Category Archives: Giveaway

I won!

I wanted to share with you something I just received in the mail from Meaghan who blogs Edible Crafts at! Meaghan had a giveaway of a “I love you so forkin’ much!” serving fork from Lorelei’s Esty shop. I loved it the minute I saw the picture so I left a comment to enter.

I won but didn’t know it! Thankfully, Meaghan is persistent because her original email ended up in my Spam folder. She sent one more email and it got through. Thank you Meaghan! Check out her other blog The Decorated Cookie and her book Sugarlious! Meaghan is one of several bloggers who write at  It is a site worth digging around even if you are not a crafter (look at the left column for all the topics) – and they are always having all types of giveaways!

I intended to give hubby this for Valentine’s Day, but I was too excited to hold out till Thursday! It brought a big smile to his face. Isn’t this just fabulous?

"I love you so forkin' much!" serving fork I won.

“I love you so forkin’ much!” serving fork I won. It measures about 10.5″ long.

Close-up of the hand stamping!


Check out Lorelei’s Esty shop for other hand-stamped items!

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing what I won and where!

Winners to the Giveaway!

I used the random number generator and the winners to the Essentia giveaway are:

1. Trobairtitz
2. Caroline
3. Denice
4. Happygrape2

Congratulations ladies! I’ll be sending the one ounce jar of Essentia out this week!


Woot-woot! I was thinking I’d like to do a giveaway, but didn’t know what it would be. Then a friend gave me a new product to try, Essentia an all natural ingredient face, hand, and body cream and BINGO this was it! I had to share this product because I like supporting companies that consider the social impact of their product. And this one does!

Essentia contains essential oils, moisturizers and vitamins, blended with natural Moroccan Argan Oil. Argan Oil is just beginning to hit the United States cosmetic world. Its moisturizing and nourishing benefits for skin are many and at my age I’m needing all the help I can get. Seeds of Innovation Technologies, exclusively carries this product and is very reasonable priced at $7 for 1 ounce jar. (FYI Sephora carries Josie Maran Argan Oil 0.5 ounce for $14.)

Back to the giveaway. I have four 1 ounce jars of Essentia to giveaway! To enter leave me a comment and share what you use for face moisturizer, don’t forget to add your email address! I will pick four winners on Sunday using a random number generator and post the winners names. One entry per person. Limited to Continental United States AND Canada (unless you want to pay postage).

Essentia with Argan Oil

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share this great product.

ABCD – Will You Take Part?

Guest post by Gary France

Maybe you would like to join in with this…..

A Bloggers Centerline Day, or ABCD, will take place on Sunday 1st May 2011.

The plan is to inspire as many bloggers as possible to go outside and take a photograph of themselves on this day, wherever they are in the world. The photo can be creative, arty, contain more than one person, be in any type of location and can contain anything else you like. It must however contain the centerline of a road and at least part of you, the blogger.

There are 5 rules….

Rule 1 – the picture must be taken on 1st May 2011.

Rule 2 – the picture must be of yourself, and you must be a person that publishes a blog. You can include whatever else you like in the picture, including other people if you wish.

Rule 3 – the picture must include the centerline of a road.

Rule 4 – you should publish the picture on your blog on 1st May 2011, along with a few words about the picture and why you chose that location or pose.

Rule 5 – when you have posted the picture on your own blog, put a comment on Gary France’s blog and include in that comment the address of your own blog post containing your own picture.

Gary France will then pick his favourite photos and publish these as being the winners. There will be a prize of $100 awarded to the overall single winner, as chosen by Gary.

In order to get this event known as widely as possible, please copy and paste this posting onto your own blog, including the title. Please do that today!

As a reminder to yourself to take the photo and post it, put an entry into your diary for 1st May 2011.

Let’s see if we can get as any people to join in as possible.


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And the Winners are …

Drum roll please …

Winner of note card set #1 is Erika Myers{comment #5}!

And the winner of note card set #2 is WI Snowflake {comment #9}!

Congratulations to you both. Thank you to all who entered!

Here’s a picture of the random number generator!

And the winning numbers are ...


St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

I received a handwritten note in the mail from a friend of mine. Wow! What a beautiful expression of friendship. She wrote a short encouraging note “just because!” I was having a good day and that just sent me over the top!

I try to send personal notes to family and friends as I think of them. I know how special it makes me feel when I find a card in the mail so I want to spread that joy too! This got me thinking about another giveaway idea … two sets of three awesome note cards! Take a look:

Set 1 of three blank greeting cards

Set 2 of three blank greeting cards

These six cards are sold as a set from Derin International. I’m splitting them into two sets for the giveaway! The card stock {4 3/4″ x 6 1/2″} and envelope {5″ x 7″} are ivory linen. The front of the cards have a miniature woven carpet replica {my camera didn’t do justice to the gorgeous colors} that can be removed to use as a decorative coaster. The inside of the cards are blank – ready for your personal message!

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment about when you either received a handwritten note card that really touched you or sent one! I’ll be picking the two winners on St. Patrick’s Day at 8 p.m. CST!

The winner {picked using} will be notified by email. {Limited to US addresses.}

And the winner is …

Chesshirecat! Wins the 2011 International Motorcycle Show calendar!!

Here’s the number pick:

My First Giveaway!

Hubs and I went to the International Motorcycle Show on Friday. {I’ll be posting some bike pictures later this week.} We picked up this free motorcycle packed calendar and I thought it would be nice to share!

So here’s the scoop. I’m going to give away this calendar {remember it was free} to one lucky person on Monday, February 14th! To enter reply to this post with the answer to this question: Have you ever been the an International Motorcycle Show?

2011 International Motorcycle Show Calendar

Glimpse of January

Back cover with preview of monthly pictures

Very nice high gloss paper show off some awesome photos! The winner {picked using} will be notified by email. {Limited to US addresses}