Monday, May 16, 2011

Getting Stuff Done + T-Shirt Giveaway!!!

It's Monday again, even though I'm not sure how it happened.

First, I'm please to announce that the winner of the Suits Me Swimwear giveaway is 'FallingLadies'.  Ms. FallingLadies-- you did not leave an email address!! Please contact me before Friday, 5/20/11 or a new winner will be chosen.

Second....our weekly updates....

My week has gone well. I was ridiculously scared to start week 4 of the C25K program because it has 5 min running stretches, as the 3 min stretches in week 3 were conspiring to kill me. BUT-- I realized that if I took my speed down, I could do them without fear of death. So, I'm running a lot slower than I'd like right now, but I'm able to do longer stretches, which is more important at the moment.Weight loss is still slow-but-steady at a pound-ish a week, I'm down a total of 8lbs since I started trying to loose weight a couple weeks before we stated this blog and the running process.  This week, I think the greatest thing for me is the amazingness (is that a word? it is now) of my friends and family who are being SO SUPPORTIVE of this process.  Seriously. There aren't words for all the support I've received since this started, and if karma is real, everyone should be getting a delivery of a million dollars and a house-broken puppy that cleans floors and windows. 

Emily moved this week. (GAH! We all know what that's like!) So, between moving stress, finishing her semester, and eating all her food to clean out her fridge, she hopes to have maintained her current weight and will resume trying to lose once the dust has settled. And, for a moment I will digress and brag about my cousin being awesome-- because you must know that she is back in her hometown for the summer playing a pivotal role in an international children's project that promotes peace keeping and international understanding. She is awesome.

How are your goals/projects coming? Link up and let us know! (New to "Getting Stuff Done?" Welcome! More info here.)




But wait, there's more!! We have another giveaway!

Like many of you, I spend more time than I care to admit trolling around etsy.com. On a recent peruse, I fell in LOVE with the "Bake, Eat, Run" T-shirt from MK Design Haus. It pretty much explains how I got into this whole running mess to begin with. I was even more excited when I found out that, not only do they make awesome shirts, but MK Design Haus donates 10% of each purchase to charities in their local area.



Mary of MK Design Haus is giving away the T-Shirt of the winner's choice from her shop!!

Here is how to enter:
  • Follow this blog! Leave a comment saying that you follow AND which item from MK Design Haus you would choose if you win. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. (This entry is mandatory)
For additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each entry):
  • Follow @JVdesigns on twitter and tweet about this giveaway! Leave a link to your tweet in a comment.
  • Purchase an item from MK Design Haus. Leave a comment saying what you purchased. You get an additional entry for each item you purchase!
  • Blog about this giveaway! Leave a link to your post in a comment.
  • Link up to today's "Getting Stuff Done". You will automatically be given an entry in the giveaway if you link up.
This giveaway is open to US residents only.
Giveaway is open until 11:59pm Chicago time, Sunday, May 22, 2011. I'll announce the winner on Monday, May 23, 2011.

66 comments:

  1. How cute! I follow and also like the blue t-shirt :)

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  2. http://twitter.com/#!/JVdesigns/statuses/70086531645308928
    tweet tweet as @ItsToni

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  3. 8 lbs is excellent!!! Cute t-shirts! I'm extremely partial to the black cupcakes=happiness t shirt. I already follow you everywhere possible :)

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  4. I follow this blog! My email address is chrissyhfischer[at]gmail[dot]com and the item I would like to win is
    "Women's size Small (S), Pink:
    Tipsy Treats Blog (www.tipsy-treats.com) custom made "Bake, Eat, Run!" retro style t-shirt (with cupcake)." Yay! Thanks!

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  5. Super cute! I follow! I love the cupcakes = happiness shirt.

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  6. I want the pink shirt that you have featured! I love it.

