Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Give Away!!! Nifty Gifties!!!

It's been a year, but the time has come around again. That's right. It's the........Box of Awesome!!!

A year ago today I had the idea for my first giveaway and it was a huge success. I made some new friends and learned that I can make my own Snuggies. Without further ado, here's the rules. They are mostly the same from last year, with just a few changes.


So, this could contain anything. It's gonna be good stuff. {hopefully you'll think so too} It could have something I've made, candy, toys, crafty stuff, books, it might even be tailored for the person who wins. I can tell you with all certainty that it won't be a flat screen TV though...sorry. I hope you like it anyway and decide to enter. The rules are as follows...

1. Leave me a comment. Each comment is another entry, Limit 5 per person please.

2. Please announce this giveaway on your blog, facebook, twitter, or myspace. Doing
so will double your entries. If you post it on more than one of those choices, you
get an extra entry for each outlet. I will be checking too, so be honest please.

3. Tell me something you would like to find in your very own box of awesome.
If you say you want rainbows or miracles...I just don't know what to do with that
really. So Skittles and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers? That sounds right.

4. When you receive your box of awesome, let me know how you like it and feel
free to show it off on your own blog.

Well, there ya go. Maybe this will entice some of you lurkers to come out of hiding. I just love meeting iiinteresting people you know. : )


So, come and get some nifty gifties!

The winner will be chosen Sunday night at MIDNIGHT!!! Random.org will provide the winner. Then the awesome person will be announced on Monday.

103 comments:

Melanee said...

ooooohhh... I get to be first! Here's to hoping! And I LOVED the things from last year!!!

LKP said...

hooray hooray for the 10th of march!!!! i LOVE box of awesome day. woot woot!
ok, first thought, my box of awesome would have heidi's homemade marshmallows in it!

LKP said...

2nd:
it would have HEIDI & HER FAMILY in it!!!!!

LKP said...

3rd:
it would have a delicious-o DINNER KIT OF PASTA BOLOGNESE that won heidi's husband over!!!

LKP said...

4th:
it would have some HOMEMADE TORTILLAS....or some HOMEMADE SUNDAE SAUCES!!!!!
(why is most everything i'm hoping for involve my appetite? lol.)

LKP said...

5th:
it would have the kit to make either GEORGIA PUDDING (since i've never heard of it before you, let alone tried it) OR FRESH BREAD....MOST IMPORTANTLY IT WOULD MEAN HEIDI WAS COMING OVER TO HELP ME MAKE THESE THINGS SO MY HOUSE SMELLS YUMMY & IS FULL TO THE BRIM WITH LOVELY COMPANY & FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!
(can you tell i miss you AND i'm starving???)

Lisa said...

So the box of Awesome is going to be an annual event? That is awesome!


LOL...my word verification is 'tards' which immediately reminded me of one of Donald's favorite words....Utards!

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

So exciting! We love our Snuggies :) Lets see my box O' Awesome would have some yummy home made treast and a date for a Decoursey Family visit! Oh and I will most certainly post this on my Facebook and Blog too!

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

Umm and lovely apron to wear in my kitchen :)

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

And an invitation to go visit said Decoursey family.

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

Did we mention that Tylers school is also performing Beauty and The Beast this year. He is Gaston! We would love some company if you want to watch it twice :)

ok I will stop commenting now :)

Lisa said...

Okay, I just advertised your contest on Twitter!!

Lisa said...

And facebook!!!!

Lisa said...

David's month long absense from the internet has ended just in time. I'll have to tell him to come on over and enter :)

Lisa said...

My box of awesome would have chocolate (of course)

LKP said...

add another LKP entry up for the box of awesome this year!!!!:

http://therommfamily.blogspot.com/2010/03/who-doesnt-love-awesome.html

LKP said...

and yet another LKP entry for my facebook snippet! =)

Terri said...

Another box of awesome??? Why, that's hust - awesome!!!!

jenW said...

Thanks heavens for library computers so I could see this awesomeness! I will have to think of what I would want in a box of awesome. hmmm... maybe a stretch armstrong keychain.

ericksons said...

Hi I heard about your box of awesome from LKP. I'm ready for a flower magnet of my own.

ericksons said...

2nd: or maybe a cute flower hair clip or headband

ericksons said...

3rd: or just maybe, something delectable to satisfy my chocolate craving

ericksons said...

4th: no, I know, a new journal. I just love to record things.

ericksons said...

5th: or maybe a set of handmade note cards. I hear your talents are quite amazing!

Terri said...

I meant to say that's "just" awesome but I was so overcome by the power of the awesome that I couldn't type. :)

Terri said...

If I had a box of awesome, I would want it to contain handmade items. I love me some handmade items!

Terri said...

You know, if you put yourself in the box, and sent yourself to Tennessee I could show you how to machine quilt. And then we could hike and bake and have fun and then I could ship you back. You'd have to bring the girls, though - they'd love the animals! So that would take a pretty big box! :)

Terri said...

