Monday, October 27, 2008

Bloggy Carnival Time!

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button




Giveaway #1

Welcome! My name is Julie and I'm so glad you decided to drop by!
I know you are in a hurry. (Last time there were over 1000 contests, I believe!) So I won't keep you long. But let me introduce myself. I'm a 39 year old Christian wife and mother. I blog about my life as a full time working mom of three. The Mom 2 Ways refers to the way my family was built: by birth and adoption. (But you'll have to guess who joined us which way!) My blog is about me, my family, my life, my faith, my friends, fitness, and lessons I'm learning on the journey. I don't cook much, so you won't find many recipes. I'm not a "compensated endorser", but I'll tell you about products I like (or don't like). Sometimes I share jokes or inspirational stories. 5 years ago, my family moved from sunny central California to sunny New Mexico.

I just turned 39, and I have made a list of 40 things I want to accomplish before I turn 40.

So, what is the prize? And what do you have to do to win? Good questions!

Prize:
Mini DVD from NASCAR: Legendary Racing Moments
$10 BearBucks from Build-a-Bear

To enter: Visit my 4o Countdown page, and tell me something on the list that you want to do or have done. Or tell me something on your list.

Get an extra entry by adding my brand new button to your blog. (Leave an extra comment telling me you've done this.)

Open to US residents only. (Sorry!)

Keep watching! I will be adding more giveaways!

Check out all the other cool prizes at:
More giveaways at the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival!

66 comments:

paryjeja said...

I like the Dance with my Husband one, but first I got to get a husband - good luck on all your goals

Killlashandra said...

I've used my passport several times although in reality I would love to pay off a car! What a cool feeling that would be. :)

michelle said...

I have always wanted to write a children's book and I even kind of have an idea for one, but I have just never taken the time or brain-power to persue it. I wish you all the best in the challenges you have set before yourself.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

AudreyO said...

I've written over 300 articles, many have been published. What an awesome list you have.

Mom's Marbles (PisecoMom) said...

Hi - I'm a Mom 2 Ways too!

I'd love to apply for a game show, though unfortunately it would be expensive to get to LA or NYC to appear on one.

I'd also love to write a children's book one day! Thanks for the contest.

chappyandalexa [at] earthlink [dot] net

Becca said...

I would love to learn to walk gracefully in high heels. I don't fall, but I think I look funny lol.

Michelle said...

My inlaws would like that NASCAR dvd, and my daughter of course would have fun with the build-a-bear GC.

We've actually been in Roswell 2x this past month!

Chantelle said...

well... i have done numbers 4-7, I have read several nvels and quite a few marriage books :)

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :)

piece of me said...

I have done #25!
I have paid off my Target Card (multiple times). Now if I can just pay off my Mastercard I will be doing good.
livlifelov at yahoo dot com

Katie Stacey said...

i like your goal to memorize 40 scriptures. i think i will try that too!

Lisa said...

I would love to be a food judge on Top chef that would so be YUMMY!
Stormy5475@aol.com

jayedee said...

i absolutely want a semester at the CIA before i die!
please throw my name in the hat for this awesome giveaway! my giveaway is up over at the lost world! good luck everyone!

cdziuba said...

I want to see the Northern Lights. cdziuba@aol.com

Ginny said...

I need to Declutter the house

Meaghan said...

I saw you entered to win a Starbucks Gift Card and thought you might like my Giveaway!

Every Friday I am giving away 1 lb of Gourmet coffee or Tea from my new online coffee shop: Get The Bean. Stop by and enter:

www.getthebean.blogspot.com

Molly C. said...

I've read several novels. :) I love the idea of making a list of things to do. After the carnival, I think I will have to do that.

Julie said...

What a cool idea. I've done several of the items on your list. The one I haven't done, but I have recently thought about - singing karaoke.

I remember commenting here before because my name is Julie and I, too, am a mom 2 ways. How fun is that?

Hosehead said...

I would love to sing Karoke also! I, too, turn 40 next year. I, too would also love to have an article published. But, I have yet to even start my own blog! Great giveaway - thanks for offering!
~Tanya
the4moyers(at)msn(dot)com

mannequin said...

Ha! I just got done Number 14; Making a Halloween costume. I have stuffed that sewing basket away for a few weeks. I don't want to look at it for a good long while.
One of the things on MY list though is to straighten out my craft room and sometime go in there :)

micaela6955 said...

I've read a few novels in my time, but being a busy mommy and working gal, don't have much time to do the things I want!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

seemommysew said...

hmmm....I've read the Bible several times, read more novels than I can count (that's not an acomplishment for me, though....more like a time sucker!) and I've memorized more than 40 Bible verses (thanks to AWANA!)

caseydeuce said...

I love the idea of a goal list, there are so many things I'd like to do on there especially apply for a game show!! I wanna do deal or no deal!!

Jennifer said...

Good luck with your list! I am trying to write a children's book right now, it is something I have always wanted to do. Thanks for the giveaway!
mattandjen[at]gmail.com

noreen said...

I did 11 and 12 but have since forgotten them :)

karen and co. said...

I do have a passport and even got to use it last year on a cruise to the Caribbean.

