Wednesday, January 4, 2012

250 Followers - A Different Kind of Giveaway!!!!

I started this little 'ol blog on October 1st - 3 months ago.  I remember being my only follower and how silly I felt blogging to....me! I blogged the very next day and I was up to 3 followers.  That scared the living daylights out of me...I didn't know about text boxes, fonts or Scrappin' Doodles and definitely thought my blah, blah,blah's would result in crickets in the comment box...

So here I am....250 followers later.  Happy as a clam and ready for another giveaway.

I was thinking about the perfect item to giveaway.  I thought about making something but I can't even sew on a button {okay, I can but it ain't pretty}, or offer up one of my gorgeous units...shaaa, remember - I just learned how to use text boxes....there are no uber cute units...yet!

Then it came to me, just like my OLW ...

A different kind of giveway.

In this giveaway YOU are actually the one giving away...



Whoever wins will choose a charitable organization to donate 30 dollars to.  I will make the donation in your name.

Here's the skinny on how you enter:

1.  Comment here with the name/link of another blogger - spread the blogger love!!!
2.  Tell me which charitable organization you would give your donation.
3.  If you're feelin' it, blog about this give away, and comment here.

Good luck!!!

Giveaway will end on Sunday, January 8th...say noon {EST} and the winner will be announced on the 9th! the same day because I won't be able to wait!

Happy Thursday Eve!

Holly

63 comments:

  1. I HEART this idea - so smart. I would choose the Ronald McDonald House.
    Jennyfer
    www.teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com

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  2. Congrats, but more importantly what a great idea!!!

    Here is my shout out to Laura @ Delightful Daily 5

    Kimberley @ 1st in Maine

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  3. I would choose Share Our Strength, a non profit dedicated to feeding hungry children. How can we teach children when their basic needs aren't met?

    Kimberley @ 1st in Maine

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  4. I also did a post about the giveaway - this is a prize where everyone wins!
    http://teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com/2012/01/spreading-love-giveaway-did-i-get-your.html

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  5. I just did a post on my blog as well!

    Kimberley @ 1st in Maine

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  6. Great idea! and Congrats! I'm creeping ever so slowly up to 200! Here's a great new blog I just found
    http://slidinginto1st.blogspot.com/

    Amy
    TheResource(ful)Room!

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  7. Love this giveaway! So sweet Holly - just like you! :)
    Here is a shout out to Julia at www.lovingandlearninginprek.blogspot.com

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  8. I would choose the special olympics!

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  9. I would donate to the American Cancer Society in honor of my Mother.
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  10. I would donate to Woodburn Proud, which is a community organization that helps to better our community, whether it's from street clean-ups or giving scholarships, they are amazing. This year they made it possible for all fourth-graders to get swimming lessons.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  11. Holly, this is awesome and you're making me look bad.
    Here's my shout out to a brand new blog I found today. . . http://ms-smartiepants.blogspot.com/ It is SUPER CUTE!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  12. I would donate it to petsmartscharities because I love love love love love dogs. And someone has to speak up for them. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  13. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaways-found.html

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  14. What a wonderful idea! I would choose Wounded Warriors Foundation for the donation if I win!

    Thanks so much! :)

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  15. I would give my donation to Donorschoose! I love helping kids and teachers!


    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  16. Jenny from Shaping It Up in First Grade. It is a cute blog!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  17. What a great idea! I would donate it to Tumor Troopers- a Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. Last year my 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Thank God it was benign. Never a day goes by that I don't think what if.

    My blog shout out is to: Beg Borrow and Steal-- Mrs.McHaffie (I wish I knew her first name) offered some really cute freebies this week.

    No matter who you choose we are all winners. Great charities and shout outs.

    Leslie
    lavery1971@aol.com
    Leslie

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  18. Gosh girl what a great idea!!! I would donate to St. Jude's.

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  19. I'm going to give a shout out to Janaye @ Tales of Frogs & Cupcakes since I'm loving her "Think About It" math series!

