Thursday, April 8

hooray, hooray, it's kelinda's big giveaway!

It's that time again, folks: GIVEAWAY TIME. Now, this may or may not come as a complete shock to you all, but I'm what some might call "a total geek." You found out earlier that I'm a huge Star Trek fan. Well, guess what? I'm also a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan. For the uninitiated, he's the brilliant mind behind The Lord of the Rings. Where am I going with all of this? Patience, lovely readers, and I'll tell you...

You see, my birthday just passed and in hobbit tradition, the birthday girl/boy/hobbit gives presents rather than receive them. That's always struck a chord with me, so in honor of my favorite little mop-headed, Elijah Wood-resembling characters, I'm adopting that hobbit habit and giving one lucky winner a sweet, sweet prize to celebrate my recent birthday. Also, I just reached 200+ followers, so that's another good reason for gift giving!

Behold the prize!

The winner will receive a beautiful Liberty of London for Target picture frame that fits a 4" x 6" photograph and the stunning Crystal Abacus bracelet from J.Crew in the sold out rose color! The picture frame features my favorite print from the Liberty for Target collection and the bracelet is super fun. The beads slide around (like an abacus!). The pyramid stud beads give it a bit of edge, but the soft rose color keeps it from getting too "hardcore." I just adore it and can't wait for it to go to a good home!

To enter, the rules are simple:

1. Become a follower of my little ol' blog and say so in the comments. If you're already a follower, mention that too!

2. Leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win. You do want the prize, don't you?

3. Tell me about a geeky interest/hobby that YOU have so I don't feel so bad, haha!

That's it! I'll take entries from now until Monday, April 19th at noon. I'll use to pick a winner. And yes, I am opening up this contest to even my international readers. Have fun!


  1. Happy belated birthday!
    Don't feel bad- I am a total geek too. I check a million times a day- and I once paid $400 to meet James Carville and Karl Rove. I love Broadway and things like that, and I get daily quizzes/puzzles on my iPhone that are meant to raise your brain power. Haha.


  2. (1) I've been a subscriber for a while, but now I'm an "official" follower!

    (2) What a GREAT giveaway - I am dying over the bracelet... bracelets are my favorite "make my work outfit cuter" accessory!

    (3) Geeky hobby... Does hoarding, er, um, collecting cookbooks count? They make me so happy!

  3. cute stuff!

    My geeky habit is that I sing Spice Girls around the house occasionally. My hubs is actually used to it. The "If ya wanna be my lover" one, haha. It's more like a sing/yell thuough. I have no idea why but it's just stuck with me! haha

  4. Yey for giveaways! You know I've been following for a while.

    Silly hobby- I'm into Star Trek as well and love reruns!

  5. I'm in! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a long-time follower.


    Geeky, moi? OK, I used to be a big X-Men comic book fiend. Big on the Gambit and Rogue. And that's it. I'm completely cool otherwise. ;O)

  6. Oh yes I am a follower!!

    Geeky habit .... my hubby and I love watching Star Wars :) it's our favorite!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I love Harry Potter!

  8. I'm re-reading LOTR! And, so you know, I convinced my ex boyfriend, with whom I lived then, that we really needed a projector so I could watch all three extended versions of LOTR in a row. Love, love, love LOTR.

  9. AmyK! Gimme the stuff! I wantses it!
    My geeky habit...omg, I have so many, it's hard to pick- I am a Tetris Attack champion (it is VERY different from regular Tetris, don't let the name fool you), and in 2007 I came in fifth at a texting competition at a Cosplay event in Boston ^^ (I didn't have a costume because I didn't know I'd be going, so I entered myself in the texting contest instead. It was actually really really fun, and I got to meet a lot of awesome people, a few of whom I still keep in touch with!)

  10. I just found your site and am now following it:)
    My geeky habit, my husband and I enjoy playing the old school Nintendo. :)

  11. 1) I've subscribing to your blog through Google Reader and now am officially a Follower :)

    2) cee.irene(at)

    3) Besides shopping, my other hobby is cars - in particular my Miata! How is it geeky? I named him Roy and my other car Moss, in dedication to the two main characters of "The IT Crowd". It's a hilarious show btw :D!

  12. Happy Birthday! That's my favorite LoL for Target print too (I have a scarf with this print).

    1. I've been reading your blog on my google reader for a while, now I'm also a follower.
    3. I knit. Which is either really geeky or really cool ;)

  13. Wow, what a great giveaway Amy! I'm addicted to the Liberty of London Target stuff and I adore that Jcrew bracelet!
    You know I already follow you!
    Email: berlyb33(at)gmail(dot)com
    Geeky hobbies? Where do I start? I'm a Twilight fanatic and am totally in love with Edward. Also, when I was in highschool, I was so in love and insane for Beck and his music, not only did I have a t-shirt made, I also met him at Lollapalooza that year (1995-before he was anyone), and since he shook my hand, I cut my fingernails and saved them for months since he touched them - LOL.

