Monday, January 26, 2009

Two Giveaways!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE!
Thank you for stopping by!


Can you believe it's the end of January already?! That means it's also time for the quarterly bloggy giveaways! I always enjoy checking out new blogs, entering giveaways, and even winning. :)

Today, I have two giveaways - 1 Scrapbook Assortment (a few more things will be thrown in) and 1 Cookbook Assortment.





Anyway, here are the rules (you knew there had to be some :)):
1) You have to have a U.S. or APO mailing address (if you live international, you are welcome to enter, I will just need someplace to send it here in the states - I'm sorry to have to limit it).
2) You do not have to be a blogger to enter but please make sure I have a way to contact you!
3) You may only enter once.
4) To enter, you must leave a comment and tell me a hobby you enjoy or a favorite food.
5) Failure to follow the above will unfortunately disqualify you.
6) You can tell me which you would prefer and I will try to honor it, otherwise the first name drawn will get first choice (if no preferences given).

I will close the comments sometime on Saturday and randomly select the winner(s). I will contact the winner (s) via e-mail or blog as well as posting the results here and linking to the giveaway site.

That's it - HAVE FUN! And feel free to stop back by after all the excitement of giveaway week!

130 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hey Alaina! I really enjoy both of these and Ellie is getting into scrapbooking as well.

Jessy said...

hehe I love scrapbooking... and photography...which kind of go hand in hand! haha

how are your adorable little boys doing? give them hugs for me!

Gretchen said...

Hi Alaina, either one would be great to win. :)

Josh said...

Hi Alaina, my pseudo-hobby is flying and my real hobby is reading. And I LOVE Hawaiian Pork.

I'll be coming back home in a couple weeks. Maybe I'll head over to your church cause I haven't met Ty yet.

Kim said...

My favorite food is anything Italian and scrapbooking is my favorite hobby. :) Cooking, not so much. :)

MartinKazAdoption said...

My favorite hobby is making clothes for my adorable 21 month old daughter(adopted from Uralsk,KZ)! We also have 3 sons amd I love following your blog!
-Erin Martin

Micah said...

Sewing is probably my biggest hobby, but scrapbooking would be a close second, so I am entering for the scrapbooking set ;). YEAH for giveaway week!!!

Jenna said...

I would like either, especially if the cookbooks are mainly baking/vegetarian.

You know me... I like to knit, read, bake, watch movies, cuddle with my dog...

Wanda said...

I loooooove Shrimp!

And I love shopping!

Mama10EE said...

I think my biggest hobby is cross-stitching (although I haven't done it in a while because of my daughter's insistence on "helping"). I also love to scrapbook but don't do it nearly as much as I want. I am hoping to get our old desk set up as a scrapbook station, but first I have to unbury it from the junk in our room! What a fun giveaway. Oh, BTW, I am going to be going through all of my cooking magazines over the next few months. I'll probably send a few your way if I don't tear out a lot!

Heather L. said...

How very exciting! i dare not even go look at the bloggy giveaway carnvial. :) But, at least I can sign up for yours. And I'd love to have the scrapbook stuff. :)

So glad that Ty's lungs are clear. That is wonderful!

Oh yeah, I was supposed to say something else -- food: berry pie is definatley a favorite and we made your recipe for blue/rasp for sunday and it came out GREAT!

cdziuba said...

I enjoy baking! Thanks for the giveaway. cdziuba@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I just bought my first scrapbook that I am planning to record all of my (4 month old) daughter's firsts in!
Chocolate counts as food, right??

Denise said...

I love scrapbooking...but I sometimes struggle to actually keep up with it. But I also love to cook...I think cooking is something I do a ton more! I think I would actually say cooking is my favorite thing!

Thad and Ann said...

I love scrapbooking. :) I am way behind on it though.

Qtpies7 said...

I love rubber stamping and making necklaces out of Scrabble tiles and scrapbook paper.

Heather said...

Either prize would be great. My current hobby taking pictures of my 4 kids (without capturing too much of our mess in the background!).
Thanks for the chance to win!
jandh at myfamilylovesit.com

AmandaSue said...

My favorite hobby is photography and one of my favorite foods is grapefruit! Thanks for entering me!
unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail (DOT) com

Liz McCoy said...

i love scrapbooking and i'm learning to love cooking

great combo thanks for the giveaway!

Shannon said...

I love to swim! Being in the pool early in the morning is SO therapeutic. I think I would have to say my favorite food is potatoes. I love them cooked any and all ways.

If I win, I think I would like the scrapbook assortment. Cute paper!

waterchic83@yahoo.com

Shelley said...