    This is a great idea, love it!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  20. I would donate to Donors Choose just because I know what a big difference it's made in my classroom! I'd love to help out other classes!


    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  21. What a great idea, and I'm lovin' the OLW! Congrats on your numbers! Can I shout out about my own little blog? Farming the First Grade Crop. Thanks!

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  22. I would donate to ST. Judes. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to work with children who are ill.

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  23. I pinned about your give away on Pinterest!

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  24. This is amazing. I love this idea! I would want the donation to go to ALS.
    kheinrich9@gmail.com

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  25. Great give away! I would donate to the Foundation to Cure Melanoma in Bangor, Maine.

    Dee
    First Impressions

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  26. I would donate to the YSPCA because animals are so near and dear to my heart.

    I'm linking Erin at creatingandteaching.blogspot.com

    I'll be blogging about your post : )

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  27. This is a the best giveaway!! I have to think about what I want to give to. Also I am giving you the versatile blogger award! Come on over and check it out. Plus I wrote about you give away. You are just awesome!!!


    Apples and Papers

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  28. By far the best giveaway I've seen! Seriously, love it. I would donate money to either Unicef or The Water Project which funds wells to be built in Africa.

    Elisabeth
    eangelakos@gmail.com

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  29. What a lovely idea! I would donate to The CJD Foundation, http://www.cjdfoundation.org, in honor of my father!

    Kim
    http://growingupteaching.blogspot.com/

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  30. Hi Holly, I gave you the Leibster Blog Award. Come over to Primary Punch to check it out!!

    Primary Punch

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  31. I would donate to Girls On The Run. IT is a great program that teaches girls (grades 3-5)how to live healthy not only physically, but also mentally.

    Karen
    kadythomas@hotmail.com

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  32. I blogged about your awesome giveaway!
    Check it out here!
    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com

    Smiling In Second Grade

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  33. I follow your blog and here's my shout out to Erika over at The Honey Bunch
    The Honey Bunch
    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com

    Smiling In Second Grade

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  34. I would donate to the ALS association. A foundation close to mine and my husband's hearts.

    Sara :)
    livs14@gmail.com

    Smiling In Second Grade

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  35. Such a clever idea! I would donate to our local animal shelter since we got our 2 kitties there.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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  36. I would give to Girls on The Run, It's a great organization that helps girls in grade 3-5 learn to work together rather than against each other - as well as helping develop self esteem and health body image through training for a 5k run. A great program I volunteer coach for!

    TheResource(ful)Room!

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  37. 250 followers!? I couldn't imagine! Maybe one day :) I've given you the Versatile Blogger award! Head on over to http://confessionsfromafirstyearteacher.blogspot.com/ to check it out!

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  38. I would give my donation to Donors Choose. They have been so good to me, I would definitely have to pay it forward to them.
    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  39. A new blog I would like to mention is my friend Christina's blog. She just started and is getting into a groove over there! Check her out!

    http://livelaughteach.blogspot.com/

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  40. Best.Giveaway.Ever!!!!!!! This is right up my alley!! I would give the $$ to Dreams Come True. This organization grants dreams to children with life-threatening illnesses. Dreams range from Disney to shopping to swimming with dolphins, to Hawaii.

    This organization is very near and dear to my heart! :)
    Dreams Come True

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

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  41. Congrats on 250 followers! Maybe some day I'll get there. This is such a GREAT giveaway! I'd donate to American Cancer Society in honor of my mom and brother and their fight with cancer.
    Petersons-Pad.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh Holly, I LOVE this giveaway. I may just have to borrower/pay it forward over to me to my page as a giveaway. I love it!

    The blogger I want to give recognition to is Stephanie @ Teaching in Room 6
    I started a little after she has and she has been a true inspiration. She is very helpful, encouraging, and supportive of me and other bloggers.
    I almost got teary eyed when I saw she posted about me.

    Again Holly, I really love this. I hope to have this many followers in 3 months. ~BTW- I think I am pretty creative and crafty, but I can't sew a button at all.