  14. follower! email:
    geeky hobby: i'm a nerdy bookworm.

    what a great giveaway, amy! so much fun!

  15. Happy Birthday to you!!!

    1) I am a follower!


    3) Where to begin? Besides being a software engineer (yup, I program computers for a living, and I find it super fun being a moderately well-dressed female because folks think at first that I am in marketing... LOL), I enjoy sci-fi fantasy (Star Trek and Battle Star Galactica in particular), japanese anime (currently watching Durarara) and all forms of gaming (computer, board, card, consoles, and even role playing when I had ooddles of time prior to career, marriage and two kidos). Wheww. ;-)

  16. i have been reading your blog for a while now,but now i became a follower.
    thank you for including your international followers.
    i am collecting books,esp.cookbooks.does this count?

  17. Thanks for the great giveaway! I am already a follower! My email is peghinds at gmail dot com.
    Geeky hobbies? I love to watch Wizards of Waverly Place with my kids!!

  18. COOL!!!


    My geeky quality: I (heart) Super Nintendo Donkey Kong.

    gmail email: sonjanakhurana

    (I am follower) ><


  19. OMG I meant to buy that bracelet when I was ahem at the Crew a lot.

    And I went to engineering school, so I have all sorts of geeky secrets! I met my current mans through the internet because I'm online so darned much (NOT a dating site), I still use livejournal on a regular basis, I just wrote a group paper on the web for class and embarrassingly could write leaps and bounds more than my classmates, I Buzz more on Google than all of my contacts combined.... I could go on.

    Anyways...Thanks for the giveaway!

    jinage at gmail dot com

  20. Happy belated birthday! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'm a follower.

    One geeky thing I do is read all the IMDb trivia entries for movies that I like -- so if it ever comes up in conversation, I can throw out facts like nobody's business :)

  21. thanks for the giveaway kelinda!

    i'm a follower!

    im also a potterhead :) and am highly anticipating the opening of harry potter land in orlando florida! :)


  22. Great giveaway - I'm a follower and a total geek for video games.

  23. Happy Belated birthday all the way from Ireland!
    I have been reading your blog for a couple of months and love the outfit creations. Email is ... And my geekiness factor? French horn player in band in high school....EKKKKKKKKS! :)

  24. Thanks for the giveaway.Email is Geeky hobby - list making, I have a list of all of the books I've ever read sorted by author and a list calculating the cost per wear of several things in my closet

  25. Wonderful giveaway! How generous!

    I'm a fanatical follower.

    Geeky, hmmmm...I'm a fan of Greek mythology and cannot wait to see the new Clash of The Titans. My dad and I watched the original so many times when I was younger, I could recite lines by heart.


  26. Yay!!!

    I'm a follower and I've been loving your blog for months now.
    I'm a geeky Twilight lover (Team Jacob!), coupon-clipping, FreeCell player. :)

  27. Happy birthday!

    Geeky? Twilight ... more geekier (?) I can make a cute diaper cake :p

  28. Great Giveaway!

    i'm geeky in lots of ways hahah! I guess the most embarassing is that I love kids shows... not cartoons, but like Disney and ABC Family shows.... yeah, I'm 27....

    ehayes1183 at gmail dot com

  29. I'm a follower!

    I have lots of geeky tendencies. My fiance and I play a lot of scrabble and Gin Rummy. We also have reading hour every night AND I wear clogs (before Chanel decided they were cool). Geeks unite!

    Thanks for the giveaway

    smrego at hotmail dot com

  30. Already a follower, but you know that...;)

    As you also know, I have been struggling to fit back into the real world since Twilight has consumed my current life. But since that is not new news to you....I also shall reveal another geeky side:
    I save magazine/catalog tear outs that inspire me to decorate,cook,craft and dress myself and keep them in plastic page protectors in binders organized by content.
    More OCD than geek? Maybe...

  31. What a lovely giveaway! I am a follower, of course!

    hmm, I have several geeky tendencies... I have an unhealthy obsession with james bond movies... good eats w/ alton brown is one of my favorite cooking shows. :P

    oh, and I like star trek too... I got my man a william shatner cd for xmas (and promptly uploaded it to my own ipod).

