Friday, August 13, 2010

Back to School Giveaway TIME'S UP!

I ended the school year with a giveaway, so it only seems fitting that I start the new year (puke, gag, sob) with another giveaway!

One lucky reader will win these goodies!



Let's take a closer look, shall we?

In the giveaway package, you will find a 5-pack box of my newest love, Starbucks Iced Via. So good. A new staple in my home.



There is also a cute "Tweet, Tweet" magnetic notepad for all of those to-do lists which seem to get out of control once school begins.



The winner will also receive a cute blogging keychain I made with VistaPrint. (My newest addiction.) One side of the keychain says, "I ♥ blogging." The back side says, "Got Blog?"



There is also a hardback copy of Jodi Picoult's Change of Heart...one of my favorite Picoult books.


AND, last but not least, a $10 gift card to Target!



To enter this end-of-summer giveaway, just answer this question in the comments:


What's one thing you haven't done this summer that you wanted to do?


For me, the one thing I haven't done yet is take the kids on an overnight stay somewhere, but I hope to be able to do so over Labor Day. One last hurrah before everyone is too busy.

For additional chances (leave a separate comment for each):

* Follow or subscribe to this blog
* Tweet about this giveaway
* Send me $100 bucks
* Just kidding

Fine print:

* Contest open to U.S. residents only
* Giveaway ends Friday, August 20, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. EDT
* Winner will be selected by Random.org
* Contest sponsored by me, myself, and I
* Thank you and good night


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120 comments:

cupcake said...

I'll tell you something that I didn't do this summer that I wish I had done: have a summer break!

I would delineate my tale of workshops, workshops, more workshops, completing a Masters and driving my three screaming kids to THEIR summer activities, but I might dissolve into an even larger puddle of self-pity.

Does that work?

Kristin said...

I have not hit the beach this summer AT ALL. We have done to poo plenty but no beach. We live in Florida which makes the offense even worse.

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

I follow the blog and the check is in the mail. Just don't try to actually cash it.

Stephanie said...

The one thing we haven't done is take our girls camping. We wanted to tent camp, but because of our state's Way-Way-Too-Many-Bears problem, we're not taking our chances in a tent. Camping will have to wait.

Good luck with the start of a brand new school year! 2010-2011 will be great!

scargosun said...

Ok...I am not going back to school so I don't want to take away from those that are so you don't have to include me in the give away. :)

I have not done NEARLY enough cooking and freezing of summer produce for the winter. I know it doesn't sound like fun now but when I can have some really good summer corn in January that I froze in August...it is a good thing.

Becky said...

One thing I wish we had done this summer: hit the waterpark.

Becky said...

I already follow your blog :)

Becky said...

I tweeted about your give away!

Becky said...

I wish I had an extra $100 to send you!!!

Sandy said...

I haven't been to the beach this summer. I just didn't think we would have much fun taking a newborn to the beach, so we'll have to go next year.

Sandy said...

I'm a follower! :0)

Bren said...

I really wanted to take Maggie to the zoo again this summer but unfortunately with it being SO HOT, I just couldn't get my (then) pregnant self out to do it. I guess there is always the fall or next year!

Bren said...

And of course I follow you!

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

I would have loved to take the kids hiking...but it's been too darn hot!

I also would have loved to meet you when you were in Chicago...but that seemed like a little bit rude to ask since you were on vaca with the hubs for your anny ;)

Megness@Murphy'sLawOnlyWorse said...

I follow...but sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between you and PDub since you are the same person LOL :D

Shari said...

I didn't take Corey on a 'real' vacation. We took him for weekend things, camping, beach etc. but not a pack-up for a week and go on vacation and I ahte that.

Shari said...

I already follow you :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

one thing I wished I did this summer? Hmm...I really wanted to visit this cupcake shop near my house but I NEVER DID!

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

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Merrie said...

