January 30, 2009

*mAkEoVeR wInNeR*

(Click here for contest info if you don't know what's going on)

Holy Oh My Moly!! More than 10,000 votes were cast! It's practically AI!! Are you flipping out like when it came down to the Davids even though you knew they'd both have awesome careers irregardless?? Just like you know all the finalists'll get cool stuff but your heart is still pounding??? Well, the votes are in, the e-BFF tribe has spoken, and the big makeover winner is...

Emily!!

WOOOHOOOO! She will bask in the joy of the following:

*A hot new hairdo and makeup by the lovely Christie Somers
*An outfit from Shade Clothing who's got a NEW SPRING LINE ON ITS WAY
*A gorgeous dress from Shabby Apple
*A getaway at the Best Western Cotton Tree Inn courtesy of the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
*Before/during/after pics AND family pics from Blue Lily Photography!! STAY TUNED! I'LL POST THE BEFORE & AFTER IF EM'LL LET ME!

She will
also receive one of the cutest hoodies ever, dinner for 2 at Cafe Rio, and a darling jewelry item of her choice from The Pretty Kitty! shrieeeeek!




BUT WHAT ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE?? Thanx to the generosity of viewers like you and some oober generous sponsors...April, Jessica, Melanie, Rachel and Tiffany will EACH receive fun stuff including:

Nummy nummy Cafe Rio, $30 GCs to Shade Clothing, the cutest hoodie ever, jewelry of their choice from The Pretty Kitty, darling earrings from reader Kayci, AND some babe-them-up pampering (thanx to Metropolitan Salon in Provo, Lunatic Fringe in Salt Lake, Jacque at Visage Skin & Beauty Bar in Pleasant Grove and Cultures Salon in Clearfield), AND they each get family photos (thanx to Alli Easley, Blue Lily, Jessie Alexis Photography and Gemstone Photography). And maybe more stuff too bc I haven't finished busting through all the emails yet! BAAAA!

{Thanx e-BFFs for all those votes, and for the gazillion other very deserving nominees that could have easily made this list of people who SERIOUSLY deserve a pick-me-up AND thanx to the sponsors for making it happen and thanx to those who nominated their friends and lurved ones AND thanx finalists for your amazingness and for sharing your stories with us.}

CONGRATS
TO BIG WINNER EMILY AND RUNNER UPS APRIL, JESSICA, MELANIE, RACHEL AND TIFFANY. Hope this VIP treatment sweetens up life a little.
Pretty sure I speak for most of my e-BFFs when I say that WE ARE ROOTING FOR ALL OF YOU!
{Plz join me in e-applauding them.} Love you!

54 comments:

Stacey said...

Yay! The suspense was killing me...

Rach said...

CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!

Thanks for putting together such a fun and heart-warming contest, TAMN. Glad to see everyone's a winner!

Hilary said...

Congrats Emily! You were all such deserving, amazing women . . . but I am really happy it was you! Good luck with adoption!

kris said...

Here is my e-applause! What a great thing. I'm glad everyone shared their stories and I would have been happy to see any of them win. Cool that so many sponsors chipped in.

Nicholette said...

Way to go Emily! I am so happy for you! I find it silly that I "know" you in a round about way, thru Karilynn and Darin. They showed me your addoption blog and my heart just aches for you two. I sure hope this stuff helps you feel better. TAMN, thanks for bein' uber generous letting all those people give their stuff away! ;o)

Kristen said...

Hooray for all of you amazing women!

Token Asian Friend said...

Hooray to the winners!!! Fist bumps to the sponsors!!! Shrieking spirit-fingers for TAMN!!!

keighty said...

This post is just goodness. Good for the sponsors and their willingness to recognize people in need. Good for the women who are strong enough and willing to go through each day. And good for the person behind TAMN for using what started out as a joke for something really beneficial to so many deserving individuals and their families.

I needed that at the end of my week. Thanks, TAMN!

Talina said...

I'm so grateful for all your awesome sponsors who donated so that each of these amazing women can get a little love from this contest. Congratuations all of you! You deserve this and so much more! I love you, Rachel!

Alicia said...

Way to go TAMN, Emily is very deserving!!! So were all the other women as well! Awesome giveaway and I am glad everyone gets awesome prizes!

The Boob Nazi said...

This was an amazing giveaway! These women all definitely deserve it.

myimaginaryblog said...

Congratulations to each of you! You're all amazing women. Thanks for sharing your stories with us and inspiring the rest of us to put the most important things first and be strong women like you.

Plain Jame said...

Everyone was so deserving I'm so glad that they are all having a sweet little pick me up and knowing now that so many of us are thinking of them and are mindful of their stories and struggles.

What an inspiration!

Congrats Emily!!

(I'm super jealous of the Lunatic Fringe perk there - I used to go there before they started wanting a credit check and my firstborn...)

Karilynn said...

Wow TAMN you are seriously so amazing! CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!! You guys totally deserve to be pampered! YAY to the sponsers who totally rock! And seriously Em... I hope that this really does help you with your adoption. You and your DH are the most amazing people and parents. I heart you and I heart your hubby too!!! :o)

The Rasters said...

335 days ago my husband left for Afghanistan. I was in a wheel chair and couldn't even stand up to hug him goodbye. Now, in 30 days I will be able to welcome him home. And I will be sporting some awesome prizes. Perhaps I'll greet him in a new outift, or better yet, the cutest hoodie ever! Thank you so much, you all are amazing!

Jessica

Melanie said...

