1.01.2009

Blogoversary Giveaway

On January 7, 2008 I started my blog with this little post. Here we are almost one year later ready to celebrate my blogoversary. And what would a blogoversary be without gifts...from me to you? Well it would probably be just another post, but I thought gifts sounded more fun.

So I am going to have a little giveaway to celebrate. And since it is all about me, I tried to think of a few things that have some meaning to me.

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One special reader...not that you all aren't special but really I can only get so many gifts... So anywho, one special reader will get this sweet little apron because everything tastes better if you wear an apron while cooking. No I didn't make the apron, but I did make the purchase so that kind of counts. Right?!? A gift certificate for one pound of See's chocolate. One pound people, that is equal to like ten pounds of body fat. If you don't live where there is a See's store don't worry, I will eat it all by myself get the chocolate to you. And a book that I recently read that really made an impact on me. It is 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho. It is a story about following your dreams and finding your destiny. It was one of the reasons I picked 'Live' for my word this year.

So are you wondering how you can get in on the little giveaway? Easy.

Leave a comment on this post for one entry.

Link back to this giveaway post from your blog for a second entry. (Please let me know if you do this...it will make me so happy.)

And for a double bonus: become a follower of Embrace The Chaos by clicking on the little link that says 'follow this blog' on my side bar. If you do that you will get an additional 2 entries. And for those of you that already follow the Chaos you already have two entries in the giveaway.

So you can have up to four entries.

You have until January 6th at midnight to enter. Then on January 7, 2009 at EXACTLY, ok not EXACTLY, 12:10pm I will put all of the entries in a bowl and let Ham and LaLa fight over who gets to pull out the lucky name.

56 comments:

  1. A whole year of chaos?? Congratulations Lene!!

    Great giveaway. Good luck to all who enter!

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  2. Pick me Pick me!!! I never ever wore aprons until seeing them in blog land. And now I want to go out & buy some. They are so cute... Where do you find them?
    I'm going to find that book & read it.
    Your awesome Lene & Happy Bloganniversary!

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  3. Happy Blogoversery! That is kind of afunny word. I am curious as to how many posts you have done in one year. I am still pretty blog illiterate so I have no idea how to link back to your blog. Anyways cute idea of how to celebrate.

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  4. Okay I just went back to your first post. I can't believe how much older all the kids look in just 1 year. (No I am not trying to get another entry but I just had to say that.)

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  5. Happy Blogversary!
    Cute apron! I will link to you.

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  6. Ooh OOh! Pick me! lol A whole year huh? Pretty amazing isn't it? BTW I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new picture on your blog of your family's backsides. VERY cute! Ok- so enter me in your giveaway contest! And...someday when you and Bren meet up again I want to come and get to know you better face to face! Deal?

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  7. BTW I linked back to your blog too. WOO HOO! 4 chances (since I'm already a follower!) Too bad you have so many friends- my chances would be better.LOL Just kidding! Only 4 or 5 people post on my blog so when I do a giveaway you're almost guaranteed to win!

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  8. I would love to win!!

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  9. I follow!

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  10. Hi Lene! Count me in. I became a follower and linked to your give away on my blog too. I hope I win!

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  11. Count me in!!! I'm following!

    I SO love your header picture. Especially with your littlest one looking back. What a great pic!!

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  12. Congrats on your Blogaversary!! :) That's wonderful! Please count me in for your drawing, thanks!

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  13. Count me in!! Congrats on the Blog!!!
    Happy New Year!

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  14. This is a lovely apron. I love the fabric.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

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  15. ok that is so cute! congratulations on one year! this is too fun!

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  16. Congratulations on one year of BLOGGING!
    You are so totally awesome!
    Love ya,
    NIECE

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  17. OH Yea, and I am so writing about it on my blog!

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  18. I'm in for this Darlene! WOOHOO! :)

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  19. That's a beautiful apron!! Happy Blogaversary.

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  20. Happy Blogversary!

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  21. Didn't even know you had a blog. This is so cute, I will have to spend some time browsing now and "catching" up. I will try to link to my blog and then become a follower. Mike says HI.

