Monday suck-day, take 12!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Its Monday. Is anyone else letting out a sigh of misery? Halloween is finally over (it was nice while it lasted, but I'm happy to have October behind me), and if you've got kids, you're probably dealing with the sugar highs and lows. Eleanore is still walking around yelling "Happy Halloween!!" when she sees a door decoration that the lazy neighbor failed to take down over the weekend. So then I have to explain to her, again, that Halloween is over, and now we're getting ready for Thanksgiving...

So this being the first suck-day of November, I thought a Thanksgiving-ish giveaway was in order! A double giveaway, no less. Up for grabs this week, is a set of 24 personalized Thanksgiving turkey stickers from SimplyEmbellish, and a set of 4 fall tree note cards from fivedot! Your pen pal will be thrilled to hear that you no longer have an excuse to deny them mail, haha.

The Rules: (They're a little different this time)
-Go to both sponsoring shops, SimplyEmbellish, and fivedot!
-Pick out your favorite item(s) from the above shops, and then come back here to this suck-day entry and leave us a comment telling us what you wish was yours! (that's good for 1 basic entry)
-Tell us in detail why Monday's suck! (that's good for a 2nd entry)
-And for an extra 2 entries, post about this suck-day giveaway, complete with pictures and links, on your own blog! Come back and leave another comment letting us know you've done so, along with your link.
-For you non-blogger users, please make sure and leave your name and email, otherwise we have no way to get a hold of you, and you'll be disqualified, which suuuucks.
-This weeks suck-day giveaway closes on Thursday the 6th, at noon.
-Good luck suck day'ers!!

(If you would like to sponsor an upcoming holiday suck-day, please email me or convo me at my etsy shop! Thanks!)


Gluten free Kay November 3, 2008 at 9:37 AM  

Hi Christopher and Tia,

I saw your comment on the pumpkin pie. I also have a bad reaction to all the "gums." So baking is always a science fair project at my house. I use a little Knox gelatin in my bread recipe. I'm going to try it in this pumpkin pie.

Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl uses chia seeds soaked in a little water.

I grew a bunch of okra in my garden this year. Okra is very gummy. I plan to experiment with ground dried okra to see if it is a good gum replacement. I had GOBS of other produce to put by, so I haven't gotten around to that project yet. I'm hopeful!

Sandy November 3, 2008 at 9:58 AM  

swirlz in the notecards at simply embelish and buzz for the teachers- those teacher cards from fivedot were pretty and very unique. mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Sandy November 3, 2008 at 10:00 AM  

M onday is suck day because this afternoon I have to go take my dl test again, got called to jury duty and have to listen to voting bs phone calls and commercials- wilol wens not come fast enough!

Karen November 3, 2008 at 10:09 AM  

I like Swirlz in the notecards at simply embelish.

ktgonyea at

Betheny Yoder November 3, 2008 at 10:41 AM  

I'm a Monday suck-day Virgin! This is Betheny Yoder (Greenlee) and I was told to come check this cool stuff out by Shannon. My Monday sucks because I have had the 24 hour flu going on 28 hours now! Both ends, no fun, lots of pain! Yikes. My favorite thing on the sponsors sites are the monogram stickers and the cute dot cards. I really like the bumble bee cards. Thanks for doing this. It's really fun!

Hobocamp Crafts November 3, 2008 at 11:13 AM  

Hey Girlie- Eleanore looked sooo adorable in her little bee costume! OMG! I didn't feel up to going out- she was enough cute for the both of us!

Zu-Li Designs November 3, 2008 at 11:14 AM  

You are after my heart, once again. I love stationary and stickers!!

I like the Personlized Decorative Etsy Thank You Sticker Tags in blue and white from Simply Embellish -kind of matches my business cards.

And the Whirly Swirl card set from Five Dot (reminds me of one of my favorite toys growing up).

shannon ripp,  November 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

Hey Lady!! haha...

