Saturday, May 28, 2011

100 (Plus) Followers Celebration and Giveaway! (Ended)

Although I've actually had over 100 followers for a while now, and they kind of snuck up on me all at once, so I didn't even notice until I was over 100, I still want to celebrate!

To make up for being so late on this, I will do this giveaway TWICE! Once now, and again a week before my blogiversary! You may enter both, but the winner of this one won't be eligible for the next one.

The Prizes:
1 set of 4 EasyLunchBoxes (value: $13.95)

1 EasyLunchBox Cooler Bag (you pick the color - Black, Dark Red, Olive Green, Aqua, or Purple.) Please specify in at least one of your comments, or get back to me ASAP once I contact you, since I'll have to order it! And I will wait to order it until after my second giveaway, so it will be a while. If the winner lives in the US, I'd be happy to ship the rest of the stuff off first, then the EasyLunchBoxes after I receive them. (value: $7.95)
4 reusable silicone muffin cups - (you choose - butterfly -or- teddy bear) one in each color (turquoise, orange, hot pink and green.) I'm flexible, so if you wanted 2 bears and 2 butterflies, I could probably go that way too. (value: ~$6.75) [I got them imported from England, so I'm not sure how much exactly I ended up paying with exchange rates and how shipping would be divided over the whole order. This value doesn't include the shipping I paid, which adds another ~$2+]
OR

1 set of 24 POP! dot picks (value $1.50-$3, depending where you buy them)*

1 set of 24 POP! flower picks (value $1.50-$3)*
1 set of 6 graduated bunny and bird plastic cookie cutters (value $1.50-$3)*
V-shaped blade tool for making carrot flowers and other fun stuff! If one of the winners prefers a U-shaped blade (really it's more of a wide C) I can switch it out. (value $1.50-$3)*

Total value per winner: $34.65+!!
*I am happy to substitute out Vegetable fork picks, Fruit picks, Heart Picks, Checkered picks, Music Note picksAnimal head picks, or mini cookie cutter set for any of the $1.50 items above. Really, any of the bento accessories pictured in my flickr stream, as long as I haven't already sold out on eBay! (No longer have the nori punches or bento boxes. I could probably go get more though, if anyone really wanted to buy some. The Daiso store near me sells their stuff for less than their wholesale prices to places like jlist and allthingsforsale!)

Entries will close midnight PST Tuesday, June 7 (Little Z's birthday!) 
[The next one will start June 7th and run through June 14th (my blogiversary!) It will be a new post and require new comments.]

Ways to enter:
Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect (that bit on the right side there.) [Please leave a separate comment stating that you have done so.]
"Like" my blog's Facebook page [Please leave a separate comment on this post stating that you have done so.]
Follow me on Twitter [Please leave a separate comment on this post stating that you have done so.]
(If you have already done any of these, that counts too!)
Feel free to include an email on your comment, to help me notify you better! To prevent spammers, try something like myemail (at) serviceprovider (dot) com


Please donate to Relay For Life. Any amount. Every dollar counts! I think there are gambling laws or something that may prohibit me from offering extra entries for donating, so I can only urge you to support this wonderful cause.
I personally know 4 cancer survivors (luckily, no non-survivors!) plus probably more that I don't know had cancer. My grandmother was one, but she died of a stroke (not cancer) when I was little.
A very good friend of mine has xeroderma pigmentosa, which is a rare hereditary form of skin cancer. For people with this condition, it's a matter of when, not if, they get tumors from UV exposure - from the sun, as well as fluorescent indoor lights at stores, the workplace, you name it! Even exposure through car windows, walking from the car to the store. It's crazy. And radiation therapy actually causes MORE tumors! So no chemo for them!
Another friend is a 2-time breast cancer survivor! And my friend Kristen is a thyroid cancer survivor!
And I know someone who is battling cancer as we speak. I don't want to go into details to protect his privacy, but we give him all our love and all our best wishes.
I have 259 friends of Facebook. Of those, many are people I only met once or twice, through a moms group or through my husband's work. Many are people I haven't seen or heard from in over 10 years (other than FB.) A few are online friends I've met through blogging, but I like them just as much as my "real" friends, so we'll count them. And most of my actual friends and family are friends on Facebook. So even though I have more "acquaintances" on Facebook than real friends who AREN'T on Facebook, if you use this as a sampler of my total circle of friends and family, 1.93% of people I know (including my grandma) have or had cancer. That's almost 2%! And really, if you just count people that I would call friends and family, we're probably looking at closer to 3.5%. That's CRAZY! Plus add in all the cases I just don't know about, or forgot about, if I had known at some point.


