Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Giveaway Time!

Dear Readers,
Wow! 411 followers, that is just awesome! Although I don't write here nearly as often as I used to, I credit this space, my little corner of the internet, as saving my life. Truly. In those dark, awful days right after Stevie died, this blog was my lifeline. I honestly don't know what I would have done without it. It gave me one tangible thing I could accomplish everyday. And most importantly, it allowed me to connect with so many other amazing people who understood where I was coming from. Thank you all for being there to lift me up and cheer me on over the last (almost) 10 months.

Alright, now onto the giveaway!

What I really want to do is share some happiness with you. So some of these 'prizes' might seem a little bit weird, but they are all things that have put a smile on my face lately, and I'm hoping they'll do the same for you. Here they are:

1. Zumba for your choice of Playstation 3, Wii, or Xbox. To read about why I totally adore Zumba, click here.

2. "The Great Salsa Book" by Mark Miller. This book has hundreds of amazing salsa recipes, including a orange-habanero one that is seriously to die for. If I could eat chips and salsa for dinner everyday, I totally would!

3. A gift certificate good for three months of Netflix Watch Instantly. There are so many great movies available to stream, and some of my favorite shows such as 'The IT Crowd,' 'The Office,' 'Bones,' 'Hoarders' and 'Law and Order: SVU.' Literally half of my life is probably spent watching crap on Netflix. :)

4. An all-natural healthy snack pack, including my new favorite, avocado oil potato chips. A word of warning: you will get addicted and they are expensive! :)

5. A Starbucks giftcard. I've never been a coffee drinker, but a few weeks ago I was really tired and decided to try to pick myself up with a caramel latte, and I've been completely hooked ever since. Seriously, how did I not get on the coffee train sooner??



6. A copy of my "Girly Girl Girlz" mix cd, including singers like Adele, Robyn, Lily Allen, old school Salt N Peppa, and more. Spring is just around the corner, and this is the perfect thing to blast and rock out to with the windows down :) There will be 5 winners chosen for this one.

SO...here's how to enter:
  • Anyone and everyone is eligible (you don't need to babyloss mama)
  • For each prize you'd like to be entered to win, leave a separate comment and tell me one thing that makes you smile (for example, if I wanted to win the Zumba game, I'd say, "Zumba game. Leaving the house without a jacket makes me smile!")
  • You can enter to win any or all of the prizes
  • If you post about this giveaway on facebook, twitter, or your own blog, leave an additional comment for each, specifying which prize you'd like the extra entry for
  • If you become a new follower, that counts as an additional entry too
I'll be randomly picking/announcing winners on Monday, March 7th.

Thanks again everyone!

xoxo,
Kristin

176 comments:

heather said...

What a great giveaway! Congrats on 411 followers!!

Zumba game - completing a workout makes mw smile!

Heather said...

The snack pack - My babies make me smile...the one in my arms and the one in my heart.

Becca and Logan said...

Zumba game. Being able to work on projects outside makes me smile.

Becca and Logan said...

salsa Book. Walking in the grass barefoot makes me small.

Becca and Logan said...

Girly Girlz Mix. Driving with my windows down makes me smile.

Jenny said...

Sunshine makes me smile :)

Zumba game for any of the systems. :)

Jenny said...

Waking up next to my husband. :)

All-Natural Snack Pack :) [i need healthy ideas!]

Jenny said...

My kittens falling asleep on my lap :)

Starbucks gift card.

E. Lane said...

Zumba game

Having family in town makes me smile.

B. Wilson said...

I have the Zumba game for wii and I love it!

Potato Chips -- My husband's smile makes me happy!

brandy.l.wilson(at)gmail.com

Jenny said...

I smile when it's a sunny day, my windows are rolled down, and the perfect upbeat song comes on the radio. My definition of an awesome day! :)

Girly Girl Girlz Mix CD :)

B. Wilson said...

Starbucks card -- sunshine also makes me happy.

brandy.l.wilson(at)gmail.com

Jenny said...

Extra entry for All-Natural Snack Pack - shared this on my fb :)

E. Lane said...

Netflix

Messages from my god son make me smile
:D

E. Lane said...

Healthy snack pack

My kitten snuggled up next to me (napping) makes me smile!

Cally said...

Zumba Game for the PS3 - My Baby loss support group makes me smile! :) [loosing this baby weight would make me smile as well. Lol.]

