September 8, 2009

Happy One-Year Blogoversary to ME - Giveaway for YOU!

Guess what time it is?? My One-Year Blogoversary!! Can you believe it? I sure can't! It's been an amazing year, full of ups and downs, but I want to thank each and every one of you wonderful readers and commenters for making this such a worthwhile experience. I cannot thank you enough. Truly.

I've met some crazy, smart, funny, inspirational and genuinely cool people throughout this past year, and I'm looking forward to continuing on this fun journey for quite some time. You all have made it so worthwhile, so thank you! I had planned on linking to a bunch of my favorites, but I ran out of time...you know who you are, and I'll be linking in a different post when you least expect it! ;)

I promised a giveaway for this amazing event - and I always keep my promises! Up on the giveaway block (much better than a chopping block) is:
Yep, that's right! Be the envy of your peers to have the first bottle of the long-touted, much anticipated Blackberry Merlot:
And yesterday's bottling of Kahlua:
And in keeping with the 'main event' of the Blackberry Merlot, there is a spa gift basket to go along with it - containing delicious smelling Blackberry Vanilla bath items:
This cute little gift basket includes Blackberry Vanilla Shower Gel, Bath Soak, Soap and Bath Fizz. The perfect accompaniment for a nice, relaxing candlelight and wine soak in the tub!

But wait! There's More!

For those bloggy friends that don't like wine (gasp! I know!) or can't or won't imbibe in alcoholic beverages, have no fear...I didn't want to leave you out of things. So I'm giving this gift package to one winner, too:
Cold and Flu season is just around the corner, so be prepared for your kids or the kid in you with the following coolness:
You'll get the cute little black wicker basket lined with black and white checked cloth (perfect for keeping your necessities on the bedside table or side table) with yummy Frozen Raspberry Mix with Freezer Pop Molds (perfect for those times when you want something cold for a scratchy throat):
The nutrition values in case you were curious:
And who wouldn't feel better by cuddling with this cute little Anne Geddes sleeping baby tiger:
And of course you'll need a reliable and fun thermometer - Sponge Bob is a big hit in our house for taking your temperature:
Towards the beginning of my blogging journey, Cold and Flu season was rampant in our house. I remember posting about it, and mentioning the Sponge Bob Thermometer I used to successfully convince Princess Nagger to let me take her temperature. Several people commented they might need to get one of those, because their kids were reluctant to have their temperature taken. I remembered those comments, and the next time I saw one at the store, I bought it, tucking it away for a future giveaway. That future is now! :)

So there you go - some fun things for you to win and help me celebrate my one year of blogging! Just let me know in the comments which of the two giveaways you'd prefer to receive. You can just put 'Alcohol, Please', or 'Teetotaler for me' and I'll get it right. ;) You can enter to win both if you want!

And to my awesome Canadian Friends? You are SO allowed to win one (or both) of these prizes - I can't leave you out, because you've all been so good to me, too!

OK, here are the 'official rules':

Required Entry (must be completed before any extra entries are valid) Leave a comment telling me 'Alcohol, Please', or 'Teetotaler for me' - or at least specify which of the 2 giveaways you'd rather prefer...you can put both if you want, that's legal! If your email address is not visible in your profile, you must include it in your comments.

Really jonesin' to be a winner? Well, guess what? You have extra chances to win!

Extra entry options: (after the required entry is done)
  • Follow me publicly on google friend connect - 1 entry
  • Subscribe by email (must activate) - 1 entry
  • Add me to your Technorati favorites - 1 entry (leave username)
  • Become my facebook fan - 1 entry (leave username)
  • Follow me on twitter and tweet the giveaway - 1 entry (may be done once daily-leave direct url to tweet)
  • Add my blog url to your blog roll and/or add my button to your blog - 2 entries (leave link and 2 comments for each one that you did)
  • Blog about the giveaway - 3 entries (leave link to blog post)
  • Note: Be sure to leave a comment for each entry (like 3 individual comments for Blogging about it, 2 individual comments for adding my blog to your url, etc.) I'll be using Random.org for the results, so I don't want you to miss out on any chances by not leaving enough comments - so go crazy...comment away! :)


    You have until 12:00 NOON EST on September 21, 2009 to enter. 2 lucky winners will be randomly selected. I will email the winners and post the names here. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or a new winner will be chosen. Open to US and Canadian Residents. Good luck!

