May 05, 2011

Giveaway Time!


Hola amigos!  It's Cinco de Mayo, and I'm feelin' feisty....so let's have a giveaway!!!  I am reminded today of Spanish class waaay back in the day with Mrs. Valenta and Mrs. Keating (Hey Molly!  Tell your mom hi!) and what fun we had, learning that beautiful language.  I'm sure we were quite amusing to our teachers, confusing when to use "el" and when to use "la," and awkwardly rolling our "rrrrrrzzzzz".  Ha!  The name I adopted in Spanish class was "Yolanda."  Lovin' Man loves to joke around and calls me that on occasion.  He's so funny.  Not.

Soooo.....on to the giveaway.....one lucky winner will receive everything pictured here:  a Dreaming Bear tote bag, 3 Dreaming Bear postcards, 2 packages of bath salts, a pinwheel pen, a "rocket girl" notebook, and a sweet necklace with a quote about family on the back.  Sweet!!!

You can enter this giveaway by leaving me a comment on this post, telling me what your name would be if you were back in Spanish class!!!  The winner will be drawn randomly on Sunday evening!  Woo hoo! 
Be back again soon!  Have a great day!

36 comments:

Cre8tiveQueen said...

Hi!
My name back in Spanish was Natalia! And I love that name (almost more than Natalie - My real name) My Bf call me Natalia and I love it! Happy Cinco de Mayo sweetie!
xoxo
Nat

Jodie H said...

I never took Spanish, but I think it would have been Margarita! Love those Margs!

Jill said...

hmm, I took french in highschool and my name was Jeanne- does that count? pronounced like Jan but with a softer j than the english. what would the spanish equivalent be? Julia? Juliana? thanks for the giveaway!

Cheryl said...

Doing the LaBamba in the studio are ya Yolonda?!!!! :)
My name would be CARLOTA!!!! Oooooh I like it!!!!

Amy said...

Hello there! My name back in Spanish class would have been Amalia. I miss those days sometimes. Thanks! Happy 5th of May!

Kate said...

Back in "the day"...my name in Spanish class was Catalina. Yes...like the salad dressing!! My son is now taking Spanish in high school, so it is fun to converse with him (within both of our limited capabilities, of course!). Happy Cinco de Mayo...and congrats to whomever wins this fun little giveaway!!

Simply Smith said...

What a great giveaway! :D I hope I win!!! I actually can't remember what my Spanish name was, although I was Joelle in French :) If I had to pick one now, it would definitely be Lola! Is that Spanish?! I would make it be Spanish. Lola Quitita :D Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?! :D

Kelly

Sonya Heilmann said...

I took Spanish in both high school and college (undergrad). I kept my same name, but changed the spelling to "Sonia" (the "Spanish spelling").

:)

Molly said...

I never had a name in Spanish class :(
But I would be Chiquita! (I love bananas)

MissKoolAid said...

It's been ages since I took Spanish. A little less time since I took Italian. In both languages, my name is Sophia.
Sophie

Natalie said...

I can't wait to give my step-mom her super cool Mother's Day gifts I got from Dreaming Bear! She is going to love the apple candles.
Natalie

Joan said...

Hola amigos! I was a French girl myself so I no hablo espanol (or something like that!) Je t'aime The Dreaming Bear! Oui, Oui! Have a great day all!

Erin said...

Hola, sweet Dori! I wish I wasn't working on Saturday, cuz I'd love to come make presents with you! Maybe I'll bring you some of my hand-made tie-dyed roses. I took 4yrs of French in school and a semester of Russian, so Feliz Cinco de Mayo from a gringa!
<3 Erin

Anonymous said...

Hola! I didn't have Spanish but I would be called Angelita. I love my real name Angela but call me "Angie"

Dyche Designs said...

Living in the UK we never got to take spanish class. I quite like the name Sierra.

Great giveaway.

Ellen Webber said...

Great idea with the Mother's Day email! I know my daughter is on your list. Perfect. I would be simply delighted with anything from your shop. As long as it was orange!

Gabby said...

Ooh please please pick me :) i dont know spanish but im pretty sure my spanish name is Gabriella anyway please pick me Thanks :) :) :)

Mol said...

Hola!

I will be sure to tell my mom that you say "hi" when I see her on Saturday! It's funny that you mention her Spanish classes, because I remember when I took them in high school worrying what I was supposed to call her during class. She looked at me and said "mom, what else?!" So then my whole class took to calling her mom! My name in my Spanish classes was Claudia. Kinda pretty, don't ya think?

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Yolanda!

Adios!

Molly said...

Back in the day, can't believe I can remember that far back, my Spanish name was Juanita. It sounded so exotic back then. I am afraid that my Spanish name might be all that I remember from class. Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow moms! The world wouldn't work with out you!!

tjmag said...

In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo if I went back to spanish class I'd rename myself Vinetta. If I was able to get there by time travel, I would take my daughter and her name would be Sarita. I think I want some chips and salsa now...

Karen Blados said...

I took German and my name was Katrin. I think if I was going to go latin, I'd like Kamille.

Anonymous said...

Happy 5th of May to you all, too. I do not know my Spanish name but am confident that I could not pronounce it correctly if I did (lol). Have a great evening, and thanks for sharing some 'gifts' for us to win.....that is sure FUN.

Lady M said...

Hola!
My Spanish class name was Michaela.
Happy Mother's day to all the moms out there!
Adios!

Katie K. said...

I never took Spanish, but I like to think my name would be Sobreviviente. Though I have no idea how to say it, it means Survivor, so I think it's appropriate!

rosebud101 said...

We used our own names in class. There was no translation for Mallory.

ms. caboo said...

I never took Spanish in high school, but I think Margarita would be a good name for me in class.

I was so jealous of the kids who got to go Spain in our junior year. Dang it!

C-Joy said...

Fab giveaway! I took French in High School, but if I get to choose a Spanish name then I'm going for Carmelita :D

sandstoneprincess said...

Since I went to high school "bc"--before children, calculators and computers, the language choices were English, French and Latin. In Spanish I would be a Marie or a Mariella, pronounced with a "y" where there is none! Dory, I love your shop and glad you are in Marion, IA. You are wonderfully talented and crazy and give me such a boost every time I enter your store. I am so glad that you have designed fabric, as fabric is my choice medium.
Love you sweetie, and have a great Mother's Day.

Mary-Ella

Karens Hopes said...

I never had Spanish classes !!! what I hear you cry...nope but if I did perhaps I waould be called Lollita.
Karen

Jennifer Jangles said...

Dori,

I didn't take spanish and I kick myself everyday. I took french, I had a terrible accent and my name was Josephine. Hope that counts to enter your giveaway...cool stuff!

Lydia said...

this is awesome

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Don't know what my name would be in Spanish- maybe Patrizia! Happy Cinco de mayo! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Top Thong a.k.a, Cindy said...

I think my name was "Truant ".....that's what the teacher always called me!

Sue said...

hmmm never had Spanish.....probably would be Susita. what a great giveaway, thanks.

Ellen said...

My name in Spanish class was Elena - not too much of a stretch from Ellen, butI always enjoyed hearing Miss Pena say it. What a fun giveaway - love the pinwheel pen!

Kira said...

I hope I'm not too late!!! I'd loooove to win those wondrous goodies.

The name I chose back in first year Spanish class was Hortensia...Then for my second year, I changed it to Lupe :)