"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, November 7, 2011

This Is It! My 1000th Post! You know what that means???

This giveaway is now closed.
 
GIVEAWAY!!!
Yes my friends, the time has finally come. I can’t believe it.
1000 posts!
Some of you have been with me since close to the beginning. Like Donna, Patti, Lisa, Kristi, Erica, Lisa J., Kathy C., and probably some of you who read through your email that I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting. But I want to thank you ALL for stopping by even if only for one post. If you ever left a comment you left an imprint on my heart and I thank you!
Okay enough sappiness! We have a giveaway to get to here.
Let’s look at what I will be giving away and then we’ll get to the technical stuff.
First off we have this lovely doorknob pillow (Though you don’t have to actually hang it on a doorknob. Hang it where ever you want.), that my BFF Kathy made. It would look so cute hanging up in your home.
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Next up we have a beautiful pair of earrings that my lovely daughter is donating to my giveaway. She has recently opened her own Etsy shop and is selling them there. She has several colors to choose from and you get to pick the color you would like to receive if you win. Check them out.
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Another generous Etsy store owner Rachel, is donating one of her fun items. It’s a Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm. She has so many other yummy lip balms to choose from and at a great price. If you get a chance you can check out her shop at Lip Love. They’d make great stocking stuffers.
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(Note: this is for one lip balm not three)
But wait, there’s more.
I am giving away extra copies of these books that I have and love. (They aren’t brand new but still in great shape.) If you want some more ideas about being frugal then these are the books for you.
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And last but certainly not least, I am giving away a $5.00 Starbuck’s Gift Card to one lucky winner.
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Okay, now for the “technical” stuff. I want to give you plenty of opportunities to win so read carefully.
Entry Rules:
1. Just leave a comment telling me how you stumbled across my blog and what keeps you coming back? If you can remember. LOL!
2. In another comment tell me the top 3 prizes you would like to win.
3. If you leave a comment on any upcoming post between now and the end of the giveaway, those will be counted as entries as well.
4. If you following me through email, just reply to this post and you’ll be entered.
5. For my Homesteader’s Heart FB friends, I will have a separate “Giveaway Status” for you to comment on to enter as well. I don’t want to leave anyone out.
You’re name will go in a hat for each entry you participate in and a name will be drawn for each individual prize. So the more entries you have the better your chance to win multiple prizes.
Now for the fine print.
Unfortunately I have to limit this to the U.S. and Cananda. Giveaway will end a week from today on November 14th @6:00am EST.
I hope you’re as excited about this as I am. And thank you to all who donated items to be given away.
HAVE A BLESSED DAY MY FRIENDS!

70 comments:

  1. Yay, I'm first!! Not that this helps me in any way:)

    Congrats on your 1000 entries!
    I can't remember how long I've been reading, but it's been at least a year or so.

    The products I love:
    Starbucks, of course!
    Lip Balm
    Tightwad Gazette

    But, even if I don't win....I'm still happy for you:)!!

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  2. Congrats on 1000 posts! That is awesome! I don't exactly remember how I found you (I think I googled Home is where your heart is and your page popped up).

    My three fav products:
    Earrings
    Lip Balm
    Starbucks

    Yay for 1000 posts! (On my blog, I am only @ 135 posts).

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  3. Yay!!!! I found your blog through Amy B. And keep coming back because you crack me up!!

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  4. My three favorites are...
    lip balm
    Earrings
    Door hanger
    Have a blessed day!
    Kelsey

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  5. We stumbled across each other, which in turn made me stumble across your blog and what keeps me coming back is everything:-p Recipes - laughs - family (cause we gotta keep up with your awesome life) - and just good clean fun. I love you my friend. May I point out that I haven't won any of your things yet? Just sayin' lol!

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  6. I want the cute pillow, the pink earrings and the tightwad gazette...All three will do. lol!

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  7. I expected there to be like a million comments by now! I'm pretty sure I found your blog via a Friday Funnies post on someone else's blog, but I don't really remember...

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  8. Top 3 prizes:

    1. The lip balm! I love lip balm and I love pumpkin. I didn't know that the two could be combined, talk about a dream come true!!!

    2. The Starbucks card, because, well everyone needs a little more Starbucks :D

    3. The pillow, because, well it's supper cute!

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  9. Congratulations to one of my favorite blogging friends! I think you are amazing and I enjoy my daily visits to your blog. Keep up the good work. God shines so beautifully through you!

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  10. I "stumbled" upon your blog after meeting you and you left a guilt ridden comment on my blog about your blog not being on my blog roll! :P I love you and your family bunches! That's what keeps me coming back ;)

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  11. I would like to win the starbucks gift card- if my ears were pierced I would want the earrings but what can I say?

    Oooh! And I would love to win the Pumpkin Lip Balm :-)

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  12. Congratulations on your 1000th post! I noticed I'm in my 900's nearing 1000, so your post gave me some great ideas! Thanks for the chance for some great giveaways. My favorite would be the Starbucks, followed by the lip balm. Thanks again, and I'm not sure how I found your blog, but it was a long time ago!!