    It took me forever to get this post done, so my Random Tuesday Thoughts will be posted later this morning...in case you're looking for them. :)



    Disclaimer: All items contained within each of the gift packs were personally purchased or made by me. None of the items are promotional items or supplied by the manufacturer of said items.

    201 Random Sassy Comments:

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    Kristina P. said...

    I found your blog just in time!

    And I'm a dry Mormon. :)

    Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

    Yeah.. congrats to you!! I am shocked that this is your 1st Anniversary..as this is such a wonderful successful blog.. I just figured you were an old timer to this..you know, at least 2 years!!!

    Happy Boggy Anniversary from your old home area (sort of!) in the PNW!

    Jan :)

    Robyn said...

    Congrad's on the first year of blogging. I love your giveaways and my choice would be 'Alcohol, Please'.

    Robyn said...

    I follow your blog!

    Robyn said...

    I'm a facebook follwer too!

    Robyn said...

    You visited my blog and I could help but to become a follower on yours.

    Chris said...

    congratulations! we celebrate our blog anniversary on the same month :D

    happy anniversary!

    Vodka Logic said...

    Alcohol for me please and I will be back to twitter etc.

    Looks yummy
    xx

    Jennifer said...

    One year?! GET OUT! Congratulations on your anniversary and a successful first year! Look at how far you've come - you're makin' your own booooooze! ;-) LOL!

    cherie said...

    both, please, lol!

    cherie_3023@yahoo.com

    cherie said...

    you're on my blogroll!

    cherie said...

    and congratulations! paint the town red!

    otin said...

    I am so lazy!!!! I will let someone else go for the prize!!!!

    DysFUNctional Mom said...

    Happy Blogiversary!
    I likeeee the wine. I follow your blog and I just followed you on twitter.

    Justine said...

    Happy Bloggerversary! Kick-ass giveaway, Stacy!

    I'd like to be entered for the wine package! Beautiful!

    Okay, I already follow.

    Justine :o )

    Justine said...

    I subscribed and am about to verify!

    Justine :o )

    Justine said...

    I became a fan on FB!

    Justine :o )

    Justine said...

    I Twittered and tweeted!

    Justine :o )

    Justine said...

    You're already on my blog roll!

    Justine :o )

    Justine said...

    I've got your cute button too!

    Justine :o )

    Justine said...

    Added you to technorati! Whew, I'm tired now!

    Justine :o )

    blueviolet said...

    Happy Blogoversary...and many more! You are wonderful!

    I'd love the wine package. :)

    blueviolet said...

    I follow you always.

    blueviolet said...

    You're in my Technorati faves: http://technorati.com/faves/blueviolet

    blueviolet said...

    I subscribe by email.

    blueviolet said...

    I'm a facebook fan: http://www.facebook.com/doot65

    blueviolet said...

    You're in my blog roll #1

    blueviolet said...

    You're in my blog roll #2

    Martha in PA said...

    Happy Blogoversary!

    Alchohol, PLEASE!

    LOL.

    Martha in PA said...

    I'm already a google friend!

    martha dot kasper at gmail dot com

    Martha in PA said...

    You are already a technorati fav!

    user name: makasper

    Martha in PA said...

    I am a facebook fan.
    Martha Kasper

    Martha in PA said...

    I am subscribed to you via email! Got one this morning!

    {Kiki} said...

    Congrats on your One Year Blogoversary. I have enjoyed your blog since finding it this summer, and I look forward to the next year. I would be interested in winning the basket. Lil' D loves Spongebob, and that baby would be super cute for my niece. Have a wonderful day and take care.
    -Kiki
    {goldengirlblogs@aol.com}

    Martha in PA said...

