Monday, May 17, 2010

Gratitude Giveaway!


The next few weeks for me are going to be insane.  School ends on June 4th, and as the year wraps up, I'll probably get even worse at keeping up with blogs. Because I appreciate all of you so much, I've decided to have a giveaway to say thanks for stopping by! I'm grateful for your friendship and for the fact that you are still my friend even when I don't visit as often as we'd both like. This giveaway will end on my last day of school, June 4th, and I'll announce the winners shortly after that (via email, so I don't have yours already, chop!chop!)

Here's how it's going to work:  At the bottom of my page, I always have a beautiful "quilt" made from buttons I've been collecting. (If you don't see yours, please let me know, and I will add it.)  I invite you to click on one of these buttons and meet someone new! (That's someone whose blog you haven't been to before.) Leave a comment on the person's blog, telling them who sent you, let me know who you met, and I'll enter you win something.  (No blog needed to win; just leave a comment saying who you met.)

Prize? How about PrizES?  So far, I have...
*One brand-new Go-Girl (never been used, haha) If you don't know what a Go-Girl is, you MUST watch my demonstration video!!
*I have a bunch of new (within the last year or so) fiction hardcovers that have never been cracked open. I'll probably give away a couple at a time.
*I also have ONE Draeger Descendants Cookbook left. (This is a treasure, People, seriously.)
*A free photography print from Kristin, from either one of these links:
http://ttelroc.blogspot.com/search/label/POTD or http://www.etsy.com/shop/kirby3131 (THANKS, Kristin!)
*A personalized birthday song from my mom to you!
*I'm sure I'll think of something else. I'll add more prizes if anyone wants to offer one up. (Plus, when I don't have a head full of snot, I'll be able to think straight and remember what else I have around here.)

(If you have a prize preference, you'll need to let me know that.) 

That's it; make a new friend, tell them I sent you, let me know who you met, and you're in. Don't see anyone here you don't know already? Find someone new to send over here, then, but I'm pretty confident you'll find a potential friend here (I have a LOT of buttons!)


Okay, and if you're dying for extra entries, promote this giveaway in whatever ways you see fit (I trust you) for other entries (and leave each as a separate comment, too.) I'll be using the Random Generator thingy, so be sure to put a separate comment for each entry.  

This giveaway will end at midnight on Friday, June 4th, and I'll announce the winners shortly after that.

Just for fun, I've included the buttons in this post, too. I'll be shifting them around regularly so that different ones are at the top. That said, do be a dear and take a gander at ones near the bottom, too, will you, please? Thanks. Have fun, and Good Luck!
ReesSpace Beckie's Blurbs TMI Thursday
From Tracie My Therapy Photobucket Decisionally Challanged Unknown Mami Ma Vie Folle The Daily Grind Photobucket Pink Like the Color La Dolce Vita Hands, House, and Heart Full Photobucket Quoteables In The Blog World Would-Be Bambi Stacy's Random Thoughts Photobucket Photobucket" Matty Thoughts A Few Clowns Short Twenty-Three And Three parenting BY dummies Hands, House, and Heart Full Kerri’s Clutter Photobucket OurMommyhood.com Photobucket Day 2 Day thehumanrace600 Matty Thoughts Conditionally Satisfactory Confessions of a Semi-Slacker Mom Messy Mommy La Dolce Vita3!A CharmCheaper Than  Therapy Photobucket The Daily Grind Creative Blog Designs Therapeutic Reviews & Giveaways GoodnCrazy.com Unknown Mami Momma D and Da Boyz Photobucket Button happily_blended_button Blogback Time My Charmed Life Blessed with Grace sbbutton Fraase Family Manic Mother blog button Dirty Socks & Pizza BrokenWon Mama Still Wears Gucci Confessions from a Working MomPhotobucket WackyMummy You Likey?! shenanigans

62 comments:

  1. Perfect giveaway...your mom singing happy birthday to winner! That is the best prize for us that Mom's can't sing and won't ! I need to figure out how to make a button so not techi.

