Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival

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A few months ago, I had so much fun visiting blogs in the Bloggy Carnival, that I decided to join up this time. I scoured my house to find a prize worthy of this carnival. I decided on a box of "stuff". :) How is that for original? The box will be an assortment of full size cosmetics (at least 3 products) and at least a dozen sample products. I'll dig deep and pull out some fun stuff. The cosmetics will have a retail value of about $15. I'll add something for every 25 comments I receive on this thread.

Here is what's in the box so far:
* Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps Polish
* Jane Colorless Translucent Face Powder
* Jane Sheer Protection Formula (SPF 15)
* Various samples

The rules:
Please post a comment below. Bonus points if you post something relevant to my blog. (i.e. something that sounds like you read at least one of my posts!)

Sorry, only US addresses. (I am on a budget!) If you win, please be patient. I work full time and I have 3 very busy children. It might take some time, but I'll try to make it worth the wait.

I mentioned the Revolution Money Exchange on a previous post. I did some research to find out more about it. I found this site to be very helpful. Information

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71 comments:

Samantha said...

How fun is this?
zoetrope2000 at gmail dot com

Natalie said...

Fun giveaway! I love the names you chose for your kids on here...very creative!

scblog at hotmail dot com

Rochirmil said...

How did you like CA? I lived in SO CA till about two years ago. It can be pretty but it gets hot in the Summer. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!

groovyinclinations said...

I hope you had a fabulous trip to see your mother! I'll be she cried when she saw you! What a lucky family you have you sound like you have a great time being a mother! I would love to adopt some day. We have two children and have married a good long time as you have too. It will be 23 years this June! Thanks for the giveaway oppotunity!

I have one too!!
mwilson.etsy.com

Matthew said...

I've gained about 100+ (ok +++++) pounds over the years too. I can totally relate!

My name is Kimberly (Matthew is my son). I can be reached at hunnyv at optonline dot net. THANKS!

Danielle said...

Great giveaway! Congrats on the weight loss, I wish my plan was working as well as yours, maybe I need a trainer to whip my butt into shape

mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

M.A. said...

I'd love to be entered! I love this week!! :)

Love the pseudonyms for your kids...it's making me hungry ;)

Lesha said...

Sounds great. :)

Denise said...

I'm a mom 3 ways (marriage, birth, & adoption). I always tell people I have kids any way you can have one!!

I love your blog! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Carol said...

You have a great gift to give. Thanks for the chance.

actsmAThotmail.com

jskell911 said...

Oh, I love surprises! Count me in on this one. We women can never have enough "beauty products"!

Amanda said...

i was reading your post about switching to whole grain pasta and cutting out pepsi...i so relate. and its funny...because my daughter eats all the whole grain without complaining. oh how i hope she doesn't fall into the traps i did...that i can train her well to make good choices from day one. i can relate to the struggle of changing eating habits!

theyakmom AT yahoo DOT com

bren j. said...

Julie! I so totally saw the Queen too! My elementary school was on Victoria Avenue and her motorcade drove by on her way to open the music school at our local university. So cool! I checked out your other blog a little...good luck with your goal! You can do it!

Amanda said...

Great giveaway! I think it's cool that you have both biological kids and adopted ones...my honey and I are considering adopting.

Nicol said...

A box of stuff is always nice!!! I hope that you trip went well. We have been through the adoption process, but ended up being surprised at my pregnancy with my dd.

She Became a Butterfly said...

i love the silly blog names you chose for your kids! hehe

she
pookielocks@yahoo.com

Please enter my giveaway:
http://www.taking-back-control.com
It's lonely!

Stephanie said...

This is a great giveaway, please enter me. Thanks

Christi said...

great giveaway! thanks for doing it!

Betsy said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

jenny said...

i like to give it a try thanks

Jenni Saake said...

Don't need in on your drawing, but just thinking of you and dropped by to say hi. :)

Smilingsal said...

What a great friend--the one who bought you a new outfit to wear to see your mom! The color is one of my favorites.

Nadine said...

What a cool idea!

Liviania said...

Very fun giveaway - who doesn't love cosmetics?

I've been seeing that Revolution Money Change a couple of times now, but I'm still unsure about it. I don't even have a Paypal account.

Amanda Moore said...

I would love to win and I think it's amazing how you and your husband talked about adoption and infertility at church. People need to know they arent alone and it's ok to adopt.

Liz said...

I think it is really cool how open you and your husband are about adoption. It will really help others who are in your shoes! What a great giveaway! Please count me in! Thanks!

Suz said...

Cosmetics are great for a giveaway. Thanks for doing this!

Christie said...

Wow... your mattress does look painful! You should look into a sleep number bed... my husband and I got one a couple of years ago and it has been AMAZING!

samsakara said...

I don't know how you could stop drinking pepsi for 6 weeks! I tried stopping for 2 weeks and I have had a soda here and there since the two weeks. But I have still been sticking with water for the most part.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Tammy said...

