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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival Is Here!

and i remember how much fun i had last time meeting so many of you!

the only other photo i want to post today is of my first EVER blog friend - the fabulous kristi, who is this week GUEST DESIGNER at the The Design Experiment. way to go kristi!

and here's the LOOT!

  1. incense sticks - groovy baby
  2. some very cool nz magnetic poetry (fun for your fridge!)
  3. indian musk and glycerine soap bar (trust me, it smells delish)
  4. east day spa handmade soaps - 5 of them, and the item i am STILL tempted to (but won't) keep for myself!!!...
  5. gorgeous red-toned necklace and earring set. it's so funky. i've actually never seen anything like it before, so lucky you (whoever you are!)

to be in the draw, simply leave me a comment at the end of this post.

entries close saturday april 26 at 7pm (that's NZ time) and remember i am happy to post anywhere in the world.

"At The Hop" Post-Script:

For those of you who read the post directly below this one; had a huge giggle AND answered my trivia question, i wanted to let you know we now have a correct answer.

well done to 'pondside' who answered correctly, that 'at the hop' was #1 on the American Charts in 1958 (coincidentally the same year 'our chrissy' was born). see her comments in the post below. check out her blog and see where she lives - THE ABSOLUTE DEFINITION of idyllic.

pondside - plse email me your snail mail address, and thanks for joining in the fun everyone, AND for the awesome comments!!!

on with the BLOGGY CARNIVAL - keep those comments coming, and i look forward to making lots more bloggy friends!

132 comments:

M.A. said...

pretty necklace! thanks for doing the giveaway!

Melinda said...

Sue I love the new header- that is a cool picture and what a view you have literally in your own backyard. Cool looking stuff in your give away.

Joan said...

Love all the items! Amazing how all this blog stuff works, isn't it? Hope you'll stop by my blog and sign up for my giveaway as well!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Nice stuff. This bloggy giveaway thing looks like fun.

Liberty said...

Love what you are giving away, thanks for joining the carnival!!

Amanda said...

Count me in. That necklace looks fab. And I promise not to be a sore loser this time. Maybe. I think. We'll see...

Shannon said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Enter me please.
palmersf(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Kim said...

That jewelery looks so unique! Great prize!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm in--thanks for the invit me. The earrings are totally me.

This is the first I've heard of the carnival--I'll have to check it out.

Kellan said...

REally nice stuff in your give-away - thanks for doing it - hope I win!!!

Have a good evening, Sue - nice to see you. Kellan

Kellan said...

REally nice stuff in your give-away - thanks for doing it - hope I win!!!

Have a good evening, Sue - nice to see you. Kellan

Megret said...

I love the fridge poetry! We have a set, but we are in need of some add-ins! Thanks! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Paula Clare said...

WOW! So lovely! I LOVE it all! Thanks for the generous giveaway...AND for being my bloggy friend. :-)

Mom of Three said...

Thanks for pulling my head out of the sand to get here in time. And, by the way, you can always check out yo' bad self on my blogroll!

Haffner Home said...

Great giveaway!! I love that necklace and earring set!! Thanks for doing the giveaway! I would love to win...

Marion said...

Love the necklace and earring set!!
I am in Canada, so if this is a problem just disregard this entry.

Many thanks
Marion
Nova Scotia
Canada

Kelly said...

Wow - there is some purdy stuff in that wee giveaway!
Sue, I am totally in awe of your new banner pic - that is so totally scrummy!! I love teh moody skies we get here in Welly ever now and again but that is just stunning. Well done!

Kimberly said...

OOOOH!!! Nice stuff!!! I love the posts and photos on your blog too.

I can be reached at the url associated with my name. THANKS!!!

Angel Gurl said...

Nice goodies I am sure the winner is going to love that loot.

Lissete said...

Great giveaway! I am loving that necklace set.

pinkgingham said...

What a fun array of stuff! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

paula clare said...

LOVE the goodies! The necklace is too die for! Pick me! Pick me!

Heather said...

I did a double take when I opened your blog...we have the smae templete...and I too have a cool picture of the sky one day last fall here in New Mexico...the loot is wonderful...I'm dreaming of it as I type!

Sass E-mum said...

Here I am! Did I make it in time?

Lesha said...

This is wonderful! :)

Mama Zen said...

VERY cool loot!

Bunny B said...

Such lovely goodies! I want :P Thank you so much for the chance to win it :)

tea and cake said...

Hi again!
I love the idea of a giveaway, please enter me, the necklace is my favourite ;o)
cheers, Karen x

Shalee said...

That funky necklace is still quite eye-catching! Thanks for the offer!

milkgoddess said...

I love it! sign me up and be sure to visit my contest too!!!

Heather said...

Looks like some great stuff-- you pick great things! So enter me too :) and I love that photo that is your new header.

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! Holly
bhc-law@juno.com

Lomagirl said...

Cool giveaway package. Thanks!

