Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My Very First Give Away!

UPDATE!!!! The contest is now officially closed. Because I am a dork but not a geek I cannot figure out how to actually close the comments for this so that no one can comment anymore. So, basically, if you comment after 6:00 PM CST it will not be counted.

Now... to get ready for the drawing...

PhotobucketI am jumping on the bandwagon! Head over to Bloggy Giveaways to see about 700 different blogs giving away really cool stuff! I decided to host my very first give away as part of this fantabulous carnival!

I just recently started to blog so there is not too much here but please take a moment to look around! Anyone with advice on teens, toddlers and newly walking babies is especially welcome! LOL


First, I will show you what I am giving away.... this wonderful jewelry and hairpick set handmade by my own very talented daughter!




There is a set of beautiful beaded hairpicks, dangly beaded earings and a beaded bracelet. I would have stolen the hairpicks and kept them for myself but I just got my hair cut! You can tell her how much you love her work at her blog if you would like!

If you would like to win this wonderful set of beaded pretties, here are the rules:

1. I will keep this open until Sat. Feb 2 at 6 PM CST. All entries must be received by then!

2. I will have my daughter draw a name out of a hat for the winner!

3. Open to anyone in the continental US. I am sorry but I cannot afford int. shipping! You do not have to have a blog to enter but make sure you leave an email addy so I can contact you!

4. Winner has 5 days to respond to my email. If they do not then someone else wins!

5. I will post the winning name on my blog by 9 AM Sunday morning.

To enter... leave me a comment on this post. In your comment answer one of these two questions:

a. Who are you planning to vote for in the presidential elections and one reason why. This is to help me make my decision. But, since this can be controversial feel free to answer the next one...

OR

b. What should my DH name his new cooking blog? See details on this post to help with the naming.

Entries without one of these questions answered will not win.

Ok! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come again! Sometimes I am witty, sometimes I am just stressed out! Get to know me! You just might like me....

82 comments:

Smellyann said...

Hi! Beautiful jewelry set; I'd love to win it. I think I'm going to vote for Hilary, if she's still in the running. She's a woman who I know can handle the job, and it's about time we let a woman give that a try. Thanks and please visit mine too!

Chez*Moi said...

Ooooo, pretty jewelry.

I've been a staunch Republican for YEARS, however, I admitted last night to my family that I kinda like Obama.....

How's that for controversy! ;)

"J" said...

Hi! Great give-away! My answer it to question "B": E-Z STEV-E Cooking Blog?!?! lol =) I couldn't even come up with my own blog name!!! lol My buddy Frannie had to help me! This is all I could come up with for Stever!

I love to cook so please stay in touch! I would love to know once yall have the blog up and working!!! Food is such a wonderful thing...hey that right there could work too!!! =)

It was nice talking to you! I'm new to the blog world and this give-away thing is such a GREAT way for people to meet!!!

Later Gator!
Jeannie

Julie D said...

I have no idea who I'm voting for. There are a few people who scare me.

Katy said...

The jewelery is so pretty! :)

I am pretty sure i am voting for Huckabee. He has christian values that i like! :)

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I'll answer b.

The Blogging Gourmet



Count me in please.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away. Don't miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

Reeva said...

GREAT giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky winner!! :)

He should name his blog - " man's gourmet"

Susan said...

Gosh - I'm a conservative republican, but for the first time in my life nobody with a chance floats my boat AT ALL. Although I know it's a "throwaway", I'm voting for Ron Paul. He is the candidate who is most for a limited role of govt in our lives.

AND - I love the jewelry. Your daughter did a great job!

New England Quilter said...

LOVE those hairpicks!

Vote for Mc Cain - he follows his beliefs and speaks them even if it may not be popular.

jayedee said...

what a great giveaway! please throw my name in the hat too! good luck to everyone!
blog name suggestion:
it's food, jim, but not like we've known it...

JessicaB said...

The Girl is so talented. Beautiful.

As far as voting for president I still need to do some research. Yesterday I found a spreadsheet that listed what the supported and opposed. Just based on that sheet I would say Huckabee but I am still up in the air.

