Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I always knew I was a weiner.

Oh ma gosh, oh ma gosh. . .
(fanning face with fingers)
I have so many people to thank. . . I don't even know where to start. I promised myself I wouldn't cry. . .

First, I wanna thank my mom and dad, for instilling creativity into me, both by nurture and in the gene pool,

thanks to my hubby, who when I first told him about this contest said, and I quote,

"Oh great. Well I'm here to help you in any way I can."

Oh yes. He did. (hysterical sobs)

I think watching my kids for 4 hours so I could finish up a project counts, don't you?? (sob snort)


To my awesome partner Cheri, for being one smokin' hot awesome advisor,

(black mascara-tears roll down cheeks)

To Mandi #2 for being my own personal cheerleader,

No, I love your guts, man!

(wipes away giant snot with back of hand)

To new friends during this process, including the dude at Home Depot who helped talk me through my math and measuring, and new friends I made during this whole thing (that means you, Kiki!),

and thank you, for voting. Even if you didn't vote for me. I forgive you. Sort of.


This all just comes as such a big surprise! Oh. . . I didn't mention what I was even talking about, did I?

The contest is over, man. And I was all prepared with my de-motivational posters.


I like this one, too.


But, miraculously, I'll be using this 'un today:

And in the words of my husband:

"It's all over. Now maybe we can finish the basement or something."

Touchè.

40 comments:

calikas said...

Ahh congrats! I knew you would win :D

Sue said...

Con-grat-you-lay-shuns

Layne Bushell said...

I knew you'd win...that pantry was just way too cool!!! Sleep well tonight missy! You deserve it!

Holly said...

Woot, woot! Congrats, of course, there really was no contest. You had it in the bag baby!

Lori said...

haha, wonderful, exciting, you did it, where is the golden statue? Love the acceptance speach... and all your projects.

slommler said...

How wonderful!! You had me going there!! This is so super!! Congrats!! Woot!! Woot! (confetti thrown into the hair!)
Hugs
SueAnn

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

You rock! I knew you did! I am so happpy for you. And to think I knew you when you weren't even famous.

WhettenWild said...

YAY!! Congrats! You rock the free world! Plus this post is seriously funny.

gina3 said...

Congratulations!!! (clapping, clapping, clapping) and you won big! It wasn't even close! We knew you could do it.

Kristi said...

I knew it was yours!! Congrats lady! You deserve it.

Love those FAILURE posters. :-)

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Ha! Yeah Mandi! You totally rocked it! Now wipe that mascara off your face and go take a nap. I'm so excited that you won. Well deserved I'd say. Woo-hoo!

Cheri

ckm. said...

I've been following your blog for a while, and your projects - and writing style - are distinctive enough that it wasn't hard to know which project to vote for. Congratulations, your projects were amazing!

Andrea@Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

You won! You won! Congratulations!

*High five*

I'm really happy for you, Mandi! :)

Kimra said...

congratulations! It was definitely an easy vote. you're amazing! looooove the baby memory box and the pantry door is to die for! i can't believe how much i fell in love with it

Lisa said...

oh happy day! Congrats!!! You're SOMEBODY!
Good for you, that is awesome.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

That was one awesome project!! great job - you got my vote!

Kristi@living-blessed-life said...

(insert happy dance) You won, you won, you won!!!! Congratulations! You had some crazy awesome projects, so celebrate success!

Pressed Petals said...

honestly, there was no competion. girl you could hire yourself out to help other people! well deserve congrats!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Yay! You totally rocked that contest! Your projects {as usual} were AWESOME! Love your motivational posters too! haha

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Way to go! But no surprise, really. You seriously deserved it. That was truely amazing.
You really work those power tools girl.
Congrats,
Brooke

Janelle said...

You. Are. Awesome.

I am so excited for you.

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

YAY!! And I voted! Every time!

And I wasn't even incentivized.

HINT!

Congatulations!!!

Emily said...

WHOO HOO!! Congratulations!!

Dede said...

YAY!!! You won because you are GOOD....I couldn't NOT vote for your last project. (or that which I believe was your last one). Simply exquisite!

Candice said...

Congrats! You deserve it!

Jen said...

I told you the first two winners of CWTS would both be Mandi's!!!!!!!! I'm not at all surprised. =) CONGRATS, you big weiner!!! Now go help the hubs finish the basement!

ellie g said...

Congrats. congrats. Congrats!

Look at you! I voted for that thing so fast, it would make your head spin!

It was amazing!! And you are amazing! And I guess I need to consider changing my name to Mandi. It seems to make excellence!!

(when I was little, I wanted it to be Tina. I think that might have been a mistake!)

Congrats again!

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

Well done Mandi! That pantry was absolutely GORGEOUS and you did an amazing job throughout the entire competition! Congratulations and thank you so much for being part of Season 2! Definitely go take a nap now and relax for a bit!!!

Ladybird Ln said...

Congratulations, you had great projects ! And your posts always makes me laugh... and that is what I need right now!

ladybirdln.blogspot.com

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

Yayy! I knew you could do it, I just knew it!

Congrats congrats congrats!

Now, you must guest post on my blog, but it will prefaced with a hilarious interview in Q&A format.

Libby said...

Congrats! and with your experience now...onto the basement trimming!

Shirley said...

I love how you can make an acceptance speech in words seem so much funnier than if you had videoed it. so, when are you starting on your tour to all our houses to install awesome pantries? Congrats!!! :)

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

YOu freakin' rocked the contest! (Just like that other crazy Mandi did last round!!!) Way to go! Come build me a pantry door like that!!!! I had a feeling you would do very, very well from the beginning. Love your humor!

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

A well deserved win!

Room to Inspire said...

I just got totally lost in your blog! It is fabulous - I am your newest follower!

Chelsea

Heidi said...

just thought I would come by to say, congrats. I voted for you every time ~ you are a carpenter godess ~ and a funny one to boot. to boot what? it is a dumb expression anyway...your blog always makes me laugh out loud.
:)Heidi

Teri said...

First of all....YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I am so excited for you! What an awesome competition it was, and you are definitely deserving. Your projects were awesome. Congratulations! I'm showing my mom your demotivational posters right now and she's loving it - definitely her sense of humour. :)

Michãel said...

You deserve it!

Audra said...

Fist pump! High Five! Slappin' Some Skin! WOO HOO!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Funny "posters". Love it!

Warmly, Michelle