April 22, 2008

Picnic Giveaway


Since beginning this blog, it has been a treat to find lost friends, keep up with others, and make some new. I've enjoyed the sense of community that comes from having your own blog. It has been great to network with some amazingly talented people. So, here is my thank you to all of you for reading my posts and making this so fun for me. To one lucky winner you will receive:

  • A 21 piece picnic basket from Bed Bath and Beyond with fold out table (an extra basket from my wedding I forgot to take back)
  • A handy table clothe that will fit most of your picnicking tables that can also serve as a lounging blanket (Nordstrom leftover fabric hemmed by yours truly)
  • Homemade loganberry jam from last years batch (so yummy, we just had some on ice cream last night)

So there you have it, thanks for everything have a picnic on me. I don't know how many of these I will do so take advantage now. Anyone can enter.

Giveaway guidelines are:

-You will have until midnight PST on Friday 25th to enter this giveaway.

-Just leave a comment on this post to enter (one entry per person please).

-The winner will be randomly picked and announced Monday the 28th in the morning.

67 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Did you know that there is NO time limit on returns at BBB? In my time there, we took everything under the sun back, even if it was broken or used. And seriously- no time limit! You can return things YEARS later- people do!

But anyhow, I might as well enter your contest since I'm here.

Lisa said...

Umm...that jam looks so good. I have a secret love for jam. I eat it every morning on toast and enjoy it so much.
Sometimes I'll have it at night for dessert. Judge me if you will, we all have our "weirdo" things about us.

Julene said...

I am so excited to enter into your giveaway. Please sign me up. Can I post more than once? I would love to take my family on a picnic. Hey, I will even invite you along. I will make my homemade cinnamon roll recipe. Am I tempting you yet? Wish me luck!!!!

Danalin said...

I hope that your secret plan is to "randomly" pick the third person to comment! :) Actually, I would feel badly about winning since you would have to mail it. So please choose someone in Vegas and make your life simple. What a cute idea, Marleen!

nickel said...

I'm sorry but giveaways on blogs are the best things ever!!! Its like ebay but free and just for being friends!

You are very cute for thinking of this and very domestic in my eyes with your lounge blanket sewing, jam making skillz!

Mandy said...

im all about giveaways. too bad i never win but its worth a shot everytime. :)

Carolyn said...

Sweeeeet! Your so cute Marleen! A picnic basket is a totally great idea.

Wendy said...

I LOVE picnics! Fun idea Marleen!!

Darleen said...

Great idea! And I REALLY need a picnic basket. Perfect for dinner on the beach.

Sleepless In St. George said...

i too love your blog...but being away from Vegas don't want you to choose me, but thanks for the fun!

The Bunkers said...

Very cute idea. Picnics are too fun to miss out on.

The DeMarcos said...

HA! I love it! Good thing I check your blog often!

Kacey & Chris said...

Marleen You are hilarious! I would have never thought to do a givaway! Fun idea!

100 Percent Cottam said...

ooh, what a GREAT prize!!! i'm totally bloggin this! :)

oh and pick me, pick me!!!

Jan said...

Natalie (of 100 percent Cottam)is my daughter and sent me over here -- sign me up! This is awesome! I want this!!

Lindsey said...

Just came across your blog and love the giveaway! I think I'm more excited about the cloth and jam than the basket. Hopefully the eastern NC skies will clear of rain and clouds and we can enjoy some picnicking weather soon!

Jori said...

What a great giveaway Marleen!

Chelli said...

Wow! I love picnics! Great idea! So...nice of you!

Jessica said...

I just found your blog - what excellent timing! Fantastic idea, especially since I have SUCH cabin fever here in MN! Thank YOU!

Julie said...

Hi, I just found your blog through Natalie's (100 percent Cottam). LOVE the picnic basket. My husband and I go on tons of picnics so we'd get lots of use out of it!!

Suzie said...

what a lovely little gem of a blog here!
Found your through Natalie.
and I'd love to come back!

(and your give-away is lovely too!)

LACulotta said...

The little ones are always begging for a picnic! What a great idea for a giveaway.

Brian & Aimee said...

It's the perfect time of year for a picnic! I'd love to win!

Emily said...

I also found you through Natalie and thought I might as well throw my name into this giveaway :) What a WONDERFUL prize!!

Brooke said...

I just found your cute blog, what a fun prize :o)

Hannah said...

I am delurking to enter into the drawing. How fabulous!!

Hannah Stevenson said...

Exciting! I love your blog and HOPE I win!

Holly O. said...

This one is fabulous!!! I hope I am the lucky winner.

erin said...

hi! what fun! i would love to play! love your cute blog!

erin in dallas

Jelly said...

