Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hi everyone. So, here we go on the New England Bloggers Giveaway, finally! It's my first ever, can you tell? I've been chomping at the bit for a week now, jumping up and down like a 4 year old for heaven's sakes!

First of all, thanks to Elizabeth at Thoughts from an Evil Overload for starting this group, thinking of this giveaway, and organizing it. You should go visit her...she has a very cool blog.

Below, I've listed the bloggers who are participating. Give them a visit, too, and enter! They are interesting, talented, intelligent and have great stuff that they are sharing!

PARTICIPATING BLOGS

Art From the Heart -Catherine in ME
Basia-Spirit Space -Barbara in MA
The Book Kitten -Kitten in CT
Fabric 'N Fiber Fanatic -Sara in NH
Life.. as it is -Tara in MA
Living The Local Life -Virginia in NH
Loving Mom 2 Boys -Liz in RI
My Secret Garden - Sue in MA
Penny's Art Room -Penny in ME
Penny-Wise People -Colleen in NH
Raise Your Hand If.. -Carol in MA (that's me!!)
Seriously, No Seriously. -Michelle
Thoughts from an Evil Overload -Elizabeth in MA

So my little "prize", if you will, is a sign that I painted this week. It says "I hope you dance", which is a wonderful life philosophy. Perhaps you've heard the song that says "If you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance". I love that.

Anyway...the photo may not show the exact color, but the background is purple, the letters are a soft yellow, and they're all covered in a light coat of glitter. (You can never have enough glitter!) It's about 19 inches long and 3 inches wide, in case you're wondering.

Here's how to enter. If you leave me a comment, you get ONE entry. If you become a new follower, you get TWO entries. AND, if you leave me a comment telling me you are a new follower....you get THREE entries! You can enter until midnight on Friday, May 1st (May Day) and I'll pick a name on Saturday, May 2. How's that for easy? Oh, and I'll be paying for all shipping charges, so there's no cost to you.

Remember that I don't deal well with rejection, so if you don't enter, I will probably collapse in a messy heap of middle-aged angst and despair...I will need expensive therapy...my children will go hungry so that I can pay for the expensive therapy...I will be forever wounded, and all will be for naught!

And on that note, see y'all later.

46 comments:

  1. What a great prize, Carol! I know you'll have lots of entries.

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  2. I am dancing for sure.
    Sign me up.
    Cheers,
    Candy

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  3. This would be cute to put in my daughter's room. My mom and I love that song.

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  4. Boy, I know how expensive counseling can be, so I'd better enter to win your oh so cute sign.
    Nice work!!

    Blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  5. I would love to own that beautiful sign...

    Please enter me...and do drop by my giveaway...

    nhsarab@yahoo.com

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  6. I love the workmanship on the sign and I have always loved that song.....so I think this sign is a good one for me to have and put in the room the little granddaughters use when visiting. I think it would promote some nice talks with them as they grow and ask why I have that sign in their room!

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  7. omg mumsie i could totally use a sign.

    caitlinz

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  8. My daughter Melody would love this!

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  9. Oh yeah, we dance. Thanks!
    yzgirl4 at verizon dot net

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  10. It's gorgeous!! Hope i win. cdziuba@aol.com

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  11. How pretty! Please count me in to win.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. This is very lovely, would go with my baby girl's decor, she loves purple! We are from RI!

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  13. We can't have you entering counseling for rejection so here is my contribution.

    However, its a selfish contribution because I love the sign, I love to dance and it will match my guest bath perfectly.

    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  14. entry 1
    following - bloggy finds

    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  15. entry 2
    following - bloggy finds

    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  16. entry 3 (I forgot to mention NEW follower)
    following - bloggy finds

    jeanilynne at gmail dot com

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  17. Oh man...you guys are getting me so darn excited!!! Yay!!

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  18. Purple is my signature color!

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  19. Love the quote, thank-you for the giveaway.

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  20. Please, enter me. It's a lovely sign and a lovely sentiment; hope you dance too.

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  21. Simply beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway =)

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  22. Blogged about the carnival:
    http://www.moodymamasays.com/2009/04/new-england-bloggers-giveaway-carnival.html

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  23. OK that sign would be perfect in my daughter's ballerina themed bedroom! It's beautiful! Thanks for doing this great giveaway!

    pma_devri(at)hotmail(dot)com
    http://devsfavoritegiveaways.blogspot.com/

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  24. I follow.

    pma_devri(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. OMG! I would love to win your sign. I love this saying and I love the song. I own a dance studio and how perfect would that be to hang in the lobby! Inspiration. Please enter my name.

    Also, please visit my blog as I am having a few giveaways too!

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  26. I would absolutely love to give your cute sign a new home!!

    I have enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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  27. I am becoming a new follower.

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  28. this would be perfect in my daughters room.

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  29. We all need to dance & this is a perfect reminder, in spite of sorrow & pain we have this one life.

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  30. Very lovely .. who wouldnt want this?! llchacko(at)hotmail.com

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  31. We love to dance. I love the sign...thanks!


    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Sorry...I meant I'm new follower : )

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  33. My niece would love your sign, thanks, Ruby

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  34. What a wonderful giveaway! I love the song "I hope you dance" and have sung it to my daughters many times. Thanks for participating!

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  35. Beautiful, Love it!! New follower 1st entry

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  36. 3rd entry New follower glad to be here!!!

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  37. My email is hbpalmtree06atgmail.com

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  38. Oh, I know I'm probably too late and that's what I get for being in a funk lately but I do adore your lovely sign.

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