My favorite food is ice cream and my favorite hobby is entering sweepstakes.

Bloggytime20 (a) yahoo dot com

Megret said...

Other than scrapbooking, I also enjoy writing.

Thanks for the chance!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Carrie said...

Favorite food is cake, favorite hobby is making magnets.

Barbara D said...

Hey Alaina!

My favorite food is anything italian - love eggplant parmesan. But, I love to smoke ribs because they remind us of Kansas (well - Jessica isn't too fond of them!) but the church folk would fight for an invite for them.

sunnymum said...

My favorite food is definitely pancakes. Yum! I do like the scrapbooking set. Thanks for the chance to win.

simply_unique said...

my favorite hobby is entering sweepstakes

Jenny said...

A hobby of mine is baking so the cookbooks would be awesome! My favorite food is ANYTHING sweet, I'm a junk food junkie!

Tiffany819 said...

I would love to win those cookbooks. My newest hobby is sweepstaking but my other hobby is saving money. Thank you for the giveaway!

demmi said...

I love reading a good book con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Jonetsu Ningyo said...

I love scrapbooking and one of my favorite things to eat and make are soups.

angelacisco said...

My favorite hobby is cooking and my favorite food is lasagna.Thanks for the giveaway!
angelacisco at rocketmail.com

Robin said...

I love to cook so count me in for the cookbook set please. My favorite food? Pasta in any kind of cream sauce. And yes, it goes straight to my hips, but ooh it's good.

ariyana9501 said...

My favorite food is Pineapple-Cherry Cake. Yummy! I would prefer the cookbook set, but would like either one if I happen to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

An iMperfect wIfe said...

I scrapbook and I'm learning to cook.

Either gift would be perfect.

My fave food....right now I could go for a big bowl of cincinatti chili. yum.

rebecca said...

I like to read and would sit and read all day long if I could! I'm trying to get back into Scrapping, so hopefully that will stick!


gitrecca at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

I love to create in psp and digital scrapbook.

palmersf(at)bellsouth.net

paula h said...

I would like the cookbooks more.

My favorite food is my homemade Hawaiian Pizza. I make the dough in the bread machine so it's really simple to make.

Pat said...

My favorite food is pizza, and I love cookbooks!
pkildow at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I like scrapbooking, crocheting, sewing and tie dyeing.
Lisa
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

punkinmama said...

Hobbies: reading, photography
Food: Pasta, potatoes, chocolate

I would pick the scrapbook assortment, if I could choose.

Valerie said...

I love to draw
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

FarcinsFollies said...

I really love a good Reuben sandwich. This is something I never make at home so I get it a lot when I eat out.

Marlene

mom2anutball said...

Spaghetti is my favorite food!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy scrapbooking so I'd love to win the scrapbook assortment. One of my favorite foods is corn casserole.
-Terra H.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

EllyBean said...

I enjoy drawing children illustrations. :)

Anonymous said...

Pepper steak over egg noodles is my favorite food! monk5@charter.net

Alibi said...

Cooking and Photography are my two main hobbies. Cooking i've gotten down pretty good, my photography is still pretty rusty though ;)

I'd love to win the cookbook Assortment. Thanks :)

Amanda B. said...

Scrapbooking is my addiction!!

Krista said...

Mmm, favorite hobby is photography along with the accompanying scrapbooking!
Love lazagna as well!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Aside from blogging? ;) My favorite hobby is scrapbooking, though I find it hard to make/find the time to do with my 7 month old keeping me busy. But she's worth it :P

Lindley said...

I am a scrapbooker and card stamper and I am really tring to be a better cook!
linjenals at yahoo dot com

Carolyn said...

My favorite foods are Thai and Middle Eastern. I also love scrapbooking and stamping.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

hminnesota said...

I love scrapbooking. that is my hobby.
herry123_us@live.com

Deedles said...

I enjoy scrapbooking and rubber stamping.

April said...

I love to bake and decorate cakes!!

Thanks
April
guy015(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

My favorite craft is knitting. It's a great distraction from everyday life and in the end a get a great hat or scarf or whatever I made.

Julie D said...

I love pizza

AudreyO said...

I love scrapbooking and crocheting.

MissHeather said...

I absoultely love to take pictures, edit pics and scrapbook!

Staci said...

I love photography! I'm always taking photos. I'd love the cookbooks though-thats where I really need the help! But either would be wonderful.

By the way, you family photo on your sidebar is great-you have such cute boys!
princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

lfhpueblo said...

