following you :D

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  26. Posted about it with a link on facebook

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  27. 1)The African Queen

    2)I can't answer this one. Really. I have WAY too many!

    3)It would be super-fun to live in an animated movie, where ANYTHING could happen! Maybe Tangled...after Mother Gothel is gone, anyway! :D

    4)I like soundtracks. A lot.

    5)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmoKhFJRUOk
    Makes me laugh every time!

    6)a mix of the soundtrack of British period dramas, National Treasure, musicals, Disney movies, and maybe a teensy bit of Star Wars for good measure :)

    7) About a month before

    8)I was born then, of course! The world would never be the same... :D

    9)Not normally. My birthday is in summer, but fall is my favorite month, so maybe a nice, breezy months...like October.

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  28. I follow you! :)
    -Sarah
    ourfamilyview[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. I heart Emariecreations on Etsy. :)
    -Sarah
    ourfamilyview[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. I follow your delightfully Southern blog. :)

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  31. +1 entry: I answered the blog party questions (http://lizzyslovelylibrary.blogspot.com/2011/10/simply-seventeen-blog-party.html).

    I'm choosing not to enter the giveaway this time, but I did want to answer your questions. :)

    Love ya,
    Elizabeth Rose

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  32. I linked to you in a post: ourfamilyviewfromustwo.blogspot.com
    -Sarah
    ourfamilyview[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. I answered all of the questions on my blog post: http://ourfamilyviewfromustwo.blogspot.com/2011/10/simply-seventeen-blog-party.html
    -Sarah
    ourfamilyview[at]gmail[dot]com

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  34. If I win I would like the push pins.

    I followed your blog.

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  35. Blogged about it: http://rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/party.html

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  36. Posted answers to the awesome questions: http://rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/party.html

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  37. 'Hearted' Emariecreations.


    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  38. + I posted about it. :)

    http://withasmile-vivi.blogspot.com/2011/10/hurry-up.html

    ~Vivi~

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