Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Birthday Giveaway and a Thank You!


As September rolls in, it's only fitting that this Virgo chick is spreading the love (and the goodies!) Since my birthday is two short weeks away, and I am turning the ripe old age of 36...I am giving away 3 gift baskets to 3 lucky people! Okay...boxes. Baskets are far too hard to ship! I decided on 3 because...well...I can't afford to send 36; one just didn't seem to be enough to celebrate properly; and 3 just fits my age, and this month numerically. (Really, who needs a reason to send treats anyway!)


I am giving away some great goodies and gifts from the store I bookkeep for. It's a gourmet food and gift shop, and it has lots of wonderful and yummy things to buy (as evidenced by my home which is almost entirely furnished by the store!) These pictures are a few of the many things the store sells - please excuse my sub-par photography.

The giveaway starts today, September 1st and runs until September 14th. On my birthday, September 15th, I will draw 3 names and post the winners. The winners, of course will need to supply a mailing address, and presto - boxes are sent out via the wonderful people at Canada Post!

To get your name in on the goods here's what you need to do:

1. Be or become a follower of this blog and post a comment in this thread. I know a few people prefer to follow anonymously - and that's okay, you can still leave a comment - but you will need to leave me a way to contact you if you win (email, blog address, etc.)

2. For 3 extra entries, mention this giveaway in your blog! (Don't forget to come back and comment here, so I know to put you in the hat 3 more times!)

That's it - very simple!
Also, I'd like to take a moment to thank a wonderful blogger - Michel at Pumpkins and Toadstools, who took the time to make me a button for my blog. It's situated at the left with an html code if you'd like to snag it. Thanks so much Michel! Check out her blog - it's wonderful!



44 comments:

Aewynne Redwolf said...

I'm already a follower.. but i'm going to blog about this post. :) Happy Birthday!

Liz said...

Oh boy! I put an announcement in for your giveaway bonanza on my blog...Happy Birthday early!

Bright Blessings

Bella Foxglove said...

I am already a follower, but I will be adding this to my blog in a few, and YAY you have a button now!!

*Snags it*

Happy Early Birthday!

Crazy Squirrel Lady said...

♪♫♪♫♪♫♪ Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,Happy Birthday to you!! ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪

I am a follower.And I am scooping up your button :)

girlichef said...

What a wonderful giveaway :) I found you through Bella Foxglove...and I am now a follower! Hope your birthday is wonderful.

Anastasia said...

Ok, I would have become a follower regardless of this contest.

Happy Early Birthday!!

Bridgett said...

A September baby! I'll be 34 in December...we're nearly the same age. :)

Okay...so I'm a follower and I will definitely write about this giveaway in my blog. Yay!

Link to be provided shortly.
The gifts look amazing. You're very kind!

Oh, by the way, totally stealing your button! :)

)O(
boo

mrsb said...

I am a follower!

Going over right now to add your button to my blog and link to your giveaway!

Teacats said...

Not a blogger, nor a follower -- but I AM a huge fan! Hope that can count! LOL!


Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Bridgett said...

As promised, the link to my blog entry about your giveaway. :)

And your button is not gracing my blog page! Yay!

http://booplustwo.blogspot.com/2009/09/bloggers-are-just-too-nice.html

VintageSage said...

Ooooh, Happy Birthday!! You're still a young one!:) I will post this on my next post and let you know! Woohoo! This stuff looks great! Oh and I'm already a follower!

Annette said...

well, happy birthday! I remember 36. what fun! =) I've become a follower AND posted about your giveaway in my blog.

=)

Yart said...

Happy Birthday!

A and J said...

Just found your blog a couple of days ago and am a new follower! Posted a note about your blog in mine!

michel said...

It was my pleasure.
Have a very Happy Birthday :)

Anet said...

Hi,
Wonderful blog!
I just saw that you started to follow my blog, so I popped in to say "Hello"

I am now a happy follower:)
Have a Happy 36th Birthday!

Maria said...

Oh Yeah!! Happy Happy Birthday. My sweet hubby will also be turning 36 just a few days later! So, I'd like to enter in his name :-)
Have a great birthday!!!

Blue Moon said...

