Friday, July 25, 2008

MAZATLAN SOUVENIR GIVEAWAY!!!

All right, I told you it was coming , so here it is...

MY FIRST BLOGGING CONTEST, EVER!

I'm not sure I know what I'm doing, but, like I said in a previous post, I just wanted to thank all of you for your visits to my blog and your fun comments. They make my day! I also want to see what great ideas all of YOU have that you can share with US! You may be wondering what, exactly, I will be giving away. It's not this......


That's just the colorful background for my announcement. Besides, who among us can play a guitar?

But it could be something like this....


or this...



or even this....


But NOT this...



..I PROMISE!

Here are the rules:

1. Post a blog about a homemaking tip, idea or how-to. Homemaking categories you might want to consider are:

-Raising children
-Cooking
-Baking
-Gardening
-Housekeeping
-Spiritual teaching
-Sewing
-Crafts
-Decorating
-Frugal living
.....or anything else that has to do with making your home a better place to live!

Make sure you use some pictures! Some of us with ADD become easily distracted unless there are pictures! Make sure you do this by 12:00 AM on August 16th! I will announce the winner of the random drawing at 12:00 PM August 16th.

2. Post a comment on THIS PAGE, and THIS PAGE ONLY. In your comment, say something nice, then copy and paste the URL of your post so I can go check it out. Okay, you don't have to say anything nice, but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, copy the URL of your post page only, NOT your home page. If you don't know how to enable post pages, just go to your dashboard, then SETTINGS, then ARCHIVING, then ENABLE POST PAGES. That way I don't have to search all over your blog for the contest post. After all, I've got nine kids and don't have time for that kind of nonsense!

3. In your post, please mention that you are posting for this contest and put in a link to my homepage. In case you forgot, it's http://rtheyallyours.blogspot.com .

WANT TO GET YOUR NAME ENTERED

3 MORE TIMES?

Copy this graphic...


...into your homemaking post and make it link to THIS page. If you're not sure how, click HERE for a tutorial.

That's all there is to it! I will simply do a RANDOM DRAWING and the winner will get the random MEXICAN SOUVENIR! You may enter as many times as you would like with different posts. On the day I announce the winner, I will feature her (or his) post and I will also reference my five other favorite posts (if I even get that many entries). Don't worry if yours doesn't get mentioned, because if things go well, I will feature a guest post once a week, so I'm sure your turn will come!

So....go and start blogging! Thank you again, for being here and making my world a better place!

P.S. If my rules are too vague, leave me a comment and I will answer any questions you might have. Unless I'm on the beach in Mexico, then you'll have to wait until I come home.

P.P.S. Okay, I"m back from my trip and this is what I got for you...!


HAPPY BLOGGING!!

26 comments:

Rae said...

What a super fun idea! We are in the middle of tye-dying as I type (I have a 20 minute break while things soak in the soda ash). Who knows? That may end up being my post under the crafts & keeping your kids occupied during the summer categories!! I will have something up by tomorrow afternoon! waHoO!!

Keeper of Banners said...

Prima Jen,

We were sorry to have missed you when we were down there, but got to tour your new home anyway. Es muy bueno!

Paul

Derrick & Laurice said...

You’re awesome! I’m definitely trying to think of something!

Jan Turley said...

Jen - this is gonna be fun! I personally, will be hoping for a gorgeous piece of mexican jewelry! hint! hint!:)....if I win the drawing!:) I'll be posting!

the singer family said...

Hiya, Jen.
Okay, I added your contest thingy to my page, but I don't know how to add my url whatever thing from my post. You know my two entries for crying out loud. The eggs and the butter. I don't see a dashboard thing and maybe it's cause it's on my other blog. Oh, wait! I can add it to my blogspot one. . .Okay, I'll keep trying but you still know my 2 food storage tips so that should count, right?? Oh, something nice: You are right, I don't know a lot of people, but you are still the smartest person I know!!!

Jan Turley said...

Alright Jen, I posted my contest entry but I just don't get the URL thing. If you hurry to my blog it is the most current post!:)

Kelli said...

