Monday, October 12, 2009

A Birthday Present...for YOU.

This is my birthday week (I turn 25 Wednesday), and it will be filled with a few little surprises...for you! In the style of Steph, I decided to give away the current love of my life to one lucky reader:

Sharpies.


That's right - six colors of the most glorious pen known to (wo)man. These Sharpies are fabulous because they don't bleed through paper and look gorgeous. I find excuses to write because of them. If you win, I will convert you to these pens. I promise you that.

They will come with a little boxy pouch/carrying case/whatever my whim creates for you. I'm currently loving this fabric:

This fabric makes me giddy.
I keep my makeup in this on my bathroom counter and if I don't have time to put it on in the mornings, I just zip it up, throw it in my bag, and apply at the stop lights on the way to work. (Except mascara, because I've heard too many stories about mascara wands being lodged in people's eyes. Ew.) One of the many ways I've found to adapt to my crazy early mornings. (6am is early for me, okay?)

To enter: Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 18th midnight EST. Tweet and include the URL in another comment and it will count as another entry. I'll randomly pick a winner and post the winner Monday, October 19th. (Open to absolutely ANYONE from ANYWHERE.)

Have a Happy Ashley's Birthday Week!

107 comments:

  1. How very exciting. I love the fabric and I love Sharpies! Happy Birthday! My best friend and sister also have birthdays this week - good week! :) xx

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  2. I am delurking to wish you a happy birthday. Happy 25th birthday!!

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  3. No need to convert me! I also LOVE sharpies! Happy birthday!

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  4. It's clearly an Ashley thing because I love to extend my birthday to encompass a whole week too! Happy happy birthday xo

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  5. The pens look lovely :)
    Have a great birthday week!

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  6. Happy Birthday honey pie :)

    I've heard awesome things about these pens and definitely trust your undying love of them.

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  7. Happy Birthday week, lady! (And the fabric on that bag? SO CUTE!

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  8. Happy birthday week! How exciting!

    I bought some of the black pens a few months ago, and I absolutely love them. I would love a few more colors!

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  9. You are so sweet for giving things away during YOUR birthday week. Also: really? People have had mascara wands lodged in their eye? Eek, maybe I'll stop doing my makeup in my car.

    Either way, Happy Birthday Week! And I love those pens! xo

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  10. Wow, those are amazing pens! Happy Birthday week!!

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  11. Happy Birthday week! I am in love with the Sharpie pens. If I let someone borrow one, you know I'm eagle-eyeing them until I get it back :)

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  12. i love that fabric too! i'm not coordinated to put my makeup on in the car ;)

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  13. First, happy birthday week!!! And second, those pens looks fabulous! I would love to win them!

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  14. Happy early birthday! I love that fabric, too!

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  15. What a deal that we get presents for your birthday! Happy Birthday! :)

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  16. And I just tweeted! http://twitter.com/absolutkatydid

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  17. Oooh I would LOVE to win! Where I work, pens are a valuable commodity, I am always losing mine, and when I have one I like I guard it jealously!
    Happy Birthday from one birthday girl (mine's today!) to another!

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  18. Happy Birthday!My daughter is a Sharpie fantatic - she would love these!

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  19. Tweeted here http://twitter.com/fcffollower/status/4809797159

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  20. Happy Birthday!! Wow! I was unaware of this new invention by Sharpie. If I don't win, I still see those Sharpies in my future. I'll have to pick some up!

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  21. happy happy birthday...you're too nice to give away a gift :)

    i looooooove sharpies and if i don't win, i might need to go buy those!

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  22. An office supply product that combines pretty sharpie colors AND pens? YUM!

    Also, in high school I used to put on mascara while driving 60mph down the highway. *shudder*

    Happy day of your birth!

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  23. Um, best idea ever! I'm totally going to steal it when my birthday rolls around. Happy birthday!!

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  24. Happy Ashley's birthday week!

    I also had to put makeup on in the car when driving to work. I found that having a mirror by the door in my classroom was really helpful to make sure I'd applied shadow on both eyes. And the students really loved it!

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  25. 25 is a good age! I think you'll enjoy it.

    I love Sharpies too. I have them hidden all over the house: in kitchen cabinets, in the filing cabinet, in the coffee table and even in the glove box of the car!