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  13. I have just always known about your blog from my mom.

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  14. I would love to win the gift card!:)
    And the lip balm.
    And the pillow!

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  15. Oh KIM, a THOUSAND posts? Wowzer! I'll never forget the first giveaway I won of yours with the beautiful tropical purse and earrings. You are so creative!!!! :D Congrats on your faithful discipline to keep writing and making others smile. :D

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  16. I'm not POSITIVE, but I'm pretty sure it was your involvement with the first "31 Days to Clean" challenge back in May/June that brought me to your blog. What's kept me here is your wit, your creativity, and your involvement in MY blog and in email conversations. Even online friendships are a two-way street!!

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  17. And I'd love to win the earrings, the Tightwad Gazette, and the lip balm the most!

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  18. I would love to win...
    1. starbuck’s Gift Card (I love coffee!)

    2. Those pretty rose ear rings! (Love them)

    3. lip balm :D

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  19. I found you through your daughter's blog A Ray of Sunshine. :)

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  20. This is actually my first time on your blog. I found it through your daughter's blog. (It's cool how her and I met, we have the same name, and nickname :])

    Please don't enter me for the lip balm or the, books.

    Bye for now,

    Kelsey

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  21. The top three prizes I would like to win are, Starbucks giftcard (I love coffee), the pillow, or the earrings.

    Love,
    Kelsey!

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  22. I follow a Ray of Sunshine and that's how I found you.

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  23. I love the earrings, lip balm, and Starbucks giftcard!!! (I'm 12 and I love frappicinos. lol!)

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  24. I want the earrings, gift card, and lip balm especially!

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  25. I came across your blog from your daughter Kelsey's blog, A Ray of Sunshine.

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  26. Congratulations! This is exciting news. I love the Tightwad Gazette, that has been a standby through the years.

    (I don't need a prize, just wanted to give you some congratulations! Your blog always makes me smile.)

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  27. Here's a way to contact me if I win: www.discovercaptivating.blogspot.com

    or email me: creative.art.new.england@gmail.com

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    ~Gloria A.

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  28. I found your blog from a link @ A Ray Of Sunshine!
    --Naomi
    naomihaak@gmail.com

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  29. The 3 Items that I would LOVE to win the most are: The Rose stud earings, The Starbucks gift card, and the Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm!
    thanks for doing this epic giveaway! and Congratulations!
    --Naomi
    naomihaak@gmail.com

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  30. I found your blog through
    "Rays of Sunshine."

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  31. Hmmm...Starbuck gift card,Lip balm,or the rose earrings....

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  32. I came to your blog through Kelsey's blog!
    ♥Alli =)

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  33. The top 3 prizes I'd like to win are the Starbucks card, the earrings, and the lip balm!!

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  34. I found out about this giveaway through my daughter, from Kelsey's blog. I would love to enter!
    ~Jamie

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  35. I would love to win the earrings for one of my daughters, the door knob pillow, or the lip balm!

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  36. Oh my gosh, you mentioned me! LOL, that gave me a smile! (tough day, so I needed it)

    Congratulations, my dear, for entertaining us with an incredible 1000 posts! Wowsers! That's a whole lot of yakking going on. Thank for you offering such wonderful prizes too. Marty sends wet, rabbit kisses. Do I get an extra entry for that? Just wondering...

    I think we met in the blogosphere as a result of the photo challenges! Didn't you enter at one time? Or somebody you knew did. I can't quite recall. But we got acquainted somewhere in mid-2008. I've been a fan and friend for a l-o-n-g time!

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  37. Top 3 prizes I'd like to win? Hmmm. I'm a notorious tightwad, so the books for sure. The earrings because they are so cute. And the Starbucks card because I only treat myself to Starbucks when we are in airports and on vacation. There's that tightwad part of me coming out, LOL!

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  38. Hey, I didn't know you had an e-mail subscription list gizmo, so I signed up for it!

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  39. Hi Kim! Congratulations on 1000 posts! I think I came across your blog because you commented on my blog ;)! It has been fun keeping up with you the past few years. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    Love, Sheri

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  40. My top 3 picks for the giveaway: the books (you know I LOVE books!), the earrings, and the pillow!

    Thanks again for doing this fun giveaway!

    LOve, Sheri

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  41. Congrats on the 1000 posts!
    I love your blog. I'm not sure how I stumbled upon yours, but I'm sure it was through another blog I follow....probably Gooseberry Patch.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  42. Top 3 products would be lip balm, earrings, and Twigtwad Gazette.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  43. I subscribe to your blog through email.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  44. Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Way to go! I first started reading your blog when Debbie Mercuri wrote and told me I'd love you. She was right.

    I'm sorry I've not been consistent in commenting lately as I've had to return to full time work. My blog reading has been greatly curtailed. But I try to stop by as often as I can.

