This is my not-so-polite way of announcing it’s time for another giveaway!
Yesterday, Scott and I celebrated Independence Day by traveling to his dad’s house and picking raspberries.
That’s right — my father-in-law owns a raspberry and blueberry farm, which is all-around awesome. Partly because the berries just so happened to be fourth of July colors, but mostly because his name is Gerry, so I was able to make countless jokes about “Gerry’s Berries” while sweating profusely.
Best fourth of July ever.
Actually…it probably wasn’t the best ever. But it certainly was the healthiest. While I don’t know much about science, I’m willing to bet that berries are far better for you than hot dogs, and I’d like to personally thank Gerry’s Berries from saving me from myself, and my insatiable appetite for salty junk food covered in mustard.
Thank you, Gerry’s Berries.
Does anyone else feel like this just got really awkward?
Anyway…it was super hot in Minnesota yesterday. I’m talking Africa hot. As I literally dripped sweat in the tub of raspberries I was picking, I couldn’t help but think how back in Seattle, where all of my family was celebrating, it probably hadn’t even got up into the 70s. Yet here I was, working in the field, sweating my balls off in the 100+ degree weather.
(For the record, I don’t actually have balls. It’s just an expression.)
This entire experience made me really glad that I’m not a farmer. And that I don’t have balls. To be quite frank, I don’t think I could handle either one of those scenarios.
It also made me appreciate how very different every state I’ve spent time in is. The 50 unique states that constitute our nation are one of the things that make America truly special. I’ve been lucky enough to live in five of them (Alaska, Washington, Nebraska, New York and Minnesota) and have also visited 32 out of 50 — visiting the remaining 18 is actually a goal of mine.
Basically I love states.
I also love jewelry.
This is where the giveaway comes in.
You’ll be able to pick whichever state you like as a charm. Perhaps your home state, the state you currently reside in, or maybe, if you’re like my husband, you’ll select the state of Missisippi simply so you can point to it when people give you strange looks while you walk through the grocery store making demands in a loud, thick and obviously faux Southern accent.
(Yes, he actually does this.)
(At least he doesn’t wear charm necklaces, though.)
You have four chances to win the necklace, and can leave an individual comment for each. You must either be a subscriber, or like ‘Sota is Sexy on Facebook to be eligible to win.
Here are your options for entering:
1. Post a link to your favorite blog post (can’t be this one) on Facebook. (1 comment)
2. Pin this giveaway on Pinterest (1 comment)
3. Tweet your favorite blog post (can’t be this one). (1 comment)
4. Walk around the grocery store using a fake Southern accent and send me a video. Unless you’re actually Southern. Then you’ll just have to do a Minnesota accent. Or you could just leave a comment telling me the best and worst aspects of your current state. (1 comment)
That’s it! The contest will end on Thursday, July 12th, and 8:00pm CST.