Monday, July 23, 2007

the fun starts today...

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Yep, today's the day for the start of the Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Giveaway! Be sure to head over to Rocks in my Dryer, the genius behind it all, for links to all the fantastic giveaways.

So, what am I giving away, you ask. Well, nothing all that exciting, I'm afraid. Wish I could afford to bestow upon every one of you some wonderfully decadent indulgence, but that is simply not to be. Instead, I took the suggestion that you give away something that is somehow related to your blog. Well, anyone who visits here knows that my blog is a major hodgepodge of ramblings. But I tried to narrow it down to a few of my "favorite" things. So, if you leave a comment to this post, here is what you will be in the running to win...



A book. The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner, to be specific. Though all the book challenges are doing the job of expanding my reading horizons, this type of book (suspense/thriller) is probably still my favorite type of read. (I have not actually read this book, but have read others by her and enjoyed them immensely.)

A pewter frame. Love, love, love photos.

A packet of alphabet rub-ons by K&Company. Because I love scrapbooking. And I'm addicted to letters of all shapes and sizes.

And a Symphony chocolate bar. Well, does that really need an explanation?!!

I tried to come up with something related to homeschooling as well, but just drew a blank. Didn't figure anyone wanted to win my lesson plans for "Native Americans" or a copy of a "Probability and Statistics" test. So, we'll let it go at the items in the photo.

Now, if you would like a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment to this post. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday.

Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer everyone!

175 comments:

Jean said...

Hey! Don't go dissing probability and statistics! EVERYONE should take at least one prob and stat class sometime. Off my soapbox now and going to do a bit of work. Oh, yeah, that work would involve statistics. :-)

dcrmom said...

Fun prizes! Count me in!

Kylinsmom said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

Niki said...

So much fun! please count me in!
Blessings,
Niki

jenngarton said...

Sounds great - count me in!

Nichole said...

Wonderful! Count me in please!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

sounds great

Becky said...

Please add me in.

Cara said...

That looks great! Mmmm, chocolate! LOL!

Lisa M said...

Sounds like neat prizes to me! Count me in!

bethany said...

thanks for having this giveaway! count me in!

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

Thank You!

dbz said...

Sounds great

Peach said...

Books and chocolate. I'm in!

Come visit me, too.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Count me in!

Linda

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous idea. Count me in.

Jenmomof4 said...

please count me in

kel said...

Please enter me.

Ellen said...

Great! I am collecting books to read for my beach vacation in August.

Becky said...

Wow!!
Chocolate!!
Can I win Please??

Kyra said...

Great idea for prizes, count me in please!

Amy Grant said...

I'd enter just for the chocolate! :o)

I would love it! Please count me in!!

:o)

meNmykids said...

Chocolate! And a book! Count me in.

Amber said...

I love books and I love chocolate! Please count me in!

Paige said...

Those are great prizes. It's just fun to give things away, isn't it? (and fun to win free stuff)

ikkinlala said...

Count me in, please (if this is open to Canadians).

Hannah said...

Would love to win! Please enter me as well :)

Mama Money said...

Thank you--please enter me!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Be still my heart - a book, scrapbooking rub-ons AND a chocolate bar?! Good grief, throw my name in the hat, pretty pretty please :)

Hope you have a great week Debi!

madamspud169 said...

I would love to win these specially the book as all I seem to watch on tv or read are crime stuff so I'm always on the lookout for new ones

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I'd love to enter! I think winning ANYTHING is exciting! :)

Thea said...

ooooh. those all sound great! include me, please

Ola said...

Please enter me in! :-) Thanks.

Laura said...

Suspense, scrapbooking, chocolate - what's not to love? Count me in! Thanks!

Stacey said...

Yeah scrapbook goodies too!! Count me in!

Sheri said...

I love books, love chocolate, love pictures/frames and I adore the rub-on's. Count me in!

Mrs. L said...

This is the kind of stuff that will just cheer up your day. Thanks for offering them.

The Fritz Facts said...

Nothing wrong with lesson plans! Everyone keeps learning...
Sign me up! I love reading new authors.

JP said...

Count me in!

Jenny said...

Great prize! I'm in!

Suzy O. said...

Fun count me in.

aahcoffee said...

Oooh, me please.
julie_ruhlman@hotmail.com

Monkey Giggles said...

Perfect give aways please count me in

Monique said...

What a wonderful assortment of things! Great choices, count me in!

Ginny said...

I love this. Seriously I think you hit everyone of my favorites as well. I love scrapbooking, photos, chocolate & reading! Too cool!

Amy said...

Oh please count me in...how fun!

Jill S said...

That's a great give away!

Angela said...

a book AND chocolate??? oh, fun!

MrsNehemiah said...

I've run out of things to write in comments and I've not even seen half of these dog days give aways.
this is among my favorites for prizes though.
Mrs N

shoeaddict said...

Yay, a book & chocolate!!!! Gotta love that

Melissa R. Garrett said...

CHOCOLATE!!!

