Monday, July 13, 2009

My 100th Post - and a giveaway! (Horns blowing, streamers flying)

It's hard to believe I'm at 100 posts already - I never thought when I started my blog in January that I'd meet terrific people from all over the country (and Canada!) to share stories with. I started this 'thing' back in January intending to be the 'anti' Hyper Homemaker (remember her?). She was always cooking, cleaning and entertaining seemingly at the drop of a hat. It was plainly obvious that they had no children yet :)

Little did I know, when I set out to share the nitty gritty of our life, that there were TONS of you out there, most doing this so much better than I could ever hope to. Which made me question more than once why I was doing this. I decided (and I need to remind myself of this frequently) that this is for me. If other people come and read and can commiserate/laugh/whatever with me, that's a bonus. I've never been a journal writer, my attempt at keeping books for the kids lasted all of 18 months I think. But I like this format, and it gives me a place to stick some pictures and write down all the funny/annoying/frustrating/happy/fantastic moments of my family's life together. I am thrilled that you take the time to read it and maybe leave a comment.

So - to thank you, my friends, I have a little giveaway for you to celebrate my 100th post today. Just a few little things that I've run across that I love and would like to share. We have:


  • a fantastic canvas tote from Tar-jay. This is identical to the one I haul my 'swim team practice entertain the kiddies stuff' in, and I love it! Now you can too!
  • a pretty tin plaque to hang in your home & remind you of me :)
  • The Firm's Power Yoga DVD. It's less of a yoga 'ooohhmm' type DVD and more of a fantastic 30 minute stretching/toning DVD. I did this for the first 6 months of my pregnancy with Sarah and felt FANTASTIC. If your sciatic nerve hurts, you NEED this. I love it. My sisters love it. Matt has been known to do it on occasion. It's tested and approved of. You new Moms out there will LOVE this DVD because it will help tone those muscles but it doesn't take a lot of time and you won't get all sweaty doing it. 'nuff said.
  • a Starbucks gift card (did I mention I love coffee?)
  • Black Forest Gummy Bears (I'd send chocolate, but was afraid it would get all 'melty')
  • Real Simple and Do It Yourself magazines. I thought these looked pretty interesting, maybe you will too.
To enter my fantabulous giveaway, you must:

  1. Be a follower of my blog. Each follower gets 1 entry.
  2. Leave me a comment on this post. This will get you 1 entry. If you aren't a blogger and/or don't have your email account linked to your profile, make sure you tell me how to find you!
  3. Mention my giveaway on your blog. This will get you 2 entries ;) Please be sure to come back and tell me you did so!
I'll accept comments on this post through Sunday July 19th and will announce the lucky winner on Monday July 20th. Thanks and good luck!

77 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 100th, you are way more committed than I. Love all your give-away stuff, I desperately need the Yoga DVD and the gummy bears! And I promise to mention you in my next post.

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  2. Hey girl!! LOVE the new layout! Looks FAB! I lol at W's title.... we have the same title at our house ;)

    What an awesome giveaway!!

    Congrats on the 100th post! :)

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  3. Cool random giveaway!!

    I will mention you in a post later today :)

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  4. So I want to win sooo bad. Already posted about it :)

    You have fabulous taste, darling!!

    xoxo ~Lisa

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  5. You had me at Starbucks gift card.

    And um, yeah, of course I follow...and comment...and will mention this on my blog. But whoever wins, be careful...I will find you, and steal that Starbucks card out of your hands.

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  6. I will share the Starbucks card with you.

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  7. Congratulations! Whoopie! I'll post about it this week! I 'll let you know when! I love the photos of your littles! Hubby too :)

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  8. Lovin' your new look, girl! I'm feeling so out of the blog loop after being gone for a week ;) Congrats on 100! This giveaway is FAB!

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  9. I posted on my blog about your celebration and giveaway!!!! :)

    http://idratherbelaughing.blogspot.com/2009/07/just-few-of-my-favorite-things.html

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  10. I wanna win i wanna win i wanna win i wanna win so much i'm not using proper punctuation!
    macey
    ; )

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  11. Woo hoo! Congrats on your 100th! I love your new look too!

