Well, the moment has finally come. Internets, we’re having a give-a-way.
Why? Well, because I like to feel popular. And I've kept my son alive and thriving for 1 year. And Christmas is coming. And my best friend and son’s General Manager happens to one of the most generous and talented individuals I know.
No really, she is – and multifaceted, if I may say so. In fact, let’s list a few things that make her the president of club awesome before we get right down to the give-a-way. This will be fun because I like lists and she dislikes people bragging about her. I’m hoping this incites a series of awkward twinges that I’ll feel all the way from Washington. Right now I’m guessing she has her hands on her cheeks as she peeks through her fingers, squinting more and more with each sentence of this post. (SMOOCH!)
In any given day, you might find my best friend doing any number of the following things:
1.) Cooking ridiculously good meals:
2.) Winning arm wrestling competitions:
3.) Adopting abused animals:
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4.) Taking incredibly cute pictures with her husband
5.) Or designing handbags used by famous people in famous movies.
Whew! That’s a multitalented bitch, right there.
I could go in to detail about each one of the items listed above, but for the purpose of today, let’s focus on #5.Here’s the deal. While I spent my summers by Ft. Peck Lake, listening to mixed CD’s of No Doubt and Oasis and doing everything within my power to drive my mother bat-shit crazy, my best friend was elbows deep in fabric and thread, learning to craft her talent in domesticity. (In comparison, my mother was understandably disappointed. I would argue however, that if it weren’t for those summers, my mother would not OWN a mixed CD. Think about it, mom. Your car rides would be filled with a full hour of songs from THE SAME ARTIST. Can you even imagine?)
But alas, under the fine direction of her mother, who to this DAY sews the best hair scrunchy this side of the Mississippi, Angie learned to craft a talent that now makes her a living. And also makes her kind of famous.
And also makes me feel popular.
And will, in a week’s time, make you cooler.Fine. I’ll get down to it. (Drumroll!.....)
Friends, I’d like to introduce you to THE BELLA BAG:
Why is it called the Bella bag? Maybe these pics will help clarify:
What? What’s that you say? You recognize the person holding that purse? You recognize the movie? Twilight, you say? The final movie of which opens today, you say?Huh. How timely.
This bag, hand made by my bff, Angie, was picked up by a prop designer for the Twilight series in a boutique in Seattle, where Angie’s rent payment was, at the time, dictated by whether or not she would sell a bag that week. The prop designer bought it for herself, but then decided to use it to round out Bella’s wardrobe for the movie – so she called Angie and asked her to make a replica. Angie complied, and a few months later Twilight came out. And Angie was all, “You don’t suppose???” and then she watched the movie and I suppose you could say she supposed right:
Rob Pattinson is holding Angie’s bag, you guys. Do you see that?
I have this bag, and many of my friends have a version of the bag. And we all love it. I’m not just saying that because she’s my best friend. I can honestly say that I have NEVER owned anything that has received more compliments than this thing. EVER. And what’s even cooler is that when she’s out and about, sporting one of her own bags, she’ll get compliments, too. And do you know what she does when she gets compliments?
SHE JUST SAYS THANK YOU.That’s it. She doesn’t even tell them that SHE MADE THE BAG.
Unbelievable.I guess that’s what modesty looks like, but what she lacks in boastfulness I make up for in casual conversations with people I’ve never met. When anyone compliments me on my bag, I take up half of their afternoon telling them how I have a famous best friend and that she makes these amazing bags and that famous people have used them in famous movies and they should go to her website RIGHT NOW and buy one because she customizes the screen print and the fabrics and uses refurbished leather and you can also pick whatever style of bag you want in whatever color leather you want.
And it isn’t until I gently rub my bag against their cheek so that they may feel the softness of the leather that I sense them pulling away.And because she is my best friend and she knows how much I like to feel popular, she is donating one of these bad boys to one of you!
So, what do you have to do? Well listen, I know there are a number of you out there who silently follow, so I'm just going to ask that you speak up today. Just this once. And it only takes two easy steps:1. Follow me. I really like looking popular. Yes, you'll have to have a google (gmail), yahoo, twitter, AIM, Netlog, or Open ID account to follow me. That's lame and I'm sorry but I don't know how to get around it. But really, for a bag this good? Make up and account and then never look at it again. I'd say it's worth it. :)
2. Comment on this post after you follow me, and poof! You’re in. Don't know what to say? Tell me which bag you like best from her website. Or ask me a question. Or tell me the middle name of your cat. I don't care. Say something!
3. Want to get entered twice? Share this post on Facebook or your blog (or both!) and tell me you did it by commenting again.
I’ll pick a winner using random.org on Black Friday and post the number that corresponds with the comment. It will all be fair. Don’t worry.Good luck!
And if you don't win - no biggie! You can still buy the bag - or any bag for that matter - at her website. Currently I have my eye on this little number, but they're all great. Seriously.