Tuesday, November 22, 2011

First Giveaway EVER!

Hey You Guys!!!!!!!!!

I have been thinking about what my first giveaway will be for a while now.  I've been creeping up on 100 followers for a couple of weeks {That was going to be the magic number}.  I've googled "blog giveaways" for something unique.  I've thought about it before I fall asleep at night. {Sad, huh?} I've asked my teacher-husband for ideas {he rolled his eyes}...

I hit 100 a few days ago...but justifed dragging my feet by telling myself that really it's only 99, since I follow myself. HA!  Then I hit 101 and I thought...I have family who follow me, they shouldn't count either because they have to follow me.  You see where this is going...

So, here it is...

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You girls have been such a help to me - in more ways than you know.  You've provided inspiration for me when I felt like my passion was being yanked right out from under me.  You make me laugh, you make me go out and buy yet another ink cartridge....my classroom has never been cuter {I mean really - no more HUGE anchor charts...I now know how to create some super streamlined darling posters!!!! - and have nabbed more than a few from you!!!}.

So, what's this giveaway going to be?  You name it.  With the holidays fast approaching -  I figured if you're like me once you get the spending bug {from gift giving of course} you start to spend more on yourself {"Oh, I know my sister will love that purse because I love it"...purchase said purse for sister.  Go out two days later and purchase said purse for yourself - c'mon, you know you do it too!}.

Are you wondering when I'm actually going to get to the giveaway?  Me too.  Okay...so, think of any place on the www that you might like a TWENTY DOLLAR GIFT CARD to...anywhere.  You name it.  If you win, you'll provide me with the URL and I'll send you an e-card {make sure wherever you choose has this option}.  How cool is that?!?!? 


So how might one enter?

1.  Become a follower {oh please} and tell me you are following. Or comment that you are already a follower {thank you!!!!}

2.  Blog about this giveaway on YOUR blog {and let me know so I can run on over to your blog and see my blog mentioned on your blog...}

3. Add my blog to your blog roll {wouldn't it be nice if you could add my button to your blog? umm, yeah - I'm still workin' on that}

So, there ya have it!  I hope more than three people enter.  That's another reason I've dragged my feet.  What if a whole whoppin' five people enter, one being me {I can enter, right?  It's about high time I win a giveaway!!!!}, my sister, my friend Barb {she does exist} and two other people who just feel sorry for me?!? Okay, that won't happen, right?  Because you're all going to enter and tell all of your friends to enter too, right? right? right? Let me hear an "Oh Yeah!"

You have until 9:00 pm {Eastern Standard Time} Black Friday to enter.  I will announce the winner on Saturday, November 26th.

Go to it!!!!!

82 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining my blog! I am excited to find great ideas on your blog!

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  2. Oh Yeah! I am a new follower of your blog! Congrats on over 100 followers! Would love a $20 gift card to any book store!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
    farmingthefirstgradecrop@blogspot.com

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  3. I blogged about your give away on my blog:

    http://farmingthefirstgradecrop.blogspot.com/2011/11/1-more-day.html

    Thanks for checking it out!

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  4. I added your blog to my blog roll. I am fairly new to blogging and don't know how to "grab a button". Is there a "Blogging for Dummies" out there somewhere??

    farming the first grade crop

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  5. I have had you on my blog roll for a while!!
    TheResource(ful)Room!

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  6. I follow your blog!

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  7. I'm one of your 100 followers! Yeah.

    Denise
    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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  8. I blogged about your giveaway--although I'm hoping I win!!! :) I do have a slight internet shopping addiction!

    http://livelaughandlovetolearn.blogspot.com/2011/11/black-friday-sale.html

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

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  9. Congratulations on 100 followers! I have a dream...that one of these days I'm going to make it to 50!! I get so excited every since time I get a new follower!!!
    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  10. I blogged about your giveaway.
    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

    http://firstgradedelight.blogspot.com/2011/11/giving-just-keeps-on-going.html

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  11. I added you to my blog roll.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  12. Congratulations on getting over 100 followers! I am a new follower of your blog! Great giveaway!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  13. Im already number 16!!! And I'm already a follower!

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  14. Well, lookie there, friend!!! I'm number 17 -- you had nothing to worry about!!! :)
    Of course I'm a follower! Love ya, girl!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  15. Congratulations on over 100 followers Holly, I'm #110! I remember being nervous that no one would enter my first giveaway too. Thanks for letting me enter yours. I'm also having a couple of giveaways now, I hope you'll stop by http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com and enter mine too.

    Hugs...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I just blogged about your giveaway here Holly:
    http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-blog-and-new-giveaway-to-share-3.html.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I've also added you to my blogroll. I hope you'll soon become a new follower of Cotton Pickin Cute.

    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I'm a follower! justforcontests11(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I blogged about your giveaway:

    http://mariespinkreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-contest.html

    justforcontests11(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I'm your newest follower!

    Kylie
    downunderteacherblog@gmail.com
    Down Under Teacher

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  21. Hello! I'm new here--came over from Cotton Pickin Cute. You certainly have more than 5 entries! That's great. I'm a new follower. Thank you for the chance (an Ebay card would be such fun!), and I'm looking forward to reading more from your blog in the future. ; )
    ~Michele

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  22. Follow you via GFC (Kathryn) katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I found you via Cotton Pickin Cute. I have a first grader and I know that you as a teacher have a hard but rewarding job. Thanks for all you do for our children!

