Monday, June 14, 2010

tuesday's true confession and A GIVE-AWAY

I don't get it . . . I confess this week that I don't get why people read this blog.  Don't get me wrong . . . I'm super excited that people do read this blog.  If you are reading right now, please don't stop!  I just didn't really expect anyone to except my family . . . but it turns out they don't read twelve crafts till Christmas, and yet, total strangers do.  hmmm . .  curious!  

Then when I hit fifty followers, I thought, "Hey, it would be neat if I could have 120 followers by December 25."  How did I come up with the seemingly random number 120?  Well, it seemed logical and doable . . . that would be 10 followers added per month.  To my delight, I hit 120 sometime about two weeks ago - six full months before Christmas.  I realize, of course, that the number of followers a blog has doesn't completely reflect the number of people who read a blog - could be more . . . could be less.  I'm going to pretend it's not less.  :)  

Either way though, I'm gonna allow myself a little happy moment and celebrate by giving away a $30.00 gift card to CSN stores, a web-based site that compiles the products of more than 200 stores into one site for simplicity and ease.

I snooped around to find some of my favorite things at CSN that can be purchased for less than $30.00.  Here are six of my favorite finds out of hundreds and hundreds for under $30.00.

-Blomus Utilo Tea Accessories

Give-away Guidelines
So . . . here's how you can be the winner of my give-away and pick out your own favorite item under $30.00 or put $30.00 toward a must-have higher priced item.

For your first entry (everyone must do this first before other entries will be counted):
-become a new follower and tell me that you are in a comment OR
-be a follower already and tell me that you are in a comment

For two extra entries (please comment twice that you did this step in the comments section and include a link to your blog in one of the comments):
-throw my button up on your blog sidebar until this give-away ends June 25, 2010

For three extra entries (please comment three times that you did this step in the comments with a link to your post in one of the comments):
-write a post about this give-away linking people to my give-away post

This gives each person six possible chances to win.  Woo hoo!

Give-away ends June 25, 2010 - six months till Christmas!

Thanks again soooooo much for reading and . . .

craft on!

68 comments:

Alison said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from Tuesday tag-along. Thanks for offering this giveaway and congratulations on winning the first round of the Iron Crafter!

I hope you can come visit and follow me too! :)

Alison

Traci66 said...

I found your blog via Tuesday Tag~Along and decided to follow you. I hope you will check my blog out at
http://traci66.blogspot.com/2010/06/tuesday-tag-along_14.html
and maybe follow me.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Oh I'd love to win! I'm so a follower. And we read you cause we love what you do here!!
Oh and congrats on the Iron Challenge - you so deserve it! ;)

Jessica Guthrie said...

Hello! I am stopping by for Monday Marketings. Come stop by if you get a chance. I am looking for sponsors Blogmania and Blog Fest if you are interested. Have a wonderful week!
http://www.justjewelrybyjessica.com/search/label/Blogmania

A Marine's Wife! said...

I'm a new follower! I found you on TTA! Have a great day!

Mary Elizabeth said...

I am already a follower!!! Just love your blog! I just had to smile (laugh, actually) when I read how strangers read your blog but not family. Same thing with me - I can't get my family to read my blog for anything in the world!! Oh well...

Mary Elizabeth said...

2nd entry - I have your darling button on my sidebar!!! :)

Tessa said...

Hi, I'm a new follower from Follow me Back Tuesday :)
Love if you can stop by and say hi! I love meeting new blogging friends :)
Happy Tuesday!

http://www.shoppergal.com/

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

I found your blog through the Tuesday follow and am happy to come back and read more about your crafts (both fails and successes!)

I'm a new follower!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Added your button to my blog! (Entry #1)

http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Added your button to my blog! (Entry #2)

Sonia said...

lol. That's kinda funny asking why people follow you ;) I'm a follower!

Lisa said...

I'm a follower.

meeyeehere said...

I am a new follower

Jane said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from TTA! Excited to get to know you! Visit me sometime if you have time: goinjane.blogspot.com

Lu said...

I am very much a follower! And, even though you didn't really ask, I follow because 1) almost every post I read I think, "Hey, that sounds like me!" or "Gee, I wish I were like that...", (both of those thoughts are good)and 2) you (and your blog) are definitely unique in the crafting blog world, which I love.

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

Stopping by from Tuesday Tag Along! :) I'm a new follower, and would love for you to stop by craftsandsutch.blogspot.com to take a peek at what I've been up to.