I will totally enter, I just have to think about it. I'm in the underworld of socks right now. Thinking of something to do with socks...

Amanda B. said...

Yay! I did it! I have officially entered your contest. Here is the site: http://crazyfunlove.blogspot.com/2008/07/how-to-make-brownieswith-young-children.html

Thanks for doing this- it was really fun! :) Enjoy!

Jia@ColorMeUntypical said...

I love your blog and I am so excited to enter this contest! Now, not all homemaking is full of good successful moments of joy, and you'll be able to view that portion of homemaking at my blog post here: http://colormeuntypical.blogspot.com/2008/05/tales-from-kitchen.html

I added the picture too by the way! Can't wait to see if I win!

Dejah said...

So how do you create a link with the picture? I have yet to figure it out!

Mom2my9 said...

Hello Dejah! You did REALLY good on linking the picture! I guess the words in my head made sense after all. One more thing, Just go to the contest page on my blog and make a comment leaving the URL of your post. That way I don't forget that you entered because by the time I come home from Mazatlan, I know I'm going to have forgotten what I did two weeks ago! I WANT you to WIN!

Amanda said...

Okay Jen I did it. Here it is
http://thedarlingranch.blogspot.com/2008/07/contest.html

Cambria, Greg, Alan and Molly said...

ok jen- here ya go! http://gregmemmott.blogspot.com/2008/07/ta-da.html

fun fun!

Cambria, Greg, Alan and Molly said...

ok here ya go! http://gregmemmott.blogspot.com/2008/07/ta-da.html

Jan Turley said...

I'm trying to figure out how to put my exact contest entry page URL. Here goes...
http://lacasadeturley.blogspot.com/2008/07/11th-heavens-blogging-contesthomemaking.html
I hope that worked!

B Wiens said...

Ok, I did it. Mine is up now!

http://bettywiens.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-chocolate-pie-from-scratch.html

Elena said...

Hi Jen, Here's my entry http://kissmeimkreitel.blogspot.com/2008/07/save-towels.html
Hope you have a great trip you deserve it!

the singer family said...

Here's my skirt entry-

http://thesingersentinel.blogspot.com/2008/07/turning-outgrown-jeans-into-cute-skirt.html

the singer family said...

Are you sure I can use more than one???

http://thesingersentinel.blogspot.com/2008/07/food-storage-tip-bottling-butter.html

Derrick and Laurice said...

OK Jen here's my entry
http://dlcromney.blogspot.com/2008/08/mexican-souvenir-giveaway.html

Kelli said...

Can't I just have a present? You usually just give me stuff anyway. Besides I'm totally at a loss what to do with all these Socks....{sigh} I know, it wouldn't be fair...

Candy Cook said...

Totally cool contest (and blog, I might add). Here is my entry about crocheting a reusable swiffer scrubbing pad http://raisingexplorers.blogspot.com/2008/07/figs-halloween-crochet-for-your-swiffer.html

I posted about your contest, too. I was hoping for the mariachi skeleton band, but will be grateful to win any other souvenir :D

MERRIANNE said...

HERE IS MY ENTRY!!! WOO HOOO!!!!

ok...here is my HOMEMAKING tidbit that I use ALL THE TIME!! I LOVE IT! It is one of my FAVORITES!!!

ok...

when you have to measure out Peanut Butter or Shortening, LINE your measuring Cup with Plastic Wrap before you measure the stuff. THen you can just plop the plastic wrap into the trash can and you do not have to spend forever and ever cleaning up that measuring cup!

Trust me...it works and I so this ALL the time!!!!!

Dejah said...

Jen- I have no idea how to link, and my computer is to slow to do it anyway. Just check these 2 out:
http://colonialwife.blogspot.com/

Dejah said...

OK go for more! http://colonialwife.blogspot.com

BrineS said...

When does this contest end?

Here's my How-To contribution for the Homemaking contest:

http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/07/bloggy-giveaways-color-burst-pot.html

Also, your button is in my sidebar!

dbstout{at}juno{dot}com