Gotta say that I love the bugs & kisses sitckers from simply embellish and the We've moved cards with fishies from Fivedot. When Zach and I move into our dream home that we'll design, I'm hoping those will still be available!! or maybe I should just order them now..haha...

Anyway, my Mondays usually suck for the same reasons. My weekends fly by with nothing really accomplished because Zach is doing his Master's on top of working full time and our business, so I'm way behind on everything I want to get done. The biggest thing that pisses me off about this Monday is that I have to move my office stuff back into it's proper place for the third time cause the builder had to keep coming back into our house to repair things that were wrong. Which means, I keep needing to move our office stuff into our garage and then move it back, to include laying the phone cord along the wall and behind the shelves!! argh!! I hated doing it the first time!!
So - that's my sucky Monday story.

jeanilynne November 3, 2008 at 11:39 AM  

My Monday's suck because its always a full day of cleaning, laundry and looking forward through the long week for the weekend.

My favorite item from Simply Embellish is the Christmas Santa Label Tag Sticker Set

My favorite item from Fiveday is the Mix of Six Cards.

Shannon November 3, 2008 at 1:51 PM  

I like the fall leaves note cards and whirly swirl.

Wehaf November 3, 2008 at 2:54 PM  

I love the spider labels, and the A'all the buzz" cards!

urchiken at gmail dot com

mverno November 3, 2008 at 4:27 PM  

the christmas sant tags

Anonymous,  November 3, 2008 at 5:50 PM  

Floral Monogram Address Goody Bag Label Sticker Envelope Seals from SimplyEmbellish
Watermelon - 4bar folded card set from fivedot
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Anonymous,  November 3, 2008 at 5:52 PM  

Mondays suck because I usually stay up late during the weekends, thus loosing sleep. Making me hate waking up early on Mondays
My sleep cycle gets jumbled up
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

clenna November 3, 2008 at 7:59 PM  

I would select the Thanksgiving Turkey Stickers Tags and the Changing Colors tree notes.

clenna November 3, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

Mondays suck because i make the mistake of staying up late Sunday nights. Sooo Monday morning is a killer. I need several cups of coffee to get started.

mom2boys November 3, 2008 at 8:13 PM  

I love the bee's knees cards at fivedot. And the snow man labels at simply embelish are cute. Thanks!


mom2boys November 3, 2008 at 8:14 PM  

I hate going back to work on Mondays. It sucks after being home with my family all weekend.

Paper Lady Invites November 3, 2008 at 9:03 PM  


From Simply Embellish I love the Fresh From the Garden Stickers!

From fivedot: I like the Congratulations to Ewe card


Paper Lady Invites November 3, 2008 at 9:05 PM  

Oh, and this Monday Sucks because I had to wake up at 4:30am and I have to go to bed early, because I have to do it again tomorrow...


Chrissy November 3, 2008 at 9:13 PM  

From SimplyEmbellish I like the flourish name -- personalized stationery -- set of 20 flat notes with envelope. From Five Dot Design I like the Rain- single A2 folded card. I love stationery! Thanks :)

Paper Lady Invites November 3, 2008 at 9:14 PM  

AND, I've blogged your giveaway as usual. Have a fabulous week!


Chrissy November 3, 2008 at 9:14 PM  

Mondays are the worst because I never want to wake up to start the beginning of the work week, especially in the cold weather!

drming November 3, 2008 at 11:16 PM  

My wife would love the Christmas Santa Label Tag Sticker Set.

Monday's suck because I haven't recovered from my hangover from my lost weekend.

Julie November 4, 2008 at 1:11 AM  

Flourish name -- personalized stationery -- set of 20 flat notes with envelope from Simply Embellish were adorable and had me written all over them, hehe. As well, i would like to be a teacher so the "An Apple for the Teacher" Notes were very cute and would work well in my future classroom!

Mondays aren't fun because you have to set your alarm early and get into the grind again.

Kristina,  November 4, 2008 at 1:29 AM  

I would love the Watermelon cards. They are so perfect for a summer picnic party.

