Tuesday, December 2, 2008

500th post giveaways!!!

I started blogging last year in July. I was prompted to start blogging after I had started reading quite a few blogs and was really enjoying them (largely including browsing through the frugal blogroll) and I would think about things, and think "oh, that would be fun to write about". So I decided to join in.



I love my life as a Christian, a wife, a mother, a homemaker, a homeschooler and a small business owner. I also love sharing ideas and fun things that happen. Blogging has been a very fun way for me to do that. In blogging I have been able to stay better connected with friends and family as well as "meeting" new blogging friends. I also love being able to discuss ideas that I find interesting. I very much enjoy when you all comment and let me know what you are thinking on a subject as well.



Though many of you do comment (Thank you!!) I know from my stats that their are many that don't as well. That is fine, I don't mind lurking and I do it myself at times. However I am hoping to hear from the lurkers on this post too! I have introduced myself to you (Hello, my name is Abbi...) and I am hoping to get to meet you as well. Therefore these giveaways have some rules....



First of all what I am giving away:
#1 ~ A Homemade Tote bag. Perfect for throwing your stuff in for a day trip, using as a diaper bag, keeping your knitting in, whatever.... (The tote bag giveaway is only open to those in the USA because of shipping costs. Sorry!!)

#2 ~Gift tags. Perfect for your Christmas presents. Set of 8. This giveaway is open to everybody.
#3 ~ Lots and lots of coupons!! Thanks to a friend I have an overabundance of coupons that I don't think I will ever use (especially since I plan on staying out of stores this month!). There are over 100 coupons here and they are of all varieties. All of them are good until at least Dec. 31, 2008 and many of them quite a bit longer. This giveaway is open to everybody everywhere.

#4 ~ Handmade note cards (set of 6, with envelopes). Perfect for your after Christmas thank-yous or to just send a note of encouragement. This contest is open to everybody, everywhere.

Now for the Rules....


For one entry:

  • Make a comment.
  • Leave either your blog link or an e-mail address.
  • Chose the which item's giveaway you want to be entered for.
  • Tell me why you visit my blog. I have always been nosy and I still am! :-) I am curious why people come here. Is it because you know me personally and feel obligated to read this? Or do you enjoy reading about the frugal things we do, the homeschooling, thoughts on the Bible? Or maybe you just heard about this giveaway and came over to enter. (That is fine, I would just like to know!)

For another entry:

  • Become a follower of this blog (you can do that on the right hand sidebar). If you already are a follower just leave another comment saying so.
  • Leave another comment.
  • Choose which item you want to be in the drawing for. (You can chose the same one as before and get 2 chances or chose a different one.

And again another way to enter:

  • Write a post on your blog about this giveaway and link back to here.
  • Leave a comment to let me know that you did that.
  • Choose the item you want to enter the drawing for.

On Tuesday the 9th of December I will randomly draw a name from the entrants for each item and notify the winners. As soon as they get their address sent to me I will send out their prize.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!!


41 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your blog for what it represents. A Christian wife following the lead of her Godly husband and having wonderful children and showing how you choose to live within your means. I would love to win the tags! They are too cute. I would also like to enter for the coupons but didn't know if I should post separately! Thanks so much! Amber
figandchloe at hotmail dot com

me said...

Thanks for the giveaway, Abbi! I would like the gift tags. Here is my link: http://cradic.blogspot.com/

p.s. I visit because I feel obligated to... :)

me said...

Thanks again for the giveaway. I'm already a follower. I would still like the gift tags! :)

Susanne said...

Hi Abbi,
I kinda new to the blog world.
A very nice blog, with great ideas!

liz said...

Hi, I found your blog several months ago and have been lurking ever since. I really enjoy your whole blog, but especially your homeschooling posts. We are planning on honeschooling and I love meeting others that do and how they do it.

Francine said...

Hi I read your blog because I find every post very interesting. I love all the frugal living suggestions and homemade crafts.
For the give away I love the bag way cute..

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All in a Day said...

I linked your post to my blog. I'd appreciate a chance to win the note cards; they're so pretty!

All in a Day said...

I am a follower of your blog. Note cards would be my pick so I can pass on the joy of winning if I win.

All in a Day said...

I visit your blog for all of the above, except the obligation part. :) It's nice to see many of the things I already do in print, but I mostly appreciate your creativity. You have such a good way of making simple things beautiful. I'd like the note cards.

martha said...

Hi, my name is Martha. Nice to meet you. I read your blog most everyday because I feel obligated to. ;) 500 is a lot of posts! wow! I really think you have done a really great ministry with this blog. You are so cool. I'm proud to be your sister! I love you! ( don't put me in your drawing. All the things you made are really cool though.)

Bridgett said...

Abbi,

I enjoy reading your blog, it is encouraging. Do you have any ideas for a frugal kids birthday party? I want to do small treat bags for the guests, but am not sure what to fill them with without spending much $$. Also, I want to do something other than a regular cake, but haven't come up with anything yet. Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks

Angie said...