One thing I didn't do was take the kids to the beach on the weekend. I swore we would go a bunch and we never did. The upshot is that it hasn't been hot, and I'm counting on crazy Indian summer in the next few months, so we may still have our chance.

Merrie said...

I follow you! :)

Maggie S said...

I am a follower already, thinking of becoming a stalker. Don't check for fingerprints on the Allis

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

I don't usually have much luck with these things.....but here goes......
One thing I haven't done yet this summer is something I'm looking forward to next month..........meeting the new TigerBaby!........6 more weeks.....

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

I follow!

Shelley said...

I am a follower

Shelley said...

One thing I wanted to do this summer and haven't is go have a date night with myself.

allthingsnew said...

I really would have liked to read more this summer...I didn't have as much time as I thought I would :(

stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

allthingsnew said...

I am following you via GFC (Ten Talents)

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The Bitch Stopped Cooking said...

One thing I haven't done this summer is go camping!

allthingsnew said...

tweeted!
link: http://twitter.com/asthepotter/status/21119824382

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meeyeehere said...

I wanted to go out of town with my family and just spend the weekend somewhere but the husband can't find the time
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Come enter the giveaway at my blog too!

meeyeehere said...

I wanted to go out of town with my family and just spend the weekend somewhere but the husband can't find the time
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Come enter the giveaway at my blog too!

meeyeehere said...

I already follow you!

Kelly said...

Haven't gone jet skiing due to back surgery.

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Kelly said...

Follow your blog.


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Kelly said...

Follow your blog.


kibbles0905@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/Sarafan2/status/21120387430

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Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

I follow you

Megryansmom said...

I never did get around to taking the boys to the zoo :( Too hot, too rainy, always too something.

vanilla said...

Oh, my. You seem to be? underwhelmed? in re the beginning of a new school year.

Something I've wanted to do? Tease a teacher friend about the impending beginning of a new school year. Oh, wait. I just did that.

Tutus and Tantrumns said...

perfect giveaway for back to school! We haven't made it to the beach yet! and we only live 15 min. from it! It's been a busy summer...hope you have a great school year! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Alison Russell said...

Things I wanted to do this summer but didn't: I didn't get *any* jewelry work done - not even new photos! :( All my mental energy has been spent on the garden and sewing.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Tiffany said...

Well lets see one thing that I was really needing (not so much wanting) to do was get a job! Since I will soon be a divorced single mom thats something that I kinda need!

Zilla will be starting school this month (YAY/Boo he's growing up) so this would be a nice thing to win - thanks for the opportunity!

Tiffany said...

I already follow but I don't tweet so I guess I'm out on that! Thanks again!!

Ann @ Momma's Soapbox said...

One thing we didn't do this summer was take the kids to the gem mine...hopefully we can do it this fall.

Ann @ Momma's Soapbox said...

I'm a follower! =)

DG said...

I have not yet gone to the beach! :(

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

DG said...

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

I follow via gfc as DG :)

DG said...

tweeted! :)

https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/21170522343

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

Mama H said...

We wanted to take the kids to ATL for a long weekend, but it just never worked out... :-(

Not ready for Monday with students... I'm trying to talk myself into it, but it's not working!

Cute giveaway! :-)

Married country girl, trying to make a house a home! said...

I really wanted to take a trip to St. Augustine! We're finally going in three weeks!!

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

I'm sending you 100 bucks...lol

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

Oh, did I say I was kidding? Yes, I am only kidding...wish I had a 100 to spare!

Shannon said...

One thing I really wanted to do over summer break was a thorough cleaning of my kids' rooms! UGH, it just never happened... but I really need to go through their closets and dressers, get rid of clothes and shoes they can no longer wear... get rid of toys they no longer play with...

On second thought, it may actually be easier to do this now that they are back in school... they'll never know what I've tossed out! MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Carrie77 said...

What's one thing you haven't done this summer that you wanted to do? I want to have a picnic on a paddelboat under the moonlight in Forest Park! Planning to do this in September I hope... at least it'll be cooler then!