Disclaimer - All these prizes are coming out of my own pocket. I am not being reimbursed in any way for providing these items, other than (hopefully) more followers and readers! I love EasyLunchBoxes, and they are by far my favorite and most-used lunch box, so I thought it fitting to choose these to give away. Plus I have a 50% off code, to make it hurt a little less, financially! The other stuff is extras I have duplicates of.

113 comments:

  1. Aww I feel the love!!! :) I love your facebook page already!

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  2. an I tollow you on twitter ;) KJordan at Gmail dotcom

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  3. and last but not least I follow your blog! :-P

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  4. I love your blog. I ordered some bento boxes and accessories from you also! I would love to win some! I am following you on twitter now too : )

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  5. Congrats on 100!!!

    I am a follower :)

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  6. I already am a google follower! Congrats on 115 (and other things!)

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  7. And I think I follow you on twitter now with two of my feeds! I wish I had the funds to do a donation- Cancer is a truly sucky thing.

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  8. liking you on facebook and purple is my choice since I have twin girls. can't get my google account to work so posting as anonymous but here is how to reach me(for when I win!).
    kbehrenz@gmail.com

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  9. New blog follower with gfc

    Princessbridgett at hotmail dot com

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  10. Liked you on fb
    Bridgett yoches zaidi

    Princessbridgett at hotmail dot com

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  11. This is such a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

    I'm following you on twitter.

    tiffdance at yahoo dot com

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  12. Liked you on facebook!

    tiffdance at yahoo dot com

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  13. Following you on google :)

    tiffdance at yahoo dot com

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  14. I've just gotten into Bento's so I would love love love to win. Thanks so much for this FANTASTIC giveaway!

    GFC Follower - Libby's Library

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  15. Fan on FB - Elizabeth Turner N.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

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  16. Following on Twitter - LibbysLibrary

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  17. subscribed to your feed. Love it!

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  18. Love the pics on facebook. just "liked"

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  19. and now on twitter (jenofalltrades)

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  20. Just started following you!

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  21. I liked you on Facebook too!

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  22. I follow your blog (love it!) leslie_cal23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. I follow you on twitter too (leslie_cal23 @ hotmail . com)

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  24. and I *like* you on Facebook too! :) leslie_cal23 @ hotmail . com

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  25. I follow your blog on GFC
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  26. I like you on Facebook!
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  27. I am following you via Google Friends Connect[username "graphic i"]
    sp82877 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I just liked you on Facebook [Stephanie Pearson] :)
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  29. I am also following you on Twitter [graphic_i]. Congrats on "100" followers!! What an exciting time! OH...and if I win, I would choose the green bag and the butterflys. Thanks so much!
    sp82877 at yahoo dot com

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  30. I like your page.

    Tlpayne@blomand.net

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  31. Following you with Google
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  32. Facebook fan
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  33. Following you on Twitter
    JaxCombs
    jaxcombs (@) gmail (dot) com

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  34. I liked you on Facebook - can't wait to explore your site!

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  35. I followed you on Facebook!

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  36. I am now following you on Twitter too! Love your site, so many great ideas!

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  37. I like your facebook page. julierop@hotmail.com

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  38. I follow your blog. juierop@hotmail.com

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  39. I just added you to my blog list on google.

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  40. Oh my, what an awesome giveaway!

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  41. Oops! That sent before I was done typing. So my last comment was the entry for liking you on FB. And this one is to say I've followed you on Twitter, too.

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  42. I follow with gfc, thank you for the chance.
    mamato6 (@) cox.net

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  43. I like you on facebook (jennifer davies)
    I hope the first comment went through ok
    mamato6 @ cox.net

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  44. following on twitter @n4zfk
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  45. I follow you via GFC!

    lorijewett@gmail.com

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  46. Like you on FB!

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  47. I follow on Twitter. Mom2taia

    lorijewett (at) gmail (dot) com

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  48. I follow on GFC. I think. I can't see your button.

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  49. What a wonderful giveaway!

    I liked you on FB (as The Allergic Kid)

    allergiesmom AT gmail DOT com

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  50. I followed you on Twitter!

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  51. GFC Follower
    snowy summer
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  52. facebook fan
    suzie p. santos
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  53. Twitter follower
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  54. Like your Facebook page!!!!!