I still can't think of anything catchy for the blog title.

Playful Professional said...

I'm really not planning on voting at the moment because I don't know enough and don't want to make an uneducated vote. I'll come back and let you know when I've decided.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. You left a comment that confuses me..you said, "TJ Maxx." Were you answering a question? I don't get it...


Anyhoo. We here in Florida had our primaries yesterday, and I voted for Mitt Romney because I like his stance on immigration and education, which are the two most important issues to me because 1) My husband is from South Africa and had a miserable time getting his green card due to all the people who come in illegally, making it a pain in the rear end for people who want to be responsible citizens and 2) I am going to be a teacher when I finally finish school, and the No Child Left Behind Act needs some reforming. It's a good idea in theory, but it's not working the way it was supposed to.

Hope that helps you out!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Oh- I just read one of your previous posts. There's a GREAT website that has a little quiz you answer and it tells you which candidate most closely aligns with your ideas. You can also see profiles of each candidate, and it has a lot of links to the candidates own webpages, which I found helpful. Here it is:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/ongoing/select_a_candidate/

Guinevere Meadow said...

oh, for heaven's sakes. It didn't let me copy and paste the ENTIRE url for you. the very last bit is

select_a_candidate/

Sorry!

Guinevere Meadow said...

I think I figured out what happened.. My blog friend "Damselfly" is giving away a TJ Maxx gift card. She said for you to read an older post of hers and leave that as a code word in the comments in order to win. Damselfly had a link to MY post in her sidebar, which is the one you clicked on, so I think you were trying to enter HER giveaway... lol!

windycindy said...

How lovely! Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. Your daughter does great work. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Rochirmil said...

Magnificent jewelry! If I don't win would your daughter consider making more to sell to me? If I were old enough (I'm 16) I would vote for Ron Paul.

infinitygoods said...

Two tough questions.

I would love a woman in office. I think it's more than time, but NOT Hilary!!

Obama scares me. He was raised Muslim, his parents are Muslim, he went to Muslim schools and he only recently converted. We are not a Muslim country and I am very concerned about the clash in religious culture and the message it would send to Iraq since, regardless of whether we like it or not, our country is still at war with the Muslim terrorists.

So that will leave me with the Republican side. I am conservative anyway, but we are not picking from great choices, only lesser evils as usual.

For the cooking blog, I do not have a name, but I look forward to a great food blog by a professional chef. I would suggest something easy to remember and say for good word of mouth advertising. Chocolate and Zucchini is a food blog that got great word of mouth like wild fire and became books in several languages because it was easy to remember and a startling combination.

Thanks for the chance to win this lovely set.

ahiltz said...

What cute stuff...my daughter would love it! I would vote for Obama. I can't get over the fact how Hillary lied about her husband cheating and the whole sleazy White Water scandal. Can you imagine what Bill would do or who he would sleep with if he is the 1st man?! Ack!!!! Watch out interns!!! LOL! Thanks so much for doing this!

ahiltzy@yahoo.com

TheAngelForever said...

Gorgeous giveaway!

Not sure who I am voting for just yet. I need to wait to see who is on the ballot in November ;) I have until Tuesday to figure out what to do for the primary. Looks like hubby and I are canceling each other out in the Democratic race.

Please feel free to stop by my giveaway.

TheAngelForever
http://www.theangelforever.com/?p=390

Giabella Designs said...

I have long hair but nothing seems to keep it up! All of the clips fall out, maybe the hair stick would stay!

Hannah said...

To be honest, I'm not sure who I'm voting for! Either Huckabee or Romney? I was thinking Huckabee was the best thing since sliced bread because a lot of Christian bloggers out in bloggy world are so gung-ho about him but now I'm not so sure. Much prayer to undertake!
pretty sure this isn't the answer you want but it's honest anyway!

Sharon said...

Beautiful items. Hmm, how about Eat 'n Blog?
I hope the names don't have to be good to be entered. That was all I could think of :)

Holladay Family said...

That is beautiful. I would love to win!

Coolest Chick in the world! said...