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  2. Hi,
    I just went to meet Dee at Two of a kind working on a full house(she has a lot of followers so I followed too).
    I do not see my button here..I know there is one for FF.
    I hope your transition from the end of school to summer goes smoothly.
    Doreen

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  3. What a neat idea! I just sent you a photo via facebook message with mine -but it might be too large. Let me know -or you can maybe shrink it down to size as I don't know diddly about doing that!
    Peace!

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  4. So excited to see my button on your 'quilt'!! I met Gina at My Own Brand of Crazy.

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  5. This is really cool. I never noticed your buttons before and I am always looking for new blogs to read so I will check out all of them when I get a chance.

    I'll have to send you the button for my blog as well. I actually made one just very recently, it's on the sidebar of my blog, I'm not sure how to send it to you besides that so maybe you could give me instructions or take it from there?

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  6. Things are hectic at my end too, so I know what you mean..You're so generous with this give-away, and I like your idea of meeting a new blogger. I visited Just a Thought blog..

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  7. I made myself a button when I redid my blog =) The code is in my sidebar... I tried to leave it as a comment but good old blogger doesn't think that's a nice plan and it won't let me!

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  8. I met the dad from Dad of Diva's! THANK YOU for sending me there! I have been back and forth and back and forth on a father's day craft we can make in scout, and he had plenty!!! Woo Hoo!!! Thank you do much Mrs 4444 this is a GREAT idea!

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  9. Crap, I need a button. Somebody make me one!!! PLease?!!! I just met Shell over at Things I can't Say. She has flip flops everywhere so it was love at first site!

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  10. I just stopped by over at Just a thought and introduced myself to Katherine. I know you said pick from the bottom and I will her button was just so pretty!

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  11. I visited all of them and subscribed and commented on quite a few :) Thanks for this opportunity to meet new bloggers.

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  12. Oh, sorry haha, I just got your comment on my blog. I didn't actually mean to enter your giveaway (I wasn't sure if I was qualified as I"m not from the US and most are US only so I skipped reading the entry part)... I was just happy to find links to so many bloggers. I've only been blogging and reading blogs for a couple months now and am always looking for more haha.

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  13. I just met Ray Lee at 23 & 3 she is just like me because I once had 3 at 23..

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  14. OMG I nearly peed myself watching your Go-girl video...that was awesome!

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  15. What fun...I just came back from meeting "Just Thinkin'". What a great blog she has over there. Ya'll know I just can't resist a great giveaway!

    God bless you day!!!

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  16. I have been busy..Went by Mama wears Gucci;inich like spinach; Confessions from a working Mom; posted you on my facebook; Met the Peterson Family; Tweeted again; Wacky Mummy; His,Hers and Our's; A Mom's Journey and Beckie's blurbs..followed all and left a comment that I was sent by Mrs.4444's

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  17. Visited Jenni at Jiggety Jigg. Her blog is upbeat and nice to read.

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  18. I went to "My fabulous life with Crazies" left a comment of course!

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  19. I went to visit "Mommy Confessions"

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  20. I wrote a post about your contest and added the link (already had that actually)

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  21. Well I went and said hi to Kristin at the goat. I guess I don't have a button and since I can't make one I'm not on your list

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  22. Makes me want to create a button for myself... that's now on my to do list.

    I went and visited Mom's Journey. Her button was beautiful and I am glad I stopped by to meet a new bloggy friend in the making.

    What a great idea for a blog contest. I hope to be back to check out many , many more!

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  23. Thank you for posting my shiny new button!!!!

    I visited Our Mommyhood - *sigh* to be 27 again and worrying about that first gray hair!

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  24. I visited Suburban Scrawl. :-)

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  25. I visited Caring for Cole.

    What a great idea! Guess that's why you're the teacher....

    'Lucy'

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  26. How cool! I visited Maria's Space! I wanted to visit someplace I never had been before. :o)

    Should I send you a link to my button? How does that work?