    I subscribe to your blog through Google connect.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  45. Pumpkin lip balm sounds good and of course ...Starbucks. I visited your daughter's Etsy shop; too cute. She has some adorable earrings. And your friend's sweet door hanger is cute.

    Debbie

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  46. 1000 posts? Wow I have a lot of catching up to do.

    I just left a really long comment and blogger lost it now I have to start all over. Two visitors have left since I started trying to comment. LOL!

    I didn't actually find you, you found me and gave me the privilege of making all those little happy faces on your blog. :D I'm so glad you did!

    I keep coming back cause you are fun, kind-hearted, you make me laugh, you are deeply devoted to Christ, and you love our nation. Gotta keep a friend like that! :)

    Three things I want to win... hmmmm
    a million dollars, a complete landscaping makeover for my yard....
    ....oh wait, you mean of the ones you mentioned. Got it! :D

    They are all wonderful prizes! But I think I'll let you give them to one of your other 87,512 visitors since Feb 20, 2008 who probably visit your blog more often then I do. :) ♥

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  47. Oh Edie!! She's a hoot isn't she :) Always makes me smile!!!

    Congrats my friend!! WOW 1000 posts!! 1000 times you have cracked us up, or at the very least made us smile!! I can't even recall how I found you but thank the Lord I did!! What a blessing you are!

    I am going to be planning my Thanksgiving dinner as well. I am sooo looking forward to having everyone together for a few days! Golly, having Jen @ college is just not fun at all! But having her home sure will be !!

    Hmmm, I would like Kathy's adorable pillow , some lip balm and the earrings. Rylee got her ears pierced and she would Look sooo cute in those PINK rose earrings :)

    Love you my friend! Happy 1000th post!

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  48. CONGRATS on 1000 posts my lovely friend!!!!! So exciting!! I know that we commented on each other's blogs in June 2008 and you've been stuck with me ever since, but don't recall exactly how we found each other! You are a wonderful blogger and an awesome friend!

    What keeps me coming back? YOU!!! Love you my fabulous friend!! :)

    BIG too-bad-I-don't-have-1000-kinds-of-hugs-for-1000-posts size hugs to you!!! Love ya! :)

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  49. Hmmm...top 3 prizes. Well first would be that Starbucks card - it really makes me want to try that place and see if they have anything that I might like! ;) Second is the super adorable pillow that Kathy made! And third would be your daughter's pretty little earrings!

    Big I-thought-you-would-have-1000-prizes-to-celebrate-your-1000-posts-but-I'll-try-to-get-over-my-disappointment-HA size hugs to you!!! Kidding of course - LOLOL! Love you! :)

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  50. Well, I didn't stumble across your blog...it's just always been there. :) hee hee. I keep coming back because your my best friend and well, that's what we do. :)

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  51. The top 3 prizes I would like to win...well, I REALLY love that pillow, LOL... :)

    Um, Starbucks 1st (duh), Lipbalm second, and um, yup, the pillow 3rd, lol. I already have the adorable earrings, because I won a pair from Kelsey! :) And you KNOW i don't need any reading material. :)

    If I win my pillow give it to someone else!!! :) hee hee

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  52. Congrats on your milestone!! Whoot Whoot!!

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  53. I found your blog through your daughters blog!

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  54. I would love to win those earrings! Also the Starbucks gift card or the lip balm.

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  55. I first found you when you were featured on Gooseberry Patch. I have followed you ever since, and look forward to each new post.

    Jennie
    rmc18mom@gmail.com

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  56. My three choices would be the pillow, earrings and lip balm.

    Jennie
    rmc18mom@gmail.com

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  57. Okay! I found your blog through your daughters blog:)
    Just today actually!
    I love it!
    Alexa

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  58. 3choices?
    Probably the
    lip balm
    Starbucks card
    Earrings! (love these)
    Basketsandbaking.blogspot.com
    BTW I have weekly giveaways on my blog!

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  59. Congratulations on 1000 posts! What an accomplishment. I cannot honestly remember how I found your blog, but I am thankful that I did!

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  60. Top 3 prizes: Doorknob pillow, earrings (too cute) and Starbucks card!

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  61. I happened to find your blog through kelsey's blog. why i keep comming back well...for this giveaway but i think i might keep reading cause i like your blog :)

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  62. my top 3 prizes i like...

    1. Starbucks card
    2.earrings
    3.lip balm

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  63. I believe thatI found you because you posted a review of a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. I love reading what you have to say.

    Crystal Jo Bruns

    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  64. 1. Door Knob Hanger
    2. Books
    3. earrings

    Crystal Jo Bruns
    randcbruns AT kci.net

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  65. Goodness, I don't even remember how I found your blog. But just knowing you would be my Ethel if we lived close to each other keeps my coming back

    Mrs.B

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  66. I found you through "the not so perfect housewife". :)

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  67. The Starbucks Card
    The lip balm, and
    The earrings. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    carol_busse at yahoo dot com

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  68. I love the lip glosses, books and earrings!

    Mrs.B

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