The Big Summertime Giveaway

I've been wanting to host another giveaway for some time; with the convergence of several momentous events, now seemed like the best time to throw it out there! And so my giveaway is in honor of:

1. The obvious - SUMMERTIME! Yeah!
2. My blog is over a year old (March)
3. I'm close to my 100th post on THIS blog
4. My new blog "look" - coming very soon, it's almost here!

There are going to be two ways to win prizes in this giveaway. First, by commenting/following and/or tweeting about my giveaway (see "rules" below). Secondly, whoever is in the top commenter position (widget in my sidebar) at the time the giveaway closes will win the second prize!

The first prize will include the following:
Sheet of twenty (20) of my custom Gerbera Daisy stamps

Eight (8) of my custom Gerbera Daisy note cards

One (1) custom Gerbera Daisy mousepad

The above Gerbera Daisy items have been popular sellers in my Zazzle store, so I wanted to share them with you, my bloggy readers!

A beautiful shabby chic ceramic pitcher, along with some yummy lemonade - I wanted to provide SOMETHING so you could put your lovely pitcher to use immediately! (Or you can mix up some margies, whatever you prefer... or need.)


And finally, a really yummy book, Miracle Juices -- this book not only has great photos, but recipes for 60 nutritious juices recommended to combat specific ailments such as asthma, high blood pressure, insomnia and hangovers. All the juice recipes are guaranteed to boost health and vitality. Nutritional analysis of every juice details the vitamin, mineral and calorie content. It's a great book!

Now, what you need to do to enter my giveaway:

Follow me! If you already follow me, just leave a comment on this post letting me know this factoid, and you're entered. New followers leave a comment letting me know if you're following me via Google Friend Connect (the "Follow" box in sidebar) or RSS feed.

Once you're following me, here are several other ways to earn extra entries:
* follow my other photo blog
* follow me on Twitter
* tweet about the giveaway
* blog about my giveaway and earn an extra 5 entries!

Please leave me a separate comment for any of the above "tasks" that you complete. Remember, my lil pea brain has to tally up all the entries for each person. Make it easy on a girl, ok?

And, the second prize...
will go to whoever is in the top commenter position in my sidebar widget at midnight on Friday, June 12. The prize will be a sheet of 20 of my Gerbera Daisy stamps, (2) of the Gerbera Daisy note cards, and a book by David Elliot Cohen, "One Year Off".

(This book is awesome, I enjoyed it so much; it's the true story of one family's decision to trade their home for an around-the-world trip for one year. And they didn't have scads of $$ to spend, they did it in the most frugal ways possible. It's a humorous (they have 3 kids) and inspirational read.)

The giveaway will close at midnight on Friday, June 12. Miss Tori Mae will draw the winner for the first prize and I'll announce the winners for both prizes on Monday, June 15. She was a bit put out that I used randomizer.org to draw my last giveaway winner, so I've acquiesced to her demands and I'm allowing her to pick the winner again. I guess she enjoyed it more than she let on.

37 comments:

  1. What a lovely giveaway! I am now following your blog via Google. I also am following you on Twitter (lipstickncandy)

    P.S. Your hubby is a hunk! You two are gorgeous together.

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  2. Hi Susan,
    You know I'm here! Nice giveaway!

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  3. Geez. I have no idea how I'm following your blog other than it's posted on my blog list. I'm so behind in this technology.

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  4. Sorry, can't stay, I've got tasks to accomplish. I already follow here and twitter. I tweeted about it. Off to find other blog that for some strange reason, I didn't know existed. Why are you keeping secrets from me!

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  5. So do I get extra credit for extra comments? I've got to make sure to stay ahead of MLS. She'll be hellbent to catch up when she gets back so I've got to get my headstart now. What else? What else? I followed on the other blog. I tweeted twice so far. Have I told you how pretty you look today? Love ya. Mean it!

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  6. Very nice job GT. Your hubby is a lucky man!

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  7. Follow and enjoy you already!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. You blog is so gorgeous (I'm gushing).
    And you and Hubbs make a cute couple.
    Let me go back to my twitter box and RT your giveaway tweet.

