It's the BIG ONE, Elizabeth!

Those of you too young to remember Sanford and Son will so totally not get that title.

Never mind.

All you need to know is that THIS is the BIG TARGET GIVEAWAY PALOOZA. WooHoo!

Hmmm. I think you need to work for this a little bit. So, tell me one thing that is your very VERY favorite...something. Anything. Be creative. Make me laugh.
Better yet, make Mr. Random laugh. HE has the final say.

Gift card amount: $75.00 How many? ? more than 1, less than 10.

Deadline is Wednesday night 6 PM CDT. Winners will be announced Thursday. Cards mailed to you on Friday.

YOU MUST LEAVE ME AN E-MAIL ADDRESS. Otherwise, Mr. Random just tosses you aside.
I hate it when he does that.

Thanks for playing in my Birthday Palooza 2008.


Anonymous said...

My favorite saying is "Good googly moogly."

My favorite activity is lurking.

My favorite store is TARGET.

And my favorite random number generator is "Mr. Random." Love me!


P.S. Thanks for being so generous in your birthday month!

Mari said...

My favorite is apple crostada with yummy vanilla bean ice cream on top that I did not have to cook or pay for in anyway. And there are no kiddos around begging for a bite or crumb nor a hubby screwing up his face at the fact that there are apples in it. Just me and the dessert and bliss, the sweet bliss of a woman and her sugar rush. Oh and if there is caramel involved in any way whatever, just send me on to heaven. Bless my heart!

Now if someone can just deliver that dream to me in real life on Thursday (which is my actual bbirthday) all will be right with the world for one day!

In the meantime you can reach me at

Tammy said...

Other than the obvious-- dark chocolate, my kiddos, the hubby.

These are a few of my favorite things:

*photos uploaded by my 80's college buddies on facebook

*comments related to above said photos regarding one Greek girl's fabulous 4 years of the mullet

*looking at pre-mentioned photos and wonder what in the world we all were thinking with those 80's clothes, hairstyles and HUMUNGO turtle shell glasses

These things make me laugh like never before. Side splitting gufaw, yee-ha, coke coming out of your nose laughing. The best kind!

e-mail: tpisbell(at)gmail(dot)com

chickadee said...

my husband loves sanford and son. it's one of his ring tones! i don't love it so much.

what's not my favorite (speaking of ring tones) is that he has brick house for my ring tone (when i call him). i want him to change to to sweet melissa (my real name).

ok my favorite something: reading in the bathtub. haven't dropped a book yet.

mindy98 said...

My very favorite thing is going shopping with NO CHILDREN and LOTS of the husbands money to spend! I took him shopping with me last week when we were out of town and he talked me out of a great looking purse because, "I can't believe you would spend that for a purse!" So add no husbands to that list also!

PastorMac's Ann said...
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PastorMac's Ann said...

I totally remember Sanford & Son!

My favorite place for birthday giveaways - Beachy Mimi.

Your b-day month ROCKS, Beachy Mimi!

Sorry about the duplicate - forgot my email address.


kristen@nosmallthing said...

Well, if I'm being honest, I have four favorite things, and they are


Yah, yah, sappy, I know, but it's true. My sun rises and sets with them, and the hope that I can be a better mother for them each day.

Other faves...well of course the beachymimi blog, ;), the color orange, the smell of lavender, Hokie Football, Christmas.

Hope I win...I really hope I win.

Joan said...

Love Sanford and Son.
Even my kids use that famous line.

I love TV land and all the old reruns.

Favorite thing right now has to be the changing of the season. Fall is almost here. I shut off the A/C and decorated the house with fall flowers and pumpkins. Can't wait to pull out the sweaters and slippers. Watching the leaves turn.
Sitting next to a warm fire with my honey.

That's soemthing I missed living on the gulf coast for four years. Now when February rolls around I will hate it and want to move back. :-)

Theresa said...

My favorite simple thing is when I am doing the dishes and tiny bubbles floating by in the air in front of me catch me by surprise.

My favorite treat is coffee ice cream, preferably Hagen Daz.

My favorite man, besides my husband, is Mr. Random! Mr. Random, you are soooo easy on the eyes.


And thank you for being so generous for your birthday month.

My ordinary life said...

