29 July 2015

Sharp AND Cute (Birthday Giveaway #3)

Sometimes I'm random.  Like right now.  Pocket knives, Katy?  Fabric is expected, but pocketknives?  I've always loved pocketknives.  When I was little, my dad had a pocket knife he carried with him everywhere, the kind that opened up to reveal a pair of needle nose pliers.  And they were highly utilized.  That was how our loose teeth were pulled out.  No strings attached to doors, no biting into apples, it was always dad's pocketknife pliers.  Surprisingly, we weren't afraid of this method, either, and haven't required therapy.    
When I went to spend a summer with my sister in Nantucket after high school to clean rooms at a bed & breakfast, I met a woman who was an aspiring bed & breakfast owner.  She had gone to culinary school and I wanted to follow in her footsteps.  She was from New England and had a thick accent to go with her heritage.  When I left to spend a semester in Paris, she gave me a going-away gift of a pocket knife.  She told me every good chef should have one.  I still have it and love it.  I almost lost it through airport security once and had to mail it home to myself, which took weeks, but we were finally reunited. ;)
Recently, Ryan gave me a keychain pocketknife, and boy, that thing has come in handy, from opening packages to slicing up a snack on-the-go, it's been a handy thing to have with me at all times (except don't forget to take it off your keychain when you travel!)  My brother, Jacob, sells knives online, and I texted him to ask if he had any "girly" knives.  He sent me the link to these beauties.  Aren't they adorable?  I told him I was a bit disappointed there is no orange ;), but there are certainly plenty of options to appease the desire for cuteness and functionality on your keychain.  
So, that brings us to Birthday Giveaway #3!  They're only $15.99, so you could hop over there and just grab one if you're like me who "never wins anything." ;)  But I'm still having a giveaway, because someone has to win, right?
  • Leave a comment on this post to be entered into the drawing. Which one would you get?
  • Please leave your email address, written in a form like nobigdillblog {at} gmail {com}, if you're more comfortable with that.
  • Giveaway winners will be announced Monday, August 3rd.
  • Hooray for randomness and good luck!

114 comments:

  1. Super cute knives. I carried a pocket knife when I was a teenager. These look super handy.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. Oh, pocket knives are always handy! I would love the pink one.

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  3. Pink or mint! melamom@juno.com

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  4. the pink is just perfect! :) I used to have a pocket knife, but it's in rather sad shape... :(

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  5. Pink or green for sure. ilenebooks at gmail dot com

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  6. How handy! I like the mint one. littleellalu@gmail.com

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  7. I agree, orange is absolutely necessary. But, since that is not an option, I love the blue!

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  8. those are awesome! robynnc at gmail dot com

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  9. I love the yellow but mabye this time I will go with the white one, it's classic and beaytiful
    giulycosti {at} hotmail {dot} it

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  10. Mint is girly enough for me! teen26119 at mypacks dot net

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  11. LIME GREEN I scream!! email is lsuddert@edd.ca.gov

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  12. I always go green!
    holly.hacker at gmail.com

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  13. Oooh, I would want the perty blue one. It makes me think of carving an ice sculpture using this knife... wouldn't THAT be a trick!! Maybe a Mini ice sculpture... :) lifefordani@gmail.com

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  14. I love pocket knives too! My then-boyfriend, now-husband gave me a beautiful iridescent Kershaw for my college graduation, and I nearly always have it on me. The color choice is tough. .. maybe white? elysahenry at gmail dot com

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  15. I love pocket knives too! My then-boyfriend, now-husband gave me a beautiful iridescent Kershaw for my college graduation, and I nearly always have it on me. The color choice is tough. .. maybe white? elysahenry at gmail dot com

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  16. Yellow for certain. christy.astorga@gmail.com

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  18. The pink one, of course! elizabethcbrost at gmail

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  19. Pocket knives and flashlights are essentials! Happy birthday! Fw.mso at sbcglobal.net

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  20. So great! Pink for sure. masongande at gmail.com

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  21. Green!
    So pretty + practical
    frankathwork at gmail dot com

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  22. cute! red probably would be my pick. varga.katie at gmail

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  23. Pink so my husband wouldn't steal it! Laura.sinkbeil at gmail.com

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  24. I'm a blue gal. jones240 at gmail

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  25. I'm digging the mint goodwse(@) gmail (com)