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  26. Happy Ashley's birthday week indeed! I covet these pens!

    Also, I'm curious, how are you going to buy used clothing for the next four months when you've just taken up with THE GAP?

    And if you don't want all of the new gap clothes that come your way... I might know someone you could give them to ;)

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  27. Happy Birthday from one Ashley to another! :) Is it weird that I think all Ashleys belong in a secret club...like our life must parallel in some way because of our shared names?

    PS I love that fabric!

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  28. oooh, WANT. :)

    happy birthday week pretty girl! i thought birthday week was just something i thought up to get more presents, i guess great minds think alike! :)

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  29. Happy birthday! I just turned 25 a couple weeks ago and I've been told by others it's the best year yet - so here's to you turning 25! Enjoy your week :)

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  30. happy bday! i just turned 25 last month and so far i am loving it!

    and i LOVE the sharpie pens!!!!

    i will def. retweet this too!

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  31. happy early birthday and i consider this my entry!!

    gimmie some sharpie pens momma!

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  32. Happy Birthday week! I'm new to your blog but am loving it! Thanks for your awesomeness! (PS-- I think all make up while driving is fine BUT the eyes. I had a friend rip out half of her eyelashes using an eye lash curler of all things while in the car. Shudder.

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  33. Happy early birthday!! I'd be thrilled to win this :) Oh the fun I could have!

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  34. That fabric is gorgeous!

    Happy, happy birthday!

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  35. Ooooh, pretty! Pick me, pick me!

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  36. i have a thing for pens... totally want to win this!! gonna tweet about it too!!! @printgirlinc

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  37. here's my tweet! http://twitter.com/printgirlinc

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  38. OMG, Sharpie makes PENS? WANT!

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  39. Happy Birthday Week!
    And, hey! What's not to love about Sharpies? Ultra fine points look very useful, too! :-)

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  40. I LOVE Sharpie pens, but had no idea they come in colors too!! swoon!

    And happy birthday my dear :) Thanks for the link love!

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  41. Happy Birhtday week! I love Shapries and do the exact same thing with my makeup.

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  42. Happy Birthday! I'm in love with these pens...

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  43. I totally started celebrating birthday week after watching Gilmore Girls. I'd love to try the Sharpies, and the bag is adorable!

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  44. P.S. Just twittered about the giveaway. :)
    http://twitter.com/kapachino

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  45. Happy Birthday Ashley. Kathleen, thanks for the tip. Haven't seen these little Sharpie's, but they sound fabulous.

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  46. October birthdays are the best! There are so many things about the Fall that are perfect for celebrating October birthdays - pumpkins, apples, beautiful colors, sweaters, and of course, scarves!

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  47. Happy Birthday! I love Sharpies - all colors, although sea gren is my fav.

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  48. 6am is early for THE SUN, Ashley. And you have great taste in writing supplies.

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  49. Happy Birthday Week!!

    I adore the Sharpie pens!

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  50. Seriously?! I love Sharpie pens. I've never tried the colored pens, though.

    Happy birthday! (On Wednesday)

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  51. Happy Birthday! Hope it's wonderful :)

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  52. happy birthday week!!! and I've never heard of/seen these sharpie pens before!!! they sound awesome.

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  53. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! woohoo, 25!! :) I seriously hope you have an amazing birthday-- you deserve it.

    Secondly, THESE ARE THE MOST AMAZING PENS EVER, and I love that you are giving some away! You are so cute. Really, I love these and practically refuse to write with anything else. I would be giddy with joy if I won these. Although, I'd be shocked if I did... it seems a little far-fetched that I would win ANOTHER of your amazing giveaways. But still, a girl can dream. :)

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  54. Happy birthday week! Love that bag and I LOVE Sharpies! I have been dying to try out the pens. I have Sharpies in almost every color. It's a sickness. But at least it's a colorful one :)

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  55. Happy birthday - the quarter century mark :) I love Sharpies as well, especially the new sharpie pens. Can you say awesome?! I hope your birthday is great!

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  56. Not to be dramatic, but I am on a life long journey to find the perfect pen. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one. Also, Happy Birthday. My 25th year has been a very special one. Enjoy!

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  57. Happy Birthday Ashley! Hope you have a special week. And you are too sweet to give your readers presents during YOUR week!