PrincessKalico said...

Zumba Game for Wii - My dog Buddy makes me smile.

Dana said...

Zumba game for the PS3. My cats curling up on my lap when I'm sitting on the couch makes me smile.

PrincessKalico said...

healthy snack pack - Ice Cream makes me happy, which is why I need the zumba game and this snack pack. :)

Tina said...

Zumba game.

My babies (one here, one in heaven) make me smile.

PrincessKalico said...

"Girly Girl Girlz" mix cd - Music always makes me happy. I love to turn it up!

JenJen said...

The starbucks giftcard...

My rainbow baby's laugh makes me smile :)

PrincessKalico said...

Zumba Game for Wii - Posted On Facebook.

Kat said...

Zumba workout CD - driving, singing at the top of my lungs [and getting weird looks from other cars for my dancing!] makes me happy. =]

Karla said...

Starbucks giftcard....

My youngest who wormed his way into bed with us this morning and each time he saw me beside him... his smile brightened my night.... (Even though it was 3 am and I was awake)

PrincessKalico said...

Starbucks Card - My husband makes me smile. <3

PrincessKalico said...

Zumba Game for Wii (again) - Twitter post.

Tina said...

starbucks card.

Having coffee with a friend and catching up makes me smile.

Tina said...

Girly girlz cd.

Mixtapes make me smile.

Kat said...

Starbucks gift card -

The smell of fabric softener when someone is washing clothes makes me happy. =]

Angie said...

Zumba for xbox. Sweating makes me smile

Angie said...

Snack Pack!!! A house full of friends makes me smile.

Angie said...

Starbucks! The other day, when I went into Starbucks before work to get a pick me up, an old man saw me walk in and I over heard him tell his friend that I was pretty. That made me smile :)

Angie said...

Girly Mix. Fresh strawberries make me smile.

Jodi said...

Seeing my husbands face makes me smile.

Healthy snack pack

E. Lane said...

Starbucks gift card

Watching Star Wars with my hunny makes me happy!

Alicia said...

Seeing as how Starbucks makes me super happy, that's what I would like to win ;)

I went to Starbucks this morning, it's perfect coffee weather right now.

PrincessKalico said...

healthy snack pack - Blog post!

Great Ideas for the giveaway Kristen.

Tiffany said...

zumba game. as a zumba instructor, having someone else teach me zumba for a while makes me smile...A LOT.

Tiffany said...

snack pack. eating makes me smile.

Tiffany said...

starbx gc. there's just something about a tasty fattening drink that makes me smile.

Tiffany said...

cd. listening to kristin's playlist...there are just no words. :)

littlelady789 said...

Girly girl girlz mix - driving rocking out like a super star with the windows down& the warm spring air make me smile. :)

littlelady789 said...

Netflix - my 3 year old telling me how much he loves me makes me smile

Michaela said...

Zumba game! A trip to the library makes me smile.

Ashley said...

Zumba Game
When it's snows just enough to coat everything, but you can still drive, it looks like a winter wonderland and that makes me happy :)

Ashley said...

Netflix

Watching the dolphins play in the ocean right offshore, so care free and loving life :) That always puts a smile on my face

Ashley said...

Girly Girl Girlz CD
When the weather finally warms up enough to drive around with my windows down and radio cranked up, rocking out in my car and seeing the odd looks on other people's faces is definitely a reason to be happy for me!

Katie said...

Starbucks card - Because there is a perfect starbucks drink for each season. Enjoying the season's pick with my husband and friends always makes me smile :)

E. Lane said...

The great salsa book

Because trying new foods and cooking makes me happy

Ashley said...

Healthy Snack Pack
I live right outside of a Marine Base and no matter what kind of mood I'm in, it always puts a smile on my face to see the Welcome Home banners for the Marines & Sailors coming home

E. Lane said...

Girly Girlz CD

Because listing to new music that I normally might not makes me happy...especially if I like it

Anonymous said...

zumba for Wii!

Seeing the sun shining threw the windows makes me smile!

Amanda McC

Erin said...

Girly Girl Girlz cd...I know you may not want to hear this (because I know you're excited about spring), but sitting next to a fireplace and watching a snowstorm outside makes me smile.

Erin said...

Starbucks giftcard

Reading a new book (of my choosing - no school books!) makes me smile.

Erin said...

