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I’d rather be Shott than Nott (win the ticket to Brandcation)!

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Hey Dumbo!  May I rub your nose, or ear, for good luck?

Dumbo Ride at DollywoodEver since I read about the very first Brandcation opportunity, I have wanted to go on one.  Though the venues for Blogggers on Bourbon (New Orleans), Bloggers Go Global (Orlando), and Bloggers Gone Coastal (Pensacola Beach) have looked like great fun, it just didn’t work out for me to attend.

When Brandcation: Blog Lodge was announced, I was stoked.  It would be in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (which is within driving distance) and would be loads of fun.  I wanted to go.  Who wouldn’t want to go to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and spend three amazing KID FREE and fun-filled nights with over thirty of their favorite blogging friends?  Who wouldn’t Blog Lodgewant to build relationships based on memories, adventure, and blog talk?

The problem?  While I sat hem hawing, the last ticket vanished.  Poof.

But wait!

Maybe my luck has turned!  I recently learned that there is ONE ticket left, and that I can enter to win it, FREE lodging, and a $100 travel/food stipend ($375 value total).

Just a portion of the itinerary includes visiting the Dixie Stampede, Dollywood, Titanic Museum, The Old Mill, and the Wax Museum.  Um, yes, please!

To enter all I have to do is write a blog post and answer one of the two questions:

1) WHY you want to attend and what it would mean to you


2) WHY you want to go to Pigeon Forge and the place you are most excited to visit listed on our iten up there.

I don’t know about you, but I have been to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and would love to visit again!  I have never been to the Wax Museum, and I really really really want to go! I can’t believe that they can make WAX to look so lifelike, and I want to see the figure of Barbara Eden, the star of I Dream of Genie.  I’ve heard she looks so realistic you could almost imagine her nose twinkling!

I want to go so bad that I am willing to hang upside-down or stand on my head for a chance to win!  Here’s the proof!

That Bald Chick hangs upside downThat Bald Chick hangs upside downThat Bald Chick does a headstand

Hubs got a chuckle out of my attempts to do the headstand!

Attending Brandcation would be a chance to get to know other bloggers, IN REAL LIFE, that I admire.  It would also be a chance for me to relax, sans kidlets, and let my hair down.  Ha ha.  Oh, ya, and have a BLAST!

Have you ever heard the story of Alexander Shott and John Nott?

I'd rather be Shott than Nott go to Brandcation

I’d rather be Shott than Nott (win the ticket to Brandcation)!

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Per FTC rules, I am required to state that this giveaway is sponsored by MomDot, Minnesota Blogger Life with Levi  and Toni from Just Stop Screaming.

P.S.  Do you have any idea what happens when a 170lb 175lb blogger hangs upside down from a monkey bar while Hubs tries to get the perfect shot?  She gets raw spots in her popliteal space (behind the knees).  YOWZER!  It’ll be so worth it, if I win, though!

popliteal space

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Dang! That’s some skilllllllzzz. I can’t stand on my head and you wouldn’t catch me hanging upside down…ever. Unless I was stuck on a roller coaster or something, but let’s hope that never happens. LOL! Good luck! <3
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  2. I hope you get it Virginia! You will have so much fun!
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  3. Here’s hoping you get that kid free weekend. Nothing beats getting to meet blog friends in real life. I’ve heard cool things about the wax museum!
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  4. Girl, You have my vote. When I posted my pic of standing on my head, I didn’t even attempt to show me getting there. Hope you win~
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  5. I love your photos! I hope you win!!!
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  6. V – You’re a winner in my book no matter what ! But I really hope you get the ticket. I’ve been in your position (well not the handstand) but the hem hawing while the tickets go poof lol. I went to the first brandcation and should have gone to the next 2 ! But I hem hawed. I guess we all should learn huh ?
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    • Awwww, thanks, Jeanine! Hubs has to travel to Korea a couple of times this fall, and I just didn’t think it would work out, but then I was like, “There will always be a reason NOT to go, so just GO!”

  7. Diggin’ that handstand – I think I’d hurt myself trying to do that lol I hope you get it – would love to meet you!
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  8. Haha Let your hair down, girl!! let it down!! :) Good luck!!!
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  9. You go girl! I doubt that I could do that, lol. I hope you win. :)
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  10. Maria

    I think you should win the ticket based solely on using “popliteal” in a sentence!
    It will be a great opportunity for you and I wish you the best of luck! :)
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  11. Ok now if that doesn’t get you the ticket I don’t know what will!! Go Virginia!!! Woo-hoo!!!
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  12. Totally great effort and pics! I hope you get to go!
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  13. You are awesome and they would be soo lucky to have you come! Good luck! I love your creativity!! :)

  14. You are my new idol!! I hope you can go, we will have so much fun together!
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  15. Love your post. Good luck and maybe I’ll get to see you real soon. :)
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  16. I think you should win!

  17. You crack me up…. I love your post and your photos.
    You made me snort at the hair comment… I wish we could both win this contest so I could give you a great big hug.
    You are such a beautiful person inside and out I would so love to meet you.
    Good luck with the contest.
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  18. I think you should win!! You got heart sister! :)
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  19. I hope you get it! You would be a fantastic addition to brandication. :)
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  20. Good luck to you!!! I can’t do a handstand to save my life lol
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  21. Love that sign! Good luck and kudos on the handstand!
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  22. Well darn it all that you didn’t win for that. You sure gave it an effort!
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