I NEED CHOCOLATE!!!

It's raining and the kids can't go outside. Need I say more?

Dawn said...

Chocolate AND scrapbooking?! Count me in!

Barb said...

Oh, I love that pewter frame. What a generous giveaway package. Please count me in.

Lynnae said...

Great giveaway! Count me in!

Krissy said...

What a fun contest. I love thriller books and I love Symphony bars!

KatieBug (ksl) said...

My mouth started watering as soon as I saw that Symphony bar. Those are one of my favorites!

~Nancy~ said...

I'm in!
Thanks and be sure to enter mine for "Simple Abundance".

Qtpies7 said...

I was hooked at the Symphony chocolate! Thats all it takes to make my heart pitter patter!

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

A book and chocolate! Lovely! Count me in. :)

Megan said...

I would love in too, please!

Org Junkie said...

Chocolate is ALWAYS exciting. Thanks Debi!!

Laura

Sara said...

looooove chocolate, and lisa gardner is one of my favorites!!!

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Please count me in!!!

Chappyswife said...

These look like GREAT prizes! I'd love to be entered in your drawing. Be sure to come and enter mine. :0)

Melissa said...

Hey, we must have similar loves! I'd use all of these things!

aBookworm said...

I'm addicted to photos as well. I keep snapping away much to everyone's annoyance, ::grin:: Thank god for digital cameras. Great collection of eclectic prizes, something for everyone. Count me in!

margalit said...

Love it. Pick me!

Christie said...

Please include me! Thank you!

JLP said...

Great selection of items! Thanks!

annie said...

me too, me too!!!

twiga92 said...

Now see - these are GREAT items to represent your blog! Great choices! Shucks, go ahead and put me down for these also. A fellow reader and scrapbooker :-).

Terry and John said...

Thank you for the chance to win and have a great day:)

Erica said...
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Erica said...

Those 'prizes' look delightful--please count me in!

erica_flower@msn.com

Laura said...

I think that's a great prize! All things I love. Count me in.

Melody said...

Sounds fun, Debi! :D

peppylady said...

Mmmmm all looks like great prizes in your give away!

Jen and family said...

please enter me :)

jen at http://jenz.wordpress.com/

Andie said...

What a great group of prizes! What fun! Please enter me! And, check out my giveaway if you get a chance!
Blessings-Andie

Karen said...

Fantastic! Please count me in!!!

Tammy and Parker said...

Great prizes! We're in!

KatieBug (ksl) said...

FUN! Count me in!

Anna said...

ooh, all kinds of fun stuff!

sincerelyanna at verizon dot net

EPM said...

What a nice giveaway!

I'm giving away baking accessories at:
www.capturing-today.blogspot.com if you'd like to enter!

Carrie said...

Mmmmmm, that chocolate is calling my name!

Very fun hodge podge of stuff.

Tracy said...

book sounds great

tnayar@cox.net

lace said...

looks like great things

lace said...

my mom would like to enter but does not have a blog so I am entering her with my account.

please sign me up

carol
grams-kelley [at] sbcglobal [dot]net

Dawn said...

Great stuff. Count me in.

PEA said...

Fabulous giveaway!! Please enter my name in your draw:-) Thank you!! xo

Sherry said...

Thanks. That would be fun to win. I'm an eclectic hodgepodge, too.

Julie said...

Reading, chocolate, scrapbooking and pictures - like my 4 favorite things! Count me in!

Laura Williams said...

Please enter me into your drawing! Thank you!

deputyswife said...

Chocolate and a book? I'm in...

Lacy H. said...

I have been craving some good chocolate and a great read!

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

What a great collection of prizes! Please count me in!

AllSweet said...

So awesome! Count me in!:)

Linda said...

Oh yea, I'm in, Baby!

groovyoldlady said...

I love it all!

groovyoldlady at adelphia dot net

Dora Renee' Wilkerson said...

Add me please.

Thanks,

Dora Renee' Wilkerson

p.s.
This is fun!

Lizardbreath said...

Ooh! What fun!

Stitchblade Etsy said...

Oh great prizes, count us in please

lifeasamama said...

that's a great package!

Me said...

Great idea to keep the prizes to your blog theme. Pls. count me in!

CPA Mom said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Annabelle said...

Please count me in!

dakotablueeyes said...

Sounds like my kind of book

Revka said...

Well, I like all your prizes; please add me. :)

cre82learn said...

wow - books, photos, scrapbooking, chocolate and homeschooling - you are definitely my kinda person!! Not to mention I am also mad about polka dots.

Linda said...

Wonderful prizes! If you are open to international participants I´d love to be included in the drawing!! :)

Kendra said...

Please enter my name in the drawing. I'd love to win!
kblaidlaw at yahoo dot com

Doodle Bug said...

Please count me in...very random, but very awesome!

Scratchin' the Surface said...

I'd love the rub on letters, and the chocolate looks great too! Please add my name.

Andrea said...

Fun Prizes! please count me in! :)

Ambearluv said...

