2/10/10

2nd Blogiversary Celebration GIVEAWAY!


Well 2 years ago today I made the fateful decision to start my own blog, and it turned out to be one of the things I am most proud of producing during my life.

I had no idea how much satisfaction it would bring, by providing a longed for outlet for my writing and pictures. I  have also gained wonderful new friends and discovered bloggers are the very nicest people online, and I have even got to meet a few in person. I have found myself continually challenged by the brilliance of other bloggers and amateur photographers to improve my own skills.

I have learned to do things with HTML code I would never have dreamed possible! I get to travel around the world through the eyes and pens of talented bloggers everywhere, without ever leaving home. In times of celebration you all celebrate with me, in times of sadness or stress you have been wonderfully supportive, wise and kind.

As I celebrate this milestone, I would like to thank you all for being along for the ride and wanting to return regularly and leave me great comments. So I decided to have a bumper Blogiversary Giveaway.

I have put together a gift of many of the things I personally love and spoil myself with regularly. This gift is designed for pampering either yourself ladies, or spoiling a loved one gentlemen.

It includes pampering smellies from The Body Shop like a Mango and a Coconut Body Butter, Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray and Lotion, White Musk Shower Gel and Scented Body Glistener and a Build Your Own Scent Kit, where you layer perfumes to make a unique scent.

Then you will need to scent the air around you, so there's a Frosted Berry Reed Diffuser and a Spa Dreams fragrance oil.

Once your smelling wonderful it's time to make a cup of my favourite herbal tea, Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice. It is deliciously warming and everyone I make it for ends up buying it themselves, so now it's regularly sold out locally!

Then you need to settle back with a great book and relax with some reading. For this I chose a favourite, 'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold, also in movie theatres now.

And finally what would a gift be without Chocolate! So a bag of my favourite Chocolate Coated Pomegranates, or in case you're being good, Weightwatchers Pecan Crowns. I will also throw in a box of Walkers Shortbread, a Brit fave and melt in your mouth delicious.


One person will win all this and here is what you need to do to be in the draw.

Leave a comment = 1 entry
Make me laugh out loud at your comment = + 1 entry
Be a Follower already or Follow me  = + 2 entries (mention in comment)
Feature this giveaway on your blog = + 4 entries (mention in comment)
Live in the USA, apologies to anyone else, but the shipping would bankrupt me!

You have until midnight CET Friday, February 12th to enter and the winner will be drawn using Randomizer over the weekend and announced Monday morning.

Good luck!

24 comments:

Rob Inukshuk said...

I just checked my old posts and it was on your second day of blogging, 2 years ago tomorrow, that you first commented on my blog...and the rest is history, filed away in the blog archives.

So pleased we became blogpals. Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

Good luck y'all!

VictorianCobweb said...

Before I can use all the goodies I'm going to need to do some major pruning of the shrubbery around here! My body, not the green/brown shrubs outside! And since this last Monday was War Path Monday on all Razors that aint happenin until I find some other form of hair removal!

Florence and Mary said...

What a generous giveaway!

Your blog was one of the first ones I discovered!

Victoria xx

AfterGirl said...

I just love your view on the Oakie life. I follow you and if I can figure out how, I will link to you on my blog (but don't come over and read it I am woefully bad at bloging!)

Daryl said...

Congrats! Like Rob I have 'known' you from the get-go .. of course I follow you .. I dont care if I win or not I am just happy to have you as a blog friend and get to read/share your world daily.

suburban prep said...

congrats on your milestone.
Nothing like pomegranate and chocolate together --it is a wonderful marriage of tastes.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Sarah...I for one have enjoyed your blog SO much.. You always have something interested to say.

Here's a funny Maxine one for you today:
"My idea of a Super Bowl is a toilet that cleans itself"......

Have a great day.. It's snowing like crazy here today.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sherilyn -The Dominee Huisvrouw said...

I am thankful for that I get to live in Canada, except when I have to miss out on such good free stuff!

Happy bloggy birthday anyway!

But I'd like to enter a friend of mine who lives in the States & could use a little pampering (if that's ok), and I'm a follower!
Cheers!

Mom Mayhem says: said...

1st Congrats on the 2 yr Blogiversary! Those all sound like lovely prizes! -Enter me to win!

Mom Mayhem says: said...

Oh and of course I follow you :)
As far as making you LOL -Just last night I was shopping at Michaels and these products with diff. funny sayings -The 1 I bought said - "Housework can't kill you but why take the chance?" =D

Photo Cache said...

Happy Anniversary Brit Gal. Was it only two years?

Have a great third year.

Bill S. said...

Congrats on two years - I have not even blogged for one yet. I love your header - great picture.

imac said...

Hope you get many peeps for the draw.
Congrats to you my friend.

Bella Foxx said...

I don't know when I first found you, but I have followed you since then although it may not show up since my follow on blogger is messed up.

Like some of your commenters I also don't care if I win ... alright, I lie, I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to win.

Keep on blogging! My wish for you is many happy posts in the future.

P.S. I have posted this on my blog A commuter's journal

Vickie said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I became a follower

I posted on my blog
http://iyamvixenbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/britgalsarah-is-celebrating-her-2nd.html

(which might make you crack up)

and I do live in the US.

VWinship at aol dot com

Missy said...

Happy 2 Years!! Sorry I have nothing funny to say....getting over a stomach bug and just trying to stay upright and not puke. :oP

Sherri said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary!!!! It doesn't seem that long, so glad we have become friends!! Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway!! Please count me in. I have also posted about it on my blog!

Sherri said...

Sarah, I have also been a follower of yours!

LadyFi said...

No no no! You HAVE to live in the US? So unfair... OK, I'll pretend I live there... OK?

Seriously though - congrats on two years of great blogging!

CPA Mom said...

Well, I'm glad I found you just in time! That is an awesome gift package.!

I found you by way of looking for holly lewis anglophile football fanatic - I'm trying to track her down as we've not heard from her in abit...getting worried.

Thanks for the chance to win and let me know if you've heard from Holly please.

cpamomva at hotmail dot com

(if you like yogurt, I've got a giveaway of my own right now...www.cpamomva.blogspot.com

midwesttomidlands said...

Congrats on two years of blogging. I don't live in the US and I really can't even think of anything funny to say:( But looks like you gotta a whole lot of love for Valentine's Day! How many trips in the car did it take to get it all home? Happy Blogiversary and keep up the good work!!

Iota said...

Here's a comment. I'm already a follower. And here's a joke to make you laugh, that came in one of my kids' valentines:

Q: What birds stick together?

A: Vel crows.

Iota said...

And Happy Blogging Birthday!

Oz Girl said...

Oh drat. I missed your deadline as I was travelling yesterday to Ohio (yes,again - gramms not doing well). What a marvelous giveaway Sarah! I'll extend my congrats in advance to the winner.

I'm glad we've met online and since we're not too far apart as the crow flies, hope we have the chance to meet someday. Perhaps on my next road trip to AZ to spend time with my mom!

Have a great weekend!!