Carrie77 said...

I follow your blog!

Elisa said...

I would have had a vacation! Even though I was off for 2 months for summer break, no away vacation for me. We sat here all summer and I painted my house.But on a bright note I was off and could just laze around, well ok maybe not, but I didn't have to go to school!!!

L said...

This summer I said I Do, I went on a honeymoon with husband (where we thanked God our wedding ending up being perfect, because our honeymoon was a disaster..but we laughed it off and had a great time with each other..however we will never return there), I went camping, I read lots of books.. however the one thing I did not do was get a teaching job..sigh..still holding out and hoping.. 23,000 teachers laid off in California..and this pink slipped teacher is bummed! Hoping that the job comes along!

Susan said...

My list of "Things we didn't do but wanted to this summer" is extensive... but one thing I really wanted to do with the kids was go to Discovery Place - yeah, didn't happen! Oh well, maybe next summer!

Susan said...

Already a follower!

Susan said...

and Tweeted about the giveaway (and I never Tweet)

Blissful Bee Blogging said...

I wanted to take a family vacation this summer but wasn't able to afford it!
kristi.blackstone@yahoo.com

Blissful Bee Blogging said...

I follow your blog!

Me, the boys and a Farm... said...

We haven't been to the beach yet this summer! Looking forward to it within the next couple weeks!

carrielt said...

My Grandma passed away in February and I swore I would go fishing in our spot in the creek in her pasture. I have yet to do it and I know I'll kick myself if I don't. I think I've been putting it off since I know how emotional I will be, but it is something we did all the time and loved to do.

Lea said...

The simplest thing ever and I have not done it. Go for an Ice Cream Cone! How pathetic is that?

koopermom said...

Buy new summer bedding.... now I think I'll just wait a bit more for clearance prices!

Denise said...

I haven't been able to take my kiddos to an amusement park! They are dying to ride roller coasters! There's always tomorrow...

Blarney said...

While we were on vacation we ran across an artist who makes beach signs for the home. My kids LOVED this saying: I don't skinny dip ... I chunky dunk. Well, despite my kids repeating this phrase everytime they get ready for swiming I refuse to allow them or even allow myself to do this activity. I'm only trying to respect the neighborhood. I mean I'm not sure anyone needs to see what's going on around my belly button after two kids and more than one candy bar.

Blarney said...

And for the 'follow' ~ we haven't spent the day in our PJ's just because we can. Sigh.

Michelle said...

As soon as I win the lottery, you'll get your cut...lol. Seriously, i didn't really have a summer "plan". We did get to spend time at the pool though. Hot and heavy into school here, we've been going since the second. i think i might slit my throat. just kidding, sort of.

B. Wilson said...

I haven't visited a lazy river and sat in an inner tube this summer-- would be lovely!
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

Brooke said...

I was hoping to hit up Downs After Dark - Churchill Downs has been hosting night races and I've never been available to go. :(
Thanks for the chance.
shutterboo at gmail dot com

amandawk said...

I haven't spent as much time with my family as I would have liked.

amandawk said...

I'm a follower.

amandawk said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/21504177908

Angie said...

A beach getaway:(. we are 4 hours from the coast and go each summer but an accident derailed us...sigh...

Angie
rennieangie at gmail dot com

Jamie S said...

I follow your blog!!!

Cassie said...

I haven't gone on vacation this year!

13cls13 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I haven't gone horseback riding - which I love to do!

stephcrs339 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I follow your blog via GFC

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Anonymous said...

Haven't made it to the local amusement park....yet....

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ingrid said...

I haven't gone camping with the kids somewhere other than our friends farm.
lifewithjding at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I haven't gone to my local state park yet.


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Anonymous said...

Hi! I want to go to the beach and look for seashells. Read a good book there too. :)

Wonderful giveaway! Thank you for doing this.

