Saturday, July 26, 2008

Giving away $100 (guess once each day)


What's in my drawers?
Please ignore the dust.

A few weeks ago, I was peeking in the drawers of my jewelry box wondering what was in them. I don’t really wear a lot of jewelry, so I don’t peek it in often. But for some reason, this day I was just wondering if they were empty. Have I mentioned how forgetful I am?

After I saw what was there I just knew I would have to have a little contest. I wanted to time it with my new look and you should see a prettier place within the next week. Leanne is hard at work and I bet it’ll look fabulous when she‘s done. Didn't she do a GREAT job!!  You have her to thank totally for my all new home.  So, while Leanne is busy breathing a sigh of relief that she's done, let’s play a game (of course she can play too if she wants).

drawer size
Measures: 4 ½”x3 ¾”x1 ½”

What’s in my drawers?


I would like you to tell me what is in the drawer. You can guess once each day so be sure and come back. If you want to post about it on your blog, you can guess a second time on that day. For each person who says that you sent them, you get another guess.

I am going to run this contest starting now (July 26th) until noon (Central time), August 1st. scratch that, until 5 pm August 1st due to my annoying little test interfering with my fun, scratch that, the contest has been extended until August 11th, 5pm Central.  That evening every correct guess will go into a drawing for a $100 Visa card to spend wherever the winner chooses. If by some fluke no one guesses correctly, we’ll extend the game.

Details, I will give periodic hints and may chose some of the hints based on comments so feel free to leave a question with your guess. I’m not worried if you guess singular or plural (example: lake or lakes) - both will count if it’s right. It does need to be somewhat specific (example: animal, bear or grizzly bear) - animal would be too general, bear is still a little too general but you don’t need to be so specific that you say purple painted grizzly bear with pink toenails. I guess I get to determine if you were specific enough, although I may consult with my husband (if he's around).

Remember, one guess each day and if someone sent you, share some love by leaving their name in your comment.

HINTS



07/28 - First hint, my daughter gave me this cute jewelry box for Christmas a few years ago but she did not give me what's in the drawer.  It is NOT a piece of jewelry. {There are two hints here}

07/30 - Now hubby doesn't think this is much of a hint, or he didn't until I explained it, so I will explain to you too.  I have been eagerly reading everyone's ideas and based on the many guesses there have been, I think it's a pretty good hint to tell you that the item has no sentimental value.  In fact, I will happily send you the item along with the Visa card.

07/31 - last hints of the week, it looks like I may have to extend this another week because not one person has guessed it yet.   If it gets extended, I will be giving daily hints next week AND It's NOT metal.
CONTEST EXTENDED: reason - no one has guessed what the object is.  I would be happy to run out and spend the money but that wouldn't really be fair now would it?  So let's go another week.  I have a feeling you guys will get it.  I will give a new hint every day to try to help out.

08/01 - It's NOT man made.  If you scroll through the comments, anything that has been guessed up until now is wrong, so don't guess one of those.  I love the lint guesses, but nope, it's not lint, or a dustbunny.   My mom had my baby teeth in her jewelry box too, but it's not teeth.  That would be a great place to hide a key, but it's not a key.

08/02 - There is something in the drawer, the answer isn't "nothing".   It's getting just as hard to give hints as I think it is to guess.  Ask some questions if you like, help me out.  So far the closest guess there has been was on August 1st, so you might want to take a look there.  There has been a close guess, but not quite.

08/03 - Three of them fits in a drawer and I have five of them.  No more than three could fit in the drawer, without breaking them.

08/04 - It's not paper or wood or any kind.  One way or another this ends on the 11th, even if I have to start giving dead giveaways.  There have been some answers so very close, but not quite there yet.
QUESTION:  Do you think this should continue until the date mentioned above or if there's a correct answer just give to the first correct answer and stop it?  I mean it's already went longer than a week?  Ideas?  Help a girl out. :)

08/05 - OK, I'm turning comments off and am notifying the correct guesser.  In the event they do not want to give me their mailing address we will continue.  If they accept the "winnings"  I will post about it as soon as I hear from them. :)

130 comments:

  1. Grin - that'll be fun.
    I would have some suggestions, but those I'll keep to myself, grin....

    For my first guess today I say: Silver earrings with a round Amethyst stone inserted.
    :)

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  2. Oh I know you'll be happy with what Leanne creates...she's so talented and I love her work!