    Your URL is in my blog roll#1

    Martha in PA said...

    I think this is right - two for URL in blog roll and two for button? If not subtract two!

    Blog Roll URL #2

    Martha in PA said...

    Button entry #1

    Martha in PA said...

    Button entry #2

    Martha in PA said...

    I follow you on twitter martha_tweets

    http://twitter.com/martha_tweets/status/3839366664

    Mango Girl said...

    Alcohol please.

    Mango Girl said...

    I also love the Sponge Bob thermometer. Pale Rider needs one; he always thinks he has a fever.

    Mango Girl said...

    You are on my blogroll.

    kimert said...

    Alcohol please!!! :)

    Ane Fallarme said...

    Happy Blogoversary Stacy! :)

    I'd love to win both prizes up for grabs, but I am not from the US or Canada... :(

    Oh well, good luck to everyone! :)

    kyooty said...

    Hey that means I can win this!!! or "both!!!" :) I love both prizes. I love reading here and oh I have a US mail box for just such occasions.

    kyooty said...

    I'm back for another entery, just fanned your blog on FB! (kyooty on the wallpost) and Mary MACK(....) :P

    kyooty said...

    Oh it's ME again, got you on my google!

    kyooty said...

    ok just subscribed too, sorry now I feel like I'm all spammy but look at both those prizes, and I NEVER "win" anything~!

    Robyn said...

    Added your button to my blog.

    kyooty said...

    oh I've just tweeted, I used a Tinyurl
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/mzezs3

    Mango Girl said...

    HAPPY Blogoversary, too! You are on my Google as well!

    Casey said...

    Happy blogiversary! Didn't the year fly by? I can't remember the time before I started blogging, now it's on my mind all day long.

    Thanks for thinking of us non wine drinkers! The Sponge Bob thermometer rocks!

    Just Breathe said...

    Send me the wine!!!!!

    dpucci9972@gmail.com

    Just Breathe said...

    I became a Facebook Fan.

    Just Breathe said...

    Following on Twitter.

    Just Breathe said...

    I do follow you.

    Just Breathe said...

    I got your button.

    Robyn said...

    I blogged about your giveaway.

    Robyn said...

    It is linked to here
    http://alaskanfamily-robyn.blogspot.com/

    Robyn said...

    Yes I did blog about your giveaway.

    collyn23 said...

    I like both but alcohol is the best

    collyn23 said...

    i follow

    collyn23 said...

    i subscribe

    collyn23 said...

    i am a face book fan toni lynn

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    My mouth is watering...I love kaluha and am dying to try making it myself. YUM!

    stacyluvspc at gmail dot com

    Seansmoma said...

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!!

    No alchohol here please, but that Anne Geddes baby is adorable.

    Sprite's Keeper said...

    Oh, yay! A giveaway!
    Winning this would make my day!
    Does rhyming grant me an extra entry?
    I think I already follow you on Twitter and Google Reader, but I will publicly out myself and stalk you on the Face as well.
    I'm easy like that,. :-)
    And either/or is fine by me if it ups my chances!

    Grand Pooba said...

    Alcohol Please!!

    What? Why didn't I know you sell wine? Do you make it yourself? Oh my god I think we just became best friends!

    Grand Pooba said...

    And my apologies, I thought I already followed your blog! Well I do now! (and not just because I want to win that wine)

    (but don't get me wrong, I really really wanna win that wine)

    Grand Pooba said...

    You're on my blog roll!!


    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/

    Grand Pooba said...

    You're on my blog roll!!


    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/

    Hit 40 said...

    Excellent prizes!! Alcohol for me.

    I will also pimp your post tomorrow for fun. Thank you for the great contest.

    Brooke said...

    Alcohol, please!

    Brooke said...

    I follow your blog!

    Brooke said...

    Your button is on my blog!

    LT said...

