Monday, April 11, 2011

A Local, Handmade Giveaway, and an Anniversary Goal!

Dear Friends and Followers,

It has been a year since I ventured out into the then-unfamiliar realm of blogging. I had no idea where this journey would take me. If I have given a small amount of encouragement, humour, inspiration, and nourishment to a few of you, I have received far more from the many people who have shared their love and encouragement with me!

Your feedback means so much! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank y'all, AND to encourage all you voyeurs (you know who you are) who faithfully read my posts to sign on as a follower, and to leave a comment now and then! Help me reach my goal of reaching 200 followers by my anniversary!

Here's some incentive: an anniversary giveaway! Anyone can enter, but there is a perk for followers: you can leave one comment each day until the closing date on April 17. If you're NOT a follower, you're only allowed to leave ONE comment. See?


Membership has its benefits!

I wrote my first post on April 18, 2010, so will announce the winner one year from that date.

Here's some of what you'll win:
  • a half-dozen hand-knit rainbow-coloured eggs
  • a wee hand-knit and hand-dyed cardigan and hat set!
  • a box of tea from the Algonquin Tea Company, grown, harvested, and packaged locally by my friends and neighbours Steve, Megan, and Kim!
  • a bar of goat milk green tea soap, created locally at Opeongo Mountain Goat Farm!
  • a few other goodies which will be a surprise!
The focus of this giveaway is clearly:  LOCAL and HANDMADE!

To enter this giveaway you may leave a comment below. If you aren't already a follower, please become one! Followers may comment once a day, every day until I randomly select the winner on April 18, 2011. Comments are now closed.

57 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so great! Happy Anniversary!

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  2. Happy Anniversary Knitty Gritty Homestead.
    I'm so happy to see you promoting local goods.
    K.

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  3. I've been following, and love your blog. Happy anniversary!

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  4. Your blog has been inspirational. Thanks for taking us along with you on your journey!

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  5. Very cool. And I'm so glad you started blogging. We got in at almost the same time, and you are absolutely one of my favorites :)

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  6. Congratulations on your anniversary!

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  7. I appreciate that you are "real" in your blog posts.....I'll save the rest of my comment for tomorrow....because I am a follower! :)

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  8. Thanks to you for taking the time to inspire/encourage/share! Here's hoping I win :o)

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  9. Thanks Stephanie! I really like that local for you is local for me too!

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  10. Happy Anniversary!! Prepare for the onslaught of daily commenting :)

    Stephanie
    www.simplicitymom.blogspot.com

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  11. congrats on the year around the sun with your blog. You are now one follower closer to your goal! nice prezzies you are offering!
    thanks for sharing

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  12. I've been reading for a while, so I might as well "follow" :) what took me so long? Happy Anniversary!

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  13. wonderful! i do follow you :) and would love to win!
    alaskan(dot)hippie(dot)mama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Love the blog Steph. Happy Anniversary and keep at it!

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  15. What a generous giveaway! Good luck reaching 200 -- a great goal for just one year of blogging! I'm still trying to figure out how to gain more voyeurs, as you put it. : )

    Kelly @ Creating a Family Home

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  16. I discovered your blog through your sister Julie. She provided a link to one of your blogs on her facebook and now I am hooked! I have no doubt you will reach your goal of 200 followers! Good luck!

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  17. Thank you for all the honesty, beauty, insight and inspiration you have shared in the last year. I love peeking into your life through your blog ~ it helps our visits seem not so far apart!
    xo
    S.

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  18. I follow 5-6 blogs but am member of only 2 - you are one. Happy anniversary.

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  19. I look forward to your blog every morning! Happy Anniversary- keep up the wonderful work!

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  20. yes please...and you would be able to deliver it "locally" if I won ;)
    xo maureen

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  21. Me again!!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie :)

    www.simplicitymom.blogspot.com

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  22. Yes - LOCAL delivery, by HAND no less ;-)

    You are a blessing.

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  23. What an accomplishment!! And what a journey it has been! Congratulations!

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  24. I've wanted to knit up some of those eggs, but I know it's not going to happen. Need to win them instead!

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  25. So I leave today's comment on this same post? Just making sure!!!

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  26. I also enjoy seeing photos of your little ones....they grow so fast! I appreciate that you include commentary with your photos. :)

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  27. I'm going to WIN!!!!

    Love,
    Stephanie :)


    www.simplicitymom.blogspot.com

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  28. oh I so want to win me and my mom made soap with goats milk before and it was wonderful if I don't win I'll have to talk her into making some:)she would be so jealous of you she's always wanted a homestead:)

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  29. Wait. What? HOW did I miss that adorable wee cardigan & hat set the first time around? So much love for the little cardigan & hat. Makes me want to shrink enough to fit into it. And the eggs. Happy colourful eggs. And, well, all of it.

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  30. What a beautiful givewaway!!! I am a happy follower! Congrats on the anniversary!

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  31. Here is my next comment! Still loving that girl in the nightie...YUMMY!

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  32. Looking for a win...hope you are having a marvelous day!

    Stephanie :)
    www.simplicitymom.blogspot.com

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  33. Also looking for a win. But you know what? Just looking at these lovely items is giveaway enough.

    Blessings...

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  34. Only 8 followers to go to 200~! Come on, people, sign on!
    How is the new camera working?

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  35. Following you now! Reading for some time. Congrats.

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  36. Oh pick me, pick me!!! I LOVE your blog, Stephanie. You are always an inspiration.

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  37. I am number 198!! YEAH! congrats on your anniversary!

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  38. I also think you are offering a very sweet give-a-way....a true reflection of your crafting and good taste! :)
    Another fun thing about following your blog! :)

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  39. 198 followers!! You're so close!!

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  40. Hello Stephanie,

    I finally became a follower!

    Flat Stanley visited us in Manitoba where he frolicked in the metre high snowbanks in -30 degree weather before he headed back to his home.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  41. I have been following you for months now but just finally getting around to making it official!

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  42. Happy Anniversary! I'm lagging behind on the blogging bit, but there's plenty happening to blog about... We want more pictures of the wee ones!!!! :D

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  43. I always feel a little funny entering my friend's giveaways, but here's my entry anyhow. I love Algonquin Tea, and those eggs are too cute!

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  44. you are brilliantly creative!!!

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  45. This is funny! I just found you through Twig and Toadstool and jumped right on your anniversary! Well - happy anniversary and many more to come! Now I'm off to dive into your blog ;)

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