Did I ever tell you that I stole the phrase "box of awesome" and have been using it as a compliment? When somebody does something good at work I tell them they are a "whole box of awesome!" They laugh at me, of course, but guess who ALWAYS has help when she needs it???? :)

Terri said...

Oh, and you know I'm blogging and Facebooking this. Don't have a Myspace and I don't do the Twitter thing.

Cris said...

I would truly love a box of awesome! I found your blog through Clay Hill Farm. In the box of awesome, I would like anything that would make me smile after a long hard day of work!

Amy said...

I heard about this awesome giveaway from Terri....I love all the comments! My dream box of awesome would include chocolate and peanut butter treats. Along with anything hand made! I do like Magic Erasers, too!

SuzanSayz said...

I would be happy with some tasty little nibblies, but most of all, some current (and a few of them wallet sized) pictures of my sweet girls.

Melanee said...

I am back to comment. Consensus is a visit. You could come visit me, I would love to actually meet you. It's been a wild year!!

entry #2

Melanee said...

entry #3

How about the recipe for the yummy things you can make? Those marshmellow things were AWESOME!!!

I will be back later to enter again... have to spread those entries out!

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

You've certainly found the key to getting 35 comments per day! :)

#1, and my code word is Trammen. I think that's some ethnic variation on Ramen.

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

#2, and now it's also on my personal Facebook profile.

That's TOTALLY solixer if you ask me.

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

#3 would be reness if I didn't submit it.

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

#4 comes to your courtesy of my favorite website for sticky white goodness, erice.

I find random comments for the sake of Awesome entries are more fun when I incorporate the Captcha image text!

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

#5, which I guess is #6 if you also count my facebook mention.

And I feel like a total plativyl cuz I almost forgot to say what I want in it!

Last year I didn't win THE Box o' Awesome, but you did make me some unbelievably good Scotch Kisses. I would love more of those. And any other amazingly good goodies you think I'd love. You know. Stuff like that.

And a Dr. Mario tournament. You may be the master at the NSMBW Castles, but I wanna take ya on with the good Dr. again!

LKP said...

p.s.
(this isn't an entry, just an fyi)
your cousin's, amy, cat is vicious.
he KILLED my hand...no joke. couple puncture wounds on the fatty heel of my hand..some claw mark on the other side of my hand. and i seriously thought he was being sweet, all lovey-dovey like that. nope. a complete saboteur!!!
ah well, i live, i learn.

Jeanette said...

A box of Awesome would be awesome! Fill it with anything you want.

Jeanette said...

or fill it with something sweet and chocolatey

Jeanette said...

or something crafty.

Jeanette said...

I just posted it on my blog!

Jeanette said...

I didn't know you were on FB. We should be friends on FB. :)

Lisa said...

Love the new picture!

Lisa-Maladylis said...

Hi, I'm here from Terri's blog (waves to Terri) I love it when she points out someone else's blog so I can see what others are up to and find a new great blog.
Ok, so I'm going to go post this on my two face book pages (mine and my shops - Glen Shire) and then off to post it on myspace too so that's 3, humm, I could tweet it as well. I'm not sure if I should post here again or not. I hate to fill up the comments many times to say the same thing.

Lisa-Maladylis said...

Oh and my box of awesome would have some kind of kitty thing for my son who loves them, maybe a chocolate for my bf and humm butterfly something for me... something to make me smile would be perfect. I'm loving the idea, I might have to try it on my blog some time soon.

Tammy said...

I'll only leave one entry...that way if I win it truly WILL be a box of awesome....my box would contain notebooks and fine tip pens, chocolate and something truly to make me laugh

Jen said...

I want to win!

Greg Bulmash said...

My box of awesome would contain a fry daddy and other kitchen gizmos.

You can thank your uncle Mike for sending me (from his Facebook post).

em's scrapbag said...

Fun giveaway. In my box I would love peanut M&M's and fabric. Now that is a perfect combo.

Wolfie said...

WOW!!! A whole box of AWESOME?? How awesome is that???

I never win anything but will post my comment anyway. There's always a first time.

Love the idea .... going to read more of your blog after this.

My own awesome? It would be romantic fabric to make curtains out of for my new bedroom and .... mmmmm .... lets see.... carmel hershey bar!! lmao

Actually ANYTHING would be awesome! lol

What a super idea!!! Even if I don't win it was fun to "dream" abit.

Thanks.

WOLFIE

stephanie said...

Sounds fantastic! I would have to say I would love anything crafty and handmade things are a plus,plus in my book! <3

Em and Ms said...

I'm pretty sure I need to win, seeing as I'll be giving birth any day now. Yeah, that's gotta qualify me for some awesome.

Em and Ms said...

Did I mention I'm having a baby? I think that means I need something for either baby or mommy (and by the way, I LOVE cadbury caramel eggs) in my box of awesome. That's 2 comments...

Em and Ms said...

I posted on Facebook :)

Em and Ms said...

Wow, this is tough competition. But 4 comments. I more to go.

Em and Ms said...

You're awesome for giving away awesome! Hope I win!

jenW said...