Suzie G. said...

I really want and need to declutter my house.

Sandy said...

decluttering my life and house please enter me- very nice- thanks mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

The Barnharts said...

i have the itch to learn ASL- thanks for the giveaway!

Carol said...

I turn 40 in four years. On my list is a cruise and I hope it's going to be on my 40th bday!

Thanks for the chance.

actsm(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Nissa said...

I, too, want to learn to make 3 really good meals. My cooking is terrible, and nothing seems to help. My poor family! :)
I hope you accomplish all of your goals! Even if it takes you a little more than a year! lol

Audra said...

I would love to win this for my hubby and kids who are Nascar fans. Ok, I'm a bit of a fan, too. :)

Love your list. I have danced with hubby, and I've also sung Karaoke. I turn 38 tomorrow - maybe I should do a list, and I'd need the two years with six kids (so far) lol.

We have similar writing goals, too. :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

Julie said...

I want to get my passport too! And then use it :)

fancyfeet48 said...

love the idea of a goal list

crystal said...

I'd love to have a breast reduction, but if I got down under a certain listed weight, I think they would reduce themselves!

Reva Skie said...

I want to conquer my fear and do one of those tree top zipline thingies.

robin_titan said...

What I want to do is get under 220 pounds haha I am already working on it I am more worried about my health than anything else I'm starting to get a bit unhealthy and I have to start working hard at staying in good health :D Good luck with your list :D

blueviolet said...

One thing on your list that's on my list too is to learn sign language. My husband and I both want to do this!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

blueviolet said...

I added your button
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Jesica said...

all of these are also on my list! I have 8 years left

4. Get under 220 pounds
5. Get under 200 pounds
6. Get under 180 pounds
7. Get under 160 pounds

Pam's Pride said...

I would love to have my house paid off then buy a large piece of property and build a house! All debt free!

Chi said...

I also want to get a passport :) I"m afraid I'll win a trip to somple cool, like Africa or Japan, and I wont have a passport! :D

anastasia[at]medaimafia.org

Karen said...

I have paid off two cars in my lifetime! Now, if I could just get below 220....

Suz said...

I want to get a passport and travel outside the country.

txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

I would like to write a children's book one day, too..I like your list...I might start one of my own...something to look forward to and strive for! Your kids are adorable!

Jenna said...

Declutter the house needs to be on my list!!

Mia J. said...

On my 40th birthday my husband gave me a trip to Paris. It was the fir st time i had traveled out of the country so I had to get a passport. It was the most fabulous trip and I hope to use my passport again sometime soon. Good luck on your list.

jenna said...

I have gotten and used my passport. I love to travel! One thing I want to do is run a marathon! I love your list...I've been wanting to write one of my own.
frog123 (at) cyipcom (dot) net

Cindy said...

Love the 40 by 40 list! I've got a few years but I'm totally going to do that! I really need to memorize 40 Bible verses, it seems they go in but don't come out. ;)

Kathy in WA said...

Build a bear please!=]

Storm said...

Great list! I'd love to have a bulk cooking party myself. :)

silverhartgirl said...

Declutter the house. I also want to Learn to cook 3 really good meals.

itsahumanzoo said...

Pay off my car! Actually, I'd like to pay off both cars. I hate saying goodbye to that $700 every single month. (That's for both cars) Thanks for the giveaway!
Angela
itsahumanzoo at gmail dot com
P.S. I'm giving away a subscription to Parents Magazine on my blog, so if you or someone you know might be interested, stop on by! :)

Julie Anne said...

POTTY TRAINING!! but it had better be done before I am 40!! :)

parresia03 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lori said...

I so need to get myself under 200 lbs.

Nina said...

#7 get under 170 lbs. That is what I would love to do. I know it takes time.Thanks for the chance to win.
Nina
NinaGonzalez0430(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

It's definitely decluttering the house. That is at the top of my list!

Thanks for the cool giveaway!! My son would love both prizes.

3janbabies[at]gmail[dot]com

Karen of the MomDot Street Team
www.MomDot.com

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I would love to win. Something definitely on my list is taking the whole family to yellowstone park for a week in a cabin. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Candie said...

One my personal list is to go to Walt Disney World. Have had that for a goal for over 10 years now

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I have learned how to ride a motorcycle :D

Michelle B. said...

I too would like to lose weight.
Please enter me in your contest.
manyblessing@gmail.com

Jill said...

I would like to get involved in a routine of Bible study :)

Long Family said...

I have a passport and used it to go on a mission trip to Cartegena, Colombia! Thanks for the chance to win the bear bucks!

orrobbins said...

#18 Replace my lost wedding ring! It's been gone a little over a year. :(
#14 Make my kids' Halloween costumes - I'm half-way there! We made one costume (a robot) out of cardboard boxes, reflective tape and dryer ducts. :)

Jinxy and Me said...

Great list. I have a passport and have used it a few times - I love to travel. I also speak Spanish - it was my major in college. Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth F. said...

I've gotten under 180 lbs, but not under 160. LOL! I have made Halloween costumes at home, but they did not require sewing.

I'd love to win! Thanks.

donna444444 said...

I want to write a novel.
donna444444@yahoo.com