Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Time to Share... {Giveaway}

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So are you ready for a GIVEAWAY!!!!
'Cause By Crikey...THAT was a crap year!!!

Between the Global economic downfall, the Loss of Michael Jackson and Patrick Swayze, and my 9 months of Cancer treatments I have to truly say, it was the Year the music died and the dancing stopped!
All right who bumped the record player!.......scraaaaaaaaaatch!

So I'm picturing a wack-a-mole game with 2009 popping out of the holes and I'm beating the snot outta it! WELCOME 2010!!! Take a good look at poor 2009 here and take fair warning...I'm done playing nicey nice.

So the first thing on the agenda for 2010....

Dance like no one is watching!
Okay...Confession...actually I will make sure no one is watching, as Fhubby will be back in Barcelona and I'll wait until lil' Chooch is in bed...Then I'm pluggin in the ipod, crankin up the volume and burning a hole in my carpet. Bonnie Tyler can do that to ya!

So it's time to celebrate and it's time to dance;

No more Nausea
No more Bone pain
No more Chemo hangovers
My Eyebrows are returning
I have 3mm of fuzz on my head
I can take Jax on Bike rides
I can play hopscotch
I can plan our vacation
and I can drink a Mojito
and slowly...but brain cells are re-aligning

So in celebration I'm giving a few Choochmagooz goodies away.

The rules are as follows:

for 1 entry: Leave a comment below, and for fun let me know what your all time favorite song to boogie to is (you know the ones home, you crank the volume, grab the spatula (I've hidden all our hairbrushes!) and you pull out your best Tina Turner moves) That's the confession I'm looking for. Be sure to leave an email address so I may contact you if you are not linked to Blogger.

For 3 additional entries: Share this link on your Blog, or via facebook, or if you have neither you can just email the friends you think would be interested. (be sure to cc: - email addresses WILL NOT be recorded...I have no time or patience for that!!)

and of course followers will automatically get an extra entry.

No need to post several comments in order to gain the extra entries...I'll be picking the winners the old school way with a pen, some paper and a hat!

So now what's up for grabs!!!

1st place will have 1st pick of the prizes
2nd place will get 2nd choice
and of course 3rd place, will just get whatever I send them ..hehe.

And the goodies are....

Your choice of either a Princess Tiara or Kings Crown

Little girl Blue...will fit sz 16mo's to 4 or 5 yrs.
1st as a dress and then as a shirt over leggings or jeans

and finally,

Your choice of Shabby Chic Boutique Bunting
(I'll get some photo's up in flickr soon...) but think, French Laundry, Rockin Robots,
Blooms and Butterflies, Circus Tent...and more!

Flickr photo's up!!! : Click Here
(warning...I took advantage of the sun...but buntings not quite complete..
I will complete your choice and ship within 1 week)

Good luck everyone....
I'll be drawing the winners on the 24th of January
until then...

Happy Dancing!


Anonymous said...

Oh Mari,
I am SO glad to hear you are DONE with chemo! I just cut a rug to the old Fatboy Slim song "praise you" and it was awesome up in my living room!
love you lots and glad to hear you are on the mend. WAY TO GO WOMAN!

Care said...

My 9-month-old daughter LOVES to dance and has for... well... ever since she figured out how to nod her head! Lately we've been listening to a lot of disco, which seems to be her favorite type of music. If she's crabby, I just turn on some music, and -- instant happiness! The favorite song these days? "Le Freak" by Chic, of course!

I'm happy to hear you are done with chemo, and that life is starting to move forward for you again!

Anonymous said...

hi mari, so good to hear that you are better!
I lOVE to dance and so does Sam ( iam shure he would look georgeous in the little blue dress ;)) so my favorite song of all times that always makes me dance is micheal jaksons (of course who else) " man in the mirror".
love and light
aline and sam

Anonymous said...

gosh ive got so many secret dance songs so Ive picked something to get you ready for your holiday and something that I spent a good few years dancing to in public as well as private xx fiona
rock the casbah by the clash

Megan said...

"Mr. Roboto" by STYX is among the many songs that make chores more enjoyable at my house. I've been following your blog for just a short time, but I must say it's already one of my favorites. I wish you much happiness in 2010.

Christina said...

