Monday, January 26, 2009

My First Ever Giveaway!!!


I've never done a giveaway, and I've always wanted to. So, I might as well start today since it's the Bloggy Giveaway Quarterly Carnival! Why not join in the fun and live my dream all at the same time?

My thought was, "What would I like to win in a giveaway?"

Hmmm... *coffee with Patsy Clarimont and Mary Graham (and Sheila Walsh and... blast it... any and all of the Women of Faith ladies.)

*An all expense paid trip somewhere tropical.

*A weekly housekeeping service.

*A spot on the main stage at Creation West.

*Amazing designer clothes and accessories.

*A hair and makeup overhaul with Nick and Carmindy.

*A year's worth of pedicures.

*A custom blog layout.

*Someone to come and organize my home from floor to ceiling.

I could keep going on... but I have none of these to give away. (Unless you want to come over later this week and we can paint our toes together while watching What Not to Wear. Then I'll get out my guitar and serenade you.)

So, I'm going to give away coffee... of sorts. A $5.00 Starbucks gift card will be mailed to a randomly selected (I'm sure my children will be involved) winner. All you have to do is leave a comment. Be sure your email is connected to your comment, or that you leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win! I'll close the contest Friday at midnight.

ALSO... because I'm all in to fun and deals and Goodwill... I'm going to throw in a fashionable surprise!!! Can't you just hardly STAND the excitement?

For additional entries, you can subscribe to this blog (or "follow" me, if you're on Blogger), peruse my other posts and leave comments there, or link to this post from your blog! Yay! Just make sure you leave a comment for each letting me know so ALL of your entries are counted.

Woo-Hoo! Free stuff! I love it!

Check back this Saturday to see who won and find out what mystery gift will accompany the Starbucks bliss!
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311 Comments:

Deborah said...

please enter me!

Thany said...

I am all over this!

Hi kids! Remember me? We met and you wanted me to come home and live with you. I am the pretty pretty lady from the other end of the table. No, not the one with the black hair, that's Emmy. Nooo, not the one with the super blonde hair, that's Amy. I had on a black sweater...I was super nice....don't you remember?!

That's right, the pregnant one!

Lalena said...

Yea! A Give away! Maybe my luck will hold ;)
And you can serenade me anytime...heeehehe

Julie D said...

Very cute post! I was anxiously reading through to find out how to win it all! :)

BTW..the links are hard to read on the dark background.

Anonymous said...

Plase enter me, thanks!
Sammirichardson@yahoo.com

Sage said...

Sign me up - I'm off to go dream of things to win!

Amy said...

OH SURE ANGELA!! Sure! Fine! Give away COFFEE!! COFFEE!! Only days after my MS doc has made me swear off all caffeine. *sigh* Next time if you give away carrot sticks, I am ALL over it. :)

Lindsey said...

You are too sweet! I love your blog...we seem a lot alike! I am gonna follow you!

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I mean the only thing that could be better than a $5 Starbucks giftcard..would be if Beth Moore hanging out with me was part of the prize! :)

llanghans@yahoo.com

Emily B said...

I love surprises! AND I love Starbucks. Was this giveaway made for me? I'm going with an enthusiastic YES! :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, this would be amazing. Definitely enter me!!!

I love Garth Brooks by the way. Nice playlist.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Caitlin @ Clutter Cubed said...

Please count me in!

texasheartland said...

Oh how I love coffee! LOL

texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

Tiffany said...

ohhhh, hot chocolate.. :)

PS I added you ("follower"), if that counts for anything. ;)

sherunsaway22 at yahoo dot com

Thanks again!

My Moms View said...

I love surprises more than coffee. I still bug to know what christmas presents are,,, and santa, I can hardly wait for him!

info@mymomsview.com

Lisa Sharp said...

I love your background! Thanks for the giveaway!

love_cats05@yahoo.com

tami said...

i want this so badly!! i am almost panting lol

Dawn said...

A latte and a surprise, what better way to start the day!

Mzzterry said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love vanilla lattes!

Katie said...

Sweet, thanks!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Wanda said...

Ohhh a surprise kinda girl. I likey!

Good way to keep me happy dancin!