Snack pack

Belting along with a musical soundtrack makes me smile.

Erin said...

Salsa book

Meeting a random person for the first time who shares my interests and passions and who is just as excited to talk about those things as me makes me smile.

Erin said...

Zumba

Knowing that it is truly an act of God if I win this one, because God knows I'm intimidated by Zumba, makes me smile.

missliany said...

Salsa Book - the sound of my living daughter's belly laugh makes me smile

missliany said...

Healthy Snack Pack - doing karaoke with my girlfirneds on a girls night IN (not out, haha!)

missliany said...

Starbucks - the days when you FINALLY don't have to wear a 6 layers of clothing, a parka, hat, mits, scarf and big boots just to run to the grocery store...those days make me smile!

missliany said...

"Girly Girl Girlz" mix cd - talking to my daughter on the phone in the middle of a long day at work makes me smile...she is only 2 so we have the best conversations, she always makes me laugh.

allenaim photography and design said...

zumba!!! tight abs make me smile!

allenaim photography and design said...

mix cd - dancing makes me smile!

allenaim photography and design said...

starbucks because having three babies makes me smile, but also makes me need coffee!

allenaim photography and design said...

mmm....salsa book...because cold salsa with warm chips makes me smile!

amy said...

Starbucks gift card. My 2 whippets and greyhound make me smile when they dig their way to the bottom of the bed covers.

Courtney said...

Zumba Game {for Wii!!}
The one thing that makes me smile is reading your blog. I seriously love reading your blog. I would love reading your letters to Stevie, and seeing you a little bit happier now makes me smile. I also love your cooking blog!!! :)

Courtney said...

starbucks/gc
starbucks, makes me smile!
and even though perfect days can end in rain, being alive makes me smile.

mommy4boys said...

What a great give-a-way! Here we go...
Zumba-Sunny days make me smile

mommy4boys said...

Salsa book
Cooking for my family makes me smile

mommy4boys said...

Starbucks gift card
Completely changing my look from head to toe makes me smile

MagicMonkeyMehendi said...

Starbucks gift card - my kitty makes me smile because she will put her paws on my shoulders and lick my face.

Lindsay said...

Starbucks giftcard-Free Coffee makes me smile
Mix CD-Spring makes me smile!
Zumba for Wii-my husband makes me smile!

Amanda and Alex said...

Girly Girlz CD- Dancing around my house while nobody's watching (except my kid) makes me smile!

Jennie said...

Zumba game

Singing along to music at the top of my lungs in my car with the windows down makes me smile. Even if the people next to me are laughing :)

Journey said...

Girly girl mix - the hint of spring in the air makes me smile

Journey said...

Zumba - not dying when doing push ups make me smile.

Journey said...

Starbucks - White chocolate mocha with double pump of caramel makes me smile

Jus and Kat said...

Zumba - Fitting into my old jeans makes me smile!

Jus and Kat said...

Salsa - Watching my husband put hot sauce on EVERYTHING he eats makes me smile.

Jus and Kat said...

Netflix - Snuggling up on the couch with my husband for a good movie makes me smile.

Jus and Kat said...

Starbucks - Hot chocolate with the mini marshmallows on top makes me smile.

Jus and Kat said...

Girly Girl CD - Turning the music all the way up in my car and singing along at the top of my lungs makes me smile.

Mattie said...

Zumba- accomplishing a workout makes me smile!

Mattie said...

Starbucks- a creamy mocha on a cool morning makes me smile :)

Mattie said...

Snack Pack- time with my girly friends totally makes my day!

Mattie said...

Netflix- curling up on the couch with my hubby and getting out of touch with reality for a while makes me smile too!

Jersa said...

The Girly Girl Girlz Mix

When a little kid looks up at me hopefully as I am walking by in the hall. Then when I look at them they smile and say, "Hi Ms. Smith!" like I am their most favorite person.

Krystiana said...

Zumba game! Wanna get my butt in gear (and shape -- ha!)

I live in Maine. It's so cold. And snowy. And snowy again. The first warm day of spring after the snow is all melted makes me smile. I love to jump in the car, blast my favorite mixed cd from 100 years ago and roll the windows down and just drive around with an iced coffee for an hour. It makes me feel like the whole winter melted off me in that one hour.

Shelly said...

New follower! ;)

Zumba for Wii - still trying to lose that baby weight before my big VEGAS trip! :)

Sherri said...

