February Sparkle Skirts Giveaway – RESULT!

First of all, I want to thank you for everyone participation and support to the cause that so dear to my heart!  It warms my heart to know there are SO MANY compassionate and generous people around!!    I also want to thank for everyone patience while I’m entering these names to the random generator site.

Without further ado, here are the winners!

  1. Lauren Bothwell
  2. Laura Galler
  3. Cherie Schneider

Congratulations to all the winners!   You will receive an email from me within 24 hours  with an instruction how to get your new Sparkle Skirts!!

This drawing was conducted using Random Picker site and it was randomly sorted.   If you would like to check if your name is being entered to the raffle and the integrity of the drawing, you can check the protocol and result here.  Please enter your full name (the one you were using to purchased the raffle entry) to validate your entry as well as the number of your raffle tickets.

 

Another raffle. More Sparkle Skirts!

They Sparkled!!

They Sparkled!!

Please check out the RESULT here!  Congratulations for all the winner!!

What do you know.  I love Sparkle Skirts.  I can’t remember when was the last time I ran without wearing one.    The skirt is not just pretty and flattering, but it super functional.

Disclaimer:  I am NOT employed by Sparkle Skirts or get any sort of compensation from them about the product.   I’m just their die-hard fan and really, really adores the products.

Anyway, I’m all about spreading the love and sparkles and I just happened to have an encounter with yet another generous donor who will donate THREE Sparkle Skirts of your choosing for the raffle.   HOW AWESOME is that??   I’ve done quite a few of these raffle and I’m always amazed with generosity of others to support a great cause that so dear to my heart.   This is your chance to get ANY skirt you want (with any embellishment if any), with such a minimal cost AND contribute for great cost (tax deductible!).  ALL PROCEEDS ARE FOR LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY.

So here’s how to get into this fun shenanigans.   Please read through it as it is slightly different than previous raffle I had.

  1. Raffle ticket is $25.  Everyone get one entry so it’s fair chance for everybody.   Of course, you are more than welcome to donate more than $25 but you only get one entry just like everyone else.
  2. Get your entry at http://pledge.yannirobel.com .   Please do NOT make your donation as anonymous as I will need to know who you are to enter your name on the raffle.    Please also put:  More Sparkle on the notes so I know this is an entry for the raffle.  You should get email from me within 24 hours to confirm your raffle.
  3. I will close the raffle on February 4, 2014 at 11pm PST and will announce the winner on February 5, 2014 at 12pm PST to ensure the winner will get their skirts on time for Princess Half Marathon!
  4. I will use random generator site (http://www.randompicker.com/) to select the name of the winner.  You will be able to check your entry to make sure your name is entered to the system (and if I messed up and skip your name, you are guaranteed to received a free skirt, just sayin’)

That’s it.  Pretty simple, peeps.
SPARKLE ON!

Recap and Goals

Yes.  I’m fully aware is January 6.   I’m about 6 days late on this, but hey — I’m still recovering from cold/ear infection/flu things that I’ve been having since a month ago.   So. Annoying.

A lot of things happen in 2013 but I’m going to steal Tom LaRock‘s style and did something different.  Instead of listing my accomplishment or things that I did (because I already did that on my Facebook wall.  What?  You’re not my Facebook friends?  Well, too bad!), I’m going to list things that didn’t happen.   Things that I’m publicly hold myself accountable.   So here goes in no particular order:

  • I did not serve in the ministry at my church.   I was part of Children Ministry and I used to serve in the preschool classroom.  I loved it and enjoyed the interaction with the kids while teaching them about faith.    I didn’t do anything in 2013.  Not even once.   It was beyond me that I had time to do so many races and run, but I didn’t make the time to serve.   This definitely is going to change in 2014
  • I did not write a single post on technology subject.  Nada.  Not even one.   Shame on me.   I work in pretty awesome company, and my new role gave me so much new and cool things to learn in such a massive scale.   I wanted to share it, but I didn’t get around to do it because would require me to put aside the time, and I did not make any priority to do it.   This is going to change in 2014
  • I did not do any triathlon.   I wanted to do something different and I thought that I can finish at least one sprint triathlon in 2013 .  I bought a bike (and yes, she have a name.  Her name is Ariel) and hired a swim coach to help me with the swimming part.  Somehow, life happened and I had to make a choice to drop it for 2013.   I’m looking forward to resume my swimming lesson and ride my bike around again when the weather is a bit warmer (I’m a winter wimp.  Get over it)
  • I managed to sneak a trip to Mount Rainier on December 30, so this actually should not be here.  But I’m going to put it anyway because that’s not really the ‘spending time in the mountain‘ that I’m going to mention here.   I did not spend (enough) time in the mountain.  I really, really love the mountain.   I’m a mountaineer.  I love, LOVE hiking (more than running, believe it or not) and I didn’t really do that last year.   We did one short moonlight hike to Rattlesnake Ledge and drove to Mount Rainier once.  That’s it.  For the whole year, and that’s kinda sad especially because I’m blessed with so many beautiful trails and mountain around me.   This year — we will focus our summer to explore the mountain again.   John and I are planning to come back and climb Mount Rainier this coming summer.  Stay tuned for the detail
  • I did not attend PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server) Summit last year.   I attended PASS since 2005 and never miss one since.  Until last year.   It sucks, but I really didn’t have the choice as I had to do this ‘therapy’ thing for my health challenges.
  • I did not file my taxes on time.  EVERY year, we had to file an extension then we scrambled on October 14 to file it.  I’m a queen of procrastinator when it comes to file our taxes.   I don’t get it.  It’s not like we own our business and have some complex return.   It’s just pure laziness.    2014 will be the year that I will file it on time.
  • I did not build my Death Star and Star Destroyer Lego.  Again.   For those who know me, you know that I’m also a big fans of Lego.   I owned classic Death Star and Star Destroyer set and those (along with many sets) sitting on the corner, unopened.   That babies are going to be built this year, and everyone will see picture about it when I’m done.   That’s a promise

I have more, but at the moment, I don’t have enough brain cells to remember it.  I blame it on this cold medicine.

There you have it.

I wish you a very blessed 2014!