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  26. Pocket knives are awesome. My dad always carried one and my husband carries his everywhere. I love them all but would have to go with the red one.
    jlm499@yahoo.com

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  27. I'm liking the lime one. Thanks!!
    pomacanthidae@gmail.com

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  28. I love the lime green one eringustaf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. I don't have a pocket knife but there have been so many times, especially with kids, that it would have been handy. My husband has one but he's traveling for work for this year and thus I can't just borrow his! The mint one is lovely! jessicaoliveto at gmail.com

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  30. My husband has dozens of knives. I think I need one too! Mamastuey at yahoo dot com

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  31. All of my sons carry a pocketknife, but on our recent vacation trip to visit, I noticed my newest daughter in law carrying a pocketknife. She used it all the time. Soooo, I think I'd love a pink pocketknife! Thanks!

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  32. Ooops! lynnebohman{at}gmail{dot}com

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  33. rachel.smith (at) Gmail (dot) com, can't help but buy all the mint colored things!

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  34. Aw yeah! aairynmaxwell@gmail.com

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  35. haha, my husband just discovered how handy pocket knives are, and keeps his on him all the time now.
    karenssewing at gmail dot com

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  36. I loooove pocket knives! I usually give them as gifts. Love the mint one :) LisaSC20(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. Ordinarily I'd go for classic Vic Red but that lime green is awfully appealing.

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  38. Mint green! tlsatcher at gmail dot com

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  39. Loving the mint green! lauren dot roditi at gmail dot com

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  40. This is so knife of you! Haha...I'm cracking myself up!

    Stking 49 AT hotmail DOT com

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  41. Such pretty colors! But I would probably go with white or mint

    Courtney (at) lifetab (dot) com

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  42. I am usually not a pink kind of a gal, but that pink knife sure looks sassy!
    I love this.
    ~Michelle
    falafelandthebee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Oooh, all those colors - it would be hard to choose just one!

    k(dot)gattiker(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Yellow is my favorite! sorainima (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  45. for sure the tomo red knife ... i would see it in the bottom of my purse ... i love pocketknives ... they're always useful and cute and cool ...thanks for the giveaway .... darlene dharrisc@gmail.com {just trying ta make it easy fer ya ..... }

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  46. pink for my lady .... david navaro2001@gmail.com

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  47. Any of those colors are swoon worthy. I like the red, white, pink, yellow, light blue. And those would have been so handy today. I had to cut tags off my sons brand new flip flops! roberkann@gmail.com

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  48. Aqua!!

    Nettiepete at gmail dot com

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  49. Lately I'm into orange/mint combos. But, since that is not an option, the mint only is lovely! :)
    lenamargulis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. Hello,
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    The dark red is really classic Victorinox, and it is my favorite. Plus, it would match the larger Pocket knife I carry everywhere (with corkscrew included because - hey I am French)
    Happy belated birthday!
    stephpetit2004(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Mint is a fun color!
    Chandradawn at yahoo dot com

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  52. Mint is a fun color!
    Chandradawn at yahoo dot com

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  53. Mint is a fun color!
    Chandradawn at yahoo dot com

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  54. That is an incredibly cute multi-tool!
    achristinesearl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I like the bright green or blue.
    aly.yates {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  56. These are so cute!
    I'm torn between the red one and the green one!
    OnePerfectDay(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Happy Birthday!!

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  57. Very handy!Ruth dot siedlecki at gmail dot com

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  58. As a geologist, I carried a pocket knife around a lot but since having children I don't? I'm now asking myself why as they are very handy? nlczerw (at) gmail (dot) com

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  59. Every girl (or grandma!) needs a pocketknife!
    tsb7700 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I used to have one on my keychain, but then I had to make a mad dash back to the car when we were going through airport security b/c no way am I going to throw away my pocket knife!! Maybe TSA is looser now. I'd pick red. hicken at gmail dot com

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  61. Love, love, love pocket knives.

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  62. I love pocket knives! I have one shaped like a credit card (when it's folded up safely) that I always forget to take out of my wallet when I'm going through security. :) I think I would go for the minty green / blueish? one! Thank you for the chance to win. :) alisonmejohnson at gmail dot com

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  63. I would have to decide if it was for me or my daughter.... for me, the green..... for my daughter, pink.

