Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blogoversary Giveaway!

This afternoon I finally finished up the last surprises for my giveaway celebrating the first anniversary of our family blog. Ta-DA!


Here is what the goodie box includes...and they are some of my very favorite things currently.

**friendship wall hanging (made by me)
**Dr. Pepper Lipsmacker
**10 pack of fine point Sharpies, in assorted colors
**box of Alaska Wild Berry Chocolates
**mint Milanos (you guys are lucky these even made it into the box)
**A gender neutral diaper tote to use yourself (if you're lucky enough to still have a little one in diapers) or to give as a gift (also made by me)
**moukaite bracelet I made from some gorgeous beads I picked up in Alaska at my favorite bead store.

Here are the rules:

Leave a comment on this post before 12:00 a.m. CDT Wednesday, August 20th and my impartial son, Sam, will draw randomly for the winner. PLEASE, if you don't have a blog, leave your email address in your comment so that I have a way to contact you if you win.

And for all you lurkers out there, here's the deal. If you have never left a comment on our blog before, here's your chance. Using the good 'ole honor system, let me know in your comment that it is your first time commenting on our blog and you'll get TWO entries. Just a little incentive. But feel no pressure. I don't mind lurkers:-)

Thanks for celebrating with us, and good luck!

69 comments:

At Home In Georgia said...

Hey I am first in line so I think you should just hand that treasure chest right on over this way! I have enjoyed your blog SOOOOOOO much over the past year!!! Here's to another great one.

jennwa said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! I too love your blog.

Marisa said...

I thought you'd have people lining up to leave messages. Happy 1 year and welcome back!!!

Cherie said...

I don't mind if you just would like to give me the cookies!!! They are my favorite. Here's hoping I am the lucky one. :) I love it all!!

The McDaniel Five said...

I am lucky enough to still have one in daipers! This is my first comment.

Jenn said...

Of course I'll comment - for a chance to win those wonderful things. I LOVE reading your blog.

Melissa Bennett said...

Well, of course I am going to comment to try and win those. Congrats on one year for the family blog!!

ann marie said...

Congratulations! Count me in on this one! I love reading your blog and will continue to do so. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Walkers said...

I want in, I want in! You always have such great things on your blog, what would I do without you!

Ashlee said...

Happy Anniversary,
Happy Anniversary,
Happy Anniversary,
Haaaaaappy Anniversary.

{Imagine I was singing that to you.}

:0)

Congrats on your first year! Here's to the next one. :0)

Heather said...

Okay, I have to confess, I am a lurker! I stumbled on your blog a few months ago when I was looking for your phone number via google, and I've been a happy reader ever since! I'm sorry for not letting you know sooner (but that worked out for me since this is my first comment :-). I love your blog! I'm glad you had such a great trip to Alaska!

Our Complete Family said...

I have really had FUN reading your blog Miss Talented! So glad Jeni 'introduced' me to you. And why yeppers...I do have one in diapers~ Love your diapee/wipee case and all of the other goodies for your 'bloggerversary' giveaway! CONGRATS!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Chocolate and handmade goodies! I can't resist that.

Congrats on reaching the one year milestone!

Yarnin_Mama said...

I found your blog a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like I was just in time for these great goodies. This is my first comment.

Liz said...

I want to win... maybe I can bribe Sam... candy, magic cards, or maybe a really good dead butterfly we found on our trampoline yesterday, my girls were unimpressed, I need a boy!!

Anyway, I love your blog, it is great reflection of the amazing, but down to earth person you are!! I'll be checking this blog regularly for years to come!!!

Scott and Nicole said...

You have a great blog to read and I'm so glad since it's a great way to keep in touch. That's nice of you to give stguff away.

Lacey said...

Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

Well who wouldn't want a package from you?!!! Great giveaway. Count me in. LOVE your creativeness and ideas. I enjoy your blog! Happy 1 year.
Chery

Sydney said...

Wow, what great loot! And happy blogoversary! I know I'm new to your blog, but I really enjoy it! (do i get extra suck up points for that?) Kidding!

Sharlyn said...

One day I hope to be as cute and creative as you! Happy Blogoversary!

Tanner and Jennie Frey said...

Happy Anniversary! I am your sister April's friend and I always sneek peeks at your blog! This is my first time commenting - so sign me up twice!! Wahoo!

Brandon & Felicia & Henry said...

Congrats on the one year mark!

Camie said...

Ew, I definitely need to get in on this one. Fingers crossed!

Alicia said...

Happy Blogoversary! How fun! April sent me this way...

Garrett Gang said...

You are so full of great ideas. I am still so excited about the last post that I want to cry!!

What a nerd!!

smith fam said...

Happy Anniversary! This is my first time visiting/commenting on your blog - April sent me your way...cute blog. mikeyandnatalie@gmail.com

Tonia&Schon&Brandon&Jordan said...

Me too! count me in! I am always up for things that amber makes!

Brown Family said...

This is my first time commenting, I love your blog. It is so fun to read and has some great ideas. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing. Happy Anniversary!!!!

The Reeses said...

I think that whoever knew Tony and Amber the best while they were dating should automatically win. Oh wait, that's me!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Dang it. Me and my big commenting mouth! If only I hadn't left so many traces of comments all over the place, I'd have two entries.

SENDING VIBES TO SAM: PICK BLOG THIS MOM! PICK BLOG THIS MOM! PICK BLOG THIS MOM!

Ellyn said...

I admit...I am a lurker! I came across your blog through at home in georgia...Happy Blogoversary!! What a great idea...I'll have to remember this idea when my one year comes up! I've never been to Alaska, but it looks pretty amazing from your pictures!

Harrisons said...

First time commenting, first time on your blog! I wanna win so April can have some new Sharpies :)

jeeps2fun@hotmail.com

Holly Ogden said...