Even though Halloween is over, I really like the Halloween goody bag stickers. Those are so cute. I would love to give them out for next years Halloween party.

I would love to win the Thanksgiving stickers. They would be perfect to add to my favors. I am having Thanksgiving at my place this year. Yipee.

The fall note cards, would be perfect Just Say Hello Cards. Perfect as well.

Hybrid Hopes November 4, 2008 at 1:40 AM  

one of these weeks i'm gonna win...

I like these stickers from simply embellish. they're the closest to what would fit me and bear's wedding invites.

Five dot's bee cards are cute.

I'll post about this on hybridhopes so gimme the extra credit!

And I call extra extra credit because I am finally posting non-cell phone pictures of halloween. that's good for like 3,387 entries.

Hybrid Hopes November 4, 2008 at 1:42 AM  

hell. mondays suck because i always forget to post about why they suck in my first post when i enter the suckday contest.

also, monday sucks because it's a whole 24 hours away from knowing if Obama will be our new president.

tiff,  November 4, 2008 at 3:32 AM  

I like:

Simply Embellish -

Five Dot -


tiff,  November 4, 2008 at 3:34 AM  

i have always hated mondays. it sucks having to return to work after a nice weekend off!


Babz November 4, 2008 at 6:00 AM  

I wish the Just Wanted to Say - A2 folded card set- Pack of 8 from fivedot was mine and the Floral Monogram Address Goody Bag Label Sticker Envelope Seals -- Sticker Set - 24 Stickers from SimplyEmbellish I want to buy right now :D

I'm also following your blog ...
and have contacted you on etsy to do a giveaway YAY!


trishden November 4, 2008 at 6:10 AM  

Mondays are suck days because I have to go shopping to replace all the food my teenagers consumed over the weekend. A season of love and laughter Christmas Cards from SimplyEmbellish and the Watermelon - 4bar folded card set from Fivedot are my favorite.

tatertot374 November 4, 2008 at 8:43 AM  

Thank you for having this!
I like the Swirl Address Labels Stickers Tags from SimplyEmbellish. I also like the All the Buzz- Sweet As Honey and Bees Knees from fivedot. Too cute! Thank you!

vboackle November 4, 2008 at 9:30 AM  

i like the swirlz notecards.

irenedesign November 4, 2008 at 10:08 AM  

I am usually not a fan of sunflowers, but these cards from FiveDot get the stamp of approval from ID.
And I super-like these mod fall tree stickers from SimplyEmbellish!
Mondays suck because I get up late on Sundays...which means I go to bed late on Sundays, and inevitably I am tired on Mondays.
Happy Tuesday (and Election Day to boost!)

Christina November 4, 2008 at 11:45 AM  

My favorite item at SimplyEmbellish is the Christmas Card -A season of love and laughter -- Pack of 8 with return address label. My favorite item at fivedot is the An Apple For the Teacher- Pack of 20.

Christina November 4, 2008 at 11:46 AM  

Mondays suck because I have to go back to work of course.

ladyspy79 November 4, 2008 at 12:38 PM  

From Simply Embellish - omy, the Fall Notecards - such wonderful graphics and colors

And from five dot - the bees knees notecards, of course! They're lovely!

Mondays suck because the traffic is always worse on Mondays. People are late, and ornery, and they make mean faces at me. :(

mogrill November 4, 2008 at 12:44 PM  

I think the Watermelon cards are adorable!

Jenna November 4, 2008 at 6:57 PM  

I like the Bee's Knees notecards. Everything is very cute though. Great giveaway!

andreashops November 4, 2008 at 9:45 PM  

I like the Changing Colors card from fivedot. I also like the Fall Owl return address labels from Simply Embellish. =)

andreashops November 4, 2008 at 9:46 PM  

Mondays suck because I always have a hundred loads of laundry to do from the kids getting dirty and changing clothes all weekend. =)

- Marybeth I. November 4, 2008 at 9:59 PM  

Birthday Present Goody Stickers Seals -- Sticker Set - 20 Stickers and WHirly Swirls note cards

Monday's stink because I have to work. Then I have to work for 4 more days

Angie November 5, 2008 at 1:15 AM  
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Angie November 5, 2008 at 1:17 AM  

From SimplyEmbellish: Love the A season of love and laughter Christmas cards and Fall Leaf Return Address Labels!

