Friday, April 30, 2010

Getting To Know Me

They say you can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. I believe it to be true. Thought I would share with you some of my favorite songs of the moment.

What do you think?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Giveaway at Boba

Hey All!

Happy Earth Day to everyone! I hope you are all making a commitment today to make change in your daily lives from this point forward on at least ONE thing in your life. We are looking into starting a compost system at our house and today is the perfect day to implement it.

I was traveling around the web looking for Earth Day Giveaways and stumbled onto this one from Boba  .  You can win an Organic Boba 2G Baby Carrier !!!! It is open to canada too! You better hurry though.. it ends at 4pm today MST.

Good Luck! You have to be in it to win it!! 

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bloggers Who Don't Follow Through

Before everyone jumps down my throat on this one.. YES, I KNOW there are lots of wonderful bloggers who DO follow through. I am happily building lasting relationships with them on a daily basis :) but this post isn't about them. Its about the ones that don't.

  It is a situation that irks me.  A month ago or so I was sent a giveaway by a friend of mine for COACH purses!  3 handbags to be exact.  Two Coach and one Guess.  Sweet giveaway we thought. 

  We entered.  Believe me, this was no small task.  To enter you had to jump through a bazillion hoops (yes.. I am exaggerating for effect.. but seriously.. there were a lot of things to do).  You had to follow the blog.  Follow on twitter.  Tweet.  Write a 100 word blog post linking to all things she wanted you to and a few other things ( I would have all the exact details but the blogger has since removed said giveaway post).  These were not extra entry options.  These were MANDATORY.  Yes, you had to do all of them.  It was a lot of work.  The prizes were good and the entries were down around the 50 entry mark.. so we entered.

  The giveaway end date comes and goes and no winner is announced.  A week passes and we check the blog faithfully as the blogger had been adamant about NOT emailing the winner (Really people? Really? You require our email address but you won't contact us if we win.. and on top of that you will only give us 24 hours to find our win and contact you before we are DQ'd.. is it necessary to be that way? Really? .. but I digress...).  Eventually the blogger posts a message stating something along the lines of.. I'm sorry.. been busy... will announce the winner this weekend.  No biggie, I understand that bloggers are people, with lives, families, pets, husbands, other jobs and just plain old "me time" to deal with.  Sometimes picking a winner just isn't top priority.  I get it.  I have those obligations too.  So I wait.  Everyone waits.  All 80 people or so that worked hard putting together entries for this giveaway wait.  The weekend comes and goes.  The blog has no new posts.  A few more days pass.  Then a couple more.  Till one day .. just when I am thinking I should pop a polite " Hi there, just wondering if you have drawn a winner?" email.. I pop onto the blog to see this .. and I quote "

Monday, March 15, 2010

I no longer have time to blog so goodbye blog world :( i really loved my followers and my blog idk maybe ill do it again you can still follow my twitter if you would like

for the last time

Yup, she up and left us. No winner.  No nothing.  Just stiffed everyone on the giveaway.  People wished her luck and happiness and politely asked if the giveaway winner would be announced.  Nothing.  My friend sent her an email.  Nothing.  I tweeted her. Nothing.  The only response we saw was her come back to the blog and delete the giveaway post.  Oh, and she managed to come back once more and write a one line post about chicken nuggets.  Ya, chicken freakin nuggets.. sheesh.  I wanted to hunt this girl down and slap her silly with coach bags whilst throwing chicken nuggets at her and screaming "WHY??!!!" .. but again.. I digress...

Apparently I needed to get all this off my chest. :) Its been eating me inside. 

The thing is (and I know its a few bad apples spoiling the bunch here) this isn't the only time I have seen this.  I am currently waiting on a winner announcement in a contest where there are 4 prizes and 4 winners.  Obviously I won (and so did the others) but there has been no winners announcements and no emails and yet the blogger still has time to come in and post three times a week about everything else under the sun.  It has been 2 weeks since that one ended.  In the course of my tour around the blogosphere this past year I have seen bloggers who don't answer emails, don't ship prizes, don't announce winners and generally just don't care enough to follow through.  It is horrible.  It is frustrating.  It is unnecessary.  I'm tired of it.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the good bloggers.  UN- love the crappy ones.  Anyone else have similar experiences, thoughts, gripes.. or just plain old want to disagree with me??

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The wonderful people at Putumayo sent me a Rhythm and Blues CD and I am happy to report that they sent me 2 extras to give away to my readers!

I am a fan of many types of music. I don't always rate blues music at the top of my list of things to listen to but it rarely falls at the bottom of my list either. So when Putumayo asked me to review their CD I jumped at it.

I enjoyed listening to these songs. They were perfect for a Friday night wind down Rhythm and Blues style! There were a few songs that weren't my style but thats par for any CD I buy anyway. I don't know if I have ever bought any CD where I loved every single song. I think my favorite title on this is "'Til Your Fool Comes Home" which was really catchy and upbeat,  but I also really liked "Put Me Down Easy".

Here is the Tracklist:

1 Lavelle White - I've Never Found a Man to Love
2 James Hunter - 'Til Your Fool Comes Home
3 Cracked Ice - Sweet Feeling
4 The Quantic Soul Orchestra featuring Kabir - Who Knows
5 The Emotions - My Honey and Me
6 Sam Moore, Keb' Mo' and Angie Stone - Wang Dang Doodle
7 Catherine Russell - Put Me Down Easy
8 Ruthie Foster - 'Cuz I'm Here
9 Snooks Eaglin - A Mother's Love
10 Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
11 Rockie Charles - Before I Find the Right Girl for Me
12 Irma Thomas with Henry Butler - River Is Waiting

You can sample any of these great songs or buy the CD  HERE  OR you can WIN ONE right here on Lady Luck's Abode!!!! 

Win it!!  2 winners will each receive one copy of the CD.

Mandatory Entry:
1. Just tell me you want to win and leave me your email address .

Extra Entry Options :
1. Become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Follow Lady Luck's Abode on TWITTER (leave me your twitter name in comment)
3. Become a fan of  Lady Luck's Abode on Facebook

Giveaway is open to residents of the Canada and the U.S only who are 18 years of age or older.  Giveaway ends on May 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm .  Winner will be chosen by  By participating in this contest you are automatically agreeing to the rules set forth above as well as the rules listed HERE :
Good Luck! You have to be in it to win it!

** I was given a product to review for this giveaway but in no way did that affect the outcome of this review.  Please see  my Disclosure Policy  for any questions you may have regarding this.

Friday, April 2, 2010

WINNER!! New Moon Giveaway!


Congrats to thaeter7 who was comment #103 !!! Random Org chose you as the winner of my New Moon Giveaway!!!

thaeter7 said... 103 I liked "Queen of the damned,I am an Anne rice fan.


Congrats! I am off to email you now!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

WINNER!!! Eden Fantasys


Comment #38 - J. Anderson for winning my Eden Fantasys giveaway!!

J.Anderson said... 38


I will be in touch with you shortly!!