Come to mama...Starbucks card!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog...love starbucks...you're a great singer with an amazing fashion sense and you have 4 of the cutest kids I have ever laid eyes on!
Terryl mikenterryl@msn.com

Craft Tea Lady said...

Thanks so much for the chance.

crafttealady AT yahoo DOT com
www.crafttealady.etsy.com
www.xanga.com/crafttealady

Anonymous said...

Ooh enter me. stcglen@verizon.net. Okay so if my charming personality doesn't win it for me, remember I am the one with all the CHOCOLATE!

Pat said...

Enter me, pleases. Coffee is one of the few vices I can still justify.

Meritt said...

Coffee? Did someone say coffee? Count me in!

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

Thanks for this--we are Starbucks addicts here.
Come enter my Target GC giveaway!

Susie said...

I'm the mermaids best friend. You should pick me.

Plus Kevin Carroll included me in his blog, so I'm virtually a Starbucks celebrity. Or does that make me over qualified?

Pick me! Pick me!

cdziuba said...

That's enough for a nice Latte! Thanks for your generous giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

Thany said...

Don't let Susie's smooth words say you....or Amy's sad song about no more caffeine.

I had a DREAM about you once, remember?!

PICK ME!

Summer said...

Oh oh pick me! Pick me! I love coffee!!!!!!! :D

Lisa P said...

lets have coffe then paint our nails!

Beverly said...

Love Starbucks. I subscribed. Thanks for visitng my blog.

donnas said...

Please enter me.

koopermom said...

Ooh, all those ideas sound wonderful! But I'd settle for the Starbucks! :)

Natalie said...

I'd love to win this!

Lianne said...

Me, me, me!

And, wow! You still love Garth Brooks, too? You are cooler than I thought. =)

Natalie said...

Great giveaway! If I win I'll be off to get some hot chocolate. Yum!

scblog at hotmail dot com

AmandaSue said...

Ha I loved all your ideas :) Thanks for entering me! unforgetable_dreamer_always AT hotmail DOT com

Mama Hill said...

There is nothing better than Starbucks and Goodwill!

Did I mention I have to shop at Goodwill because I can't stop shopping at Starbucks?

scottsgal said...

Love STarbucks - thanks for the giveaway

Angel said...

I'd love any of the things you listed LOL!

D said...

ahhhhhhhhhh, Starbucks, love it
ddashby16@hotmail.com

Carrie said...

Love starbucks!

carrie_dodd at hotmail dot com

Angie said...

Who doesn't love some coffee? I love the pink and black of your blog..very pretty!

sandalsndaisies(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lydia said...

Starbucks is always a good pick!

delightfulconfection[at]gmail[dot]com

Robin said...

I love Starbucks! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Rose are red
Violet are blue,
if you pick me then I won't have the coffee blues.

pollyq121@yahoo.com

Shelley said...

I love starbucks!

Bloggytime20 (a) yahoo dot com

Tiffany said...

Coffee AND a fashionable surprise? I can't wait!!!
give_me_a_latte at yahoo

cmp said...

Cool! I love their hot chocolate!

cmp said...

I am a follower!

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway! I would love to win.
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Lynne said...

Thank you so much!

lynne at fairpoint dot net

JenMarie said...

Mmm..yummy giveaway!! :)

Gypsy said...

Ooh I love coffee!
gtc831[at]yahoo[dot]com

sara said...

I love starbucks and surprises!!! count me in!

sarawbowyerATmsnDOTcom

Diane said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway and the chance to win! Have a wonderful day!

diane@diane-anderson.com

Reeva said...

I'm having so much fun making friends and blog-hopping again this year.

Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I hope I'm chosen as the lucky winner!!!

The Popes said...

oH, I could get a free coffee and a hot chocolate for my little pumpkin!

Jason and Alicia said...

Surprisingly enough, I've never been to Starbucks! (Though I hear it's amazing.) I would love to try it out!

Marin... said...

Love Starbucks and Love your Breast Cancer Awareness background!

Stacy said...

Yea for Starbucks and surprises!
Great giveaway!
mcginnis135 at bellsouth dot net

Angela said...