Zumba! - Hot tea and a blanket while watching it storm outside!

P.S Congrats on so many followers!

Sherri said...

An all-natural healthy snack pack - Dreaming about the future

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

I'm a follower :)

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

Zumba Game.

Spring makes me smile :)

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

Starbucks Gift Card.

Feeling a nice cool breeze during summer brings a smile to my face.

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

"Girly Girl Girlz" CD

Singing out loud in my car even in the shower sometimes :)

Ashlee G. said...

Zumba for xbox-

Seeing an elderly couple holding hands makes me smile.

Ashlee G. said...

- An all-natural healthy snack pack, including my new favorite, avocado oil potato chips

Singing in the shower makes me smile.

Ashlee G. said...

A Starbucks giftcards-

Iced Chai Tea's make me smile.

Ashlee G. said...

A copy of my "Girly Girl Girlz" mix cd, including singers like Adele, Robyn, Lily Allen, old school Salt N Peppa, and more-


Singing into my brush and pretending to be in junior high again makes me smile.

Missy said...

Zumba - fighting my man for the playstation makes me smile!

Ashlee G. said...

Zumba-

I tweeted about this.

Ashlee G. said...

Zumba-

I facebooked about it.

Ashlee G. said...

Zumba-

and I blogged about it.

BrittanyLeonard said...

~Zumba~ MY BOYS (FIANCE AND BABY) ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE!

Kelly Jean said...

Netflix!

Because nothing makes me smile more than cuddling up with my honey and watching a movie, while I lay my head on his lap and he plays with my hair.

:D

CourtneyAnna said...

Zumba game: Because crimping my hair and dancing around my living room to "Pump Up The Jam" makes me happy.

CourtneyAnna said...

Netflix

Being able to say CONGRATS and mean it to 10 of my friends that have given birth after my loss; without crying afterwards... makes me happy!

AubreyLaine said...

Starbucks gift card. Cupcake shops make me happy!
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

AubreyLaine said...

I am a new follower.
aubreyfick@yahoo.com

Bethany said...

Zumba (PS3)
because dancing makes me smile... and dancing with others makes me laugh.

Bethany said...

girly girl girlz mix...
I smile whenever I look at the moon:)

Larissa said...

Starbucks...Relaxing on the beach makes me smile.

Larissa said...

Snack pack...watching my husband's eyes light up when he sees our little girl after work makes me smile :)

Bethany said...

starbucks...
because coffee makes me function...coffee with friends, makes me smile.

Bethany said...

salsa book...every time my (almost 3 year old) daughter tells me "you are my Hero, Momma"... it makes my heart smile:)

The Sancken's said...
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The Sancken's said...

Zumba Game.
I made a post for your giveaway on my blog. It is private, but if you'd like an invitation, just let me know your email and I'll send you one.

The Sancken's said...

Zumba Game (for the Wii).
Sunshine and temperatures above freezing make me smile.

Jenni said...

Zumba game for the Wii

Losing weight (finally) makes me smile!

Melissa said...

Holy crap this is awesome! Kristin, you always have the BEST giveaways on your blog. :)

Salsa Book - because I could eat chips and salsa for every meal for the rest of my life and be okay with it.

Melissa said...

I also threw this up on my Twitter - www.twitter.com/scarlettohara87

(Additional entry also for the Salsa Book)

:D

Poodlemama said...

the starbucks card:
Poodles make me smile.

Jessica said...

I would LOVE to win the ZUMBA game for Xbox 360. Being able to go out for the first time since surgery makes me smile :)

Jessica said...

The Girly Girl Girlz mixed CC would be AWESOME to win! Seeing a smiling or even crying baby makes me smile, as does holding one. No matter what through all my loss, babies always make me smile!

Jessica said...

I would love to win the netflix gift card. Painting, drawing, and doing art of ANY kind makes me smile!

T said...

Zumba: My husband who is always here to make me laugh!

T said...

Netflix: American Idol, The Bachelor and The Biggest Loser... okay, reality TV in general!

T said...

Snack Pack because it's healthy and I am SMILING about taking action with my new fitness/diet/weight loss plan

T said...

Mix CD: The fact that Spring is RIGHT around the corner and I can feel the energy bubbling over makes me SO very happy!

car said...