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  22. Lene,
    I love that apron and Happy almost Blog Anniversary. Isn't blog so much fun. I have made so many invisible friends here. Friends that I cry for, pray for and cheer for, it is so amazing too me how close you can come to someone you have never met in person.
    I too live in Arizona. I live in Queen Creek.
    Well gotta go cross my fingers, toes, ankles and anything else that will cross to help me win that sweet little apron. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  23. Love the apron!!! I also think it is a wonderful way to celebrate!!! Happy Bloggiversary.

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  24. super cute apron and chocolate and a good book! You Rock!

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  25. Woo Hoo look at you! Mrs Popular now.. I'm good for lunch dinner or dessert anytime. Kathy works & I don't know her schedule. Man- Aren't you special thinking you can get in our little sister click... Yeah- She only mentioned me because she knows I follow your blog! :)

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  26. Lene,

    I don't follow as much as my wife but I still pop in from time to time and have enjoyed it none the less. I think that I will become a follower too and perhaps get addicted like my wife!

    BTW I linked back. www.putnamupdates.com

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  27. Yup, I will pass the apron on to she whom it will better fit (style wise).

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  28. I love the apron. Enter me in your drawing please! I'm a good friend of your sister... Niece. Congratulations on your 1 year blogging!!! It will be one year for me this month too. I love blogging. It's actually like keeping a journal. I was terrible at writing on my journal, now I love it.
    Sayda

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  29. ok i want in. and i'll follow you too now. and maybe i'll link back. so check me out later.

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  30. I love it. Wow, and entire year! I hope I win!

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  31. Oh I forgot to tell you this...I too have a blog, but it's with FACEBOOK....I love reading your posts....judy

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  32. how great is that. I would LOVE to win your giveaway!!! Thanks!

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  33. terrific giveaway thanks minsthins(at)optonline(dot)net

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  34. Happy one year anniversary in blogging! I would love to be included in your great giveaway.

    tomhelrea(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. Congratulations and thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. This is a wonderful way to celebrate. I'd love to win. Congrats. cdziuba@aol.com

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  37. I am following you! cdziuba@aol.com

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  38. Happy blogoversary!

    I'd love to enter your giveaway if Canadians may.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  39. I just found your blog today...lucky me.
    Loving it so far! Happy Anniversary...our blog is coming up on 1 too!

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  40. Oh...and i linked to this post from our blog too.
    blog.friesenfam.net

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  41. Count me on your giveaway - sounds fun! Mine comes up on 2 years in Feb.

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  43. AWESOME GIVEAWAY! I'm here from, Love Ur Kids...so glad I get to follow you now!
    And also, I'll be linking this too on my blog page!
    Great clean garage too!
    Want to come help me with mine now? :-) JUST KIDDING...maybe maybe not!

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  44. I found you on Bren's blog and I love your family photo in your header! I just purchased that book so it will have to be my next read. Have you read the second in the series? Since I am one that does not sew too well I say Yea for you in purchasing a cute apron!

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  45. new here but just in time... i love give-aways!!! and i liked it over here so much that i'm a follower now, too! :)

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  46. i would love to win that cute apron :)

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  47. How fun!!! Happy Blogoversary!!! :) I hope I win and I'll definitely link back to you on my blog!

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  48. Happy year! I love the pic! super cute family!
    Thanks for th opp. to win!!

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  49. Oh! And, I'm now a follower so that gives me an extra couple chances to win! woo! :)

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  50. Happy Blogoversary! Found you thanks to CJ the purple diva.

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  51. HOLY SMOKES!!!
    Look at all of your new friends!
    If they had only known about you before they would have already been hanging out with you!
    Love ya

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  52. The Purple Diva sent me over, and I love all your giveaways!!!! I also follow your blog now :) What's your email, so I can become your friend on Goodreads? I like some of your books and want to check them out!
    ~ Liz Wilcken
    millioncowmama@gmail.com

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  53. Please count me in.
    I also became a follower because I really did enjoy reading your blog.
    God bless.

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  54. OH MY GOSH!!! IT IS TOMORROW!!!
    Congrats lene!

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