Ooo chocolate, count me in :)

Homeschooling Momma said...

Love the frame! Tonya

Natalie Marie said...

count me in!!

Kim said...

Count me in!

Myrna said...

Great items. Count me in!

Ladytink_534 said...

How cool! I love the prizes and I just recently discovered Lisa Gardner too. I'm so in!

HomeSchool Mommy said...

Okay...LOVE the prizes AND I just found a new homeschooling blog to frequent.

Thanks for including me in your drawing!

homeschool_mommy@cox.net

Dyane said...

What great prizes, count me in!

Dawn said...

LOL The homeschooling stuff would have been just as fun :) Pls enter me and then come enter mine! :)

http://dawnandjimmy.us/blog/

Trina said...

Count me in!
Trina :0)

Ladybug said...

Count me in and take a look at our giveaway!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Chocolate and scrap booking supplies! What a great contest. Thank you and count me in :)

scfranson said...

Wonderful blog, count me in.

Dana said...

OOOO!! Chocolate, books, and scrapbooking some of the best things around :)


Thanks so much for the nice offer!


Dana
d07@goldingers.com

Michelle said...

what a great combination of items to win! Please include me!

Chris said...

Count me in... Would be a great gift for my wife!

Christy said...

Some of my favorite things! Please put my name in.

Thanks!

Janne said...

Great prizes! Count me in, please.

Also, I'm giving away Scripture this week. Feel free to hop by and enter. :)

Janne at
Janne's Jabberwocky

Tracey said...

I think you hit all my fave things here...chocolate, rub ons for my scrapbooking addiction, reading (I love Lisa Gardner and haven't read that one yet) and a picture frame for pics of my baby girl!!

Mayogi said...

This is a nice one! I hope you don'tmind shipping overseas in case I win,because Spain/Morocco is a bit far away.

Sheila said...

Mmmmm, chocolate and reading. What could be better! Please enter me too.

LivingforGod said...

Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks!

Sarafu said...

Great Prizes! Count me in!

Sheila said...

Great prized!

Lura said...

I"m all about the chocolate. Ha ha. Please sign me up!

Doreen said...

Yahhh fun prizes!! Count me in pleeeeasssseee!!

Kiy said...

Looks fab to me, count me in too!

Karla said...

Would like to win this prize! :-)

Thanks so much!

LisaCate said...

I’d love to win! Count me in!

And if you have a minute, swing by my site to check out my giveaway :)

http://pinkadillies.wordpress.com/2007/07/23/bloggy-giveaway/

Mary said...

Please count me in your drawing
thanks

Angel W said...

please pick me...:-)

palmtreefanatic said...

I love this!!!
Please enter me in this great giveaway!
Thank you!

Loni said...

Your favorite things are the best things to give away! Please include me and thank you for sharing!
http://lonic.blogspot.com/

Thankfulheart said...

Wow! It's like Christmas in July! Thanks to all of the wonderful bloggers that are participating in this great give-away!!!

CrystalG said...

Great prize. Please include me in the drawing.

Andrea said...

Great giveaways my mouth is melting for a symphony bar right now,keeping my fingers crossed.
Thanks

Romie said...

All great items (of course chocolate is always nice) - count me in :)

jmniffer said...

What could be better than a book and chocolate? I sure hope I win!

Linda SS said...

Thank you for offering the fun prizes! Please enter me to win:)

Amy T said...

Would love to read that and eat the chocolate! :)

Carla said...

Thanks for entering my name!

Robin@MyPursuitOf... said...

What a fun variety. Always looking for a new book. And chocolate is always excellent.

Sonya said...

Count me in!

Melody said...

How neat! Thanks for letting me enter!

Jennifer Applin said...

Thanks for participating!

Alex said...

Please enter me.

ellinghouse said...

looks great! Please include me.

mom in the know said...

all the makings for a perfect night

Lisa said...

Your package looks great, enter me please! marmali@windstream.net

Kristiem10 said...

Oooh! That looks good!

Bloggin' with a basket o' clothes at my side said...

count me in, please!

Jennifer said...

You had me at chocolate....and well, the rub ons! Great giveaway Debi. Throw my name in there please!!

Richelle said...

Count me in. I love the rub-ons, and the chocolate would be wonderful!

Kell Rees said...

Sounds great!
count me in!

Choofy Mama said...

Fabulous, I'm in!

www.addingmoore.com

JEN

Jason and Caryn said...

Fun fun!!!

jasonncaryn@yahoo.com

Jessica Morris said...

Please count me in!!

The Wooden Porch said...

Your contest is wonderful! Please pick me... he he he. :-) I'm Lani from The Wooden Porch. It's nice to "meet" you (um, especially since you are giving something away).

Did I really just say that?

IF you do pick me, please email me at: thewoodenporch@gmail.com

Have fun picking a winner!!

Adria said...

What a great assortment of gifts! I'd be thrilled to win.

New Mom said...

love it!

pipsylou said...

I'm in! pipsylou@gmail.com
pipsylou.typepad.com