I love the new hobby I am working on right now. It's using your Christmas cards you received to make little ornament gift boxes, that hang on the tree with ribbon. The little gift boxes actually open and are big enough to hold a ring, or charm for a charm bracelet, or another smaller flat type ornament. I will make small clay angels, or snowmen and then paint them and put a crocheted thread through a hole in them, so they too can be hung from a tree. I think they are turning out very well so far. I might even line some of the boxes with felt or velvet soon.

Erika Lynn said...

my fav food is chicken parm but it is too heavy to eat very often

tristanjh said...

I love dancing and yoga!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Janelle said...

Baking is my favorite hobby - not good for the waistline, but so much fun!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

Aimee said...

Actually, my favorite food and one of my hobbies go hand-in-hand. I love chicken, so I love finding new recipes to try. I cook chicken almost every day, so I love to find a variety of ways to make it. Thanks for the contest!

DANIELLERX said...

My favorite food is spagetti. Thanks for the giveaway!!

dlfrx(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

dddiva said...

Baking and cooking are my favorite hobbies- and my favorite food is bread fresh from the oven.

valerie2350 said...

i love dark chocolate

Plowlady said...

other then baking and cooking, crocheting would be my fav hobby.
crocheting things for the house like blankets and spaghetti is my all time fav comfort food...the meatier the sauce and freshness of the cheese...yummmmmm....

mariannakeough at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like freezer cooking. We're a busy family of 6, and ways to get more nutrition (rather than fast food) is always great!
Kristine
kvicker at hotmail dot com

Lady Christie said...

My favorite hobby would have to be reading because I can do that by myself but I love cooking for my family because it makes them happy.

imchristiedammit[at]yahoo[dot]com

ailad said...

Hmm, my favorite food is Nutella (on graham crackers). Ok, so it's not healthy, but it's abosolutely wonderful!

Becca said...

Fave food - fresh baked bread. Yum! My current hobby is putting together puzzles.Its a good winter hobby. Summer is for gardening.

Lanie said...

I love all things paper! Just recently I started doing decoupage and scrapbooking more!

Becca said...

I think macaroni and cheese might be one of my favorite foods. I love all varities! The cookbook set would be my first choice but the scrapbooking set is also really nice. Thanks!!! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Emily said...

Thanks for offering it!

princesslimey (at) gmail (dot) com

Reva Skie said...

I love putting together jigsaw puzzles. I am prematurely geriatric like that.

scrappychic12 said...

Scrapbooking is my favorite hobby! Thank you for this opportunity!

scrappychic12[at]love[dot]com

Linda and Greg said...

I love to craft, so the scrapbooking set is perfect! Thanks so much!

techyone said...

I love scrapbooking and reading books.

Bethany said...

My favorite hobbies are blogging and crafting. My favorite food is broccoli.

noreen said...

knitting
love the scrapbook stuff

Shannon said...

I love taking pictures! Thanks

torinem said...

Chocolate for the food and sewing for the hobby!

tornem(At)yahoo.com

Audra said...

My # 1 hobby is digital scrapbooking although I still do paper scrapbooking too! I would love either of your great give-oh-ways Thanks for the chance!

asinglemomslife said...

My all time favorite hobby is scrapbooking of course!

jendrost @ att.net

lisainkc said...

I love to scrapbook!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win ;) Lisa

Audra Marie said...

I love to scrapbook and make cards! :) Fun giveaway. :) Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

Christine said...

I am a scrapaholic...so could you funnel something towards my addiction....lol, Thanks!

Miranda said...

My hobby is sweepstaking
Freebiegoddess03(at)aol(dot)com

AmeliaB said...

knitting...


amelia2007b(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I enjoy knitting as a hobby, and have a number of favorite foods, Popcorn is one of them!

Raendra said...

I love reading your blog, Alaina. My favorite food is pizza- with lots of vegetables. I have several hobbies, none of which I have much time for anymore. I need to put those back into my life!

Michelle said...

Does blogging count as a hobby?! :) Actually I love to scrap so the scrap assortment you're offering would be great! Thanks!

oona. said...

My favorite hobby is sewing (pillows, stuff for my little girl) and my favorite food is miso soup!

Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

L. K. said...

My favorite hobby is reading and my favorite food is meatloaf (good old comfort food). I would love the cookbook assortment. Thanks for the giveaway!

lmillitch (at) gmail (dot) com

Nancy said...

My favorite hobby is reading!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

live42day said...

I am starting to get into scrapbooking but my favorite hobby is doing plastic canvas projects when time allows.
luckofdraw777(at)gmail(dot)com

Katrina said...

I love photography and making cards. =) I would love to win this, thanks!

Nirmala said...