    This is so exciting! I would love to try your wine. (As in alcohol please). Congrats on your 1 year anniversary, I for one have really enjoyed reading all of your Random Thoughts!

    LT said...

    I am a follower!

    LT said...

    I am an email subscriber!

    LT said...

    I am now a facebook fan: my user name is Lori B (I will supply the last name if this entry wins, thanks for understanding!)

    LT said...

    I follow on twitter, here is a tweet for ya!
    http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/statuses/3853765412

    LT said...

    Got you in my blog roll #1
    A Day With Two

    LT said...

    Got you in my blog roll #2
    A Day With Two

    LT said...

    Have your button too! #1
    A Day With Two

    LT said...

    Got your button #2
    A Day With Two

    FoN said...

    I'm a follower! And I love booze. And I'm Canadian. Is that a problem...?

    Kelly said...

    Alcohol please!

    Happy Blogoversary!

    Banteringblonde said...

    I'm alcoholic ... I mean I'm alcohol... I mean... uh you get it!! CONGRATS!

    Banteringblonde said...

    I tweeted!

    Beth said...

    I'll follow anyone for the chance of wine.

    Martha in PA said...

    http://twitter.com/martha_tweets/status/3862570966

    I tweeted... I want to WIN!

    Kat said...

    Woo hoo!!! Congrats on making it through your first year :) It as been amazing reading and getting to know you. bring on another year!

    Anne said...

    I would take either prize (although, I don't usually win things so...).

    Anne said...

    I became a fan on Facebook (do I have to leave my Facebook name where anyone can read it?).

    Laura said...

    Both. Your site is great!

    Megan said...

    Alcohol for me, purty please! I was just looking at my pathetic collection of wine...I need more! Haha! =D

    Megan said...

    I'm a loyal follower already!

    Megan said...

    You're a favorite on Technorati - MrsMeganC

    Megan said...

    Became a fan on Facebook. Megan Carlson.

    Megan said...

    Your button is on my blog. =)

    Megan said...

    Tweet tweet: http://twitter.com/MrsMeganC/status/3870710909

    Megan said...

    You're in my blogroll. =)

    Megan said...

    Posted about the giveaway. =)

    http://meganswishingwell.blogspot.com/2009/09/just-so-you-know-im-going-to-win-this.html

    Megan said...

    Posted about the giveaway. =)

    http://meganswishingwell.blogspot.com/2009/09/just-so-you-know-im-going-to-win-this.html

    Megan said...

    Posted about the giveaway. =)

    http://meganswishingwell.blogspot.com/2009/09/just-so-you-know-im-going-to-win-this.html

    Lianna Knight said...

    Alcohol Please!!!! I could use it :) Congrats on your one year blogaversary!

    DiPaola Momma said...

    oooh oooh Alcohol PLEASE.. did I meniton I have FOUR kids and BIG time blog envy.. so yeah I SHOULD be drinking right?! Um where did you get the labels done? We make wine too (maybe that's what I'll blog-aversary give away too) but ours would be sooo freaked out to be in the same cellar next to yours all Princess Nagger decked out like that! LOVE IT!

    koopermom said...

    Awesome! Alcohol please!!!! :)

    I just found your blog, looks like I got here just in time!

    koopermom said...

    and I am now a follower!

    Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

    I'm a follower... wine please...

    Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

    Silly me, I didn't realize that I didn't have your cute Princess Nagger button. I've got it now!

    Yaya said...

    Alcohol Please!!! ;)

    Yaya said...

    I follow

    NateAndJakesMom said...

    We have 3 boys = Alcohol Please.... lots of it...

    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

    NateAndJakesMom said...

    I am a follower.

    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

    NateAndJakesMom said...

    I am an email subscriber.

    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

    NateAndJakesMom said...

    I have your button on my BLOG!


    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

    #1 entry

    NateAndJakesMom said...

    I have your button on my BLOG!


    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

    #2 entry

    Kaylen said...