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  3. OHHHH. I'm out on this one. I con't wear jewelry at all and have no idea what one would stick in a place that size. But I'll follow along. I'm sure it will be interesting!

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  4. I think a Key, not jewelry!

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  5. For some reason the first thing that popped into my head was one of those celtic love rings you know the ones with two hands holding a heart! So that's pretty specific!

    BTW I'm been trying to reply to a comment you left on my blog and the email keeps bouncing back, not sure why!

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  6. I think there are baby teeth from one or more of your children in that drawer.

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  7. How about a silver locket with a picture of one of your children in it?

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  8. Guess two...I linked ya on my blog....
    A pretty rock!! See my daughter collects rocks..she used to come home with her pockest filled from the school playground and she gave me a really pretty one and I still have it in my jewlery box!

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  9. Oh, Leanne, will make your blog over beautifully. She does amazing work.

    I'll be sure and let my readers know about your contest.

    For my guess....A necklace gifted to you by your husband.

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  10. Is it a blue ribbon colon cancer awareness pin?

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  11. Hmm...I like the baby teeth idea, but I'm going to guess an old watch...the kind that you actually have to wind.

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  12. anglophilefootballfanatic.comJuly 26, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Is there such a thing as a cancer free button? Or something with your diagnosis saying REMISSION?

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  13. Hmmmmm...this is a hard one as different people put different "things" in jewelry boxes. I am going to say sterling silver hoop earrings. Oh! And I'll have to link you on my blog too...fun contest! But, sadly, I never win anything!!

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  14. [...] what is in Lisa’s drawer, jewelry drawer that is. Your guess could be worth a [...]

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  15. A Canadian Loonie.

    Am I the only one who can't see your style sheet?

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  16. Jettie sent me on over! I love guessing games. I would like to guess that you found a key in your jewlery box.
    Thats where all my missing keys turn up...

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  17. for another one .......+a dead dried butterfly!!
    thanks Sulli for the extra guess!!

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  18. A necklace, a bracelet and a camera filter! :)

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  19. Silver earrings in the shape of birds!

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  20. First guess - a special picture of a loved one.

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  21. I have a lock of my daughters hair from her first haircut in my jewelry box.

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  22. I'm going with the things I have ~ baby ID from birth (just realised you said one guess)!

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  23. My first guess will be a hair clip/hair tie. I have lots of those in my jewelry box.

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  24. hum...not jewlwery..Okay the gift card off the jewlery box!

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  25. A key?

    For some reason I have old keys in my jewelry box.

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  26. well I'm two days late and $100 short.
    But I would have guessed either dried flowers or a birds egg. ha ha.
    OR...some buttons and a few pictures of your kids in the little locket series that they get from their school pictures.
    oh.. and the little bracelet off their wrists when you brought 'em home from the hospital.

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  27. In the drawer, you have the Christmas gift tag from your daughter that was attached to the lovely jewelry box gift.

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  28. Yep iam sticking with the card...or rock....or dried Butterfly!!

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  29. guess two... how about...a handwritten poem from your daughter.

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  30. I was going to guess a tooth but a few already guessed that. Instead, I'll guess a lock of hair.

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  31. My first thought was "key," but I see that has been guessed already, so I will make it more specific. I guess that it's a front door key. :D

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  32. I would guess a rock or stone of some kind.

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  33. No clue - a medal or a coin?
    Fun guessing game!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  34. My second guess will be a button(s).