For me its not just a song but the whole CD. Im gonna have to list 2 artists, they keep me up... Dave Mathews, funky, flirty and a little sexy and my old school favorite would be YES, the house always seems to clean itself when they are on... :) CONGRATS to you and the new year... rock on!

Shannon, Ava and Eli said...

In the Phelan household we dance...ALOT. Lately it has been "Tonight's going to be a good night" by Black Eyed Peas...for no other reason than it is a good song to cut a rug to.
Glad to hear you are well...when is your next trip to the land of Canada?

Carol said...

Boonoonoonoos!!!! Does it for me all the time. I love my new MP3 player. I'm bopping all over the candle factory. I think they think I'm crazy. So glad to hear that you are up and running again. Rock on, my girl!

Anonymous said...

You are such a star, Mari. I wish I had a penny for every time I've thought of you and prayed (in my own way) for you. I'd put it all together and buy you a pink yacht! You are truly an inspiration to those whose lives you have touched, both pre and post C-word. I can't wait to finally have that bloody drink we've been banging on about for a year now. Soon, soon.
Give my love (and Rio's) to sweeet Jo. And speaking of Jo, who doesn't get up and dance when "Lady (hear me tonight)" by Modjo comes on?! Nothing makes me want to shake (more like jiggle, these days) it like that one.
Sending love and appreciation from one Spanuck to the other! xoxoxxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Hello Pretty women x x
I am swaying to your tunes as I write this, she has the voice of an angel. So wonderful to see your energy returning and your eyes shine. No stopping you x x x x x So happy you are on your way to feeling you again.
Bring on the fun times ........Poison sucks....
Dancing; Luca and I whirl around to the Mamma Mia soundtrack, carrying Grandma with us x Alone; "Blister in the sun" by Violent Femmes gets me a movin'.. x LO ve, LoV e, LoV e

sweet emmelie said...

That is so awesome that all that stuff is over. My song would be 'I will survive' and of course that song would suit you right now. Also you can't beat 'girls jut wanna have fun' and if you are gonna talk about albumns. right now I am listening to the recent black eyed peas cd, that is one boogey song after another.

take care xxx

Anonymous said...

Always depends on the day doesn't it Donna Summer I feel love is a cracker if its glitter your after, otherwise any track by'the stone roses' will always get me on my feet. Glad you're getting the spring back in your step, 3&1/2 weeks till due date for me,see you in May. xx sar

Anonymous said...

Hi Mari!

I'll see you later today, but I'd LUV to be in the draw and win some Choochmagooz goodies :D Sooo, one of my favourite boogie tunes would be "I like to move it!" from the Madagascar movie! xxxx Cynthia

Anonymous said...

I luv Amelie soundtrack and dance as if The while world is watchig and it was my last perfemance!!!! Adds a bit if that spice...

Cheers for no more chemo but + mojitos!! :)

Kari Harrington said...

I totally agree-Dance like no one is watching. I've been dancing with the boys since they were born! There are so many songs that I love to dance to and that bring back memories! I love top 20 but also some oldies but goodies like, Cecilia by Simon and Garfunkel,Mickey by Toni Basil, Mony Mony by Billy Idol, Red Red Wine by UB40 and Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard are just some I love. And I can also be caught dancing to the Beatles, and the Beach boys and all Michael Jackson songs! Right now I love watching Jeff and Luke bust out a groove. They love ALL music! Some how Luke always ends up trying some sort of 4 year old break dancing and Jeffrey always does a booty shake! They truly make me laugh and smile! Here's to 2010 being the best year ever!!!! Love ya!

YaYa said...

These days I've been dancing to the beat of my own's a little off beat, but who cares. Funhouse by Pink, She Wolf by Shakira and of course ANYTHING by MJ or Def Leppard will get me groovin. Kenton just loves noise, so the little Schmoo will bop to whatever we got on. Glad to hear you are doing well, miss you like hell and wish we weren't so far apart. Give big Besos to JoJo and hugs to Jason. Love ya Lots, Miss ya More....YaYa

m.e (Cathie) said...

hey Mari,
thanks for stopping by!
sorry to hear about your bad year, i felt the same way about 2009 so I wish you the very best for this year.
i love a good ol' Madonna song! get into the groove especially ♥

ilovestitches said...