Marin~

Thanks for the compliment on my background! It's actually a "Cure Diabetes" background. I know the pink and ribbons definitely give it that "Breast Cancer Awareness" look. But, both causes are very important!

Jeanette H. said...

You have a great song on your site!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

JH33194(underscore)2002(at)yahoo.com

okaat said...

oh the goody store as my great aunt mavis calls it with much excitement. yes please enter me i love surprises.

tammyduc7 said...

I love Starbuck's peppermint lattes !

tammyduc7@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Thanks so much for the contest.
susan dot lockhart at gmail dot com

Kizzie said...

Sign me up! Yum!

Kizziew at gmail dot com

Elizabeth said...

Count me in! I'd love a nice tall white chocolate mocha!!

Stacy said...

Five Bucks is a coffee, so I would be very happy if I won.

Thanks for the giveaway!

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I love Starbucks, but only go when I've been given a gift card :)

Rebecca
rlb46341(at)yahoo(dot)com

paula h said...

We have a Goodwill Outlet here. They sell the clothes by the pound. It's stuff that didn't sell in their regular stores. I have found some great things. You have to dig through bins of clothes but that's part of the fun.


hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

leslie said...

I really love your layout. It hits home for me. I do love Starbucks could really use a cup right now too. Thanks
leslierose at gmail dot com

Julie said...

I love goodwill and surprises. how fun!

Steph said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

ms0812@zoominternet.net

Kathy said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for doing this.

Deb said...

I love Starbucks and even though I can't afford to go often, when I need a special treat for
myself, I splurge and get a Caramel Machiatto. It's like dessert with a kick!

Jessica said...

Fun! Please enter me :)

ladydi115 said...

Thanks! I love coffee and this time of year, I love starbuck hot chocolate. thanks so much!

Mama Hill said...

I'm a subscriber!

Valerie said...

coffee and a surprise, how fun
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Susan said...

I would love this - spiced chai, here I come :) Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway!

rebecca said...

I love hot chocolate, and that would be welcome in these cold days! Thanks!


gitrecca at gmail dot com

Jane Anne said...

I am doing my very first giveaway with the carnival, too. I am also giving away a starbucks card (plus a couple more things). It has been so fun seeing the entries roll in.
Anyway, I'd love to win this! I am not sure which I am more addicted to - coffee or blogging!

Leona P said...

please enter me

Zach & Hannah Parris said...

I love surprises! Yippee skippee for carnival week!

fortyb4forty said...

This sounds fun.

Sierra said...

I would love to win a couple drinks at Starbucks... and I absolutely LOVE surprises! THanks for the opportunity!

Sarah said...

Please kids, pick me :)

Jesica said...

Who doesn't need a Starbucks giftcard to perk up her day? I know I do!

Kristina said...

Sounds good! Thank you! KMC3050@gmail.com

Qtpies7 said...

I'm with you on the housecleaning service! If only!

But in a way, if I won the Starbucks gc, it would be like giving me housecleaning service. My dd cleans for Starbuck gift cards!

semtaylor said...

Great giveaway. Love there hot chocolate. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susan said...

Mmmm...great giveaway! Thanks!

snkjohnson at gmail dot com

Jeremy said...

Goodness...I can't believe all the people jonesing for a free cup-o-joe! We're related so I'm probably disqualified, but if Taylor, Jordan, Brit and Ian really love their uncle...:) Forget the coffee I would buy a slice of cake cut it into fourths and mail it to them. How's that for a bribe?

~Sandy~ said...

i have been dreaming of the same things....hahaha!!! great post :O) thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. you will have to post the "surprise" after the contest ends so we know what it was

Katie said...

Mmmm, I am craving me some starbucks!

*~Dani~* said...

Starbucks is always a good prize for a giveaway. Count me in.

P.S. Love the blog layout!

ariyana9501 said...

I love Goodwill!!!!! I've never been to Starbucks, but hopefully I'll love it too!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

enter me too!
xlr8cindy @ gmail (dot) com
~Cindy

M.E. said...

Super giveaway!
Enter me, thanks!

Annie said...

Ooh I love coffee and I love good deals from thrift stores.......I'm tres excited!


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

Annie said...

I am following your blog via Google Reader!


