Saturday, January 9, 2021

Birthday Breyers, part one

Two days ago, I received a big box of prize models from Breyer. I immediately stopped what I was doing, and spent the next hour unboxing and oohing and ahhing over every single horse. It was great.
Yesterday, the same thing happened again. I received another box of beautiful, brand-new Breyers. It was like a childhood dream come true, and I enjoyed every minute of unpacking and documenting the PonyBytes herd.
But here's the thing: As much as I've enjoyed receiving all these models, I don't actually need to own them, at least not all of them. I could sell them, I suppose, but it's more fun to give them away. My birthday is coming up, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than giving away a bunch of models.
The first giveaway is open to everyone, and all my usual blog giveaway rules apply. From now until the end of the contest period, every comment left on this blog will equal one raffle entry. Old post, new post, multiple posts--it just doesn't matter. All comments count, but if you're posting anonymously, be sure to include your name. Entry ends at midnight January 17, and the winner will receive the Thirtieth Anniversay Stablemate set.
There's an additional bonus if the winner is signed up to paint during NaMoPaiMo. In that case, the stablemates will arrive with a sampling of NaMoPaiMo goodies, including stickers, medallions and maybe a paintable model or two.
Good luck, everyone! I can not wait to give these horses away!

38 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! I will be signing up for NaMoPaiMo just as soon as I can narrow down which model I want to paint and how.

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  2. The very happiest of birthdays to you!

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  3. Awe its so fun to open up boxes of Breyers ~ and apparently it never gets old LOL, no matter your age. So generous of you to do this for folks and give back to the hobby. :)

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    1. And....Happy birthday!!! May it be the best one yet!

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  4. Well, Happy Birthday to you, hope it’s good one with lots of presents and cake, don’t forget the cake. I just celebrated my 60th earlier this month. Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be able to enter Namo this year, but I do enjoy watching what others do. Becky Wilgus

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  5. Thanks Jennifer for your giveaway, Namopaimo, and most of all your blog it was a shining light in the hard slog of 2020 every day. A very happy birth day to you.

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  6. Heather Jackson-LainJanuary 9, 2021 at 2:58 PM

    How absolutely wonderful

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  7. Happy Birthday, and thanks for the idea of giving away models to celebrate a birthday!! I'll be turning 60 this year and I need to thin the herd a little, as I'm trying to move from having so many Traditional models to mainly collecting Stablemates. Thank you for your giveaway and your great blog!! ---Anita Poole

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  8. Very generous of you, as always, and a very Happy Birthday!

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  9. That is awesome of you!

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  10. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful thing to do, you are awesome!

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  11. Happy birthday!! I nso signing up for namopaimo but can't decide what micro I want to do!

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  12. Happy birthday!! I nso signing up for namopaimo but can't decide what micro I want to do!

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  13. Happy Birthday! I love everything thing you do. Specially when I get great ideas.

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  14. Happy Birthday! I'm way behind on reading your blog. Seems like this would be a good time to catch up. ;)

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  15. Happy Birthday, mine just passed. I'll be signing up for NaMoPaiMo soon. Hope you have a great day!

    Christine Haley

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  16. I think it’s a super cool idea to give things away for your birthday! I may steal this idea!

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  17. That is an amazing idea to do with a bunch of birthday goodies!

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  18. Wow! So cool, and happy birthday! I'm planning to enter NaMoPaiMo, just have to prep my model and hope I can actually accomplish painting while planning my daughter's wedding, lol!

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  19. Happy mail day and Happy Birthday

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  20. Happiest of Birthdays and what a fun unboxing all of these must have been.

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  21. Happy Birthday! You got some good ponies. Cannot wait til next month!

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  22. Happy birthday!! I haven't entered yet but I'm excited to take part in NaMoPaiMo again this year! - Amanda Reed

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  23. Wishing you a wonderful Birthday. What an absolutely wonderful give away. You continue to do such amazingingly generous things for this hobby ��

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  24. Happy birthday!! Looks like a fun box to have opened.

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  25. Happiest of birthdays to you!! This is such an amazing way to celebrate a birthday. You do so many amazing this for this community. It continues to amaze us everyday!

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  26. You’re always doing so much generous stuff for this hobby. Happy birthday, and thank you for being so awesome!
    Teagan

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  27. Happy Birthday! I have been following this blog as long as I can remember and have always loved to be a part of your giveaways!

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  28. Happy Birthday! And, thank you for everything you do for NaMoPaiMo.

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  29. Happy Birthday! Love your postings ...

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  30. Happy Birthday!! So incredibly kind of you!

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  31. Happy birthday! What a great idea!

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  32. Happy Birthday to you!! I follow your blog every week for nearly a year now. Especially your tour to Germany was fun to read because I live in Germany. Thank you very much for your generous giveaway! I will join NaMoPaiMo the first time this year and am so excited. I'm in the phase of prepping my horse and hope to sign up at the weekend with a selfie!

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  33. Happy Birthday! I wish you many happy returns.
    I am very new to the hobby, but already your blog is an absolute joy. A friend of mine pointed me to your barn-raising posts and I was done for! I've already bookmarked a dozen project posts for inspiration and guidance. XD
    Your blog is a welcome spark of joy, and your generosity in sharing is wonderful. Thank you!

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  34. Sounds like a lot of fun opening boxes of Breyers!

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  35. Happy birthday! Thank you for hosting yet another wonderful giveaway.

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    1. I've been reading your blog for ages but I'm not sure I've ever commented before...I love following your adventures!

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