Well Abbi I follow your blog quite a bit bc I love all the frugal ideas you come up with. I use lots of them now! From as simple as putting your ice cubes in your plants if they drop to the floor to much more detailed things that I can't think of right now! ;) I like to c what all your family is up to also. You make homeschooling seem so doable! Plus to c how u walk the walk and talk the talk is very encouraging and uplifting to me! I would love to win the coupons! http://philippians413-angie.blogspot.com/ is my blog but you know that )

Angie said...

I am trying to become a follower but for some reason I can't figure out how.. help.

Angie said...

I posted a link on my blog to your giveaway. And I would like the coupons again. Thanks for doing this.

Angie said...

Yay I figured out how to become a follower! For some silly reason the "follow this blog" thing wasn't showing up on the page before, so I left and came back and there it was! So I am officially a P31 follower! And again would love the coupons. I thank you so much for getting me into blogging! It has been helpful to my parenting and trying to live more frugally! You and it have been such a blessing to my life! Later and I hope you are blessed by God for doing this give-away!

Christy said...

i started reading your blog when i happened to see a link for the homemade christmas post you do and now i just come cause i like your blog ;)

i would love to win the tote bag ;)

Christy said...

i am also a follower ;) and i would still love the tote bag ;)

Melissa said...

I visit you blog often. Abbi you always have great ideas. I would like to win the coupons.

Melissa said...

I also follow your blog. I would post a link on my blog but I am not sure how to. I will work on that. The gift tags would be nice also.

Esther said...
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Esther said...

I read your blog because I enjoy hearing about all your ideas and also I like seeing the pictures of the family. That and you're married to my cousin and reading your blog is the only way I hear about the family!

I would like the gift tags.

My blog: http://jeksmith.blogspot.com

Esther said...

I am already a follower of your blog. I would still like the gift tags!

Lala said...

would love to win #3 the coupons I'm trying to be more frugal so im reading lots of blogs

Lala said...

sorry forgot to leave my email xbabygurl19@yahoo.com

Heather Summerford said...

I would love the gift tags. I am always looking for pretty ones!! I love your blog..
Heather at vsummerf@msn.com

Lori, Landon and Logan said...

I love the note cards and the gift bag both!

Robyn said...

I found you through the giveaways on Money Saving Mom's Blog and I always enjoy reading thoughts from other Christian moms.
I love the handmade cards!
Merry Christmas

Ang said...

I love reading your blog because even though I do not see you or talk to you all the time it makes me feel as though I am a part of your everyday life. I also like the idea for living cheaper and homemade things. I made a bag after I saw the first one posted not as fancy but I managed to put a pocket on it. I love all the things that you are giving away but think someone else needs them more. I have your blog on my side thing and it tells me when you post a new one but I have yet to figure out the follower thing.

Sue D said...

I found your blog from moneysavingmom.com. I've enjoyed looking around especially the crafts. I would like the note cards since I am part of a card ministry at church.

Sue D said...

OOps! I forgot my contact info! It is slrdowney at hotmail dot com.

debbielynne said...

Please enter me in your totebag giveaway. It's beautiful. I love to visit your blog (although it loads very slow for me) for all the frugal tips.

deborahcraft at yahoo dot com

Erica said...

Hello, I've been a lurker for some time now (well over a year) I love the example you set as a Christian Wife and Mother. Your commitment to serving God and your family is amazing. I love that you focus on home made projects, frugal tips and healthy cooking too! I'm in Australia, so understand if I'm too far away... never the less, I love the home made note cards :)

Miranda said...

Hi Abbi,
What a cool give a way! I found your blog through googling... homemade Christmas. I immediately bookmarked and visit every couple days...sorry, I'm terrible about leaving comments... but I love it!
I would like to enter for the note cards... just lovely!
Miranda

Becky R said...

Hi! I do not know how I found your blog, but I have been reading it awhile now! I love your blog. I love the frugal tips and homeschooling and mom stuff. I also like hearing how other Christians are living!!!

-Becky R in NJ
jason121097@yahoo.com

Corene said...

Hi! Congrats on 500 posts that is amazing. I visit b/c you live in our neck of the woods and for the homemaking tips. I would like to be entered for the tote bag!

Lisa said...

What a great blog! I love to visit because of the frugal ideas. You are a very creative person. :) I would also like to be entered for the tote bag. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

My name is Anna and I visit because I like to know what my Cobb family is up to. I really, really like the cards and I hate making them so put me in that drawing if you don't mind. See you soon!

All in a Day said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win the cards. They are beautiful, and I have already used four of them! :)

Journey_In_His_Mercy said...

I noticed your blog address and was reading it tonight after receiving you e-mail. I love all you have put into it. You are very creative. God bless!
Shannon

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