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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My First Giveaway!

Well, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm having a giveaway. As it stands now, I have 22 followers. I want to thank all of you for signing up to follow this new little blog on the prairie!

So...as they say, here's the deal. I'm going to be giving away three spiced cranberry scented grungy/grubby "candles." They're heavily scented, so you can't burn them. Plus, they have little twigs as the wicks, so no burning! They're just for decorative purposes.

Once I reach 30 followers, I will add another little goody. Then with 40 followers, I'll add something else. With each increment of ten followers, I'll add another little gift.

I'll announce the winner on February 14th; the cut-off for signing up will be 11:59 pm on February 13th. Unfortunately, due to the high costs of postage, I'll have to limit the giveaway to U.S. and Canadian addresses only.

Not only is this giveaway in celebration of the turning of the new year, but it's also to celebrate my birthday and my son's, which are in February.

In order to enter, simply leave a comment on this post and become a follower. For four chances to win, put a link to this giveaway on your blog's sidebar, and let me know in your comment that you've done so.

For another chance, since the drawing is on Valentine's Day, tell me about your first love. Mine was named (and I'm sure still is - lol) John Patrick Durkin. I was in 7th grade, and I was just waaaaay too shy to ever talk to him. I finally talked to him in high school, as I was moving to another state. Go figure!

Edited to add: I reached 30 followers, so here's another item added to the giveaway.

I reached 40 followers, so here's another goody added to the giveaway

I reached 50 followers, so here's another thing added to the giveaway.


  1. Tracy~
    those grungy candles are so cute and I bet they smell wonderful! Cranberry-yum! You know I'm a follower and now I am going to go and post on my blog! Wooohooo, another giveaway ;-)
    My first love was Tony Forte, met him during the summer when he came from MA to NH to stay with his grandparents. Oh, summer lovin'!

  2. Hi Tracy! Sign me up girl! I will post it on my side bar. My first real love is and always will be my husband. All others were puppy love.

    Thanks for having such a great giveaway!


  3. Hi Tracy! Please sign me up for your give away! I will post on my side bar too!

  4. Hi Tracy:) Fun giceaway gal! I'll be helping to promote your giveaway and get you some more followers. I'll have it on my blog sidebar as well.

    My first true love is my current and forever hubby too Tim Anderson. We met on a blind date! After a month of dating, we both decided that we would be married til death do us part. Our first date was on St. Patty's Day.

  5. I do follow your blog and I love pink.My 1st love was in the 4th grade, I stayed for the second show with him and got the spanking of my life when I got home.We didn't marry but now live in the same town again..

  6. I would love to be signed up for your giveaway! My most memorable valentine was when my boys were very young and drew me pictures. I still have them!


  7. Hi Tracy! Sign me up! I love those grubby candles!
    I am a follower....
    my first love.. hmmmmm.. I remember being about 10 or 11 and I had the biggest crush on my big brothers friend.. his name was Steve and he was in a band..I never talked to him ..just giggled a lot..
    I am posting your giveaway to my sidebar right now.

    Thank you for the chances to win your wonderful giveaway!


  8. Good luck with the giveaway. Although I don't qualify I am now following your Blog :)

  9. Tracy, those candles are cute...I can smell them here. Love the twig as the wick. I tend not to burn pretty candles, so a twig is perfect :)

    Sign me up for the giveaway!

  10. Hi Tracy I found your blog from Prim Pals! Please sign me up for your giveaway. My first love was named Chris and I stole him from another girl in grade 8!!

  11. I am following you and would love to have these cute little candles!!! Thanks!

  12. Hi Tracy...sign me up...they are lovely...I'll put it on my blog as well..


  13. I love the candles and I am a follower.
    rmccoy1234 at yahoo dot com

  14. Super cute! I'm your 30th follower:)
    christinbanda at yahoo dot com

  15. Hi, Tracy,
    I'm #32. Thanks for stopping by my place.
    My first love was Jerry Waterman and I was 16. We kissed-- a lot. :+)
    I am a follower.
    I am posting on my sidebar.
    Please enter me into this sweet giveaway.