After much pondering... I still am undecided what loverly items should go into my personalized box of awesome. salt water taffy, some colored shoelaces... hmm.

jenW said...

a pair of novelty socks that will never go out of fashion.

jenW said...

of course you can never go wrong with chocolate. Lisa is spot on for that one.

jenW said...

and a good book will never fail. Also if you could include a decent man ;) lol

Lisa said...

1. Wow, apparently I'm a little late getting the news. What an AWESOMEly fun contest!

Lisa said...

2. My box of awesome would surely include pens. As a nurse, I can never have enough!

Lisa said...

3. I just realized I did read the post where you totally dropped the hint that this was coming and I failed to check back. I'm glad I didn't wait too long!

Lisa said...

4. I've never told you how much I love your Walt Disney quotes on the sidebar over there, have I?

Lisa said...

5. My last word verification was "holin". That sounds very southern. like "We're going holin'." As in, going to play golf. That's it. Holin' = Golfing. What do ya think?

Lisa said...

BONUS ENTRY: Blog Post for you

Lindsay said...

i love suprises, hopefully the best part is it showing up on my door step?

Lindsay said...

my box of choic would be filled with icees and cupcakes (you said nothing about being pratical!)

Red Wolf said...

Awesome! If I had my own box of awesome I would want it to contain zombies...or kittens. But not zombie kittens because, you know, that would be weird.
The funny thing is I decided on "zombies" before clicking to submit a comment, and my word verification turned out to be "undeudd"!

Red Wolf said...

Oh wait, could it be something edible? I would want yummy goodies in that case!

Lisa-Maladylis said...

I tweeted

Lisa-Maladylis said...

and I facebooked

Lisa-Maladylis said...

I guess this is the last time to reach my five. Can I steal this idea some time ? I love it ! Have fun and I can't wait to see the box when who ever wins it, shows it off.

Stephanie said...

this looks cool! you're very generous! if i could pack a box of awesomeness based on what i like, it would actually have the mr clean magic erasers (can't keep my youngest from coloring on the walls. it's the only thing i've found that actually removes the crayon). crafty bits and bobbles of any kind (i love every form of crafting... some i'm even decent at), and probably some relaxing bath products or something... (man do i need to chill out!lol!) of course, anything you put in the box will be fun to whomever gets it!

Stephanie said...

maybe an apron... i don't own one... i used to have this pretty handmade rose colored with lace apron when i was 12. i loved it. haven't found a pretty one since i wore it out (age 15 maybe)... no clue where to look...lol.

and unfoo is a fun word... going to have to think up a definition...

Red Wolf said...

Added to my blog: http://bentono.blogspot.com/2010/03/who-wants-some-awesome.html

I also love anything handmade!

Rachael said...

Hmmm, I shall be posting this on my FB page. I should like something floral or fresh to remind me of spring in my box of awesome. Lilacs!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/rachael.wise

Sunday said...

A box of awesome, how could anyone not want that? !

Sunday said...

My box of awesome would have Reeces Pieces in it, we can't buy them here :(

andrea said...

not entering but thanking you for the box of awesome concept - like Terri I use it year round ...
I collect little things for special people - even totally free stuff like quotations that make me think of them - collect em em - label a box "BOX OF AWESOME" toss stuff in then when it's full enough
then hand it over - the smiles from them have been ...well gosh darn awesome!!
And people who are entering ask for the marshmellow candies they are MOUTH MELTING AWESOME!!

Anonymous said...

Box of awesome? That is the BEST phrase EVER! I want to give my husband a box of awesome. Really, thanks! That is the best!

Oh, and you have a great name!

Hugs,
heidi

Stephanie said...

i forgot to mention, i found this through your comment at cake wrecks about the chocolate cake lady (zombie?)...

Stephanie said...

and i linked here on my facebook page. i bet you get a few more hits from my friends too.

Lisa said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again.....Holy Comments Batman!

Melanee said...

Wow! So many fun entries. This will be my last post "entry" for the box of awesome. I think that I need the box of awesome because I need something to make me happy. Either way, I still want your recipes.

I hope you see how much people care about you!

ikkinlala said...

This is such a fun idea!

ikkinlala said...

May Canadians enter?

ikkinlala said...

I'd like to find chocolate.

ikkinlala said...

Or perhaps yarn.

ikkinlala said...

Or something fun to write with.

Brooke said...

Okay, I know I'm cutting it close here... hopefully I'm still eligible. :)

Brooke said...

I would like anything at all in my box of awesome... just getting mail is super-fun!!

Brooke said...

Do you miss David's blog? Sometimes I miss reading his randomness. Which is why I like your randomness... :)

Brooke said...

I just posted a great video of me dancing and embarrassing myself, you should check it out!

Brooke said...

I'm procrastinating on my lesson plans by blogging and commenting.

Brooke said...

Alright, I know you are only counting 5 comments, but I want you to reach 100...

Brooke said...

Hooray for 100 comments!!!

jenW said...

snap~ that's a lot of comments. 101 :)

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

Is it not Monday??

cappr

I had hoped to do a happy awesome dance upon seeing that I was the winner...

Lisa said...

And the winner is......