Monday, December 6, 2010

"It's Your Wonderful Life" Linky Party and CSN Giveaway!!


ZuZu:  "Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings."

I am thrilled to be hosting my "It's Your Wonderful Life" Party and a $75 gift code giveaway from the WONDERFUL CSN STORES, where you can do your Christmas shopping and find everything from a leather briefcase to boots and even WONDERFUL Christmas dishes at their over 200 online stores.  Link up to the "It's Your Wonderful Life." party below.

CSN has something for men...

and something for women....

$75 CSN Gift Code Contest

I was really amazed at all the briefcases for men and women and laptop carriers, even rolling ones.

You have four chances to enter the contest:

First Chance: You must be a GFC Follower, previous or new; this is mandatory. My follower button is on the left side of my blog. Tell me in your comment that you are a follower -- I do verify this before awarding the prize.
Second Chance: To have a second chance, click HERE and tell me which is your favorite briefcase or laptop carrier. 
Third Chance: Link HERE for the "It's A Wonderful Life" trivia quiz by the Dayton Daily News or tell me your favorite thing about the movie. If you opt to take the quiz, it only takes a minute or two, tell me your SCORE, letter or percentage, in your comment. I have seen this movie countless times and I received a D...Ouch!

Fourth Chance: Link up to the "It's a Wonderful Life" Linky party and put in the comment the title of your post. If you link more than once, I will only count one post.

Additional Rules:
1. One $75 CSN gift code will be given away, provided by CSN.
2. I will notify the winner by e-mail so you MUST include your e-mail in your comments or if you have a blog, your e-mail must be visible on your blog.
3. Only those residing in the United States and Canada are eligible to win this gift code.
4. The giveaway will be decided randomly with the aid of Random.Org.
.The contest ends on Sunday, December 12 at 10 pm MST.

Lovely Red Laptop Briefcase


It's "Your Wonderful Life" Party

The movie "It's a Wonderful Life" made it's debut, not to critical acclaim, in 1946 starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Henry Travis and produced and directed by Frank Capra.  It is the story of George Bailey, who one Christmas Eve, on the verge of committing suicide, is saved by his guardian angel Clarence.   George who thinks his life is not worth living, is given the wonderful gift of seeing the lives he has touched and the contributions he has made to the community of Bedford Falls.  Indeed, George really had a "Wonderful Life." 

Click HERE to view a trailer for the movie "It's a Wonderful Life."

 Nominated for five Oscars, though never winning any, it has been listed on the American Film Institute's top 100 American films ever made.

George Bailey:  "Now, you listen to me! I don't want any plastics, and I don't want any ground floors, and I don't want to get married - ever - to anyone! You understand that? I want to do what I want to do."
 Link up to my "It's Your Wonderful Life" Linky Party today! It is held today, December 13, and December 20! Please show us all your WONDERFUL posts about the holiday season. Let's see your recipes, wreaths, trees, snowmen, decorations, family outings, community celebrations.....get the picture? Let's see anything WONDERFUL in your life! Is there a WONDERFUL holiday book or music artist you've discovered? We would like to see a post on that too!  I host a family blog, so please link only family-appropriate posts!!! I reserve the right to delete any posts that are not family appropriate.   By linking you give me the right to feature your link in a future post. 

Please take a few minutes to comment on a few of the postings in the collections.  We all love comments! 


Clarence: "Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"

All "It's a Wonderful Life" photos from Google Images.




Come Link Up Your Wonderful Life!

113 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love the Willowbrook Leather Women's briefcase in Red. Great give-away.

Bonnie said...

Of course I am a follower. I love your blog.

chocoholic said...

I'm a follower!

rachel.beasley AT converse.edu

chocoholic said...

I love the Clark and Mayfield Raleigh Rolling Laptop Tote 17" in Red Leather - RLGR04. It is awesome!

Bonnie said...

I took the quiz. I got a 53%. I guess I should pay better attention.

chocoholic said...

My score was 13%! Yikes!

Colleen said...

I have been following for a while!

Colleen said...

I love the Mango Tango Portfolio Bag in Orange Mango!

Nancy said...

I am a follower and always look forward to your posts!

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Nancy

Colleen said...

I got 53% on the test...oh, and disregard my linky posting - I messed up, thought it was the entry. My email address is visible in my blogger profile when you click on my name.

Thanks for hosting an awesome contest!

KatiePerk said...

I am a follower!

KatiePerk said...

I linked up! My title is home for the holidays!

Natasha said...

Thanks for having me today. I can't wait to see what everyone posts.

Have a great party!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hi Joni! You know I follow, thanks for hosting and the great give-away:@)

La said...

I'm a follower!

La said...

I like the Mango Tango Portfolio Bag in Orange Mango.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I'm a follower :)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I like the Goodhope Bags Canyon Briefcase.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I got 33% on the test!!! That is pathetic considering the fact that I have watched that movie (or at least parts of it) on numerous occassions!