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  7. So happy to be a part of this and so glad everyone loves the shirts! Thanks for your support everyone! :)

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  8. I follow the blog! I think I would get the Cupcakes = Happiness t-shirt because since my knee went all bummy I don't really run anymore. Could I get a bake, eat, push a stroller t-shirt? Because that's more up my alley :-)

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  9. Kristen, lol. Happy to take suggestions for new ideas for shirts later on. Right now can't afford to do all the designs we have in mind out-of-pocket, but I'd be happy to add it to the list! Currently I have in mind a Bake, Eat, Walk shirt with a person walking a dog. :) But that's my own personal bias as I don't run. ;)

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  10. I follow your blog and I like the bake eat run t-shirt.
    sara.iteachk@gmail.com

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  11. gfc follower: nicolesender
    i like the blue Bake, Eat, Run Cupcake T-shirt in XL
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. follow @JVdesigns on twitter @minibea
    tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/minibea/status/70408359009976320
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I follow your blog and love the bake, eat, run shirt in Pink! I've always said I run only so I can eat and keep my weight in check ;)

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  14. Getting stuff done! I found a blog today that talked about "Crafting it forward," and linked to it. While I'm strapped for cash, I'm not strapped for yarn and various other craft supplies. So, I plan on sending a small, handmade craft to five of my friends and encouraging them to craft it forward! So fun!

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  15. I follow via GFC and I love the Cupcakes=Happiness shirt in black! Thanks for the giveaway!
    dana10879@yahoo.com

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  16. I follow JVdesigns on Twitter and tweeted
    @SETexasMama
    dana10879@yahoo.com


    http://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/70969058039828480

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  17. I follow this blog! My email address is stevecfischer[at]gmail[dot]com and the item I would like to win is
    Women's size Small (S), Teal:
    Tipsy Treats Blog (www.tipsy-treats.com) custom made "Cupcakes=Happiness" retro style t-shirt.

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  18. http://www.etsy.com/listing/72067619/cupcakes-happiness-t-shirt-womens-l this one-follow blog
    jelaws5
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  19. Oh, I just saw the post, sorry I forgot my e-mail, please don't pick a new winner...
    here it is,,,
    lelloavengers@yahoo.com
    thanks so much!!!!
    -Andrea

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  20. I like the Bake, Eat and Run tshirt in blue color.
    following this blog on gfc as jhb
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  21. cupcakes=happiness t shirt
    gfc kendra22

    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

    thanks

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  22. GFC
    fave: Bake, Eat, Run Cupcake T Shirt, Women's S Small
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  23. follow on twitter @ dlw447
    tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/dlw447/status/71740856255787008
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

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  24. LOVE these shirts! I'd love to have the 'Cupcakes=Happiness' tee!!! I follow via GFC... I'd love to see a design of "Eat cupcakes, run, repeat (With a NURSE running in the center!!! Believe me, lots of the Nurses I know are always looking for GREAT 'Nursing-related' shirts!)

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  25. Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); like the Cupcake = Happiness shirt in pink
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  26. Follow JV designs on twitter (@kcoud33) and tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/kcoud33/status/71985236082298880
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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  27. I like the black and pink I don't know how I would choose!
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  28. I follow you GFC lisa kay
    I would choose the Cupcakes Happiness T Shirt, Women's M Medium
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  29. I follow you on twitter
    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/springfling60/status/72071189908029440
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  30. I am a new follower, I would love the Bake, Eat, Run Cupcake T Shirt in blue :)
    happeejackee at gmail dot com

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  31. Cupcakes Happiness T Shirt, Women's XL Extra Large

    and im a follower

    nicole22654@yahoo.com

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  32. I am following you via Google Friend Connect and I would choose the Cupcakes/happiness tshirt in blue.
    ~Darlene Arnold
    snacee@scottsboro.org

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  33. I love the cupcakes=happiness medium black tee!
    I also follow.

    thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

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  34. GFC: Esluka
    I like the Pink Cupcaks=Happiness shirt!
    erinnsluka@gmail.com

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  35. I follow and I like the pink Bake, Eat, Run T-shirt - especially if you could get it in the black and white. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  36. ''i am a follower
    My 2 Cents
    and would choose the Bake, Eat, Run Cupcake T Shirt, Women's L Large in pink.