Shriek!! Wow! Way to go Jessica! And thanks SO much TAMN and the sponsors and my sis for nominating me. :) I can't believe I'm getting so many goodies. It's just like Christmas. :) Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

Leslie said...

Congrats to all the winners! This is your best give away yet TAMN!

Sarah said...

That was awesome! Let's see if Lynzzi can outdo that one!

:-D

Anne said...

way to go, Emily! I was hoping you would win. You are an amazing, strong woman and I hope this makeover cheers you up and lifts your spirits. :)PS you are beautiful!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

All of you definitely deserve all the pampering you can get!!! Lovely ladies and incredible people who donated everything!!!

*E-applauding*

Melanie said...

Oops, when I said way to go Jessica, I pretty much meant Emily. :) But way to go Jessica too!

Tiffany said...

TAMN (and sponsors and everyone who voted) thank you so much! I am so incredibly excited! Congratulations Emily! I hope this helps you guys put together an amazing adoption profile. All of the winners, you guys are awesome and I'm glad to be counted among you. Thank you again!!!!

Kayleigh said...

This is even more charitable than having to share your baby shower with Lynzii....you're pretty kick A, TAMN.

CJ Sime said...

TAMN thank you for setting all of this up. It is so nice to see so many wonderful girls get a giant ray of sunshine! I am also very happy so many people donated stuff for the runners up.

Cheers.

Nerd Goddess said...

Yay for all the winners! I'm so glad there are AWESOME runners-up gifts.

This is truly the best giveaway ever TAMN. Thanks for doing it. :)

Howertons in Iowa said...

Soo Awesome!! This was prolly the best giveaway! So many deserving women, they humble me. My prayers continue to be with these amazing women!
You are so giving TAMN!

angela said...

Yipee!

Jacque said...

Wonderful! I can't wait to meet these girls and give them some awesome pampering! Thanks Tamners for letting me participate!
Much love from
Visage Skin & Beauty Bar!

Elizabeth said...

clap clap clap
I can't wait for the next big giveaway

Wendy said...

Way to go, TAMN. Thanks for making their ladies' lives a little brighter.

J-Dub said...

Congrats to the winner! Enjoy

Star said...

Yay!!!! This was seriously the best contest ever!!! I'm so glad you won Emily!!! And I'm so grateful to people who donated prizes for the runner-ups. You are all an inspiration!

abbyandcompany said...

Yeah for the winner. I think they are all winners, for sure!

Also to the sponsers, you guys are great!

Kari said...

Yay! :)

{{hugs}} to TAMNers, Emily, and all the other beautiful/deserving nomin-EES!!

amber belmonte. said...

congrats emily! :)

Heidi Ashworth said...

In a world of pop idols, it is so good to see someone doing good with their power. Love you!

Marisa said...

Congratulations Emily! My the Lord bless you on your adoption journey. I am involved in the miraculous world of adoption every day. It's not easy, but it is WORTH it. Much love to you!

Laurie Green said...

Seriously TAMN, this is so AWESOME of you to set up for these ladies! I am all Extreme Home Makeover Ty Pennington, "Move that Bus!" teary-eyed choked up !!

Catherine Agnes said...

Lynzii may have triplets, but you have sure brought sunshine to the web today. :-)

Charly said...

Events like this really do change the way I look at the world--although it's pretty clear the woman behind TAMN is nothing like her online persona, it's still very awesome that you would do something so meaningful through the snarkiness and EXCLAMATION POINTZ!!! Props.

April said...

WOW! I am truly touched for your generosity! Thank you much! I am really humbled to have listed among such remarkable women and I can hardly believe all of the wonderful prizes!!!!GOOD LUCK EMILY!! I am ticked for you!! Thanks for ending my day with a big SMILE!
All my love!
April

Amy said...

I am so excited for our Emily and love that love that all the winners get to be spolied, they really do deserve it. You guys are AMAZING for doing this, thanks for helping out a very dear friend, Emily is honestly one of the most selfless people I know, now it's time for her to get some attention and be pampered, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Melissa said...

Congrats Emily... from one heart mom to another!

Melissa said...

Congrats Emily... from one heart mom to another!

M said...

TAMN, you are wonderful. Thanks for doing this.

Katie said...

Yay!!! I'm so glad she won! Thanks TAMN!

Jessie said...

TAMN, thank you so much for doing this for these women. They all deserve to feel like princesses and thanks to you, they can!

Lynnette said...

WOOT! Congrats to Emily and the runners-up!!!! And ThAnK yOu TAMN, I hAvE bEeN wAiTiNg 4eVeR fOr YoU tO tYpE lIkE tHiS!!!!!!!!!

Mac said...

TAMN! Thanks for making my friend Tiffany so happy with this give-a-way! Emily is so deserving, but we think it's seven kinds of AWESOME that the other gals get great stuff too! You rock!

Diamond in the Rough said...

Seriously, this was one amazing contest!! I love that you blessed the lives of some amazing and deserving women. One day when I'm rich I hope I do awesome stuff like this for others.

Beth said...

Great job, TAMN, for giving a little sunshine to these women.

And my heart goes out to the winner and all the runners-up -- you are all amazing!

Little Lovables said...

Awesome, I am just so happy that everyone gets some goodies, they all need/deserve it!

Jen Nelson said...

Yay for all the winners!

Emily, this is Leif's wife Jen. We ran into you in Albertson's just after your baby boy passed. We would love to get in touch with you again!
Congratulations and I hope the Lord blesses you through adoption very soon!

CC said...

Congratulations, Emily!! Enjoy your day of looking and feeling fabulous!

Congrats also to all the finalists!