My absolute favorite is Ben and Jerry's Fish food ice cream. Chocolate ice cream with marshmallows, caramel and chocolate fish chucks. What could be better!

Thanks for the great giveaways and have a Happy Birthday!

Keepin' It Real said...

one of my favorite foods:Mexican
favorite soda: root beer
favorite color:purple
favorite people:my family
favorite instrument: my violin!
favorite season:fall
favorite holiday:Christmas
Just to name a few!

The Fritz Facts said...

I love this! My favorite saying "Holy Monkey Legs". Dont know where it came from, but I say it all the time.

Favorite foods: Pasta (yum), rasberries and trail mix.

Favorite places: Target (heaven alone), Home and the cabin.

Favorite People: Hubby, Kids and Mr. Random.

Thanks again for the great giveaways!!
fritzfacts at gmail dot com

THE ROOST said...

Right now my favorite is your awesome give a-ways! :0) They rate right up there with Mr. Perfect & long autumn walks & cool days.

Happy, Happy, Birthday to you!

fAiThFuL cHiCk said...

My favorite indulgence is sitting in the corner of my sofa with a pot full of freshly made Rice Krispie treats and eating them with a spoon while I watch trashy reality television.

Classy...I know.


a Tonggu Momma said...

My favorite saying: "It is what it is." Okay, I'm not necessarily sure that it's my favorite, but it's the one that I say the most often, so I'll go with that.

My favorite song: "Beethoven's Fifth" because the Husband programed his cell phone to play that whenever I call him. Okay, I'm not sure whether I should feel insulted by that, but I love the Husband's sense of humor, so I'll stick with this answer.

Real Things I Love: autumn nights, good coffee and Tongginator kisses.

Mary B said...

Right now I am loving facebook, reconnecting with old friends and keeping up with the younger ones :)

I love my Mondays w/ my hubby. (It's his day off and the kiddos are all in school)

Diet Coke and swiss cheese are my favorite snack.

Howdy said...

First... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Looks like you are enjoying it (well if you overlook that whole dentist thing ya got going).

Let's see... my favorite?

My Favorite season is Fall...

I love the colors... all those lovely greens turning to flaming yellows, oranges, and reds. I love the warmth and coolness of it all rolled into one day.

And it's during this season that I also celebrate birthdays...

howdyquilts at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

ok, seriously...while I do love that song, I do love me some chocolate chip pie, my puppy Leisel, my city Louisville, and my adopted country of India. Just to name a few.
And the month of birthday was last friday, and i kept on meaning to enter these giveaways but somehow didn't....grrrr.
my email is : iccajer148 at gmail dot com

tam said...

Favorites: My wonderful husband. Three and half years ago he was in a terrible motorcycle accident and was in the hospital for nearly a year. I call the scars on his head "love taps" from God. I know we hear this all the time, but yall, tell those around you how much you love them everyday. Less than ten minutes after talking to him on the phone and saying I love you...our lives were forever changed. As we look at it now, of course we see all the good that has come of it, but more importantly, we dont take our time with each other for granted. Praise God!

Amy said...

favorite son: D-Man
favorite Husband: Husband
favorite color: red
favorite dessert: anything chocolate
favorite friend: B
favorite Mimi: Beachy Mimi

Enjoy the vacation! Thanks for the giveaway!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

My favorite things, too many to count, but here are a few:

Favorite Man: Next to my hubby and "Mr Random" is Kevin Costner

Favorite Pastime: Laying in my warm cozy bed with my hubby, dreaming about Kevin Costner(just kidding hubby)

Favorite Food: Oysters (most of you should know why)

Favorite post on a blog (Beachy Mimi's "It's Dangerous to be Bored" I still laugh when I think of that one

Favorite place to shop: TARGET


Tracey said...

Enter me, I'd love to win AGAIN!!!

cbhoff said...

My absolute fav is sleep. I love sleeping and snuggling with the sheets and dreaming good dreams and turning over and going back to sleep. I LOVE it! I also really love raspberry cheesecake and crunching leaves on the sidewalk...absolute bliss!


Jen said...

My favourite blog is --

Beachy Mimi!

Favourite dessert is hot fudge cake with ice cream.

Favourite colour is blue.

Favourite show on tv is Battlestar Galactica.

Favourite place is Maui.