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  27. I found Peterson St. Louis via your lovely button quilt! =)

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  28. I went to Decisionally Challenged; and left a comment!

    I think I may have sort of figured out a button?

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  29. I went to meet the Peterson family; what a great idea this is fun!

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  30. I went to His; Hers and Ours..their kids are so cute!

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  31. I have been busy; feeling better and day off..blog crazy..I went to visit Ma Vie Folle; Shiela seemed nice so I left her a comment and told her you sent me.

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  32. I visited the Daily Grind and of course I told them you sent me!

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  33. I stopped over to visit Bee and Rose and that was a bit of a sad visit. I HATE CANCER! I added their family to my prayer list and told them you sent me over.

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  34. I went to visit Pink like the color..but she has moved to Not Just 9-5 and it appears her move has issues but I'm quite sure I left a comment saying you had sent me.

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  35. Have I ever told you I love to win?
    I went to visit at The Extraordinary Ordinary (like that name) and I left a comment saying you sent me.

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  36. I stopped over at Candid Carrie's and told her you sent me. I found her very funny but I will be stopping back to make sure it was supposed to be funny.

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  37. Boy I really am on a roll today..back to work tomorrow taking care of someone else's old person..any way I went to visit A walk through my little world and commented that I was sent by you. And I got the button (I'm pretty sure I did although I am not happy with the text and will need a brain surge to fix that but how do I get the button here? Am I a total non geek?

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  38. I visited a nut in a nut shell and left a comment!

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  39. Went to visit at Well Blended left a comment..there is a lot going on over there I'm sure I'll stop back again.

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  40. Went to see A day in the life of a would be Bambi. I like her and not just because my nick name is Doe. I left a comment saying you sent me.

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  41. I went off the beaten path and I guess God does point you in a direction for a reason. I visited Bat Crap Crazy Blog and told her about your contest. She lost her sister last week. She was very young with a 5 year old. Sad.

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  42. Still off the beaten path I visited Angel Believes and told her about your contest. I think I'm done for today!

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  43. This is really awesome! I came here cuz I got the update that you had linked to me, thank you for including my button!

    I visited the blog Hands, House and Heart Full and left a comment telling them I came from here. I visited this one in particular because the name just sounded so sweet!

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  44. You rock! Thanks so much for linking to my blog. I just visited the Premades For A Purpose site because I couldn't resist clicking on that adorable baby in blue bow. I love their customizable photo cards! I'm also reading along at Twentythree and Three. It's nice to see a list of blogs I've never visited but I also see a ton that I do follow. Great list!

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  45. Today I visited Lisa's Secret Garden and left a comment that you sent me.

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  46. I also visited Parenting by Dummies (It appears they have moved also but their move seems smooth) left a comment that you sent me!

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  47. I visited Me and the Boys (I swear there was a picture of the sweetest baby girl there) anyway I told them you sent me.

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  48. What a great idea. I have noticed your lovely quilt of buttons before. (I've got a button on my sidebar if you would like it!)

    I visited the Misadventures of Mub!

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  49. I swung by and met Shell @ Things I Can't Say. I had to really LOOK for someone I hadn't visited before *L*

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  50. I am soo late in commenting, but I have been quilt hopping and had a great time. You have some honest funny followers!matty is on of them and if I could find his follow button, I'd follow him!

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  51. This is such a cute idea! I love the quilt of blogger buttons.

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  52. This is a great idea. I love the button thing mucho.

    Just met Jen at My Fabulous Life with the Crazies. Then I met Messy Mommy who hurt my stomach when I couldn't stop laughing at her answer to question 4 on five question Friday. Oh my.

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  53. I went and got CRAZEE with the Scotts! She's a photographer also!!

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  54. i popped over to visit 'just thinking'. what cute kiddos she has! and i posted a link to your giveaway on my facebook... does that count? ;)

    i'd love, if i win, the cookbook. or anything, really. i never win giveaways. =)

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