Blog Name: Chef Darling Husband ;(
I'm not very creative. Please enter me in your super contest.... falconrydesagain@aol.com

Deborah said...

Well, I haven't decided about who I'm going to vote for. Kinda want to vote to Hillary, but the Bill Clinton/Monika Lewinski thing keeps coming to mind. But what in the heck was she supposed to do? Stand up in front of the entire country and say, "Yeah, I know he's a heel. He's not a nice guy, but I married him for better or for worse." I don't think I'd want to stand in front of everybody and say that. I'd stand there and lie also.

But I also can't come up with a name for your husband's future blogs name. I had a hard enough time trying to figure out what to name our children.

dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Holladay Family said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave my email
holladayfam@gmail.com

Hind's Feet said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful week.
Blessings, Kim
p.s. your daughter's hairpicks are outstanding!

you da mom! said...

those are adorable and my hair is finally long enuf to wear them. i am voting for dennis kucinich because he's for gay marriage! thanks!

graceunderautism said...

Great contest!
How about Ratatouille Schmatatouille?

MamaMay said...

I love the hair sticks. I have been using crochet hooks for so long that it might be nice to actually have a pair of REAL hair sticks...

Carrie said...

Great prizes you are offering! I'm a republican, so whoever makes it to the end!

BrineS said...

Lovely! Please, enter me!

dawn224 said...

lovely :)

Yesterday I would have said Edwards - but today that is moot.

dawn at kaiseralex.com

Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous jewelry.

I'm still undecided on who to vote for, currently leaning toward Ron Paul.

Anonymous said...

How fun!! Please enter me! How about "The Man of the Kitchen" for a blog title?
~Meghan
nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

A glance at my world said...

Beautiful stuff, blue is my favorite color!

I think I'm going to vote for Huckabee because Chuck Norris supports him and Chuch Norris is just about the coolest person in the world :)

StakerSensations said...

ROmney if he makes it if not Barack

Anonymous said...

Lots of good name there, I too am having a hard time. Leaning towards McCain at the present time. Unless he heally screws up before then. Mom

Tracy said...

Love the jewelry

Obama - I think he is the best thing for the country

tnayar at verizon dot net

Jon & Sarah said...

The jewelry is beautiful. I haven't decided who I will vote for yet.

Shelly said...

Love the jewelry. I am excited for Obama.

Peggie said...

How about "The Many Foods of chef ____"(husbands name or nickname)

underneath you can have "Eccletic cooking and blogging" or something like that.

Marcia said...

Those are really pretty!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have those-so pretty.

Vote for Ron Paul-he is the man who actually works to up hold the constitution instead of dismantling it like everyone else.

shoshanna 1776 at yahoo dot com

nor_lou said...

How about Cooking: The Final Frontier (If he is a trekie)

Brittany said...

I am voting for Romney. Initially I was a McCain supporter, but then decided to actually research all of the candidates. Each has different opinions that I value. I appreciate Huckabee's Christian values as well as Romneys. I love that Ron Paul wants less government involvement, and out of it all I found that McCain was definately not a conservative candidate based upon his past views and the bills, etc that he has supported. So, unfortunately, it comes to the other 3, and realistically Paul and Huckabee don't stand a chance. So I am voting for Romney. I appreciate his views on illegal immigration (coming from a border state) and love his stance on education. I have several wee ones about to enter the public school system. Hope that helps!

kelly said...

blog name- Yummy For my Tummy

Piseco said...

Thanks for the contest! Obama!

Chelle said...

For the DH's Blog...

The Musical Gourmet

or

Feed the Need

I want those Hair sticks!!! The earings do me no good... but I want the hair sticks!! You know my email.

mtmommy said...

Was a republican...but we NEED change! Right now I am thinking Obama!

Very cute! Please count me in!

marzy dotes said...

Your daughter is very talented! I personally favor Mitt Romney. I read his book about how he turned the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics around and I think he is just what we need - someone capable of turning this country around.

patman717 said...

Blog name- all around good eats.

patman1770[at]yahoo[dot]com

Linda said...