    Always keep the Faith (my OLW)
    Live.Laugh.Teach

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  43. I am still in love with this giveaway!!!

    I'd like to give the $ to Kisses from Katie

    Her story is remarkable and I am currently reading her book. She is in her early 20's and started her own organization. Amazing!

    Always
    Live.Laugh.Teach
    Christina
    to

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  44. Hello Holly!

    I added this giveaway to my blog and I plan to pin it and post it via FB. I truly believe in paying it forward.

    Amazing Giveaway..OLW

    Always
    Live.Laugh.Teach

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  45. What a wonderful giveaway! I am obsessed with Ms. Noren's Blog. msnoren.blogspot.com She is a 5th grade teacher in Texas!

    Katie
    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

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  46. If I win, my donation would got to the Katie Lynn Stevens Scholarship Fund. Katie would have been a senior this year, but was tragically killed 2 years ago today in a car wreck. Her mom also happens to be my school principal. In honor of Katie, our community has created The Katie Stevens Project, www.katiestevensproject.org. Katie Stevens who was on Season 9 of American Idol is actually going to come to our small town to do a benefit concert. Our school has also taken the motto "Smile Back" this year in Katie's honor.

    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

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  47. I love this idea!!! So great! My shout-out is to thebubblegumtree.blogspot.com.


    3rdgradetimesinct.blogspot.com

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  48. I would choose the Alzheimer's Association. I am the sole caregiver for my mom who is suffering with the beginning to moderate stages of this disease. What a great opportunity!

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  49. I just posted your giveaway on my blog! :)

    3rdgradetimesinct.blogspot.com

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  50. I would donate to the Beads of Courage organization. I posted about it on my blog and how a student of mine brought in her Beads of Courage necklace for her prized possession.

    http://yearn4learning.blogspot.com/search/label/possessives


    Denise
    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  51. I would give it to Ronald McDonald house in celebration of you and your family!

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  52. Here is an awesome blog to check out!

    http://hoppingintofirstgrade.blogspot.com/

    Sweet Times in First

    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

    Sandra

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  53. I would donate to Donate Life AZ.

    My aunt just had a liver transplant a couple of days before Thanksgiving and because of that she is getting better and better everyday!

    :)

    Sweet Times in First

    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

    Sandra

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  54. 250 followers! Wow! You rock. Apparently I'm doing something wrong...I started 3 months ago too.

    BUT, I love this idea!! I would donate to http://www.thenegufoundation.org/ in honor of the young girl who just passed away due to pediatric cancer.

    Amy
    Krazy About Kiddos

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  55. I blogged about your wonderful giveaway!!

    http://sweettimesinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/01/getting-ready-for-school-and-some.html

    Sweet Times in First

    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

    Sandra

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  56. Hey! How on earth did I miss your giveaway? I feel like a slug under a rock...do slugs like rocks? doesn't seem like it since they are soft and squishy but ANYWAY...I would love to give your hard earned money to Communities in Schools. They help our kiddos that can't afford school supplies, backpacks, home necessities, and school pictures.

    A new blog I adore (besides yours) is
    A Teacher's Cauldron

    Sorry I am so late on this! But I am glad I made it!!!!
    reagan.tunstall@gmail.com

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  57. I blogged about your giveaway!!

    http://livelaughandlovetolearn.blogspot.com/2012/01/pay-it-forward-giveaway.html

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

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  58. I {puffy} heart this giveaway! If I win I would definitely donate it to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital..I can't imagine what these children are going through..supporting cancer research will save children's lives in the future. :)

    Gladys
    http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

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  59. I would donate to MARL-MS Animal Rescue League. They're always low on goods around this time of year.
    lmartin@rcsd.ms

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  60. First, hello from your newest follower :) What an incredible giveaway... so SELFLESS!!

    The blogger I would like to shout out to is Lisa @ Stories From Second

    Amanda

    Learn, Laugh, Grow

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  61. I would donate the money to St. Jude's!!

    Amanda

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