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  55. Oh woooow, what an awesome giveaway - and I just LOVE those butterfly cups!! I already follow your blog, as it's one of those great ones that has a) great food ideas (which are good), and b) humour (which is even better). Congrats on 129 followers! (wow, my blog wants to be your blog when it grows up, I think...)

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  56. New follower of your blog! :)

    http://keeleymcguire.blogspot.com/

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  57. I love your facebook page already!

    amanda_mcgrady@yahoo.com

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  58. and I follow you on twitter. amanda_mcgrady@yahoo.com

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  59. New follower of your blog!
    amanda_mcgrady@yahoo.com

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  60. i just found your facebook page! Im an aussie mum to a 3 yr old who just started preschool, im putting all my love into her lunchbox every day, looking forward to getting some inspiration from you!

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  61. Following your blog for some great tips to put a smile on my little girls face at lunchtime xx

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  62. I follow your blog.

    friesianrider at clearwire dot net

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  63. I follow you on facebook as well. :-)

    friesianrider at clearwire dot net

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  64. I follow you on facebook.


    tlpayne@blomand.net

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  65. just liked your fb page...love your blog!

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  66. love your blog...makes making my little princess' lunch a bit more fun! also liked your fb page. thanks for the help!

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  67. fan of yours on facebook- luckyladybug67@gmail.com

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  68. follow your via google freind conect- Audrey Griffis- luckyladybug67@gmail.com

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  69. I love Easylunchboxes! And I now follow you via GFC :)

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  70. I like you on facebook (Jaime S.)

    imanoptimisticbeauty(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  71. What great giveaways. I'm new to your blog but so far love it. I follow you on google now.

    I could really use these things as my daughter will be starting Kindergarten in the fall and they dont offer lunch...everyone has to bring their lunch. I want to make her lunch fun and these things would be the way to do it.

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  72. following your blog via google and facebook. i'm so excited to see what tips you come up with for my son's lunches!

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

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  74. Follow you on twitter as bargainhunting

    imanoptimisticbeauty(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  75. Oh, and I liked you on facebook :)

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  76. I "liked" your FB page! Thanks for the chance to win!:)

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  77. sorry for all the comments...I forgot to include my email

    sharstin79 (at) aol (dot) com

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  78. I liked you on facebook! sdepalma1 at gmail dot com

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  79. I followed you on Twitter! sdepalma1 at gmail dot com

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  80. I fanned you on Facebook - ShannanBoyer

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  81. I am following you on Twitter - FamFriendlyCin

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  82. I just subscribed to your blog and also "liked" you on facebook your page looks great!

    I can't agree with you enough about donating to relay for life. My family spent the night there on friday. We lost my sister one and half years ago to leukemia. It is such a important fundraiser not only to help fight back against cancer but to help people remember.

    Thanks you!

    millern@cogeco.ca

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  83. I'm a new follower of your blog and liked you on facebook!

    joel.newman@tx.rr.com

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  84. I follow your Blog!

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  85. I follow you on Facebook!

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  86. gfc follower cpage2323
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  87. fb follower(tina wofford page)
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  88. twitter follower(@trixie420247)
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  89. following gfc!

    thelifeoflinlee@hotmail.com

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  90. following on FB
    (lindsey d)

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  91. following via twitter!
    (thelife oflinlee)

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  92. I follow you on google connect!

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  93. I follow you on twitter ( snjhousewife)

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  94. I "like" you on fb! This is an awesome giveaway!!!

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  95. I'm following you on Twitter! Thanks for doing this and giving away great stuff!
    (following as banjolovercjs)

    cheryljacksonsaunders (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  96. I "like" 'd you on fb :) THIS IS GREAT :)

    cheryljacksonsaunders (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  97. I just became a fan on facebook

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  98. I like you on facebook (through my In Lieu of Preschool page). :)

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  99. I wanna win. I wanna win. I already like your Facebook page and don't have a twitter account. Does already liking your Facebook page count?

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  100. I follow you on Facebook. I wanna win. I love your ideas and product selections!

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  101. Congrats on the 100+!!!

    I follow you via GFC (Gia_Pet) and my daughter LOVES the purple bag and the butterflies :)

    G_Patton@hotmail.com

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  102. I follow you on Twitter (@giapatton)!

    G_Patton@hotmail.com

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  103. I am a Facebook fan(Gianna Patton)

    G_patton@hotmail.com

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