That's all I can do for now.

fortyb4forty said...

My favorite thing...right now its carbs since I am on Phase 1 of the South Beach diet.
On a good day, where carbs may be consumed and I am in my right mind I'd say-
my husband
my 3 sons
coffee with friends
Target, of course

Lovin' Life said...

Ok... I know this is super cheesy... but I'd have to say that TARGET is definitely at the top of my favorite anything!

Moving on... another favorite (all of these besides my family): Chocolate, Caramel, Oatmeal Bars. I could and have eat the whole entire pan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that terrible or what?!

Since we're heading in that direction: Autumn. The smell, the warm colors, the trees, everything!

Since we're sad leaving it: Summer. Laying by the pool with friends watching our kids play together.

I could go on and on... but I won't!

Thanks for the awesome give-aways!


Jeni said...

My favorite exclamation: Shoot a monkey!! It's been working its way into my conversations for about ten years. People always look at me funny when I say it, but it works for me.


3girlsmom said...

I'm not really a Samford & Son fan. My dad is, though. Huge. Mainly because his dad looked exactly like Fred Samford. Except he was white. He had the same laugh and loved freaking people out by grabbing his chest and yelling,"I'm coming, Elizabeth!" But only if we were in WalMart or the grocery store or any other major public place. This was also the same man who could spit water and in would somehow land on my dog. I swear that spit would turn corners just to get the dog. PawPaw loved it and Buffy hated it. It got so bad that PawPaw would shake his water glass and Buffy would run like a crazy fool to get away. And PawPaw would laugh his danged head off. Memories like that of my grandfather, are some of my favorite things.
And chocolate.
And puppies.
And babies when they get out of the bathtub...
blah blah blah

Peggy said...

I remember Sanford & Son very well.

My favorite things are chocolate, my daughter, movies: Moonstruck, As Good as it Gets - not necessarily in that order.


Alicia said...

I used to watch Sanford & Sons all the time!!

Here are some of my favorites:

*COFFEE!! I love to drink it and I love the smell of coffee grinds. (Seriously, I'll open the coffee canister just to get a whiff.)
*GARDENING!! I'm ridiculously passionate about gardening.
*"Grey's Anatomy" Gotta have my Grey's!
*My favorite color is blue!
*My favorite gem stone is sapphire--because it's blue!
*Favorite actor is John Wayne. I just love to listen to him talk with that accent.
*Favorite actress is Kate Hudson.

Jen said...

My favorite food is Fried Okra.
My favorite color is turquoisy-teal.
My favorite day of the year is Christmas.
My favorite child is the one growing inside of me.
My favorite husband is mine of 2 years and 14 days.
My favorite giveawayer is Beachy Mimi.

My favorite Target giftcard would be used to buy a book case I've been eyeing for some time.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

My favorite food, hands down, is any sort of potato. Baked, mashed, casserole, any way. I am not picky, I just love me some starchy carbs. And it shows, which is why I cannot eat them anymore. So sad.

You are incredibly generous...thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I love Birthdays!! Happy Birthday Month to you! I celebrate Birthday Month in March and it drives a lot of my friends crazy; mostly because they didn't think of it for themselves. Ha!

Some other favorites are red wine, and a nice dinner at home with my guy.

Katie said...

My favorite time of day is nap time!

My favorite food is anything from Cheesecake factory.

My favorite website is Beachy mimi! ;)

Thanks for the great giveaway

CoftheU said...

Favorite Sanford and Son one-liner: You big dummy!

Favorite beach: Honeymoon beach on Water Island off of St. Thomas. You totally should go!

Favorite bourbon: Maker's Mark

Favorite month: September (my bday month too).

Favorite number: 8

Favorite ice cream: green chocolate chip

Favorite game: Rock Band (soon will be Rock Band 2)


Angela said...

WOW!!!! Seriously talk about an amazing group of giveaways!

Loving Our Homeschool said...

My very favorites (other than the obvious ones of Jesus, family, etc)...

...watching my hubby get all excited when the Colts win a football game, and watching my 7 year old daughter get all excited with him.

...hearing my 5 year old just giggle and giggle and giggle. Her REAL laugh. It just cracks me up!

