Monday 11 July 2011

OMG its a Giveaway!!!!

This little old blog of mine has almost reached a milestone, it will soon be two-years-old.  It's a very exciting time as I never thought I'd still have anything to write about two years down the track.   Between my apathy, lack of follow through and difficulty in coordinating breathing and.....well anything, it's amazing that it manged to get past the first sad little post.

I've been racking what little is left of my brain for an appropriate way to celebrate.  I considered chugging margaritas, dancing on the inside, face planting in a large soft mud cake, or, even doing a streak through the lines of shrieking fans outside the opening night of the new Harry Potter movie.  Now whilst a medicinal margarita and a cake of the chocolate persuasion are highly likely, I thought it would be nice to give a little something back to the lovely bunch of readers that have stuck by me despite my obviously increasing insanity.

It's GIVEAWAY time!!!!!!!

I've thought long and hard about what would be an appropriate prize for such an auspicious occasion and such discerning readers.  Of all my posts, there is one that stands out for the joy it seemed to give others.  Even a year later I'm still getting comments, both here and on FB.  I also love my shoes even though I am unable to walk in them.  Just to glimpse their glittery goodness out of the corner of my eye brings me great happiness.  And, as the more astute of you may have noticed, a picture from that post now adorns my header.

My tutorial on making Dorothy Shoes unearthed a desire that seems to have lain hidden in the hearts of women (and not a few men) the world over.  Glittery red shoes are the path to true happiness.  There is magic in them there shoes, and that magic must be shared.

*I also find it highly entertaining that my little post which contains information about unicorn farts has ended up on the Vogue forums.

Hello my pretties.

So in honour of that one little post and those glittery shoes of goodness.

I am giving away 
a pair of Dorothy Shoes 
to one lucky reader.

I know it's hard, but try and contain your excitement people.  Glitter fever is quite overwhelming, and frequently contagious.

And just think you too could be a crazy woman doing Blue Steel impersonations in her backyard.

To Enter:

All you have to do is leave a comment here on the post.
This giveaway is open to all readers, both here in Australia and overseas.
Feel free to Tweet or Facebook the competition to anyone.
If you happen to choose to 'Follow' the blog over on the side, or 'like' the FB page I'll even give you an extra entry (just make sure you let me know, brain challenged remember and I don't want anyone to miss out on an extra entry).

Entries close Midnight Sunday 17th July 2011 and the winner will be announced on the Tuesday.


The shoes can be made in either the traditional high heel, or in flats.  They will be made to the winners size and choice of heel height.

So enter away people the magic of the glittery Dorothy Shoes of Goodness needs to be shared.

Michelle :)

PS Thanks for all the well wishes during my recent tussle with the flu.  I think the delightful phlegm cement is finally starting to move off my lungs and I am hoping to attempt a full day out of bed in the next few days.  Brain may take a bit longer to de-fog as evidenced by my recent new phone debarkle.

Me: "It says that the temp is going to be 11 to 32, that can't be right?"
Youngest: "No Mum, that's the time".
Me: "Oh".
Youngest: walks away shaking head at my growing stupidity.

One step closer to the use of safety scissors. Sigh.

No this song doesn't really have anything to do with the post, well unless you like shoes a little too much. Not judging......much.  It's just an old favourite and it's my birthday, so there.


  1. Now i really need to think about this...WOO HOO...YEE HA...YIPPEE YI AY...YOU LITTLE RIPPER...FAIR DINKUM...YOU BEAUTY...OH YEAH...It's been two year's since BOB & the RUSTY HOE came into our lives' & what an AWESOME Gruesome Twosome they have become. How down to earth & truly honest this Blog has been. It has brought us the real reality of life of living with Dysautonomia no matter what form of it we have. Michelle i told you it would be a great success & it truly has been & will continue to be..My sincere Congratulation’s two year’s Amazing...Now it is time to put your Incredible Blog into a BOOK & let the rest of the world see your Talent & creativity with word’s.....Honestly well done Michelle you go girl.... Trace :)

  2. Congratulations and I am so pleased that you are now getting over the flu. It must have been horrid!

    I love your blog because it makes me laugh so hard. I can truly empathise.