    Wow--looks like it was a really successful blogging year!!! You have a lot of blog love! :)

    Wine for me please! No really, all of it--mine mine mine. Stop commenting people!!!

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    I have your button on my blog (actually, I've had it) Love any girl that spells her name the right way! :)

    stacyluvspc at gmail.com

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    You are on my blogroll too!
    http://theredheadedmama.blogspot.com/

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    Hmm...I thought I commented on this one already but I'm a FB fan

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    I'm a follower!!

    Theresa N. said...

    Sign me up for the "No alcohol" please. (diabetic) That Sponge Bob could come in handy.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Grand Pooba said...

    I subscribed by email!

    thegreatpooba@hotmail.com

    RachelH said...

    I found you through From the Land of Monkees and Princesses...love the Kahlua recipe.

    I'd be thrilled with either prize, although my first choice would be Alcohol, please.

    rachel.m.hopmoen@gmail.com

    Keely said...

    You have to ask whether I like booze or not?

    Martha in PA said...

    Blogged again, but not sure if that counts if you do it more than once!

    http://thedailygrindbymak.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-fragments.html

    Martha in PA said...

    I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/martha_tweets/status/3907608525

    carma said...

    alcohol please ;-)

    carma said...

    I follow!

    carma said...

    I faved you on Technorati - CarmaSez

    Mellisa said...

    I would like to win both!! or either!! Alcohol Please or Teetolaler!!

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

    Mellisa said...

    follow

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

    Mellisa said...

    subscribe

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

    Mellisa said...

    brand new face book fan

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

    Mellisa said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/mellisarock/statuses/3946641363

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

    Queenie Jeannie said...

    'Teetotaler for me'

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Mellisa said...

    I blogged about this giveaway!!

    http://gettingallmyducksinarow.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-i-entered-this-weekend.html

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

    Mellisa said...

    I blogged about this giveaway!!

    entry 2

    http://gettingallmyducksinarow.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-i-entered-this-weekend.html

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

    Mellisa said...

    I blogged about this giveaway!!
    entry 3

    http://gettingallmyducksinarow.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways-i-entered-this-weekend.html

    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

    TZel said...

    'Alcohol, Please', or 'Teetotaler for me' either looks great, although I would say that the alcohol package does look good!

    TZel said...

    I am your follower!

    Dee said...

    Happy Bloggerversary!

    Now that I'm not preggers anymore, I'd go with the wine please! :)

    Dee said...

    I follow!

    Dee said...

    facebook fan!

    Dee said...

    technorati fav!

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    Blog Roll!

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    http://theredheadedmama.blogspot.com/2009/09/1-year-giveaway.html

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    http://theredheadedmama.blogspot.com/2009/09/1-year-giveaway.html

    The Red Headed Mama said...

    3rd time's a charm!

    http://theredheadedmama.blogspot.com/2009/09/1-year-giveaway.html

    I can't tweet about it b/c my family is on twitter, the part of my family I'd rather not link back to my blog :)

    Martha in PA said...

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/martha_tweets/status/4004403723

    Grand Pooba said...

    I blogged about it!

    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/2009/09/dont-miss-out-or-do.html

    Grand Pooba said...

    I blogged about it!

    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/2009/09/dont-miss-out-or-do.html

    Grand Pooba said...

    I blogged about it!

    http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/2009/09/dont-miss-out-or-do.html

    Grand Pooba said...

    I'm your facebook fan!

    Mommy Jamie said...

    Happy Blogaversary! Woohoo!

    For the love of all that is sacred, I need the alcohol! (okay, not that bad, but well...)

    Mommy Jamie said...

    I follow you too! :)

    survivinglifedaily said...

    Just started reading! Love your blog, Alcohol for me please!

    survivinglifedaily said...

    Sorry email is ne2nyin3dys@aol.com!

    Pricilla said...

    Happy Blogoversary.

    I would be happy to be entered for both.
    thank you
    kaiminani@gmail.com

    hubby would love the wine but I can't drink (I'm medicated heh heh)

    Pricilla said...