La said...

I got 53% on the quiz. I guess I'd better go back and watch it again. La

amusingpotpourri@gmail.com

La said...

I linked "Holiday Barn Sale" to your party.

amusingpotpourri@gmail.com

Sherry said...

Wonderful idea for a party Joni! Love that movie. Thanks for hosting. I follow you on GFC.
Sherry

Sarah said...

Joni, this is a wonderful idea for a party. I've always enjoyed watching this movie and I'm happy to link up to this one. Thanks for hosting! ~ And yes, I am one of your followers for sure. ~ Sarah

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I am a follower! Thanks!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love the mango tango one, they have a LOT of nice ones! Thanks!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I got 33% on the quiz. Those were HARD questions!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your blog and I am a follower of course!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the Clark and Mayfield Stafford rolling briefcase in Crimson. Gorgeous!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happily already a follower, Joni!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love the Royce Leather Metropolitan Laptop Briefcase in RED!

Barbara Bakes said...

My score was 40%. I'm not really a trivia person.

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm a follower.

Barbara Bakes said...

The Winnetka Italian looks really versatile.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Didn't do well on the trivia but my favorite part of the movie is when all of the people of the town pitch to help George recover the missing money.

ChRiS said...

i'm a follower!!

ChRiS said...

i love the red laptop case

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I took the quiz and surprised myself by getting a 53%!

anniebakes said...

awesome giveaway, i follow, anne

anniebakes@aol.com

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Joni, What a great giveaway. I could use a laptop case!
I am trying to upload pictures onto blogger, but it keeps telling me there is an error, so I will link to the party as soon as I get the pictures up.
My sweet husband and I watch It's A Wonderful Life every Christmas Eve late in the evening... with a bottle of Champagne.
But I am having fun visiting.
Yvonne

Beth said...

Joni, Thanks for hosting the party! Please enter me in your giveaway.
Blessings, Beth

Beth said...

Joni, I linked to your party and the title of my post is It's a Wonderful Life Party - (now how original is that? lol)
Blessings, Beth

Kelly Massman said...

I'm following you! And, thanks so much for a chance to win a great prize! :-)
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Kelly Massman said...

I got a 73% on the quiz! hmm; i thought i'd watched it too many times not to get more than that...
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Domestic Diva said...

I like the Kenneth Cole Mind your own business case.

Domestic Diva said...

I love how this movie shows that every person has untold influence on those around them, even if they feel unimportant.

Taylor said...

I am a follower of Red Couch Recipes!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Of course I'm a follower!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My favorite...Siamod Settembre Ladies' Medium Leather Laptop Brief in Black!

Jacqueline said...

I am your faithful follower but don't include me in the contest - it wouldn't look good if I won! What a nice giveaway though. I had to buy it in DVD form this year. Have a wonderful life!

Frieda said...

Following via GFC!

Frieda said...

I like the red one with the rolling wheels~

Frieda said...

I love the part where they say every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!

Sue said...

I am a happy follower! :)

Sue said...

I took the quiz and got a C, 11/15.

Sue said...

I like the McKlein USA briefcase.

ButterYum said...

Oooh... great giveaway. I adore this one:

Bramble & Brown Cheltenham Ladies Laptop Case North / South in Black - 4212021.

ButterYum said...

I'm a follower :)

ButterYum said...

I think my favorite scene in the movie has got to be when all George's friends arrive at his house to give him their money. Makes me tear up every time.

It seems as thought I'm the only one in the family who's seen the movie in it's entirety, so we TiVo'd it and the whole family will watch it this weekend. Break out the popcorn!!

ButterYum said...

Thanks so much for letting me link up. I haven't even entertained the thought of baking this season yet, but I've posted a link to the most adorable little gingerbread cake houses I did last year. They were posted the week of Christmas, so not many people saw them.

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!!

:)
ButterYum

Joycee said...

oh, this is a good one! I'm a follower and love the McKlein bag.

Ann said...

I Love Love Love the...Siamod Settembre Ladies' Medium Leather Laptop Brief in Cherry Red - 35516M Thanks for the chance to get this bag!! afking3@gmail.com

Terri said...

I'm a new GFC follower (Terri).
tmp95 at comcast dot net

Terri said...

I'm really loving the color orange these days so this bag just jumped out at me:
Mango Tango Portfolio Bag in Orange Mango. Very pretty!
tmp95 at comcast dot net

Terri said...

I took the quiz and got 9 correct for a 60%. Not too bad, I guess, since I haven't watched the movie for a few years. I love it, though!
tmp95 at comcast dot net

In Krista's Kitchen said...

I am all over the Clava Leather Vachetta Mini Porthole Handbag in Café.