Thank you for posting the WWII Tribute, it was truly touching -- Also congrats on getting close to your 10% goal in your weight loss journey. I lost 30lbs 5.5 Years ago, and have managed to keep it off all these years, it dramatically changed my life! Good Luck!

Kelsey S said...

Nice giveaway love your blog!

Kelsey(mysweetlife.org)

PS said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! A real treat!

Marcia said...

Haha Munchie, Crunchy, and Chewie! Sounds like an ad for a great candy bar! Thanks for hosting :-)

Michelle said...

You have a great blog here! I'm bookmarking to come back after the giveaway madness ;-)

Fizz
fizzledink AT gmail DOT com

Playful Professional said...

I just bought a beauty box from Allure but would still love this!!

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

Fun giveaway! Sally hansen stuff is great. Thanks!

Sarah said...

This sounds like a great cosmetics surprise pack. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

mom2boys said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win Thanks!

hottmomma_03@yahoo

Wendy said...

I love Jane cosmetics! This would be great to share with my college daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kellykat said...

What a wonderful mom you are! Thanks for the chance to win.

TheDillon6 said...

my sister is struggling with secondary fertililty...it was a miracle for their first, and now she's back to feritility drugs and many prayers.

jessleigh said...

Great giveaway! I enjoyed reading your post about going to California! Can't wait for more!

Suzie G. said...

First off, congratulations on your weight loss. If you love Walgreens, you should go to CVS if you havn't been there yet! They are always giving away free stuff. My bathroom cabinets are packed full of stuff so I sent a bunch to a friend who was stationed in Iraq.

Alaina said...

That's great! I love cosmetic stuff!

LeeAnn said...

CVS and Walgreens are both great! I've had more luck with CVS lately though.

What a great way to clean out the house and be generous at the same time!

Rebecca said...

What a great giveaway. I especially enjoyed the post about your friend buying you a new outfit to go see your mother. That was very special and something not soon forgotten!! Thanks.

msrodeobrat said...

this is a neat little pack your giving away

Chantelle said...

how awesome! thank you! please enter me.

Lilith Silvermane said...

I like the name your son chose for himself!... Wookies are the best!

I hope you have a good night, what a crazy contest huh? :)

fragrantsoul said...

GREAT giveaway!

I love the name Chewie. Perfect! :) Your kids are so cute.

Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=41

my email is:
racoo.smith at gmail dot com

Thanks and have a lovely day!

The Chatty Housewife- said...

Thank you for the giveaway, it's great! I would love to win. nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

Audrey said...

Did you just love PF Chang's? Their honey walnut chicken is the best. I also love that they have brown rice instead of white or friend. Anyhow, the prize sounds great. Thanks!

frugallm said...

What a great giveaway!!

Phyllis said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
dr_sr_zwen@yahoo.com

Ginny said...

What a fun giveaway, your kiddos names are cute that you use.

bamabelle said...

Hi! Congratulations on losing weight! I'm working on that now. :)

Please enter me. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway! :)

zarache@aol.com

taylor said...

congrats on the weight loss! my hubby and i have decided to loose 300lbs together by the end of next year. (250 from him, and 50 from me) we have already started!

also, cute nick names for you kiddos. i call my son stinky, but he doesn't actually stink. LOL

trepilynnell (at) juno (dot) com

Rebecca said...

having just had a baby (and gained a little extra before he was born) I have some weight to lose too...

great giveaway!

gitrecca at gmail dot com

jennifer57 said...

fun giveaway :)

katklaw777 said...

Free $$$$$ sounds interesting to me. i will check it out. CA is a beautiful state. i like northern CA best. SF and the giant redwoods. fun giveaway thnx katklaw777(at)yahoo(dot)com

susan1215 said...

please enter me

Karla said...

Hope you had a good trip! Thanks for visiting my blog. Please come again soon!

Robin said...

what a great gift idea email me alloye2000@yahoo.com

EG said...

Did someone really ask if those are your kids' real names? What would they think of me, I recently "re-named" my kid on my blog!

Keryn said...

Fun stuff--the bloggy giveaway is really fun, even if I am sort of neglectful of my family during it! My email addy is in my blogger profile, in case I win!

Paisley said...

I read what you had to say about the book "Change your Heart, Change your Life" and I think I'm going to have to check it out.

Thank you for the giveaway!

Jinxy & Me said...

You had mentioned about the wood chips catching on fire....well the same thing almost happened to my neighbor on Wednesday! She has a bunch of chips in the backyard waiting to be distributed and she saw smoke coming from them. I guess that is a danger with wood chips! Great contest prize! Thanks for the giveaway!

jodibee said...

I love that your kids picked their pseudonyms! So cute!! :) Thanks so much for the giveaway! I'm a beauty product junkie, so this is perfect for me. Thanks!!

sweetsue said...

I looked around your site and know you would make toys if you inherited a plastic factory. Aren't those questions a hoot?

Reeva said...

Great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner! :) cute names for the kids! how unique

Erica G said...

I haven't flown very many times eaither, but I love it. Now, I have never been stranded at an airport either, so maybe thaat is why I love it!

egreca [at] hotmail [dot] com