Wait a minute... I thought I already commented to win this beeeeeeautiful giveaway. I think I must have been distracted by this very lovely music. Love it! I've been cranking up Lady Gaga - Just Dance....I dance around the house like a mad thing. My kids think it's hilarious! And me...well I feel like I don't have a worry in the world!

Anonymous said...

I love to turn on Ingrid Michaelson while I do the dishes..and spin around the kitchen with soapy hands grabbing the next dirty dish to wash! This is a great blog and now that I have just discovered how addicting reading blogs are (especially crafty ones).. I am going to need to figure out how to "follow" them! Thanks for sharing!! I love seeing the pictures of all the cute creations!! -Chrissy (

Ziezo said...

Keep on dancing! Lovely blog that I got directed to today by "Sweet Emmelie". You just got a new follower. . . I just LOVE the layout and your positive take on life! Happy 2010!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Hi ya, I got sent here by Sweet Emmelie too. Lovely blog, and I hope this year is a much better year for you full of good health and happiness. A song that gets me dancing, feeling a bit better is Shania Twains "Up"

carmel said...

first of all i am sorry to hear about the cancer. but i am glad to see that you feel good. i wish you alot of health and you seem like a very strong person so wey to go!
my favorite song is "my funny valentine" i forgot by who... there are all kinds of versions but there is one... that hhhaaa, her voice is unbalivable!! and then i start singing and showting all over the house, with that great song.. hehehe... {the neighbors.. ;-0}
so any way i blogged about your great giveaway
and i became a follower- gladly
thanks for the giveaway!

Mama Lusco said...

Here's to 2010 being a great year! I'm embarrassed to say I love the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus movie soundtrack and dance around like an idiot when it's just me & my girls :) Thanks for the great giveaways!

Mari said...

Wow...great tunes everyone!!! Where's my couch I need to sit down and rest my dancin feet!
Thx for everyones great comments, sorry if I haven't replied individually, I try, I Fail, I go back to dancing!
Will be drawing the winners tomorrow at 9pm GMT so 1 day left to share with your friends!
(Sure I know, ya'll want to keep your odds just as they are!! hehe, fair enough!)
Good Luck Everyone!

Lilly said...

OK, so here goes my second attempt at posting. The first time I did it the girls were starting to lose it and I was going to have to start making dinner, it was mayhem! Fortunately, your entry rules inspired me to throw on some Bruce Springsteen (Dancing in the Dark) . . . because how can a woman home alone resist that whole "middle-America, jeans and white t-shirt" genre? Get's me every time. The girls responded with real enthusiasm and we danced right through dinner prep and to the table. We (the girls especially) have also been enjoying ANYTHING by Joel Plasket. Even J gets up and dances with us when he's here.

So thank you, for your wonderful self, your lovely blog and your fabulous contest that saved us from ruin that night by getting us to throw on our dancing shoes!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Mari,
So many songs make me want to get up and shake my booty!! It just depends on the mood at the time but anything with a latin flavour is always good! Can't help myself when I hear Las Ketchup, Asereje (ketchup song), Livin' la vida loca, Ricky Martin,It's Raining Men, The Weather Girls or Love Shake, B-52's.
But now that I am living in the steel city home of the Full Monty I can't not mention Hot Stuff, Donna Summer!! So many fab memories flooding back!
We have loved following your blog Mari now that we are a little further away it makes us feel closer to you and Jo, but you are always in our hearts and prayers. You are a star, an inspiration and someone we are so fortunate to call our friend. Love and Kisses from us all and Rubén insists on saying he thinks the best shake your booty song has to be one on his Bob the builder sound track!! xoxoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Hey Mari..
Cutting it fine but we're here. Well for starters you're just an incredible, inspirational and truly amazing gal and we have all had so much respect for you this past year. Your strength and determination have seen you through to the other side and we're all so proud of you.
You've managed to fit in socialising, making beautiful things and organising fantastic parties too..superwoman.
Well Ismene and I just love dancing to Beyonce but ever since Christmas we've had to have Jay Z and Alesha Keys 'Empire state of mind' every day (no joke every single day) addiction you may call it.

However all time favourite since I was little has to be The source featuring Candi Staton 'You got the Love'. I have listened and danced to this at many times through my life and nearly every day when Ismene was in my tummy. She loves it of course.
Big kisses to you, Jojo and Jason.xxxxxxxx

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