Thanks


nancyrobster@gmail.com

margelina said...

awesomeness, thanks!
margelina@comcast.net

CaseyDeuce said...

I love this post!! LOL!

Thanks so much for the chance at this!!

jamielz said...

Good job on your first giveaway post!

jamielz@verizon.net

Aura said...

I don't drink coffee, my hubby does but I would like to find out about the fashionable surprise!

Perret Party of Four said...

I love your blog design. thanks for a yummy giveaway.
Davina
davina.perret@gmail.com

Rebecca Graham said...

Love Starbucks! Wish I had a hot caramel machhiato right now!

Staci said...

I love Goodwill-I have so much fun at thrift stores! Starbucks is definitely my weakness though. Thanks for the chance to enter!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

Alibi said...

Coffee is always a great gift! Starbucks is my favorite indulgence.

Kathy Eller said...

you are too funny!

Thanks for a great giveaway!

kathy

eller at i love Jesus dot net

An iMperfect wIfe said...

I love starbucks! And surprises too! Wow, thanks :)

Jenny

janetfaye said...

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Megan said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway!
mnatherson at comcast dot net

Shirley said...

Love your blog! Will be back to read more later.

Erin said...

I hardly ever get surprised anymore so this would be really great if I won...hehe

Toni-Lynn @ Grocery Price Blog said...

I love your layout! Great way to show support :)

I wanted to follow for the extra entry but couldn't find where to on your blog?

I would love to win this :) My 6 year old son and I go to Starbucks once a week as our "mommy/son" time to sit and talk. I get a vanilla bean and he gets a Hot Chocolate (Double Chocolate Chip Drink in the summer)With times so bad, this is one thing I refuse to cut our of our budget. This would get us a weeks worth of catching up free!

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Toni-Lynn
@Holly_GPB
info[@]grocerypricebooks.com

Chantelle said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

chantellesabino at mac dot com

DG said...

ooo this is amazing!@ thanks so much! :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Anonymous said...

I love Starbucks & Surprises! monk5@charter.net

WAHMgroup said...

I'd like to be entered!

Stephanie said...

I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Leland's Mama said...

Mama wants a frappuccino. (waterprincess812@aol.com)

Karla said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!


karla at endikos dot com

Cortney said...

Wow... 125 comments. I feel very cool for knowing you. :)

cortneyatchley@gmail.com

DEBIJOT said...

Love me some coffee.

punkinmama said...

Yes, coffee is a good alternative... Thanks for the chance to win!

Nickolay said...

My favorite drink at Starbucks is the White Chocolate Mocha

jason@allworldautomotive.com

taysmommy said...

what a fun giveaway! I love surprises!

ry13_2000@yahoo.com

Doreen said...

Oh yes, please hook me up w/Starbucks!! I will share with my Mom! purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Ames said...

Thanks so much - gotta love starbucks :)

Amanda B. said...

Starbucks....MMMMMMMMM!!!! Enter me please!!!

Amanda B. said...

I subscribed.

Doreen said...

I subscribed!

Doreen said...

I wanted to follow your blog...but I've been looking and I don't see anywhere we can do that.

Doreen said...

I blogged: http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/01/starbucks-gc.html I want that gc! :)

Doreen said...

I'm going to leave some comments on other posts of yours for additional entries! :)

Karen said...

In lieu of a tropical beach vacation, I think Starbucks is a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

Angela said...

Hi Hi I would like to be entered in your giveaway!
thanks
angyla678@hotmail.com

WonderfullyMade729 said...

I'll take starbucks over a housekeeping service anyday! :)
wonderfullymade729 at gmail dot com

Joyful Noise said...

Congrats on your first giveaway and thanks for the chance to win...Check out my giveaways for your chance to win!

WonderfullyMade729 said...

subscribed
wonderfullymade729 at gmail dot com

the schros said...

thanks for the giveaway!

CrystalGB said...

Great giveway. Thanks for the chance.

mom2anutball said...

Great giveaway, I love starbucks!!

Alicia said...

What a fun giveaway! I love starbucks :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I blogged about this too:

http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2009/01/win-it-wednesday-overflow.html

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

michelle said...