Have a terrific Tuesday!
Erin :)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

You know that I'm a follower already!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I've got your button, girl!

http://beinglds.blogspot.com/2010/06/happy-mom.html

Jocelyn Christensen said...

got your button: http://beinglds.blogspot.com/2010/06/happy-mom.html

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Newest follower in the house from Tag Along Tuesday. Would love to hear back from you! Can't wait to read more...I so want to learn to sew so you're a perfect place for me.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Living on Love and Cents said...

I am a new follower! Check out my blog when you can! www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com ~HEather

Joani said...

I am a follower :)

Chara Lynn said...

Ok, I am your newest follower thanks to ~Couture Unraveled~. She posted a very cute idea for magnets that my kidlet loved!! I love your blog and I can see I will definitely be one of the 120+ who READ your blog ;-). Love what I see so far, cant wait to see more!
Stay Fabulous
Chara
http://charasjewelcandy.blogspot.com/
www.charasjewelcandy.etsy.com

Krystal said...

Been following for a short while!! And I love your blog personally!!

I think the Eco-Friendly Monkey Art Smock is adorable! Sure my son would love wearing it while I let him paint!

Ott, A. said...

Just stoppin' by from TTA to say Hi! I was really surprised to be the featured hostess today and just wanted to say thanks for linking up and Happy Blogging!

couture unraveled said...

hello!! I am a follower!!

coutureunraveled@live.com

couture unraveled said...

I now have one of your buttons on my blog!!

http://coutureunraveled.blogspot.com/

couture unraveled said...

sportin the button comment 2!!

http://coutureunraveled.blogspot.com/

Carolyn said...

I am already a follower!

Domestic Diva said...

I'm a new follower.

Debra Joy said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Lu said...

I just *proudly* added your button to my blog. (entry 1)

Lu said...

I just *proudly* added your button to my blog. (entry 2)

Sarah said...

I would like to get a Calphalon Classic Bakeware Jelly Roll Combo.

And I just added you as a follower for the TAT.

Polly said...

I've been a follower since you started your felt food. :)

Polly said...

I already had your button in my "featured on" section of my blog in the sidebar. Hope that counts. :)

Polly said...

And my double post for that last one. :)

Lu said...

Oh yeah, I blogged about this. :) http://iamjustlu.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-from-great-blog.html (entry 1)

Lu said...

Oh yeah, I blogged about this. :) http://iamjustlu.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-from-great-blog.html (entry 2)

Lu said...

Oh yeah, I blogged about this. :) http://iamjustlu.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-from-great-blog.html (entry 3)

thriftymomma said...

I am a new follower on GFC from Thursday Giveaways. inkscrblr@rogers.com My name is Paula and I would love to win. I also have a giveaway.

Http://www.thriftymommastips.blogspot.com/
How is this for procrastinating. I am seriously supposed to be prepping a resume for a job due Sunday. Crap! I can't get to it.

Daintry said...

I'm a stalker...I mean follower!

CHERI said...

I'm a new follower...yeah!

CHERI said...

Your button is on my blog for the giveaway!

CHERI said...

Your button is on my blog for the giveaway!

Sandy said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
explabgirl@yahoo.com

Alyssa said...

I'm a follower!

alyssa
alyssalb@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I'm a follower!
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

heartnsoulcooking said...

I'm a NEW!!! follow.
heartnsoulcooking@gmail.com

Birdson said...

Im your new follower #203 birdson@roadrunner.com

Eve said...

Hello There, I'm a new follower and would like to be included in your Give Away! Please. Thanks! Eveshouse.blogspot.com

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I'm a new follower!

carmen said...

I'm a new follower!

Pixie said...

I follow!

Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

The Harris Family said...

I follow your blog
-Crystal

Alyssa said...

I'm a follower!

Alyssa
alyssalb@gmail.com

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I'm a new follower!
{Rebekah}

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Added your button to our sidebar! (1)
{Rebekah}

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Added your button to our sidebar! (2)
{Rebekah}

Anne said...

I am also a new follower!
annemolino at hotmail dot com

Anne said...

I have your button
http://cutesycrafty.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

button # 2 http://cutesycrafty.blogspot.com/

Jeannette said...

I'm a follower! :p

Amy said...

I am a new follower. I love the idea of your blog!!! I look forward to seeing your christmas gifts through out the rest of the year!

Valerie said...

I just started following your blog. The way you express yourself is so natural. I love everything that you share!

Blanca said...

I'm a follower! I love your blog! It inspires me.

Thanks!

blancacarlson@live.com

LaBelle37 said...

I've been subscribed to your blog through Google Reader but became a follower today!

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