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  23. Blogged about your giveaway: http://kathrynskloset.blogspot.com/2011/11/crisscross-applesauce-in-first-grade.html
    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. I am blogging about you over on my blog!
    Going Nutty!
    Staci

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  25. Holly,
    You are already a blog I am nutty over!
    (If you are still having a problem making a button, check out blogging with Amy...that is where I read up on how to make mine)
    Congratulations on going over 100!
    Going Nutty!
    Staci

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  27. Added you to my blogroll. www.kathrynskloset.blogspot.com
    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I am so happy to have found your blog! I'm now following you! :)

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  29. I totally bragged about your accomplishments and shared the giveaway on my blog!

    http://carriedawaykindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/11/tis-season-for-giveaways.html

    Kim @ carriedawaykindergarten.blogspot.com

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  30. Well, how sweet you are! Thank you for this lovely giveaway. I'm follower #118 and pleased to be so. Congrats on this milestone! On to the next 100! :)

    susanaudrey33 at gmail dot com

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  31. I am a follower!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  32. I follow your blog!

    Laura
    laurastarnes(at)ymail(dot)com
    Kinder Kraziness

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  33. I follow your blog!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  34. I am a follower of your blog and I lovvvvvvvvvvve the ideas I've gotten from you! Thanks a bunch.


    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  35. I am already a follower.

    missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

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  36. You are added on my blogroll.

    missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

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  37. I've been a follower for some time now and just love your blog posts!
    Rebecca
    Teaching First

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  38. You are already on my blog roll because your blog is soooo awesome!! Congratulations on 100 followers!!! I know how exciting that was for me! I'm just a little over 100 right now!
    Rebecca
    Teaching First

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  39. Did I ever tell you I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog?!!!! You make me smile! Congrats on 100 followers! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  40. Yay for you hitting over a hundred!!
    I follow your blog!
    jenross1018@yahoo.com
    theteacherscauldron.blogspot.com

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  41. You are on my blog roll!
    jenross1018@yahoo.com
    theteacherscauldron.blogspot.com

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  42. I blogged about your giveaway!

    jenross1018@yahoo.com
    theteacherscauldron.blogspot.com

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  43. WOW I'm number 121! Cute blog cool give away!
    Tammy
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  44. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  45. I am a follower of your fab blog! :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  46. Congratulations! I now follow you. Do you follow me?

    Megan
    www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  47. Congrats on reaching 100 followers! I now follow you.

    Heather
    http://swingingthroughsecondgrade.blogspot.com/

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  48. I've blogged about your giveaway on my blog, http://swingingthroughsecondgrade.blogspot.com

    Heather

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  49. Yeah, it worked! I follow your blog now and I can comment!

    Marybeth

    http://cialinichat-mbcialini.blogspot.com/

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  50. I added you to my blog roll both on my blog and on google reader! Can't wait to see your newest ideas!

    Marybeth

    http://cialinichat-mbcialini.blogspot.com/

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  51. I blogged about your give away here: http://teachingfirst-abc.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-friend-holly-over-at-crisscross.html

    Rebecca
    Teaching First

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  52. Hi there! I'm a follower. Congrats on the 100. Isn't it exciting? I finally got there yesterday and am also going to have a give away. Love your blog ;)
    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

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  53. I am one of your followers and definitely wrote about your giveaway on my newest post. You can find it at: applesandpapers.blogspot.com

    Congrats on having 100 followers!! I really enjoy your blog. It is inspiring!!

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  54. I follow your blog and I love it! It is so inspiring and I love your sweet spirit!

    www.lovingandlearninginprek.blogspot.com

    Julia

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  55. Congrats on reaching 100 followers and you must be pleased to see that you have more than 5 entries for your first giveaway.
    I follow via GFC
    ape2016
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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  56. I blogged about your giveaway! http://lovingandlearninginprek.blogspot.com/

    Julia

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  57. I follow your blog!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  58. I am a new follower! Congrats on 100 followers!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  59. I added you to my blog roll!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  60. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaways.html

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  61. I'm a new follower! :o)
    I love your blog!

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  62. I added your cute blog to my blog roll! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  63. I love to follow your blog! Congrats!
    Posting about you on FB for my teacher friends!

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  64. 1, 2, eyes on YOU!
    You totally crack me up! I am your newest follower. (By the way, I left a response to your comment on my blog.) I'm going to check out the blog roll thingy...I'll be back!

    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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  65. You are now on my new blog roll!

    hilary35t@gmail.com

    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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  66. I am a new follower! Such a cute name!!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  67. You are on my blog roll!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  68. I follow your awesome blog!

    Sara
    Livs14@gmail.com
    Smilinginsecondgrade.blogspot.com

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  69. I follow your blog but do not have a blog of my own. Hoping I can still win.
    mrsmacksk@gmail.com

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  70. You're post was too funny. I'm so new at blogging but have had those "no one is going to enter/follow me" thoughts :) It looks like you have quite a lot of comments here so Way To Go! I'm one of your followers and can't wait to get to know you better. Have a good night.

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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