    Of course I would LOVE to win!!

    Here's my comment!

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  12. Ok, I want all 4 entries...Im now a follower, I'm leaving a comment, and Im on my way to mention you on my blog today. I hope I win the DVD and the bag!!! (or any of it)

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  13. I just discovered the wonderful world of blogging and I really like your blog. Congratulations on the 100th post! vmarquez@eigfw.com

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  14. CONGRATULATIONS! Your 100th post, that's awesome! I can't wait 'til I reach that milestone. I just signed up as a follower of your blog, I'd totally love to win you giveaway! Thanks! Have a great SITS day!

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win! I love yoga!

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  16. Congrats Jen!! The times flies, doesn't it.

    Much love from NJ,
    Sue
    xoxo

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  17. I'm already a follower. The gift looks awesome!!!

    Much love from NJ,
    Sue
    xoxo

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  18. I will try to bounce some folks back to you tomorrow :-) Congratulations on a year!!! Excellent

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  19. ME! I want to win!


    AND I follow and LOVE you! :)

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  20. Congratulations on your 100th post!

    That is some serious loot!

    I will do my best to post all about it this week, I'll let you know if I do.

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  21. Hey Jen,
    I read your blog because Shawn is a good friend of mine. I too wanted to have a contest because I make jewelry..so know I am an official follower. And I will definitely add you to my blog for Tuesday! I too am pretty new at this and still am pretty green....but I am loving getting signed up for a little goodie. Let me know if you would want to team up for another giveaway. I would glady donate a piece of jewelry to you! Many blessings!! Maybe you can check out my blog and give me suggestions too.

    Be A Soul Sista!! lol
    Debi

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  22. Count me in on the giveaway!!! I clicked on your blog because of the name when I came across it on Centsational girls blog...We are definitely on the same page!!! The name of my blog is Thank God for Preschool and Coffee!!! Isn't that hilarious! I'm sure I will become an avid reader as we are probably going through alot of the same things! Take Care!
    Christy

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  23. I am so excited about your giveaway....I also blogged about it...
    http://lazymomtofour.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-100th-post-and-giveaway-horns.html
    PS...Did I mention that I am also addicted to Twilight?!?

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  24. Sorry I linked to back to your blog...here is the link to my blog..
    http://stephsweetlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaway.html

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  25. I'm a follower now!
    Pretty please count me in!
    Your family is adorable, pretty Momma! :)
    Everything in your giveaway is awesome!
    Super Cute Blog and congrats on the 100th post!
    Some day I'll be doing a 100th post giveaway too (seems so far away right now)!

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  26. Ooooh, I love giveaways!

    I'm going to do one for my 100th post and that's only 3 away, so check back for mine!
    Although, I may have to rethink mine, you're giving away a lot of cool stuff. Mine is ghetto now compared to yours.

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  27. Hey! I mentioned you on my blog!!!

    http://www.cstargel.blogspot.com/

    Enter me twice please! And congrats on your 100th post!

    Christy

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  28. What a GREAT tote! I've been looking for one of those for ages.

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  29. Jen, what a great milestone -- congratulations! And what a fantastic give-away! I love that tote!

    Wishes for lots and lots more fantastic posts!

    -Christie

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  30. I'm so glad I found you in time for the AWESOME blog candy! Happy 100th post! I will post about this on my blog right now! :)

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  31. She (Jessica) did the post and I hopped right over. I'd love to win. What a great prize package! Now, I am off to check out your blog. Happy 100th post!

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  32. I read a bit and decided that I have to follow you. After all, I am a harried mom of 4, too (8 and under)!

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  33. oh, fun! i'm gonna start following! come follow me!

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  34. I am so glad to have found your blog! I, too, am a mom of four (2 to 18). I clicked on follow before I even saw the giveaway, great timing!

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  35. I also mentioned your giveaway on my blog

    www.leenthegraphicsqueen.blogspot.com

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  36. Congratulations on your 100th post! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Loverly giveaway! I'm a follower, yippee!