    Rach The Myasthenia Kid

  3. Congratulations on two years of writing and touching people's hearts. I'm looking forward to many more years of reading. Have always wanted some sparkly red shoes in my wardrobe, crossing my fingers ans my toes that I win!!

  4. Good Morning and what good news. I look at your red Dorothy Shoes everyday and smile. To be honest, it was the picture of my shoes that drew my attention. It wasn't until I started reading your blog that I saw a kindred spirit. I know Bob is a tough one to live with since he shares my home also, but it is through the amazing way you see him (and everything) that I am able to handle him. Thank you for bringing your wonderful words and vision into my live and everyone else's too. I couldn't live with him as easily without you, and your ruby shoes! :)

  5. First of all I love your blog but those shiny shoes are just soooooooooo darn lovely PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME. Plus I need them now that I have adopted a dark colored rescued cairn I NEED THEM. Maybe that is what is missing in his training and will help him recover faster. Now tell can you resist his cute little face...

    Hoping for many more years of your FABULOUS writing to keep me going.

    Just as soon as you figure out how to use your new phone. I still have no idea how to use half of my phone but I am dealing with half a brain.


  6. I hope you are feeling better soon. Who knows maybe soon you and I will both be tapping our Dorthy shoes together. ;)

    Thank you for keeping this blog going. Its so great to find humor in something that seems to keep us down so much. Nice way of kicking Bob in the bum!


  7. The magic of the glittery Dorothy Shoes SHOULD be shared, I agree. Just looking at your header makes me smile, what would happen if i actually OWNED them??

    I might possibly start farting like a unicorn. Then I would travel to countries who are headed up by mean people, fart rainbows all up in their business, drop of a pair of magic Dorothy Shoes on them and change the WORLD.

    Happy Anniversary!! (just don't run with the scissors when you get to use them)

  8. Can't contain the excitement. Those shoes are beautiful.

  9. As soon as I post this comment, I'm heading straight back to FB to follow you! I didn't know you were there.

    Out of all the blogs by writers with chronic diseases that I read, I like yours the best. I never skip a post. You always sound like you could be writing from my own bed... I mean brain. It helps so much to know that there really is someone who knows, really knows, how much is sucks to have black holes that eat your brain, to be huffing and puffing after a trip to the bathroom, and all that other fun stuff--and still not let it define you. You are not Bob, and neither am I. Even if I do forget my own name sometimes.

  10. Kathleen Harris12 July 2011 at 05:49

    Congratulation Michelle on your blog of two years. It is through your blog that I found the group on facebook and have met such wonderfull supportive people. I look forward to continued reading. Of course I had to write a comment...gotta love those shoes!

  11. two years whoooo, well done. always honest, i find myself nodding in agreement with many of your posts. a pair of sparkleys would sure brighten up anyones lives, mine included!!!! xxxxxx

  12. Happy Anniversary! That's a better way to tell time than whether or not the next tablet dose is due yet ;)

    PS - I'm a follower and a Facebooker, so count me in!

  13. To think that I followed a link about making sour dough and managed to stumble upon gorgeous dorothy shoes - Tuesdays are great days! Congratulations on two years

  14. Wow this is great michelle!!! I adore your blog :) Congrats on reaching 2 years!! :)

  15. Congratulations on reaching another anniversary! I remember when I first stumbled on to your blog just over a year ago. It was because of your blog that I found so many fellow POTsYs who have come to such a great friends- however far away they might be!

    PS- Me, and my page, Post Secret: Life with Chronic Illness, are followers of your page. =)

  16. You are amazing! Love the shoes and you :) Thanks for giving us a sneak peak at your life and the humor you use to deal with it! I just recently started following you (ok only on the internet as I live in the US and that is a really long flight for potsy girl to take to be able to actually follow you) and I'm glad people like you put the truth out there!