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  9. I follow your blog. The rest of the stuff might be beyond my abilities, but I may learn this summer.

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  10. I follow your blog
    I follow on twitter: carogonza
    I follow your photo blog

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  11. Wow, what a great giveaway! I already followed this blog but I guess I didn't take the time to check out your photo blog before, I regret that now because wow what a beautiful blog it is. I hope you don't mind me asking what camera you use? Obviously a lot of talent goes into the pictures, but the colors are also so vibrant and beautiful in them. I am in love with that sunflower table too! Anyway I now follow your photo blog and twitter too!

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  12. Great! I'll have to follow you on Twitter... Love the giveaway presents.

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  13. Hi, just wanted to stop by and say thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog today. I also wanted to let you know that you were not too late, the cut-off is at midnight tonight! :o)

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  14. How fun! That shabby chic pitcher could have been a Color Carnival entry all it's own! Great giveaway!! :-)

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  15. the Gerbena is great and so's that pitcher! I do have you in bloglines. :) Happy blogoversary!

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  16. Hi swee'pea - you know I follow you on Twitter but I'm crushed - I'm not on your Blogroll. sniffle, sniffle. Nice giveaway - I'll try and tweet it l8r. Hugs!

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  17. Hey it's me again - I tweeted about your giveaway just a few moments ago! It's awesome what you're offering! Hugs!

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  18. I'm late again!! Beat me with a wet noodle!!
    I am following on my blog I have you there I also do the photo blog and do twitter when I can remember to do it! I just have a hard time with that darn thing!
    I think you give a way is Great!! I wana win!!
    But lets be fair now! Photos are great.
    Bobbie

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  19. OMGsh, I see SMB is really kissing up and stepping up the comments. What a kiss ass she is. LOL

    I'll be back to give her a run for her money. We made it home and got just enough time to unpack and do a load of laundry before we had company. Ugh......

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  20. I'm following your blog via Google Friend Connect.

    aikychien AT yahoo DOT com

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  21. I'm following Oz Girl's Photo Spot via Google Friend Connect.

    aikychien AT yahoo DOT com

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  22. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/aikychien/status/2073129685

    aikychien AT yahoo DOT com

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  23. Wow nice prizes--no can of spam or set of Ginsu Knives.

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  24. What great giveaways. I follow here there and everywhere. Plus I'm from Ohio Really enjoy your blogs,comments,pictures and humor. I used to live in Mansfield,Ohio and spent a lot of time in Mohican area. Was the Superx Pharmacy in Galion when you were there?

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  25. I follow already and am excited for your giveaway, even if I don't win.

    Peace out!

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  26. I'd love to enter. I follow your blog via Google friend connect and I follow you on Twitter as well. I'm off to follow your photo blog.

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  27. I can't keep up with SMB.. but I am a follower..you know that! Glad to see you got rid of that piece of crap comment thingy you had..LOL.
    Great give away! How is the job search going?? :)

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  28. Hi its me! I am gettin off my butt and am throwin in my hat! I am so glad you and I are friends! Now to put you on my twitter!

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  29. OH PS...Did I say EWWWWWEEE for your other blog and the spider, I am glad it didn't run you into the house!

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  30. Wowowowowowowo what a cool ceramic pitcher, and elaborate giveaway! MMM lemonade. Oh, and congratulations on a year almost!

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  31. Cool prizes! I follow you here, there and almost everywhere.

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  32. Just tweeted about your cool give-aways. Holy cow, the URL took up most of the 140 characters. Whew, just made it. :)

    Hmm, now that I think about it, maybe it linked into the comments, too and that's why it took up so much space.

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  33. o.k. I thought I'd just leave one word comments to to irritate SMB (because I love her so much) but then I thought.....well, I love Oz girl too and that would be bad for her so.....well, I'm going to play nice and let her be top commenter. :)

    You've got some great prizes, girl!!! You're going to spoil us. (said by someone who's already won some of your great prizes)

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  34. What a lovely giveaway!! I have been a follower for some some time...and for good reason - your blog is wonderful! :)

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  35. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I read you from time to time (also found you via SMB, go figure) but now I follow so I won't forget to stop by! :)

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