...the movie "Fireproof" coming out on Sept. 26 but I got to see a pre-release showing. It made hubby and me laugh hysterically, cry together, and now every other movie I watch has been ruined for me. (see my blog for more details)

Thanks, Beachy Mimi!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

great giveaway Mimi! I have so many favorites...

coke is my favorite drink

mexican is my favorite food

lanakai beach, hawaii is my favorite place in the world

reading a great book is my favorite way to spend a day. and night!

sleeping late is my favorite waste of time.

caress pomegranite body wash is my favorite soap

french silk pie is my favorite pie!

chicago blackhawks hockey is my favorite sporting event.

that was a lot, but fun to remember things I'm thankful for!

so, do we have anything in common?!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

i forgot,

Beth said...

I read this post this morning and have spent all day trying to decide on what my favoritest favorite is. What resulted was a realization as to how blessed I am to have so many. "Every good and perfect gift is from above..." (James 1:17)

But I decided to share my favorite kind of day: having a softly falling rain outside, cool enough for snuggling up but warm enough to not be freezing, cuddled into my perfect bed, with a great book to read, usually by Miss Agatha Christie or Francine Rivers.


southerninspiration said...

Oh, honey, I know all about your dentist/teeth/smilie troubles, and i am so, so sorry. But the alternative is smoothies and milkshakes for the rest of your life, and no living without a blender, so I am glad for you that you have a trustworthy dentist, even though he did abandon you to gamble.
My favorite thing today is a blue tarp, covering the gaping hole in my breakfast room that Ike left me. It is a very nice thing to have a sunlight in the room now with a soft blue hue shining thru. And it is keeping us it's a very good thing. Another fav. of mine is decorating and looks like I might get to do a little of this once the roof, attic and ceiling are finished. And I love to shop at that tells you a little about me.
You are so generous to gift for your b'day celebration. Bless your heart!

Susan said...

Let's see...favorites...a day without potty training accidents, healthy kids, hearing my kiddos belly laugh, sleeping through the night (me and the kids), massages, dates with my husband, blogging, connecting with friends on facebook, reading a book without interruptions, cooking, getting dressed up and going out with adults to remind myself that I am more than just Mommy and eau de spit-up will not always be my dominant scent.

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southerninspiration said...

I forgot to leave you my email so that you can email me when I've won!!! ;) It's suzanne(dot)joffrion(atsymbol)gmail(dot)com


Anonymous said...

Favorite person: my wonderful hubby who loves me despite who I am.

Dee from Tennessee

deecochran23 (at) yahoo dot com

michellenotdawn said...

My favorite thing is hanging out with my family and best friends, accompanied by something cold and yummy from Starbucks, conveniently located down the street in (you guessed it) TARGET!

Thanks Beachy Mimi!

michelle (dot) rutherford (at) gmail (dot) com

momof2 said...

I loved Sanford and Son. I still catch myself watching reruns now and again.....One of my favorite things these days is Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick. And one of my other favorite things is DiorShow mascara....I bye these all online from Sephora, which coincidentally, is ALSO one of my favorite things:-) Happy Birthday!!!!!

lstrevels said...

My Favorite thing is BED TIME and the silence that comes with it.........

linda said...

If this happened in real life it would be my favorite thing: I'm in Target at closing time. Everyone leaves and they lock the doors. They don't realize I'm still inside. Now honestly, what could be better than being locked in Target ALL NIGHT??? prlin at suddenlink dot net

jessilynn said...

My favorites -

person - my son Christopher
hero - Jesus
place - Crescent Beach
food - shrimp and crablegs
season - fall
dessert - rocky road ice cream and heath bar blizzards
blog - Beachy Mimi of course!
store - Target! ~smile~
perfume - Romance by Ralph Lauren
holiday - Christmas
candy bar - Almond Joy
vegetable - fried squash and fried sweet potato sticks

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Mimi!
Happy Birthday to you!

Have a wonderful birthday month! Kristi

sweetanlo said...

My favorite cake is jello cake, it so moist I love it!

PastorMac's Ann said...

I love the color green.

And I love Target!


Heather said...

That title cracked ME up! Awesomeness.

My most favortite thing-I think I'll share my second favorite, with this being a family blog and all...RT. 44 Diet Coke, light ice, from Sonic. Seriously. It just makes me happy.

Wendi said...