  16. Oh my gosh, I nearly missed your giveaway Tracy! Congrats on reaching 32 followers, hope you'll get a whole bunch more before the draw date! I'm a follower of your blog and I've added a link to your giveaway at my blog (right sidebar under Great Giveaways). As for my first love, his name was Ron Hamilton and he was dreamy!! We went out together for awhile in 7th grade but he then dumped me for my best friend, go figure! But it was all for the best because I then met my soul mate and we've been living in bliss for over 25 years now. Ah love! Thanks for the opportunity to win your lovely candles and congrats on 32 followers, woo hoo! Deb

  17. Hi Tracy, I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. Those candles are just adorable! THey look good enough to eat. ;-) LOL

    THank you for having such a lovely giveaway.

    Hope all is well,
    Susan @ CluckleBees

  18. Congrats on the blog, followers and Etsy shop you've opened. It looks like you are off to a great start. Enjoy you new found crafting adventure, too. Love the candles. The look and color are perfect. I am a new follower and I have you linked up on my blog sidebar. (Happy Early Birthday to you and your son, too.)

  19. Lovely candles! I follow your blog via
    Google Friend Connect.
    My first love was named John and I married
    a Jonathan!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  20. I am a new follower of your great blog! :)

  21. I meant to tell you about my first love and completely forgot...so I am back. I met my first love, Geno, when he came to spend the summer with his grandmother who lived nearby. We had a mad crush on eachother that summer, but lost contact shortly after he went back home. Twenty years later we ran into eachother purely by accident (he remembered me on sight...I did not recognize him) once he told me who he was the fire was lit again, we dated, we married and I am still with him today.

  22. Please enter me - I am a follower! :o) Those candle look so bright and cheery - I'm ready to get rid of these winter blahs and on to spring time cheer!

    I remember my first love was as soon as first grade...just always thought he was cute...I like him up until about 6th grade I guess...I don't ever remember if he knew or not, but his name was Chuck and his parents and mine were very good friends, so we would end up going places a lot.

  23. Hi Tracy, congrats on 41 followers! I hope you get many more. :)

  24. Hi Tracy, I'm a new follower, please enter me in your giveaway!

  25. These are pretty and perfect for Valentines and spring!
    My birthday is in February also! My first love was Sidney, in the first grade. But when my dad told me since he had no job, he could not feed me, that ended it! My true first love is the man to whom I am now married!

  26. I am a follower. Please put my entry in for the giveway. Be sure to check out my giveway. My first love was my older cousin's husband T.H. I was going to growq up and marry him. I was 8 when they married. Could I make a suggestion to you? Put your followers list near the top of your sidebar.

  27. Please enter me in your giveaway. I love your blog, Valerie

  28. Happy Birthday to you & your son!
    Congratulations on all the new followers!
    I would love to enter your giveaway!
    I will post this to my blog and I am a follower.
    For my first true love I was going to say my Hubby but even though I really do love him a lot, I'm going to say my first TRUE love was my first born child. I couldn't believe all the joy I had from being a new Mom.


  29. Hi Tracy,Happy Birthday to you and your son. I am a follower and will post this on my sidebar. love the grungy candles. My first love is and always will be my hubby of the last 28 years and counting.

  30. What a Beautiful blog!
    please count me in your drawing.Im a follower now and I will post you on my blog side bar.My first true love was 2nd grand his name was Tony Valentine .I thought he was dreamy and his dad owned the music shop my dad would go to, so I would go with him just to get a look at my true love.he was soooo cute!
    hugs Belinda

  31. Tracey,

    Would love to enter your giveaway. I am a follower and will post this to my blogs sidebar. Oh my first love...well that was back in 2nd grade...his name was Danny. We would chase each other on the playground...and if we got caught a big ole wet kiss would be planted on his or my face...such innocence! In 3rd grade I moved away but we met up again in 6th grade...not so much chasing went on then...guess the thrill was gone!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


  32. Hi, I'm a new follower. I just found your site and am off to look around.

  33. I really love your spiced cranberry scented grungy/grubby "candles.They are just Beautiful!! do you sell them?
    or do you have a tut on how to make them
    Hugs Belinda

  34. Belinda, believe it or not, I was just thinking of doing a tut for those grungy candles. You can kind of see how it's done on my tut over at http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-make-dessert-looking-soy-tarts.html , but I'll also do one for the candles.