  17. Gorgeous Dorothy shoes. Thanks so much for the opportunity to own a pair. You have a great writing style. Congrats on the blog. Glittery goodness is always an excellent way to get the sparkle back into one's life. I'm following you on Twitter.

    Miss Bias

  18. Wowza, Happy Blogaversary!

    And as importantly... I am commenting here and following on facebook.. cuz I want those effing shoes! Every gay man needs sparkly red stilettos on his office desk no?

    Kudos again!

  19. Fantastic giveaway! enter me please!
    Following via GFC (fisiwoman) and FB (Ana Belén R M).

    Ana Belén R.M

  20. Congratulations Michelle! Sort of a bittersweet anniversary, we all wish that Bob could be gone for good. Your blog has been a life-saver, it was the first thing I'd ever read that confirmed that I wasn't crazy or imagining things and that someone somewhere out there was experiencing the same things I am. You are a gifted, intelligent woman even on your worst brain fog days ;) The Dorothy shoes have become a symbol of hope and defiance for many spoonies. Thanks for all you do and all the effort it takes. Even when we're too tired to comment, know that so many of us depend on you for validation, hope and giggles. God bless you, sweetie ;)

  21. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better! Congratulations on your 2 year blogoversary! I would love to be included in your giveaway and I have been a follower for a while. I don't have BOB, but I do have chronic illnesses and pain. There have been many times that your posts have made a bad day better for me and I appreciate that a great deal! Keep writing because you are very good at it!

  22. I love your blog!! It makes me smile even when I feel like poo. I would love to win the red, sparkly shoes.

  23. Oops, I forgot to tell you that I'm a follower of your blog and on Facebook also. Brain fog is the worst :-)

  24. Congratulations on 2 years blogging - dys completely sucks but you write with style and amusing frankness. I love the dorothy shoes but really, who wouldn't!

    Not only do I 'like' you on FB, I also follow on networked blogs and Google Friend connect. Just so I don't miss a thing ;~)
    I love those shoes with the green dress, too...such an awesome look!

  26. Happy blogaversary!
    I am just so in awe of the red shoes, I can't decide if I'd want them in heels or crocs... imagine! I'd be the envy of all good hippy hills dwellers in glittery crocs and explorer socks.

  27. Happy anniversary! I love your blog and am so glad to have stumbled across it! You have such a way with words and your posts always brighten my day. If I were the proud owner of a new pair of stunning dorothy shoes they would be on display on entry to my house for all to see and to spread their glittery goodness throughout (aka feng shui style).

    Keep up the good work!


  28. Huh - I just found your blog through Veronica, and I have to say I'm enjoying reading through your archives!

    It feels a little bit greedy to post for a giveaway when I'm only new to your site... but the shoes.... they sparkle.... I can't help myself :(

  29. This may make me a wanker, but I linked your post in my latestes post. (And I was a Facebook liker before the contest.)

    I promise, when I can fart rainbows and save the world I won't be a wanker. Probably.

  30. Oh these shoes are gorgeous. thanks for the shot to win.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  31. I don't need to be included in the comp but just wanted to say congratulations on 2 years in the blogosphere!! Fantastic to see you flourish online :)


  32. Entering!!! I have been following you on FB for awhile now. Your posts remind me why it is crucial to have a sense of humor when dealing with chronic illness...and that we are so much more than the sum of our illnesses! I know I will probably fall on my ass in those shoes...but I must have them :)

  33. Ooooh, yes please! Shiny- check. Sparkly- check. .. wait, what were we talking about again? ;) Please enter me, I'm on your FB too.
    I'm looking forward to zombie dating using the site you recc'd.
    Carrie S.
    (Rogue is no longer hiding within me)


All who are lovely enough to comment should be showered with cup cakes, glitter and macarons. I promise to use my spoon bending mind powers to try and get that happening for all who are lovely enough to share their words. Those who go the extra step to share posts should really get a free unicorn. Or at least the gift of finding the shortest and quickest line at the supermarket on a regular basis. xx

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