I love Starbucks, but seldom get to go and take advantage of any quiet time there. Thanks for the giveaway.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Dina said...

A mom can always use a good cup of coffee!

"Vote for Ben" said...

Thanks so much!! I would love this!

BroncoMom said...

Hello Diapers & stilettos!

I would like to enter your giveaway for the Starbucks card. A great treat during the winter blah season.
Thanks for the chance to win.
BroncoMom.is.ann@gmail.com

Erika Lynn said...

please enter me, and just know that we will be watching What Not To Wear together just in our own homes. haha.
Thanks!

Erika Lynn said...

I am also a follower

Shel said...

The only thing I wish for is Starbucks to deliver so I don't have to drive in the snow for a Caffe Mocha.

Thanks for the giveaway!

shel704 at aol dot com

Long Family said...

Your blog is fun. I like the layout. thanks for the chance to win!

Alissa said...

oh man. surprises are always fun!
Aschrader85(@)gmail(.)com

Kristy said...

You are hilarious! Thanks for the chance.

ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

feather k said...

thanks for participating! count me in!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I *heart* Starbucks and I love surprises... :)


LilithSilvermane(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

Starbucks and a surprise!! Sounds good to me! :)

Sarah said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love Starbucks and surprises.


eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Julie said...

Oh fun! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

The Bells said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa

lisakay720[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bethany said...

Looks like lots of fun!

Sweetpeas said...

Love starbucks, count me in!

mi3ragamuffins said...

I LOVE Starbucks! Thank you for the fun giveaway! Can't wait to hear what the surprise is :)

Lisa said...

Sounds like a good prize to me! Thanks!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Congratulations on your first giveaway! Who can resist a Starbucks card? And, even better, a "fashionable surprise" - that REALLY peaks my curiosity!

LoriM said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

scrappylori at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Thanks for offering it!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I love Starbucks! Count me in!

bmc1978[at]yahoo[dot]com

freetibet said...

How fun - a surprise! Please enter me, too.

James and Andrea said...

What a cute blog! And a cute giveaway. Thanks for making it fun!

palmtreefanatic said...

OOOOOOOOOO!!!!
I love starbucks more then everyone on here put together!
please enter me in!!! Thank you ever so much for a grreat giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Did you say Starbucks?

sc2466 at comcast dot net

Jingle said...

I love surprises!!!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

Karen L said...

Hey, how about if I come and watch What Not To Wear with you, and clean your house for you afterwards!!!??!

Wendy said...

I'd love to be entered in your drawing!

Now, if we could just work on getting Clinton and Stacy to come around...

sunnymum said...

I'd come over since my little piggies could use some tlc, but I can't reach my toes over my preggo belly. It's a bit far to walk too from MA. Hope you enjoy the week!

Reva Skie said...

I suppose if there is no housekeeper, I will settle for coffee. :P

BrineS said...

Starbucks! Love it!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Buki Family said...

i love suprises!

CC said...

I love Starbucks!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, fun! I love surprises!

tornem(at)yahoo.com

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Surprises are the best!!
Count me in...

jskell911 said...

I love both Starbucks and surprises. Thanks

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in.
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

scrappychic12 said...

I love coffee - this would be a great pick-me-up! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

scrappychic12[at]live[dot]com

Michelle said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Sarah Z said...

Yum - Starbucks!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

asinglemomslife said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

jendrost @ att.net

asinglemomslife said...

I subscribed

jendrost @ att.net

Whimsical Creations said...

Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Kaitlin said...

Pumpkin spice lattes, here I come.

kaitlinklaas[at]gmail[dot]com

Kaitlin said...

And I subscribed!

kaitlinklaas[at]gmail[dot]com

Sarah said...

Ok, the women of faith ladies are awesome. But I'll sure take a coffee and a bonus!

AudreyO said...

I'm not sure I know anyone who doesn't love Starbucks. Thanks for this offer. audreyoka@cox.net

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I would love to enter. Thanks you for the oppotunity. My husband can't stand What Not To Wear, but I really like it. :)

I am also giving away a restaurant gift card if you are interested! Thank you!

rlgrady said...

I would love to win. I really enjoy Starbuck's Caramel Macchiatos.


Thanks!

rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com