CrystalGB said...

Great prize package. Count me in please.

Katie said...

That necklace is fabulous, I love it! And I love making new bloggy friends :-) Feel free to visit mine if you have the time among all the others!

Nicol said...

It all looks wonderful! The necklace is fabulous!

Dusty Spider said...

Hurried on over as requested. Lovely giveaways. Thanks for all the fun! Flick xx

seven said...

Wow, that stuff all sounds amazing. And those pics below are hilarious.

Lynn said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm not a blogger (not enough time, and I'm too boring anyways!) but hopefully I can still enter! What fun stuff!
lynnirenesa[at]gmail[dot]com

Sharla said...

Great Giveaway! And I love your blog and how you write!

Emily said...

What fun stuff! Pick me!
emily_albrecht at hotmail dot com

tammiemarie said...

OOh, that would be fun to win!

Betsy said...

Great stuff!

Snowbird said...

Ooo, I love all of the loot! I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janette said...

love that necklace!!! VERY pretty!
Woo Hoo for Kristi!

Sue you are a blogging machine. Every time I come here you have lots of new posts. I got to go and read some more!

Hugs to you!

BrineS said...

Cool! G'Day, New Zealand! I'm poppin' in from Brisbane! Well, I'm actually an American married to a wonderful Aussie man...we hope to visit New Zealand one day. This carnival is so MUCH FUN!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

Hey, don't forget my giveaways!

comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com

acupofjoy.wordpress.com

thechocolistas.blogspot.com

Charmed said...

Such a great giveaway!

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

what a lovely giveaway
whitty4jen@yahoo.com

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Fun giveaway!
And I cannot believe that pic on your banner is from your backyard! That is beautiful!!

Kris said...

Cool prize Sue!

sweetsue said...

I love the necklace too. Fun prizes!

Amanda said...

the necklace is gorgeous...and i love all the other stuff. i lived in nz for one summer...only wish it could have been so much longer! such a gorgeous country with incredibly hospitable people!

Stacey Huston said...

Wow, this is really generous of you.. Looks like you have alot of people leaving comments. thanks for doing this..

Stacey Huston said...

Not trying to enter twice, just wanted to add that New Zealand looks like a beautiful country. My husband really wants to take a vacation there. Maybe some day we will get that chance. thanks

Smellyann said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to win. Thanks and please enter mine, too!

Tiffany said...

Nice package of stuff there :) I'd love to be entered.

raspberrykitty at aol dot com

Be sure to check out my giveaway for a $15 e.l.f. gift card!)

Marcia said...

Great giveaway!!

Qtpies7 said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I love to try new soaps, and don't turn down jewelry!

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love multi-item giveaways!
So cute! I love that necklace! I am always looking for something funky to wear!

samsakara said...

What a great giveaway and the poetry thing is so neat I always wanted one!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Keryn said...

Lovely! My email addy is in my blogger profile, in case I win.

Anonymous said...

Great prize package!
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amanda Moore said...

Wow the necklace is to die for, I would love to win.

CanCan said...

This is an amazing prize package! I hope I'm the lucky one!

Audra Marie said...

Fun giveaway!! Lots of goodies. :)

adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

Dawn said...

Great giveaway! thanks!
threeofakindblog at gmail

James and Andrea said...

This is awesome. Thanks so much! Everything looks too cool and my brother live in NZ!

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

GoofyMama99 said...

I have to say, that pic at the top that you took from your backyard? Gorgeous. I'm so so jealous

Someone Being Me said...

What an awesome giveaway. I would love to win that. Please count me in.

Rebecca said...

What a fun giveaway!

Summer said...

Those are all great prizes. Here's hoping I win!

frugallm said...

what a great giveaway!! please enter me thanks!

KnittinChick said...

How generous... I love the jewellry!

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

What an awesome giveaway! I'm totally into magnetic poetry! I can compose a masterpiece while I cook dinner! Who wouldn't love that?

Suzie G. said...

The necklace set is really pretty and I really like handmade soaps. Count me in!

bamabelle said...

That necklace is so cool looking! Please put me in the hat for the fabulous prize. Thanks! :)

zarache@aol.com

Geri said...

Great Blog!!! Great Gift!
Thanks!!!
gerijones64(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ginny said...

Great giveaway!

Carolynn W. said...

This stuff is great! Thanks for the chance to win!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

These are gorgeous. Thanks for the generous giveaway. Hope I win!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

These are gorgeous. Thanks for the generous giveaway. Hope I win!

Anonymous said...

Nice giveaway :-)
kawaiineko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Ebie said...

wow, what a generous giveaway!

Tara said...

I would love to win this! Please enter me.
taradawnrobertson[at]hotmail[dot]com

Wendy said...

Okay, this is a very cool giveaway! As if incense (maybe I could have some peppermints while I'm burning it? lol...sorry, bad joke) and yummy soaps weren't enough, there's magnetic poetry (love it!) AND some hip, funky jewelry (really love it!!) Just makes me wanna say, "Groovy, baby!" :D

amy mason armstrong said...

