Here it is friends: my very first (and probably only one for a long time) giveaway! Boring details are near the bottom, here’s what you can win:
This set includes: an insulated lunch bag, CrystalWave® Soup Mug, one 16-oz./470 mL tumbler and a CrystalWave® 4 ¼ cup/1.1 L container. $44 value
Thanks to Lisa Marie Fletcher, who gave me a discount for this item. Lisa is an Independent Tupperware Manager and a homeschooling, WAHM to 3 busy boys. She’s my go-to gal for Tupperware. (One day, I will have organized cupboards!) Go check out Lisa’s website.
Shannon’s Irish Bliss Gift Set
This set includes: Lavender Vanilla Body Butter, Natural Rose Facial Moisturizer, Rosemary Mint Shea Butter Soap, Earth Tones Solid Perfume and Mint Julep Lip Balm. $31.75 value
My sister has been raving about Shannon’s products for a while now, so I bought some stuff from her Etsy shop. I loved everything. One of the products I tried is the Lavender Vanilla Body Butter. Oh. Em. Gee. People, I swear, every time I open the jar I want to eat it. Seriously, that’s how yummy it smells. It really reminds me – both in texture and in smell – of my Vegan (or not) Vanilla Icing. And it’s wonderful for dry skin; I especially love it for the winter. If you like natural body products, you’ll love this stuff. Thanks to Shannon for giving me a deal on this gift set.
Charmed Frog Ring
I love this totally funky, handmade, beaded, wire wrapped ring by Charmed Frog on etsy. The Czech glass and glass beads are shades of pinks and purples. The ring is adjustable and will fit about a size 4 to a size 6. $24 value
I’ve been drooling over this awesome jewellery lately. I love to support Canadian businesses and even more so when they are WAHMs. Charmed Frog is a WAHM to two in New Brunswick. To see more of Charmed Frog’s funky jewelery check out her Etsy Shop. She’s also on Twitter.
Cupcakes for Haiti Cookbook
This book is currently at the printer. The mastermind behind the whole project, Susana, wanted the cover image to be a surprise, so I don’t have a picture for you yet (what you see here is the poster from the event). BUT as soon as the book is ready, the winner will receive a copy, hot off the presses. $20 value
Have you read about Cupcakes for Haiti? If you haven’t, go and read about it now – it’s quick! Susana and friends raised just under $12,000. The cookbook is a continuation of those efforts. Proceeds from the book will be divided equally between MSF/Doctors Without Borders and FINCA. The book was put together entirely with volunteers and donations. Not a penny was spent in the production of this book so that all the proceeds can be donated to the cause. Pretty cool, eh? If you don’t win, I’ll be selling copies on my blog so stay tuned!
Autographed copy of Bearing Witness: Childbirth Stores Told by Doulas
Dr. Lisa Doran, ND, and Lisa Caron, CD & PCD (DONA)
This book is a lovely collection. It includes stories by Lisa Doran, Lisa Caron, Sam Lesson, Jennifer Elliot, Shawn Gallagher, Tara MacLean-Grand, Toby Neal and Rean Cross, just to name a few. $20 value
Lisa Doran is a mum to 3 boys; a midwifery, homebirth and breastfeeding advocate; a doula; and a naturopathic doctor who specializes in fertility, pregnancy and birth. Years ago, when I was still a relatively new mother, Lisa responded to something I posted on a mum’s group. Most certainly unbeknownst to her, her words had a strong impact on me and my confidence as an attachment parent. I’ve been a fan of hers ever since. Since then our lives have crossed paths a few times, and most recently, we connected through our kids.
Autographed copy of Isobel’s Tree
Written and Illustrated by Dawn Potter
This is a sweet children’s book suitable for young children or beginner readers with themes of nature and family. The artwork is beautiful and the book is made entirely of recyclable materials. $10 value
For more information about the book, see the publisher’s website. If you’re in the GTA and would like to buy an autographed copy, contact Dawn directly at email@example.com. The book is also available at Chapters.Indigo, Amazon.ca and Amazon.com
Why am I doing a giveaway? Partly because I’d love to see more of who my readers are. Lots of you have commented before but I know lots of you haven’t. I’m hoping that I’ll see some new names in that comments box.
I also want to say thank you to my readers. When I started this blog I had no idea how much I’d love it. I also had no idea how many people would read it! Seriously, I know I don’t have an enormous following but there are enough of you reading that it makes me want to keep writing. So I want to say thank you. Thanks for reading. Thanks for waiting patiently (and then coming back to read) when my writing has been scarce. Thank you so much for your comments; I love reading the comments. Thank you for following me on Twitter. Thank you for “liking” my Facebook page. Thanks.
I paid for all the prizes I’m giving away. I decided a while back that I wasn’t going to accept freebies in exchange for reviewing products, and I wanted to be consistent. I’m giving away these products because I really like them and the people from whom I got them. Some of the prizes I paid full price for and for a couple I received a discount (see prize details for more information).
How to Enter
It’s actually very simple. All I ask is that you leave a comment. I would love for you tell me what your favourite post is, or why you read my blog, or how you found my blog in the first place but the comment can be as simple as “hi”. The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents. One entry per person.
You must leave your comment before midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on Sunday June 20th, 2010. Winners will be announced within two days.
By the way, when you leave a comment, you’ll be asked for your email address but don’t worry, nobody but me can see that and I’d never use/sell/give away anybody’s email address.