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  35. second guess - buttons

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  36. I'm able to reach your site today! I'm going to guess a medal from high school band. That's what my mom had in her jewelry box. :)

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  37. And even though it's only one guess a day, I'm going to argue my case that I faithfully read your blog using my feed reader -- I just couldn't comment b/c the site wouldn't load -- so I'm going to try to slip in another guess for yesterday and hope you'll take it. :) I'm going to say sewing needle.

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  38. Wow! This is HARD! Is it a coin? I have some old coins in mine!

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  39. Third guess - an old ticket stub

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  40. I think it's your old Drivers Licence.

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  41. I guess a $100 Visa card is in the drawer.

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  42. Well your last hint htrew most of mine out!!!
    hummm.....hummm.....a chicklet piecs of gum?

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  43. What fun! I am going to guess a coin too.. that was my first instinct.

    (found this through your comment on dallas's blog)

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  44. Final guess - I think -

    A key.

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  45. Dang. I don't want to guess for today until the new hint arrives. I hope your site will load when I get home!

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  46. my second thought was baby teeth but someone has said that so lock of hair.

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  47. First guess - a button to a coat you no longer have

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  48. A lens cover for a camera you no longer have.

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  49. next guess - a little xmas bow or ribbon?

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  50. a dust bunny?

    Came over to see what Leanne had designed for you. Love this template -- and your photos.

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  51. Since I find the strangest things in my own jewelry box, I am going to go look in mine for a non-jewelry item that fits your clues that hasn't been guessed yet.

    Okay. A hair accessory - either a rubberband or a barrette.

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  52. I've been doing this wrong. You're putting correct guesses into a drawing, but I've been purposely not using any ideas I had if someone already guessed it.

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  53. Is it a seashell? :0)

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  54. I see Stephanie already used my guess.

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  55. Dang. Why did waste today's guess by guessing before today's hint????

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  56. TOO FUN!!

    i'm gonna guess a rubber band.

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  57. geez this is difficult! how about a business card?

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  58. Lets see...

    It's not metal, not man made, not a tooth or a rock, and not sentimental. Is it a dried leaf?

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  59. A small piece of wood accidentally left by the manufacturers.

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  60. I think she's gone all Howard Hughes on us and it is fingernail and toenail clippings.

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  61. Ok, this is a weird guess...but...a seed? I have found seeds in my jewelry box before. Told ya it was weird!

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  62. not man made...not metal...it's NOTHING.

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  63. Is it the Inspected By tag left from the manufacturer?

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  64. Wow this is tough!

    I always thought it was odd that when I was growing up my mom had a little half of a clam or oyster shell in her jewelry box so I'll guess that. :-)

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  65. A glob of earwax that was so unusually big you couldn't just throw it away????

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  66. Here from Leanne's to see your new place... and my guess is a hair bow tie. :) Good luck with your new place!

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  67. Oops, that failed a few of your hints. I"ll have to try again tomorrow.

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  68. I havent followed all of the guesses so I hope mine is not a repeat...Moth Crysilis?

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  69. ok, its the price tag! Or the little cardboard tag with the companies name on it.

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  70. This is just too fun not to join in on ! I'm throwing my guess in there with the Sand Dollar group.

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  71. I was going to stick with the aquatic theme and guess a dried starfish, but now I see someone already said that... so I guess I'll have to think about this some more. :-)

    Oh, how about a snail shell?!

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  72. Hey girl! I love the new digs! So awesome!

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  73. This is driving me nuts! Not out of the desire to win but because now I'm just plain curious as to what could be in there LOL
    My guess for today will be needles from the Christmas tree.

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  74. (Lisa, I tried emailing you, but not sure if it worked or not? I need your address again. Please email me. Thanks!)

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  75. Cicadas or their molted shells

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  76. SInce I'm dying to find out the answer I say give it to the first correct answer.

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  77. As soon as some one guesses correctly - Give it away.

    I guess a piece of sea glass.

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  78. Is it some type of bird egg???

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  79. What about a sand dollar? I know....2 guess! I forgot to look at the hint!

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