    I follow
    thanks
    kaiminani@gmail.com

    Pricilla said...

    I subscribe
    thanks
    kaiminani@gmail.com

    Pricilla said...

    I follow on facebook thanks
    kaiminani@gmail.com

    Pricilla said...

    you are on my blogroll at www.brokenteepee.blogspot.com
    #1
    thanks
    kaiminani@gmail.com

    Pricilla said...

    you are on my blogroll at www.brokenteepee.blogspot.com
    #2
    thanks
    kaiminani@gmail.com

    JamericanSpice said...

    I am greedy. May I have both please :D

    JamericanSpice said...

    follower

    JamericanSpice said...

    fave you on technorati

    JamericanSpice said...

    follow and tweet

    http://twitter.com/Jamericanspice/status/4012458779

    Andrea (ace1028) said...

    I like BOTH prizes, but I do love to try new wines! ;) Thanks for the chance to win, and happy blogiversary!

    Sherendipity said...

    I'm so jealous, I want my one year blogiversary back !
    Mine came and went and I literally forgot about it until a few days later. :(
    Congratulations to you! and kudos for a fantastic giveaway.

    Secret Mom Thoughts said...

    Congrats on your blogiversary. Teetotaler for me.

    Over Thirty Mommy said...

    Congrats on the anniversary! I am having a hard time choosing which gift is the nicest. I guess I would like to win either, both please!

    Alexis AKA MOM said...

    Ohhhh Poopa told me about homemade Kahlua! I so want to try some please :).

    'Alcohol, Please'

    Alexis AKA MOM said...

    I follow :)

    Alexis AKA MOM said...

    Following on Facebook :)

    Alexis AKA MOM said...

    button #1 :)

    Alexis AKA MOM said...

    button #2 :)

    Nichole Frank said...

    Option "D" - BOTH!!!!

    nfphotography@verizon.net

    Nichole Frank said...

    Also a fan on facebook (Nichole Frank)

    Nichole Frank said...

    Twittered about it:
    http://twitter.com/nfphotography

    Nichole Frank said...

    Already on my blog roll:
    http://www.bloglines.com/blog/nfphotography

    Beatrice said...

    Alcohol, please! I loooooooove blackberry & vanilla, raspberry & vanilla, just about any fruit & vanilla...

    LT said...

    So in because I am dying to try this wine!!!
    Here is a tweet for 9/18:
    http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/statuses/4095736289

    JamericanSpice said...

    dailytweet

    http://twitter.com/Jamericanspice/status/4096493417

    JamericanSpice said...

    dailytweet

    http://twitter.com/Jamericanspice/status/4117025107

    Unknown Mami said...

    How did I not enter this yet?

    Alcohol please!

    Unknown Mami said...

    You're on my blogroll!

    Martha in PA said...

    I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/martha_tweets/status/4122384661

    FranticMommy said...

    Happy Blogaversary!

    LT said...

    Sent out a tweet for 9/20 here:
    http://twitter.com/coloradomommy/statuses/4135130377

    Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

    Congrats on your blogoversary! Your blog is great. I'm just starting and you're a great inspiration! I'd love to win your giveaway and give that tasty sounding Merlot a try!

    So glad I stopped by from SITS!

    Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

    Your blog is so cool, I'm following too!

    Wanda said...

    What a great blog you have.
    I love you prizes too.

    Happy blogaversary! It's a great hobby huh?

    Mari said...

    Congrats...and a toast to many more years online.

    So if you haven't guessed, if I win I'd like the alcoholic gift package:0

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    Mari said...

    also a follower

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    Mari said...

    also a subscriber

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    Martha in PA said...

    I tweeted, now PLEASE PLEASE pick me!

    http://twitter.com/martha_tweets/status/4144074991

    Insanity Kim said...

    Fully leaded, please...I admire your wine making abilities!

    Insanity Kim said...

    I follow here...happy bloggiversary woooohooo where the heck is the wine???

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