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  38. HI, I just found your blog - so cute! I am an empty nester now but remember when my days were busy like yours! Thanks for the candy. I am going to follow you.

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  39. We started our blogs around the same time! Congrats on 100...I hit it awhile ago (it seems I talk alot lol) and had no fabulous giveaway...I suck!

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  40. Ohhh what a great giveaway! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  41. I'm following your bloggy!purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  42. Everything looks so pretty on this blog. Congrats on hitting 100. I can't believe I'm not a follower, yet. I'll sign up right now.

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  43. Congrats on the 100th post! I haven't had a chance to read through your blog yet but I'm going to try. :) I have 4 kids under 7 too and can't seem to keep up on blogland these days...

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  44. I blogged! :)http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/07/100th-post-giveaway.html

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  45. I blogged! :)http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/07/100th-post-giveaway.html Congrats on your 100th post! I have done all that was requested! :)

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  46. Congratulations on your 100 posts!! Super excited for you- and you have such a great giveaway!!!

    I am a follower and I will blog about it too. Look how many entries you already have- super Popular girl!!!

    ~Becca

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  47. Hi there,
    Found you from Laura at Piece of Cake. You are funny! I started blogging the same time as you but you have written way many more posts! I am following you also.

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  48. Hi! Also found you via Laura, and I love these kind of giveaways. You can learn a lot about someone by the favorite things they pick out to share! Looking forward to perusing your blog more... take care!

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  49. What a great giveaway! I also just became a follower. :) Congrats on your 100th post. :)

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  50. Congrats on 100 posts! I too am a coffee lover and a tad bit {a lot} addicted to Twilight!! Can't help it!

    Thanks for the chance :)
    Denise

    (I found you thru Leen's blog)

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  51. I follow.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  52. Congratulations on your 100th! How exciting and so happy for you :)
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. Congrats!!!!!!!! Here's to 100 more!

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  54. Hey Jen...I finally figured it out! Check out my blog...I blogged and figured out how to link back to you...woohoo! Maybe I can get more followers by the giveaway! So double whammie me an entry Soul Sista. My blog is www.GirlzASoulSista.blogspot.com

    Blessings,
    Debi

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  55. Very cute. Congrats on #100!

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  56. Oooh. I love the way that looks. How sweet are you to put together such a nice bunch of goodies!

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  57. Ooh! Ooh! Pick Me! Pick Me! I follow you, I blogged about the contest and commented. Whew!
    http://sewnotmyday.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-have-giveaway-for-you.html

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  58. CONGRATS on 100!!! I love your blog! The giveaway looks FANTABULOUS!

    I'm already a follower. :)

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  59. I'm already a proud follower (I love reading your blog!), but I'll happily leave a comment, too!

    Congratulations on your 100th post--I remember how I felt when my first blog hit 100 posts...it's quite an accomplishment!

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  60. Thank you for this blog! I especially loved the comment about remembering that you are doing it for yourself. It was an excellent reminder to me about the same thing with my blog. Keep up the good work!

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  61. I would be styling with that tote! I love it.

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  62. And I am a follower. Plus, I forgot to tell you congrats on your 100! I'm so glad I met you on here.

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  63. oh sweet jesus , I HAVE TO HAVE that stuff!!! I'm following and twitting and SCREAMING IT off my back porch. That ought to at LEAST count for ten more entries.

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  64. OK, I'm following, and commenting, AND tweeting about it, and will mention it on my blog, Sara in Vermont, as well.

    Although it sounds like Vodka Mom is more desperate for it than I!

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  65. Congrats on your hundreth! I'm following not for the prize (too old and fat to do yoga, although the purse is nice), but because I like your blog. :)

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  66. So glad I stumbled across your blog. Love that tote bag. Very into black/white things lately.

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  67. Wow- what a lovely giveaway! Pick me pretty please-
    I'm now a follower of your cute blog-

    Have a lovely day!

    ~ Kelly Ann~
    www.KellyAnnStudio.com

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  68. oh goody, 100 posts, good for you! i hope you keep on keepin' on with the blog posts. what great goodies, i especially ♥ the tote! cheers to you, rachel

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