I love giveaways! This is fun...and by the way I am not a blog stalker, I found you through Kristi :)
Good luck to everyone on the giveaway....count me in.

Rachel said...

GREAT giveaway!

I can't believe there aren't more posts! These prizes are FABU!

Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=41

my email is:
racoo.smith at gmail dot com

Thanks and have a lovely day!

Anita said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

Rebecca said...

What an awesome prize!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jon & Sarah said...

Wow, what a giveaway. Thanks!

Rebecca said...

hi there. your page is nice. what a great little mix of cool stuff you have to giveaway...so fun! thegoodmanfam at msn dot com

Huguette said...

Wow, very nice ♥

Peggie said...

What a nice site and a great giveaway!

grammiepeggie at gmail dot com

Katie said...

Looks great. Love the necklace. Please enter me thanks. katie_mmartin (at) yahoo [dot] com

tiffanyannrosson said...

Thank you for doing this giveaway.
Tiffany Rosson
tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo DOT com

mommy-2-3 said...

great giveaway! love the necklace!

ticole96 said...

Those are some great items! Nice blog!

ticole96(at)msn(dot)com

Mari said...

I've been to the NZ airport! I bought bought kiwifruit wine. It was delish!!

flchen1 said...

What a lovely set! Haven't been to NZ, but would love to visit someday!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Sarah said...

I like the necklace! You have a great loot.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

paula h said...

Thank you for the giveaway.

hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

Ricki said...

Love handmade soaps.

taylor said...

oh my, that is some lovely stuff! i sure do hope i am the lucky gal that wins it!

please count me in!

thanks!

trepilynnell (at) juno (dot) com

Jenna said...

What great stuff! Thanks for being willing to ship anywhere in the world!

Fiddle D. Dee said...

What a great offer! Hope I win!

Paisley said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Those look like fabulous goodies!

Ney_Strokes of Magic said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win . . Kristi has some awesome items!!

Renee

Debbie said...

Please enter me in your draw ^thanks^

Rebecca said...

I love the necklace and earrings! I have a friend who would LOVE them!

gitrecca (at)gmail (dot) com

Adria said...

So neat to stumble across your blog! My MIL is visiting in New Zealand right now!

I would love to be entered in the drawing, thank you!

Adria
gibmom at gmail dot com

fae said...

it all looks lovely! thanks for the contest!

Dawn said...

I want to win this very badly. What an awesome giveaway!

Thanks so much for offering it.

Kim said...

What a wonderful giveaway you are doing.

Have fun this week with your giveaway. Don't forget to head on over to my blog and sign up for mine!

Anonymous said...

Love that stuff! I would like to joing the contest, I'm from Argentina xD

majuli1990(at)hotmail(dot)com

chanelireli said...

i love those magnetic poetry word things.

Chantelle said...

how awesome! thank you!

mom2boys said...

All of this stuff is very nice. I love the necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jinxy & Me said...

Great prize! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeanette J said...

Love the necklace and earrings. Please include me

The Dale's said...

how incredibly generous of you! wonderful giveaway!!

moores1456@yahoo.com

Chappyswife said...

What a great giveaway you have going on here! I totally got in too late, but check with me for the next round and be sure and enter. I LOVE that jewelry! How fun is that?

What a beautiful picture taken from your backyard!

maggie said...

What a wonderful giveaway!Love the necklace and earrings. Please count me in.

Michelle said...

Looks like fun, indulgent fun!

Cherie J said...

Wow! What an awesome prize package! Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

cherierjatyahoo.com

Stephanie said...

Please enter me - great stuff indeed!

Teri said...

Girl ya'll are silly. Really made me smile after a somewhat trying day. Very funny. Hey, this is some generous give-a-way you have going on here. Sure would'nt mind taking it off your hands! Congrats to your friend, Kristy..I love it when cool things happen to people I love! I enjoyed my visit..I'll be back!

Tink *~*~* said...

Wow look at you - you ARE having a contest! Thanks for stopping by my place the other day. I love your banner photo - clouds on fire is some of my favorite eye candy.

Tink *~*~*
http://MyMobileAdventures.blogspot.com

Tres Chic Boutique said...

Hi there! We received the goodies today! They are awesome. I have already tried a bunch of the chocolate stuff, I just really love Cadbury. We owe you something one of these days, so I will be int email touch with you about that. I am excited to try the crafts you put in there as well. And that card is so stinking cute. I am going to post it on my blog :) Thanks! heather

katklaw777 said...

Cool stuff, i can smell the soap! thnx

Lynette van Barrelo said...

OK!!!! I'm here now! That looks like my dad 3rd from the right!

Nice jewellery! Did I make it in time???

Kristi Smith said...

WOWZER! That is a lot of comments! Nice giveaway Sue!!!