My favorite store is Target and I missed this dream of a giveaway!

The Inept Aspirant said...

My favorite season is Fall. The days are warm but not hot, the nights are cool and it is beautiful in Maine.

Anonymous said...

coke zero, coffee, chocolate, ice tea - do we see a trend here? My real favorite lately is SLEEP :) I need some because one of my truly favorite things is not sleeping - my 5 year old. Thanks for sharing your birthday with us.


Misslisslee said...

My favorite month is October (not sweaty in the South!)

My favorite book of the Bible is Philippians (so encouraging!)

My favorite blogger is BeachyMimi (for reals!)

Have a wonderful birthday!

Terri said...

I just love Chex's new Turtle snack bars, and best of all they're only 2 points on weight watchers. I am also in love with Skinny Cow's new skinny dippers... they're only 1 point and very delicious.

My favorite hobby is scrapbooking.

My favorite store is Target, and I do spend way too much money in that place.

My favorite giveaways are yours!

The Murray's said...

This is my favorite story:

My thighs were stolen from me during the night of Aug. 3, 1999. It was just that quick. I went to sleep in my body and woke up with someone else's thighs. The new ones had the texture of cooked oatmeal. Who would have done such a cruel thing to legs that had been wholly, if imperfectly, mine for years? Whose thighs were these? What happened to mine?

I spent the rest of the summer looking for them. I searched, in vain, at pools and beaches, anywhere I might find female limbs exposed. I became obsessed. I had nightmares filled with cellulite and flesh that turns to bumps in the night. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans and Sheer Energy pantyhose.

Then, just when my guard was down, the thieves struck again. My rear end was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear end (although badly attached at least three inches lower than the original) to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier. Now my rear complemented my legs, lump for lump. Frantic, I prayed that long skirts would stay in fashion.

One year ago I realized my arms had been switched. One morning while fixing my hair, I watched, horrified but fascinated, as the flesh of my upper arms swung to and fro with the motion of the hairbrush. This was really getting scary. My body was being replaced, cleverly and fiendishly, one section at a time. In the end, in deepening despair, I gave up my T-shirts.

What could they do to me next? Age? Age had nothing to do with it! Age was supposed to creep up, unnoticed and intangible, something like maturity. NO, I was being attacked, repeatedly and without warning. That's why I've decided to share my story; I can't take on the medical profession by myself.

Women of America, that isn't really "plastic" those surgeons are using. You know where they're getting those replacement parts, don't you? The next time you suspect someone has had a face "lifted," look again! Was it lifted from you? Check out those tummy tucks and buttocks raisings. Look familiar? Are those your eyelids on that movie star? I finally may have found my thighs... and I hope Charlize Theron paid a really good price for them!

Kelli said...

My favorite store...TARGET! What a coincidence!!! And going to Target with a $75 gift card with no children...even better!

Thanks for your generosity!

Kristen said...

My favorites are family, the beach, and reading (books and blogs). Yours is hysterical!!!

Fuschia said...

No, no, no, thank YOU!

My favorite right now is enjoying the relationships I'm cultivating with my daughters. My oldest is on the brink of becoming my friend and the second one is not far behind. This time of parenthood is quickly becoming my favorite!

JenniferB said...

I love sunsets and my kids, sunrises and my kids, rainbows and my kids, and chocolate and my kids. Oh, and I love my kids. One of them is my favorite big kid and the other one is my favorite little kid. One is my favorite brunette and the other one is my favorite blond.

Angie said...

Mmmm... favorites.

This being autumn (almost) and all, I'd have to concur with Winnie the Pooh.

" chocolately mornings, toasted marshmallow evenings, and best of all, leaping in leaves!"

cndymkr / jean said...

My favorite thing would have to be the sound of my sons laugh. His real laugh, not the one he uses to humor me. His real laugh makes me just smile, melt, and sometimes tear up, it is that wonderful.
PS: don't tell him, he's at that easily embarrassed stage!

Holli said...

Just a few favorite things:

Favorite things in the whole world: My kids and family
Drink: Diet Coke
Color: Hot pink
Flower: Lily
Sport: Nascar. And yes I am from the deep south:) I keep the love of Nascar a secret from most.
Favorite Holiday: Easter.

Thanks so much for the giveaways!