    Thank you - I've used a Sharpie Pen from a coworker a few times, and have decided I just need to steal it from her. This might be my chance to let her keep hers!

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  58. I have a love affair with Sharpie! I have an entire collection of colorful sharpie markers, and now I would love the pens!!!

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  59. Oh how cool! I have wanted to get some
    of these! I hope you have a lovely birthday!

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  60. I've never seen these pens, how did that happen?! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway :)

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  61. Early happy birthday, fellow October baby, who shares a birthday with the October baby who happens to be my mom!

    The quarter century mark--that's a lot of living! :)

    P.S. I put my eyeshadow on at stoplights during my commute to work. Daylight is so much better than bathroom light.

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  62. I have never seen these and they look awesome! Happy 25th - I just had my 24th this week:)

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  63. Happy Birthday to you!!

    I love Sharpies!

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  64. Happy Birthday lady! You're gorgeous. Consider me entered :) I'll draw you something pretty if I win

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  65. i used one of these the other day at my friends house and it was so awesome, i really want some! haha. oh, and happy birthday of course :]

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  66. OK wow, I have never seen those pens!! I definitely need to win this. I guess I don't then I'll just have to buy them :) Happy early Birthday ;)

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  67. I'm a big fan of office supplies including pens! Even buying folders is exciting!!

    Have a wonderful Birthday week!!

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  68. Gracious... look at all of these comments!! Don't worry about entering me in the contest, I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday week! :)

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  69. Happy Birthday to you!!! I have never seen those sharpies before... and btw, you are so talented. I adore your sewing.

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  70. These look awesome! They would be great to mark up my law school books for class :)

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  71. I love doodling with pens like this! Happy Birthday!!

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  72. I love pens and I love sharpies. Together just seems too good to be true! happy early bday :)

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  73. Happy birthday week! Count me in! =)

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  74. What a fun and exciting give-away. I <3 Sharpies and have never tried those. Happy early birthday!!! (or if I win, happy VERY early birthday to meeee!)

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  75. And b/c I must win...

    http://twitter.com/SoxyLady/status/4845454008

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  76. Ok, I don't normally comment, but given my near obsession with Sharpie pens, I kind of had to.

    PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    And Happy Birthday!

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  77. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/InnyVinny/status/4846017551

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  78. Ooh, fun! Love these, and happy birthday!

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  79. ooh yay for your birthday! woo!! and love those sharpies, so fun.

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  80. Happy Birthday Ashley! I really want to try those pens and who doesn't want another boxy pouch made by you???

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  81. HAPPY (almost) BIRTHDAY!! I was actually checking your blog thinking you might have said something about turning a quarter of a century old tomorrow :)

    I'm SO glad I got to see you last weekend...tell Mike hi!! Have a great birthday tomorrow...did you ask for a day off?? :)

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  82. I love love love love LOVE those pens. I also love you, and I'm glad you were born ;-D Happy birthday!

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  83. my tweet: https://twitter.com/mirielmargaret

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  84. Happy Birthday!!! I have to say that the new sharpie pens are the best sharpie invention in a long time. I love them and I only have one.

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  85. Happy Birthday!!
    Those pens look fantastic...I have not seen those yet. Must try them out.

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  86. i love sharpie! i don't have the new no-bleed pens, my boyfriend just prevented me from using his sharpies to draw on my uggs. what a great giveaway. happy birthday!

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  87. Oh, these look fun but I really like the carrying case, too! And... Happy birthday! :)

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  88. Well you have 100 comments so clearly I won't win but sharpie pens!? How did I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS???? I'm in love with the idea of them so I'll probably go buy them now. =) Happy belated birthday.

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  89. Oh goodness! A Sharpie that does not bleed through the paper? I am IN LOVE.

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  90. I am a pen hoarder, so clearly I must try these!

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  91. Happy birthday dear Ash!
    Hope you had such a wonderful day!

    Soooo sweet of you to do a giveaway on your birthday!

    Those pens look SWEET! I wanna try em out! And so cool they don't bleed through on paper. And, of course, that bag is too cute! Love that fabric!

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  92. http://twitter.com/sarahmariep/status/4972540319

    Tweet!

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  93. Love the sharpies and the fabric pouch so pick me, pick me! And I hope you had a great birthday weekend...even if you were working.

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