    my_2_cents@hotmail.com

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  37. I follow @Vjdesigns @valeries_2cents
    and tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Valeries_2cents/status/72293486136803328

    my_2_cents at hotmail dot com

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  38. I posted this on my blog
    http://my-2-cents.blogspot.com/2011/05/t-shirt-of-your-choice-giveaway-ends.html

    my_2_cents at hotmail dot com

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  39. I follow GFC- M.P. and would choose the cupcakes= happiness tshirt in pink!
    toesthattwinkleblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I follow jvdesigns on twitter @toesthattwink
    toesthattwinkleblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I tweeted:https://twitter.com/#!/toesthattwink/status/72297641031118848
    toesthattwinkleblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I'm your newest follower and I love the cupcakes = happiness in pink - size small :)

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  43. I follow on twitter (@yes_teacher) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/yes_teacher/status/72300088151654400

    sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

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  44. Would choose Bake - eat- run t shirt in a small black
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  45. Hi, These T Shirts are soooo Cute,
    I follow your blog and I like the Bake Eat Run t-shirt in pink/medium.
    chocho1957@hotmail.com

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  46. I Follow @JVdesigns on twitter @turq101
    http://twitter.com/#!/Turq101/status/72303538088321027
    chocho1957@hotmail.com

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  47. black Cupcakes Happiness T Shirt, Women's M Medium

    gfc follower kolpin
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  48. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/kolpin4680/status/72336069617647618
    twitter follower @kolpin4680
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  49. gfc-annae07
    i love the pink 'cupcakes = happiness' women's tee

    annae07@aol.com

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  50. I follow you and I would choose the black cupcakes t-shirt

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  51. GFC follower as lewalk and I would either choose the green men's tee for my mom or the black women's tee for me. I'd prefer really a men's tee for me to be able to wear to work but I'd need a medium.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. Twitter follower and tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/72398311662948352

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. First off, I LOVE these shirts! So adorable!
    My favorite is the pink cupcake=happiness shirt!

    taylorgketchum@gmail.com

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  54. Twitter & blog follower!

    Taylorgketchum@gmail.com

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  55. Tweeted about this giveaway
    @rebekahmercier
    https://twitter.com/#!/Rebekahmercier/status/72414358612881408
    rebekahmercier@gmail.com

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  56. Follow @jvdesigns via Twitter.
    @rebekahmercier
    rebekahmercier@gmail.com

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  57. Follow your blog via GFC and I liked the pink cupcakes Happiness t shirt by HK designs the best.
    rebekahmercier@gmail.com

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  58. cupcake = happiness
    kdschirado@yahoo.com

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  59. gfc follower
    kdschirado@yahoo.com

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  60. I follow you via gfc (molli) and I like the blue "Bake, Eat, Run" tee.

    mollig at roadrunner dot com

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  61. I follow through GFC- itgirlsbeware
    I really like the Cupcakes = Happiness in the men's green. It's more of a mint. I love green and cupcakes.
    itgirlsbeware@gmail.com

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  62. I Follow you via GFC
    ***GFC Name: Beauty To Love

    --LOVE the T-Shirts! The T-Shirt I would choose:
    Cupcakes = Happiness T Shirt in Black (Women)

    aliaskys (at) yahoo . com
    Thank You!! :)

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  63. What great shirts!! I love the Bake, Eat, run in blue! tara_hsmomof4@yahoo.com

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  64. GFC follower (Stephanie). I like the pink Cupcakes Happiness T Shirt.
    mrshud at cox dot net

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  65. Thanks so much for everyone being so excited by the shirts! I really appreciate it! Take advantage of my coupon if you'd like one over at my etsy store through 5/31/2011. :) See today's post for details!

    *Reminder: 10% goes to the MD SPCA (cupcakes=happiness) or MD chapter of the MS Society (eat, bake, run), so thank you for supporting our local charities!

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