  32. Love the giveaway! I am already a follower :)

    Oh I am such a nerd. I'm an English teacher, for one, and my "specialty" is grammar, so I like to make fun of business signs that can't use punctuation correctly: "Strawberry's for sale!" I also get really mad when businesses spell words incorrectly on purpose, like a dry cleaners spelled "Kleen Kare" --hello, is that going to give you more customers?

  33. I've been a follower for a little while! I love your blog - it does make me miss my home state of Texas though, sigh.

    Anywho, nerdy tendencies? I have lots of those. My biggest one is probably my obsession with the show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". I really, really love that show. During the height of my insanity, I even bought an action figure. I'm still holding out hope that they'll make a movie with the original cast members.....

    laurenhiggs (at)

  34. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    I'm already a follower.

    jcrewphd at gmail dot com

    I don't know if this is geeky or not, but I am obsessed with cooking and baking (though I'm not so good at it) and watching Food Network, HGTV, and TLC.

  35. I'm a follower!
    geeky- Have read all the Harry Potters more times than I can count...

  36. I'm a follower via Google Reader.
    chaozie at

    I have it bad for

  37. I'm already a follower and read regularly. :) Hmm... geeky... I am a philosophy nerd and generally prefer sitting down with tomes of French post-modernists rather than go out dancing. hehe :)

  38. Follower!
    I don't know if this is geeky, but I clip coupons (and save LOTS of money doing it!) Check out my blog :)

  39. Happy birthday to you!

    I'm already a devoted follower of your blog! And I moonlight as a Harry Potter fanfic writer... doesn't get much geekier than that!

    noctis dot equi at gmail dot com :)

  40. I am a follower!! Happy belated Birthday....mine was on the 3rd and I'm sad that it came and went so quickly!

    My geeky hobby is that I love to watch older sitcoms (All in the Family, Golden Girls, Mama's Family...)

  41. How fun ~ thanks for doing the giveaways! I love your blog ~ I always look forward to seeing what you put together. Btw, I feel for you over the monochromatic dress. That's a drag ~ I did that w/my favorite JCrew Olivia sweater this winter and I'm STILL trying to stretch it out. Sigh.

    My email address is

    Hmm...I love Wheel of Fortune and crossword puzzles! That's kind of geeky. ;)

  42. Great giveaway!
    I've been reading for awhile, now a follower.
    Email is m_a_busch at yahoo dot com.

    Hmm..geeky habit...definitely Twilight and secretly enjoy watching the endless amount of Star Trek, Justice League, and various other super hero DVDs that DH has :o)

  43. ooh! i love this giveaway!
    i'm a follower.

    my geeky hobby is history. i love love love learning about all things history, and could watch the history channel for hours. :)

  44. HI Kelinda,

    I am a geeky follower. What makes me a geek? too many to mention but my current obsession is Suduko. Happy belated b-day and thanks for the giveaway.


  45. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the bracelet. My geeky habit is mario cart lol.

  46. I am a follower! Thanks for holding this giveaway.

    My geeky hobby is watching period dramas. I have seen Pride and Prejudice (BBC version) 5 times already and counting.


  47. I'm a follower.

    My geeky hobby is gardening.

  48. I am a follower! I too am very geeky. I heart star trek, I thought that new movie was just awesome and i used to stay up late to watch the next generation with my dad. I also am HUGE Star WArs nut!!

  49. GREAT giveaway~ count me in please! ;)

    I'm already a longtime follower! Yay!!

    Somehting geeky: Well, I have to save EVERY J.Crew catalog! =P It drives my husband ca-raz-zy!!! I'm afraid I might come home one day and he'll have gotten rid of the whole pile. :-O Oh, the thought of that just makes me want to cry!! Anyway, I don't think that's so "geeky" but he sure does (but what does he know?)!! ;)


  50. Happy belated birhday! Aries girls unite--- I just turned 27 on Tuesday :)

    I've been a follower through bloglines for quite some time now. i LOVE your pairing of the cartography cardi with the papaya pencil skirt. I just gave in and returned the cardi myself last week due to button gaping


  51. happy birthday!!

    my geek hobby is dogs!! i love dogs, and want to compete in dog shows one day when I can get a purebred dog.

    i spend 2-3 hours EVERY day training/exercising my dog. she knows a LOT of tricks, haha.

  52. Belated happy birthday! :)

    Already a follower.

    Email: rhea dot marie at gmail dot com.

    Geeky-ness: love LOTR (too!), Clash of the Titans (old one - love that mechanical owl!, jury's still out on the new one), Chronicles of Narnia, X-Files, Millenium (series), Fringe...gaaah, I've divulged too much already! Yikes.