Connie
connie_bryant@hotmail.com

asdf said...

What's one thing you haven't done this summer that you wanted to do?

--I haven't yet went on a vacation! I had hoped to get out of state for some time away, and haven't been able to do such lately!!

asdf said...

I follow via GFC! Name is Amber

Frugaluser said...

I have not yet gone to the beach for sun and swim with my husband. We need someone to look after the baby first, fingers crossed this will be the weekend!

Rich and Mallory said...

I have not gone a weekend getaway with my Husband. We have been wanting to get out of town and go to a cute bed and breakfast somewhere but still have not

Mallory1031(at)gmail(dot)com

Rich and Mallory said...

I RSS to your site

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Ashley said...

I wanted to go on a road trip.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I wanted to go on vacation or at least to the beach.

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower (Google Friend)
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amber D. said...

I wanted to go camping but it's been WAY to HOT!

penguinlover_23 at yahoo dot com

lilDdownunder said...

The one thing I wanted to do was go to a baseball game with my Dad while I was home, but there weren't any home games so we didn't end up going. Hanging with my Dad at a ball game is one of my most favorite things about summer, too!

dlogston(at)Gmail(dot)com

Meegs said...

I wanted to go swimming more... but really only got to go once. And I wanted to take my now 6 month old daughter, but haven't had the chance to do that at all. Bummer.

Next summer!

very married said...

ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

I haven't gone camping... though we made plans to do it this fall!

Megan: said...

I didn't get to go to one of the movies on Movies in the Park night. Such a shame. Nothing beats an old black and white underneath the stars.

Julie said...

one thing I wanted to do this summer was re-do my backyard!

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Julie said...

follow thru GFC:)

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Lauren said...

One thing I wanted to do this summer, but haven't...go to the beach and paint my bedroom! I still have time right?. lol

Lauren said...

I am a new follower! :)
llonsfordmills at yahoo dot com

katfam95 said...

We haven't been able to make it to the pond at the end of the bike trail. We've ridden the trail, but never seem to have the extra time to spend at the pond.

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Sarah said...

I have not had time for just me to go out for a few hours and shop for myself!! Been too busy taking care of little guy, or the house, or everything else, even though my husband is a teacher, and gets summer break. Now he's back to school, and I feel a bit cheated!! Especially since he went golfing, and shooting, and fishing and you get the picture. *sigh*

alyssa said...

one thing i haven't done this summer yet is go to disneyland! i live like 5 minutes away and yet i only visit once a year.

Alexandra said...

One thing I've wanted to do this summer was go to Puerto Rico, but the Caribbean is saved for next year :)

The Green MomSter said...

One thing I wanted to do this summer is go out on the lake in my sisters boat. Every weekend seemed to fill up though.

elkmeese at yahoo dot com

The Green MomSter said...

I follow on gfc as Lindsie

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star84vu said...

I would have liked to go to the waterpark. Unfortunately it has been terribly hot and I am very pregnant with a crazy toddler. I have decided to wait until next summer!

samantha.holcomb at gmail dot com

star84vu said...

I follow your blog

star84vu said...

If I had $100 it would be on its way

Just say Julie said...

One thing I didn't do this summer was have a girl's get away. Most of my friends are teachers and we try to do a fun short trip somewhere with no school talk. Instead I went back to work 15 days before the rest of the crowd. Would love a little pick me up about now :)

Just say Julie said...

I follow the blog :)

Jes said...

Haven't gone to visit my sister

jswaks at gmail dot com

Jes said...

Follow your blog via Google Friend Connect

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jencardenas said...

I haven't been to the beach with my husband and kids.

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Audrey said...

This summer I haven't done is gone to the zoo.
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Lydia said...

I haven't gone to one garage sale. Can you believe it?? I thought I would be garage sale-ing all the time, but not once.. :(

thanks for the great giveaway!

email- Lydiajoybells@yahoo.com