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  64. I love the mint one...super cute and useful too.
    rachelcartucci(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I love the mint one...super cute and useful too.
    rachelcartucci(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I love how small and sleek they are. So many fun colors, it would be hard to decide. crosby0 {at} gmail {dot} com

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  67. I've always wanted a pocketknife. I would want the white one.
    divinekdill {at} gmail {dot} com

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  68. Love those pocket knives! Lisawege (at) gmail (dot) com

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  69. My dad always carries a pocket knife too....love them... - karen.shearer (at) me (dot) com

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  70. Love the mint!! andreastaron (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. I loved playing with my Dad's pocket knife as a kid. When I got to college my grandfather gave me a nice Swiss Army pocket knife. I was so excited to finally have my own! I took it with me on my mission to Hong Kong and always had it in my totebag, but unfortunately I also lost it there. Haven't owned one since. The yellow one really catches my eye. ~kershanator at yahoo dot com

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  72. mint green.... mint green... mint green :)

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  73. So cute! Allyson{dot}w{dot}miller {at} gmail {dot} com

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  74. I'm on a light blue/teal kick lately so I'd probably choose that one. jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. This would come in handy. I like the pink.
    Holly
    Sunnysky223 at embarqmail dot com

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  76. mint green! thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday! julie dot m dot mall at gmail dot com

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  77. They look so pretty all together, but I would pick the mint green. hramerh at gmail dot com

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  78. Hmmm, I'd probably go with either the mint or green one. I can't decide. bernardi [dot] fam [at] gmail [dot] com

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  79. Every body needs one! Awesome giveaway samyepeterson at gmail dot com

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  80. They are all so pretty, but I love anything mint, so that would be my choice. :) crystalmwa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  81. Hooray for randomness indeed! I 💜 It!
    Yes I made that heart purple on purpose but you can't disqualify me Katy, because we both know you're bigger than that (right? Right???)
    Cathy555@gmail.com

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  82. Mint for sure. rachmeldrum {at} gmail {dot} com

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  83. Oh the mint is so cute. mhybush at gmail dot com

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  84. ooh, yellow. nichole {dot} gray121 {at} gmail {dot} com

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  85. Mint. In surprised I've never considered a pocket knife keychain. It just seems like a good idea. Sherryberrett{at}gmail{dot}com

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  86. How to combine these sleek beauties with this-- http://getkeysmart.com?! Love the red.

    K2peterson at gmail

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  87. Fun! I do feel cool when I use the pocket knife on my husband's keys....I'd get pink or green or blue. emmillee at gmail dot com

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  88. Ooooh love these! Shanparsons (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  89. I would love the blue one - and will probably order one if I don't win! lorianne129@gmail.com

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  90. If you are giving them away, go ahead and send me one in each color!!!

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  91. I like the green or the pink but my husband like the white leonaida@hotmail.com

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  92. My husband has one on his keychain but I never thought to have one myself. What a great idea! I'd probably pick a blue one or mint. 😊 justenoughstyle@ gmail.com

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  93. These are super cute, and it would be nice to keep one on a keychain--I can't find mine. I love the green.
    cholden@fandm.edu

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  94. What a perfect addition to my purely functional purse! And the pink would give the purely functional black purse a bit of pizazz :-)

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  95. Pink...that way I would know for sure my husband won't steal it!!! :)
    crannberri7 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  96. What a perfect addition to my purely functional purse! And the pink would give the purely functional black purse a bit of pizazz :-) . possiblenonsense@gmail.com

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  97. Pretty colors! I loke the red one and mint one. dancermms10 at gmail dot com

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  98. So cute! I like the green and the mint colors! mandiprout80 @ gmail {dot} com

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  99. Fun! The yellow would fit me nicely! Cpruyt@gmail.com

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  100. So fun!! Love the red one! eliseis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. So fun!! Love the red one! eliseis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. Pocket knives are so useful! mchilton3{at}gmail{dot}com

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  103. Pocket knives are so useful! mchilton3{at}gmail{dot}com

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  104. I would go for green or blue myself. Sometimes you need one of these. Jmikebalou(at)aol(dot)com

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  105. I love the yellow one.

    metka(dot)cemazar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. I'd pick mint green! kellie(dot)j(dot)jones(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. Love these! I'd pick the lime green

    rusthawk at gmail dot come

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  108. Pink then nobody in this house will lay claim to it or try to take it from me! Love it! janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. Cute! That would come in handy! Barahona_Metzler at Yahoo!

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  110. Blue, I'm partial to that color.
    Manda (dot) Bytheway (at) gmail (dot) com

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