You are so creative! Here's hoping I get my hands on all that great stuff!
Oh, and happy blogoversary. I am dying to look at your book.

ejnorton said...

What a great milestone--and you have inspired me to get my blog into publishable form! :)

Carr Lot said...

I'm in!!! LOVE the word "blogoversary"! I need to find a way to put that in my vocabulary - it's fun to say!!Congrats on turning the big 0-1!

Eloise said...

Congratulations on your 'blogaversary!' Keep up the wonderful work. I so enjoy your pictures and writing.

Nicole said...

Wow, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this. I've never had those cookies before, but the look soooo good. Congrats on your blogoversary, I'm enjoying your blog a ton.

kathleener said...

such a fun idea! happy anniversary! i hope i win, sam!!!!

The Toronto Family said...

HAPPY Anniversary!!!!!!!

I love reading you blog!!!

Kari said...

Okay, okay. You got me. I'm a lurker. My sister, Jen Cochran, told me about your blog and I love it. You have the cutest family. And I definitely loved your hooker shoes. Yes, this is my first comment on your blog and I'm all for winning prizes so put me down. karialeen@gmail.com

Laurel MacD said...

I think this is the first time I've commented, I know it is. Happy Anniversary - love your ideas. I've been using your visiting teaching ideas to get me out!

Rosie said...

I'm pretty sure this is my first comment... April sent me your ways. Looks like an excellent give away! Here hoping... and happy blogerversary!

leslie said...

Having been born in the northwest (Seattle) I love anything to do with that wonderful cool and damp area. I would love to win these gifts! PICK ME!!!

condiefamily said...

Wow! I'm #44 on the list...chances are slim but I am still throwing my name in the hat!

Anonymous said...

well, the chances are getting slimmer by the minute, but someone is going to win, so it might be me! fingers crossed!
courtney
clcpenguin@hotmail.com

The Aller Five said...

Hey how cool is this. What a great idea? I hope its ME! Cammy Aller

Bonnie B. said...

"Woohoo" and "congrats" to 1 year! I've been waiting for this post. What a great goodie basket. Hope I'm the lucky one. Pick me, Sam!!

Freer Family said...

Hi, I'm a lurker, first time poster. I love your blog and all of your fabulously creative ideas! Happy 1 year blogiversary!

Nicole

the dahle family said...

Happy Blogoversary! First time posting but have enjoyed your blog with all your amazingly creative ideas! Found your blog through Cherie and I'm grateful I was able to reconnect with Jeni through your blog. Katie

Lorilee said...

Amber, I've been meaning to post on your blog for awhile now. I guess this is a good time to start!! (though I am a great lurker). I love your blog and all your cute ideas. Happy blogiversary!

Laurie said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! I quess you can call me a lurker. I am not sure how I found you, Tip Junkie I am sure. But I would love a chance at the giveaway.

just jamie said...

That is so cool. Happy Blogoversary to you indeed!

Cheyenne and Seth and Co. said...

sign me up twice! this is a first time comment!:)

Ange said...

Hey this is angela hart, I am friends with your sister April! What a fun idea! I am a first commenter so I am excited to have a better chance to win. my blog is joshandange.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

this is my first comment! way cute stuff!

Sonja said...

Happy Anniversary! So glad I found this fabulous blog!

Jcochran said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Come on Sam pick me! Jen C :>

Big Toe Mom said...

...OK, I LURK. there i said it. lol.
i have a hard time too, cuz it would be fun to have a blog, but i dont know how to put pics on. so how boring would it be to have a blog w/ NO PICS????
but i LOVE the ideas you have and your family is cute. Happy Blogaversary! Sandi aka bigtoemom

mooreinterest said...

OK~ Seriously....58 messages!! My goodness, you have quite a following! Congrats on 1 year!

Nichols said...

Congrats on one year! This is the first comment I have left on your blog, but I am a very loyal reader. I have been reading your blog since last winter. I love it! Thank you for all the fabulous ideas! My blog is private so here is my email address: tnicols12345@msn.com Thanks for keeping up such a cute blog.

embeins said...

Hi Amber. I always read your blog but I have never left a comment. I love your blog.

kamewh said...

Congrats on your 1 year blogoversary!!

Becky said...

I like checking on your blog to see what fun ideas you have. Thanks!
Becky

kawaii crafter said...

Happy Blogoversary! Please enter me in the contest.

Hilary said...

I can't remember how I found your blog, but I LOVE it. You have the cutest ideas. I love your VT ideas and have already shamelessly copied the Burts Bees one! Thanks for being so fun and creative and sharing!! Your blog is adorable and so much fun.

momo3 said...

i heart your blog and i'm a lurker . . . i can't remember how i came across your blog, but i was fascinated with mormons living in nebraska. i was born and raised in holdrege, ne . . . i moved to california after highschool and eventually joined the church. i don't know a single lds person in nebraska so i love reading your blog about ne football, etc. and also being lds. thanks for the fun giveaway! kristen

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

Rosanne said...

You mean I'm not too late!? (I've been out of town) Sign me up for the chance to win this great "Amber-licious" stuff!! :)

supermom said...

happy anniversary on your blog. i am a first time poster, but have been lurking for awhile. i don't quite remember how i came acrossed it. the internet is amazing. it can lead you from one place to the next. the one thing that caught my eye about your blog is the Nebraska flag hanging on your porch. we are originally from the Nebraska area. we miss it so much. so, i thought i would check out your blog and get a sense of home every now and again. :O)

Erin Curtis said...

(first comment) April pointed me to your blog--so cute! Congrats for keeping it up for a whole year. I just started my own blog and I can't think of a better way to get people coming back than doing a giveaway every now and then. Perhaps I'll follow your lead in the future!