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Saturday, May 03, 2008

This picture might be worth a thousand dollars!

***As of Sunday morning I have barely edged out the toilet picture. But I'm going to need lots more votes this week to stay in the lead. If you love me, post it on your blog, tell your friends and family to come vote, and vote yourself if you haven't already! Thanks all!!!***

Remember this picture?
Well, I entered it into a mother's day photo contest over at 5 minutes for mom, thanks to an anonymous commenter here who told me I ought to take a look at the contest because she thought I had great pictures on my site. (Thanks to whomever made that anonymous comment! Perhaps I live in the dark ages, but I'd never heard of that website!) Anyway, I went over and looked at the contest information and was shocked to see that the winner receives 1,000 dollars. A couple days later I caught the picture of Sophie and entered it in.

Yesterday I was chosen as one of 20 finalists out of over 400 entries. Now it's something of a "who has the most friends to vote for them" contest. So, because 1,000 dollars would make a huge difference in our lives and to Joel's upcoming Spain trip especially, I am imploring you to go over and vote for me. If, when you get there, you decide someone else should get your vote, that is perfectly okay with me, but I would (of course) love you to vote for me!

Here's what you need to do:

Go to this link: Mother's Day Photo Contest Voting, scroll down to the bottom, where you will see the voting box, and vote for "Overstuffed with Polka Dots" (Yet another instance of my monthly banner confusing new visitors, but no big deal!). Of course, you can also see my competition, and click through to their blogs to read the stories behind the photos. So far, I'm not doing so well against the toilet picture. Voting closes May 9th and you can only vote once, and believe me, I'll be hounding you. :) Tell everyone you know, too!

Anyway, this is the closest I've ever come to winning something this big, and I am excited, honored and humbled!

19 comments :

  1. I just voted you have my vote. Love the picture. GOOD LUCK

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  2. There are some stunning pictures to look at, that's for sure. Good luck!

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  3. I voted a little earlier tonight. How does it know if you already voted once? I don't remember using my email address or anything.

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  4. Oh, and I did vote for you, just in case that wasn't clear. :)

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  5. I think it recognizes IP addresses..so if you're voting at a different computer you can vote more than once. But just once per computer. Once I voted, every time I go back to check it only shows me the results and no longer gives me the option to vote.

    But...as of one minute ago I was only 1 vote behind the toilet picture instead of 100! So thanks everyone! There's still nearly a week to go, so keep telling everyone. :)

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  6. I voted.. Ü I truly think it's the BEST.. and I have to say much better than a child sitting in a toilet... LOL LOL... You're gonna win!! I know it!!

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  7. I voted for you! Looks like you are in the lead! How exciting!

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  8. I voted for you. Your photo melts my heart. Good luck!!

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  9. O.K. Laura. I voted for your photo (It really was my favorite of all of them!)
    Good luck!
    Terri

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  10. I voted for you!!! It's an awesome picture!! Much better than the toilet one.

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  11. I voted for you. I am going to post your picture on my blog to see if I can't help get the word out a little more :-)

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  12. That is a great idea I just put your picture on my blog, even though I think I only have four people looking at it. And I think you are one of them. but that is three more votes. Again good luck!

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  13. Voted for you, blogged about you, threatened everyone I know to go vote for you, becuase let's face it, that toilet picture and the pregnant lady were disturbing.

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  14. I just voted--good luck. (I love the picture ; )

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  15. I saw your link on Rachel's blog saying that you need votes, so I voted for you. Way cute pic. Reminds me of my kids! Good luck! You were totally winning when I voted by the way!

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  16. Sweet photos on your blog space. Followed your link from 2 peas today and enjoyed peeking into a world with happy little faces.

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  17. why is my access denied to voting this? is it colsed already?! talking about Dark Ages...

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