I have been slowly collecting the items for my giveaway. I am on a strict, little budget--and now with Natty getting married--money is so very limited.
I decided to go with a "theme" of things that represent me and things I like and do. When I purchased one of "these things" for myself--I purchased one for the giveaway.
I am going to list each item individually because that is the only way I know how to link to where I got it from. For those things I got on Etsy and such, I want to honor the creator and make it possible for you to go look at other lovely things they make. Everyone has given me permission to use their descriptions and pictures. Does that sound good? (just to make it perfectly clear--I paid for all of these things)
Here we go!!
Add some flair to the book you are reading or your bookshelf with a
The slim metal book hook has a chain attached to a long beaded pendant. The beads include metal, carved bone or horn, and glass.
I have at least 100 bookmarks, I probably need an intervention, but these are just so BEAUTIFUL!!
Welcome to Charbonneaus Chocolate Company
We welcome you to Charbonneaus Chocolate Company where we do things the old fashioned way by producing handmade chocolate one piece at a time. Beginning with high quality ingredients, no preservatives, waxes, mixes, or fillers. We proudly offer several varieties of handmade chocolates, Gourmet Truffles, Original Creamery Fudge, creams, brittles, nuts, chews, and fine Montana novelties. Family recipes have been handed down through the years to create one of a kind confections for your enjoyment.
We are proud to be a "Made In Montana" business.
An assortment of their "special" candy bars. Clueless Joe's Sports Bar, Medusa's PMS Bar, The Menopause Bar, Bubba's Redneck Bar and Cindy's Blonde Bar.
I am thinking I don't need to explain why chocolate is on my list. But Charbonneau's chocolate is the only kind I buy. My girlfriend runs it and her family owns it and their chocolate is so yummy and they still hand dip. Your box may or may not be missing one--just sayin.....
I bought a Parley's Leather Journal for myself and one for the giveaway but then I got to thinking (ouch) that some of you out there might be against the whole use of animal hide thing (sorry--I'm now out of the closet I guess---I use animal hide products) so I went to Etsy and found an equally delightful Vegan alternative. I so would have bought one for me but I was out of cashola.
IF YOU WIN THIS GIVEAWAY YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER--YOU DO NOT GET BOTH JOURNALS
from The Collection-Spirit of You
(The description below, is from Jovencio de la Paz --the creator of this BEAUTIFUL Vegan journal)
The compact size of this book makes it perfect for travel, whether to someplace special or for daily use. This book will fit perfectly in most any book bag, messenger bag, large purse or standard briefcase.
On the inside, the pages are made from blank white card stock, which matches the stitching perfectly and is great for both pen and pencil. As always, a matching wraparound band keeps the book closed and pages safe when not in use.
I hope you enjoy these animal friendly notebooks.
300 blank pages recto/verso
3 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 2"
So... what does a handcrafted journal need like peanut butter needs jelly?!
These pens are so beautiful, smooth to the touch and perfectly balanced. Mine isn't of Bethlehem Wood--I love the thought of touching wood from Bethlehem--so cool! (Obviously I have been caressing yours--
Hand crafted of Bethlehem Olivewood.
Bethlehem Olivewood is Olivewood cut in Jerusalem, using the prunes of young olive trees sprouts from the trunks of the old, unproductive trees. By law, no tree is ever damaged or destroyed in the process of harvesting the wood. Bethlehem olive wood is heavy, dense and durable with distinctive colors that range in nuances of red and creamy pigments with irregular gray, brown, and wild black lines. This pen comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Center twist, black ink, and standard Cross style refill.
Fittings are Titanium Gold, the hardest finish available on the market.
Slim shape allows this pen to fit neatly into purse, checkbook, planner sleeves, etc.
Comes in velvet gift pen sleeve.
$25 iTunes Gift Certificate
If you are puzzled as to why I included this, see HERE
Okay--when I got these in the mail my #3 daughter just shook her head and said, "Mom--y0u are soooo weird". Sad but true.
I was just looking under the geekery section of Etsy and these came up! I thought they were so funny, I laughed out loud. I mean, come on, anyone can make a magnet with a butterfly on it--don't you just want to MEET the person who came up with putting the elements of poison on a set of magnets??!!!
Check out the macabre side of the periodic table. These four elements are extremely poisonous - mercury, lead, arsenic and radon. Give these to that slightly off-center person in your life, who's interested in old-time stories of mystery poisonings. Note that the magnets themselves aren't poisonous. Unless you swallow them, which I do not recommend.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Each GeekMagnet is hand-assembled from a clean and shiny glass marble, sturdy cardstock, and a strong ceramic magnet. The glue used is the good stuff, so your GeekMagnets are solidly constructed.
The glass used for these GeekMagnets may have bubbles and other imperfections. Just like the nasty villain who uses these poisons on his adversaries!
These magnets are 1.5 inches in diameter (~4cm) and are a fantastically cool addition to your home, lab or office. They're not just cute - they can hold multiple papers or pictures too!
Magnets from Anandi's Laboratory are packaged in a lovely star-sprinkled organza bag that you can reuse.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
(thank heavens--I thought this was going to go on all day!!)
I have been known to go to this store and just walk up and down the isles, just running my fingers gently along the book spines. I could pack my sleeping bag and live at this store for at least a week. Just driving by the store makes me smile. Sorry--
A $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
It would have been more but I wanted more money on my card.
Okay here are the rules:
A person can get up to 4 entries---
1-Go to THIS earlier post and define what those 4 terms mean to you
(if you have already done so--you can count it)
2-Leave a comment on this GIVEAWAY post answering these 2 questions:
*If _________ fell on the floor at the _________ for longer than 20 seconds, I would totally pick it up and still eat it.
*What song, piece of music, etc... best describes your soul?
3-Blog about my giveaway on your blog and link back to it
4-Become a follower
(if you already follow you can still be counted because you were "garage door" before "garage door" was cool)
When you leave a comment answering the questions--let me know how many votes you have HONESTLY earned. I will wait till I see how many entries I get before I choose my method of choosing. It will be papers in a bowl or that random integer thing-a-am-jig. There will be only 1 winner but you all are winners in my eyes, blah, blah, blah...
I will accept entries from anonymous posters only if you include a valid Name and email address so you can be contacted. I won't include you if you don't answer my pre-drawing email. If you have always wanted to comment here in blog world but just don't know how--you can go HERE and set up a google account and then use that user ID and password to leave comments. I will ship internationally--hec--damn the torpedo's--full speed ahead. I am not responsible if the postman or anyone else steals it.
THIS CONTEST WILL END ON TUESDAY MAY 12th AT 10:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. Or middle of nowhere Montana--whichever works best for you.
GOOD LUCK--I added it all up and its worth just a little under $200--cool!! (thats a lot here in my neck of the woods...just sayin...)
And now I can finally catch up with all of you--I think my google reader is close to 1000--yikes!
THANX FOR ALL THE GREAT ENTRIES!! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! WILL ANNOUNCE TOMORROW -----5/13