In Krista's Kitchen said...

Follower!

In Krista's Kitchen said...

I got 27% on the quiz, yikes!

Holly said...

I'm a follower!! Yay:)

Holly said...

Love the Mango Tango Flight bag in olive-Man that is a CUTE laptop bag!!!
pepperedpantry@gmail.com

Holly said...

Oh boy-27% Not great:(
pepperedpantry@gmail.com

Clements Family said...

I am a loyal follower:)

Kathy said...

Hello! So happy to discover your blog through Jacqueline's! I am now a new follower!
Kathy

Kathy said...

Hello again, I have linked my Christmas post to your party
A Return to Loveliness - Christmas with Victoria
the thumbnail says - All Through the House,
Thanks!
Kathy

Kathy said...

I have a red briefcase so I was looking for something different, pink perhaps until I saw this one!
Clava Leather Vachetta Mini Porthole Handbag in Café.
Yummy,
Kathy

Kathy said...

Wow! Tricky questions! But, I got an 87%! How fun!
Kathy

Carri said...

Eeek! 47%... Guess I should watch the movie again. ;-))

Thanks for the giveaway!

gcambra37(at)gmail(dot)com

Carri said...

Love the Bosco attache in cognac!!!

gcambra37(at)gmail(dot)com

Carri said...

I'm a follower!

gcambra37(at)gmail(dot)com

Megan said...

I'm a new follower! :)

Megan said...

If I'm gonna dream, I'm gonna dream big. I like the Tony Perotti Italico Classic Ladies Computer Briefcase!!!

Megan said...

I got a 40%. 9 wrong, and 6 right. I better watch the movie again! LOL
Merry Christmas!

Joycee said...

I only had 33% right, I blame it on not enough coffee this morning!

LDH said...

I am a happy follower!

LDH said...

Favorite case: Samsonite LP450 Black Laptop Pillow Case - 10388-1041

LDH said...

I am embarrassed to tell you my score. Lets just say I did better the second time around :)

Adela Campbell said...

I am a follower. =)

Adela Campbell said...

My favorite is the CalPak Quantum Rolling Laptop Briefcase in Deep Red. Asking santa for it in fact. =)

Adela Campbell said...

Ha well I did better than I thought. 87%

Debbie said...

I'm a gfc follower.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

I like this one: http://www.luggage.com/Bramble-and-Brown-4202011-MBL1000.html
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

I love watching that movie every year. What is my favorite thing about it? Just the simple beauty and message.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

I changed my mind! I would love to win and I am a follower and have been for as long as I have known how to blog.

Jacqueline said...

I visited CSN and would love the hardsided aluminium attache case that I would give to my hubby. He is really hard on these.

Jacqueline said...

I hope to do better at winning this than I did on the quiz. I got a 40%! Such obscure questions!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

If a gals got to carry a briefcase, it better be that gorgeous red leather one by Willowbrook! I like the pull ones too though...still red wins.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

You are closely followed...maybe stalked!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Can every, "I've lost it," crazy mother relate to the "Hark the Herald Angels Sings" piano practicing part? That is my favorite part, when he looses it, and then he is so glad when he returns to his little girl. Whenever I wanted to climb on a bus and change my name, I was inspired by George to hang in there! It truly is a wonderful life!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

I entered Santa's Surprise. Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas and hugs, Joni.

mgster said...

I have been a follower of your blog for a while now! Love it!

mgster said...

I just love the Bramble & Brown ladies' briefcase. Very classy! And great compartments.

mgster said...

I love this movie and, in fact, was just given the DVD as an early Christmas present. It would not be Christmas without watching "It's A Wonderful Life". What I love most about this movie is that it stars one of my very favorite actors...the great Jimmy Stewart!

Mimi said...

Of course, I ♥♥♥ that Mango Tango olive flight bag...it is green!

Mimi said...

Yes, I am one of your followers!

meeyeehere said...

New GFC follower
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meeyeehere said...

http://www.luggage.com/Mango-Tango-M0908-MTO1065.html
This is my favorite bag!
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Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I like this briefcase the best!

http://www.luggage.com/Clark-and-Mayfield-SR04-JH1027.html

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I only got 40% on the quiz--not bad considering I've never seen the whole movie. Seriously, his friends were named Bert and Ernie?

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like the rolling women's breifcase. Lena
lenatemplin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog from your sisters site and became a follower. I'm going to try some of your recipies, the cranberry cake bar sounds good. The apron your sister made for you is the bomb, too cute. Lena
lenatemplin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I've never watched the movie and made 47%.I guess I need to watch the movie. Lena
lenatemplin@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

I might be following you twice...Love the coconut recipe... I might have to have my husband make it...he's the chef of this family. Come see and follow me...I'm new and love all the new friends I'm making. Best to you and your family...Happy Holidays. xoso Sandy

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