Oh Happy day ! No wonder you have your eye on some new developments on your path - your favorite season is upon us, a season of balance and harvest, and.... it's your birthday! Your plans sound great - your energies will find great channels in your reiki practice! Just a suggestions - but when I needed business cards I went to the office supply store (out this way it's called "Staples" - and I bought a pack with a nice ivy patern on them - and I printed my own cards on my comptuer to hold me over until I ordered printed ones - they look just as good - and I could customize them to my own liking. You might get to that step quicker if you can do it yourself. Just a thought. Anyway - I love the B-day giveaway idea. What a great way to celebrate your special holiday - three fold even - great idea -
Happy Birthday Rue (early) ! :)

Divaeva said...

Happy Birthday month! (I celebrate all of August) *giggle* I am now a follower!

Anonymous said...

WEll my birthday is this month as well.
My birthday is september 9 th. Which makes
it extra special this year...09 09 09
I will be 47. But alas it is just a number and i still feel 20 something giggle. grin. What a wonderful way to celebrate your kitties bday...totally fun.
cheers lesley aka themagicmiss

D.Suplicki said...

Aw, what a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday! I followed you over from my new followers and am now following you too! :)

D.Suplicki said...

I blogged about your giveaway:

http://thewhimsicalcottage.blogspot.com/2009/09/two-sweet-september-giveaways.html

:)

TMC said...

Happy early birthday! I hope a stateside entry is ok. :)

TMC said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog. :)

Rue said...

Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! Just a note to Jan and TMC - Yes. Giggle - if you don't blog that's okay Jan - I'm just glad you pop in! And I will ship the parcels anywhere in the world my little town's post office can handle! So, North America, or England, or wherever is just fine! Enter away!

Aelwyn said...

I'm following you AND I posted about your giveaway on my blog. :) http://hedgewitchhollow.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-and-crafty-fun.html

I also wanted to let you know I added you to my blog links scroll on the right side of my blog. :)

Celia (Head Witch of the Hollow) said...

Hello Rue, thank you for being my first...(follower that is!)
My sister is a Virgo chic too.
Hope you have an enchanting birthday.
I too have snitched your button (for both my blogs.)

VintageSage said...

Hi Rue!

I've got you posted on my blog now. I have your button on my sidebar as well! How exciting...hope you do something very special and self-indulging on your birthday!

xoxo

Aelwyn said...

Rue: Here's a link to a smaller button. Just change this in the < img src= > code, and there ya go! http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz18/Aelwyndaeira/hedgewitchhollow/hhlink-2-2.jpg

Domesticated Gypsy said...

Hi there darling! Happy happy birthday! What a sensational season to have a birthday in! Fall is my fave! I have become a follower...and blogged about your giveaway... I'd like to win... but mostly.. I hope I have time to get caught up on all your wonderful posts!

http://domesticatedgyspy.blogspot.com/2009/09/darling-blogs-and-special-giveaways.html

xoxoxox

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Just discovered your blog. Just became a follower. Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Now I'm off to read more of your fabulous blog. Great to make new friends.

Irma :)

http://irmasrosecottage.blogspot.com

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! Just came back to let you know I posted about your giveaway on my blog.

Irma :)

http://irmasrosecottage.blogspot.com

kim said...

I'm already a follower!!!!!

kim said...

Posted about your give away and I added your lovely new button!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Great giveaway! I added a mention of it on my latest blog post too:)

Meganne said...

Happy birthday, sweetness! :)

Rayden Darklighter said...

I just became a follower, and grabbed your button.

Happy birthday!

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Happy early Birthday! I would love to be entered in your drawing. I have just found your blog & am enjoying poking around. Thanks. (I have become a follower.)

Janie said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday.... by giving gifts to others... Happy birthday.. a little early...

Mother's Moon's Message said...

Happy Birthday... what a wonderful way to celebrate....

ikkinlala said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

(I'm following privately.)

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

the wandering broom said...

Happy happy happy birthday! (okay, a little pre-mature but I'll come back on the 15th to say it again!) How very kind of you to do this giveaway. We should be giving YOU presents! :-)

I follow your blog using the good ol' fashion bookmark. I don't like to use google-reader b/c it doesn't let me see your pretty background and sometimes the layout gots all wonky. I've mentioned your giveaway in my blog as well!

Again, thanks for doing this! You are such a sweetheart!! Wished you lived next door so we could have pumpkin carving parties and go shopping for stripy socks together. Teehee!

Laurie said...

I'm a follower!!
What a fabulous giveaway!

John Wilson said...

Hi Rue! I've got you posted on my blog now. I have your button on my sidebar as well! How exciting...hope you do something very special and self-indulging on your birthday! xoxo