  53. thanks for holding this wonderful giveaway! i absolutely adore your blog and your sense of style! my geeky hobby is visiting libraries/old bookstores. wherever i travel, the first thing i have to do is visit local bookstores. love them!

  54. Love the giveaway! I've been reading your blog for a few months.

    I'm now a follower
    jessicalsellers (at) gmail
    Geeky secret: I grew up watching Star Trek everything, and love it, especially the original series and Next Generation.

  55. Hmm, what geeky habit should I mention here? Okay, I collect Barbie memorabilia. Not the actual dolls, but I have paper dolls, doll cases, and the most awesome record I just found at a thrift store.

  56. Love the giveaway!

    I'm a follower!

    And I'm a geek because I have my library card number memorized. That's how often I go.

    SNS812 at gmail dot com

  57. Hi! I am a follower. mcmanda (at) gmail (dot) com. Cute giveaway!

  58. 1. Of course I'm a follower, I heart your precious blog!


    3. I'm getting a Ph.D and spend the majority of my free time begrudgingly writing my dissertation. Nerd alert!

  59. LOVE this giveaway!!

    I am a follower
    the other day a coworker started talking about "elements" and i starting thinking about the periodic table. turns out, its the name of a local band. science nerd all the way!

  60. I'm a faithful reader and follower!
    vkhuong [at] gmail [dot] com
    I read grammar and English usage books for fun. Oh yeah, and play Minesweeper and Number Munchers (prime numbers) like it's my job!

  61. Enter me please! I'm a new follower from Spain (fisiwoman)
    I love dress dolls......and I'm 21 years old! jajajaj
    Ana Belén R.M

  62. I'm a follower on Google Reader and on Friend Connect. I LOVE Super Nintendo, especially the Donkey Kong games!

  63. I'm a follower!
    My nerdy thing is how much I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer - actions figures and all!

  64. I am a follower!

    I have a nerdy thing for nature shows, gotta love em'. Don't know if that's really nerdy??

  65. What a great giveaway!!

    I'm already a follower :)

    And my nerdy habit is getting lost in wikipedia pages of my favorite books/movies/history. I can go on a wiki binge for HOURS!

  66. I'm a total AK follower.

    idwearit [at] gmail [dot] com

    It is almost embarrassing how much I look forward to my weekly crossword puzzle, and how much bad spelling really bothers me.

  67. Happy belated birthday sweetie! What a great giveaway! I've been a long time reader but just became a follower. I have soo many geeky hobbies but the one I'll reveal is my love of school and art supplies. I love having so many colored markers, patterns of papers, etc. The funny thing is that I hate using them because they are too pretty!

    email is nguyen.michelle.n at gmail dot com

  68. I'm a follower! This giveaway is great =)

    Geeky habit: I collect lottery tickets!


  69. Oh, I think we're all geeky in our own ways. Let's see, I'm going through a Sudoku phase & must do them every day. I also spent a couple hours this week sorting all my nail polishes into color families & then arranging them darkest to lightest. That's pretty lame, I think! (But they're so pretty all lined up like that!)
    I love your blog & follow you in my Google Reader.

    klmlac [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

  70. Thanks for the contest, Amy, and for the confession to being a Star Trek nerd! I am, too!!! And a Battlestar Gallactica nerd!!!
    Anyway, I love your blog and have been checking it out daily for quite awhile (as I also share your live for Anthropologie), and I just became an official follower!

  71. Cute giveaway!
    Geeky stuff, ahaha does a twlight obsession despite my non tween status, count?

  72. great giveaway- I'm a follower!! and hmm.. lets see.... geeky... where to start.... I'm a total history nerd, I majored (in part) in it in undergrad and am pretty much obsessed with reading about the ottoman empire.

  73. I've been a follower on googlereader for a while, but I went ahead and followed on blogger too. :)

    email address - christine {dot} celeste {at}

    geeky interest... I'm really into Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5. I could probably talk about those shows for hours. People that find out are usually pretty surprised.

  74. Hola!
    Happy Belated Birthday! I hope that it was grand! =)

    Hmm...a geeky interest that I have is watching K Dramas. To some, this is so not geeky, but for me it is because most of my friends don't watch them. My best friend's mum started watching Queen Seon Duk and told her to watch it. My friend got into it so much and told me that I should watch it. I put it off for about a month because of school and then I watched it and fell in love! There are 62 eps. in all and they are all 1 hour long. I'm only on ep. 52, but I am practically obsessed! It's become one of my favorite shows ever!! So trust me, if I am going to spend 62 hours of my life watching this show, then you are definitely not in your geeky-ness alone! =D
    --Ciara<3 (spottieray01[at]hotmail[dot]com)

  75. Yay!!!! I am so excited! I really like your prizes!!!!!

    infinitewhimsyblog at gmail :)

    Geeky habit- I teach math all day every day. I am a geek in general. But in terms of other geeky habits- I am a HUGE Matrix fan and have a Trinity t-shirt that I still wear to the gym. I love plesiosaurs and made a fansite about the Loch Ness Monster when I was 14-ish. I stopped watching this season of House because it was too frustrating to not see him getting it on with Cuddy.