I love your blog and that is so cute!!!

simon and amy said...

Found your cute blog from Natalie (100 percent cottam)! Sign me up for the giveaway! Love it!

Pedaling said...

i need it
i need it
i want it
i want it
pick me will ya?!

Aranne and Dan said...

I came to enter because 100percent cottam told me to and I do everything I am told.... I love your blog by the way... PICK ME!

Kelli said...

I have spring fever and this would come in handy. I love your blog by the way. Have a great day.

Julie said...

I also found your blog from Natalie(100 percent Cottam). This is so cute! I would love this! :)

Tori said...

I found your blog from 100 percent cottam also... thought this was a way cute idea!

Leezard said...

Yay...what a fun drawing. I'd love to be entered!

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet of you to do this.. IT would be great fun to have this basket to take to the beach or where ever we go..
Thank you again so much.
Terri from Ventura

Anonymous said...

That is so cute. Would love to win this.
Thank you..

Amanda Emmons

campblondie said...

I'm almost positive you are the coolest person on the planet. What a great idea! I am also pretty sure that I could seriously use a picnic basket.

Shay said...

You are too cute! i love this idea! I have always wanting a picnic basket and this would be perfect for my family. Of course you should pick me! :)

Tommy & Amy said...

Hey don't forget us

familyofthewaves said...

You always have such cute ideas! I, of course, think this one is the best. j/k Sign me up!

ann marie said...

You can't get any more cute than this. So fun! I am loving the picnic weather and this would go along just perfect! Oh, and the homemade jam...speaks for itself. I'm all over it, thanks!

Alysia said...

Wow! How nice. I LOVE picnics but am lacking a basket so it would get a lot use. You are so much fun. What a cute idea!

K&M.SoHappyTogether said...

Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me!! I love love LOVE picnics!!!!

Dan said...

hello!

Chelsea said...

Hi! I need this! Thanks for the chance!

Mindy said...

Wow, there are so many responses! This is a really cute idea, and a great way to see how many people are really read your blog, lol :)

The Gunnerson Family said...

50 comments? Where are all those people when you aren't giving something away? I think the real winner should be someone who comments on almost all of your posts (like me!) It is interesting to see how many people really read your blog. When people tell me they looked at my blog I always tell them to comment so I know they were there. I love the comments, it is like having a little conversation with your friends.

Nana Sue said...

I have to admit that I am a first to your blog because of your darling give away, what a terrific idea and what a darling blog and family!! Hope I get lucky!!

Rae said...

Like many other readers, I found your blog through 100 Percent Cottam. Thanks for the great give-away! I'll keep my fingers crossed!!

Mel said...

That picnic basket is adorable! Pick me, pick me. I found you from 100% Cottam.

leslie said...

ooooo... pick me PLEASE? Pretty Please with strawberry ice cream on it???

Ashley said...

YEah!
I want to win!! Thanks for the giveaway, stuff like this make life fun!

julie said...

So, I'm a first time reader. But if I win I will be a lifetime reader!!

I love picnics. We go on one EVERY sunday as a family. But I have yet to go with a basket. Ziploc bags have been it so far. So think of me when you pick a name and you can be a part of our sunday picnics!

Thanks!

Julie (Darleen's friend)

Tara Steele said...

you are so cute. What a great idea.

Cecily said...

I got the link for this off Tommy & Amy's blog. Thought it was worth a shot.

Melissa said...

Hi Marleen, I found you through Darling Darleen!

Picnic's are the best! What a fantastic giveaway!! Loved to win!

The Parkers said...

Okay, I'm a little ashamed to admit that you have no idea who I am. I've blog-stalked you from Darleen's and I love the stuff you post.
(I think you should definitely give the Bo Peep outfit a try. Oh, and post pictures if it turns out.)
-Alison

RobandMercedi said...

Why am I even surprised that so many people have responded?! Your blog is one of my favorite to check often since you always post such cute ideas. You are so darling!

Mercedi

sheila said...

You are fabulous to be willing to share with the rest of us! Count me in!

Brooke said...
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Brooke said...

I would love to win this, thank you!

~Brooke
brookesummer@gmail.com

K Green said...

ok so amy linked this on her blog and I said why not! A picnic getaway would be nice, and did I mention I live in vegas!!!

The Budge Family said...

Well I was checking out Amy and TOmmy's blog. Sign me up. I enjoyed looking over your blog. If you dont mind when i have more time i might come back and read some of the things you found interesting and see if i can get any ideas for myself.
yourbudge.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Sign me up!!! I love picnics and your blog.