Sunday, March 29, 2009

Give it Away!

This is my most favorite "forward" on facebook thus far. I have been waiting to do a giveaway on my blog. I knew I wouldn't be able to wait for my one year blog-anniversary to do it. At first, I thought I would do it somewhere around the 1,000th viewing, then that came and went. Then I came upon this idea and decided it was perfect. I was fortunate enough to be one of the 1st five to respond to my friend Christine's note on facebook and I am so excited. Even more than that I am excited to tweak it a little.

The rules of the facebook note are that the first 5 people to respond will receive a handmade/homemade gift sometime in the next year(2009). And here comes the part I love. The condition to accepting this gift is that you must "pay it forward" to five more who would respond to your note. I love conscious, thoughtful giving as much as I love spontaneous and unannounced giving. This is going to be so much fun!!

Here is where the tweaking comes in. Due to the fact that I live away from most of my blog followers, there is a possibility that not all of my gifts will be homemade. Some may be purchased...but I promise it will be with you in mind and heartfelt. I am totally confident I will be having to mail most, if not all. Please leave a comment about the blog, things you like or don't like. What you would like to see me talk more or less about. If you want less talk more photos (although this could be an issue since I really feel like I am trying really hard to take more pics these days because of the blog. And I am driving my family nuts with all the pictures!) I am totally thrilled to hear any and all feedback! And to know that you are following and/or stalking the blog...let me know you are out there! Also, to be fair this will not be based on the first 5 people to respond, not all of us are stay at home moms that can blog stalk everyday in between rounds of bejeweled blitz. All who respond will be entered into a drawing and 5 names will be drawn at the end of a week.

"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa

Like the facebook note the same rules must pay it forward! So, please enter with that in mind!


SLO Day Design said...

Oh Cher! I love reading your blog cause it lets me know what I have to look forward to w/ my three little girls! You're doing a great job w/ your blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cher, I love reading your blog. It is such fun to see the pictures too. I look forward to reading many more blogs. Keep up the good work
Aunty LIn

The Erdmann Family said...

I am not a stay at home mom full time but I certainly can blog stalk!!!! Love yours my dear now that you are so far away it's nice to keep updated!

Brandy said...

Ok, I'm in between Bejeweled rounds so I can comment now-haha.
I love reading your blog-your girls are beautiful and I love hearing about your "date nights", lucky girl.

3 little and 2 big liks said...

i unashamingly admit it. i'm a 'blog stalker'. i'm not embarrassed. i'm not too proud to admit is. i love, love love reading blogs!! your's dear one,is on the top of my list! i love your gift idea!!
pick me.
pick me.
pick me.

Vrieling Mom said...

Great givvaway idea!! Thanks for the call today..glad to know you are thinking of me..I love your blog and your doing a great job!!

Ross and Taya said...

Cher you are doing so good with this blog. The only thing I would do to improve is maybe sprinkle in a few touching stories of how your brother filled your childhood with love and wonderful memories. That should give you plenty to blog about for the next several years.
When you run out of that stuff you could blog about the way you tried to realize your dream of being a stylist by practicing on your brother. Remember the time you tried to give me a bowl cut by putting an actual tupperware bowl on my head? Didn't work out so well if I recall. Anyways, if by chance I end up in this little gift thing, I would rather you not make anything and instead send Canadian Maple donuts from Timmy's. I will pay it forward by purchasing your Christmas gift in advance. I've asked Grandma to send me the catalog from Amnesty International.

Vrieling Mom said...

I would really blog about the bowl hair cut