    Is this enough for you? :)

  76. Great giveaway and I'm definitely a follower - just haven't been diligent about it in the last few weeks.

    As far as geeky habit....I'm a sucker for anything Hello Kitty or Paul Frank. I love both characters and think they're so adorable!

  77. Hola Kelinda,
    I love reading and watching the pictures of your blog.
    Thanks so much for putting give aways, its really nice!

    Geek Habit: I love the show Big Bang Theory. I dont know if you follow this show but they have a Chemestry Table in their shower and guess what? my bf bought me one,and I have it in my bathroom. Its awsome but everytime I have people over, they cant stop laughing and calling me "geek" but I like it!

    My email is and my blog is :

  78. Amazing giveaway! Love, love, love!

    I'm a follower! hubby always refers to me as a dork, so I should prob ask his opinion, but since he's not around, I guess I just have to fess up myself! I love reading. Anything. Everything. I was always terrified of making anything below an A in school. Played the clarinet. Many, many more too, but I think that is enough! ;) Hope I win!

  79. I am follower!

    I really love seeing your outfit posts. You give me some great ideas for how to mix and match.

    As for geeky----I am a TOTAL bookworm. I could spend all day, every day in a library or bookstore and never be bored.

  80. Just became a follower after finding you in one of my friend's blogs :) Cute blog!!


  81. I've been following your blog since January, but only just made it official :)

    Whenever I get home, I like to change into my pajamas and geek out with the computer - checking all the fashion blogs for their latest posts, all while I'm in fuzzy pants and a sweatshirt, drinking hot water to stay warm (it's still cold in seattle). Maybe that's not horribly geeky, but I really look forward to your new posts and it's a fun part of my day! :)

    scleung (at) ufl (dot) edu

  82. 1) gigiofca at gmail
    2) Been a long time follower.
    3) I'm not thinking of myself as geeky right now, but G Money says being a Little House on the Prairie lover qualifies ;-).

  83. 1. I'm officially a follower now :)
    2. onecataway at gmail
    3. Everything I do is geeky... I used to have a stamp collection, I loved the x-files, I'm a geologist for a living, book worm... I could go on all day!

  84. I'm a follower! Love that bracelet so much!

    Hm... a geeky habit that I'm willing to admit: I color coordinate my undies to my outfit. So yea, if I'm wearing a blue sweater, you can probably bet I'm wearing blue undies :)

    Emily @

    ebrock2007@ gmail. com

  85. I'm a follower!


    Geeky Habit: I collect Blythe Dolls. Not just one or two, I have 30. It's a sickness! :)

  86. Happy Belated Birthday!

    I have visted your blog several times, and now I am following your blog.

    2. The most geeky thing I do is watch old movies(black & white) and dance in our family when Icarly comes on :)

    Great giveaway, I hope I win. I tried on the J.Crew bracelet and almost bought it.

  87. I've been following your site for a while now, but now I'm a subscriber!

    The geeky thing I do? I could watch the History Channel all day, as long as the program isn't about ghosts or aliens!

  88. What a cute tradition!! I love it!! Happy Birthday :) I am a relatively new reader and I rarely ever remember to comment on blogs. I love this question about geeky/nerdy name a few: Doing standardized math test problems for fun, visiting the homes of former presidents (and spitting out presidential trivia), talking about glacial activity and/or Gregor Mendel on a regular basis and telling my students (I am a middle school science teacher) everyday why I like Pi way more than PIE!


  89. I love this idea and will do it on my bday!

    I paint watercolor botanicals, and love going to the library, if that's geeky--I think being a geek is "in" these days, which is great!


  90. Just recently subscribed to your blog and now I'm a follower! weeks.brittany at

    Love, love the giveaway!

    I think my nerdy habit is my obsession with the weather. I check multiple weather websites a day to make sure I know exactly what the weather is.

  91. Hello! I am a follower! Geeky habit=on the weekends I like to stay up late and watch infomercials and I've always wanted to be an audience member during the Magic Bullet commercials!


  92. Hi! I am already a follower!
    Geeky habit: Sewing. Love to sew. Make clothing for my husband, daughters, window treatments, costumes. I could sew every day if I had the time!
    Thank you for this fun giveaway!