@ fivedot: I like the Just Wanted to Say card set.

ravenwins @

Anonymous,  November 5, 2008 at 5:10 AM  

My favorite item from SimplyEmbellish are the Gecko Mo'o Sticker Address Label Set Tags -- Sticker Set - 24 Stickers.. My favorite item from fivedot is the An Apple Amongst Oranged folded card.

wwe11 November 5, 2008 at 6:33 AM  

My favorite item from Simply Embellish is the Christmas Santa Label Tag Sticker Set. Thanks

Elsie,  November 5, 2008 at 9:51 AM  

From Simply Embellish, the Fall Pumpkin Address Labels - Seal Tags are perfect for me all year round, "pumpkinlady"!

From Five Dot, the All the Buzz Notecards are just bee-autiful and honey-sweet for those of us who write our about our busy-bee lives!

Anonymous,  November 5, 2008 at 11:02 PM  

I love so many hard to choose

masonsgranny59 November 6, 2008 at 4:20 AM  

Thanksgiving Turkey Stickers Tags and the Changing Colors tree notes.

Roseann K. November 6, 2008 at 8:02 AM  

I like the Fall Leaves Note Cards! thanks!

lilyk November 6, 2008 at 8:07 AM  

I love the Watermelon folded card set from
fivedot's shop and the Fresh Baked with Love Goody Bag Label from SimplyEmbellish's shop!

purango November 6, 2008 at 8:09 AM  

I wish the Swirls and Twirls 1-personalized stationery-set of 30 flat notes with envelope from SimplyEmbellish and the Just Wanted to Say-A2 folded card set-Pack of 8 from fivedot were mine.

lilyk November 6, 2008 at 8:11 AM  

Mondays suck because they're the start of the work week for most people and that means you're not able to relax until the weekend.

klp1965 November 6, 2008 at 8:32 AM  

i love the Fall Leaves Note Card Collection -- 8 Card Set and the 2009 Wall Calendar

Anonymous,  November 6, 2008 at 9:03 AM  

thanksLove the ARt Deco Turkey; the Fall leaves collection is a plus also; many thanks /Sw

Lori November 6, 2008 at 9:32 AM  

Christmas Santa Label Tag Sticker Set;Envelope Seals from SimplyEmbellish

I don't like Mondays because I miss the family leaving after having been together all weekend.

blueviolet November 6, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

Simply Embellish- The Fall Leaves Note Card Collection -- 8 Card Set is absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe how pretty it is.

fivedot- I absolutely love the 2009 desk calendar. That's the coolest thing I've seen in a long time!


blueviolet November 6, 2008 at 10:47 AM  

Monday sucks because the whole friggin' cleaning schedule for the house starts over again and it's especially messy from the weekend of doing nothing.

jkupc7 November 6, 2008 at 12:46 PM  

Mondays suck because you have to wait almost a whole week to get to the weekend. Also Monday is the day I have to get up the earliest.

Christopher And Tia November 6, 2008 at 1:57 PM  

Thanks everyone that entered this weeks suck-day giveaway, but the contest is now CLOSED.

Come back next week for another sucky Monday giveaway!!

xx Tia

donna444444 November 6, 2008 at 5:46 PM  

My favorite are: SimplyEmbellish----Camellia Design -- Flat Notecard Set - 8 notecards with envelopes
fivedot----All the Buzz- Sweet As Honey and Bees Knees- Pack of 8

donna444444 November 6, 2008 at 5:47 PM  

Monday's suck because I have to go back to work.

arvard November 6, 2008 at 8:39 PM  

The swirlz notecards are nice.

Gianna November 6, 2008 at 9:58 PM  

I love the Halloween Stickers :)

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