Zumba (for Wii)

Seeing my daughter play a spontaneous game of Ring Around the Rosie with 7 other little girls while waiting for preschool to start.

thegambrells said...

Zumba Game (for Wii)

Breastfeeding makes me smile :)

Leanne said...

I'd love the Wii Zumba.

Getting a new book makes me smile!

Leanne said...

I'd also like the Netflix one.

Watching Castle makes me smile. Well, not what's going on in the show (haha!) but knowing that it's Monday and it is on that night makes me smile. :)

Leanne said...

And the Starbucks gift card would be awesome.

Eating a home-cooked meal from my mom makes me smile.

Natasha said...

What a great giveaway!!!

Zumba game- Laying on the couch doing absolutely nothing all day with my hubby makes me smile!

Natasha said...

Netflix- Watching sappy romantic movies makes me smile1

Natasha said...

Starbucks Giftcard- Starbucks Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream makes me smile!

Natasha said...

Girly Girl Girlz CD- Love singing super loud in the car- I smile as I laugh at myself!

The Burwell's North... said...

Zumba for Wii - Seeing my tulips and daffodils popping up makes me smile!

The Burwell's North... said...

Starbucks gift card - 5 quiet minutes to myself makes me smile.

thegambrells said...

Girly Girl Girlz CD

Summer makes me happy

thegambrells said...

starbucks gift card
spending the weekend w my family makes me smile

thegambrells said...

Netflix

Being a mom makes me smile

thegambrells said...

the salsa book

chips and hot sauce make me smile

Missy said...

Zumba game for xbox. Because my husband just got an xbox & I can't find anything that I like to play on it (except guitar hero, which would be fun, too!) Also, I've been wanting to try Zumba but am scared to try a class cuz I'm so out of shape! Love your perspective, fellow Minnesotan.

Quiet moments alone to reflect make me smile, and the possibilities of each new day.

ikkinlala said...

Snack pack. Walking barefoot makes me smile (even on slush).

ikkinlala said...

Starbucks giftcard. Baking bread makes me smile.

onpinsandneedles.net said...

Salsa Book
Flip flops make me smile.

onpinsandneedles.net said...

Zumba for Wii
Tank tops make me smile.

Chelsey Whitfield said...

Zumba for Wii - a NICE, HOT bubble bath makes me SMILE!

Chelsey said...

Salsa book - Trying new, delicious foods and cooking new recipes makes me SMILE

Chelsey said...

Healthy snack pack - Grey's Anatomy makes me smile!

Chelsey said...

Starbucks - caffeine is amazing, gets me through the day, and I would NEVER smile without it! ;)

Chelsey said...

The Mix CD - Good music, with good lyrics that I feel speak to me, makes me smile

Laura Combs said...

Anything on the Xbox/Wii makes me smile :) Zumba baby!

Laura combs said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVE Starbucks!! Pick me, pick me!!!

Laura combs said...

My students at school make me smile :)
Id love the girly girl mix

Laura Combs said...

Netflix could make me smile on rainy/snowy days

Laura Combs said...

Trying new foods can make me smile. Would love the snack pack!

Laura said...

new follower

MamaE said...

Zumba - Spring makes me happy!

MamaE said...

mix cd - Good wine makes me happy!

MamaE said...

snacks - giveaways from my favorite blogs make me happy!

Kerri said...

I'm willing to be that your Girly Girl Girlz would make me smile!!

Kerri said...

Zumba would make me smile too, because it would motivate me to get back into shape!

Kerri said...

Snacky snacks make me smile. So I NEED those Avocado Oil chips. NEED.

XO

ps You make me smile too Kristin.

Mindy said...

Congrats on 411 followers!! Wow!

The Zumba would be awesome! The feeling of accomplishment right after a work out makes me smile! :)

Liz said...

Starbucks: Decaf mochas make me happy!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Netflix: watching Rosemary's Baby for the 150th time makes me happy!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Zumba game (for Wii): losing 20 lbs. would make me happy!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Netflix: I'm a new follower!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Netflix: I shared on Facebook!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Netflix: I blogged!

http://quiltznhoez.blogspot.com/2011/03/dear-stevie-giveaway-time.html

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Chelsey said...

Oh! And I became a new follower (I had been following you because I was a member on the Aug 2010 board, but didn't know there was an actual 'follow me' button ;))

For Starbucks gift card!! =)

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