I love to play ping-pong! And the cookbooks look great!

Cheri2628 said...

Either would be great. I love scrapbooking and cooking!

castings[at]mindspring[dot]com

msrodeobrat said...

oh i love any kind of seafood dish.. i would love some new cookbooks@

Random Thoughts said...

I love to cook and garden. I like to do most everything though. Thank you for the generous offer.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

My favorite food is pancakes!

I would love the cookbooks!

mommyhoodithankless{AT}gmail.com

Chi said...

One of my favorite foods is my mom's enchiladas :)

anastasia-at-mediamafia-dot-org

Peggy said...

I enjoy scrapbooking and I love homemade pizza.
Thanks for the fun giveaway

Jill said...

Hi-

I love to read and eat choclate.

Thanks for the giveaway!

jill(dot)watkins(at)gmail(dot)com

Ginny said...

My favorite hobby is scrapbooking.

Sarah Berry said...

My favorite food is chicken tacos. Now I might have to make them. Yum!

Janna Johnson said...

I love to scrapbook and crochet!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
jannajanna@hotmail.com

liane66 said...

I love Pizza.
Thanks for the giveaway!
kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jay said...

My favorite food is mom's shrimp and rice. Thanks for the opportunity!
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

Toiling Ant said...

I'd enjoy either, but I always love to add to my cookbook collection!

Nicole said...

Love to scrapbook and read.

sumi said...

I love painting on ceramics. :-) Since I am domestically challenged, I would prefer to win a scrapbook kit.

I see that you have adopted. It is a thought for us - we lost our little girl tragically a year ago and miss having a little one to love on. We don't want to rush anything though and I'm willing to wait on God to hear whether it is in his plan for us or not.

Allison said...

I love scrapbooking so would love the scrapping package! I also like to bake so the cookbooks would be fine too.

Laura said...

I love to sew. Baby blankets and children's clothing are my favorite. I just need to remember to make the time to do it more often!! =)

inkomite at gmail dot com

Tiffany said...

My favorite food at the moment is meatloaf ("diner meatloaf muffins" with a surprise mozza. cheese center to be exact) because that's what we ha for supper tonight. I'm nto sure I can eat meatloaf any other way since trying that recipe :)

raspberrykitty at aol dot com

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

enter me please :) my favorite hobby is photography...

Kristin said...

i know i am kind of years behind, but i have just recently discovered modge-podging! now i can't get enough of it!

i also love eating. browsing cookbooks and new recipes is another long time hobby of mine.

nickyle said...

My high school senior daughter has really struck a scrapbooking creative phase, she has already completed some wonderful books of friends and family. She has always been creative so this really doesn't surprise me, what surprises me is that she has stayed completely home a few weekends because she is so tranced in getting one completed.

My favorite food? It would have to be chicken flour enchiladas;

*4 boneless chicken breast boiled till done and shredded
*1 package flour tortillas
*1 large can enchilada sauce or use the dry packette and add tomato sauce/water
*1 jar sliced olives
*1 family size mushroom soup (we are picky on this and only campbell's will do)
*Shredded cheddar cheese (medium)

Shred chicken, add olives and mushroom soup, heat till hot. Dip tortilla into enchilada sauce and put a spoon full of chicken mixture into the center, put on some cheese and wrap. Continue till all done. Top with remaining sauce and cheese. Put in 375 oven till cheese is melted and hot.

YUM!

Courtenay said...

A hobby is web design and I love pizza!
If I won I would prefer the cookbooks because I also love cooking. :)
Thanks!
mysbc27-web at yahoo dot com

Ingrid said...

I LOVE scrapbooking, especially the hands on vs the digital. Currently I am working on 3 scrapbooks two of them I am scrapbooking my family ancestry. So much fun. Thanks.

Jack-a-roo's Mom said...

I love cooking and scrapbooking! I'd love to win either. Thanks for the fun contest.

Amy said...

My favorite hobby is making paper craft homeade cards with my brothers, my fave food mushroom stroganoff. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

Francine said...

my favorite food is hot wings. I would love to get the cookbook.

fmd518@inbox.com

Erica G said...

I scrapbook and I love to eat steak! I'd love eother prize. Thanks for the giveaway!

babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

Ashley said...

I love to play tennis!
ashlomb at yahoo dot com

Teri said...

I have recently started beading, and some pieces I am quite proud of! I am using precios stones, so it is hard to mess up really. I would love to try my hand at scrapbooking. I have seen some relly creative moms on the web doing it, looks like fun!

debrob58 said...

My favorite hobby is photography!
I would love to win the Cookbook Assortment. Thank you for the chance to win.