Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Glad It Wasn't Up To Me...

I am so incredibly excited!  Month 2 of Symfully Sweet has been a HUGE success, and it's because you all are so awesome at helping me get the word out.  THANK YOU!!!  We had 4 contestants this month who are new to my blog, and they definitely brought their A game. 
Before I reveal the winner, I wanted to explain the scoring system...
There are 4 regular judges, or my "Brain Trust" (anyone else get the reference to "Scrubs"?) and one guest judge (the winner from the previous month).  Each judge scores a project in 4 categories on a scale of 1-10.  These categories are:  Originality, Concept, Execution, and Final Project. 
The 4 scores are added together, for a "final score" from each judge.  The final scores are then averaged from all 5 judges, and any referral points are added.  (.25 points per referral, up to 1 point)
This month, one member of my brain trust had to bow out, due to an overwhelmingly busy schedule, so I recruited the help of a super secret guest judge.  Thank you super secret guest judge!
The scores were actually really close this month, so I hope that everyone will give November's candy a shot.  You obviously know what you're doing!
So with that, let's recap this month, shall we?
The linking started with some incredibly adorable Halloween tree ornaments.  We took a break for some Symfully Evil snacks, and a candy corn themed party.
We admired a super cute sign, before we got gussied up in the cutest candy corn skirts I've ever seen. 
We gathered 'round to listen to an epic tale, and learn an effective discipline method, and ended by getting crafty with the kiddos.
Sadly, there can only be one winner, and that winner is:
BROOKS GAILEY for her candy corn themed party.
Congrats to you, Seester! 
Thanks to all who played!
You're next mission, should you choose to accept it...
I posed the question to a few friends "what candy makes you think of Thanksgiving?" to which I received similar responses.  "Chocolate or caramel", "Something classic", then one of them suggested something, and it totally fit.  The colors, the fact that it's a virtual "cornucopia", with something for everyone.  So, the Symfully Sweet candy for November is:

Answers to a few anticipated questions:
YES you can use the bigger versions of these candy bars.  IF you do, you MUST use at least 2 of the 4 choices. 
NO, you do not have to use any of the candy, if you don't want to, but if you don't use the candy, your project should contain 2-3 of the colors or components represented.  (i.e. peanuts, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, rice cereal, yellow, red, brown...etc.)

Please email me with any other questions.  I just make this stuff up as I go along...
GOOD LUCK!

UPDATED:  Because I'm blonde, and forgot to mention before, linking will take place on November 27th through the 29th.  Winner will be announced on December 1st, along with the next month's candy.  I think that's all.  You may return to your regularly scheduled blog reading...

10 comments:

MiMi said...

Congrats to your seeeester! And no you did NOT pick mini's for your candy. I may have to stay out of this one in preservation of my 40 lb loss...OMG!

Lisa said...

LOVE these candies!!! :) Can't wait to figure something out!

Brooks said...

Yea! I am so excited! I did put some work into my project and did really want to win, but I'll admit that I was nervous when I saw the competition. All of the projects were so good! So good, in fact, I think that my prize should be a box full of all the other projects. That is, if Evil Cat doesn't get nervous in confined spaces...

So excited to judge next month! I can't wait to see what y'all come up with! I promise to be even more impartial than the most impartial-ist judge, ever!

shortmama said...

Congrats Brooks! Your party ideas were great! Evil the Cat has been demolished so he cant be included in your prize box...it was best for everyone!

Oh sweet Jesus! CHOCOLATE!!

Melissa said...

I am SO HAPPY Brooks won!! I think her project was the best!

Emmy said...

Contests Brooks! Your party was so cute. And contests Sami on a wonderful contest once again.

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Yea! Congrats to Brooks! She definitely earned it! It was a hard one...everybody brought their A game.

Whoever suggested this next month's candy was thinking! Love the cornucpoia idea!

Now what to do...

Xazmin said...

It seriously sucks that I have been missing out on this fun! I'm going to try really hard to come up with something FAB for November!

Miss your face! Hopefully I'll be around a little more now!

Mamarazzi said...

there was some major creativity going on here...i am sure it was a tough choice. looking forward to next month!!

Rachael said...

I found your blog via my friend Alexis over at http://mom2mycrazy2.blogspot.com/ and love the idea, but How does your contest work? what are the rules, basics, etc.? Is there a link to this info?