I vote Prolife. That has always happened to be Republican. This election will be no different. I will vote for Huckabee. He is the most prolife right now. John McCain (sp?) leaves much to be desired in the prolife dept.

JewelsHud said...

I love the hair picks too.

As for the question - I would say - Burnt Cookies would be a good name!

Thanks for the giveaway!

julieahudson[at]hotmail[.]com

thingsclosetomyheart said...

I love the jewelry set. My favorite color is blue (and I have long hair).
I think my answer for b would be
"Cooking Up a Storm"

Anonymous said...

Although I'm do not yet have my mind made up, I'm leaning towards voting for Hilary Clinton.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Manders said...

How about "Great Gourmet with Sci-Fi Steven"?

Not gret at names.

Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to all. Heading over to the artist site to give her some great jobs as well.

sweetanlo said...

I can't vote but if i could I would vote for John Mccain. Beautiful Jewelry.
sweetanlo92292@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I'm voting for Mike Huckabee because of his fundamental values.
Tami Parker
tparker002@centurytel.net

RockerBoy said...

I'd like to win these for my sister.
I think you're husband should name his blog "Who says a man can't cook?"

rockerboy1997137(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katie said...

Mike Huckabee because he is conservative. Enter me please. katie_mmartin (at) yahoo (dot) come. Thanks so much.

Ginny said...

I love hairpicks! I am planning on voting for Hillary Clinton. I like what she stands for, I think she has her head on straight & will get this country moving forward not backward into religious oppression.

Keryn said...

Romney, because he is the most conservative candidate. Kinda bummed that Thompson is out. I hope I win! volcano at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hm. I'll probably vote for whoever the Dem candidate is. I'm ready to not have a Republican in office after GB's loooong and unpopular reign.

I'd love to win the hairpicks and jewelry (if my political views haven't frightened you off), though I can never get hairpicks to work quite right in my hair.

Angie
bbybookworm@gmail.com

Nancy said...

These are beautiful!!
Please enter me in the contest!!
Thanks, Nancy

lisalmg said...

Beautiful jewelry! I would love to win. I favor Hillary Clinton. Although her personality is a bit cold I think she is the Dem. candidate that would be able to make the most postive changes for our country.
Thanks for hosting this very interesting giveaway!!

Britt said...

What a great giveaway! Your dh should name his blog "Confessions of a Gourmet Chef" :)

Jennifer P said...

I don't like Hilary, or Romney. Ron Paul I like/trust, but disagree w/ on several big things; ditto for Obama. Guess that leaves Huckabee and McCain... and I just don't know!!!

Pretty jewelry. : )

fyjules said...

Yes your daughter is talented, those are lovely pieces, I hope I win.

NerdMom said...

How pretty these all are. I will answer both. First, I will probably vote for Romney, though I don't really like any of them. Second, how about Manly Makings?

Audra Marie said...

Beam Me Up Food, Chefie. Or maybe: May the Food Be With You. Steven's Eclectic Eats Served with a Side of Humor and SciFi On the Side. Might be a tad long. Sounds like a great blog! :)

This jewelry and hair set is gorgeous!

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude(at)thesilvas(dot)com

ktrae said...

Those are really pretty.

As for the election, until they come up with a 'None of the above, try again' button it doesn't matter. Every president will screw something up.

Linda SS said...

I'm conservative so generally vote Republican, but so far I'm just not that impressed. I just know that it would be the downfall of America if another Clinton is in office:(

T'aowyn said...

The hair picks are so pretty.
I am not very creative with blog names but here goes: Can you smell what the (DH) is cooking?

taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

Amity said...

These are very pretty!!!

Michelle B. said...

Ron Paul think he is the best guy for us to have a free country

heather h said...

How about On the Stove or In the Oven? Sorry, it's late and I can't think!

Belinda said...

Thos are pretty. Can I pick "don't won't any of them" as a answer?

redfantum said...

I'm leaning toward Clinton at this point, although Obama is an option. Personally I preferred Edwards but he has dropped out.

Jena Strong said...

Faerie Mom - Here's my entry! Thanks for stopping by Bullseye, Baby!